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This article contains episode summaries for the special episodes of Critical Role.

Episode Summaries Edit

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16a 1 "How to Score a Massive Hit" (Sx01) 2015-07-09 16:00 PDT VOD 0:50:59
 
26a 2 "Critical Trolls for Extra Life" (Sx02) 2015-10-03 21:00 PDT VOD 3:08:23
 
28a 3 "D&Diesel" (Sx03) 2015-10-19 VOD 0:29:45
 
31a 4 "November 2015 Critmas" (Sx04) 2015-11-05 19:00 PST VOD 1:28:57
Part of "Gunpowder Plot" (3x08), which was split into its own video by Geek & Sundry due to technical difficulties.
35a 5 "December 2015 Critmas" (Sx05) 2015-12-10 19:00 PST VOD 1:50:55
Part of "Denouement" (3x12), which was split into its own video by Geek & Sundry due to technical difficulties.
36a 6 "The Story of Vox Machina" (Sx06) 2016-01-06 VOD 0:21:44
Narrated by the Critical Role cast and illustrated by Wendy Sullivan Green, "The Story of Vox Machina" covers the party's meeting in Stilben through their acceptance of Allura Vysoren's quest to find Lady Kima of Vord.
43a 7 "Wizard World Gaming Portland Panel" (Sx07) 2016-02-20 14:45 PST VOD 1:08:36
 
43b 8 "Critical Role Q&A and Battle Royale!" (Sx08) 2016-02-25 19:00 PST VOD 3:41:10
In the first half of the episode, Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Travis Willingham, Will Friedle, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, and Wendy Sullivan Green answer questions sent in by the audience. In the second half of the episode, Keyleth, Grog, Zahra, and Kashaw fight one another in a battle to the death.
49a 9 "To the Poop! Goblins: A Critical Role Pathfinder One-Shot" (Sx09) 2016-04-18 19:00 PDT VOD 3:32:01
 
54a 10 "Critical Role Q&A and Battle Royale: Take II" (Sx10) 2016-05-26 19:00 PDT VOD 4:30:59
In the first half of the episode, Matthew Mercer, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Liam O'Brien, and Marisha Ray answer questions sent in by the audience. In the second half of the episode, Percy, Pike, Keyleth, and Vax'ildan fight one another in a battle to the death.
58a 11 "Deadlands One-Shot for MDA Charity!" (Sx11) 2016-06-25 17:00 PDT VOD 2:50:47
 
58b 12 "Critical Role EXTRA – Liam's Quest!" (Sx12) 2016-06-30 19:00 PDT VOD 3:12:05
As the guest Dungeon Master for this campaign, Liam O'Brien leads the players—who are playing themselves—through a mundane voice acting session when extraordinary events leave them struggling to survive in a Lovecraftian horror adventure based on popular movies and video games.
60a 13 "Critical Role's 'The Dating Game' Panel – SDCC 2016" (Sx13) 2016-07-23 12:30 PDT VOD 0:53:43
Based on the 1960s TV gameshow The Dating Game, this panel took place as part of the "Camp Conival 2016" events organized by Nerdist and Geek & Sundry at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
60b 14 "Critical Role Answers Your Questions at SDCC!" (Sx14) 2016-07-23 19:30 PDT VOD 0:42:07
This Q&A panel took place as part of the "Camp Conival 2016" events organized by Nerdist and Geek & Sundry at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con.
65a 15 "Critical Role Extra – The Return of Liam!" (Sx15) 2016-09-01 19:00 PDT VOD 4:55:47
In this one-shot Dungeons & Dragons adventure created by Dungeon Master Liam O'Brien, several members of the Clasp set off on a heist in Emon's recent past.
94b 16 "Liam's Quest: Full Circle" (Sx16) 2017-04-20 19:00 PDT VOD 4:42:27
In this sequel to "Critical Role EXTRA – Liam's Quest!" (Sx12), Laura, Taliesin, Sam, Travis, Ashley, Marisha, and Matt find themselves lost in time after the battle against Conan O'Brien. As they continue to loop through apocalyptic versions of Los Angeles they must ask themselves what they're willing to sacrifice in order to return everything to normal.
94c 17 "Fireside Q&A with Matthew Mercer" (Sx17) 2017-04-25 16:00 PDT VOD 1:59:27
Matthew Mercer sits down for a Q&A with the chat room and works with them to build a future NPC and enemy encounter.
95a 18 "Talks Machina – Pants Optional Critmas" (Sx18) 2017-05-02 19:00 PDT VOD 1:26:40
98b 19 "Critical Role – Level 17 Battle Royale!" (Sx19) 2017-05-25 19:00 PDT VOD 3:59:03
105b 20 "Talks Machina Live With Brian W. Foster And Critical Role! (SDCC 2017)" (Sx20) 2017-07-22 10:30 PDT VOD 0:59:01
110b 21 "Critical Role: Bar Room Blitz" (Sx21) 2017-08-31 19:00 PDT VOD 4:06:48
In a bustling tavern nestled on the outskirts of the winter worn village of Jorenn, an unlikely collection of misfits find themselves swept up in a bar room brawl for the ages.
113a 22 "Critical Role One-Shot: Shadow of War – Part 1" (Sx22) 2017-10-03 VOD 1:38:26
This episode is the first part of a one-shot taking place in the world of the Middle-Earth: Shadow of War video game.
114a 23 "Critical Role One-Shot: Shadow of War – Part 2" (Sx23) 2017-10-09 VOD 1:47:11
This episode is the second part of a one-shot taking place in the world of the Middle-Earth: Shadow of War video game.
115b 24 "Critical Role One-Shot: Thursday by Night" (Sx24) 2017-10-19 19:00 PDT VOD 3:52:48
Taliesin DMs for the first time, leading Laura, Liam, Matt, Marisha, Travis, and Sam on a Vampire: The Masquerade game set in the Geek & Sundry offices.
115d 25 "Critical Role One-Shot: Thursday by Night – Part 2" (Sx25) 2017-10-26 19:00 PDT VOD 3:24:49
Taliesen concludes his Vampire: The Masquerade campaign with the surviving characters as they find their way through the outside world.
115e 26 "Critical Role: Grog's One-Shot" (Sx26) 2017-11-02 19:00 PDT VOD 3:57:43
Travis DMs for the first time, portraying Grog playing a game of "Bunions and Flagons" with Percy, Scanlan, Vax, and Vex.
115g 27 "Critical Role One-Shot: Trinket's Honey Heist" (Sx27) 2017-11-09 19:00 PST VOD 3:43:26
Marisha DMs for the first time, playing Honey Heist with Matt,

