38 episodes

Halfwits & Failed Crits is an actual play tabletop role-playing podcast where Game Master Jonathan Swenson vows to get his players to the end of a campaign. Unfortunately their cursed dice have other plans. Join them as they play Dungeons & Dragons, and try to make the guild to beat all guilds in Season 1 - Worlds Divided. Blast off into space with Season 2 - Children of the Spine, a Stars Without Number game. Or just hop on for a good time but not a long time with any of the crazy One Shots!? Where the Game Master can be anyone and the rules can be anything!

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Halfwits & Failed Crits is an actual play tabletop role-playing podcast where Game Master Jonathan Swenson vows to get his players to the end of a campaign. Unfortunately their cursed dice have other plans. Join them as they play Dungeons & Dragons, and try to make the guild to beat all guilds in Season 1 - Worlds Divided. Blast off into space with Season 2 - Children of the Spine, a Stars Without Number game. Or just hop on for a good time but not a long time with any of the crazy One Shots!? Where the Game Master can be anyone and the rules can be anything!

    Children of the Spine Ep 11 - Only Debt is Forever

    Children of the Spine Ep 11 - Only Debt is Forever

    The Lost are doing the time warp as they spend their first 10 weeks on the Alerozak Galactic Flotilla learning about their new home and doing odd jobs to secure their next home, a spaceship! Astrid rakes in the cash doing some doctoring, Kamala has a run in with some lawyers, Nadia makes some mods, and Mohan holds a concert with the help of his new henchmen.

    Opening Theme:
    Into the Portal - Wowobit
    ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ )
    *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson

    Ending Theme:
    On the Shore by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: ( https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4167-on-the-shore )
    License: ( https://filmmusic.io/standard-license )

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    • 2 hr 45 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 10 - Echoes of a Vanished Past

    Children of the Spine Ep 10 - Echoes of a Vanished Past

    The Lost embark on their first mission with the crew of the Sage Condor! Down on the planet Narfasker, Astrid detects life, Nadia vomits in her vacc suit, Mohan scrambles an egg, and Kamala proves her intellect isn't the only thing that's sharp.

    Opening Theme:
    Into the Portal - Wowobit
    ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ )
    *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson

    Ending Theme:
    On the Shore by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: ( https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4167-on-the-shore )
    License: ( https://filmmusic.io/standard-license )

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    • 2 hr 28 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 9 - Brink of an Unknown Future

    Children of the Spine Ep 9 - Brink of an Unknown Future

    The Lost are freed from their shackles but still trapped aboard the Sage Condor while Stellar Captain Takahashi and Stellar First Mate Kinjo discuss the fate of our protagonists with their superior, Cluster Captain Scavenger. Meanwhile Astrid plays with her new telekinesis, Nadia learns what it means to be a shipwright, Mohan scheme's how to get a ship, and Kamala has an awkward meeting with another Su'degh.

    Opening Theme:
    Into the Portal - Wowobit
    ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ )
    *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson

    Ending Theme:
    On the Shore by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: ( https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4167-on-the-shore )
    License: ( https://filmmusic.io/standard-license )

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 8 - The Crisis of Today

    Children of the Spine Ep 8 - The Crisis of Today

    The Lost are found, but by who?! And where's Havelock?! Astrid gets a new power, Nadia mourns her metatool, Mohan is ass up, John is about to explode, and Kamala does some competitive hacking.

    Opening Theme:
    Into the Portal - Wowobit
    ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ )
    *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson

    Ending Theme:
    On the Shore by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: ( https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4167-on-the-shore )
    License: ( https://filmmusic.io/standard-license )

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    • 1 hr 57 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 7 - Discovery is Dangerous

    Children of the Spine Ep 7 - Discovery is Dangerous

    The Children take their new mining truck S1LV3A for a leisurely drive across the Fornhagi surface, meeting majestic creatures, lovely people, and trying not to miss their dinner date with Mohan's alien friends.

    Opening Theme:
    Into the Portal - Wowobit
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
    *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson

    Ending Theme:
    On the Shore by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4167-on-the-shore
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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    • 2 hr 29 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 6 - We Evolve Beyond

    Children of the Spine Ep 6 - We Evolve Beyond

    We rejoin the Children right in the action as the intense motorcycle chase begins after being shot at by unknown assailants! Will they get back to Undarnott or will they be at the mercy of these terrorists, and where are the beings that were supposed to abduct them? Find out on Children of the Spine Ep 6 - We Evolve Beyond!

    Opening Theme:
    Into the Portal - Wowobit
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
    *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson

    Ending Theme:
    On the Shore by Kevin MacLeod
    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4167-on-the-shore
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser!

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    • 2 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

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.

CaughtBetweenPages ,

Instant serotonin boost

A group of good friends having a good time playing RPGs? Sign me right up

Potato Lady Bex ,

Great RPG Podcast

I love RPGs and actual play podcasts. This one is special to me because they play different RPGs, not just DnD. The sound effects and music are perfect complements to the stories. It’s funny and fun.

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