Cosmic Crit: A Starfinder Actual Play Podcast

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 Jul 20, 2019
Absolutely love it! Great Starfinder actual-play, and interviews with content creators


Cosmic Crit is a weekly Actual Play podcast centered on the new Starfinder RPG from Paizo. Listen to the shenanigans as a seasoned GM, a couple of noobs, and some RPG veterans explore the galaxy and fight monsters on behalf of the Starfinder Society. It's a little roleplay, a lot of natural 20s (we hope), and plenty of fun.

Episode Date
S3 | 147: Shootin’ in the Brain
Midnight Squad finds them face-to-face with the Imago's central nervous system. Will they succeed in bringing this gigantic Swarm creature down? Will they escape its acidic guts alive?
Aug 10, 2020
S3 | 146: The Chronicles of Acidic
Midnight Squad continue to search for a way to take down an Imago from the inside. Even Zinnia never guessed they'd be inside on of these creatures, but here we are.
Aug 03, 2020
S3 | 145: Depravedheart
The crew ventures inside a gigantic swarm creature to try to take it down on behalf of Clade Company on Illemchuuva.
Jul 27, 2020
S3 | 144: 101 Dredgers
Midnight Squad arrives on Illemchuuva to find themselves immediately under attack. Dredgers, dredgers, and more dredgers (along with a couple of other Swarm creatures) are coming straight for them!
Jul 20, 2020
S3 | 143: Licensed to Illemchuuva
We're kicking off book 3 of Attack of the Swarm with a dangerous mission to visit Illemchuuva, the location of Zinnia's alma mater, in search of a professor who wrote about "The Forever Reliquary."
Jul 13, 2020
S3 | 142: The Apari Trap
Midnight Squad narrowly escape the caverns, with an old friend in tow and a new lead -- references to a place called "The Forever Reliquary."
Jul 06, 2020
Ahoy, ye mateys: Announcing Our New Pirate-y Pathfinder 2E Podcast

Coming soon and available only to Patreon subscribers: An all new actual play podcast of Skull and Shackles, converted for Pathfinder 2.0!

Jul 03, 2020
S3 | 141: The Old Man and the Seawyrm
Midnight Squad continues to search the underground caverns to uncover clues to their importance.
Jun 29, 2020
S3 | 140: Little Cave of Horrors
Midnight Squad sets out to track down the mysterious ancient caves that Sister Spark was so interested in.
Jun 22, 2020
S3 | 139: Sister Tracked
The crew has Sister Spark cornered, but only one faction will make it out alive. Who will survive -- Midnight Squad or the Reckoners?
Jun 15, 2020
S3 | 138: The Reckoners’ Club
The Midnight Squad sets off to infiltrate the headquarters of the Reckoners, led by Sister Spark.
Jun 08, 2020
S3 | 137: Echo7 Killed the Radio Star
The crew sets off for the next suspected site of the Reckoners' attacks in New Grakka to try to stop them before more people get hurt.
Jun 01, 2020
S3 | 136: A Song of Mice and Fire
The Midnight Squad makes their way to fight a fire, but that's not all they'll be fighting.
May 25, 2020
S3 | 135: Flockbuster
The crew arrives on Ultraneous and sets out on their first mission on the new planet, checking out a faulty reservoir.
May 18, 2020
S3 | 134: War of the Words
There's trouble on the ship as Loachwurt and Sprouts face off.
May 11, 2020
S3 | 133: Loachwurt & Glitch
Perplexed by the mysterious happenings around the ship, the crew heads to the cargo bay to investigate and find more than they bargained for.
May 04, 2020
S3 | 132: Sabotage Squad
The Terminus Wild seems to be on the fritz, and the Midnight Squad suspects foul play is afoot.
Apr 27, 2020
S3 | 131: Breath of the Terminus Wild
The Midnight Squad and a cadre of civilians have boarded the Terminus Wild and escaped the planet, but you didn't think the Swarm would let them go without a fight, did you?
Apr 20, 2020
S3 | 130: Full Retreat, No Surrender
It's the exciting conclusion of Fate of the Fifth! The Midnight Squad bites off a bit more than they can chew as they attempt their escape from Suskillon.
Apr 13, 2020
S3 | 129: Insects and the City
Arriving in Reos City, the Midnight Squad and their passengers meet up with those who remain on planet and hatch a plan to get off.
Apr 06, 2020
S3 | 128: Convecyte 451
Investigating the eerie Temple of Hylax, the crew discovers mystical energies at work.
Mar 30, 2020
S3 | 127: Hylax Headroom
The crew uncover the Temple of Hylax, but they find they aren't the first to arrive.
Mar 23, 2020
S3 | 126: Reda Dead Redemption
The Midnight Squad approached Lynmari to find its leader acting very out of character.
Mar 16, 2020
S3 | 125: O Briar, Where Art Thou?
The crew comes across gunfire on the side of the road and finds it's coming from an unexpected source. They also investigate the notorious prison nicknamed "The Scorpion."
Mar 09, 2020
S3 | 124: Prison Fake
On the road to Lynmari, the crew stops to help a few characters in need.
