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Critical Role: The Legend of Vox Machina Animated Special

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Critical Role

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Critical Role's The Legend of Vox Machina reunites your favorite D&D heroes for a professional-quality animated special!
Backers: 88884
Average Pledge Per Backer: $128

Funded: $11,385,074 of $750,000
Dates: Mar 4th -> Apr 19th (46 days)
Project By: Critical Role
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Latest News

Critical Role: The Legend Of Vox Machina Season 2 Release Date & Who's In Cast?

July 10th - via:
Critical Role is a tremendously popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing web show. Its upcoming animated series The Legend of Vox Machina originally started as a fan-supported Kickstarter campaign, which became successful and set the record for the most-funded TV or film project ever. (Read More)

Critical Role Animated Series Delayed Due to COVID-19

June 12th - via:
The Critical Role animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina, has officially been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting production. (Read More)

Critical Role Oral History: Read Excerpt From the Forthcoming Book

May 20th - via:
CR is producing fan-funded original animated series “The Legend of Vox Machina,” based on their first campaign; Amazon Prime Video ordered a total of 24 episodes across two seasons after the project broke Kickstarter records. (Read More)

A visual novel featuring Pinoy-made character art is currently on Kickstarter

March 1st - via:
So while magic plays a key role in its story, the game also has players experiencing the joys of falling in love, and the struggles of dealing with heartbreak, grief, and moving on. (Read More)

Indies celebrate as Kickstarter votes to unionise

February 27th - via:
The employees of Kickstarter have successfully voted to form a union under the name Kickstarter United. This development that comes after several years of organising – and no small amount of scandal. (Read More)

Critical Role ‘Legend of Vox Machina’ Writing Team Announced

February 22nd - via:
Critical Role, Amazon Studios and Titmouse announced the writing team for animated fantasy series "The Legend of Vox Machina." (Read More)

Critical Role Announces Behind-the-Scenes Video Series

January 31st - via:
The Dungeons and Dragons livestream, Critical Role, will launch a behind-the-scenes video series for The Legend of Vox Machina. (Read More)

Tabletop games made more money than ever before on Kickstarter last year

January 17th - via:
Two-thirds of tabletop projects reached their goal. (Read More)

Amazon snaps up Critical Role animated series as a Prime exclusive

November 5th - via:
Amazon still isn't done scooping up internet darlings to fill its Prime Video catalog. The internet giant has obtained sole rights to stream two seasons of Critical Role's The Legend of Vox Machina, an animated series that set a record as Kickstarter's most-funded video project to date. (Read More)

Critical Role to Let Fans Build a Character for the Animated Series

September 6th - via:
Critical Role has opened polls and will host a live event to allow fans to help build an interesting character for the upcoming animated series. (Read More)

Special Critical Role Oneshot: Percy and Vex's Wedding

August 25th - via:
The third installment in a series of entertaining oneshots has the cast of Critical Role revisiting the Vox Machina characters for a long-awaited wedding. (Read More)

Critical Role Updates on The Legend of Vox Machina | The Nerd Stash

July 18th - via:
Sam Riegel and Travis Willingham of Critical Role update fans on the progress of their animated series The Legend of Vox Machina. (Read More)


April 16th - via:
Our kinda secret $10M stretch goal is now finally official: Because you wonderful human beings raised over $10M (and counting!) we will take our very own Travis Willingham on a spooky journey through a haunted house. If you know Travis, you know that... (Read More)


April 5th - via:
YOU DID IT!!! We have unlocked our final stretch goal and now, we’ll make the entire 10-episode The Legends of Vox Machina series for you AND a one-shot GMed by our very own Ashley Johnson!  And now, a special thank you, from us to you: You'll... (Read More)

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April 5th - via:
The money keeps flowing into Critical Role (Read More)

Update: Critical Role Kickstarter Hits All of Its Stretch Goals

April 5th - via:
Critical Role's record-breaking Kickstarter has hit all of its stretch goals on its way to becoming one of the most-funded Kickstarters ever, ensuring what was originally a single animated special will now be a 10-episode series. The Legend of Vox Machina Kickstarter campaign hit $8.9 million as of this morning, cruising past the final, $8.8 million stretch goal. That goal added two more episodes of the series  (Read More)

Rising beyond tabletop fantasy nerdom

April 2nd - via:
While many of us are familiar with the name Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), few can say with confidence what the tabletop, fantasy roleplaying game entails. Concordia Roleplay Game (RPG) Club opened up about what D&D means for them and how it has risen from  (Read More)

The Legend of Vox Machina Animatic Sneak Peek!

