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    Go behind-the-scenes for the making and recording of the new Critical Role and The Legend of Vox Machina theme song, "Your Turn To Roll", feat. Laura Bailey, Ashley Johnson, Sam Riegel, Travis Willingham, and Jason Charles Miller! Special thanks to Outloud Audio in Burbank, CA for the use of their amazingly comfortable state-of-the-art facility.
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    CREDITS:
    Animation Produced by
    Titmouse, inc.
    Directed by
    Sung Jin Ahn
    Produced by
    Ben Kalina
    Executive Producers
    Travis Willingham
    Sam Riegel
    Chris Prynoski
    Shannon Prynoski
    Character Designer
    Joanna Park
    Background Design & Layout
    Arthur Loftis
    Kirk Shinmoto
    Anthony Wu
    Richard Chang
    Animators
    Sung Jin Ahn
    Amanda Sitareh Bautista
    Grace Mi
    Deanna Trudeau
    FX Animation
    Naoki Araiza Tokumasu
    Digital Animation Cleanup
    Symbiosys Technologies
    Composite
    Steve Kellener
    Song Title: Your Turn To Roll (Critical Role Theme)
    Written by Sam Riegel and Jason Charles Miller
    Lyrics by Sam Riegel
    Produced by Jason Charles Miller
    Vocals: Laura Bailey, Ashley Johnson, Sam Riegel, Travis Willingham
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  • Itai Sprachman
    Itai Sprachman 3 years ago +1448

    Sam Rigel is a real life, modern representation of the bard class

  • Jasmine - Ruff-Puff
    Jasmine - Ruff-Puff 3 years ago +18867

    Laura felt embarrassed singing in front of Travis? I think she might have a crush on him, guys.

    • Heaton_Inc
      Heaton_Inc Day ago

      @Villain Voice someone told Foster lmao

    • Discocub
      Discocub Month ago

      Don’t we all? 😅

    • MilanousMedia
      MilanousMedia 3 months ago

      I'm gonna be honest Travis. I just don't think shes that into you bro.

    • sebastian oak
      sebastian oak 3 months ago

      🤣🤣

    • PENG
      PENG 3 months ago

      Um, akchewly. Laura And Travis are married. 🤓

  • Abi E
    Abi E 2 years ago +2148

    How unreal Laura was feeding Ronin while singing this and Ashley came to record late at night after working on TLOU2 all day that’s. They’re so cool

    • Vhailor Mithras
      Vhailor Mithras 28 days ago

      @RinTheGreenClaw The Last Of Us part 2.

    • RinTheGreenClaw
      RinTheGreenClaw 2 months ago +1

      TLOU2?

    • Nikki Middle Kills Day
      Nikki Middle Kills Day 8 months ago +1

      She can officially tell him she took him everywhere with her lol

    • J.J. S.
      J.J. S. 10 months ago +3

      So much passion and hard work!

    • Sword Czar
      Sword Czar Year ago +15

      A 'Ronin' is a Samurai whose Master has died. They are masterless Samurai who are made to wander... Either for their Master's vengeance, or their uncertain future.

  • Brian Dormady
    Brian Dormady 3 years ago +3172

    the Mighty Nein version part of 'roll the dice' always seems to break me a little bit because of Molly's cloak. I always get a little twinge inside.

    • June Zhang
      June Zhang 3 months ago

      The lyrics just too fitting for that scene, in a sad and beautiful way.

    • Dennis T
      Dennis T 8 months ago

      @Animental Didn't Vax come back every time he died? He came back as the Raven Queens servant or whatever

    • VeryConfused
      VeryConfused Year ago

      long may he reign.

    • Elena Tallian
      Elena Tallian Year ago

      AH NO, SPOILERS

    • Hybrid Gamer
      Hybrid Gamer Year ago +3

      @Tina L. that’s a beautiful compare and contrast from the characters of Mollymauk and Lucien I’m still not that far in the campaign to have met Lucien but from what I hear it’s an amazing arc I can’t wait to see if it’s better than the Iron Shepherds arc… and to be honest if people say Mollymauk is boring then they really have no substance or the things they find interesting aren’t really interesting he’s the opposite of boring, objectively, so if you think he’s boring you’re almost definitely just going against the grain on that one and it’s obvious and you’re not special

  • Geoffrey Peterson
    Geoffrey Peterson 3 years ago +5670

    So it all started because Travis took a daring leap and asked for something out of Sam's brain. Fortune favors the bold!

