You wake up in the middle of the night, and before you can drift back to sleep… you feel something else in the room. You let your rational mind convince you there’s nothing there.
Well, I’m here to tell you, there is.
That’s where they come in: Jake, Tass, and Teej. Three friends whose lives are turned upside down when they’re pulled into a battle they didn’t know existed.
They are the last line of defense between you and what lurks in the darkness. Are they ready? No… but no one ever is.
The Critshow is an actual play podcast where the main story is set in a world using the Powered by the Apocalypse system (Monster of the Week, Dungeon World, and more).
Every Wednesday Jake, Tass, and Teej try their best to solve Rev’s mysteries, protect the innocent, and hunt monsters alongside their allies at the Indiana Paranormal Task-force (IPT). Their intentions are good, their dice rolls… not so much.
I just started the actual play podcast @thecritshow and it’s very sharp… The players have good chemistry and table sense but special shout-out the GM @RevDeschain for keeping things moving, presenting smart hard choices, and illustrating how to GM a 7-9 result better than I’ve ever really understood it before.
As an experienced player, this is the best Monster of the Week podcast I’ve found to show what real play looks like. The guys have a great group dynamic and know how to be interesting and funny while also advancing a serious storyline. If you want a good real play podcast or want to see what Monster of the Week looks like when it’s done right, this is the best podcast around.
Be a part of the Crit Crew!
Building community with our fans is one of our top priorities, and Critshow fans are second to none!
If sharing fan theories and diving deep into the lore is more your style, find your like-minded fellows on our subreddit.
Enjoy hanging out with your friends and watching them play video games? Sounds like watching our Twitch streams and hanging out with fellow fans in the chat might be for you.
And if you love all of that rolled up into one, with a big helping of exclusive content and a side of emojis of your favorite characters, get thee to our Discord server – only available by supporting us on Patreon!
Hang out with us in person or on our live streams! We’ve got several events and appearances coming up and we’d love to meet you.
End of Days
Fri 1/31, 9pm Eastern
Join us on Twitch once more as we continue Tass Allgood’s Monster of the Week campaign, End of Days. Wes the Portrait Dude joins us once more for this edition!
Con of the North
Fri 2/14, 2-6pm
Sat 2/15, 10am-2pm
Join Nyx to play Monster of the Week at Con of the North in February! She’ll be running two sessions, all materials provided, no prior experience necessary. She’ll also be walking around with Critshow stickers if you can spot her!
Wednesdays at 7pm Eastern
Join Rev and Nyx every Wednesday on the NerdSmith streaming show Obscurum! This dark and thrilling TTRPG is played in City of Mist, a game system where myths and legends from the past channel their desires – and their powers – through citizens of this mysterious 1940s city. Watch live or in replay at twitch.tv/wearenerdsmith.
Mondays (and various times)
The boys do a regular Monday night stream of various games, and also frequently jump onto Twitch at other times without much warning – watch our Facebook and Twitter feeds or follow us on Twitch to be notified when these last-minute streams are happening.
Other Cons and Events
Do you know of any game-centric cons or events we should be attending to run games or try to be a part of panels on gaming, podcasting, or storytelling? Drop us a line through our contact form and let us know – we’re always looking for ways to build community with our fans!
Just can’t get enough from Jake, Tass, Teej, and Rev? Support our Patreon and get all the Critshow love you could ever want:
- Not one, but two Patreon-exclusive shows
- A Discord server where you can hang out with us and a ton of other amazing people
- Monthly AMAs
- Swag or t-shirts (or both!) in your mailbox several times each year
- Supporter-only wallpapers featuring scenes from the show shot by our awesome sponsor, The Portrait Dude