Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Episode 222: Blog Posts Lost No More, ft. PotatoPlunderer

Welcome back! This week we're joined by a special guest- listener and contributor, Fionn! (Also known as PotatoPlunderer.) We're talking all about homebrew- tips on balancing it, where to begin when homebrewing a campaign, and so on. Come along for the ride, and be sure to share your thoughts and feedback below!

And the winner of this week's Crit 3 drawing is David J! Congratulations, David! Be sure to leave Crit Academy a review, so they can keep on making great products! They're a great group and would love to use your feedback to improve their products in the future.

Every week we're going to be giving away this new bundle of three new character option supplements from Crit Academy- the Warmind, the Skybreaker, and the Werecat- and all you have to do to enter is send us an e-mail with "Crit 3" in the subject line. It's that easy!

And If you'd like to help support the show and get some great additional content for it, head over to http://www.patreon.com/interpartyconflict and become a patron! Even a dollar a month gets you some bonus content, and there's lots of cool stuff there for anyone willing to help make the show better.

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 IgnoranceThe Kind GM, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

Catch us next time, when we'll have some more special guests on the way!

Episode 222: Total Homebrew

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. You're creating a homebrew campaign. Where do you start the process and what follows after?

2. How do you best balance homebrew mechanics? For that matter, what are your opinions on homebrew in general?

3. How do you determine CRs for homebrewed monsters?

4. What are your tips on creating homebrew classes/races/backgrounds/etc.?

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Noteworthy Links:

Mom's Spaghetti

Kubo and the Two Strings, a stop-motion film from 2016

Chrono Trigger

Rise of the Runelords

Matt Colville - Your First Town

Matt Colville - Monkeying with Monsters

Matt Colville - Action-Oriented Monsters

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Return of the Lazy Dungeon Master

Bob the World Builder

Dael Kingsmill: Monarchs Factory

Fantasynamegenerators.com

The NPC Generator I Unearthed via the Wayback Machine

Dawn of Worlds

Not Another D&D Podcast, another D&D podcast

Middle Earth: Shadow of War

The Ancient Magus Bride, the anime (I think) Jeff and Fionn were talking about

Kratos, protagonist of the God of War series

Episode 221: The Lost Blog Posts part 8, ft. Crossovers

Have you ever played (or wanted to play) the same character in two or more separate campaigns? Also, how would you feel if a Dungeon Master deliberately misled you when starting a campaign, in favor of setting up a twist later on? We tackle both of these topics (and more) on this week's episode, and it's a fun one!

And the winner of this week's Crit 3 drawing is T.B.! Congratulations, TB! Be sure to leave Crit Academy a review, so they can keep on making great products! They're a great group and would love to use your feedback to improve their products in the future.

Every week we're going to be giving away this new bundle of three new character option supplements from Crit Academy- the Warmind, the Skybreaker, and the Werecat- and all you have to do to enter is send us an e-mail with "Crit 3" in the subject line. It's that easy!

And If you'd like to help support the show and get some great additional content for it, head over to http://www.patreon.com/interpartyconflict and become a patron! Even a dollar a month gets you some bonus content, and there's lots of cool stuff there for anyone willing to help make the show better.

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 IgnoranceThe Kind GM, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

See you next week... unless we lied about the release schedule!

Episode 221: The Hits Keep On Comin'

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. How would you feel if someone played the same character in multiple campaigns?

2. Would it be a bad idea to lie to my players about the type of campaign I plan on running, in favor of a big twist?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Lich Queen's Beloved, an epic-level adventure we played a long time ago

Escape from the Carnival of Horrors, a Goosebumps Choose-your-own-adventure book

Dawn of Worlds, a worldbuilding RPG

Tommy Westphall Universe

Detective Munch, a character appearing in numerous TV show continuities

St. Elsewhere final scene

Family Matters

Mr. Ed... was a ZEBRA?

Farscape

Episode 220: The Lost Blog Posts part 6, ft. Charles Manson Quotes

Hello everyone! This week we talk about creating witches in D&D, we talk about using magic to bypass deafness, and lots more- so come along for the ride!

And the winner of this week's Crit 3 drawing is Dustun F! Congratulations, Dustun! Be sure to leave Crit Academy a review, so they can keep on making great products! They're a great group and would love to use your feedback to improve their products in the future.

Every week we're going to be giving away this new bundle of three new character option supplements from Crit Academy- the Warmind, the Skybreaker, and the Werecat- and all you have to do to enter is send us an e-mail with "Crit 3" in the subject line. It's that easy!

And If you'd like to help support the show and get some great additional content for it, head over to http://www.patreon.com/interpartyconflict and become a patron! Even a dollar a month gets you some bonus content, and there's lots of cool stuff there for anyone willing to help make the show better.

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 IgnoranceThe Kind GM, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

See you next week, if you get the message!

Episode 220: And Leave Something Witchy

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What class/subclass is best for making a classic witch?

2. Can the Message Cantrip communicate with a deaf person?

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Noteworthy Links:

Rise of the Runelords

Sandman - Ramadan

Hocus Pocus

DnD Character Lab: Halloween with Inter-Party Conflict!

Stevie Wonder... iS nOt bLinD!?!!1?

The World's End

The Adventure Zone

Kondar, a magic sword from Baldur's Gate that is deadly to shapeshifters

Curse of the Azure Bonds

Acme Portable Hole from Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Episode 219: The Lost Blog Posts part 5, ft. Dustun

Welcome back! This week we're joined by a very special guest- our good friend (and frequent contributer to the show) Dustun! Dustun joins us as we discuss how to incorporate PCs with disabilities (mental and physical) into our games, and how to do so respectfully. So come along for the ride with us, and share your experiences below!

