Critical Role: Through the Trees
October 1, 2019 1:31 PM - Season 2, Episode 79 - Subscribe

The Mighty Nein follow the trail of the Cult of the Angel of Irons in hope of beating them to their prize in the Lotusden...
posted by booksherpa (3 comments total)
Ugh! I felt so BAD for them at the end. It was very anticlimactic. They made some clever choices, did well despite being down on spells, and got lucky with Fjord charming the Laughing Hand, but the fact that Obahn was able to get the heart so easily and bamf out with Yasha meant it was all for nothing. It was still fun to watch, but I felt bad for the players because it seemed like there was no choice they could have made that would have led to a positive outcome.
posted by booksherpa at 1:35 PM on October 1, 2019

Yeah, I felt like they were average level lucky on the dice rolls (succeeded in charming the Hand, failed at mage handing the heart) and basically got the same result as if they hadn’t shown up at all. I assume it’ll be more satisfying when they finally do succeed at something with Yasha’s help (presuming Ashley will be back soonish) but I hope they do some favors for the Shadowhand in the meantime.
posted by tautological at 5:19 PM on October 6, 2019

Sometimes the dice don't tell the story we hope for - Oban got lucky, Nott didn't, and the party was so tapped for resources at that point that they would've been in real trouble trying to press the issue.

Found some of Matt's rulings this episode a little weird - he got very caught up in the humanoid blood being a material component in Summon Greater Demon, when in fact it is optional; it goes for creating a circle of protection for the caster if they want one. Then he was incredibly flexible on Marisha's held action for "shit goes down", and he was kind in how he flexible he is with teleportation circle. Not a criticism, just interesting to note for myself how hard consistency is.

Anyways, finally caught up, just in time for episode 80 to hit YT.
posted by nubs at 11:17 AM on October 14, 2019 [2 favorites]

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