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 and appearances coming up and we’d love to meet you.
Podcast Movement 2019
Rev and social media manager Rachel will be in attendance at Podcast Movement in Orlando – keep an eye out for them and come say hello!
End of Days
Live Twitch Stream
Friday, August 23, 9:30pm Eastern
Back by popular demand, Investigate the History co-host Carolyn will be joining us once again for another installment of End of Days, our MotW game run by Tass, streaming live on our Twitch channel!
Wizard World Chicago
Webmaster Nyx will be hanging out all four days of Wizard World Chicago, with Critshow stickers for anyone who finds her to say hello – keep an eye on our social media for more about how to find her!
August 29-September 2
Almost the entire Critshow team – Rev, Jake, Tass, Teej, Nyx, Rachel and Wes – will be at DragonCon this year. There are rumors that Werewolf Serum and sea shanties will be involved. Watch our social media for more details!
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