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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

Episode 91: Midgard Heroes: Class Analysis: Bard

9/19/2018
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On today's show we dig into Kobold Press' awesome Midgard Heroes Handbook! This is the start of our short series of class analysis of this must have supplement to any D&D player. Huge thanks to Wolfgaung Baur for allowing us to make our way thru this awesome book! Visit www.koboldpress.com to pick up your copy, and check out their other amazing content. Or visit our amazon affiliate link: https://tinyurl.com/y9vejrgn Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D...

Duration:00:56:11

Episode 90: The DMs Craft

9/12/2018
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Today special guest DM Scotty of the popular youtube channel The DMs Craft. DM Scotty's youtube channel is all about helping you build, beautiful and inexpensive terrain for your table top experience. In our main topic we interview DM Scotty and poke and prod him on his experiences in game and at the crafting table. You can visit the DMs Craft here => https://www.youtube.com/thedmscraft Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D game. Become a patreon donor at...

Duration:01:10:53

Episode 89: UA Class Analysis: Wizard School of Invention

9/5/2018
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The School of Invention claims credit for inventing the other schools of magic—a claim other wizards find absurd. Wizards of this school push magic to its limits. They stretch the known laws of arcane power and strive to reveal important truths about the nature of the multiverse. Adherents of this school believe that innovation is best served through experimentation. They have a reputation for acting first, thinking second. Most wizards are scholars who have mastered their craft through...

Duration:01:12:58

Episode 88: UA Class Analysis: Fighter Brute

8/29/2018
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Brutes are simple warriors who rely on mighty attacks and their own durability to overcome their enemies. Some brutes combine this physical might with tactical cunning. Others just hit things until those things stop hitting back. We discuss the player options available in this Unearthed Arcana release. Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D game. Become a patreon donor at www.patreon.com/critacademy and help support the show. Get access to behind the scenes...

Duration:00:56:16

Episode 87: UA Class Analysis - Druid Circle of Spores

8/22/2018
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Druids of the Circle of Spores find beauty in decay. They see within mold and other fungi the ability to transform lifeless material into abundant, albeit somewhat strange, life. These druids believe that life and death are portions of a grand cycle, with one leading to the other and then back again. Death is not the end of life, but instead a change of state that sees life shift into a new form. Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D game. Become a patreon...

Duration:01:02:52

Episode 86: Metamorphica

8/15/2018
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Today we discuss Metamorphica a book with a collection of biological, psychic, and supernatural mutations, all grouped into tables so results can be randomly selected, using dice. These can be used for monsters, npc's or even player characters. Get your copies at the links below. Metamorphica - Classic: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/115703/The-Metamorphica-Classic-Edition&affiliate_id=1546158 Metamorphica -...

Duration:01:12:12

Episode 85: Achievements

8/10/2018
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Campaign Achievements What is a campaign achievement? It is a predefined goal that the players must achieve in game. In video games for instance, a player may earn them just playing thru the game, but some can only be earned with very specific circumstances, thus giving the player some sort of self satisfaction, or a way to impress other gamers with their “gamer score” Today we will discuss how achievements can be constructed to be added to a D&D game by being enticing, meaningful for...

Duration:00:51:50

Episode 84: Cliffhangers

8/1/2018
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Cliffhangers We discuss the different styles of cliffhangers and how best to incorporate them into your game. Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes. Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D game. Become a patreon doner! www.patreon.com/critacademy and help support the show. Get access to behind the scenes footage, enjoy the show live and even chat with us during the show. Get a free audio book at...

Duration:00:57:53

Episode 83: WotC Easter Eggs

7/25/2018
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Wizards of the Coast Easter Eggs We did a little more relaxing show for this week to talk about how cheeky the Wizards of the Coast writers and designers are. Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes. Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D game. Become a patreon doner! www.patreon.com/critacademy and help support the show. Get access to behind the scenes footage, enjoy the show live and even chat with us during the...

Duration:01:01:43

Episode 82: Plot Twists

7/18/2018
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D&D games are memorable because of the stories told during the game. In rare cases players experience an event that occurs that catches them off guard, something they didn't see coming...a plot twist. We discuss several different plot twist ideas from https://www.roleplayingtips.com/campaigns/24-plot-twist-ideas/ adding our own thoughts and commentary. Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes. Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither...

