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Critical Role

Welcome to Critical Role, where a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play Dungeons & Dragons! Join Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer and an all-star cast of world-class performers each week as they travel through imaginary realms for more adventure than you can shake a magic staff at. Need a deeper dive? Be sure to catch Talks Machina wi

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Talks Machina makes its triumphant return! Matthew Mercer and Laura Bailey join rusty-trusty host Brian W. Foster to discuss everything we've missed all the way up to Campaign 2, Episode 109! Talks Machina airs every other Tuesday at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Sep 22

88 min

The Mighty Nein return to the mainland where mysteries, shopping, job offers, and family reunions await their attention... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 17

222 min

With their preparations finished and the day upon them, it's time for the Mighty Nein's greatest challenge yet... the celebration of Traveler Con! Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 10

228 min

With less than a week until Traveler Con, the Mighty Nein put on their party planning hats to prep Rumblecusp for the unruly event. Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 3

212 min

This episode is brought to you by the Dark Dice podcast https://darkdicepod.com/ The Mighty Nein must now face the ramifications of their fight with Vokodo, both within the dangerous cavern itself and amongst the villagers of Vo..  Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 20

222 min

Armed with knowledge and an amorphous plan, the Mighty Nein prepare to confront Rumblecusp's dangerous overlord... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 13

270 min

Seeking answers, the Mighty Nein continue to delve into forbidden areas of Rumblecusp in order to learn more about their powerful foe... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 6

223 min

Wrestling with the dangers of spending too much time on Rumblecusp, the Mighty Nein travel to the Heavenfalls, seeking a weak point in the island that could be used against Vokodo... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 31

201 min

The Mighty Nein must traverse a dangerous path while seeking an audience with the mysterious being that claims dominion over the island of Rumblecusp... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 23

192 min

The Mighty Nein explore the island village of Vo, uncovering strange mysteries about the island itself and its unusual inhabitants...Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 16

203 min

The Mighty Nein are back! Faced with a pursuing dragon turtle, the Mighty Nein must rely on luck and cunning in order to battle their enormous, determined foe... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 9

198 min

Game Master Matthew Mercer leads a horde of demons on an adventure based on the DOOM Eternal FPS. Meet the cast:  Matthew Mercer: https://twitter.com/matthewmercer Sam Riegel: https://twitter.com/samriegel Laura Bailey: https://twitter.com/LauraBaileyVO Anjali Bhimani: https://twitter.com/sweeetanj Jasmine Bhullar: https://twitter.com/ThatBronzeGirl Check out DOOM Eternal now at http://critrole.com/DOOMEternal, available on XBOX One, PS4, PC and Stadia. Thanks to Bethesda and id Software for their support sponsoring this one-shot.

Mar 23

214 min

Slowly recovering from the midnight attack, the Mighty Nein continue their course for the long-awaited peace talks between warring nations... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 19

204 min

Travis Willingham and Ashley Johnson join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the seafaring adventures of Campaign 2, Episode 98 - Dark Waters. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Mar 17

68 min

The Mighty Nein reset after their intense interactions at the party to prepare for their voyage to the peace talks, but nothing can prepare them for the danger that awaits on the high seas...Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 12

287 min

Marisha Ray and Sam Riegel join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the reunions and revelations of Campaign 2, Episode 97 - The Fancy and the Fooled. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Mar 10

67 min

Live from Chicago! The Mighty Nein return to Nicodranas where happy reunions and fantastic makeovers are shadowed by revelations about someone close to the party...Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Mar 5

233 min

Liam O'Brien and Taliesin Jaffe join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the hard-hitting events of Campaign 2, Episode 96 - Family Shatters. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Mar 3

66 min

The Mighty Nein, having arrived at the oasis menagerie, must now protect both themselves and the fragile garden denizens from the danger barreling toward them... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 27

257 min

Matthew Mercer joins host Brian W. Foster for a special one-on-one chat to discuss the action-packed Campaign 2, Episode 95 - Blessing In Disguise. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Feb 25

68 min

Welcome to our special Valentine's Day Monsterhearts one-shot! Four teenagers take on the horrors of high school - hormones, social cliques, teen angst... Oh, and they're also monsters. Meet the Cast: Master of Ceremonies Matthew Mercer: https://twitter.com/matthewmercer Taliesin Jaffe as Jamie Wrenly: https://twitter.com/executivegoth Ashley Johnson as Cameron Solomon: https://twitter.com/TheVulcanSalute Erika Ishii as Sasha Murasaki: https://twitter.com/erikaishii Ally Beardsley as Abigail 'AF' Flowers: https://twitter.com/agbeardsley Check out Monsterhearts creator, Avery Alder: https://twitter.com/lackingceremony Get the physical version of Monsterhearts 2 here: https://gumroad.com/averyalder#UMJzM Download the Monsterhearts 2 PDF at: https://critrole.com/monsterhearts This is an affiliate link and Critical Role may be compensated for purchases made. Thank you so much for your support! And don't miss out on our official Cinderbrush logo sticker: https://shop.critrole.com