Mar 02, 2020
S3 | 123: The Fast and the Fleetfurious
The crew brings up the rear in a military convoy, and they run into some trouble along the way.
Feb 24, 2020
S3 | 122: The Plant With the Stolen Gun
The crew finds safety and relief after a trying journey to Fort Gallant, but not for long.
Feb 17, 2020
S3 | 121: Bridge of Dice
The Midnight Squad, exhausted and weary, reach the bridge separating the safe city from them -- and the Swarm. Will they make it across in time?
Feb 10, 2020
S3 | 120: Fatigue of Legends
The Cosmic Crit crew continues their forced march through the snowy terrain of Suskillon, pursued by Swarm.
Feb 03, 2020
S3 | 119: Band of Brinnoa
The crew watches in horror as another city on Suskillon falls, and they begin their retreat.
Jan 27, 2020
S3 | 118: Doomed Patrol
The crew embarks on their first cold, dark mission as a part of the fifth batallion in the fight against the swarm invasion of Suskillon.
Jan 20, 2020
S3 | x14: Season 3 Character Deep-dive
The cast of Cosmic Crit talk about their characters for Season 3, table rules for the Attack of the Swarm! campaign, and discuss what it's like for GM Patrick to be embarking on an official Paizo Adventure Path book that he wrote -- Fate of the Fifth.
Jan 16, 2020
S3 | 117: Inglourious Pronkers
Meet our season 3 characters (!) as they join the Suskillon Defense Force's efforts against the swarm attack.
Jan 13, 2020
S1.5 | Drift Rider Special #2: Drift Rock Lobster
In this episode, the Drift Rider crew explores the Drift Rock (again), and -- sure enough -- they find trouble is afoot.
Jan 08, 2020
S1.5 | Drift Rider Special #1: Apocalypse Nor
Thanks to our amazing Patreon patrons, we started a homebrew campaign several months ago that takes place after season 1's campaign of Dead Suns. We revive our beloved season 1 characters -- Alyndra, ANDIS-147, Rami, Gnak, and Edrass -- to go looking for trouble in the cosmos.
Jan 06, 2020
S2 | 116: Flyby the Aeon Throne – Season 2 Retrospective
The cast of Cosmic Crit looks back on the season 2 campaign of Against the Aeon Throne.
Dec 30, 2019
x13: Skitters Never Say Die, Cosmic Critmas Special 2019
It's beginning to look a lot like Crit-mas, and that means it's time for our annual tradition of bringing you a special holiday episode full of spoofs, silliness, and -- of course -- skittermanders.
Dec 23, 2019
S2 | 115: The Madelonians
The crew of the Phoenix's Respite returns to Nakondis to check in with the citizens of Madelon's Landing before jetting off to their next adventures.
Dec 16, 2019
S2 | 114: Star Runner 2049
Sardat Zolan Ulavestra has teleported away, but the crew isn't out of the fray yet. Can they finish the job and escape Aurelos unscathed?
Dec 09, 2019
S2 | 113: Gone in 6 Seconds
Bumfuzzle's been thrown into the chasm. Will the rest of the party survive without him as they face the Sardat?
Dec 02, 2019
S2 | 112: You Don’t Mess With the Zolan
The crewmates engage the Rune Drive in a test and each experience something unexpected before facing the Sardat himself.
Nov 25, 2019
S2 | 111: Dazed and Defused
Evandrian teases the crew and lures them into a trap! Will they manage to save the scientists -- and themselves?
Nov 18, 2019
Cosmic Crit & Syrinscape Present Steel Talon’s Lair

Syrinscape has just announced the upcoming release of their soundpack for the Starfinder Beginner's Box adventure, Steel Talon's Lair.

Syrinscape has just announced the upcoming release of their soundpack for the Starfinder Beginner’s Box adventure, Steel Talon’s Lair. To celebrate and show off all that it contains, Cosmic Crit is teaming up with Syrinscape for a very special Twitch stream on November 16, 2019 at 9pm EST.
Nov 11, 2019
S2 | 110: Portal Kombat
The party is attacked by a retreating Evandrian once more before journeying to the Bend Travel Lab, where they find two Gray Aliens and a couple of large technomagic rings.
Nov 11, 2019
S2 | 109: Hi, Robots
Against the Aeon Throne, The Rune Drive Gambit | Episode 36 Progress: % to 7th level The crew inspects the Rune Drive, the Scion’s Vestry, and the Field Stability test area. But wait! There’s more… Support us on Patreon, where you can get awesome rewards and help fund more Cosmic Crit content. Join our Discord channel, Cosmic Crittermanders, where you can connect with the cast and other fans of...
Nov 04, 2019
x12: Slowpiercer – Halloween 2019 Special Episode
Join us for an exciting stand-alone special, with Gibert returning as GM and creator of this spooky homebrew adventure!
Oct 30, 2019
S2 | 108: How to Get Away With Mrrgulbr
The crew get directions to the Rune Drive and make a new aquatic friend.
