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Exandria Unlimited is a continuing series of miniseries, featuring different Dungeon Masters and players as well as the original cast members of Critical Role.

The first series of Exandria Unlimited followed the Crown Keepers, a group of adventurers from Tal'Dorei, in 842 PD - close to 30 years after the Chroma Conclave's attack on the city and six years after the end of Campaign Two.[1] In the first eight episodes, the Crown Keepers grouped together to acquire the Circlet of Barbed Vision and eventually protect its dark powers from those who intended to use it in bad faith.

Later, in a two-part installment of Exandria Unlimited called Exandria Unlimited: Kymal, the Crown Keepers attempted a casino heist in Kymal. This was followed by Exandria Unlimited: Calamity, featuring all new characters and taking place almost a thousand years earlier at the end of the Age of Arcanum.

First Series

Cast

Actor Character Race Class
Anjali Bhimani Fy'ra Rai Fire Genasi Monk (Way of the Four Elements)
Aimee Carrero Opal Human Warlock (Hexblade)
Robbie Daymond Dorian Storm Air Genasi Bard (College of Swords)
Ashley Johnson Fearne Calloway Faun Druid (Circle of Wildfire)
Matthew Mercer Dariax Zaveon Dwarf Sorcerer (Divine Soul)
Liam O'Brien Orym of the Air Ashari Halfling Fighter (Battle Master)
Aabria Iyengar The Dungeon Master

Production

Photograph of the Exandria Unlimited Season 1 full cast, by Heirlume Photography.[art 1]

All episodes of the first season of Exandria Unlimited were pre-recorded before airing.[2] The series was created by Marisha Ray, and co-produced by Maxwell James and Steve Failows.[3]

Aimee Carrero was supposed to appear as a guest in the second campaign of Critical Role, but couldn't due to COVID-19 restrictions. This led to her becoming a cast member for Exandria Unlimited.[4]

The series opening features stained glass art by Joanna Johnen and animation by Christian Brown.[5] The character art used in the show is by Hannah Friederichs. Music for the main theme and art reel was composed by Colm McGuinness with additional original music by Omar Fadel and Hexany Audio.[6] The character miniatures were modeled by Eldritch Foundry and painted by Iron Tusk Painting.[7] Critical Role released a video showcasing the creation of the minis on Twitter.

The "Exandria Unlimited Wrap-Up" (Sx59) was streamed after the conclusion of the eight episode series, on August 26, 2021.

Episodes

No. Title Original airdate Link Runtime
1 "The Nameless Ones" (E1x01) 2021-06-24 VOD 4:09:17
Five burgeoning adventurers explore the Upper Slums of Emon and take a job offered by a mysterious thief, but what they discover may be more dangerous than any of them bargained for...
2 "The Oh No Plateau" (E1x02) 2021-07-01 VOD 3:57:39
The party makes their way to the Fire Ashari, but their search for answers yields only more questions and deeper conflict...
3 "A Glorious Return" (E1x03) 2021-07-08 VOD 3:17:55
The group must return to Emon to seek the expertise of a powerful runechild, but the seeming simplicity of this task is made more complicated by the Nameless Ones' relentless pursuit...
4 "By the Road" (E1x04) 2021-07-15 VOD 4:25:32
The adventurers continue their travels south through Tal'Dorei, but the past comes calling for them all in very different ways...
5 "A Test of Worth" (E1x05) 2021-07-22 VOD 3:55:28
As the adventurers make their way into the jungles of the Rifenmist, inner and outer conflicts begin to surface among the members of the party...
6 "The Gift Among the Green" (E1x06) 2021-07-29 VOD 4:45:11
Finally arriving at Niirdal-Poc, the surprised adventurers discover something more ancient and thriving than the simple ruins of a lost city...
7 "Beyond the Heart City" (E1x07) 2021-08-05 VOD 4:02:31
Pressing deeper into the jungle, the group stumbles upon an intriguing puzzle, but unlocking its mysteries leads to a dangerous encounter...
8 "What Comes Next" (E1x08) 2021-08-12 VOD 3:32:29
Face to face with the foe who has been following them through the jungle, the group must use every ability and asset at their disposal to contend with a force that threatens to tear them apart at the very seams...

Second Series - Exandria Unlimited: Kymal

Third Series - Exandria Unlimited: Calamity

Trivia

Official art of minis of the Crown Keepers, by Eldritch Foundry and Ian Phillips.[art 2]

  • The announcements at the beginning of every episode featured "Cozy Matt" in a robe with Omar, his corgi. They were recorded after the show, and at the end of the announcements, Aabria made a random comment on Matt's appearance, influencing elements of his attire.
  • Unlike Campaigns One and Two, the title of each episode was shown on the initial Twitch and YouTube livestream, rather than waiting for the VOD upload to YouTube the following Monday.
  • To promote the miniseries, each cast member took over the Critical Role Instagram account for one day from June 18 to 22, 2021. Fan-made compilations of their Instagram stories can be found here.
  • Exandria Unlimited is the first miniseries to feature a guest player character, Anjali Bhimani, who appeared from episodes 4 to 6.
  • In test games held before Exandria Unlimited, Robbie played a goblin named Flinttip "Flint" Bearscat, apparently a rogue, as his second test character and Aimee played a character called Deni$e (Denise, or Denise with a dollar sign), whom Aabria immediately dubbed her "favorite". These characters appeared in Narrative Telephone as the subject of Robbie's story and as the storytelling character in Aimee's.[8][9]
  • All the confirmed player characters who are not from the Prime Material Plane were presented in this series: Fearne Calloway (from the Feywild), Morrighan Ferus (born in the Feywild), Fy'ra Rai (presumably from the Elemental Plane of Fire)[10] and Loquatius Seelie (from the Feywild).

References

  1. "What You Need to Know Before Watching Exandria Unlimited" on CritRole.com. See the time line graphic.
  2. "Critical Role’s next campaign launches this month with a new Dungeon Master," Polygon (June 10, 2021)
  3. See Max's tweet.
  4. See Matthew Mercer's tweet on June 10, 2021.
  5. See the video description of the ExU opening.
  6. See Max's tweet.
  7. Twitter logo.png Maxwell James (@Maxxjenga) on Twitter: "A Wall of Thank You's to all involved #ExandriaUnlimited #ExandriaUnlimitedSpoilers" (2021-06-25).
  8. See Narrative Telephone episode 17 "The Curious Casanova" at 51:59. Flinttip is described in Robbie's original story, transcribed at its section on the Narrative Telephone transcripts article.
  9. See Narrative Telephone episode 18 "The Breakup Lettah" at 23:33. Deni$e is characterized in Aimee's original story, transcribed at its section on the Narrative Telephone transcripts article.
  10. See "Exandria Unlimited: Kymal, Part 1" (E2x01) at 0:59:09.

Art:

  1. Photograph of the Exandria Unlimited Season 1 full cast, by Heirlume Photography (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.
  2. Official art of minis of the Crown Keepers, by Eldritch Foundry and Ian Phillips (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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