The Best of Sly Flourish 2017

by Mike Shea on 8 January 2018

Whatever else was going on in the rest of the world, 2017 was a wonderful year for our wonderful hobby. We here at Sly Flourish continued to try our best to help DMs run the best D&D games they could.

In today's article we're going to take a look back over 2017 here at Sly Flourish; looking at what articles received the most visits, which ones I am most proud of, and which tips seemed to resonate with the most DMs.

Fantastic Adventures

This year I published Sly Flourish's Fantastic Adventures, a book of ten short 5e adventures for characters of levels 1 to 5. These short adventures go hand-in-hand with the 2016 release of Sly Flourish's Fantastic Locations.

Following in the philosophy of the Lazy Dungeon Master these two books aim to do the heavy lifting for your D&D games with the full intent that you're going to customize them to fit your own game.

(art by Jack Kaiser)

Top 10 Most Visited Articles in 2017

Below are the ten articles most visited by those who came to Sly Flourish over the year. I offered my own commentary on these articles given their popularity and what has happened since their release.

Mike's Five Favorite Articles

So those were the articles most visited on the site but I have my own list of favorite articles I wrote over 2017. Of the 54 articles and 50,000 words I wrote on Sly Flourish over 2017, These are the articles I am most proud of.

Top Twenty D&D Tip Tweets of 2017

Over the year I tweeted 370 "#dnd tips" (yeah, I don't know where those extra five came from either). Below are the top twenty most retweeted #dnd tips I posted along with the number of times they were retweeted.

On to 2018!

During 2018 we'll continue to look at how we run our D&D games, how they're changing, and how we can make the most with what we're given. Let's pack our bags, grab our swords, and head off into the great unknown.

If you enjoyed this article, you might enjoy the Lazy Dungeon Master and Sly Flourish's Fantastic Locations. You can also support this site by using these links to purchase the D&D Starter Set, Players Handbook, Monster Manual, or Dungeon Master's Guide.

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