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It's probably hard to find sympathy in your hearts for a bunch of career criminals. But c'mon, it's not like you wage slaves are gonna change anything about the world either, right? In this stylized, action-packed, actual-play RPG show, five caree...Show More
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Ep 47: Canticle for a True Patriot

1:29:20 | May 10th

The squad takes on a run that could free them or get them killed. (But what else is new?). Baldy makes an interesting promise. Trencherman faces a threat from an unlikely source. WE HAVE A PATREON! Visit patreon.com/critsquad to check it out! It’s a...Show More
Season Three Teaser!

03:25 | May 3rd

IT. IS. THAT. TIME. Welcome Back Friends, it is SO nice to see you again. Hope you dig the teaser, because we are REALLY excited to return to you with more of the adventures of Sacha, Baldy, Trencherman and the rest of their friends as they FINALLY s...Show More
Bonus Episode – Year Two Deep Dive!

51:27 | Dec 21st, 2018

It’s the last episode of Crit Squad for the year! We’ve been through a lot this year, both in and out of character. Especially during the incredible ‘Trials of Id’ Arc that Austin put together for us to finish off the season. The four of us talk abou...Show More
Bonus Episode – Austin Rusk!

44:15 | Dec 9th, 2018

We found an episode we recorded back in March, but never got around to releasing! Austin talks about how he finds his runs, what he does for a living, and how Crit Squad has changed his other RPG gaming experiences. If you want a Crit Squad T-Shirt, ...Show More
Bonus Episode – Q&A With the Crit Squad!

1:06:13 | Nov 22nd, 2018

Thanks to our awesome listeners who provided questions for this episode! If you want to pick up a T-Shirt, hit up critsquad.com/merch and put in your order before December 14, 2018!
Year Two Finale – Wherever You Go

35:07 | Nov 9th, 2018

Sacha helps Trencherman correct a decades-old travesty. Baldy looks inward. The Squad comes together. <hr /> And with that, Year Two of Crit Squad comes to a close. If you’re with us live, don’t miss your chance to nab a Crit Squad T-Shirt! Now throu...Show More
Trials of Id – Part VI: The True Name

38:17 | Oct 20th, 2018

After overcoming the dark influence of a Shadow Spirit in the Plane of Id, the squad must find their way safely home. Trencherman uses new friends to fight a battle against old. Sacha steals beef jerky. Baldy faces a new truth. Support the show by v...Show More
Trials of Id – Part V : The Beast Inside

22:54 | Oct 8th, 2018

With only Trencherman untouched by the spirit, the squad makes their way uncertainly deeper into the plane of Id, following a trail of desolation and despair. Sacha overcomes an old fear. Baldy’s aim is true. Support the show by visiting critsquad.c...Show More
Trials of Id – Part IV : Convenience

25:38 | Sep 25th, 2018

A mysterious traveler escorts the squad to a waystation in the Plane of Id, and they are given the path to their next encounter with Despair. Dr Trencherman divulges a secret. Sacha contends with an old fear. Support the show by visiting critsquad.c...Show More
Trials of Id – Part III : The Longest Passage

28:32 | Sep 15th, 2018

The squad travels further into the Shadow Spirit’s domain, and this time Sacha is the one ensnared by its power. Support the show by visiting critsquad.com/merch and picking up a mug, poster, or just leaving us some spare change in the tip jar! Or, ...Show More
Trials of Id – Part II : The Open Mouth

23:47 | Sep 7th, 2018

Dr Trencherman leads the squad on a path to find the strongest source of despair in the Plane of Man. Nikolai agrees to ignore what he saw in Trencherman’s aura. And Baldy is the first to pass into the Shadow Spirit’s dark influence. This is Part Two...Show More
Trials of Id – Part I : The Quiet Ramble

26:51 | Sep 3rd, 2018

The Squad flies a bathtub into Central Park. They gain new insights into each other’s personalities. Nikolai notices something odd. This is Part One of a six-part, weekly Crit Squad arc! Stay tuned for new episodes EVERY Friday for the next six weeks...Show More
Ep 39: Dog Movies

