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‘Critical Role’s Eldritch Horror Anthology ‘Candela Obscura’ Heads to Theatres For Chapter 2

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Aug 18 2023

Critical Role‘s horror anthology Candela Obscura comes out with Chapter 2 at the end of this month. In theatres, no less.

Did you catch the first part of Candela Obscura, Critical Role‘s new horror anthology that uses the RPG system of the same name? If not, you might want to catch up. Because Chapter 2 is just around the corner. And with it, a new cast, and another trip back to movie theatres.

Candela Obscura – Chapter 2 sets up a new story arc. This time leaning heavily on post-war themes, which plays well with the late 19th/early 20th-century pastiche that sounds about right for a good “old-timey eldritch horror” story. The RPG, as well, leans into this. Candela Obscura the RPG uses the Illuminated Worlds d6 system. Which feels itself like a modified Forged-in-the-Dark ruleset. There are a few additional wrinkles like drive points, which reflect your ability to push yourself in extreme circumstances, and “Gilded dice” that can help you recover.

At any rate, the new Chapter is headed not only to the internet but to select Cinemark movie theatres, which you can find a list of here. You can even pick up your advance tickets now if you’re so inclined. Read on to find the new trailer and quickstart rules.

Candela Obscura Chapter 2 – Coming to Select Theatres

Candela Obscura is an ongoing monthly horror drama that follows an esoteric order of investigators as they use centuries of knowledge to fight back a mysterious source of corruption and bleed. At the beginning of each episode, an inciting incident occurs, prompting a team, or circle, of investigators to uncover and solve the mystery at hand and the series was designed so that viewers and listeners can pick up at any point. While Candela Obscura’s second chapter is a continuation of the series, it’s a brand new beginning and does not require previous knowledge of Chapter 1 to enjoy. Any brave new soul that dares to watch is welcome to attend.

Candela Obscura was originally created by Taliesin Jaffe and Chris Lockey, with Spenser Starke and Rowan Hall serving as lead designers and writers, and  Steve Failows as director, as well as co-producer alongside  Maxwell James 

Candela Obscura: Chapter 2 airs the last Thursday of every month for the next three months.

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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