Quick Answers 72

So… It’s been a month an a half since the last one of these. You’ve got questions, all right. Updated to 2-56.

Assorted Questions

Are you planning on getting the Search for Grog character sheets of the characters that Travis and Liam played?

To be clear, we don’t “get” the sheets from the players; we reconstruct the sheets based on what we’ve been able to ascertain from what goes in on the games and on Twitter (Thanks Liam!). And yes, we have compiled and posted the sheets!

Does CRS keep track of anything that would help identify at a glance what episodes [may contain content less appropriate for younger viewers who may want to watch]?
Would you ever consider tracking triggering topics (spiders, hanging, child death, discussion of abuse etc) so critters who are affected by such things can be forewarned before they watch the vod?

Does The Dog Die is a crowd-sourced website that does the very thing you’re looking for! Critical Role is already up there, but it looks like the page would benefit from some episode specificity. Any interested critters should check it out and consider updating!

Can you calculate how much damage Jester’s weasel has taken and how many times it survived literal death?

In theory, as of episode 2-56, Sprinkle has avoided:

  • 143 damage

    • 59 fire damage

    • 52 lightning damage

    • 32 poison damage

  • 7 overkills from damage

  • 2 drownings

In practice, Sprinkle has avoided all damage Jester has taken by curling up on the back of her neck in her cloak and dodging during battle.

Do you have a list of all the Beauregard puns?

We post a list of each episode’s media references and puns each week. That said:

  • (2-05, 1:37:48) Sam: Bowin’ Beau.

  • (2-13, 0:37:03) Molly: With Beau’s.  Fjord: Maybe not bows. Molly: With Beau’s rope.  Beau: Oh yeah. I can also tie bows with Beau’s rope.  Jester: Also, bows are really cool, we should give him some..  Beau: Wait. You want to put my bo in bows?

  • (2-21, 0:43:33) Liam: It was a joke. I said, “Hi boughs/Beaus.”

  • (2-21, 2:13:20) Marisha: I don’t know why I’m acting like I’m drawing a bow, cause I’ve never been a bow user. Sam: Your name’s Beau. Marisha: My name is Beau.

  • (2-21, 3:53:18) Marisha: I’m going to do Flurry of Blows. Flurry of Beaus.

  • (2-22, 3:27:08) Marisha: Any dope bos?  Jester: You’re Beau, you’re looking for a staff.

  • (2-31, 1:31:05) Sam: Tubo versus Beau with bows!

  • (2-32, 2:45:50) Liam: Beau again becomes Swoleregard.

  • (2-47, 1:05:23) Marisha: Flurry of Beaus!

  • (2-48, 0:25:13) Dreef: What’s your name?  Beau: Beau. [...] Like a staff. Dreef: Do you use staffs?  Beau: Yeah, I do actually. Do you sell staffs? Dreef: No. It would be really funny if you used them, and you do, so that’s quite funny.  Caduceus: Beau bo. Beau’s bo! Dreff: That is what I’m talking about. Beau: Are you all really just making this connection? Really? Fjord: Truthfully, yeah.  Beau: Pull out my bo staff. Caduceus: You could put a bow on the bo of Beau’s bo. Fjord: You could! Yeah, then it would be Beau’s bo’s bow. Dreef: Wait! Matt: He turns around, rushes off real fast and rummages in the same cabinet. Comes back with a piece of ribbon and leans in to tie it around the bo.  Dreef: (cackles) Fjord: Beau’s bo’s bow.

  • (2-49, 1:43:19) Sam: Next on Columbeau.

  • (2-54, 2:52:40) Sam: Beauregard. Ain’t no Slow-regard!

  • (2-54, 3:18:12) Sam: She ain’t no Slow-regard! Not gonna go-regard!  Matt: No, Sam, no! Sam: No-regard!

  • (2-55, 2:22:51) Sam: It’s your go-regard! Taliesin: She know-regards.

  • (2-55, 2:24:15) Sam: Stomp that ho-regard!

  • (2-55, 2:44:37) Sam: Naruto-regard!

  • (2-55, 2:46:45) Sam: Flurry of blows-regard!

  • (2-55, 2:55:52) Sam: You reap what you sow-regard!

