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.
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 21||Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - chats with writer and game designer James Haeck to discuss running Dungeons & Dragons set in cities.||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 20||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.||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDMs Deep Dive - Episode 19||Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - meets with Lysa Chen to discuss the Adventurers League, the official organized play campaign for Dungeons & Dragons!||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 18||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!||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 17||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.||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 16||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.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 15||Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by Sharon Dudley to discuss accessibility in Dungeons & Dragons games.||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 14||Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by fellow DSPN Podcast host Enrique Bertran - aka Newbie DM - to discuss everything miniatures!||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 13||Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - talks to Emily Dresner about financial economics in Dungeons & Dragons.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 12||Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by Teos Abadia, an experienced DM and adventure writer, to discuss Encounter Building in D&D 5E.||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 11||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.||11/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 10||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||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 9||Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - is joined by game designer and Ennie winning Podcaster Robin D. Laws to discuss Story Beats in RPGs.||9/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 8||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.||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 7||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!||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 6||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.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 5||Mike Shea - aka Sly Flourish - discusses Dungeons & Dragons and Full-Time DM'ing on Twitch with Will from EncounterRP!||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDM's Deep Dive - Episode 4||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).||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDM's Deep Dive - Episode 3||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.||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 2||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...||3/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDM's Deep Dive - Episode 1||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...||1/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Huge Inspiration & Great DMing Advice
The DM’s Deep Dive is a great interview show and the perfect place to pick up a variety of helpful DMing tips as well as unique perspectives and ideas on topics ranging from theater of the mind combat to fantasy economies to creating dastardly villains. Mike’s guests are always great and well-informed and his “Lazy DM” advice & products have saved my bacon on many a last-minute prep session!
Want to up your game? Listen to this!
Mike Shea has so much great advice for making your Dungeons and Dragons games better with his D&D Beyond articles, his blog Sly Flourish and this podcast. This program is especially great because he's able to get other great DMs and game developers like like Matt Mercer to discuss specific areas to improve on. Can't wait for when a new one comes up and love listening to all the episodes over again for more tips.
High return on time investment
Minute by minute, this is the best return you’ll get for your valuable time. Mike’s a real pro with a good voice, a great interview style and a proven track record of delivering value to his audience. This is my favorite gaming podcast by far.