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One of the previous one's like Shakasta, Keg, or Nila might become this campaign's recurring guest.

The party really seems to want to make Shakasta happen.
 

timedesk

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One of the previous one's like Shakasta, Keg, or Nila might become this campaign's recurring guest.

The party really seems to want to make Shakasta happen.
I think there is a really solid chance we see Nila again. I think she and her tribe are living in Cad's graveyard, so there is a good chance we'll see her again.

Keg has a possibility to come back, she's essentially just a sword for hire now, so Matt could insert her in a lot of different settings. Calianna could show up just about anywhere, but her actor lives in the UK so that kind of hurts her chances.

it would be great to see some of the guests show up again. I think most of them could grow into a really fun supporting cast. The real hurdle, outside of booking the actors, is that no one really has a good reason to be in Xhorhas.
 

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I think there is a really solid chance we see Nila again. I think she and her tribe are living in Cad's graveyard, so there is a good chance we'll see her again.

Keg has a possibility to come back, she's essentially just a sword for hire now, so Matt could insert her in a lot of different settings. Calianna could show up just about anywhere, but her actor lives in the UK so that kind of hurts her chances.

it would be great to see some of the guests show up again. I think most of them could grow into a really fun supporting cast. The real hurdle, outside of booking the actors, is that no one really has a good reason to be in Xhorhas.
Mark was just in town not long ago, and they didn't do anything with Calianna when they could have. (He DM'd a MLP one shot instead.)
 

timedesk

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Mark was just in town not long ago, and they didn't do anything with Calianna when they could have. (He DM'd a MLP one shot instead.)
I should watch that one sometime. But yeah, I think Matt would have a lot of trouble finding good narrative openings to have the guests show up outside of the Empire. Maybe they'll find their way into the story sometime in the near future.
 

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Having just caught up on the latest ep and on the drama about how it went down, its kind of hilarious how much people unfamiliar with D&D are upset by the...i dunno audacity? of this, when having to come up with a conceited reason for a character to drop out because a players life is getting in the way of playing is one of the most common aspects of the average game of D&D.
And Matt has handled it a hell of a lot better that most dms would.

Also add me to the pile agreeing that this punished Yasha route is a hell of a lot cooler than the other ideas many (including me lol) were throwing around.

God i cant wait for her to come back and be able to actually stick around. Yasha is easily the character i like the most just via character archetype (heavy metal + tragic stoicism is a big win for me) and with Ashley in it for real with something of a fresh start when she comes back i have high hopes for that particular ship to really turn around.
 

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And Matt has handled it a hell of a lot better that most dms would.
Yeah, if people had seen some of the stuff me and a few other DMs I've known had done in similar situations, they'd have probably thrown up. I know this isn't a regular home game, but given how much people loved it, I don't think you can argue it didn't work well. Whether you were into it or not is probably just a matter of how much you're willing to suspend your disbelief.
 

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Next week's Talks Machina is going to feature Travis and Matt. I hope we can get some insight into Oban's plan, and what the Laughing Hand is exactly. It's felt like a long wait, but I am excited to see what direction this group goes in.
 
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Is ashley already gone then? Seems like she would have been a better guest to join matt for this talks. I don't know what travis can really say other than variations on "oh shit" and "that was crazy"
 

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Is ashley already gone then? Seems like she would have been a better guest to join matt for this talks. I don't know what travis can really say other than variations on "oh shit" and "that was crazy"
Yeah, I figure she's in New York by now, otherwise she would have been the obvious person to have on. Travis can maybe give some character insight into Fjord's reaction to Yasha's "betrayal", and his immediate reaction to run away from the whole situation, but I figure it will be Matt heavy episode.

Matt and Marisha also gave an interview recently that kind of implied they've got a project involving Ashley in the works. It might be her one shot, or something else, so that's kind of cool. It's kind of impressive to see how much content they've made for the channel in the past year even beyond the CR episodes.
 

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Yeah, I figure she's in New York by now, otherwise she would have been the obvious person to have on. Travis can maybe give some character insight into Fjord's reaction to Yasha's "betrayal", and his immediate reaction to run away from the whole situation, but I figure it will be Matt heavy episode.

