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This page is about the production company. For the webseries, see Critical Role.

Critical Role Productions LLC is a multimedia production company founded by a group of professional voice actors. The company produces the webseries Critical Role, as well as several other webseries, books and other media.

History[]

The original cast of Critical Role had been playing a Pathfinder campaign together for two years (since December 2012) before they converted their home game into a livestreamed Dungeons & Dragons webseries. In 2014, they were approached by Felicia Day to stream their campaign live on the Geek & Sundry twitch channel.[1][2] On March 12, 2015 they began streaming their first live episode, "Arrival at Kraghammer" (1x01).

Critical Role Productions, LLC was incorporated in May 2015 by the members of the creator-owned streaming show.[3] The company moved to their own studio space in 2018, and started putting out new shows on their own Twitch and YouTube channels. In February 2019, Critical Role parted ways with Legendary Digital Networks, Geek&Sundry's parent company, and started to self-produce new shows and content under the name Critical Role Productions LLC.[4] Eventually, the live broadcasts and VODs of Critical Role aired exclusively on Critical Role's channels.

On 17 March 2020, Critical Role announced[5] that it was suspending all live broadcasts of both the D&D stream Critical Role and Talks Machina due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the hiatus, they produced new content, as well as re-imagined versions of existing shows that followed the COVID-19 safety guidelines. Critical Role returned in a prerecorded format on 2 July 2020 with the broadcast of "Hunted at Sea" (2x100).[6]

Cast and crew[]

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The main cast of Critical Role from "Unfinished Business" (1x100).[art 1]

Production and Operations Teams[]

Travis Willingham serves as Chief Executive Officer,[4] Matthew Mercer as Chief Creative Officer,[7] and Marisha Ray as Creative Director.[8]

Ed Lopez is the Chief Operating Officer.[7] Brittany Walloch-Key is the Director of Events. Aaron Monroy is Art Director. Jordyn Torrence is a graphic designer. Diana Jeanne Calalo is the Operations Manager. Adrienne Cho is the Product Design & Development Manager. Jeremiah Rivas is the Project Coordinator. Niki Chi, initially working as an Online Operations Coordinator at Critical Role, now holds the position of a Licensing Coordinator and Shaunette DeTie is the Licensing Manager.

In Production, Vinnie Singh is Head of Production; Maxwell James is Senior Producer; Kyle Shire, Steve Failows, and Ashley Middlebrook are producers. Max Schapiro and Will Lamborn are editors and Sarah Leeper is an assistant editor. Tal Levitas the Post Production Supervisor. Chris Wilmott is in charge of sound. Dani Carr served as a Production Coordinator and received the additional title of Lore Keeper in 2020.

On the business development side, the company has: Rachel Romero as a Senior Vice President of marketing,[7] Ben Van Der Fluit as Senior Vice President of business development[7], Sarah Marie Campbell as the Financial Controller. Nadia Dilbert became Director of Consumer Products Project Manager in September 2020, and in September 2023, Sam Maggs became Senior Manager of Brand and Content Strategy.[9]

Former behind-the-scenes employees include Surena Marie as Marketing & Community Manager who joined the company in February 2020,[10] and Christopher Lockey, formerly Social and Content Producer.

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Photograph of the main cast of Critical Role for Variety, by Robyn Von Swank.[art 2]

Cast[]

The main cast appears in every episode of the main series, Critical Role, with a few exceptions.

The original cast also included Orion Acaba as Tiberius Stormwind. On October 28th, 2015, at 6:40 PST, it was announced live on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel that due to a mutual parting of ways, Orion would no longer appear on Critical Role. Matt Mercer repeated the announcement at the beginning of "Stoke the Flames" (1x30). Orion last appeared in "The Path to Whitestone" (1x27).

Members of the main cast also host or appear in other webseries produced by Critical Role Productions. Outside of the main cast, notable recurring cast members have been Brian W Foster, the host of Talks Machina and Between the Sheets, and Dani Carr, who appeared in Talks Machina and hosted Critical Recap. Will Friedle, Babs Tarr, and Mica Burton have also hosted or co-hosted their own webseries. Special guests are frequent in Critical Role and other webseries, with some of them appearing multiple times across different titles.

