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

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Episode 87- Inter-Party Conflict: The Movie

Welcome, welcome, welcome! I'm super excited to bring this week's episode to you all. This week, we have a super-special guest- Paulo Quiros, creator and Game Master of The Film Reroll! Paulo was generous enough to lend his time to our show to tell us all about how he turns various movies- from new to old, horror to comedy, and more- into the wonderful roleplaying scenarios that you can experience with every episode of his podcast. (If it wasn't already obvious, I'm a huge fan of Paulo and The Film Reroll and I think every one of you should go and check them out right now!) So give this episode a listen, and maybe you can learn something along the way!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Steve A! Congratulations, Steve! You should get your copy within the next 48 hours. And be sure to let Benoit over at Goblin Stone know what you think, so they can keep on making 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! There's a new winner every week, and that winner could 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!

That's a wrap!

Episode 87: Better Gaming Through Movies

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Question answered this episode:

1. What are some tips you can give for adapting a movie into a roleplaying game?

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Noteworthy Links:

Most of the links for this episode are simply references to the various movies covered on The Film Reroll, so you should definitely go there and listen to any episodes that interest you (and then you'll want to listen to the rest)!

And if you'd like to learn more about Paulo, here are some links related to him and his current projects:

Paulo Quiros on Twitter

PauloQuiros.com

Slights, a short film by Tony Koros

The Russian Arts Theater and Studio, featuring a stage show called Enemies of the People: Poetry & Music Under Stalinist Regime

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Episode 86 is Mandatory!

Welcome back, listeners! This week we dig deep into some 5th Edition D&D rules for this episode's discussion. We talk about the repercussions of ignoring some of the rules for spellcasting (specifically, costly material components and the Concentration mechanic), and also we talk about the optional Sanity and Honor ability scores presented in the Dungeon Master's Guide. We've got some strong opinions on these topics, so come along for the riveting discussion!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Terje! Congratulations, Terje! Check your spam folder, and let me know if you haven't gotten your copy after a couple days. And be sure to let Benoit over at Goblin Stone know what you think, so they can keep on making great products!

And if anyone else would like to enter the drawing, it's super easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! We're still very low on potential winners, so anyone who enters has a very high chance of winning!

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!

By my honor, I'll see you next week!

Episode 86: Optional Components

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How much would it upset the game if I let casters ignore costly material components?

2. How overpowered would it be to give players a magic item that allows more than one Concentration spell at a time?

3. What do you think of the optional Sanity and Honor ability scores in the Dungeon Master's Guide?

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Noteworthy Links:

Twitch.tv/GenericGamer- The Twitch channel of our good friend and streaming partner, Peter!


Space Cash, a fictional currency from an episode of South Park

Zee Bashew, a Youtube channel Jeff mentioned

Bloodborne

The Mountain Witch, my brother's samurai RPG with trust mechanics

Vidjagame Apocalypse, a podcast I've been listening to for some time

The Champion- a class Jeff mentioned from the Giant In the Playground website

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Episode 85- Who Brought the Map?

Hello, everyone! This week, we cover a topic I've been excited to get to- exploration. Specifically, how to run a campaign based entirely around it. We talk about broad strokes, small details, advice, ideas, involving the players, what to do and what not to do, how to keep it from going stale- all sorts of things involving this huge, world-spanning topic. We had a lot of fun talking about it, so hopefully you all have a lot of fun listening to it!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is David P! Congratulations, Dave! Check your spam folder, and let me know if you haven't gotten your copy after a couple days. And be sure to let Benoit over at Goblin Stone know what you think!

And if anyone else would like to enter the drawing, it's super easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line!

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 don't get lost!

Episode 85: Preliminary Exploration

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Question answered this episode:

1. What are some tips on running a campaign based entirely around exploration?

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Noteworthy Links:

Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive, and Dodge

Dragonball Z Androids movie mentioned in the episode (also: Goku punched in the balls by Team Four Star)

Dark Capricorn Rising, a new rock group formed by our good friend and patron, Justin Williams

Lost

The Tomb of Annihilation

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, an open-world action RPG

Zelda: Breath of the Wild, another open-world action RPG

Zee Bashew, a Youtube channel Jeff mentioned

Dawn of Worlds, a world-building game we talked about

House of Leaves- more like House of Suck, amirite guiz lolol

World's Largest Dungeon

Star Trek: Voyager

The Adventure Zone

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Episode 84: To Mend and Defend

Welcome back, listeners!

Don't worry- we're not talking about Grappling this week. Or next week. Or any week ever again. Ever. Instead, we're here to talk about tattoos, ghosts that follow your character around, involving your players, and more- and we have a very special guest with us today: Jessica, one of the hosts of Incoming Game: A ReBoot ReWatch! It's a podcast dedicated to the 90s computer-generated TV show, ReBoot! It's a great show (and a great podcast) so you should check it out!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Rene R! Congratulations, Rene! Let me know if you haven't gotten your copy after a day or two. And once you get it, be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review so they can keep making great products!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, it's super easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line!

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 enjoy this week's episode, and remember to stay frosty!

Episode 84: You Want This, I Want That

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Question answered this episode:

1. What was your best result from a Natural 20?

2. How can I balance a game session when half of my players want to smash and kill things and the other half want to explore and roleplay?

3. What are your biggest "Dos" and "Don'ts" for a new DM?

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Noteworthy Links:

ReBoot, the first fully computer-generated television show

Veggietales, another fully computer-generated show (though this one never had a television release)

Kat Von D

A Guide to Magical Tattoos

One of my wife's hideous tattoos

Tamagotchis

Furbies

Angus McDonald, Boy Detective

A great scene from Firefly

Dael Kingsmill, the Youtube channel Jeff was talking about for creating and building immersive cities in your game (MERPS)