The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade

  • Published: 01 December 2019
  • Live from the Bass Concert Hall in Austin, TX, Taryon Darrington leads a troupe of unlikely miscreants through a dangerous journey in search of glory!

    This one-shot takes place 10 years following the end of Campaign 1 and includes some Vox Machina spoilers.

    Original character art by Aviv Or:

    - Taryon Darrington and Doty miniatures by Steamforged Games:
    - Darrington Brigade miniatures provided by Eldritch Foundry:
    - Miniatures painted by Iron Tusk Painting:

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  • Flando Maltrizian
    Flando Maltrizian  2 weeks back

    HEY, there might be some SPOILERS under the thing
    2:55 Slash
    5:30 Cast intro
    7:15 Sam intro
    10:05 Sam pledges loyalty
    12:10 Karaoke intro cinematic
    14:00 Episode Starts
    18:10 Recap Ends, and everyone stares at eachother
    19:00 Tary’s intro
    22:00 The Owlbear intro
    23:30 Farriwen Breeze intro
    25:55 Hazel Copperpot intro
    27:30 Tary’s new books
    28:45 Hazel’s radio play (Marisha came prepared)
    31:40 Doty is obsolete
    32:55 Damion Vadoma’s intro
    35:20 Buddy’s intro
    36:20 Macaroni Samsonite’s intro
    38:20 Lionel’s reintroduction
    39:30 Engagement survey
    41:20 Tary is pretty
    44:20 Vox Machina’s initiation ceremony
    45:10 Owlbear vs. Farriwen
    47:40 F’rank Myller
    51:50 Owlbear is so gritty
    56:35 Should’ve seen Bear totem coming
    58:25 Copperpot vs. Buddy
    1:00:50 Buddy’s first experience with color
    1:13:30 This was so poorly organized
    1:14:30 Owlbear doesn’t need your heals
    1:15:50 Hazel tries to network
    1:16:55 Mac vs. Damion
    1:18:25 Mac starts things off right
    1:23:25 Bye, Ashley
    1:25:25 Tary comes clean
    1:27:35 Dog names
    1:29:05 Owlbear figures out his new cave
    1:31:10 Damion appreciates Tary’s mom
    1:32:15 Owlbear preaches justice
    1:33:00 Preview
    1:34:40 Owlbear hides
    1:38:15 Damion doesn’t actually know anything
    1:39:15 Mac knows how to write up the contract
    1:41:50 Tary does free signatures
    1:43:40 Lionel’s dreams
    1:44:40 Adventure for brunch
    1:45:30 An unnecessary whisper
    1:48:35 Competing recorder
    1:50:05 Owlbear stealth
    1:54:30 Owlsight (think about it)
    1:56:55 Buddy the telepath
    1:58:00 Farriwen is a portable fan
    1:59:35 Owlbear lowkey hates geese, and advocates vengeance
    2:01:05 Hazel the meat shield
    2:02:05 Owlbear is always hidden
    2:07:35 Hazel takes poetic license
    2:08:40 Break Starts
    2:19:50 Break Ends
    2:20:45 Map is out (you can snort a lot of things)
    2:23:40 Hazel holds up that rear
    2:25:20 Dire McGruff
    2:27:50 Taliesin suits up
    2:29:55 Macaroni on deck
    2:33:30 Micro-celebration
    2:34:50 Afterparty
    2:39:55 Inevitable 300 reference
    2:43:15 DM privileges
    2:44:05 Pyrotechnyics
    2:51:00 Best bear pun
    2:52:15 Ohana
    2:56:35 Average monking
    2:59:40 Matt lays down a rule judgement (he is correct)
    3:01:00 Batman
    3:02:25 Hazel makes it clap
    3:07:45 SWEAR TO ME
    3:08:10 HDYWTDT
    3:08:55 Rewriting history
    3:11:00 Duck senses
    3:13:30 The Brigadines
    3:16:40 Pipe of the Sewers is not very good
    3:21:40 Cavern map out
    3:24:10 Duckhemoth
    3:26:30 Battle begins
    3:30:35 Marisha has hit Liam many times
    3:31:35 Evil most foul
    3:40:45 Syllable inspiration
    3:51:15 DuckTentacles
    3:52:55 DuckTales jokes > bear jokes
    3:55:10 Can confirm: it is not
    3:58:00 Matt was hiding his duck noises the whole time
    4:01:00 Sam asks what we’ve all been wondering
    4:10:35 Damion is all about family
    4:11:10 Sentinel frustration
    4:13:35 Unconscious haste
    4:15:35 The first Foley artist, canon
    4:26:35 HDYWTDT
    4:29:25 Stone has passed
    4:30:10 Tary’s rights are unclear
    4:32:05 Honoring the fallen
    4:33:55 That concludes this adventure
    The in-game start date for the episode was some point in 826. Sam’s jersey says “69”
    Any moments I missed? Feel free to post them here. Is it Thursday yet?