Core Values[]

The Critical Role website states the company's core values as follows:

  • Believing in the positive impact of storytelling
  • Sharing the love of games with others
  • Staying curious and always Learning
  • Leaving the world better than we found it

Critical Role's community guidelines encourage respect and inclusivity. The company works with sensitivity consultants who have personal and professional experience covering LGBTQIA+ issues and advocacy, gender identity, intersectional feminism, racism, colorism, neurodivergence and mental health, ableism, religion and other issues.[11]

Productions[]

Webseries[]

Critical Role
Main article: Critical Role
Critical Role is the main webseries produced by the company. It features a group of voice actors playing the popular table-top game Dungeons & Dragons (often abbreviated as D&D) in a world imagined by Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer. The series airs every Thursday at 7PM (Pacific Time) on Twitch, and new episodes are posted on YouTube the following Monday.

Candela Obscura
Main article: Candela Obscura
Candela Obscura is a horror drama miniseries that premiered Thursday, 25 May 2023 on Twitch, and has aired monthly since, usually on the last Thursday of the month. It has been presented as chapters consisting of three standalone episodes each.

Critical Recap
Main article: Critical Recap
Critical Recap, hosted by Dani Carr, summarized the events of the previous week's episode of Critical Role, as well as offering her own thoughts on the events that transpired and what they might mean for the future. The recaps started with "Zemnian Nights" (2x11) and aired on the Geek & Sundry Twitch channel before the live streams. After the split from Geek & Sundry, new episodes of Critical Recap premiered on Critical Role's YouTube channel on Tuesdays. The final video was for "Unwanted Reunions" (2x88), with recaps thereafter appearing in written form on the Critical Role website.

4-Sided Dive
Main article: 4-Sided Dive
4-Sided Dive is a monthly roundtable-style talk show with four guests, discussing episodes of Campaign Three and answering fan questions. It airs the first Tuesday of every month on Twitch and YouTube with VODs posted to YouTube the following Wednesday. At the beginning of each episode, one of the guests is chosen by dice roll to be the Tavern Keeper and host the show without prior preparation.

All Work No Play
Main article: All Work No Play
All Work No Play started as a sporadic podcast (2012-2017) where Liam and Sam (and an occasional guest) caught up over a drink. The video version sent Liam and Sam off on adventures, then meeting back up at Critical Role Land to discuss it, their lives, and anything else that might tickle their fancies. During the COVID-19 Hiatus, All Work No Play appeared in its third version — eight episodes of conversations with the cast of Critical Role plus Khary Payton discussing their lives during the pandemic.

Between the Sheets
Main article: Between the Sheets.
Between the Sheets was a show where Brian Wayne Foster interviewed in depth a different guest each episode.

Critter Hug
Main article: Critter Hug.
Critter Hug celebrated the tabletop gaming community by highlighting its cornerstones such as artists, terrain makers, local game stores, indie RPGs, and more, with hosts Mica Burton and Matthew Mercer.

#EverythingIsContent
Main article: EverythingIsContent.
EverythingIsContent is a show with no fixed format, although most of the episodes have had sponsored gaming content. The show can also be something of a testbed for the studio to pilot potential projects.

Exandria Unlimited
Main article: Exandria Unlimited
Originally an eight episode mini-campaign GMed by Aabria Iyengar, the first season was set in Tal'Dorei in 842 PD, six years after the conclusion of Campaign Two: The Mighty Nein. An additional two-part series was set shortly thereafter, as well as a four-part series featuring Brennan Lee Mulligan as the Dungeon Master, set in the very eve of the Calamity.

Handbooker Helper
Main article: Handbooker Helper.
Handbooker Helper was a series of short videos hosted by various cast and crew members, covering various aspects of Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition).

