The Lazy D&D Podcast - Dungeons & Dragons News and DM Prep from Sly Flourish
Numenera Session 24 – Lazy GM Prep
One D&D, D&D Origins Playtest, No-Refund Dragonlance, Phandelver, Planescape – Lazy D&D Talk Show

One D&D, D&D Origins Playtest, No-Refund Dragonlance, Phandelver, Planescape – Lazy D&D Talk Show

August 22, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:58 The One D&D Announcement
  • 02:45 One D&D and Backward Compatibility
  • 04:25 Playtesting Experiences and Expectations
  • 05:51 Providing Feedback
  • 08:19 Looking at the First One D&D Playtest Document
  • 08:53 Character Origins
  • 13:25 On Power Increases
  • 17:22 Changes to Fundamental Rules
  • 18:10 A 20 Always Succeeds, a 1 Always Fails
  • 20:24 Critical Hit Changes
  • 23:50 Inspiration on a 20 - Should be a 1!!
  • 25:51 Changes to Long Rests
  • 26:45 One D&D 3D Virtual Tabletop Alpha screenshots
  • 28:49 Does That Mean No 2d VTT in D&D Beyond?
  • 29:53 Dragonlance - Wizards Took my $160 For Something I Don't Want and Won't Refund It
  • 36:27 Five Other Books Announced for 2023
  • 37:14 Phandelver Campaign - Eight Years Too Late
  • 40:14 Book of Many Things
  • 40:42 Planescape - Please Don't Make it a Boxed Set
  • 43:57 Final Thoughts

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Numenera Session 23 – Lazy GM Prep
13th Age Escalation Edition, New Ability Score Standard Array, Dungeons of Drakkenheim Spotlight – Lazy D&D Talk Show

13th Age Escalation Edition, New Ability Score Standard Array, Dungeons of Drakkenheim Spotlight – Lazy D&D Talk Show

August 15, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:52 D&D & RPG News: New 13th Age in 2023
  • 07:51 DM Tip: A New D&D Ability Score Standard Array
  • 15:50 Product Spotlight: Dungeons of Drakkenheim
  • 30:25 Patreon Question: Distinct Racial Characteristics for NPCs
  • 33:10 Patreon Question: Making Prophecies Come True Without Railroading
  • 35:07 Patreon Question: Inspiration for City of Arches
  • 37:51 Patreon Question: "Milestone" Event-Based Leveling Without Removing Player
  • 41:13 Patreon Question: Running Zero Prep One-Hour Games

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Numenera Deep Dive – Experiences and Tips for D&D DMs

Numenera Deep Dive – Experiences and Tips for D&D DMs

August 11, 2022

Mike dives deep into the Numenera RPG by Monte Cook Games with tips and tricks for Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters.

Contents

  • 00:00 What This Video Gives To You
  • 00:56 What Is Numenera?
  • 05:04 Top Three Favorite Things about Numenera
  • 09:19 Three Challenges Running Numenera
  • 17:47 Numenera Buyer's Guide
  • 27:49 Bringing Your D&D to Numenera and Vice Versa
  • 33:11 Ideas from Numenera You Can Bring to D&D
  • 40:33 Other Thoughts About Numenera
  • 46:02 Final Thoughts on Numenera

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2022 ENNIEs, Wizards Presents, Spelljammer, Face Folio, Encounter Building – Lazy D&D Talk Show

2022 ENNIEs, Wizards Presents, Spelljammer, Face Folio, Encounter Building – Lazy D&D Talk Show

August 8, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:49 Sly Flourish News: Sly Flourish Wins Two ENNIES!
  • 03:05 D&D and RPG News: Wizards Presents Announcements 18 August
  • 05:16 D&D and RPG News: Final Spelljammer Academy Adventure
  • 07:54 Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Character Sheet PDFs
  • 09:23 Kickstarter Preview: Face Folio by M Blake
  • 12:34 Commentary: Encounter Building by Dragna Carta
  • 32:59 Patreon Question: Best Adventure for New Players
  • 34:22 Patreon Question: Choosing Your Next Campaign With Your Players
  • 36:56 Patreon Question: Building a Quest Board
  • 39:23 Patreon Question: Not Enjoying Game Prep

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Numenera Session 22 Part 2 – Lazy GM Prep
Wild Beyond the Witchlight Chapter 4 and 5

