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KO Traveling Hobo
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(04-21-2017, 04:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Henchmen21

Except that's the very nature of dnd. The dice roll constantly changes how the story plays out. How many times have we seen how a Nat1 will change things drastically for them.

It's one thing for the story to change, it's another thing to hijack a core element of someone's character that they've been playing for years.
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(04-21-2017, 04:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by KO Traveling Hobo

It's one thing for the story to change, it's another thing to hijack a core element of someone's character that they've been playing for years.

Nothing was "hijacked". Vex was dead and Vax made a deal with a god to get her back. Taliesin (no offense to him, he's a good player) seems to me imo to want to regress Percy for no other reason than wanting to be the "scarred" character of the group.
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(04-21-2017, 04:55 AM)
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Liam just did what I wished Matt would have the balls to do a long time ago RIP Marisha lmao
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(04-21-2017, 04:56 AM)
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SMASH
Jay Shadow
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(04-21-2017, 04:57 AM)
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Well this sure took a dark turn
Henchmen21
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(04-21-2017, 05:39 AM)
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Aww poor Laura. Hope she feels better
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(04-21-2017, 05:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by .JayZii

http://geekandsundry.com/critical-ro...a-liams-quest/

"Pickup!"

"Real world" in huge quotes since things get crazy very quickly.

Watched it. Hilarious. Laura hoola hooping is the hottest thing.
Jay Shadow
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(04-21-2017, 05:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by Henchmen21

Aww poor Laura. Hope she feels better

On Talks Machina Brian had to dash off the set to throw up at one point and Ashley jumped in the chair to take over hosting for a bit.
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Originally Posted by Jay Shadow

On Talks Machina Brian had to dash off the set to throw up at one point and Ashley jumped in the chair to take over hosting for a bit.

Yeah I know. I saw it. She looked fine all ep though.
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(04-21-2017, 05:53 AM)
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Shit just went full Cronenberg.
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(04-21-2017, 06:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pilgrimzero

Watched it. Hilarious. Laura hoola hooping is the hottest thing.

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(04-21-2017, 06:07 AM)
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I didn't realize GAF had a Critical Role thread. Definitely hanging out in here every Thursday.

Dat Savage Starlight tease :(.
Alpha Centauri
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(04-21-2017, 07:09 AM)
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OMG Liam is an amazing voice actor.

Is this a Nier alternate ending? This shit is dark lmao

edit: With that ending. Legit one of my favorite episodes ever. Liam. You son'uva bitch!
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(04-21-2017, 07:38 AM)
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Liam still has a bunch of gming skills to work on, but his presentation skills are really really good
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(04-21-2017, 09:05 AM)
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I personally thought he should have just stuck with one idea. His storytelling was all over the map, with the laziest reveal.
Pilgrimzero
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(04-21-2017, 05:34 PM)
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He's pretty generous with this stats he gave his friends. 18 INT for Laura? She hold a PHD is something? 13 str or better on most of them as kids.

Ashley's stats are just amazing


A 10 is considered average human.


Reminds me when I did a game and asked the players to make themselves. I go who knew first aid and a guy in medical school both gave themselves 2 ranks in medicine.
Jest Chillin
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Originally Posted by Pilgrimzero

He's pretty generous with this stats he gave his friends. 18 INT for Laura? She hold a PHD is something? 13 str or better on most of them as kids.

Ashley's stats are just amazing


A 10 is considered average human.


Reminds me when I did a game and asked the players to make themselves. I go who knew first aid and a guy in medical school both gave themselves 2 ranks in medicine.

Eh.. these one-shots are for funsies, so it's probably done for that and because they've been high level in the main campaign so long that they're used to high bonuses. They don't get the benefit of all the fancy gear in these one shots so boosted states accomplishes that just fine.

It will be REALLY interesting to see how they adjust to the new campaign when they're lower level and lacking gear again. Most games don't last as long as the Vox Machina game has, so players typically are used to the low level stakes and abilities since they start new all the time. With that not being the case here AND this game being the first, longest, and only (in some cases) game for the players it could be jarring. We could easily see a TPK quite quickly.
.JayZii
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(04-21-2017, 06:10 PM)
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I'm only half way through last night's episode. Anybody else get the feeling Liam was rock hard during the beach massacre?

