The Sly Flourish D&D Podcast
Lazy D&D Talk Show: LDMC Kickstarter, Critical Role, Ultimate Gaming Room, LevelUp 5e, Serpent Sea

Lazy D&D Talk Show: LDMC Kickstarter, Critical Role, Ultimate Gaming Room, LevelUp 5e, Serpent Sea

October 25, 2021

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:39 Artwork from the Lazy DM's Companion
  • 03:22 Mike on D&D Beyond Talking Fizbans
  • 04:21 Call from the Netherdeep Announced
  • 06:23 Critical Role Season 3
  • 08:10 Critical Role's Gaming Room
  • 10:03 How Much Better Would Your Game Be with a Million Dollar Gaming Room?
  • 20:15 Mastering Dungeons
  • 20:59 WOTC's D&D Growth Over Time
  • 25:01 Paizo's Union
  • 27:23 Level Up: Advanced 5e Kickstarter
  • 29:42 Raiders of the Serpent Sea Kickstarter
  • 31:04 Kickstarters are the Most Interesting Growth Areas of RPGs
  • 35:36 Patreon Questions!
  • 36:11 Patreon Question: Running Lighthearted Campaigns
  • 41:38 Which Third Party Products to Trust?
  • 48:24 Running Chases in D&D
  • 55:43 Avenues for Indy RPG Creation - Newsletters!!

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Let‘s Make an Adventure with the Lazy DM‘s Companion Part 2

Let‘s Make an Adventure with the Lazy DM‘s Companion Part 2

October 22, 2021

Mike uses material from the Lazy DM's Companion to continue his preparation for a single-session D&D game!

Back the Kickstarter!

Frostmaiden Prep Session 33: Chardalyn Dragon Aftermath
Lazy D&D Talk Show: Fizban‘s, First World, New Monster Design,13th Age Spotlight

Lazy D&D Talk Show: Fizban‘s, First World, New Monster Design,13th Age Spotlight

October 18, 2021

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:29 Lazy DM's Companion Kickstarter
  • 03:14 Fizban's Treasury of Dragons
  • 05:38 The dragons in the First World
  • 10:48 Aspect of Tiamat, Great Wyrm stat blocks, and spellcasting dragons
  • 18:32 Monster Design Guidelines from WOTC
  • 23:45 13th Age Spotlight
  • 43:30 Patreon Question: Tracking what happened
  • 46:44 Patreon Question: Putting on pressure in flexible campaigns
  • 51:26 Patreon Question: The 8 steps in a megadungeon
  • 54:29 Patreon Question: Putting puzzles into your game

Links

Frostmaiden Prep Session 32: The Chardalyn Dragon
Let‘s Make an Adventure with the Lazy DM‘s Companion
Lazy D&D Talk Show: New D&D Core Book Thoughts, Monster Design, the Many D&D Communities, Fudging Hit Points

Lazy D&D Talk Show: New D&D Core Book Thoughts, Monster Design, the Many D&D Communities, Fudging Hit Points

October 11, 2021

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:40 Lazy DM's Companion Kickstarter
  • 03:24 Mastering Dungeons Live on Twitch
  • 05:12 More New D&D Core Book Thoughts
  • 05:41 This is Different from Other D&D Revisions
  • 09:48 Thoughts on New Monster Design
  • 11:57 Thoughts on the Different D&D Communities
  • 22:28 On Fudging Hit Points
  • 30:43 Patreon Questions
  • 31:54 How do you handle the number of monsters with the lazy benchmark?
  • 38:21 How do you keep a 20th level party going?
  • 41:38 Making Your Own Encounter Tables
  • 45:15 Better Support for Tier 3 and 4?
  • 56:34 Can't Remember Spell Details? That's ok!

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Lazy DM‘s Companion Kickstarter 2nd Q&A

Lazy DM‘s Companion Kickstarter 2nd Q&A

October 8, 2021

Mike goes through more questions for the Lazy DM's Companion Kickstarter!

