When Crit Happens

When Crit Happens

Two Interracial couples on a quest. A D&D Podcast Where Fantasy and the Real World Collide. Every episode begins with an actual play D&D session. We play 5th Edition in our home brew world of Rokhatima. Then, we talk about all the crit that went down! Microaggressions from an NPC...we gonna talk about it. Near death experience...we gonna talk about it...character choices that are thinly veiled lover’s quarrels...yeah we should probably talk about that. Come Through! Connect with us on Instagram, Patreon, Twitter and Facebook @Whencrithappens If you enjoy this podcast, show us some love with a review and sharing with your adventuring party. whencrithappens.com


December 18, 2022 11 min

Meet the Couples of Crit. Kylee, Tor, Deanna and Joshua. Learn a little lore about the land of Rokhatima and the characters we'll be playing this season.

Tangents and tirades abound in this introduction episode to the world and whimsy of When Crit Happens, recorded after Episode 0, but before Episode 1.


If you enjoy this podcast, come through and show us some love! Leave a review and share with your adventuring party.



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This the first thing we recorded for the series! Joshua, Deanna, Kylee, and Torsten talk about the world of the game, their ideas for characters, and what makes this podcast unique!

Episode 0 gives us an opportunity to discuss what we're interested in for the game, and how we're going to make it happen. We even roll ability scores on mic!

Feel free to listen before you start the story at Episode 1, or come back to this late...

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December 21, 2022 100 min

Welcome to Rokhatima!

Join Jasoo, Jo, and Titan as they meet in the city of Stormhaven, and deal with whatever crit is thrown their way.

Then see what Deanna, Kylee, Joshua, and Tor have to say about those uncommonly frequent times when crit happens.

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December 22, 2022 33 min

In honor of our launch, we're throwing a little party. It's an opportunity to introduce ourselves, and go on a few fun tangents. 

We recorded this just before launching the pod, a solid six months after recording Episode 1, so we've learned a lot about what this podcast truly is, and we want to share it with you as you begin the journey with us! Don't worry, there aren't any spoilers, so feel free to listen befo...

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December 29, 2022 110 min

Jasoo, Titan, and Jo make their way to Longstrom and deliver much needed water. After investigating the stream themselves, and connecting with Malaia, they venture uphill into the forested mountainside.

Listen to the invention of The Crunch of the Dice (stay tuned for more info!) and hot takes on camping in dnd.

Thanks for your support! Your ratings, reviews, and subscriptions are much appreciated.

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Welcome to the first episode of a segment we’re calling Let’s Get Critical.

It’s a Patreon Exclusive Bonus Show where we do a deep dive into something that’s come up on the podcast. This time we’ll be talking about stuff from Episode 2, so you’ll want to make sure you’ve listened to that first. 

This is only one of the shows that will be offered exclusively to our members, so head over Patreon to find more in depth content like thi...

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Our third full episode!

Jo, Jasoo, and Titan continue their foray into the forest, encountering some of its inhabitants. They get some rest in an unlikely spot, and enjoy acorn coffee, despite its caffeination limitations. 

Their host plays guide and shows them the source of the stream's impurities. Getting close enough to fix it, though, might prove ruff.

The discussion to follow covers everything from the ethics of imaginary ...

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January 18, 2023 1 min

Just a quick update since this is our first week without posting a Main Feed episode. There is a brand new episode, full of lore, on Patreon, though! 

It's a new series we're calling Break the Screen, and this edition is full of Rokhatima world building insights, advice, and lore. 

Next week we'll release Episode 4 of the Rokhatima Campaign. 

In the meantime, see you at Patreon.com/WhenCritHappens


Crit on 'Em!

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Crit is starting to go down in the Storm Crest Mountains. Jasoo, Jo, and Titan pick themselves up and reckon with what just happened, and reconnect with Yama. They continue investigating what's going on up in this mountain valley, and approach Tempest Top. When they get there, you might be care'n about what they do. 

In Dirty Crit, we get into some nuanced conversations about what it means to ask for a manager, and whether ...

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Here's a sample of a Patreon Exclusive Bonus Show we're calling Collide-a-Scope. This will be the space where we examine various ways in which fantasy and the real world collide!

This week Joshua brings you a conversation with Deanna and Torsten about how D&D and other table top role playing games can have therapeutic benefits, both formally and informally. 

Here are the sources we mention in the episode:

The article we...

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