    • Atwood The Hunter
      Atwood The Hunter Year ago +1

      Rolled two nat 20s on a advantage roll basically

    • Daniel Castillo
      Daniel Castillo Year ago +1

      Love the way you put it
      As if asking Sam to show what he thinks of is as dangerous as taking a leap of faith off of a cliff

    • Barnabus The Hobgoblin
      Barnabus The Hobgoblin Year ago +2

      He who dares, wins.
      I believe that's the words of the British SAS.

    • KosViik
      KosViik Year ago +12

      Travis: "Hmm, maybe Sam has some ideas? I could ask him I guess..."
      Matt Mercer jumps up from behind the couch as both Travis and Laura recoil from surprise and the baby laughs at them.
      "Roll for persuation!!!"

    • Anita Shenk
      Anita Shenk 2 years ago

      @CopyCrow kieleiiioeo3i

  • Panhardt
    Panhardt 3 years ago +8517

    "Sam Riegel: Composer" I think you mean "Sam Riegel: Actual Bard"

  • MrWaffles
    MrWaffles 3 years ago +5276

    That feather boa is an old voice actor trick to reduce ambient echo in the booth ;) I love this!

    • Nathan Strauch
      Nathan Strauch 5 months ago

      wait really? i thought ashley just wanted to look snazzy lol

    • Ashley LaRicci
      Ashley LaRicci 5 months ago

      Genuinely thought it was just for extra flair lol

    • Yik Long Tay
      Yik Long Tay Year ago

      She just wanted the excuse to wear one

    • DeZ Thriving
      DeZ Thriving Year ago

      I was wondering why she had that 🤣😂🤣

    • Jesse Cook
      Jesse Cook Year ago

      Ashley does look sheik.

  • Dudae
    Dudae 2 years ago +1704

    Sam saying " after she [Ashley] had been doing a videogame job all day" is quite possibly the understatement of the year

    • Kyoza
      Kyoza Year ago +3

      @Taj 👀

    • Taj
      Taj 2 years ago +62

      *side eyes TLOU2*

  • James Walker
    James Walker 3 years ago +8550

    Sam Regel is a freaking creative genius...

    • Johner MacTavish
      Johner MacTavish 8 months ago +1

      He appears the goofy fool but him and Travis carry that group HARD. I mean mat is of course a massive influence it the shows popularity and everyone contributes both those two are the real life DMs.

    • Frek
      Frek Year ago

      @Daniel Carneiro yes everything can be trained. But some learn faster then others and some have a way higher starting point then others. We are not born equal a psychology student should know that.

    • Magabes
      Magabes Year ago +1

      @Daniel Carneiro As a music composer, I think skills can be trained and creativity can be improved by those skills but only to a certain extent. Imagination and spontaneity are part of a person's personality, and I believe they heavily construct the built-in aspect of creativity. In Sam's case, those traits of his personality are probably why he even pursued a voice acting career and has hobbies in the creative field such as music.

    • Zyra
      Zyra Year ago

      Especially with his DnDBeyond ads

    • Joe Ligma
      Joe Ligma 2 years ago

      5.000th like
      No, i am not sorry for that comment

  • Battum
    Battum 3 years ago +652

    I really dig how the "Critical!" sounds in the "roll! Critical! Roll! Critical!" part. The fact that "Critical" has 3 syllables (and strong consonants) makes for a cool percussive gallop efect.

    • testfire3000
      testfire3000 10 months ago +4

      Well said! The sound is so quick and attention grabbing.

  • Sascha Rönne
    Sascha Rönne 3 years ago +7315

    "That will be cut"
    Narrator: It was not, in fact, cut.

