In this installment of Critical Hit – A Major Spoilers Podcast: The team develops a plan, which includes bombs, going to restaurants, and chatting up the locals.

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  1. Another excellent rp episode, and now the party is on the cusp of the rescue attempt. Should be quite interesting!

  2. Crystal Groves on

    Great episode! I like that we’re exploring into Kenku culture a bit. This episode made me really hungry for fish and mangoes. D:

  3. Great episode as always. I’m always amazed at how wonderful both the players and Rodrigo are at roleplaying and quickly adapting to situations. Loved the fish song, I’m going to believe that it actually happened. Can’t wait for the next episode!

  4. The Queen's Obedient Cousin on

    “One of them is an Eladrin wizard.”
    “I don’t know what that is.”
    “I know, right? They’re like elves, but even more fancy.”

    I could practically hear the record-needle-scratch noise as somewhere in the market, Orem grimaced with disgust, not entirely knowing why.

  5. The Queen's Obedient Cousin on

    Given that Matthew kind of poked at the legitimacy of stealing the Assistant out of character, I was kind of disappointed that no one brought it up in character in any way — either questioning it if they felt it was an issue, or just congratulating Sparkle on her coup if they didn’t. (She got a sort of rushed, awkward, running-from-giant-angel-explodathon “Thanks!” from Randus in passing at the end of last ep, and then it just doesn’t come up again.)

    And that’s because I’m not sure how I feel about it. The Gambler (I’ve gone back and listened to her name a bunch of times, and have no idea how to spell it) either won the Assistant fairly and has a moral right to it, or cheated (that stray unexplained arcana check), which would be a different interesting story peg. Obviously the commentors here were really emotionally invested in Randus getting the Assistant back, but right now, I have no idea whether the party members felt the same way at all — especially Ket, who was really noticeably silent on the issue after losing the game. Do they care that one of their party members just outright took something that didn’t belong to her anymore?

    And it’s maybe only relevant because I can’t think of another case of the party just outright stealing things, unless you count looting the eladrin cave in the Fen Of Winter and leaving an IOU. (Or really, an “Dear eladrin, if you are alive, my awful dad owes you one cave full of stuff” note, but there’s no common abbreviation for that for some reason.) This feels new to me. Certainly not in a bad way, but in a way I was hoping to see examined a little, just to see where everyone’s heads are at.

  6. Man I was expecting better Kenku food. The waiter should have asked if they wanted grub and if they said yes, brought out a plate of live grubs. Or asked if they wanted the house special, sauteed earthworms. And if they balked at the earthworms asked them if they preferred them boiled with sauce on the side…….

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