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An inclusive actual play, ttrpg podcast about exploring new worlds, characters, and game systems through campaign, improvised story telling. Current campaign: "Empire's Edge" in the Star Wars rpg system by Fantasy Flight.

Whatever the system, whether it's a miss or a hit, you always gotta respect the crit!

Respect The Crit - A D&D and TTRPG Actual Play Podcast Respect The Crit - A D&D and TTRPG Actual Play Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 86 Ratings

An inclusive actual play, ttrpg podcast about exploring new worlds, characters, and game systems through campaign, improvised story telling. Current campaign: "Empire's Edge" in the Star Wars rpg system by Fantasy Flight.

Whatever the system, whether it's a miss or a hit, you always gotta respect the crit!

    Empire's Edge - Ep. 01: Empire's Edge

    Empire's Edge - Ep. 01: Empire's Edge

    It is a period of uncertainty and fear. The Clone Wars are over, the Jedi are destroyed, and the newly formed GALACTIC EMPIRE controls the galaxy through oppression and tyranny.
    In this dark era, the lone droid LO-RNA returns with their recently deceased master to the planet Bothawui, home world of the Bothan species and their infamous espionage network.  Bound by a sombre duty to their late owner, the droid Elo is compelled to take on one final task.
     
    For more info and scheduling @RespectTheCrit
    GM - Ian Duncan @iduncs
    Elo - Jamie Lee-Bonés @jamielee.bones
    Beegax Botano - Alex Herrera @aeherrera

    Whatever the system, whether it's a miss or a hit, you always gotta respect the crit!
     
    Original music provided with license or permission by:
    "Solo Fan Made" - Luis Humanoide 
    "Star Wars Epic Cover I" - Parademics
    "Force Awakens Soundtrack Cover" - William Maytook
    "Space Wars Underscore" - Graham Plowman & Audiojungle
    "Cyberpunk Bar" - TableTop Audio
    Music from Filmmusic.io
    "Lost Frontier" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
    "Tafi Maradi" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
    "Heartbreaking" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
    "Ominous" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
     

    • 42 min
    Fallout: Evergreen - Ep. 01

    Fallout: Evergreen - Ep. 01

    ‼️IMPORTANT LINKS‼️
    Enter to win official Fallout RPG prizes in our Fallout Episode 2 giveaway - Enter To Win Here!
    Also, check out our custom URL and visit Modiphius - modiphius.net/respectthecrit
     
    War...war never changes.  Welcome to the Evergreen!  The remnants of the city of Seattle in the Northwest Commonwealth.  After the bombs fell, survivors have come together in the ruins of this metropolis to create settlements of safety and community.  The haven of First Hill is one of the largest of these settlements, but can it keep itself protected from threats on every side?
     
    Social and scheduling - @RespectTheCrit
    Sunny Takase & Host - Ian Duncan @iduncs
    Lance Burnett - Xavier Trudeau-Deschênes @xavierTD
    Gerry - Susan Spenader @sueslalues
    Overseer - Alex Herrera @aeherrera
     
    Whatever the system, whether it's a miss or a hit, you always gotta respect the crit!
     
    Original music provided with license or permissions by:
    "Some Things Never Change" by Miracle of Sound
    Purchase tracks and pay what you can at Bandcamp
    "Fallout 4 Theme Guitar Cover" by Ubaldo B
    Purchase tracks and pay what you can at Bandcamp
    "Fallout 3 Main Theme Music Box Version" & "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Lucas King
     
    Music from the Fallout: Cascadia project
    "New Beginnings" by Garret Beelow
    "Virtue and Vice" by Jaimy Kortenhoff
    "Swan Song" by Sylwester Faustmann
     
    Music from Free Music Archive
    Performance by Cedro Willie Band
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Cedro_Willie_Band/Live_at_KBOO_for_Movin_On_June_16_2017
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
    "Shady Grove" by Shake That Little Foot
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Shake_That_Little_Foot/Shake_That_Little_Foot/Shady_Grove_vbrmp3
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode
     
