Saturday, November 16, 2019

Episode 144, with a great big hug!

Hello again, everyone! We've got a special episode for you today- we're joined by Damian and Caitlin, two of the hosts of Adventures in Erylia! We're so glad to have them with us today, and we talk about an appropriate topic- gaming with your significant other! We've all heard horror stories about how it's been done wrong, so this week we talk about how to do it right!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Max R! Congratulations, Max! 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! As always, we need more entries for this drawing, so you have very good chances of winning 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 LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) 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!

Catch you next time, as always!

Episode 144: In A Relationship

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What's some advice you can give for when your significant other is part of your gaming group?

2. How do you define a campaign?

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Noteworthy Links:

Extra Life, a charity that Friendquest and Adventures in Erylia streamed games for this past month

DDOS, a type of computer "attack" that was used during the charity event

Pummel Party

Depth

Prop Hunt

Kirkhammer, a sword-and-hammer weapon in Bloodborne

State of Decay 2

D&D One Word at a Time, a new podcast from the guy(s) that brought you D&D Character Lab!

Halloweentown

Ten Candles RPG

Studio 76 Weekend at Strahd's

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Welcome back for episode 143!

Does your group have a shortage of Dungeon Masters? Have you maybe been thinking of taking up the mantle, but are unsure of whether it's right for you? Then listen to this week's episode! We give some tips on taking the plunge into becoming a DM, so that you can have the best experience possible. Because the world always needs more DMs, and the newest one might be YOU!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Steve J! Congratulations, Steve! 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! As always, we need more entries for this drawing, so you have very good chances of winning 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 LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) 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!

See you next week, when we're joined by two very special guests!

Episode 143: Learning to Be a Dungeon Master

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. I'm interested in becoming a DM. Any tips?

2. Do you fudge dice as a DM?

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Noteworthy Links:

Mushrooms from Super Mario Bros.

Critical Role

Avengers Endgame

Russ Gibb, our high school video teacher

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Happy Halloween from Inter-Party Conflict! Here's episode 142.

Happy Halloween, everyone! It's the beginning of my favorite part of the year, and we're here with a great episode to commemorate it. This week we talk all about creating horror movie icons in D&D- your Jasons Voorhees, your Freddies Krueger, your Creepy Ghost Girls from the Ring, all kinds of stuff. Come along for the ride, but don't get too scared!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Stacey! Congratulations, Stacey! 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! As always, we need more entries for this drawing, so you have very good chances of winning 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 LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) 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!

Catch us next time, if the ghoulies and ghosties don't get you first!

Episode 142: Reimagining Horror

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. How would you recreate some of the great horror icons in D&D?

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Noteworthy Links:

Gourmet Food Channel that Jeff mentioned

Three Hole Punch Jim

How To Eat Raw Meat

I Attack the Darkness

Spelljammer

Time Enough At Last

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Horror Icons mentioned (warning: Some may be NSFW due to violence and language):

Jason Voorhees

Freddy Krueger

The Thing

Pennywise the Dancing Clown

Winifred Sanderson

Michael Myers

Sam

Chucky

Samara/Sadako

Troll 2

David Pumpkins

Monday, October 28, 2019

Episode 141 is one more than Episode 140, but not quite Episode 142

(For some reason I keep having issues with my Blogspot posts not actually publishing. Sorry about the delay.)

Hello, everyone! We've got another great episode for you this week- we talk about giving players options for customization, in the form of creating new spells (without breaking the game) and giving them cool magic items a bit earlier than you might expect. We have a third silent host with us this week (wave to the audience, Steve) and this episode was fun to make!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Andrew H! Congratulations, Andrew! 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! As always, we need more entries for this drawing, so you have very good chances of winning 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 LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) 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!

See you next week, for my favorite episode of the year!

Episode 141: Extra Power

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How do I create spells that don’t overshadow the ones that exist?

