Episode Eight

Heroes & Halfwits: Episode Eight

It’s a battle against the gooey cube. Follow our Heroes and Halfwits Gus, Geoff, Griffon, Ryan, Michael and Dungeon Master Frank in and out of hidden rooms in the cave.

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  • KingTea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    15 hours ago

    Albus: So a dog tag?

    Me: Is it in Deep?

    Bor Ealis: Is it in Deep?

    Me: Glad I wasn't the only one thinking it

  • xiii-Dex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 1.048596

    8 months ago

    Wait, didn't he roll a 1 on the d20? Add 5 from the d6, and +6 = 12? Or am I misunderstanding the mechanics?

    • Vectoro FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      He only had a +5 in athletics, so it would add up to 11. Just shy of the 12 he needed.

  • nicholi417 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    9 months ago

    wouldn't Ryan helping have given him advantage?

  • wonderbread58 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    Just a reminder: If a player's character suffers more damage, in one attack, than it has max hp, that character instantly dies. Frank is helping these guys out a lot, which is fine. In the DMG, it says that DMs can alter rules as they see fit. I just wanted to bring to attention how much Frank is helping this group of heroes. I love the show though; it's super funny!

    • Eagle3o FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 months ago

      Not entirely correct, if they take more damage than their Max+Current HP, they die, If he has 11 current HP and 15 max HP and takes 16 damage, he does not immediately die.

  • GamingBear FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    10 months ago

    I need subtitles.

  • Doctor_Mod FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Gelatinous cube? Let's call it what it is, clearly a slime.

  • MangoJuiceHead FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    11 months ago

    Nothing quite like watching a warlock flirt with a ghost on my night off XD this shit is the best

  • DreaYoungken98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    you can TELL frank wants to help them out so badly.... but then shit like Michael rolling that fucking ONE happens.... hahahaha

  • Choybo1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    i was hoping michael was going to make a jill sanwhich joke there at the end.

  • Spoontardis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    erm, a 1 on a d20 skill check is always a fail, no matter what bonuses you got.

    • Findrel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Halfling Bard

      8 months ago

      Lots of downvotes, but I agree with you. Not sure if that's what the rules say, but I've always played like that. When you reach the higher levels, you might have as much as a +15 modifier on certain things (or even more), which means you don't even have to bother rolling on most checks. Where's the fun in that? The risk of getting a 1 is as exhilerating as getting a 20, in my opinion. It also keeps your players a little grounded, knowing that they can actually fail, and that they're not completely invincible. So it's not about punishing them, not for me, at least.

  • Melissapocalypse FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ladyface Fancypants

    1 year ago

    I want to know if the chain necklace Griffon is wearing is part of the shirt or if it's a separate accessory, and if it's the latter, WHERE DID YOU GET IT??

  • JesseJustice FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sp00kmaster

    1 year ago

    I expected Gus to just jokingly tell Michael he was fired as soon as he rolled that one lmao.

  • LegendofConner FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Gus telling the Kenku to sacrifice itself really got me lol

  • FreshZambo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold huehuehuehuehuehuehue

    1 year ago

    Really happy with the episode lengths! As someone who doesn't have time to watch Critical Role, the hour runtimes are great!

  • DrumBoxyThng FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I really think the sound editing should have been done as a gag. Like a 5 second kind of thing. That was hard to listen to.

  • ManuelPayano

    1 year ago

    Geoff kills me with laughter every time. He has direct access to my funny bone,

  • Gabby_Gatsby FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Shout out to Dr. Pepper for there sweet appearance

  • Zerkle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold JerkingtheGerk

    1 year ago

    Anybody else want a "Do they (or 'you) speak deep" shirt? Because I would buy that in a heartbeat.

  • AHDoug FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Bubb Rubb

    1 year ago

    Alright I don`t really know what people are talking abut, it was pretty easy to hear with the bubble effect, as well as funny

  • WhiskeyChick15 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold This Chick

    1 year ago

    As someone who has never played D&D, I love this show. I frequently just let it play as I'm driving. I wish I knew people that I could play with now!

    • lostcanuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Ask around at local comic book shops, comic book nerds are often DnD nerds too.

