Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Let's yell about Episode 57!

Thanks for checking out this week's episode! I think this was a great episode- we cover something that I am passionate about (alignment), but it doesn't go so far as to simply be a big rant. I think there's a lot to say about alignment and a lot of good arguments on both sides, so it never hurts to clear up a bit of misinformation and such.

Congratulations to this week's Chapel on the Cliffs winner, ohthatssketchy! If you want to enter the drawing, just send us an e-mail at with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's really that easy!

Remember to stop on by our Patreon if you haven't yet ( We've got some fun rewards on there, so check them out and see if anything interests you!

And as usual, check out the other Critnation Fellowship members- Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab for more podcasts, and Goblin StoneLoresmyth, and Aurican's Lair for some great adventures!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!

Episode 57: Yelling About Alignment (Note: For the first day iTunes had the episode title as "Neutrally Aligned"; that was an alternate title I forgot to clear out of the file's details before uploading, and although I fixed it on Soundcloud, it took iTunes about a day to fix the title.)

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Questions answered this episode:

1. Is necromancy evil?

2. Is mercy killing something a good character would do?


Noteworthy Links:

Home Shopping Network

Karrnath, the nation in Eberron that views undead as a valuable and honorable resource

The Wolverine

No True Scotsman, a logical fallacy mentioned in the episode

Jaynestown, an episode of Firefly that Gabe referenced

Red Dwarf, a british science-fiction sitcom

Order of the Stick #200, referenced in the episode

Enter the Gungeon

Lightning Sand

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Episode fifty-aacchHHOOOO-six!

Hello out there! It's winter right now (for us, anyway) so be sure to stay safe and try not to get sick. We want you all to continue to have great games as much as possible.

This week's Chapel on the Cliffs winner is John G- prompting a huge tangent from me about the movie Memento- so congratulations to John G! If anyone out there wants to enter the drawing, just send us an e-mail at with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line. (Once you're entered, you're entered until you win, so you only need to send it once!)

If you can, check out our Patreon at We just got some new pledges so we're really close to our next goal- new custom art for the podcast! Check it out and see if any of the rewards appeal to you!

And as always, check out the other Critnation Fellowship members- Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab for more podcasts, and Goblin StoneLoresmyth, and Aurican's Lair for some great adventures.

Have a great week, everyone!

Episode 56: Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

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Question answered this episode:

1. I have a player who is incredibly busy all the time. Is it wrong to just play without him?

2. How can a GM keep up their health? Have you ever run a game when you were sick or exhausted?

3. How to deal with a DM who plays favorites?


Noteworthy Links:

The 2010 Nashville Flood (Also, bonus picture: Gabe pretending to be stranded)

The Nines (Okay, so I had never watched the trailer for this movie before... if I hadn't seen it already I would have no clue what type of movie this was going to be from the trailer.)

Erfworld, a great webcomic

Too Many Cooks


Memento, a thriller about a man with short-term memory loss searching for his wife's killer

One Shot Podcast, a podcast where the hosts play various RPGs

The Tearable RPG, a super-simple RPG where you tear your sheet apart to succeed at tasks

Grant Howitt's One-Page RPGs

The Episode of Friends Where Phoebe Is Sick

Happy Birthday to Boris

How to get around copyright

That Mitchell & Webb Sound, the audio comedy show with the Bit of Ham sketch

Baba Yaga, a figure from slavic folklore who lives in a hut with legs

The Dread Gazebo

Friday, February 9, 2018

Episode 55, coming at you!

Hello once again from Jeff and Gabe at Inter-Party Conflict!

This week's episode deals with a debate that's been going on for decades: Rule of Cool vs. Rules As Written. Our discussion kind of takes a roundabout way all around different facets of the issue, but there's lots of opinions on when you should stick to each, and all opinions have their merit. Hopefully this episode we're able to get our opinions across in a meaningful way.

This week is also the second week of our giveaway of Goblin Stone's great adventure module, Chapel on the Cliffs! This week's winner, Kim H, should receive an e-mail from Benoit, the writer, very soon. Congrats, Kim! If you want to join the drawing, just send us an e-mail at with "Chapel on the Cliffs" in the subject line! It's that easy!

We've also just released our first Patron-only episode, and it's about a video game series we both love- Dark Souls. If you want to listen to it, or if you just want to donate to our podcast to help us make great shows, then head over to to check out our donation tiers! As of this episode going up, we've got just a few days before we run our first Patron-sponsored D&D game over Roll20!

And as always, check out the other members of the Critnation Fellowship! Crit Academy and D&D Character Lab are making great podcasts, and Goblin StoneLoresmyth, and Aurican's Lair for making great adventures. So check them all out!

Thanks everyone, and have a great week!

Episode 55: Keeping Your Cool

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Question answered this episode:

1. Where should I draw the line between Rule of Cool and Rules As Written?


Noteworthy Links:

The Macaroni & Cheese recipe I made (Strong suggestion: Either use less blue cheese than the recipe calls for, or don't use it at all. I don't like blue cheese and it was very noticeable in every bite.)

Bob Ross, a television painter from the 80's

Adventures in Erylia, an Actual Play podcast that we mention often

Demon Stone, the D&D video game mentioned in the episode (mistakenly called Dragon Stone)

The first boss fight in Dark Souls (after the tutorial, anyway)

The Twilight Zone episode about the gambler in hell

Lavos, the final boss of Chrono Trigger

The Lich-Queen's Beloved, a high-level 3e D&D adventure we mention every now and then