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Our podcast was created to deliver guidance to our heroes and provide them with new and reusable material for both players and DMs. We hope to inspire you with creative content that you can bring with you on your next adventure. Visit us at www.critacademy.com and subscribe to our emailing listing for a chance to win awesome prizes. ​Our podcast is broken into three segments! ​Crit Nation feedback! Where we dedicate and entire segment to the concerns, questions or anything you have to share with us. ​Main Topic! Our primary topic of discussion ranging from combat effectiveness, roleplaying and similar tips to help you learn or improve your gameplay experience! Our Unearthed Tips & Tricks Segment! Our favorite segment where we share with you ideas that you can use on your next adventure. This includes character concepts, magic items, encounter ideas, DM tips and player tips.

Our podcast was created to deliver guidance to our heroes and provide them with new and reusable material for both players and DMs. We hope to inspire you with creative content that you can bring with you on your next adventure. Visit us at www.critacademy.com and subscribe to our emailing listing for a chance to win awesome prizes. ​Our podcast is broken into three segments! ​Crit Nation feedback! Where we dedicate and entire segment to the concerns, questions or anything you have to share with us. ​Main Topic! Our primary topic of discussion ranging from combat effectiveness, roleplaying and similar tips to help you learn or improve your gameplay experience! Our Unearthed Tips & Tricks Segment! Our favorite segment where we share with you ideas that you can use on your next adventure. This includes character concepts, magic items, encounter ideas, DM tips and player tips.
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Our podcast was created to deliver guidance to our heroes and provide them with new and reusable material for both players and DMs. We hope to inspire you with creative content that you can bring with you on your next adventure. Visit us at www.critacademy.com and subscribe to our emailing listing for a chance to win awesome prizes. ​Our podcast is broken into three segments! ​Crit Nation feedback! Where we dedicate and entire segment to the concerns, questions or anything you have to share with us. ​Main Topic! Our primary topic of discussion ranging from combat effectiveness, roleplaying and similar tips to help you learn or improve your gameplay experience! Our Unearthed Tips & Tricks Segment! Our favorite segment where we share with you ideas that you can use on your next adventure. This includes character concepts, magic items, encounter ideas, DM tips and player tips.

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Episodes

Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to Combat

7/17/2019
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We interview Darrin Scott on his amazing best selling Dungeons and Dragons supplement "Drizzt Do'Urden's Guide to Combat". A powerful resource to help you run the most fun combats you ever have, no matter your DMing style. It is the distillation of knowledge from the masters of the hobby (listed in the credits page) as well as the years of experience held by each of the contributors. Get your copy here! https://bit.ly/2XURkwK Visit our sponsor Kobold Press!...

Duration:01:36:02

The Art of War for D&D Players

7/10/2019
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We interview DMsguild.com Adebt M.T Black on his amazing best selling Dungeons and Dragons supplement "The Art of War for D&D Players". Over two thousand years ago, a philosopher-general named Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War, the seminal work on military strategy. Discover how you can use these ancient secrets to master the game of Dungeons & Dragons! Get your copy here! https://bit.ly/2X8pD3i Visit our sponsor Kobold Press! www.critacademy.com/koboldpress Follow us on...

Duration:02:07:25

Encounters on the Savage Seas

7/3/2019
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This week we interview best selling DMsguild.com creator Jeff Stevens about his "Encounters on the Savage Seas". An amazing supplement for those who wish to embark on an adventure on the high seas! Encounters on the Savage Seas is a 100-page supplement containing mini-adventures, NPCs, new ships, locations, and magic items. In all, the writers have produced 19 unique encounters, NPCs, and locations for you to add to any nautical campaign. Pick up Encounters on the Savage Seas Here!...

Duration:01:27:55

One Shot-Onslaught

6/19/2019
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This week we interview the amazing adventuring party from the DnD actual play podcast One-Shot Onslaught. They share with us some of their most memorable Dungeons and Dragons moments, give us a peek into what it takes to run a successful actual play podcast, as well as sharing with us their favorite aspects of running adventures from the DMsguild.com. Support us by picking up one of our DnD supplements on DMsguild.com\ https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?author=Crit%20Academy Follow us on...

