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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 with Brian W. Foster, the official Critical Role companion show, right here on Critical Role.

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C2E40 Dubious Pursuits

The Mighty Nein undergo a dangerous watery escape from the temple, and go to great lengths to maintain their alliance with Captain Avantika...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

3hr 1min

2 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Talks Machina: Discussing C2E92 - Home Is Where the Heart Is

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--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 10mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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C2E52 Feral Business

The Mighty Nein enter Assarius, the City of Beasts, and encounter dangerous denizens within and below its streets.Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalroleSupport the stream by using the official digital companion for the world's greatest roleplaying game at http://dndbeyond.comTwitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Talks Machina Between the Sheets and All Work No Play. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on iTunes, Google Play & Podbean following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges (designed by our beloved Critter Arsequeef) and the ability to post links in Twitch chat!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

3hr 50mins

28 Feb 2019

Rank #3

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Cinderbrush: A Monsterhearts Story (A Critical Role One-Shot)

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/matthewmercerTaliesin Jaffe as Jamie Wrenly: https://twitter.com/executivegothAshley Johnson as Cameron Solomon: https://twitter.com/TheVulcanSaluteErika Ishii as Sasha Murasaki: https://twitter.com/erikaishiiAlly Beardsley as Abigail 'AF' Flowers: https://twitter.com/agbeardsleyCheck out Monsterhearts creator, Avery Alder: https://twitter.com/lackingceremonyGet the physical version of Monsterhearts 2 here: https://gumroad.com/averyalder#UMJzMDownload the Monsterhearts 2 PDF at: https://critrole.com/monsterheartsThis 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--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

4hr 33mins

21 Feb 2020

Rank #4

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C2E82 The Beat of the Permaheart

The Mighty Nein continue their plunge into the Heirloom Sphere, seeking out a dangerous item whose destruction could change the tide in their fight against the Angel of Irons...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

4hr

31 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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C2E25 Divergent Paths

The Mighty Nein head down into the Gearhold Prison to destroy the clockwork Gear Warden, and hopefully help a family in need…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

3hr 51mins

29 Jun 2018

Rank #6

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C2E55 Duplicity

The Mighty Nein engage in an intense battle with some nasty fiends below the city of Asarius as they search for the source of the rifts.Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalroleSupport the stream by using the official digital companion for the world's greatest roleplaying game at http://dndbeyond.com--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

4hr 4mins

21 Mar 2019

Rank #7

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C2E26 Found & Lost

The Mighty Nein wake up to missing members, meet a stranger who could possibly help them, and find that some plans... have a high cost (with guest Ashly Burch!).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

4hr 42mins

13 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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C2E66 Beneath Bazzoxan

The Mighty Nein tussle with a roc and make their way to Bazzoxan, a village holding the line against historical terrors...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

4hr 7mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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C2E67 Beyond the Eyes of Angels

The Mighty Nein delve further under Bazzoxan, where dangerous traps and ghostly horrors lie in wait...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

4hr 2mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #10

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C2E45 The Stowaway

The Mighty Nein find a stowaway on the Squalleater, who carries a mysterious item that holds dangerous consequences for the curious...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

4hr 47mins

14 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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C2E75 Rime and Reason

The Mighty Nein find themselves transported to snowy Mythburrow in pursuit of a white dragon, and must use all their wisdom to escape with their prize and their lives intact...(guest starring Mica Burton!)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

3hr 56mins

22 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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C2E85 The Threads Converge

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

4hr 5mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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C2E76 Refjorged

Join us in combating the fires in the Amazon by considering a donation to a conservation organization like Rainforest Trust, which saves an acre of rainforest every 16 seconds. Find out more & donate at http://donate.rainforesttrust.orgHaving returned to Uthodurn, the Mighty Nein attempt to tie up loose ends before heading back to the Cinderrest Sanctum...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

4hr 38mins

29 Aug 2019

Rank #14

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C2E86 The Cathedral

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

4hr 36mins

28 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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C2E84 Titles and Tattoos

Join our November fundraising drive with OSD to support active duty military, veterans, and family members. Donate now at: http://critrole.com/osdHaving 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

3hr 34mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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C2E77 A Tangled Web

The Mighty Nein must determine their next step as they learn more about the powerful figures from Caleb's 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

3hr 35mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #17

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C2E73 Uthodurn

Live from Indianapolis, the Mighty Nein journey through the Greying Wildlands to Uthodurn, in hopes of finding someone who can reforge the Star Razor...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

3hr 48mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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C2E78 Between the Lines

The Mighty Nein return to Zadash, where lore and knowledge await those that know where to look...Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalroleTwitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Talks Machina, Between the Sheets, and All Work No Play. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on iTunes, Google Play & Podbean following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges (designed by our beloved Critter Arsequeef) and the ability to post links in Twitch chat!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

3hr 49mins

26 Sep 2019

Rank #19

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C2E27 Converging Fury

Still reeling from the cost of their first fight against the Iron Shepherds, the Mighty Nein gain another ally and enter Shadycreek Run, where they begin to plot their revenge against their formidable foe...(with guests Ashly Burch and Sumalee Montano!)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

3hr 53mins

20 Jul 2018

Rank #20