15 episodes

Candela Obscura follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. The first chapter of Candela Obscura stars veteran voice actors Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Anjali Bhimani, and Ashley Johnson and the story is led by Matthew Mercer.  

Leveraging gaming as a story mechanic, the series features the Candela Obscura roleplaying game from Darrington Press, which is designed with the Illuminated Worlds system.

Candela Obscura Critical Role

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    • 4.8 • 154 Ratings

Candela Obscura follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. The first chapter of Candela Obscura stars veteran voice actors Robbie Daymond, Laura Bailey, Anjali Bhimani, and Ashley Johnson and the story is led by Matthew Mercer.  

Leveraging gaming as a story mechanic, the series features the Candela Obscura roleplaying game from Darrington Press, which is designed with the Illuminated Worlds system.

    Candela Obscura: Game Master Roundtable

    Candela Obscura: Game Master Roundtable

    Aabria Iyengar, Liam O’Brien, Spenser Starke, and Matthew Mercer gather together to discuss the otherworldly experience of being Game Masters in the world of Candela Obscura! Learn about the unique techniques these Game Masters used to create their settings, develop meaningful arcs for their players, and craft a thrilling mystery using the Illuminated Worlds System. We hope this helps you with your own investigations!

    Dive into your own Candela Obscura games on Candela Obscura Games Week, July 26th - August 1st!
    Learn more about where to find and run games by visiting https://darringtonpress.com.

    Grab your copy of the Candela Obscura Core Rulebook at our Darrington Press Guild stores, a friendly local game store, or any of our Critical Role online shops!
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    GAME MASTERS
    Aabria Iyengar
    Liam O'Brien
    Matthew Mercer
    Spenser Starke

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Candela Obscura Live | The Circle of the Silver Screen

    Candela Obscura Live | The Circle of the Silver Screen

    When a vile phenomenon emerges on set, the cameras roll on the Circle of the Silver Screen - Assignment #29 -1128
    "Stagecraft"

    The world of Candela Obscura comes to life for a special one-shot assignment prepared and performed in front of a live audience at the United Theater on Broadway in Los Angeles. A session zero with VIP ticketholders preceded this special one-shot, where our game master and players worked with the live audience to complete character creation, develop relationships, and forge their circle. The session zero with VIP ticketholders is available now, exclusively on Beacon.

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    Watch Critical Role LIVE at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on June 15th as Bells Hells gather their courage and their allies to stop Ludinus Da’leth and his planned destruction of the gods. Tickets are on sale now: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090060A6C2C9330F

    Grab your copy of the Candela Obscura Core Rulebook at our Darrington Press Guild stores, a friendly local game store, or any of our Critical Role online shops!
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    Candela Obscura is an ongoing monthly horror drama that follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back against a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. Leveraging gaming as a story mechanic, the series features the Candela Obscura tabletop roleplaying game from Darrington Press, which is built on the Illuminated Worlds system.

    Twitch Subscribers and YouTube Members gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, 4-Sided Dive, Candela Obscura, and Exandria Unlimited.
    The YouTube VOD will be available the following Monday after the episode’s initial broadcast and the podcast version will be available one week following the initial broadcast on your favorite podcast streaming service.

    Spenser Starke as Game Master
    Marisha Ray as Jacqueline "Jackie" Renoux
    Khary Payton as Chey Tanii Mcheza
    Laura Bailey as Evelyn White
    Matthew Mercer as Lester Shaw

    Originally Created by Taliesin Jaffe and Chris Lockey
    Game Design and Writing by Spenser Starke and Rowan Hall
    Produced by Maxwell James, Ashley Middlebrook, and Steve Failows
    Lightkeeper portrayed by Taliesin Jaffe
    Music by Colm McGuinness

    Due to the improv nature of Candela Obscura 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

    • 3 hr 38 min
    Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror | Episode 3 | Into the Abyss

    Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror | Episode 3 | Into the Abyss

    This episode is sponsored by Aura. Stop data brokers from exposing your personal information. Head over to our sponsor https://www.aura.com/candelaobscura to get a 14-day free trial and see how much of yours is being sold.

