Friday, January 29, 2016

You Should Watch Critical Role

"Fanart: Critical role party" by mataujall, on deviant art

This quick post is just my little PSA about Critical Role, a show that streams live at 7PM PST (10PM EST) every Thursday on Geek & Sundry's Twitch channel. You can also watch all of the previous episodeson Geek & Sundry's website, here.

[Vex and Vax] by David Rodrigues (@3rdclover)
If you are not watching Critical Role, you are truly missing out. I know there are a lot of actual-play D&D podcasts and such that many people love. To each his own. But I cannot recommend enough that you give Critical Role, a video medium, the old college try.

The DM, Matthew Mercer, is beyond talented. The players, all voice actors as well, are charming and effortlessly in character. Their relationships as friends around the table, as well as longstanding character interactions, are a joy to watch. CR has the story beats of a well-written and well-acted TV show, but all the casual laughs and smiles of your weekly D&D game.

[Grog and Craven Edge] by Ameera (@Mikandii)
Also, the endless font of inspiring character art that the show's fans create only adds to the whole experience.

I mean, LOOK AT THIS STUFF! <<<< ^^^^^

Amazing. I love that the cast of CR sharing their improv and play is sending good creative vibes across the internet. *Fist-bump for art*

Please, do yourself a favor, and watch an episode or two. It may not be your play style, and their conversion to 5th Edition D&D may not be your system, but I have a feeling that you won't be able to resist the good ol' fashioned D&D entertainment that it brings.


P.S. Thanks to all of you who have been liking, sharing, and messaging about the blog on twitter, it's very encouraging!

Nice to be part of a dialogue around this hobby *cough*lifestyle*cough*.

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