Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Episode 81 Will Rid the World of All Evil... And That Means You!

Hello, everyone! We've got a great episode for you this week. We're joined by two guests- Angela and Jon, the hosts of The Cantrip! We have a lot of fun talking about campaigns with multiple DMs, using character voices, anime, and more. So give this episode a listen, and while you're at it, go over and check out Jon and Ang's podcast too!

I should also mention- Jeff has started releasing more Friendquest episodes! He and his friend Griff have started playing Hollow Knight and Little Nightmares- both great games. So check those out too!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Layth T! Congratulations, Layth! If you haven't gotten your reward in a day or two, let me know. And once you get it, be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review so they can keep making great products!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, it's super easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. We're still running low on candidates, so you have great chances!

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!

Thanks everyone, and see you next time!

Episode 81: Everyone's a Character

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Questions answered this episode:

1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of co-DMing a campaign?

2. How can I get better at creating and using character voices?

3. Do you think the market still has room and desire for Anime genre emulation or inspiration (see the 90s' Anime game boom) or have we moved past that?

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Noteworthy Links:

Dungeons & Dragons: The Cartoon

Pleasantville

The Binding of Isaac, a roguelike twin-stick shooter game for all current platforms

By Mennen

Mentos: The Freshmaker

Salazar Slytherin's Locket

Gameplay and Story Segregation (Warning: TV Tropes, only click if you have a healthy amount of time to waste)

I Know That Voice- a documentary about voice acting

Rush Hour

OpenRPG, a virtual tabletop that came long before Roll20

Big Eyes, Small Mouth, an Anime-themed RPG

Shut Up and Take My Money

Terminator Faces

The Adorable Gravorg from the 3rd edition Monster Manual 2

Betrayal Garden

Guinea Pig Armor

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Episode 80- A World of Possibilities

Hello, everyone out there in podcast land! We've got a great episode for you this week. We cover a few great topics- killing PCs, inter-dimensional travel, armor made from trees, and a healthy dose of tangents here and there. Come give us a listen, and be sure to let us know what you think!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Payton K! Congratulations, Payton! If you have any issues contact me. And be sure to let Goblin Stone know what you think!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, it's super easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. We're running low on candidates, so you have a big chance of winning!

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!

Thanks everyone, and have a great week!

Episode 80: Different Worlds, Different Stakes

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How lethal do you like combat?

2. I want to run a campaign where the players are all from different worlds/settings. What is the best plot device for bringing them together?

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Noteworthy Links:

Path of Exile

Crawl

Bloodborne Card Game

Hollow Knight on Friend Quest

Nerzugal's Dungeon Master Toolkit 2 on DM's Guild

Dragon Dice: Treefolk

Troll 2

Shield Doors in Dark Souls 2

Synthicide RPG

Time Lords

Tomb of Horrors

The World Serpent Inn, a transitive plane from 3e D&D

Sigil, the City of Doors, a hub location in the Planescape setting

Parallels, a movie about a dimension-travelling family

Sliders, a TV show from the 90s about dimensional travel

Erfworld, a webcomic written by Rob Balder

Secret of Evermore, an SNES action RPG by Squaresoft

Earthbolt, a Wu Jen spell from Complete Arcane

300: PG Version

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Episode 79 will live on FOREVER!

Hello, everyone! This week we cover a topic that was brought up recently on our subreddit: Immortality. Not just immortality- specifically, immortality as a character goal in a tabletop game and whether it's good or bad for the game. We also talk about swords that can trap your soul, erasing classes, creating classes, all sorts of stuff. I think we got some really good discussion in this one, so come along and see what you think!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Nathan H! Congratulations, Nathan! Be sure to check your spam folder, and if you haven't gotten an e-mail soon then contact me. And be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review so they can continue to make awesome products!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. Easy peasy!

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!

Thanks for listening, and come back next week for more!

Episode 79: Achieving Immortality

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Question answered this episode:

1. What should a DM do when a player has outrageous goals for their character, beyond the scope of the campaign?

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Noteworthy Links:

D&D meets Magic: The Gathering

Tyler Kamstra's Monstrous Races guide

Arcade Memories Podcast

Treasure of the Broken Hoard, a five-part adventure I've been running

G Gundam Toonami Intro

Spirit Sword on Yu Yu Hakusho

Fullmetal Alchemist

Romance on The Office

Death Becomes Her - A movie from the early 90s about the dangers of immortality

Epic Destinies from 4th Edition

American Horror Story: Hotel

Kender are terrible

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Episode 78: Featuring the DM Liar! (That's what he said, right?)