April 1st - via:
April is finally upon us!  Our fundraising campaign is still going strong (17 days left!) and our creative process has already begun. That's right, we're already making our The Legend of Vox Machina cartoon! It's still very early, but we've started... (Read More)

$8M & Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek: Your Turn to Roll!

March 26th - via:
Way back in August, we sent our bad ass content producer, Chris Lockey, on a field shoot of epic proportions and we’re excited to share his video with you today as we celebrate raising over $8M (!!!) for our animated series!  If you ever wondered... (Read More)

Critical Role stars on their Kickstarter success and animated series

March 25th - via:
When the cast of the podcast and web show Critical Role launched their first Kickstarter campaign, they were looking for $750,000 to fund two episodes of an animated show based on their game of Dungeons & Dragons. They started the fundraiser with modest ambitions, uncertain how much their fans would be willing to shell out. (Read More)

Prototype Script Read from ECCC!

March 20th - via:
Bidet, Critters! We had a wonderful time last weekend at Emerald City Comic Con. We laughed, we cried, we hugged, and met so many of you... and we also had a special interview on the Syfy Live Stage.  During our interview, we performed a cheeky... (Read More)


March 17th - via:
Travis and Laura here fresh off of the heels of Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle with our next stretch goal update! You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 In just 13 days, you... (Read More)

ECCC 2019: Critical Role cast talks about the animated series and reads a new scene

March 17th - via:
It's been a very good month to be a Critter. Fans of Critical Role instantly blew up the Kickstarter campaign to create an animated special. Now, with almost $7.5 million raised and roughly 30 days to go, a Critical Role animated series is officially on the way! (Read More)

A Special Thank You Message From Ashley Johnson

March 12th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play Replay with sound Play with sound 00:00 00:00 Our very own Pike here with a special thank you message all of the way from NYC! Since Ashley recorded her video, we've raised over $7.1M... (Read More)

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March 11th - via:
A big thank you to the Critical Role team for reaching out and let us ask some questions about their upcoming cartoon,  (Read More)


March 7th - via:
It’s official: the Briarwoods are coming to animated life in The Legend of Vox Machina!  Thanks to YOUR incredible support, we’ll be able to begin the Critter-favorite Briarwoods arc featuring the infamous Sylas & Delilah Briarwood —... (Read More)


March 6th - via:
First and foremost, thank you so much for your patience as we took a bit of time to figure out how to keep the momentum going after such an amazing launch for our Kickstarter project. We wanted to make sure that we were creating stretch goals that we... (Read More)

'Critical Role' Announces Animated Series Plans

March 6th - via:
Critical Role has announced that they plan to convert their animated special into a full animated series based on the runaway success of their ongoing Kickstarter campaign. Earlier this week, the popular webseries Critical Role announced a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of a planned 22 minute animated special featuring characters from their Vox Machina Dungeons & Dragons campaign. While Critical Role was seeking $750,000 in funding, they raised over $4 million in less than 24 hours, breaking several Kickstarter records in the process. (Read More)

Critical Role Kickstarter Hits $5 Million, Animated Special Will Now Be a Series

March 6th - via:
Following the huge initial success of Critical Role's Kickstarter campaign for The Legend of Vox Machina animated special, CR has announced a huge update to their plans as the fundraising hit another major milestone. The Kickstarter campaign hit $5 million as of March 6, which is more than six times the original fundraising goal of $750,000. The campaign will not end until April 18. (Read More)

Critical Role Animated Special Kickstarter Hits $4 Million

March 5th - via:
As of press time, The Legend of Vox Machina animated special has now raised over $4.26 million and continues to climb. Matthew Mercer, DM of Critical Role, teased yesterday that the team is working on coming up with more stretch goals and, with the length of the animated special, they may need to make some alternate plans. (Read More)

The CRITICAL ROLE Kickstarter Is Definitely Going to Break Funding Records

March 5th - via:
Less than 48 hours into their new Kickstarter campaign, Critical Role is already making history. The actual-play D&D series launched its The Legend of Vox Machina animated special crowdfunding campaign on Monday, with a funding goal of $750,000. In less than an hour, it raised $1 million in pledges. As of Tuesday at 11 a.m. EST, the campaign is at $4 million and climbing, with nearly 32,000 backers. If you open the Kickstarter page and watch the pledge numbers, they climb rapidly every few minutes. It (Read More)

Critical Role Raises Over $4.3M in One Day for

March 5th - via:
A record-breaking outpouring of fan funding for Critical Role (Read More)

March 5th - via:
Critters are coming out in droves for a new Kickstarter  (Read More)

What Is 'Critical Role'?

