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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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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.

    Talks Machina: Discussing Up to C2E133 - Hunter and Hunted

    Talks Machina: Discussing Up to C2E133 - Hunter and Hunted

    Captain Travis Willingham and First Mate Marisha Ray chat with host Brian W. Foster and Lore Keeper Dani Carr about the Mighty Nein's tactical trappings through Campaign 2, Episode 133 - Hunter and Hunted.

    Talks Machina airs every other Tuesday at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

    Talks Machina theme music by Colm McGuinness: https://twitter.com/niceviolinboy


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    C2E133 Hunter and Hunted

    C2E133 Hunter and Hunted

    As the Mighty Nein tentatively explore the edges of Aeor, they debate whether to delve further into mystery or hold the line and set traps for their rapidly approaching enemies...

    Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode.
    Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources

    Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://twitch.tv/criticalrole and https://youtube.com/criticalrole. To join our live and moderated community chat, please head over to our Twitch channel.


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    • 4 hrs 8 min
    C2E132 Aeor

    C2E132 Aeor

    Having located the secret entrance to Aeor, the Mighty Nein take stock of what waits for them both above and below the ice...

    Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode. Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources

    Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://twitch.tv/criticalrole and https://youtube.com/criticalrole. To join our live and moderated community chat, please head over to our Twitch channel.


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    • 3 hrs 22 min
    Talks Machina: Discussing Up to C2E131 - Into the Eye

    Talks Machina: Discussing Up to C2E131 - Into the Eye

    Sam Riegel and Liam O'Brien return to the digital Talks Machina couch to chat with host Brian W. Foster and Lore Keeper Dani Carr about the Mighty Nein's fights and flights up through Campaign 2, Episode 131 - Into the Eye.

    Talks Machina airs every other Tuesday at 7pm PT on https://www.twitch.tv/criticalrole

    Talks Machina theme music by Colm McGuinness: https://twitter.com/niceviolinboy


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    C2E131 Into the Eye

    C2E131 Into the Eye

    After wrapping up with family and steeling their nerves, the Mighty Nein return to the frozen peaks and valleys of Eiselcross to weigh allies and plot their next course of action...

    Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode. Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources

    Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://twitch.tv/criticalrole and https://youtube.com/criticalrole. To join our live and moderated community chat, please head over to our Twitch channel.


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    • 4 hrs 3 min
    C2E130 The Calm Before The Storm

    C2E130 The Calm Before The Storm

    Reunions abound as the Mighty Nein find a momentary refuge among family and friends, but their uncertain and dangerous future casts a pall on their time together...

    Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode. Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources

    Watch Critical Role live Thursdays at 7pm PT on https://twitch.tv/criticalrole and https://youtube.com/criticalrole. To join our live and moderated community chat, please head over to our Twitch channel.


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    • 3 hrs 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
381 Ratings

381 Ratings

CamuxMaxxo17 ,

Enjoy the world of D&D

The blend of creativity, fantasy and a group of talented voice actors is an incredible mix. If you are curious about Dungeons and Dragons this is an amazing introduction, or if you are no stranger to 5e this ongoing saga is fantastic. Matt Mercer and his team have created a supportive creative community for all, it is truely a delight to listen to. Thank you Critical Role for everything you do.

Jimmy Herkes ,

Dam did not want to like it this much

So my wifi died at home, and I have terrible reception in my house meaning that for some reason the podcast app won’t let me listen to critical role. But I was so dam invested in this brilliant story that I, through trial and error found out that if you play it through Spotify it will still play even with one bar of signal. Screw you critical role for making me think creatively just to listen to your dumb podcast, which is wonderful btw

tms145 ,

Natural 20!

Matthew Mercer, all the players, and everyone else that makes Critical Role possible are a delight to listen to! The world that MM created for the players to navigate is incredibly immersive, the characters, the arcs and the big bads are amazing. The players have created characters that are so fun and relatable in all different ways! Everyone makes you laugh with them, cry with them, and wish you were there playing with them. Beauregard has given me ideas on how to play my own Monk character that has allowed me to really understand Monks better (and do the old bop bop with extra power). Everyone involved in Critical Role definitely rolled a Nat 20 when creating this show and this campaign.

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