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Jukya
Dummies Guide to Vox Machina Matt: You encounter a bridge spanning a 100 ft. chasm. Vox: We cross the bridge. Matt: As you cross the bridge, it creaks and groans under the weight of Grog. Vex: I haggle the bridge. Scanlan: I aid Vex. Grog: I intimidate the bridge. Vax: I aid Grog. Keyleth: I cast druidcraft to give the bridge a flower. Percy: I suggest we just cross the bridge and be on our way. Maybe let Grog go last by himself. Matt: Your efforts largely have no effect, and its creaking increases the further you traverse it. Vex/Vax/Grog: We burn the bridge. Keyleth: I inadvertently burn the bridge much harder than anyone else. Percy: This is a terrible idea. This bridge serves a purpose and could be useful later. Scanlan: But it's an amusing idea. *A series of spells and saving throws later* Matt: You narrowly are able to cross the bridge before its ashen ruins fall into the deep chasm. Vox: I think this went well. Scanlan: It could have been worse. Percy: This is why we don't have many friends.
Kin M
"I choose my buddy, Pike" "She... she's not here, Grog" "I don't care, I just say it anyway" That hit me direct in the feels.
Julia A.
Victor the Black Powder Vendor is the only character Mercer needs on his resume
Therix
Between Kima and Pike, I believe the sound of the gods may in fact be "clinkclinkclinkclink".
Sam Carter
Vax: 'Do you know what math is?' Grog: 'Mathis?' I'm dead.
Amara Lundy
There's something poetic about the resident cannon bisexual being stuck in a closet.
Marc-Alexandre Plouffe
Scanlan "She gave us alot to Sphinx about" ... I died laughing!
Trey Patch
"50 gold." Victor the blackpowder maybe crazy, but he ain't stupid.
PROzeKToR
I love how Matt is just trying to hold himself not to burst laughing when he roleplayed Victor
David Atkins
1:20:52, when Percy dumps the coffee. Such a tiny, subtle moment that slays me every time.
QuiverPen
Craven Edge is basically a clingy girlfriend that doesn't like it when you hang with your other buddies.
11DaltonB
Kashaw and Scanlan in the same party thats a lot of attitude
Rin M
There is not enough appreciation for Vax in the closet in this episode
Amanda Lee Dube
I have a fan theory that Victor is Percy from the future
Wonton
1:20:52 Percy dumps out the coffee while Victor is looking away LOL Subtle, but hilarious moment
Natesh13
2:15:59 "AND HER NAME IS LADY KIMA!" (Cue medieval version of John Cena's theme)
Chocolate Thundah
"Not the nick nacks of KHA!"
BigPoppinSquelch
Damn it Sam.. Stop switching seats!!! it's throwing off my Chi :p Also, so want Mary and Will to be permanent additions!!
Jon Ludema
I love the interactions way more than the fighting.... Just me...
Cameraman
"WOW MATT COOL MAP" While the camera guys don't even point at it for a few minutes
Lanternman2814
"My God, I love other people's problems." - One of Percy's best lines imho. Simple, yet great.
UltimaPowers
Wow that was definitely one of the funniest episodes so far. Victor was easily the highlight for me, a much deserved ovation for Matt right there.
Omar Martell
i nominate mary to be a permanent addison to the group
BionicKestrel
No! Not the nicknacks of Karr!? ~I swear this show gets more like a monty python sketch every episode.
EmmerFan
I wish Zahra was a permanent member. She is one of my favorite characters on the show.
The Wizard that Climbs the Library
01:13:00 - "How many points does Superior heal? WHAT A RIPOFF WAHH!!" 01:13:19 - DM Mercer properly defending lifesaving POTIONS He seemed to be really offended by that, glad he voiced his personal thoughts.
Lewtoons
One of my very favorite episodes - Will and Mary are the bezzzzt
silverangelics
I can't help but laugh as Kashaw, the 9 Charisma person is still more charismatic than Keyleth. But, to be fair, Kashaw IS pretty awesome.
