Critical Role

Critical Role

Welcome to Critical Role, home of a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors playing tabletop roleplaying games! Enter a world of glorious imagination and improvisation with a group of the finest collaborative storytellers around. Here you’ll find our TTRPG and adjacent shows, including Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, 4-Sided Dive, and a growing selection of one-shots. read less

Our Editor's Take

Role-playing games (RPGs) are a great way for people to escape to another world. Much like playing them in person, RPG podcasts also help listeners transcend their current lives. Critical Role is an RPG podcast from some of the most established adventurers in the business.

The story of Critical Role has humble beginnings. It started as a social meetup between friends. They played the games in their living rooms. This turned into a podcast and a live-streamed phenomenon.

Critical Role now has half a million views on their Twitch live streams each week alone. This podcast page includes several of the team's shows. It focuses on Dungeons & Dragons, but other RPGs feature in its catalog. Episodes follow the detailed action of a campaign. Atmospheric music and soundscapes set the scenes. The Dungeon Master leads their players. And the listeners hear every beat of the tales. The details in these extraordinary imagined worlds are amazing.

Game master Matthew Mercer runs the action. He's an evocative and enticing storyteller. The campaign players self-describe as nerds. Yet they are far from shy or awkward like that stereotype can dictate. They are well-established voice actors, which assists the quality of the podcast. The characters formed by these actors are imaginative and visceral. The skillful vocal abilities of the cast are transporting. It enhances the storytelling. This makes episodes entertaining and engaging. It's like listening to a bunch of playful friends enjoying themselves. The atmosphere they create is infectious and fun. It aims to make listeners feel like they are part of the action.

Critical Role podcast episodes come out on Thursday mornings. That's a week after the filmed episode airs. There is no need to roll a D20 to find out the outcome of their favorite character's fate. Listeners can discover all episodes of the Critical Role podcast now.

