Greg and Shelly welcome you to the show and take care of the introductions. Later, Shelly welcomes back author and professor of philosophy, Terrance MacMullan for a brand new edition of How To DM. This week, Terrance...
Welcome to the Week of Legend Lore!
Check back for news and announcements rolling out all week—starting Monday, June 7 with a first look at The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, D&D's next campaign storyline!
All this week, join Ellywick Tumblestrum, bard of the multiverse, guest of the Summer Queen, and bearer of Morningmist, as she investigates several stories from Earth artifacts and spells such as the Tube of Yous and the Box of Xes. Played by Erika Fermina from Girls, Guts, Glory, Ellywick is a fascinating character fans will learn more about in upcoming stories from Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering’s Adventures in the Forgotten Realms, and more!
The Wild Beyond the Witchlight
The Wild Beyond the Witchlight is D&D's next big adventure storyline that brings the wicked whimsy of the Feywild to fifth edition for the first time. Tune into D&D Live 2021 presented by G4 on July 16 and 17 for details including new characters, monsters, mechanics, and story hooks suitable for players of all ages and experience levels.
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Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos
Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos is an upcoming D&D release set in the Magic: The Gathering world of Strixhaven. Tune into D&D Live 2021 presented by G4 on July 16 and 17 for details including new character options, monsters, mechanics, story hooks, and more!
Band together with friends and fight against vicious monsters in the new co-op action brawler from Dungeons & Dragons. Play to your strength, skill and style as Drizzt Do’Urden, Catti-brie, Wulfgar, or Bruenor Battlehammer to bash beholders and frost giants alike in the frozen north of the Forgotten Realms.
Explore Dark Alliance and check out the preview coverage today as we get ready for the June 22 digital launch!
LAMBERT HOUSE Pride Special
If there's one thing you should always remember in the Forgotten Realms, it's your anniversary. Join Dungeon Master Kate Welch, along with Jeremy Crawford, Trystan Falcone, Omega Jones, AJ Lamarque, and Anthony Rapp for The "C" Team's Pride Special on Wednesday, June 9th at 4pm PT at twitch.tv/pennyarcade as they help Walnut Dankgrass in her quest to stay out of the dog(/bear/weasel/wolf)house.
All proceeds made during the stream will support Lambert House, a center that empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth through developing leadership, social, and life skills. You can also directly support Lambert House with the Pinny Arcade Pride Set, and learn more about their work at lamberthouse.org. Be sure not to miss The "C" Team's latest adventure and a host of exciting giveaways from Elderwood Academy and Wizards of the Coast!
Localized D&D Products
In North America, Dungeons & Dragons is more popular than ever, having racked up seven years of continuous growth since the launch of the game’s fifth edition in 2014. It’s now time to duplicate this success outside of North America, creating a truly global D&D community and getting us considerably closer to making the world’s greatest roleplaying game available to everyone across the globe.
On September 24th, 2021, fans in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain will have access to new and updated printings of our Core Rulebooks and the Essentials Kit. Bienvenue, Willkommen, Bienvenidos, Benvenuti!
Dragon Talk: LIVE
Celebrate the 300th episode of Dragon Talk with a live video special on Friday, June 11, 2021 at 11am PT on twitch.tv/dnd. Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito will recap all the news from the Week of Legend Lore and talk to Erika Fermina who portrayed Ellywick Tumblestrum. Learn the origins of the official Dungeons & Dragons podcast from special guest Bart Carroll and hear (for the first time) from the folks who craft the interviews and segments Ryan Marth and Lisa Carr.
D&D Celebration 2021
Gather your party and join the adventure at D&D Celebration 2021, an online gaming event open to fans all over the world! Celebrate the release The Wild Beyond the Witchlight with a weekend of Feywild–themed virtual play sessions and help us create the biggest virtual tabletop roleplaying game event ever! Fans will also get a sneak peek at upcoming products, and learn tips and tricks from the community around Dungeons & Dragons. Watch featured play sessions with D&D luminaries and learn something new with a slate of panels led by the D&D design team and community.
Also as part of this year's D&D Celebration—the Dungeon Master Challenge!
Dungeon Master Challenge
Ten Dungeon Masters. One epic competition. Find out if you have what it takes to be named D&D’s best DM in the Dungeon Master Challenge:
- The gauntlet begins on June 17, 2021 at 12:00PM Pacific with a 72-hour open call for submissions from all potential Dungeon Masters.
- The top 10 will be chosen by the assembled Dungeon Master Emeriti to compete in Stage Two of the design challenge.
- Finalists from Stage 2 will then move forward toward the final challenge.
- The winner will be announced live on broadcast at D&D Celebration 2021 and receive an exclusive trophy, a suite of D&D DM products, and a feature in Dragon+ Magazine!
Find further details on D&D Celebration and the Dungeon Master Challenge.
About thIS WEEK'S Host
Erika Fermina is a member of the all women D&D group Girls Guts Glory, but you may have seen her around the internet guesting on Geek & Sundry, Tales from the Grim, Total Party Chill, and Buzzfeed. You may have also seen her in a commercial or two!