Crit Faced

Crit Faced
Crit Faced is a weekly Dungeons & Dragons playthrough podcast, starring fantasy authors Josiah Bancroft, Timandra Whitecastle, Phil Tucker, David Benem and Benedict Patrick.
49 - Invading the Campsite
Apr 19 • 33 min
On the search for Ireena, Lord Talfryn turns Kellin invisible, hoping he can sneak into the Vistani campsite…
48 - Badgering the Help
Apr 12 • 32 min
As night falls on the burgomaster’s house, the heroes have a decision to make - do they stay in town, or try to escape as their host sleeps?
47 - Banquet with the Burgomaster
Apr 5 • 26 min
Having received a hero’s welcome at the Festival of the Blazing Sun, our team begins to find out more about their host…
46 - The Festival of the Blazing Sun
Mar 29 • 40 min
The heroes gate-crash the Festival of the Blazing Sun, with unexpected results…
45 - Behind Bars
Mar 22 • 32 min
Having dealt with the pack of vampires, the team find themselves somewhere they did not expect to end up - in jail.
44 - Dusting Some Vamps
Mar 15 • 25 min
With Lord Talfryn at one of the vampires’ mercy, the party press their attack, hoping to end the battle…
43 - All the grappling
Mar 8 • 31 min
With the tide turning, the team gets to grips with the vampire nest.
42 - The Morninglord’s Gift
Mar 2 • 25 min
After awakening the nest of vampires, the party struggles to hold their ground against a trio of the unholy beasts…
41 - Vampire Nest?
Jan 26 • 31 min
The team explores the coffinmaker’s home, to find if there really is a nest of vampires within…
40 - Returning the Bones
Jan 18 • 34 min
The heroes return the bones of Saint Andral to their rightful place, and debate on how to deal with the vampires they left sleeping…
39 - “I’ve always known I would die alone.”
Jan 11 • 32 min
Cloaked by his invisiblity spell, Jean infiltrates the coffinmaker’s home…
38 - The Gravedigger
Jan 4 • 23 min
The party follows the threads that hopefully lead to the stolen bones…
37 - Bone Hunting
Dec 14, 2018 • 26 min
The party begins to search for the bones of Saint Andral, before Strahd attacks the town…
36 - The Monkey Steals the Master’s Hat
Dec 7, 2018 • 39 min
The Great Barovian Bard-Off…
35 - Donkeys in the Town Square
Nov 30, 2018 • 27 min
The party spends some time exploring Vallaki, and don’t like what they find…
34 - Dealing with the Magpie
Nov 23, 2018 • 29 min
Our heroes meet with the innkeeper of the Blue Water Inn, who makes them an offer they can’t refuse…
33 - Getting to know the locals
Nov 16, 2018 • 32 min
The team continue to question the residents of the Blue Water Inn…
32 - Vallaki
Nov 9, 2018 • 28 min
Finally arriving at the town of Vallaki, the heroes begin their search for their lost friend…
31 - The Search for Ireena
Nov 2, 2018 • 37 min
With their companion lost in the night, our exhausted heroes begin to search the woods for Ireena…
30 - Someone Dies
Oct 26, 2018 • 26 min
When Doru the vampire attacks… someone dies.
29 - Strahd von Zarovich
Oct 19, 2018 • 21 min
Considerably earlier than they had anticipated, the party prepares to engage Count Strahd von Zarovich in combat!
28 - Zombie Attack! Part Two
Oct 12, 2018 • 22 min
With Ireena wounded by the attacking zombies, the party continue to deal with their enemy. But, is there a further surprise awaiting them in the night…? Crit Faced is a weekly Dungeons & Dragons playthrough podcast, starring fantasy authors Josiah…
27 - Zombie Attack! Part One
Oct 12, 2018 • 25 min
Falling asleep on the road to Vallaki, our heroes receive a rude awakening in the middle of the night…
26 - “I only know four birds.”
