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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.

    C2E117 The Tortoise and The Dare

    C2E117 The Tortoise and The Dare

    Hard choices await the Mighty Nein, who must decide whether to follow the current path of their former friend or deviate and forge a new one...

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    • 4 hrs
    C2E116 Under Timeless Ice

    C2E116 Under Timeless Ice

    The Mighty Nein delve into their first of Eiselcross's excavation sites, hot on the heels of their mysterious quarry...  

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    • 3 hrs 54 min
    Talks Machina: Discussing Up to C2E115 - Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends

    Talks Machina: Discussing Up to C2E115 - Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends

    Vintage human Taliesin Jaffe and Prince of Cats Liam O'Brien join host Brian W. Foster and Lore Keeper Dani Carr to discuss the latest and greatest events all the way up to Campaign 2, Episode 115!

    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 10 min
    C2E115 Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends

    C2E115 Fetching Fables & Frosty Friends

    The Mighty Nein head into the frozen tundra of Foren, led by their grizzled guide, and must contend with more than a few dangerous elements of the landscape...

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    • 3 hrs 57 min
    C2E114 An Open Window

    C2E114 An Open Window

    Happy Halloween! Having arrived in Eiselcross, the Mighty Nein get acquainted with their allies even as threads and fates begin to cross... 

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    • 3 hrs 29 min
    Talks Machina: Discussing Up to C2E113 - A Heart Grown Cold

    Talks Machina: Discussing Up to C2E113 - A Heart Grown Cold

    Expert derailer Sam Riegel and willing accomplice Travis Willingham join host Brian W. Foster and Lore Keeper Dani Carr to discuss the latest and greatest events all the way up to Campaign 2, Episode 113!

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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

Hurdli ,

Feels like they're friends…

… one can meet up with, while at the same time, the world and characters created in their play get convincingly real. Even though the "fourth wall" is broken constantly and the roll of dice should distract, both somehow fail to break the wonderful illusion that is the quest and adventures of the Mighty Nein.
If anything, the fact that it's a game adds to the suspense, because where storylines tend to be foreseeable, at least to the media-weary knowledgable, the dice add an instance of chance that time and again keeps me holding my breath.

The host is nothing short of brilliant, some of his characters are an enormous pleasure to listen to, some of his voice as well as narrative twists and turns just leave me in awe.
I've come to love all the characters with ridiculous intensity , and because they are flawed and wonderful, have good and bad days, they feel very real, and absolutely enrich my life.

Thank you very much!

Ritterschnitte ,

Inspirational

I just love it

tarasis ,

True Gems

Critical Role, the One Shots and Talks Machina are true gems. The love, camaraderie and joy that pervades everything they do is a blessing to us all.

I’ve watched CR since the first aired ep on Twitch, and I still watch to this day (using podcasts when I can’t watch for weeks at a time). If you can Watch on Twitch or YouTube then do so, but if you can’t they the podcast is a must!

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