Monster Analysis: The Overcrow Apothecary

Monster Analysis: The Overcrow Apothecary

Thanks to @Lyadrielle for this art piece!

Like Claudia Sheed back in Zadash, Maruo the goblin regularly opened shop to individuals needing an incognito place to meet, no questions asked (for coin). This particular trio had met at the Overcrow months before. Unwilling to wait for someone who could potentially be their blonde human in disguise to teleport away, the Nein opted to make a preventative strike.

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Media References and Puns of 2-63 Intervention

SEAL Team Nein has got the apothecary on LOCK.
Sort of.

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What We Know About This Political Storm

What We Know About This Political Storm

Thanks to @Ashinthepan for this art piece!

As The Mighty Nein head towards the Lucid Bastion to tell the Bright Queen what they’ve learned about the Dwendalian Empire’s plans for the war, we’re here to provide an update on what we know about the situation with the Empire, the Dynasty, and the person placing Abyssal Anchors. We’d also encourage you to take a look at some of our past articles in our What We Know About series as well as our relevant compiled quotation compendiums.

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Media References and Puns of 2-62 Domestic Respite

Xhorhaus, in the midst of Dynasty
Xhorhaus, on the tower there’s a tree
Xhorhaus, each night we cast Alarm times three
Xhorhaus, we're out of tumeric for our drinks.

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Quick Answers 73

Have you or anyone done the math on the number of each Kickstarter reward item that will have to be manufactured? How many posters, dice, trinket plushies, etc.

  • 80,026 Digital downloads and Vox Machina voicemail packs

  • 60,171 The Legend of Vox Machina sticker sets and 8x10 art prints

  • 54,913 The Legend of Vox Machina dice sets plus bonus D20, playing card sets, and crew-knitted beanies

  • 17,358 Trinket plushies and Vax Dagger Dagger Dagger letter opener sets

  • 8,674 Character pin sets

  • 7,865 Waxed canvas messenger bags

  • 4,622 The Legend of Vox Machina signed pilot scripts

  • 1,501 Critical Role cast signed high-quality 18x24 animation art prints

  • 25 Personalized portraits by the Titmouse animation team

Do you have a count for how many shots were taken during the campaign end party?

55 shot glasses of tea.

What is Caleb’s Cat’s Ire spell?

It’s a reskinned Bigby’s Hand, using a brown cat’s paw instead of a purple hand.

How good a boy is Henry?

We aren’t @dog_rates, but based on our understanding of their rating system, we’d estimate around 14/10, would give his own studio full of plush pineapples.

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Media References and Puns for 2-61 Agreements

Fortunately (or unfortunately), the Bodo Players was probably a one-show only company.

Media References

  • (0:01:14) Sam: My entire body is as doughy as Val Kilmer in a funnel cake factory.

  • (0:01:23) Sam: She accused me of looking like a donkey wearing a Jeff Goldblum mask…

  • (0:01:28) Sam: … my face is much more like a Steve Buscemi Halloween mask that has melted in the back of your Kia.

  • (0:01:38) Sam: It’s my voice that makes you want to drown me out with a stereo mix of Limp Bizkit and Michelle Wolf.

  • (0:01:59) Sam: He’s an authoritarian party pooper whose characters are darker than the last episode of Game of Thrones and sadder than a double feature of Flight 93 and Requiem for a Dream.

  • (0:02:30) Sam: She’s missed so many games it’s more games than Michael Vick and Tonya Harding combined.

  • (0:02:39) Sam: Her “hit show” Blindspot is seen by literally hundreds of people every week.

  • (0:03:06) Sam: How could anyone dislike someone who has more Oshkosh B’Gosh overalls in her closet than Michael Jackson did?

  • (0:03:24) Sam: His characters are so emo, Damien Rice called and said they were “too heavy.”

  • (0:03:30) Sam: His monologues are more emotionally depleting than the discography of Dashboard Confessional.

  • (0:03:35) Sam: Liam could have single-handedly funded our Kickstarter if he didn’t have so many traffic tickets from searching himself on Tumblr while driving.

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Monster Analysis: Dybbuk, Giant Snapping Turtle, and Chasme

Monster Analysis: Dybbuk, Giant Snapping Turtle, and Chasme

Thanks to @suraelis for this art piece!

The invasion of the chasmes and the babaus from the Abyss were a useful distraction for something a little more powerful to sneak into the stone giants’ fortress. Soorna hinted at the presence of something… else when she went back, but the Mighty Nein were still surprised by the sudden reanimation of one of the stone giant corpses last week. What followed turned into a game of whack-a-mole (or turtle), with the desecrated stone giant corpses as the moles… and the Nein flailing wildly with metaphorical mallets.

