Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Episode 229: Reality Takes a Holiday

Hello listeners! We're back, with another great episode this week. We're talking about breaking the fourth wall in a tabletop RPG (what it means, what it might look like in a game, etc.) and also we entertain the idea of paying to have a "professional gamer" at your table. This is a fun one you won't want to miss!

And a last-minute reminder: please be sure to check out Crit Academy's new Kickstarter for their 5e-based Superhero RPG, Capes & Crooks! It's getting down to the wire and they still haven't met their goal, so please check it out here! It only has a few more days to go, so let's reach that goal!

And this week's winner of our Crit 3 drawing 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.

Every week we're going to be giving away this 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 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 D&D Character Lab! And for books, adventures, and videos, check out Goblin StoneLoresmythAurican's Lair, and Jeff Stevens!

See you next time, if the script says so!

Episode 229: Tear Down That Wall


Question(s) answered this episode:

1. Breaking the fourth wall in an RPG. Whaaat? Is it possible? Would it work? How would you do it????

2. How much would you pay to have a Professional Gamer at your table?


Noteworthy Links:

Monster in My Pocket

Breaking the Fourth Wall

Reality Takes a Holiday, the final episode of the TV show Eerie, Indiana, that revolves around a 4th-wall break

The French Mistake, an episode from the sixth season of Supernatural, that also revolves around a 4th-wall break

The Hunger Games

Moriarty, a character from Star Trek: The Next Generation

Metal Gear Solid

Doki Doki Literature Club, a psychological horror visual novel with a climax that revolves largely around 4th-wall breaks


Tay Zonday on Cameo

Al's Diner

No comments:

Post a Comment