The Fire Dragon
Travis dancing along to the Redskins tune was priceless!
Resistakill LoL
BLACK POWDER! It's coffee. Laughed so hard!
Brigham Kindell
Matthew Mercer is the best actor ever. His Victor impression is so skilled.
CountryMusicMann
Thanks to Kyshakk: 02:33 - Sam recaps 08:50 - The most important errand that needs to be done 11:08 - Grog wants a time limit on the shopping 13:11 - The return of Kashaw and Zahra! 13:36 - Zahra and Grog are best friends 14:08 - Kashaw and Keyleth are awkward 14:50 - Zahra and Vex are awesome 15:01 - Kashaw and Grog are not on the same page 15:49 - Kashaw and Percy don't speak the same language 19:48 - Grog's not great with the counting 40:19 - Zahra understands Grog 40:39 - Kashaw speaks the truth 41:35 - Kashaw sums it all up 43:35 - Vox Machina has quite the to do list 44:08 - A little Grog wisdom 48:00 - Scanlan understands Vanessa 49:01 - Kashaw and Zahra are awesome together 50:01 - Vex can read your fucking lips 51:21 - The twins discuss Keyleth 53:36 - Vex's favored enemy 55:49 - Do you know what math is? 57:13 - Kashaw asks the important questions 58:49 - This is what happens with Vox Machina haggles as a group 1:04:25 - Kashaw intimidates for the first time in his life 1:15:56 - The black powder merchant 1:25:00 - Zahra drinks hard 1:26:31 - Grog will forever be known as Phillip 1:28:07 - The difference between Percy and Scanlan 1:31:41 - Planning is even worse when they're drunk 1:33:49 - Grog and Kern are ex-lovers 1:39:45 - Kashaw is not prepared for drunk Vox Machina 1:43:30 - Vax is stuck in the closet 1:44:29 - Do you go for Rogues or Rangers? 2:00:09 - Oh, shit, we forgot something. 2:15:32 - Kima kicks ass 2:34:07 - Kima is Grog's kindred spirit 2:35:36 - Kashaw knows when to intimidate and when to be quiet 2:40:33 - The Earthbreaker is awesome 2:41:23 - Kashaw and Keyleth don't clear anything up 2:47:50 - Sesame Street 2:51:33 - Grog chooses his dodgeball team 2:57:09 - Poor Scanlan 3:00:42 - The little gnome shocks all the monks 3:02:48 - Sam courts death 3:10:51 - Kill that monkey douche bag 3:14:45 - Vax almost dies 3:30:47 - Kashaw is loving this fight 3:38:02 - Scanlan is always trying to impress someone
Blake Dale
0:02:34 - Sam's intro to the show based on Matt's usual opening lines. 0:05:10 - Game starts with a recap 0:06:33 - Part 1 begins 0:13:13 - The return of Kashaw and Zahra to the show! 1:16:48 - Victor, the black powder merchant, Victor makes an appearance and the group very rightly applaud Matt at 1:24:26 1:45:52 - Part 1 ends 1:59:58 - Part 2 begins 3:01:05 - Scanlan sings a song to cast Eyebite [with thanks to +Ron Chan for the info, this is based on Once Bitten Twice Shy by Great White] 3:02:49 - Scanlan sings a song of inspiration to Grog [Redskins fight song called Hail to the Redskins - thanks to +DrLemonLime for the info!] 3:10:56 - Scanlan sings a song of inspiration to Vax [based on Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music] 3:21:06 - Scanlan inspires Grog [based on Psycho Killer by the Talking Heads; thanks to +James Brooks for this info!] 3:23:36 - Scanlan sings 3:43:05 - Part 2 ends
BlackHangola
"Can I just say... The dragons don't stand a chance!"
President Waldo
Quivering palm automatically deals 10d10 necrotic damage on a save and instantly drops them to 0 if they fail. Not sure whether they misread the ability or were merciful with it here.
sgtdragonfire
What if Victor is a metallic dragon???