40:04 | Aug 17th, 2018

The Squad prepares for their upcoming run. The first without 14 Milligrams, and the first time they’re dealing with ghosts directly, on purpose. Sacha gets a strange phone call from a contact. Nikolai brings gifts. Together, the remaining squad works...Show More
Ep 37: Free

52:43 | Jul 16th, 2018

After a harrowing battle, the squad handles a difficult choice. Baldy meets an old friend.   …   …   … — SHOW NOTES — John’s Forex Channel John’s Photography Channel Stay Tuned for more Crit Squad! If you dig the show, you can support us by heading t...Show More
Bonus Episode – Lindsay Zana Interview!

1:26:44 | Jun 22nd, 2018

We get all over the place in this one: Sound Stuff, Gaming, Editing, what she learned putting out serialized story material and working as an actress and singer, and all the shit jobs she worked leading up to now! Plus, we Fix Sexism in Gaming! (No, ...Show More
Ep 36: Chunky Salsa

24:55 | Jun 9th, 2018

Sacha deals with the pear-shaped aftermath of his conversation with Yaroslav. Trencherman battles long odds to save his new friends. Wanna support the show? Head to critsquad.com and click the merch tab to pick up a sweet mug, poster, or just leave s...Show More
Ep 35: There’s a Troll Under Here

37:12 | May 27th, 2018

Baldy processes The Call. Sacha gets Doughnuts. Dr Trencherman answers the phone at an inopportune time. Yaroslav contemplates a difficult option. To Support the show, tweet your favorite episode! Or head to critsquad.com/merch to pick up a poster, m...Show More
Ep 34 : The Call

51:01 | May 13th, 2018

The squad reaps the financial rewards of their latest job. Yaro and Trencherman become close. Baldy makes a tough call. If you’d like to support Crit Squad, tell your friends! Tweet using the #CritSquadCast hashtag, or pick up a piece of sweet Crit S...Show More
Bonus Episode – John DeVries Interview!

44:35 | May 4th, 2018

In this extra bonus episode, we’ve got 14 Milligrams Himself — Chris (Sacha, Sound Designer) sits down with Johnnydeez to talk about his experience learning to play RPGs on mic, how he schedules his side projects, what makes a good story, and what he...Show More
Ep 33: Being Jose San Juan

41:35 | Apr 28th, 2018

The Squad continues their run against Aztechnology. Yaroslav stretches his acting muscle (he only has one, and it’s a little underdeveloped). Baldy takes a leap of faith. SPONSORS! ——— Yes, we have those now! To learn more about our Sponsor for this ...Show More
Ep 32 : The Shimmering Flute

0:00 | Apr 13th, 2018

The Squad heads out on their third major run. Trencherman Proves his worth. Sacha stretches his acting muscles. Baldy beats the shit out of Milligram. Also: There’s a shopping montage!
Ep 31: Distracting Fire

30:32 | Mar 30th, 2018

The Squad deals with Sacha’s predicament. Yaroslav plays a killer game of COD: Amazonia, and the group plans their next move against Aztechnology.
Ep 30: Best Laid Plans

35:48 | Mar 17th, 2018

The squad accepted their first Stateside run with no money, no permits, and duct-taped credentials. Can they succeed? Sacha tries to talk his way out of a bad situation.
Ep 29: Procession

30:55 | Mar 3rd, 2018

Sacha calls in a dangerous favor, and the Squad gets their next…job. They’ll have to remember not to think of them as assignments. They find their new home away from home. (Don’t touch the books.)
Ep 28: Arrival

30:20 | Feb 16th, 2018

The Squad arrives in New Jersey after an interminable ride in a shipping container. Yaroslav gets in touch with an old friend, and Baldy receives a mysterious voice message…
Ep 27: Departure

0:00 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Artery introduces the squad to a new and dangerous ally. The squad finds a way out of London. A friend is left behind.
GM Tips and Shadowrun Anarchy VS SR5 with Austin Rusk And Ozzkore!

