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

The Sly Flourish D&D Podcast slyflourish

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    • 4.9 • 125 Ratings

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

    Free Phandelver and Acq Inc, Monsters of the Multiverse, Shielding Peaks KS, Treacherous Traps – Lazy D&D Talk Show

    Free Phandelver and Acq Inc, Monsters of the Multiverse, Shielding Peaks KS, Treacherous Traps – Lazy D&D Talk Show

    Mike talks about all things D&D!

    Contents
    00:00 Show Start
    00:44 D&D News: Free Phandelver and Acq Inc on D&D Beyond
    02:21 Product Spotlight: Monsters of the Multiverse
    30:35 Kickstarter Spotlight: Murder in the Shielding Peaks
    34:13 Product Spotlight: Treacherous Traps
    37:14 Patreon Question: Encouraging Player Ingenuity
    40:40 Patreon Question: Running Dungeon Crawls
    48:31 Patreon Question: Describing Irregular Caves in a Dungeon Crawl
    49:52 Patreon Question: Witchlight with Three Players
    52:17 Patreon Question: Resource Management During Travel

    Links
    Free Phandelver and Acquisitions Incorporated on D&D Beyond
    Monsters of the Multiverse (affiliate link)
    D&D Adventurer's League rules for Monsters of the Multiverse Races
    Blog of Holding Analysis of Monsters of the Multiverse
    Level Up Advanced 5e Monstrous Menagerie (affiliate link)
    Kickstarter: Murder in the Shielding Peaks
    Treacherous Traps

    • 57 min
    Numenera Session 13 – Lazy GM Prep

    Numenera Session 13 – Lazy GM Prep

    Mike prepares to run his next session of his Numenera campaign!

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master
    Buy the Lazy DM's Companion
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon
    Numenera Lazy DM Campaign Notebook
    Numenera Discovery

    • 41 min
    No More Volo’s Guide or Tome of Foes, Above VTT, Cities and Towns Kickstarter - Lazy D&D Talk Show

    No More Volo’s Guide or Tome of Foes, Above VTT, Cities and Towns Kickstarter - Lazy D&D Talk Show

    Mike talks about all things D&D!

    Contents
    00:00 Show Intro
    01:00 D&D News: Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes Comes Out on 16 May
    02:01 D&D News: Can't Buy Tome of Foes or Volo's Guide to Monsters on D&D Beyond after 17 May
    05:57 Product Spotlight: Above VTT
    19:00 Kickstarter Spotlight: Campaign Builder - Cities and Towns
    20:46 D&D Tip: Hex Flowers
    31:37 Patreon Question: Introducing Villains in your Campaign
    34:22 Patreon Question: Challenging Characters vs. Players with Puzzles
    37:47 Patreon Question: Dealing with Bickering Players
    41:55 Patreon Question: Evoking High Adventure in our RPGs
    45:30 Patreon Question: Pacing Games with Split Parties
    47:30 Patreon Question: What To Do With Gold
    50:53 Patreon Question: Focusing a Homebrew Campaign

    Links
    Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes (affiliate link)
    Volo's Guide to Monsters (affiliate link)
    Monsters of the Multiverse (affiliate link)
    Above VTT
    Above VTT Patreon Page
    Campaign Builder Cities and Towns Kickstarter
    Hex Flowers
    Hex Flower Cookbook (affiliate link)

    • 53 min
    Numenera Session 12 – Lazy GM Prep

    Numenera Session 12 – Lazy GM Prep

    Mike prepares to run his next session of his Numenera campaign!

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master
    Buy the Lazy DM's Companion
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon
    Numenera Lazy DM Campaign Notebook
    Numenera Discovery

    • 36 min
    City of Arches Update, Krynn Revisited, Dungeonmorph’s IV, Fraternity of Ash, Isle of Dreaded Accursed –Lazy D&D Talk Show

    City of Arches Update, Krynn Revisited, Dungeonmorph’s IV, Fraternity of Ash, Isle of Dreaded Accursed –Lazy D&D Talk Show

    Mike talks about all things D&D!

    Contents
    00:00:00 Show Intro
    00:00:54 Sly Flourish News: Update to the City of Arches
    00:04:15 D&D News: Heroes of Krynn Revisited Unearthed Arcana
    00:08:25 Kickstarter Spotlight: Dungeonmorphs IV
    00:12:58 Kickstarter Spotlight: Fraternity of Ash
    00:15:40 Product Spotlight: Isle of the Dreaded Accursed
    00:18:49 Patreon Question: Building Resilient Villainous Plans
    00:23:30 Patreon Question: Points-of-Light Settings for Lazy DMs
    00:25:54 Patreon Question: Long-Ranged Combat
    00:27:42 Patreon Question: Reskin or Build a Big Bad Evil Mage From Scratch?
    00:32:06 Patreon Question: Integrating Characters of Stand-By Players
    00:34:22 Patreon Question: Managing Conflicting Factions
    00:35:47 Patreon Question: Too Many Pirate Lords!
    00:37:17 Patreon Question: Building an Apocalyptic Eberron
    00:39:27 Patreon Question: Handling a Situation Where you Crossed the Line Accidentally
    00:43:44 Patreon Question: Managing Portals in the City of Arches
    00:46:04 Patreon Question: Published Inspiration for Homebrew Campaigns
    00:47:59 Patreon Question: Handling In-World Pacing Problems
    00:50:09 Patreon Question: Surprising Players vs. Surprising Characters
    00:52:50 Patreon Question: Managing Political Intrigue the Lazy Way
    00:54:39 Patreon Question: Managing Before-Combat Attacks and Actions
    00:56:20 Patreon Question: Managing Downtime Activities
    00:57:33 Patreon Question: Rewarding and Balancing Named Spells
    00:59:09 Patreon Question: Managing Adventures Focused on a Missing Character
    01:00:31 Patreon Question: Managing Timing While Running Fall of Elturel

    Links
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon
    Buy Sly Flourish Books
    Heroes of Krynn Revisited
    Dungeonmorph's IV Kickstarter
    Fraternity of Ash Kickstarter
    Isle of the Dreaded Accursed
    Building Resilient Villainous Plans

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Numenera Session 11 – Lazy GM Prep

    Numenera Session 11 – Lazy GM Prep

    Mike prepares to run his next session of his Numenera campaign!

    Buy Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master
    Buy the Lazy DM's Companion
    Subscribe to the Sly Flourish Newsletter
    Support Sly Flourish on Patreon
    Numenera Lazy DM Campaign Notebook
    Numenera Discovery

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
125 Ratings

125 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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