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Critical Role's Kickstarter Breaks $1,000,000 In About An Hour!

For those hoping for a new D&D cartoon, Critical Role has just launched a Kickstarter for an animated show based on their livestream campaign. It broke a million dollars in about an hour, and has 45 days left to go...

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"Critical Role's The Legend of Vox Machina reunites your favorite D&D heroes for a professional-quality animated special!"

Also on offer are theme song MP3s, production art prints, sticker sets, dice, playing card sets, plushies, pin sets, canvas bags, and more.
 
Russ Morrissey

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CleverNickName

Adventurer
It sounds like they approached some Hollywood producers about this project, but didn't like the offers they received and turned to crowdfunding instead.
The Kickstarter Page said:
Travis & Sam went on dozens of Hollywood pitch meetings, and found some interest — but we ultimately decided to create our first animated special on our own. By doing so, we can continue to stay true to our beloved characters and tell the stories you want to see. With an ever-burning desire to bring a Vox Machina animation to the masses, we decided to give the power back to our amazing community, roll up our sleeves, and make this special with YOU instead.
I don't want to read too much into that, but given how quickly it was funded on Kickstarter....well. At the very least, it makes me wonder if those people in Hollywood fully understand CR's target audience.
 
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gyor

Adventurer
They are over 2 million dollars Canadian, or 1.6 million USD. And climbing fast, at this rate they could out do the Veronica Mars movie.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Kicktraq is always wildly inaccurate for the first week. It’ll settle down its prediction to something much lower in a few days. It simply projects the day’s pledges and assumes the same number every day, but Kickstarters don’t work like that .
 

aco175

Explorer
Man, that little money wheel is screaming. They could make a whole series to rival the original D&D cartoon. Does Matt look like Dungeon Master, or is it just me. :)
 

gyor

Adventurer
Do they even have the legal rights to do a D&D movie or could this end up in the courts? I mean I can't see Warner Bros. Being okay with this or Hasbro if they aren't getting a cut of the money.
 

Zardnaar

Adventurer
Do they even have the legal rights to do a D&D movie or could this end up in the courts? I mean I can't see Warner Bros. Being okay with this or Hasbro if they aren't getting a cut of the money.
They don't have to use the D&D name, hell they could make the characters OGL and base it off Pathfinder.

Mostly I think they will do their own thing and file the edges off so the name D&D doesn't appear anywhere. The cartoon can just be about the adventurers doing whatever.
 

darjr

I crit!
I’d be surprised if they weren’t talking to WotC to make the whole thing work. Licensed material included or not.
 

kenmarable

Explorer
Considering WotC is promoting the Kickstarter on the official D&D twitter account, I'm guessing one way or another, all legal & copyright issues are taken care of.

I'm really excited for this! Plus, several of the stretch goals are some really interesting one-shots, so that's extra bonus to tide us over for the year and half it'll take to make however many episodes get funded.
 

Istbor

Explorer
At 1.95 Million now. That counter is just churning.

Edit: Wow okay. From the time it took me to look at the time, and then read through to the second page and type in my comment, it had made another 10k.
 
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Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
$2M incoming! This is hypnotic to watch! I need to tear my eyes away! Looks like Matt Colville's record is about to be broken.
 

CleverNickName

Adventurer
Two million dollars and fifteen thousand backers, all in just a few hours. Neither counter seems to be slowing down, either.
 

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