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Jason Massey

The Dungeon Master
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Jason started D&R in April of 2012. It's since grown into a huge show and his full time profession. He has been able to move to Auburn, CA and is much happier there. He dreams of doing D&R sessions in front of people on stage one day. He considers himself the luckiest person in the world to not only get to do this show but to have met such awesome people and become friends with them
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Brianne Marie

As Jadzia Grace
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Brianne is co-producer of D&R and aspiring writer. In her free time she is interested in cosplay, hanging out with her cat Samwise, horror, dancing, reading (especially fantasy novels), comic books and generally being a social recluse. She has been reading about D&D since she was old enough to hold the books and be traumatized by the illustrations, and played her first game when she was twelve years old and she hasn't looked back since.
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Robert Wiesehan

As Malchus Grimnus
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Robert Wiesehan is a writer working on his second novel. When he isn't stressing out over his work in progress, he enjoys playing video games on his twitch channel. You can watch him play video games for your amusement at his twitch channel, or follow his dieting and writing progress on his youtube page.
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James Wilkinson

As Daegon Arcanscape
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Veteran D&Rer…D&Rist?...D&Rite?..ahem…and current G2 “leader,” James is a Canadian, a bass player, and a struggling GameCube game collector. Most of all, though, James is a dad to two glorious children and husband to a very accepting wife. When time permits (almost never), James will steal away for a nighttime jam session, perhaps indulge in a frosty brew, lurk the D&R forums, or sit down with his friends to play a rousing game of D&R.
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Isabel Chadwick

As Una Anhelada
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Isabel (Izzy) Chadwick is a 20-year-old college student who is begrudgingly studying Sociology and Communications. She spends most of her time playing video games, eating food, dreaming about tattoos, and hating everyone. She currently attends Willamette University in Oregon, and dreams of returning to the beauty and warmth of her native California.
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Jamie Lee Evans Bones

As Khouri Forestkeeper
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Jamie Lee is a 24 year old who has been playing Dungeons and Dragons since she was about eight. Loving the improvisation and role playing aspects of D&D she went on to become a Musical Theater major at the University of Southern Maine. She is also a Broadcast Journalist for the 121st Public Affairs Detachment in the Maine Army National Guard. When she isn't belting out Disney and show tunes in her shower or recording soldiers mucking it the mud she spends most of her time with her lovely sister, or on her xbox.
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Mac Henning

As Calluna Vulgaris
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Mac is Texas born and raised, and is currently attending college for video game programming. When he isn’t crying about fictional characters on twitter (which is almost never), he’s either working on art, or playing a game on a much higher difficulty than he can handle because he’s “not a scrub.” His life goal is to either become a white haired anime boy, or to provide more representation for those who need it through video games.
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Jason (Jasper) Permenter

As Marrek Aethelred
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Jason "Jasper" Permenter has been playing Dungeons & Dragons for over 30 years on both sides of the DM screen. In his previous career as a volcanologist and professor, he mostly had to deal with low-level gnolls and orcs. Now, as a designer at a digital agency in Brooklyn, Jason fights higher-level evil undead on a daily basis. When he's not designing web sites or making fancy cocktails, Jason can be found DMing his own old-school, Greyhawk-based D&D adventures for his bad-ass wife and friends.
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Alex Herrera

As Braylon Gallbuck
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Alex has been a fan of all things fantasy and science-fiction since as far back as he can remember. Originally deterred from Dungeons and Dragons due to its association with being "too much of a nerd", Alex began playing with his group of close friends after college. Alex found D&R while working as a tracking salesman, and later joined the cast after being cut from the final round of a casting call (Dreams do come true!).Currently working in the mobile gaming industry, Alex has found fellow D&D enthusiasts and a profound appreciation for those who DM.
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Xavier Trudeau-Deschenes

As Acteronis Athanasius
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This frenchman is a Montreal born, Vancouver based animator. A self-proclaimed gamer, cinephile and comedy enthusiast, he barely plays games, watches movies or knows comedians. He works in the film and tv industry and is currently developing short animated projects on the side. He has been playing D&D and DMing for over a decade, and is always eager to come up with a new character idea.
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Kelsey White

As Aria L'theya
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Just kicking off her twenties, Kelsey is a undergraduate biology student with passion for fantasy and science fiction. Years of roleplaying and writing led her to D&R, and she spends much of her time playing games such as Guild Wars 2 and anything by Bioware. She also scuba dives, plays handbells, and enjoys taking care of the birds and reptiles at a local nature center.
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Susan Spenader

As Aralove Grimnus
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Susan Spenader is a 25 year old office drone. When she isn't working on TPS reports, she spends her time sewing, reading, playing video games, and playing tabletop RPG games. She has lived all over the USA and spent some time living in New Zealand, but she currently resides in Florida.
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Ian Duncan

As Kalden Hälek
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Kira Bee

As Zoya Rook
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Kira's job requires government clearance and months of background checks, so she can't really talk about it. However, when she is not spending her time in an inconspicuous office building, she enjoys reading, drawing, polishing her igloo, knitting embarrassing sweaters for her dog, and imitating a zumba instructor. Sometimes, she also plays D&D.
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Lisa Boorem

