The DM'S Deep Dive with Mike Shea

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The DM’s Deep Dive with Mike Shea is your monthly master class in dungeon mastering from veteran game designer and DM, Mike Shea of Sly Flourish. Each episode, Mike and a guest DM expert take a single topic of interest to dungeon masters and dig deep, covering lost nuances and digging for hidden gems we might all have missed.

Episode Date
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 28
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The DM Prep is back!

Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses prepping sessions for the nautical Dungeons & Dragons adventure Ghosts of Saltmarsh.

This episode was originally streamed on September 9, 2019.
Jun 02, 2020
Dragon of Icespire Peak 9
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - concludes a one-on-one D&D game with Enrique Bertran - aka NewbieDM! It’s the Dragon of Icespire Peak in podcast form!
May 24, 2020
Dragon of Icespire Peak 8
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues a one-on-one D&D game with Enrique Bertran - aka NewbieDM! It’s the Dragon of Icespire Peak in podcast form!
May 17, 2020
Dragon of Icespire Peak 7
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues a one-on-one D&D game with Enrique Bertran - aka NewbieDM! It’s the Dragon of Icespire Peak in podcast form!
May 10, 2020
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 30
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - talks to Lauren Urban about online gaming, and making the best use of D&D Beyond.
May 03, 2020
Dragon of Icespire Peak 6
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues a one-on-one D&D game with Enrique Bertran - aka NewbieDM! It’s the Dragon of Icespire Peak in podcast form!
Apr 26, 2020
Dragon of Icespire Peak 5
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues a one-on-one D&D game with Enrique Bertran - aka NewbieDM! It’s the Dragon of Icespire Peak in podcast form!
Apr 19, 2020
Dragon of Icespire Peak 4
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues a one-on-one D&D game with Enrique Bertran - aka NewbieDM! It’s the Dragon of Icespire Peak in podcast form!
Apr 12, 2020
Dragon of Icespire Peak 3
5046
Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues a one-on-one D&D game with Enrique Bertran - aka NewbieDM! It’s the Dragon of Icespire Peak in podcast form!
Apr 05, 2020
Dragon of Icespire Peak 2
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues a one-on-one D&D game with Enrique Bertran - aka NewbieDM! It’s the Dragon of Icespire Peak in podcast form!
Mar 29, 2020
Dragon of Icespire Peak 1
6088
Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - runs a one-on-one D&D game with Enrique Bertran - aka NewbieDM! It’s the Dragon of Icespire Peak in podcast form!
Mar 24, 2020
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 27
2493
Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses prepping sessions for the nautical Dungeons & Dragons adventure Ghosts of Saltmarsh.

This episode was originally streamed on September 2, 2019.
Mar 18, 2020
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 26
2795
Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses prepping sessions for the nautical Dungeons & Dragons adventure Ghosts of Saltmarsh.

This episode was originally streamed on August 25, 2019.
Mar 10, 2020
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 29
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - chats with Professional GM and writer The GM Tim to discuss professional game masterin
Mar 10, 2020
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 25
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses prepping sessions for the nautical Dungeons & Dragons adventure Ghosts of Saltmarsh.

This episode was originally streamed on August 18, 2019.
Feb 23, 2020
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 24
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses prepping sessions for the nautical Dungeons & Dragons adventure Ghosts of Saltmarsh.

This episode was originally streamed on August 11, 2019.
Feb 17, 2020
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 28
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - catches up with Dragon Con organizer and Adventurer's League Veteran Paige Leitman to discuss - again! - what lessons in-person RPS sessions can learn from streaming shows, and vice versa. This episode was recorded at Winter Fantasy 2020, so please excuse the background noise of excited gamers!
Feb 17, 2020
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 22
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses prepping sessions for his newest adventure book, Ruins of the Grendleroot.

This episode was originally streamed on July 14, 2019.
Feb 03, 2020
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 23
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses prepping sessions for the nautical Dungeons & Dragons adventure Ghosts of Saltmarsh.

This episode was originally streamed on August 4, 2019.
Feb 03, 2020
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 20
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses prepping sessions for his newest adventure book, Ruins of the Grendleroot.

This episode was originally streamed on June 30, 2019.
Jan 28, 2020
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 21
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses prepping sessions for his newest adventure book, Ruins of the Grendleroot.

This episode was originally streamed on July 7, 2019.
Jan 28, 2020
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 27
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - chats with D&Duet blogger and D&D designer Beth Ball to discuss one of the recent popular ways to play Dungeons & Dragons - one-on-one!
Jan 03, 2020
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 19
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on June 30, 2019.
Dec 24, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 18
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on June 23, 2019.
Dec 18, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 17
2627
Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on June 16, 2019.
Dec 18, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 15
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on June 2, 2019.
Dec 10, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 16
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on June 9, 2019.
Dec 10, 2019
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 26
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - sits down with Keith Ammann to discuss how monsters could behave based on their stat blocks and lore!
Dec 01, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 14
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on May 26, 2019.
Dec 01, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 12
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on May 12, 2019.
Nov 24, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 13
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on May 19, 2019.
Nov 24, 2019
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 25
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - sits down with Dr. Megan Connell to discuss how to move on from a bad game or session of an RPG.
Nov 19, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 11
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on April 28, 2019.
Nov 19, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 9
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on April 7, 2019.
Nov 03, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 10
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!

