Fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss (@PatrickRothfuss) pops in for a special interview while he’s in the office working on some special fun projects. The conversation goes on an amazing journey to discuss playing with kids, violence in games and storytelling. Hey, Dragon Talk will be releasing two episodes per week for the rest of 2017 because hosts Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) and Greg Tito (@gregtito) are not very good with time travel. Lore You Should Know - Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDND) and Matt Sernett (@Sernett) talk about ancient and “forgotten” realm of Netheril. Watch Dragon Talk recordings live on Mondays at 2pm PT!

Here’s a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:

00:00 – Intro with Greg Tito (@gregtito), Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo)

18:35 – Lore You Should Know - Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDND) & Matt Sernett (@Sernett) – Netheril

41:07  – Interview with Patrick Rothfuss (@PatrickRothfuss)

~01:33:45 – Outro with Greg and Shelly, and Patrick!

Here’s video of the interview segment from today’s podcast:

Lore You Should Know – Netheril:

Interview with Patrick Rothfuss:

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Patrick Rothfuss

Patrick Rothfuss is the New York Times Bestselling author of The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear and The Slow Regard of Silent Things .When not writing, Pat plays with his children, makes mead, and runs Worldbuilders, a non-profit that mobilizes the geek community to raise money for charity

Host Bios

Greg Tito

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

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.