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Curious Beginnings | Critical Role | Campaign 2, Episode 1

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In Wildemount, seven adventurers coalesce in a tavern before finding themselves drawn to a mysterious circus... Watch Critical Role Live Thursdays at 7pm PT on Alpha https://projectalpha.com, YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/geekandsundry, or Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/geekandsundry Thanks to D&D Beyond and Backblaze for sponsoring this episode of Critical Role! Check out https://www.dndbeyond.com for all of your D&D digital toolset needs! Check out https://www.backblaze.com/criticalrole for a 15-day free trial! Start backing up all of your photos, videos and fan art for only $5 a month. You can pick up Critical Role merch at http://shop.geekandsundry.com For more RPGs we love, go to http://bit.ly/GS_RPG Music and Sound by Syrinscape. https://store.syrinscape.com/what-is-syrinscape/?critatt Follow the cast of Critical Role on Twitter! Ashley: https://twitter.com/TheVulcanSalute Laura: https://twitter.com/LauraBaileyVO Liam: https://twitter.com/VoiceOfOBrien Matthew: https://twitter.com/matthewmercer Marisha: https://twitter.com/Marisha_Ray Taliesin: https://twitter.com/executivegoth Travis: https://twitter.com/WillingBlam Sam: https://twitter.com/samriegel Visit us on http://geekandsundry.com Subscribe to Geek and Sundry: http://goo.gl/B62jl Join our community at: http://geekandsundry.com/community Twitter: http://twitter.com/geekandsundry Facebook: http://facebook.com/geekandsundry Instagram: http://instagram.com/geekandsundry Google+: https://plus.google.com/+GeekandSundry/
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Nakhab (6 hours ago)
Actual game starts at 16:35
MrForeverWest (8 hours ago)
Campaign actually starts at 16:45 (vote up for all to see please).
Thanatos (10 hours ago)
Watching this is making me impatient for my group's next session
RedGuy (10 hours ago)
So did the players make their own characters, or did Matt make them to choose from?
Ryujin (12 hours ago)
No offense but I already hate Jester, chaotic good characters are always so annoying.
Carter Strope (13 hours ago)
Song during art montage?
Valox Wayward (13 hours ago)
"What's your names?" "Shirley!" "Temple?"
Jordan Crawford (15 hours ago)
The "Shoutouts" cease and the show begins at 12:45
Jan Pocarovsky (16 hours ago)
Does anyone know if the fact that Starosta is the czech term for Mayor is a coincidence, or intentional?
Kim Ross Jensen (22 hours ago)
such a humble DM xD <3 love it
Maxine Willow (22 hours ago)
Just finished watching campaign 1 for the second time so I'm back here for the second viewing of campaign 2 (whilst still keeping up to date). Cannot get enough of these amazing people and their dynamic.
JarodGaming (1 day ago)
All I gotta say is me and my friends are in the midst of a d&d game it's gone on for about 5 and a half hours so far.
kurokaze511 (1 day ago)
16:40 is the exact moment matt realizes hes back to herding cats. also is anybody else picturing liams character as william h macy in shameless?
Raddo Neko (1 day ago)
2:16:19 You just look at the two sides of the table and it’s amazing seeing the group dynamic. One side is writing and the other side is just mesmerized.
Zac Bound (1 day ago)
After watching all of Campaign 1... my new journey begins here!
Joseph Williams (1 day ago)
I feel like they need to make a Falchon shirt. As opposed to a Falchion.
meccanised (1 day ago)
watching 2x speed for the last hour, so much fun
Jayden Moore (2 days ago)
New year's resolution 2019: watch Critical Role live and up to date.
Karter Vixen (2 days ago)
1:08:57 All I can think is "What have you got there?" "A KNIFE" "NO"
joseph (2 days ago)
now every class has been played by a main charchter if you include multiclassing and Tiberius (im not forgetting one am I)
8mmKyle (2 days ago)
Me for the past year: Why is everyone drawing fan art of this tiefling? I see her everywhere, is she from the new critical role campaign... what's so special about her?!! Me today, 31:05 in: Oh... I get it now...
WellHelloThere (2 days ago)
32:56 someone put "Africa" by Toto in the background of Sam just wiggling his little heart out.
thatone hippiee (3 days ago)
My heart stopped when she threw that miniature
Kujo's Explorers (3 days ago)
Watching it through for a 2nd time to give some time before i catch up again and it just occurred to me... what was Laura's gift to Taliesin? I thought we would find out after the break :P
Christine Near (3 days ago)
Man, it’s great to hear the first time they are doing character voices because Notts voice changed, Liam is struggling to get away from the Vax voice, Travis trying to steer away from grog and well...Talisin who knows what his accent was for Molly
Rexatron 2005 (3 days ago)
luke caruana (3 days ago)
My goodness Matt's narration.
luke caruana (4 days ago)
A cautious orc. I like that.
