Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Episode No One Can Know About

Welcome back, everyone! We're join for a wonderful episode this week by two very special guests- Jeff and Ryan from the No One Can Know About This podcast! Their show is a great one you should definitely check out. Together, we discuss several great topics (and have a bunch of goofs along the way): Keeping magic feeling magical, roleplaying vs. rollplaying, and what to do with a player fixates on something unimportant. So come along for the ride!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Yas Queen! Congratulations, Yas Queen! You should get your copy within the next few days. Whenever you have a chance to read it over, be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review! They're a great company and would love to use your feedback to improve their products.

Would you like to enter the drawing? It's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy! We've been running low on applicants for quite some time, so your chances of winning are very good! Like, VERY good! Seriously!

And remember, Goblin Stone is just one of the great content creators in the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab- as well as the new Actual Play podcast on the Critnation Fellowship, Brute Force and Ignorance!

One last thing- be sure to get yourself a copy of Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks book! It's a great product, and I helped write it!

Thanks for listening, and go have yourself a fantasy of your own!

Episode 106: Unlocking Your Own Magical Experience

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Question answered this episode:

1. What is a way players can have magic and still feel that it is mysterious and dangerous to use?

2. Where do you stand on "role" playing vs "roll playing", and what is the balance you think is best?

3. What do you do when the party latches onto a small, unimportant detail and spends the rest of the session assuming it was meant to be important?

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Noteworthy Links:

No One Can Know About This

Call of Cthulhu

Surge, the Fully Loaded Citrus Soda With Carbos

Harmontown

Weasley's Wizard Wheezes

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Episode 105: Because Everyone Wants A World Of Their Own

Hello, everyone! Welcome to this week's Inter-Party Conflict. We get some good discussion covering two main topics in this episode: Steering your players into playing specific types of characters (while still hoping that they'll feel free to play what they want), as well as how to know (and what to do) when you have too many NPCs in your game. As always, we'd love your input and your feedback, so if any of you have your own thoughts to share, please do!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Connor S! Congratulations, Connor! You should get your copy within the next few days. Whenever you have a chance to read it over, be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review! They're a great company and would love to use your feedback to improve their products.

Would you like to enter the drawing? It's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy! We've been running low on applicants for quite some time, so your chances of winning are very good! Like, VERY good! Seriously!

And remember, Goblin Stone is just one of the great content creators in the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab- as well as the new Actual Play podcast on the Critnation Fellowship, Brute Force and Ignorance!

One last thing- be sure to get yourself a copy of Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks book! It's a great product, and I helped write it!

Have a great week, and may Thor's mighty hammer pass over you!

Episode 105: Our Story, Not My Story

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Question answered this episode:

1. How can I steer my PCs into making characters based on historical or mythological characters while still giving them free will to make the character they want?

2. How many NPCs is too many?

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Noteworthy Links:

Mountain Witch Kickstarter

Plants vs. Weeds

Noah Wizard on Fiverr

Nilbog is Goblin Spelled Backwards

Inter-Party Conflict episode 87, the episode with Paulo Quiros as guest

John Wick on the Film Reroll

Suikoden

Quidditch World Cup

Kongu Straggler's Last Stand

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Episode 104: Because 1 + 0 + 4 = 5

Welcome, welcome, welcome! We've got a great episode for you this week. We delve into one of my favorite tricks for running an interesting tabletop game- the Five-Room Dungeon! We discuss what it is, how to use it, and much, much more. I have a lot to say about this topic, so I'll leave the rest for the actual episode!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is TB! Congratulations, TB! You should get your copy within the next few days. If you like it (or if you don't) be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review! They're a great company and would love to use your feedback to improve their products.

Would you like to enter the drawing? It's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy! We've been running low on applicants for quite some time, so your chances of winning are very good!

And remember, Goblin Stone is just one of the great content creators in the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab- as well as the new Actual Play podcast on the Critnation Fellowship, Brute Force and Ignorance!

One last thing- be sure to get yourself a copy of Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks book! It's a great product, and I helped write it!

Have a great week, and watch out for that red herring!

