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Crit Juice: Dungeons, Dragons, Drinking

A podcast and video series following professional actors & comedians playing Dungeons and Dragons while under the influence.

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5E: The Prologue 001

Everyone at Crit Juice is excited to start playing D&D 5th Edition. Listen in as we build our characters and start the new journey! You all are the best for being so patient.Brought to you by: King Harbor Brewing! Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Matt Cook, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David CrennenHelp Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

1hr 5mins

19 Feb 2016

Rank #1

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5E: The Prologue 003

Everyone at Crit Juice is excited to start playing D&D 5th Edition. The new journey is now Underway as we get into our first—but surely not last—5th Edition bar fight.Brought to you by: King Harbor Brewing! Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Matt Cook, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David CrennenHelp Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

1hr 14mins

14 Mar 2016

Rank #2

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5E: The Prologue 002

Everyone at Crit Juice is excited to start playing D&D 5th Edition. Listen in as we build our characters and start the new journey! You all are the best.Brought to you by: King Harbor Brewing! Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Matt Cook, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David CrennenHelp Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

1hr 6mins

26 Feb 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 056: Falsely Beheld

This seems like a really big baddie.Brought to you by: King Harbor Brewing! Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Matt Cook, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David CrennenHelp Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

49mins

8 Dec 2015

Rank #4

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Episode 022: Crennen Wants to Swallow Us

The Blood Bog is a terrible place to be:Ankle deep in sludge and liver-deep in booze, the party fights their way through creeping vines and crocodiles to get even DEEPER into the swamp. You'd think they liked it here... Will Brian's crit frenzy keep the party alive, or will MattB's drunken stubborness to heal make this their final residence?  (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Matt Cook, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M SoldatiDM'd By: David Crennen Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

39mins

30 Aug 2013

Rank #5

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Episode 048: Three Men and a Gnome (& A Dwarf, Dragonborn, & Doc)

Our adventurers find themselves stuck with a gnome in the Bumbledark. Through caverns and tunnels, they'll have to find their way to the Gnome King. Will they be able to convince the gnomes to stop their enslavement of the Light Pixies, or will this be the blow-out fight that everyone has been waiting for!?!  (This episode brought to you by: MacLeod Ale!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, Matt Cook, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David CrennenHelp Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

56mins

16 Jan 2015

Rank #6

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Episode 028: Phase Drake and Regicide

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audienceRain falls on a slick mountain road as four phase drakes circle our heroes. The King of Thunderblood has been slain. Everyone stands naked, and it seems like only a matter of time before someone glimpses a sight of another's "codpiece area." Will DM David make them roll for natural endowment? Will the wily Dar'Jjeeki find his way back to the table? Will the cursed dice return? And what causes fan-favorite Gub to disappear from our plane of existence? All these questions and more, in this MOMENTOUS episode of Crit Juice! (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Matt Cook, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David Crennen Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

57mins

6 Dec 2013

Rank #7

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Episode 026: Y'all Like Desserts?!

It's not uncommon for things to get blurry when you're drunk, but for an entire tavern to turn into a gelatinous danger-room? That's something special. The Blacksmith of Imasskar has it out for Arience and crew as he trades a bottle of wine for sweet, sweet revenge! (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldatiwith Special Guest: Amy Vorpahl DM'd By: David Crennen Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

49mins

8 Nov 2013

Rank #8

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Episode 025: Arience and His Sad Return Home

Just around the corner is the nation of Thunderblood: rich, luxurious, full of wealth. Home of Arience... right?But why does no one recognize him? Could it be that the party has been travelling with a doppleganger all along? What's this mean for the Princess? Will special guest Amy Vorpahl piece the puzzle together before the adventurers, or will alcohol win yet again? (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldatiwith Special Guest: Amy Vorpahl DM'd By: David Crennen Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

45mins

25 Oct 2013

Rank #9

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Episode 43: Claudia Black Plays Us Like A Lute

This is the episode you've been waiting for.Definitely for an immature, mature audience. Brought to you by Dwarven Foundry and Magic Hat

45mins

17 Oct 2014

Rank #10

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Episode 031: Is Lee Newton The Land?