MAME Drop
Main article: MAME Drop.
Taliesin and guest(s) played old-school arcade games on the studio's MAME cabinet.

Mighty Vibes
Main article: Mighty Vibes.
Begun during the Covid-19 hiatus, Mighty Vibes provides lo-fi music by various artists with a minimalistic animated scene featuring different Mighty Nein and Vox Machina characters.

Mini Primetime
Main article: Mini Primetime.
Mini Primetime was a show hosted by Will Friedle on how to improve painting techniques, specifically for Dungeons and Dragons miniatures.

Narrative Telephone
Main article: Narrative Telephone.
Begun during the Covid-19 hiatus, Narrative Telephone featured a cast member relating a short narrative story, which was then retold by successive cast members.

One-Shot Specials
Main article: Specials.
The cast will occasionally play a one-shot game, often with several guests, different game systems, and different Dungeon Master/Game Master. Included in this category are special question-and-answer episodes outside the Talks Machina format.

Pub Draw
Main article: Pub Draw.
Pub Draw was a show where Marisha and others were taught how to improve their drawing by comic book artist, and Critter, Babs Tarr.

Talks Machina
Main article: Talks Machina.

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The logo for Talks Machina.

Talks Machina was a talk show hosted by Brian Wayne Foster, with help from Dani Carr, discussing the events of Critical Role. The guests usually consisted of the regular cast of Critical Role, but guest players, behind-the-scenes people, and fans such as Andrew from CritRoleStats also appeared. The original run of the show aired weekly on Tuesdays and featured questions submitted by fans; however, due to COVID-19, the show came back from a hiatus in a bi-weekly, pre-recorded format, with questions written by Dani Carr.

On 16 August 2021, both Critical Role and Brian Foster's Twitter accounts announced that Brian would be moving on from the company to focus on personal projects.[12][13]

Travis Willingham's Yee-Haw Game Ranch
Main article: Travis Willingham's Yee-Haw Game Ranch.
Travis Willingham's Yeehaw Game Ranch featured Travis Willingham and Brian Wayne Foster (and occasional guests) playing video games.

UnDeadwood
Main article: UnDeadwood.
UnDeadwood was a four-part series in which Brian Foster GMed a game based on the HBO series Deadwood, using the Deadlands RPG system.

Podcasts[]

Many of the webseries created by Critical Role Productions also exist in a podcast format. Earlier episodes of Critical Role and Talks Machina are available via the Nerdist Industries podcast network, preceding the split from Geek&Sundry. All other podcast episodes can be found via the Critical Role podcast network. New episodes are available one week after they aired on Twitch.

Series available in podcast format:

Comics[]

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Volume 1, cover art by Stjepan Sejic

Winter's Crest Festival Comic
Main article: Winter's Crest Festival comic.
Marisha Ray and Taliesin Jaffe wrote a comic series with art by Wendy Sullivan Green. It told the story of Vox Machina's first Winter's Crest festival. The comic appeared on Geek&Sundry's website.

Vox Machina Origins
Main article: Vox Machina Origins.
On September 20, 2017, Dark Horse Comics released a six-issue comic series titled Vox Machina Origins Volume 1 covering how some of the members of Vox Machina came to meet each other. On July 10, 2019, Dark Horse began releasing Vox Machina Origins Volume 2, another six-part miniseries continuing the adventures of the fledgling group. A third series began releasing on February 10th, 2021, with the same creative team as Volume 2.[14]

The Mighty Nein Origins
Main article: Critical Role: The Mighty Nein Origins
On November 10, 2020, Dark Horse Comics and Critical Role announced that a new series of hardcover Critical Role graphic novels, The Mighty Nein Origins, would begin on June 16, 2021. The series explores the backstory of each of the group’s eight main characters, starting with Jester Lavorre.[15]

The Tales of Exandria
Main article: Critical Role: The Tales of Exandria
On December 15, 2020, Dark Horse Comics and Critical Role announced that a new mini-series of four comics, The Tales of Exandria, would begin on March 17, 2021. The series focuses on side characters and stories, beginning with Leylas Kryn[16]

Books[]

Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting
Main article: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting.
The Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting is a reference book for D&D groups written by Matthew Mercer with the help of James Haeck. It was published in 2017 by Green Ronin Publishing in both hardcover and PDF formats.

