CritStorm Cast

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

Episode 14- He Stole My Purse!

July 18th, 2019

 In Episode 14, our heroes enter a world unlike they've ever known and are soon "recruited" into the folds of the Diamond Ravens.  It's from here they're charged with going on a mission for the guild to retrieve some coin and deal with the man responsible for taking it.  But danger lurks where the gang is heading... let's see if these fledglings can fly.  

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- Skill Checks

July 11th, 2019

In this episode of Eye of the Storm, DM Drew is joined by Therinor (Jordan) in discussing.... skill checks!  All those important aspects of roleplaying that go beyond the simple hack & slash of RPG's.  

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, Dungeons and Dragons and advice for both players and DM's alike. Races, classes, attributes, weapons, spells and much more will be found 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 13- Free Fallin’

July 4th, 2019

In Episode 13 our heroes deal with the remnants of the bandit gang that ambushed them... the Diamond Ravens!  Later on the gang takes a "leap of faith" after finding a secret hideout, only to find their path leads into pitch dark.  Will they ever make it to the chapel? Find out and brace the storm with us!

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.

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Eye of the Storm- Women in Gaming Month

June 27th, 2019

In this last week of June we are celebrating Women in Table Top Gaming Month. For today's episode our very own Juju(Aoife) hosts special guests Pepperina, Starla, and Rhys from the All Natural Twenties(@allnaturaltwenties). Join us for this fun discussion about how women are getting involved in D&D, and some of the challenges we face as women who game. 

Want to learn more? Check out @tabletopwomen on Twitter and search #womenintabletop. Watch the All Natural Twenties streaming on Twitch and catch up on older episodes on their YouTube.

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, Dungeons and Dragons and advice for both players and DM's alike. Races, classes, attributes, weapons, spells and much more will be found 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

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Episode 12- “Snookie” and the Bandits

June 20th, 2019

Footsteps echo down the stairs of the library basement where our heroes are hiding after retrieving the bones of the lost "cold child".  It's from there a secret note gives lead to a trip along a country road towards the Blue Chapel.  But not before a group of bandits stop their path, blocking their way as weapons are drawn.  Will our adventurers survive?  Will the Cult of Osybus win?  Well, grab your dice and lets 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 and Nicholas Redding for the chanting.
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- One Shot Adventures

June 13th, 2019

DM Drew is joined today by Kim (@Metzgirl) of @Servicedeskpod, but also Zelara on @BeholdersEyePod to discuss the topic of One Shot Adventures!   When should you play a one shot?  How can they be important?  What are the benefits?  Can they be a problem? Our own experiences playing and DM'ing one shots.  All this and more in todays episode!  So grab your dice, roll up a seat and get ready!  

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, Dungeons and Dragons and advice for both players and DM's alike. Races, classes, attributes, weapons, spells and much more will be found 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

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Episode 11- Investigation Done Well.

June 6th, 2019

The horrors of the orphanage having been vanquished, our hero's enjoy a rest and a hearty breakfast.  But now two items still weigh heavily on their minds:  The Cult of Osybus and the lingering spirit of the boy crying "I'm... cold..."   It's time to get some answers.  It's time, to head back to the library.  However after questioning the Librarian and looking around, things don't seem to be adding up.  It's only when they least suspect it, that our adventurers luck may have just run 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 and Nicholas Redding for the chanting.
Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes

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Eye of the Storm- Metagaming

May 30th, 2019

Metagaming... what's it all about?   Today DM Drew and special guest JuJu (Aoife) discuss this controversial topic.  What is metagaming?  How to avoid it?  Will it ruin the game or make it better?  Are we doing it on purpose?  All this and more on today's episode! 

Eye of the Storm is a place where you get to sit back and relax while learning about all things roleplaying.  In these in-between episodes, DM Drew and guests will discuss different topics covering all aspects of tabletop rpgs.  From different races, classes and even game mechanics, these will be helpful tips and advice to improve your gaming.  Many things can be found here in the Eye, so be sure to check back for more episodes every other Thursday, right after our normal CritStorm episodes!  

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

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Episode 10- Gained a Few Mounds

May 23rd, 2019

We find our heroes in the depths of the orphanage underbelly, surrounded by shrouded figures chanting "One Must Die..." over and over.  It's here that the group find themselves dealing with a hidden evil, ready for them to become it's new victims.  

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 and Nicholas Redding for the chanting.
Also many thanks to Sword Coast Soundscapes

Special thanks to "Death House" module by Lead Designer Chris Perkins.

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Eye of the Storm- Resurrection & Side Effects

May 16th, 2019

In this episode of Eye of the Storm, DM Drew and Donnie from CritStorm Cast discuss the different spells in Dungeons and Dragons 5e that can allow for someone to come back from the dead.  However with these spells, to add a little bit of flavor, the guys discuss the possible side effects for a character returning from the "great beyond".  

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, Dungeons and Dragons and advice for both players and DM's alike. Races, classes, attributes, weapons, spells and much more will be found in the confines of the Eye. Be sure to check in for these episodes in between our normally scheduled actual-play.

d200 Side Effects Chart

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

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