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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.


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Travis and Laura here fresh off of the heels of Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle with our next stretch goal update!

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In just 13 days, you have completely crushed SEVEN stretch goals, raised over $7.5M to help us create The Legend of Vox Machina, and have unlocked EIGHT total episodes of animated goodness. We’re also going to host a very special battle royale with some of our favorite guests from our Vox Machina campaign -- including Felicia Day, Will Friedle, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Wil Wheaton, Noelle Stevenson, and Patrick Rothfuss (all schedules permitting, of course).

Our next (and final??) stretch goal is $8.8M, and if we’re able to hit this goal together, you will unlock another TWO episodes of Briarwoods magic (for a whopping total of TEN The Legend of Vox Machina episodes) and a one-shot GMed by our beloved Ashley Johnson.

Thank you, as always, for your support, love, and for sharing our project. It was so amazing to see SO many of you in Seattle this weekend and share our excitement around this project with you.


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    1. Maximilian Schmidt on

      @Shawn Jessome I'll join you on that.

    2. Bill Rutledge on

      I have to say (having watched this video late), the single thing that got me most hyped was Travis saying “this first season” regarding the animation! :D

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      Kluie64 on

      CR; 8.8m is the next goal
      Critters: HOW DO YOU WANT TO DO THIS!

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      Nathania Chaney Aiello on

      These two are so awesome (just like the rest of the CR gang!) and we love you because normal is boring and critter excitement is contagious <3

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      Jared Bird on

      I’m so excited and terrified for you!

      This is a huge project and as you embark I just want to remind you that the community loves you guys. I also strongly urge you guys to pace yourselves, accept the outpouring of support,and most importantly take care of yourselves.

    6. Michael A on

      Pretend to be normal, seems like my average day :)

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      Matthew Ghilarducci on

      less than 40k a day to fund 8.8 and complete briarwood arc. Easy peasy.

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      Shawn Jessome on

      I'm making a commitment right now that if in 30 days we haven't hit that 8.8 million mark...I'm going to increase my pledge level for the second time. I feel this is a safe commitment to make...because I truly believe we're going to crush that 8.8 million mark long before the hourglass runs out.

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      Ashlee Baysinger on

      You all are just way to adorable!!!! We love you all so much!!!

      I can't wait to see this series!

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      Greg Spickard on

      Travis and Laura are such a cute couple!

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      Ross Howard on

      They’re so hyped I love it!

    12. Myth'anoran Moorlock on

      @Travis Willingham #FuckYourStretchGoals! >:)

    13. Gavin on

      @Joe Mucchiello - yeah that's what i thought. just the way travis words it sounds like the arc won't be finished.

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      Shane Thrapp on

      We love y'all.. Thank you so much for being awesome!

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      Sean P Kent on

      These 2. Relationship goals!

    16. Jan Haluza on

      Making people happy makes me happy. :)

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      Tal Danger Moore on

      These two are just too freaking cute.

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      Damian on

      Awesome - super excited Felicia Day being involved in the Battle Royale!

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      Karl Hjert on

      Future stretch goal idea: a version of the entire series where every npc is voiced by Matt and the entire soundtrack is acapella by Sam!

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      Christina Akerlund on

      With every update my little critter heart swells and is excited to share in such an outpouring of love and support.

    21. Samuel Agius on

      @Michael Connell most likely all extra money after the last stretch goal will go in perfecting what they currently have promised. Work hours on animation costs a lot of money and the more money/time you pour into it the more refined the end product is.

    22. Nathan Karpf on

      Seeing you guys in such shock and as giddy as kids at Christmas is so awesome. The joy your feeling is what Critical roll has given me for years. Thanks guys. Love all of you at CR 😘

    23. Jannik on

      Let's do it! Finish those damn Briarwoods! :D

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      Michael Connell

      If the last stretch goal is met, how about a stretch goal for animating the first Honey Heist campaign?

