Quick Answers 75

Updated to 2-77.

Who in Vox Machina has dealt the most single round damage?
Pike. In Episode 1-99, she killed 20 ankhegs with one Fire Storm. Assuming each ankheg had at least MM average health (and Campaign 1 monsters almost always had significantly more than average or max suggested health), she dealt 780 damage. And we didn’t forget to count Keyleth’s Tidal Waves against the fire elementals. Or her ice storm against the horde of skeletons (690 damage). Or Pike’s Destroy Undead against the skeleton horde (which immediately destroys the undead without counting as damage dealt. Also, we weren’t given an exact number of skeletons destroyed, so we couldn’t give an exact amount of damage, even if we wanted to.)

Which Campaign 1 episode has the original visit to Dalen’s Closet?
Episode 95.

I was wondering if it were possible to list the items the M9 gave Fjord at the end of the episode 73? Stats too would be cool!
We’re not sure specifically what all they ended up giving to him, but what was mentioned:

  • Jester: Handaxe (+1)

  • Jester: Inescapable Lash (Requires attunement, allows the wielder to turn a successful attack into a grapple and then restraint)

  • Caduceus: Shield of Retribution (Requires attunement, allows the wielder to make a reaction attack with the shield after a missed attack against them)

  • Caleb: Glove of Blasting (Casts Scorching Ray once per day)

  • Nott: Dagger of Denial (Requires attunement, +2, can seal any lock. Once a lock is sealed, it cannot be unsealed unless the blade is reinserted into the lock. Sealing a lock unseals all previous locks.)

Do we know the spelling of the Mighty Nein’s stuffy neighbors?
House Bilan. Our Wildemount NPC chart has all confirmed name spellings.

Can you also track the spellings of locations?
Done! Confirmed spelling names can now be found on our Wildemount Locations table on the Wildemount General Stats page.

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Media References and Puns for Dalen's Closet

Hey little vampire, what have you done?
Hey little vampire, who’s the only one?
Hey little vampire, who’s your superwoman?
Hey little vampire, who’s the one you want?
Hey little vampire, sunlight!

It’s a nice night to try again
It’s a nice night for a BRIGHT wedding…

Media References

  • (0:00:16) Laura: Mawwaige! (The Princess Bride)

  • (0:32:52) Kaylie: It’s not quite a mass, but a little bit of a coin.

  • (0:33:29) Liam: It was cryptocurrency that finally wiped out the de Rolos.

  • (0:53:04) Liam: He pulls out an out of world, Roman-style blade. Travis: (gasp) Gladius.

  • (1:03:06) Ashley: To the bride! Laura, Matt, and Ashley: To the bride! (Hamilton)

  • (1:11:52) Liam: If you crit, you must acquit.

  • (1:24:10) Liam: And I will do a goading attack.  Laura: A goat attack? Sam: *screams*

  • (1:24:33) Travis: *singing* Lying on the cold hard ground.  All: *scream*

  • (1:25:41) Liam: Vorpal, vorpal, vorpal. Amy Vorpahl.

  • (1:30:54) Travis: Deawy bewoved! (The Princess Bride)

  • (1:37:34) Matt: *singing* It’s been awhile! (by Staind)

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Search for Bob Masterpost

Search for Bob Masterpost

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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Monster Analysis: Forgotten Empyrean

Monster Analysis: Forgotten Empyrean

Thanks to @BlackSalander for this art piece!

  • Encounter Appearance: The Search for Grog

  • Armor Class: 23

  • Speed 50 ft, fly 50 ft, swim 50 ft

  • Suggested Average, Max HP: 313, 418

  • 726 damage taken, 86 HDYWTDT by Grog

Empyreans are huge humanoid celestials, direct descendants of the gods. When they are in their right mind, they usually consider themselves undefeatable, and cannot ever imagine themselves dying as they proudly fight on in combat. As a result, they will fight fearlessly to the death, refusing to believe the end is coming even when it is upon them. Once they are killed, they are often resurrected by one of their parents unless they have a good reason not to. That good reason could be that the empyrean was corrupted upon venturing to the Lower Planes and turned to evil; evil empyreans are rare, but they occasionally rule as tyrants on the Lower Planes. They also tend to have direct impacts on their environment: when an empyrean is unhappy, clouds rain down salt water, flowers wilt, and fish wash ashore. In contrast, when they are happy, everything goes full Disney: sunlight follows them, small animals frolic around them, and birds sing.

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Quick Answers 69

Happy 2019! We figured we’d start the year with something… Nice.

Liam mentioned double Nat1s in episode 43. How many times has that happened in Critical Role?

A double Nat1 (two natural 1s for the same check) has happened 8 times in Critical Role:

  • Campaign 1 (7 times):

    • Ep 48, Vex Perception with advantage

    • Ep 61, Scanlan Athletics with disadvantage

    • Ep 65, Vax Stealth with Luck (The infamous “Walk of Shame”)

    • Ep 66, Vax Attack with advantage

    • Ep 78, Keyleth Perception with disadvantage

    • Ep 83, Vax Investigation with Luck

    • Ep 100, Grog’s reckless attack on a skeleton Thanks to jasminealoyce and tiamat_zx for the reminder on this one!