Feb 21

272 min

Now in the jungles of the White Dawn Lagoon, the Mighty Nein find themselves challenged not just by Caduceus' journey of faith, but by Jester's as well... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 20

203 min

Sam Riegel and Laura Bailey join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the revelations of Campaign 2, Episode 94 - With Great Power... Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Feb 18

66 min

The Mighty Nein take stock after their tangle with a dealmaker but their arrival at a new destination holds unexpected answers... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 13

223 min

Taliesin Jaffe and Ashley Johnson join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the bargaining of Campaign 2, Episode 93 - Misery Loves Company. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Feb 11

65 min

The Mighty Nein find themselves on the hunt for the entity responsible for Nott's predicament, but neither the journey nor the quarry are quite what they expected. Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Feb 6

212 min

Laura Bailey and Marisha Ray join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the heartaches and homecomings from Campaign 2, Episode 92 - Home Is Where the Heart Is. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Feb 4

70 min

The Mighty Nein chase a lead on Nott's curse, but that lead brings Beau face to face with a past she would rather leave behind. Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jan 30

234 min

Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the twists and turns of Campaign 2, Episode 91 - Stone to Clay. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Jan 28

64 min

The Mighty Nein spend some time at home connecting with an ally, while the answer to a once-distant goal comes rapidly into view... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jan 23

218 min

Ashley Johnson and Matthew Mercer join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the Mighty Nein's downtime and diplomacy in Campaign 2, Episode 89 - Lingering Wounds and Campaign 2, Episode 90 - Bathhouses and Bastions. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Jan 21

74 min

The Mighty Nein continue their research and relaxation in Rexxentrum before returning to Xhorhas in hopes of convincing the Bright Queen to parley... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jan 16

217 min

The Mighty Nein take a couple days of downtime in Rexxentrum to research, train, and reconnect with faces from the past... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2019

246 min

Liam O'Brien and Sam Riegel join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the tense events of Campaign 2, Episode 88 - Unwanted Reunions. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Dec 2019

65 min

The Mighty Nein must deal with the political ramifications of their choices as they wade further into the depths of the war between the Empire and Xhorhas... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2019

231 min

Marisha Ray and Taliesin Jaffe join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the conflicts on the battlefield and in the courts from Campaign 2, Episode 87 - Punishment and Politics. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Dec 2019

63 min

Running on fumes, the Mighty Nein face down the new form of their old threat, but it is diplomacy that proves to be an even greater challenge... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2019

181 min

Live from the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX, Taryon Darrington leads a troupe of unlikely miscreants through a dangerous journey in search of glory! This one-shot takes place 10 years following the end of Campaign 1 and includes some Vox Machina spoilers. Original character art by Aviv Or: https://twitter.com/AvivOr Taryon Darrington and Doty miniatures by Steamforged Games: https://twitter.com/SteamforgedLtd  Darrington Brigade miniatures provided by Eldritch Foundry: https://twitter.com/EldritchFoundry  Miniatures painted by Iron Tusk Painting: https://twitter.com/PaintingTusk

Dec 2019

266 min

Matthew Mercer and Ashley Johnson join host Brian W. Foster to discuss Yasha's return and the wild events of Campaign 2, Episode 86 - The Cathedral. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Dec 2019

63 min

The Mighty Nein race to the cathedral of the Dawnfather in a desperate effort to stop Obann's sinister plot... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2019

277 min

Liam O'Brien and Marisha Ray join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the action and revelations of Campaign 2, Episode 85 - The Threads Converge. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Nov 2019

62 min

Our heroes close in on the Necromancer after another personal loss, and come to realize justice takes many forms. UnDeadwood was created and produced by Brian W. Foster and Ivan Van Norman, and is powered by the Deadlands: Reloaded setting for the Savage Worlds RPG system. Music by Jason Charles Miller: https://twitter.com/jasoncmiller Additional Music by Neal Acree: https://twitter.com/neal_acree Character Art by Kent Davis: https://twitter.com/iDrawBagman Design & layout by Bryan Weiss: https://twitter.com/PlayRPGandCo Miniatures and terrain painted by Iron Tusk Painting: https://www.instagram.com/irontuskpainting Meet the cast! Brian W. Foster: https://www.instagram.com/brianwfoster Marisha Ray: https://twitter.com/Marisha_Ray Matthew Mercer: https://twitter.com/matthewmercer Khary Payton: https://twitter.com/kharypayton Anjali Bhimani: https://twitter.com/sweeetanj Travis Willingham: https://twitter.com/WillingBlam Ivan Van Norman: https://twitter.com/Hydra_Lord

