46 episodes

The DM’s Deep Dive with Mike Shea is your monthly master class in dungeon mastering from veteran game designer and DM, Mike Shea of Sly Flourish. Each episode, Mike and a guest DM expert take a single topic of interest to dungeon masters and dig deep, covering lost nuances and digging for hidden gems we might all have missed.

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The DM’s Deep Dive with Mike Shea is your monthly master class in dungeon mastering from veteran game designer and DM, Mike Shea of Sly Flourish. Each episode, Mike and a guest DM expert take a single topic of interest to dungeon masters and dig deep, covering lost nuances and digging for hidden gems we might all have missed.

    DM's Deep Dive - Episode 27

    DM's Deep Dive - Episode 27

    Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - chats with D&Duet blogger and D&D designer Beth Ball to discuss one of the recent popular ways to play Dungeons & Dragons - one-on-one!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 19

    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 19

    Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

    This episode was originally streamed on June 30, 2019.

    • 56 min
    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 18

    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 18

    Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

    This episode was originally streamed on June 23, 2019.

    • 54 min
    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 17

    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 17

    Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

    This episode was originally streamed on June 16, 2019.

    • 43 min
    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 16

    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 16

    Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

    This episode was originally streamed on June 9, 2019.

    • 47 min
    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 15

    Lazy DM Prep - Episode 15

    Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

    This episode was originally streamed on June 2, 2019.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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.

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