CritStorm Cast

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

Eye of the Storm- World Building for Dummies- Part 1

January 16th, 2020

DM Drew is back with the infamous Desmond Blackstone to discuss:  World Building.  Some helpful tips and tricks on how to quickly add races to your world, building the continents, being understanding of how to balance what you're adding and more.  Everyone had so much fun, both Drew and Desmond both agree... this needs to become a set of videos covering specific topics on all avenues of "world building"!  So we'll be seeing more of Desmond back on Eye of the Storm in the future!  

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 25- Bringing Down the House

January 9th, 2020

Now that the hag embodying the manor has died, our heroes will need to make a quick exit or be caught up in the rubble and they must turn in the green gem Diamond Ravens.  Yet there's some differing opinions on the gem, causing a rift between friends.  But it's upon returning to the Ogre's Eye... that they learn someone is missing.  

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” and the Remley Farr & Jeff C. Stevens for the "Happy Jacks Funhouse" modules  

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Eye of the Storm- Critmas Inspiration

December 26th, 2019

It's time for some Critmas cheer and inspiration for your games!  DM Drew is joined by the CritStorm gang to discuss a bunch monsters, magic items, NPC's and adventure ideas in this weeks episode.  Get ready for holiday additions to your game and also for some great laughs!

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 24- Got This in the Hag

December 19th, 2019

With their new companion in tow, Therinor acquires a treasure only he could get his hands on, it is then our heroes travel up the stairs to the upper level of the manor in search of the necromatic artifact sought after by the Diamond Ravens and hoping to get it before the cultists do.  However it's up those stairs that they come face to face with a dark horror, the likes they've never faced before.  

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 and LGBTQIA

December 12th, 2019

**Please note that todays episode may contain sensitive topics for some**

Today DM Drew is joined by his very good friend, the one and only... Desmond Blackstone.  On the episode today Drew and Desmond are discussing the topic of LGBTQIA players, topics and mindfulness in your tabletop games.  We hope that everyone who listens today can keep an open mind and listen with the understanding of making the gaming table simply to be a safe place where EVERYONE can roll some dice. 

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 23- It’s Alive!

December 5th, 2019

Making their way through the once majestic estate has our heroes on edge.  Is this haunted room actually happening?  Or is it Lemmy's imagination?  A dip in the pool, a timed experiment and even... a new friend.  All this and more on this weeks CritStorm Cast!  

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- Thanksgiving Inspiration

November 28th, 2019

In this fun and casual episode, DM Drew is joined by Donnie and Jordan to discuss some ideas on how to make your Thanksgiving D&D game the best that it can be.  From Dire Turkeys to Cranberry Geletanius Cubes.  Join us for a round table discussion of fun and creativity. 

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 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. 

Check us out on social media:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram

Or email us at:
CritstormCast@gmail.com