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Episodes

C3E86 Doorways to Darker Depths
Yesterday
C3E86 Doorways to Darker Depths
Bells Hells stumble upon a secret entrance to Exandria from Ruidus, but this lucky portal leads to a place just as dangerous as the one waiting for them in the sky... Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges and the ability to post links in Twitch chat! "It's Thursday Night (Critical Role Theme Song)" by Peter Habib and Sam RiegelOriginal Music by Omar Fadel, Hexany Audio, Ghiya Rushidat, Karam Salem, Neal Acree, and Colm R. McGuinness"Welcome to Marquet" Art Theme by Colm McGuinnessAdditional Music by Universal Production Music, Epidemic Sounds, and 5 AlarmCharacter Art by Hannah FriederichsAnimated Introduction by Kamille Areopagita, Kevin Areopagita, Mark Adams and Peggy Shi Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode.Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources
C3E85 Intense Interrogations
22-02-2024
C3E85 Intense Interrogations
Bells Hells question their captured enemies, but their search for information is interrupted by the pursuing hunt from another foe... Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges and the ability to post links in Twitch chat! "It's Thursday Night (Critical Role Theme Song)" by Peter Habib and Sam RiegelOriginal Music by Omar Fadel, Hexany Audio, Ghiya Rushidat, Karam Salem, Neal Acree, and Colm R. McGuinness"Welcome to Marquet" Art Theme by Colm McGuinnessAdditional Music by Universal Production Music, Epidemic Sounds, and 5 AlarmCharacter Art by Hannah FriederichsAnimated Introduction by Kamille Areopagita, Kevin Areopagita, Mark Adams and Peggy Shi Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode.Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources
C3E84 Red Rural Revelations
15-02-2024
C3E84 Red Rural Revelations
Bells Hells are introduced to a village on Ruidus and learn about the way of life on the moon… Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges and the ability to post links in Twitch chat! "It's Thursday Night (Critical Role Theme Song)" by Peter Habib and Sam RiegelOriginal Music by Omar Fadel, Hexany Audio, Ghiya Rushidat, Karam Salem, Neal Acree, and Colm R. McGuinness"Welcome to Marquet" Art Theme by Colm McGuinnessAdditional Music by Universal Production Music, Epidemic Sounds, and 5 AlarmCharacter Art by Hannah FriederichsAnimated Introduction by Kamille Areopagita, Kevin Areopagita, Mark Adams and Peggy Shi Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode.Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources
C3E83 Ruidus
08-02-2024
C3E83 Ruidus
Bells Hells take their first steps on Ruidus and begin their investigation of the mysterious ruddy moon… Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges and the ability to post links in Twitch chat! "It's Thursday Night (Critical Role Theme Song)" by Peter Habib and Sam RiegelOriginal Music by Omar Fadel, Hexany Audio, Ghiya Rushidat, Karam Salem, Neal Acree, and Colm R. McGuinness"Welcome to Marquet" Art Theme by Colm McGuinnessAdditional Music by Universal Production Music, Epidemic Sounds, and 5 AlarmCharacter Art by Hannah FriederichsAnimated Introduction by Kamille Areopagita, Kevin Areopagita, Mark Adams and Peggy Shi Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode.Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources
C3E80 A Test of Trust
21-12-2023
C3E80 A Test of Trust
Bells Hells put their trust in each other to the test as they tackle Nana Morri's final task for them among tangled and lost ruins within the Fey Realm...   Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges and the ability to post links in Twitch chat! "It's Thursday Night (Critical Role Theme Song)" by Peter Habib and Sam RiegelOriginal Music by Omar Fadel and Hexany Audio"Welcome to Marquet" Art Theme by Colm McGuinnessAdditional Music by Universal Production Music, Epidemic Sounds, and 5 AlarmCharacter Art by Hannah FriederichsAnimated Introduction by Kamille Areopagita, Kevin Areopagita, Mark Adams and Peggy Shi Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode.Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources
Choose Their Adventure...Again! Critical Role Foundation One-Shot to Benefit Red Nose Day
05-12-2023
Choose Their Adventure...Again! Critical Role Foundation One-Shot to Benefit Red Nose Day
Help us at Critical Role Foundation and our friends at Red Nose Day to provide much needed assistance to children living below the poverty line. Donate and learn more: https://tiltify.com/@criticalrole/2023rednoseday/   Game Master Matthew Mercer guides a quest shaped by your donations for CRF’s Red Nose Day fundraiser! Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, and Sam Riegel will play alongside legendary comedians and actors Sam Richardson and Tony Hale to help raise money for the fight against child poverty. MEET THE CASTSpecial Guest Sam Richardson: https://www.instagram.com/thesamrichardson/  Special Guest Tony Hale: https://www.instagram.com/mrtonyhale/  Game Master Matthew Mercer: https://twitter.com/matthewmercer  Laura Bailey: https://twitter.com/LauraBaileyVO  Taliesin Jaffe: https://twitter.com/executivegoth  Sam Riegel: https://twitter.com/samriegel   Character art by Annalise Jensen: https://twitter.com/may12324   Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode.Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on Spotify, iTunes & Google Play following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges and the ability to post links in Twitch chat!
The Mighty Nein Reunion: Echoes of the Solstice | Live from London!
02-11-2023
The Mighty Nein Reunion: Echoes of the Solstice | Live from London!
In the wake of the chaos after the Apogee Solstice, The Mighty Nein join forces yet again to deal with the rolling dangers suddenly unleashed… Twitch subscribers gain instant access to VODs of our shows like Critical Role, Exandria Unlimited, and 4-Sided Dive. But don't worry: Twitch broadcasts will be uploaded to YouTube about 36 hours after airing live, with audio-only podcast versions of select shows on Spotify, Apple Podcasts & Google Podcasts following a week after the initial air date. Twitch subscribers also gain access to our official custom emote set and subscriber badges and the ability to post links in Twitch chat! Introductions by Daniel Sloss Music by Colm McGuinness Mighty Nein Opening Title animated by Kamille Areopagita and Kevin Areopagita Character Art by Hannah Friederichs Danial Sloss’s character art is by Eren https://twitter.com/ErenAngiolini Mini sculpting by Daniel Ehrli and WizKids Mini designs by Tyler Walpole Mini paints by Iron Tusk and The 8 Paints “Your Turn To Roll (Critical Role Theme)” Written by Sam Riegel and Jason Charles Miller Original Music by Omar Fadel and Hexany Audio "Welcome to Wildemount” Art reel theme by Colm McGuinness Additional Music by Universal Production Music, Epidemic Sounds, and 5 Alarm Due to the improv nature of Critical Role and other RPG content on our channels, some themes and situations that occur in-game may be difficult for some to handle. If certain episodes or scenes become uncomfortable, we strongly suggest taking a break or skipping that particular episode. Your health and well-being is important to us and Psycom has a great list of international mental health resources, in case it’s useful: http://bit.ly/PsycomResources