Episode 104: Your Own Five-Room Dungeon

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Question answered this episode:

1. What is the "five room dungeon" and how do you use it?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Five-Room Dungeon

Pokemon Red & Blue in Gold & Silver

Shoulda Made That Left Turnat Albuquerque

D20 Waffle Maker

Plumbob

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Episode 103- the 3D Episode

Hello, Inter-Party Conflicters! (Is that a thing yet? I can't remember how many times I've used it.) We've got another opinion-packed episode for you this week- we talk about whether or not you should leave feedback when quitting a gaming group (inspired by an argument I got into on Facebook- those always end so well), as well as some tips on how a DM can make the players feel overwhelmed by a large number of foes without just, you know, overwhelming them with a large number of foes!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is MC! Congratulations, MC! You should get your copy within the next few days. If you like it (or if you don't) be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review! They're a great company and would love to use your feedback to improve their products.

Would you like to enter the drawing? It's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy! We've been running low on applicants for some time, so your chances are very good!

And remember, Goblin Stone is just one of the great content creators in the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab- as well as the new Actual Play podcast on the Critnation Fellowship, Brute Force and Ignorance!

One last thing- be sure to get yourself a copy of Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks book! It's a great product, and I helped write it!

Have a great week, and look out- the orcs are about to break down the door!

Episode 103: Enemies on Every Side

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Question answered this episode:

1. Should you leave feedback when leaving a gaming group?

2. How can I make my PCs feel the danger of being overwhelmed by an onslaught of foes without feeling like an accountant for managing so many enemies at the same time?

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Noteworthy Links:

Nowhere Man, a 90s thriller/suspense TV show starring Bruce Greenwood

Mighty Max, a children's cartoon based on the similarly-named toy line

LASIK, a surgical procedure where a person's corneas are reshaped with lasers

Brute Force and Ignorance, a new addition to the Critnation Fellowship



Songs mentioned in our Social Media Discussion Question:

Shards of Eberron, a CD soundtrack that came with the Sharn: City of Towers sourcebook

Dawn of Victory by Rhapsody

Hell March from the video game Red Alert

Dominion Port from the Celestial Aeon Project

The Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack

Captain Jack Sparrow ft. Michael Bolton

Generation I Pokemon Soundtrack

The Shire Theme for ten hours

The Green Dragon Inn song from Lord of the Rings (Jeff mentioned this in a bit that got cut out of the episode)

Falconer

Gloryhammer

Elven King

Powerwolf

Legends Never Die ft. Against the Current

Two Steps From Hell by To Glory

For Blood, For Glory, For Honor by Jeremy Soule

Schandmaul

In Extremo

Faun

How Friends Roll, a D&D podcast

Master and Commander Soundtrack

The D&D Beyond Theme Song

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Episode Won-Oh-Too

Hello out there, internet!

We've got another fun episode for you this week. We start off with some card tricks, then we talk about introducing superheroes to a fantasy setting (with a couple different approaches on that one), we give tips on finding a new gaming group in a new area, and then we close it on out by talking about beholders and music. What's not to love?

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Mathew W! Congratulations, Mathew! You should get your copy within the next few days. If you like it (or if you don't) be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review! They're a great company and would love your feedback.

Would you like to enter the drawing? It's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy! We've been running low on applicants for some time, so your chances are very good!

And remember, Goblin Stone is just one of the great content creators in the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

One last thing- be sure to get yourself a copy of Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks book! It's a great product, and I helped write it!

Have a great week, and we'll see you next time!

Episode 102: Existing Heroes In New Lands

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Question answered this episode:

1. How would you deal with superheroes in a fantasy setting?

2. What is the easiest way to reach out in a big city to find a group for a new campaign?

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Noteworthy Links:

Willow, a great movie made by George Lucas when he wasn't able to secure the rights to Lord of the Rings

52 Pickup, a super-fun card game to play with your friends and family

Is Superman Weak to Magic?

