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Best 5thedition podcasts we could find (updated June 2020)
Best 5thedition podcasts we could find
Updated June 2020
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Welcome to Detentions and Dragons, a podcast dedicated to introducing Dungeons and Dragons into the classroom experience! Updated every Monday. The hosts, Josh and Matt, are highly educated, experienced, and enthusiastic American public school teachers who aim to provide tips and techniques to effectively run Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition with students. They are also confidant that new players, new Dungeon Masters, and fans of Dungeons and Dragons will find this enjoyable and informative ...
 
Wastelands and Wyverns is a 5th edition real play dungeons and dragons podcast that takes place in a world destroyed by a magical cataclysm centuries ago. We have a rogue that turns into santa, an albino ranger, a bald elf bard, a hormonal sorcerer, and a barbarian who is pretty sure they're all idiots. Listen as they try to survive in a strange and ravaged world. Spoiler : It does not go well
 
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 ...
 
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Crit Academy is joined by best selling DMsguild author Jeff Stevens. We discuss one of his newest collaborative, "Allies, Enemies & Quests". Expand your D&D game with this collection of 20 unique NPCs of various Challenge Ratings. Each NPC is designed so they can used as an ally, or as an enemy. Included are several quest ideas for each of the NPCs…
 
On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about Critical Hits. Everyone who plays D&D knows what a critical hit is. But do they know how to calculate the damage for a critical hit. Turns out that if you are hitting with weapons and skills more robust than your d6 short sword, the math can get complicated. This lesson reviews the …
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #67 – What’s Going on in Snoozy’s Mind Highlights include: 1. Flora brawls with an aggressive cult member. 2. A large half-orc named Bogluck tries to bre…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #66 – Meowssion Impawsible Highlights include: 1. The group settles in for their first night at the work camp. 2. We ease drop on the cult and they menti…
 
Weapons are more than just objects that adventurers carry to stab, slice, or break enemies with. In the proper hands of a master, they can be powerful tools to gain the upper hand against an enemy. A weapon perk is a special skill or technique that can be used with a specific weapon. This allows each weapon to feel unique among all of the options t…
 
On this special interview lesson, Josh and Matt are joined by Beth and Jonathan Ball. The topic: Running two-players Dungeons and Dragons games. D&D is traditionally viewed as a game designed for large groups of players. However, a D&D campaign with a one dungeon master and one player is not only viable but also an exciting and rewarding to play D&…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #65 – Love Potion No. 9 (Lives) Highlights include: 1. The group caravan continues and eventually runs into a group of Lizardfolk blocking the road. 2. T…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #64 – Pony-Sized Frogs! Highlights include: 1. Flora does some midnight sneaking to check out the cult’s wagons…fire was involved. 2. The gang lines up t…
 
Crit Academy discusses 5th Edition Team Deathmatch! A team-based, PvP competitive tabletop arena for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition. This game is an action RPG about strengthening the bonds you already have with the friends in your gaming group, or forming new bonds of friendship, in the face of shared adversity and the greatest challenge. Nothin…
 
On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about Epic Boons. They discuss what they are, how they are earned, and most importantly, are the something that you should try to integrate into your home or school campaign. Especially since these super natural powers are typically only earned by characters who are level 20. Most players…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #63 – Sparker’s Big Break Highlights include: 1. We check in on Sparker and learn about how a prison cell is built. We get real detailed setting the scen…
 
Crit Academy is joined by John Day. Creator and director of "The Game Shoppe". A show about Kevin Smith (not THAT Kevin Smith!) and his gang trying to save their failing game store. they allow a documentary crew film them for a slight chance to save the last place for gaming and nerd culture in their small town. Show Notes: https://www.critacademy.…
 
On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about animal companions. Yes, they are different than familiars and only rangers can have them. And while an animal sidekick is appealing, in game, animal companions can be both confusing and seemingly under powered. This is why Josh and Matt felt it was necessary to explore this topic. I…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #60 – I Could Be The Cat God! Highlights include: 1. Is Zargon still alive? *Shrugs* 2. Burk tries to kick Snoozy out of the group after his actions with…
 
We discuss the Legendary Bestiary: Legendary Actions for Low-Level Monsters. Legendary Actions are one of the coolest, most memorable aspects of fifth edition! As a DM, they allow you to make dynamic choices throughout a combat round, not just relying on a single action to make a huge impact. This element of unpredictability keeps the more tactics-…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #58 – Don’t Try to Good Will Hunting Him! Highlights include: 1. We see a head in the road! Phew, not dead, only an unconscious oath-breaker… 2. Petrilus…
 
