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Sly Flourish – Lazy and Fantastic ebooks

Sly Flourish – Lazy and Fantastic ebooks

Wednesday 6 April 2022
In April 2022 we presented the Sly Flourish Bundle featuring the Lazy Dungeon Master and Fantastic Adventures lines from Sly Flourish. Since 2009 the Lazy DM himself, Mike Shea, has published books, articles, podcasts, and videos that help gamemasters run great RPG sessions. With the core doctrine of “prepare what matters to our game,” the Sly Flourish books detail eight steps to help DMs quickly conjure exactly what they need at the table, with a focus on staying flexible and being able to improvise as the story expands. And the Fantastic Adventures series takes that wisdom from the table to the page, with scenarios, lairs, and locations you can easily drop into any fantasy campaign.

Across nearly 15 years Mike has built a reputation for sensible advice and quality work among his 35,000 YouTube subscribers, 2,065 Patreon supporters, and a sequence of seven successful Kickstarter campaigns, culminating in last September’s campaign for The Lazy DM’s Companion — 10,840 backers, US$388K.

Sly Flourish has supported the Bundle of Holding almost since the beginning. Many of these titles had already appeared separately in four past Bundle offers, 2014-2021. Ruins of the Grendleroot, Fantastic Lairs, and their two artbooks (total retail $40) were new in this offer.

This new offer gathered many of The Lazy DM books and all four Fantastic scenario collections (Adventures, Locations, Lairs, and Ruins of the Grendleroot) along with four accompanying artbooks. There were four titles in our Lazy Collection (retail value $22) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the book that started it all, Sly Flourish’s DM Tips, plus The Lazy Dungeon Master and Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master along with The Lazy DM’s Workbook.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Fantastic Collection with eight more titles worth an additional $80: Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this Sly Flourish offer’s pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief sends protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.