The Wizard of Oz as portrayed by the Film Reroll crew

Sliders, a TV show from the mid-90s about a science student who eats small burgers travels through parallel universes

Spider-Man (2002)

Thanos vs. Darkseid

The Quick and the Fed and Wizards, Warriors, and a Word From Our Sponsor - Two episodes of the 90s CGI cartoon Reboot

Roll20, an online platform for playing tabletop games

Pen & Paper Games, a website that I've used in the past to locate gamers in my area

Beerholder, the beer-drinking Beholder

Shards of Eberron, a CD soundtrack that came with the Sharn: City of Towers sourcebook

Dawn of Victory by Rhapsody

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Inter-Party Conflict 101 (the episode, not the class)

Hello, everyone! We're starting off our third year of podcasting with an episode centered around new beginnings (or something). We talk about getting ready for a session, how to stop endless deliberating by jump-starting the action, and how to introduce players to a new game world. It's a fun episode with some great insights and great goofs, so come along for ride!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Brandon B! Congratulations, Brandon! You should get your copy within the next 48 hours. If you like it (or if you don't) be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review, so they can continue to make great products!

Would you like to enter the drawing? It's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy!

And remember, Goblin Stone is just one of the great content creators in the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

One last thing- be sure to get yourself a copy of Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks book! It's a great product, and I helped write it!

Have a great day, everyone!

Episode 101: Stop Worrying and Just Do It

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do you mentally prep for an upcoming session?

2. The other party members are arguing over whether to open a door. The DM looks ready to kill someone if they don't just make a decision and do it. I could just go ahead and open it myself, but if I do, I'll probably get attacked by whatever's on the other side. What should I do?

3. How do you introduce information about a fresh world to PCs or even players for the first time?

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Noteworthy Links:

Legendary, the Marvel deck-building card game

Mutants & Masterminds

Tales from the Static, a podcast about the (fictional?) horror anthology show from the 80s, "Static Screams"

Are You Afraid of the Dark?, a horror anthology children's show that originally aired on Nickelodeon

You're My Boy, Blue

The online name generator I used

Genre Savviness (obligatory TVTropes warning)

Magnus Rushes In

Gabe and Jeff fight a Beholder on Friend Quest

Thursday, January 3, 2019

EPISODE ONE HUNDRED

Happy New Year, listeners! And- possibly more importantly- WE GOT TO A HUNDRED EPISODES! This has been an amazing ride so far, and we never would have made it without you, the listener. So if you're here reading this, THANK YOU!

And because we know how much you love when we deep dive into cerebral, thought-provoking questions about the nature of tabletop gaming and its history and future, this week we're bringing you a special treat- a bunch of questions we've gone (in some cases) two years without having a good answer for! Yes, in a way, we're treating this episode like a garbage can proving ground for some bad answers experimental discussion that we wouldn't have covered on any other episode. But don't worry, this episode was a blast to record and there's definitely a ton of fun to be had!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Apathywizards! Congratulations, Apathywizards! You should get your copy within the next 48 hours. If you like it (or if you don't) be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review!

Would you like to enter the drawing? It's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy!

And remember, Goblin Stone is just one of the great content creators in the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

One last thing- be sure to get yourself a copy of Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks book! It's a great product, and I helped write it!

Happy New Year! Here's to a hundred more episodes!

Episode 100: One Hundred

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Question answered this episode:

1. Have you tried D&D style emulation with different systems? (ie. Dungeon World, GURPS Dungeon Fantasy.)

2. If you were looking to emulate a darker low fantasy game what system would you use?

3. Have you ever experimented with genre mashups? Supers/Fantasy, SciFi/Teen Drama, etc?

4. One of my players is a 5e Swashbuckler, and I want to let her dual-wield guns so I'm considering fudging the rules a bit- but I'm afraid it might be too powerful and overshadow the rest of her abilities. What should I do?

5. How can you improve your GM skills to the point where you can change even simple, cliched concepts into engaging plot hooks?

6. Can a way of the four elements monk stun and or knock prone a construct or an elemental (specifically a lightning based elemental)?

7. What RPG would you use for a game based on Halo?

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Noteworthy Links:

Alton Brown

The World's End

Dolomar's Force Wave

I've Got Two Guns

Halo

Smash Brothers

Strike Team Alpha - I think this is the game Jeff mentioned in the episode, but I'm not sure

Cauldron, the city where the Shackled City Adventure Path begins

Faxanadu, an NES side-scrolling Action-RPG

Elan Sleazebaggano, an idiotically-named character from Star Wars

We Hate Movies, the podcast that was criticizing the name of the killer in Friday the 13th Part V