Taliesin, Sam, Liam, and Brian.

115i 28 "Critical Role One-Shot: Once Upon a Fairytale Cruise" (Sx28) 2017-11-16 19:00 PST VOD 4:12:37
Sam DMs for the second time, leading Amy Vorpahl, H. Michael Croner, Molly Ostertag, Noelle Stevenson, Stefanie Woodburn, and Yuri Lowenthal on a fairytale singles' cruise.
115k 29 "Critical Role One-Shot: Kobolds, Catacombs and Dragons (Oh My!)" (Sx29) 2017-11-30 19:00 PST VOD 4:08:46
Matt returns to the DM chair, leading Laura, Liam, Taliesin, Travis, and special guest Jennifer Hale on a Hearthstone themed dungeon crawl.
115l 30 "Critical Role One-Shot: Epic Level Battle Royale" (Sx30) 2017-12-07 19:00 PST VOD 4:44:59
115n 31 "Talks Machina: Campaign Wrap-up" (Sx31) 2017-12-14 19:00 PST VOD 3:53:01
115o 32 "Critmas!" (Sx32) 2018-01-04 19:00 PST VOD 1:02:56
115p 33 "Talks Machina Fireside Special: Q&A with the Critical Role Cast" (Sx33) 2018-01-04 19:00 PST VOD 2:22:41
144a 34 "Fireside Chat & NPC Build with Matthew Mercer" (Sx34) 2018-081-07 19:00 PST VOD 1:07:39
145b 35 "Honey Heist 2: Electric Beargaloo" (Sx35) 2018-08-10 19:00 PST VOD 2:46:13
"Honey Heist 2: Electric Beargaloo" (Sx35) is the thirty-fifth special episode of Critical Role and sequel to "Critical Role One-Shot: Trinket's Honey Heist" (Sx27).
147b 36 "Liam's One Shot: The Song of the Lorelei" (Sx36) 2018-08-37 19:00 PST VOD 2:22:41
Join Dungeon Master Liam O'Brien as he takes his guests through a werewolf adventure in Wildemount! The Lorelei siblings return home to discover their castle ransacked, their staff murdered, and their father missing... (With Laura Bailey, Erica Luttrell, Sam Riegel, TJ Storm, and Travis Willingham)
150b 37 "Crash Pandas: Too Trashed, Too Curious" (Sx37) 2018-09-21 19:00 PST VOD 2:53:15
Sam Riegel's raucous raccoon speedsters are hitting the road with our special Crash Pandas one-shot!
154b 38 "Critical Role and the Club of Misfits" (Sx38) 2018-10-25 19:00 PST VOD 3:03:08
Five students at the magical school of Shmogwarts escape detention and learn that they’re more than their 80s-themed archetypes!
000 39 "Honey Heist 3: Tova’s Honeys" (Sx39) 2018-00-00 19:00 PST VOD 0:00:00