In Less than 48 Hours Critical Role Raises $4,000,000+ for an Animated Series!

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In Less than 48 Hours Critical Role Raises $4,000,000+ for an Animated Series!

Critical Role is a Dungeons & Dragons series that is streamed live on Thursday nights featuring incredibly talented voice actors. Over the years they have shocked and awed their fans with their roleplaying, storytelling, drama and so much more. A majority of our staff are huge Critical Role fans so it came as no surprise when we were all excited when Critical Role announced a Kickstarter to raise money for an animated series called Vox Machina which would be the prequel to their first campaign of Critical Role.

Our original storyline centered on a group of heroes known as Vox Machina — Pike Trickfoot (gnome cleric, Ashley Johnson), Keyleth (half-elf druid, Marisha Ray), Percival “Percy” Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III (human gunslinger, Taliesin Jaffe), Grog Strongjaw (goliath barbarian, Travis Willingham), Scanlan Shorthalt (gnome bard, Sam Riegel), Vex’ahlia (half-elf ranger, Laura Bailey), and Vax’ildan (half-elf rogue, Liam O’Brien) — as they battled the forces of evil and learned to work as a team. Their epic tale concluded in November, 2017 after 115 episodes and 373 hours of gameplay.

The show is still going strong, now over 50 episodes in to our second season, which tracks the misfits known as the Mighty Nein. Critical Role reaches a wide, international audience called Critters, who are just about the greatest fans in history.

Their original intentions with the Kickstarter was to raise $750,000 in the span of 45 days. Little did they know that they would meet their goal within only hours of the Kickstarter being live and then exponentially exceed their goal. At this point and time, which is only a day after it went live, it is at $4,751,914 and rising steadily. You read  that right, four million dollars have been donated by fans world wide to see this project come to life!

They held a live Q&A for the debut of their Kickstarter where they were blown away by the support of their fans. Unfortunately the video on demand is for subscribers of their channels only but Twitter was quick to snatch gifs.

For more information on the Kickstarter, be sure to check out their page! Not to mention catch Critical Role ever Thursday night on their Twitch channel: Twitch.tv/criticalrole!

Darth Mexican
Darth Mexican loves writing, his friends, and all things geeky. While there is so much trouble in the world, Darth aims to bring a bit of joy and good vibes to the table! He owns and operates The Geek Lyfe and is constantly coming up with new ideas that'll help the community!

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