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Fight like a Monster

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

Release Date: 02/12/2020

How to Run a Great Horror Adventure in Dungeons & Dragons show art How to Run a Great Horror Adventure in Dungeons & Dragons

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

Are you looking to run a horror adventure for this Halloween? Then you’re gonna want to stick around as we speak with an expert!

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West March RPG Campaigns show art West March RPG Campaigns

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

What is a West Marches Dungeons & Dragons game?

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How to Run Hardcore Combat in Dungeons & Dragons with Grit & Glory show art How to Run Hardcore Combat in Dungeons & Dragons with Grit & Glory

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

Brace Yourself…

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How to become a Professional Dungeon Master in Dungeons & Dragons show art How to become a Professional Dungeon Master in Dungeons & Dragons

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

Becoming a paid Dungeon Master is a bit of a dream for many Dungeons & Dragons players. While others think that it is just ridiculous. Today we discuss how to become a professional Dungeon Master with Devon Chulick of Start Playing Games.

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How do you write a D&D Campaign Your Players will LOVE? show art How do you write a D&D Campaign Your Players will LOVE?

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

Everyone wants to be the Dungeon Master (DM), but writing a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) campaign can be intimidating. As long-time players and game designers, we want to share with you our tips for ensuring your adventure is fun for everyone.

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Monster Manual Expanded 3 show art Monster Manual Expanded 3

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

Monster Manual Expanded III is a fantastic must-have supplement for any Dungeon Master. Not only does it assist DMs by cutting their prep time and providing them additional bestiary options to dress up their adventures.

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Hexcrawls 5e show art Hexcrawls 5e

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

The hexcrawl is a game structure for running wilderness exploration scenarios. Although it was initially a core component of the D&D experience, the hexcrawl slowly faded away. Robbins’ West Marches campaign went viral that people started to rediscover the lost art of the hexcrawl. The format has returned to prominence in one of Dungeons & Dragons newest releases Tomb of Annihilation for D&D 5th Edition. We delve into utilizing this fantastic tool to enhance exploration in your Dungeons & Dragons game.

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5 Most Underused Monsters in Dungeons & Dragons show art 5 Most Underused Monsters in Dungeons & Dragons

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

The world of Dungeons & Dragons has hundreds, even thousands of monsters for a Dungeon Master to choose from. But, we can often find ourselves using some of the same monsters on a regular basis. A goblin, kobold, and orcs to name a few. But there are so many more interesting monsters to flesh out your adventures and stories with. We polled our audience and discovered what are some of the most underused monsters in D&D. We discuss each one and how to get the most out of them!

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7 Tips on How to Craft Dastardly Plots in Dungeons & Dragons show art 7 Tips on How to Craft Dastardly Plots in Dungeons & Dragons

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

What is the difference between an adventurer and a soldier? The answer is simple, one seeks out to change or influence the world in some fashion. The other just takes commands and lets others decide what is best. Regardless if the PCs seek to be heroes or tyrants, they seek to be agents of change. A change they hope to steer to their desired change. Enter plot or in other words the outline or script of the story, often a book, movie, or similar medium. Depending on the skill of the writer and forethought placed into it, maybe convoluted or it may be festooned with diversion and subplots...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask to Make Good Rulings in Dungeons & Dragons show art Top 5 Questions to Ask to Make Good Rulings in Dungeons & Dragons

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

Do you ever second guess a ruling in your Dungeons & Dragons? Do you want help ensuring you make the best ruling possible? If so, then check out these Top 5 Questions to Ask to Make Good Rulings in Dungeons & Dragons

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Crit Academy is joined by Alan McCoy to discuss his ongoing "Fight like a Monster" series. A regular series focused on helping Dungeon Masters get the most out of their Dungeons and Dragons monsters from both a narrative and combat perspective.

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