141 episodes

An actual play podcast with the first season focusing on Monster of the Week. Join Jake, Tass, and Teej as they try their best to solve Rev’s mysteries, protect the innocent, and hunt monsters - often times accidentally making the situation much worse for themselves, and coincidentally, far more entertaining for us.

The Critshow The Critshow Podcast

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    • 5.0, 164 Ratings

An actual play podcast with the first season focusing on Monster of the Week. Join Jake, Tass, and Teej as they try their best to solve Rev’s mysteries, protect the innocent, and hunt monsters - often times accidentally making the situation much worse for themselves, and coincidentally, far more entertaining for us.

    The Deathless (S2, E47)

    The Deathless (S2, E47)

    Our heroes are poised and ready to deal with one of their strongest foes.  Jake loses something important.  Tass goes hunting in the blizzard.  TJ uses his iconic weapon for an unexpected purpose.  As the god of death grows closer, and nature itself rails against them, the boys must act quickly.  If they aren’t at their full strength, they could lose everything they’ve worked for.------ 
    You can support The Critshow through our Patreon to get more weekly TTRPG Actual Play content, access to our discord community, and much more! 
     
    Follow us on twitter, join our subreddit, and follow us on Instagram. 
     
    Get a free MotW mystery and some Keeper tips from Rev by signing up on our website! 
     
    This episode of The Critshow featured Jake as the Protector, Tass as the Chosen, TJ as the Monstrous, and Rev as The Keeper. This episode edited by Brandon (Rev) Wentz with music by Jake Pierle.

    • 30 min
    The Soul Crystal Crisis (S2, E46)

    The Soul Crystal Crisis (S2, E46)

    Our heroes return from the cracked mirror version of their world.  Tass has a vision that gives him a difficult choice to make.  Jake presents the team with a possible deal from Rev’s captor.  TJ thinks he can build what they need for a dangerous plan.  As the boys attempt to keep their promise to the other version of Nash, they find that the choice isn’t so simple.
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    You can support The Critshow through our Patreon to get more weekly TTRPG Actual Play content, access to our discord community, and much more! 
    Follow us on twitter, join our subreddit, and follow us on Instagram. 
    Get a free MotW mystery and some Keeper tips from Rev by signing up on our website! 
    This episode of The Critshow featured Jake as the Protector, Tass as the Chosen, TJ as the Monstrous, and Rev as The Keeper. This episode edited by Brandon (Rev) Wentz with music by Jake Pierle.

    • 37 min
    Siege of the Halifax Theatre (S2, E45)

    Siege of the Halifax Theatre (S2, E45)

    Our heroes are faced with the soul bat forces as they make their final strike on The Halifax.  Jake attempts to keep the Alpha occupied.  Tass tries a bluff, to play both sides.  TJ directs their meager team from the center of his magic ritual.  With the building falling apart around them, they use every last trick they have… If they fail, this world will fall apart as well.
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    You can support The Critshow through our Patreon to get more weekly TTRPG Actual Play content, access to our discord community, and much more! 
    Follow us on twitter, join our subreddit, and follow us on Instagram. 
    Get a free MotW mystery and some Keeper tips from Rev by signing up on our website! 
    This episode of The Critshow featured Jake as the Protector, Tass as the Chosen, TJ as the Monstrous, and Rev as The Keeper. This episode edited by Brandon (Rev) Wentz with music by Jake Pierle.
     

    • 1 hr
    When the Morning Comes (S2, E44)

    When the Morning Comes (S2, E44)

    Our heroes are at the end of their endurance after the midnight chase through the skies of Indiana. Tass makes a devil’s bargain. TJ begins preparation for the morning’s strike. Jake goes on a dangerous errand, alone. Battered and demoralized, with new troubles to harry their plans, the boys only have a few hours until dawn. They must decide if they think they have a chance to save this world, or if it is already too late.
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    You can support The Critshow through our Patreon to get more weekly TTRPG Actual Play content, access to our discord community, and much more! 
     
    Follow us on twitter, join our subreddit, and follow us on Instagram. 
     
    Get a free MotW mystery and some Keeper tips from Rev by signing up on our website! 
     
    This episode of The Critshow featured Jake as the Protector, Tass as the Chosen, TJ as the Monstrous, and Rev as The Keeper. This episode edited by Brandon (Rev) Wentz with music by Jake Pierle.

    • 45 min
    The Critshow: Twitch Easter Special (Part 3)

    The Critshow: Twitch Easter Special (Part 3)

    Join us as we celebrate Rev's birthday with a special live show, ran by Jake! Something wicked hides among the holiday festivities and Rev, Tass, Carolyn, and Ryan will never look at Easter the same way again!
    ------You can support The Critshow through our Patreon to get more weekly TTRPG Actual Play content, access to our discord community, and much more! 
     
    Follow us on twitter, join our subreddit, and follow us on Instagram. 
     
    Get a free MotW mystery and some Keeper tips from Rev by signing up on our website! 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Critshow: Twitch Easter Special (Part 2)

    The Critshow: Twitch Easter Special (Part 2)

    Join us as we celebrate Rev's birthday with a special live show, ran by Jake! Something wicked hides among the holiday festivities and Rev, Tass, Carolyn, and Ryan will never look at Easter the same way again!
    ------You can support The Critshow through our Patreon to get more weekly TTRPG Actual Play content, access to our discord community, and much more! 
     
    Follow us on twitter, join our subreddit, and follow us on Instagram. 
     
    Get a free MotW mystery and some Keeper tips from Rev by signing up on our website! 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
164 Ratings

164 Ratings

jessiebee1909 ,

I’ll be sad to catch up!

After the first episode I couldn’t help but binge the entire first season!!! Working on season two now! Love the character banter and how relatable the struggles and choices are for both the player and their character. Very likable cast and DM! Absolutely worth giving a listen to!

SamSprague ,

Top quality rpg actual play

These boys have great chemistry, character work, storytelling, production, and humor. It’s a pretty chill vibe since they just play themselves and are old friends, but they are excellent role players and Rev is a professional level game master. Monster of the Week is a super fun game to listen to also.

ihatehipsters ,

Such a good AP!

I have never played a PBtA game before, but I sure do want to try some after listening to Critshow. The fact that the cast plays versions of themselves means that you really feel like you’re getting to know them (or at least an idealized version of them) as they play. There are a lot of hilarious moments, but my favourite part of the show is that the players make it very plain to see how much they care about each other. Highly recommended listen!

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