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4-Sided Dive is a monthly roundtable-style talk show with four guests, discussing episodes of Campaign Three and answering fan questions. It usually airs the first Tuesday of every month on Twitch and YouTube with VODs posted to YouTube the following Wednesday, although scheduling has sometimes moved it to different dates. Originally, one of the guests was chosen by dice roll at the beginning of the episode to be the Tavern Keeper and host the show without prior preparation. Beginning with "4-Sided Dive: Anxiety Game Gauntlet" (4SDx18), the selection of host was done off-camera. On "4-Sided Dive Episode 20: Discussing Up To C3E82" (4SDx20), guest Abubakar Salim acted as host for the show.

Content and structure[]

4-Sided Dive is structured as a roundtable discussion led by a Tavern Keeper who guides the group through a series of segments:

  • What the Fuck is up with That? - The guests freely discuss a series of topics chosen for the night.
  • The Tower of Inquiry - Fan questions are chosen by drawing a block from a "Chenga" tower. Questions are "evergreen" and able to be answered by all guests, including future campaign guest players. There are "serious consequences" when the tower topples.[1] The tower holds 51 questions (17 rows × 3 blocks per row).
  • The Deep Dive - Questions specific to each guest, developed by Dani Carr and Kyle Shire, are chosen by drawing slips of paper out of tankards. The tankards were custom designed by Flip This Bitch.[2]
  • Gaming - After the break, the guests play a game while trying to answer additional questions from the production team.

List of episodes[]

