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by Mike Shea on 1 May 2011

This site has a single focus: to build the better Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Master. These articles are written by Mike Shea, a RPG gamer and writer hailing from Northern Virginia. Along with these articles you can find Sly Flourish's daily DM tweets on Twitter.

This page lists out the most useful articles on the site. It has been last updated on 15 January 2019. Check the archive for a list of all articles.


D&D Tools

Articles for New D&D Dungeon Masters

A series of six articles I wrote for D&D Beyond, reposted with permission here, designed to help new DMs get into the game.

D&D 5th Edition Articles

General RPG Advice

The DM's Deep Dive

A series of interviews I conducted with D&D luminaries on various topics. See this playlist for all episodes on Youtube.

Articles on Hoard of the Dragon Queen

Articles on Out of the Abyss

Articles on Curse of Strahd

Articles on Storm King's Thunder

Articles on Tomb of Annihilation

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