Duration:00:57:32

Episode 81: Campaign Pacing

7/11/2018
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Pacing is the rhythm of action and story progression that unfolds in encounters over the course of the session. You can keep tension and focus by having great pacing in your encounters. Generally speaking, there are three different pacing models: balanced, spike, escalation. We will be discussing how you can use these models to plan encounters for your gaming sessions. Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes. Our show may not be suitable for...

Duration:00:56:23

Special Episode: Crit Academy Plays

7/4/2018
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This is a special episode. Our show doesn't generally release an episode for the holidays. But, we had this recording of us playing an adventure called "The Haunt". We had so much fun, we decided to release it as an extra episode for our listeners. If you like the adventure, I highly recommend picking it up from DM's Guild here. http://www.dmsguild.com/product/206076/The-Haunt?filters=45469_0_0_0_0_0_0_0&affiliate_id=1546158 We had the pleasure of having Phil on for our Monsters of the...

Duration:01:36:52

Episode 80: Cloak and Dagger

6/27/2018
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Summary: Cloak and Dagger While everyone loves a good smash and grab job, sometimes you need a bit more subtlety to accomplish your goal. We discuss handling a more cloak and dagger style adventure and how to get the most out of it. Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes. Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D game. Become a patreon doner! www.patreon.com/critacademy and help support the show. Get access to behind...

Duration:01:12:47

Episode 79: Political Intrigue

6/20/2018
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Political Intrigue Sometimes dungeon crawls aren’t your bag, or you need a change of pace. Cloak-and-dagger style play is a great way to change it up. This covers political intrigue, stealth missions, and lots of wheel n dealin to get even the slightest advantage over an opponent, aside from just tearing them from life or limb. Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes every week! Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither are our D&D...

Duration:00:59:19

Episode 78: Campaign Themes

6/13/2018
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Summary: Campaign Themes Just as settings have personality that shape adventures that take place there, the theme of a campaign gives a distinct flavor to its stories. A collection of adventures where the adventurers go from dungeon to dungeon with no connection, feels very different from a year long struggle against Cult of the Dragon that culminates in a final showdown with the Tiamat herself. Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes. Our show...

Duration:00:43:53

Episode 77: Drama Cards

6/6/2018
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Summary: On this episode we discuss drama cards. A collection of tools cards that can be used to enhance the dramatic moments of the game. Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes. Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D game. Become a patreon doner! www.patreon.com/critacademy and help support the show. Get access to behind the scenes footage, enjoy the show live and even chat with us during the show. Get a free audio...

Duration:00:41:05

Episode 76: Shore of Dreams

5/23/2018
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Summary: We interview Florian Emmerich publisher of the dmsguild.com best selling adventure "Shore of Dreams" We poke and prod him on his adventure and his unique gaming style. Find "Shore of Dreams" here: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/232354/Shore-of-Dreams&affiliate_id=1546158 Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes. Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D game. Become a patreon doner! www.patreon.com/critacademy and...

Duration:01:17:40

Episode 75: A Teaching Experience

5/16/2018
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Summary: On today's episode special guest Ryan Torres joins us. Ryan is a teacher of special needs students. He shares with us his story on using dungeons and dragons as a learning tool for his students. If you would like to help us raise money to help his students get the best D&D learning tools, you can head over www.gofundme.com/critacademyhelps We hope to provide players handbooks, miniatures, battle mats and other tools to help enhance his students learning experience. Make sure...

Duration:00:38:20

Episode 74: Monsters of the Guild | A D&D Podcast

5/9/2018
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Summary: On today's show we have four special guests! The lead creators on the newest and largest community driven supplement "Monsters of the Guild". Glen Cooper, Joshua Parry, Phil Beckwith, and Rob Twohy Monsters of the Guild is a DMs Guild community driven project which includes 100+ incredible monsters for your Dungeons & Dragons 5e game, from 40+ of the Guild's most talented and exciting monster creators. Get your copy...

Duration:00:58:04

Episode 73: 3D Printing

5/2/2018
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Summary: On today's episode special guest Arjade from Game Masters Stash and we discuss 3D printing your own minis and terrain. Make sure to subscribe at www.critacademy.com for a chance to win free prizes. Our show may not be suitable for children, but neither is our D&D game. Become a patreon doner! www.patreon.com/critacademy and help support the show. Get access to behind the scenes footage, enjoy the show live and even chat with us during the show. Get a free audio book at...

Duration:01:06:05