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  1. Oh man the big showdown in Ep11 is EPIC.. Incredible stuff.. (..and for fans, there's at least one significant change from the original..) One to go.. but can't watch until later..
  2. Episode 13 - A Dance of Deception The maskerade ball begins, but complications (and terrible rolls) arise and the party must think on their feet..
  3. .. And 7, 8 and 9 were just as good.. Episode 7 'Scanbo' was everything I hoped.. Taking one of the craziest bits of the campaign and doing it justice.. Sam at his creative best and lets the comic relief shine in a different way..
  4. Episode 12 - Make It Fashion The group readies themselves for the ball while beginning to piece together a cryptic puzzle of criss-crossing threads of fate...
  5. Looks like we're at least two down for tonight (Nate and Kelsten/DocShark).. I do have some work to finish that is dragging on, so TBH I wouldn't mind skipping this week.. (EDIT: make that three)
  6. The comment wasn't but the scene is.. it's a 5 second throwaway gag.. you know exactly what's going on but you don't actually see anything..
  7. (eps 4, 5 and 6) Fans knew these adaptations were going to get dark and wow they delivered.. Ep 4 especially is a straight up horror show.. ..and the show has really found it's feet now.. You get lovely little character moments amid the absolute chaos that they find themselves walking into.. Pike.. The Sun Tree.. The undead giant.. (No Mercy) Percy.. and all the little easter eggs from bits of the campaign they probably wouldn't have got to, in particular..
  8. Just seen the opening two episodes and really enjoyed them - once it got past a bumpy first 10 minutes.. The trailer had a bit of a 'trying too hard to be edgy/adult' tone and the first third of ep 1 (which a lot of the trailer is from) heavily leans in on that - especially the bar scene. I know they're both trying to show the series is not for kids and that the characters were pretty selfish early on, but it goes a bit too hard on the 'hey look, we've got swearing/gore/nudity' front and it could be off-putting for some.. BUT! Thankfully, once the characters leave on their mission it picks up dramatically in every sense.. The characters are way more likeable and it feels less forced. The second episode I don't have much other than praise for, was a lot of fun - though this tale won't be as unfamiliar to longtime fans as was implied originally. I'm hoping this is the tone it maintains for the rest of the season though as it felt spot on to the games. The animation is definitely in the higher tier of made for TV stuff - especially recently.. It's not quite up there with the best of Korra etc, but generally it's very good for an American series. You also can really see where the budget went in the fight sequences and the creature they end up fighting really ends up feeling terrifyingly powerful as a result. Lastly there were some lovely little easter eggs for fans - especially in Gilmore's shop and the basement of the house they break into..
  9. Kickstarter backers should have been emailed a code and link to watch the live premiere at 5pm tonight UK (9am PT) Screenings take place every 3 hours for the next couple of days.. Viewers are advised to join 30-minutes prior to catch some special content from the cast. Live screenings will be followed by a 24-hour VOD starting January 26th at 12pm PT and end on January 27th at 12pm PT. January 25th 9:30am PT (5:30pm UK) 12:30pm PT (8:30pm UK) 3:30pm PT (11:30pm UK) 6:30pm PT (2:30am UK) 9:30pm PT (5:30am UK) January 26th 12:30am PT (8:30pm UK) 3:30am PT (11:30pm UK) 6:30am PT (2:30am UK)
  10. Episode 11 - Chasing Nightmares The group face off against the dreaded, self proclaimed 'Nightmare King' and Chetney shows an old dog can still have some new tricks..