Hello everyone out there in Podcastland! This week we've got a great episode for you- and a wonderful special guest, Luke Hart from the DM Lair Youtube Channel! I met Luke through Reddit and I love his channel. So go check it out right now!

Luke is joining us to discuss leaving a gaming group, jealousy between players, and making your climactic encounters even more climactic. (I sometimes plan for episodes to follow a certain theme, but in this episode they fit together nicely all on their own.) And we had a great time making this episode, so I hope you love it!

Oh, also- I've been talking about it for weeks, but the first episode of the Arcade Memories Podcast is finally up! Go check it out, and tell your friends about it! I won't be releasing episodes very often- maybe every two months or so- but I'll keep making more as long as I keep getting submissions, so send me your stories at ArcadeMemoriesPodcast@gmail.com!

We have a new patron this week! We already said it on the podcast, but let us give a big thank-you to Nathan H! You're great and you help make the show awesome.

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Jeff R! Congratulations, Jeff! Be sure to check your spam folder, and if you haven't gotten an e-mail soon then contact me. And let Goblin Stone know what you think!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. It's that easy!

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!

Thanks for joining us, and we'll see you again next week with another great episode!

Episode 78: Multiple Conflicts

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Questions answered this episode:

1. What makes you want to leave a gaming group?

2. How can I deal with jealousy between players?

3. How do you make the perfect boss fight?

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Noteworthy Links:

Octopath Traveler

The tram from Ironforge to Stormwind

Nerzugal's Dungeon Master Toolkit 2 on DM's Guild

Luke Hart's adventure modules

Noah Wizard's Fiverr page

Treasure of the Broken Hoard, a collection of five one-hour adventures on DM's Guild

The Head of Vecna

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Episode 77: This Episode is Bananas

Welcome back, listeners! We've got a fun episode for you this week, and we cover realism in roleplaying games, starting levels for D&D, and how to make your players want to explore their own property investments. We also get a bunch of goofs about bananas and monkeys and all that, so there's something in this episode for everyone!

I want to briefly mention the project I've been working on- the Arcade Memories Podcast. I've gotten the first episode finished, and it's currently awaiting review on iTunes. But in the meantime, you can listen to it at https://soundcloud.com/arcadememories/episode-01!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Jake M! Congratulations, Jake! Be sure to check your spam folder, and if you haven't gotten an e-mail soon then contact me. And let Goblin Stone know what you think!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. That's all it takes!

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!

See you all next week, with a very special guest!

Episode 77: Investing in Real Estate

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Questions answered this episode:

1. Is realism more important than fun?

2. What is your ideal starting level for a campaign?

3. How to make a player's property investments interesting?

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Noteworthy Links:

A Case of the Mondays

Chult, a jungle in the southern reaches of the Forgotten Realms

Indiana Jones

Midas Hand death from Tomb Raider

Q*Bert, the lovable ape from the arcade that collected bananas

Treasure of the Broken Hoard, a collection of five one-hour mini-adventures I've been running

Minecraft

A locked door in Fallout 3

All your need to know about Kobayashi

Tree Fiddy

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Episode 76: Title Needed

Hello, listeners! We're back this week with another episode. This time, we talk about a topic that might be a little bit controversial- specifically, whether Jeff and Gabe (mainly Gabe) likes listening to D&D stories, and what makes a D&D story good or worth telling. We also cover a couple other topics, including physical props at the table, opening locked doors, and sneaky ways to hear secret conversations. So come along and join the discussion!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Scott! Congratulations, Scott! Let me know if you haven't gotten your copy within a day or so (and be sure to check your spam folder!). And be sure to visit Goblin Stone's website and give them your feedback!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. That's it!

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!

Have a great week!

Episode 76: Wanna Hear a Story?

