Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Episode 94: The Reckoning

Hello, everyone! We've got another great episode for you this week. We talk about some encounters that almost killed the whole party (as well as parties that almost killed the whole encounter), we talk about archers and what makes the best archer, and we also talk quite a bit about poison and blood (and maybe poisoned blood). Also, this might be the first episode where Jeff kills me during the recording- but I could be wrong on that.

(Note: While editing this episode it occurred to me that while we spent some time talking about poison and poisonous creatures- I'm well aware that a few times I mistakenly said poisonous when I meant venomous. Sorry to all the pedants out there!)

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Joseph G! Congratulations, Joe! 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! We're STILL running dangerously low on applicants, so if you enter there's a very, very high chance that you'll win very soon!

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!

Have a healthy week!

Episode 94: Deadly Encounter Range

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Questions answered this episode:

1. What was the worst instance of you creating an encounter that you thought would be fairly doable, but completely annihilated the party?

2. In your opinion, what 5e class makes the best archer?

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Noteworthy Links:

Friendquest on Twitch

Mario Party

Dank Memes

Kobold Fight Club

Uraeus, the CR 2 monster from the Tome of Beasts that wiped out the party

Legolas, the elven archer from Lord of the Rings

5e Quick Reference, an incredibly useful quick reference page for 5th Edition actions and statuses

Mimic Dice Bag

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Episode 93: An Episode For DMs, But Not Only DMs

Hello, everyone! We're back once more with another great episode for you all. In this one, we talk about a couple topics that are slightly more relevant to DMs than to players (though not exclusively so)- I recount some moments that made me really proud to be a DM, and we also discuss some ideas for involving your players into the creation of a campaign in ways you might not have expected. There's some fun stuff in here no matter what role you play in a gaming group, so come along and give us a listen!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Aaron R! Congratulations, Aaron! 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! We're STILL running dangerously low on applicants, so if you enter there's a very, very high chance that you'll win very soon!

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!

I hope you all have a great one!

Episode 93: I, Dungeon Master

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Questions answered this episode:

1. What have your players done that made you proud to GM?

2. How much say should my players have over the campaign?

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Noteworthy Links:

God of War

Gangnam Style

The Film Reroll (Their Friday the 13th Part IV episode)

Devil May Cry

Freddy Krueger

Erfworld

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Episode 92: The Scariest Episode All Year

Hello, everyone! Happy Halloween!

We've got a super-fun episode for you this week. Although not as tightly themed as last year's Halloween episode, this one covers several spooOOooOOky topics, like scariest monsters, setting the mood for a horror game, and more. Also, if you stick around until the end of the episode, you'll get a little treat (that we mentioned earlier on)! This is my favorite time of year and I'm glad we could bring this episode to you all.

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Preston R! Congratulations, Preston! 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! We're STILL running dangerously low on applicants, so if you enter there's a very, very high chance that you'll win very soon!

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!

Have a great week, and say hello to that shadowy individual looking over your shoulder!

Episode 92: Your Worst Nightmares

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Questions answered this episode:

1. If you wanted to run a horror-themed module for a young audience, what steps would you take and/or things you would change to make it age-appropriate?

2. What's the scariest dnd monster?

3. What's the best Halloween monster?

4. What's the most scariest setting?

5. Can you have an actual scary table top role playing game?

6. How do you set the tone for a Halloween-themed session? What sort of props, lighting, and other sensory effects might you use? How all-out would you be willing to go?

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Noteworthy Links:

Sailor Moon

Loch Ness Monster

Poisoned Halloween Candy? False, according to Snopes.com

Toast of London, a British sit-com

Bojack Horseman

Dead Alewives sketch- an age-old D&D audio clip that people have referenced for years

Spawn of Kyuss, a creepy monster featured in the Age of Worms adventure path (ding)

I Want To Scream, a short scary story I mentioned on the show

Ravenloft

Bloodborne

Dark Souls intro video

Talkboy, a trick audio recorder toy from the 90s

Shrieks & Creeks, the spooky board game Jeff mentioned

Tearable RPG

Gohan vs. Cell battle from Dragonball Z

Weapons of Legacy, a 3.5 D&D book for advancing magic weapons

Symbol of Avarice, a hilarious helmet in Dark Souls

The Konami Code

Goosebumps: Let's Get Invisible

Hastur

Friday, October 26, 2018

Episode 91: Did You Roll High Enough?

Hello, everyone! This week we've got a great episode- we only cover one main question, but we get a lot of side discussion going on as well. So come along and hear us talk about what to do when a player fails a roll, and the benefits and drawbacks of making a failure obvious versus giving false information.

Also! Friendquest is going to be participating in the Extra-Life 2018 Charity Stream on November 3rd! Keep an eye on our social media for more details.

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Marco M! Congratulations, Marco! 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! We're running dangerously low on applicants, so if you enter there's a very, very high chance that you'll win very soon!

