Lords of the Feywild

In this installment of Critical Hit – A Major Spoilers Dungeons and Dragons Podcast: Orem and the Iron Circle continue their battle with Spud.

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Stephen Schleicher

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21 Comments

  1. Terry
    October 11, 2014 at 2:17 pm — Reply

    Nice cliffhanger! And congrats, Matthew, on your new levels of 4e mastery!

  2. andreas
    October 11, 2014 at 2:33 pm — Reply

    Uuuh autch!
    Could it be Orem who bites it this seson?
    BTW just went back and listent to episode 1-40 this week, and those episodes still crack me up.
    Thank you for all the endless hours of critical hit, its still my favorite podcast on this and all other planes.

  3. Drago
    October 11, 2014 at 3:25 pm — Reply

    save vs. waiting another week *shakes fist*

    • Jeremy McVay
      October 11, 2014 at 10:50 pm — Reply

      Nat 1, you have a mental break down

      • Drago
        October 12, 2014 at 12:12 pm — Reply

        Damn, I’ve gone Trelle!

        • PureChaosDI
          October 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm — Reply

          Use Elven accuracy!

          • Drago
            October 16, 2014 at 6:02 pm — Reply

            I need a murder friend!

  4. Jeremy McVay
    October 11, 2014 at 10:51 pm — Reply

    Curse you for making us wait another week, and this episode was short too.

    • October 12, 2014 at 1:10 am — Reply

      Sorry if you felt the show was too short. That is the nice thing about new media, each show is exactly as long as it needs to be, without having to conform to some idea that a show must fit within the confines of a set broadcast window. Keep listening, next week is going to be amazing.

  5. Joshua
    October 12, 2014 at 8:27 am — Reply

    Gah, another cliffhanger! How I miss the binge listening. I. Need. Closure. Great ep, guys and gal.

  6. Sayomara
    October 12, 2014 at 11:49 am — Reply

    Was it just me or the audio just terrible. I’m sure Steven worked hard to clean it up but still every hard to listen to and enjoy.

    Also was a bit surprised Spud didn’t cash in his move action for another minor action to get one more crush in on Orem. Granted that wouldn’t have been much fun, but it does seem odd to single out a character that much and then not to finish him off when you have the chance.

    • Dennis
      October 12, 2014 at 5:43 pm — Reply

      Audio seemed fine to me.

      Also, while Spud was not the only one who missed an action that episode – I believe Matthew did during his turn as well – sometimes what’s optimal in combat has to give way to the DM not wanting to be a total buzzkill and kill off someone’s character. In any case, once you have a character ‘down’ (but not dead), it makes tactical sense to go for someone else. Less hostiles on the field, after all.

      Looking forward to next week!

      • Sayomara
        October 13, 2014 at 6:52 pm — Reply

        I don’t honestly disagree with Rodigo’s choice not to kill Orem out right. Only pointing out that he could have and if he was being true to how Spud was acting at that moment maybe should have. All months pasted by now so doesn’t much matter just fun to talk about.

    • October 14, 2014 at 11:53 am — Reply

      The audio sounds fine here… perhaps it is you?

      • Sayomara
        October 17, 2014 at 7:46 pm — Reply

        Maybe, the hmm I was hearing was just was just like one you had on Dueling Reviewing. I will reframe from reporting issues in the future because you tone suggest its unwelcome

  7. Doug
    October 13, 2014 at 2:55 am — Reply

    And Spud STILL isn’t bloodied.

    • PureChaosDI
      October 15, 2014 at 1:16 pm — Reply

      Solo’s man.

  8. roadside
    October 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm — Reply

    Oh please, please let every one but Orem wake up to find Orem dead. Wizards in 4e are practically useless anyway. Especially when compared to the almighty 4e fighter.

    • October 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm — Reply

      Seems like an odd request, given that Orem’s our central character and our hero…

      • archaeo
        October 18, 2014 at 5:08 am — Reply

        “hero”

        I kid, Orem’s great.

  9. Thomas
    October 19, 2014 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    I find myself skipping over these combat episodes:-/

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