Oct 28, 2019
S2 | 107: Sleepless in Aurelos
Exhausted from their throwndown against Evandrian and his friends, the crew seeks out a rest. But their nap is quickly interrupted.
Oct 21, 2019
S2 | 106: Stair Wars
Someone named Evandrian menaces the crew of the Phoenix's Respite from a catwalk above. It's time for a fight! But things don't quite go according to plan.
Oct 14, 2019
S2 | 105: Crouching Goblin, Hidden Azlanti
The crew enters Aurelos Station to find it... empty? Bumfuzzle scouts ahead to find that's not the case after all.
Oct 07, 2019
S2 | 104: A Klokworx Orange
The crew boards the Phoenix's Respite and sets a course for Aurelos to track down Sardat Ulavestra and the rune drive.
Sep 30, 2019
S2 | 103: Slugly Betty
The crew faces off against the draelik Skralen, and she brings along some friends to the fight.
Sep 23, 2019
S2 | 102: Close Encounters With the Third Eye
Having bested their almost-assassin in battle, the crew interrogates the half-orc to find out who hired the mercenary to kill them. Crit Bit: Stick around for an interview with Eleanor Ferron, Paizo developer and author of book 2 of the Against the Aeon Throne Adventure Path, Escape From the Prison Moon.
Sep 16, 2019
S2 | 101: The Spacedock Saints
The crew takes a much needed break at Outpost Zed, but their rest is cut short by an attack! Who could be behind this?
Sep 09, 2019
S2 | 100: Kick Aft
The Phoenix's Respite is under attack!
Sep 02, 2019
S2 | 099: Exit Machina
It's time to make their daring escape from the prison moon on Gulta. Will the crew make it back to the Phoenix's Respite?
Aug 26, 2019
S2 | 098: Green is the New Black
They've found Cedona, but the Cosmic Crit crew still has to make good on their promise to rescue Talmrin's friends as well before they can escape the Azlanti prison.
Aug 19, 2019
S2 | 097: Azlanti Infinity Warden
The Warden Iolastrilla has seen through the crew's disguises. Looks like it might be time for a fight.
Aug 12, 2019
S2 | 096: The Gulta Job
Stopped at the front desk of the prison, the crew anxiously awaits the arrival of the Warden.
Aug 05, 2019
S2 | 095: Talmrin’s 7
The crew arrives at Gulta with a plan to infiltrate the tightly secured Azlanti prison so they can rescue Cedona.
Jul 29, 2019
S2 | 094: The Taking of Relic 123
With Talmrin's help, the crew devise a plan to gain transport to the prison moon of Gulta.
Jul 22, 2019
S2 | 093: CC’s Bazaar Adventure
The crew continues to befriend the residents of Outpost Zed and seek out the engineer Talmrin.
Jul 15, 2019
x11: Starfinder 101 & an Interview with Ron Lundeen
This week on the podcast, the crew takes a break from the campaign to talk about how to get into the Starfinder Roleplaying game, as well as tips and tricks for people playing the TTRPG for the first time. We're also joined by Ron Lundeen, author of the first book of Against the Aeon Throne, The Reach of Empire.
Jul 12, 2019
S2 | 092: Chutes and Spiders
Our adventurers continue their quest to find the engineer Talmrin at Outpost Zed, but not before partaking in local delicacies and helping a citizen.
Jul 08, 2019
S2 | 091: Zed or Alive
The crew embarks for the Star Empire and meet some interesting characters once they get there.
Jul 01, 2019
S2 | 090: Once Upon a Time in Dalesko
While they wait for the Phoenix's Respite to be repaired, the crew investigates strange messages coming from the mysterious Dalesko Settlement.
Jun 24, 2019
S2 | 089: Breaking Barazad
Just after taking down Lt. Sharu, the crew gets word that the Azlanti ship Barazad is on its way, so the crew rushes to board the Phoenix's Respite.
Jun 17, 2019
S2 | 088: Crit Me With Your Best Shot
Deep in the ruins of the wrecked Royal Venture, our heroes come up against the infamous Lt. Sharu, and things don't exactly go according to plan.
Jun 10, 2019
S2 | 087: Brawl-E
The adventurers continue their struggle against a pair of zombified Azlanti soldiers, but a murderbot has entered the fight! With the party split and worn down, will they survive?
Jun 03, 2019
S2 | 086: Electrovore Boogaloo
Our heroes venture inside the Royal Venture to find they aren't alone aboard the wrecked ship.
May 27, 2019
S2 | 085: The Royal Venture Bros.
Our heroes' celebration of their victory over the Azlanti doesn't last long as they must make their way to inspect the crash site of the Royal Venture.
May 20, 2019
S2 | 084: Technomancing With Myself
Our adventurers find themselves in the middle of the Azlanti garrison, confronted by a dimly lit communications room. What awaits them ahead?
May 13, 2019
S2 | 083: Assault on Garrison 13
It's finally time for the crew to act on their plan to infiltrate the Azlanti garrison at the center of Madelon's Landing.
