You asked for it (by backing the impossibly successful Critical Role Kickstarter), now watch Vox Machina battle the Mighty Nein TO THE DEATH!
Alright Critters, it’s time to take the arguments off of the reddit threads and find out for yourself who would win in a fight between the two main adventuring groups in Critical Role, Vox Machina or the Mighty Nein. And it’s settled the way everything should be, by an arena brawl in Dungeons & Dragons. Which, y’know, isn’t explicitly designed for player vs player combat, so things get a little weird, but even so, it’s all in good fun.
This marks the first time that Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein have met, and not in a fun, Jetsons meet the Flintstones kinda way, but instead in more of a Celebrity Deathmatch kinda way.
If you’re wondering why this fight happened, you clearly haven’t fallen down the “massive” rabbit hole that is Critical Role fandom. Massive is in quotes here because, to the average person it’s a massive rabbit hole, but in comparison to something like, say, Vtubers, it’s barely even a pothole. But we’re not going there. Not yet. For the uninitiated though, the battle tournament is happening because Critters are both hungry and horny for anything Critical Role related, and as one of the stretch goals of their massively successful Kickstarter back in 2019, Critters brought about a one-shot that will pit their most beloved heroes against each other in a brutal fight to the death, because if there’s one thing Critters love to see it’s beloved characters dying.
via Critical Role
Members of Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein will face off in an epic FIGHT TO THE DEATH! Having seven players made it a tad awkward to break out into even teams, so our brilliant GM Matthew Mercer built a mechanic into the arena so that one player will be a wildcard of sorts, who can be pulled between Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein. After a dice roll-off, our favorite goth dad, Taliesin Jaffe, claimed the wildcard title and has the unique pleasure of juggling characters and accents at a moment’s notice… Good luck, Taliesin! The rest of the Critical Role cast have been broken up between the two adventuring parties, leaving us with the following matchup:
Ashley Johnson as Pike Trickfoot
Sam Riegel as Scanlan Shorthalt
Liam O’Brien as Vax’ildan
And our wildcard Taliesin Jaffe as Percival Fredrickstein von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III
THE MIGHTY NEIN
Marisha Ray as Beauregard Lionett
Laura Bailey as Jester Lavorre
Travis Willingham as Fjord
And our wildcard Taliesin Jaffe as Mollymauk Tealeaf
All characters will be Level 15 for a nice fair fight. Oh yeah! We also decided to theme this team deathmatch with some post-apocalyptic desert warrior vibes for funsies… Check out the incredible character art created by Anna Zee (@AnnaZee_S) and GET HYPED!
Enjoy, and see if you guessed right!