F_ Plays (4 days ago)
It's funny rewatching, and hearing an auzzie twang to Nott, and Caleb without the German
Ethan Perry (4 days ago)
2:31:54 - and only a couple hours into the first episode, Sam spawns the joke that will remain for the entire campaign xD
Just discovered this gem, im in shamefull disbelief that i didn't know who these people were or this channel existed untill now. Muthafuckin Legendary voice actors, insta sub.
catherine marshall (5 days ago)
I've been mispronouncing falchion for years
chase rauhala (5 days ago)
"Is this the first roll of the campaign?" Rolls a natural 20 Ladies and gentlemen that is how we start off a campaign
Tully Boys (5 days ago)
49:15 Sat laughing for five whole minutes!
Tully Boys (5 days ago)
I would pay SERIOUS money just to get one of those original carnival fliers!
Tully Boys (5 days ago)
marisha may cracks me up The way she plays her character is both hilarious and annoying
Vainted (5 days ago)
how do people find the time to watch all 3 hours of this?!
Dark Dragon (5 days ago)
yashsa arms are made for huggin
East Is Up. (5 days ago)
This Molly guy is really going somewhere...
xMrComplicatedx (6 days ago)
Just started watching this a week ago and I'm on the first campaign 30th episode and wanted to see if theres new stuff ps I'm new to dnd
Shadow (6 days ago)
"I'd hate it if I smelled that bad and someone didn't tell me" Molly: *grabs perfume bottle* You should put on some of this Caleb...*looks at camera* smelling like an adventure isn't easy, but you can certainly try...with CR.
Liam seems so excluded.
wolfie da furry (6 days ago)
I was brought to this channel by my dungeon master herself
APCommentator (6 days ago)
Travis is OroboroTheNinja confirmed THE FALCHION BUILD!!!
Jennessa Beckett (6 days ago)
i just googled molly for fan art of him and just found out what it means and JESUS CHRIST I GET IT NOW AND LOVE HIM
APCommentator (6 days ago)
"I have a staff but I also use it as a walking stick" Gandalf in Rohan: "you wouldn't part an old man from his walking stick would you? coincidence I think not!
M9Scrub-Milo (6 days ago)
Uploaded exactly 1 year ago today, I started the second campaign on the perfect day.
Blindingsunsets (6 days ago)
coming here a year late oops
Sophia Redwood (7 days ago)
When you watch this exactly 364 days after it comes out
Joseph Huseby (7 days ago)
Same here hah
fusionxtras (7 days ago)
Beginning my journey in watching the series, let me begin my trail of comments. Onwards my friends
tommy lerberg (7 days ago)
2.16.10- morrowind background music, like if you noticed. and 2.26.12 oblivion music
Braydon Nobiss (8 days ago)
I'm now to dnd but I love this
Zachary Axe (8 days ago)
It's 3 in the morning and I just finished and I love it already
Paulo Vinicius (8 days ago)
Are They real Actors?
Sydney Cooper (2 days ago)
They are professional voice actors. Lots of video games to their name.
Carson Chelf (4 days ago)
Paulo Vinicius The DM is McCree in overwatch
Aldor (8 days ago)
Lindsey Epstien (8 days ago)
You guys should really use the full table cam more, its cool
Leon (8 days ago)
the first roll was a nat fucking 20
XxPsionicGamerxX (9 days ago)
2:15:40 oookay so that's Morrowind music. that makes this series 100% better than it already was xD
Explosive ? (9 days ago)
I would hope Matt knows what a falchion is—
tristonanan (9 days ago)
I'm rewatching this since it's been almost a year, and it's amazing to see just how far they've all come. And even how their voices changed over the course of the episodes as they grew into them and became more comfortable in their new characters. These players are all so good, and they each bring so much to the table. Not to mention how easy Matt makes it to feel like you're in the world, which definitely makes it easier to do. So proud of them all.
The FullCrumb (9 days ago)
For a short moment, according to Matt Mercer, Fjord became a Half-Elk.
spacey bard (9 days ago)
Just started back myself planing on getting back into dnd so had to watch another campaign
Alena J. Ravenhorde (9 days ago)
I love the narrator!
Alena J. Ravenhorde (9 days ago)
You think he puts head & shoulders on his hair? I want the guy who introduces the game hair. Its looks so silky smooth 😜
Steph Drain (9 days ago)
I hear the Skyrim battle music in the background.
Benkay V Falsifier (9 days ago)
FINISHED CAMPAIGN 1. FINALLY! ...........wait there's a 2nd campaign?!?............. i have very mixed emotions right now.
Dracalli Mirari (10 days ago)
Does Fjord have a fjord
Nott The Brave (10 days ago)
2:36:36 I would just say that I run up and cut it's head off... Then roll a two and end up dying :/
Pheasant Logie (10 days ago)
Taylor Norton (10 days ago)
Its funny how much more british sounding nott is in this episode! Notts definitely progressively gotten drunker and crazier through the episodes...