I got another fake voiceover session! Also, Marisha's improv style can be described by the phrase, "No, but..."

Originally Posted by KO Traveling Hobo

It's one thing for the story to change, it's another thing to hijack a core element of someone's character that they've been playing for years.

I find the Vax as the champion of the Raven Queen storyline as tedious and overbearing as the next guy, but Taliesin doesn't get dibs on everything gothy just because he's intent on playing a tortured, scarred character. I just wish he would have used the fact that he didn't get to complete his Raven motif as a character growth moment and moved onto something else, rather than wallowing in a pretty bland limbo for the past year or two while waiting for another chance to sell his soul to some higher or lower power.

Vex died and her joined-at-the-hip brother tried bargaining for her life and it worked. Vax didn't stop and say, "Hey Percy, I've noticed you've been cultivating something of a dour raven aesthetic for a while now, would you like to bargain for my sister's life for me pretty please? This seems like your jam". Because why would he in that situation? If you want a tidy predictable story, there's plenty of fantasy novels in the world. This is improv group storytelling, and being married to your ideas of how things are supposed to go is a surefire way to suck the life out of anything improvised.
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.JayZii
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(04-21-2017, 06:25 PM)
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Double post, sorry.
Pilgrimzero
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(04-21-2017, 09:08 PM)
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I'm like halfway through the new episode and I really hate Liam as a DM.

It's like he wants to tell his story and the other are just there to fight his crazy battles. No to mention he seems to get all his ideas from games and tv. I.E.: air siren and fade to black was Silent Hill. Etc.

Also, they may have been better off playing the Cthulhu RPG instead of shoehorning this into D&D.
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(04-21-2017, 10:00 PM)
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I think Marisha's 4/20 edible really kicked in on the second half of the episode.

Originally Posted by Pilgrimzero

I'm like halfway through the new episode and I really hate Liam as a DM.

It's like he wants to tell his story and the other are just there to fight his crazy battles. No to mention he seems to get all his ideas from games and tv. I.E.: air siren and fade to black was Silent Hill. Etc.

Also, they may have been better off playing the Cthulhu RPG instead of shoehorning this into D&D.

Just finishing it up and I think I agree. It also says a lot about Liam as a player/person that even this two parter that he ran for his friends still revolved around him. It's like his Vax "I'm just going to talk at you and leave before you can respond" conversations extrapolated out into it's own game. It was still fun despite the flaws, though.
Pilgrimzero
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(04-22-2017, 07:34 PM)
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I'm about 20 minutes from the end and wow, this is just.... not good.

Just wow.
.JayZii
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(04-23-2017, 03:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pilgrimzero

I'm about 20 minutes from the end and wow, this is just.... not good.

Just wow.

The last 30 minutes or so was especially rough. I was skipping ahead a lot because I felt like I knew everything he was going to say, and so did everyone else there, but he was just going to have everyone sit there and listen.

Again, just another one of his Vax conversation moments.
Famassu
(04-25-2017, 08:57 PM)
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Yeeeah, this Liam run game is boring. There's really very little player agency. Feels like he just came up with a few silly scenarios that are barely connected & he thought were funny but didn't really think about anything interesting to do within those scenarios other than throwing some weird enemies against them. Like... what was the idea of the beach nightmare scenario? I guess it could've been fine if there was otherwise something more open and that was better connected to whatever came before & after but it just happened and then it just didn't matter.

Also, lulz, what is Marisha doing?

https://youtu.be/LHita2t54xY?t=11417

She high?
Pilgrimzero
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(04-25-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Famassu

Yeeeah, this Liam run game is boring. There's really very little player agency. Feels like he just came up with a few silly scenarios that are barely connected & he thought were funny but didn't really think about anything interesting to do within those scenarios other than throwing some weird enemies against them. Like... what was the idea of the beach nightmare scenario? I guess it could've been fine if there was otherwise something more open and that was better connected to whatever came before & after but it just happened and then it just didn't matter.