Explorer's Guide to Wildemount
Main article: Explorer's Guide to Wildemount.
The Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount is an extensive 5th Edition campaign guide written by Matthew Mercer and a team of designers including Chris Lockey, James Introcaso, and James Haeck. The Wildemount campaign setting was released on 17 March 2020, published by Wizards of the Coast.[17]

Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn
Main article: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn.
In January 2022, Darrington Press LLC released an updated and expanded version of the original Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting set about twenty years after the adventures of Vox Machina.

Call of the Netherdeep
Main article: Critical Role: Call of the Netherdeep.
Critical Role's first campaign and adventure module was published by Wizards of the Coast in March 2022.

The Chronicles of Exandria
The Chronicles of Exandria are art books featuring artwork from the community. They also include backstories of the main party members as well as some of the NPCs. Two have been published covering the Vox Machina Campaign and one (to date) for the second campaign.


The World of Critical Role
Main article: The World of Critical Role: The History Behind the Epic Fantasy.
Released on 20 October 2020, The World of Critical Role is a non-fiction book containing archival photos and cast interviews, featuring "richly written insights into the events, characters, and locations of the adventures of Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein. Written by Liz Marsham and the cast of Critical Role, this book offers you the chance to experience the behind-the-scenes journey of how a circle of friends’ home game became the most-watched fantasy RPG livestream of all time. Hear from the players themselves about their most triumphant moments and darkest hours. And celebrate the massive community of Critters who support and expand the show’s world, through the crafts, cosplay, and art they create every day."[19]

Animation[]

Crit Recap Animated
Main article: Crit Recap Animated.
Crit Recap Animated is the spiritual successor to Critical Recap. The series condenses Campaign 2 story arcs into short 5-10 minute episodes written by Dani Carr, Marisha Ray, and Kyle Shire and animated by Offworld Studios.[20]

The Legend of Vox Machina
Main article: The Legend of Vox Machina.

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Character designs for The Legend of Vox Machina, by Phil Bourassa.[art 3]

The Legend of Vox Machina is an animated series funded by a kickstarter campaign of the same name.

In November 2019, Amazon Prime partnered on the project and expanded it to two seasons totaling 24 episodes, completing the Briarwood storyline and moving "into other classic Vox Machina story arcs as well."[21] The show premiered January 28, 2022[22] to general critical approval.[23] and was greenlighted for a third season months before the premiere of the second.[24] The Legend of Vox Machina, Season Three will air October 3rd 2024 on Prime Video.[25]

Mighty Nein (animated)
On January 25, 2023, Amazon Studios and Critical Role announced a forthcoming animated series based on Campaign Two: The Mighty Nein, to be produced in partnership with Titmouse, Inc.. The series will be executive produced by Tasha Huo, Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham as well as Critical Role's production company Metapigeon LLC and Amazon Studios. Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, and Ben Kalina, all from Titmouse, will also executive produce. No premiere date had been set but the series was expected to begin production "shortly".[26][27]

As of June 2024, the cast is in the process of recording for the Mighty Nein show and more updates will come.[28]

Critical Role Foundation[]

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The Critical Role Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the mission of "leaving the world better than we found it". This foundation organizes fundraising campaigns for causes that the Critical Role team and the Critters care about. In addition, a percentage of all donations received are allocated to an emergency fund, to be used to provide financial help in the event of unforeseen emergencies, like natural disasters (hurricane, fire, and other tragedies).

