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

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Episode 137: I'M ON A BOAT

Hey, everyone! I'm on a cruise at the time this episode goes out, so nyah nyah! We're still committed to getting out episodes out on time, though, so here's your regularly-scheduled podcast, on time as usual.

This week we have another impassioned discussion about alignment (particularly, butting heads between two characters of opposed alignments), as well as making magic items that grow along with the players. I think we come up with some pretty good insights in this episode, so I hope everyone else is able to listen and come up with their own conclusions. We'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Scott T! Congratulations, Scott! 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 Academy D&D Character Lab, and 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!

See you next time, when I'm back on dry land with all of you normies!

Episode 137: Growth & Understanding

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Question answered this episode:

1. How I am supposed to play a lawful good character in a party full of characters with either nefarious intentions or a lack of conviction?

2. How do you feel about magic items that grow as the players do, and how would you implement such a mechanic?

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Noteworthy Links:

Crypt of the Necrodancer, a roguelike rhythm dungeon crawler where you navigate a dungeon and fight monsters in beat to music

Tomb Raider

Borderlands 3

Weapons of Legacy, a 3.5e D&D book about weapons that grow with the players

Path of the Brawler, a Barbarian archetype by Crit Academy

Rocky

Episode 136: They Were Children All Along

Hello everyone! We're back this week with another great episode for you. We discuss playing children in an RPG like D&D- the sort of changes that need to be made, the expectations you should have, and how to make the game feel just as exciting and magical. Let us know your thoughts as well!

And this week we don't have any winners for the Chapel on the Cliffs drawing. (We may have one next week; we'll see.) But if you'd like to enter for a future episode, it's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. That's all it takes, and you'll get yourself a cool, clean copy of Goblin Stone's great spooky adventure, 100% free!

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 D&D Character Lab, and 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!

See you next week, when we're all just a little bit older!

Episode 136: Age Does Matter

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do you think a typical fantasy RPG campaign would go if the PCs' ages were capped at 12 years old (or the non-human equivalent)?

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Noteworthy Links:

Gauntlet of Challenge from the King's Quest series (and the inspiration for this week's Dragon's Hoard item)

Sonic Screwdriver, an all-purpose device from Doctor Who

Charizard

Mouseguard, a tabletop RPG set in a world of rodents

Redwall, a series of books by Brian Jacques featuring a world of rodents

Secret of NIMH, a movie directed by Don Bluth about a world of rodents (but wholly separate from the last two universes)

Juggalos & Faygo

War of the Roses

Dark Souls

Palais Jacques Coeur de Bourges, a french palace that I based a D&D adventure map around

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Episode 135: The Loudest Episode

Hey, everyone! We've got a great episode for you this week- because we're joined by a great friend of ours, Jason Enright! We've mentioned him on the show more times than we can count- whether it's talking about his character who broke your weapon with his skin, the Eberron campaign he ran, or the time he spent like ten minutes needlessly describing a rope on the end of a stick- and we're so happy to have him with us today! We'll be covering two important topics- making encounters memorable, and splitting the party- all along with a healthy dose of reminiscing. We had a blast recording this episode, and I hope you have a blast listening to it!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is our new patron, Jeff G! Congratulations, Jeff! 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 Academy D&D Character Lab, and 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!

Now, let's split up and catch back up next time... just be sure not to get killed!

Episode 134: Splitting the Party

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Question answered this episode:

1. What are some things you think makes an encounter really memorable and special?

2. When is it appropriate to split the party? And how do you like to handle that as a DM? How do you handle players who are resistant to it from a meta standpoint?

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Noteworthy Links:

Mr. T

Keystone Cops

The Wet Bandits

The Black Egg

The World Serpent Inn

Rovagug

Curse of the Crimson Throne

Doom

Fairlane Mall

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Episode 134: Chock Full of Plot Hooks

Hello, everyone! We've got a fun episode for you this week, that deviates a bit from our normal format. We're bringing to you a whole big bag of plot hooks, each revolving around a spell, a monster, or a magic item from 5e Dungeons & Dragons. It was a ton of fun getting these together, and who knows- we might do more episodes like this in the future if we get questions that allow for it!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is our new patron, Dan W! Congratulations, Dan! 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 Academy D&D Character Lab, and 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!

See you next time, when we'll have a very special guest!

Episode 134: Spells, Monsters, and Magic Items

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Question answered this episode:

1. What are some good monsters that make interesting plot hooks around which an entire one-shot or side quest can revolve?

2. What are some good magic items that make interesting plot hooks around which an entire one-shot or side quest can revolve?

3. What are some good spells that make interesting plot hooks around which an entire one-shot or side quest can revolve?

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Noteworthy Links:

Nerds Without Pants

The Witcher

Nimblewright

The Thing

World of Warcraft: Classic

The Bus Ticket

Hearty Dice Friends

Pac-Man

Fallout 3

Portal 2