Game designer Quinn Murphy (@qhmurphy) calls in to chat about his time in fourth edition and how you can apply some of that to playing fifth. Hosts Greg Tito (@gregtito) and Shelly Mazzanoble (@shellymoo) talk about Shelly’s time at Origins Game Fair. Watch Dragon Talk recordings live on Mondays at 2pm PT! Sage Advice – Jeremy Crawford talks about magic items in D&D fifth edition.

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

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

10:41 – Sage Advice – Magic items

39:40 – Interview with Quinn Murphy (@qhmurphy)

01:20:40 – Outro with Greg and Shelly

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Quinn Murphy

Quinn Murphy (@qhmurphy) has been dreaming up adventures and rolling dice for almost 30 years. Those dreams one day turned into reality (or another type of dreaming?), leading to him doing game design freelance work for Kobold Press, Wizards of the Coast, Margaret Weiss Productions, White Wolf, and more. He published the influential 4e D&D blog "At-Will", and continues his theories and discussion on roleplaying in general at Thoughtcrime Games .

About the Hosts

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.