Episode 15 – Lovable Tentacle Face: A Discussion of the First Arc of Critical Role

In what is definitely their most self-indulgent episode yet, Rachel and Jen use their podcast as an excuse to talk about Dungeons & Dragons for an hour. While discussing the first arc (episodes 1-16) of the Geek and Sundry web series Critical Role, they wander into discussions about D&D as a storytelling tool, the impact of environment on narrative, putting a character on a bus, and the flexibility of communal storytelling.
Jen reveals herself to be a completionist and makes the argument for watching from the very beginning. Rachel disagrees.

Also, Jen is super extra in this episode… I am so sorry.

Spoilers for episodes 1-16 of Critical Role

The Critical Role of not Spoiling Your Friends

This blog post does not contain spoilers of any kind.

This week’s blog post was originally going to be a follow-up to my Riverdale post.

However, another show I watch has plagued my thoughts and emotions for this past week.

If you watch Geek and Sundry’s D&D web series, Critical Role, you know that show is so much more than what it says on the tin. Also, if you are up to date, you probably know why I haven’t been able to shake out of this vague emotional stupor. Continue reading