    Music from Filmmusic.io
    "Stalker" by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5413-stalker-
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
    "Apocalypse Blues" by Alexander Nakarada
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7256-apocalypse-blues
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
    "Blockbuster Atmosphere 1 (Calm)" by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/128-blockbuster-atmosphere-1-calm-
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     
    Additional sound from Freesound.org
    Additional music from MusicFilmStudio via Audio Jungle
    Additional music and sound by TableTop Audio
    Additional music and sound by Syrinscape
    Additional music and sound by Pro Scores from Video Copilot
    Additional music and sound by Monument Studios
     
    Special thank you to our friends at Modiphius Entertainment and the Fallout: Cascadia project for their donations and collaboration!

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Empire's Edge - Ep. 02: Can You Dug It?

    Empire's Edge - Ep. 02: Can You Dug It?

    It is a time of celebration on Bothawui.
    Fugitive slicer, Beegax Botano, avoids the crowds and consequences of the bounty on his head, but a sinister assailant stalks him from the shadows.
    Meanwhile, the masterless droid, Elo makes their way through the city throng, hoping to make contact with the renegade slicer. They are charged to find their late master’s son, Gir Tu’Tey, whose location is concealed by the Bothan Spy Network.
     
    For more info and scheduling @RespectTheCrit
    GM - Ian Duncan @iduncs
    Elo - Jamie Lee-Bonés @jamielee.bones
    Beegax Botano - Alex Herrera @aeherrera
     
    Original music provided with license or permissions by:
    "Solo Fan Made" "Lando Returns" "Millennium Falcon Chase" & "Battle on Crait" - Luis Humanoide 
    "Star Wars Epic Cover I" - Parademics
    "The Way of the Light" - William Maytook
    "Space Wars Underscore" & "Rebel Assault" - Graham Plowman & Audiojungle
    "Cyberpunk Bar" - TableTop Audio
    Music from Filmmusic.io
    "Clenched Teeth" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
    "Lost Frontier" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
    "Dark Standoff" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
    "Black Vortex" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
    "On The Shore" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
     

    • 56 min
    Fallout: Evergreen - Ep. 02

    Fallout: Evergreen - Ep. 02

    ‼️IMPORTANT LINKS‼️
    Enter to win official Fallout RPG prizes in our Fallout Episode 3 giveaway - Enter To Win Here!
    Also, check out our custom URL and visit Modiphius - modiphius.net/respectthecrit
     
    The security of the First Hill settlement is spread too thin, so our wastelanders of the Evergreen pledge to help a desperate woman and look for her missing daughter.
     
    Social and scheduling - @RespectTheCrit
    Sunny Takase & Host - Ian Duncan @iduncs
    Lance Burnett - Xavier Trudeau-Deschênes @xavierTD
    Gerry - Susan Spenader @sueslalues
    Overseer - Alex Herrera @aeherrera
     
    Whatever the system, whether it's a miss or a hit, you always gotta respect the crit!
     
    Original music provided with license or permissions by:
    "Some Things Never Change" by Miracle of Sound
    Purchase tracks and pay what you can at Bandcamp
     
    Music from the Fallout: Cascadia project
    "Virtue and Vice" by Jaimy Kortenhoff
     
    Music from Free Music Archive
    "Dirty Old Frogg" by Lobo Loco
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/NIce_Nowhere/Dirty_Old_Frogg_ID_359
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/de/legalcode
    "Drunken Sailesman" by Lobo Loco
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lobo_Loco/20160910195925002/Lobo_Loco_-_08_-_Drunken_Sailesmen
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/de/legalcode
     
