Media References and Puns of Episode 101: Thar Amphala

Critters, Matt has tasked you with assigning D&D classes to the characters in Hamilton. Don't throw away your shot at making an epic half-elf wizard character sheet for Angelica, a halfling urchin bard for Alexander, a human battle master fighter Washington, or whatever your heart desires!

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What We Know About: Lady Delilah Briarwood

What We Know About: Lady Delilah Briarwood

Thanks to @rlinarts for this art piece!

With all that’s gone on in the last two episodes, we knew we needed to compile everything we know so far about Delilah Briarwood. Much like our previous efforts, we’ve made a compendium (linked below) of all relevant quotes about her. The following is a summary of that information: all facts, no speculation, and spoilers through episode 100. Proceed with caution. We’d like to thank @curriebelle for providing her insight into Delilah, as well as Critical Role Transcript for their truly invaluable service!

 Delilah Briarwood Quote Compendium

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Monster Analysis: Delilah Briarwood and the Remnants

Monster Analysis: Delilah Briarwood and the Remnants

Thanks to @AgentPluto for this art piece!

  • First Appearance: 24 The Feast
  • Encounter Appearance: 100 Unfinished Business
  • Armor Class: Unknown
  • Speed: 30 ft
  • Unknown HP and Resistances
  • No Damage Taken

The Delilah Vox Machina encountered by surprise had significantly more preparation than the last time they saw her. In the 383 days since her demise, she had time to rebuild her cult, start the ritual over again (without interruption) on the next Winter’s Crest, and practice her magic enough to learn 9th levels spells on top of her already deadly repertoire.

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Media References and Puns of Episode 100: Unfinished Business

Media References and Puns of Episode 100: Unfinished Business

Thanks to walking-fandoms for this gif!

 

Laura: Our infographic is no longer valid!

If it takes making more Hamilton references to invalidate our infographic it will have been worth it. We'll leave you to it.

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All Rolls Statistics, Episode 100 Update

All Rolls Statistics, Episode 100 Update

Episode 100 makes a fine checkpoint to see how many total d20 rolls and crits we’re at in the series. Let’s start with what each member contributes to the d20 total, individually:

All Rolls

There have been 8987 player d20 rolls, including guest players, since the start of the stream. Of these, the current members of Vox Machina have contributed 8477 rolls. Vax leads the way here, with 1711 total d20 rolls over 100 episodes (20.2%), likely because he is constantly stealthing and checking for traps, not to mention his signature “dagger dagger dagger.” Grog’s Reckless Attacks have pushed him into second at 1587 (18.7%), and Vex is third at 1504 (17.7%). Pike and Tary trail largely because of a much lower number of episode appearances, and Keyleth and Scanlan tend to roll fewer d20s simply because most of their attacks tend to be spells that rely on saving throws rather than an attack roll. In addition, none of these characters are typically taking point on any dungeon-crawling.

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Maximum Damage Update

Maximum Damage Update

Thanks to @rilaisseth for this art piece!

Now that we’ve hit 100 episodes and most everyone is at level 17, we figured it was time for an update of one of our favorite stats: Max Damages. As usual, this is the maximum damage each character can deal to a single target in a single turn, assuming they roll the highest number on every die and crit whenever possible. Using spells or effects cast in a previous turn is allowed, but we’re not taking environmental hazards (like lava or acid) or conditions (like storms) into account. We also assume that the target has no special vulnerabilities, and if there is a save, the target fails. For the sake of everyone’s sanity, we’re not allowing spells like Conjure Animals, because that gets game-breaking and complicated rather quickly. Otherwise, we follow Critical Role’s homebrewed spellcasting rules, which allows two spells to be cast in a turn, as long as one is 2nd level or lower (this doesn’t prevent the casting of a high level spell in a previous round to be used as a bonus action with another high level spell cast as an action). We’re including both Taryon and Scanlan here, but it’s possible that both characters have things that we don’t know about, especially since we’re not even close to confirming Scanlan’s full level 17 spell list (he potentially has access to every 9th level spell in the game right now, which is a little bit terrifying).