May 06, 2019
S2 | 082: A Hobgar Named Desire
Resisting the urge to go investigate the Dalesko Settlement, the crew let loose the hobgars before finding out that Jellik's in trouble in the town square.
Apr 29, 2019
S2 | 081: Tombdrone
The Phoenix's Respite crew, turned Revolutionaries, investigate the graveyard on the outskirts of the colony. But they find more than just tombstones there.
Apr 22, 2019
S2 | 080: Waterwhirled
Our heroes set off to deliver the dossier they found to Goraya Li and investigate the supposedly haunted moisture collector in town. But before they embark from the mayor's house, Nikithi notices something odd about Kaz...
Apr 15, 2019
S2 | 079: A for Aibretta
Our adventurers find a new friend at Madelon's Landing, and they begin to plot their infiltration of the Azlanti stronghold.
Apr 08, 2019
S2 | 078: Of Mist and Men
Blue monkeys and strangers emerge from the mist. Will our adventurers survive?
Apr 01, 2019
S2 | 077: Mist of Fury
Approaching the forest planet Nakondis, our adventurers find an unwelcoming sight and seek a covert way into Madelon's Landing.
Mar 25, 2019
S2 | 076: Cosmic Crit and the Order of the Phoenix’s Respite
The crewmates of the Phoenix's Respite make their way to their rendez-vous with Cedona on the planet Nakondis.
Mar 18, 2019
S2 | 075: The Unusual Suspects
The season 2 campaign begins in earnest! Meet each of our player characters and find out how they got tangled up in the looming adventure. We're not on the Drift Rider anymore!
Mar 11, 2019
S2 | 074: Cosmic Crit: The Next Generation
It's time to introduce the new Cosmic Crit crew for Season 2's campaign, Against the Aeon Throne!
Mar 04, 2019
x10: Flip & Burn: Looking Back on Season 1
Listen in as the cast of Cosmic Crit reflects on their experiences with the season 1 campaign, Dead Suns.
Feb 25, 2019
073: So Long and Thanks for All the Crits
They've stopped the Corpse Fleet and destroyed the Stellar Degenerator. So what now? Find out what happens to Edrass, Alyndra, ANDIS-147, Rami, and Gnak following the events in the Dead Suns Adventure Path.
Feb 18, 2019
072: Exit Through the Crit Shop
They may have conquered the Empire of Bones, but they've still got to get off the ship before it blows to smithereens! Will they escape in time?
Feb 11, 2019
071: Spacewalls
We join our adventurers in the midst of an epic battle against Admiral Serovox aboard the Empire of Bones. Will they make it through alive?
Feb 04, 2019
070: Guns N’ecrosis
The gang makes their way to the bridge of the Empire of Bones and face off against a few ..ahem.. worthy foes. We're coming for you, Admiral!
Jan 28, 2019
069: Raiders of the Loot Ark
After staking claim on precious artifacts they found aboard the Empire of Bones, our heroes continue their march to the bridge. But it seems the commanding officers are prepared for their arrival.
Jan 21, 2019
068: The Ellicoth Company
Confronted by a trio of ellicoth, our adventurers continue to fight their way through the Empire of Bones. Turns out, the Corpse Fleet keeps some frightening pets.
Jan 14, 2019
067: Murder on the Corpse Express
The crew steals a tram to speed up their travel through the Empire of Bones, but it comes at a price.
Jan 07, 2019
066: Attack of the Cloaked
Armed with the secrets behind Malakar's Project Tombstone, the crew continues to make their way through the Empire of Bones. But they soon realize that traveling by foot just won't do. Luckily, Rami's got some handy-dandy spells up his sleeve...
Dec 31, 2018
x09: Hit Point Break, Cosmic Critmas Special 2018
Once again, we're taking a break from the Dead Suns Adventure Path to bring you a very special homebrew episode. Consider it our holiday gift to you, our loyal listeners. Crit Bit: Stick around for a very special Crit Bit, featuring the winner of our Create a Holiday Fan Challenge: Goblinukkah from listener Sarah L.!
Dec 24, 2018
065: The Empire of Bones Strikes Back
The crew discovers an undead hacker who has it out for them. Will they survive?
Dec 17, 2018
064: Scruffy-Looking Gnak-Hurter
Our adventurers find themselves confronted by a team of security robots in the corridor of the Empire of Bones.
Dec 10, 2018
063: Fly Casual
Empire of Bones, continued Progress: 0% to 12th Level Our heroes attempt to sneak aboard the Corpse Fleet Dreadnaught, Empire of Bones. But they’re in for a few surprises when they arrive. But wait! There’s more… Join our Discord channel, Cosmic Crittermanders, where you can connect with the cast and other fans of the show. Check out the Cosmic Crit Shop to buy awesome t-shirts, bags, cups, and...
Dec 03, 2018
062: Salute Your Corpse
Our adventurers see an epic space battle going on in the skies above them. But before they can get off planet, they have to wrest a ship from Corpse Fleet. 
Nov 26, 2018
061: AAHHH!!! Real Flashbacks
As we start book 6, we take a trip back in time before the gateway opens up to talk about the characters and what they do to prepare for what lies ahead of them.
