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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

What's your Motivation?

9/11/2019
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This week's show is a discussion on player motivations. We review a segment out of and old school Dungeons and Dragons book that can be a powerful tool to help you determine what it is you want out of the game. Some players already know what they want, some don't, and some might just be surprised by the results of this ten question test. Join us as we learn a little bit about ourselves today on the Crit Academy! Check out our awesome sponsor Kobold Press here!...

Duration:01:54:45

100 Interesting Boss Mechanics

8/28/2019
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As DM’s we always do our best to attempt to have the most interesting of villains. Cool motivations, relatable morals, and so much more. But when it comes to the characters engaging the big bad enemy guy, that is where we want our villains to shine. We want to give the players an encounter they will never forget! This can be a challenging task sometimes, luckily, DNDSpeak has you covered! They released 100 interesting boss mechanics to help enhance those battles like nobody's business! Get...

Duration:00:51:05

Monster Design

8/21/2019
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This week each of us brought a custom monster to the table. Built using the instructions in the Dungeon Masters Guide. We walk through our build process, design decisions and flavor of our new babies. All the while the other two savagely rip them apart like a couple of ravenous hyena's over a dead carcass. Follow us on https://www.twitch.tv/critacademy and join us live on Sundays at 7pm est. Show Notes: https://tinyurl.com/y3r4cup4 Support Us: Visit our sponsor: Kobold Press at...

Duration:01:23:56

Storm King's Barrows!

8/14/2019
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We interview Andrew Dempz, one of the creators of the @dungeon masters guild supplement Dungeoneer’s Pack: Storm King’s Barrow! A DnD supplement that contains ten unexplored dungeons in the north of the Sword Coast and a party of eager adventurers is the recipe for an exciting evening. Delve into abandoned chapels, beleaguered mines, haunted barrows and demon-infested crypts. Put an end to evil machinations, unearth ancient treasures, or perish by the hands of your enemies. You can pick up...

Duration:01:13:56

The Dog Fighter's Handbook

8/7/2019
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This week we discuss best selling DMsguild product "The Dog Fighter's Handbook". Air combat can be a large and important part of the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Pirates, traders, military powers and fantastical creatures all often have some element of flying combat, with many memorable battles of a campaign taking place in the air. This rule set aims to bring those combats to new adventuring parties, so they may shape their own stories and share them with the world. You can pick up your...

Duration:01:32:16

Captains and Cannons

7/31/2019
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We cover the Captains and Cannons a DMsguild product that provides a rule set that explains how to run a ship battle in your campaign. Whether you want to fight on lashed-together longships, blast enemies with the cannons of your carrack, or just ram rowboats, this ruleset has everything you need. Designed to be scalable, flexible, fast, and easy to learn, Captains and Cannons is here to make your naval based campaign come true. You can pick up your copy...

Duration:01:33:28

Call from the Deep

7/24/2019
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Call from the Deep DMsguild creator JVC Parry joins to talk his mindflayer inspired dungeons and dragons campaign book designed to take your heroes from levels 1-12. After crash-landing onto the Material Plane, a strange, otherworldly ship brings with it an unexpected wave of piracy, hideous mutated creatures from the bottom of the Trackless Sea, and a notorious foe who has been awakened from the deep, intent on destroying the world as you know it. Get it...

Duration:02:36:29

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