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Hosts Jonathan & Kiley talk about the upcoming week, but a long time ago (and sometimes not so long ago). Occasionally, they even know what they are talking about! Join them in exploring topics like Space Monkeys, Teleportation, Viking Battles, Death Poems, and more!
 
Halfwits & Failed Crits is an actual play tabletop role-playing podcast where Game Master Jonathan Swenson vows to get his players to the end of a campaign. Unfortunately their cursed dice have other plans. Join them as they play Dungeons & Dragons, and try to make the guild to beat all guilds in Season 1 - Worlds Divided. Blast off into space with Season 2 - Children of the Spine, a Stars Without Number game. Or just hop on for a good time but not a long time with any of the crazy One Shots ...
 
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This week Kiley cut a car into tiny pieces after the Crime of the Century in our old stomping grounds of Boston! Topic: Anthony "Fats" Pino and the multi million dollar Brinks Robbery of 1950. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcas…
 
This week Kiley is witness to a "secret" treason committee hearing that takes place in a public courtyard, creating a controversy that wouldn't be truly resolved for one hundred years. Topic: The False Treason of Alfred Dreyfus known as the Dreyfus Affair. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us …
 
The Lost are doing the time warp as they spend their first 10 weeks on the Alerozak Galactic Flotilla learning about their new home and doing odd jobs to secure their next home, a spaceship! Astrid rakes in the cash doing some doctoring, Kamala has a run in with some lawyers, Nadia makes some mods, and Mohan holds a concert with the help of his new…
 
This week Jonathan gets arrested for diving into a pile of garbage to teach Kiley about the history of one of his family's favorite thanksgiving traditions. Topic: The (Mostly) True History of "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twi…
 
The Lost embark on their first mission with the crew of the Sage Condor! Down on the planet Narfasker, Astrid detects life, Nadia vomits in her vacc suit, Mohan scrambles an egg, and Kamala proves her intellect isn't the only thing that's sharp. Opening Theme: Into the Portal - Wowobit ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ) *Voice over ad…
 
This week Kiley takes on our first listener suggested topic! Thanks Hanna for bringing us on a wild underdog story with some good tunes to kick off this holiday season! Topic: Hector Berlioz and his Symphonie Fantastique, one of the most innovative symphonies of the 19th century. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. "Dream & Passions"... "A Ball"…
 
The Lost are freed from their shackles but still trapped aboard the Sage Condor while Stellar Captain Takahashi and Stellar First Mate Kinjo discuss the fate of our protagonists with their superior, Cluster Captain Scavenger. Meanwhile Astrid plays with her new telekinesis, Nadia learns what it means to be a shipwright, Mohan scheme's how to get a …
 
This week Kiley is seeing double as another halfwit takes up the hot seat and whisks us both on a thrilling adventure through the life of the greatest pirate in history! Topic: Pirate Queen Zheng Yi Sao, Commander of the Guangdong Pirate Confederation. You can support our guest halfwit Matt by visiting their writing website at ( https://vocal.media…
 
The Lost are found, but by who?! And where's Havelock?! Astrid gets a new power, Nadia mourns her metatool, Mohan is ass up, John is about to explode, and Kamala does some competitive hacking. Opening Theme: Into the Portal - Wowobit ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ) *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson Ending Theme: On the Shore by…
 
The Children take their new mining truck S1LV3A for a leisurely drive across the Fornhagi surface, meeting majestic creatures, lovely people, and trying not to miss their dinner date with Mohan's alien friends. Opening Theme: Into the Portal - Wowobit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson Ending Theme: O…
 
This week Jonathan plugs in to some old games and learns about the humble but tumultuous beginnings of at home console gaming. Topic: The Atari Video Computer System Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at www.HalfwitPodcasts.com! Reach out, say hell…
 
Hey Everyone! It has been a minute! As we move into the fall months I have been up to a lot of stuff that I am super excited to share with all of you! So I decided the best way to do that all now is to let you all in on it! Bringing together Wyldrvir, Frost Walkers, and all the other stuff I have been working on! This busy Bee is taking you Bee-hin…
 
This week Kiley takes up arms in the Ragamuffin War with Brazilian revolutionary and frequent rebel Anita Garibaldi. Topic: Anita Garibaldi, the Spirit of The Age of Romanticism and Revolutionary Liberalism. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at ww…
 
We rejoin the Children right in the action as the intense motorcycle chase begins after being shot at by unknown assailants! Will they get back to Undarnott or will they be at the mercy of these terrorists, and where are the beings that were supposed to abduct them? Find out on Children of the Spine Ep 6 - We Evolve Beyond! Opening Theme: Into the …
 