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Questions answered this episode:

1. Am I the only one who hates hearing people's D&D stories?

2. What are your favorite physical props you've used?

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Noteworthy Links:

Scoville Scale, a scientific scale measuring the "heat" of spicy foods

An adorable video on Youtube that I found while googling "Bacon"

Nerzugal's Dungeon Master Toolkit 2 on DM's Guild

Stranger Things

Claws of Madness, a 5e adventure from Loresmyth

Old Man Yells at Cloud

Challenge of Champions, a series of puzzle-based adventures in Dungeon Magazine

Newsies

Seven of Nine, a character from Star Trek Voyager

Planescape: Torment, an old PC game featuring a Rogue Modron as a playable party member (and voiced by Dan Castellanetta)

Dig Dug, an old Arcade game where you killed enemies by inflating and exploding them

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Episode 75, with Jeff and Gabe and Dan and Garin

Welcome back, everyone! We've got a great episode in store for you today. We're joined by two amazing podcasters- Dan and Garin from the D&D Character Lab podcast! Every week they produce an incredibly fun show where they make characters and pit them against each other- we've talked about them more times than I can count but if you haven't given them a listen yet, you should!

This week we talk about remembering character names (or not being able to remember them), playing the same character or character type multiple times, and monster races. We also get some fun out of character voices, and figuring out what CR a Couatl is. (Spoiler: It's 4.) So come along for the ride!

Yet again, we have a new patron! Thank you so much, Doug W! You're so awesome and we appreciate your patronage more than we can say. If anyone else out there would like to join the ever-growing family and get cool bonus content too, so head over to Patreon.com/InterPartyConflict and think about contributing!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is peacejoypancakes! Congratulations, PJP! Let me know if you haven't gotten your copy within a day or so (and be sure to check your spam folder!). And of course, let Goblin Stone know what you think!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. That's it!

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!

Have a great Independence Day! "Welcome to erf!"

Episode 75: Our Good Friends

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How do you remember everyone's character names?

2. Do you have a character or character type that you play in every campaign?

3. Do you feel that beast races are appropriate for a party? Orcs, Hobgoblins, Kobolds, Bugbears, and Yaun-Ti are all good, but what about a doppelganger, or a frost giant, a centaur, or maybe even a displacer beast? How far can one go if they want to play a monstrous race?

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Noteworthy Links:

I Like Turtles

The DanDWiki episode of D&D Character Lab

Mustard Plug and Skanking in one Youtube video

Couatl

Shield of Heroic Memories (which we apparently covered on episode 25 but I completely forgot)

Auron, a character from Final Fantasy X

A Wikidot site that I made to catalogue NPCs

Steam Summer Sale

Savage Species

Monstrous Races for 5th Edition from Tyler Kamstra

Ted, a 2012 movie starring Mark Wahlberg and a talking teddy bear

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Your Character Doesn't Know Which Episode This Is

Usually when recording one of these, we'll have a list of questions we plan to get to, and we'll have an idea of which questions are going to generate a lot of discussion and which ones will be pretty quick. While recording this episode, however, the first question (of several) kind of got away from us and before we knew it, we'd gone way over our usual episode length! So expect a long episode this time, with a lot of pontificating from yours truly.

Also, this week we continue our Social Media Discussion Question segment- except while editing I realized I goofed big time. We've already recorded next week's episode (with some special guests you won't want to miss!) and somehow through that whole process I didn't realize that I posted the wrong question on social media this week! This week's question (according to the podcast) was about Interactive Fiction, yet the question I actually posted was about Character Voices (as you'll hear us talk about next week). It's not the end of the world, but it was still a pretty big goof on my part. So, sorry about that. I'll have to figure out how to keep myself on track in the future.

We have a new Patron this week! Welcome to the fold, Noah Wizard! (We also have another new patron, but he joined after this episode was recorded so expect a shout-out next time around.) Our Patreon is getting bigger and better every week, so head over to Patreon.com/InterPartyConflict and think about joining yourself!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Peter H! Congratulations, Peter! Contact me if you haven't gotten your adventure within the next couple days. And be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. It's that easy!

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!

See you all next week!

Episode 74: No Metagaming Allowed

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1. How can I encourage new players to avoid metagaming?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Cantrip on Soundcloud


Barbershop Quartet

Be Sure to Drink Your Ovaltine

Psychic Paper from Doctor Who

Clark Kent's Glasses

Brian Griffin Barbershop Quartet impression from Family Guy

What Level Was Gandalf?

