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Critical Role Critical Role’s 7-hour Campaign Finale

It’s not the last of Critical Role (obviously) but it is the end of their second campaign this Thursday. And it’s 7 hours long!

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Critical Role’s highly successful second campaign -- The Mighty Nein -- premiered over three years ago and has built up over 530 hours of adventures, including over 440 villains conquered and over 100 hours of battles (source: CritRoleStats), and this Thursday, June 3, the epic saga of Critical Role’s second campaign is set to embark on its final adventure.

Since the launch of the campaign on January 11, 2018, Critical Role has chronicled the story of Jester Lavorre (Laura Bailey), Yasha Nydoorin (Ashley Johnson), Caleb Widogast (Liam O’Brien), Beauregard "Beau" Lionett (Marisha Ray), Nott the Brave/Veth Brenatto (Sam Riegel), Fjord (Travis Willingham), Mollymauk "Molly" Tealeaf and Caduceus Clay (both played by Taliesin Jaffe) of The Mighty Nein as they explored Wildemount, formed relationships, spat in the face of death and buried allies, realized that not all goblins are as they seem, discovered the power a friendly cupcake (sprinkled with some Dust of Deliciousness) can have in befriending powerful foes, and showcased the resiliency one can have in the face of insurmountable odds time and time again.

Experience the final chapter of The Mighty Nein as Critical Role concludes the legend of this ragtag group of miscreants that millions across the globe have come to know and love. How will their journey end and what’s next from the world of Critical Role? Tune in to find out!

The final episode of Critical Role’s Campaign 2: The Mighty Nein airs this Thursday, June 3 2021 at 7PM PST simultaneously on Twitch (twitch.tv/criticalrole) and YouTube (youtube.com/criticalrole), with the replayable VOD of the show available on Critical Role’s YouTube channel the following Monday.

Critters…. How do you want to do this?


 
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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

hopeless

Adventurer
I wonder what characters they will run next time?

Will Liam run a gnome character or an actual fey creature for example?
I wonder if they will make use of the Ravenloft book at some point?
 

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I wonder what characters they will run next time?

Will Liam run a gnome character or an actual fey creature for example?
I wonder if they will make use of the Ravenloft book at some point?
I can see Travis going with a fighter or rogue. He doesn't seem to like tracking spells and likes to beat people down. A blood hunter might also work

Laura might drift to warlock. She loved being Jester but seems to want something simpler. An artificer might also be fun, working with her hoarding impulse

Liam might drift to being a cleric or related healer. He's good at managing spells and is the kind of player who would take that role to save another player from it. A nerdy lore bard might be interesting, but that might not be emo enough

For some reason I'm picturing Taliesin as a paladin

Sam is the wildcard. He's unpredictable. But a barbarian would be very different. Or a wild magic sorcerer just to **** with Matt

Now Marisha has gotten her punchiness satisfied she might drift to a sorcerer or wizard. Seeing a dwarf for some reason

Ashley will play a character. They will be quiet because that is Ashley. A sneaky character like a halfling rogue or ranger might be her playing to type
 



jgsugden

Legend
My current picks for the group for campaign 3 would be:

Laura - Elven druid (Circle of the Shepherd). This will give her a lot of ways to explore her creative side. There are a lot of untapped spells for her to use in new ways, and the summoning could give her a battlefield full of Trinkets.

Travis - Macaroni Sampsonite's nephew, a gnome enchantment wizard.

Sam - Minotaur barbarian or paladin - the biggest, and most vain, medium creature in existence (contrast, and perfect for Sam).

Liam -Warforged Battlemaster, the tie to the 2E campaign (As Jester and the Traveler were tied to campaign 1 subtly) - who will struggle to decide between recreating the world he once knew, Aeor, or embracing the world that is.

Ashley - Human College of Whispers Bard - giving her a chance to be sinister for a change. I really think this could be an amazing choice for her. It would be a great expansion and would capitalize upon sides of her she has not brought to the game, but that we've seen elsewhere.

