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Go inside the walls of Dungeons & Dragons for exclusive interviews and previews! The D&D team sits down each week with celebrities and personalities from across gaming and pop culture to discuss one of the greatest fantasy brands of all-time. We'll talk about the tabletop roleplaying game, as the latest in D&D video games, comics, novels, movies, and television.

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Go inside the walls of Dungeons & Dragons for exclusive interviews and previews! The D&D team sits down each week with celebrities and personalities from across gaming and pop culture to discuss one of the greatest fantasy brands of all-time. We'll talk about the tabletop roleplaying game, as the latest in D&D video games, comics, novels, movies, and television.

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632 Ratings
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Inspiring

By Gerg Huventude - Apr 01 2020
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Great listen for anyone interested in the intersection of imagination and human beings. I listened so much to the backlogged episodes that I made a drinking game out of it! 1 drink every time Greg makes a segue and then calls attention to the segue!

Fantastic interviews and inspiration

By Agranok - Mar 07 2020
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The interviews are fascinating and inspiring because they’re always with incredible, creative, passionate and downright good people doing interesting things in and around D&D. Shelly and Greg (and Kate, Chris, Jeremy, Adam and the whole team) have such a warmth and joy for what they do that they always bring out the best in their guests and each other. And the B segments (Lore You Should Know, et al) are absolute gold.

iTunes Ratings

632 Ratings
Average Ratings
448
94
47
16
27

Inspiring

By Gerg Huventude - Apr 01 2020
Read more
Great listen for anyone interested in the intersection of imagination and human beings. I listened so much to the backlogged episodes that I made a drinking game out of it! 1 drink every time Greg makes a segue and then calls attention to the segue!

Fantastic interviews and inspiration

By Agranok - Mar 07 2020
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The interviews are fascinating and inspiring because they’re always with incredible, creative, passionate and downright good people doing interesting things in and around D&D. Shelly and Greg (and Kate, Chris, Jeremy, Adam and the whole team) have such a warmth and joy for what they do that they always bring out the best in their guests and each other. And the B segments (Lore You Should Know, et al) are absolute gold.
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Dragon Talk - An Official Dungeons & Dragons Podcast

Latest release on Oct 23, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Critical Role on Livestreaming D&D

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Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, and Orion Acaba from Geek & Sundry's Critical Role call in to chat with hosts Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble.

Oct 22 2015

1hr 21mins

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Rank #2: Matthew Mercer & Chris Perkins on Waterdeep

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Years ago, Chris Perkins brought in Matthew Mercer to talk through the story that become Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, and hosts Shelly Mazzanoble & Greg Tito brought both of them into the studio to discuss that whole process. Along the way, Matt dishes on stuff he's doing with a little show called Critical Role, what it was like at the Stream of Many Eyes, and the feedback these two high-level Dungeon Masters sometimes endure. In Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins details what's happening in Undermountain setting the stage for when Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage comes out in November.

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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble
08:35: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins
34:40: Interview with Matthew Mercer & Chris Perkins
1:36:11: Outro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

Oct 09 2018

1hr 42mins

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Rank #3: Matt Colville on How to DM

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Video game and fantasy writer Matt Colville (@mattcolville) talks with us about getting into Dungeon Mastering, which he expounds upon in his YouTube videos. Sage Advice – Jeremy Crawford (@JeremyECrawford) discusses temporary hit points and some the design and confusion about it.

Feb 02 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #4: Chris Perkins and Tracy Hickman on Curse of Strahd

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Gaming minds collide when Chris Perkins and Tracy Hickman talk about the return to Ravenloft in D&D's latest adventure, Curse of Strahd.

Jan 21 2016

45mins

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Rank #5: Liam O'Brien and Laura Bailey on Critical Role

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Recorded June 2016. Two of the cast members of Critical Role come on to chat about what it's like playing twin characters for more than three years, while in Lore You Should Know, Chris Perkins and Matt Sernett jump into discussing an elusive group in the Forgotten Realms called the Kraken Society.

Sep 15 2016

46mins

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Rank #6: Dan Harmon

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The D&D podcast returns for a very special interview. This episode's guest happens to be the creative mind behind NBC's Community - none other than Dan Harmon himself!