The Halfwits are lead by Bee, one of the creators of World of Wyldrvir, in a one shot called Nokka's Fishing Hole! We figured since in real life we are about to have a Christmas in July party we might as well invite you on this wintry adventure we all had back in January! Find everything you need to know about World of Wyldrvir here: https://worldo…
 
This week Kiley plays some poker in an old saloon and gets caught with the dead mans hand as she navigates shoot outs between Wild Bill and a guy who cant seem to stop flaunting fabrications. Topic: The first murder of Wild Bill Hickok. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter…
 
Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the World of Wyldrvir with the 16th episode of our podcast! The party make a new friend who seems shy but eager to create a shocking performance at the Stardust Amphitheatre We hope you enjoy this new episode, and thank you so much for making the Wyldrvir Podcast so special! Huge thank you to Aidan Diamond for the intr…
 
This week Jonathan throws on some fuzzy leg warmers and pops his headphones into a funny blue and metal brick that lets him jam out to his own beat on the way to aerobics classes. Topic: The Sony Walkman and the revolution of personal music. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Tw…
 
The children prepare for their trip to the true outside of the bubble! Kamala goes through some changes, John is a perv, Astrid tries to redeem herself, Nadia flexes her pilot muscles, and Mohan hunts down his would be abductors! Opening Theme: Into the Portal - Wowobit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ *Voice over added by Jonathan Swen…
 
Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the World of Wyldrvir with the 15th episode of our podcast! The party meet the leader of Oaa, Syr Corintin and get new instruments to attune too. We hope you enjoy this new episode, and thank you so much for making the Wyldrvir Podcast so special! Huge thank you to Aidan Diamond for the intro and outro themes! https://…
 
This week Kiley has the worst day ever because the potatoes won't grow! So she sets sail to America just to find out the American Dream is built on the backs of labor violations. Topic: The Molly Maguires, coal miner unions, and vigilante injustices. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Fac…
 
This week Jonathan visits his own backyard and is held prisoner of war by Indigenous Nations people and it turns out its not that bad. The New England Confederacy however, very bad. Topic: Metacomet's War, aka King Phillip's War, aka the deadliest war in American History. Also Massasoit is a title, Ousamequin was the man's name, just another failin…
 
This week Kiley throws on a crown, a bit of an accent, and downs some vodka before swaggering up to a Czarina and proclaiming herself ruler of Russia. Topic: The Emperor of Russia, how he stole the throne, and how others assumed his fake identity afterwards. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find u…
 
The Children are in lock-down! John, Kamala, Astrid, and Nadia get caught venting, while Mohan stays behind with a clean house and a new friend. Opening Theme: Into the Portal - Wowobit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson Episode Music: The Sector - Jonathan Swenson & Kiley Bickford One with All - Bobb…
 
WERE BACK Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the World of Wyldrvir with the 14th episode of our podcast! The party reconvene and get a chance to meet the leader of Oaa, Syr Corintin We hope you enjoy this new episode, and thank you so much for making the Wyldrvir Podcast so special! Huge thank you to Aidan Diamond for the intro and outro themes! https:/…
 
THIS PLAYTEST WAS INITIALLY UPLOADED TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON 02/17/2021 We are reuploading our playtests to audio only platforms! Huge thanks to everyone involved in our playtesting phase and as we move into this more Guest Session Style we hope you enjoy the off week content between mainline episodes of our podcast! Hey everyone! Welcome to a ne…
 
WERE BACK Apologies to Shovel Knight Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the World of Wyldrvir with the 13th episode of our podcast! Plaque alone in the deserts of Oaa finds an old friend. We hope you enjoy this new episode, and thank you so much for making the Wyldrvir Podcast so special! Huge thank you to Aidan Diamond for the intro and outro themes! h…
 
This week Jonathan arms himself with a canvas diving suit, some seas sponges, and untold riches. Time flies when you have to rediscover clocks every few hundred years. Topic: The worlds first computer, The Antikythera Mechanism. Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and vi…
 
After their cryptic encounter in Lognar, the Children are in search of answers. And what better person to give answers than everyone's favorite elderly neighbor, Frank. Opening Theme: Into the Portal - Wowobit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ *Voice over added by Jonathan Swenson Episode Music: The Sector - Jonathan Swenson & Kiley Bick…
 
This week Kiley gets to live out some fantasies through the life of legendary librarian in a story of archiving, intrigue, and (most importantly) sugar daddies. Topic: Legendary Librarian Belle daCosta Greene Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit our website at w…
 
This week Kiley sits down to talk about a cautionary tale of telling a crush you like them... in front of a live studio audience. Worst that can happen is they don't like you back, right? Topic: The Jenny Jones Show Murder Music: "Another Day" by The Fisherman. Please Rate & Review us on Podchaser! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and visit ou…
 