    • Dingo Dino
      Dingo Dino  1 days back

      Tal is Batman

    • Antoni Czarnecki
      Antoni Czarnecki  3 days back

      3:31:35 fowl*

    • Blackthrone
      Blackthrone  4 days back

      @Jon Anderson maybe as a deity's watcher? Someone that watches over the mortal realm in place of their deity, in case the deity is busy helping the followers?

      That makes it sound like a secretary, somehow...

    • WildCard XXII
      WildCard XXII  4 days back


      I like Duck-thulhu more

      edit: oh shit

      Matt Actually said Quack-Thulhu

    • Max Fury
      Max Fury  5 days back

      That's a thirty to hit at 3:38:15

  • Alexn Andum
    Alexn Andum  2 hours back

    Fantasy Batman played by Taliesin

    • pikagammerplus pizza
      pikagammerplus pizza  2 hours back

      Can someone explain the joke where Owlbear jumps on the ducks back?

      • Mediocre Yak
        Mediocre Yak  3 hours back

        Matt's credit card history must be so interesting

        • Mediocre Yak
          Mediocre Yak  4 hours back

          taliesin is like the tick

          • shachar9111
            shachar9111  5 hours back

            The haste shouldv'e ended since the caster was Incapacitated because of the Paralyze and Incapacitated state breaks concentration.

            • Michael Closser
              Michael Closser  6 hours back

              Matt should have given Sam a "You can certainly try" when Sam asked if you could snort the hobby ballast

              • David Webb
                David Webb  8 hours back

                Im only 30 mins into this and I want Critical Role to do an entire campaign based off these characters!

                • Gabriel Anthony Aguirre

                  I want buddy and jester to meet and adventure together!!

                  • zippyfreak
                    zippyfreak  10 hours back

                    Once again... Fucking amazing.

                    Without a doubt the single best Live Roleplay experience thay exists.

                    • Thej Yhome
                      Thej Yhome  18 hours back

                      1:58:18 Tal's "Cool preview" underrated

                      • Andy Malik
                        Andy Malik  22 hours back

                        I never thought I'd see the live show where Matt is more sparkly than Sam...

                        • Mediocre Yak
                          Mediocre Yak  1 days back

                          If you dont love the owlbear you dont love

                          • Mediocre Yak
                            Mediocre Yak  1 days back

                            I've only just realized what an excellent voice actor travis is!

                            • Christine Payne
                              Christine Payne  1 days back

                              That karaoke into made me cry while I was at the live show and listening to it again in this recording made me cry too. What a kick ass moment :,)

                              • Thej Yhome
                                Thej Yhome  1 days back

                                I would die for any of these idiots, can't wait for more adventures of The Brigade

                                • USS_Boom
                                  USS_Boom  1 days back

                                  around 2.5 hrs in some moron kept walking in front of cameras

                                  • Fab4Sunrises
                                    Fab4Sunrises  1 days back

                                    does buddy know i would die for him

                                    • Serah S.
                                      Serah S.  2 days back

                                      This feels like the deadpool’s second movie group

                                      • Peachy Pumpkin
                                        Peachy Pumpkin  2 days back

                                        I love how the Taryion Picture is literally sam

                                        • AngryToast
                                          AngryToast  2 days back

                                          oh my gosh I can't stop staring at Matt's eyes because I'm almost 99.9% sure that he's wearing shimmery eyeshadow and it's throwing me off a bit but at the same time I'm so happy for him because he freaking rocks it

                                          • CR Fan
                                            CR Fan  1 days back

                                            Gold shimmery eyeshadow at that. As if I needed more reason to drool over that boy, he had to come out showcasing his inner Gilmore. lol

                                        • Green Hawk
                                          Green Hawk  2 days back

                                          Me: Acquisitions Inc. isnt really my thing. its too zany.

