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Critical Role's The Legend of Vox Machina reunites your favorite heroes for a professional-quality animated special!
88,887 backers pledged $11,385,449 to help bring this project to life.

NEW STRETCH GOAL! MORE EPISODES!

Posted by Critical Role (Creator)
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It’s official: the Briarwoods are coming to animated life in The Legend of Vox Machina

Thanks to YOUR incredible support, we’ll be able to begin the Critter-favorite Briarwoods arc featuring the infamous Sylas & Delilah Briarwood — starting with episode 3!

2 new episodes means 44 new minutes of animation from the stellar team at Titmouse, and we can’t wait to see these characters and stories immortalized in animation.

Matt and Travis have a few words to share about our new stretch goals, what we’re planning on doing with this incredible opportunity, BRIARWOODS HYPE, and what to expect next from CR Land.

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So, to recap, here’s what you can expect episode-wise from The Legend of Vox Machina animated SERIES:

  •  Episodes 1 & 2: A brand new story centered around Vox Machina at level 7 (FUNDED!)
  •  Episodes 3, 4, 5, 6: Briarwoods arc! (FUNDED!)
  •  Episodes 7 & 8: Continuation of Briarwoods arc (Stretch goal: $7.5M)
  •  Episodes 9 & 10: Continuation and conclusion of Briarwoods arc 

NEXT UP: if we hit $7.5M, we’ll add 2 MORE episodes to the Briarwoods arc! PLUS, another one-shot for everyone to enjoy -- a Vox Machina Guest Battle Royale, featuring a veritable who’s who of Tal’Dorei’s spectacular supporting cast!

In case we haven’t said it enough, THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for helping us make this cartoon magic happen. We really couldn’t do it without you.

<3

Critical Role

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    1. Missing avatar

      Beezoosh on

      Late comer into to the game but a dedicated Critter and massive D&D fan nonetheless. Congratulations on smashing the goal and all the best with the game changing project.
      Much love and Respect from Down Unda Australia!
      Peace - Beez.

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      Wildthrowmeaway on

      Awesome! Thank you!

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      Gerald on

      Super excited to see this! I loved Briarwoods!

    4. Matt
      Superbacker
      on

      I really hope a few more hero spots open up. It's the most I can throw at this with my international credit card. I'd be so stoked to be on the credits of my favourite show. Even though I wouldn't be able to make it there in person - I'd pass the state side events back to charity raffling.

    5. Myth'anoran Moorlock on

      @sam cheung: I am not sure how they could not include that sequence...it was one of the signature moments in the Briarwood Arc! :)

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      Sam Cheung on

      Please let there be Scanlan's rampage (Triceratops!!! and fall on to Bigby's Hand)!

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      Tristan on

      You ignited the spark of interested in many young tabletop roleplayer's minds and mine was one of those. It has been awesome to watch Critical role grow as it has. All this support is what you guys deserve for your the hard work, thank you.

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      Magdalena Vogel on

      Just pledged my amount and I am so proud to be part of the Critter legion. I was absolutely floored by the kickstarter and have been following the updates religiously. Even though I knew how much this community wanted to see Vox Machina animated, me chief among them, I never would have thought this would be such a success in my wildest dreams. You are making history here and it's beautiful to watch. I even got some of my friends, who only know the show from my fangirling, to pledge, and one of my friends whom I don't actually know that long has pledged quite an amount because he saw how much this meant to me and to everyone involved. I just want you guys to know, that this show has changed my life, gotten me to finally get off my ass and gather a D&D group, and gain some of the best I've ever had, and forged even stronger bonds with those I already knew before that. I am still playing catch-up, and because I dreaded finishing Campaign 1 for fear of even more heartbreak, I've taken to rewatching my favorite arcs and episodes the Briarwood arc of course being at the very top. I know you've heard this a thousand times, but I want to express my sincere gratitude to you. Matt, Taliesin, Sam, Laura, Travis, Liam and Marisha, Brian and the entire team behind this show: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys are amazing <3

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      Magdalena Vogel on

      Just pledged my amount and I am so proud to be part of the Critter legion. I was absolutely floored by the kickstarter and have been following the updates religiously. Even though I knew how much this community wanted to see Vox Machina animated, me chief among them, I never would have thought this would be such a success in my wildest dreams. You are making history here and it's beautiful to watch. I even got some of my friends, who only know the show from my fangirling, to pledge, and one of my friends whom I don't actually know that long has pledged quite an amount because he saw how much this meant to me and to everyone involved. I just want you guys to know, that this show has changed my life, gotten me to finally get off my ass and gather a D&D group, and gain some of the best I've ever had, and forged even stronger bonds with those I already knew before that. I am still playing catch-up, and because I dreaded finishing Campaign 1 for fear of even more heartbreak, I've taken to rewatching my favorite arcs and episodes the Briarwood arc of course being at the very top. I know you've heard this a thousand times, but I want to express my sincere gratitude to you. Matt, Taliesin, Sam, Laura, Travis, Liam and Marisha, Brian and the entire team behind this show: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys are amazing <3

    10. PDT on

      I've seen a lot of "If everyone who watched donated a dollar"-style comments, and I'm wondering if they should go down the route I've seen Rifftrax and others have used over the years - offer something to all backers, whether they've donated a dollar or a million.