Hey everyone! :D We have an awesome special episode for you all today! Last Friday the Wyldrvir cast and crew got together to talk at TogetherCon! Hosted by Real Woman of Gaming! (who you can find here: https://realwomenofgaming.com/) We had an amazing turnout of about 15 people on a Friday afternoon to ask us all about TTRPG writing, Wyldrvir, and…
 
We rejoin the Children as they spend their usual morning in the dorm reading magazines, feeding amorphous wolf birds, hacking government websites, and figuring out how to obtain a gun. But their job from the other day isn't complete, and they set out on their first journey outside of Undarnott Campus! What mysterious world awaits where their packag…
 
THIS PLAYTEST WAS INITIALLY UPLOADED TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON 01/20/2021 We are reuploading our playtests to audio only platforms! Huge thanks to everyone involved in our playtesting phase and as we move into this more Guest Session Style we hope you enjoy the off week content between mainline episodes of our podcast! Hey everyone welcome to the f…
 
This is the first Faction Turn where Jonathan moves the people of the greater sector around like the little chess pieces they are, which keeps the world alive and changing outside the main campaign. You can follow along with our sector map here https://ko-fi.com/i/IH2H14AW8B! Opening Theme: Into the Portal - Wowobit https://creativecommons.org/lice…
 
Hey Everyone! We had the amazing chance to do the first *sequel* to a Wyldrvir playtest. Back last summer we got the chance to play with the awesome crew from Beholder to No one, And now we get to see a second adventure with the crew of Aero, Sue, Rocky, and Gravel. Moving from high seas adventures to finding what drives them to sail and see the wo…
 
THIS PLAYTEST WAS INITIALLY UPLOADED TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON 10/07/2020 We are reuploading our playtests to audio only platforms! Huge thanks to everyone involved in our playtesting phase and as we move into this more Guest Session Style we hope you enjoy the off week content between mainline episodes of our podcast! Welcome to Cindir! Ava runs a…
 
Astrid Folstad (Kiley), John Coal (Bobby), Kamala Magar (Laura), Mohan Wayuu (Luis), and Nadia Kadir (Mary), are five years older and have lived a comfortable life in the newly established dorms of the Undarnott Service Co. They wake up, hang out, eat food, go to work, and hang out just to repeat the cycle the next day. Some of the party members ar…
 
THIS PLAYTEST WAS INITIALLY UPLOADED TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON 10/14/2020 We are reuploading our playtests to audio only platforms! Huge thanks to everyone involved in our playtesting phase and as we move into this more Guest Session Style we hope you enjoy the off week content between mainline episodes of our podcast! Hey everyone! Thanks so much …
 
Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the World of Wyldrvir with the 12th episode of our podcast! Safe and sound in the city of Oaa the travelers split up, get some shopping done and Scales uncovers a long buried mystery Massive thank you to Maddie for voicing Isobel. You can find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/_radical.carrot_/?hl=en And find…
 
THIS PLAYTEST WAS INITIALLY UPLOADED TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL ON 9/6/2020 We are reuploading our playtests to audio only platforms! Huge thanks to everyone involved in our playtesting phase and as we move into this more Guest Session Style we hope you enjoy the off week content between mainline episodes of our podcast! Welcome to Wyldrvir! For our fi…
 
After the Scream Pursuit Syndicate met their fate in the final battle of the Prequel, a group of onlooking children were transported to the newly appeared Planet under the Spine, Nedrak. Astrid Folstad (Kiley), John Coal (Bobby), Kamala Magar (Laura), Mohan Wayuu (Luis), and Nadia Kadir (Mary) find their young selves fighting for survival as tensio…
 
Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the World of Wyldrvir with the 11th episode of our podcast! Losing OJ to a flock of stampeding crestyl the rest of the travelers desperately seek out a way to bring their friend to safety and ensure she doesn't wyld magic the nearby city of Oaa into oblivion. We hope you enjoy this new episode, and thank you so much fo…
 
Hey Everyone! Welcome back to the World of Wyldrvir with the 10th episode of our podcast! Besting Sandblast at the Port Prisma contest. The party sets out on a long night, stargazing and making new... interesting friends. We hope you enjoy this new episode, and thank you so much for making the Wyldrvir Podcast so special! Huge thank you to Aidan Di…
 
In this episode zero the Failed Crits Crew sits down and breathes some more life into the star sector. Jonathan reads a bit of history from the Stars Without Number rule book by Kevin Crawford, each player develops the lore of a planet, and finally we make the new player characters! Opening Theme: Into the Portal - Wowobit https://creativecommons.o…
 
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