Critical Role discussions (and other DnD pods/shows)

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  1. Andy Reocho

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    As of now no one is going that route.
     
  2. RonBurgundy

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    Escape from Wheloon

    premise - you are all drunk at a bar and wake up in a magically imprisoned city. It was a free PDF from WotC during their free Covid giveaways.

    Also after reading about it I want to play a divination Wizard.
     
  3. Illinihockey

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    Just finished episode 102, what a fucking amazing twist at the end. Just amazing
     
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  4. DuckD

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    I'm only on episode 67
     
  5. Illinihockey

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    Lucky. You're coming up on one of the best episodes ever over both campaigns

    The King's Cage, episode 69 (nice). Loved this video someone made

     
  6. DuckD

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    Not watching that yet lol
    I've heard something awesome happens, but don't know what. I've also heard that later something awesome happens that somehow involves a cupcake :idk:
     
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  7. Odin

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    the best things of campaign 2:

    ep 102 twist
    cupcake
    fjord ep 72
     
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  8. Illinihockey

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    in the Kings cage they almost had a minimum of 3 players die and easily could have been TPKed. That shit was so intense.
     
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  10. ShuPoor

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    The cupcake was amazing
     
  11. Odin

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    i love how vax and caleb are both well known for just walking away from conversations.

    i really need to go find the first instance of caleb doing it so i can see everyones reaction to it.
     
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  12. RonBurgundy

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    Highlight of both campaigns for me so far.
     
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  13. Andy Reocho

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    You guys have me wanting to follow regularly, but I have so much to catch up on
     
  14. Illinihockey

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    Where are you at?
     
  15. Andy Reocho

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    i fell off the wagon around 25/26 when I’d gone back and started before. I just don’t get a lot of time for podcasts
     
  16. Odin

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    oh man thats a brutal point to stop at
     
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  17. Illinihockey

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    I just always listen in my car, when I run, cook dinner, clean up the house. You’ll get through them faster than you think
     
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  18. Andy Reocho

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    I guess I’m also trying to use them as a learning tool as well so I’m trying to pay a decent amount of attention to it.
     
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  19. Andy Reocho

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    Looking for ideas.

    We’re doing our game via zoom, and I’m struggling to think of ways to present the combat maps. I was thinking of doing excel like RonBurgundy but not sure I have the time to make them all the time, but I also think it may be the best option.

    I’d like to avoid paying for like roll20, but I also don’t understand the full depth of it. Any ideas are welcome.

    We’re starting with Lost Mines of Phandelver like mentioned previously
     
  20. Odin

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    i have no advice because we use roll20
     
  21. ShuPoor

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    Just use roll20. I don't pay for shit on roll20 and you can have perfectly functional combat. You just have to get a little inventive repurposing free maps you find online.
     
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  23. RonBurgundy

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    Surprise: I make them up as I go along. Or, I’d google a map archetype and just draw it by memory in google sheets. Worked easy for me, and I think it was pretty seamless
     
  24. Illinihockey

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    You could also have pretty simple combat and just not have a battle map if your players are new. For a long time with my boys we just did theater of the mind and I described to them what the layout was, didn’t worry too much about movement speeds and distance
     
  25. DuckD

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    I'm beginning The King's Cage now :ohnoes:
     
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  26. DuckD

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    Just finished. Holy shit.
     
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  27. Odin

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    sam sure has gone from looking like tim curry to looking like david bowie pretty quickly
     
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  28. Andy Reocho

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    Hosted session 1 last night. I think it went pretty well on my part, all things considered. We didn't get as far into the story as I hoped, but it was due to us learning how stuff works and trying to figure out small stuff.

    We're trying to schedule session 2 considering I'm prepped for it, but I am optimistic the group is going to keep playing.
     
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  29. ShuPoor

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    Get used to this
     
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  30. DuckD

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    Got my DVR set for tonight
     
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  31. Odin

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    man the kevdak encounter was almost C2 good
     
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  32. RonBurgundy

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    Was amazing
     
  33. RonBurgundy

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    Also no spoilers but Beau totally Keylith’d another episode this week, lol. Not that I’d blame her, probably would have done the same given the circumstances
     
  34. DuckD

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    Thought of a cool way to flavor my dwarven clerics Spiritual Guardians spell.
    Since his background is Clan Crafter and he is a Forge Cleric follower of Moradin,I thought it would make sense for him to slam his warhammer down on the ground, sending up a shower of "spectral" sparks that would whirl around him protectively.
     
  35. Illinihockey

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    ya I don’t blame her at all, especially what happened a few episodes earlier
     
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  36. DuckD

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    I'm on C2E75
    was pretty cool when Fjord threw his pact blade into the lava
     
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  37. Odin

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    just finished last weeks episode

    that was ballsy but i would have done the same. probably woulsnt have taken 9 rounds to do it though
     
  38. DuckD

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    Just starting Refjorged
     
  39. Illinihockey

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    One thing I like about campaign 2 over campaign 1

    That everyone hasn't paired up as couples. I thought it really bogged down the story at times in campaign 1 and the only love story that was any good was the one between Pike and Scanlan. When Ashley played a drunken Pike talking to an absent Scanlan after Grog had passed out :tebow:
     
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  40. RonBurgundy

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    I like how Travis specifically said he will never do a romance with a PC in any D&D game and Laura has tried multiple times in C2 just to tease him.
     
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  41. Odin

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    its pretty great how everyone in the group is in love with jester except fjord
     
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  42. DuckD

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    The "remaking" of Fjord with the Wild Mother as his patron was pretty dope
     
  43. Illinihockey

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    Jester has definitively proven sending is the best spell in D&D by a mile
     
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  44. DuckD

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    The last few words are the best
     
  45. Andy Reocho

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    Wrath of the storm seems dumb
     
  46. ShuPoor

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    Nah, getting to return damage upon getting hit is pretty good.
     
  47. Andy Reocho

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    As a player, 100%. It just seems insane that an enemy can get a hit on a character and take more damage.
     
  48. ShuPoor

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    It doesn't scale at all, it's 2d8 forever, so he won't be returning more damage than he took for long. And 5e is balanced around 4-6 encounters in between long rests, so he shouldn't be able to use that in every fight.
     
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  49. Andy Reocho

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    Yea last night was second time it’s been used in our three sessions and it’s strength to start is just wild to me as a newer player/DM.
     
  50. Illinihockey

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    C2 Episode 105

    holy shit if Caleb disintegrated himself there. Liam certainly didn’t think about that before he cast it. They got so lucky
     
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