Wild Beyond the Witchlight Chapter 4 and 5

August 3, 2022

Mike offers tips and tricks for running chapters 4 and 5 of Wild Beyond the Witchlight!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Intro
  • 00:51 Recommendation 1: Consider Dreadful Incursions
  • 02:02 Recommendation 2: You Don't Have to Run All the NPCs
  • 03:41 Recommendation 3: You Don't Have to Run Every Location or Encounter
  • 04:16 Recommendation 4: Run Hag Lairs as Big Situations
  • 05:09 Recommendation 5: You Can Ignore Valor's Call and the League of Malevolence
  • 05:47 Recommendation 6: You Don't Have to Run All of the Palace of Heart's Desire
  • 06:44 Recommendation 7: Add a Dark Lord Villain If Desired
  • 07:43 Overall Campaign Thoughts Thus Far
  • 08:41 Witchlight Chapter 4 - Yon Deep Dive
  • 18:14 Motherhorn
  • 19:52 Witchlight Chapter 5 - The Palace of Hearts Desire
  • 21:27 The Final Battle
  • 22:52 Saving Zybilna
  • 24:15 One Year Later...

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D&D Starter Set Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Review, New SF Bookstore, DM David on Monster Roles – Lazy D&D Talk Show

D&D Starter Set Dragons of Stormwreck Isle Review, New SF Bookstore, DM David on Monster Roles – Lazy D&D Talk Show

August 1, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:45 Product Spotlight: D&D Starter Set Dragons of Stormwreck Isle
  • 18:03 Sly Flourish News:The Sly Flourish Bookstore is Open!
  • 21:47 D&D News: DM David On Monster Roles
  • 24:26 D&D News: ENWorld's Review of Radiant Citadel
  • 25:16 Patreon Question: Banning and Limiting Material In Your Game
  • 31:17 Patreon Question: Dealing with Tag-Along NPCs
  • 32:13 Patreon Question: How Many Monster Types in a Battle?
  • 33:18 Patreon Question: Players Catching On to Film Homage
  • 34:37 Patreon Question: Stealing Ideas for Homebrew Campaign Setting
  • 36:26 Patreon Question: Checklist for Building Situations
  • 38:52 Patreon Question: Lazy Dungeon Mastering and the Quantum Ogreb
  • 41:11 Patreon Question: Ranking Wild Beyond the Witchlight
  • 42:14 Patreon Question: Dealing with Prisoners
  • 44:53 Patreon Question: Pre-Gen Story Hooks for One-Shot Games

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Numenera Session 22 – Lazy GM Prep
Radiant Citadel, Spelljammer Academy, Wonders of the Multiverse Playtest – Lazy D&D Talk Show

Radiant Citadel, Spelljammer Academy, Wonders of the Multiverse Playtest – Lazy D&D Talk Show

July 25, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 01:28 Product Spotlight:Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel
  • 13:34 D&D News: Wonders of the Multiverse Unearthed Arcana
  • 17:43 Commentary: Adding Reactions to the Resolution Stack
  • 26:53 D&D News: New Spelljammer Academy Adventure Released
  • 30:46 D&D News: Teos Abadia's Spelljammer Dispatch on Roll20
  • 31:12 D&D News: Ben Riggs's TSR D&D Sales Stats
  • 39:30 Patreon Question: Running Multiple Games a Week
  • 42:28 Patreon Question: Meaningful Choices in Adventure Designb
  • 45:06 Patreon Question: Running Too Many Different RPGs
  • 47:57 Patreon Question: Running Streaming, Live Play, or Actual Play Games
  • 52:16 Patreon Question: Players Drawing Other Players Into the Spotlight

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Numenera Session 21 – Lazy GM Prep
2022 Ennies, Spelljammer Academy, Roll20 / DriveThruRPG Merger, D&D 5.5 – Lazy D&D Talk Show

2022 Ennies, Spelljammer Academy, Roll20 / DriveThruRPG Merger, D&D 5.5 – Lazy D&D Talk Show

July 18, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 01:00 Sly Flourish News: Two SF Products Nominated for the 2022 ENnies!
  • 03:10 Sly Flourish News: City of Arches Updates and Walkthrough
  • 11:24 D&D News: Free Spelljammer Academy Adventures
  • 16:26 D&D News: Roll20 and DriveThruRPG Merger
  • 23:10 D&D News: First Look at D&D 5.5 "Soon"
  • 24:26 Commentary: What I Want from D&D 5.5
  • 39:29 Patreon Question: Dealing with the characters of players who leave a campaign
  • 41:13 Patreon Question: Introducing Large Cities
  • 43:47 Patreon Question: Running multiple villainous factions in a dungeon
  • 47:09 Patreon Question: Magic items with a price
  • 49:00 Patreon Question: Keeping Prep-time Brief
  • 51:08 Patreon Question: Using Subsystems
  • 54:43 Patreon Question: Handling the Guidance Cantrip

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Numenera Session 20 – Lazy GM Prep
Lazy DM Companion KS Update, Ennie Nominations, Free Mork Borg, Best Tips Are Free – Lazy D&D Talk Show