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audienceWe started off with shots, and now we're ready to roll.This episode promises to amaze with SIX DRINKING GOD RULES, SHOTS, and LEE NEWTON.Will we make it out of this game with our livers intact, or will the Drinking Gods finally take their toll and make our game one player shy?  (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Matt Cook, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M SoldatiWith Special Guest: Lee Newton DM'd By: David Crennen  Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

37mins

17 Jan 2014

Rank #11

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Episode 055: The Real Life Crit Fail

In a very, very intense recording session of Crit Juice the team has to make some world-shattering decisions. We'd love for you to be a part of them, but the recording device fell off the table, ejecting the batteries and losing the recording. Here's everything but that hour. <3Brought to you by: King Harbor Brewing! Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Matt Cook, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David CrennenHelp Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

47mins

13 Nov 2015

Rank #12

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Episode 027: I'm Seeing Double! Four Ariences!

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audience, and gets a bit crass.So is Arience Arience? We may never know, but today we come face to face with an imposter as well as Handsome Gary's love for puns, MattB's 90s music references, and newcomer satyr, Noomi, makes a questionable stealth check! Will the party ever crit during combat again?  (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldatiwith Special Guest: Amy Vorpahl DM'd By: David Crennen Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

50mins

22 Nov 2013

Rank #13

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Episode 038: Prince Meets Crowned Prince

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audienceWe last left our adventurers in Lordan, the city on the edge of the Eternal Forest. Now we cut to the action, bringing you up to speed with a SHINY NEW EPISODE recorded only last week! With Dar'Jjeeki's Matt Cook landing a massive TV gig, will the Princess be meta-impressed, or will Arience's charms win her over?! Also what is #TEAMEXTREME?! (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David Crennen  Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

42mins

23 May 2014

Rank #14

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Episode 033: Duel On! No! Nope! Duel Off!

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audienceWhiskey, Tequila, Gin, and Beer have the players battling to keep their wits as the party fights to stay alive. In this episode, Arience throws down the gauntlet, Dar'Jjeeki makes his move, and Tom tries to remember who Tom is and where Tom is at. Special Guest Lee Newton goes round for round with the heavyweights as the Assault on Everstorm Palace continues! (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Matt Cook, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M SoldatiWith Special Guest: Lee Newton DM'd By: David Crennen  Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

36mins

14 Feb 2014

Rank #15

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Episode 047: Critmas Comes Early For Cook

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audienceThe Critmas spirit is upon us as the Crit Juice boys start the session heavily intoxicated from a #PREGAME #TEAMEXTREME where Wolf and Gralford went head to head. Now they must find a way to escape the Lich's Dungeon, but not before Gub grabs some toilet readings... (This episode brought to you by: MacLeod Ale!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, Matt Cook, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David Crennen  Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

45mins

29 Dec 2014

Rank #16

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Episode 029: We Had Birthday Cake!

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audienceGub is on the back of a Phasedrake and the king is dead! How can we top the last episode? Guess we'll all just drink to find out. THE NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CRITS continues! (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Matt Cook, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David Crennen Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

47mins

20 Dec 2013

Rank #17

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Episode 036: Pow! Bam! Holy Batman Knowledge!

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audienceWithout so much a bite of coronation cake, our heroes continue to fight for their right to party against a shifting ominous cloud and its cadre of phasedrakes. Now in the sweet spot of drunken oblivion, our players roll for the fate of their characters! Will they succeed, or will David's promise of character death prove true!? (This episode brought to you by: Los Angeles Ale Works!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Matt Cook, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David Crennen  Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

42mins

11 Apr 2014

Rank #18

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Episode 030: Go in Quiet...KA-BOOM!

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audienceEverstorm Palace is under attack by... the King of Thunderblood? Arience leads the charge (invisibly) as our heroes drunkenly fight for the greater good. Unfortunately for them, it's the NIGHT OF A THOUSAND CRIT FAILS and we end up with one of our drunkest sessions to date. You won't want to miss Gralford's voice, the race to 5 individual crit fails, and all kinds of fuzzy math as we chug and guzzle delicious grog late into the night! (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Matt Cook, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David Crennen  Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

37mins

3 Jan 2014

Rank #19

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Episode 040: The Beatles Row Row Row the Boats

WARNING: This podcast is intended for a mature audienceThis will be the 40th episode of Crit Juice to grace your ears, and we've come such a long way. Arience, once prince now a king seeks to win the hand of a princess and the respect of his subjects. Wolf, once alone, finds himself part of a pack. And Gralford... still does the same amount of damage he did 39 episodes ago. But will the Shadowfell prove to be the Shadow-fall of our heroes? Only one way to find out... (This episode brought to you by: Magic Hat!)  Starring: Daniel Acker, Matt Buchholtz, Tom Fonss, Brian McGrath, and Gary M Soldati DM'd By: David Crennen  Help Crit Juice keep rolling, and DONATE!

35mins

20 Jun 2014

Rank #20