                                          Also Me: Quackthulu! genius. What a hilarious One Shot.

                                          • Saarthak Vinayak
                                            Saarthak Vinayak  2 days back

                                            The Travis Ashley fight was my favorite part XD

                                            • Nate Robbins
                                              Nate Robbins  2 days back

                                              How's Sam able to attack if he was grappled?

                                              • Moza
                                                Moza  24 hours back

                                                You can still attack, your speed is just 0.

                                            • Dave Redacted
                                              Dave Redacted  2 days back

                                              2:59:39 Good effort, Laura <3.

                                              • Christian Utzman
                                                Christian Utzman  2 days back

                                                That. Was. Amazing.

                                                • Wandering Harlow
                                                  Wandering Harlow  2 days back

                                                  You would think Bear puns would be Sam Riegel's territory, so glad Talesin stepped up for that.

                                                  • dracone
                                                    dracone  2 days back

                                                    This party is so dysfunctional, and I love it

                                                    • Dingo Dino
                                                      Dingo Dino  2 days back

                                                      Ashley Johnston’s character just sounds like someone from the mafia

                                                      • General TREEE Of The REEE ArmiEEE

                                                        I feel like travis has to be limited with spell casters because as show in campaign 1 he is a great sorcerer and fucking hell is he good as a cleric.

                                                        • Matthew Nadeau
                                                          Matthew Nadeau  2 days back

                                                          Best one-shot ever. ☺

                                                          • General TREEE Of The REEE ArmiEEE

                                                            Buddy and macaroni give me the image of the characters from mortal combat x cant remember the names of

                                                            • agoggoga
                                                              agoggoga  2 days back

                                                              1:11:32 sounded like Marisha was playing the Fargo theme

                                                              • Mon
                                                                Mon  2 days back

                                                                Best one shot ever. What a fucking shit show xD

                                                                • Bark X
                                                                  Bark X  2 days back

                                                                  So... Lionel is basically Duck-Jesus (?)

                                                                  • Zeke Zeke
                                                                    Zeke Zeke  2 days back

                                                                    MAC AND ME!!!! Bless you Sam!

                                                                    • _ SedativeComet
                                                                      _ SedativeComet  2 days back

                                                                      The fact they called it a ducktopus and not a quacken


                                                                      • Logan Aparicio
                                                                        Logan Aparicio  2 days back

                                                                        Please make a buddy the ogre shirt!!! You're pretty!!!

                                                                        • Lucas VerBeek
                                                                          Lucas VerBeek  2 days back

                                                                          Travis is playing Stitch if he had magic and I deeply love that.

                                                                          • Riever47
                                                                            Riever47  3 days back

                                                                            Matt: "You can't be good at everything."
                                                                            Laura: "NATURAL 20!"

                                                                            Never underestimate the power of Laura's dice.

                                                                            • Riever47
                                                                              Riever47  3 days back

                                                                              Much love for Will Friedle!

                                                                              • Joseph Mort
                                                                                Joseph Mort  3 days back

                                                                                Listening to the crowd sing along with the intro is the best thing in the world.

                                                                                • JDBoats89
                                                                                  JDBoats89  3 days back

                                                                                  Thank you to the Critical Role cast and crew for supporting us veterans.

                                                                                  • Henry Johannesen
                                                                                    Henry Johannesen  3 days back


                                                                                    • Tedula1134
                                                                                      Tedula1134  3 days back

                                                                                      3:06:02 you throw your tuba what!?

                                                                                      • zigzagzoom369
                                                                                        zigzagzoom369  3 days back

                                                                                        I'm so happy Taliesen is discovering the delightful synergy of Rogue/Barbarian. I played a Bugbear who tried to be a refined gentleman. Turns out you can still use your Str with a finesse weapon and get the benefits of Sneak Attack, which resulted in my character holding their rapier in an imitation fencing stance and then just whacking people with it like a baseball bat.

                                                                                        • Chase Skibeness
                                                                                          Chase Skibeness  3 days back

                                                                                          "The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade"
                                                                                          or "Marisha still doesn't read her spells"

                                                                                          • Zeke Allman
                                                                                            Zeke Allman  3 days back

                                                                                            The most terrifying thing about this is that Mac's alignment is evil (as we can see from the spirit guardians)