Hays of Shadows, Urban Shadows, Critical Hit

In this installment of Critical Hit – A Major Spoilers Podcast: Chaos breaks out at the Goblin Market.

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Stephen Schleicher

Stephen Schleicher

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.

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6 Comments

  1. happyhermit
    February 5, 2018 at 10:18 am — Reply

    Having fun listening to this storyline, lots of great roleplay and characters, sounds like they are having fun too. The few times when things drag and/or become generally unsatisfying (from my perspective) are almost always when they actually engage with the rules, thankfully the vast majority of time they don’t. I am sure this system and related ones truly elevate some people’s games in ways they crave but I have yet to see it for myself. Thankfully whether they like the system or not they are being extremely uncritical so it hasn’t turned into the 5e debacle.

  2. Oliver Ellis
    February 9, 2018 at 10:10 am — Reply

    When will you go back to the original game ?

    • February 9, 2018 at 10:43 am — Reply

      Original game? All of our games are original – except for that one time we did a prepackaged DnD 5E game… oof.
      Thanks for your question!

      • Oliver Ellis
        February 9, 2018 at 12:02 pm — Reply

        Sorry for the confusion. I’m talking about the 4th editing game. The original or founding game with Rodrigo Lopez as the GM. Will this game ever come back or is Critical Hits future a collection of short stories?

        • February 9, 2018 at 7:33 pm — Reply

          Ah, you mean The Void Saga. I don’t think we’ve ever said it wouldn’t come back… so yes, it will be making a return. Make sure you are following @MajorSpoilers on Twitter for an announcement about upcoming episodes of Critical Hit. Also, if you are patron (http://patreon.com/MajorSpoilers) you would have all the answers you seek by now.

          • simonsimonforyou
            February 15, 2018 at 3:00 am — Reply

            It’s kind of beginning to sound like you don’t like the main game Stephen? I know it’s called the Void Saga, or Vertex, but to a lot of it us, it is the original critical hit game, because it was the one that started it all. And it’s also the main game to a lot of us, because it’s been the one going on for the longest, and the sort of biggest arc in the show. And you guys have been calling it the main game on the podcast through the years.

            I love the story, and the game, and it sort of feels like you’re stamping on it when you pretend to not know what’s meant by “the original” game.

            When people call the void saga the main game, or the original game, or the main story, or whatever, it’s really out of passion and love for the show.

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