Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Episode 127 - Next Up, Politics!

hey there, everyone! We've got an exciting episode for you this week- if you like Gabe's Patented Rants(TM), that is! Instead of a listener-submitted question we cover a topic that's been kicking around in my head for a while- whether or not it's possible to play an atheist in a world like the Forgotten Realms, where Clerics exist and gods walk the literal earth. I've got some strong feelings about this (obviously), but if you have feelings of your own, we'd love to hear them!

As seems to be the trend nowadays, we don't have any winners for the Chapel on the Cliffs drawing. 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.

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 (including our guests this week) 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, with a very special guest!

Episode 127: Ideals & Religions

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Question answered this episode:

1. Could someone play an atheist character in a D&D setting like the Forgotten Realms?

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Noteworthy Links:

Black Mirror

I'm Mary Poppins, Y'all!

Genji, a character from the Heian-era Japanese novel The Tale of Genji

Genji, a playable character in the team-based first-person shooter Overwatch

Genji Gloves, a recurring item in the Final Fantasy series

Aribeth de Tylmarande, a character in Neverwinter Nights (potential spoilers for that game)

Flood Festival - Shackled City

Dane Cook

Water Comedian Guy

Goblin King

Grunt

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Episode 126: Around the World

Hey everyone! This week we're joined by two very special guests: Jake Harmon and Dan West of Brute Force & Ignorance, the Actual Play podcast and fellow member of the Critnation Fellowship! We had a great time talking with them and goofing off about all sorts of topics, including playing over the internet, moving on when a player goes on a long-term absence, and getting quiet players to roleplay more. So listen to this episode, and then go and listen to Brute Force & Ignorance once you're done!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is our new patron, Samuel O! Congratulations, Samuel! 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 Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy D&D Character Lab, and (including our guests this week) 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, with another great episode!

Episode 126: Hello From the Other Side

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Questions answered this episode:

1. What would you say are the pros and cons of playing over the internet?

2. How should you handle it when a key player is going to be absent for an extended length of time?

3. How would you as an experinced DM/Player help new players, who by nature are really quiet, to roleplay more? I know that they want to, they are just very quiet.

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Noteworthy Links:

C2E2, a Chicago-based Comic Book Expo

Roll20, a virtual tabletop people use to play RPGs online

Invisible Ink

Five Is Right Out

This Used to Be A Dollar

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3

A map of a spooky haunted mansion that Jake mentioned in the episode

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Episode 125: Jeff Edited This One (And It Sounds Great)

Hello, everyone out there in Podcastland! We're back with another great episode for you. This week we pull some hot takes out of our pockets and comment on something that people have already been up and down the block on back when it was new: D&D Beyond. (Also other online gaming tools, but mainly D&D Beyond.) We may not be saying anything that hasn't been said, but it hasn't been said by us! So come along for the discussion.

And unfortunately, we don't have any winners this week for our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing! It's a shame, but hey, there's nothing stopping you from entering! 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 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 AcademyD&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 all next time, with some very special guests!

Episode 125: All the Books, Online

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Question answered this episode:

1. Hey Gabe and Jeff. What you think about digital tools like D&D Beyond or Hero Lab?

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Noteworthy Links:

Bruce Lee blowing out candles with his punches (The video isn't Bruce Lee, and I'm coming to learn that this ability might likely have been an urban legend, but hey, I first saw it in this video game clip here so I know I didn't make it up)

Air cannons

Savage Species, a 3e book about playing monster characters (And in the episode what I was trying to reference was called Blood Wind, not Savage Wind, and it was a spell, not a feat)

Avatar: The Last Airbender

D&D Beyond

Fifth Edition Character Sheet app

Steam, the biggest online gaming platform

Maddox's video about criticisms of the Epic Store

Herolab, an online tabletop resource

Heromachine, an online tool for creating pictures of your characters (though it's grown by leaps and bounds since the last time I used it)

Final Fantasy XV, a game with dumb names

Wrong Rests, a DMs Guild product with ideas for resting encounters

Faygo, a local soda pop brand from Michigan

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Episode 124: Better Than Before

We're back, everyone! This week we talk about the flipside of "it's what my character would do", as well as magic items from the DMG we never bothered to read, a bee familiar saving somebody's life, and fantasy-themed riddles. Come along for our signature goofs and some fun discussion!

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 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!

Catch you next week, as long as your character would want to be there too!

Episode 124: Roleplaying Priorities

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Question answered this episode:

1. What do you think about a character offering out of character opinions about what the party should do, when that opinion is contrary to what their character would want to do?

