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Welcome to Detentions and Dragons, a podcast dedicated to introducing Dungeons and Dragons into the classroom experience! Updated every other 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 confident that new players, new Dungeon Masters, and fans of Dungeons and Dragons will find this enjoyable and inform ...
 
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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This is a song Runt learned to perform while at his stay at The Drowsy Horseman in episode 4. It is a hit at every tavern across all of Highland. Verse 1: Her cheeses are famous with a master's technique. From Southport to Valheim, but, my, do they reek. Each wheel is a treasure. The Lord would agree. Folks travel for miles for some cheddar or brie…
 
Crit Academy discusses Plane Shifting in D&D 5elive from Dungeon Con Online. This event was hosted and sponsored by Goodman Games, Kobold Press and DMsguild. What is Plane Shift? Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering are two different games, but that doesn’t mean their multiverses can’t meet. In fact, Wizards has already started plane shiftin…
 
A new group of adventurers set forth on a journey in the D&D campaign “Fallen Empires” Characters of this campaign include: Powell the Goliath Paladin (Eric), Squeeb the Deep Gnome Wizard (Stephen), Token the Mousefolk Rogue (Matt), Tamsyn the Wood Elf Ranger (Andy), and Luke is once again our fearless DM. #119 – Lick These Toads! Highlights includ…
 
School is out for summer!!! With empty desks,empty classrooms, and empty Zoom meetings, Josh and Matt sit back and recount adventures from their D&D games in club and in the classroom. No rules, No lesson plans, just two teachers telling stories about the fun they had playing D&D with their students over the 2020 - 2021 school year. Highlights from…
 
The Complete Armorer's Handbook is a 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons supplement for upgrading weapons and armor. Inside this best-selling DMsguild product is a comprehensive modular framework that allows characters to improve their equipment as they see fit by seeking out craftsmen and spending some coin! Chapter 1 covers nonmagical upgrades, whic…
 
A new group of adventurers set forth on a journey in the D&D campaign “Fallen Empires” Characters of this campaign include: Powell the Goliath Paladin (Eric), Squeeb the Deep Gnome Wizard (Stephen), Token the Mousefolk Rogue (Matt), Tamsyn the Wood Elf Ranger (Andy), and Luke is once again our fearless DM. #118 – To The Grub Highlights include: 1. …
 
Crit Academy dives into the article 7 Most Common Mistakes DMs and Players Make in 5e D&D from https://dungeonsmaster.com/ We are also joined by Aelx Bomb to get her thoughts on this article as well as a sneak peek into the new Initiative & intrigue actual play podcast that launches Friday May 21st. Watch the first episode here! https://www.youtube…
 
A new group of adventurers set forth on a journey in the D&D campaign “Fallen Empires” Characters of this campaign include: Powell the Goliath Paladin (Eric), Squeeb the Deep Gnome Wizard (Stephen), Token the Mousefolk Rogue (Matt), Tamsyn the Wood Elf Ranger (Andy), and Luke is once again our fearless DM. #117 – Fallen Empires Just like cracking o…
 
On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt ask each other some difficulty, fun, and silly questions about Dungeons and Dragons. Will they help you become a better Dungeon Master? Maybe not. But there is (probably) some benefit to taking a break from lesson planning to explore some hypotheticals of D&D. Did these two teachers inspire yo…
 
Crit Academy is joined by special guest Anthony Thomas. Creator of the Sages of Forgotten Realms Community a Dungeons and Dragons Facebook group focused on the sharing of the D&D Forgotten Realms Setting. Today we talk about one of D&D's most notorious monsters, the Hag. 📢 Visit Sages of Forgotten Realms 📒 Show Notes: www.critacademy.com/post/episo…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #116 – On Our Last Legs Highlights include: 1. W…
 
The Homebrew is a Dungeons and Dragons actual play podcast that takes their game into the future. Filled with veteran Dungeons & Dragons players who love phenomenal stories, endearing characters, and a good adventure. They are currently engaged in a slightly re-imagined 5th Edition Sci-Fi campaign called “Absurdism & A Millennium Abroad". 📢 Product…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #115 – Sysuul Appears! Highlights include: 1. Sy…
 
Crit Academy discusses the myriad of different Roleplaying Adventures types. Fortunately for us, Martin Rayla over at the Gnome Stew Gaming Blog already tossed a great list for us to delve into. Below is a list of some of our favorite types. You can find the full list from Martin's post here. 📒 Show Notes: www.critacademy.com/post/episode217 Sponso…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #114 – Let Us Begin With You Highlights include:…
 
