Critical Role: Trial by Firelight
November 2, 2021 7:29 AM - Season 3, Episode 2 - Subscribe

The three groups of adventurers slowly begin to form a cohesive unit as a tentative alliance is forged with the vigilant and mysterious Lord Eshteross...
posted by nubs (5 comments total)
I was only half-watching during this episode, so I kept on looking up and being weirded out again and again by how they looked. Robbie, Ashley, and Laura especially.

Fearne is such a delightfully weird and off-putting character. She's all id, but in a different way than most all-id characters, and she has absolutely no shame.

Orym makes such a great straight man character, compared to the rest.
posted by dinty_moore at 12:18 PM on November 2, 2021

I like how Marisha is leaning into the kooky spookyness of her character.

I couldn't help but shudder/laugh when she gleefully licked the moldy briefcase.

Such joy! Such Squick!
posted by Faintdreams at 4:05 PM on November 3, 2021

I don't think I've ever seen Marisa enjoy a character this much. And it was really interesting to see Laudna and FCG interacting - there's some interesting RP possibilities there.

Everyone seems to really enjoy having their characters bounce off each other, which feels like a change from the start of C2 where the initial episodes involved a lot of cautious interaction and some mistrust. Here everyone has figured out that Betrand is a liar and a fake, but they aren't suspicious of him - just going forward with that as a known quantity. And Orym is great as the straight man in this madcap group.

Also greatly enjoyed the mocking of the de Rolo family, and the Stonejaw Strongjaw name.
posted by nubs at 9:56 AM on November 4, 2021

I usually listen to the podcasts, this is the first time I'm watching a campaign on video, and I find it's really worth it. Marisha's expressions and gestures add so much fun!
And they do sometimes do visual only actions, like Orym taking out his sword when Faerne knocks on the door.
Ashley's beard and mustache issues were just perfect.
posted by Zumbador at 8:14 PM on November 10, 2021

Zumbador - also be sure to check in on Travis's reactions whenever Laudna is doing a thing, it's a treat.
posted by dinty_moore at 6:01 AM on November 11, 2021 [1 favorite]

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