by Mike Shea on 8 June 2020
Boss battles are hard. That's the first four words in Fantastic Lairs: Boss battles and Villainous Encounters for 5e. While we can build solid tools to improvise a lot of our D&D games as the stories of those games evolve at the table, building good boss battles takes time and effort. Fantastic Lairs is designed to help with that heavy lift.
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Scott Fitzgerald Gray, James Introcaso, and I partnered up to make this book. Scott Gray and I have worked together now for years. Scott has been editing official D&D works since the 3rd edition of D&D with hundreds of credits including editing the three core books for D&D 5e and writing credits on Acquisitions Incorporated. Scott edited all of my recent books including Fantastic Locations, Fantastic Adventures, Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master, The Lazy DM's Workbook, and Fantastic Adventures: Ruins of the Grendleroot.
James Introcaso has been a freelance writer for many RPG companies and has writing credits on nearly all of the recent hardcover books from Wizards of the Coast including Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, Dungeon of the Mad Mage, Ghosts of Saltmarsh, Descent into Avernus, Eberron: Rising from the Last War, and Explorer's Guide to Wildemount. Needless to say I couldn't be happier with the company on this project and already we've greatly enjoyed working together on this book and the book will be that much better for the partnership.
Fantastic Lairs will have between ten and twenty lairs, each with a well-tuned boss monster, designed so you can drop them right into your own campaign. If we meet all of our stretch goals you'll have lairs for all tiers of play from the 1st level shadow-touched cockatrice to the 20th level demon-touched ancient gold dragon. Every lair will have beautiful artwork and a full-color map ready to drop into your VTT of choice.
If you like the work I do here on Sly Flourish and have enjoyed my previous books, you won't want to miss backing Fantastic Lairs and helping to make it the best book we can make.