Links

Contents

  • 00:00 Start - About the Kickstarter
  • 02:09 Any modifications based on upcoming D&D changes? No.
  • 04:05 Will the Companion be useful for non-D&D games? Yes!
  • 05:05 Can you show the book in action? Yes! Next time.
  • 06:33 Will the spiral-bound Workbook be available post-Kickstarter? Yes!
  • 07:36 Really? No Stretch goals? Yep, no stretch goals.
  • 09:04 Will the PDFs come through DriveThruRPG? Yes!
  • 09:22 Will we get the PDFs of existing books right away? Yes!
  • 10:00 Will the digital versions include existing ePubs? Yes!
  • 10:44 Can we get the physical versions of the "Fantastic" book add-ons? Not through the Kickstarter.
  • 11:52 Is the Companion "Done"? No. First draft is done.
  • 13:02 Can we see what the books will look like? Not yet.
  • 13:30 Can we add audiobooks as add-ons? Unfortunately, no.
  • 15:00 Can I print maps for my own private use? Yes.
  • 15:17 Can I give away extra digital copies? Yes.
  • 16:02 Can we get the digital art as a download? Yes.
  • 17:41 Will these questions get added to the FAQ? Yes.
  • 18:09 Will there be a retailer pledge? No, but...
  • 19:16 Will the printed books be available on Amazon? Yes, eventually.
  • 20:19 Will Return look like Babar in hardcover? No.
  • 21:17 Going to any conventions this year? No.
  • 23:05 How different are the printed books from PoD? Nicer!
  • 25:03 Experiences with Off-set Printing? Too early to say.
  • 29:12 Plans for different languages? Not at the moment.
  • 31:30 How do you plan to cope with the next 21 days? It's great!
  • 35:48 A look at the TOC and design of the Companion
  • 37:03 The Lands of the Fey page and design
  • 42:51 Turning a 1d20 list into a 1d400 list
  • 45:23 Useful guidelines and generators each in a single page
  • 48:00 Not re-creating existing guidelines
  • 49:36 Monster templates
  • 57:57 Can I mix and match physical and PDF orders? Yes!
Frostmaiden Session 31: Grimskalle and the Tests of the Frostmaiden
Recovering from a Bad D&D Game
Lazy D&D Talk Show: Companion Kickstarter, New D&D Core Books, Multiverse Monsters, We Control D&D, Digital Armageddon

Lazy D&D Talk Show: Companion Kickstarter, New D&D Core Books, Multiverse Monsters, We Control D&D, Digital Armageddon

October 4, 2021

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:09 Lazy DM's Companion Kickstarter
  • 05:23 New D&D Core Books coming in 2024
  • 21:04 Mordenkainen's Guide to the Monsters of the Multiverse
  • 31:41 WOTC Doesn't Control D&D – We do
  • 40:06 The Potential D&D Digital Armageddon
  • 51:08 Patreon Question: Oscar M. Connecting Characters in an Ongoing Campaign
  • 54:49 Patreon Question: Tim S. Spiral Campaigns in Cities
  • 57:30 Patreon Question: Pierce S on Countdown Clocks in D&D

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Frostmaiden Session 30: Grimskalle Fortress
Lazy DM‘s Companion Twitch Q&A #1

Lazy DM‘s Companion Twitch Q&A #1

September 30, 2021

Mike talks all about the Lazy DMs Companion and takes questions from Twitch. Join the Kickstarter here!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/slyflourish/the-lazy-dms-companion?ref=9hlew2

Show Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 2:27 Will there be a hardcover version of the Handbook?
  • 3:20 How come no stretch goals?
  • 6:25 Is the hardcover of Return different?
  • 8:56 Have you thought about combining the three books into one?
  • 14:56 Who are the artists behind this great art?
  • 16:25 How useful do you expect it to be for other systems and editions?
  • 19:40 Will the shipping cost change?
  • 20:20 Is the book future proof?
  • 27:40 Will there be any changes to the Lazy Combat Encounter Guide?
  • 31:46 What do you know about 6e?
  • 32:37 Is there something you wanted in the book that didn't make it?
  • 36:16 Have I started my next book? NO!
  • 37:07 Ever considered WOTC-hardcover-focused guides and products?
  • 39:20 Does the Lazy DM's Companion include downtime activities? No.
  • 40:22 Will the book be available on Amazon? Yes. Mid to late next year after backers get theirs.
  • 41:34 Do you have an "Appendix N" of inspirational resources? Yes!!
  • 44:13 Have you considered adding indexes to your books? No, but I will now!
  • 46:02 When do you get your stuff?
  • 49:15 How is your day going?
  • 52:52 Are you planning any appearances on YT/Twitch channels?
  • 53:31 Would you ever consider streaming a one-shot if the campaign did crazy numbers?
  • 54:59 Would you rather fight one horse-sized kobold or a hundred kobold-sized horses?
  • 55:15 What is your favourite Monte Cook supplement or product?
  • 55:47 How much for you to hand deliver the books?
  • 56:22 Any plans on an audiobook version?
  • 58:11 Have you thought of tabs for quick reference?
  • 58:54 Will their be epub versions of Return and Ruins of Grendleroot in it?
  • 59:36 What type of content is in the Lazy DM's Companion?

