Feature Interview: Professional psychologist and gamer Dr. Megan Connell (@MeganPsyD) spoke to Shelly and Greg back in April about what it's like to run D&D for young people and the benefits of roleplaying games...
Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito) close out 2017 with a final podcast with Lysa Chen (@mercyfuldm) and Ryan Wheaton (@sirwheaton). We talk about Ryan’s (currently free) holiday adventure, Winter Flame, which you can find on Dungeon Masters Guild now, the fun holiday event Lysa is managing for Adventurers League and more! Lore You Should Know – Matt Sernett (@Sernett) and Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) go over the holidays and calendar in the Forgotten Realms. Happy Simril! We’re taking a couple weeks off, but Dragon Talk will return in 2018!
Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
1:06:22 – Outro with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito
Pick up your copy of Ryan Wheaton’s adventure, Winter Flame, on the Dungeon Masters Guild here.
Watch Dragon Talk recordings live on twitch.tv/dnd Mondays at 2pm PT!
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Here’s video of the interview segment from today’s podcast:
Lysa Chen and Ryan Wheaton
Lysa Chen is a former journalist turned youngest executive (head of marketing) at a national restaurant company. After five years climbing the corporate ladder, she left her cushy but unsatisfying job for the next big adventure, which turned out to be adventuring. During her year off, she discovered Dungeons & Dragons and enjoyed the luxury of being, essentially, a full-time adventurer, which is how she discovered Adventurers League. Wanting to share what D&D had given her—the sense of community, lasting friendships, and more confidence than she’d ever had before—Lysa turned her energies to growing her state's AL community. She now works as a floral designer by day and shapeshifts into a freelance writer, Dungeon Masters Guild Adept, and Adventurers League Associate Community Administrator by the light of the moon. Her creative pursuits can be found on http://www.lysachen.com.
Dragonborn, Wu-Tang enthusiast, and 14th-level recluse Ryan Wheaton is the co-creator, chief lorekeeper, world developer, and storyline writer of the Geek & Sundry YouTube series, Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana.
Greg Tito has had weird and long career as an Off Broadway stage manager, a playwright, a theater carpenter, a secretary, an RPG designer, a games journalist, and now a PR/Marketing person. He has loved Dungeons & Dragons ever since 1985 when he found an old copy of the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide on his brother’s bookshelf and he honed that love of fantasy storytelling in the dark streets of Sasserine by way of the Upper West Side gaming group he joined in 2004. He moved his family (wife + two young kids) to Seattle in 2015 to work on D&D and he’s never looked back. You can find Greg on Twitter.
Shelly Mazzanoble will always play a magic-user. There. She said it. Enough pretending to want to break out of her comfort zone. She’s a magic-user. She’s also the brand lead for Avalon Hill and loves talking about that one time she played Diplomacy and SOMEONE (okay, it was Ben Petrisor) stabbed her in the back and took over her beloved Russia. If you enjoy tales of sorcery, board game upheavals, and reasons her 3 year-old is crying (HINT: She tried to make him eat a Nutella crepe), find Shelly on Twitter and Facebook.