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Halfwits & Failed Crits is an Actual Play Podcast where the players' blundering choices and cursed dice are the real big bad evil standing in the way of getting to the end of a campaign! Join GM Jonathan Swenson while the players Kiley Swenson, Laura Rodgers, and Luis Ardila "expand the chaos" in Children of the Spine - A Stars Without Number Podcast. (Produced by Halfwit Podcasts)

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Halfwits & Failed Crits is an Actual Play Podcast where the players' blundering choices and cursed dice are the real big bad evil standing in the way of getting to the end of a campaign! Join GM Jonathan Swenson while the players Kiley Swenson, Laura Rodgers, and Luis Ardila "expand the chaos" in Children of the Spine - A Stars Without Number Podcast. (Produced by Halfwit Podcasts)

    Children of the Spine - World Building | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Children of the Spine - World Building | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Send us a Text Message.In this episode zero the Failed Crits Crew sits down and breathes some more life into the star sector. Jonathan reads a bit of history from the Stars Without Number rule book by Kevin Crawford, each player develops the lore of a planet, and finally we make the new player characters!Join our Community! ( https://discord.gg/CHUCNTxnat ). Rate & Review! ( https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/halfwits-failed-crits-1012806 ). Bonus Content! ( https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwits...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Children of the Spine - Prologue | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Children of the Spine - Prologue | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Send us a Text Message.After the Scream Pursuit Syndicate met their fate in the final battle of the Prequel, a group of onlooking children were transported to the newly appeared Planet under the Spine, Nedrak. Astrid Folstad (Kiley), John Coal (Bobby), Kamala Magar (Laura), Mohan Wayuu (Luis), and Nadia Kadir (Mary) find their young selves fighting for survival as tensions run high and resources run low. Join our Community! ( https://discord.gg/CHUCNTxnat ). Rate & Review! ( https://www.p...

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 1 - All the Lights in the Sky are Stars | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Children of the Spine Ep 1 - All the Lights in the Sky are Stars | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Send us a Text Message. Astrid Folstad (Kiley), John Coal (Bobby), Kamala Magar (Laura), Mohan Wayuu (Luis), and Nadia Kadir (Mary), are five years older and have lived a comfortable life in the newly established dorms of the Undarnott Service Co. They wake up, hang out, eat food, go to work, and hang out just to repeat the cycle the next day. Some of the party members are getting tired of the daily grind and want to look into exploration grants from The Principality of Vitr in order to ...

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bonus - Children of the Spine - Faction Turn #1

    Bonus - Children of the Spine - Faction Turn #1

    Send us a Text Message.This is the first Faction Turn where Jonathan moves the people of the greater sector around like the little chess pieces they are, which keeps the world alive and changing outside the main campaign.You can follow along with our sector map here https://ko-fi.com/i/IH2H14AW8B!Game System: Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford. Opening Theme: Into the Portal - Wowobithttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/Episode Music:The Sector - Halfwits & F...

    • 32 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 2 - Real Boats Rock | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Children of the Spine Ep 2 - Real Boats Rock | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Send us a Text Message.We rejoin the Children as they spend their usual morning in the dorm reading magazines, feeding amorphous wolf birds, hacking government websites, and figuring out how to obtain a gun. But their job from the other day isn't complete, and they set out on their first journey outside of Undarnott Campus! What mysterious world awaits where their package needs to be? Find out on Children of the Spine Episode 2 - Real Boats Rock!Join our Community! ( https://disco...

    • 2 hr 43 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 3 - That One's for Free | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Children of the Spine Ep 3 - That One's for Free | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Send us a Text Message.After their cryptic encounter in Lognar, the Children are in search of answers. And what better person to give answers than everyone's favorite elderly neighbor, Frank.Join our Community! ( https://discord.gg/CHUCNTxnat ). Rate & Review! ( https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/halfwits-failed-crits-1012806 ). Bonus Content! ( https://www.ko-fi.com/halfwitsfailedcrits ). Follow! ( https://www.twitter.com/failedcrits ). Listen to our other shows! ( https://www.HalfwitPod...

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Riled Nerd ,

Entertaining and interesting!

I have been really enjoying binging this. The system sounds cool, the cast has great banter, the stories are interesting, the worlds feel alive, the GM does a great job with the story and letting players do what they want to while the players don’t derail things.

A lot of humor, but balanced to where it doesn’t mess with the flow of the show. I highly recommend!

kbbaus27 ,

So much fun

This podcast has everything. A great group of role players and super interesting storylines. So happy I found it!

Planx Constant ,

Great fun, interesting play

The sci-fi setting is interesting and original and the group dynamic is really fun. Good production values, too.

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