0:00 | Jan 29th, 2018

The last bonus episode before Crit Squad : Year Two begins puts Crit Squad GM Austin Rusk and Join The Anarchy’s Ozzkore in the same talk about which system works best for what scenarios: Shadowrun Anarchy, or Shadowrun Fifth Edition? Plenty of fanta...Show More
2017 Editors’ Roundtable

1:55:12 | Dec 23rd, 2017

Bonus content! Damian from Violent Life, Mr Johnson from The Arcology, and Lindsay & Chris from Crit Squad join forces to talk RPGs, Podcasting, and answer audience questions about what goes on Behind The Scenes in our shows. Enjoy!
Year One Finale : Part II – 14 Milligrams

36:50 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Galt gets a new set o’ limbs…and some other stuff. Milligram undergoes surgery, and a secret is revealed. This episode marks the end of Crit Squad : Year One. There will be a brief hiatus while we go on holiday breaks, make dastardly plans, and recor...Show More
Year One Finale : Part I – Fine Without You

35:28 | Nov 18th, 2017

The Squad takes their first break in a long time; and their first funded break ever. Galt makes strange headway with Saiorse. Baldy names her new pet. Milligram has no idea what is about to happen to him, but he has a box full of kittens.
Ep 25: For A Few Kittens More

44:07 | Oct 27th, 2017

The Squad encounters their most dangerous foe to date. Milligram risks everything to keep his friends safe. Sacha and Baldy share a tense moment.
Ep 24: A Fistful of Kittens

25:36 | Oct 14th, 2017

The squad ventures into the countryside to retrieve a key asset. Milligram finds some happiness in this dark world. Baldy makes a new friend.
Ep 23: …And Carry On

30:33 | Sep 29th, 2017

The squad tries to move on after suffering a major loss. Baldy copes with some guilt and learns something new about her mysterious past. Galt takes a gamble with an old relationship. Milligram orders one of everything, and Sacha exits through the Kit...Show More
Ep 22: Any Given Day

35:30 | Sep 15th, 2017

Having made a difficult choice, the squad prepares for surgery. Artery shows off his medical skills. The squad prepares to embark on their second-ever mission together, with some major unexpected hurdles to overcome. Saorise invites them into her hom...Show More
Ep 21: The Gravestone of Dane Henry Smythe

42:18 | Sep 1st, 2017

The Squad makes it out of Germany, mostly alive, and immediately faces a new challenge. Sacha is coping. Baldy drinks tequila. We learn more about True Patriot’s ‘relationship’ with Darla Hellscream than any one man should. Milligram has to make a to...Show More
Ep 20: The Neckar River Styx

24:42 | Aug 18th, 2017

In the aftermath of their very first run, the Squad has to make good on their deal with the Vory or face some serious questions about their continued survival.
Ep 19: Limbs and Skin

30:56 | Aug 4th, 2017

The squad contends with a complication. Baldy takes one for the team. Sacha’s aim is true. Milligram helps the squad through a tough spot.
Ep 18: Smash and Grab

36:17 | Jul 21st, 2017

The Squad embarks on their first assignment.
Ep 17: Mission Prep 101

0:00 | Jul 6th, 2017

The Squad plans their first job outside captivity. Gable does some internet shopping.
Ep 16: Truth By Galt

43:05 | Jun 22nd, 2017

John Galt digs deep into his relationships, and learns a great deal about the rest of the squad in the process. The Turk hands the squad their first ‘official’ assignment.
Ep 15: The Turk

51:14 | Apr 29th, 2017

The Squad takes care of their dirty laundry, and head into the sprawl to track down the location of the mysterious Turk. Sacha finds a new suit. Baldy develops her taste in music. Milligram gets down with his bad self.
Ep 14: Fifty Feet From Deutschland