The Lonely Wolf
remember to go to Victor's variable valuables
Mithion
Oh my goodness, my face hurts from laughing so hard. Victor may be the best character ever! I'm not sure if I'll ever enjoy him as much as Liam did though!
Gavin McDonald
So this must be how Mercer gets rid of all the Tiberius stuff he had planned before he left. By completely destroying Draconia. That sucks I was hoping to see it. It sounded really cool with all the floating islands and stuff.
JoshLara0
How did Vasselheim not notice a giant red dragon rip out out the Fire plane? If the Fire Ashari are relatively close.
Chris Hartland
I've been running through this series as fast as I can and I often scroll through the comments to find peoples Indexing when I need to find my place. But that also means seeing a lot sucky comments about how, for some reason, a small portion of viewers seems to HATE the whole party. If you're watching this two years behind, like me, please remember: They're just people having fun. They meta-game a bit. They don't make always make the absolute most efficient tactical decisions. Sometimes they're super dumb with spells. But do you know what? You're still watching. It's still fun. Don't rat on people for making mistakes or not remembering every single spell or sometimes like, y'know, doing stuff for shits and giggles and not for the absolute strictest RP going.
LadySumner13
Viktor honing in on Vex and everybody moving away from Laura while she neutral-grimaced Matt down, I'm dying!
Jas
Matt: *Unintelligible whispers* Me: *Volume up* Keyleth: *Drunk girl wasted yells* Me: *Dead*
Robert Hartley
1:01:35 "it says V" "oh, Visual. So, yeah, it just happens." Whoops. V is vocal, so she would have to speak the spell to make it happen.
RPG Tour Guide
Kashaw, Zahra, you have been missed! So glad they were able to come back. :) Oh man, this episode had me rolling. The cart salesman, Victor, such a good time had by all!
Tristram007
Travis always looks so happy whne he recieves bad news in the game. When matt was saying how draconia was destroyed he looked like a kid on christmas XD
chibimidget
ohmygod Victor. Victor is the freaking best, Matt plays him so well! i was laughing my ass off the whole time and completely lost it when Vex walked into Victor's store.
Kharn The Betrayer
Wait. Humanoid head. Grey Skin. White Eyes. wisps of hair... they killed Golumn.
Mikayla Ellamae
Grog knows what's up for his team. Pike for healing Vax for damage and Scanlan for humor
hpcrewsmith22
I totally would support Kashaw and Z becoming regular characters. They could fill the hole Tibbs and Pike have left in my heart.
iHaveOneArm
Good lord I thought Liam was gonna pass out with the Victor return
Bolek Lolek
1:24:00 I think i speak for us all when i say "I WANT TO SEE MORE OF VICTOR, PLEASEEEEEE" ;-D
Thomas Honey
To deny making a deal with the Clasp because they're corrupt and then threaten a shopkeeper with killing their family to get cheaper potions makes so little sense.
L3thalDarkness
Grog swings both ways. Hard. With an axe
Sheena Johnson
Is it just me or does Will/Kashaw sort of smooth the rough edges of Keyleth? She is, by far, my least favorite member of VM (plz don't freak out thinking I don't like Marisha, we may have WAY different political/moral/world views but in regards to her career and talent she is just a baby, she will prolly get better, it's Keyleth that I don't like except I HATE when Marisha yells it wouldn't be so bad if she could lower the register of her voice a few octaves but it' so jarring) but for some reason his reactions/interactions with her are funny instead of cringy or annoying and I love it.
Archmortal
Was it just me or did Keyleth's jaw drop at the thought of Vax hitting on Kashaw?
John Greer
Wow. Last episode Keyleth basically damned an entire town for the sake of morality, and this episode, she's totally cool with shaking down a vendor. Bad RP.
ScottishWolfLass
Percy and Victor! Black Power buddies! How Taliesin kept in character I have no idea, I'm literally here crying with laughter
BreezierLamb
I think I have found my favorite character in this campaign. I am loving Matt's blackpowder merchant.
Anders Pedersen
It's been said before many times before, yet never enough. Matt is a genius.