Duration:01:43:51

Sir Alkian's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse

6/12/2019
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Follow us on www.twitch.tv/critacademy and join our show live on Sundays at 7pm est. This we special guest Anne Gregersen joins us to talk about her best selling Dmsguild DnD supplement. Sir Alkian's Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse is a guidebook for those who are looking to run apocalyptic scenarios in their 5e D&D games, ranging from an immediate danger that threatens the very structure of the world, to cases where the apocalypse struck a long time ago and people have lived in its wake...

Duration:01:51:15

50 Shades of Rage

6/5/2019
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The word barbarians brings to mind certain images. Snowbound brutes with fur cloaks and broad swords, their long hair whipping in the wind as they howl savage battle cries, undeterred by the exhaustion and pain that would plague mortal men. Hulking tribesmen on the endless tundra, their spears and hands bloody from the long day's hunt for game and enemies alike. Or, if you're a cultured sort of gamer geek, you might picture some of the old pulp magazine covers that prominently featured...

Duration:01:35:53

The Malady Workshop

5/29/2019
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Follow us on www.twitch.tv/critacademy and join our show live on Sundays at 7pm est. This episode was brought to you by Kobold Press! www.critacademy.com/koboldpress Back by popular demand, Jason Bakos & Themis Paraskevas bring you the Malady Workshop! This is a Dungeons and Dragons supplement written with the intent to give you, the DM, the power to create your own fantastical diseases, like the ones seen in the amazing Malady Codex. Get your copy of the Malady Workshop...

Duration:01:37:42

Artifacts of the Guild

5/22/2019
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Follow us on www.twitch.tv/critacademy and join us live on Sundays at 7pm est. This week Alan Tucker and Terry Herc join us to talk about the massive dungeons and dragons community project and Platinum Best Selling DMsguild product Artifacts of the Guild! Artifacts of the Guild product gives your more magic items to use at your table. From minor trinkets to ancient relics, these items will enthrall your players, power up your NPCs, and inspire your campaigns! Written by 58 of the...

Duration:00:58:22

Wombo's Guide to Combos!

5/15/2019
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Follow us on www.twitch.tv/critacademy and join us live on Sundays at 7pm est. This week we cover the DMsguild supplement Wombo's Guide to Combos! DnD supplement for pulling off combo attacks with your allies! Has the Barbarian ever wished they could throw the Rogue at the enemy? This and so much more is possible with 27 Combo Actions ready for your game from the awesome guys over at the DnD Character Lab! Each Combo Action has required checks with outcomes for success or failure. All the...

Duration:00:50:33

Nerzugal's Dungeon Master Toolkit

5/8/2019
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This week we cover the amazing DMsguild supplement Nerzugal's Dungeon Master Tool Kit from author Steven Williams! This incredible toolkit includes an assortment of dungeon maps, puzzles, fully detailed dungeons, random encounters, entire one-shot adventures, and tables to create hundreds of fun magic items. Most of these are able to be dropped in any campaign setting with just a small amount of work by the DM, providing at least thirty hours of content! Get your copy here!...

Duration:00:59:09

Corruption Rules for your DnD Campaigns

5/1/2019
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This week we discuss Matt Mercer’s Corruption: An adaptation of corruption rules of 5th edition DnD gives you the tools you need to inject some of this menace into your games. Certain landscapes house deeply evil places or artifacts that corrupt the very nature of people who spend time around them. Sites where the presence of such terrible wickedness can slowly twist and infect the physical forms of even the most holy of creatures. Get your copy here! https://tinyurl.com/y5uzelh8 Check...

Duration:00:58:10

100 Ways to Excuse a Character Absence

4/24/2019
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This week we cover the must have Dungeons and Dragons supplement from Alex Clippinger "100 Ways to Excuse a Character Absence" a must have DMsguild supplement. "I'm so sorry, I can't make it this week." We've been there. We've all been there. The dreaded session drop-out. Someone can't make it. But your other players are ready to continue. How do you explain why one of their companions is suddenly gone? This is a silly little supplement with two d4 tables per class, giving random...

Duration:00:51:55

Go for the Eyes!