  • Campaign 2 (1 time):

    • Ep 43, Jester Perception with disadvantage

Did Episode 2-43 have the most natural 20s?

Nope, the most PC Nat20s were rolled in Episodes 1-55, 1-61, 1-100, and 2-26 with 14. If we add in DM crits, we still don’t come close: in episode 2-43, Matt rolled four and the players rolled four, for a combined total of eight natural 20s. There is something to be said for quality over quantity in this case, though. (In the future, you can find this kind of stat on our Running Stats pages for Tal’Dorei and Wildemount.)

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Death Saves - Campaign Comparisons

Death Saves - Campaign Comparisons

Image from Handbooker Helper: Death Saving Throws

Back in July following The Mighty Nein’s encounter against the Gearkeeper, we (along with some other critters) started wondering about how many death saves have been made throughout Critical Role’s tenure. And, us being us, we decided to go through our documentation and see what we could find. Unfortunately, by the time we finished our research, a certain in-game event made publishing it less than tasteful at the time, and it’s been sitting on our back burners ever since.

However, thanks to last week’s Handbooker Helper, we were reminded to dust it off and update it! Here are those results, updated to episode 2-36. Spoilers for Campaigns 1 and 2!

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Quick Answers 64

Will you track the number of times Matt claps before the opening credits?

We keep receiving requests for this one despite answering before, but to definitively nip this in the bud: nope. No plans to do so.

How many nines has the Mighty Nein rolled?

As of episode 25, 132 (based on the rolls’ totals, not natural d20 rolls).

How many nines has Vox Machina rolled?

In 115 episodes, 246 (based on the rolls’ totals, not natural d20 rolls). Keep in mind that Vox Machina were working with much larger modifiers, making single-digit totals much rarer.

Are there any plans to track Yasha’s flower collection?

  1. (2-04, 3:29:06) Flowers from Nott

  2. (2-04, 3:30:31) Four-leaf clover (already present in book)

  3. (2-19, 2:54:24) Handful of posies

  4. (2-20, 1:00:43) Piece of bark from lightning-struck tree

  5. (2-23, 3:43:01) White flower bud

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Vecna Battle Preview

Vecna Battle Preview

Thanks to @mathilde_draws for this art piece!

Show time! Show time! Yo!
We’re VM in the place to be
Two points’a Heroes’ Feast, plus from Keyleth: nineteen!
These Remnants can only half-see
So Grog’ll slice, Sword of Kas, that lich ‘til they’re free!

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Episode 111 Preview: Where's Vox Machina Now?

Episode 111 Preview: Where's Vox Machina Now?

Thanks to Mark Vinson (@markavinson) for this art piece!

It’s been two weeks since we left Vox Machina, who were traversing the ancient, cursed city of Thomara through the veins of the even more ancient undead titan carrying the even more cursed (possibly as ancient) city of Thar Amphala (with Vecna and his followers) toward Vasselheim.

Time Passed

Approximate time spent traversing this much of the titan (how long J’mon Sa Ord and the wyvern riders of Vasselheim have been providing a distraction against Thar Amphala’s forces): 2.5 hours.

  • (10 mins) Kiki used Control Water against the flooded stream
  • (7 mins) Party members were buried in a rock slide, "5 or so” minutes taken to unbury them.
  • (3 mins) The party fights against earth elementals. Upon victory, they gauge how long each footfall takes, and take note of the structures crumbling within.
  • (30 mins) The party takes a short rest to let Grog read the dwarven scripts to the sarcophogus.
  • (5 mins) Vax plays with the empty poison chests before picking the lock to the sarcophogus.
  • (1 min) The party deals with the wave of petrifying gas, kills the dwarven king, loot his grave, and get back out of the room.
  • (30 mins) The party continues as Percy attunes to the looted belt. Vax kills a nothic.
  • (30 mins) Grog sees that Percy’s belt is good and attunes to the hammer.
  • (3 mins) The party engages trolls before looting what little remains of the vault.
  • (30 mins) Grog reattunes to the Bloodaxe.

We pick up within the vaults of Thomara, immediately following a short rest.

Titan Speed

We’ve been told that the titan’s footprints were between 350-400 feet apart, and 150-200 ft wide. Using these numbers, we’ll estimate an average step length of 500 feet.
Using estimates from while the party was within the titan and gauging that there were no steps during battles, we estimate that there was approximately 20 seconds between each foot fall.
Using the above estimate of 2.5 hours spent inside the titan, this brings us to 450 steps taken over the course of the dungeon crawl thus far.
500 ft stride * 450 steps = 225k ft, or 42.61 miles.

This also places the titan’s current speed at 17.045 miles per hour.

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Quick Answers 55

Your Tumblr blog has an archive, but can we get one for your main site?
Ask and you shall receive.

Do you have a list of all the deities mentioned in Critical Role, or the blessings each party member has received so far?
Yes and yes!

The deities of Exandria as named on the stream, as well as who is tied to them and what we know about them, can be found here. (This list only partially contains the deities listed in the campaign guide, as not all have been introduced yet.)

We also will be keeping Vox Machina’s blessings right here. (And on a similar vein, we still have what we know about the Vestiges acquired.)

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