Friday, April 23, 2021

Technical Difficulties

Hello everyone! For the last week or so, Blogger seems to have changed the formatting for their interface and now everything is much, much harder to use. (I used to be able to just copy and paste something from a Google Doc or an email and it would have the same formatting in here, but now the interface is full of HTML code or something. I'm not even positive if this message is going to look right.) As such, I don't think I'm going to be updating this website until that gets fixed. But don't worry, all of the information on here is available other places- on our Facebook page, on our Subreddit, and so on. Apologies for the inconvenience, and I seriously hope they sort this out ASAP!

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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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









Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Episode 207: The Art of Mending

Hello everyone! We're back with another fun episode- this time we talk about some extemporaneous uses of the Mending cantrip, as well as what to do when you buy a module and everyone dies right from jump. (Seriously though, what DO you do?) So come along with us, and as always, feel free to share your thoughts below!

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

Would YOU like a chance to win a copy of Unearthed Tips & Tricks Volume II? It's a great book (that I helped write!) and all you have to do to win is enter our drawing by sending us an e-mail with "Unearthed Tips & Tricks 2" in the subject line. (Gotta have that 2 in there though!) 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 podcast isn't broken!

Episode 207: Easily Broken, Easily Mended

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. Do you think you can make a castle using the Mending spell to put the bricks of stone together instead of mortar?

2. Total Party Kills. What do you do when one occurs during an adventure module? Do you re-start the module as is, do you re-skin it as something else, or do you just call it a loss?

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Noteworthy Links:

Valheim, a game Jeff has been streaming lately

Asteroids Deluxe, an arcade game I particularly like






Galaxy Quest, a fantastic Star Trek movie (that isn't actually a Star Trek movie)


Steve Pierce Art, the creator of Jeff's amazing portrait


Sketchgoblin, the artist that created the Adventures in Erylia artwork

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Episode 206: Trademark Pending

Hey everyone, welcome back! Real talk for a moment- this episode has a really long Gabe Rant in it (about why 1st-level characters should be able to have epic backstories). A lot of our listeners seem to like Gabe Rants, and if you're one of them, here you go! Enjoy! If you're not, then I apologize. I got kind of carried away with this one. (Would you believe it was way longer pre-edit? I did us all a favor and trimmed the fat quite a bit.)

Whatever your preferences, I think there's a lot of good stuff in this episode and I hope you all enjoy it. If not, there's always next week!

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

Would YOU like a chance to win a copy of Unearthed Tips & Tricks Volume II? It's a great book (that I helped write!) and all you have to do to win is enter our drawing by sending us an e-mail with "Unearthed Tips & Tricks 2" in the subject line. (Gotta have that 2 in there though!) 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, if I stop talking long enough!

Episode 206: Backstory Rant Incoming

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1. What do you do when a player writes an epic backstory for a 1st-level character?

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Episode 205: Games and Guests Galore!

Hello everyone out there in podcastland! We're back with another great episode, and this time we're joined by another special guest- our friend Taylor (aka Alistar the Minotaur)! He's joining us this week to talk about the wide range of RPGs he's played, and we spend a good amount of time sharing our thoughts on different aspects of metagaming as well. So come along with us!

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

Would YOU like a chance to win a copy of Unearthed Tips & Tricks Volume II? It's a great book (that I helped write!) and all you have to do to win is enter our drawing by sending us an e-mail with "Unearthed Tips & Tricks 2" in the subject line. (Gotta have that 2 in there though!) 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- but don't read ahead!

Episode 205: You're Playing Games

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. Apart from D&D, what other games/genres/systems do you guys have experience with?

2. Is asking another party member's hit points meta gaming?

3. Should a DM ever punish players for meta gaming, or is it their job to punish players at all?

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Noteworthy Links:


Kingmaker, a game based on a Pathfinder adventure path

Monster of the Week, a roleplaying game based on TV shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Supernatural, a 15-season horror/action TV show I am currently watching


S.C.R.E.A.M. the Horror, a rules-lite RPG made by Ursidice


The Tearable RPG, a rules-lite RPG I have run several times













Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Episode 204: Guestravaganza

Welcome back everyone! This week we've got a great episode- after a long hiatus of not having any guests on the podcast, we're joined by Jac and Austin from the People's Trivia Company, a fantastic bar-style trivia group on Youtube! You should definitely check them out as they do three games a week and it's a ton of fun!

But on this episode, the four of us are discussing some of our favorite (and least favorite) story moments in D&D, and much, much more! So come along and give us a listen!

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

Would YOU like a chance to win a copy of Unearthed Tips & Tricks Volume II? It's a great book (that I helped write!) and all you have to do to win is enter our drawing by sending us an e-mail with "Unearthed Tips & Tricks 2" in the subject line. (Gotta have that 2 in there though!) 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 time, with more great guest-filled content!

Episode 204: A Trip Down Memory Lane

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What is your favorite story moment from D&D as a DM and as a player?