Nov 19, 2018
060: Legends of the Hidden Gateway
The Thirteenth Gate, conclusion Progress: 70% to 11th Level It’s the epic conclusion of Book 5 of the Dead Suns Adventure Path! The crew confronts Null-9 for the last time, but she’s not the only foe they’re going to have to best in the race to stop the Stellar Degenerator. But wait! There’s more… Join our Discord channel, Cosmic Crittermanders, where you can connect with the...
Nov 12, 2018
059: Null-9 Explains It All
Our adventurers find themselves face-to-face with Null-9, who reveals shocking details about her and ANDIS-149's past. 
Nov 05, 2018
x08: Halloween 2018 – Monster Pod
In this very special Halloween episode, the (virtual) tables turn in a way none of the players expect. 
Oct 31, 2018
058: The Cabinets of Dr. Kishalee
Tempted by the lure of a mysterious armory, our heroes take a bit of a detour to see what goodies they can find. But in their search, they find a few baddies, too. 
Oct 29, 2018
057: Carnival of Rolls
Our adventurers continue their search for Null-9 in Gate facility #2 and come up against some suspicious foes.
Oct 22, 2018
056: Edrassferatu
Our adventurers set off in search of Null-9 to keep her and her crew of cultists from opening the gateway to the Stellar Degenerator. Going down...!
Oct 15, 2018
055: Creature From the Back Room
Having bested the rogue AI and restored the friendly one (we think) to command of Gate #1's control panel, our heroes make plans to head out in search of Null-9. But first, they've got to see what's behind that last door...
Oct 08, 2018
054: House of Hax
Challenged to a hacking duel against a rogue hologram, the knowledgeable nerds try their hand at calming the computers, while the ferocious fighters prepare for an onslaught of cultists.
Oct 01, 2018
053: The Game of Strife
With their front line lizard fatigued, our heroes forge ahead to fight some shady shades and cultists. 
Sep 24, 2018
052: Gnak Trap
Our heroes venture inside a mysterious and ancient Kishalee building to find crazy cultists, cute creatures, haunting holograms, and tricky traps.
Sep 17, 2018
051: Tooth or Dare
After doling out the goodies from their Cosmic Crate, our adventurers head out into the jungle terrain of the nearest planetoid, Gate #1. But they quickly realize that they've bitten off more than they can chew.
Sep 10, 2018
050: The Jangly Man’s Guide to the Galaxy
Having bested the Jangly Man (née Darius Gilcrest) in starship battle, our adventurers board his ship to face him head-on.
Sep 03, 2018
049: Speaker for the Devourer
On their way to the planetoid, our adventurers are interrupted by one Darius Gilcrest (now The Jangly Man) and must defeat the Singularity in starship combat.
Aug 27, 2018
048: ANDIS’s Game
When we last saw our adventurers, they (and we) were waiting with bated breath to find out the fate of ANDIS-147 before setting off after the Cult of the Devourer.
Aug 20, 2018
x07b: Help-a-Ton
We conclude our play-through of Skitter Shot, the Starfinder RPG scenario released for Free RPG Day 2018. Our little skitters found their beloved captain Knick-Knack, but they've got an evil AI to deal with!
Aug 13, 2018
x07a: You Just Got Help’d
We're taking a break from our regularly scheduled programming for skittermander-y times with Skittershot, the Starfinder scenario released on Free RPG Day earlier this year. Join our crew of four adorable skittermanders as they embark on a quest to help everyone they meet. 
Aug 06, 2018
047: The Andis Family
ANDIS-147 is unconscious on the floor. But why? What will become of everyone's favorite Android Mechanic?
Jul 30, 2018
046: Big Trouble With Little Xavra
Our adventurers finally come face to face with Huntmaster Xavra in the Temple Found. Things do not go quite according to plan...
Jul 23, 2018
045: The Fifth Elemental
Deep in the Temple Found, our adventurers continue their trek toward Huntmaster Xavra. But their way is blocked by alchemical remnants and Kish foes. 
Jul 16, 2018
044: Vallis in Wonderland
Our heroes begin their trek across Istamek to confront Huntmaster Zavra in the Temple Found. On the way, Alyndra takes a dip in the Dreaming Pool and experiences a vivid series of visions. Crit Bit: Dan Peck of Saving Throw Show's 'Deepwater Deep' Starfinder series joins us.
Jul 09, 2018
043: Mad Moss: Fungi Room
A house covered with and filled with strange fungus? What could possibly go wrong?
Jul 02, 2018
042: Crisis on Floating Islands
Our adventurers are cornered by Chief Hoyfeq and his Kish army. Tzayl helps them make a pact -- one that will have dire consequences if they fail. 
Jun 25, 2018
041: Kish Man … Kish Monster!
Having faced the Maze of Ghosts, the crew heads to the House of Renewal in further track the Cult's movements during their time in Istamek.
Jun 18, 2018
040: The Hard Light Goodbye
Our adventurers head for the Maze of Ghosts to commune with the ancient Kish of Istamek. But it isn't quite the spook house they bargained for...
