Meet the voices in your ears.


Rudy Basso began podcasting as a guest on James Introcaso's Round Table on The Tome Show Podcast Network, later starting D&D V&G there, an incredibly specific show focused on Dungeons & Dragons licensed video games.   

He considers Drizzt his best friend.  Drizzt does not reciprocate the feeling.

Rudy is a writer/producer/actor of Don't Split the Podcast Network's Have Spellbook, Will Travel and co-host of Game O'Clock and DSPN Presents, and a player on the Demonplague.

James Introcaso is the creator and writer for the ENnie-winning blog, World Builder Blog. Before co-creating the Don't Split the Podcast Network with Rudy Basso, James created and hosted The Round Table on The Tome Show Podcast Network. He has freelanced as a game designer for Wizards of the Coast, Roll20, Baldman Games, EN World, and Roleplaying Tips.

James is the host of Don't Split the Podcast Network's Table Top Babble, a writer/producer/actor for Have Spellbook, Will Travel, the DM of the Demonplague podcast, and the co-host of DSPN Presents.



Mike Shea is the writer for the website, Sly Flourish. He is the author of a number of roleplaying books and projects including The Lazy Dungeon Master and Sly Flourish's Fantastic Locations. He has freelanced for a number of RPG companies including Wizards of the Coast, Pelgrane Press, Sasquach Games, and Kobold Press. Mike lives in northern Virginia with his gamer wife Michelle.

Mike is the host of Don't Split the Podcast Network's DMs Deep Dive with Mike Shea.


You might have heard Alex Basso on the smash hit* Tome Show Network podcast, D&D V&G, the Number 1 talk show that focused exclusively on Dungeons and Dragons themed video games.  He has also had a number of appearances as a panelist on James Introcaso's Round Table. When not podcasting, Alex can be found getting beat in video games on the internet or overthinking combat at a D&D table.

Alex is the co-host of Game O'Clock and can be heard playing various minions and lackeys on Have Spellbook, Will Travel.

*At least his Mom thinks so.



Celeste Conowitch has been a gamer since the first day she inherited a pristine red box Dungeons and Dragons set. Through AD&D, 3.0, 3.5, 4th Ed, and now 5th Ed she's loved every minute in the tabletop RPG world; By day she does theatre and watches lots of TNG re-runs.

Celeste is the DM/writer/co-host for the Venture Maidens podcast.

It all started the Christmas of '94 when Brittany Quintero plugged in her first console, the SNES, and fell in love with gaming. Since then, she has evolved to the original RPG, Dungeons & Dragons. Visual art is one and the same as the art of magic to Brittany, so she usually plays a magic-user. By day, Brittany weaves her own magic into her work as a tattoo artist - illustrating stories and meanings by her client’s request. Like her warlock character, she earned her powers through a lifetime of practice and an apprenticeship from an all-knowing mentor.

Brittany is the artist/player/co-host for the Venture Maidens podcast.









Kat, Kaitlin, Noel, and Hannah connected at a high school for artistic youngsters. For a time, each ruled her own corner of the school grounds, spying and colluding against the others in desperate bids for power. However, after several bloody civil wars decimated the student population they ultimately decided to become the best of friends rather than risk mutually assured destruction. They were each born holding a different first edition volume of classic fantasy fiction, and have become enamored with Dungeons and Dragons in more recent years. All four work on Dames and Dragons. Kat is the writer of the original story and Dungeon Master. Kaitlin is a player and artist. Noel is a player as well as the producer, editor, composer. Hannah is a player and artist.

You can hear Kat, Kaitlin, Noel, and Hannah on the Dames & Dragons podcast.

Enrique Bertran (@NewbieDM) has been playing roleplaying games set in fantasy worlds and galaxies far, far away for over 30 years. In 2008, following the release of 4e D&D, he decided to jump over to the other side of the screen and hasn't looked back since. That's when he began his ENnie-nominated blog! When he's not slaying PCs rolling dice, he's a husband, dad, Emmy winning TV producer, and amateur screenwriter. He's also obsessed with anything involving 80's nostalgia and is really happy to be here. Don't judge.

You can hear Enrique on the NewbieDM minicast!


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Lysa Penrose designs flowers by day, but under the light of the moon, she shapeshifts into a freelance writer, Dungeon Masters Guild Adept, and the Associate Community Manager for the Adventurers League, the Dungeons & Dragons official play campaign. Her D&D portfolio, interviews, actual play appearances, and other creative pursuits can be found on

You can hear Lysa on the Behold Her Podcast.


Shane Vaiskauskas is a host of the ENnie Award-nominated RPG discussion podcast, Total Party Thrill, and an occasional RPG blogger at Though his gateway into the hobby was Dungeons & Dragons, his gaming passions have since expanded to include board games, miniatures games, and a variety of RPGs. His writing has appeared on The Mad Adventurer‘s Society and Tribality, and he is the author of the NASCAR-inspired comedy RPG, Wreckin’ is Racin’. Shane can be found on Twitter @Mundangerous.



I-Hsien Sherwood is a host of the ENnie Award-nominated RPG discussion podcast Total Party Thrill and GM of the “Mourning Glory” Eberron campaign. He has been playing and running role-playing games for 25 years, beginning with AD&D’s "Skills and Powers," where he caught the character creation bug. I-Hsien is a savvy journalist and writer, an unsparing editor, a punctuation fundamentalist, and a great judge of character. He lives in Brooklyn, of course. Find him on Twitter @evilsanscarne.


Redemption is a four-player actual-play Star Wars RPG (played using the most excellent system released by Fantasy Flight Games) set in the time period of the Clone Wars.

Andi Fox (she/her) plays the character if Isla - a female Duros with a mysterious past. (Isla first appeared in Season 3) She is also the co-host of the long running She's a Super Geek Podcast, as well as the Wednesday Evening Podcast All-Stars. She loves porgs, and helping the group create awkward on-camera moments. 

Chris Burlew (he/him) is our GM and the player of R3-A1, the ship's astromech droid who both is the greatest slicer in the galaxy, as well as having a gambling problem. Chris is also a member of the Tales of Blood and Stone podcast, and spends a lot of his time learning martial arts with his son, and running Star Wars games at conventions.

Kaylee Jung (she/her) is the show's editor and webmaster, and the player of Karrell - a female, Twi'lek former Jedi padawan. She also is a graphic designer, IT nerd, and enjoys reading, photography and playing Overwatch far too much.

Michael Waldschalger II (he/him) plays Tazi, owner of the Krallet's Fang, and a male Duros gunslinger. He is also a member of the Tales of Blood and Stone Podcast, as well as playing Kallic on Return to Greyhawk for the Greyhawk Channel on Twitch. He is currently lending his voice to local productions of Kalamazoo, Michigan's All Ears Theater.

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Sam Dillon is a veteran DM and RPG enthusiast. Sam has been gaming since 1982 and can find something good to say about every RPG game ever made! As a long time GM, one of his favorite things is introducing new players to roleplaying games. Sam runs the gaming blog and can be found on several RPG podcasts, such as Behind the DM Screen and the Edition Wars Podcast over on the Tome Show feed.