Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Episode 86 is Mandatory!

Welcome back, listeners! This week we dig deep into some 5th Edition D&D rules for this episode's discussion. We talk about the repercussions of ignoring some of the rules for spellcasting (specifically, costly material components and the Concentration mechanic), and also we talk about the optional Sanity and Honor ability scores presented in the Dungeon Master's Guide. We've got some strong opinions on these topics, so come along for the riveting discussion!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Terje! Congratulations, Terje! Check your spam folder, and let me know if you haven't gotten your copy after a couple days. And be sure to let Benoit over at Goblin Stone know what you think, so they can keep on making great products!

And 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 very low on potential winners, so anyone who enters has a very high 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!

By my honor, I'll see you next week!

Episode 86: Optional Components

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Questions answered this episode:

1. How much would it upset the game if I let casters ignore costly material components?

2. How overpowered would it be to give players a magic item that allows more than one Concentration spell at a time?

3. What do you think of the optional Sanity and Honor ability scores in the Dungeon Master's Guide?

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Noteworthy Links:

Twitch.tv/GenericGamer- The Twitch channel of our good friend and streaming partner, Peter!


Space Cash, a fictional currency from an episode of South Park

Zee Bashew, a Youtube channel Jeff mentioned

Bloodborne

The Mountain Witch, my brother's samurai RPG with trust mechanics

Vidjagame Apocalypse, a podcast I've been listening to for some time

The Champion- a class Jeff mentioned from the Giant In the Playground website

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Episode 85- Who Brought the Map?

Hello, everyone! This week, we cover a topic I've been excited to get to- exploration. Specifically, how to run a campaign based entirely around it. We talk about broad strokes, small details, advice, ideas, involving the players, what to do and what not to do, how to keep it from going stale- all sorts of things involving this huge, world-spanning topic. We had a lot of fun talking about it, so hopefully you all have a lot of fun listening to it!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is David P! Congratulations, Dave! Check your spam folder, and let me know if you haven't gotten your copy after a couple days. And be sure to let Benoit over at Goblin Stone know what you think!

And 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 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, and don't get lost!

Episode 85: Preliminary Exploration

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Question answered this episode:

1. What are some tips on running a campaign based entirely around exploration?

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Noteworthy Links:

Dodge, Dip, Duck, Dive, and Dodge

Dragonball Z Androids movie mentioned in the episode (also: Goku punched in the balls by Team Four Star)

Dark Capricorn Rising, a new rock group formed by our good friend and patron, Justin Williams

Lost

The Tomb of Annihilation

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, an open-world action RPG

Zelda: Breath of the Wild, another open-world action RPG

Zee Bashew, a Youtube channel Jeff mentioned

Dawn of Worlds, a world-building game we talked about

House of Leaves- more like House of Suck, amirite guiz lolol

World's Largest Dungeon

Star Trek: Voyager

The Adventure Zone

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Episode 84: To Mend and Defend

Welcome back, listeners!

Don't worry- we're not talking about Grappling this week. Or next week. Or any week ever again. Ever. Instead, we're here to talk about tattoos, ghosts that follow your character around, involving your players, and more- and we have a very special guest with us today: Jessica, one of the hosts of Incoming Game: A ReBoot ReWatch! It's a podcast dedicated to the 90s computer-generated TV show, ReBoot! It's a great show (and a great podcast) so you should check it out!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Rene R! Congratulations, Rene! Let me know if you haven't gotten your copy after a day or two. 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!

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!

I hope you all enjoy this week's episode, and remember to stay frosty!

Episode 84: You Want This, I Want That

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Question answered this episode:

1. What was your best result from a Natural 20?

2. How can I balance a game session when half of my players want to smash and kill things and the other half want to explore and roleplay?

3. What are your biggest "Dos" and "Don'ts" for a new DM?

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Noteworthy Links:

ReBoot, the first fully computer-generated television show

Veggietales, another fully computer-generated show (though this one never had a television release)

Kat Von D

A Guide to Magical Tattoos

One of my wife's hideous tattoos

Tamagotchis

Furbies

Angus McDonald, Boy Detective

A great scene from Firefly

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