Candela Obscura Is A New Horror TTRPG & Show Coming From Critical Role

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On May 25th, Critical Role will be launching a new actual-play series called Candela Obscura. Using their upcoming Illuminated Worlds game system, it follows "an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back a mysterious source of corruption and bleed."

Critical Role's publishing arm, Darrington Press, announced two new RPGs, including Illuminated Worlds, in April. Illuminated Worlds is "optimized for short story arcs and adaptable to myriad settings".


We're thrilled to announce Candela Obscura, a brand new game, in a brand new world, using a brand new system! Candela Obscura is an ongoing horror drama that follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. Leveraging improv and gaming as story mechanics, the series features the Candela Obscura game, which is run on the Illuminated Worlds System, both created by Critical Role’s publishing company, Darrington Press. 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. The show will premiere on May 25th at 7pm Pacific on Twitch & YouTube and continues on the last Thursday of each month. Podcast and VOD will be available two weeks after its initial broadcast. Learn more here. Lightkeeper: Taliesin Jaffe Music by Colm McGuinness


You can watch the trailer below:


 

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Nope. I'm sure the final product will be good, but I don't know which will be doing the heaviest lifting: the system or the actors.
This is my thought as well, but you know what? When we all started out, odds are good we gamed 'wrong' -- but we had fun.

Critical Role, I feel, has done a decent job of representing other, non-d20 games over the years, such as Deadlands/Savage Worlds. Monsterheart, the Honey Heists, etc. Undeadwood was probably my particular favorite mini-series they ran.
 

When the adaptation in Amazon Prime, animated or action-live? Only humans?

If a PC dies... can this continue as ghost or reborn?

I hope they avoided those certain tropes from the gothic horror.

 

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Critical Role, I feel, has done a decent job of representing other, non-d20 games over the years, such as Deadlands/Savage Worlds. Monsterheart, the Honey Heists, etc. Undeadwood was probably my particular favorite mini-series they ran.

Considering how many non-d20 games are out there, I respectfully disagree. In all honesty, I would say they barely scratched the surface of games beyond D&D, which is one of the reasons I'm curious about their new games.
 





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