This episode was originally streamed on April 14, 2019.
Nov 03, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 8
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!
Sep 15, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 7
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so! In this episode, he also discusses his Shadow of the Demon Lord campaign prep! This episode was originally streamed on March 24, 2019.
Sep 12, 2019
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 24
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - sits down with D&D Designer and writer Teos Abadia to discuss level appropriate adventures, from starting levels to end-game!
Sep 11, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 6
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so! This episode was originally streamed on March 17, 2019.
Aug 19, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 5
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!
Aug 12, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 4
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - continues preparing for his weekly campaign of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist - and invites you to listen in as he does so!
Aug 05, 2019
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 23
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by David Christ, creator and owner of Baldman Games, to discuss how to run an organized play company and the process and thought that goes into the logistics of organizing so many dungeon masters.
Jul 27, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 3
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is back, and continuing his prep for Waterdeep: Dragonheist! Listen to him go through the 8 steps of Lazy DM Prepping and talk about characters and secrets!
Jul 14, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 2
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is back, and continuing his prep for Waterdeep: Dragonheist, along with discussing some of his favorite moments from Winter Fantasy 2019 and the next "upcoming" D&D hardcover book.
Jul 07, 2019
Lazy DM Prep - Episode 1
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Here is something new and unique for the DM's Deep Dive! Listen to Mike Shea - Sly Flourish - as he does his weekly prep for running Waterdeep: Dragonheist. In this episode, Mike goes over session zero and what to plan/prep before the adventure actually begins. If you enjoy this episode, let us know on twitter at @slyflourish or @dontsplitthepod
Jun 30, 2019
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 22
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - chats with writer and game designer Wolfgang Baur of Kobold Press to discuss Worldbuilding.
Apr 19, 2019
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 21
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - chats with writer and game designer James Haeck to discuss running Dungeons & Dragons set in cities.
Jan 27, 2019
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 20
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - chats with Dungeon World creator and DM extraordinaire Adam Koebel about narrative storytelling and its influence on 5th Edition D&D.
Dec 13, 2018
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 19
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - meets with Lysa Chen to discuss the Adventurers League, the official organized play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons!
Oct 17, 2018
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 18
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by Dungeons & Dragons Lead Rules Designer Jeremy Crawford to discuss monster design for D&D 5E, along with answering your questions!
Jul 31, 2018
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 17
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by Dragon Con organizer and Adventurer's League Veteran Paige Leitman to discuss what lessons in-person RPS sessions can learn from streaming shows, and vice versa.
Jun 05, 2018
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 16
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by the "D&D Bad Boy" Grant Ellis to discuss RPG streaming and the state of the industry today.
Apr 30, 2018
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 15
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by Sharon Dudley to discuss accessibility in Dungeons & Dragons games.
Apr 08, 2018
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 14
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by fellow DSPN Podcast host Enrique Bertran - aka Newbie DM - to discuss everything miniatures!
Feb 27, 2018
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 13
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - talks to Emily Dresner about financial economics in Dungeons & Dragons.
Feb 03, 2018
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 12
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by Teos Abadia, an experienced DM and adventure writer, to discuss Encounter Building in D&D 5E.
Dec 29, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 11
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined Wizards of the Coast writer and Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition lead designer Mike Mearls! They discuss 5E and how things have been going since the game's launch in 2014.
Nov 24, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 10
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined Dwarven Forge Guru and artist Stefan Pokorny to discuss how to best use 3D Terrain in your Dungeons & Dragons game
Oct 30, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 9
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by game designer and Ennie winning Podcaster Robin D. Laws to discuss Story Beats in RPGs.
Sep 30, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 8
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by James Introcaso to talk about Virtual Table Tops and how they're affecting RPGs in the modern age.
Aug 30, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 7
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by Matthew Mercer, noted voice actor and Dungeon Master for the Dungeons & Dragons series Critical Role and Force Grey: Giant Hunters!
Jul 26, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 6
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by Tom Lommel, the Dungeon Bastard, to discuss improvisation in Dungeons & Dragons, both as a DM and as a player.
Jun 28, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 5
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses Dungeons & Dragons and Full-Time DM'ing on Twitch with Will from EncounterRP!
May 30, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 4
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Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses the storied history of Dungeons and Dragons and its several editions with D&D scholar David Hartlage (DM David).
Apr 28, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 3
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Mike Shea - aka SlyFlourish - is joined by adventure writer and long-time Dungeon Master Shawn Merwin, to discuss how to run the most effective 1 hour adventure.
Mar 31, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 2
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Mike Shea - aka Slyflourish - discusses organized and convention play, and how it differs from home games. Joining him Teos Abadia, an experienced DM with thousands of hours running organized play games. Watch more episodes live at https://www.twitch.tv/dontsplitthepodcast
Mar 03, 2017
DM's Deep Dive - Episode 1
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Welcome to the DM's Deep Dive with Mike Shea, a monthly podcast where veteran Dungeon Master Mike Shea - known as Slyflourish to many - sits down with a friend and fellow DM to have an in-depth discussion on a specific topic. This month he is joined by Enrique Bertran, aka NewbieDM, to discuss tips and advice for new DMs in this digital era. For more info on this show, visit www,dontsplitthepodcastnetwork.com
Jan 17, 2017