No. Title Tavern Keeper Original airdate Link Runtime
1 "4-Sided Dive: Silken Secrets" (4SDx01) Marisha Ray 2022-04-05 VOD 1:44:29
Robbie Daymond, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, and Travis Willingham discuss up through "A Hungry Jungle" (3x18) and play Mario Kart.
2 "4-Sided Dive: Party of NPCs" (4SDx02) Sam Riegel 2022-05-03 VOD 1:47:13
Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O'Brien, and Sam Riegel discuss up through "Fight at the Museum..." (3x21) and play Street Fighter V.
3 "4-Sided Dive: Fly Into The Danger Zone" (4SDx03) Matthew Mercer 2022-06-07 VOD 1:42:38
Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O'Brien, Matt Mercer, and Travis Willingham discuss up through "The Hellcatch Valley" (3x24) and play Exploding Kittens.
4 "4-Sided Dive: Independent Witches" (4SDx04) Laura Bailey 2022-07-05 VOD 2:08:24
Laura Bailey, Aabria Iyengar, Ashley Johnson, and Marisha Ray discuss up through "The Hellcatch Valley" (3x24) plus some Exandria Unlimited: Calamity and play "Cuppa Question".
5 "4-Sided Dive: From Dusk Till Faun" (4SDx05) Taliesin Jaffe 2022-08-09 VOD 2:00:37
Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Erika Ishii, and Matthew Mercer discuss up through "Dark Portents" (3x29) and play Codenames.
6 "4-Sided Dive: Liam Laudna-Hands" (4SDx06) Ashley Johnson 2022-09-06 VOD 1:51:32
Ashley Johnson, Liam O'Brien, Marisha Ray, and Sam Riegel discuss up through "A Stage Set" (3x32) and play Crawl.
7 "4-Sided Dive: Fun Scary" (4SDx07) Travis Willingham 2022-10-04 VOD 2:07:19
Laura Bailey, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, and Travis Willingham discuss up through "Pyrrhic Return" (3x35) and play Five Nights at Freddy's.
8 "4-Sided Dive: Why Are You Like This?!" (4SDx08) Matt Mercer 2022-11-01 VOD 1:54:01
Taliesin Jaffe, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, and Sam Riegel discuss up through "A Dark Balance" (3x38) and play Hand to Hand Wombat.
9 "4-Sided Dive: That's Just Right" (4SDx09) Liam O'Brien 2022-12-07 VOD 2:13:14
Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Matthew Mercer, and Liam O'Brien discuss up through "Compulsions" (3x40), The Mighty Nein Reunited, and trade Critmas presents.
10 "4-Sided Dive: To Be Continued!" (4SDx10) Sam Riegel 2023-01-03 VOD 1:47:17
Ashley Johnson, Liam O'Brien, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham discuss up through "Axiom Shaken" (3x43) and play Quiplash.
11 "4-Sided Dive: Previously On…" (4SDx11) Ashley Johnson 2023-03-21 VOD 2:32:28
Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O'Brien, and Marisha Ray discuss up through "Far From The Others" (3x52) and play Moving Out.
12 "4-Sided Dive: Wildemount Things" (4SDx12) Travis Willingham 2023-05-16 VOD 1:44:59
Aabria Iyengar, Christian Navarro, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham discuss up through "Escape From The Past" (3x58) and play Super Smash Bros..
13 "4-Sided Dive: Wrong Distance Relationships" (4SDx13) Ashley Johnson 2023-06-06 VOD 2:27:38
Laura Bailey, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, and Marisha Ray discuss up through "Faith or Famine" (3x60) and play MonsDRAWsity.
14 "4-Sided Dive: A Very Special Six-Sided Dive" (4SDx14) Taliesin Jaffe 2023-07-11 VOD 2:29:48
Utkarsh Ambudkar, Emily Axford, Aimee Carrero, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O’Brien, and Marisha Ray discuss up through "Reunited" (3x64) and play One Night Werewolf.
15 "4-Sided Dive: Why, Matthew?! Why?" (4SDx15) Travis Willingham 2023-08-01 VOD 2:12:13
Taliesin Jaffe, Matt Mercer, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham discuss up through "Aid of the Tempest" (3x66) and play Superfight.
16 "4-Sided Dive: Kiss and Tell" (4SDx16) Sam Riegel 2023-09-05 VOD 2:14:02
Laura Bailey, Matt Mercer, Marisha Ray, and Sam Riegel discuss up through "Embattled in Bassuras" (3x70) and play Gang Beasts.
17 "4-Sided Dive: Night of the Living Bits" (4SDx17) Taliesin Jaffe 2023-10-03 VOD 2:06:52
In this Halloween episode, Ashley Johnson, Liam O’Brien, Taliesin Jaffe, and Sam Riegel discuss through "Kindling the Spirits" (3x73) and play Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes.
18 "4-Sided Dive: Anxiety Game Gauntlet" (4SDx18) Taliesin Jaffe 2023-11-07 VOD 2:10:43
Ashley Johnson, Taliesin Jaffe, Matthew Mercer, and Travis Willingham catch us up on events through "A Gathering of Heroes" (3x76) and play some anxiety-inducing kids games.
19 "4-Sided Dive: Shard Candy" (4SDx19) Matthew Mercer 2023-12-04 VOD 2:38:16
Travis Willingham, Taliesin Jaffe, Marisha Ray, and Matthew Mercer (and sweet little Omar) gather around for the holiday episode of 4-Sided Dive discussing through "Fractures" (3x78), and a special game of Candy Land.
20 "4-Sided Dive Episode 20: Discussing Up To C3E82" (4SDx20) Abubakar Salim 2024-01-16 VOD 2:31:38
Laura Bailey, Ashley Johnson, Marisha Ray, and Sam Riegel join host Abubakar Salim to discuss events through "Rush for the Bloody Bridge" (3x82).
21 "4-Sided Dive: Feat Fetishes" (4SDx21) Sam Riegel 2024-03-04 VOD 1:28:43
Taliesin Jaffee, Liam O'Brien, Sam Riegel, and Travis Willingham discuss events through "Doorways to Darker Depths" (3x86) and play Caper Cards: Bells Hells.
22 "4-Sided Dive: Witch Sesh" (4SDx22) Laura Bailey 2024-04-09 VOD 1:44:53
Ashley Johnson, Liam O'Brien, Laura Bailey, and Marisha Ray discuss events through "Mission Improbable" (3x90) and play That's Not A Hat, Pinata Blast, and Strike.
23 "4-Sided Dive: Still Blessed" (4SDx23) Aabria Iyengar 2024-05-07 VOD 2:02:20
Aimee Carrero, Aabria Iyengar, Matthew Mercer, and Liam O'Brien discuss events through "Bittersweet Reunions" (3x93) and play For the Queen.
24 "4-Sided Dive: Swordgate" (4SDx24) Robbie Daymond 2024-06-04 VOD 1:45:17
Robbie Daymond, Marisha Ray, Laura Bailey, and Matthew Mercer discuss events through "Shadows New and Old" (3x96) and play WE'RE DOOMED!.
25 "4-Sided Dive: Suddenly Samuel" (4SDx25) Travis Willingham 2024-07-09 VOD 1:46:53
Sam Riegel, Matthew Mercer, Taliesin Jaffe, and Travis Willingham discuss events through "The Nox Engine" (3x98) and play Roll For It!.