Also, lulz, what is Marisha doing?

https://youtu.be/LHita2t54xY?t=11417

She high?

The idea was (it seems to me) is for thousands of years Liam was sending his friends to different realities where they would live and die over and over. He mentions something like this in the first game he runs then expands on it in the 2nd game.

He was literally their god and center of their universe until he realized he needed to die to stop the insanity.

Anyways, I am shocked that he apparently directs games as well as voice acts.
Capitan
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(04-25-2017, 09:12 PM)
I think the beach scenario was because he likes fucking with them. the ending made me think he's like moving away IRL or quitting the show or something? could be he was just being dramatic. the robot voice was dope though.
Jest Chillin
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(04-25-2017, 09:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pilgrimzero

The idea was (it seems to me) is for thousands of years Liam was sending his friends to different realities where they would live and die over and over. He mentions something like this in the first game he runs then expands on it in the 2nd game.

He was literally their god and center of their universe until he realized he needed to die to stop the insanity.

Anyways, I am shocked that he apparently directs games as well as voice acts.

He directs VA performances. His job as GM during an obviously last minute game is no indication on that and to be honest, it's an overly harsh comment to make.

To be honest, a lot of the "critique" I'm seeing lately in the thread is more harsh than it needs to be. They play the game to have fun more than anything else. To expect them to play highly efficiently or to play their characters and storyline out like a wells scripted show is a bit much.
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(04-25-2017, 09:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jest Chillin

He directs VA performances. His job as GM during an obviously last minute game is no indication on that and to be honest, it's an overly harsh comment to make.

To be honest, a lot of the "critique" I'm seeing lately in the thread is more harsh than it needs to be. They play the game to have fun more than anything else. To expect them to play highly efficiently or to play their characters and storyline out like a wells scripted show is a bit much.

You're right. As long as the players are having fun etc is what matters. And I applaud him for trying to DM. He obviously had a story to tell he just needs to remember it's all their story not just his.

If I had been in a game like that, I wouldn't return for a second session. But that's just me.
Henchmen21
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Tonight's the night. Still would have preferred a 5-10 year gap instead of 1. Do a whole "getting the band back together" motif.

edit: Scanlan's mug

2nd edit: both mugs?
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Wuuu, first live one. It's 5AM here. xD
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Originally Posted by Famassu

Wuuu, first live one. It's 5AM here. xD

5am? Where are you if you don't mind me asking?
Maximo
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Originally Posted by Famassu

Wuuu, first live one. It's 5AM here. xD

Fuck you caught up quick mate haha.
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Originally Posted by Henchmen21

5am? Where are you if you don't mind me asking?

Finland.

Originally Posted by Maximo

Fuck you caught up quick mate haha.

I'm currently mostly planning my future which requires a lot of sitting in front of the PC & cooking in the kitchen, so I've had a lot of time to listen to these. :S

EDIT: Lol, 1d10 wishes for a total stranger NPC xD
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Maximo
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Holy fuck Grog no hahaha.
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This is the Captain America: Civil War that we deserve.
Maximo
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My favorite episodes are just the silly roleplay shit.
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Sun Tree = Matthew McConaughey
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Every time Tary speaks broken gnomish, I think of Officer Crabtree from Allo Allo

"Good Moaning"
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Well there's a new Matt face to put on Sam's shirts.
Razzer
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Loving the uncle, one of the best npcs in a while. Also like that Laura is really engaging with him, it creates cool scenes.
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my 2 favorite clips that I made during this episode. Pretty hilarious. No major spoilers.

https://clips.twitch.tv/FilthyProtectiveGaurBudBlast

https://clips.twitch.tv/TawdryFamousTofuTheRinger
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Originally Posted by Alpha Centauri

Sun Tree = Matthew McConaughey

They don't call him Matthew McConaughtree for nothing.
.JayZii
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Oooo a Pike storyline!

That mug fake out really got me at the beginning. I hadn't even noticed the big one until he pulled it close to him, and then he dashed my hopes. I like that Vex and Tary are like BFF now, too.
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Originally Posted by .JayZii

I like that Vex and Tary are like BFF now, too.

Yeah, that's my favorite development from their off time.

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