2. What should you do when a player asks for an item that is way beyond their level?

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Noteworthy Links:

Ichi miniature, courtesy of Jeff's printer

Everything is On a Cobb

Slay the Spire, a roguelike deck-building video game

The Lake House

The Clockworks, a machine that turns objects into other objects that we covered on the Dragon's Hoard a while back

Master of the Unseen Hand

A Guide to Legendaries in World of Warcraft

Dagorhir

Wargar

Mind the Big Rocks

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Episode 140: It's Getting Pretty Spooky in Here

Hello once again, podcast friends! This week we discuss removing racial ability score bonuses from D&D, and letting players choose them based on other criteria instead. We also discuss a really fun magic item, a rules dispute I had online, and much, much more!

Also, since it's October, I'm watching a horror movie every day and writing an in-depth review about it. You can read my reviews on our Inter-Party Discord (in the Media Recommendations tab), and check the pinned messages for the month's schedule if you want to watch along!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Skipmonkey! Congratulations, Mr. Monkey! 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! As always, we need more entries for this drawing, so you have very good chances of winning 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 LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) 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!

See you next week, with another great episode!

Episode 140: Various Methods

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Question answered this episode:

1. How would you feel about eliminating racial ability score bonuses and instead letting players have increased stats based on other criteria?

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Noteworthy Links:

My October 2019 Movie Viewing List

The Dark Tapes, a terrible example of a found-footage movie

Cloverfield, a slightly better example of a found-footage movie

Blair Witch Project, the one that popularized the medium

Paranormal Activity, another wildly popular found-footage movie

Nightlight, another example of a bad found-footage movie that didn't need to be found-footage

I've Got Two Guns, one for each of ya

DnD Character Lab: Halloween with Inter-Party Conflict!

Reimagining Racial Ability Scores

Hearty Dice Friends

Rakshasa vs. Silence

Community D&D Episode

Murder She Wrote VR

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Episode 139 is here!

Hey everyone! We've got another great episode for you this week- we talk about prophecy, visions, and divination, and we have an extended Dragon's Hoard discussion about a magic item with some serious implications. So come along for the ride!

Also, since it's October, I'm watching a horror movie every day and writing an in-depth review about it. You can read my reviews on our Inter-Party Discord (in the Media Recommendations tab), and check the pinned messages for the month's schedule if you want to watch along!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Dustun F! Congratulations, Dustun! 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! As always, we need more entries for this drawing, so you have very good chances of winning 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 LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) 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 everyone!

Episode 139: Open to Interpretation

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do you go about making one or more players a "chosen one" in your story without making the other players feel less important?

2. I was wondering if you had any experience with visions, divination etc. Either as DM or player. What makes them fun or interesting instead of the DM giving too much or too little info away?

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Noteworthy Links:

Pushing Daisies

Warehouse 13

Han Solo

Archdragon Peak, a secret area in Dark Souls 3

Stranger Things

Freaks & Geeks

Community

Monday, October 7, 2019

Episode 138: I'm Not On A Boat

(I scheduled this post to go out last week but for some reason it didn't, and I never realized. My bad!)

Hello, everyone! I'm back, and no longer on a boat. I had a great time but I'm happy to be back home! This week Jeff and I talk all about Opportunity Attacks- one of those too-complicated-for-its-own-good mechanics that has gotten better over the years but still needs to be put out to pasture in one form or another. Also, we've got a question from Steve about makeshift gear (and we draw a difference between makeshift & improvised) so come along for that too!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Christian M! Congratulations, Christian! 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! As always, we need more entries for this drawing, so you have very good chances of winning 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 LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) 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!

So see you next week, and Happy October!

Episode 138: Equipped for the Opportunity

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Question answered this episode:

1. Opportunity attacks. What effect do you think they have on combat in D&D, and would you consider removing them?

2. How do you feel about makeshift equipment?

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Noteworthy Links:

Juneau, Alaska

Glacier Calving

Mystra

Lamp's Light Sanitarium

Acadecon

Curse of the Azure Bonds

Mutants & Masterminds

Arms & Equipment Guide

Jackie Chan Ladder Fight

Avengers Endgame

Savage Tide

Firefly

Indiana Jones Red Dot

Claws of Madness