CritStorm Cast

An actual-play Podcast with a group of friends, rolling dice and laughing at all the right moments. This is CritStorm.

Episode 22- Mind Your Manors

November 21st, 2019

Our heroes make their way through the abandoned manor, trying to find what is lurking inside.  But it's once they pass through the entrance, they're deemed to be definitely unwelcomed guests. Will our adventurers complete the mission for the Diamond Ravens?  Will the cult of Osybus get to the artifact before them?  Join us as we find out. 

This group of heroes may be untested and inexperienced, but they are ready to prove their mettle and forge a new path. What they lack in experience they make up with uncanny humor, an advantage on sarcasm, and attacks of wit. They are ready to fight through the tempestuous storms that will arise. They are ready to face the CritStorm!

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com

Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes

Special thanks to Phil Beckwith of P.B. Publishing and “The Haunt” module. 

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Eye of the Storm- Plot Hooks

November 14th, 2019

In this episode of Eye of the Storm, DM Drew dangles a line out and sees if he can get a bite.  That's right folks, we're talking Plot Hooks!  How do you get your players to investigate that eerie shopkeeper, or follow that shadowy figure who just lifted the coin purse from the man in the crowd, and what is up with the only "missing" persons poster left up that hasn't been crossed out in the town square?  All this and more in todays episode.  

Eye of the Storm is your place to sit back, relax and learn a little bit more about all things role playing.  In these episodes DM Drew and guests will go over different aspects of role playing games (both Dungeons and Dragons and others), races, classes, attributes, weapons, spells and much more all in the confines of the Eye.  Be sure to check in for these episodes in between our normally scheduled actual-play.

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com

Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes.

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Episode 21- Home & Garden

November 7th, 2019

 Our heroes, now newly leveled up to 4th level, are heading off to an abandoned estate to retrieve a mysterious and long forgotten item.  The item in question, according to Ohr of the Diamond Ravens... could give the cultists an upper hand if they were to acquire it.  But with ghostly eyes peering through the windows, looming shadows about and evidence of foul play found on the property... our adventurers might be in for another Spooktacular encounter.  

This group of heroes may be untested and inexperienced, but they are ready to prove their mettle and forge a new path. What they lack in experience they make up with uncanny humor, an advantage on sarcasm, and attacks of wit. They are ready to fight through the tempestuous storms that will arise. They are ready to face the CritStorm!

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com

Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes

Special thanks to Phil Beckwith of P.B. Publishing and “The Haunt” module. 

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Eye of the Storm- Player Etiquette

November 1st, 2019

 The CritStorm gang all get together to discuss some of their pet peeves and challenges with gaming when it comes to gaming.  From arriving on time, being prepared and much more... there is PLENTY to talk about.  What are some of your Player Etiquette MUSTS?

Eye of the Storm is your place to sit back, relax and learn a little bit more about all things role playing.  In these episodes DM Drew and guests will go over different aspects of role playing games (both Dungeons and Dragons and others), races, classes, attributes, weapons, spells and much more all in the confines of the Eye.  Be sure to check in for these episodes in between our normally scheduled actual-play.

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com

Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes.

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Episode 20- Cultivating Items

October 24th, 2019

 After the purification of the graveyard at the Blue Chapel, our heroes must report back to Ohr, Keeper of the Diamond Ravens, over at the Nest.  But it's not before they see what fun new items they can gather from their time at the church... and from the bodies of the cultists.  Though Ohr does let them know that their services are needed elsewhere, to retrieve a rather important item.  

This group of heroes may be untested and inexperienced, but they are ready to prove their mettle and forge a new path. What they lack in experience they make up with uncanny humor, an advantage on sarcasm, and attacks of wit. They are ready to fight through the tempestuous storms that will arise. They are ready to face the CritStorm!

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com

Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes

Special thanks to Phil Beckwith of P.B. Publishing and “The Haunt” module. 

