Aug 16

Welcome to Detention, Episode 4!


Hello students! Welcome to a new bonus feature on The RPG Academy, Detention!


We were so happy to hear good feedback about this bonus content that we decided to make more!

In this episode, Caleb and Scott are joined by special guest Quinn Wilson from the Swallows of the South podcast! As usual, these episodes are a little more rough around the edges, with less editing to reflect a more conversational tone. They also include more of the tangents, bad jokes, and adult language that we tend to use when we’re hanging out and having fun.

In Extra Curricular, Scott talks about maps, Quinn is the smartest guy in the room, and I read a book. We get into Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and there are some very general spoilers. And we don’t exactly shower it with love. Consider yourself warned. In Dead Campaigns, Quinn shares a story about a family game that attempted to revive itself, but then was committed to its ultimate demise. And we jump off on a tangent about parentage in Exalted. And there’s a special appearance from Quinn’s dog. Lastly, in Class Review, we finish off the classic 4 person party and discuss the Wizard. We all share our personal views on the class and what we like about it. Spoiler,  there’s a lot more that we don’t like. We also definitively prove that bards are better than wizards, if only through a cruel joke at my expense. A great discussion is had about wizards and their roles in other games too.

And finally, stand by for bloopers, brought to you by 10 dads.

-Professor Crunch-

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  1. So my comments on stuff:

    I hated the stupid third act of the final Harry Potter book, and I didn’t like the last two books as well a lot of the other books. JK Rowling just needs to stop messing with the world. She doesn’t really realize that she doesn’t own the world anymore. Once the last book was done, the world was left for the fans, and she can’t dictate what it is anymore, and when she tries to, she ends up doing things that ruin way to many peoples head cannon.

    That game sound pretty interested, and 10 fathers, how does that not make sense.

    Break now to catch a Squirtle.

    And back

    Finally, when I think Wizard, I tend ot think like Scott does, where it should be very knowledge based. I think of Wizards in their towers always studying, and it isn’t just studying for new spells, but how to use the spells most effectively as well.

    1. 10 dads is ok. Rowling jacking up the series is at least a 15 dads. Just dumb.

      And I really love the idea of wizards researching new ways to use spells. I loved in 3.5 all the crazy feats that let casters twist spells around and do whatever they wanted. I always favored the feat tree that let me swap elemental types of my evocations. Fireball made of acid? Yes please.

      But more importantly, did you get the Squirtle?

    • Red Rabbit on August 20, 2016 at 4:07 pm
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    I agree with Scott on this one. wizards are the keepers of knowledge, that’s their shnit. They know stuff and they fling spells. That said, when the lute playing rogue (bard) and the priest is flinging spells from the frontlines cause they can wear heavy armor for some reason, that stings. Yes, I don’t like that other classes do my job mechanically better than I should. Especially a bard
    That said. Great Episode.

    1. As much as I like wizards being the smart guys in their towers, I always love a spell-slinging battle wizard better. But you also bring up an interesting topic…why wouldn’t a spell slinger be able to wear armor? It’s been a trope of the fantasy genre for ages. 3.5 and 4E let casters buff themselves with spells and items to replace armor, but 5E gave plenty of ways for the (arguably) more important classes to actually protect themselves with hunks of metal. Do we not like this because it violates tradition?

    • Red Rabbit on August 21, 2016 at 5:24 pm
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    That’s a good question, and I don’t have an answer. Possibly balance. Mage armor gives armor at the expense of a 1st level slot, which at levels 3+ become a bit less of an investment. Although, on forums I constantly see people blowing a fuse everytime wotc decides to make subtle changes to things that are believed to be “tradition”. So, you may be right.

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