  11. Reviews coming in - some outlets seem to have been given access to the first three episodes with others getting 6 (out of a total 12..) and they're all pretty positive. https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/legend-of-vox-machina-amazon-prime-video-review-critical-role https://www.avclub.com/critical-role-review-legend-of-vox-machina-amazon-1848373688 https://www.polygon.com/reviews/22893346/critical-role-legend-of-vox-machina-review-amazon https://www.thehollywoodoutsider.com/the-legend-of-vox-machina-television-review/ https://comicbook.com/gaming/news/legend-vox-machina-critical-role-review/ https://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/legend-vox-machina
  12. Guest cast announced.. In the final part of our behind-the-scenes documentary series, we're thrilled to introduce you to the extended cast lending their voices to The Legend of Vox Machina! Previous episodes in the 'Making of' series.. Welcome to the first of our behind-the-scenes video series on the making of The Legend of Vox Machina! Step into the writers room and meet the scribes crafting the story of The Legend of Vox Machina: Brandon Auman, Eugene Son, Ashly Burch, Jennifer Muro, Marc Bernardin, Chris "Doc" Wyatt and Kevin Burke, Daniel Thomsen, Mae Catt, and Meredith Kecskemety as the writer's assistant. Welcome to the second episode of our behind-the-scenes video series for our upcoming animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina! This video spotlights the creation of the environmental art that takes Exandria from concept to visual reality, all thanks to the incredible artists at Titmouse, which are led by Art Director Arthur Loftis and Supervising Director Sung Jin Ahn In this third installment of our behind-the-scene series on the production of The Legend of Vox Machina, we are thrilled to introduce Phil Bourassa, our incredible lead character designer, and to show off Vox Machina's final character designs! In the fourth part of our behind-the-scenes documentary series, the Critical Role cast step into the recording booth to bring new life to Vox Machina with the guidance of The Legend of Vox Machina's voice director, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn! Catch a glimpse of their fantastic collaboration throughout this winding journey! In the fifth part of our behind-the-scenes documentary series, we're thrilled to introduce you to the musical masterminds working on The Legend of Vox Machina. Meet our incredible composer Neal Acree as well as songwriter Peter Habib, who is working alongside our very own Sam Riegel on Scanlan's ORIGINAL songs!
  13. Episode 10 - Ghosts, Dates and Darker Fates. The party escape detection, endure rejection before heading back to the scene of the crime to terrify their way back in..
  14. Looks like there will be no new episode on the 27th Jan, but this is only because we have a 'Guest Battle Royale' one-shot instead to celebrate the release of Season One of The Legend of Vox Machina.. @Doctor SharkShark has made a new thread for the series here.. The battle royale will feature guest players who have graciously agreed to return to our table and Exandria for a grand adventure game mastered by The Legend of Vox Machina Executive Producer Sam Riegel. Five warriors are plucked from Exandria’s timeline and forced to fight in an alternate reality TV show -- Garyon Garrington’s Plunder Games. The last contestant standing will be awarded one use of the Wish spell. MEET THE CONTESTANTS! Anjali Bhimani as Fy’ra Rai from Exandria Unlimited Darin De Paul as Sprigg from Campaign 1: Vox Machina Will Friedle as Kashaw Vesh from Campaign 1: Vox Machina Sumalee Montano as Nila from Campaign 2: The Mighty Nein ND Stevenson as Tova from Campaign 1: Vox Machina & Honey Heist 3 It’s sure to be quite the adventure that will certainly go according to Sam (and Garyon’s) plan…
  15. 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 Kickstarter backers will get to see the first couple of episodes early, though details are still to be confirmed, and there will be a special one shot on Twitch and YouTube the evening before.. https://www.animationmagazine.net/streaming/the-legend-of-vox-machina-is-ready-to-cast-its-spell-on-prime-video/
  16. Episode 9 - Thicker Grows the Meal (and Plot) The group continues to track Chetneys contact, finding stranger and stranger accounts as they go.. But at least the ladies have all found a date..
  17. It's the first time I've seen the Series X showing as available through the All-Access offer too (£28.99 per month over 2 years inc Gamepass Ultimate..)
  18. In case anyone doesn't get the amusement about Travis' new character, Chetney..
  19. Episode 8 - A Woodworker's Quandary The group get to know their odd new acquaintance and Dorian has an encounter with his past..
  20. Good news, the animated series premerere looks to have jumped forward a month to the end of Jan.. New clip
  21. I assume we'll be off next Sunday as it's Boxing Day.. how about 2nd Jan?
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