Liveplay podcasts are one of the key reasons tabletop games have broken into mainstream culture, and the biggest of these is Critical Role — in fact it might be a little TOO big. The archive of episodes stretches back to 2015 and numbers in the thousands, and you can’t just pick up any episode and join in because they’re all connected. It would benefit Critical Role greatly if the immense storylines they’ve cooked up could be condensed in the form of a TV show…ah wait, it already happened.
It’s almost time: the Legend Of Vox Machina is about to begin. It’s the epic animated series adaption of Critical Role’s first campaign, which was promised to us years ago through one of the most lucrative Kickstarter campaigns ever. It stars and involves everyone who participated in the show: Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham. All of them have professional jobs in the voice acting field when they’re not campaigning.
If you’ve been looking for a jump-in point for the liveplay series Critical Role, the time may be approaching. The players have wrapped up the Mighty Nein campaign that made up their second season, and they’re about to launch a shorter, less dense mini-campaign. Exandria Unlimited will be just eight episodes long, and a new DM will govern the events.
Dark Horse has worked with a lot of properties, and a lot of partners, but their latest partnership with the cast of Critical Role seems to be working out well for them. They’ve just announced their third limited series based on the popular D&D liveplay show…this one a prequel. Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins Series III will take you back to the world of the original campaign for more pre-campaign tales never before told.(IGN broke the news and first published the cover art below.)
Critical Role is the nation’s most popular D&D liveplay series, and it’s now a multimedia experience. There’s an official Critical Role campaign book issued by D&D itself. There’s an animated series on the way, and the makers even have their own board game publishing label now. This new announcement from Dark Horse, a Critical Role comic book, is just the latest product on the pile at this point.
Earlier this year Wizards of the Coat released the first D&D campaign that took inspiration from the popular liveplay show Critical Role. Explorer’s Guide To Wildemount came out last March, and it must have done very well, because Critical Role themselves have decided to get into the business….in a big way.
Today is a big day for Wizards of the Coast, owners of D&D…March 17 is the street date for two hyped-up releases, one a tie-in with the popular liveplay show Critical Role.
You know you’ve made it big as a tabletop RPG livestream when D&D starts taking cues from YOU as opposed to the other way around. So it has come to pass with Critical Role, arguably the most popular RPG gaming livestream on the Net right now — D&D’s next campaign sourcebook is based around the world of Wildemount and its characters.
Remember last March, when the popular RPG streaming show Critical Role put forth a crowdfunding campaign to produce an episode of a possible animated series based on the show? And then remember when the Kickstarter absolutely blew up and they received several tons beyond what they had asked for? It became the single most successful campaign in Kickstarter history, and an entire season of content was fully funded beyond the one animated special originally proposed.
Once a week, a group of professional voice actors gets together, turns on the camera, and livestreams themselves playing tabletop games. The series is called Critical Role, and it’s something I’ve been meaning to get into, but haven’t ever found the time (this is true for a LOT of media out there….because there is a LOT of media out there).
Once a week, a group of professional voice actors gets together, turns on the camera, and livestreams themselves playing tabletop games. The series is called Critical Role, and now these cartoon actors would like to put their voices to work on an actual cartoon using the storyline their play sessions have cooked up.
A few years ago, I was on the Geek and Sundry channel on YouTube. There was a video from their Twitch from a week prior. I checked it out and I’m glad I did because the show, Critical Role, is hands down my favorite show on any media. I was a huge Buffy fan back in the day, and not since the Scooby Gang took on the forces of evil has a show gotten me right in the feels.