March 5th - via:
A popular web series is making mainstream news headlines following a record-breaking day of Kickstarter funding. Yesterday,, MSNBC, Fortune, and countless other news sites reported on Critical Role's record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. In less than 24 hours, Critical Role raised over $4.25 million to produce an animated special featuring characters from their first Dungeons & Dragons campaign. (Read More)


March 4th - via:
YOU DID IT!!!  The support of the community on this project has been humbling, to say the least. We’re so excited to bring this animated special to life. AND YOU DID IT! And you did it in LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS.  From the bottom of our hearts,... (Read More)


March 4th - via:
We’ve smashed another stretch goal! We are all BLOWN. AWAY.  That means The Legend of Vox Machina animated special has swollen to 66 minutes worth of cartoon magic! AND our $100+ level backers are getting that campaign-exclusive d20. SO HYPE. Next... (Read More)


March 4th - via:
You all are smashing through stretch goals faster than Grog Strongjaw can take down a pint of ale!  Vox Machina’s Summer Reunion at Dalen’s Closet? UNLOCKED!  A Vox Machina voicemail pack for all $20+ backers? UNLOCKED! Our next stretch goal is... (Read More)


March 4th - via:
WE’VE HIT $1.5 MILLION! You helped us hit our second stretch goal less than two hours into the campaign! This means we’ll be about to DOUBLE the length of our animated special with 22 additional minutes of animation for The Legend of Vox Machina!... (Read More)


March 4th - via:
YOU ALL ARE INCREDIBLE.  We launched our campaign this morning and the support is overwhelming. We have smashed through our first stretch goal  of $1M in less than an hour.  Our next goal is $1.5M, and if we hit this stretch goal, we will.... Make... (Read More)

WE HIT OUR GOAL! $1M Stretch Goal Up Next!

March 4th - via:
SWEET SARENRAE! In only 40 minutes, you all have banded together and we’ve blown past our initial goal of $750,000. We are so incredibly humbled by your support so far and we’re very proud to announce that we’ll be able to create our very first... (Read More)

'Critical Role' Launches Kickstarter for 'The Legend of Vox Machina' Animated Special

March 4th - via:
Critical Role has delighted a legion of fans with the power of Dungeons & Dragons -- and now you can help make their next project a reality. On Monday, a Kickstarter was launched for The Legend of Vox Machina, an animated special that will be co-written by the Critical Role team and Star Wars: Forces of Destiny's Jennifer Muro. (Read More)

Critical Role Announces Kickstarter For Animated Special

March 4th - via:
A new Dungeons and Dragons feature film seems to be stuck in development. However, a new project from the team behind the Critical Role streaming series might be the next best thing. Via, the series (Read More)

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March 4th - via:
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'Critical Role' Kickstarter Breaks Records, $2 Million Mark

March 4th - via:
Critical Role is getting an animated special and is breaking records in the process. Earlier today, Critical Role announced a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to fund the production of a 22 minute animated special featuring characters from the first Vox Machina campaign. The popular web series features a group of voice actors playing Dungeons & Dragons and is one of the driving forces behind the resurgence of D&D in recent years. (Read More)

Critical Role & Titmouse Kickstarter Toon Nears $2M on Launch Day

March 4th - via:
International popular tabletop roleplay gaming show Critical Role and animation powerhouse Titmouse (Big Mouth, The Venture Bros., Metalocalypse) have had a truly epic crowdfunding launch for their animated special, The Legend of Vox Machina. The Kickstarter campaign has surpassed its $750,000 goal by a million bucks (and counting) in the first day alone thanks to more than 13,000 backers. Pledge level rewards include everything from art prints, stickers and cards, to exclusive audio downloads for  (Read More)

Critical Role Animated Special Kickstarter Garners $2 Million in Less Than Four Hours

March 4th - via:
Critical Role fans are known as being passionate people, who are willing to do just about anything to support their fandom. The most popular D&D streaming show on the internet has racked up incredible viewership numbers, and fan support has helped the show expand beyond the boundaries of its Geek and Sundry Twitch-based origins. It has become a successful comic book series via Dark Horse (with a sequel on the way), and become a brand all its own with new series and its own Twitch and YouTube channel. There was even an unofficial musical created by fans. (Which you should check out, it (Read More)

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