2. What is your worst story moment from D&D as a DM and as a player?  

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Check out our guests:

People's Trivia Company, their great trivia game that takes place every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night

Fancy Hobo Improv, Jac's improv troupe

Net Positive Academics, a Youtube channel of math videos


Noteworthy Links:

Uncommon Dragon Hoards from a bit that got cut out of the finished episode

Westworld

Die Hard

Sir Bearington, an old greentext about a disguised bear

Sliders, a network TV show about parallel universes

The Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim

Vegan Chocolate Cake by HowToBasic 

New Coke 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Episode 203: The One After Episode 202

Hey everyone! This week we're talking about multiclassing- specifically, the stat requirements for multiclassing in 5th Edition D&D- and we also spend a little bit of time brainstorming how to motivate players who aren't necessarily interested in loot or traditional treasure. We're always open to more ideas, so share yours below!

And this week's winner of our giveaway for Crit Academy's Unearthed Tips & Tricks: Volume II 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.

Would YOU like a chance to win a copy of Unearthed Tips & Tricks Volume II? It's a great book (that I helped write!) and all you have to do to win is enter our drawing by sending us an e-mail with "Unearthed Tips & Tricks 2" in the subject line. (Gotta have that 2 in there though!) 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 you next week, with our first guests in over a year!

Episode 203: Multiclassing & Motivation

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. How do you feel about mechanical requirements for multiclassing?

2. How do you motivate players who have no interest in loot, money or "simple" magic items that just give them bonuses (like a +1 sword, etc)?

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Noteworthy Links:

Fresh Guacamole, an animation by PES

Majora's Mask

Super Mario 64

Labo VR

Breath of the Wild

Phasmaphobia

Tabletop Simulator 

Lord of the Rings dice tray- HOLY CRAP I am in the wrong business- that link is selling those things for $25, when I know from experience that they only cost like $2-3 to make. Maybe I should open up an Etsy shop...

Myron, a greek sculptor

Hades

The Black Egg

300, a film by Zack Snyder

World's Largest Dungeon

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Episode 202: Sleepy Edition

Hey listeners! This week we've got another fun episode for you: We talk about some unspoken rules of tabletop gaming etiquette, we talk about our motivations when creating characters, and we respond to some great suggestions for how we can improve our podcast this year. Thanks to everyone who's taken the time to reply to our social media questions, and keep up the great work!

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

Would YOU like a chance to win a copy of Unearthed Tips & Tricks Volume II? It's a great book (that I helped write!) and all you have to do to win is enter our drawing by sending us an e-mail with "Unearthed Tips & Tricks 2" in the subject line. (Gotta have that 2 in there though!) 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, but no peeking!

Episode 202: Naughty or Nice

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1. Is it cheating to look at another player's character sheet?

2. How often do you make a character just for roleplaying, versus just for mechanics?

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Noteworthy Links:


Valve Index, the VR setup I have

Stormwind, the human capital city in World of Warcraft

Complex, a multiplayer stage in Goldeneye 007

Oculus Quest, the VR setup Jeff has


At the Gaming Table, our Actual Play experiment we recorded in 2019



Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Episode 201: Fifth Year Begins

Hello everyone, and welcome to our newest year! This week we're back to our usual shenanigans (though we had a lot of fun with the Listener Submissions episode- don't be surprised if we do that again sometime) and we've hit the ground running. We're discussing our hopes for D&D releases in 2021, as well as some tips for using consumables in encounters (even if those were meant as treasure). We have a lot of fun in this episode, so hopefully you agree!

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

Would YOU like a chance to win a copy of Unearthed Tips & Tricks Volume II? It's a great book (that I helped write!) and all you have to do to win is enter our drawing by sending us an e-mail with "Unearthed Tips & Tricks 2" in the subject line. (Gotta have that 2 in there though!) 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 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!

Catch you next time, unless I accidentally drink next week's episode!

Episode 201: Inheriting the Future

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Question(s) answered this episode:

1. What would you like to see for official d&d content for 2021?

2. Oftentimes in modules, baddies will be described as having useful consumables as treasure items. As a DM, is it good, bad, or acceptable to use these consumables and not leave them as loot for the PCs?

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Noteworthy Links:

The Film Reroll, a great podcast whose main host guested on our podcast a while ago!

The McElroy brothers, a family of podcast hosts I would love to have on as guests sometime

Duckfeed.tv, a network of podcasts I've been listening to for years (and some of their hosts we've had on in the past)

Mythic Odysseys of Theros, a 5th Edition D&D supplement from Wizards of the Coast

Hades, an amazing Roguelite that came out in 2020

Planescape, a great campaign setting from the earlier days of D&D


Hero Forge, a great website for designing and purchasing custom miniatures and character tokens

Heromachine, an older online tool for designing character portraits


Discworld, a novel series by Terry Pratchett



Nameless Bard, a character I mistakenly recalled as Immortal Bard

C. S. Lewis, a fantasy writer known for the Chronicles of Narnia

Hamilton, a documentary about the founding father of the same name


The Black Egg, a particularly deadly adventure module from Dungeon Magazine 106

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Bonus Episode 9: Oops All Listeners!

Hello everyone! We're rounding out the very end of our year with a special bonus episode chock full of content submitted by some of our listeners! So come along this week to listen to a collection of themed magic items, some DMing tips, character and campaign backstories, and some plans for the future!

Also, for anyone who wished to see the entire write-up on the Fancy Pants Items: Here you go!

Thanks for listening, and see you next week for the start of the new year!

Bonus Episode 9: Listener Submissions

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