The Foundation was first unveiled on September 24, 2020, with its first fundraising campaign aiming to support the First Nations’ Native Youth & Culture Fund. The campaign goal of $50,000 was quickly surpassed: in the first 24 hours after launch, the Foundation had raised $98,000.[29]

CRF Board of Directors
Permanent Partner Charities


Other Charity Work[]

Throughout the years Critical Role has taken part in various charity drives. In addition, each member of the cast has chosen a charity to individually represent and encourage their fans to donate to them instead of sending gifts.[30]


826LA
During each broadcast, viewers were encouraged to donate to a charity, usually 826LA, and donators were thanked at the end of the session. During Hoomanism Appreciation Week in September 2015, the cast of Critical Role visited 826LA,[31] where they presented creative director Joel Arquillos with a check for $15,000.

Extra Life
Many of the cast members of Critical Role were involved with the Geek & Sundry Extra Life charity drive in October 2015,[32][33] including a special episode, "Critical Trolls for Extra Life" (Sx02) featuring the Vox Moronica crew.

Pablove Foundation

Promo image for a Pablove Foundation fundraiser with Sam Riegel and Blair Hurter

Sam and the cast had joined forces with Blair Herter, to help raise awareness and support for the Pablove Foundation. The Pablove Foundation is an charity dedicated to childhood cancer support through improving the lives of children with cancer through the arts, as well as investing in underfunded research projects. A few rewards were set up and reached:



Critical Role's 8-Bit Salute!

Promo image for an OSD fundraiser with Travis Willingham

In November 2018, Travis and members of Critical Role joined forces with Operation Supply Drop (OSD)[34] Gaming Development Director, Jeff Bartom to raise money for their military community to provides Veterans with games and other entertainment items. In addition to this Supply Drop, they partnered with OSD with a goal to raise $50,000 for the military community.[35] As a reward for raising $25.000, Travis hosted a special live first-person shooter gaming session on the Critical Role Twitch channel.

In November 2019, Travis started another month-long fundraiser to help support our military community with OSD.[36] Travis Frederick of the Dallas Cowboys graciously offered to donate $500 per nat 1 (PCs only) rolled in November 2019.[37]

Red Nose Day

Screenshot of the Critical Role cast for Red Nose Day 2019

Critical Role joined the 2019 Red Nose Day campaign with Stephen Colbert to end childhood poverty, as part of which Matthew Mercer ran a one-on-one mini-adventure "Stephen Colbert's D&D Adventure with Matthew Mercer" (Sx43). Donors could support Red Nose Day by shaping Stephen’s adventure through their donations. Donors decided Stephen’s character class, his companion, his legendary weapon to be sought, and the villain. The story elements that gained the most donations were used in the mini-adventure. A total of $122,362 was raised to end childhood poverty.

Beacon[]

Main article: Beacon.tv.
Beacon is a membership service and the new home for all things Critical Role. Members receive live event presales, merch discounts in all the online shops, and an invitation to a private Discord.

Awards[]

Year Award Category Result Ref
2016 Streamy Awards Gaming Nominated [38]
2018 Streamy Awards Live Streamer Nominated [39]
2019 Webby Awards Video Series & Channels - Games Won (Webby Award & People's Voice) [7]
2019 Shorty Awards Games Won (Finalist & Audience Honor) [40]

Merchandise[]

Laura Bailey is in charge of Critical Role merchandise and often announces new releases at the beginning of new episodes of Critical Role. Since the initial airing of Critical Role, merch of all shapes and forms has been created, including t-shirts, hoodies, keychains, pins, collectible figures, plushes, dice, dice accessories, blankets, mugs and prints.

In 2018, Steamforged Games(SFG) raised approx $1.2M in a Kickstarter campaign for a collection of miniature figures based on player characters (PCs) and non-player characters (NPCs) from both Critical Role campaigns.

In 2020, a line of official Funko Pop figures of the members of Vox Machina was released.

In February 2020, it was announced that Critical Role had partnered with Hot Topic to sell branded apparel both online and in their stores.