Nov 2019

139 min

The Mighty Nein find danger in an unexpected place when they're forced to contend with an assassin, and inch closer to uncovering truths about both the Angel of Irons and themselves... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2019

246 min

Join our November fundraising drive with OSD to support active duty military, veterans, and family members. Donate now at: http://critrole.com/osd Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the reunions and surprises of Campaign 2, Episode 84 - Titles and Tattoos. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Nov 2019

59 min

Join our November fundraising drive with OSD to support active duty military, veterans, and family members. Donate now at: http://critrole.com/osd Having survived the dangers of the Folding Halls, the Mighty Nein must now grapple with the gravity of Obann’s plot and decide who in the Empire they can possibly trust... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2019

215 min

Join our November fundraising drive with OSD to support active duty military, veterans, and family members. Donate now at: http://critrole.com/osd Matthew Mercer and Liam O'Brien join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the Mighy Nein's discoveries within the astral dreadnought. Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Nov 2019

78 min

On the trail of the puppet master, Arabella faces a devastating choice while the mystery's home grows closer. UnDeadwood was created and produced by Brian W. Foster and Ivan Van Norman, and is powered by the Deadlands: Reloaded setting for the Savage Worlds RPG system. Watch UnDeadwood Fridays at 7pm Pacific at http://twitch.tv/criticalrole VOD available on Sundays at http://youtube.com/criticalrole Music by Jason Charles Miller: https://twitter.com/jasoncmiller Character Art by Kent Davis: https://twitter.com/iDrawBagman Design & layout by Bryan Weiss: https://twitter.com/PlayRPGandCo Miniatures and terrain painted by Iron Tusk Painting: https://www.instagram.com/irontuskpainting Meet the cast! Brian W. Foster: https://www.instagram.com/brianwfoster Marisha Ray: https://twitter.com/Marisha_Ray Matthew Mercer: https://twitter.com/matthewmercer Khary Payton: https://twitter.com/kharypayton Anjali Bhimani: https://twitter.com/sweeetanj Travis Willingham: https://twitter.com/WillingBlam Ivan Van Norman: https://twitter.com/Hydra_Lord

Nov 2019

124 min

Join our November fundraising drive with OSD to support active duty military, veterans, and family members. Donate now at: https://critrole.com/osd Tonight's episode is sponsored by our friends at Eldritch Foundry, makers of the highest-quality, on-demand miniatures. Now trapped within the astral dreadnought, the Mighty Nein must decide whether or not to trust the entity that they discover waiting inside... Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 2019

225 min

This episode is sponsored by Reaper Miniatures and their ongoing Bones 5 Kickstarter campaign. Support now at http://reapermini.com/bones5 Our second sponsorship is World Anvil, a powerful world-building platform perfect for writers, game masters and players. Check them out at https://www.worldanvil.com Sam Riegel and Taliesin Jaffe join host Brian W. Foster to discuss the dangerous discoveries of Campaign 2, Episode 82 - The Beat of the Permaheart. A wild Marisha appears! Watch Talks Machina live on Tuesdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

Nov 2019

64 min

After being bestowed with mysterious power and a sense of coming dread, our wary clan finds some of Deadwood's residents might not be as frightened as they seem. UnDeadwood was created and produced by Brian W. Foster and Ivan Van Norman, and is powered by the Deadlands: Reloaded setting for the Savage Worlds RPG system. Watch UnDeadwood Fridays at 7pm Pacific at http://twitch.tv/criticalrole VOD available on Sundays at http://youtube.com/criticalrole Music by Jason Charles Miller: https://twitter.com/jasoncmiller Character Art by Kent Davis: https://twitter.com/iDrawBagman Design & layout by Bryan Weiss: https://twitter.com/PlayRPGandCo Miniatures and terrain painted by Iron Tusk Painting: https://www.instagram.com/irontuskpainting Meet the cast! Brian W. Foster: https://www.instagram.com/brianwfoster Marisha Ray: https://twitter.com/Marisha_Ray Matthew Mercer: https://twitter.com/matthewmercer Khary Payton: https://twitter.com/kharypayton Anjali Bhimani: https://twitter.com/sweeetanj Travis Willingham: https://twitter.com/WillingBlam Ivan Van Norman: https://twitter.com/Hydra_Lord

Nov 2019

161 min

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