Inigo Montoya (spoilers for The Princess Bride)

That episode of Community where they play D&D

Interactive Fiction

Get Lamp, a doctumentary about Interactive Fiction and its history

Prodigy, one of the earlier forms of the Internet as we know it

Parsely Games, a series of interactive fiction-esque roleplaying games

Episode 73: The Third Time We've Used the Word "Keeping" in an Episode Title

(This is embarassing. I've gotten so good about writing these out ahead of time so they don't go out several days late like they used to, but now that I have them done early I forget to actually publish the episode when the day comes. So... sorry, everyone.)

Hello there!

This episode we take a little bit of a closer look at a couple topics we covered last week, but with a different focus. It wasn't intentional that we did it in this way, but we had a couple questions that sort of overlapped and I thought we could get some good discussion out of focusing on them a bit closer. So in this one, we talk about music and sound effects in your game, how to teach someone to roll their dice better, and encouraging players to vary up their descriptions- plus some talk about RPG genres and doors that open up to pocket dimensions. All in all, I think this is a fun one you won't want to miss!

This episode, we want to thank two more patrons- Avenshil and Joseph! Thank you both so, so much! You not only are helping us make the show great, but you've helped us to hit our latest goal- which means that within the next couple months, I'll be streaming some games from my awesome home arcade cabinet! Stay tuned for more details.

And if anyone else would like to become a patron, go to Patreon.com/InterPartyConflict and see if any of the our rewards catch your eye. We're making the show awesomer and awesomer by the week, and you can help out by going there and getting yourself some cool bonus content!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Caleb C! Congratulations, Caleb! Contact me if you haven't gotten your adventure within the next couple days. And be sure to leave Goblin Stone a review!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. That's it! That's all it takes!

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!

Have a great one!

Episode 73: Keeping Up with the Game

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1. What's your opinion of using music and/or soundboards during a game? Have you ever done so or experienced it during a session?

2. How can I convince people to roll their dice faster?

3. As a player or as a DM, how to encourage a player to be more creative in their descriptions?

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Noteworthy Links:

Charms Blow Pops

The Mountain Witch on Kickstarter (It's only got 15 more days!)

Who Framed Roger Rabbit Portable Holes

Robin Hood Men in Tights Bridge Scene

Dark Souls 2 Orma and Reeve Greatshields

The Lost Room, a Sci-Fi Channel miniseries that you should watch RIGHT NOW

A Soft Murmur, the amazing ambient sound generator I mentioned last week

AAAHH!!! Real Monsters, a Nickelodeon cartoon from the 90s

Spooky Ghost Decoration

My Fair Lady (Not the production I was in, just a High School version I found on Youtube)

Motor City Casino

Correlya, a fantasy RPG created by a friend of mine a while back

Yes, And...

Cabin in the Woods

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Episode 72- Dice, Dice, and More Dice (and Some Other Stuff Too)

Hey, everyone! We're back with another episode. This time, we talk about how to help someone overcome their fear of DMing, whether or not to use a computer while you play, and then a whole bunch of mini-questions about dice and dice practices. It's a lot of fun, so I hope you all enjoy it!

This episode also introduces a new (mini) segment- our Social Media Question section. Every week (since we started the podcast) I've been posting a discussion question on social media (Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter) for our listeners. At the suggestion of Damian from Adventures in Erylia, I've decided to incorporate these into our show! It seems a little clunky at the moment because of our recording schedule (we record about a week in advance, so the questions get posted several days after we record but a couple days before the episode airs...) but hopefully it'll work out. We'll be giving our own answers to these questions, as well as reading some listener answers as well! So if you reply to us on social media, we're likely to read your replies on-air!

We're also doing great on our Patreon (more on that next episode) thanks to all of you out there! If you'd like to become a patron, go to Patreon.com/InterPartyConflict and see if any of the our rewards catch your eye. You'll be helping the show and getting cool stuff in return!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Kaden G! Congratulations, Kaden! If you haven't received an e-mail within the next 24 hours then contact me and we'll get you sorted out. And be sure to visit Goblin Stone and let them know what you think!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. That's all you have to do!

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!

See you next time!

Episode 72: In the DM's Seat

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How do you help someone gather the courage to DM if they are intimidated by the time and effort?

