Media References and Puns of 2-70 Causatum

Dairon's back and you're gonna be in trouble
(Hey-la-day-la Dairon's back)
You've been with the Dynasty, running through demonic tunnels
(Hey-la-day-la Dairon's back)
The Kryn’ve been bustin' spies thanks to your scrying clue
(Hey-la-day-la Dairon's back)
Now you're back in Xhorhaus, she's comin' after you
HEY-LA-DAY-LA, DAIRON'S BACK

Media References

  • (0:05:23) Travis: It’s fine, Chief, I’ll just moonwalk over here. Sam: *makes shoe noises and moonwalks*

  • (0:36:12) Travis: You remember Terminator 2? From the payphone?

  • (0:38:36) Travis: *singing* Gonna take some patience and time. (“Got My Mind Set on You” by George Harrison)

  • (0:40:10) Sam: *whistles the Theme from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly*

  • (0:46:05) Sam: Yeah! Fire it up! (by Rick James)

  • (0:48:15) Sam: The roc’s going to get it for us. Matt: Not the bird, the actual performer. Sam: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, yes. Travis: DJ’s coming.

  • (0:49:11) Sam: Heard some crazy monsters be coming. Better hide your kids. Travis: Yep, hide your wives. (Antoine Dodson)

  • (1:09:55) Laura: They’re going to come out of the doorway. We’re going to kick their ask.

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Quick Answers 74

How many hours of content has been announcements?
As of episode 2-69, according to our Running Times tables across both campaigns and all one-shots, there has been a total of 36:19:58 between the beginning of each episode and the start of the games themselves. This time includes the opening greetings, announcements, and opening credits.

Has there been any indication that Essek Thelyss levitates everywhere because he is missing a leg?
There has not yet been any indication or explanation.

How many days has Yasha spent with the Nein?
As of episode 2-69, Yasha has been with the Nein for 114 of 176 days.

How many times has Matt said he is sorry after one of Sam's sponsor intros?
In campaign 2, Matt has explicitly apologized seven times. Each instance listed after the break!

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Monster Analysis: Obann, The Laughing Hand, and Shadowhounds

Monster Analysis: Obann, The Laughing Hand, and Shadowhounds

Thanks to @violaswimmer for this art piece!

After several episodes of travel and dungeon delving, the Mighty Nein reach their goal: the deepest room of the temple and a confrontation with the potential source of the abyssal anchors, Yasha's lost history... and another forgotten relic of the Calamity.

“Welcome to the heart of the King’s Cage.”

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Media References and Puns of 2-69 The King's Cage

Nic-

...Okay, not that nice.

Media References

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What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Tombs Under Bazzoxan (Day 2) Edition

What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Tombs Under Bazzoxan (Day 2) Edition

Thanks to @LornArt_ for this art piece!

As the Nein continues even deeper past horrific relics of the Calamity on their second day in the tombs near Bazzoxan, we take stock of what they have at their disposal for whatever lies in wait ahead for them.

No matter what happens, at least the number of the next episode is nice.

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Monster Analysis: Doppelgangers

Monster Analysis: Doppelgangers

Thanks to @EmberWickArt for this art piece!

  • First Appearance: 2-68 Reflections

  • Armor Class 12-15 (Suggested 14)

  • Speed 30 ft

  • Darkvision 60 ft, Passive Perception 11

  • Suggested Average, Max HP: 52, 80

    • Doppelganger Yasha: 55 taken, 27 HDYWTDT by Yasha

    • Doppelganger Fjord: 45 taken, 5 killing blow by Caduceus

    • Doppelganger Caleb: 53 taken, 5 killing blow by Caduceus

    • Doppelganger Caduceus: 49 taken, 16 HDYWTDT by Caduceus

Doppelgangers are shifty creatures. No, really, they’re literal shapeshifters that take on the appearance and surface thoughts of another for their own nefarious purposes. They either work alone or, in the case of the ones who ambushed the Nein, small groups. Doppelgangers can be a terror in social situations where they can read the thoughts of an unsuspecting creature, study its mannerisms, and take on its identity, unbeknownst to anyone else.

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Monster Analysis: Gibbering Chasm and Roper

Monster Analysis: Gibbering Chasm and Roper

Thanks to @albapalacio for this art piece!

In our last monster analysis of the roper, we admitted that our reaction to the roper was, and we quote, “NO. Eww. Gross! Gross gross gross.” Not only has that not changed, but was amplified upon discovery of the sources of the voices in the deep…

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Monster Analysis: Dust Titan

Monster Analysis: Dust Titan

Thanks to @rosemary_thyme for this art piece!

  • Encounter Appearance: Search for Bob

  • Armor Class 26 in sandstone form

  • Armor Class ≤ 23 in whirlwind form

  • Resistant to bludgeoning, piercing, and slashing damage

  • Speed unknown, 60 ft flying in whirlwind form

  • 187+ damage taken in whirlwind form

  • 0 damage taken in sandstone form

Once again, we return to the lightless chaos of Pandemonium! Vox Machina couldn’t escape the plane without a little trouble, despite their attempts at being stealthy. Their very presence drew the ire of a massive dust titan, determined to snuff out the extraplanar intrusion.

In Exandrian lore, the elemental titans formed deep within the fabric of creation and did not take kindly to the creator gods’ attempts to tame the elements to give their children (elves, dwarves, etc.) a safe place to live. The titans rose up to tear creation asunder, allowing demons, devils, and other chaotic beings into the Prime Material Plane. Those gods that sided with chaos and destruction became the Betrayer Gods, while those that defended Exandria and their children became the Prime Deities. Eventually, the titans were defeated, ushering in the Age of Arcanum. 

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Search for Bob Master Post

Search for Bob Master Post

Thanks to @AlexielApril for this art piece!

Wow, it’s been awhile since we last saw Vox Machina!

Media References

  • (0:11:05) Taliesin: I’ve heard Scrappy Doo in every D&D game.

  • (0:20:07) Liam: She’s a striking, beautiful dark haired woman.  Taliesin: Strikes everyone. (Eddie Izzard)

  • (0:25:17) Matt: I’m envisioning a Subway sandwich artist and there’s too much stuff in the sandwich, and they’re trying to hold it closed.

  • (0:28:34) Matt: ...in a very Simba fashion…  Travis: Simba! It is time! (The Lion King)

  • (0:29:12) Travis: Who’s up for Le’veon Bell?

  • (0:44:18) Sam: *singing* Scrying eyes! (“Private Eyes” by Hall & Oates)

  • (0:44:55) Scam:  *singing* Scrying eyes!  Travis: *singing* They’re watching you! (“Private Eyes” by Hall & Oates)

  • (0:48:29) Ashley: what if he’s just like Little Mermaid?

  • (0:51:56) Sam: It’s called The Secret. If you think about something, you just envision it.

  • (0:55:47) Liam: *singing* It’s been awhile! (Staind)

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Media References and Puns of 2-68 Reflections

We’ll refrain from throwing you under the bridge. Or… you know, the other thing.

Media References

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What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Tombs Under Bazzoxan Edition

What Does The Mighty Nein Have Left: Tombs Under Bazzoxan Edition

Thanks to @RecordPainted for this art piece!

The Mighty Nein have been through a lot in the last day, battling 9 giant wolf spiders, 1 monstrous mama spider, a massive egg sac, an invisible stalker, a pulsing lightning crystal, and innumerable zombies. They’ve chosen to camp near a bridge over maddening whispers. What could go wrong?

Here’s how they stand at the end of the day, assuming they haven’t yet taken a short or long rest. As always, these numbers are based on what we tracked, and if something is said differently in-game, that’s canon.

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