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Media References and Puns of 2-60 A Turtle By Any Other Name

Giant demonic snapping turtles are not to be confused with denizens of the Nine Shells.

Media References

  • (0:01:18) Sam: As you guys know, every Wednesday I go to the Film & TV Archives in Hollywood.

  • (0:01:40) Sam: ...they only saved it on Betamax tape.

  • (0:03:44) Matt: Ashley Johnson is Gail in Gail Force Five: A Gail in Your Coffin.

  • (0:40:20) Liam: When I was a kid, Terminator 2 and Gail Force Five informed my whole childhood.

  • (0:05:34) Matt: ...with our friend, Joel Hodgson.

  • (0:10:32) Matt: ...over in Rosohna [...] Laura: Rosohna, Rosohna (“Rosanna” by Toto)

  • (0:13:03) Taliesin: Same as it ever was. Ashley: Same as it ever was. (“Once In a Lifetime” by Talking Heads) Thanks to Adam for this one!

  • (0:18:47) Marisha: Wait. All: Wait. Wait. (Comic Con Inside Joke)

  • (0:22:07) Travis: Its vision is based on movement! (Jurassic Park)

  • (0:27:20) Travis: Let them fight. (Godzilla (2014))

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What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Possessed Stone Giant Edition

What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Possessed Stone Giant Edition

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The Mighty Nein took out the more obvious demons Soorna told them about in the giant fortress with relative ease, but something else was lurking in the shadows. This week’s “What Does the Mighty Nein Have Left” is a little more optimistic than usual; Fjord’s in rough shape, but everyone else has nearly every tool at their disposal.

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Monster Analysis: Babaus, Chasme

Monster Analysis: Babaus, Chasme

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The demonic threats encroaching on their home proved too much for the stone giants, who were forced to leave after a third of their already small clan were killed. With the Mighty Nein’s help, however, Soorna was in a much better position to reclaim her home as they dispatched the initial demonic assault force.

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Monster Analysis: Stone Giants (Icozrin Steelworks)

Monster Analysis: Stone Giants (Icozrin Steelworks)

Thanks to @HighScoreKid for this art piece!

  • Encounter Appearance: 2-59 Perspective

  • Armor Class ≦ 19 (suggested 17)

  • Speed 40 ft

  • Darkvision 60 ft, Passive 14

  • Suggested Average, Max HP: 126, 187

    • Giant 1: 91 damage taken

    • Giant 2: 3 damage taken

    • Soorna: 46 damage taken, temporarily turned into an orca by Jester

Stone giants are typically of average intelligence, and are usually content to remain within the solitude of their clan provided they are left undisturbed. As such, it’s generally a little easier to negotiate with them than say, a hill giant or an ettin, who tend to be more aggressive and more interested in eating whatever crosses their path than talking. That said, a stone giant will defend their land with as much cunning and tenacity they can muster, making the rare instances they make a grab for territory more than a minor nuisance for those affected.

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Media References and Puns of 2-59 Perspective

I mean, I know they say to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, but… Stone giant feet are just SO BIG.

Media References

  • (0:01:32) In the not-too-distant future/Every Thursday AD/There was an app called Beyond/And it started with D&D/It lets you roll stats and compute/Whether you’re a mage or a big strong brute/A perfect little warlock with an invisible mace/Or a tiny little gnome with a super handsome face/I sing you cheesy music/The worst of mankind/You have to sit and hear my songs while I eradicate your mind/Now keep in mind, I’m gonna be the president and that’s no gloat/And Liam has no chance at all because everyone is gonna vote/Let’s hear your predictions![...] Okay, that didn’t go how I thought it would/But I am undeterred/I’ve got the support of D&D Beyond and a million other nerds./Vote Sam Riegel for President 2019. (MST3K Theme Song)

  • (0:05:11) Matt: If you don’t mind joining me on stage, Joel Hodgson, everybody.

  • (0:29:10) Laura: Do you trust me? Travis, singing: I can open your eyes… (“A Whole New World” from Aladdin)

  • (0:36:28) Matt: So you straight up Tatsumaki Senpuukyaku these guys. (Street Fighter)

  • (0:41:19) Travis: And all they hear is “Blah blah blah.” Liam: (Charlie Brown’s teacher noises from Peanuts)

  • (0:58:01) Liam: Super duper! (Young Frankenstein)

  • (1:08:40) Sam and Laura: Say a big fish. Taliesin: That Reel Big Fish.

  • (1:29:26) Liam: *singing* What time is it?  Matt and Marisha: Showtime! (“Aaron Burr, Sir” from Hamilton)

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