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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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English


Episodes

The Best Worldbuilding Tool for Dungeon Masters

8/17/2022
Building an entire world for your roleplaying game is a HUGE amount of work. What if, with a click of a button you could have a world map, regions, cities, towns, villages, and more all created in just seconds? Well, with Azgaar’s Fantasy Map Generator, you can do just that! There are thousands of map generators in the world. But few in our experience can provide as much detail as Azgaar’s. So, what does it do? Well, it of course automatically creates an entire world map. Immediately the...

Duration:00:53:38

Wonders of the Multiverse

8/10/2022
The Wonders of the Multiverse continue to grow! The new Unearthed Arcana playtest is here! Stick around as we delve into a new race, the fate domain cleric, backgrounds, feats and more. 📢 Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/unearthed-arcana-wonders-of-the-multiverse 🚩 *𝗡𝗘𝗪* 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗕𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 Get 5 of our bestselling classics in one Bundle! 𝐒𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝟯𝟬% 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀! 𝗕𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲...

Duration:01:00:40

Solasta Crown of the Magister

8/3/2022
Looking to scratch that Dungeons and Dragons itch while you wait for your next session? Well, Solasta: Crown of Magister is here to relieve that uncomfortable irritation. We are going to delve into the game and how it compares to its tabletop counterpart, as well as what it doesn’t do quite well. 📢 Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/solasta-how-does-it-compare-to-5e-tabletop 🚩 SPONSOR: Fantasy Feasting 🚩 *𝗡𝗘𝗪* 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗕𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 Get 5 of our...

Duration:01:09:37

Remarkable Cults and their Followers

7/27/2022
Hidden behind closed doors and lurking in unseen strongholds, dark forces gather. Today we reveal some of their secrets in Loresmyth’s Remarkable Cults and their Followers. 📢 Blog: www.critacademy.com/post/remarkable-cults-and-their-followers-a-must-have-dm-tool 🚩 *𝗡𝗘𝗪* 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘁 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆 𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗰𝘀 𝗕𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 Get 5 of our bestselling classics in one Bundle! 𝐒𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝟯𝟬% 𝗼𝗳𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗹 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗲𝘀! 𝗕𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀:...

Duration:01:03:35

Spelljammer: Adventures in Space

7/20/2022
The world of Dungeons & Dragons has hundreds, even thousands of monsters for a Dungeon Master to choose from. But, we can often find ourselves using some of the same monsters on a regular basis. A goblin, kobold, and orcs to name a few. But there are so many more interesting monsters to flesh out your adventures and stories with. We polled our audience and discovered what are some of the most underused monsters in D&D. This is a continuation of a previous blog and youtube video right...

Duration:01:08:12

5 more Underused Monsters for your Dungeons and Dragons Game

7/13/2022
The world of Dungeons & Dragons has hundreds, even thousands of monsters for a Dungeon Master to choose from. But, we can often find ourselves using some of the same monsters on a regular basis. A goblin, kobold, and orcs to name a few. But there are so many more interesting monsters to flesh out your adventures and stories with. We polled our audience and discovered what are some of the most underused monsters in D&D. This is a continuation of a previous blog and youtube video. Not only...

Duration:01:00:51

Villainous Variety

6/29/2022
How do we create fun and interesting villains in our stories? Villains, every story needs one. The heroes of a Dungeons & Dragons campaign are likely to face dozens of villains before the campaign runs its course. Coming up with that many memorable villains can challenge any DM’s imagination. To help with that, we offer this extensive list of villainous attributes and characteristics. The purpose of these lists is not to roll out a ready-to-play villain, although they could be used that...

Duration:01:07:00

Worldbuilding Settlements

6/22/2022
Are your Dungeons and Dragons settlements as wondrous and captivating as your complex dungeons? No? Well then, stick around as we delve into our Guide for Worldbuilding Settlements in your Dungeons & Dragons game. The D&D world is a wide and wondrous place, filled with monsters and magic. However, most people live in relatively safe communities, and even bold adventurers need safe-havens. Such areas are points of light in a dark world, and they share common traits. When you think about...

Duration:01:07:04

Scene Grinder

6/15/2022
What is SceneGrinder? SceneGrinder is the first browser-based, 3D Virtual Tabletop. It can manage any Role-Playing Game System Ruleset, including our favorite, Dungeons & Dragons. This platform is visually stunning, mobile-friendly, and will be easy-to-use, with no server setups or application downloads. Full Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/scenegrinder-3d-virtual-tabletop 🚩 Sponsor: SceneGrinder! 3D Virtual Tabletop! 🚩 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 is...

Duration:01:07:11

D&D: DM Monster Tactics: Githyanki

6/1/2022
Do you want to play your githyanki to frightening effect? Well, let's delve into these legendary Dungeons & Dragons monsters so that your Spelljammer campaign combat is everything your characters deserve. To the delight or potential misery of their players. Full Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/dnd-monster-tactics-githyanki 🚩 Sponsor: SceneGrinder! 3D Virtual Tabletop! 🚩 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 is 𝙉𝙊𝙒 𝘼𝙑𝘼𝙄𝙇𝘼𝘽𝙇𝙀! Don't miss out on this book of...