      The logical thing for Critical Role would be one-shots. They've been very generous in saying everything will be available to everyone thus far, but to keep people coming through the door maybe set some backer-total goals - every x new backers unlocks a new exclusive one-shot which anyone who's pledged to the campaign will be able to watch.

      What do you think, sirs?

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      Shawn Jessome on

      They should try to hook up with Stephen Colbert on a stretch goal. Something like $10 mill and we'll run a special one-shot with Colbert. Maybe get a few of the gang to appear on Late Night to plug the kickstarter as well.

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      Joshua Masters on

      Love you guys so much <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Planning on doing some art for you. So excited for this!

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      Scott Armstrong on

      Clearly, the final stretch goal must be a Mighty Nein million...

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      India Quayle on

      The Briarwood Arc was one of my favourites, if not my favourite arc of the whole series. I can't wait to see how this goes!

    15. John Seitz on

      @ Marcus Law
      they have said in the FAQ that Tibs will not be part of The Legend of Vox Machina

    16. Timothy McFadden
      Superbacker
      on

      Any chance of making a Pretty Woman stretch where you all pull up next to studios that passed on you all with episodes playing on large displays attached to trucks with a scrolling message reading $750,000 is too much, $XX millions later.....

    17. Graham Cheshir
      Superbacker
      on

      I pledged when it was just going to be a single animation and since then I've just kicked back and loved the mayhem that ensued, the wonderful show of love and hype from fans of Critical Role is both mind-boggling and honestly should have been expected if we're all honest. Plus it's cute watching Vox Machina get their minds blown because again seriously, it should have been seen coming but I'm hoping we keep surprising them. Love you Critical Role, stay awesome.

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      Terrence Jordan on

      New stretch Goal; at 10Mil Matt will go skiing!

    19. Steven G Saunders on

      @Marcus Law That question is answered in the FAQ

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      Marcus Law on

      For those of you wondering about Tiberius being included in the animated special nothing has been said, but I think the fact that he isn't in the teaser says that he is being written out of the animated telling of the story. I think Matt tried to cover how big the fall out was with Orion and to be honest I would be just fine if he doesn't make a return. Tiberius had some great moments in the campaign, but he never quite fit in with the group dynamic so I would say unless announced it would be a no.

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      Mark on

      @Odvaskar: Your question has already been answered in the FAQ section.

    22. Myth'anoran Moorlock on

      A huuuuuge thank you to Matt, Marisha, Travis, Laura, Sam, Taliesin, Ashley, Liam and all the people behidn the scenes at Critical Role for making this all even possible. I am proud to watch your weekly gatherings for the obvious joy and love you all have for not only one another, but also the game itself and more importantly the world around you, such as your constant support for 826LA.

      Thank you for sharing this small thing with us all, and if it is not already readily apparent (are you living under a rock?) we all love you guys greatly. I look forward to seeing where this rocketship eventually lands up, till then....is it thursday yet? :)

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      Odvaskar on

      Will Tiberius Stormwind from Draconia be making and appears on the special since it was pre stream?

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      Josh on

      I WANT SCANBO!!!!!!!!

    25. Leah Blue on

      Winter’s Crest festival or bust!

    26. Mike Cavanaugh on

      Man. There's a chance this gets a full season run at this rate. Imagine that.

      "The Legend of Vox Machina: Season 1"

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      Shawn Jessome on

      B David Lin TingJun:

      I don't speak for the cast or anything...but in the FAQ they have stated that Orion will not be involved with this project and that kind of makes it impossible for them to do a lot of the pre-stream (and even the Underdark mission) without "recasting" Tiberius or ret-conning him out of the story entirely...neither of which I think they would do.

      The timeline for the first animated special would be just after they all returned from their 6 month hiatus from each other. Tiberius not being there can easily be explained away as him not having returned just yet.

      That's also why I figure they will be skipping straight ahead to the Briarwoods. Tiberius' involvement in that arc is very minimal (he leaves the group on their way to Whitestone and he didn't have much interaction with the Briarwoods during the Emon encounter).

