Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Episode 147: Gabe's After-Birthday Edition (That sounds bad)

Hello, everyone! We tackle a topic this week that your group might be facing about now. Imagine this: A new book comes out. Some of the players want to tweak their characters (swap out a feat, change a background) or, heavens forbid, make new characters (to make use of the new races and/or classes). What do you do? Why, you listen to this episode, of course! We give our best advice and hopefully can help the group avoid potential problems.

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Elliot M! Congratulations, Elliot! 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 week, when we bring you a bonus episode while we take a week off!

Episode 147: The New Book

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What do you do when a new sourcebook comes out and players want to tweak or change their existing characters?

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Noteworthy Links:

David Xanatos, one of the primary antagonists of the cartoon Gargoyles (now on Disney+!)

The Bracer of Initiative, as created in the real world by Crimson Chain and Level Up Dice

Infinity Gauntlet of Dice

Eberron: Rising from the Last War

Lexx, a bizarre sci-fi TV show from the late 90s

Tim Gunn - Make It Work

Mass Effect

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Episode 146: Gabe's Birthday Edition

Welcome back, everyone! This week we talk about something that everyone probably has either encountered so far, or will encounter some day: personal failure at the gaming table. Not bad dice rolls, not mistakes during character creation, but rather mistakes that you as a player or DM make that are bad for the game and the group. Sometimes you make a bad call or you get stuck in a rut, sometimes the whole group falls apart and you have to pick up the pieces. This episode is all about that, and we give our best advice on how to move forward!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Kyle M! Congratulations, Kyle! 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 let's pick up the pieces and meet back up next week!

Episode 146: Everyone Mkaes Mistakes

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What are some telltale signs you are in a rut as a DM?

2. Gabe & Jeff, at my last game, I was "That Guy". I managed to piss off the entire party and the Dungeon Master. What can I do moving forward to make things right, and, hopefully, make this sort of thing never happen again?

3. How do you deal with DM doubts after a group completely falls out?

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Noteworthy Links:

Psychic Paper

Scrooge McDuck's Worry Room

Dead By Daylight, an asymmetrical multiplayer horror game that Jeff and I have been playing as of late

Just Keep Swimming

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Episode 145: The Episode All About Giving Cool Stuff To Your Players

Welcome back everyone! We've got a really fun episode for you this week- we talk about rolling for loot vs. hand-picking loot (and the time and place for either one), as well as giving a player a personal demiplane without ruining the game. There's some great stuff to be found in this one, so hopefully you all have a great time listening to it!

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

Join us next week, and stay warm!

Episode 145: Keeping Things Personal

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. When should a DM give randomized loot over loot tailored to the party?

2. How would you deal with a character goal of having a personal demi plane?

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Noteworthy Links:

Disney Plus, a new streaming service from Disney

Cowabunga!

Malboros & Bad Breath

Audrey II, the kaiju plant monster from Little Shop of Horrors

Fantasy Costco, a magic item vendor in The Adventure Zone: Balance

Baldur's Gate

Neverwinter Nights

Endless Ocean, a game for the Wii where you explore an underwater landscape and pet fish

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Moya, a living spaceship on the TV show Farscape

Neth, the Plane that Lives

Clark Kent, Kingdom Come

Dragon's Milk Reserve

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