Duration:00:58:14

Dynamic Combat with Monster Roles

5/25/2022
Dynamic Combat with Monster Roles So you want to design dynamic combat encounters in Dungeons and Dragons? You know, the kind that they will never forget? Well, luckily we’ve got exactly what you need. Today we will delve into giving you exactly the tools you need in a simple and easy-to-use way. Are you ready to learn how to build dynamic combat encounters using monster roles? There is no arguing the key to designing interesting and varied combat encounters is having just as varied groups...

Duration:00:57:15

Create Amazing Battlemaps for your RPG in seconds with Dungeon Alchemist

5/18/2022
Create Amazing Battlemaps for your RPG in seconds with Dungeon Alchemist What is Dungeon Alchemist? It’s an AI-powered map-making application on Steam that enables you to make high-quality content faster than ever! It is as simple as you can get. If you’re anything like me, time is a precious commodity. So a powerful tool like this is a game-changer. It is quite literally as simple as determining the map size and one of their themes. Once that is done, you just drag a cursor and make it...

Duration:00:46:59

Iron Kingdoms Requiem 5e

5/11/2022
What is Iron Kingdom Requiem? Embark upon a journey of adventure and intrigue in a world where steam power and gunpowder meet sword and sorcery. Armed with mechanika and accompanied by mighty steamjacks, explore the soot-covered cities of the Iron Kingdoms and the aftermath of the otherworldly invasion of the infernals. Take on the persona of unique character classes, like the gun mage, who combines powerful magic with a deadly acumen for firearms, or the steamjack-commanding warcaster,...

Duration:00:59:00

Emery's Log of Legendary Eminences

5/4/2022
Emery's Log of Legendary Eminences So many iconic Dungeons & Dragons monsters are steeped in rich lore and history, but those details are rarely reflected in mechanics. Today we discuss Legendary Eminences! A new Kickstarter that offers us an opportunity to place these narrative details at the center of your encounters in the 5th Edition of D&D. We are joined by Raymond O’Connor creator to talk about Emery's Log of Legendary Eminences. 📢 Full Blog: ...

Duration:01:08:03

How to Create Factions and Organizations in Dungeons and Dragons

4/27/2022
Creating Organizations in Dungeons & Dragons like any other detail in your world needs to be more than a simple idea in your head. It can consist of short sentences, bullet points, or large chunks of scribbled paragraphs. When you document the details of an organization it helps ensure that as the Dungeon Master your NPCs and Monsters in that organization take appropriate actions for that organization. Below are some elements that will help you outline everything you need to fully flesh out...

Duration:01:03:21

Monsters of the Multiverse

4/25/2022
Monsters of the Multiverse *Sorry for the delay: Due to some as of yet, not understood reason, this episode didn't release on time* Wizards of the Coast has released its newest rule book for the world’s greatest roleplaying game, Dungeons & Dragons. Designed as a way of bringing together player races and monsters that have been scattered across many different published books, Monsters of the Multiverse is like a one-stop-shop for all character options and monsters that aren’t in the core...

Duration:01:00:28

Adventuring Party Sheets in Dungeons & Dragons

4/13/2022
What if your D&D Party had a Character Sheet? In Dungeons & Dragons each player has a character sheet, but what about the party? Well, thanks to TikToker Scene Four, we know the answer. The party as a whole isn’t much different from each character. Why not give a character sheet to your party in addition to their individual characters? Imagine it for a moment. At the start of the campaign or in Session 0 the players decide what type of adventuring party they want to be. Once they know...

Duration:01:05:06

Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn

4/6/2022
Crit Academy covers the newest Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn released March 2022. In it, we explore character options from the Dragonlance setting. This playtest document presents the kender race, the Lunar Magic sorcerer subclass, the Knight of Solamnia and Mage of High Sorcery backgrounds, and a collection of new feats, all for use in Dungeons & Dragons. Download Full Unearthed Arcana: Heroes of Krynn 📢 Full Blog: ...

Duration:00:55:35

How to Run Session 0 in Dungeons & Dragons

3/30/2022
What is the best way to start a new D&D Campaign? Today we give you tips, tricks, and tools for running Session 0. This powerful tool will help ensure you kick off your stories with a bang! When it comes to roleplaying games such as Dungeons & Dragons, there are many different aspects. This naturally means that each player is likely to want something different out of it. We’ve touched on the different types of players in the past. But there is more to it than that. Theme, story,...

Duration:00:50:46

Fates End: Furhaven

3/23/2022
Is Dungeons and Dragons kid-friendly? Absolutely! The streamlined 5e ruleset is great for children. The complexity of 5e can be a bit much for some younger kids, settings like Aloria are PERFECT for it! So, are you prepared to embark on a fantastic journey to the adorable world full of adorable and furry characters? Well, strap in as we discuss the cute Kickstarter Fates End - Furhaven. The World of Aloria is a place of mystery and danger where adorable characters undertake dangerous...

Duration:00:57:43