D&D General Legend of Vox Machina Trailer Released

Critical Role’s The Legend of Vox Machina will be released on Amazon streaming in batches of three episodes. Season 1 will release on Amazon Prime Video as follows: Friday, January 28th: Episodes 1-3 Friday, February 4th: Episodes 4-6 Friday, February 11th: Episodes 7-9 Friday, February 18th: Episodes 10-12



Critical Role’s The Legend of Vox Machina will be released on Amazon streaming in batches of three episodes. Season 1 will release on Amazon Prime Video as follows:
  • Friday, January 28th: Episodes 1-3
  • Friday, February 4th: Episodes 4-6
  • Friday, February 11th: Episodes 7-9
  • Friday, February 18th: Episodes 10-12
 

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MarkB

Legend
Have you ever heard of the Netflix show Big Mouth? I have no idea who the target audience is for that show and I can't believe it's a thing that Netflix greenlit, but it's already had five seasons and is getting a spin-off. I'm not certain traditional age demographics matter much anymore.
Another example from Netflix would be Final Space, a light-hearted animation with plenty of gore and violence which somehow manages to get serious, dramatic and heart-wrenching in ways that seem totally un-earned, yet nevertheless work.
 

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overgeeked

B/X Known World
The Expanse?

I generally agree with your points though.
The Expanse started as a home-brew game. Then was turned into a series of very successful novels. And got a boost from George RR Martin. Then it became a TV series. Then it became an RPG. It didn’t start as a TV series that was an adaptation of an existing RPG.
 



Levistus's_Leviathan

5e Freelancer
So no joke, I hate gore. I hate grimdark.

IT is a testament to how good Invincible is that I still like it enough to recommend it.
Ditto. I hate gore, don't love excessive cussing, and generally don't watch animated shows.

I loved Invincible. I am currently watching Castlevania, and I love it, too. The next show on my list is Arcane, which I'm sure I'll like, too.

If a show is well-written, well-voice acted, and has good animation, even someone as squeamish as me can enjoy it.

I'm looking forward to adding this show to my list of "need to watch" when it comes out. And I've barely seen any of the first season of Critical Role. The animation looks good, I like the characters, and it's D&D-based. I think this show is going to be good and popular. If people that don't play League of Legends enjoy Arcane, I think that people that don't watch Critical Role or play D&D can enjoy this show.
 



Parmandur

Book-Friend
That narrows their numbers a LOT. Each group you add lowers it's appeal to general audiences. Normally you want to appeal to a larger and bigger audience rather than go niche.

I know it may appeal to many here that don't fall into the categories I listed, but (and meaning no offense) we here are a very small minority compared to the numbers who are the actual viewing public.

With what they've done I see it turning off a LOT of households (cartoon with violence and language...which is kind of like South Park, but this isn't a straight comedy and fantasy is another arena that makes it a smaller appeal already). It's not like Futurama which addresess some adult ideas but is clean overall, this series appears that it is going to be far over the top with language and violence from what I've seen already.

The only thing I can see keeping this from stopping anymore series like this being made and this being the last set of cartoons like this is Jeff Bezos. I think he is a MAJOR fan of D&D stuff and Fantasy...soooo...I could see him continuing it even if it has terrible numbers. That's happened before so not unprecedented...

But I just don't see this drawing in massive numbers or having the appeal that some of their other shows have.

I could be wrong (and I know everyone here probably hopes or thinks that I am), but I just don't see this show having a massive appeal overall. I think it may appeal to a subset of college age and a little older viewing audiences, but I don't see it catching on otherwise. I see it as a massive gamble (college age kids can make a cult series and things like that which persist, but just as often they drop them).
I mean, they regularly draw hundreds of thousands or even millions of viewers for their live games, and the Kickstarter was enormous. Not much of a gamble, since the audience already exists.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
Very funny trailer: this probably represents the cherry picked most vulgar moments, and is not representative of the entire tone, which looks PG-13 like the rest of the CR branded materials.
 

SkidAce

Legend
Supporter
That narrows their numbers a LOT. Each group you add lowers it's appeal to general audiences. Normally you want to appeal to a larger and bigger audience rather than go niche.

I know it may appeal to many here that don't fall into the categories I listed, but (and meaning no offense) we here are a very small minority compared to the numbers who are the actual viewing public.

With what they've done I see it turning off a LOT of households (cartoon with violence and language...which is kind of like South Park, but this isn't a straight comedy and fantasy is another arena that makes it a smaller appeal already). It's not like Futurama which addresess some adult ideas but is clean overall, this series appears that it is going to be far over the top with language and violence from what I've seen already.

The only thing I can see keeping this from stopping anymore series like this being made and this being the last set of cartoons like this is Jeff Bezos. I think he is a MAJOR fan of D&D stuff and Fantasy...soooo...I could see him continuing it even if it has terrible numbers. That's happened before so not unprecedented...

But I just don't see this drawing in massive numbers or having the appeal that some of their other shows have.

I could be wrong (and I know everyone here probably hopes or thinks that I am), but I just don't see this show having a massive appeal overall. I think it may appeal to a subset of college age and a little older viewing audiences, but I don't see it catching on otherwise. I see it as a massive gamble (college age kids can make a cult series and things like that which persist, but just as often they drop them).
Were you aware it is the highest funded video/show kickstarter ever?
 

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