44:09 | Apr 7th, 2017

The Squad makes it into the Frankfurt sprawl in one piece. Gable and Sacha call in some favors. Baldy is introduced to Blood-Rock.
Ep 13: The Girl From Ipanema

22:03 | Mar 23rd, 2017

The Squad gives themselves up to the border authorities. Baldy uncovers new abilities. Gable gets his One Phone Call.
Ep 12: Glow Jerky

33:56 | Mar 2nd, 2017

The Squad has some vomit containment issues to deal with. Gable finds a way out while Milligram floors it.  Sacha confesses an apology.
Ep 11: Keep. On. Dragging.

31:33 | Feb 16th, 2017

The Squad continues their fight for their lives. Sacha takes a dive. Milligram finds an old skill to be extraordinarily useful to the group’s continued survival. Gable plies his trade, with explosive results.
Ep 10: Nothing More Than to be Just Like You…

42:31 | Feb 2nd, 2017

The Squad escapes into the irradiated wilderness and encounters a new foe. Baldy stretches her legs. Milligram meets his match.
Ep 9: Passengers

41:00 | Jan 24th, 2017

The Squad goes under the knife to rid themselves of a troublesome restriction. A deal is struck, and the squad undertakes a morally grey escape plan. Galt is as much an actor as he is a journalist. Gable gets carried away. Baldy keeps a level head un...Show More
Ep 8: Coup de Grâce

35:51 | Jan 5th, 2017

The Squad goes deeper down the barrel. Galt takes a chance in the Matrix. Olga offers the squad an extremely tempting deal while Sacha applies narcotics to a difficult problem. Milligram showcases some hidden emergency medical knowledge.
Ep 7: Down the Barrel

25:00 | Dec 28th, 2016

The Squad tests the “look like you’re supposed to be there” trick to its limits, with surprising results. True Patriot calibrates his arsenal. Sacha performs a physics experiment. A new danger is revealed.
Ep 6: Coffee Broken

26:00 | Dec 8th, 2016

The discovery of an underground facility leads the squad to think perhaps they haven’t been given the whole story about their assignment. Sacha’s size comes in handy. Milligram uses his strength to subvert security…for a minute, anyway.
Ep 5: That’s Distressing…

40:41 | Nov 24th, 2016

The squad regroups after the last battle. Broken and stranded, they resort to violent measures to unlock the secret of the mysterious cottage in the middle of the SOX. Videogame fans among you will recognize the potential danger of what they uncover…
Ep 4: The Expendables

24:00 | Nov 10th, 2016

Beaten and Bleeding from a hilarious number of very large holes, the squad regroups and learns just how alone they are in this ordeal. Jon Galt showcases some of his more illicit skillset. Sacha nearly breaks a priceless piece of computing equipment.
Ep 3: Moral Relativism

27:40 | Oct 26th, 2016

Having survived mortal danger ten minutes into their first assignment–a danger new to some–the squad must regroup and find safety before the radioactive wilderness comes to claim them. And there’s that mysterious cottage in the distance… Crit Squad i...Show More
Ep 2: Radio, Active.

32:00 | Oct 22nd, 2016

The squad is dumped into the middle of a radioactive wasteland, tasked with finding secret data from a seemingly abandoned site. Before they get their bearings, a new enemy emerges and leaves some of the group struggling for their lives. And it’s not...Show More
Ep 1: You Won’t Have to Jump

28:00 | Oct 19th, 2016

In the very first episode of Crit Squad, we meet our heroes: some horrible criminals with bombs in their heads! A Bald Orc Woman with badass snake tattoos and no memory of anything! A Beefy enforcer with a [fake?] eastern european accent and an adora...Show More
Ep 0: Intro to Crit Squad

02:22 | Sep 19th, 2016

It’s probably hard to find sympathy in your hearts for a bunch of career criminals. But c’mon, it’s not like you wage slaves are gonna change anything about the world either, right? In this stylized, action-packed, live-play RPG show, five career cri...Show More