We're continuing to record remotely as we shelter in place here in the Seattle area. Greg & Shelly hash out how they've been handling social distancing, how they're still staying connected with the people they love, and how you can play D&D with your own friends and family during this weird time. More information on Monster Madness, Explorer's Guide to Wildemount, and Mythic Odysseys of Theros is discussed as well.

This week in How To DM, we are joined by Noah Grand on how to DM virtually as well as resources available to help you keep gaming. Our special guest this week is Geek Bomb and Fungeons & Flagons creator, Maude Garrett!

Dragon Talk is executively produced by Greg Tito, Shelly Mazzanoble & Wizards of the Coast. Show production by Lisa Carr & Ryan Marth of Siren Sound. Podcast recording, editing, mixing and mastering by Ryan Marth & Siren Sound


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

00:00: Intro and news with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble

12:54: How to DM with Noah Grand

34:32: Interview with Maude Garrett

1:21:00: Outro

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About the Guest:


Maude Garrett

Maude Garrett is the creator of Geek Bomb and Fungeons & Flagons (a D&D inspired improv show with drinking!). She has been playing D&D since 2012. She serves as the “Mauderator”, currently playing the high elf ranger “Lyra”.

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Noah Grand

Noah Grand (he/they) is a social scientist and statistician by day, best-selling D&D adventure and supplement writer and editor by night. They are currently the lead event organizer for Adventurers League play at several online events throughout 2020

You can find their work at DMsGuild and on Twitter @noahgrand

Your Podcast Hosts

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.

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.