    • PopSmoke25 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I'm in a similar boat. I played a bit in high school but I don't know anyone who plays and I never made for a good DM.

  • heckaber FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This is a great show and all but really, there needs to be longer episodes. Because of the dynamic of all the characters, not a lot gets done. I would personally prefer you guys just lengthen the timeslot rather than change how you play, if that makes any sense.

    • Zerkle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold JerkingtheGerk

      1 year ago

      Honestly I feel like part of the reason people feel that way is because the beginning episodes (the pilot especially if I'm not mistaken) were longer. But you have to remember, like they said, Griffon and Frank are not RT employees. Longer episodes might not be accommodating for them, doubly so seeing that they (seemingly) record multiple episodes all in one sitting. Although, with all that said, I would love longer episodes; it just might not always be in the cards.

  • Plasmo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Infamous 535

    1 year ago

    Don't mind visual effects but with so much stuff going on and so many people talking at once, messing with the sound was really annoying, it didn't help me feel more involved if anything it took me out of the experience because i had to focus so much more to really understand what people were saying. Other than that i love this show, would like longer episode but i understand that would mean a lot more recording time that would eat into each of their busy schedules

  • Countryen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold German Geeky Fan

    1 year ago

    Aawwwww, they left out Ryan's D20 for possibly teleporting INTO the jello :D

    I liked this episode more than the last one but less than the second one :D

    It was really funny :) And I don't mind it beeing 1h - I hardly watch 30 minutes at a time usually (it is so soothing that I usually fall asleep^^)


    Thanks guys for the jokes and the effort.

    I really liked the special effects, too. They sometimes surprise me and the under water thing was long - but I liked it^^ Since it gives you an understanding on how he must have felt.


    One thing - Geoff's inspirational song to Mogar in the middle could have been "Mogar! Mogar! Mogar! Mogar!". Considering he is in water, he would still understand the cheering and feel motivated I guess.


    Lastly, wasn't there a second woman (on a search for her mother) with them? Where did she go?

    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      1 year ago

      She's still with them. She fired one of the arrows into the cube.

  • AJConde FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold United Drunk Kingsmann

    1 year ago

    never thought I could watch 6 people play DnD, never thought I would understand DnD. Well I've been proven wrong. Love this series

  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This game takes place entirely in communication. Please stop using "special effects" to impede that communication, particularly to us, the viewers. It's a joke, we get it, it doesn't need to last for more than 5 seconds.

  • Neva-M FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So any guesses who is going to be the new Orma?

    • thekingwolfe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Jack's gonna be back in her stead no?

  • DarkTempler7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    So...how do you think everyone other then Geoff would react to someone trying to shiv the new girl? Isn't Ryan's character chaotic neutral? Also, Ryan trying to hit on the ghost.

  • Findrel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Halfling Bard

    1 year ago

    The muffling while Mogar was in the cube just made it so I couldn't hear a thing they said. I'm fine with toning down the special effects, at least that really distracting kind. Otherwise, the visuals look great!

    • Findrel FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Halfling Bard

      1 year ago

      And by visuals, I meant the logo and the infoboxes. The bubbles were kind of annoying, too. Set looks amazing, though.

  • lostcanuck FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Can we just stop with the "special" effects? Distracting, cheesy, and looks like it was done by a 10 yr old fucking around with iMovie.

  • authormartin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Ranger of the Wilds

    1 year ago

    Kind of a slow role play heavy episode but it let us see more of the characters and NPC's. I wonder who the next one of Orma's personalities is going to be?

  • onfreeman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Well this show is going down fast, another short episode where nothing gets done. These need to be longer people need to stop bickering and arguing and get going with the game or they will lose the niche group (yes this is niche show for d&d fans, sorry JUST AH/RT fans but this isn't just about you they're trying to get more people in) that wants it to be successful show. This show has great potential but the poor editing choices, the mismanagement of players (specifically Geoff and Ryan dicking around) and the lack of flow from the story (frank) make it hard to watch for the people that have knowledge of what's happening. IMO the cast and crew need to treat this show as a lets watch and play the game (Gavin even said that the Over Cooked lets play, where they just played the game and had almost no commentary, was loved by the audience) the jokes and the personalities will come naturally. I want this show to succeed, I want it to have the same love they put into everything else, but they have to adapt and evolve and take inspiration from older already successful shows in the genre, if they can get to the point where their personalities come out from natural play and fix the issues there is no reason this show shouldn't succeed. Another month of hoping for the best from RT i hope they listen to feed back

    • Doc_Mino FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      If it's so annoying to you, why do you keep on watching?