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      William Niederriter on

      Hope y'all had fun in Seattle! You got lucky it was sunny. But yeah, you might want to think about $10+ million stretch goals.

    26. Jo on

      Laura and Travis are just too cute for words! They are just adorable! I suspect the more we raise, the more animation we'll get. The Kickstarter tracker is projecting we wind up somewhere around $12 million if we stay on track the way we have been. That would be 4 more animated episodes of something - OR - just a couple more new episodes and then really bulk up the already planned episodes. More frames equals LOTS more money, so it's possible they could go through that just by adding all those extra frames in to make it really luscious. I can't wait to see what they do when we break the $8.8 million stretch goal.

    27. Sebastian Z on

      A next stretch-goal could be a nice "making of" and a fake "gag reel" of the season... I would love to see some animated "mistakes" of the characters, like it would be a real movie ;)

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      Angelo Wentzler on

      Can't wait to see Wil Wheaton roll poorly again :)

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      Steve Andrews on

      This has always been a project that NEEDS happen. Like lighting in a bottle, it is a story that is unique in it's very origin: based on outline, improvisation and even chance. There is no storytelling like it in the world (outside of D&D). Combine that with the absolute fucking genius that is the world building of Matt Mercer - the Tolkien of our age - and the amazing cast of equally genius improv/actors who breathe life into every corner of that world as they bring us with them on amazing journeys inside it... Well, that is why this is breaking records. It NEEDS to happen. All of us critters know it. We've got your backs. The world is taking notice. As someone smarter than me recently said - now it's our turn to say, "How do you want to do this?"

      We love you. Have fun making this...

    30. Opheuss on

      Ok, it's good in all to get a new two episode story and 8 episode Briarwood arc! However, the real question is will we see Vox Moochina!?

    31. Travis E Jurgenson on

      You guys are so awesome... what fantastic new to end the day on. Can't. Even. Wait. ❤❤❤

    32. Matthew Lye on

      Its so cute how excited you guys are. Just wait, 8.8 million... challenge accepted. Time to break open the rainy day fund.

    33. Hasan Mahmood on

      8.8 million? Challenge accepted.

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      Steven Hallett on

      You two are such a cute couple. Well done to all the team on putting this together for us and for the Critters being....well, Critters :)

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      Dan Morewood on

      They’re adorable

    36. Amdor on

      Wil "one" Wheaton :))))

    37. Steve Jolly on

      Awesome! I hope you blast past your last stretch goal cos you're about to become one of the world's largest distributors of polyhedral dice :)

    38. Dillon Fleckner on

      So happy for you guys! We aren't going to stop until we're #1 Kickstarter of all time.

    39. Chris Stuart on

      Love you guys so much!!!! XOXOXO

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      Nate Palumbo on

      Ashley Ashley Ashley Ashley here she comes! What will her one shot be?

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      Giri Prahasta Putra on

      Woohoo! I believe we'll reach next goal! Prepare to schedule your GM-ing, Ashley :D

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      Gregory Jennings on

      After a dreadful few days in my beloved home country of New Zealand I need this joy so much. Love to all the cast & all the critters out there!
      Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa - Let us keep close together, not far apart.

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      Travis sand on

      To everyone at critical role and my fellow critters. You are all beautiful people and I'm proud that I can be a part of this crazy family.

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      James K. Lee on

      Glad to be part of this - here's to hoping that anything beyond 8.8 (we can do it!) goes to animating The Night Before Critmas. Feel the wrath of the craftsman!

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      Wayne Jennings on

      Honestly, these two amazing people are the epitome of relationship goals.

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      Louie Lopez on

      13 Days!!! Organization XIII confirmed guys.

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      Louie Lopez on

      13 Days!!! Organization XIII confirmed guys.

    48. Shadowner on

      imagine this run of the animated series goes as smoothly as the kickstarter, then after the 2020 release, can we start on the next season ?

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      Aaron Hoeppner on

      *Kicks down door* FUCK YOUR STRETCH GOALS! TO 10Million and Beyond! :D