2. How much do you involve your computer as a DM or even a player?

3. Dice!...  How many do you have?  Can you have too many?  Are you "Dice Superstitious?"  For example... Do you let other players roll yours?  Have you played with know anyone who won't. Have you ever "retired" a die for a session because it kept rolling bad, or roll your dice in a "lucky" die tray or tower only? And finally, do you ever roll, or let your players roll,  the to hit die and damage die at the same time?

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Noteworthy Links:



Mystique, a shapechanging character from the X-Men series

Sylar, the main antagonist from the TV show Heroes

D&D Wiki, a source for suspect homebrew content


A Soft Murmur, an amazing ambient sound generator

The Dice I Won from Adventures in Erylia's drawing



Three-Dragon Ante, a physical card game created to be played along with D&D

G.U.R.P.S. the Generic Universal Roleplaying Game

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Episode 71, and Mountain Witch Kickstarter!

Hello, everyone! We have an exciting week for you. In this episode, we talk about taking campaign notes and turning them into stories (a topic I have a lot of experience with), we discuss our favorite historical settings for tabletop games, and we talk about one of the best D&D monsters: Mindflayers. We have a lot of fun talking about it, so hopefully you have a lot of fun listening!

Another thing I want to mention- today marks the first day of the kickstarter for my brother's indie RPG, the Mountain Witch 2nd Edition! It's already blown way past its goal (and had within a couple hours!) but if you want to get in on the ground floor and help support an awesome product and an awesome creator, then head over to the Kickstarter page and check it out!


Speaking of supporting creators, consider becoming a patron and head over to Patreon.com/InterPartyConflict and see if any of the our rewards catch your eye! You'll be helping the show and getting cool stuff in return.

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Daniel M! Congratulations, Daniel! Be sure to let Goblin Stone know what you think about it- and if you haven't received an e-mail within the next 24 hours then contact me and we'll get you sorted out.

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's never been easier!

And remember, Goblin Stone is just one of the content creators on the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and modules, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our great friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

Have a wonderful week!

Episode 71: When and Where

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1. What sort of campaign notes do you usually keep while playing? And how can you turn those notes into a story (as you said you've done in the past)?

2. What do you guys think of taking a historical place and time and making it an RPG setting? How would you do it? What place and time would you use?

3. Let's talk about mindflayers.

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Noteworthy Links:

Lemonade Stand, a Flash game


Jell-O vs. Jelly


I Am Groot


Kizarvidexus


Red Hand of Doom, a 3.5 Adventure Module


Adventures in Erylia, an Actual Play podcast we are friends with


Critical Role, an Actual Play podcast we are not friends with


The Adventure Zone, an Actual Play podcast I would love to be friends with


Game of Thrones and War of the Roses


Oriental Adventures, a D&D supplement for playing a game in feudal Japan


Rokugan/Legend of the Five Rings


Bloodborne, a game from From Software set in a pseudo-Victorian England


Dragonlance


Bojack Horseman 


Savage Species, a 3.5 D&D book for playing monster characters


Sylar, the main antagonist from the TV show Heroes


do you even lift


Illithids in Final Fantasy


Illithids in Demon's Souls

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

It's the 70th episode! The 70th numbered one, anyway!

Hello out there! This week we have a fun episode. We talk about smiting your enemies, one-shot adventures, armor that carries your body around after you're dead, beating people in the streets, characters named after body parts... We run the whole gamut here at Inter-Party Conflict. Knowhutimean?

Let me ask a question- did this episode sound different to you? Hopefully not. But if so, it might be because Jeff edited this one! Normally I hoard the editing privileges like a greedy dragon fighting off adventurers. But Jeff offered, so I let him go ahead! And I think it turned out great. So everyone go tweet at him or whatever and tell him I said so.

Last week we ran our Roll20 game, which went better than I had hoped (though we didn't have enough time to finish it- we'll have to make plans for that) and we've also gotten a new Red-Tier patron! We recorded this episode before that, though, so we'll be shouting him out on the podcast next week. In the meantime, thanks Christopher! We really appreciate your contribution!

If you'd like to become a patron too (and get outtakes, bonus episodes, fantasy fiction written by me, and a monthly Roll20 game), then all you have to do is go to Patreon.com/InterPartyConflict and see if any of the rewards look good to you! You'll be helping the show and getting cool stuff in return.

