Critters rejoice for we have not just broken records we have bloody demolished them. What started as a planned single 22 minute special has not evolved into 6 episodes following our favorite dungeons crawling heroes on their first ever quest and also episodes following the Briarwoods storyline. This plot line see’s our heroes avenge the murder of the rulers of Whitestone by the evil Lord and Lady Briarwood. But it does not stop there the Critical Role team have promised more, if the campaign continues to grow. What makes this all so funny is that no studio would touch this for the $750,000 that they originally wanted, yet now they have made $5.8 million – that is as of 13:30 GMT.
That makes it the most funded kickstarter in history…
I honestly cannot wait to see this series once it’s complete and what makes it better, since all the players of the game are voice actors, they will be playing their own characters. The Critical Role cast members are Travis Willingham (Grog), Marisha Ray (Keyleth), Taliesin Jaffe (Percy), Ashley Johnson (Pike), Sam Riegel (Scanlan), Liam O’Brien (Vax) and Laura Bailey (Vex), with Matthew Mercer serving as Dungeon Master.
If you have not checked out their Kickstarter then I highly recommend it. There are plenty of great rewards from tickets to screenings, limited edition dice and even downloads of the shows theme, there is a lot on offer.