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CRStats Favorite Moments (Eps 75-100)

In honor of Critical Role’s 100th episode, we thought it fitting to release the third in our series of favorite moments posts. We hope you enjoy!

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CRStats Favorite Moments Episodes 39-74

  • Sam’s LootCrate Radio Play (Ep75, 0:00:59)
  • Pike starts teaching Grog to read (Ep75, 2:55:29)
  • Vex saves two aasimar children from slavery (Ep75, 3:13:24)
  • Scanlan modifies the efreet’s memory, saving Vox Machina from certain death (Ep76, 2:48:36)
  • Keyleth’s first use of the Spire of Conflux incinerates six lizardfolk (Ep77, 0:41:41)
  • Kima/Allura (Ep77, 3:13:37)
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100th Episode Celebration!

In celebration for tonight’s 100th episode, we compiled a list of 100th achievements over the first 99 episodes of Critical Role. Enjoy!

  • 100th Point of Damage Dealt: Tiberius (Ep01, 2:30:57) Fireball
  • 100th DM Facepalm: Episode 60 (1:05:28) At Travis’, “F***ing Verizon.”
  • 100th Scanlan Musical Moment: Episode 23 (1:23:59) “With your arms, and your fists, and your legs, and your wrists. It’s in your head, in your head, you are fighting!” Inspiring Grog for the final round of the fight. (“Zombie” by The Cranberries)
  • 100th d20 Roll: Vex’ahlia (Ep02, 1:51:40) Initiative
  • 100th Day In-Game: Feywild: The party escapes the campsite of Sorudun the Happy, then stumbles into the lycan residents of the Moonbrush.
  • 100th Spell cast: Episode 05 (2:25:43) Tiberius, Glacial Blast
  • 100th Kill: Episode 09 (0:47:33) Tiberius, Dwarf Thrall, Ice chunks through right side
  • 100th DM Nat20: Ghurrix (Ep76, 1:08:38) Tail against Vax’ildan with Luck
  • 100th PC Nat20: Keyleth (Ep21, 3:50:01) Nature Check with advantage (Extracting Hotis’ eyes)
  • 100th PC Nat1: Grog (Ep27, 3:21:31) Perception vs. Behir
  • 100th Encounter: Kraken (Ep88)
  • 100th Arrow fired by Vex: Lightning Arrow (Ep22, 3:43:48)
  • 100th Transformation: Vax- Albino crow with one black eye, one yellow eye, and a blue feather (Polymorphed by Keyleth)
  • 100th point of damage taken: Percy (Ep02, 1:50:10) Umberhulk Mandible

Episode 100 Infographic!

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We were thrilled to work with the folks at Geek & Sundry to put together an info-tastic celebration of Critical Role in honor of the 100th episode! Make sure to check out all the Critical Role goodness they're posting today on their site and Twitter. We'll also have some statsy celebrating of our own over on Twitter to tide you over until the episode.

Villains Gallery: Post-Conclave and Unlikable People

Villains Gallery: Post-Conclave and Unlikable People

Thanks to @Takayuuki_art for the art piece!

We had an anonymous critter request a while back for us to create a list of villains and information about their intentions and deeds. There have been a lot of big bads over the course of 99 episodes, so many that we can't do them justice in one post. We're breaking them up by story arc, ending with the villains Vox Machina faced so far after the Conclave, as well as the folks who didn't quite make it to Villain status, but were still pretty unlikable.

After The Conclave

The Kraken

  • Kraken
  • Scourge of the rift between the Material and Water planes
  • Producer of lodestones that keeps Vesrah afloat
  • Attacked Vox Machina after Taryon spoiled their stealth
  • Killed Vax’ildan.
  • Was prevented from crossing into the Material plane.

Utugash, The Herald of Vassalage

  • Pit fiend
  • Ran a section of the City of Dis
  • “One of the prominent owners and taskmasters involved in moving souls and soul goods throughout this area of Dis. He is slovenly, he is lazy, he is powerful, and he needs to fall. [...] At this time, his laziness has left him a useless sack of demon s**t.”
  • Bought Tova from the Mentiri prison for his own entertainment.
  • Attacked by VM in his stronghold to fulfill the terms of Percy’s deal with Ipkesh, a cambion under his command.
  • Permanently killed by Tova
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Villains Gallery: Non-Dragon Conclave Foes

Villains Gallery: Non-Dragon Conclave Foes

Thanks to @Takayuuki_art for the art piece!

