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Episode 95: Versatile NPCs

Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

Release Date: 10/17/2018

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Crit Academy: A Dungeons and Dragons Podcast

Orcs worship GRUUMSH, THE ONE-EYED GOD OF SLAUGHTER, and are savage, bloodthirsty marauders. They plague the civilized races of the world and also fight among themselves to prove their strength and take the treasure. They love close combat and plunge furiously into the thick of battle, giving no thought to retreat or surrender.

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Adventurers spend a great deal of time delving into dungeons, uncovering lost secrets, and slaying monsters. In between all the action, they need a bit of a break from the familiar. What better way than with Mini-Games? Well then hold on to your dice and join us as we discuss how to create and run Mini Games in Dungeons & Dragons with game designer Geoffery Golden.

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Dungeon Masters! Do you ever find yourself in the need of quick quest hooks or short adventures? With these 50 Notice Board Quests, you will always have something ready when your characters decide to bob instead of weave.

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A surprise attack by a displacer beast means a quick death for most. The beast's speed is so great, and its attacks so fierce, that it can swiftly drop anyone who is not prepared and trained for battle. Join us, as we delve deeper into getting the most out of your Displacer Beasts in combat.

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Brace Yourself…

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On today's show we interview Darrin Scott about his Versatile NPCs and Versatile NPCs II supplement, a tool for adding a host of interesting and inspiring NPCs to your games, available now on DM's Guild!

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UA1iMtmFRjV1dWEnAAtERqQdsV53Tx4cqbMIfD7U-fA/