Jun 11, 2018
039: Docking Bays of Future Past
Arriving in Nejeor-6, the crew finds a floating city inhabited by an unknown people.
Jun 04, 2018
038: Aeon Nemesis Evangelion
The crew departs for Nejeor, and they begin a long trip aboard the Drift Rider. But their journey is soon interrupted by a menacing pair from the Azlanti Star Empire.
May 28, 2018
x06: Cowboy Recap Feat. Amanda Hamon Kunz
We're halfway through the Dead Suns Adventure Path, and we thought it was high time we took a look back at all that has happened so far. We're also joined by the amazing Amanda Hamon Kunz, Managing Developer at Paizo and author of Book 3 of the Dead Suns AP, Splintered Worlds.
May 21, 2018
037: Rami 1/2
Having bested the Marrowblight, the crew begins their return to Orphys, but they run into some trouble traversing Skullcap Gorge.
May 14, 2018
036: My Neighbor Marrowblight
The crew follows the clues they discovered, in search of the fabled Marrowblight. But they aren't prepared for what they find first...
May 07, 2018
035: PhoeGnak Wright: Space Attorney
Having somehow survived their appearance on Eoxian Reality TV, our heroes head to meet up with Waneda Trux, their contact in the Ministry of Eternal Vigilance. But not before they discover that one of their comrades has been hiding something...
Apr 30, 2018
034: MonsterUnknown’s Splattergrounds
Our adventurers head to Eox to meet their contact on behalf of the Starfinder Society. But first, they're approached by an unexpected character and find themselves thrust into an exciting side quest. 
Apr 23, 2018
x05: Besmara’s Bounty (Called Shot Crossover)
In this very special episode, we get a look at life aboard the Rusty Rivet. The fine folks of The Called Shot Podcast joined our GM Patrick for a fun one-off, playing as the pirates in Captain Okwana's crew of space pirates.
Apr 20, 2018
033: Star Eox
On their way to meet up with Captain Okwana and her crew, our heroes are beset by mysterious -- and aggressive -- starcraft.
Apr 16, 2018
032: Cultistvania
Our heroes descend into the Star Eater's Spine to figure out what happened to the Cult of the Devourer.
Apr 09, 2018
x04: Pronkfinder
In this week's Special Episode, the Cosmic Crit crew celebrates the announcement of Pathfinder 2nd Edition by playing a game of OG Fantasy TTRPG. Will they end up liking Pathfinder over Starfinder and change the show's format? Since this is our April Fools episode, probably not.
Apr 01, 2018
031: Skreesire Hills K9204
Our heroes discover a pile of corpses and a cavern of cuties before facing off against the big bad. Will they succeed or be added to the pile?
Mar 26, 2018
030: Game of Bones
Edrass enters the Rusty Rivet alone, to find old friends -- and enemies. After their tangle with the pirates, the team heads to K-2904 in the Diaspora, continuing their search for Cult of the Devourer fanatics. 
Mar 19, 2018
029: Rami’s Vice
The team finds themselves embroiled in a street fight with mercenaries searching for Rami. Back at the Drift Rider, they find the goblins terrified of a ferocious beast who has boarded the ship. Things go from bad to worse when they are approached by a pirate ship in the Diaspora. Crit Bits: Find out what the philosophoblins Bumfuzzle and Caddywampus have been up to on the Drift Rider while the crew was away...
Mar 12, 2018
028: It’s Always Sunny in Qabarat
Following their harrowing journey through the jungles of Ukalam, the adventurers head back to civilization. Alyndra and Andis-147 are in for a big surprise when they return to the University of Qabarat. Meanwhile, crushed by Ralkawi's death, Edrass goes to great lengths to revive her.
Mar 05, 2018
027: The Shape of Slaughter
An intricate puzzle and sentient statues guard the inner sanctum. Alyndra has a visionary experience. The group faces off against the famed cult leader Tahomen. 
Feb 26, 2018
026: Accosted in Translation
Arriving at the door to the temple, our heroes find it guarded by an ancient elf. Stellar knowledge proves useful as they traverse the temple's antechamber in search of the cultists. Will they survive the elven traps? Will they find those whom they seek?
Feb 19, 2018
025: Slay Anything
Our heroes find themselves running into obstacle after obstacle in this episode as they make their way to the Temple. Unfortunately, not everyone gets there unscathed. 
Feb 12, 2018
024: How to Lose a Sniper in 10 Rounds
Our heroes find themselves face to face with a massive Rinkroda -- the pointy-toothed creature the botanist warned Gnak about. But they soon discover that yet more foes await them as they journey deeper into the jungle.
Feb 05, 2018
023: Ksarik Park
Freshly leveled up, our adventurers continue their journey through the jungles of Castrovel. But soon they realize they're being hunted... and they're not the only ones. 
Jan 29, 2018
022: Kaukariki-Tikki-Tavi
The crew find the jungles of Ukulam on Castrovel inhospitable, to say the least, as they battle extreme heat, terrifying fauna, and even vicious flora. Will they survive their journey? Crit Bits: Learn a bit about Rami, the moody technomancer, and the origins of all those trust issues. 
