Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Episode 124: Better Than Before

We're back, everyone! This week we talk about the flipside of "it's what my character would do", as well as magic items from the DMG we never bothered to read, a bee familiar saving somebody's life, and fantasy-themed riddles. Come along for our signature goofs and some fun discussion!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is our new patron, Edward T! Congratulations, Edward! 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 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!

Catch you next week, as long as your character would want to be there too!

Episode 124: Roleplaying Priorities

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Question answered this episode:

1. What do you think about a character offering out of character opinions about what the party should do, when that opinion is contrary to what their character would want to do?

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Noteworthy Links:

Megazord

Alien

Aliens

Alien 3

Predator

Predator 2

This Guy Loves Trains

The Greatest Generation

Hodor

Kill Two Dwarves

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Episode 123: Easy as ABC

Hello, all! We're back with another great episode for you this week. We talk about telling stories, camping, making a whole party of bards, boots that turn you to stone, Dr. Gregory House, all sorts of fun stuff. So come along for the ride!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Matthew N! Congratulations, Matthew! 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 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, and don't go telling tales out of school!

Episode 123: Everyone Should Tell Stories

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do you make camp interesting?

2. How do I create stories of fiction (like myths and legends) within a game?

3. What would a D&D party made up entirely of bards be like?

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Noteworthy Links:

Baldur's Gate 3

Divinity Original Sin 2

Neverwinter Nights

Prusa i3 Mk3s, the new 3D printer I just bought (and spent all day building)

Elden Ring

Kuribo's Shoe

Tanooki Suit

Mario RPG statue minigame

Zee Bashew

Shrek

Friday, June 14, 2019

Episode 122, Dooby Dooby Doo

It's that time again! We're back with another great episode for you this week. We cover some metagame- or rules-based questions this week, about character creation, rolling for stats, DM screens, and more. As usual it was a lot of fun to record, so hopefully it's a lot of fun to listen to!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Chris B! Congratulations, Chris! 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 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! Until then, I'll start rolling for stats and see if I get an 18 by next week.

Episode 122: Heroic Range

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Question answered this episode:

1. What is your favorite range of levels to play? What is your favorite range of levels to dm?

2. What do you think is the best way to roll for stats? (If you had to roll)

3. Do you like to use a DM screen? What sort of information do you add to it to keep readily available?

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Noteworthy Links:

Mortal Bade, a special weapon/attack from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Warning: Spoilers in that video!)

Infestation, a Cantrip Jeff mentioned in this episode

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

Clip-On Dice Tower (If anyone can find the .stl file for this, I would be super grateful!)

Blender, a 3D Modeling program

Ring of Fire

Magic Sword, an arcade game I enjoyed in my youth

Mairghread Scott, a TV and comics writer that will be writing the Magic: The Gathering Netflix show

Up A Level, courtesy of Order of the Stick

Adcventures in Babysitting, a typical 80s movie

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Episode 121: The Episode With The Most Fanfics And The Most Cats

Hello, everyone! Welcome back. We've got a great episode for you this week- because we're joined by a very special guest, Will Hughes! Will is a writer for the AV Club, but also a host of one of my current favorite podcasts, Everything to Guppy. He was an absolute delight to have on the show, and the three of us get up to some classic goofs as we discuss a variety of topics, all of which are designed to please. So come along for the ride!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Peter K! Congratulations, Peter! 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 go read some Frasier Fanfiction in the meantime!

Episode 121: Turning A New Page

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Question answered this episode:

1. Have you, or any players you’ve had, made choices that led to their background feature becoming nullified? (Such as a folk hero being shunned by their village, a criminal turning their back on the thieves' guild, etc.)

2. What are your thoughts on RPG gamebooks as literature? Have you ever read an adventure module or supplement book with no intention of playing it?

3. Do your characters have cameos in subsequent games?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Binding of Isaac

Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes

Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies (Warning: TVTropes)

Dread, a horror-themed RPG where success or failure is determined by a Jenga tower

Ciri, a character from the Witcher series

Pandora's Box

Jamie Kennedy

Ashton Kutcher

Death Note, a Japanese Manga/Anime that recently had an American adaptation that I don't recommend

The One Ring

The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter

Frasier Fanfiction by William Hughes

The Adventure Zone

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Tearable RPG

The Part in Infinity War Where Thor Arrives (Warning: The sidebar links are likely to have Endgame spoilers, so beware if you haven't seen it.)

Unknown Armies

Planescape, a campaign setting from early editions of D&D

World's Largest Dungeon

The Tomb of Horrors

Don't Rest Your Head, a creepy RPG from Evil Hat Productions

Neverwhere, a TV Miniseries-turned-novel by Neil Gaiman, about a man who gets caught up in a secret world beneath London

Baby Shark (Warning: Baby Shark)

Zee Bashew

The Lost Room, a Sci-Fi Channel miniseries that YOU SHOULD GO WATCH BECAUSE IT IS AMAZING

Gabe Plays The Binding of Isaac on Friendquest

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Episode 120: Time To Go Find Yoshi On The Roof

Hello y'all! We have a big episode for you this week: We talk about how to recover from a bad story. What causes a bad story? What can you do to fix it? Should you even fix it? How can you prevent it from happening in the first place? And what are some examples of times when our stories went bad? We cover all of these and more!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Matt B! 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!

Enjoy the show, and see you all next time!

Episode 120: Exit Strategy

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do you recover from a bad story?

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Noteworthy Links:

My 3D Printer, a Wanhao Powerspec Duplicated i3 Plus

Humble Bundle, an online store that offers new bundles of software every few days

Neverwinter Nights 2

Inception

Matt Berry, a british actor/singer/songwriter that may or may not have won Chapel on the Cliffs this week

The IT Crowd, a TV show Matt Berry had a recurring role on

Toast of London, a british sitcom about a frustrated actor played by Matt Berry

Sword of Kas

The Champion's Belt, an adventure module from the Age of Worms adventure path

Star Trek (2009), the film by J.J. Abrams

3rd Rock From the Sun, an American sitcom starring World of Warcraft afficianado John Lithgow

The Stockades, a low-level Instance Dungeon from vanilla WoW

The Deadmines

Magical Girl Transformations in FFXIV

Misfire Beast, an enemy in Enter the Gungeon based on D&D's Displacer Beast

From On High by Epic Score

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