100 episodes

The complete podcast of Sly Flourish, the Lazy Dungeon Master. Building the better D&D dungeon master.

Sly Flourish's Lazy DM Prep slyflourish

    • Leisure
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

The complete podcast of Sly Flourish, the Lazy Dungeon Master. Building the better D&D dungeon master.

    Lazy D&D Chat and Thoughts on Frostmaiden Chapter 2+

    Lazy D&D Chat and Thoughts on Frostmaiden Chapter 2+

    Mike chats about general D&D topics and ponders how to handle chapters 2 and beyond in Rime of the Frostmaiden.
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon
    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master 
    Ptolus by Monte Cook
    Frostmaiden Chapters 2+ Thoughts Notion Notebook
    Video Contents
    00:00 Beginning
    00:30 Become a Patreon: https://patreon.com/slyflourish
    02:34 Ptolus by Monte Cook Games
    11:27 Van Richten's Guide and overly positive early reviews
    16:50 New Adventures c Can we see more optimistic adventures?
    24:39 Are WOTC hardback adventures all about marketing?
    34:50 How do we steal from published adventures for our own game?
    44:05 Embrace third-party D&D publishers
    51:34 New Sly Flourish three-minute tip videos
    56:52 Mire's End – A Patreon-exclusive adventure location coming soon
    58:54 Increasing Patreon subscription for new patrons?
    1:05:13 Frostmaiden: Auril's Endless Night
    1:13:21 Auril as a "Front"
    1:16:40 Frostmaiden as a Three-Act Story
    1:21:00 Sub-quests and hooks for Chapter 2

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Focus On Your Next Game

    Focus On Your Next Game

    Another short episode in which Mike talks about the importance of focusing on your next D&D game.
    Original Youtube Video
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon
    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    • 3 min
    Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 12

    Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 12

    Mike prepares for his latest session of Icewind Dale, Rime of the Frostmaiden!
    Original Youtube Video
    Notion Frostmaiden Campaign Notebook
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon
    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    • 53 min
    Three Tips to Draw D&D Players Into the Fiction in Three Minutes

    Three Tips to Draw D&D Players Into the Fiction in Three Minutes

    Mike offers three tips to draw players into the fiction of your D&D game in three minutes.
    Original Youtube Video
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon
    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    • 3 min
    Frostmaiden Session 11: A Beautiful Mine Part 2

    Frostmaiden Session 11: A Beautiful Mine Part 2

    Mike prepares for his latest session of Icewind Dale, Rime of the Frostmaiden!
    Original Youtube Video
    Notion Frostmaiden Campaign Notebook
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon
    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    • 46 min
    Three Beginning Tips for Rime of the Frostmaiden

    Three Beginning Tips for Rime of the Frostmaiden

    Mike offers three quick tips for getting started running Rime of the Frostmaiden.
    Original Youtube Video
    Sam Dillon's Creed of Auril
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon
    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master
    Podcast Contents
    00:00 Intro
    00:27 Tip 1: Apply the Right Character Motivation
    01:33 Tip 2: Start in Bryn Shander
    02:42 Tip 3: Add the Cult of Auril

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

CarpeDylan ,

The format a DM podcast needs

Mike Shea is right on the money with the premise of this show - DM/GM advice I’ve come across before has rarely had a ‘deep dive’ scope and as such, is usually short on tangible, actionable tips.

DM’s Deep Dive skirts that pitfall completely. I’ve only been listening to the show for a day or so, and I’ve already learned a lot, both from Mike’s insights and those of his guests. It’s the kind of advice that slots neatly into campaigns I’m already running, as well as inspiring new threads of possibility for future campaigns and sessions. The tone is welcoming and non-judgemental, and the breadth of experiences from the show’s guests ensures that new DMs won’t feel excluded or talked down to.

If you’re looking for practical DMing advice that goes well beyond the shallow listicles and what-not-to-dos, Mike Shea DM’s Deep Dive should be your first port of call.

Tigrannasaurus ,

Masterful

Great stuff from one of the stalwarts of the genre. Recommended!

@Raark ,

Great stuff

Very helpful. I've been DM'ing for years but the information here is more than useful. As a DM you're never too old to learn new tricks.

Top Podcasts In Leisure

Listeners Also Subscribed To