Mar 19 2014

41mins

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Rank #7: Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else

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Shelly is out performing Avalon Hill miracles, so Greg Tito is flying solo this week as he recovers from all the time travel he's done lately. James Haeck (@jamesjhaeck) and Ruty Rutenberg (@RutyWoot) call in to talk about the work they and their colleagues put in for flavorful and awesome Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else – a companion to Xanathar's Guide to Everything designed by the Guild Adepts. After James shares his love for world-ending dragons, we get into his and Ruty's favorite new subclasses from Xanathar's Notes, with the Discord Bard and the Runegaurd Fighter topping the list. Lore You Should Know – Matt Sernett (@Sernett) and Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) return to the topic of Wyrms of the North, this time focusing on the good metallic dragons, such as the Felgalus, the flying misfortune, so named for his unfortunate habit of “accidentally” flying into unexpecting bystanders, and Palarandusk, the Unseen Protector, featured in Force Grey by Matt Mercer and named for the fact that's parts of his body phase in and out of! Watch Dragon Talk recordings live on twitch.tv/dnd Mondays at 2pm PT!

Here's a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
00:00 – Intro with and Greg Tito (@gregtito) and James Haeck (@jamesjhaeck)
02:22 – Lore You Should Know - Matt Sernett (@Sernett) and Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDnD) – Good Wyrms of the North
47:34 – Interview with James Haeck (@jamesjhaeck) and Ruty Rutenberg (@RutyWoot)
1:38:32 – Outro with Greg Tito

Dec 12 2017

1hr 40mins

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Rank #8: Chris Perkins on Storm King's Thunder

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Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito pick Chris Perkins' brain about how he writes such epic adventures like Storm King's Thunder, and what to expect in the book that will be available everywhere on September 6th. Lore You Should Know - Matt and Chris move on from last week's segment to discuss Waterdeep, City of Splendors.

Sep 01 2016

1hr 19mins

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Rank #9: Ludia on Warriors of Waterdeep

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No Shelly makes Greg feel sad, but he is excited to speak with Stephen David Wark from Ludia on the new mobile game Warriors of Waterdeep available everywhere soon. Greg also talks about D&D Live 2019: The Descent coming to L.A. on May 17-19. You'll be able to watch it all livestreamed but fans can also buy 3-day badges to sit in the studio audience for the unveiling of the new storyline, watch live D&D entertainment, and get merch you can't get anywhere else. In Random Character Generator - Kate Welch describes Bilhim, the feral tiefling sorcerer created on the fly. Check out Bilhim here: ddb.ac/characters/10230748/Eg1jeu.

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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito
10:27: Random Character Generator with Kate Welch
35:36: Interview with Tia Zimmer
1:18:35: Outro with Greg Tito

Apr 04 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #10: Dragon Talk: Matthew Mercer and Chris Perkins, How To DM with Jeremy Crawford

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We start the show with a quick look at the latest D&D news and when you can get your hands on all the new products coming your way in the next two months! Monster Madness, Laeral Silverhand's Explorer's Kit, and of course Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. Afterwards, Shelly welcomes in Jeremy Crawford for a special edition of How To DM focusing this week on Table Etiquette. In our special interview, we talk all things Wildemount with Matthew Mercer and Chris Perkins!

Here's your guide to when each segment begins:

00:00: Intro and news with Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble
11:04: How to DM with Jeremy Crawford
1:06:46: Interview with Matthew Mercer and Chris Perkins
1:42:22: Outro

Greg Tito Twitter - twitter.com/gregtito
Shelly Mazzanoble Twitter - twitter.com/shellymoo
Jeremy Crawford Twitter - twitter.com/jeremyecrawford
Matthew Mercer - twitter.com/matthewmercer
Chris Perkins Twitter - twitter.com/chrisperkinsdnd
Monster Madness, A Dungeon Mayhem Expansion - https://dnd.wizards.com/products/monster-madness
Forgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand's Explorer's Kit - https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/explorers-kit
Explorer's Guide To Wildemount - https://dnd.wizards.com/products/wildemount
Dragon Talk Show Page - https://dnd.wizards.com/dragon-talk/podcast-hub
Siren Sound - www.sirensound.co

Feb 20 2020

1hr 51mins

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Rank #11: Dungeon Masters Appreciated: Part 1

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In our latest episode we speak with not one, not two, but three esteemed Dungeon Masters.

