Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Episode 119 - Something or Other

Hello, listeners! We've got another great episode for you this week. We talk about comedy bits, unlocking doors, that time you didn't notice there was a dragon in the room, why Jeff is a filthy heathen that should go start his own podcast if he thinks he's so smart, and much, much more. And we have a great time doing it!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Trent C! Congratulations, Trent! 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 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!

See you all next time, and watch out for those four orcs I forgot to mention!

Episode 119: Great Expectations

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do you make a mystery or surprise that can't just be overcome by a single spell?

2. Do you like the box text in adventures?

3. Which style of d4 is better, number on the base or number on the top?

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Noteworthy Links:

Avengers: Endgame (No spoilers, that's just the trailer)

The Dice Cup Thing I 3D Printed

Jurassic Park Reference

Tomb of Horrors, a classic D&D module notorious for being deadly (and, in Gabe's opinion, stupid and un-fun)

Diablo

Neverwinter Nights

House MD, a medical drama TV show where the easy solution always had some sort of roadblock

Icosahedra, an item we covered on the Dragon's Hoard a while back and referenced in this episode

Triel Eldurast, an NPC from the Shackled City adventure path where her stat block has her listed as wearing Half-Plate (which is one step below Full Plate) but her portrait has... well, you can see it for yourself

How Dragon Dice handles d4s

"Crystal" or "Barrel" dice, another way of making dice that allows for more uniform distribution

Far Traveler, a character background from the Sword Coast Adventurer's Guide

Everquest, a very early MMORPG (Bonus: Here's a song from Richie Truxillo, a guy who made a whole bunch of Everquest-themed songs back in the early 2000s)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Episode 118: Gap in the Map

Hello, everyone! We've got another fun episode this week, talking all about terrain, maps, and so on. We talk about crafting terrain (3D printing FTW), making the world feel alive and full of adventure, and I'll also be directing everyone to an amazing novelty Twitter account that you should all follow (more on that later).

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Ethan W! Congratulations, Ethan! 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 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 don't get lost in the Forest of Crimson Ogres!

Episode 118: Over the River and Through the Woods

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Question answered this episode:

1. Have you ever crafted your own terrain for battles and did you find the players appreciated it?

2. How do you describe an environment in a way that makes the players feel like there's adventure in every direction?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Thing I 3D Printed

Covetous Demon grab attack

Like-Like, a monster from Zelda

Heroforge, a great site for designing custom miniatures

Ichi (bwongggg)

3D-Printed Portal Terrain (It's not the one that I was talking about in the episode, but I couldn't find the one I was talking about; so this one will fulfill the same purpose.)

Tabletop Simulator

Gap in the Map, a novelty Twitter account full of plot hooks and interesting map locations

Tomb of Annihilation

Dungeons & Dragons: The Cartoon

Dexter's Laboratory: D&DD, the episode that jump-started many a child's interest in roleplaying games (split over four parts)

Ready Player One

Damodar, the right-hand-man of the villain in the D&D movie

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Episode 117: Gotta Catch 'Em All

Welcome back, everyone! This week we talk about favorite monster types, creating monsters, balancing small races, and more. Come on along for the ride!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Doug A! Congratulations, Doug! 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 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!

See you next time!

Episode 117: Tiny Monsters

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Question answered this episode:

1. Favorite monster type (like aberration or undead or monstrous humanoids) other than Dragons as a player? As a DM?

2. Small races, like Gnomes, are unable to use longbows and heavy crossbows. This is a distinct disadvantage. Do their racial features balance out this disadvantage? Would it unbalance the game to allow them to use those weapons?

3. How do you create your own monsters, while keeping them balanced and fun?

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Noteworthy Links:

Avengers: Endgame (I was going to link to the trailer on Youtube, but then I realized that the entire sidebar of suggested videos would likely be filled with spoiler-ridden titles; I don't want to spoil anything for the movie so here's a picture of the poster instead.)

Jurassic Park

Rings That Cover Your Whole Hand

Brie Larson Premier Gown

Encyclopaedia Arcane: Crossbreeding - The book Jeff mentioned

Nimblewright, a construct from older editions that could blend in easily

Lords of Madness

Dire Troll - A troll from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes that grows extra body parts through its regeneration

Big Bat Symbol in Dark Knight Rises

Monstrous Races by Tyler Kamstra

Curse of the Azure Bonds, an old D&D computer game

Slimer

Force Awakens

Stranger Things

Pixels

The Film Reroll

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Episode 116: Five At Large

Wait a minute, what's that I hear? Three voices? Why, it's the hosts of Crit Academy, of course! Justin, Ian and Brandon join us this week for a great episode. We cover several topics, including battle royale sessions, keeping track of campaign notes, and growing old in the RPG age- plus we just have a good time hanging out with our good friends! Come along for the ride, and when you're done, go check out their show at CritAcademy.com!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Matt E! Congratulations, Matt! 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 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 coming, and we'll see you next time!

Episode 116: Growing Old As Gamers

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Question answered this episode:

1. How would you prepare for a battle royale session (between players)? What classes do you think would be most viable for one and why, and what have been your experiences, if any, with battle royale game sessions? Were they positive? Why or why not?