  • (2-55, 3:25:13) Sam: Henry. David. Thoreauregard.

  • (2-55, 3:41:50) Liam: Come on, Slowregard.

  • (2-55, 3:53:55) Sam: How do you want to do-regard!

How many M9 sessions has Ashley been on?

Never enough, but our attendance chart is here. As of episode 2-56, she’s been in attendance for 18.

I was looking for a page on Fjord’s dreams- how many times each word has appeared in each one etc. Is that something you have?

Here is a list as of Fjord’s last dream in 02-53 Cornered. The words are in order of when they were first spoken:

  • Watching - 4

  • Potential - 2

  • Learn - 3

  • Grow - 2

  • Provoke - 2

  • Consume - 4

  • Reward - 6

  • Patience - 1

  • Good - 1

  • Watch - 1

  • Adapt - 1

  • Release - 1

  • Return - 1

  • Wander - 1

  • Punish - 1

For counting the words in any dreams that happen after episode 02-53 (since we don’t update the Quick Answer posts), your best option is our Fjord and Uk’otoa Backstory quote compendium. Just search for “Uk’otoa”.

Episode 55 Questions

Damage enemies did to the party vs damage the party did to themselves in episode 55?

286 damage from enemies vs. 280 damage from their own party.

Why didn’t Matt require a resurrection ritual for Caduceus?

Matt requires a ritual for higher level resurrection attempts as a way of maintaining the gravity and potential finality of death in his campaigns. He does not require a full ritual for spells that require only a single action to cast, such as 3rd level Revivify. The last public update can be found here.

Did Caduceus' death happen one episode after he'd had one more full episode than Molly did with The Mighty Nein?

Molly arrived in 2-01 and died at the end 2-26. Caduceus arrived in 2-28 and died at the end 2-55. So Molly had 26 full episodes, Caduceus had 28 up to that point.

Does stabilization from the Periapt of Wound Closure erase existing failed saves?

What happens in-game is canon, whether it’s Rules As Written or not. So yes, Caduceus’ stabilization thanks to the Periapt of Wound Closure reset his death saves counter. Further, according to the PHB on page 197, “The number of both [successes and failures on death saves] is reset to zero when you regain any hit points or become stable.” Since the Periapt stabilizes the creature, it would reset their death saving throw count.

Beau is level 8, right? So does she have the monk level 7 ability to end being charmed or frightened as an action as her choice?

Yes and yes. It’s called Stillness of Mind, and she employed it in episode 2-55.

Have they ever collectively rolled this poorly [prior to episode 2-55]?

Yes. Episode 2-55 did not set a record for most Nat1s, and the natural roll average was a reasonable 10.5.

Questions for which the short answer is “No,” but we’ve written a longer response to clarify:

Who would have the most potential damage of the Nein at level 10?

Level 10? We can’t predict that far ahead; they’ve only recently reached level 8. Anyone could multiclass, they could get new powerful equipment, they could get access to some of Matt’s new spells, or gods forbid, one or more of them could die, leading to the introduction of an entirely new character. Talk to us again once they’ve actually hit level 10.

Have you ever tracked the number of times a character is targeted?

We do track every roll, spell, damage, etc. by both our band of adventurers and their foes. However, we don’t have their attackers’ information cataloged in an easy-to-search format, and at 56 episodes in, we don’t have the time to do so.

Would there be any way of creating a graph with Vox Machina's total wealth throughout the course series? Going up with treasure horde finds, down with spending etc.

This was a problem we discovered very early on, and continue to recognize with the Mighty Nein. While we did track the amount of gold and loot Vox Machina received and spent up to a certain point (so there is a way up to episode 1-80!), it is virtually impossible to know total party resources at any point in time. There are also numerous expenses that are not explicitly quantified (e.g., drinks and meals purchased, transactions occurring off-camera); for this reason, we have opted not to track TM9’s budget.

[complaint about calculations in a post from over two years ago]

We do not update posts about Campaign 1. Before sending us a similar type of message, consider that we likely already heard the same complaint at the time we posted it. We either handled the issue then, or it didn’t make enough of a difference to the overall outcome of the post for us to change it then.

Where's @CritRoleStats with the "Times Liam has been hit by a cast member" counter?

Somewhere within the Endless Maze of the Abyss.