Appearances[]

Episode Laura Taliesin Ashley Matt Liam Marisha Sam Travis Guest
"4-Sided Dive: Silken Secrets" (4SDx01) Yes Yes Yes Robbie
"4-Sided Dive: Party of NPCs" (4SDx02) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Fly Into The Danger Zone" (4SDx03) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Independent Witches" (4SDx04) Yes Yes Yes Aabria
"4-Sided Dive: From Dusk Till Faun" (4SDx05) Yes Yes Yes Erika
"4-Sided Dive: Liam Laudna-Hands" (4SDx06) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Fun Scary" (4SDx07) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Why Are You Like This?!" (4SDx08) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: That's Just Right" (4SDx09) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: To Be Continued!" (4SDx10) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Previously On…" (4SDx11) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Wildemount Things" (4SDx12) Yes Yes Aabria, Christian
"4-Sided Dive: Wrong Distance Relationships" (4SDx13) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: A Very Special Six-Sided Dive" (4SDx14) Yes Yes Yes Aimee, Emily, Utkarsh
"4-Sided Dive: Why, Matthew?! Why?" (4SDx15) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Kiss and Tell" (4SDx16) Yes Yes Yes Yes Omar
"4-Sided Dive: Night of the Living Bits" (4SDx17) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Anxiety Game Gauntlet" (4SDx18) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Shard Candy" (4SDx19) Yes Yes Yes Yes Omar
"4-Sided Dive Episode 20: Discussing Up To C3E82" (4SDx20) Yes Yes Yes Yes Abubakar Salim
"4-Sided Dive: Feat Fetishes" (4SDx21) Yes Yes Yes Yes
"4-Sided Dive: Witch Sesh" (4SDx22) Yes Yes Yes Yes Omar
"4-Sided Dive: Still Blessed" (4SDx23) Yes Yes Aimee, Aabria
"4-Sided Dive: Swordgate" (4SDx24) Yes Yes Yes Robbie
"4-Sided Dive: Suddenly Samuel" (4SDx25) Yes Yes Yes Yes

Theme song: Let's Roll[]

Let'sRoll(4-SidedDiveTheme)

Cover of "Let's Roll".[art 1]

The theme song played at the end of each episode was written by Peter Habib and Sam Riegel.
The abridged version's lyrics used on the credits are:

Friends around the table, time to celebrate,
It's a party, hit the lights, here we go
Waste the night away with a little escape,
It's a chance to lose control

So let's just leave this world behind
Everybody, come on take a dive
One by one, we roll the dice, come on
Let's roll, Critical Role
Pour another round, your friends are here to cheer you on (Critical Role)
Throw it back, it's good times all night long
(Let's roll, Critical Role)
No way to lose when you're having this much fun
(It's your turn)
No way to lose when you're having this much fun

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Art:

  1. Cover of "Let's Roll" (source). This file is a copyrighted work. Its use in this article is asserted to qualify as fair use of the material under United States copyright law.
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