2. What are some apps or resources you can recommend to keep track of campaign notes?

3. What are some things that have changed about your DM or play style as you got older?

4. In your opinion, what is the role of the Bard?

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Noteworthy Links:

Let The Bodies Hit The Floor

Game of Thrones

Avengers: Endgame (Don't worry, it's just the trailer; no spoilers here)

Captain Marvel

Crit Academy's GUN Mage

Battle Royale Genre

Color Note, the app Ian recommended for keeping notes

It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

My Wikidot site that I kept for our Keepers of the List campaign

Obsidian Portal

Roll20.net

Gambit

Rocket League

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Episode 115: The Most Divisive Episode Ever (Or Not)

Hello everyone! Welcome back. This week, we cover two topics that seem different but both cut fairly close to the same core: First, we discuss some ideas on how to reconcile a player multiclassing two vastly different classes (or whether to reconcile it at all), and follow that up with what to do when a character death hits one player harder than another. I feel like we got to some really insightful and really interest discussion in this episode, so I sincerely hope everyone out there is along for the ride!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Jonathan S! Congratulations, Jonathan! 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 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!

Catch you all next time, with a few very special guests!

Episode 115: Nobody Needs To Agree

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Question answered this episode:

1. What should I do if a player wants to multiclass Paladin and Warlock? Would their god be okay with the character having a patron, and vice-versa?

2. We recently had a character death in our campaign. Although that player has made a new character, another player is upset by the death and is now insisting that the party should go on a quest to resurrect the fallen PC, even if it derails the campaign. What should I do?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Gazebo that has blown over twice

Titanic

Avatar

Blended, a movie that was explicitly an excuse for Adam Sandler to take all of his friends on an exotic vacation

Maybe She's Born With It; Maybe It's Cthulhu: An episode of The Cantrip that Jeff and I guested on to talk about Warlocks

Venom Symbiote

The Devil's Hands Are Idle Playthings, an episode of Futurama where Fry has his hands replaced with those of the Robot Devil

Harry Potter

Quintessential Ranger by Mongoose

Beyond Monks: The Art of the Fight

Creature Codex by Kobold Press

Tome of Beasts

Critter Compendium

Tal'Dorei campaign guide

Arms & Equipment Guide

Grimtooth's Traps

Midgard Heroes Handbook

Unearthed Tips & Tricks: Volume I

DM Options: Monster Talents

Lingering Injuries By Damage Type

Microbes of Malice

Baldur's Gate

Curse of the Azure Bonds, an old computer game that was my first introduction to D&D

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Episode 114 - In the Thick of It

[Dang it, I did it again! This is the last time, I promise.]

Hello again, everyone! This week's episode is all about combat in game; specifically, combat etiquette and what should or shouldn't be allowed in the middle of battle while sitting at the gaming table. We definitely had a lot to say about this, so hopefully you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed making it!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Lord Grape Juice! Congratulations, Lord Grape Juice! 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 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!

Now drop and give me fifty!

Episode 114: In the Middle of Combat

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do you feel about 'table talk' during combat?

2. How do I get a player to vary up their tactics in combat?

3. Do you think you should be able to Ready actions outside of combat?

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Noteworthy Links:

Mammalian Skeleton - Before recording Jeff mentioned something about how drawings of fantasy creatures often include nonsensical features only found in humans (since they don't exist and we're usually basing them off ourselves), and the example he gave to me was a specific bone that only exists in the arms of mammals (despite that bone often being visible in drawings of non-mammalian fantasy creatures, like Lizardfolk). I made a brief reference to this in the episode. I don't know what bone he was referring to, but I've provided a link to a page all about the mammalian skeleton, so maybe you can find it for yourself?

OJ, Purple Stuff

Harry Potter (Warning: NSFW Language)

Challenge of Champions

Tetris Effect

Sonic & Knuckles

Quintessential Ranger by Mongoose

Beyond Monks: The Art of the Fight

Monstrous Races by Tyler Kamstra

Monday, April 15, 2019

Episode 113, But That's Just Like, Your Opinion Man

(Whoops, looks like I forgot to publish this post last week. Sorry about that.)

Hey there, everyone! I hope you had a wonderful week. We start this episode off with some behind-the-scenes talk- I've been overworking myself and so I'm going to try and restructure how we do things here. Most of it won't affect you, the listener, but at the very least it's likely that our Actual Play podcast's release is going to be postponed, for at least the next few months. Once I have some time to get things back in order and catch my breath, we'll try to see where we stand and go from there!

As for the episode at hand, though, we discuss one main topic that shares a lot of DNA with the aforementioned difficulties- burn-out. How do you handle it, how do you see it coming, and what do you do when you know it's there? We talk all about that this episode, along with a healthy dose of goofs. So come along for the ride!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Billy B! Congratulations, Billy! 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 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!

Catch you next time. Don't work too hard!

Episode 113: Total Burnouts

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do you handle burn out?

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Noteworthy Links:

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Fus Ro Dah

Bishop

Stark Wolves of Winterfell

No One Can Know About This

Centralia, PEnnsylvania

Tetra from Wind Waker

Petra

Mairghread Scott, an amazing writer that Jeff and I went to high school with

20 Year Old Movie podcast