Friday, August 7, 2015

Watch Critical Role - a live D&D game with voice actor players

I discovered another RPG show that I'm now thoroughly enjoying. It's called Critical Role and it's on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel. The game is Dungeons & Dragons. Matt Mercer is the Game Master and the players are all voice actors. One of the actors, Laura Baily is also playing TITANSGRAVE, which I wrote about last month and is also on Geek & Sundry.

The game is played live every Thursday night on Geek & Sundry's Twitch channel, but you can also watch at a later date. I've watched the first two sessions and I'm really enjoying it so far. I was hesitant at first because the game sessions run about three hours, but I got into it and the time flew by.

Anyone who reads this blog knows that I'm not a fan of this kind of three camera set-up when watching RPG games. To quote me, 
"I find it hard to watch the online games where everyone is in a different webcam square from their home, or the ones where there is only one or two cameras. It's hard to feel a part of the game for me in those circumstances." 
However, with Critical Role it was very easy to get into the game. Maybe it's the roleplay of the actors, or the story, I'm not sure. All I can tell you is that I'm enjoying this game and highly recommend it.

If you're into RPG games and/or love Dungeons & Dragons, check it out!

1 comment:

  1. Or, if you want to binge watch the whole thing, the videos go up Monday after broadcast on their website.

    Youtube gets them on a delay. They just uploaded episode 6 to YT, but they just aired episode 19 which will be on the website after the weekend.