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Lazy GM's Resource Document

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This package contains the Creative Commons released Lazy GM's Resource Document by Michael E. Shea at These files were put together by David Prothero and are available on Github.

This document includes resources and guidelines for preparing and running 5e and other fantasy roleplaying games taken from several books written by Michael E. Shea of Much of this material is useful for any fantasy RPG but some is specific to the 5th edition of the world's most popular roleplaying game.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Please attribute Michael E. Shea of in any works derived from this document.

This work includes material taken from the System Reference Document 5.1 ("SRD 5.1") by Wizards of the Coast LLC and available at The SRD 5.1 is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License available at

The publication and release of this document is made possible by patrons of Sly Flourish. Thank you for your support!

This package includes HTML, PDF, ePub, Markdown, and JSON versions of the document.


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June 11th, 2023
This is such a great resource. In full disclosure, I am the David Prothero mentioned in the product description, but I created the Github site because I love this resource. I have been using the Lazy GM Eight Steps for a number of years now, [...]
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