Official merchandise is sold in five online shops to accommodate international shipping:

Darrington Press LLC[]

On October 23, 2020, Critical Role announced the formation of their own tabletop game publishing company, Darrington Press LLC, to develop and publish new tabletop games. It is headed by Ivan Van Norman. Matthew Mercer is acting as Creative Director, Darcy L. Ross is Publishing Marketing Manager, Brittany Walloch-Key is Director of Retail, and Spenser Starke, initially working as a producer at CR, now is a Game Designer. Their first four announced games, projected to release in 2021, are "Uk'otoa",[41] "Critical Role Adventures", "Syndicult", and "Guardians of Matrimonia".

Website[]

Main article: CritRole.com. The official Critical Role website, [critrole.com], features information, links to episodes, podcasts, news, a schedule, and galleries of fan creations. The website also features links to the online store.

A gallery of art pieces created by the fans is posted every week, chosen by Liam O'Brien amongst pieces shared on Twitter with the hashtag #criticalrolefanart or submitted via the website. Similarly, a gallery of cosplay photography is posted every month. Fans can submit fan art and photos of cosplay to participate in the weekly art gallery and monthly cosplay gallery on critrole.com, and for Cosplay/Fan Art of the Week Contests for Talks Machina.

Sponsors[]

Critical Role has been supported by many sponsors over the years. Most will sponsor one, or a few episodes, but some have been consistently supporting the show for a large amount of time.

Backblaze
Backblaze, Inc. is a cloud storage and data backup company. One of Backblaze's representatives, Yev, is a fan of Critical Role, and he was invited to the set during the airing of "Umbrasyl" (1x55). He later appeared in Backblaze advertisements that aired during breaks.

D&D Beyond
D&D Beyond is the official digital toolset and game companion for Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition. The website hosts online versions of the official Dungeons & Dragons fifth edition books, including rulebooks, adventures, and other supplements; it also provides digital tools like a character builder and digital character sheet, monster and spell listings that can be sorted and filtered, an encounter builder, and an interactive overlay Twitch Extension. In addition to official D&D content, it also allows the use of original Critical Role content, and provides the ability to create and add custom homebrew content.

The main cast of Critical Role started using D&D Beyond's tools at the start of Campaign Two to keep track of their character sheets. The Twitch extension allows viewers to see the player's health and status in real time.

NordVPN
NordVPN is a virtual private network (VPN) service provider. Sam's promotional segments for NordVPN evolved into an entire Nordverse.

Wyrmwood
Wyrmwood is a company selling handcrafted wooden tabletop gaming accessories and furniture. Since they began sponsoring Critical Role, they have provided accessories to the cast members, as well as crafting a custom gaming table and a DM screen for Matt. Wyrmwood products were also used as prizes for winners of Talks Machina's Fanart of the Week and Cosplay of the Week contests, until the COVID-19 pandemic made such giveaways impossible.

External Links[]

Community Websites

Articles

Gallery[]

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Check Out CRITICAL ROLE's New Intro!

Trivia[]

  • The LLC acronym in the company's name stands for Limited Liability Company. A limited liability company (LLC) is a business structure in the United States whereby the owners are not personally liable for the company's debts or liabilities. Limited liability companies are hybrid entities that combine the characteristics of a corporation with those of a partnership or sole proprietorship. [42]
  • The Critical Role cast presented the Voice Acting and Writing categories at the 2021 Annie Awards. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the cast presented the categories directly from the Critical Role set.

References[]

