333 episodes

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.

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast Crit Academy

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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.

    Dice and Dialogue 12 | Furhaven Campaign Overview & Additional Tips to Enhance Your Game

    Dice and Dialogue 12 | Furhaven Campaign Overview & Additional Tips to Enhance Your Game

    Dice and Dialogue Episode 12 | Furhaven Campaign Overview & Additional Tips to Enhance Your Game
    The Furhaven campaign takes place in the town of Furhaven, where tensions between two factions, the Furs and the Feathers, are escalating. The players, a group of young adventurers known as the Younglings, are caught in the middle of a conspiracy! Throughout the campaign, the players uncover clues and face various challenges. The campaign highlights themes of betrayal, loyalty, and the struggle for power. It offers opportunities for stealth, combat, and problem-solving. With its engaging story, suspenseful moments, and a mix of urban and wilderness exploration, the Furhaven campaign offers players a thrilling and memorable adventure in a world filled with intrigue and danger.
    📢 Get More Details Here: https://www.critacademy.com/post/furhaven-campaign-overview
    Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue is a TTRPG Discussion Podcast. Join us as we try out a variety of tabletop games and then share our experiences with you. We will discuss what makes each game special, what we feel could use improvement, and what aspects you can integrate into other TTRPG games. We will also talk system agnostic tips and tricks that you can bring to your game table.
    From the team that brought you 300 episodes of Crit Academy A Dungeons and Dragons Discussion podcast, comes a new show: Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue with hosts Justin, Ian, Brandon, and Aelx. Our hosts each bring different experiences, viewpoints, and styles to the games and discussions. 
    New episodes are released bi-weekly on all major podcast platforms. Follow us now and never miss an episode!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dice and Dialogue 11 | Furhaven: Character Creation and Furry Adventures

    Dice and Dialogue 11 | Furhaven: Character Creation and Furry Adventures

    Dice and Dialogue Episode 11 | Furhaven: Character Creation and Furry Adventures
    Enter Furhaven, a realm where sentient animals roam and thrive. Choose your fur type and delve into a world brimming with rich lore and diverse cultures. Unleash your creativity as you craft a unique character, blending fur traits, backstory, and mechanics for an unforgettable journey in this vibrant setting.
    📢 Get More Details Here: https://www.critacademy.com/post/furhaven-character-creation
    Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue is a TTRPG Discussion Podcast. Join us as we try out a variety of tabletop games and then share our experiences with you. We will discuss what makes each game special, what we feel could use improvement, and what aspects you can integrate into other TTRPG games. We will also talk system agnostic tips and tricks that you can bring to your game table. From the team that brought you 300 episodes of Crit Academy A Dungeons and Dragons Discussion podcast, comes a new show: Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue with hosts Justin, Ian, Brandon, and Aelx. Our hosts each bring different experiences, viewpoints, and styles to the games and discussions. New episodes are released bi-weekly on all major podcast platforms. Follow us now and never miss an episode!
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Dice and Dialogue 10 | Introduction to Fates End: Furhaven

    Dice and Dialogue 10 | Introduction to Fates End: Furhaven

    Dice and Dialogue Episode 10 | Introduction to Fate’s End: Furhaven
    The World of Aloria is a place of mystery and danger where adorable characters undertake dangerous quests to protect their families and homes. The main hub of commerce and civilization is the settlement of Furhaven, a large community of humble Furs from throughout the forests, pastures, and sunny spaces. Furhaven is an exciting campaign setting for 5th Edition, full of colorful characters, magical items and spells, new races, and daring adventures.
    📢 Get More Details Here: https://www.critacademy.com/post/introduction-to-furhaven
    Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue is a TTRPG Discussion Podcast. Join us as we try out a variety of tabletop games and then share our experiences with you. We will discuss what makes each game special, what we feel could use improvement, and what aspects you can integrate into other TTRPG games. We will also talk system agnostic tips and tricks that you can bring to your game table. From the team that brought you 300 episodes of Crit Academy A Dungeons and Dragons Discussion podcast, comes a new show: Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue with hosts Justin, Ian, Brandon, and Aelx. Our hosts each bring different experiences, viewpoints, and styles to the games and discussions. New episodes are released bi-weekly on all major podcast platforms. Follow us now and never miss an episode!
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    • 56 min
    Dice and Dialogue 9 | Advanced Techniques and Tips for Mastering Monster of the Week

    Dice and Dialogue 9 | Advanced Techniques and Tips for Mastering Monster of the Week