Khelthrai Hellbane
That gunpowder merchant is basically the best thing in this entire show.
frank zeches
Vox Machina....so much worse than the Clasp lol
Abra Morgan
"Are you more of a Vax or a Vex sort of fellow?" BAHAHAHA! (Also, I love that Vax is bisexual. As a bisexual myself, it's awesome to have representation in nerd culture! Yay!)
PrincessLelouch
The irony of Vax being stuck in the closet... where's Gilmore when you need him? ;)
Sion Hopes
This episode is "the very best of Matthew Mercer"!!!
Rosie
I love Zahra and Kashaw so much, I wish they could be in the show more often!!!
OverNightGaming
Will is fantastic as kashaw really love his way of rping and playing
Zevran08
I love after the "taco, not hot dog" comment Matt is just head in hands thinking "how did we get here... why?"
TheProtoChimp
*Percy walks into the room* Everyone: PERCIVAL DOROLO Von muro, von mus.... PERCY
AnGenius
Love the closet metaphor for Gilmore
Ramon vd Klooster
Damn, Will and Mary are such great additions to the party. They should be on far more often. Amazing episode!
Evan Gregory
i kinda feel bad for Mary and Will, they like didn't get to do anything lol
Not Your Crony
Today kids, Grog learned the importance of friendship.
Eric Kanns
with the explosive force that Victor commands, he could probably kill Thordak single handedly, even if it was by accident xD
CaptainChips
High level monks are horrifying.
PhoenixWings Entertainment
Grog and Kern meeting like ex-lovers was hilarious. But drunk VM discussing relationships and sexual orientations is somehow even better.
OnlySunlightShinning
It's AMAZING how much I can instantly ship Kashaw and Keyleth.
Bradley Fanguy
Vex: "He's gonna take care of her!!" Vax: *whispers* I already Have.
ThommeGun
As a redskins fan I loved that scanlan used the HTTR fight song for grog (travis is a cowboys fan for those who don't know). I kept laughing my ass off at this moment.
Joshua Waller
"Would that make this the 4th age?" You mean a dark age...a...Dragon age?
Matyboi
This has to be one of the, if not the, best episodes of Critical Role!
SketchSlayer
Half the party threaten a shopkeepers family to save 750 gold total (with the knickknack price taken into account) off some potions when the world is being destroyed by an army of elder dragons... Priorities during an apocalyptic event huh...
Jimmy Woomer
Trying to watch this episode, while at work, with headphones on, and not laughing out loud because your coworkers wouldn't understand was the hardest thing to do. My gut hurts between Matt's Old Kook and the bar conversations.
PhoenixWings Entertainment
One thing that's always annoyed me about Vox Mochina is that anytime someone helps them, and I mean ANYTIME, they're response is, "Great, but what else you got, and also can we get it for free?" Gilmore gives them a sponsorship discount? Vex haggles the price lower. Cleric promises to lead an army against the Briarwoods forces for them? They ask for items. Slayer's Take gives them free health potions? They ask for more and for free magic items.
KKDragonLord
Mary Elizabeth MacGlynn is a goddess, I've been a fan of her as a singer for Silent Hill for 15 years. I never thought I'd see her playing D&D and then I find out she is a wonderful person and an amazing player too...
Micah Hulsey
Matt's sarcasm at 1:13:20 ish is just ruthless. Given just how much control he has as a DM and how much smackdown he could theoretically bring down for all the power- and meta-gaming, his comments on their low opinion on healing potions is just raw. He's so good at keeping composure in these games, but that was so fun to watch. Savage.
nekokuza
I love how Grog chose the sparring partners, although, pity Pike wasn't there. Grog/Pike/Scanlan would be pretty awesome trio. RP wise.
Axton The Storyteller
Kash played by Will is literally brilliance incarnate. VM has often stated how much of a tactical mind Will actually has, easily able to surpass obstacles that stumped even our resident genius Taliesin. If Will became a permanent member of VM I might just keel over in delight, the motherfucker has some brains in that sarcastic head of his.