  1. See Felicia Day's Between the Sheets at 53:11 through 56:22.
  2. See "The World of Critical Role", Foreword and p.16.
  3. The company was officially registered on May 6th 2015. See their entry at opencorporates.com. You may also use the Business Search at bizfile Online California Secretary of State.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Spangler, Todd (March 8, 2019). "Critical Role Team, After Record-Breaking Fan Crowdfunding Response, Vows to Make 'The Best Goddamn Cartoon Anyone Has Ever Seen'"Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  5. The tweet announcing the hiatus and Critical Role's website post.
  6. YouTube video of the announcement.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 "Critical Role". The Webby Awards. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  8. "Watch ECCC: Critical Role cast talks about the animated series and reads a new scene". Syfy Wire. March 17, 2019. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  9. Twitter logo Sam Maggs (@SamMaggs) on Twitter: "Genuinely DELIGHTED to be able to share that I’ve joined up with @CriticalRole as Senior Manager of Brand and Content Strategy!! After working with & being a huge fan of the CR team for years, this is truly a dream. There’s so much excitement in the works. Let’s do this!!" (2023-9-19).
  10. Surena's tweet
  11. The tweet announcing the hiatus and Critical Role's Value Statement & Community
  12. See the post announcing Brian's departure.
  13. See Brian's response to the Critical Role announcement.
  14. See Critical Role's announcement and an article on IGN.
  15. See Critical Role's announcement and a Polygon.com article.
  16. See Critical Role's announcement.
  17. See "Explorer's Guide to Wildemount" on Amazon
  18. The Chronicles of Exandria - The Mighty Nein.
  19. Critical Role update on The World of Critical Role.
  20. See the series announcement on Critrole.com
  21. Kickstarter update on 5 November 2019.
  22. "The Legend of Vox Machina crew squabble in exclusive clip as show gets new premiere date" (December 20, 2021) by Nick Romano at Entertainment Weekly
  23. See The Legend of Vox Machina on Rotten Tomatoes],
  24. Twitter logo Critical Role (@CriticalRole) on Twitter: "We can't wait to bring you The Legend of Vox Machina Season Two in January 2023 🥳️ BUT - it will take more than just two seasons to tell the story of these legends... ✨ WE'RE OFFICIALLY GREENLIT FOR SEASON 3! ✨" (2022-10-07).
  25. Twitter logo The Legend of Vox Machina (@LVMandM9onPrime) on Twitter: "New Score New Title Sequence Premiere Date The Legend of Vox Machina returns October 3rd." (2024-06-07).
  26. Todd Spangler, "Amazon Inks Critical Role to Overall TV and First-Look Film Deal, Greenlights ‘Mighty Nein’ Animated Series" on Variety.com January 25, 2023
  27. Twitter logo Fanology Prime Video & Critical Role (@fanologypv) on Twitter: "Curious beginnings indeed. Mighty Nein, from the brilliant minds behind Critical Role, is coming to Prime Video." (2023-01-25).
  28. Twitter logo The Legend of Vox Machina (@LVMandM9onPrime) on Twitter: "And a small update - we're currently recording the Mighty Nein series, more to come!" (2024-06-08).
  29. The CRF announcement on Twitter.
  30. A Critter's Guide To Critmas
  31. An Act Of #Hoomanism: Critical Role Gives Back To 826la
  32. #GNSLIVE Charity Drive – Keep Giving, Keep Playing
  33. The Season Of Giving – Where Your Extra Life Donations Go
  34. FUNDRAISER HYPE: JOIN OUR 8-BIT SALUTE WITH OSD!
  35. Operation Supply Drop
  36. Operation Supply Drop OSD FUNDRAISER: JOIN OUR 8-BIT SALUTE!
  37. See Critical Role Twitter
  38. 6th Annual Winners & Nominees. Streamy Awards. Tubefilter. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  39. 8th Annual Nominees. Streamy Awards. Tubefilter. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  40. Critical Role - The Shorty Awards. ShortyAwards.com. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  41. See IGN's article on the new company for details, in addition to the Critrole.com announcement.
  42. CT Corporation. "The Limited Liability Company Handbook." Page 1 and 29. Accessed Feb. 16, 2020.

Art:

  1. The main cast of Critical Role from "Unfinished Business" (1x100). 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.
  2. Photograph of the main cast of Critical Role for Variety, by Robyn Von Swank (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.
  3. Character designs for The Legend of Vox Machina, by Phil Bourassa (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.
  4. Promo image for a Pablove Foundation fundraiser with Sam Riegel and Blair Hurter (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.
  5. Promo image for an OSD fundraiser with Travis Willingham (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.
  6. Screenshot of the Critical Role cast for Red Nose Day 2019 (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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