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Noteworthy Links:

Megazord

Alien

Aliens

Alien 3

Predator

Predator 2

This Guy Loves Trains

The Greatest Generation

Hodor

Kill Two Dwarves

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Episode 123: Easy as ABC

Hello, all! We're back with another great episode for you this week. We talk about telling stories, camping, making a whole party of bards, boots that turn you to stone, Dr. Gregory House, all sorts of fun stuff. So come along for the ride!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Matthew N! Congratulations, Matthew! 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 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, and don't go telling tales out of school!

Episode 123: Everyone Should Tell Stories

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Question answered this episode:

1. How do you make camp interesting?

2. How do I create stories of fiction (like myths and legends) within a game?

3. What would a D&D party made up entirely of bards be like?

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Noteworthy Links:

Baldur's Gate 3

Divinity Original Sin 2

Neverwinter Nights

Prusa i3 Mk3s, the new 3D printer I just bought (and spent all day building)

Elden Ring

Kuribo's Shoe

Tanooki Suit

Mario RPG statue minigame

Zee Bashew

Shrek

Friday, June 14, 2019

Episode 122, Dooby Dooby Doo

It's that time again! We're back with another great episode for you this week. We cover some metagame- or rules-based questions this week, about character creation, rolling for stats, DM screens, and more. As usual it was a lot of fun to record, so hopefully it's a lot of fun to listen to!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Chris B! Congratulations, Chris! 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 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! Until then, I'll start rolling for stats and see if I get an 18 by next week.

Episode 122: Heroic Range

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Question answered this episode:

1. What is your favorite range of levels to play? What is your favorite range of levels to dm?

2. What do you think is the best way to roll for stats? (If you had to roll)

3. Do you like to use a DM screen? What sort of information do you add to it to keep readily available?

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Noteworthy Links:

Mortal Bade, a special weapon/attack from Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (Warning: Spoilers in that video!)

Infestation, a Cantrip Jeff mentioned in this episode

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

Clip-On Dice Tower (If anyone can find the .stl file for this, I would be super grateful!)

Blender, a 3D Modeling program

Ring of Fire

Magic Sword, an arcade game I enjoyed in my youth

Mairghread Scott, a TV and comics writer that will be writing the Magic: The Gathering Netflix show

Up A Level, courtesy of Order of the Stick

Adcventures in Babysitting, a typical 80s movie

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Episode 121: The Episode With The Most Fanfics And The Most Cats

Hello, everyone! Welcome back. We've got a great episode for you this week- because we're joined by a very special guest, Will Hughes! Will is a writer for the AV Club, but also a host of one of my current favorite podcasts, Everything to Guppy. He was an absolute delight to have on the show, and the three of us get up to some classic goofs as we discuss a variety of topics, all of which are designed to please. So come along for the ride!

This week's winner of our Chapel on the Cliffs drawing is Peter K! Congratulations, Peter! 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 Lair, and Jeff Stevens- and for more podcasts, visit our friends at Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab- as well as the new Actual Play podcast on the Critnation Fellowship, 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!

Have a great week, and go read some Frasier Fanfiction in the meantime!

Episode 121: Turning A New Page

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Question answered this episode:

1. Have you, or any players you’ve had, made choices that led to their background feature becoming nullified? (Such as a folk hero being shunned by their village, a criminal turning their back on the thieves' guild, etc.)

2. What are your thoughts on RPG gamebooks as literature? Have you ever read an adventure module or supplement book with no intention of playing it?

3. Do your characters have cameos in subsequent games?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Binding of Isaac

Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes

Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies (Warning: TVTropes)

Dread, a horror-themed RPG where success or failure is determined by a Jenga tower

Ciri, a character from the Witcher series

Pandora's Box

Jamie Kennedy

Ashton Kutcher

Death Note, a Japanese Manga/Anime that recently had an American adaptation that I don't recommend

The One Ring

The Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter

Frasier Fanfiction by William Hughes

The Adventure Zone

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The Tearable RPG

The Part in Infinity War Where Thor Arrives (Warning: The sidebar links are likely to have Endgame spoilers, so beware if you haven't seen it.)

Unknown Armies

Planescape, a campaign setting from early editions of D&D

World's Largest Dungeon

The Tomb of Horrors

Don't Rest Your Head, a creepy RPG from Evil Hat Productions

Neverwhere, a TV Miniseries-turned-novel by Neil Gaiman, about a man who gets caught up in a secret world beneath London

Baby Shark (Warning: Baby Shark)

Zee Bashew

The Lost Room, a Sci-Fi Channel miniseries that YOU SHOULD GO WATCH BECAUSE IT IS AMAZING

Gabe Plays The Binding of Isaac on Friendquest