Taliesin - Glasya Tiefling Ranger (archer) that multiclasses into Order Cleric and Sorcerer (Divine Soul) - A believer that Good and Evil do not matter (as they are not real things) and that Asmodeus just wants what Asmodeus is due for his part in the Blood War. Despite having tieflings, they really have not explored the Diabolic part of Matt's world. I know he 'just' played a Tiefling, but it was abbreviated.

Marisha - Hobgoblin Cleric of Order - and she'll center her story around ending the Curse of Strife to free Matt's world from lore that they likely regret.

You'd have Liam and Sam together on the front lines, playing off each other, with Marisha there for support. The second rank of Taliesin and Ashley would be flexible and interesting to watch (with a lot of meat to influence story). Laura and Travis in the back of the party slinging spells and being disruptive would be interesting to see, as well.
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
I just hope the leaked feywild book is either out or comped to CR so they can use any PC option from it they like. A main cast rabbitfolk or owlfolk or frogfolk character in CR would be amazing. Might be too whimsical for Matt though. If the slide from light to grey to dark morality holds, C3 might be an evil PCs campaign or a grimdark campaign.
 

jgsugden

Legend
...Might be too whimsical for Matt though...
Matt has said (repeatedly) that he wants the players to play whatever they want, and will build the game around the PCs they create. If Sam shows up with a Grung Old Spice Gentleman and seriously wanted to play it, Matt would make it work.
 

If Sam keeps up his current trend he will play what Liam suggests, as I believe he did with Scanlan and Nott/Veth.

My personal choices would be:
Travis - Wizard or Sorcerer
Laura - Bard
Marisha - Warlock
Taliesin - Rogue
Liam - Paladin
Sam - Druid ( Moon so he has more wild shape options )
Ashley - Fighter
 

rgoodbb

Adventurer
Ashley: Fighter (Rune Knight) or Rogue (Phantom) hopefully. For some reason I see Bugbear?
Marisha: Wild Sorcerer or Wild Barb (basically anything chaotic that potentially has a bang …or a pop)
Sam: Gnome/Grung (something small) Illusion/Enchantment Wizard (Back to spells and trickery)
Liam: Human Knowledge Cleric (A very giving player and a detective)
Laura: Satyr Eloquence Bard (She enjoys F%&*$ing with people)
Travis: Shifter Blood Hunter. (Werewolves!)
Taliesin: Aberrant Mind Sorcerer (He Likes that stuff) Although I could see him going Clockwork
 



Iry

Hero
Ashley needs to play something funny. She has a great sense of humor and rarely gets to show it, since she plays such serious characters (Damien and Late C2 Yasha are great examples of her humor).

Its time for Liam to play a cleric.

Laura might like a blasty sorcerer.

Sam already has his character (picked by Liam again).
 



Parmandur

Book-Friend
I want to see Sam do something big, like a Minotaur or Goliath, and Travis play something smaller: Travis played a Goblin in the Shadows Over Mordor one-shot while Sam was a Troll, and it was amazing.
 





jgsugden

Legend
Ashley needs to play something funny. She has a great sense of humor and rarely gets to show it, since she plays such serious characters (Damien and Late C2 Yasha are great examples of her humor)...
The College of Whispers bard could be great for her to use her singing voice, as well as be funny and sinister all at the same time. It would be a chance for her to really spread her wings and get into the meat of the party interaction. She was on the outside as Pike due to her absences, and Yasha missed so much time and was a bit of a longer most of the campaign.

It is decidedly hard to pick a great choice for Laura as she is so good at making the most of everything. I'd love to see her play an artificer, a summoning spellcaster (Circle of Shepherd Druid?) or an Illusionist as I think she would be insanely inventive with how she uses their core abilities. I personally think her interest was peaked when Liam made up spells for his wizard in this game, and she wants to try her hand at some creative spell creation.
 

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