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Sly Flourish's Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

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Summary

Five years ago, the Lazy Dungeon Master offered a simplifed approach for preparing fantasy RPGs with one clear directive: Prepare only what most benefits our games. This focus on lightweight preparation and improvisational preparation resonated with many GMs over the past five years.

But during that time and with the release of the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, the world of fantasy roleplaying has changed and expanded. With five years of new systems and new ideas, all GMs have a wealth of experiences to share and explore to help us prepare and run great RPGs. 

Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master builds off of the concepts of the well-received GM's guidebook Lazy Dungeon Master, updating that book with five years of new experiences, new approaches, and new observations of the way people prepare and run RPGs. This new book is a completely self-contained work, which does not require anyone to have previously heard the Lazy Dungeon Master.

Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master offers a new focused approach for preparing and running our roleplaying games. The book includes an eight-step guide for lightweight game preparation and is focused on how we prepare for our games, how we run our games, and how we think about our games.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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A simple book about a complicated book

Super useful approaches to maximise the time invested into prepping a d&d game. A powerful tool to have at your disposal!

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Great book!

Really useful for both professionals and noobies looking for a structured wat to prepare their tabletop rpgs

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must read for game's masters of all kinds

takes alot if the mystery and anxiety bout if be ing a DM. I use it's advice in every game I run and that are more fun and less stressful for it

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The Best Book for Dungeon Masters

This book is so good I have it in audible, pdf and a physical copy

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A DM'S must have tool

Listen, or more usefully, physically read and flip your way through this book. Keep what you like, dump the rest. There is a lot of wisdom here learnt the hard way. Don't reinvent the wheel. Reduce time and stress in prep for games, and gain the confidence to play at all. I dropped one star because frankly, this is really hard to follow as an audio book. Get the physical copy or kindle version.

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Well worth a listen!

Well read and easy to digest in the form of an audio book. Probably worth listening to a couple of times to have it digest

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  • 01-04-19

A fantastic resource for all GM's

this book has dramatically expanded and improved the way I prepare for games. the advice is sound and very practical. highly recommended. I also picked up a PDF to use as reference as the audio alone can be difficult to refer to during preparation

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  • 22-02-19

Indispensable

Hosting a fantasy role playing game and taking on the responsibility of being the dungeon master can be a daunting task. Sly Flourish’s Return Of The Lazy Dungeon Master is an indispensable resource for getting the most out your preparation time and developing the ability to improvise at the table more effectively.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-09-20

Exellent Tool

I found this audiobook extremely helpful for planning game night on the fly. Absolutely reccomend it for anyone who loves fantasy rpg tabletops but has limited time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-08-20

AMAZING tool for anyone dedicated to the DND life

If you want to be a dedicated and serious DM this is the best book you ever going to buy! If you love dnd this is an amazing read (or listen)

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  • Michael starr
  • 07-06-20

Great

Perfect and to the point. I wished it talked more digital tools available to help with dming

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  • Josh Cowely
  • 11-03-20

A must read for DM's

Lots of great ideas on how to improve your DM skills. Good for both experienced and new players.

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  • Italo Samano
  • 30-01-20

Very good overall

This is a very good guide to how to be a good dungeon master. My only caveat is that it is a tad misnamed as a guide for a "Lazy Dungeon Mater." Mostly the guide tells you what you need to do to run a good campaign but most of what it advises takes a significant amount of time. It does however include tips on how to cut down on a lot of that time. Thus I'm a little torn on how to rate this. I think all the advice here is super solid but... definitely not for the lazy.

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  • RIchard Dacalos
  • 13-01-20

Great for new and old DMs

Very digestable and practical. Exceeded my expectations and I would definitely recommend that you have a read or listen.

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  • Phillip B.
  • 16-10-19

Great DM resource.

This book is my go to resource on how to prep for an RPG session. It is even better now that I can listen to it as I prep.

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  • Johua
  • 04-07-19

amazing resource

This book has given me an insight into dm'ing that I desperately needed so much.

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