Matt and Marisha also gave an interview recently that kind of implied they've got a project involving Ashley in the works. It might be her one shot, or something else, so that's kind of cool. It's kind of impressive to see how much content they've made for the channel in the past year even beyond the CR episodes.
shes gonna be DMing a one shot iirc, so that might be it
 
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Everyone else's one shots: Just a fun thing to do on an off week

Ashley's one shot: The reward for an $8.8 million stretch goal


no pressure
 

Jay Shadow

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That interview had to do with their responsibilities within the company. And they stopped themselves before saying what hers was because it was something they couldn't talk about yet. There's no way they were talking about a one shot.

Here's that section of the interview, which also explains Travis's role as CEO

 
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That interview had to do with their responsibilities within the company. And they stopped themselves before saying what hers was because it was something they couldn't talk about yet. There's no way they were talking about a one shot.

Here's that section of the interview, which also explains Travis's role as CEO

I never would have thought Travis would be the CEO business leader, think I always have trouble separating Grog hahaha.

Unannounced Project...Maybe Ashley is using some of that Last Of us influence in the gaming space and trying to get working a Critical Role game.
 
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SilkySm00th

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Yah they talked about travis being CEO and all their roles in the biz a while back during some of their kickstarter frenzy. I believe it! Big intimidating dude who's had to look out for hi.self as an actor now looks after all his friends too! Very grogg, honestly.

And wuuuuuut the fuck were they gonna day about ashley. My money is on a new show or so.ething of the sort on the channel... how the fuck would they swing a game? Unless it's like a 2d super paired down simple thing and not a full ass blown new rpg?... well fuck they could do like a baulders gate dlc type if situation. Thatd be wild.

No CR this week was a legit bummer. Hope they all had a great 4th
 

ArkkAngel007

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Ashley is clearly heading up Accounting and Finance with the number punching skills displayed in their KS video.

It's probably going to be a new aspect. A good number of them have more clout in the video game industry than her, and running actual development is a lot different than licensing their property out to a studio. If she were to be put up for heading some media in the company, I'd put money on music production since Sam is heading up the animated series on their end.

She may possibly also take on more directing, to have Marisha focus on production.
 

Skab

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Is ashley already gone then? Seems like she would have been a better guest to join matt for this talks. I don't know what travis can really say other than variations on "oh shit" and "that was crazy"
They mentioned on the last Talks that it would be Ashley's last for a while. Safe to assume she probably left back for NY with in a day or two of the last episode.
 

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Oh god, the puppet work in Yeehaw Game Ranch keeps escalating. It went from just Travis and Brian playing video games, to some kind of multidimensional story with maps and special effects, and gore. It is kind of amazing.
 
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I need to find some youtube compilation of the skit stuff. I'm not really interested in watching the crew play video games, but this puppet lore is intriguing.

Also, this has been a really long two weeks.
 

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I need to find some youtube compilation of the skit stuff. I'm not really interested in watching the crew play video games, but this puppet lore is intriguing.

Also, this has been a really long two weeks.
Worst case you can probably just find a playlist of the vods and watch the first 5 minutes, that's pretty much where all the puppet stuff is
 

timedesk

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I need to find some youtube compilation of the skit stuff. I'm not really interested in watching the crew play video games, but this puppet lore is intriguing.

Also, this has been a really long two weeks.
The puppet stuff is always at the beginning of the episodes, so if you want you can just watch the first couple minutes of each one. The puppets start showing up at episode 2.
 
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So excited (even though I have to wait til Friday evening as in UK)

I'd go crazy if I didn't host my own game every Thursday - last week we had them posing as a Waterdhavian pest control team talking about ants in the structure of a mansion they were casing
 

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I need to start watching again. I kind of fell off recently. Not really too invested in where they are currently at. Felt that the beacon aftermath was a little lackluster.
 

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I need to start watching again. I kind of fell off recently. Not really too invested in where they are currently at. Felt that the beacon aftermath was a little lackluster.
I was pretty put-off by how minimal the impacts of that event were (I'm sure we'll be seeing big things happen later on of course due to that), but this most recent arc/dungeon crawl has been ace.
 
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Not to spoil anything for PeskyToaster , but I think the group's about to start facing some consequences with the Dynasty after what just happened. theycan'tkeepgettingawaywiththis.gif not ironically.

Bright Queen: "You did WHAT!?"
 

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I'm ready for something nasty to happen. Caduceus actually dead died, right? I think he was brought back a little too easily. Would've been hilarious if Nott/Sam killed Taliesin's character.
 

Skab

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I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't think they actually did anything wrong/have nothing to worry about with the queen. They uncovered a plot and tried to stop it. It isn't like they went down there and intentionally freed Gigglefist themselves.