NotBothered10
However much i appreciate vex as the money handler, scanlan should really do any negotiating/bargaining. He's a bard, its what he's made for, he gets crazy bonuses to persuasion/deception, far more than anyone else in the group
whyareyouhittingme
I feel like Matt's been reading the Silmarillion.
kyle
Mathis?
Spider Box
"Well as long as it isn't convoluted." Man I love Kashaw.
Susana Pardo
I'm watching CR straight from the start and I think I have stumbled on one of my new favourite chapters. Two wonderful player characters I was wishing to see again, wonderful interpretations, NPC wonderfulness and character development, lore! It's just so great- I'm having an amazing time going through this. Thanks everyone involved in keeping CR going!
Dinosaur Hunter
I don't know, but I feel like Laura abuses the lip reading a little bit? Like, if she didn't tell the DM beforehand that she'll be facing a group of people and studying their faces as they speak, I feel like she shouldn't be allowed to say "I read their lips" after the fact, just because the players are saying something interesting. That reeks of meta-gaming to me. On another note, I found that beat between her and Liam where she got jealous about Keyleth to be funny & adorable.
Romeo E
You can actually see the moment when Talisen figured out Groon did the quivering palm
James Clemons
1:42:50 Vex stands up for her brother all I can say is ABOUT DAMN TIME.
Gaston Castro Vivoda
Victor, Kima, Zahra and Kashaw return. This episode was amazing.
Tim
I miss Tiberius
Kyshakk
02:33 - Sam recaps 08:50 - The most important errand that needs to be done 11:08 - Grog wants a time limit on the shopping 13:11 - The return of Kashaw and Zahra! 13:36 - Zahra and Grog are best friends 14:08 - Kashaw and Keyleth are awkward 14:50 - Zahra and Vex are awesome 15:01 - Kashaw and Grog are not on the same page 15:49 - Kashaw and Percy don't speak the same language 19:48 - Grog's not great with the counting 40:19 - Zahra understands Grog 40:39 - Kashaw speaks the truth 41:35 - Kashaw sums it all up 43:35 - Vox Machina has quite the to do list 44:08 - A little Grog wisdom 48:00 - Scanlan understands Vanessa 49:01 - Kashaw and Zahra are awesome together 50:01 - Vex can read your fucking lips 51:21 - The twins discuss Keyleth 53:36 - Vex's favored enemy 55:49 - Do you know what math is? 57:13 - Kashaw asks the important questions 58:49 - This is what happens with Vox Machina haggles as a group 1:04:25 - Kashaw intimidates for the first time in his life 1:13:02 - Healing potions are such a waste 1:15:56 - The black powder merchant 1:25:00 - Zahra drinks hard 1:26:31 - Grog will forever be known as Phillip 1:28:07 - The difference between Percy and Scanlan 1:31:41 - Planning is even worse when they're drunk 1:33:49 - Grog and Kern are ex-lovers 1:39:45 - Kashaw is not prepared for drunk Vox Machina 1:43:30 - Vax is stuck in the closet 1:44:29 - Do you go for Rogues or Rangers? 2:00:09 - Oh, shit, we forgot something. 2:15:32 - Kima kicks ass 2:34:07 - Kima is Grog's kindred spirit 2:35:36 - Kashaw knows when to intimidate and when to be quiet 2:40:33 - The Earthbreaker is awesome 2:41:23 - Kashaw and Keyleth don't clear anything up 2:47:50 - Sesame Street 2:51:33 - Grog chooses his dodgeball team 2:57:09 - Poor Scanlan 3:00:42 - The little gnome shocks all the monks 3:02:48 - Sam courts death 3:10:51 - Kill that monkey douche bag 3:14:45 - Vax almost dies 3:30:47 - Kashaw is loving this fight 3:38:02 - Scanlan is always trying to impress someone
Jestin Crawley
The funniest part about the vendor is that Superior Healing Potions are only 700-500gp a piece judging from the last time they bought them. Even after all that intimidation he got away with a lot more gold than he would have normally.