42 episodes

Two Interracial Couples on a Quest: A D&D Podcast Where Fantasy and the Real World Collide.

Every episode begins with an actual play dnd session. We play 5th Edition in our home brew world of Rokhatima. Then, we talk about all the crit that went down! Microaggressions from an NPC...we gonna talk about it. Near death experience...we gonna talk about it...character choices that are thinly veiled lover’s quarrels...yeah we should probably talk about that. Come Through!

Connect with us on Instagram @whencrithappens and join the community on Patreon.

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Two Interracial Couples on a Quest: A D&D Podcast Where Fantasy and the Real World Collide.

Every episode begins with an actual play dnd session. We play 5th Edition in our home brew world of Rokhatima. Then, we talk about all the crit that went down! Microaggressions from an NPC...we gonna talk about it. Near death experience...we gonna talk about it...character choices that are thinly veiled lover’s quarrels...yeah we should probably talk about that. Come Through!

Connect with us on Instagram @whencrithappens and join the community on Patreon.

If you enjoy this podcast, show us some love with a review and follow, and by sharing with your adventuring party.

    A Doomstone Thief and the Prophet of Evertree (Episode 31)

    A Doomstone Thief and the Prophet of Evertree (Episode 31)

    The Prophet of Evertree has awoken, but all is not well. The Ride or Dies have a thief to catch who's quick on his feet, and well equipped. Once that’s put to rest, then finally the party can learn some of the sage wisdom of this ancient grove. Jo gets a new accessory, Titan gets a clue about their magical connections, and Jasoo is reacquainted with the light of the sun. As many deep questions finally find answers, one cryptic passage resurfaces that still bears investigation: the Prophecy of Evertree.
    Then, on Dirty Crit, there’s much to discuss, including practical uses of mind control, how we change our behavior, parenting–and much more!
     
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    Content Warnings: swearing, threats to children, death of animals, heights, gore, body horror, death, misgendering, alcohol.
    Theme Music: Cullen Fitzpatrick
    Original Musical Underscoring: Wormwood, Baylen Wagner and Benjamin Burgdorf
    Logo Design: Casey Hoekstra
     
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    • 1 hr 46 min
    Bedazzled and Beguiled (Episode 30)

    Bedazzled and Beguiled (Episode 30)

    Nerves are on edge as Jo and Titan witness Jasoo delivered from yet another mountain lake by yet another draconic spirit. The dragon teaches them much, and they return to Evertree having gotten what they came for. There’s a new face that greets them on the way, however, and many more faces to meet before reaching the Prophet. Titan is, as always, persuasive, Jo puts her necklace to work, and Jasoo puts her healing to the test. But after treating the Prophet, all is not well. What’s that hammer doing, and what happened to the Doomstone?
    Then Dirty Crit abounds–consent for interstellar travelers and their symbiotes, walking folks home, and Rokhatima’s ecological overlaps with our real world.
    And if you want to get all the inside jokes, listen to the Preshow–available at all levels of our Patreon: 
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    Time Stamps:
    1:38 Recap
    6:17 Game play
    35:41 Patron Shout Out
    1:22:53 Dirty Crit
     
    Content Warnings: swearing, threats to children, death of animals, heights, gore, body horror, death, misgendering, alcohol.
    Theme Music: Cullen Fitzpatrick
    Original Musical Underscoring: Wormwood, Baylen Wagner and Benjamin Burgdorf
    Logo Design: Casey Hoekstra
     
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    • 1 hr 49 min
    The Thornberry Dragon (Episode 29)

    The Thornberry Dragon (Episode 29)

    The Ride or Dies take in the view of the burned out valley before setting off with Golmeev in pursuit of a thornberry root, prepared for a dragon to appear at any moment. They find a doomstone, a bush, and you guessed it, a large, flying, angry spirit. In the ensuing encounter, Jo gets into the thicket of it, Jasoo explores a newfound aerial prowess, and Titan tries to threaten a dragon. Poisonous wine-vomit floweth, but the party seems as though they’re going to pull through—until the dragon has one last emotional outburst, that is, and everyone has to ask: is this really happening AGAIN?
    Then on Dirty Crit, we get into some nuances of D&D boss fights and how we like to infuse them with narrative.
    If you want more of our thoughts on Narrative Forward D&D, check out the recent Patreon Exclusive we did on the topic! Check it out now:
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    Content Warnings: swearing, threats to children, death of animals, heights, gore, body horror, death, misgendering, alcohol.
    Theme Music: Cullen Fitzpatrick
    Original Musical Underscoring: Wormwood, Baylen Wagner and Benjamin Burgdorf
    Logo Design: Casey Hoekstra
     
