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Critical Role Predictions on Characters for Critical Role Campaign 3?

jgsugden

Legend
Yeah, yeah - we can all get a life.

Anyone else want to speculate on the PCs that the CR group will play for Campaign 3 (Starting October 21)? Of course our guesses will almost all be way off base, but this is just for fun. My guesses:

  • Marisha - Duergar Paladin of Vengeance. I think she'll be looking for a front line battle PC, but will want to go a bit off the wall in the heritage department.
  • Ashley - Human College of Whispers Bard. This would give her a chance to showcase some of her talent and explore the twisted side she has not brought to the table yet, but has shown behind the scenes.
  • Taliesin - Hobgoblin Genie Pact of the Tome Warlock. I think that someone is going to tackle the Curse of Strife that besets all goblinkind in Matt's world, and I think Taliesin is the one who will go there. I think he'll like tying the class to the setting, so a pact with a genie will get him there.
  • Sam - Minotaur Barbarian will let him be ridiculous in a whole new way.
  • Laura - Changeling Rogue will give Laura new ways to be creative and dark.
  • Travis - Halfling Artificer will give him a chance to revisit Macaroni Samsonite's quirk and explore something new, and perhaps tie back to lore from campaign 1 in the development of more advanced guns. There is a history there where Marquet was one of the first places the guns were set free on the world.
  • Liam - Goliath Stoneguard Ashari Druid Circle of the Mountain Druid. I think he'll explore the side of the Ashari mostly untouched so far.
Of all of those, the one I would most like to see would be Ashley do a College of Whispers Bard.
 

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ReshiIRE

Adventurer
I expect that one person, probably Taliesin Jaffe, will be playing a homebrew class made by Mercer. I do feel the quip in the announcement about Jaffe constantly asking questions of Mercer either means his character requires significant lore development and detail or that he's asking about rule clarifications, combinations, ideas etc. for a hombrew class. It would also align with how Jaffe has played a customised (adopted) subclass in Campaign 1 and a custom class in Campaign 2.

I have a feeling that Laura Willingham will get her first choice in player class this time; I know she did not get to choose Warlock in Campaign 2 and I heard she didn't get her choice of Rogue in Campaign 1, so I don't think she will be denied this time. No idea what class that will be however.

I definitely suspect we will have a main-cast Artificer that's in it for the long haul this time.
 

BRayne

Adventurer
My only guesses are Taliesin playing a warforged (or aeormaton in Exandrian terms) due to his interest when they were mentioned as now being present in the C2 wrap up as well as the "Taliesin has a lot of questions" bit in today's announcement. Also Laura Bailey picks a paladin so no one can snag the class from her and then multiclass into paladin
 



ReshiIRE

Adventurer
I expect that one person, probably Taliesin Jaffe, will be playing a homebrew class made by Mercer. I do feel the quip in the announcement about Jaffe constantly asking questions of Mercer either means his character requires significant lore development and detail or that he's asking about rule clarifications, combinations, ideas etc. for a hombrew class. It would also align with how Jaffe has played a customised (adopted) subclass in Campaign 1 and a custom class in Campaign 2.

I have a feeling that Laura Willingham will get her first choice in player class this time; I know she did not get to choose Warlock in Campaign 2 and I heard she didn't get her choice of Rogue in Campaign 1, so I don't think she will be denied this time. No idea what class that will be however.

I definitely suspect we will have a main-cast Artificer that's in it for the long haul this time.

Bumping this (spoilers for episode one).

I was actually right about Jaffe playing a custom subclass. Ashton the Barbarian also seems to have a complicated backstory, one timed into Freshly Cut Grass as well. They will be an interesting character to watch, and I'm curious about what the design will shake out to be.

Laura Bailey and Marisha Ray both have levels in Sorcerer and also seem to be tied together, so I think they may have decided this concept together. Really fascinated by what Ray's Warlock and what her subclass will be.

I was definitely wrong about a main-cast Artificer it seems! They're heavily magic based (Freshly Cut Grass is a Cleric depsite being a machine) and melee martial based, so it's going to be interesting to shake out. No Rogues as well.
 











jgsugden

Legend
Laudna is a bit odd. She appears to be from Whitestone, lived there and left as a young woman when the De Rolo's died in 805 Post Divergence, 38 years ago.

She appears youngish. As a Hollow One she does not age - but being a Hollow One does not generally give you pointed ears if you did not have one, but the vast majority of the Whitestone populace before the De Rolo family massacre were human, halfling or dwarf.

Further, most Hollow Ones become such creatures in Blightshore, on the other side of Wildemount. So, if she appears as a young woman now, she became a Hollow One soon after she left - before Vox Machina came together, most likely, as the Briarwoods held power for 6 years in Whitestone before Vox Machina took them out of power - and likely did so someplace far from Whitestone.

She also mentioned a voice in her head .... which makes me think Orthax.
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
Laudna is a bit odd. She appears to be from Whitestone, lived there and left as a young woman when the De Rolo's died in 805 Post Divergence, 38 years ago.

She appears youngish. As a Hollow One she does not age - but being a Hollow One does not generally give you pointed ears if you did not have one, but the vast majority of the Whitestone populace before the De Rolo family massacre were human, halfling or dwarf.

Further, most Hollow Ones become such creatures in Blightshore, on the other side of Wildemount. So, if she appears as a young woman now, she became a Hollow One soon after she left - before Vox Machina came together, most likely, as the Briarwoods held power for 6 years in Whitestone before Vox Machina took them out of power - and likely did so someplace far from Whitestone.

She also mentioned a voice in her head .... which makes me think Orthax.
Yeah. Orthax is likely her patron. The raven skull on the dead rat and the oozy dread form kinda give it away.

Marisha's dropped hints in game that she was "away" and "alone" for awhile (with only her dead rat to keep her company and sane) and doesn't know much history of the intervening years...and she's a hollow one...so it's quite likely she was buried "alive" for a few decades. Imogen is a telepath and the two of them are quite bonded. Likely because Imogen happened to hear Laudna from inside her grave.
 

teitan

Legend
I think Imogen will show just how nifty 5e Psionics is even if it isn't classic psionics. My wife plays a psionic (feat based) Spore Druid and our friend is playing a psionic monk (I don't remember the subclass) and both are very cool.
 


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