Nov, 2020
Talking Crit

Thank you for everything. From Brendan and I, thank you for all the support, all the love, and all the art that was shared. Please enjoy this amazing animation from Jayce R. It's beautiful, it's sad, and it's appropriate. https://youtu.be/EPWgawHt4mc Love a family member, and keep following and sharing

THe Nerds

As the new year rolls around, we get the second half of Star Trek Discovery.  Jon, Lindsay, and Miles talk about what they taught about the first half.  It's not your normal Star Trek, and that's probably a good thing.  It's time to change how

The D&D Podcast

The Trio makes their way down to the caldera and the Idol of Spiritual Conduction. It all comes down to one event at the bottom of a volcano. Thank you to everyone who has listened, and thank you for all your support. It has been a

Talking Crit: The Howling Mines

We are well into a dungeon crawl, and the new group is getting their feet wet, burnt, crushed, they have some foot stuff happening, and not all of it’s great.  We discuss where we think the group is headed, and what is brewing as an antagonist for the party.  We also discuss Toll the Dead and just how strong that cantrip is.  Yikes, do you think it needs to be nerfed?  Let us know.

Question of the Week looks at the Gnolls in the Howling Caves.  Will we see the end of them, or will we see them continue to be antagonists throughout the campaign?  Leave us your vote and let us know what you think is going to happen to the followers of Yeenoghu.

The first shout out goes to Doonami and his amazing splash image of all the D&D Streams and podcast characters hanging out.  This is akin to those special posters you line up at cons to get the exclusive prints.  It’s a find your favourite PC’s, and then find the rest.  The colours, the poses, and the interactions between all the PC’s are perfect.  Of course Jim is showing off his cantrips; of course Walnut and Jester are hanging out, of course Fjord and K’Thriss are having a one sided dark pact conversation.  This has comedy, it has character, and it has a whole lot of talent.  Is it possible to order this as a poster?  Because it would look awesome hanging on a wall.

The second shout out goes to @Karekokareo and her awesome animated gif intro for Vox Machina.  The transitions are smooth and beautiful, you’d want to hear some awesome music tuned up with it.  There are time you will check for a volume button just to make sure you’re not missing out.  It’s perfect in capturing the right poses and actions for all the characters.  Having it on a loop is perfect, and it could very have been used as the intro for the older VM episodes.  It’s hard to choose which moment is better, the dagger, dagger, dagger, from Vax, or the crotch lightning from Scanlan.

It’s a nice call back to some great memories.  Thank you so much for sharing this, and thank you for helping us remember how awesome the Vox Machina crew was.

That is it for this week.  We will see you this Thursday, and then be ready to record on Tuesday.  Don’t forget to follow @Doonami and @Karekareo to catch more of their awesome work.  You will not be disappointed.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for automatic updates and episodes. You can tune in via iTunes or Google Play. If you want to leave a review and a rating, that would help us out a lot; or join along in the fun, and leave a comment or question for us, you can always use our twitter handle @TalkingCrit or the hashtag: #TalkingCrit and we’ll read your questions and comments on the show.

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My name is Jonny, I’m a writer, photographer, podcaster, all around general nerd. If you love comics, video games, or anything else in the geek-o-sphere. Let's have some fun.

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