Lazy DM Companion KS Update, Ennie Nominations, Free Mork Borg, Best Tips Are Free – Lazy D&D Talk Show

July 11, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:53 Sly Flourish News: Update on the Lazy DM Companion Kickstarter
  • 06:00 Sly Flourish News: SlyFlourish.com and the Lazy DM's Companion Nominated for the Ennies!
  • 07:34 Product Spotlight: Mork Borg Bare Bones Editon Free!
  • 12:04 Sly Flourish News: Scarlet Citadel and Empire of the Ghouls for my Next D&D Campaigns
  • 16:47 Commentary: Adding Third Party Character Options
  • 25:53 Commentary: The Best Features for Near-Perfect D&D Games are Free
  • 34:58 Patreon Question: What's Fun for Dungeon Masters?
  • 41:57 Patreon Question: Handling Shopping Trips
  • 46:01 Patreon Question: Making Players Like Your Patron
  • 49:14 Patreon Question: D&D Stories for 14-Year-Old Silly Larsons

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Numenera Session 19 – Lazy GM Prep
Roll20 Partners with DM’s Guild, Level Up 5e NODES system, Revealing NPC Archetypes, Near-Perfect D&D Games - Lazy D&D Talk Show

Roll20 Partners with DM’s Guild, Level Up 5e NODES system, Revealing NPC Archetypes, Near-Perfect D&D Games - Lazy D&D Talk Show

July 4, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:58 D&D and RPG News: Roll 20 Partners with the DM's Guild
  • 03:43 D&D and RPG News: NODES system from Dungeon Delver's Guideb
  • 09:46 DM Tip: More on Revealing NPC Archetypes
  • 13:21 DM Tip: More on the Near-Perfect D&D Game
  • 28:40 Patreon Question: Games Falling Flat with Disinterested Players
  • 32:44 Patreon Question: Playeres Wasting Spells on Immune Creatures
  • 35:03 Patreon Question: Good Third Party Books
  • 36:23 Patreon Question: Changes to Improvised Statistics
  • 40:12 Patreon Question: Digital Versus Analog Character Sheets
  • 42:02 DM Tip: Write Down Page Numbers on Paper Character Sheets
  • 43:19 Patreon Question: Running Campaigns with Often Absent Players
  • 46:34 Patreon Question: Customizing Random Tables
  • 50:56 Patreon Question: Determining Starting Gear for Higher Level Characters

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Numenera Session 18 – Lazy GM Prep
Free Radiant Citadel Chapter, Vecna in Play, Revealing NPC Archetypes, Near Perfect 10 Game – Lazy D&D Talk Show

Free Radiant Citadel Chapter, Vecna in Play, Revealing NPC Archetypes, Near Perfect 10 Game – Lazy D&D Talk Show

June 27, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Intro
  • 00:45 RPG News: Radiant Citadel Free Chapter
  • 05:00 Commentary: Vecna in Actual Play
  • 08:28 D&D Tip: Revealing NPC Archetypes
  • 15:33 D&D Tip: What Does a Near Perfect 10 Game Look Like?
  • 30:57 Patreon Question: Helping Players Think Creatively During Combat
  • 36:54 Patreon Question: Staying Consistent with your Own Fiction
  • 39:19 Patreon Question: Running "Good" Monsters
  • 42:47 Patreon Question: Actionable Clues Versus General Lore
  • 45:37 Patreon Question: Interesting Third Party Monsters
  • 47:41 Patreon Question: How Many Secrets Do You Typically Reveal?

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Numenera Session 17 – Lazy GM Prep
Archlich from A5e, A5e Tools, Night of the Dissolution, Finding Your Passion – Lazy D&D Talk Show

Archlich from A5e, A5e Tools, Night of the Dissolution, Finding Your Passion – Lazy D&D Talk Show

June 20, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 01:07 Product Spotlight: The Mouthless One Archlich from Level Up Advanced 5e
  • 11:54 Product Spotlight: A5e.Tools Level Up Advanced 5e Resource Website
  • 13:32 Product Spotlight: The Night of the Dissolution
  • 20:17 RPG Industry Tip: Alphastream on Finding Your Passion
  • 29:51 Patreon Question: Products of Drag and Drop Encounters for 5e
  • 31:27 Patreon Question: Reviewing the Characters for One-Shot Adventures
  • 33:32 Patreon Question: Content Creators for Player-Focused Tips
  • 35:58 Patreon Question: Handling Character Death
  • 39:13 Patreon Question: Building Challenging Combat Beyond the Four Dials
  • 41:58 Patreon Questions: Which D&D Books Would You Buy in Order?

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Wild Beyond the Witchlight Chapter 3 + Dreadful Incursions!