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!

Thanks for listening, and see you next week!

Episode 91: Everyone Can Tell

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Question answered this episode:

1. How obvious should it be when a player fails a roll?

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Noteworthy Links:

Mario Party

Detroit-style Pizza (though according to Wikipedia, putting the sauce on top isn't mandatory)

We Were Here, a cooperative puzzle game Jeff mentioned

Lucky & Wild, a game I played at the arcade in Smyrna, Tennessee

Red Dead Redemption 2

Hellkite Drake, a dragon enemy in Dark Souls

The Arkenpliers, a powerful artifact in the Erfworld webcomic

Eric and the Dread Gazebo, an age-old D&D tale

300, a film by Zack Snyder

The Nemesis System from Shadow of Mordor

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Episode 90- only ten away from 100!

Hello, loyal listeners! This week, we're back in the studio with some fun topics: Passing notes at the gaming table, making encounters more diverse than simply "kill the bad guy", and the nitty-gritty of how Unarmored Defense works in D&D. Come along for the ride, and let us know how you dealt with some of these issues in your own game!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Adam G! Congratulations, Adam! 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! There's a new winner every week, and that winner could (and probably will) be YOU!

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!

Have a great week, everyone!

Episode 90: High Notes

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Questions answered this episode:

1. What's your opinion on passing notes during the game? (Also, what was the best note you passed?)

2. Can you suggest any ways other than defeating all the enemies to make combat encounters more diverse? Rescuing a hostage, escaping a trap, keeping a rope bridge intact, stuff like that. What were some of your favorite encounters where the goal was not just total destruction?

3. Do you think that someone with Unarmored Defense (such as a Monk or Barbarian) should retain that AC bonus even when unable to defend themselves, such as when they are grappled or knocked prone?

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Noteworthy Links:

Parsely Games, a series of text-adventures-turned-tabletop-games

Hawkeye vs. Loki

Final Fantasy Tactics, a tactical RPG made by Squaresoft

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, a game in the Zelda series

Dragonball Z

Green Lantern

Steve Fox, a character from Tekken with mysterious scars all over his arm

Monday, October 15, 2018

Episode 89: The Episode That Launched While Gabe Was On Vacation

Hello, everyone! Sorry for the delay in this blog post- I was actually out of town all week on vacation, and just didn't have time at a computer to get all of this together. (The episode still launched on schedule- maybe a few hours early, actually- but this blog post got delayed.) But we've got a great episode for you- we cover a big topic: the trope of blind characters. Whether you should allow them, how they should be done, and so on. We also talk a bit about other types of handicaps for player characters as well. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed my vacation!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Peter F! Congratulations, Peter! 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! There's a new winner every week, and that winner could (and probably will) be YOU!

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!

Thank you all, and it's great to be back!

Episode 89: Three Blind Mice

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Question answered this episode:

1. What are your thoughts on playing a blind character?

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Noteworthy Links:

David Pumpkins

The Halloween Tree, an amazing Halloween movie

1-2 Switch

Star Trek Replicators

The Bread from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Zatoichi, the Blind Swordsman

Blind Fight Scene from Rogue One

Sacred Vows from the Book of Exalted Deeds

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty

Daredevil

Pirates of the Caribbean- one shot

Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Episode 88: Discuss It While I Go get A Snack

Hello, everyone! Welcome back for another fun episode of Inter-Party Conflict. On this episode, we talk about a few things that may have come up in your games before- planning battles without the DM knowing, that time the DM rolled some dice to determine what an NPC was going to do, and that time everyone died but you and now what? Well, we have some good times talking about these topics (and more) on this episode, and I hope you enjoy them too!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Tim D! Congratulations, Tim! 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! There's a new winner every week, and that winner could (and probably will) be YOU! Yes, YOU!

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!

Have a great week!

Episode 88: Unexpected Outcomes

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Questions answered this episode:

1. As a DM, have you ever walked away from the table as the party makes an attack plan?

2. What are you thoughts/methods for determining NPC reactions and decisions?

3. What would you do in a TPK-Minus-One situation (where all but one party member dies, and for whatever reason they cannot resurrect the rest of the party)?

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Noteworthy Links:

Tank Man Begins - A short parody film made for the 2005 MTV Movie Awards

Wet Hot American Summer: Fantasy Camp, the RPG based on the cult movie and Netflix series

Mighty Max- a 90s cartoon about a kid with a magic hat going on adventures

The TIE Fighter That Saved the Day, a Cracked.com article about the Star Wars scene mentioned in the episode

Claws of Madness

Gabe's Homebrew Pantheon

Adventures in Erylia, a friend podcast of ours

Funny Translator, a translation app that translates a message through numerous languages in a row to create a humorous result

Asari from Mass Effect

Bumblebee from Transformers

The Master from Fallout