In this installment of Critical Hit – A Major Spoilers Podcast: The party grows in size, and we learn more about the Mountain Elves.

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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. The Queen's Obedient Cousin on

    Entirely legit alternate titles for this episode:

    Hunting The Wily Mountain Cow
    Wiggity-wig-wig-woo, Phantom Menace Was The Best Star Wars
    Don’t Move That Rock, That’s How They Get You
    Snarf Was The Best Thundercat
    Good Lord, Rodrigo Made A Full House Reference
    The Boot-Scorpion Killing Song
    Three Camps For The Price Of One
    I’m Drifting Away Into Nothingness, You Can’t See Me
    It’s… So Complicated
    You Can Never Be Too Prepared For Granola
    Sucking The Blood Of Meta
    That Time Ket Complimented Someone

    • Crystal Groves on

      I think I remember something about it being part of the Underdark war, but that only makes me want to know even more about it.

      • Simonsimonforyou on

        We don’t get an answer. But Thony says he knew somebody called something like The Queens Outspoken Cousin, and Missy says she used to be different people.

  2. Frederick Pagliarulo on

    Great episode. I’m surprised that The Mountain Ghost has come up in so many episodes now, and Orem, Randus, and Ket haven’t asked what became of her? What’s up with that? Very suspicious! ;)

  3. Crystal Groves on

    Orem being a dork is so much fun. I’m surprised that he didn’t ask Sekhar if he was going out for a bite to eat.

    So, canonically, Orem just told the elf that Ket is part elf and part eladrin, not part eladrin part human? Oh, I hope that gets brought up later.

  4. I love Critical Hit! Stephen, this may seem like an odd (nit picky) request, but I mean it in the best of spirits- and in the light of lighthearted feed back. Would you consider using a consistent naming convention for your MP3 files? By that I mean, this episode file is named criticalhit374 and a lot of the other files are named ch###. The net result is that when I load up my phone with your fine show to listen to, they don’t play in order, because of the alphabet. (not the numbers). >.> So if one is worried about file naming originality convention… criticalhit#### would work great. If one did it every time. :D If not, I just go in and rename them. But man that is impossible when on the fly driving down the highway for the holidays and I just need to find out how badly Randus rolls next. :3

  5. Hi there, future person here — checked the page on this episode for 1 specific reason and am surprised no one has said anything about the HUGE LIGHTNING STRIKE that comes out of nowhere around the 1:23:45 mark. Is there a story to that or did Stephen’s house just barely miss a bolt??

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