And the winner of this week's Crit 3 drawing is Jeff R! Congratulations, Jeff! Be sure to leave Crit Academy a review, so they can keep on making great products! They're a great group and would love to use your feedback to improve their products in the future.

Every week we're going to be giving away this new bundle of three new character option supplements from Crit Academy- the Warmind, the Skybreaker, and the Werecat- and all you have to do to enter is send us an e-mail with "Crit 3" in the subject line. It's that easy!

And If you'd like to help support the show and get some great additional content for it, head over to http://www.patreon.com/interpartyconflict and become a patron! Even a dollar a month gets you some bonus content, and there's lots of cool stuff there for anyone willing to help make the show better.

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 IgnoranceThe Kind GM, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

Have a great week!

Episode 219: Dungeons & Disabilities

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. How would you integrate a PC with a disability into your game without just eliminating that disability? (And not just blindness, but missing limbs, using a wheelchair, etc.)

2. Have you ever roleplayed a mentally challenged person? Should that even be attempted? If so, what are your tips and suggestions for doing so respectfully?

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Noteworthy Links:

A Bug's Life






Sterling Archer, the main character of the FX animated show




Episode 218: The Lost Blog Posts part 4, ft. Dopplegangers

Hello again, listeners! This week we discuss change: First off, we address the Changeling race, and whether they're too powerful or not (spoilers, we don't think so), and then we talk about changing the weapon stats in the book. There's a lot of fun to be had in this episode, so come along for the ride!

And the winner of this week's Crit 3 drawing is Mathew W! Congratulations, Mathew! Be sure to leave Crit Academy a review, so they can keep on making great products! They're a great group and would love to use your feedback to improve their products in the future.

Every week we're going to be giving away this new bundle of three new character option supplements from Crit Academy- the Warmind, the Skybreaker, and the Werecat- and all you have to do to enter is send us an e-mail with "Crit 3" in the subject line. It's that easy!

And If you'd like to help support the show and get some great additional content for it, head over to http://www.patreon.com/interpartyconflict and become a patron! Even a dollar a month gets you some bonus content, and there's lots of cool stuff there for anyone willing to help make the show better.

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 IgnoranceThe Kind GM, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

Catch us next time... if you are who you say you are!

Episode 218: Open to Change

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. One of my players wants to play a changeling. They seem way too powerful! Am I missing something?

2. How do you feel about changing weapon stats and mechanics from the ones in the book?

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Noteworthy Links:


Dungeon Full Dive, an amazing virtual tabletop I've backed on Kickstarter

Golden Gun, a weapon from various James Bond movies and video games



Episode 217: The Lost Blog Posts part 3, ft. Sidekicks

Have you read the Sidekick rules in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything? I hadn't, until recently- and they're kind of amazing! The examples in the book are only the tip of the iceberg, so come along with us this week as we dive in and come up with some of my favorite campaign concepts I've had in years!

And the winner of this week's Crit 3 drawing is Staci! Congratulations, Staci! Be sure to leave Crit Academy a review, so they can keep on making great products! They're a great group and would love to use your feedback to improve their products in the future.

Every week we're going to be giving away this new bundle of three new character option supplements from Crit Academy- the Warmind, the Skybreaker, and the Werecat- and all you have to do to enter is send us an e-mail with "Crit 3" in the subject line. It's that easy!

And If you'd like to help support the show and get some great additional content for it, head over to http://www.patreon.com/interpartyconflict and become a patron! Even a dollar a month gets you some bonus content, and there's lots of cool stuff there for anyone willing to help make the show better.

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 IgnoranceThe Kind GM, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

See you next week, same Gabe time, same Jeff channel!

Episode 217: On the Sidelines

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What do you think of the new Sidekick rules in Tasha's Cauldron of Everything?

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Noteworthy Links:


The Mark of Cain, a magical brand from the TV show Supernatural that causes its bearer to be unkillable but have an unstoppable thirst for combat

The Witch Is Dead, a one-page RPG by Grant Howitt 

Sir Bearington, a popular D&D Greentext

Episode 216: The Lost Blog Posts part 2, ft. Trolls

Hello again everyone! No guests this week, instead we're treating you to another Gabe Rant(TM)- sort of. This one is a bit more structured than usual. And the topic: Trolls! Specifically, are trolls magical creatures? Why or why not? Prepare to learn more than you ever expected to learn about trolls, magical creatures, and magical trolls.

And the winner of this week's Crit 3 drawing is Matt V! Congratulations, Matt! Be sure to leave Crit Academy a review, so they can keep on making great products! They're a great group and would love to use your feedback to improve their products in the future.

Every week we're going to be giving away this new bundle of three new character option supplements from Crit Academy- the Warmind, the Skybreaker, and the Werecat- and all you have to do to enter is send us an e-mail with "Crit 3" in the subject line. It's that easy!

And If you'd like to help support the show and get some great additional content for it, head over to http://www.patreon.com/interpartyconflict and become a patron! Even a dollar a month gets you some bonus content, and there's lots of cool stuff there for anyone willing to help make the show better.

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 IgnoranceThe Kind GM, and the (unfortunately ended) D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

See you next week, if the trolls don't get ya!

Episode 216: Gabe's Treatise on Trolls

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. Are trolls "magical creatures"? Why or why not?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Circle, a Netflix reality show that debuted last year

Willy's Wonderland, a horror movie starring Nicolas Cage most certainly based on Five Nights at Freddy's


SrGrafo, a comic that spawned various memes


Curse of the Azure Bonds, the computer game that got me into D&D