Attention fans of Critical Role! Our favorite Dungeons and Dragons Twitch streamers are back, and this time they’re bringing a whole new line of tabletop board games with them.
Critical Role: A Popular Twitch Stream
Critical Role has been streaming for roughly five years, and in that time, they’ve garnered a huge following. The cast consists of several voice actors, like Marisha Ray, Travis Willingham, Liam O’Brian, Sam Riegle, Taliesin Jaffe, Laura Bailey, and others. Dungeon Master, Matthew Mercer, lead the campaigns.
2020 has been a busy year for Mercer and crew so far. The stream has announced a new adventure guide, Dungeons & Dragons Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, which is a campaign setting and adventure book. Critical Role has also announced that they will also have an animated show, The Legend of Vox Machina, which will be available on Amazon Prime.
This newest announcement focuses on a new direction for this popular streaming series, tabletop board games. Critical Role aims to bring some of its charms to its new board game lineup, by setting games in Wildemount, the setting of the Mighty Nein‘s current campaign. The first game is said to be a spin-off of the popular tabletop card game, Munchkin Cthulhu.
Munchkin: A Board Game Of Chaos And Fun
Munchkin Cthulhu is a multiplayer tabletop board game. The goal of players is to create mayhem for each other by interfering with other players’ monster fights while attempting to fight monsters and gain the most treasure. Slaying monsters is the quicked way to amass treasure in the game, and players with the most wealth and monster kill wins. Munchkin: Critical Role will feature the Dungeons & Dragons party members as playable game characters.
The OP, the maker of Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle: Defense Against The Dark Arts, will be working with Steve Jackson Games, the originator of Munchkin Cthulhu, to bring us this new spin-off version Munchkin: Critical Role. It’s also been reported that there are other upcoming Critical Role themed board games, although The OP has yet to reveal their release dates.
Munchkin: Critical Role is set to come out in August 2020 and will cost $24.99.