    Witness the Fairelands come to life May 25th for an immersive Candela Obscura LIVE SHOW at The United Theater on Broadway in Los Angeles! Tickets are on sale now: https://www.axs.com/events/548570/candela-obscura-live-tickets

    Something primordial stirs within the depths of Oldfaire, as the Circle of the Crimson Mirror searches for missing allies.

    Grab your copy of the Candela Obscura Core Rulebook at our Darrington Press Guild stores, a friendly local game store, or any of our Critical Role online shops!
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    Candela Obscura is an ongoing monthly horror drama that follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back against a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. Leveraging gaming as a story mechanic, the series features the Candela Obscura tabletop roleplaying game from Darrington Press, which is built on the Illuminated Worlds system.

    Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror will be three episodes long starring Aimee Carrero, Imari Williams, Alexander Ward, and Taliesin Jaffe alongside our Gamemaster, Liam O'Brien.


    Twitch Subscribers and YouTube Members gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, 4-Sided Dive, Candela Obscura, and Exandria Unlimited.
    The YouTube VOD will be available the following Monday after the episode’s initial broadcast and the podcast version will be available one week following the initial broadcast on your favorite podcast streaming service.
    Learn more here: https://critrole.com/hype-candela-obscura-the-circle-of-the-crimson-mirror-premieres-february-29th/

    Originally Created by Taliesin Jaffe and Chris Lockey
    Game Design and Writing by Spenser Starke and Rowan Hall
    Directed by Steve Failows
    Produced by Maxwell James and Steve Failows
    Lightkeeper portrayed by Taliesin Jaffe
    Music by Colm McGuinness
    Character Art by Lisa Fricke

    Due to the improv nature of Candela Obscura 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

    • 5 hr 24 min
    Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror | Episode 2 | The Gilded Graveyard

    Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror | Episode 2 | The Gilded Graveyard

    Past horrors resurface as the Circle of the Crimson Mirror attend a masquerade, along with Newfaires major powers.

    Grab your copy of the Candela Obscura Core Rulebook at our Darrington Press Guild stores, a friendly local game store, or any of our Critical Role online shops!
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    United Kingdom: https://shop.critrole.co.uk/collections/candela-obscura
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    Become a member on our YouTube channel! Join us for moderated live chats, emojis, and badges, plus instant VOD access after streams: https://www.youtube.com/criticalrole/join

    Candela Obscura is an ongoing monthly horror drama that follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back against a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. Leveraging gaming as a story mechanic, the series features the Candela Obscura tabletop roleplaying game from Darrington Press, which is built on the Illuminated Worlds system.

    Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror will be three episodes long starring Aimee Carrero, Imari Williams, Alexander Ward, and Taliesin Jaffe alongside our Gamemaster, Liam O'Brien.


    Twitch Subscribers and YouTube Members gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, 4-Sided Dive, Candela Obscura, and Exandria Unlimited.
    The YouTube VOD will be available the following Monday after the episode’s initial broadcast and the podcast version will be available one week following the initial broadcast on your favorite podcast streaming service.
    Learn more here: https://critrole.com/hype-candela-obscura-the-circle-of-the-crimson-mirror-premieres-february-29th/

    Originally Created by Taliesin Jaffe and Chris Lockey
    Game Design and Writing by Spenser Starke and Rowan Hall
    Directed by Steve Failows
    Produced by Maxwell James and Steve Failows
    Lightkeeper portrayed by Taliesin Jaffe
    Music by Colm McGuinness
    Character Art by Lisa Fricke

    Due to the improv nature of Candela Obscura 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

    • 4 hr 49 min
    Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror | Episode 1 | Seeking Serenity

    Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror | Episode 1 | Seeking Serenity

