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Dragon Talk - An Official Dungeons & Dragons Podcast

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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Critical Role on Livestreaming D&D

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

1hr 21mins

22 Oct 2015

Rank #1

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Matthew Mercer & Chris Perkins on Waterdeep

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 Mazzanoble08:35: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins34:40: Interview with Matthew Mercer & Chris Perkins1:36:11: Outro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

1hr 42mins

9 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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Matt Colville on How to DM

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.

1hr 36mins

2 Feb 2017

Rank #3

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Chris Perkins and Tracy Hickman on Curse of Strahd

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

45mins

21 Jan 2016

Rank #4

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Liam O'Brien and Laura Bailey on Critical Role

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.

46mins

15 Sep 2016

Rank #5

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Dan Harmon

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!

41mins

19 Mar 2014

Rank #6

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Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else

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 North47:34 – Interview with James Haeck (@jamesjhaeck) and Ruty Rutenberg (@RutyWoot)1:38:32 – Outro with Greg Tito

1hr 40mins

12 Dec 2017

Rank #7

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Chris Perkins on Storm King's Thunder

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.

1hr 19mins

1 Sep 2016

Rank #8

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Ludia on Warriors of Waterdeep

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 Tito10:27: Random Character Generator with Kate Welch35:36: Interview with Tia Zimmer1:18:35: Outro with Greg Tito

1hr 21mins

4 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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

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 Mazzanoble11:04: How to DM with Jeremy Crawford1:06:46: Interview with Matthew Mercer and Chris Perkins1:42:22: OutroGreg Tito Twitter - twitter.com/gregtitoShelly Mazzanoble Twitter - twitter.com/shellymooJeremy Crawford Twitter - twitter.com/jeremyecrawfordMatthew Mercer - twitter.com/matthewmercerChris Perkins Twitter - twitter.com/chrisperkinsdndMonster Madness, A Dungeon Mayhem Expansion - https://dnd.wizards.com/products/monster-madnessForgotten Realms Laeral Silverhand's Explorer's Kit - https://dnd.wizards.com/products/tabletop-games/rpg-products/explorers-kitExplorer's Guide To Wildemount - https://dnd.wizards.com/products/wildemountDragon Talk Show Page - https://dnd.wizards.com/dragon-talk/podcast-hubSiren Sound - www.sirensound.co

1hr 51mins

20 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Dungeon Masters Appreciated: Part 1

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

1hr 1min

2 Feb 2015

Rank #11

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Acquisitions Incorporated - Live Q&A with Mike Mearls (Part 1)

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)!

28mins

6 Aug 2012

Rank #12

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Patrick Rothfuss on Fantasy & Kids

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) – Netheril41:07 – Interview with Patrick Rothfuss (@PatrickRothfuss)~01:33:45 – Outro with Greg and Shelly, and Patrick!

1hr 35mins

19 Oct 2017

Rank #13

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Matthew Lillard on Professional D&D

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) – Candlekeep37:54 – Interview with Matthew Lillard (@MatthewLillard)01:27:45 – Outro with Greg and Matthew!

1hr 30mins

24 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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Adventure Time: Elemental Evil

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

59mins

8 May 2015

Rank #15

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Kids and Stories

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

1hr 15mins

24 Jul 2015

Rank #16

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Rainn Wilson on Growing Up Geeky

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.

29mins

3 Dec 2015

Rank #17

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The Art of Dungeons & Dragons and Curse of Strahd

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

43mins

4 Feb 2016

Rank #18

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Chris Perkins & Kate Irwin on Waterdeep: Dragon Heist

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 Mazzanoble12:30: Lore You Should Know with Chris Perkins31:30: Interview with Chris Perkins & Kate Irwin1:15:22: Outro with Greg Tito & Shelly Mazzanoble

1hr 21mins

6 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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The Fine Art of the DM

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.

22mins

17 Apr 2013

Rank #20