Crit Academy discusses locations in Dungeons and Dragons' Forgotten Realms Setting that should be visited in your stories and campaigns! We cover the GameRant Article by Glenn Carreau and add a few of our own thoughts. Support us: Check out our newest release "The Dark Tides of Damodan" An underwater rescue adventure for characters 5th-8th level. h…
 
On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about animal familiars. Many players like their player characters to have an animal sidekick. What are the rules behind obtaining a familiar and how can a player use these in a game of D&D? This lesson goes over basics needed for any player to become familiar with familiars. Did these two…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #57 – The Happening II, Screaming Mushrooms Highlights include: 1. We’re surrounded by screaming mushrooms! 2. The mushrooms are growing before our very …
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #56 – Anything’s Possible With Magic! Highlights include: 1. The group (still missing Sparker) arrive at the small town of Dragonsphere, we’re halfway to…
 
Today Crit Academy covers a Dungeons and Dragons 5e conversion of the original 151 Kanto Pokemon. This conversion comes to us from Timothy Gonzalez of https://www.pirategonzalezgames.com. Are you ready to catch them all? Show Notes: https://www.critacademy.com/post/kanto-pokedex If you have any feedback, unearthed tips and tricks or topics you woul…
 
On this special interview lesson, Josh and Matt are joined by Dr. Sarah Sawyer! The topic: Video Games and Strategies to Make RPGs and Video Games a more welcoming activity for all participants. Video Games and Tabletop RPGs are more popular than ever. However, it takes time, energy, and a thoughtful attitude to be a player that creates a space tha…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #55 – Zone of Truth, Come on in Highlights include: 1. Petrilus & Burk hatch a plan against the cult. Surprise, it involves fire. 2. Detective Burk is ba…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #54 – You Have a D on Your Face Highlights include: 1. The group (less Sparker) come upon a wagon that’s been knocked over and being attacked by hobgobli…
 
Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount provides everything you need to play D&D on the continent of Wildemount (set within the world of Exandria, the setting for the hit show Critical Role)—a land of war, betrayal, and swashbuckling adventure. Comprised of four regions, Wildemount provides endless potential for adventure in a land of brewing conflict and i…
 
Josh and Matt are joined by Tom Cantwell of the RPG Academy! The topic: How to Create Dynamic and Memorable NPCs! Raise your hand if you have created an NPC on the fly? Raise your hand if you have created an NPC named Steve on the fly more than three times. Creating NPCs can be hard. On this special interview lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh …
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #53 – Burk, Detective Extraordinaire Highlights include: 1. The guys meet Leda, an adventurer who couldn’t make it to the peryton fight in time; Snoozy g…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #52 – Attack of the Giant Bird Highlights include: 1. Flora makes a beeline straight to some birbs for sale and meets an uncooperative salesman. 2. Is th…
 
Crit Academy covers UltraModern5 Redux or U5, a supplement designed to offer classes, backgrounds, feats, skills, rules, equipment, and opponents for settings outside of traditional ones involving dragons and dungeons, though still employing D&D 5th Edition rules. This book is an expansion of the core 5E rules and thus does not reprint material fro…
 
On this special interview lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt are joined by Andrew Cawood! The topic: Making Homebrewed Monster for your D&D Campaign. Andrew Cawood is the the owner, creative lead, and a writer for Cawood Publishing. Andrew and Cadwood Publishing has released a wide array of materials for your D&D campaign such as Treas…
 
A group of six boardgamers dive into the D&D campaign “Hoard of the Dragon Queen” Characters include Petrilus (Barbarian), Sparker (Warlock), Burk (Cleric), Flora (Sorcerer), and Jaquen (Fighter). #50 – I’m a Gnome on a Goat! Highlights include: 1. Sparker continues to trail the cult at a very specific distance. 2. We learn Burk’s motive for his qu…
 
Episode 162: 100 Weapon Histories When playing Dungeons and Dragons some players can spend hours upon hours developing their characters backstory. For some, this may just be how long it takes to decide on a concept that can be explained in a few sentences, while others will write out pages and pages of content. In either case, very rarely does the …
 
On this very special lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Matt interviews Adam DeWees of the One-Shot Onslaught podcast. The topic: running D&D games online. One of the best parts of D&D is being able to gather around the table and hang out with your friends and family as you all collectively build an adventure together. However, in these tumultuous t…
 
Let's be honest, we overlook the importance of doors in dungeons. Often times they are pretty mundane. Maybe your rogue gets to pick a lock, or a barbarian gets to kick the door in, and on a rare occasion you have it magically sealed with an arcane lock spell. But for the most part, these common features in a dungeon get overlooked. Well, not anymo…
 
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