Feb 02 2015

1hr 1min

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Rank #12: Acquisitions Incorporated - Live Q&A with Mike Mearls (Part 1)

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Mike Mearls, Senior Manager of D&D R&D at WOTC, sits down with the folks at Penny Arcade and PvP. In this podcast, he helps educate them on character creation and conversion - gearing up for the Live D&D game taking place at this year's PAX (Part 1)!

Aug 06 2012

28mins

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Rank #13: Patrick Rothfuss on Fantasy & Kids

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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 twitch.tv/dnd 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!

Oct 19 2017

1hr 35mins

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Rank #14: Matthew Lillard on Professional D&D

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Actor Matthew Lillard (@MatthewLillard) is in the house to talk about secret D&D stuff with the team, but also to chat with Greg Tito (@gregtito) about his longtime love of the game, and his journey through the creative business alongside that fandom. Hey, Dragon Talk will be releasing two episodes per week for the rest of 2017 because we are not very good with time travel. Lore You Should Know - Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDND) and Matt Sernett (@Sernett) get into the details of Candlekeep, where most of the knowledge of the Forgotten Realms is stored. Watch Dragon Talk recordings live on twitch.tv/dnd Mondays at 2pm PT!

Here's a guide to when each segment on the podcast begins:
00:00 – Intro with Greg Tito (@gregtito) and Matthew Lillard (@MatthewLillard)
19:10 – Lore You Should Know - Chris Perkins (@ChrisPerkinsDND) & Matt Sernett (@Sernett) – Candlekeep
37:54 – Interview with Matthew Lillard (@MatthewLillard)
01:27:45 – Outro with Greg and Matthew!

Oct 24 2017

1hr 30mins

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Rank #15: Adventure Time: Elemental Evil

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We talk to veteran game designer Rich Baker about Princes of the Apocalypse. And then, a visit with Adventure Time's Pendleton Ward!

May 08 2015

59mins

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Rank #16: Kids and Stories

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A conversation about the games developing storylines, and then teaching and playing D&D with kids!

Jul 24 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #17: Rainn Wilson on Growing Up Geeky

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Rainn Wilson, who you may know as Dwight Schrute from The Office, speaks to hosts Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito about his new autobiography, The Bassoon King.

Dec 03 2015

46mins

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Rank #18: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons and Curse of Strahd

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Creative Director Shauna Narciso and Art Director Kate Irwin share insights on the visual look of D&D and the Curse of Strahd adventure.

Feb 04 2016

43mins

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Rank #19: Chris Perkins & Kate Irwin on Waterdeep: Dragon Heist

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We get the skinny on all things Waterdeep: Dragon Heist from writer Chris Perkins and art director Kate Irwin including the inspiration for the cute little urchins depicted in four two-page art spreads in the book. Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is in game stores on Friday, September 7 – TOMORROW! - grab it & start playing in the City of Splendor! The adventure will be out everywhere on September 18. To get into the swing of the story, check out Podcast of Waterdeep on the Dungeon Delve RSS feed – an effort from the D&D audio community telling a continuous story across 10 podcast episodes starting on September 10. Lore You Should Know – Chris Perkins let’s us know all about the Walking Statues in Waterdeep and where they came from.

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

00:00: Intro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble
12:30: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins
31:30: Interview with Chris Perkins & Kate Irwin
1:15:22: Outro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

Sep 06 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #20: The Fine Art of the DM

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In this bonus episode surrounding the Mines of Madness, we bring in Chris Perkins to discuss the creation of this adventure and its debut at PAX East. Plus, as the DM Experience column has drawn to a close, we ask Chris about his home campaigns, his advice for fellow DMs, and what he's looking forward to in D&D Next.

Apr 17 2013

22mins

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