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Sly Flourish’s The Lazy DM’s Companion

 Format: Softcover  Author: Michael Shea  Category: World Building & Game Mastering  Publisher: Michael Shea  Published: January 1, 2021  Tags: Game MasteringWorld Building |  Buy Now

Winner of the 2022 Gold ENNIE for Best Electronic Book!

The Lazy DM’s Companion is a 64 page book of guidelines and inspirational generators to help you build, prepare, and run awesome D&D games. Sitting alongside Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master and Lazy DM’s Workbookthe Lazy DM’s Companion streamlines play and fires off your imagination to build awesome and unique worlds for you and your players to explore.

Check out the 17-page free sample to see what this new book looks like!

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Each page of this 64-page book offers useful guidelines, an adventure or campaign generator, or a versatile map within which to build your own adventures. These include:


  • Tools for Improvisation
  • Quick Tricks for Lazy DMs
  • Building an RPG Group
  • RPG Safety Tools
  • Session Zero Checklist
  • One-on-One Guidelines
  • Playing RPGs Online
  • Running Single-Session Games
  • Teaching New Players
  • Strong Starts
  • Creating Secrets and Clues
  • Building Situations
  • Understanding Exploration
  • Spiral Campaigns
  • Revised Guidelines for Theater of the Mind
  • Zone-Based Combat
  • Point Crawls


  • Options for 1st-Level Play
  • Lazy Combat Encounters
  • Stress Effects
  • Monster Difficulty Dials
  • Elemental Monster Templates
  • Undead Templates
  • Improvised Legendary Monsters
  • Running Hordes
  • Lazy Treasure Generator


  • NPC Generator
  • Villain Generator
  • God Generator
  • Fallen Kingdoms
  • Cult Generator
  • Alien Worlds
  • Random Environmental Locations
  • Settlement Generator
  • Wilderness Exploration
  • Underground Exploration
  • Land of the Fey


  • Core Adventure Generator
  • Quest Templates
  • Dogs of War: Running Wars
  • Haunted Lairs
  • The Traitor
  • The Beast
  • Vengeance for Hire
  • Protect the Village
  • The Keep
  • Invaders
  • Hunt for the Artifact
  • The Heist


The Lazy DM’s Companion includes a number of maps built for the same kind of versatility, including overland pointcrawl maps, castle ruins, dungeons, and caverns. Each map is intended to serve multiple themes in multiple ways, working hand-in-hand with the adventure generators included in The Lazy DM’s Companion.


For more, watch the following videos to see how the Lazy DM’s Companion can help you build awesome D&D games.


The following links reach all of the websites, videos, and articles referenced in the book The Lazy DM’s Companion. Links will be updated as sites change or go down.

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