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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.

    Frostmaiden Prep Session 38: Ythryn Part 2

    Frostmaiden Prep Session 38: Ythryn Part 2

    Mike prepares for his latest session of Icewind Dale, Rime of the Frostmaiden!


    Frostmaiden YouTube Video Playlist

    Notion Frostmaiden Campaign Notebook

    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    • 34 min
    Lazy D&D Talk Show: LDMC Update, Mastering Dungeons on Fizban‘s, Improvising Monster Stats, Patreon Questions

    Lazy D&D Talk Show: LDMC Update, Mastering Dungeons on Fizban‘s, Improvising Monster Stats, Patreon Questions

    Mike talks about all things D&D!


    Contents
    01:02 Lazy DM's Companion Kickstarter Update

    02:30 Mastering Dungeons on Fizban's Treasury of Dragons

    08:14 Improvising Monsters With Stat Tables

    18:16 Using Different Monster Books for Different Areas

    19:52 Sharing Experiences - Not Offering Advice

    23:26 Patreon Questions

    23:42 Patreon Question: The Non-Core Books with the Biggest Impact on D&D

    27:44 Patreon Question: Running Games at a Game Store

    31:48 Patreon Question: Using Old School Essentials to Teach D&D?

    36:17 Patreon Question: Challenging both Optimized and Non-Optimized Characters

    41:52 Patreon Question: Guidelines for Alternative Systems

    45:02 Patreon Question: Thinking About Villains Early On

    47:17 Patreon Questions: Managing PC Home Bases

    48:38 Patreon Question: Managing Character Creation for New Players

    51:26 Patreon Question: Is D&D Become Less Flexible? No.


    Links
    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    Preoder the Lazy DM's Companion

    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon

    Mastering Dungeons on Fizban's Treasury of Dragons

    Blog of Holding, Monster Manual on a Business Card

    Managing Time

    Old School Essentials

    D&D Basic Rules

    Teaching New Players D&D Video

    Lord Gozumba's D&D Twitch Show

    Ythryn Expanded Towers by Daniel Khan

    Deep Magic by Kobold Press

    • 58 min
    Frostmaiden Prep Session 37: Ythryn Part 1

    Frostmaiden Prep Session 37: Ythryn Part 1

    Mike prepares for his latest session of Icewind Dale, Rime of the Frostmaiden!


    Frostmaiden YouTube Video Playlist

    Notion Frostmaiden Campaign Notebook

    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    • 32 min
    Lazy D&D Talk Show: Patreon Update and Q&A, Obsidian for DM Prep, Expedition to Mysterious Peaks, cy_borg, Mork Borg Feretory

    Lazy D&D Talk Show: Patreon Update and Q&A, Obsidian for DM Prep, Expedition to Mysterious Peaks, cy_borg, Mork Borg Feretory

    Mike talks about all things D&D!


    Contents
    00:00 Intro

    00:34 Patreon Update: Sly Flourish's Uncovered Secrets Volume 1 & 2

    02:59 Lazy DM Companion Update

    03:55 DM Prep with Obsidian.md

    13:19 Kickstarter: Expedition to the Mysterious Peaks

    15:16 Kickstarter: cy_borg

    20:05 Product Spotlight: Mork Borg Feretory

    27:18 DM Tip: Beefing Up 5e Vampires

    31:05 Using Fizban's Treasury of Dragons in Play

    34:14 Patreon Question: Setting the Mood

    39:10 Patreon Question: Planning Upward and Downward Beats

    42:42 Patreon Question: Has Character Death Become Taboo?

    50:57 Patreon Question: Satisfying Conclusions for Weak Villains


    Links
    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    Preoder the Lazy DM's Companion

    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon

    Obsidian.md

    Nicole van der Hoeven's video on using Obsidian with D&D Prep

    Kickstarter: Expedition to the Mysterious Peaks

    Kickstarter: cy_borg

    Mork Borg Feretory

    Descent into Avernus: Fall of Elturel

    Campfire Story Prompts During Rests in D&D

    • 55 min
    Frostmaiden Prep Session 36: Caves of Hunger Part 3

    Frostmaiden Prep Session 36: Caves of Hunger Part 3

    Mike prepares for his latest session of Icewind Dale, Rime of the Frostmaiden!


    Frostmaiden YouTube Video Playlist

    Notion Frostmaiden Campaign Notebook

    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Join Sly Flourish's Patreon

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

    • 31 min
    Lazy D&D Talk Show: Fizban‘s Treasury of Dragons, Vault of Magic, Planegea, Abraxis, 2CG Rewards and Rarities, Dwarven Forge Reliquaries

    Lazy D&D Talk Show: Fizban‘s Treasury of Dragons, Vault of Magic, Planegea, Abraxis, 2CG Rewards and Rarities, Dwarven Forge Reliquaries

    Mike talks about all things D&D!


    Contents
    00:00:44 Preorder Page for the Lazy DM's Companion

    00:03:21 Thoughts on Fizban's Treasury of Dragons

    00:12:43 WOTC's Problem with High CR Damage

    00:20:45 Kickstarter: Planegea by Atlast Games

    00:23:05 Kickstarter: Skyraiders of Abraxis by Laura and Tracy Hickman

    00:25:06 Kickstarter: Rewards and Rarities by 2C Gaming

    00:27:13 Kickstarter: Reliquaries by Dwarven Forge

    00:32:04 Transitioning to 70% Online Play

    00:35:39 Spotlight: Vault of Magic by Kobold Press

    00:44:19 Patreon Questions and Answers

    00:45:14 Patreon Question: Transitioning to Published Adventures

    00:47:46 Patreon Question: Worrying about Subverting Expectations

    00:50:37 Patreon Question: Character Deaths and New Characters

    00:53:21 Patreon Question: Keeping Track of Characters' Knowledge

    00:55:02 Patreon Question: Handling NPC to NPC Conversations

    00:56:34 Patreon Question: Adding Details to Fantastic Locations


    Links
    D&D Talk Show YouTube Playlist

    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter

    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master 

    Preoder the Lazy DM's Companion

    Level Up Advanced 5e

    Kickstarter: Planegea by Atlast Games

    Kickstarter: Skyraiders of Abraxis by Laura and Tracy Hickman

    Kickstarter: Rewards and Rarities by 2C Gaming

    Kickstarter: Reliquaries by Dwarven Forge

    Vault of Magic by Kobold Press

    • 1 hr

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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