The Lazy DM's Companion

Created by Mike Shea

A book of 5e RPG guidelines and inspirational generators to help D&D DMs prepare and run awesome tabletop fantasy roleplaying games.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Print Copies Proofed and Getting Prepared for Print!
about 1 month ago – Mon, Apr 11, 2022 at 11:33:06 PM

Good news for the Lazy DM's Companion Kickstarter! Print proofs for all three books have been proofread, prepared, and paid for at our two printers, one in North America and one in Europe. 

We're not yet locking in addresses for physical delivery so you don't have to worry about that yet. We'll give fair warning when we need you to verify your physical address.

We're still on track for physical delivery in the third quarter of 2022. 

In the near future we'll be updating all three Lazy DM book PDFs to match the corrections we had for the print version. You'll get an alert through BackerKit with these updated files and we'll update them on DriveThruRPG as well.

A few of you still haven't yet retrieved your rewards for this Kickstarter. If you haven't received your rewards go get your stuff here:

If you're having trouble logging in, send me a message through Kickstarter with the email address you want your BackerKit survey sent to and we'll get it squared away. I can't get you rewards if you can't get into BackerKit.

Thank you all again for your outstanding support!

Lazy DM Print PDFs Being Prepared – Send Your Corrections!
3 months ago – Wed, Feb 16, 2022 at 02:38:57 AM

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Review the Lazy DM's Companion on DriveThruRPG!
4 months ago – Thu, Feb 03, 2022 at 01:50:49 AM

Hi friends! 

I hope you're enjoying your PDF copy of the Lazy DM's Companion!

The PDF of the book just went up for sale on DriveThruRPG here:

If you're enjoying the book you'd be doing me a huge favor if you'd give the book a five-star rating and a review. Doing so helps other DMs find this book. You can only do so if you've added the book to your DriveThruRPG library using the link in your BackerKit downloads page.

If for some reason you haven't yet gotten your copy, you can always get all of your rewards for this Kickstarter by going to your BackerKit downloads page here:

Thank you so much and happy adventuring!

Lazy DM's Companion PDF and Map Pack Delivered!
4 months ago – Wed, Jan 19, 2022 at 10:21:47 PM

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Lazy DM's Companion January 2022 Update!
5 months ago – Wed, Jan 05, 2022 at 10:37:29 PM

Happy New Years from Sly Flourish!

Things are going very well with the Lazy DM's Companion. We have one map left before we have everything we need to put together the final PDF. We expect to release the final Lazy DM's Companion PDF at the end of January!

95% of backers have completed their BackerKit survey! If you haven't done so, please fill out your BackerKit survey! You can recover your survey by going to:

If you need to update your email address, please send me a message through Kickstarter with the email address to which you want to receive your BackerKit survey and rewards and I'll update your email address and resend the survey. It's important that you can receive emails from BackerKit so we can let you know when the final PDF is ready and send you other info on the Kickstarter.

We'll be charging cards this week in BackerKit to collect the funds for shipping, handling, and BackerKit add-ons. Even though the actually printing and shipping is happening in the middle of the year, its important that we lock down the funds to pay for shipping when it comes due.

We're still planning to print and ship the physical books from this campaign in the middle of the year. Expect more on this as things progress.

Thank you very much for your support!

And now some new art and maps coming soon to the Lazy DM's Companion PDF!

From Dungeon Baker

From Saga Mackenzie

From Chloe Bollard

And from Matt Morrow