Critical Role, best described by Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer each week as a show where “a bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play Dungeons & Dragons” has seen a seismic shift in this last month.
The company launched a Kickstarter to fund an animated special based on their Vox Machina characters featured in the first campaign of their livestreamed D&D game. Seeking $750,000 to fund the special, they amassed…over $10 million as of today, with just over 24 hours left.
In that time, the special has ballooned from an animated special to a 10-episode animated series. The Legend of Vox Machina fundraising campaign is, as of press time, the fifth most-successful Kickstarter campaign ever, and the CR fans, known as Critters, have continued to support the campaign and the show at every step of the way. And all of that support has left, as several Critical Role members told IGN, awestruck at the gratitude of their fans.