    • onfreeman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Because I believe they will listen to feed back like they've done since the the beginning of the company and make changes, this has potential to be great but not as it is now. Also I keep watching because I don't want it canceled just better

    • denDAY04 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold B.Eng IT

      1 year ago

      Personally I think it's great as it is. Sure the episodes could be longer, but at the same time I hardly have the time to catch up on all the RT content as it is right now.

      As far as the content of the show goes, I like the approach they have right now in which the focus is not 110% on the game; instead they still bring in the commentary and personalities that in general is a big part of RT (and especially AH) content in general. I'd much rather see the game in this format where e.g. it's a warlock with Ryan's personality and humorous take on it, rather than a warlock in which Ryan goes out of his way to try and fit this niche you're talking about. If the (social) commentary that is so dominant in RT content is not part of this I could just as easily be watching any other group play DnD, or play it myself. But I watch it to see RT's take on it, with their personalities and flavors.

    • onfreeman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Well if everyone wants just the commentary then watch lets plays and podcasts THIS IS A D&D SHOW AND THEY NEED TO FOCUS ON IT JUST AS MICH AS THE COMMENTARY TO SUCCEED, THE GAME OF D&D ISNT A GAME FOR COMMENTARY ITS ONE OF STORY, LIKE ANY RPG IT NEEDS STORY AND STRONG CHARACTERS TO BE GOOD COMMENTARY IS FINE BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF STORY AND CHARACTERS, WITH OUT THESE ASPECTS NO ONE WILL CARE ABOUT IF THE FINISH ANYTHING OR OF THEY DIE, THIS IS AN RPG AND NEEDS TO TREATED AS SUCH, e.g. STORY AND CHARACTER PROGRESSION


      SO SHUT UP YOU LITTLE TWATS WHO BARELY FIGURED OUT WHAT RT WAS 3 YEARS AGO

    • TheKarame FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I’m afraid I have to disagree with your statement about this show going down. Would I like for these episodes to be longer? Of course. However, as far as taking inspiration from already successful shows go one hour is plenty long for an episode. Drunks and Dragons is a highly rated D&D podcast and most of their episodes are only an hour long. Easy Allies (formerly Game Trailers) have a series that only posts hour long episodes as well. Hell, the Nerdist has been releasing a series called Force Grey (DM’ed by the popular Matt Mercer) that only runs 30 minutes an episode. Not every show is going to be like Critical Role where they post the whole 4 hour session in one video.


      As someone who plays D&D (and watches/listens a lot of D&D shows) let me tell you that the way they play is very accurate to how it’s done (especially for new players). Many of them are still learning the game; trying to figure out what they can and cannot do. Seemingly simple encounters are going to take a lot longer starting off. Also, it’s not like the commentary isn’t relevant to the game. No one is ignoring the game to talk about the latest video they just filmed, or talking about random facts they saw online. They’re having side conversations about the people/things in the game. They very clearly are playing the game; the problem seems to be that they aren’t playing it the way YOU want them to.

    • onfreeman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Fine fuck it I'm wrong for giving negative criticism I hope this show tanks and gets canceled because you children don't know the difference between criticism and bashing a show

    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      1 year ago

      I don't think you're wrong about having negative criticism. I believe the way you went about it was wrong. You stated 'false facts' and you said this show was going down. That simply isn't true. Then you turned hostile when someone disagreed with you. Then you called people in the community 'twats'. You got mad when people disagreed with your opinion and when they posted their opinions you got mad.


      That's kinda messed up dude.

      We're all friends here.

      Enjoy the content. or don't.