They just really need to not let Sam do the talking.
 

Sensei

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I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't think they actually did anything wrong/have nothing to worry about with the queen. They uncovered a plot and tried to stop it. It isn't like they went down there and intentionally freed Gigglefist themselves.

They just really need to not let Sam do the talking.
the whole thing depends on how they handle the Bright Queen imo...

If Fjord tells it, hes going to say that Yasha was a sleeper agent and she tricked them and betrayed the Dynasty and was working with Oban etc etc. And its going to make them look like idiots. They didnt even know why they were following the guy when he asked them lol, so they walked into an obvious trap for no reason.

Caleb needs to be the one to talk i think
 

SilentMike03

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As long as they're honest I think they'll be fine. Just tell the Queen that they went in expecting a Empire spy, but instead stumbled upon a demon in the middle of a plan to unleash a horror upon the world. And by the time they realized what they were really dealing with it was too late.
 

SilentMike03

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My prediction: Caleb starts telling the truth and then Beau chimes in for no reason with a half-truth that everyone else has to back up which leads to a bunch of bullshit.
 

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So as much as I loved some aspects of the first campaign, I just couldn’t get into listening on a weekly basis when it first started and fell off pretty fast. So I’ve skipped out on most of it and I just started the listening to the second campaign this week and holy crap is this dragging me in immediately. I don’t know what’s different this time around but everything about the characters, Matt’s DMing, and just the flow of this campaign is so much more up my alley for whatever reason.

Nott has also become one of my absolute favorite characters in anything I’ve ever listened to and I’m terrified she’s not going to make it through this campaign now...
 
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So as much as I loved some aspects of the first campaign, I just couldn’t get into listening on a weekly basis when it first started and fell off pretty fast. So I’ve skipped out on most of it and I just started the listening to the second campaign this week and holy crap is this dragging me in immediately. I don’t know what’s different this time around but everything about the characters, Matt’s DMing, and just the flow of this campaign is so much more up my alley for whatever reason.

Nott has also become one of my absolute favorite characters in anything I’ve ever listened to and I’m terrified she’s not going to make it through this campaign now...
I usually recommend people start around 28 with the Whitestone arc of campaign 1 if they're losing interest in the early stuff. That's when the show and the group dynamic really snaps into place.

But I can see just preferring the second campaign's overall vibe too. It's much less straightforward and archetypal, for better and for worse.
 

TheCthultist

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I usually recommend people start around 28 with the Whitestone arc of campaign 1 if they're losing interest in the early stuff. That's when the show and the group dynamic really snaps into place.

But I can see just preferring the second campaign's overall vibe too. It's much less straightforward and archetypal, for better and for worse.
I may go back and try again once I’ve caught up on this campaign, so I’ll definitely keep that in mind... though at the pace I’m currently going, that’s going to take a while. If nothing else I’m glad to know there’s all that backlog to fall back on if I do manage to catch up.
 
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I may go back and try again once I’ve caught up on this campaign, so I’ll definitely keep that in mind... though at the pace I’m currently going, that’s going to take a while. If nothing else I’m glad to know there’s all that backlog to fall back on if I do manage to catch up.
Yeah, having a backlog of CR to fall back on is a good thing to have. Waiting week to week can be rough.
 

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As long as they're honest I think they'll be fine. Just tell the Queen that they went in expecting a Empire spy, but instead stumbled upon a demon in the middle of a plan to unleash a horror upon the world. And by the time they realized what they were really dealing with it was too late.
That's what they should do but knowing them and their characters they will believe that it would be the worst case possible and potentially act rashly because of that. If Matt has the attack they warned about happen then that would buy them a some leeway for sure, it all depends on how he wants things to go (and that may depend on any consequences for Oban's "death").
 

RoninZ

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Would the party tell the queen about Yasha's actions? I would imagine Jester wouldn't no matter what or misdirect the Bright Queen since she's the one with the Sending spell. Caleb looking like he's the only one that would insist on telling everything to the Bright Queen
 
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I'm hoping they just do a Sending to the BQ and then just head off for the Wildmother kiln.

Convey only the necessary information "we pursued one of the leaders conspiring against the dynasty. He released a powerful demon. Prepare yourselves. We're seeking a solution to the north. Bye."

Nott's husband is the only thing that throws a wrench in their ability to go off and figure things out themselves consequence free. That dude's getting thrown in prison or worse if they don't play their cards right, but I'm also not interested in them trekking back across the desert to relay the news in person.