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Jonathan S! Congratulations, Jonathan! Check your spam folder if you don't see your e-mail. And be sure to give Goblin Stone a review!

If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy!

And remember, Goblin Stone is one of the amazing content creators on the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and modules, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our great friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

Have a great week!

Episode 70: One Shot

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How can I clue my players into things happening behind the scenes (unrest and racism in the land, etc.) without outright telling them?

2. In 5e, can a paladin using an attack with divine smite that brings a creature's hit points to zero declare it as non-lethal?

3. What is a one shot? Do they have to have a satisfying ending? Are one shots good or bad for the game?

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Noteworthy Links:

Wazzup!

Fullmetal Alchemist, an anime Jeff references a lot

Old World Blues, a great DLC for Fallout: New Vegas

Futurama

Star Trek Generations

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Mutants & Masterminds: The World's Greatest Superhero RPG!

The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

Groot, a character from the Marvel Universe and Marvel Cinematic Universe

Understanding The Shoulder

Teachings of an Archmage, a podcast created by one of our patrons, Johm Gemstone!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Episode (insert immature joke here)

Hello, everyone! Welcome back! This is a big week- Jeff and I finally managed to get our recording schedule back on track, so things should be smooth sailing from here on out. This is episode 69- you know, THAT number- but don't worry, we didn't realize it until after we were done recording. So no off-color jokes from us.

In this episode, we talk about world building, running a game for a small group, and we spend a little bit too much time talking about Nickelodeon Gak. (It makes sense in-context. I hope.) Also, the day this episode goes up, I'm going to be running a game of my brother's game, The Mountain Witch! If it goes well I'll be posting the audio from it some time in the future, but if we never mention it again then that probably means it didn't go so well. (I'm very nervous about running it, in case you couldn't tell.) But this game is going to be run over Roll20 for our top-tier patrons- so if you're interested in playing games with us in the future, head over to Patreon.com/InterPartyConflict and join!

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Staci V! Congratulations, Staci! Let me know if you don't get an e-mail within the next 24 hours. And be sure to let Goblin Stone know what you think! If anyone else would like to enter the drawing, it's super easy! Just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line!

And remember, Goblin Stone is one of the great content creators on the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and modules, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our wonderful friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

Have a great one!

Episode 69: New Worlds Need Players

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How do you approach world building? Do you have a set process?

2. How to run a game for a small group of players?

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Noteworthy Links:

Centipede Arcade Cabinet (This one isn't mine, but that's what they look like)





A commercial for Gak (and I think it's amusing that the website listed is no longer available)


Dawn of Worlds, the worldbuilding RPG (featured on episode 53 of Crit Academy)

Palumar, the world I created for my own 5e campaign


Mary Sue (Warning: TVTropes.org link, click only when you have too much time on your hands)

The Red Hand of Doom, an adventure module from 3.5

Gestalt Characters variant rule

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Episode 68: The Saga Continues

Hey, folks! This week brings us another great episode, and I think we touch on some really fun stuff in this one. Our main discussion is about D&D's negative stereotypes (stemming from the "Satanic Panic" from the 80s), and we also talk about the Massive Damage optional rule. The past week has been a rough one, but as they say in the theater, "Macbeth!"

Er, I guess they don't say that. Something about the show going on, that's what I meant.

Anyway, this week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Tim C! Congratulations, Tim! You should get an e-mail from Goblin Stone soon, and let me know if you don't. But be sure to let Goblin Stone know what you think! That way they can continue to make great products. And if anyone else would like to enter the drawing, it's as easy as e-mailing us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! Our list of candidates is getting pretty small, so if you enter now, your chances of winning are very high!

And remember, Goblin Stone is one of the great content creators on the Critnation Fellowship! For more books and modules, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our wonderful friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Episode 68: Keeping the Devil Away

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Questions answered this episode:

1. I have a friend I'd like to introduce to D&D but they're hanging onto the negative stereotypes from the 80's. How can I get them to look past the stereotypes and see that it's not bad?

2. How you feel about the massive damage rule? Do you think it's worth incorporating into the game?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Windy City, another name for Chicago

Ann Arbor, Michigan- a college town about an hour away from Jeff and myself

The Mountain Witch, my brother's RPG that will be releasing its second edition soon!

