“Critical Role” Dominates Kickstarter Campaign


“Critical Role” Kickstarter Campaign Smashes Goal 


The Wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons streaming team “Critical Role” has racked up more than $4 million (and counting) for their Kickstarter campaign still with 44 days left! Critical Role is a group of various voice actors who live stream their Dungeon and Dragon’s campaigns to the delight of their fans. They decided to launch a Kickstarter to fund a fully animated venture of a D&D campaign. With a starting goal of $750,000; the fans clamored by meeting and succeeding that goal within an hour of its launch!

What is Critical Role?

Now as with most YouTube/Twitch streaming stuff I am pretty much out of the loop. I have no clue what is popular and why it was popular. Luckily CNBC has a breakdown of Critical Role

“Critical Role” is a weekly livestreamed Dungeons and Dragons game played by voice actors from TV shows “Avengers Assemble,” “Spider-Man” and “Transformers” as well as video games “Overwatch,” “The Last of Us” and “Fallout,” among others. The group started sharing their adventures on livestreaming platform Twitch in 2015 and have racked up more than 17 million views on YouTube.

Obviously, raising over 4 million dollars proves the popularity of Critical Role. You can check out the Kickstarter Campaign for yourself right here. Two people have already backed at the $20,000 level. Don’t worry there are still 3 spots left for that one. Or if you want to go all in there is a $25,000 option as well. Also, it is just fun to watch the Kickstart numbers keep rolling up super fast as more people back it.

Do you watch Critical Role? Or have you backed the Kickstarter? We want to hear what you think. Are you excited for this animated feature and what got you into the show? Let us know in the comments.

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Brent is happily married and an avid comic book consumer who loves nothing more than the smell of comics in the morning and diving through a long box of back issues. By day he is a nutritionist and has also been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for over 10 years. He is probably not the coolest person you have ever met. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @brentjackson30

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