Spoilers for Campaign 1 through episode 85 and Campaign 2 through episode 76 One thing I really love about Critical Role from both campaigns is the way they show that the seemingly happy, jokey, funny, delightful people are really using that as a mask for a lot of pain and insecurity that they're either hiding … Continue reading Analysis: The hidden pain of Jester and Scanlan – CR C2 Ep76 and CR C1 Ep85
Category: CR Campaign 1
Analysis: Anna Ripley connected to Trent? – CR C2 Ep049
Hey, remember who was also developing military technology a little over 26 years ago in Rexxentrum, doing illegal human experimentation, and believed the strong and intelligent should rule the weak? Anna Ripley. Trent Ikithon would have been in his 40s. Ripley was court-martialed when it was discovered what she was doing. Three individuals turned her … Continue reading Analysis: Anna Ripley connected to Trent? – CR C2 Ep049
Fiction: Pandemonium, CR C1 Ep115
I've been thinking about this since the end of campaign 1. There were an awful lot of lose threads for Percy's mental health between the last scenes of the campaign and the epilogue. Descriptions of Pandemonium sounded like a terrible place to put someone in Percy's state. I am going off my existing theory about Percy's mental health.
Venerable Series Critical Role Is Longer Than
What venerable series is Critical Role longer than? Most of them. (It was a chore collecting all this data so enjoy it if you’re fans of other shows, too.) Critical Role is longer than The Simpsons, the original Law & Order series, all Dr. Who series combined, Gunsmoke, all Star Trek series and films combined, … Continue reading Venerable Series Critical Role Is Longer Than
Analysis Critical Role C2 Ep014 How Molly manipulates the way people see him
This post is one of a long series examining Molly’s story and character. There will be an index on my blog collecting all of them. I spent at least 20 minutes on the same 3 seconds of Critical Role Campaign 2 Episode 014, teasing out something Taliesin mumbled under Matt, and it was so exceptionally … Continue reading Analysis Critical Role C2 Ep014 How Molly manipulates the way people see him
Can you wield a shield and pepperbox?
Ask Box Question: Could you wear a shield while using a pepperbox, since the technical definition of two handed weapon is "requires two hands to attack" and pepperbox only needs an extra hand during reloading? No. The guns are two handed weapons due to reload. Shields count as using a hand, and really do. You … Continue reading Can you wield a shield and pepperbox?
Transcript Ep103 to Ep104 How Percy and Keyleth are feeling about gods
Watching Ep104 tonight I found Percy’s hesitant answer to Keyleth about gods rather interesting given that he’d tacitly said how he felt in Ep104. “I think what Vax is trying to say is we need patrons. … We are going to owe favors, we are going to owe our lives, we are going to lose…” … Continue reading Transcript Ep103 to Ep104 How Percy and Keyleth are feeling about gods
Analysis Ep95 to Ep99 Vex and Percy are hiding something
I very much caution against putting the cart before the horse. Speculation can be fun, but remember that it’s very prone to error, so don’t get your hopes up. I also advise Ockham’s Razor: the simplest explanation is usually right. And the least dramatic possibility is usually right. That said, it’s very obvious that Vex … Continue reading Analysis Ep95 to Ep99 Vex and Percy are hiding something
Transcript Ep96 0:22:16 Grog’s Whitestone Tour Hat
I collect vintage and ostentatious hats, elaborate headpieces, and fascinators. I’m the sort of person who can (and frequently does) put absolutely ridiculous things on her head and manages to make it look good. So, my first two thoughts after this scene were: “I want that hat,” and “I think I can make that hat.” … Continue reading Transcript Ep96 0:22:16 Grog’s Whitestone Tour Hat
Transcript Ep89 Twitch 2:01:46 Percy Apologizes to Grog
This transcript is dedicated to Tess Fowler so she can do wonderful things with it, and to mental health problems that lead to poor choices. This’ll get tidied up when the archive is released. If you like this transcript, please consider donating to Critical Role Transcripts, @CRTranscript, to help them provide closed captioning to Critical … Continue reading Transcript Ep89 Twitch 2:01:46 Percy Apologizes to Grog