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Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

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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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United States

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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

D&D Advice: Kingdom in Crisis | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast

11/24/2022
D&D Advice: Kingdom in Crisis | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast Crit Academy drops a new encounter, monster, magic item, and tips and tricks to help improve your Dungeons and Dragons game. Our encounter is Kingdom in Crisis which delves deep into political intrigue. Give a listen as we top you off with so much more DnD goodness for you to bring with you on your next adventure. 📢 See Episode Here: https://youtu.be/vGzlPP8ZLfk 📢 Blog:...

Duration:00:21:36

Money Master's Guide: Game Mastering For Fun And Profit

11/22/2022
We all hope to someday turn our hobby into a full-time job. Most of us don’t hope to get rich, but enough to pay the bills by doing what we love is a great start. Arjade Productions presents Raymond Hick’s Money Master’s Guide - Game Mastering for Fun and Profit gives you all the tools and details you need to help get you started if you’re in the tabletop gaming industry. Since we are a D&D 5e show, the most obvious focus for our topic today would be the chapters that cover closely related...

Duration:00:45:35

D&D Advice: Papa Smurf Gonna Whoop that Ass | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast

11/17/2022
D&D Advice: Papa Smurf Gonna Whoop that Ass | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast Crit Academy drops a new encounter, monster, magic item, and tips and tricks to help improve your Dungeons and Dragons game. Our monster the arctic tinkerer looks a bit like papa smurf, let the derail begin. Give a listen as we top you off with so much more DnD goodness for you to bring with you on your next adventure. 📢 See Episode Here: https://youtu.be/9zsDJUr1EUo 📢 Blog: ...

Duration:00:22:49

Tips for Great D&D Adventure Structure

11/15/2022
Arguably one of the best parts of any Dungeon Master’s prep in Dungeons and Dragons is the design, creation, and fleshing out of a great and thrilling adventure. This can be a struggle for some DMs, while for others it’s as natural as breathing. Well, I’m not gifted in this respect, so I rely on guides and tools to ensure I put together fun and engaging stories for my players. For this, I scour the books I’ve collected over my 20+ years of D&D. During this search I uncovered a solid bit of...

Duration:00:38:43

D&D Advice: Hot Delivery | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast

11/10/2022
D&D Advice: Hot Delivery | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast Crit Academy drops a new encounter, monster, magic item, and tips and tricks to help improve your Dungeons and Dragons game. Our encounter involves delivering hot stoves...with fire mephits inside? Hopefully it's not too hot for our party handle. Give a listen as we top you off with so much more DnD goodness for you to bring with you on your next adventure. 📢 See Episode Here: https://youtu.be/9zsDJUr1EUo 📢 Blog: ...

Duration:00:16:53

Toolkits What are they Good for?

11/8/2022
In D&D tools help you to do something you couldn’t otherwise do, such as craft or repair an item, forge a document, or pick a lock. Your character features give you proficiency with certain tools. Proficiency with a tool allows you to add your proficiency bonus to any ability check you make using that tool. Tool use is not tied to a single ability, since proficiency with a tool represents broader knowledge of its use. For example, a GM might ask a player to make a Dexterity check to carve a...

Duration:00:39:35

D&D Advice: Progress Clocks| Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast

11/3/2022
D&D Advice: Progress Clocks | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast Crit Academy drops a new encounter, monster, magic item, and tips and tricks to help improve your Dungeons and Dragons game. We discuss progress clocks, a phenomenal Dungeon Master tool we borrow from the great game of Blades in the Dark! 📢 See the Episode Here: https://youtu.be/L4RJZwZ3OTM 📢 Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/wondrous-expeditions-forests -------------------------------- 💜 Support the Channel 💜...

Duration:00:24:44

Turn Overland Travel in 5e Into an Extraordinary Experience

11/1/2022
Wondrous Expeditions: Forests Forests are more than a collection of trees-they are the feeling of dew-slicked moss yielding beneath your feet, the subtle smell of petrichor, and the beams of golden sunlight that filter through the canopy. It’s the lively cacophony of birds and insects in a summer-soaked glen and the erie, muffled silence of mist-covered deadwood broken only by the groans of dying beeches and the mocking squall of ravens. Join us as we discuss how to turn overland travel...

Duration:00:34:43

D&D Advice: Of Quartz we'll find it | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast

10/27/2022
D&D Advice: Of Quartz we'll find it | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast Crit Academy drops a new encounter, monster, magic item, and tips and tricks to help improve your Dungeons and Dragons game. Our encounter 'Of Quartz We'll Find it' is a fun race against another adventuring party vying for the same prize. 📢 See the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/YGsWwuRoM9k 📢 Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/npchandbook -------------------------------- 💜 Support the Channel 💜...

Duration:00:21:10

The NPC Handbook: How to build Quality NPCs for your D&D Games

10/25/2022
Nonplayer characters (NPCs) are the supporting cast in the drama that stars your players’ characters. While you probably create important ones as needed. Having a simple guide can help flesh them out and even create them on the fly. Today we provide you with a Handbook on NPCs. 📢 See the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/YGsWwuRoM9k 📢 Blog: Crit Academy Talks: The NPC Handbook Noteworthy Links Dungeon Masters' Guide 4e Banquet of the Damned -------------------------------- 💜...

