29 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 3 - That One's for Free

    Children of the Spine Ep 3 - That One's for Free

    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.

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

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Jonathan Swenson & Kiley Bickford
    One with All - Bobby Prater
    Techno Dome - Bobby Prater
    Frank's House - Bobby Prater

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Bobby Prater.

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    Children of the Spine Ep 2 - Real Boats Rock

    Children of the Spine Ep 2 - Real Boats Rock

    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!

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

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Jonathan Swenson & Kiley Bickford
    One with All - Bobby Prater
    Techno Dome - Bobby Prater
    In the Restaurant - Komiku
    Lognar City - Bobby Prater
    Ominous - Bobby Prater

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Bobby Prater.

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    Children of the Spine - Faction Turn #1

    Children of the Spine - Faction Turn #1

    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!

    Opening Theme:
    Into the Portal - Wowobit
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Episode Music:
    The Sector by Jonathan Swenson & Kiley Bickford
    Tawhid League Theme by Bobby Prater
    Sovereignties of Quetzilonia Theme by Bobby Prater
    Principality of Vitr Theme by Bobby Prater
    Astollean Technocracy Theme by Bobby Prater
    Neloyan Immaculate Regency Theme by Bobby Prater
    Tero-Bikan Noocratic Federation Theme by Bobby Prater
    Xvrak Warlords Theme by Bobby Prater

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    Children of the Spine Ep 1 - All the Lights in the Sky are Stars

    Children of the Spine Ep 1 - All the Lights in the Sky are Stars

     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.

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

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Jonathan Swenson & Kiley Bickford
    One with All - Bobby Prater
    Techno Dome - Bobby Prater

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Bobby Prater.

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    Children of the Spine - Prologue

    Children of the Spine - Prologue

    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.

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

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Jonathan Swenson & Kiley Bickford
    Nedrak's Theme - Jonathan Swenson

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Bobby Prater.

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    Children of the Spine - World Building

    Children of the Spine - World Building

    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!

    Opening Theme:
    Into the Portal - Wowobit
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Episode Music:
    The Sector - Jonathan Swenson & Kiley Bickford

    Ending Theme:
    Cosmic Banner - Bobby Prater.

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Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

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Instant serotonin boost

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

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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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