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.
Since the start of our second season, The Critshow is proud to be part of the Nerdsmith network, a community of Creators, Podcasters, Streamers, and Roleplayers dedicated to providing the best in free nerdy entertainment!
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 coming up and we’d love to meet you. Come say hello!
End of Days
Live-stream game on our Twitch channel, GM’d by Tass – featuring special guest Nyx Tesseract, our very own webmaster!
Stream was on July 12 – available for replay on Twitch for two more weeks
Recruited by the IPT – play Monster of the Week with The Critshow
Thursday, August 1, 8:00pm
Friday, August 2, 6:00pm
Saturday, August 3, 10:00am
Sunday, August 4, noon
Note: the Gen Con games are currently sold out, but check the Gen Con event registration periodically for cancellations.
Saturday, August 3, 5:00pm
Crit Crew Meetup at the IPT
Saturday, August 3, 7:30pm
Indiana Repertory Theatre
140 W Washington St, Indianapolis
Join us after the Gen Con live show for a Crit Crew meetup – at none other than Indiana Repertory Theatre, the real-life inspiration for the IPT! Please RSVP before August 1 if you plan to attend.
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
- Exclusive downloads of music by Jake
- Supporter-only wallpapers featuring scenes from the show shot by our awesome sponsor, The Portrait Dude