4/17/2019
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We discuss the amazing 5e supplement "Go for the Eyes" by Alex Clippinger In Go for the Eyes, you'll find ways to throw curveballs at players who thought they knew monster stat blocks by heart. Targeted Body Parts. Ever cripple a dragon's wing? Destroyed a beholder's central eye? Smashed a bone devil's stinger? Your players can overcome precise targeting and damage thresholds to inhibit a creature mid-battle. Dynamic Traits. A frozen phoenix is momentarily slowed before it explodes back...

Duration:00:46:07

Class Analysis: GUN Mage

4/10/2019
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This week we discuss and break down our sorcerous origin the GUN Mage. A D&D character option on the DMsguild. While many sorcerers find themselves able to naturally tap into the well of magic inside of them, some are not so lucky. Their search for a way to tap into this power has lead them into using artificially enhanced arcane focuses that pull the power inside within their reach. These special focuses are known as Genetic Unconventional Neo-focus, or G.U.N for short. Get your copy of...

Duration:00:46:27

Ancestral Weapons

4/3/2019
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This week we discuss Ancestral Weapons by Dungeon Rollers. A Dungeons and Dragons 5e supplement with rules for creating powerful heirloom weapons that evolve and grow with your players. A noble blade wielded in the blood wars, an axe used to protect the great city of Mirabar from orc invasions, or a powerful staff passed down through the eons. Ancestral weapons, heirlooms, are iconic within roleplaying. These weapons embody a character’s family, story, and their history. These weapons are...

Duration:01:59:26

Monstrous Races

3/27/2019
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This week we delve into DMsguild creator Tyler Kamstra's Dungeons and Dragons 5e supplement Monstrous Races. Whether you’re playing an all-monster party or just want to play a monstrous race in an otherwise normal party, this document presents rules for playing every creature in the Monster Manual, new feats and backgrounds for monstrous characters, analysis of officially published races, highly detailed rules for building your own races, new rules for tiny races, and rules for templates...

Duration:00:46:39

Planeswalkers of Ravnica

3/19/2019
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We interview DMsguild.com creator Christopher Willet on his D&D supplement "Planeswalkers of Ravnica". It provides Dungeon Masters and Players with tools for incorporating Planeswalkers into their Ravnica campaigns. It includes; Get your Planeswalkers of Ravnica here: https://tinyurl.com/y46gftlm Pick up our Unearthed Tips and Tricks Book Here: https://tinyurl.com/yaehqxr3 Show Notes: https://tinyurl.com/yxa3f33f Become a patreon donor at https://www.patreon.com/critacademy and help...

Duration:01:21:50

D&D: Gamemasters' Guide to Ravnica

3/13/2019
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This week we discuss a new supplement setting book for Dungeons and Dragons, Ravnica. Ravnica originally appeared as a setting for the MTG trading card game Ravnica is one of the most popular settings, in part because the world's ten guilds strongly support the way players build MAGIC decks. Ravnica is a whole new world for your D&D campaign to explore. A vast, sprawling city that covers the whole of the known world, Ravnica teems with intrigue and adventure, driven by the conflicts among...

Duration:01:04:54

D&D: Fortresses, Temples, and Strongholds

3/6/2019
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This week we discuss player made structures with Fortress, Temples, and Strongholds. A guide to player made structures by Walrock Homebrew The world is a wild and scary place, full of monsters, malevolence, and myriad evils to be expunged. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a place to unwind? A place to hang your hat, build and customize, and to call your home? Wouldn't it be nice to leave your mark in the world? To build a permanent edifice as a testament to the ages, a bulwark of safety...

Duration:01:08:56

Episode 111: Villains and Lairs

2/27/2019
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We interview Jeff Stevens: Creator of the best selling book Villains and lairs. Expand your D&D game with this collection of 56 NPCs of various Challenge Ratings, thirteen of which include maps and details of their lairs. Add these NPCs as a side-quest, a main villain, a one-shot, a bounty for easy money, or however else you wish. Written by some of the best-selling authors on the Dungeon Masters Guild and outstanding podcasters, each NPC includes an image, a backstory, motives, flaws,...

Duration:01:05:37