Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Episode 157 - There Is A Such Thing As A Free Podcast

Hello and welcome back, everyone! Today we have a big topic to discuss- economics in a fantasy world. Can it work? Should it work? How much should you worry about it? We go pretty in-depth into it on this episode, and we share a lot of our thoughts, but as always, we'd love to hear from you! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

This week's winner of our Unearthed Tips & Tricks drawing is David J! Congratulations, David! You should get your copy within the next few days. Whenever you have a chance to read it over, be sure to leave Crit Academy a review! They're a great group 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 "Unearthed Tips & Tricks" in the subject line! It's that easy! And remember- this is a new product, so if you won one of our earlier drawings, you can enter again!

And remember, Crit Academy is just one of the great podcasts in the Critnation Fellowship! For more podcasts, visit our friends at Brute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM!

See you next time, when we discuss math and chemistry!

Episode 157: A Worthwhile Investment

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. How would you go about trying to make a believable economy in a fantasy game world?

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Noteworthy Links:

Anycubic Photon, the Resin Printer I just bought

The Lightsaber I 3D Printed (and the files can be found here on Thingiverse)

The Mithril Standard - Economy in the Time of Wizards

Back to the Future 3

Deals with the Devil

d20 Modern

Jumbonium, an element in Futurama

The Great Modron March

Calimari Flan, a currency in the Star Wars universe

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Episode 156: Walking a Fine Line

Hello and welcome back, everyone! We've got a great episode this week- Jeff and I talk about the hidden tale of destiny woven into a popular catchy song, we discuss running encounters with lots of NPCs (and whether you should even be doing that in the first place), and we also spend some time talking about play a character that is differently-gendered than yourself. Of course this episode should be taken with a grain of salt (coming from two cisgendered heterosexual white males) but we're trying to approach it with the perspective of people who have been making D&D characters for a long time; we won't necessarily be challenging anyone's viewpoint, but giving what we believe to be the best starting point for making a fully-fleshed-out character, regardless of gender.

This week's winner of our Unearthed Tips & Tricks drawing is Jason E! Congratulations, Jason! You should get your copy within the next few days. Whenever you have a chance to read it over, be sure to leave Crit Academy a review! They're a great group 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 "Unearthed Tips & Tricks" in the subject line! It's that easy! And remember- this is a new product, so if you won one of our earlier drawings, you can enter again!

And remember, Crit Academy is just one of the great podcasts in the Critnation Fellowship! For more podcasts, visit our friends at Brute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM!

Catch you next time, same time, same channel!

Episode 156: Stay True to Yourself

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. How often do you play a character that is a different gender than your own? When you do, what are some hurdles you face when getting into character?

2. How do you run a combat with lots of NPCs involved?

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Noteworthy Links:

Cotton Eye Joe

Marauder's Map

Sandman by Neil Gaiman

Tom Riddle's Diary

T. R. Handley, Robot Monk sent to us by Jason E

Red Hand of Doom, a 3.5e D&D adventure that we played through many years ago

The Adventure Zone, an Actual Play podcast made by the McElroy family

Bridging the Gap, a podcast from our friend Brigid Pierce exploring the transgender experience, sexual abuse, life, love, memes, and D&D

Divine Beasts

Albuquerque by Weird Al

Kevin Bacon playing chicken

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Episode 155: I Remember

Hello and welcome back! We've got another fun episode for you this week- we talk about characters where their class takes a backseat (as well as reskinning classes to fit the character's background), and races with particularly long or short lifespans like Elves or Dwarves. (Come to think of it, we focused more on races with longer lifespans... I can't think of many with explicitly shorter lifespans, so that wasn't really on the front of our minds.) I think we came up with some great ideas in this one, so I hope you enjoy listening to it!

This week's winner of our Unearthed Tips & Tricks drawing is Colin W! Congratulations, Colin! You should get your copy within the next few days. Whenever you have a chance to read it over, be sure to leave Crit Academy a review! They're a great group 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 "Unearthed Tips & Tricks" in the subject line! It's that easy! And remember- this is a new product, so if you won one of our earlier drawings, you can enter again!

And remember, Crit Academy is just one of the great podcasts in the Critnation Fellowship! For more podcasts, visit our friends at Brute Force and Ignorance, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's LairJeff Stevens, and The Kind GM!

See you next week, if our arthritis and aching backs doesn't keep us away!

Episode 155: Remember When

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. Have you ever made a character off a background and than used the class as just a mechanic?

2. How do you think is best to portray races in table top games that either have significantly longer or shorter lifespans than our own as humans?

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Noteworthy Links:

Rube Goldberg Machine

Mass Effect

Stephen King's It

Austin Powers

Passing Laughs, a new podcast from my friends Haley and Brandon