Episode 30 – A Sly Flourish

By Tim Lanning on

About Tim Lanning

Tim founded GeeklyInc with Michael DiMauro way back in 2013 when they realized they had two podcasts and needed a place to stick them. Since then, Geekly has grown and taken off in ways Tim could have never imagined.


Screen Shot 2013-05-25 at 4.13.41 PM Hello brave adventurers and welcome to a very special episode of Drunks and Dragons. We say that most of our episodes are special but this time we mean it. The gang finally gets some clues to the location of the Lost Isle but must acquire a magical compass hidden in a dangerous cave. Will everyone make it out of the cave in one piece? Found out now in this week’s of Drunks and Dragons.

The adventure continues with Tum Darkblade (Tim Lanning), Thom the Dragonborn (Mike Bachmann), Junpei Iori (Steven Strom), Aludra (Jennifer Cheek) and your Dungeon Master (Michael DiMauro).

Drunks and Dragons is a weekly podcast using the Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition ruleset. Please let us know what you think!

Subscribe on iTunes


  1. Do not go gentle into that good night…

    This episode hurt. I realize it’s been a while and the players have long moved past the events that transpired here, I am just finding and marathoning this podcast and it’s hard to take.

    This was certainly written well. While I’m not sure I can forgive the donor for making the choice they did, I do think it was quite well written.

  2. Wow. I know I’m a couple of years behind the times here, but listening to the podcast last night I definitely shared Aludra and Thom’s numbness/hopelessness when they finally realized that Tum had gone off to the land of Darkblades in the sky.

    Even though everyone has long since said their goodbyes to him, I’ll add mine now. Goodbye Tum Thumble and may all your strikes be dazing and all your flourishes sly.

  3. So I’ve been listening to you guys every day at work and on my commutes into and out of work. You guys are fantastic players,personalities, and storytellers. I’m climbing my way to catching up and I just wanted to say thank you!

    Tum Darkblade… RIP man. Great fucking show, Tim Lanning.

  4. Pouring out a 40 of potion for my man Tum. The Darkest Bladiest Rogue. You are too good for this world. You sly flourished into my heart and I feel a part of me also drowned this episode. I am now legally changing my name to Darkblade to honor you.

  5. Aww no I loved Tum, he was a sweetie :'(

    Now poor Aludra is the only sane one left

    I hope Aludra puts a boot up Tom’s scaly arse if he tries any shenanigans with Tum’s body.

    I mean, he’d probably like it but at least it would distract him.

    I know this shit has maybe already happened by now, but hope you guys continue the arc and bring down Emperor Thumble in his honour (and the body count, and the money, but mostly for Tum)

  6. Just started listening to these podcast and I have a lot to go. I feel like I have to comment on this episode and say RIP (hopefully not rest in pieces if Tom has his way…) Tum. Great dynamic and great podcast.

  7. Nooooooo not Tum! I just made myself a Keep Calm and Sly Flourish Poster! Discovered this podcast 2 weeks ago and have binge listened these 30 episodes. Tums death brought several tears to my eye. I hope Tims new character isnt too long in appearing, and that he interacts well with Thom (very sexy voice – I bet he has a wicked smile) and the lovely and poised Aludra. The new era should be exciting.

  8. That was good work. I cared more than I thought I would about the character death, because the player handled the character well and made him memorable.

  9. So sad… I don’t feel like Tum got enough justice with the RP. If it was going to be nothing they could do, they should have at least stretched out the death scene. I mean it’s quite intense if you think about it: Tum can’t get air bc his mouth keeps over flowing with water. I could imagine him just with eyes wide open being held by Thom or Aludra and just gripping their arm with hopelessness. And then Thom trying to play the tough guy keeps calling Tum stupid and dumb as a way to channel his hurt emotions. And would have been nice to see one of them effortlessly hacking away at the ice when Tum when under, or even the dragon born dropping his weapon and just clawing away at the ice. Idk. Something more touching or in tune with losing one of the OGs of the crew. RIP Tum

  10. Since my brother recently reccomneded your podcast, I’ve been glued to it! Such an awesome group and an amazing podcast so far! I was completely shocked and saddened when Tum died!

    The humour is outstanding and the story sensational. Keep up the good work all! Hope to see Tim back in the fray soon!


  11. I’m just now listening to this podcast on a podcast app. I’m on episode 66, but I had to go back to this episode to listen to the most heartbreaking thing I’ve listened to so far. And because of the song you chose to put at the end

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *