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Halfwits & Failed Crits

Fantasy & Science Fiction Podcasts

An actual play podcast from the creators of Halfwit History! Join them and their other halfwits as we bumble through Dungeons & Dragons, Stars Without Number, and more!

An actual play podcast from the creators of Halfwit History! Join them and their other halfwits as we bumble through Dungeons & Dragons, Stars Without Number, and more!

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United States

Description:

An actual play podcast from the creators of Halfwit History! Join them and their other halfwits as we bumble through Dungeons & Dragons, Stars Without Number, and more!

Twitter:

@failedcrits

Language:

English


Episodes

Children of the Spine - Prequel Part IV

1/16/2021
With the crew forever expanding with the addition of Professor Kono "Flick" Waotaka, the crew of the SPS Resonance needs to learn more about the items they are collecting and what the end game will be. In order to do that, they decide to visit Casey's homeworld of Astollea, where some of the best tech and minds in the sector reside. Will they get the answers they are looking for? Will they have to aggressively escape yet another mission that should have been diplomatic? Find out in Part IV...

Duration:02:33:41

Children of the Spine - Prequel Part III

1/1/2021
We rejoin the crew of the Resonance hot off of their battle in Barbalil, a second pre-scream artifact secured. As they make their way to the next set of deciphered coordinates, the planet Ephet-Izaki, we get a rare glimpse at the mundane lives of world class pirates. Infestations, robots, photographs, and a resource crisis all keep the long spike drill rides...interesting. On planet, Madam N.O.S. (Kiley) revisits her Alma Mater, CaseyNova's (Luis) latest creation roams menacingly, Tantalus...

Duration:02:32:23

Children of the Spine - Prequel Part II

1/1/2021
The crew of the Resonance is now in possession of a potential pre-scream artifact, and a map to find more! After deciphering the next set of coordinates, they are off to the planet Barbalil, where a civil war between the monarchy and the religious zealots is reaching a climax. Speaking of, there's rumor that one of our own crew may have an in with the royalty, or inversly, is very much no longer welcome here. Hop aboard the SPS Resonance and join CaseyNova (Luis), Madam N.O.S. (Kiley), Veil...

Duration:02:50:07

Children of the Spine - Prequel Part I

1/1/2021
WELCOME TO SEASON 2!!! This is the first of 5 games that were intended to be one shots, using the Stars Without Number Revised system by Kevin Crawford, but the group ended up liking it so much they wanted to make this the next campaign. We also have added a new member to our ranks, Bobby Prater. Bobby also made the outro that you will here at the end of the episode! In this episode we meet the members of a notorious pirate gang known as the Scream Pursuit Syndicate as they begin a heist...

Duration:01:57:57

Bonus - Backstabbing Beasties

10/18/2020
Our resident mistress of the dark Mary takes the role of Fate in this spooky scary one shot sure to send shivers down your spine! Join Murphy the Merfolk (Luis), Lilith the Vampire (Kiley), Amelia the Spectre (Laura), and Joaquin the Mummy (Jonathan) as we race to obtain mortality and a long deserved rest from monstering. Theme: Unholy Knight by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4563-unholy-knight License:...

Duration:03:03:55

Worlds Divided Ep 14 - Finale

9/18/2020
The Syndicate are locked in battle with the Grand Masters of Hallastead in the final fight to free themselves and their new allies from their imprisonment within the rifts. Can they right the wrongs of the past, or will they be forced to live in the dying rifts!? This is the Finale of Halfwits & Failed Crits Season 1 - Worlds Divided! Thank you to all of our listeners who came along this journey with us! Please let use our social media below to let us know your favorite character, favorite...