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      Shawn Jessome on

      Dear Critical Role:

      I do hope you've already started mapping out your next set of stretch goals. We might not smash through the second 5 million as quickly as we smashed through the first...but smash we shall.

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      matthew mcgowan on

      Dohregard, just donate a custom amount. Mobile doesn't work apparently, but you can do it on desktop. If you donate anything, you become a backer and get early access like any other backer.

    30. B David Lin TingJun on

      It made me a little sad that the aforementioned pre-stream stories went under the hatchet. I really wanted to see the story about the nymph giving Grog her heart story, as well as the one about Tiberius trading his luck or life or something for the mending wheel with the Hag, and the story about the Dread Emperor with the tug-o-war and the Scanlan out the window stuff. Well, I guess the only thing making it in is the Glabrezu and brainwashed Uriel storyline.

    31. Bobby DeRisi on

      I think they may need to put some more higher tier rewards up, maybe find a bigger venue for premiere

    32. Dohregard on

      Hey, I mentioned this in another post, but why not make a lower $5 tier for people to choose? Have it be for early access (via private YouTube stream or unlisted video etc.) To the episodes? Could help make it happen :) I believe in you guys!

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      Richard Gallerno on

      The epic cast of Critical Role truly deserves all of this amazing support from Critters everywhere. With the animated series becoming a reality, what could be next? Maybe a line of action figures? (#kungfu grip Grog, #thrusting crotch Scanlan) Computer RPG's based in the CritRole campaign universe? Full-on Hollywood films? The BIG companies should be paying attention to the multi-million (and FAST!) support this KS is getting...

    34. Patrick Mandapat on

      Hoping it be possible to have mini stretch goals in between the major ones like at the Q&A stream to have Travis go to a haunted house etc. Just some small fun before hitting the big milestones :) good job to everyone!

    35. Dane Rickett on

      This is awesome! Love the transparency too! Could you maybe address timelines next update? It's all over the forums and discord: people making wild guesses as to the rough release schedule for the episodes. One would assume nobody would expect it all day 1, but there's always that one person...

      Keep it up and good luck in tonight's game!

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      Luis Antonio Amaro on

      OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY FUCKIN GOD!!!!!! ITS REALLY HAPPENING! WE'RE REALLY GOING TO SEE A VOX MACHINA CARTOON!!!.......OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD.

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      Luis Antonio Amaro on

      OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY FUCKIN GOD!!!!!! ITS REALLY HAPPENING! WE'RE REALLY GOING TO SEE A VOX MACHINA CARTOON!!!.......OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD.

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      Javier Guzman on

      You will do the best you can with this chance, we know for sure. This is a token of our appreciation. See you after we kick the next stretch goal!!!

    39. Jason Bergschneider on

      I just continue to be so proud to be a part of this amazing community! And it all starts from you nerdy-ass voice actors that send so much positive out into the world. We love you! (as you can tell) ;)

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      GenralHavok on

      A great man once said..."fuck your stretch goals."
      Much love. ❤❤❤

    41. Jennifer Lark Kent on

      Proud to be a Critter! You guys are awesome. Keep doing what you're doing. So excited to see what this becomes!!!

    42. Sarah M on

      I can't wait for this to come to life! I will make all my friends watch it so they can finally understand my love for CritRole <3

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      Ishirna on

      I can't get over the fact you guys were planning on taking on those serious costs just to get us the animated special! I'm so glad that you have enough backing from all of us critters to maybe not have to take a hit to bring us something we all want to see made. Love you guys!

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      Falk Hoeppner on

      I am SUPER stoked for this! Also, thank you for the note on transparency around how the money is going to be spent. I look forward to seeing how the numbers break down, but mostly its just great to know that you care that the community understands where their funds are being spent. Class act, as always CR!

      Also, just gonna plug this again:

      Gilmore's Glorious Oneshot

    45. Douglas Vine
      Superbacker
      on

      Just so long as the Thursday night show continues on after you crowdfund several seasons of Critical Role, I'll be happy.

      Also, if there were statues the size of the Vecna statue, I'd want them. Just throwing that idea out there. That or action figures, who wouldn't want their very own Grog with Kung Fu grip.

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      Linda Malmbekk Einmo on

      It's quite something watching Travis squee himself! :D

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      Ryan Trimble on

      Assuming this runaway success continues, would you all be open to going back for The Trial of The Take episodes and Grog’s fighting pit 2-parter. And how will that affect new viewers since it’s before Briarwoods timeline wise?

    48. Kyle on

      @entiniti@hotmail.com I imagine it's either 9 or 10mil.

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      enfiniti@hotmail.com on

      Hey, the question that is on every critter's mind....What is the number for the Ashley GM??? I mean more Briarwood will be cool and all, but let's be real here....What is the number? LOL!