Taylor Norton (1 day ago)
Finnan Tobin your right XD
Finnan Tobin (2 days ago)
He doesn't sound British at all here, he sounds Australian.
Eyyy that Skyrim soundtrack tho
Kelvin Masinag (11 days ago)
first role of the new campaign @35:31
Merak Spielman (11 days ago)
Just finished campaign 1, starting campaign 2. For me the most interesting thing is going to be watching how they play new characters. It was hard to tell how much of the previous season was role-playing vs player personality.
garbage gal (10 days ago)
starting the year off right i see
HandattheHelm (12 days ago)
New watcher here, so probably a stupid question, but anyone know what song was playing from 1:45:21 to 1:49:06, during the first fanart spotlight? It's really pretty. Edit: managed to look it up, it's "Twin Elms" from the Pillars of Eternity soundtrack!
Lucid Psycho (11 days ago)
No stupid questions here my friend. Enjoy watching.
Christopher Putnam (12 days ago)
50:45 We are, Sam.
Van Goth (12 days ago)
I yearn for Matts description and vocal skill
David Beppler (11 days ago)
Step 1. Confidence. Step 2. Charisma. Step 3. Captive audience. Now you are the GM.
Sophia Ellis (13 days ago)
I love how cynical Caleb is all the tome
Steven Donaldson (13 days ago)
I'm glad they made some of them sit separately. Tallison and Marisha then Liam and Laura. All of their touchy feely stuff last campaign was really weirding me out. When I first started watching, I thought the relationship dynamics were totally different than reality
William Nelson (13 days ago)
We should of known beureguard was a raging lesbian
Andrew Peck (13 days ago)
Matt’s description of the whole circus gave me goose bumps multiple times.
Ommallaredpanda (13 days ago)
Should be "Critical ROLL" Bet that's original ;)
Sam Phoenix (13 days ago)
This is the first episode I'm watching and so far Molly is my favourite!
PJ Demigod (14 days ago)
This is honestly a fantasy Guardians of the Galaxy. Actually, they have a lot of MCU humor. Beau: "Did you get a nice watch or a tankard?" Fjord: "They didn't have watches." Beau: "Shit. Did you get a tankard?"
Electro Savage (14 days ago)
Isnt the monk infected?
Kibokun24601 (14 days ago)
Liam looked like Cyborg009 in the opening with the shirt and sweater cape combo XD
Girban Bhattacharjee (14 days ago)
There they talk in the tavern and that which sounds louder to me than their (thoroughly enjoyable) conversation is "Around the Fire" from Skyrim. I love that piece. As a DM, it's my go-to track for tavern ambience. Critical Role's choice of music is simply great.
kazeee100 (15 days ago)
I draw my shortword haha
UnboundChainz (15 days ago)
Shame I am only watching now, the blue tiefling is already my favorite character
Zach Payne (15 days ago)
I hate to be a stickler, but like it's impossible to play a stringed instrument upside down. you would need to put devote so much fidelity of your hand to keep the bow in contact with the string, that you wouldn't have much less to make it sound great musically. yeah it's a fun fantasy story Mat Merc made for us to enjoy, and I'm loving it, but my inner violinist couldn't help but comment
David Beppler (11 days ago)
Get gooder. Anything can be done with talent. (also magic) remember the fiddle was playing itself while he pulled a chain.
Jalen Goode (15 days ago)
January 2019 starters, where you at?
Chrisiant (1 day ago)
Ben Bailey (2 days ago)
I skipped the first season because of audio and production quality. Just now getting back into dnd. (Havent played since 2nd e ended and 3.5 began I guess you'd call it the in between era )
sonicboom7410 (3 days ago)
saw an animatic that made me want to watch it real bad, so here I am
Derek Estes (4 days ago)
Watching this all over again but I'm here with you!
Baesel20xx (4 days ago)
January 2019 two reporting in
lollipopsie _ (15 days ago)
We die for Jester or we don't die at all
Armor_ Bro (16 days ago)
i have just finished first campaign i'm slowly catching up
Michael Livsey (16 days ago)
Straight up if you guys came to Hawaiis Comic Con in Kona, my D&D group might Fan Girl....just saying, Im Male 6'4" built like a wall and I WILL fangirl, lol. And we would show you guys around the Island introduce you all to some Hawaiian Cuisine.
XenQ7 (16 days ago)
I still come back to , "Oh, yeah motherfuckers. It's on." So satisfying... :O
Konstance Miles (14 days ago)
I love everyone's giddiness at each new voice and description 😄
Min Yoongi-bear (16 days ago)
At one hour they are literally playing yatzee but with no cup 😂
Alana Stratemeyer (16 days ago)
"It's rude not to accept a gift right?" Lmao dead
Bo Higgins (16 days ago)
Aidan Antonyshyn (16 days ago)
Who's starting this in January of 2019?

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