Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Episode 214: Subclassy

Welcome back, listeners! We've got a real treat for you this week- we're joined by two of the hosts of the fantastic D&D podcast, Crit Academy! Justin and Ian are with us to discuss building subclasses in D&D 5th Edition- and to illustrate the process, all four of us have brought in a subclass that we've designed, and we're sharing them all with you! It's a ton of fun and you should definitely come along for the ride.

I alaso want to direct you to Crit Academy's new upcoming product, Capes & Crooks! It's coming soon to Kickstarter, but if you follow their blog and podcast you just might be able to catch some of the playtest!

And this week's winner of the brand-new Crit 3 drawing is The DM's Council! Congratulations, DM's Council! 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!

Stay classy, listeners!

Episode 214: A Class Act

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. How would you go about creating a subclass?

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Noteworthy Links:

Death Note, an anime/manga about a man who finds a killer note book

Azure Bonds

Brandon Sanderson, author of various fantasy book series, including the Stormlight Archive

Bloodrager, a Barbarian/Sorcerer hybrid class from Pathfinder

World of Warcraft

Warshaper, a Druid Prestige Class from 3.5 D&D

Gun Mage, a Sorcerer subclass made by Crit Academy

Monster Hunter Gun Lance

All Might, a character from My Hero Academia

Tulok the Barbarian, a Youtube channel where they make popular characters in D&D (and they guested on Crit Academy a few months ago!)

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Episode 213: Eww, No

Hello everyone! After last week's episode, we've made an executive decision: No more ads! (Even though some of them were really good.) Instead, this week's episode is all about some of the unfortunate implications of casting magic spells- we're talking about rolling dice, and how polymorph functions. Warning: This one gets a little gross.

And this week's winner of our brand-new Crit 3 drawing is Doug A! Congratulations, Doug! 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 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've got some very special guests lined up!

Episode 213: The Implications of Magic

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. When you roll damage for a spell, do you roll multiple dice or do you roll one and multiply it?

2. If I polymorph someone into a cow, milk the cow, then they turn back to normal... what happens to the milk?

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Episode 212: Ad Space Available

Welcome back! This week we're got a great episode for you- we discuss services like Roll20, D&D Beyond, games like Magic the Gathering, our favorite companies like From Software and TV shows like Fullmetal Alchemist, and more. Be sure to like, share, and subscribe to all of the podcasts on the Critnation Fellowship!

And this week's winner of our brand-new Crit 3 drawing is Vampdemigod! Congratulations, Vampdemigod! 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 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, after a word from our sponsor!

Episode 212: Open Market

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What tips/tricks/suggestions y'all have for making the most out of Roll20 (or other online platforms) for your players?

2. DnD Beyond- is it worth it?

3. Any tips on adapting a setting or world such as one from Magic: The Gathering to D&D? How do you make sure you fully flesh out the world in both mechanics and lore for D&D while making sure you stay true to the original iteration? 

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Audible Recommendations:



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Noteworthy Links:

People's Trivia Company - I've linked directly to my spot on their anniversary episode!



Dawn of Worlds, a worldbuilding game


Ravnica, the D&D campaign setting based on Magic the Gathering

Dragon Dice, a collectible dice game made by TSR






Kai, Last of the Brunnen G, an undead assassin from the sci-fi TV show Lexx

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Episode 211: Psychic Battles Are The Bomb

Hi listeners! Do you like psionics? Do you even know what "psionics" means? Well, today we're going to talk all about what psionics is, what psionics isn't, and how it compares and contrasts to magic. The answer may surprise you- unless you're psychic, that is!

And the first winner of our brand-new Crit 3 drawing is Michael R! Congratulations, Michael! 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 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 the price is right!

Episode 211: Now That's Psionics

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What is the difference between magic and psionics?

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Noteworthy Links:

Bonnaroo, an annual music festival in Tennessee

Cows Have Best Friends

Savage Species, a 3.5 book about making monstrous PCs

Kalashtar, a psionic race in Eberron

Psiforged, a psionic option for Warforged characters

Chapel on the Cliffs, an adventure module we used to give away

Magic of Incarnum, another 3.5 supplement for yet another magic variant

Shadow of the Colossus, a video game that revolutionized open-world games and boss battles

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Episode 210: I Think That Potion Was Spoiled

Welcome back, listeners! We have another great episode for you- this week, we talk about the shelf life of potions (and what happens when they "go bad"), as well as what spell we would choose to be if we had to be a spell. There's a lot of fun goofs in this one, so come along for the ride!

And the final winner of our giveaway for Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks: Volume II is Aaron R! Congratulations, Aaron! 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.

Starting next week, we're going to be giving away a 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 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, with a new giveaway and some mind-powered discussion!

Episode 210: Making Magic

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. Do potions have a "shelf life"? If a potion has "gone off" after hundreds of years, what are some changes that might occur and how would the Identify spell react?

2. If you could live the rest of your days as a living spell (like exists in Eberron) what spell would you choose to be?

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Noteworthy Links:

Indiana Jones

DnD Character Lab

Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan, a 4e module with rules for ruined potions

Living Spells

Gray Goo Scenario

Biblical Angels

Claws of Madness

Feast of Legends, an RPG created by Wendy's restaurant

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Episode 209: Get All Your Friends Together! (Remotely I guess?)

Hello, everyone! We're back again with another great episode, this one focused on getting the most out of your adventure modules: What to do when players miss content, or when you have less than the expected amount of players. We get to some good discussion in this one, so you don't want to miss it!

And this week's winner of our giveaway for Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks: Volume II is Adam G! Congratulations, Adam! 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.

As we said last week, we're changing up our giveaways! Start in two weeks we're going to be giving away a 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 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!

Thanks for listening, and catch you next time!

Episode 209: All the Adventure

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. As a DM, are you disappointed if the players don’t attempt or complete the side quests or find all the treasure possible?

2. What changes would you make to best adapt a prewritten adventure for a party of three PCs?

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Episode 208: Late Night Edition

Welcome to another week of Inter-Party Conflict! This time around we talk about succubi, books, legends, nature, the TV show Supernatural, and much, much more. Come along with us, and as always, be sure to share your thoughts below!

And this week's winner of our giveaway for Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks: Volume II is Edward T! Congratulations, Edward! 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.

Speaking of giveaways, however- we're starting a new one! We're going to be giving away a free 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 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, when we're not quite as sleepy!

Episode 208: In Between the Pages

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. Would an asexual character be affected by a succubus?

2. When reading a module for the first time, do you read all the way through or skip around?

3. How do you drop hints as to the lore/plot of a campaign in the form of long-established myths and legends in the world without making it immediately obvious that those legends are true, and without overworking yourself to make tons of legends, some of which are true and some of which are not?

4. What are some ideas for how to portray nature as "evil", or at least as an antagonistic force, without it being corrupted?

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Noteworthy Links:

Chapel on the Cliffs, an adventure module created by Goblin Stone