Duration:00:34:50

D&D Advice: Redefine Races and Lineage

10/20/2022
D&D Advice: Redefine Races and Lineage | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast Crit Academy drops a new monster, magic item, and tips and tricks to help improve your Dungeons and Dragons game. Our DM tip is a simple but extremely effective tool to bring your world to life and help it stand out among others is to simply redefining the races and their origins. 📢 See the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/tgtY8gaYxZc 📢 Blog:...

Duration:00:24:11

D&D: Monster Hunter 5e

10/18/2022
Do you love hunting massive monsters and using their corpses to craft rare and fantastical weapons? Do you wish D&D 5e included good details for this? Well, strap in as we delve into Amellwind’s Guide to Monster Hunting! As part of its core gameplay, players use loot gained from slaying monsters, gathering resources, and quest rewards to craft improved weapons, armor, and other items that allow them to face more powerful monsters. Pick up Amellwind's Guide to Monster Hunting here! 🚩...

Duration:00:33:39

D&D Advice: Spell Reagents, Brodents and more

10/13/2022
D&D Advice: Spell Reagents, Brodents and more | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast Crit Academy drops a new monster, magic item, and tips and tricks to help improve your Dungeons and Dragons game. Our magic item the spell reagent Death Blossom is the perfect exploration reward to enhance even the weakest necromancy minion. 📢 See the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/aoYyns0c3Yc 📢 Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/better-boss-battles-in-dnd-5e-with-home-field-advantage 🚩 *NOW...

Duration:00:29:25

Better Boss Battles in Dungeons and Dragons with Home-Field Advantage

10/11/2022
Lair actions, introduced in D&D 5th Edition, give shape to epic battles by introducing new gameplay mechanics which the players will associate with a boss monster for years to come. However, despite the fact that player characters face off against boss monsters at every tier of play, only a small portion of creatures, most of which in the 3rd and 4th tiers of play, were given lair actions. Homefield Advantage provides a collection of over 250 unique sets of lair actions, covering more than...

Duration:00:48:23

D&D Advice: Points of Interest

10/6/2022
D&D Advice: Points of Interest | Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast 3 Crit Academy drops a new monster, magic item and tips and tricks to help improve your Dungeons and Dragons game. Our monster, the Shadowborn undead will hunt down the bastard who betrayed it while it was still living. No matter who gets in its way... 📢 See the Full Episode Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSqIGbuS3lE 📢 Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/fixing-problems-in-a-dnd-adventures 🚩 *NOW LIVE ON...

How to Create a Seedy Dive in Dungeons and Dragons

10/4/2022
The best information adventurers in Dungeons and Dragons seek isn’t found in a Tavern or an Inn but inside a seedy dive. Stick around as we delve into how to create a great seedy dive for your more unscrupulous characters to gather information or pass their downtime. 🚩 *NOW LIVE on KICKSTARTER* Exotic Equipment Perks for 5e A collection of new perks for your 5th edition equipment! Your choice of weapons and armor will matter with these unique features! Learn More:...

Duration:00:34:11

D&D: The Right Zombie for the Job

9/29/2022
Unearthed Tips and Tricks Podcast 2 Crit Academy talks about the multiple benefits of using animate dead spells that are more than just zombie meat shields and so much more. 📢 See the Full Episode Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSqIGbuS3lE 📢 Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/fixing-problems-in-a-dnd-adventures 🚩 *NOW LIVE ON KICKSTARTER* Exotic Equipment Perks for 5e A collection of new perks for your 5th edition equipment! Your choice of weapons and armor will matter...

Duration:00:23:22

Fixing Problem in a Dungeons and Dragons Adventure

9/27/2022
Fixing Problem in a Dungeons and Dragons Adventure Occasionally, the characters decide to go exactly the wrong way, pursuing a path not covered in the adventure at all. They discover a shortcut that the adventure designer or GM didn’t anticipate and skip right to the climactic battle of the adventure. They traipse through encounter after encounter without breaking a sweat. What do you do? We answer this question and more. 📢 See the Full Episode Here:...

Duration:00:43:45

D&D: Roleplaying, Improvisation and More

9/23/2022
Unearthed Tips and Tricks Volume 1 Podcast Crit Academy brings you a body-snatching ooze, roleplaying advice, a unique spell reagent to enhance your magic spells and so much more for your Dungeons and Dragons game. 📢 See the Full Episode Here: https://youtu.be/aj1heH9SZAU 📢 Blog: www.critacademy.com/post/designing-a-fictional-alphabet-in-dungeons-and-dragons 🚩 *NOW LIVE ON KICKSTARTER* Exotic Equipment Perks for 5e A collection of new perks for your 5th edition equipment! Your...

Duration:00:25:08

Designing a Fictional Alphabet for Dungeons & Dragons

9/20/2022
How to create your own alphabet for your stories and campaigns. Have you ever designed your own fictional alphabet for your Dungeons and Dragons world? Well, strap in as we discuss doing just that. These simple steps will bring a level of awesome to your campaign that you will never forget. 📢 Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/designing-a-fictional-alphabet-in-dungeons-and-dragons 🚩 *NOW LIVE ON KICKSTARTER* Exotic Equipment Perks for 5e A collection of new perks for your 5th...

Duration:00:33:19