48 episodes

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 their adventurers to the end of a campaign! Join GM Jonathan Swenson while he herds the fantasy/sci-fi cats known as Kiley Swenson, Laura Rodgers, and Luis Ardila through S1 Worlds Divided - A DnD Podcast, and S2 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 their adventurers to the end of a campaign! Join GM Jonathan Swenson while he herds the fantasy/sci-fi cats known as Kiley Swenson, Laura Rodgers, and Luis Ardila through S1 Worlds Divided - A DnD Podcast, and S2 Children of the Spine - A Stars Without Number Podcast. Produced by Halfwit Podcasts.

    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

     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 find their true homes again.

    Game System: 
    Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford.   

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

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Halfwits & Failed Crits Originals.
    One with All - Halfwits & Failed Crits Originals. 
    Techno Dome - Halfwits & Failed Crits Originals. 

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Halfwits & Failed Crits Originals. 

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    • 1 hr 6 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

    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!

    Game System: 
    Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford.   

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

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 
    One with All - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original.
    Techno Dome - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original.
    In the Restaurant - Komiku .
    Lognar City - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original.
    Ominous - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original.

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 

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    • 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

    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.

    Game System:
    Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford.   

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

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 
    One with All - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 
    Techno Dome - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 
    Frank's House - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 4 - A Binary Handshake | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Children of the Spine Ep 4 - A Binary Handshake | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    The Children are in lock-down! John, Kamala, Astrid, and Nadia get caught venting, while Mohan stays behind with a clean house and a new friend.

    Game System:
    Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford.   

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

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 
    One with All - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 
    Ominous - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 

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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 5 - Racing Never Changes | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Children of the Spine Ep 5 - Racing Never Changes | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    The children prepare for their trip to the true outside of the bubble! Kamala goes through some changes, John is a perv, Astrid tries to redeem herself, Nadia flexes her pilot muscles, and Mohan hunts down his would be abductors!

    Game System:
    Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford. 

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

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original.
    One with All - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original.
    Techno Dome - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original.
    Chase - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original. 

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Halfwits & Failed Crits Original.

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    • 2 hr 8 min
    Children of the Spine Ep 6 - We Evolve Beyond | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    Children of the Spine Ep 6 - We Evolve Beyond | A Stars Without Number Podcast

    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!

    Game System:
    Stars Without Number by Kevin Crawford. 

    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 17 min

Customer Reviews

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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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