The Sly Flourish D&D Podcast
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

Links

Thinking Through the Eyes of your NPCs
Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 26: Dark Duchess
Ten Uses for Index Cards in D&D

Ten Uses for Index Cards in D&D

August 24, 2021

Mike offers ten uses for index cards in your D&D game.

Contents

  • 00:00 The Value of Index Cards
  • 00:26 Index Cards for Initiative
  • 00:53 Numbered Table Tents for Initiative
  • 01:28 Quest Cards
  • 02:01 Magic Items
  • 02:26 Zone-based Combat
  • 03:44 X Card
  • 04:20 NPC Info for DMs or Players
  • 04:34 Secret Notes to Players
  • 04:50 Monster Customizations

Links

Lazy D&D Talk Show – Kobold Fight Club, Head Tools, Owlbear Rodeo Tokens, Call from the Deep, Hidden Costs of DM’s Guild

Lazy D&D Talk Show – Kobold Fight Club, Head Tools, Owlbear Rodeo Tokens, Call from the Deep, Hidden Costs of DM’s Guild

August 23, 2021

Mike chats about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Intro
  • 00:32 The fall of Kobold Fight Club
  • 06:54 The fallacy of the adventuring day
  • 08:12 Don't become dependent on digital tools
  • 13:50 On the Lazy Encounter Benchmark
  • 18:33 Start with the story
  • 24:58 Owlbear Rodeo, scenery, and new features
  • 33:10 Call from the Deep Review
  • 46:01 Hidden Costs of DM's Guild Publishing

Links

End Your D&D Session Before a Big Fight
Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 25: Black Cabin
“You Are Not Prepared for your Next D&D Game” – Battling the Resistance
Lazy D&D Talk Show: D&D Beyond Appearances, Tome of Heroes, Vorpal Board, Streaming Games, Frostmaiden Grievances

Lazy D&D Talk Show: D&D Beyond Appearances, Tome of Heroes, Vorpal Board, Streaming Games, Frostmaiden Grievances

August 16, 2021

Mike chats about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:29 YouTube Videos of D&D Beyond Appearances
  • 10:24 Would I Still Do This if D&D Were 10% as Popular?
  • 20:14 Kobold Press Tome of Heroes
  • 23:18 Vorpal Board for Broadcasting Physical Tabletop RPGs Online
  • 31:53 Thoughts on Streaming D&D Games
  • 39:17 Frostmaiden Grievances and Accolades

Links

Realism Vs. Fun in our D&D Games
Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 24: Black Cabin
Reinforce Cooperative Character Motivations in D&D

Reinforce Cooperative Character Motivations in D&D

August 10, 2021

Mike talks about the value of reinforcing a cooperative character motivation to smooth out inter-party conflicts in your D&D game.

Lazy D&D Talk Show: Appearances, Secret and Generator Previews, Scarlet Citadel, Tome of Beasts 2, Last Airbender

Lazy D&D Talk Show: Appearances, Secret and Generator Previews, Scarlet Citadel, Tome of Beasts 2, Last Airbender

August 9, 2021

Mike discusses the latest D&D news and tips for lazy dungeon masters! 

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:31 Mike's Appearances
  • 00:53 D&D Beyond Appearance
  • 01:46 Mike with Matt Coleville and James Introcaso talking D&D and Arcadia 6
  • 02:25 Why Am I Called Sly Flourish?
  • 03:20 New Uncovered Secrets and Adventure Generators: Gods, Lost Kingdoms, Legendary Villains
  • 22:13 Scarlet Citadel by Kobold Press
  • 32:02 Tome of Beasts 2 by Kobold Press
  • 33:59 Avatar Last Airbender Kickstarter
  • 38:08 No More UA in D&D Beyond
  • 43:46 My OK D&D game, Give Players Things to Do
  • 51:20 13th Age and 5e

Links

Pondering Your D&D Game? Go for a Walk!
Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 23
Darkvision Isn’t As Good As You Think

Darkvision Isn’t As Good As You Think

August 3, 2021

Feel like darkvision is overpowered? Mike talks about the combination of rules that makes darkvision not as good as many DMs think.

Lazy D&D Talk Show: Companion Kickstarter, D&D Canon, Grim Accord, Christian Zuech, Elven Tower, Dungeoncraft

Lazy D&D Talk Show: Companion Kickstarter, D&D Canon, Grim Accord, Christian Zuech, Elven Tower, Dungeoncraft

August 2, 2021

Mike talks about the latest D&D news and topics. Click "SHOW MORE" for links and details.

Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:18 Kickstarter Date for Lazy DM's Companion
  • 04:06 Chris Perkins on Canon
  • 09:59 Grim Accord in Arcadia 6
  • 14:34 Chris Spivey on Independent RPG Struggles
  • 22:42 Christian Zuech: Encounters in Barovia
  • 30:29 Elven Tower
  • 34:46 Patreon and Kickstarter For Most Interesting RPG Content
  • 36:56 Dungeoncraft Videos
  • 46:30 Paid DMing. I'm all for it!

Links

Wielding Knives in D&D – Using the Fiction Players Bring to the Table

Wielding Knives in D&D – Using the Fiction Players Bring to the Table

July 30, 2021

Mike discusses the value of using "knives" as a DM in your D&D game. How do you wield the fiction that players bring to the table responsibly and effectively to let your stories expand ever outward.

Lazy D&D Talk Show - Tal’dorei sourcebook, MCDM news, Streaming Influence, Printable Heroes, Tabletop Audio

Lazy D&D Talk Show - Tal’dorei sourcebook, MCDM news, Streaming Influence, Printable Heroes, Tabletop Audio

July 29, 2021

Mike discusses D&D news!

Podcast Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:37 New Tal'Dorai sourcebook
  • 07:32 My Evil Adventuring Group in Arcadia Issues 6!
  • 10:04 MCDM's New Monster Manual
  • 16:47 Details of Fizban's Treasury of Dragons
  • 19:05 Crawford on Streaming's Influence on WOTC Production
  • 32:51 Printable Heroes Patreon
  • 41:41 Tabletop Audio Patreon
  • 45:23 You Get to Decide What's Canon

Links

Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 22
Facilitating Decisions in D&D
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