On Thursday nights, thousands of fans turn on Twitch to watch the cast of Critical Role play Dungeons and Dragons. The show began in 2015 and since then the crew has gone on to helm their own creative studio, published comic books, and launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund a cartoon series of their adventures.
The show has spawned a community of adoring and loving fans called Critters, who have gone on to create breathtaking cosplay, stunning works of art, and fan fiction of their own. One of the most recent creations imagines what Critical Role might look like as a video game. While the characters of Vox Machina have appeared in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, there has yet to be an officially licensed Critical Role game.
Artist Justyna Rerak put together an RPG style teaser showing off what that might look like. The video is pulled straight from the first episode of campaign two of Critical Role titled Curious Beginnings. It features the characters of the Mighty Nein inside a tavern discussing what they should do with the money they earned from a day of work and gambling.
I could see it now on the Game Boy Advance standing up against more classic RPG titles such as Final Fantasy Tactics Advance and Golden Sun.
Rerak also posted screenshots of each character in full pixel art goodness including Caduceus Clay and Frumpkin. You can see all of the pixelated art on Rerak’s ArtStation or Twitter.
I have too many ideas for Nott's animation, she's just so much fun ?#criticalrole #criticalrolefanart #dungeonsanddragons #calebwidogast #nott #frumpkin #mightynein #fanart #myart #pixelart #workinprogress pic.twitter.com/pLHRvap3c0
— Justyna Rerak (@Justyna_Rerak) July 3, 2019
Other Critters posted responses to the work on social media saying they are all for doing their part to make the game a reality.
In the four years the show has been running, fans have put together incredible tributes to the cast and characters and this is another fantastic creation. You can check out more fan art and cosplay on Critical Role’s website.
Critical Role airs weekly on Thursday nights on Twitch.
Scott’s been gaming since he could hold a controller in his hands. He’s a journalist who loves Dungeons and Dragons, video games, tabletop RPGs, and comic books. He has an intelligence of 6, he knows what he’s doing.