Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Welcome new listeners! Here's episode 151!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Inter-Party Conflict, a tabletop gaming advice podcast. This show is here to create discussion for everyone who plays tabletop roleplaying games, so that all of us can have the best time possible. If this is your first time here, you're at a great starting point! On this episode, we talk about how to get into Dungeons & Dragons- as well as just tabletop gaming in general. So give it a listen, and if you know anyone else who is interested in playing D&D and who hasn't listened to the show before, send them here!

Episode 151: Everyone Should Start Here

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Also, an announcement: Starting this week we're going to be running a weekly drawing for Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks: Volume I! If you want to enter, all you need to do is send us an e-mail with "Tips & Tricks" in the subject line. (And I helped write it, so I can guarantee that it's good!)

For more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit AcademyBrute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! For more books and adventures, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM.

Thanks for listening, and see you next week!

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. I'm thinking of getting into D&D 5th Edition. What do I need to know?

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Noteworthy Links:

5e Basic Rules - All you need to start playing 5th Edition D&D

Mew is under the truck

Dragon's Lair, an arcade game animated by Don Bluth and using Laserdisc technology

David & Goliath

Don't Call Me Chicken

Labyrinth

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Episode 150 - End of Year Three!

Hello everyone! The past year has just flown by- it feels like it's been no time at all but here we are at the end of our third year of podcasting. We're closing out the year by doing what we did last year- grabbing a bunch of questions we've been holding onto for the right episode (in some cases, for a long time) but it doesn't look like that episode is coming. But don't worry- I think it's made for a fun episode, and a great way to ring in the new year!

As last time, we don't have any winners for our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing this week. (We may be changing up our giveaway soon; stay tuned.) If you want to enter, it's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy! If you enter now, I guarantee you'll win 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 stay safe, keep on gaming, and have a Happy New Year!

Episode 150: End of Year Three

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. Have you ever played a campaign that incorporated a "Metaverse?" (For example, the characters are in the Forgotten Realms, but Forgotten Realms are themselves part of a comic book, which has its own story and characters etc.)

2. Would you play any of the character options from the Ravnica book in any other published DnD setting; and if so, which setting would be best suited for Ravnica-themed characters?

3. How common is it for a DM to reduce time doing other hobbies, not because they are preparing for a session, but because they fear the opportunity cost of not devoting that time to prepare for a session?

4. What do you guys do to inspire yourselves to make a campaigns story interesting and fun?

5. Do you have any special routines that you do to "warm up" before a session, such as playing a short board game with the group or listening to music in the car to get into character?

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Noteworthy Links:

Skyrim VR

Neverwinter Nights

The Infinity Gauntlet

Dragon Balls, the titular macguffin in the Dragon Ball series

Chaos Emeralds, the set of macguffins in the Sonic the Hedgehog series

9th Wonders!, a comic book within the TV show Heroes that parallelled the characters in the show

Alan Wake, a horror video game about a mystery writer

Guildmaster's Guide to Ravnica

Superhot, a puzzle-esque first-person shooter I recently wasted a couple hours playing

Bloodborne: The Card Game

We Didn't Playtest This, a card game favored by Jeff and Skylar

Three Dragon Ante, a card game produced by Wizards of the Coast that existed in-universe as well

Neverwhere, a TV miniseries/novel by Neil Gaiman about a man who gets caught up in a secret world beneath London

His Dark Materials, a book series by Philip Pullman that recently got an HBO miniseries (which I really hope is good!)

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Episode 149, with a Guest!

Hello, everyone! We hope you're all having a wonderful holiday. This week we're joined by a good friend of ours- my friend David Johnstone, who you might have heard on our Birthday Party Conflict episode! He's here to talk with us about creating new RPGs, building terrain out of Lego, and one topic we're all passionate about- 4th Edition D&D! So come along and hear what he has to say.

If you'd like to check out the Facebook group that David helps run, you can find it here:

Dads with Daughters: We are All on a Journey of Discovery
Dads with Daughters: Gamer subgroup
Dads with Daughters: Roleplaying Gamers subgroup
Game Finder Discord for the RPG subgroup

We don't have any winners for our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing this week. :-( If you want to enter, it's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy! If you enter now, I guarantee you'll win 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!

Thanks to our wonderful guest, and we'll see you all next week as we wrap up the year!

Episode 149: Reliving the Fantasy

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What books/supplements should I buy if I want to get into 4e? Also, what are the strengths and weakness of 4e compared to other games or editions?

2. Have you ever used Lego for D&D? And what are you thoughts on it?

3. What mechanics would you want in a new RPG?

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Noteworthy Links:

Joe Rogan, a famous podcaster

Anatomy of a Podcast, our live episode we did

Call Me Al

Rat King, a villain from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Lost Room

Fastball Special

Wombo's Guide to Combos, a sourcebook created by the great minds behind D&D Character Lab

Matt Colville talks about 4e

Lord of the Rings Lego

3D Printed House

Limit Breaks

Friday, December 20, 2019

Episode 148 is here, so close to 150!

Hello, everyone! We took a break from our normal episodes last week, but we still brought you something fun to listen to- a group of interviews I did at my birthday party! It's not a typical episode for us (not by a long shot), but I had a lot of fun making it and I'm sure there's some fun stuff in there that might interest our typical listener.

And if not, we're back the following week with another D&D-packed episode! This week got to stretch out imaginative muscles as we covered an environmental hazard that might pop up in your game- wild magic zones! We talked about how to use them, how not to use them, and we came up with a bunch of fun ideas for how to make them more interesting.

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

Thanks for listening, and catch us next time as we inch closer to the end of our third year!

Bonus Episode 7: Birthday Party Conflict

Episode 148: How Wild

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. How do you feel about Wild Magic zones? Should a Wild Magic zone affect divine casters, or just arcane casters? Can you think of other kinds of "Wild" zones that could have different effects?

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Noteworthy Links from the past two weeks:

ASMR Hotel Check-In

Mops Brings You Love

Bleak House, a novel by Charles Dickens

Rising from the Last War, the first official Eberron book in 5e D&D

Risk Legacy

Flood the Streets with Art, an art event that my wife took part in this year


Pokemon Shield

Neverwinter Nights, an older computer RPG based on D&D 3e that recently got a Switch release

The Wrong Guy, a woefully underrated and unknown movie by Dave Foley (while I linked specifically to the scene with the wealthy farmers that I referenced on the podcast, that link is to the full movie on Youtube- I recommend watching the whole thing)

The Greatest Generation, a Star Trek podcast by two guys who are embarassed to have a Star Trek podcast

Star Trek Voyager

Mystic Theurge, a prestige class from 3rd Edition D&D that allowed you to cast as both an Arcane and Divine spellcaster

Perpetual Motion Machines

Total Mayhem, a game mode in the online multiplayer game Overwatch

Inkarnate, a free online mapmaking tool

Talespire, an online tabletop currently in development

Chessex Vinyl Mats

Harry Potter

Percy Jackson

Locke & Keye

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