Sep 28, 2018 • 25 min
Grab Benedict’s dark fantasy book, They Mostly Come Out At Night, for FREE this weekend! Before entering the windmill, the group question the magpie man who has appeared before them
25 - Invitations and Windmills
Sep 21, 2018 • 33 min
Continuing eastward to Vallaki, our heroes find that travelling in Barovia is never boring…
24 - Escape from the Vistani
Sep 14, 2018 • 35 min
Check out Benedict Patrick’s new dark fantasy book, From the Shadows of the Owl Queen’s Court! Kellin’s crimes catch up with the group as the Vistani close in…
23 - Chilling
Sep 7, 2018 • 31 min
After Madame Eva’s mysterious predictions last week, the team takes some time to get to know each other a little better…
22 - Fortunes of Ravenloft
Aug 31, 2018 • 38 min
21 - The Tser Pool
Aug 24, 2018 • 54 min
After Kellin’s antics last week, the party makes a hasty retreat from the village of Barovia…
20 - Return to the Blood of the Vine
Aug 17, 2018 • 42 min
We are proud to announce the launch of our YouTube Channel! To celebrate, head over to /r/dnd this weekend to tell us which DnD monsters you would like to be featured in the ‘warnings’ at the start of our episodes… Lord Talfryn and Kellin return to the…
19 - Gone Shopping
Aug 10, 2018 • 43 min
This week, Phil has released the first book in his new series, Death March! Grab it at your local Amazon store NOW! ALSO Having survived a vampire attack, our heroes gather supplies before setting forth.
18 - Doru Hungers!
Aug 3, 2018 • 40 min
We kick off this episode with a special word from David Benem, whose A Requiem for Heroes novels are reduced to 99c/99p on the Amazon stores for the next few days - grab them while the bargain lasts!…
17 - We messed up
Jul 27, 2018 • 48 min
The team continues to explore the village of Barovia. However, the episode begins with an apology…
16 - “Well, look at these remarkably attractive young fillies.”
Jul 20, 2018 • 29 min
After the adventures of the previous few days, our heroes deserve a chance to put their feet up…
15 - Dream Pastries
Jul 13, 2018 • 34 min
Having escaped from the Death House, our heroes are free to explore the village of Barovia…
14 - Escape from Death House
Jul 6, 2018 • 52 min
The team makes a final attempt to escape the house. However, will the Death House claim a victim before the mists clear?
13 - The Monster in the Basement
Jun 29, 2018 • 30 min
It is apt that on our thirteenth episode, the team finally finds the monster they have been looking for. And of course, they deal with it in the way any group of heroes would. They run.
12 - Descent into madness
Jun 22, 2018 • 29 min
The tense atmosphere of the basement begins to take its toll on the party. We’re not going to lie about this one – things get weird…
11 - Milestones and Treasure Rooms
Jun 15, 2018 • 41 min
The team experiences an unexpected benefit of their time in Barovia…
10 - The Nursery
Jun 8, 2018 • 37 min
Our heroes finally find out what happened to the children who beckoned them into the house, and it isn’t pretty…
9 - The Attic
Jun 1, 2018 • 23 min
Decimated by last week’s attack, can our heroes pull themselves together and carry on their exploration?
8 - The thing in the corner.
May 25, 2018 • 36 min
After surviving an attack from an animated broom, surely nothing else can go wrong for our heroes…
7 - Roll for initiative
May 18, 2018 • 43 min
Reaching the top floor of the house, the party finally finds signs that they are not alone.
6 - From bad to Durst
May 11, 2018 • 29 min
The party climbs the stairs to the upper floors of the empty house, in search of the rumoured monster…
5 - “I don’t trust a man who doesn’t jangle.”
May 4, 2018 • 22 min
Our heroes explore the ground floor of the house, looking for clues as to the whereabouts of the monster they were warned of…
4 - “There’s a monster in our house.”
Apr 27, 2018 • 32 min
Having discovered two children alone in the street, our heroes investigate their family home, looking for the monster the children claim is inside…
3 - The Body
Apr 20, 2018 • 28 min
The party continues to travel through the mist-filled land, coming across a peculiar smell by the roadside, which almost certainly is not Kellin…
2 - Into the Mist
Apr 13, 2018 • 33 min
The party sets out into the mist-filled land, looking for clues as to how they have gotten here…
1 - The Adventure Begins
Apr 13, 2018 • 26 min
Four individuals, pulled from very different worlds, find themselves lost together in a land covered in mist…
0 - Meet the Crew
Apr 13, 2018 • 15 min
Before we begin to play, we introduce the Crit Faced Crew, and give you a glimpse into our fictional worlds.
Crit Faced Trailer
Apr 10, 2018 • 1 min
Crit Faced is a weekly Dungeons & Dragons playthrough podcast, starring fantasy authors Josiah Bancroft, Timandra Whitecastle, Phil Tucker, David Benem and Benedict Patrick. To find out more about the show, and to join our Crit Faced Fan Group (where you…