In this installment of Critical Hit – A Major Spoilers Podcast: The investigators explore Hollywood, and meet one of the world’s most infamous director.

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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. I don’t know if it was the point, but I freaked out when he said “he unfolds the chart… 8 times”.

    Keep in mind how huge that chart has to be to be folded 8 times in reality, then remember it has but a small *fraction* of that size in the story.

    P.S. Sound is awesome!

    • Crystal Groves on

      Didn’t the Mythbusters show it would take an extreme level of planning and effort to fold a paper 7 times and it would be enormous?

  2. Love the creepiness and the setup. Very much looking forward to how the story plays out. I found all the map, etc details and story to be really intriguing. Also, huge fan of the newest addition to the major spoilers/critical hit crew.

    One small note, this episode’s sound seemed to be pretty sensitive. I could hear people writing on paper as well as someone randomly and repeatedly rolling dice (which kind of felt like people talking in a movie theater). I know the audio is still early in the process of perfecting as the series goes along.

  3. Frederick Pagliarulo Jr. (a.k.a. Darth Macho) on

    Looking forward to listening. I’m going to start from the beginning again and do a double feature in work tonight.

  4. I love Dr. Brad Will’s acting. The mentally unstable Allen Smithee was played so well! A perfect character for an engaging Call of Cthulu game!
    This game is unfolding beautifully and I am loving the mystery deepening.
    The player cast is fantastic – im crossing my fingers for Rodrigo to enter as a player :)

  5. The Queen's Obedient Cousin on

    “They’re telling me that people are CRAZY for our movie, The King In Yellow…”

    Oh good Lord, that’s so perfect. Had to stop cutting up vegetables in the kitchen because I was laughing too hard.

  6. I’m loving the gameplay so far. As a player of only 4e and 5e D&D, it’s interesting to hear a new system being used as well. Brad is doing an impressive job as DM – he’s fast on his mental feet when the players throw a curve or question, and all of the players are great to listen to. I’m loving the binaural audio!!

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