Satanic Panic

Demons, Devils, and Yugoloths

Middle Earth RPGs

Hogwarts RPG

Narnia Wiki

GURPS, the Generic Universal Role Playing Game

Rugrats, a cartoon from the 90s about babies

The Witch Is Dead, one of Grant Howitt's one-page RPGs

Grant Howitt's website

Jason Statham's Big Vacation, the newest one-page RPG from the Hearty Dice Friends

D&D on 60 Minutes

Duckfeed.tv, a podcast network with a huge library of game-related podcasts

Dungeons of Dredmore

Banksy, a prolific and anonymous graffiti artist

Friday, May 11, 2018

No fighting! There's enough of episode 67 to go around!

Hello, everyone! We've got a great episode for you this week- it's all about a serious topic that is kind of the whole reason we started this show: Inter-Party Conflict. Or, I guess, technically, Intra-Party Conflict. Or whatever. While I was editing this episode it occurred to me that my impassioned argument in this one seems like it contradicts my arguments from a couple previous episodes- specifically, about stealing from the party, and doing things "because it's what my character would do"- and I'll address this in next week's episode, but for the time being I just want to say that in my mind the two are not at all contradictory, though it might seem that way. So if anyone was about to turn off their podcasting device in disgust at our blatant hypocrisy, maybe turn the main down a tad?

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs drawing winner is Karl L! Congratulations, Karl! You should get an e-mail from Goblin Stone within the day, and if you don't, let me know. And once you've read it, be sure to let Goblin Stone know what you think! That way they can continue to make great products. And if anyone else would like to enter the drawing, it's as easy as e-mailing us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line!

And remember, Goblin Stone is one of the content creators from the Critnation Fellowship! For more adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

Thank you so much everyone, and have a great one!

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How do you deal with adversarial DMing? How can you identify it, and how can it be avoided?

2. I currently DM a game, where we had our first character death and the player in question has now created a character, who purposely will clash with the parties paladin. How would you handle this?

3. What should I do when the DM pits two player characters against each other?

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Episode 66: Where Gabe Tries Really Hard Not To Make A Fool Of Himself

Hey there listeners! I hope you all have had a great week. We have a very special episode for you today- we're joined by Gary Butterfield, one of the hosts of several of the Duckfeed.tv podcasts! He's currently making more podcasts than most people listen to in a week, I'd wager, and I've been a huge fan for several years. I can honestly say if it weren't for him and his co-host Kole Ross, I wouldn't have gotten into podcasting myself (and I would've had to find something to fill the five or six hundred hours I've filled with Duckfeed podcasts). So let me extend a big, hearty thank you to Gary not only for making great shows, but for coming on Inter-Party Conflict!

This week, the three of us cover some interesting topics- poisoned armor that bites you, making travel interesting, summoning/killing gods, chronic tardiness, and more. Also, after edits this episode ended up a little bit shorter than I was expecting, so stick around after the outro to listen to me and Jeff open up a gift package I won from Adventures in Erylia! (Also, check our Facebook and Twitter for pictures!)

For the second week in a row, the guy who submitted our Dragon's Hoard item (Shawn M) is also the winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing! So, congratulations Shawn! You should get an e-mail from Benoit over at Goblin Stone within the day, and if you don't, let me know and I'll sort it out. But once you've read it over, let Goblin Stone know what you think! The best thank-you is a review, me pappy always used to say.

And if anyone else would like to enter the drawing, it's as easy as e-mailing us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line!

And remember, Goblin Stone is one of the content creators from the Critnation Fellowship! For more adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

Also- if you want to hear any of the plethora of shows that Gary is a part of, then head over to Duckfeed.tv and see what they have! While their main focus is video games, they've got something for everybody, and I give them my unqualified recommendation.

So thanks to everyone for listening, and have a great week!

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How can I make travel more interesting?

2. My players want to perform a ritual to summon an avatar of their deity. What components (arcane reagents, incantations, blood sacrifices, etc.) should this ritual require?