 

Customizing Published D&D Adventures
Lazy D&D Talk Show: Companion Kickstarter, Planebreaker, Witchlight, D&D Celebration, Dungeoncraft Adventurers

Lazy D&D Talk Show: Companion Kickstarter, Planebreaker, Witchlight, D&D Celebration, Dungeoncraft Adventurers

September 27, 2021

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:24 Lazy DM's Companion Kickstarter Coming Soon!
  • 02:34 Planebreaker Kickstarter
  • 04:43 Dwarven Forge Reliquaries Kickstarter
  • 08:02 Wild Beyond the Witchlight Thoughts
  • 13:11 D&D Celebration
  • 15:29 DM's Guild Dungeoncraft Adventures
  • 20:03 DM's Panel on Immersion
  • 24:51 New Adventurer's League Rules (They're Awesome)
  • 28:41 Sharon C. Are Hybrid Conventions Here to Stay? (Yes!)
  • 35:23 Tracking villains in published adventures
  • 39:18 Questions about the Kickstarter
  • 43:16 Running Wilderness Exploration
  • 46:49 Non-combat Strong Starts for Adventures
  • 50:22 Tips for Running NPCs and Giving Away Secrets

Links

Frostmaiden Session 29:Tomb of the Frost Giants
Spiral Campaign Development
Lazy D&D Talk Show: Witchlight Marketing, World Simulation, Pacing, Shadow of the Demon Lord

Lazy D&D Talk Show: Witchlight Marketing, World Simulation, Pacing, Shadow of the Demon Lord

September 20, 2021

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:22 Lazy DM Companion Kickstarter Notification Signup!
  • 03:14 Wild Beyond the Witchlight marketing in full force
  • 06:29 World simulation vs scaling challenges
  • 22:30 Pacing – potentially the main DM weakness
  • 36:49 Shadow of the Demon Lord spotlight
  • 53:11 Building NPCs for different situations
  • 58:30 Building fronts in the middle of a campaign

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D&D’s Best Subsystem – The Ability Check
Frostmaiden Session 28-2: Grimskalle Redux
D&D Random Encounters: Non-Focal, Previous, Upcoming, and Mashups
Lazy D&D Talk Show: Lazy DMs Companion Kickstarter, AL rule changes, Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands

Lazy D&D Talk Show: Lazy DMs Companion Kickstarter, AL rule changes, Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands

September 13, 2021

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:03 Lazy DM's Companion Kickstarter Coming 28 September!
  • 05:26 New Adventures League Rules! Yay!
  • 15:17 Alignments on Monsters are back
  • 20:51 WOTC published monsters are often took weak and its not getting better
  • 27:39 Interesting Third Party Products
  • 30:56 Raging Swan's Shadowed Keep on the Borderlands
  • 41:40 Lazy DM Prep and Running West Marches
  • 46:28 Getting Games Back On Track
  • 49:50 Can All the Characters Roll an Ability Check?

Links

Help D&D Players Make Decisions
Frostmaiden Session 28: Grimskalle
What Would a Lazy Player‘s Guide Have In It?
Lazy D&D Talk Show:Owlbear + Dwarven Forge, Numenera Review, After-game Regrets

Lazy D&D Talk Show:Owlbear + Dwarven Forge, Numenera Review, After-game Regrets

September 6, 2021

Mike talks all-things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:39 Dwarven Forge with Owlbear Rodeo
  • 10:50 Why I Love Numenera and the Cypher System
  • 42:19 Post-game Disappointment
  • 47:39 Handling NPC to NPC Conversations
  • 49:08 Handling the Totally Unexpected
  • 52:01 Lore Continuity in Our Own Forgotten Realms

Links

The Case for Average Monster Damage
Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 27: Dark Duchess
Improvising Legendary D&D Boss Monsters
Lazy D&D Talk Show – Return of Kobold Fight Club, Arbys Dice, Esper Genesis, Non-Focal Random Encounters, Patreon Questions

Lazy D&D Talk Show – Return of Kobold Fight Club, Arbys Dice, Esper Genesis, Non-Focal Random Encounters, Patreon Questions

August 30, 2021

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:55 Kobold Fight Club Returns!
  • 02:12 Esper Genesis Quick Look
  • 14:27 Finally, Arby's Dice!
  • 17:12 Alexandrian on Non-Focal Random Encounters
  • 23:58 Taking Patreon Questions
  • 25:53 Patreon - Sean H on Balanced vs. Situational encounters
  • 36:46 Patreon - Raymond C on Deviating from Plotted Campaigns
  • 44:11 Patreon - Eloy C on Rolling in the Open

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