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    • 1 hr 50 min
    Dragonsbane and Dragonfly (Episode 28)

    Dragonsbane and Dragonfly (Episode 28)

    The Ride or Dies are dead tired, and lay down to get some sleep–all except one, that is. After a much needed night of rest, whether sleeping or not, everyone is grateful that Thulla can get them proper breakfast over which to talk through their next moves. Thulla introduces them to a new friend, and passes on a gift from Mortha. Then the party sets out in pursuit of root from the thornberry bush. In the process, Titan finds they are finally able to let their guard down, Jasoo finds trust in a new friend, and Jo finds love in an unexpected place. But when the party gets to the top of the ridge, all their careful preparations can't stop their shock at what lies beyond. 
    Then, on Dirty Crit, analysis of relationships between our in-game characters and their growth. We discuss real world frameworks for healthy relationships, and how they collide with our fantasy story. Some really interesting stuff. 
    And there’s plenty more for our members, so join today:
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    Content Warnings: forest fires, mushrooms, 4.0 GPAs, swearing, threats to children, death of animals, heights, gore, body horror, death, misgendering, alcohol.
    Theme Music: Cullen Fitzpatrick
    Original Musical Underscoring: Wormwood, Baylen Wagner and Benjamin Burgdorf
    Logo Design: Casey Hoekstra
     
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    • 1 hr 45 min
    The Path to Evertree (Episode 27)

    The Path to Evertree (Episode 27)

    Still reeling from the horrors inside Hitherheim, the Ride or Dies make their way to Evertree Sanctuary. On the way, Titan checks in with Prim, Jo hears from her father, and Jasoo tells the Bridge Fungus something less than true. The Sanctuary offers much needed rest and information about the state of the Prophet and the Dragon. But when the party learns there are some in the commune who aren't thrilled to see them, someone goes down for the count.
     
    Then, on Dirty Crit, Monty Python, bringing your irl state of mind to your role play, and some subtleties of affinity groups. 
     
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    Content Warnings: swearing, threats to children, death of animals, heights, gore, body horror, death, misgendering, alcohol.
    Theme Music: Cullen Fitzpatrick
    Original Musical Underscoring: Wormwood, Baylen Wagner and Benjamin Burgdorf
    Logo Design: Casey Hoekstra
     
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    • 1 hr 54 min
    Dwellers in the Deep (Episode 26)

    Dwellers in the Deep (Episode 26)

    As the Ride or Dies journey through the tunnels of Terra, they discover things may have changed since Thulla was last there. The party gets a bit of rest, but decides they need to move quickly–because they are not alone. Jo’s flashlight is indispensable, Jasoo makes use of both gauntlets, and Titan’s weave is clutch for those clutching it. They are within grasp of the Gates of Hitherheim, but can they get out before the swarm reaches them?
     
    Then, on Dirty Crit, discussion of what it’s like to accidentally find ourselves in a horror encounter, to have people tell you what help you need, and some fun realizations about what this episode might imply for the larger Rokhatima storyline!
     
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    Content Warnings: HORROR, swearing, threats to children, death of animals, heights, gore, body horror, death, misgendering, alcohol.
    Theme Music: Cullen Fitzpatrick
    Original Musical Underscoring: Wormwood, Baylen Wagner and Benjamin Burgdorf
    Logo Design: Casey Hoekstra
     
    Email us WhenCritHappens@gmail.com
    Or get in touch on the socials:
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    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

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68 Ratings

68 Ratings

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The ONLY DND podcast I listen to

I have tried out a bunch of DND podcasts but none seem to grab my attention in the same way as this one. I love that they explore topics of race and gender in an intellectual and honest way while at the same keeping the fun and lightheartedness that I experience while playing. Great work, y’all!

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I’ve learned more about DND than I ever have before - and that’s saying something!

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Great for experienced DnD players and Beginners!

Not an experienced DnD player, but am loving their story so far and the discussions they have outside of it explaining how they developed their characters. This group has done a fantastic job creating a safe space for people from all walks of life and I'm excited to hear more!

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