As a DM, your players either use them all the time or not at all. Regardless, is there a way to use them more purposefully? On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about perception checks, what they are, the pitfalls of perception checks, and how to make perceptions checks more meaningful to your players. Did these two teachers…
 
Witiker's Well of Wondrous Magic Items Magic permeates the fantasy world and is at the core of sword and sorcery games. Magic comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, from powerful artifacts that keep cities afloat in the sky, to a magical blade that bursts into flame with a simple command word. Adventuring is dangerous work, and it is almost a guar…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #113 – Cute Wallpaper Highlights include: 1. Aft…
 
Foundry VTT What is a virtual tabletop, or “VTT”? For our purposes, is an all-in-one solution for using the internet to play tabletop RPGs. When you use a VTT, you can play Dungeons and Dragons or almost any other RPG with your friends without needing to be sitting at the same table. This makes it viable to play with long-distance or socially dista…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #111 – The Missing Night Highlights include: 1. …
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #112 – It’s Hammer Time! Highlights include: 1. …
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #110 – Boop of Death Highlights include: 1. The …
 
On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about the artificer class. The artificer is the only new official D&D class released since the debut of 5th edition. Even though it is new, is it worth playing? Josh and Matt will answer that by looking at what the artificer is, what skills they possess, and triumphs and challenges of thi…
 
Candlekeep Mysteries: Dungeons & Dragons Adventure Book Candlekeep attracts scholars like a flame attracts moths. Historians, sages, and others who crave knowledge flock to this library fortress to peruse its vast collection of books, scribbled into which are the answers to the mysteries that bedevil them. Many of these books contain their own myst…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #109 – Cold Spot=Spirit? Highlights include: 1. …
 
In Dungeons and Dragons the game transitions from local problems to national problems to global problems. Eventually, your characters build renown and recognition with those around the world. Strongholds and Followers seeks to recreate an old-school style of play, giving the players reasons to build strongholds such as castles and interact with tho…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #108 – Ew, Why’s Your Bag Wet? Highlights includ…
 
Let’s be honest, there are few who haven’t heard of Star Wars. Whether you’re an older fan of the originals or a new fan brought in by some of the newest movies and games. Either way, the world and setting are pretty well known. A story and setting set in a galaxy far far away. The fantastic thing about D&D 5e is that it is so versatile. Well, a su…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #107 – Gettin’ Real Old, Partner Highlights incl…
 
On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about D&D Virtual Play Weekends. For many people, a game of D&D may not be accessible. However, with a computer, an Internet connection, and around 15 dollars, anyone can jump into online game of D&D in a virtual setting. Josh and Matt participated in one of these weekends as players want…
 
Inspiration is a Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition rule the game master can use to reward you for playing your character in a way that's true to his or her personality traits, ideal, bond, and flaw. By using inspiration, you can draw on your personality trait of compassion for the downtrodden to give you an edge in negotiating with the Beggar Prince…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #106 – Stand Down Highlights include: 1. Roll fo…
 
The chanting of the crowds, the stench of sweat, blood, and fear, and the howls of the dying fill the arenas of the Dungeons and Dragons world. Those with the courage to step on the field can find fame and fortune or brutal defeat. Death looks on in hunger, waiting to snatch another soul from the crimson sands to feed to its dark mistress. In the f…
 
Our group of adventurers continue their journey in the D&D campaign “The Dungeon of Doom” Characters of this campaign include: Brack the Deep Gnome Paladin (Eric), Diana the Aasimar Fighter (Lindsay), Brokkr the Dwarf Cleric (Kyle), Murgatroyd the Kenku Warlock (Stephen), and Luke is our fearless DM. #105 – Ozraeline Highlights include: 1. We start…
 
On this lesson of Detentions and Dragons, Josh and Matt talk about using plot twists to adapt your D&D game to the benefit of your players. We get it. D&D campaigns run long, Players get distracted by NPCs you didn't think to write a back story for, and people rather punch goblins that role-play in your nuanced corporate espionage campaign. You don…
 
Crit Academy is joined by best-selling author Remley Farr. Remley has worked on many successful Dungeons and Dragons adventures, you may know his work from 'The Madhouse of Tasha's Kiss' or 'Happy Jack's Funhouse'. In this episode, he shares with us his adventure writing process, specifically his Weekend Oneshot Challenge. This is an RPG writing ev…
 
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