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

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

    Lazy D&D Talk Show: Final Lazy DM Companion Art, Witchlight thoughts, D&D is not WoW

    Lazy D&D Talk Show: Final Lazy DM Companion Art, Witchlight thoughts, D&D is not WoW

    Mike talks about all things D&D! Sorry about the plosives in the recording, I was speaking too much into the mic (no need to comment =))


    Contents
    00:00 Show Start

    00:41 Lazy DMs Companion Update - All is Great!

    05:02 Thoughts about Wild Beyond the Witchlight Sesson Zero

    15:42 More on D&D Not Being Like World of Warcraft

    33:05 Patreon Questions

    33:28 Patreon Question: Revisiting Old Eliminated Prep Areas

    36:04 Patreon Question: Preparing Multiple Sessions in Advance

    38:35 Patreon Question: Handling Unexpected Character Deaths

    41:25 Patreon Question: Publishing Homebrew Campaigns

    45:14 Patreon Question: Favorite and Least Favorite Parts of 5e Seven Years In

    51:07 Patreon Question: Evaluating Published Adventures

    55:30 Patreon Question: DCs Higher than 30 and Choosing DCs based on the Characters


    Links
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    Preorder the Lazy DM's Companion

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Lazy D&D Talk Show – Friday Night Mic Check

    Lazy D&D Talk Show – Friday Night Mic Check

    Mike's special mic-check episode of the Lazy D&D Talk show. Just general chatter about lots of random stuff.


    Contents
    00:00:00 Show Intro

    00:01:16 What Did I Do Today?

    00:03:33 Cobra Kai

    00:05:15 Reddit on Character Race Changes

    00:13:12 Checking my Mic

    00:16:58 Predictions on the Next D&D

    00:18:47 Jim Collins's "Good to Great" and Wizards of the Coast

    00:28:07 Lots of Monster Books Coming

    00:28:50 Dangerous Destinations by Nord Games

    00:32:32 Potential Numenera Campaign Adventures

    00:45:17 Alphastream's New Patreon

    00:49:23 My Dream: An RPG Industry Talk Show

    00:52:45 Mike's Next Thing... (Join Patreon to find out!)

    00:55:35 Latest Lazy DM's Companion Preview

    01:06:54 How do you Grow Your Patreon


    Links
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    Preorder the Lazy DM's Companion

    Good to Great

    Five Stages of Decline

    Dangerous Destinations Preorder Page

    Alphastream's New Patreon

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Lazy GM Prep: Blades in the Dark Session 2

    Lazy GM Prep: Blades in the Dark Session 2

    Mike prepares for his full Blades in the Dark game.


    Blades in the Dark
    Blades in the Dark Notion Campaign Notebook

    Using Notion.so for Lazy D&D Campaign Planning

    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    • 38 min
    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Session Zero Prep

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Session Zero Prep

    Mike prepares for his session zero of Wizards of the Coast hardcover adventure Wild Beyond the Witchlight! Video contents


    00:00 Show Intro

    01:09 How I feel about Wild Beyond the Witchlight

    07:41 Running a Session Zero

    12:15 Witchlight Campaign One-Pager

    39:26 Reading and Absorbing Wild Beyond the Witchlight

    44:04 Adding Dreadful Incursions for Combat Options in Witchlight

    57:13 Prepping the First Session at the Witchlight Carnival


    Links
    Buy Wild Beyond the Witchlight on Amazon (affiliate link)

    Wild Beyond the Witchlight Notion Template

    Eventyr's Complete DM's Bundle for Wild Beyond the Witchlight (affiliate link)

    Using Notion.so for Lazy D&D Campaign Planning

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Lazy D&D Talk Show: Hasbro CEO, Limitless Heroics, Bible Adventure, Mage Forge, What Crooked Roots

    Lazy D&D Talk Show: Hasbro CEO, Limitless Heroics, Bible Adventure, Mage Forge, What Crooked Roots

    Mike talks about all things D&D!


    Contents
    00:00 Show Intro

    01:24 WOTC CEO Chris Cocks Promoted to Hasbro CEO

    10:03 Kickstarter Spotlight: Limitless Heroics

    14:53 Kickstarter Spotlight: Adventurer's Guide to the Bible

    18:47 Kickstarter Spotlight: Nerdarchy's Mage Forge

    20:33 Kickstarter Preview Spotlight: Tome of Beasts 3 by Kobold Press

    22:31 Product Spotlight: What Crooked Roots

    28:04 4e Skill Challenges vs. Blades Progress Clocks

    34:52 Patreon Questions

    35:27 Patreon Question: Keeping High Levels Challenging

    41:00 Patreon Question: Sly Flourish Books on Roll 20?

    44:44 Patreon Question: When Do You Give Out the One-Page Campaign Guide?

    46:19 Patreon Question: Pre- and Post-Game Rituals

    48:34 Patreon Question: Running Complicated Political Intrigue

    51:12 This Isn't Gospel. I'm Just Sharing My Experiences

    52:05 Patreon Question: Good 5-Page Product Types?

    56:11 Patreon Question: Running RPGs for Kids?

    57:55 Patreon Question: Good Downward Beats from Hamlet's Hit Points

    59:25 Patreon Question: Scaling D&D for Three Characters


    Links
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    Kickstarter: Limitless Heroics

    Kickstarter: Adventurer's Guide to the Bible

    Kickstarter: Mage Forge

    Kickstarter: Tome of Beasts 3

    What Crooked Roots (affiliate link)

    Mike on Progress Clocks

    RPG Kids

    No Thank You Evil

    Honey Heist

    Hamlet's Hit Points

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Blades in the Dark Prep – Session 1

    Blades in the Dark Prep – Session 1

    Mike prepares for his first full Blades in the Dark game.


    Blades in the Dark
    Blades in the Dark Notion Campaign Notebook

    Using Notion.so for Lazy D&D Campaign Planning

    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 Ratings

DrCheese&Crackers ,

Amazing show and big thanks to Mike for all his work.

Great advice on how to DM and run a game effectively. Thank you for everything.

the Shepster ,

My Favorite D

I’m a DM and find Mike’s prep and discussion to be entertaining and educational. Nice to hear how his campaign is going, and what he is doing to prepare for the upcoming one. Great tips and tricks. Always looking forward to when a new episode drops.

Krizzter ,

Awesome

A vital resource and a must listen.

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