Monday, January 27, 2020

Episode 153, with guests!

This week we're joined by DMs of Vancouver! Jessy and Sean are two great guys who have a podcast with a mission statement very similar to our own- to help everyone out there have the best game possible. With them on our show, we discuss enemy attacks & aggro in combat, as well as the 5th Edition weapon list (and what it may or may not be missing). This was a fun episode to record, and when you're done listening to it, go check out DMs of Vancouver- in a few weeks, you can expect to hear Jeff and myself on there too!

This week's winner of our Unearthed Tips & Tricks drawing is Karl L! Congratulations, Karl! 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 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!

Thanks for listening, and catch you next time!

Episode 153: Enemies & Weapons

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. How do you handle enemy aggro/choosing targets in combat? I don't like the idea of rolling or choosing randomly, but what about assigning values based on actions in combat?

2. How do you feel about the weapon list in 5th Edition D&D? Do you think the weapons should be more distinct, or that there should be more of them?


Noteworthy Links:

Bloodborne's Threaded Cane, one of many transforming "trick weapons" in that game

The adorable tortoise someone submitted a picture of

Cave Goblin Network, the podcast network hosting our guests this week

Wolverine's claws

The Mayan weapon referenced in this episode (I think)

Sword-chucks, a running gag from the webcomic 9-Bit Theater

Magus, an antagonist and optional player character from the SNES RPG Chrono Trigger

Order of the Bow Initiate, a Prestige Class from 3rd Edition D&D

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