Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Episode 131 - The One Where We Talk About Pieces of Cod

Hey everyone! We have another great episode for you this week- we talk about making information gathering into something interesting, introducing new characters into an existing party, and killing off a PC in the service of the story. (Also, the Dragon's Hoard item this week is a magic codpiece. No I'm not happy about it, but, hey, I got it out of the way, right?)

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 LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM- 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 be sure to think with your head and not your armor!

Episode 131: New In, Old Out

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do I make gathering information fun? I don’t want it to be a repetitive string of npcs that they have to persuade (or threaten). What else can PCs use to obtain information?

2. What should you do when a PC retires mid-campaign? How best to incorporate a new character into an existing party plot-wise?

3. Is it ok to kill a PC for the story? For example one player stays behind to ensure safety for the rest of the party.

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Noteworthy Links:

The Arcade in Brighton, MI

Atari's Star Wars arcade cabinet

King Henry VIII

Challenge Accepted by Crit Academy

When You're A Jet You're A Jet All The Way

Magic 8 Ball

Final Fantasy V

Gandalf fighting the Balrog

Burn Notice, a TV show I've been watching

Nowhere Man, a TV show I've been a fan of since I was a kid (and am ostensibly creating a podcast about with my friend Steve; stay tuned I guess)

Overwatch

Spindown dice, a type of dice with numbers listed sequentially for use as a life counter in certain games

Friday, August 9, 2019

Episode 130: The unlucky multiple of 10

Hello, everyone! This week we dive right into the real meat of this game we call RPGs- we answer the question you've all been wondering for your whole lives: "What happens if I eat this thing?" Specifically, demon hearts. Less-specifically, other hearts too. We also have some fun talking about letting animals wear armor, plus some stuff about gaming stores and eyepatches.

We also have two Patreon-related announcements! First, we have a new patron! Welcome to the fold, Jason P! Our other announcement is less exciting: As of this month (August 2019) I won't be writing any more monthly fantasy fiction. (Maybe I will again in the future, but not for the foreseeable future.) It's become quite difficult for me over the last year and a half so to spare my sanity I'm setting it aside and working on coming out with different Patreon rewards instead. Hopefully that doesn't make anyone want to remove their pledges, but if so, we fully understand.

Back to more fun stuff...

As the last few weeks, we don't have any winners for the Chapel on the Cliffs drawing. (We may have one next week; we'll see.) But if you'd like to enter for a future episode, it's easy- just e-mail us at InterPartyConflict@gmail.com with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. That's all it takes, and you'll get yourself a cool, clean copy of Goblin Stone's great spooky adventure, 100% free!

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, but be sure to bring the antacids!

Episode 130: Eat Your Heart Out

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Question answered this episode:

1. A player character in my campaign just consumed a demon's heart. What do you think should happen to the character?

2. Can/Should wild shape forms be allowed to wear armor?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Film Reroll (specifically, their Aladdin game)

The Claw from Liar Liar

Blinded guy from 300

Naaru, a race of beings in World of Warcraft that harnessed the power of holy light and had it stolen by the Blood Elves

Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (which I erroneously called Friday the 13th: Part IX, which it was not called due to a rights dispute over the name Friday the 13th)

Freaky Friday, a remake of the classic bodyswap movie

Bastion of Broken Souls, a high-level official WotC D&D 3e adventure where a dragon had a demon for a heart

Wrath of Ashardalon

Tuvix, the titular character from the corresponding episode of Star Trek: Voyager where two characters were accidentally combined into one, resulting in a new character with his own agency and sense of self

Sir Bearington, an old greentext story about a player who played a bear PC

His Dark Materials, the book/movie/HBO TV series by Philip Pullman, which includes the books The Golden Compass/The Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass

Dragon Dice, a fantasy-themed collectible dice game that I am a huge fan of