Wild Beyond the Witchlight Chapter 3 + Dreadful Incursions!

June 16, 2022

Mike offers tips and tricks for running Wild Beyond the Witchlight Chapter 3 and how to incorporate Domains of Dread from Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft.

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Intro
  • 01:07 Witchlight Runs Well On It's Own
  • 03:16 Customize the Getaway Gang
  • 05:30 Use Nib as a Handy Vendor
  • 07:14 Foreshadow the Jabberwock
  • 09:31 Place the Unicorn Horn Before Loomlurch
  • 11:00 Reveal Secrets and Clues at the Wayward Pool
  • 12:13 Foreshadow Zybilna's True Origin
  • 13:48 Run Loomlurch as a Situation
  • 19:00 Little Oak can be a Mobile Home Base and Guide Across Thither to Yon
  • 21:02 Final Thoughts on Chapter 3
  • 21:36 Expanding Dreadful Incursions into Witchlight
  • 23:37 Small Encounter-sized Incursions
  • 25:55 Anchors Between Worlds
  • 29:39 The Quest of the Dread Lord to Escape Their Doman
  • 31:34 Tying Domains of Dread to the Characters

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Vecna Stat Block, Cypher Open License, Potbellied Guide to Villains and Lairs – Lazy D&D Talk Show

Vecna Stat Block, Cypher Open License, Potbellied Guide to Villains and Lairs – Lazy D&D Talk Show

June 13, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:55 D&D News: Vecna Stat Block
  • 19:56 RPG News: Cypher System Open License
  • 20:49 Product Spotlight: Potbellied Kobold's Guide to Villains and Lairs
  • 24:03 D&D Tip: Running War Priests and Enchanters
  • 33:39 Patreon Question: Dealing with Overly Cautious Players
  • 37:46 Patreon Question: Reading and Running Published Adventure Text
  • 42:14 Patreon Question: Exposing Narratives and Events Outside of the Characters
  • 44:05 Patreon Question: Tying Characters to the Game with Limited Background Lore
  • 45:54 Patreon Question: Influences on our Games

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Numenera Session 16 – Lazy GM Prep
City of Arches Updates, Battle Walker from the Abyss, Focus on the Story - Lazy D&D Talk Show

City of Arches Updates, Battle Walker from the Abyss, Focus on the Story - Lazy D&D Talk Show

June 6, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:43 Sly Flourish News: New Campaign Arc in City of Arches
  • 08:52 Product Spotlight: Battle Walker from the Abyss
  • 14:28 DM Tip: Focusing on the Fiction and Starting with the Story
  • 39:42 DM Tip: Focusing the Lens
  • 45:20 Patreon Question: Hooking Characters Into Adventures
  • 49:17 Patreon Question: Heralds for Factions
  • 51:31 Patreon Question: Heuristics for Running Current and Future D&D Concepts

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Numenera Session 15 – Lazy GM Prep
Arcadia 16 Blackweald, Defining Success in RPG Publishing, Monsters of the Multiverse Part 2 – Lazy D&D Talk Show

Arcadia 16 Blackweald, Defining Success in RPG Publishing, Monsters of the Multiverse Part 2 – Lazy D&D Talk Show

May 30, 2022

Mike talks about all things D&D!

Contents

  • 00:00:00 Show Start
  • 00:00:45 Product Spotlight: Arcadia 16 and the Blackweald
  • 00:09:14 Product Spotlight: Alphastream on Defining Your Success in RPGs
  • 00:13:29 Product Spotlight: Monsters of the Multiverse Part 2
  • 00:38:20 Patreon Question: How can DMs Enjoy Being Players?
  • 00:41:51 Patreon Question: Running Third Party Campaigns with D&D Beyond
  • 00:46:01 Patreon Question: Choosing a VTT to Invest In
  • 00:49:42 Patreon Question: Collapsing a Wide-Spread Campaign
  • 00:51:50 Patreon Question: Running Strahd
  • 00:53:59 Patreon Question: Sharing Villainous Plans and Actions
  • 00:55:24 Patreon Question: Choosing Third Party Character Options
  • 00:56:35 Patreon Question: Running Multi-Table Events
  • 00:58:35 Patreon Question: Using Gold in Mythic Adventures
  • 01:00:25 Patreon Question: Defining Leveling Milestones
  • 01:01:38 Patreon Question: Drawing Out Character Backstory
  • 01:02:37 Patreon Question: Managing Chaotic Characters
  • 01:05:17 Patreon Question: Recognizing GM Burnout
  • 01:07:46 Patreon Question: Surprise Twists in D&D Campaigns

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Numenera Session 14 – Lazy GM Prep
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

May 23, 2022

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

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Numenera Session 13 – Lazy GM Prep
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