Talking Crit Podcast: The Fate Touched

By Jonny
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Talking Crit Podcast: The Fate Touched

To the Celestial Planes we go, we are hitting the best stride for epic level D&D.  Vox Machina is on a recruiting mission for god(s).  There is a lot to take in, the first being: Vax is back.  He’s got new tats, he’s got new abilities; heck, he’s even got a new body.  It’s like that friend who goes out one summer to work long distance, and then comes back a different person, and also become a servant of the Raven Queen.

There was also the classic Scanlan & Grog mess around.  It’s fun to see previous shenanigans come and be shenanigans once more.  It’s a tried and true trope of D&D, the natural 20 on a perception check for a guard.  It always comes back to get ya.  There is a lot of ground work being laid down by Vox Machina, but there is a clock running.  Will they be able to rally the forces they need in time to stop Vecna?

We are going to find out.

Our Question of the Week looks at VM’s chances of getting celestial aid.  Can they get a buff, a boon, or direct intervention?  It’s hard to say what they can accomplish, and what they can expect.  Give a vote and let us know how you think the requests to the gods will go.

Shout outs this week focus on two awesome pieces.  The first coming from Brandon Chang and his landscape portraying the Island of Renewal.  It is epic and it is awesome.  The colour palette is not one used often in Critter fan art, and the scope of the land marks is impressive.  It also makes you want to jump into the scene and explore over the next hill, or see what’s beyond the next rock.  You did an awesome job, Brandon, thank you for sharing it on twitter.

The second shout out goes to Stephanie Brown and this beautiful portrait of Vax.  I love me some good portrait photography, and it’s the light that sticks out the most.  It’s a great view and composition of Vax.  The way the light falls off the forehead and cheeks is beautiful.  Also the way it dusts the edges of the feathers and other details of the armour.  It shows the layers on the armour, which is also a great metaphor for the layers of the rogue/paladin.  The subtle scar stands out the most, and just gives that hint of, “This half-elf has seen some bad stuff.”

It’s a fantastic portrait, and it just shows how talented the artists in the Critter community can be, thank you.

That’s it for this week, please give a follow to the artists above, and please let them know what you think of their work.  You always have to acknowledge great art.  They have both done awesome pieces, and we’re lucky to have seen it.

Happy 4th of July to everyone who is home and abroad to celebrate.

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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.