    Dice and Dialogue Episode 9 | Advanced Techniques and Tips for Mastering Monster of the Week
     Have you ever struggled with keeping your players engaged and invested in your campaigns? Monster of the Week offers a unique approach to storytelling that can help. Listen in to learn how to create memorable moments and build tension in your games.
    📢 Get More Details Here: https://www.critacademy.com/post/advanced-techniques-for-monster-of-the-week
    Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue is a TTRPG Discussion Podcast. Join us as we try out a variety of tabletop games and then share our experiences with you. We will discuss what makes each game special, what we feel could use improvement, and what aspects you can integrate into other TTRPG games. We will also talk system agnostic tips and tricks that you can bring to your game table. From the team that brought you 300 episodes of Crit Academy A Dungeons and Dragons Discussion podcast, comes a new show: Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue with hosts Justin, Ian, Brandon, and Aelx. Our hosts each bring different experiences, viewpoints, and styles to the games and discussions. New episodes are released bi-weekly on all major podcast platforms. Follow us now and never miss an episode!
    -------------------------------- 💜 Support the Channel 💜 --------------------------------- 🐉JOIN OUR PATREON: www.patreon.com/critacademy
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    • 57 min
    Dice and Dialogue 8 | Creating and Running a Monster of the Week Campaign

    Dice and Dialogue 8 | Creating and Running a Monster of the Week Campaign

    Dice and Dialogue Episode 8 | Creating and Running a Monster of the Week Campaign
    Do you struggle with balancing combat and investigation in your RPGs? Monster of the Week offers a unique approach that can help. Tune in to learn how to keep your players engaged and entertained.
    📢 Get More Details Here: https://www.critacademy.com/post/Creating-Running-Monster-of-the-Week
    Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue is a TTRPG Discussion Podcast. Join us as we try out a variety of tabletop games and then share our experiences with you. We will discuss what makes each game special, what we feel could use improvement, and what aspects you can integrate into other TTRPG games. We will also talk system agnostic tips and tricks that you can bring to your game table. From the team that brought you 300 episodes of Crit Academy A Dungeons and Dragons Discussion podcast, comes a new show: Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue with hosts Justin, Ian, Brandon, and Aelx. Our hosts each bring different experiences, viewpoints, and styles to the games and discussions. New episodes are released bi-weekly on all major podcast platforms. Follow us now and never miss an episode!
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    • 57 min
    Dice and Dialogue 7 | Introduction to Monster of the Week

    Dice and Dialogue 7 | Introduction to Monster of the Week

    Dice and Dialogue Episode 7 | Introduction to Monster of the Week
    Have you ever wanted to hunt monsters like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or the Winchesters from Supernatural? Join us as we explore Monster of the Week, the tabletop roleplaying game that lets you do just that!
    Get More Details Here: https://www.critacademy.com/post/Introduction-to-Monster-of-the-Week
    Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue is a TTRPG Discussion Podcast. Join us as we try out a variety of tabletop games and then share our experiences with you. We will discuss what makes each game special, what we feel could use improvement, and what aspects you can integrate into other TTRPG games. We will also talk system agnostic tips and tricks that you can bring to your game table. From the team that brought you 300 episodes of Crit Academy A Dungeons and Dragons Discussion podcast, comes a new show: Crit Academy: Dice and Dialogue with hosts Justin, Ian, Brandon, and Aelx. Our hosts each bring different experiences, viewpoints, and styles to the games and discussions. New episodes are released bi-weekly on all major podcast platforms. Follow us now and never miss an episode!
     
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    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

iron_oak_pants ,

New Format

I prefer the old format

Unlinked In ,

Some Great Tips; Some Presenters Grate

I listened to three Dice and Dialogue episodes about Monster of the Week; while the 4 hosts are clearly experienced and have good ideas, they’re hard to listen to. Alex and Brandon were thoughtful; but Ian interrupted a lot-- often to make juvenile or inside jokes -- and was hard to understand when excited. Justin seemed rigid, impatient, judgmental, and condescending. Whenever he asked for thoughts from others on the team, he passed judgment on what they said. (E.g., "I don't hate that idea.") Felt like hanging out with smart high-schoolers who have compensated for their lack of social skills by over-investing in RPGs. I wish them well, but as the show stands, it's hard to listen to.

Fionn M Miller ,

Content is Good, Hosts are not

The topics and advice the three hosts cover are great, and they have introduced me to a lot of third-party content that I have loved.

The hosts themselves seem to have a lot of unresolved animosity between them. Justin and Ian in particular are snarky to each other and bicker frequently on the show, which isn’t what I’m looking for in a show.

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