D&D: Quackthulhu Rises
Critical Role’s recent one-shot featured living legend Taryon Darrington and his brigade of adventurers facing down a deadly duck. Here are its stats.
Come gather ye ’round and hear of the adventures of Taryon Darrington and the Darrington Brigade. Well, so far it’s just the one, really, but the one-shot, which aired earlier this month on YouTube and was performed live right here in Austin, TX, is quite a bit of fun. If you’re hungering for some Critical Role silliness, it’s worth checking out.
In The Adventures of the Darrington Brigade the titular Darrington must assemble a new band of recruits for his brigade and lead them through adventures.
The Characters of the Brigade are just as…vibrant…as their leader:
- The Owlbear – A caped crusader who fights evil while wearing an owlbear cowl
- Farriwen Breeze – An air genasi monk with a series of mystical engravings
- Hazel Copperpot – A one-dwarf band who is Tary’s biggest fan to the point that she’s read all his books and even has a pre-recorded audiobook sample of one
- Damian Vadoma – An underworld enforcer who has come out to try something a little more heroic to see how it feels
- Buddy – An ogre who needs glasses, and also carries around a howdah with a halfling:
- Macaroni Samsonite – Buddy’s partner in crime, this halfling rides Buddy into battle
But perhaps most vibrant of all is the enemy that they face in the final confrontation. A hideous, eldritch abomination whose baleful countenance looks upon the world, and whose soul-wrenching quack fills the hearts of foes with dread. Gaze upon Quackthulhu…
…but don’t despair. Because you too can run a beast like this. Here’s Matt Mercer with the stats he used to create this boss battle:
***Darrington Brigade One-shot Spoilers!***
Folks have been asking for statistics for the end-boss of the event, so I figured I'd throw it here for ya!
Keep in mind, this was balanced for 6 players at lvl 10, and one player at lvl 15, so consider altering it for smaller groups! pic.twitter.com/hfKHO4XwVlSubscribe to our newsletter!Get Tabletop, RPG & Pop Culture news delivered directly to your inbox.
— Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) December 4, 2019
And here’s the full statblock for you.
The perfect gift for a Dungeon Master.
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