    Music from Filmmusic.io
    "Stalker" by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5413-stalker-
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
    "Silver Lake" by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5341-silver-lake-
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
    "Blockbuster Atmosphere 1 (Calm)" by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/128-blockbuster-atmosphere-1-calm-
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     
    Additional sound from Freesound.org
    Additional music from MusicFilmStudio via Audio Jungle
    Additional music and sound by TableTop Audio
    Additional music and sound by Syrinscape
    Additional music and sound by Pro Scores from Video Copilot
    Additional music and sound by Monument Studios
     
    Special thank you to our friends at Modiphius Entertainment and the Fallout: Cascadia project for their donations and collaboration!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Empire's Edge - Ep. 03: Bound to Bothawui

    Empire's Edge - Ep. 03: Bound to Bothawui

    Floating above the Bothan homeworld, the droid Elo and the renegade slicer, Beegax Botano, recuperate from their skirmish down on the planet.
    Both are anxious to leave Bothan space after escaping a terrifying Trandoshan bounty hunter set on capturing Beegax and his customized slicing deck. However, Elo must learn the secret location of Gir Tu’Tey, to fulfill a final request given to them by their deceased Bothan master.
    With threats looming and freedom so close at hand the unlikely pair weigh their options aboard Elo’s ship, The Way, during this tentative moment of calm...
     
    For more info and scheduling @RespectTheCrit
    GM - Ian Duncan @iduncs
    Elo - Jamie Lee-Bonés @jamielee.bones
    Beegax Botano - Alex Herrera @aeherrera
     
    Original music provided with license or permissions by:
    "Solo Fan Made" - Luis Humanoide 
    "Star Wars Epic Cover I" - Parademics
    "The Force Awakens Soundtrack Cover" & "The Way of Light" - William Maytook
    "Imperial Heroic" - Lucas King
    "Space Wars Underscore" - Graham Plowman & Audiojungle
    Music from Filmmusic.io
    "Long Note Two" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
    "Lost Frontier" by Kevin MacLeod
    License: CC BY 
     
    Whatever the system, whether it's a miss or a hit, you always gotta respect the crit!

    • 56 min
    Fallout: Evergreen - Ep. 03

    Fallout: Evergreen - Ep. 03

    Enter to win official Fallout RPG prizes in our Fallout Episode 4 giveaway - Enter To Win Here!
    Also, check out our custom URL and visit Modiphius - modiphius.net/respectthecrit
     
    Memories and moos. The wastelanders leave the locked down settlement of First Hill and head into the Evergreen to search for a missing pair of lovers.
     
    Social and scheduling - @RespectTheCrit
    Sunny Takase & Host - Ian Duncan @iduncs
    Lance Burnett - Xavier Trudeau-Deschênes @xavierTD
    Gerry - Susan Spenader @sueslalues
    Overseer - Alex Herrera @aeherrera
     
    Whatever the system, whether it's a miss or a hit, you always gotta respect the crit!
     
    Original music provided with license or permissions by:
    "Some Things Never Change" by Miracle of Sound
    Purchase tracks and pay what you can at Bandcamp
    "Fallout 4 Theme Guitar Cover" by Ubaldo B
    Purchase tracks and pay what you can at Bandcamp
     
    Music from Cyro Chamber:
    "Markland" by Northumbria
    "AVA" by Keosz
    Find more dark ambient at cryochamber.bandcamp.com or on YouTube  
     
    "Ambush" & "Assault" music from Nir Shor and the Musical Lore Fallout Mod
     
    Music from the Fallout: Cascadia project
    "Swan Song" by Sylwester Faustmann
    "Fatal Hunt" by Sylwester Faustmann
     
    Music from Free Music Archive
    "End of Winter" by Rest You Sleeping Giant
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rest_You_Sleeping_Giant/Songs_for_a_Sad_Guitar/Rest_You_Sleeping_Giant_-_Songs_for_a_Sad_Guitar_-_07_End_of_Winter
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode
    "Cue 1-Sad-Forlorn-Gentle-Piano reverb (A Beautiful Death) by Soulaflair
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Soularflair/Solo_Piano_or_primarily_piano/Cue_1_-_Sad-Forlorn-Gentle-Piano_reverb_A_Beautiful_Death_1766
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
    Performance by Cedro Willie Band
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Cedro_Willie_Band/Live_at_KBOO_for_Movin_On_June_16_2017
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
    "Shady Grove" by Shake That Little Foot
    Link: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Shake_That_Little_Foot/Shake_That_Little_Foot/Shady_Grove_vbrmp3
    License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode
     