    • onfreeman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Whatever this community has been hostile to me since I joined in 2004 so fuck y'all I'm done have your fucking show

    • DreaYoungken98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      well, if this is how you've been acting SINCE the beginning, maybe you should take a lesson from it. I'll admit it- i just joined a couple nights ago, but have been watching for a little under a year. You may have been trying to give constructive criticism, but it just came out as hate. And, you immediately got defensive and hostile when (everyone) someone tried offering their own perfectly legitimate opinions. You kinda deserve hate if that's all you serve

  • SamSmyly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I hate to be that guy but technically a natural one is a critical failure meaning no matter the modifier you immediately fail, though to be fair it is up to the DM to decide how tightly to adhere

    • Phoenix512 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      With skill checks, a nat 1 isn't an auto fail. Usually the auto fails applied to attacks and saves but you can house rule that nat 1s can be applied to skill and ability checks as auto fails. It also applies to nat 20s as well.

  • GrnTigr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Oh man, the way Gus reacts to that NPC girl is the best way I've ever seen such hatred towards a fake person.

  • Remimiprimus FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Cute Transformer

    1 year ago

    I lost it when Albus hit on the ghost omf

  • Warillusen FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Bring comics back, but make it about this campaign.

  • Jin_D3vil FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Scotsman

    1 year ago

    Loving this show the more the DnD is played. Both for the interesting side of watching the game but also due to everyone fleshing themselves out more and clearly enjoying it. Thank you again for this, it's a great show.

  • jessemcbeath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Gryphon's necklace is really cool.

    • senox13

      1 year ago

      I totally agree! Does anyone know where it's from?

    • okhayhoe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      knowing her she probably made it @senox13

  • 97thJackle FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    LONGER

  • Nachofire

    1 year ago

    best series ever!

  • Bighippie FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Some Guy In AZ

    1 year ago

    Spare the dying is a necromancy cantrip. Maybe Michael has good reason to be cautious of the priest still.

    • Fly FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Blades

      1 year ago

      I'm much more wary of the 14 year old girl that is attached to Bojangles at the hip... That one has me more uneasy.


      Him being a Necromancer could be why he's being so secretive... Good pull.

  • REDbent FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold redbent

    1 year ago

    looks like next episode it time for J-orma

  • kylebelerin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    The sentiment for longer episodes cannot be echoed enough in here. This episode and last episode were both just 1 interaction and very little story.

  • Alien.Hated

    1 year ago

    Bojangles to Mogar (until the end of the campaign) - Remember that time I saved your life?

  • Shendijiro Potato

    1 year ago

    Samari... so close to my real name XD

  • elfletcho FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Anyone else catch Frank's line of D20s all arranged exactly the same? OCD!

    • mkerv5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      OCD, prepared, or waiting for them to stop bickering over rolls? We may never know.

  • SonOfShadels FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    This show is so much more enjoyable than actually playing D&D

    • jessemcbeath FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Sounds like you're not playing with the right people.

  • MarkNuttFISH FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm sorry Michael, but I want someone to die. Geoff got crushed by rocks in the prologue, and I want another death to occur.

  • diablo_doug FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Really love this show, its what I look forward to most in the week now. Really hope they can extend the episodes a bit longer as 60 mins feels like nothing and then its another week to wait :(

  • TenaciousPOD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Is anyone else a One Piece fan that keeps picturing Sanji as a blonde dude with curly eyebrows?


    • DreaYoungken98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      i don't know what One Piece is, but now i will forever imagine Sanji as a blonde dude with curly eyebrows lol

    • BigBadBob70 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      DreaYoungken98 + One Piece is an anime, it's about a group of pirates led by Straw Hat Luffy, a guy who I assume is in his late teens and is completely made of rubber, and one of the characters was in deathbattle against Erza from Fairy Tale

  • hambaker14 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    they should animate this after its done

    • DreaYoungken98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      i def wanna see that legitimately animated.... but i also want some kind of fan version (not me- i cant draw for shit sorry) where, say, Sanji is speaking (take 36:00 for example)...

      Just draw blonde pigtails or something over Frank, and use the exact audio clip. Basically, make FRANK all the side characters he portrays