Duration:01:59:12

Worlds Divided Ep 13 - Righteous in Wrath

8/27/2020
The Syndicate begins the ultimate battle as worlds collide! Will they be able to save their guild-mates in time? Will they get revenge on the First Paradigm and the Guild Grand Masters? One thing is for certain, they are Righteous in their Wrath! Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:01:31:39

Worlds Divided Ep 12 - The Great Weapon

8/8/2020
The Syndicate faces their most harrowing challenge yet, a battle with an Ancient Silver Dragon! Will the vault it guards hold the key to their escape from the rifts?! Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:02:12:19

Worlds Divided Ep 11 - The City That Never Was

7/17/2020
The Syndicate are taken into custody by some of this alien worlds inhabitants and brought before a council to determine their fate, and the fate of Espacia as they know it. Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:01:48:36

Worlds Divided Ep 10 - The Lost

7/5/2020
In this episode the Syndicate finds themselves reliving some old memories, before waking up in a world they don't recognize! Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:01:49:41

Worlds Divided Ep 9 - The First Paradigm

6/27/2020
This week Guild Festival Announcers Kalezar and Israe give the play by play for the big showdown between The Syndicate and their nemesis, The First Paradigm! Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:00:20:59

Worlds Divided Ep 8 - The Opening Games

6/7/2020
The dawn of the Guild Festival has come for the Syndicate. As Hallastead decks itself out for days of exciting competition, our party tries desperately to seem in the know as they traverse the more than murky waters of this secret tradition. Too bad they didn't spend time with that old wise man. Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show...

Duration:02:26:24

Worlds Divided Ep 7 - Traverse Town

5/14/2020
In this episode the Syndicate have turned Tree Tower into Traverse Town. It has a library, a training ground, some gardens, and The Sudsy Scales. Listen as they interact with their new townsfolk and completely forget they had important things to be doing. Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:02:15:47

Worlds Divided Ep 6 - Newbies

4/23/2020
In this episode the Syndicate pick their apprentices, learn about an upcoming festival of guilds, meet a bunch of weird old people, and come to the rescue of an overeager squad of new guild members. Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:01:48:21

Bonus - Honey Heist!

3/31/2020
In this bonus episode Kiley takes the reins as GM in a wildly silly one shot where we play bears trying to steal from a honey convention. Join Earl (Mary), Bread (Laura), Kikkoman (Luis), and Mars (Jonathan) as they resist going full bear or surrendering to a life of crime, while trying to get their paws on the most expensive honey they can find. Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Shaking Hands with a Polar Bear - Captive Portal (captiveportal.bandcamp.com) Game: Honey...

Duration:01:39:53

Worlds Divided Ep 5 - Espacia

3/5/2020
In this episode the Syndicate earns a new guild level, new titles, and new recruits. Everything is coming up roses for our halfwits and they are just positively glowing with excitement! Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:02:18:29

Worlds Divided Ep 4 - Revokers

2/14/2020
And we made it! This is our first actual, Actual Play episode! The Syndicate experiments further with a stone they got from otherworldly creatures, and possibly breaking their reality?! A tough act to hide when The First Paradigm always seems to show up when they are least welcome. Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:02:30:10

Worlds Divided - Backstories

2/8/2020
Hey its just your Dungeon Master today with some stories to tell of the personal lives of our precious Syndicate before they became a guild! Since we had a bit of extra upload time, but not enough to push the first actual play episode out, Jonathan reads the backstories that everyone wrote when they created their characters. Adriel makes a friend, Anya starts The Trial, Melara hides an heirloom, and Nyxtern is a feral child. Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on...

Duration:00:22:53

Worlds Divided Ep 3 - First Contact, The Verethi Affair, Maiden Voyage

2/2/2020
Our final summary episode to catch the story up to when we first started recording! The Syndicate takes candy from extra-dimensional strangers, Adriel keeps a secret, Anya has PTSD dreams, Melara is frequently a bird, and Nyxtern kills everything. Music: Crunk Knight Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show (https://ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits)

Duration:00:36:19

Worlds Divided Ep 2 - The First Rift, Light the Night, Down the Rabbit Hole, Whisperveil Estate

1/26/2020
Welcome back to our second summary episode, with only one more to go before we hit the real game! The Syndicate meets The First Paradigm. Adriel discovers she just doesn't trust happy people, Nyxtern throws everyone, Melara tells a demi-god of knowledge that it's dumb, and Anya nuts at architecture. Music: "Crunk Knight" by Kevin MacLeod Follow us on Facebook or Twitter or our Website. Send us emails at HalfwitsFailedCrits@gmail.com. Support the show...

Duration:00:39:04