    Music from Filmmusic.io
    "Impatient" by Sascha Ende
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3006-impatient
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
    "Stalker" by Rafael Krux
    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5413-stalker-
    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
     
    "D&D Ambience | Haunted Forest" by Michael Ghelfi - Support this artist on Patreon
    "Post Apocalyptic Wastelands" by Juhani Junkali
    Additional sound from Freesound.org
    Additional music from MusicFilmStudio via Audio Jungle
    Additional music and sound by TableTop Audio
    Additional music and sound by Syrinscape
    Additional music and sound by Pro Scores from Video Copilot
    Additional music and sound by Monument Studios
     
    Special thank you to our friends at Modiphius Entertainment and the Fallout: Cascadia project for their donations and collaboration!

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Mintcocomojo ,

Absolutely Outstanding Potcast

I love this podcast, the cast is amazing and really get into their characters. Fantastic story telling with great, easy to understand gameplay mechanics. I have to admit, I was late to the Party. I discovered them well after they started. I quickly became addicted and before I knew it, caught up to the most current episode. To my pleasant surprise, they will continue their Star Wars story soon (the reason I found them and started listening). The Fallout campaign has been enjoyable but I am a big Star Wars fan, in fact I picked up all the Fantasy Flight books and began running a campaign for my wife and friends. Congratulations to the cast for producing a phenomenal podcast that is the highlight of my commute.

Your fan,

Dan

Bfrctl ,

Top knot players!

What pleasure to listen to this fantastic group of players. Their exciting, creative, overall engrossing storytelling, accompanied by solid sound editing and voice work makes you feel like you’re both at the table with them, and smack dab in the middle of an in game mission. Whatever world you find these players working in it is well worth a listen and a follow! Thank you

UtilityMaximizer ,

Railroading, Forced Drama, and Good audio

Let's start with the good parts:
-Audio quality is excellent. You'll never have to deal with condensor mics or room noise.
-Music is used well, though they sometimes linger on the music too long without any dialogue.
-They are respectful of the Fallout setting and make good use of it.

Unfortunately, there's plenty of bad.
-Most episodes open with a prewritten flashback, and they are bad. They're badly written, and they have the worst kind of ham-fisted, forced attempts at drama. It's like they're screaming "FEEL THE PATHOS". It doesn't work. This also happens during gameplay, especially in the early episodes, when the players try to amplify the drama, but it falls flat. Emotional stakes must be slowly earned over time.
-There are some weird word choices from time to time that show that these people are not accustomed to speaking for an audience. That's understandable, since English is a second language for some of them. This isn't a live show, though. They can correct the misspoken or misused word by simply rerecording the line. The audience doesn't have to know they flubbed it.
-The story is super linear. If the GM wants the players to encounter a danger, their successful rolls won't stop it from happening. An NPC will screw up to make sure it happens. Some folks don't mind this. Personally I prefer a story in which the players have more choices that matter.
-They don't tell us the die rolls! They can clearly all see them at the table, but we have to infer from their reactions what happened, and sometimes that is difficult. I can appreciate not wanting to focus too much on mechanics, but this is an actual-play podcast. You're playing the game. Let us hear the game.
-Terrible pre-game banter. If you're not capable of Glass Cannon Podcast-level pre-game banter, just get into the game! This is another problem that arises due to their awkward conversational and speaking abilities.

If you really want to listen to a Fallout actual-play podcast, this is the best one I've found. You could do worse, but there is a lot of room for improvement.

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