"Talks Machina #4: 'Clash at Daxio'" (TMx04) is the fourth episode of Talks Machina. The Geek & Sundry Pit Crew answer questions about their work and the set-up for Critical Role, then Liam O'Brien, Matthew Mercer, and Marisha Ray discuss "Clash at Daxio" (1x77) with Brian Wayne Foster.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Questions 1-12 (For the Pit Crew)[edit | edit source]

  • Deanne Townshend: A big thank you to the crew! You work so hard and get so many complaints, but many of us appreciate all you do!
  • Jesus Gutierrez: Did you all come with a certain level of technical expertise or was it more of a trial by fire situation?
  • The Final Katt: Take us through a typical day, start to finish. When do you sleep??
  • Brian Wayne Foster: Walk us through Critical Role. We don't have to go through all the technical shit and how many cameras and like what cables you connect to which cameras but like walk us through a Thursday night 'cause I know you guys have talked about this before.
  • Jonathan Yeap: How many people are needed behind the scenes, and how much maintenance does the stream require while it is live?
  • @RealWraith182: For the Pit Crew: How much of the set is held together with duct tape, spit and hope?
  • Julia Nunes: what are the crew's favorite moments on and off camera?
  • tenthmatrix01: What is the most funny anecdote you can tell from what has happen behind screen during the show?
  • liss @ CHRISTMAS: How does the Pit Crew keep from reacting too loudly during the show? (laughing, etc; yall got skills)
  • Adam Pearson: how many times have they been tempted to shout out rules
  • Billy Howe: Question for the pit crew, what is the best way to start out recording sessions?
  • Dave Gilham: Pit Crew: the fans can be a bit zealous, what's the one thing you wish you could tell them about the show.

Questions 13-26 (For Liam, Marisha, and Matt)[edit | edit source]

  • GummyBearWookiee: as it gets closer and closer, have any of you given thoughts to doing something special for the 100th episode
  • Kytedog: @matthewmercer @Marisha_Ray @VoiceOfOBrien Hows it feel on the COVER OF THE ROLLING STO... oops... I mean GAMEINFORMER...
  • Jessica S.: Are there going to be any special changes to the set for the big Thordak fight?
  • Thordak: What are your character's secret fears and weaknesses? ....asking for a friend.
  • Mauricio G.: Can we have a re-count of all the allies that could be summoned to the final showdown?
  • T. Allen Sievers: @Marisha_Ray i made a mask with real deer antlers, they're really heavy. Is Keyleth's neck super buff?
  • Anna J/Rammaru: How did Matt came up with Gilmore's character? And how has Shaun and Vax's friendship begun?
  • Kimmers: just HOW stressed is Vax that Gilmore is coming along? He looked super conflicted about it...
  • John Robertson: If 2016 was a terrible year, that shirt made up for a good 80% of it.
  • RaginDoomFire: Is there a chance of seeing a one-off with @VoiceOfOBrien as DM and @matthewmercer as a PC after Vox Machina.
  • Avery Snelling: why arent grog and keylith more interactive
  • Matt Thompson: For Matt (good name btw) as a DM what's your biggest pet peeve that players can do (eg crosstalk)?
  • Adam S.: Marisha, Keyleth said she'd loved Vax for a long time. Best that you can recall, when did she first know it?
  • GummyBearWookiee: Liam - do you find yourself having Vax act differently and possibly against his nature when Keyleth is there

GIF of the Week[edit | edit source]

Logan Willis aka @loganwillis1915's "Pot Shots" and Laura-Anca A. aka theothershiroki.tumblr.com's GIF of Vax throwing a dagger and stealthing.

Fanart of the Week[edit | edit source]

Zutroicatz aka @Zutroicatz's drawing of Percy as Princess Leia, Trinket as Chewbacca, and Vex as Han Solo.

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