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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 with us.
​Main Topic! Our primary topic of discussion ranging from combat effectiveness, roleplaying and similar tips to help you learn or improve your gameplay experience!
Our Unearthed Tips & Tricks Segment! Our favorite segment where we share with you ideas that you can use on your next adventure. This includes character concepts, magic items, encounter ideas, DM tips and player tips.

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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 with us.
​Main Topic! Our primary topic of discussion ranging from combat effectiveness, roleplaying and similar tips to help you learn or improve your gameplay experience!
Our Unearthed Tips & Tricks Segment! Our favorite segment where we share with you ideas that you can use on your next adventure. This includes character concepts, magic items, encounter ideas, DM tips and player tips.

    50 Notice Board Quests for Dungeons & Dragons

    50 Notice Board Quests for Dungeons & Dragons

    Dungeon Masters! Do you ever find yourself in the need of quick quest hooks or short adventures? With these 50 Notice Board Quests, you will always have something ready when your characters decide to bob instead of weave.

    • 1 hr
    D&D Monster Tactics: Displacer Beasts

    D&D Monster Tactics: Displacer Beasts

    A surprise attack by a displacer beast means a quick death for most. The beast's speed is so great, and its attacks so fierce, that it can swiftly drop anyone who is not prepared and trained for battle. Join us, as we delve deeper into getting the most out of your Displacer Beasts in combat.

    📢 Full Blog: https://www.critacademy.com/post/dungeons-and-dragons-monster-tactics-displacer-beast

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Run a Great Horror Adventure in Dungeons & Dragons

    How to Run a Great Horror Adventure in Dungeons & Dragons

    Are you looking to run a horror adventure for this Halloween? Then you’re gonna want to stick around as we speak with an expert!

    Phil Beckwith creator of the adamantine best-selling Dungeons & Dragons horror trilogy 'The Haunt'. Phil joins us to share some of the core features that make a successful horror Dungeons & Dragons Game.
    https://www.critacademy.com/post/how-to-run-a-great-horror-adventure-in-dungeons-and-dragons

    • 1 hr 12 min
    How to Run a West Marches Game in Dungeons & Dragons

    How to Run a West Marches Game in Dungeons & Dragons

    What is a West Marches Dungeons & Dragons game?

    West Marches is the diametric opposite of the normal weekly game:

    There was no regular time: every session was scheduled by the players on the fly. The party is pulled from a pool of players.

    There was no regular plot: The players decided where to go and what to do. There's no overarching plot, just an overarching environment.

    📢 Blog Post: https://www.critacademy.com/post/what-is-west-marches-games-and-how-to-run-them-in-dungeons-and-dragons

    • 59 min
    How to Run Hardcore Combat in Dungeons & Dragons with Grit & Glory

    How to Run Hardcore Combat in Dungeons & Dragons with Grit & Glory

    Brace Yourself…
    For decades, running realistic campaigns using the world's greatest role-playing game has been an impossible feat. Previous editions showered players with supernatural abilities and magic items until only monsters of legend present a formidable challenge.

    In this episode, we discuss Grit and Glory, an Advanced Player's Guide to low fantasy and expanded combat, equipment, attrition, and recovery rules that focus on gritty gameplay.

    • 1 hr
    How to become a Professional Dungeon Master in Dungeons & Dragons

    How to become a Professional Dungeon Master in Dungeons & Dragons

    Becoming a paid Dungeon Master is a bit of a dream for many Dungeons & Dragons players. While others think that it is just ridiculous. Today we discuss how to become a professional Dungeon Master with Devon Chulick of Start Playing Games.
    📢 Blog Post: https://www.critacademy.com/post/how-to-become-a-professional-dungeon-master

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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120 Ratings

Pete124427/ ,

Listen!

I’m both a DM and a player and they cover some interesting things that help improve both my DMing and how I play my character. Give it a listen!

XineoPhoenix ,

Very entertaining

I literally started listening to this on a whim. I love the Dungeon Dudes and saw that they were on the show. I was fully engaged and amused the whole time and didn’t even realize that I had been listening for 80 minutes! I will be listening to more.

Cubone&NatutrainerLannisterfan ,

Great and informative

I have never played Dungeons & Dragons but thanks to you guys I know more about it than my friend of almost 20 years and he’s in a DnD group as a fire genasi monk who was booted out of his temple for being to silly.
I love the Tabaxi and that would be my race. Are there any races that resemble Red Pandas or Tanukis? And if I wanted a Barn owl look character would I have to be a Aarakocra? Or is there a specific owl like race?
Please let me know!

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