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The Lazy DM’s Workbook contains a wide range of tools, maps, and reference sheets to help you run your fifth edition fantasy roleplaying game—and is designed to be useful right at the table. This book contains numerous fifth edition rules references, guides, and random generators to help fire up your imagination as you prepare and run your games.

The workbook also contains ten lazy lairs: full-color maps and quick descriptions of locations common to most fantasy roleplaying games. When the characters take a game session in a direction you didn’t expect, you can use any of these lairs with minimal prep time, running it straight out of the book. This purchase gives you both the workbook in PDF and a zip file of all of the maps formatted for use in virtual tabletops.

The Lazy DM’s Workbook is an indispensable reference, designed to be kept at your side as tales of high adventure unfold at your gaming table.

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Derek S May 15, 2022 10:36 pm UTC
Is it just me, or are the Session Worksheet, Character / NPC Tracker and Campaign Planner templates gone from the end of the PDF?
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Joshua B January 23, 2022 12:23 am UTC
Is the soft cover here a POD glue bound book, or the wire-bound version like the kickstarter?
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James L August 15, 2021 8:55 pm UTC
Just for the record, I THOROUGHLY disagree with the 'prepare less, get more' mentality of some of these new books we're seeing. I much prefer the 'work smarter, not harder' mentality.

That said, a TIME SAVING resource like this COULD be a great boon. I actually collect these resources to try to squeeze every ounce of helpful I can from them.

So, here's the rub.. most of these resources are system generic. From your description, I don't think you COULD make a system generic version of this. Yours reads like it's thoroughly entrenched in D&D 5e. Do you have one for d20 / D&D 3.5 / PF 1st Ed.? Because.. I'd buy that in a heartbeat. :D
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Adam W July 01, 2021 6:04 pm UTC
Great Scott, what a resource. Been umming and ahhing over this one for some time (for $5, right? Silly boy), and boy am I glad I bought it. Going to be incredibly useful for me moving forward.
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Jerry B April 02, 2021 12:43 am UTC
Looks awesome... now all you need is to get Rob Twohy help and make it VTT mod for FantasyGrounds.
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Karen D September 16, 2020 5:05 pm UTC
Hi! I was looking at your Random Dungeon Monster Tables for your Lazy DMs Workbook on your website (preview here's not working for me) and I am having difficulty understanding it.

If I understand this right, Dungeon Level 1 pulls from Monster Tables 1-3, and it lists 1-16 under Table 1 for Dungeon Level 1 but then wouldn’t monsters from 17-20 on Table 1 never have the chance to be used? And following that thought, then number 20 from Monster Table 2 would never be used as the die roll 20 is whatever number 20 is from Table 3. Is that how the Random Dungeon Monster Table is intended to be used? (Referring to Dungeon Level 1 = Monster Table 1: 1-16, Monster Table 2: 17-19, Monster Table 3: 20)
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Craig D October 12, 2021 1:34 am UTC
Dungeon Level 1 pulls from Monster Table 1-3, roll a d20 then pick the table based on the result. This is just to pick the table, not which monster on the table to pick.

So I roll a 15, then I pick Table 1. I roll again and get a 4 so I pick a giant crab
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Mike S January 05, 2019 2:55 pm UTC
Gah! Sorry, trying to get a preview working. The flash preview is apparently working.
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Jayme A June 29, 2019 11:42 pm UTC
So, for anyone looking for a preview, you can visit the author's product page here:

There are screenshots of five book pages: reference guides, random tables, and a map of a cave system, one of the Ten Lazy Lairs.

There's also a free PDF worksheet you can use when prepping your campaign.
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Scott H November 20, 2018 5:17 pm UTC
no preview?
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Todor P December 07, 2018 9:49 am UTC
No preview, no buy. Really simple! :D
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Alexandar K December 11, 2018 10:51 pm UTC
Yes, dead simple...
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Michael S December 21, 2018 8:30 pm UTC
There are some page previews and info here:
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This title was added to our catalog on October 30, 2018.