As Eliwrath Beestinger
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Lisa is the first female water treatment operator in her hometown in Kansas. A DnD player for about 2 years now, she started with Basic Dungeons & Dragons and has now moved all the way up to 4th and 5th editions. Outside of work, she can usually be found drinking coffee and reading books about dragons, when she isn't binge watching television online.
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Karen Huesman

as Arina Stonebreaker
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Master of DIY crafts, Karen is a 24-year-old who can be found in the smallest of towns in NH. Constantly on the go, she spends most of her time working, but makes time for video games, Netflix, and most importantly, thinking up ways to improve her home (but never following through). Karen is currently enrolled in accelerated online courses in hopes to earn her bachelors degree by 2017.
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Valerie Spanier

Ar Sora Greywing
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Valerie Spanier is a tiny little girl from Florida. She spends her time watching Netflix, sleeping, and practicing her color guard skillz. Her biggest passions are music and cognitive science. She listens to way too many podcasts, and plays way too much Animal Crossing.
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Rachael Swertfeger

As Teveen Brightheart
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I’m 28 (29 in January) and a native Floridian with my husband (we’re a dying breed). By day I’m a technical writer/instructional designer/knowledge base administrator, by night I’m a gamer. I play tabletop RPGs and am DMing a 3.5 converted to 5e D&D game, so I’ve seen both sides of the screen. I also have a rather large collection on Steam and love me some GW2.
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Erik Seeley

Orden Kingshield
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Simply put? Erik loves to game. Starting back with Lode Runner and AD&D up to Mass Effect and 5e. Regardless of the genre, or the system, whether it’s telling stories or competing for bragging rights, (win or lose) it’s always a great time. Erik has formed many life-long friendships with nothing more than some dice and a pair of controllers, and was thrilled (and shocked!) with the opportunity to expand that circle to include the D&R family. Erik’s spent most of the past decade building and designing mobile games, and hopes one day to find a way to release a title designed for (not just by) himself.
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Jane Higginson

As Ephany
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When she's not making people's houses and offices clean and shiny and looking after children after school she can be found playing The Elder scrolls Online, Halo or Titanfall or with her head in a book or catching up on shows like Doctor who, Bones and The 100 or getting out for a walk - when it's not raining! Jane has only been playing D&D for a few months now but is dm-ing a 5th edition campaign with her best friend and having a ton of fun with it, also hoping to try out other rpg's like Inspectres, all in all she's a Geek and very happy to be so! :)
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Zachary Clark

As Avalon
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Zach is a 22 year old college student who enjoys playing Mobas and MMOs (when he isn't playing D&D of course). On occasions, he also likes to do physical actives like play football and basketball, but would much rather stay inside away from the daunting Texas heat he suffers daily.

13 comments on “About Us”

  1. Jared Cavaliero Reply

    Hey Jason,
    I just recently started listening to the D and R podcast and I’m still very early on, somewhere around episode 23 I believe. I love the podcast and had a question for you! If you can remember that far back what was the music you used for the times that the groups were sitting and discussing the pressing matters at hand? I love the way it sounds in the situations they run into. Thanks!

    Jared

  2. Guy Reply

    Hi, I found your podcasts about 2 months ago. Enjoying it very much! Thanks for the tip about Geekfuel, my daughter enjoys it very much. Looking forward to team 2’s orc vampire boss battle!

    Guy

  3. Jeff Reply

    Hey, I’m a huge fan of D&R, i started listening to the podcasts a few months ago, and have since gone to listen to previous episodes. I even got my kids to listen to it and they are almost ready to start gaming as well :). They are 9&10 yrs old. Both theirs and mine favourite groups are 3&4, sorry groups 1&2 :) . I have a question though, my friends and i are planing on starting up a campaign again, but as it goes with growing up we don’t live in the same city anymore. so my question is what kind of a platform are you using to play? Thanks for the fantastical entertainment in Canada.

  4. Mimi Minion-Face Reply

    Newish to the podcast, been listening for about 2 months now in binge sessions. I am UK based and play D&D with local friends. Its 2.30am here and I a sat listening to one of the episodes where you deal with the whiny SOB’s and I am laughing so hard. You guys have such a great rapport, its great to listen to and has really helped me embrace my inner nerd. Keep doing what you are doing, love to you all. Mimi. P.s. I don’t care what “Tad” says, your show is the opposite of sexist! 😀

    xx

    • Jason Massey Reply

      You can send it to “DandRpodcast@gmail.com” or post it on our forums. :)

  5. Michael J Reply

    I have a few questions and comments for the Jason, and they won’t fit into a quick three or four line comment, so I’d like to send an email. But I haven’t been able to find an email address on this site. Am I just not finding it, or is there no email address for DandR?

  6. Duncan Tomlinson Reply

    Since discovering the show I have done little else but listen to them. Such an amazing world you created and let your characters play in. You aren’t afraid to make them hurt in the world and as a listener I can feel that sorrow. But it’s also a lot of fun as well. Great job and I can’t wait to hear more.

  7. Garrett Galloway Reply

    Sup everyone, I found your podcast recently and got hooked. I listened to all of group 1 up till the fight with that dragonborn, trying not to spoil for even newer fans than myself. I’ve decided to go back and listen to Group 2 next till this point, and then of course group 3. Thanks for the show and eventually I hope to catch up to now. Did you ever decide to start a twitch channel and if so what is the channel so I can subscribe?

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