The Sly Flourish D&D Podcast
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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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

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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!

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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
Lazy D&D Talk Show - Witchlight, Fizban’s Dragons, Strixhaven, Dread Metrol, Izkandar

Lazy D&D Talk Show - Witchlight, Fizban’s Dragons, Strixhaven, Dread Metrol, Izkandar

July 22, 2021

Mike talks about all things D&D! Click Show More for notes and links.

Table of Contents

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 02:13 Wild Beyond the Witchlight
  • 04:16 Fizban's Treasury of Dragons
  • 08:44 Strixhaven: Curriculum of Chaos
  • 13:53 Running D&D In Person Again
  • 18:39 Dread Metrol: Into the Mists by Keith Baker
  • 34:18 The Dogs of War Adventure Generator with Dread Metrol
  • 36:59 Iskandar City Sourcebook by MT Black
  • 45:29 Miniatures, too expensive for new DMs?
  • 54:14 Sad WOTC didn't make Planescape? Buy the Old One

Links

Running Small D&D Battles in the Theater of the Mind
Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 21
Handling Rests in D&D

Handling Rests in D&D

July 16, 2021

Mike offers options and tips for handling rests in D&D. Click "Show More" for notes and links.

Lazy D&D Talk Show. D&D and Magic the Gathering, Knife to Know You, Mork Borg, Downtime

Lazy D&D Talk Show. D&D and Magic the Gathering, Knife to Know You, Mork Borg, Downtime

July 15, 2021

Mike chats about all things D&D! 

  • 00:00 Show Start
  • 00:44 D&D and Magic the Gathering
  • 08:07 Playing MtG again
  • 16:37 Reviewing Patreons Next Week
  • 18:54 Knife to Know You by Doryen Chin
  • 24:25 Mork Borg
  • 36:46 Downtime in D&D
  • 48:07 Getting back to playing in person

Links

 

The Best Improvements to your D&D Game are Free

The Best Improvements to your D&D Game are Free

July 13, 2021

Mike talks about the best, and cheapest, ways to improve your D&D game. The best tools to improve your D&D game are free.

 
 
Lazy D&D Prep: Rime of the Frostmaiden Session 20
Using Stars and Wishes for feedback on your D&D Game
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