    Far off upon the Glass Sea, a circle of investigators voyage home with the remains of a powerful alchemist.Grab your copy of the Candela Obscura Core Rulebook at our Darrington Press Guild stores, a friendly local game store, or any of our Critical Role online shops!United States: https://shop.critrole.com/collections/candela-obscura United Kingdom: https://shop.critrole.co.uk/collections/candela-obscura Australia: https://shop.critrole.com.au/collections/candela-obscura Canada: https://canada.critrole.com/collections/candela-obscura EU: https://shop.critrole.eu/collections/candela-obscura Darrington Press Guild stores: https://darringtonpress.com/darrington-press-guild Candela Obscura is an ongoing monthly horror drama that follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back against a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. Leveraging gaming as a story mechanic, the series features the Candela Obscura tabletop roleplaying game from Darrington Press, which is built on the Illuminated Worlds system.Candela Obscura: The Circle of The Crimson Mirror will be three episodes long starring Aimee Carrero, Imari Williams, Alexander Ward, and Taliesin Jaffe alongside our Gamemaster, Liam O'Brien.Twitch subscribers and YouTube members gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Candela Obscura, Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. The YouTube VOD will be available the following Monday after the episode’s initial broadcast and the podcast version will be available one week following the initial broadcast on your favorite podcast streaming service. Learn more here: https://critrole.com/hype-candela-obscura-the-circle-of-the-crimson-mirror-premieres-february-29th/ Originally Created by Taliesin Jaffe and Chris LockeyGame Design and Writing by Spenser Starke and Rowan Hall Directed by Steve Failows Produced by Maxwell James and Steve Failows Lightkeeper portrayed by Taliesin JaffeMusic by Colm McGuinnessCharacter Art by Lisa FrickeDue to the improv nature of Candela Obscura 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

    • 4 hr 45 min
    Candela Obscura: Tide & Bone | Episode 3 | Candles in the Dark

    Candela Obscura: Tide & Bone | Episode 3 | Candles in the Dark

    Something deep within Oldfaire beckons the Circle of Tide and Bone, as they leave no stone unturned.

    Grab your copy of the Candela Obscura Core Rulebook at our Darrington Press Guild stores, a friendly local game store, or any of our Critical Role online shops!
    United States: https://shop.critrole.com/collections/candela-obscura
    United Kingdom: https://shop.critrole.co.uk/collections/candela-obscura
    Australia: https://shop.critrole.com.au/collections/candela-obscura
    Canada: https://canada.critrole.com/collections/candela-obscura
    EU: https://shop.critrole.eu/collections/candela-obscura
    Darrington Press Guild stores: https://darringtonpress.com/darrington-press-guild


    Candela Obscura is an ongoing monthly horror drama that follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back against a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. Leveraging gaming as a story mechanic, the series features the Candela Obscura tabletop roleplaying game from Darrington Press, which is built on the Illuminated Worlds system.

    Candela Obscura: Tide & Bone will be three episodes long starring Sam Riegel, Noshir Dalal, Gina Darling, Ashly Burch, and Liam O’Brien with a story led by gamemaster Aabria Iyengar.

    Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Candela Obscura, Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive.
    The YouTube VOD will be available the following Monday after the episode’s initial broadcast and the podcast version will be available one week following the initial broadcast on your favorite podcast streaming service. Learn more here: https://critrole.com/circle-of-tide-bone/

    Originally Created by Taliesin Jaffe and Chris Lockey
    Game Design and Writing by Spenser Starke and Rowan Hall
    Directed by Steve Failows
    Produced by Maxwell James and Steve Failows
    Lightkeeper portrayed by Taliesin Jaffe
    Music by Colm McGuinness
    Character Art by Kent Davis - https://twitter.com/iDrawBagman

    Due to the improv nature of Candela Obscura 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

    • 4 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
154 Ratings

154 Ratings

magnezium ,

It is so good.

Bidet. All of it is good. Ashley’s character is outstanding, and the chapter 2 GM, Spencer Starke, is brutal and amazing. This show has just the right amount of spooky. I love it! Also, my group played through the free materials that were released, and I bought my GM the new book for Christmas. It is gorgeous!!

Obsidian_Blood ,

Excellent

All the greatness and fun of Critical Role mixed with some supernatural/paranormal content!

Lorn the Friendly Bugbear ,

Excellent

A complete triumph.

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