3. Should I feel bad for having to cancel on a group?

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Noteworthy Links:

Mazes & Monsters starring Tom Hanks

Neon Skies Studio, the website of Gary's friend Jala Prendes

SSI's "Goldbox" D&D Computer Games, a series of games that included Curse of the Azure Bonds and Pool of Radiance


Bayonetta, a high-speed character action game that you should all play

Enter the Gungeon, a twin-stick shooter roguelike out on all current-gen systems


A Simpsons Clip containing a line commonly referenced on Duckfeed.tv podcasts

PowerWorlds.com, Gary's amazing website for his book, Souls of Darkness


A few Roleplaying games mentioned by Gary:

Iron Kingdoms, a roleplaying game from Privateer Press

Blades in the Dark, a game from Evil Hat Productions

Fate, a popular narrative-focused RPG

Dungeon World, an RPG from Sage Kobold productions

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Episode 65: The One With Car Noise In The Background Except Gabe Cut Most Of It Out (Become A Patron To Hear Those Parts!)

Hello, everyone! This has been an exceedingly busy week for me, not to mention the whole month. Thank you all for your patience as I scramble to get everything done in a timely manner. But we're back this week, with a normal episode! I think this one turned out pretty well. Small insider fact here: There was a question we got halfway through answering this episode when I decided to cut it and replace it with a different one because I didn't have a good enough answer for it. We'll likely answer it in the next couple weeks. So if you're listening to a future episode and think, "Huh, that would have been a perfect fit for Episode 65", it's probably because we planned it for episode 65 and then cut it so I could come up with a better response.

Now, you may not believe this, but this was 100% unintentional: This episode turned out to be all about our listener Collins, because in addition to having submitted both the Dragon's Hoard item AND the Funeral Pyre story (which I have no problem covering in the same episode, but I just didn't realize who had sent them when I queued them up this week), Collins is also the winner of our Goblin Stone's Chapel on the Cliffs giveaway! So Collins, expect an e-mail from Goblin Stone within the next couple days, and let us know if it doesn't arrive (though be sure to check your spam filter first). And let them know what you think of it!

If anyone else wants to enter the drawing, just send us an e-mail at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's super easy. While you're there, submit some questions and/or a Dragon's Hoard item or Funeral Pyre story!

And remember, Goblin Stone is one of the content creators on the Critnation Fellowship! For more adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

Thanks for listening, and I hope you all have an easier week than I did!

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Questions answered this episode:

1. In your opinion, what is the GM's job and why?

2. What, in your opinion, is the single most important quality for a GM?

3. Do you have any advice on how to plan a murder mystery adventure? Also, should I let the players know if they arrest or kill the wrong person?

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Noteworthy Links:

An Adorable Webcomic that I spent way too long trying to show Jeff before we started recording





Scene from Family Guy referenced in the episode



Friday, April 20, 2018

Bonus episode 4: The one where everything is late and Gabe complains

Hello, everyone! In case you haven't listened to the episode yet, I should mention that this week's episode isn't a normal one, due to some technical difficulties going on. Specifically, I've been super behind for the last couple weeks, and this week I was without power for two of my three days off from work (so as a result I'm several days behind on lots of things- including this blog post, not to mention a bunch of Patreon stuff).

So this week has been incredibly hectic and I apologize for any momentary dip in quality of the show and how well we respond to listeners. You all are the lifeblood of this show, and I value each and every one of you- so I ask your patience and understanding until I can get all of this back in order again. Hopefully by the end of the month I can get everything back on schedule, so keep your fingers crossed!

In the meantime, though, we were still able to record an episode and get it out on time- so check out the episode if you can! Jeff and I spent about thirty minutes or so talking about something that both of us feel strongly about- the Warforged race (and why I think most people use them wrong). So come along, learn a thing or two about the non-robot robots of D&D, and you might even hear some secrets about how we make our show!

I should also mention- this week's Chapel on the Cliffs winner is Jack N! Jack, you should get an e-mail within the next day or so with instructions on how to redeem it. (If you don't, check your spam filter, or just e-mail me and I'll get you figured out.) Anyone else who wants to enter can do so by sending us an e-mail with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy!

And of course, Chapel on the Cliffs is created by Goblin Stone, one of the content creators on the Critnation Fellowship! For more adventures, check out LoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab!

So thank you all for bearing with us, and I hope you have a great (electricity-filled) week!

Bonus Episode 04: Battery Powered

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