Critical Role Critical Role Column from Annie Bulloch Launches This Friday!

A quick announcement - short and sweet! Our first Critical Role column is coming this Friday from Annie Bulloch, who will be covering the show with news, summaries, announcements, and recaps every week. Stay tuned each Friday for Critical Role news and discussion!



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The first column will cover this week's episode, but next week we will take a deeper dive with a season-so-far summary to catch up before returning to the weekly episodes the following week. I can't wait to read Annie's first column this week!

The show streams live on Thursdays at 7pm US Pacific Time on Twitch.

What's Critical Role? We'll let the mighty Geek & Sundry tell you: "Voice actor Matthew Mercer leads a group of fellow voice actors on epic Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. These familiar voices bring the audience into the full experience of D&D, allowing imaginations to soar as the characters embark on adventures. This is Critical Role!"

Streaming tabletop games is big these days, and Critical Role is the biggest of them all, packing out large theatres for their live episodes and drawing hundreds of thousands of viewers online.

More about our new writer, in her own words: "Annie Bulloch is a freelance writer, a Critter, and co-owner of 8th Dimension Comics & Games in Houston, Texas. She plays D&D and DMs a weekly game for an adult group and another for a group of players ages 7-14. Critical Role Roundup will be a weekly summary of the happenings and highlights of the latest episode of Critical Role, plus a roundup of news and announcements related to the show."
 

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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey

Satyrn

First Post
Congratulations, Annie. Good luck!


Aside: Is the guy in the middle of that picture about to get his head shot off?
 


Annie Bulloch

First Post
Congratulations, Annie. Good luck!


Aside: Is the guy in the middle of that picture about to get his head shot off?

Thank you! I am excited.

The image above is from very early in the first campaign, when they realized the show was going to stick around for more than 12 weeks. They quickly cobbled together some costume bits to shoot photos and a show intro. (The story I heard is that most of it came out of the trunk of Taliesen Jaffe's car on a few minutes' notice.) They got better promo material better when they were more established and had a bit more of a budget!
 







Harzel

Adventurer
Thank you! I am excited.

The image above is from very early in the first campaign, when they realized the show was going to stick around for more than 12 weeks. They quickly cobbled together some costume bits to shoot photos and a show intro. (The story I heard is that most of it came out of the trunk of Taliesen Jaffe's car on a few minutes' notice.) They got better promo material better when they were more established and had a bit more of a budget!

Congratulations, Annie.

Truly, scrutinizing that picture very long raises a lot of questions. The live action intro clip featured in most of the Season 1 episodes had significantly better costumes and props (while still having its own endearing rough edges).
 


Annie Bulloch

First Post
Congratulations, Annie.

Truly, scrutinizing that picture very long raises a lot of questions. The live action intro clip featured in most of the Season 1 episodes had significantly better costumes and props (while still having its own endearing rough edges).

Yes, the intro they debuted in Episode 50 was lightyears ahead of the first one, and that one didn't even show up until several episodes into the show's run. I like the retro intro for the new campaign a lot, and it's player-focused instead of featuring the characters so it's not as much of a problem if a character dies!
 




Henry

Autoexreginated
I freakin’ LOVE the 80s NerdPunk new intro... Also, congrats to you, Annie, and I look forward to the new column! Try as I might, it is VERY hard for me to keep up with a 4-hour podcast weekly, and i’m Already three weeks behind...
 
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akr71

Hero
Congrats! I looking forward to reading the articles. Likely a week late as I don't want any spoilers and it usually takes me a week to get through an episode, cuz life, kids and playing D&D (rather than watching).
 

AriochQ

Adventurer
I freakin’ LOVE the 80s NerdPunk new intro... Also, congrats to you, Annie, and I look forward to the new column! Try as I might, it is VERY hard for me to keep up with a 4-hour podcast weekly, and i’m Already three weeks behind...

They mentioned last week that if you have Amazon Prime, you get one free subscription on Twitch, which apparently allows you to watch the stream prior to the Monday evening release (if you missed the live Thursday version). Still hard to get a 4 hour block, but I have managed to fit in a little time each night to watch a portion of the most recent episode and have managed to keep current on season 2 so far.
 


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