Jan 22, 2018
021: The Fault in Our Solstarni
Our heroes venture out into grittier areas of Qabarat in search of clues as to the whereabouts of the missing Professor. But they quickly find themselves separated and under attack. 
Jan 15, 2018
020: Brain New World
Arriving on Castrovel, our adventurers find a scandal has struck the University of Qabarat. Arriving on Castrovel, our adventurers find a scandal has struck the University of Qabarat. Crit Bits: Friend of the show, Family Guy staff writer, and all-around great guy Dan Peck joins us for this Crit Bit to talk roleplaying games and Starfinder.
Jan 08, 2018
019: Girl With the Sidereal Tattoo
Our heroes return triumphantly to Absalom Station to find that they have gone viral on the Infosphere, thanks to their adventures on the Drift Rock streamed on Eoxian Reality TV. At Starfinder Society HQ, they are given their next mission: to follow in the footsteps of a Lashunta Explorer and head to Qabarat University on Castrovel. They also visit the Eoxian ambassador Nor, who points out something odd about Alyndra's tattoo. Crit Bits: Learn more about everyone's favorite Vesk pirate, Edrass Veraanas. Where does he come from? What makes him tick? 
Jan 01, 2018
X03: Dice Hard, Cosmic Critmas Special 2017
High above the city of L.A. a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages, and declared war. One group has managed to escape… A band of skittermanders hiding somewhere inside. They’re eager, hyper… and the only chance anyone has got. Crit Bit: Interview with Thurston "Thursty" Hillman
Dec 24, 2017
018: Sunrise Maiden and the Infinite Radness
Our heroes board their newfound ship and make their way back to Absalom Station. But they quickly find the journey won't quite be 'smooth sailing' they hoped for. A familiar, dreadful figure pops up on board, and they find themselves embroiled in space combat with a mysterious ship. Will they make it back to Pact Space alive (and still friends)?
Dec 18, 2017
017: Capt Nash’s Haunted Ship Club Band
Deep in the bowels of the Drift Rock, our adventurers discover the fate of one M. Nash. Who was she, and what dangers do her logs portend? A welcome sight awaits them at the end of their exploratory quest. Crit Bits: Rob McCreary, Starfinder developer and author of Incident at Absalom Station, joins us to talk all things Starfinder.
Dec 11, 2017
016: Live After Void Death
Cautiously, the group continues their search through the mysterious cave on the Drift Rock. But they quickly discover they aren't alone. Will they survive the zombie-infested cave? And just what kind of "cave" is this, after all?
Dec 04, 2017
015: Drift Rock the Casbah
For the first time since joining forces, the group splits the party, as ANDIS-147 flies off in pursuit of their nemesis, Darius Gilcrest. Who will live and who will die out there on that drift rock? Crit Bit: Get to know Alyndra Vallis.
Nov 27, 2017
014: Straight Outta Acreon
All healed up, our heroes venture out of the Acreon and to the dreaded drift rock. While they're not sure exactly what they're looking for, what they do find is certainly not what they had expected. So... what's down there on that rock? Crit Bit: Hear a haunting story from ANDIS-147's past.
Nov 20, 2017
013: No Rest for the Weakened
We join our heroes as they attempt to rest up, but their respite is short-lived as one of the already-weakened party members is bitten for a second time. They do get some help from some old "friends," though -- familiar faces from Episode 3: Gobstopped.
Nov 13, 2017
012: Hakuna Akata
Our adventurers proceed with their search of the Acreon, but another teammate falls prey to the Akata -- who will it be?
Nov 06, 2017
X02: Crit Stop: An Extra Life Game Day Special
Our contribution to Extra Life Game Day comes in the form of a fun special episode, featuring side stories and amazing Absalom Advertisements submitted by our listeners.
Nov 04, 2017
X01: Halloween Special: Tales from the Crit
Happy Halloween! In this very special episode of Cosmic Crit, our adventurers take a break from the battles aboard the Acreon for a creepy tale.
Oct 30, 2017
011: Parasital Activity
After their harrowing starship battle in episode 10, our heroes find themselves in range of their destination, the Acreon. Cautiously, they decide to venture inside. But it turns out the Acreon isn't as empty as they thought! No spoilers; You'll have to listen to find out how they fare aboard the mysterious ship. Crit Bits: Hear Gnak's backstory.
Oct 23, 2017
010: A Nightmare on Helm Street
Gnak and his friends face off against a trio out for some ysoki blood. The party visits Astral Extractions headquarters, and ANDIS finds a disturbing image from their past. The heroes board a space shuttle and begin their mission to the Acreon.
Oct 16, 2017
009: Night of the Living Diplomat
All rested up, our heroes receive a summons from the Eoxian Embassy on Absalom Station. They agree to meet with the diplomat Gevalarsk, who sends them on their next mission to find out the truth about the Acteon, the ship that mysteriously returned with a large asteroid in tow and no crew onboard. Jason Keeley, Developer at Paizo and friend of the show, joins us for this Crit Bit to talk Starfinder.