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Eye of the Storm- D&D with Your Kids

October 17th, 2019

This weeks Eye of the Storm is a special one and plays an important role when it comes to the future of roleplaying games.  Today we discuss the aspects, tips and just plain fun topic of playing Dungeons & Dragons (or any TTRPG) with your kids!  How do adapt the game to their understanding, whether to hold back or let them learn the hard way,  miniatures, appropriate game topics, and much more!  Drew is Joined by guests Thomas (Pok from CritStorm) and husband and wife team Chad and Ashley. 

Check them out on their Instagram accounts: @dm_ziunn  and  @pepperina_sparklegem  

Eye of the Storm is your place to sit back, relax and learn a little bit more about all things role playing.  In these episodes DM Drew and guests will go over different aspects of role playing games (both Dungeons and Dragons and others), races, classes, attributes, weapons, spells and much more all in the confines of the Eye.  Be sure to check in for these episodes in between our normally scheduled actual-play.

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com

Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes.

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Episode 19-A Grave Matter

October 10th, 2019

After helping Father Peagason, our adventurers are now tasked with removing the culists from the grounds of the church.  But will too much be asked of them?  Soon they'll find out that just beyond the doors... every body is dying to get out. 

This group of heroes may be untested and inexperienced, but they are ready to prove their mettle and forge a new path. What they lack in experience they make up with uncanny humor, an advantage on sarcasm, and attacks of wit. They are ready to fight through the tempestuous storms that will arise. They are ready to face the CritStorm!

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com

Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes

Special thanks to John Henry Adams and the "Silence at the Blue Chapel" module.

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Eye of the Storm- Improvising as a DM

October 3rd, 2019

Improv... how does it work?  More importantly how do you handle it in a gaming session?  Well DM Drew and Therinor (Jordan) from CritStorm Cast today discuss this wonderful role playing tool and how it can work to your advantage in your tabletop games.  Remember, don't say no... just see where it goes. Let's dive in! 

Eye of the Storm is your place to sit back, relax and learn a little bit more about all things role playing. In these episodes DM Drew and guests will go over different aspects of role playing games (both Dungeons and Dragons and others), races, classes, attributes, weapons, spells and much more all in the confines of the Eye. Be sure to check in for these episodes in between our normally scheduled actual-play.

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com
Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes.

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Episode 18- Cryptic Inquiries

September 26th, 2019

The group continues to look around the wrecked interior of the Blue Chapel in search of any life... especially Father Pegeason.  There's a sense of urgency with trying to figure out exactly what the cult is wanting with the chapel and how it fits into their plans. It's only from behind the crumbled stones leading down below the chapel there's the signs of life.  However... it might not be the kind our heroes are hoping to find.  

This group of heroes may be untested and inexperienced, but they are ready to prove their mettle and forge a new path. What they lack in experience they make up with uncanny humor, an advantage on sarcasm, and attacks of wit. They are ready to fight through the tempestuous storms that will arise. They are ready to face the CritStorm!

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com

Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes

Special thanks to John Henry Adams and the "Silence at the Blue Chapel" module. 

Check us out on social media:
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Eye of the Storm- Alignment

September 19th, 2019

Alignments, where do we even start?  A little history, discussion of mechanics, whether or not it is still relevant and finally some pop-culture examples!  Join DM Drew and special guest JuJu as they discuss this time tested topic in roleplaying games. 

Eye of the Storm is your place to sit back, relax and learn a little bit more about all things role playing.  In these episodes DM Drew and guests will go over different aspects of role playing games (both Dungeons and Dragons and others), races, classes, attributes, weapons, spells and much more all in the confines of the Eye.  Be sure to check in for these episodes in between our normally scheduled actual-play.

Thanks to Jonathan Howell for our intro & outro. Check him out on Twitter @minimpossible

Special thanks to Darren Curtis at www.darrencurtismusic.com

Plus a HUGE thank you to Syrinscape for their amazing sound effects. Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes.

Check us out on social media:
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Or email us at :

CritstormCast@gmail.com