Ding dong, the toad is dead, the toad is dead. Dungeons & Dragons gets to be a weird place sometimes. Another episode is in the bag for Critical Role, and this one was the start of something awesome. You could see the foundation being laid, you could feel the glue begin to strengthen, we have a full on D&D group getting to know each other. They got their first day of school jitters under control, and they are now beginning to function as a team. There was a lot of shenanigans in the episode, but that’s low level game play. They’re trying to figure each other, and themselves, out. The travel of to The Dash sounds like it’s going to be an epic journey. It also sounds like Matthew Mercer is going to borrow a lot from The Tomb of Annihilation rules for the travel. Why not? They are pretty darn good rules.
We also got a look at Beauregarde’s background, as members from the Cobalt Soul came to have a conversation. Beau seems to have picked a path, and it looks like it’s going to be a doozy. However, there is one question Brendan and I had about Dairon. Just a few lines stuck out to us that she may not be all that good hearted. We got kind of a Ras Al’Ghul feeling from her. This leads us into our Question of the Week.
Question of the Week focuses on Dairon. Is she running a League of Shadows type of deal, where opulent cultures have to be brought down in fire and ash every few years, or is it more like Morpheous where she’s trying to make sure everyone survives to the next major event? We got enough from both sides that we’re all wondering what Dairon is up to. Give a vote and let us know what you think.
Question of the Week looks at Beau and Dairon. Is Dairon and the Cobalt Soul going to be a good influence like Morpheous, or is she going to go the League of Shadows and Ras Al'Ghul route? Give your vote and let us know. #TalkingCrit #CriticalRole #DnD
— Talking Crit (@talkingcrit) February 8, 2018
Shout outs this week start off with Arkady Cosplay. You may have seen her pervious cosplay as Keyleth, and she has appeared in numerous videos sporting the famous antlers. She now has a new piece for everyone as Nott the Brave. This is an awesome costume. The mask, the cell shading look, the contrast with the mask and the goblin smile is perfect. It captures Nott’s personality, and it shows how she’s both sweet and suspicious at the same time. The interesting question is, is she more sweet with the mask on or off, or is she more suspicious with the mask on or off. It is an awesome cosplay, and we can’t wait to see it in action. If you haven’t already, please give Arkady Cosplay a follow, and get ready to see some awesome cosplay put on display.
For @Mobius___Strip who asked for a video of my Nott cosplay. I got to do a full makeup and base costume test today and I’m really happy with it and incredibly excited! #criticalrole #nottthebrave pic.twitter.com/pAFLbecHLf
— Arkady (@arkadycosplay) February 1, 2018
Shout out number two goes to Tony DeMarco and his great sketch of the gang in a Usual Suspects pose. This does so much right off the bat. First off, the shading and the lines are fantastic. There’s something about nice sharp lines that make an image awesome. The second is the pose and personality each character has. It gives off the same vibe The Usual Suspects had. It also gives off that Guardians of the Galaxy feeling. It shows a bunch of disregarded people being flung together, and they may end up saving the world. It fills you with the sense that something bigger is growing, and that they’re going to start off by breaking every rule under the sun, as well as some that no one can see. It’s a fun piece that has a lot of detail to go over. You’ll find yourself going over each character over and over again to see the detail. It’s an awesome illustration piece that does a lot to bring out the characters. Give Tony Demarco a follow on twitter, and let him know how much you like the piece.
— Tony DeMarco (@DeMarcoDraws) February 2, 2018
That is it for this week, don’t forget to follow Arkady Cosplay and Tony DeMarco on twitter. A twitter feed full of art is an awesome twitter feed. The Critter community is one of the best out there, don’t forget to check out all the amazing skills everyone has.
We will see you on the road North to the Dash on Thursday.
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