We’ve just discovered what happens when you roll a natural 20 on the Comic Con encounter table, with the news that Critical Role’s Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Liam O’Brien, Sam Riegel, Taliesin Jaffe and Brian W. Foster are all attending this October’s MCM London!
Running from March 2015 to October 2017, Critical Role’s first campaign followed the adventures of Vox Machina as they quested across the peril-packed fantasy realm of Tal’dorei. Beginning back in January, the show’s ongoing second campaign takes place 20 years later on the continent of Wildemount and stars a brand new party – the Mighty Nein.
Matthew Mercer, whose voice acting roles include Levi in Attack on Titan, McCree in Overwatch and Kiritsugu Emiya in the Fate franchise, is Critical Role’s much-loved Dungeon Master; creating the story, overseeing combat and bringing the NPCs to life.
Liam O’Brien (Naruto, Bleach) currently plays Caleb Widogast, a vagabond human wizard sporting a thick German accent, photographic memory and poor personal hygiene – a big change from Liam’s Vox Machina character, dagger-wielding half-elf rogue Vax’ildan.
Currently getting into scrapes as lovably kleptomaniac goblin Nott the Brave, Sam Riegel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ace Attorney) played charismatic gnome bard Scanlan Shorthalt and pompous aspiring author Tary Darrington in Critical Role’s first campaign.
Marisha Ray (Far Cry 5, Final Fantasy XV) plays surly, cynical and totally badass human monk Beauregard in the adventures of the Mighty Nein. Meanwhile, her time questing as part of Vox Machina saw Marisha voice earnest, introverted half-elf druid Keyleth.
Having voiced human gunslinger Percival Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III – ‘Percy’ to friends – in Critical Role’s first campaign, Taliesin Jaffe (Street Fighter, Hellsing) currently stars as flamboyant tiefling blood hunter Mollymauk ‘Molly’ Tealeaf.
Californian-born writer, singer and poet Brian W. Foster is the host of Talks Machina, Critical Role‘s live Twitch TV follow-up show discussing and dissecting the party’s most recent exploits, complete with cast appearances, fan creations and audience questions.
— This news story is for October 2018’s MCM London Comic Con —