Talking Crit Podcast: One Year Later

By Jonny
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Talking Crit Podcast: One Year Later

We are back and so is Vox Machina.  It’s been a year long break, in game, and a lot has changed.  Critical Role has jumped back into the fray with new developments, and one deck of many things.  The comedy that came off the interaction with Grog and the new Lord of the Crossroads was comedic genius.  You can’t write that kind of comedy, it’s just chaos running its course.  We also got introduced to Pike’s family, the Trickfoots.  There is more going on than they are letting on, and the notion of a Trickfoot curse is floating about.  It seems like a meeting with Wilhelm is in order, that old gnome may be hiding a whole lotta secrets from his granddaughter.

What is an episode of Critical Role without an epic comedy adventure.  The vacation was pure improv gold.  One of the best parts about it was the pranks and Vex coming back into form.  You don’t realize how much you’ve missed his pranks until they’re gone.  Try also armed Vox with an item of importance.  We don’t know what it is, but the reactions of the players, and Vax’s love for trimming beards means that it can have some maximum prankage potential.

Our Question of the Week looks at the Trickfoot clan.  Is there actually a blood curse, or are the Trickfoots travelling snake oil sellers that are trying to dupe Pike and Vox Machina?

Shout outs this get animated this week, as we see two animated art gifs that are amazing.  The first goes to Ioana Muresan and this image of Keyleth in study.  The portrait is already great, but the animated smoke off the incense and drops of water off the plant leaves make it Keyleth.  This is a great example of less is more, there’s no need to get outrageous with animation.  We all pick up on the subtle queues, and it accents a great image.  Amazing work by Muresan, anything in an animated gif format is going to be great.

The other shout out goes to Sam under the @samazkama twitter handle.  This goes back to Liam’s Quest last week, and it is the heart breaking scene at the end.  The episode was one of the best Critical Roles made, and this scene is like Sam took the image out of of my mind’s eye.  Another case of less is more, and that one little glitch on the screen is all we need to get the feels flowing again.  The piece brings back Liam’s haunting robotic voice, and the emotion that all the players were putting out.  It’s great for seeing how the colours and electric right angles make up the scene, and it’s terrible for making us relieve that scene all over again, argh.

That is it for this week, we will be live tweeting this Thursday as we all get to know the Trickfoots a little more.

Thank you to everyone who has been listening, and thank you to the artists for the amazing content you all produce.  If you want your twitter feed to make you feel good, fill it with Critter Artists.

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By Jonny
My name is Jonny, I’m a writer, photographer, podcaster, all around general nerd. If you love comics, video games, or anything else in the geek-o-sphere. Let's have some fun.