We had an anonymous critter request a while back for us to create a list of villains and information about their intentions and deeds. There have been a lot of big bads over the course of 99 episodes, so many that we can't do them justice in one post. We're breaking them up by story arc, continuing with the non-dragon foes of the Conclave arc.

Maybe the REAL Conclave Were the Foes We Faced Along the Way

Spireling Shenn

  • Human rogue
  • Current leader of the Clasp in Emon
  • Wanted VM to assist the Clasp in infiltrating Vasselheim in exchange for the Clasp’s help with the Chroma Conclave crisis.
  • Ejected Vax’ildan from the Clasp after he refused to stay with them when VM rejected his offer.
  • Last known location: Emon, still running the Clasp

Anniversary Beholder

  • Beholder
  • “God” to the Kua-toa living in the tomb of Purvon Suul, Champion of the Raven Queen.
  • Killed by Zahra Hydris

The Pyrah Efreet

  • Efreet
  • Took advantage of Thordak’s destruction of Pyrah to invade the Material Plane
  • Killed by Scanlan

Thunderlord Kevdak

  • Goliath fighter/barbarian (Totem of the Bear)
  • Grog’s uncle and head of the Herd of Storms
  • Beat Grog and ejected him from the Herd of Storms when he refused to kill Wilhand Trickfoot.
    • Assumed Grog was dead.
  • Wore the Titanstone Knuckles
  • Took advantage of the destruction of Westruun to take the city for his own before being subjugated by a returning Umbrasyl.
  • Killed by Grog in a challenge for herd leadership.
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Villains Gallery: The Chroma Conclave

Villains Gallery: The Chroma Conclave

Thanks to @blacksalander for the art piece!

We had an anonymous critter request a while back for us to create a list of villains and information about their intentions and deeds. There have been a lot of big bads over the course of 99 episodes, so many that we can't do them justice in one post. We're breaking them up by story arc, continuing with the dragons of the Chroma Conclave.

The Chroma Conclave

Thordak, The Cinder King

  • Ancient red dragon
  • Head of the Chroma Conclave
  • Originally from the Shifting Sands, was defeated by Devo’ssa after attacking Ank’harel and thought dead.
  • Washed up on the Opash’s island.
  • Was tortured and experimented on by Opash for years before overpowering the necromancer.
  • Found the knowledge of the rituals to become a dracolich, and set out for Tal’Dorei to gain more power and find arcane users powerful enough to perform the ritual.
  • Invaded Raishan’s territory, and made a deal to help her cure her Soul Curse in exchange for her allegiance
  • Invaded Tal’Dorei, razing the Verdant Expanse before being defeated by Kima of Vord, Allura Vysoren, Drake Thunderbrand, and their compatriots, and banished to the Fire Plane.
    • Destroyed Byroden, killing Vax’ildan and Vex’ahlia’s mother.
  • Spotted by VM on their trip to the Fire Plane during Keyleth’s AraMente
  • Grew larger and more insane during his 15 years in the Fire Plane before breaking out with Raishan’s help and destroying Pyrah.
    • Returned with a Heartstone implanted with an Ember Seed buried in his chest.
    • Raishan broke him out earlier than expected due to her concerns about his increasing insanity- Winter’s Crest rather than the summer solstice.
  • Razed the city of Emon and began turning the Cloudtop District into his lair, forcing the surviving citizens to serve him.
    • Was slowly turning the city into a volcano
    • Laid several elemental dragon eggs beneath the former castle, having reproduced asexually
  • Killed by Vax’ildan in a tunnel leading to his main lair.

Brimscythe, The Iron Storm

  • Young adult blue dragon
  • Served on the Council of Emon as a human with the name General Krieg Tristan.
  • Member of the Chroma Conclave.
  • Lair located somewhere in the Cliffkeep Mountains. Can be entered via a portal in the basement of his home in the Cloudtop District.
  • Killed by Vax’ildan after VM’s discovery of the portal to his lair.
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