Oct 09, 2017
008: Cosmo Crit
We catch up to our heroes at the end of their harrowing fight against Ferani Nendaz and the Downside Kings in the Fusion Queen. They call in a few favors from their 'friendsies', the Level 21 Crew, then head to the HUD Bar to meet up with Chex Mix, the Shirren of the Starfinder Society whose name they still don't know how to properly pronounce. After their official induction into the Starfinder Society, the five adventurers craft a clever response to the mysterious note from "DG" that they found on Ferani Nendaz's datapad. While they wait for a reply, they head to a special vendor to tick off a few purchases from their wish lists.
Oct 02, 2017
007: Battle Service
As the band of misfits continues their search of the Downside Kings' hideout, the Fusion Queen, they come across some unsavory characters. Engaging in nearly constant combat, the adventurers wonder if they have finally met their match, but in the end, one stands out as an unlikely hero.
Sep 25, 2017
006: Dancing Kings
Following the leads discovered in their investigations during Episode 5: The Hardscrabble Connection, our heroes meet up with the Level 21 Crew as scheduled. The discussion proves fruitful, thanks, in part, to Ysoki camaraderie. Next, the adventurers make their way to the Downside Kings' infamous hideout, the Fusion Queen. It has all the hallmarks of a typical night club -- neon lights, a dance floor you can't deny, awkward attempts at conversation, and fights between friends. But the fun doesn't last long, and the adventurers find themselves ambushed by thugs. Will they survive? Crit Bits: Jason Nelson of Legendary Games gives us the inside scoop on their Starfinder-compatible Alien Bestiary.
Sep 18, 2017
005: The Hardscrabble Connection
As our adventurers continue to unravel the mystery surrounding Kreel's death, they must work through some disagreement and confusion. But despite a few communication difficulties, they succeed in attaining more information, thanks in large part to the clever Ysoki Gnak Sizrack. He may not be much of a fighter, but he knows how to talk (sometimes). But in the middle of their investigation, our heroes run up against the same Strong Absalom Movement (SAM) thugs they encountered in Episode 001: Space Hooligans. Will they make it out of the alley alive? Crit Bits: Get to know each of the characters a little better as Edrass leads us in an in-character vocal warm-up. 
Sep 11, 2017
004: The Kreel Deal
The Starfinder Society graciously welcomes our adventurers at their station headquarters, The Lorespire. There, they meet with a Shirren, whose name no one knows how to spell or pronounce except the GM. The Shirren suspects Kreel may not have been merely an innocent bystander when the cross-fire happened in Episode 002: Opening Volley, and they can't help but wonder --  could he have been a target? Their suspicions finally aroused, the adventurers head to Kreel's apartment and search for clues about what may have actually happened that fateful day in Docking Bay 94. Crit Bits: Updates from DragonCon!
Sep 04, 2017
003: Gobstopped
Following their defeat of the Level 21 Crew and the Downside Kings, our adventurers decide to pay a visit to Starfinder Society headquarters. But as they start to leave, they run into three unexpected obstacles, and our heroes are put to the "test."
Aug 28, 2017
002: Opening Volley
In our first episode based on the Dead Suns Adventure Path of Starfinder, our heroes embark on a mission to meet their Starfinder Society contact for orders when they find themselves caught between two opposing factions. Still virtual strangers, the five of them have to work together to defeat the foes. Will they succeed?
Aug 21, 2017
001: Space Hooligans
In our inaugural episode, we meet each of the playing characters as they cross paths in the seedy "HUD Bar" deep in Absalom Station in the Starfinder universe. Rami, Alyndra, ANDIS, Edrass, and Gnak each have their (relatively) innocuous reasons for entering the bar. But an encounter with a cadre of gang members adorned with a red fist symbol incites a brawl. Emerging bruised and beaten, our heroes barely get out alive. To make matters worse, Alyndra has a spooky experience ... but what does it mean?!
Aug 21, 2017
000: Meet the Players
Get to know each of the five players (and our awesome GM) who will be participating in the Cosmic Crit podcast.  Our experience levels vary greatly. Some of us are just starting out with tabletop RPGs, while others have enjoyed them for more than a decade. But we're all big science fiction / fantasy fans, and we're incredibly excited to try out Starfinder! We are starting with the first book of the Dead Suns Adventure Path, Incident at Absalom Station. But we'll throw in a hefty dose of homebrew and original character work along the way. Join us as we learn the rules of the game and explore the cosmos in Cosmic Crit. If you want to know more about us, you can also check out the Meet the Players page on our website.
Aug 21, 2017
Introducing Cosmic Crit, a Starfinder Actual Play Podcast
Welcome, one and all, to the Cosmic Crit show, where we are rolling dice on an Actual Play podcast of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game. Our first few episodes will be coming out in August, right after the game releases. In the meantime feel free to subscribe early, take a look at our player and character bios on our website, or contact us about the show. We would love to hear about what you want in a Starfinder podcast. For even more of a sneak peek, check out our recent interviews on The Drift and The More You Nerd podcasts, or visit our website at
Jul 13, 2017