    • Caleb Reid
      Caleb Reid 2 years ago +2

      Nott

    • Bleepdupdupbloop
      Bleepdupdupbloop 3 years ago +11

      In my head it sounded like Ron Howard in arrested development

    • John Rankin
      John Rankin 3 years ago +3

      @Andrew Duncan I don't want these

    • Asian Wanderer
      Asian Wanderer 3 years ago +23

      Huh.... why did the narrator’s voice sound like Morgan Freeman’s voice as I read that... lol

    • Andrew Duncan
      Andrew Duncan 3 years ago +6

      @Nick Buschiazzo COME ON!

  • Jonathan Rea
    Jonathan Rea 3 years ago +2045

    So Sam has a booth in is house, and he still recorded it on his phone haha

    • Folkwhore
      Folkwhore Year ago +1

      meet Taylor Swift

    • Vegar Ystenes Valstad
      Vegar Ystenes Valstad 2 years ago +2

      It's not improbable that he was in his other booth

    • R. S.
      R. S. 2 years ago +10

      @CampaignerSC quite true. its why I always carry a notebook everywhere, in case I can't use why laptop fro reasons.

    • CampaignerSC
      CampaignerSC 3 years ago +42

      If you don't record an idea right away it could be gone forever.

    • Hidden
      Hidden 3 years ago +106

      They DID say it was late at night just after they got the kids to bed, he probably can't go and start running around the house to record himself dropping hot bars in a little recording booth while his kids are just trying to sleep.
      He also probably wasn't thinking it was actually going anywhere like this, or he'd probably done it more proper.

  • Jordan Williams
    Jordan Williams Year ago +450

    Me in 2020, playing The Last of Us Part II: “Laura Bailey is such a badass.”
    Me in 2021, late to the party and discovering Critical Role and learning that Laura breastfed her baby while recording a song: “Laura Bailey is THE badass.”

    • LazurusWolf666
      LazurusWolf666 6 months ago +16

      I got another one.
      SPOILERS FOR TLOU II:
      When she and Ashley were filming the end fight scene for the game Laura held her breath during the drowning scene for so long her lips turned blue. Now that’s commitment.

  • Quinn Schad
    Quinn Schad 3 years ago +790

    Travis went from jock to lumberjack dad

    • Xiatter
      Xiatter Year ago +1

      Multiclassing.

    • Victoria N.
      Victoria N. Year ago

      😂

    • Daniel Castillo
      Daniel Castillo 2 years ago +33

      I like to think it kind of works like a Pokémon evolution
      Like your Jock can either go "Lumberjack" dad or "Beer belly" dad

    • deffdefying
      deffdefying 3 years ago +83

      let's meet in the middle and say he's a lumber-jock dad

  • katie ☠
    katie ☠ Year ago +171

    Sam has an Emmy
    When the tv show comes out, he could win a grammy for the theme song.
    Then we just need a Critical Role movie and then a version of the movie on Broadway.
    Boom. Sam Riegel: EGOT

    • Vanessa Walsh
      Vanessa Walsh 2 months ago +1

      Samuel Oscar Riegel... Nice.

    • Some Guy
      Some Guy 4 months ago +4

      His middle name is Oscar if it helps :D

  • AphexTwinkie
    AphexTwinkie Year ago +418

    I sometimes forget how actually talented the whole cast is (Sam especially). Like yeah they're voice actors by trade but I mean c'mon...Ashley and Laura nailed this song and those harmonies and Sam helped compose the whole thing from scratch and it sounds like something you'd hear in a big budget film. Hats off to all of em

  • Arwo
    Arwo 3 years ago +205

    As someone who studies early child development and education...
    I have to hole heartedly thank Laura for holding Ronan during that singing session
    That has a pedagogical value you can’t even imagine

  • Deborah Cobb
    Deborah Cobb 3 years ago +6730

    THIS IS SO GOOD. Also can we talk about Laura laying down these amazing vocals WHILE NURSING RONIN?! What a freaking badass woman.

    • Beatriz Zacharias
      Beatriz Zacharias 10 months ago +1

      @Justin having just one hour to record a good theme song when you aren’t a singer alone is notoriously difficult, let alone breastfeed that is notoriously painful and let’s the mother bleeding more often than not. But sure, not difficult at all…

    • Deborah Cobb
      Deborah Cobb Year ago +1

      @Justin do you speak from experience?

    • Justin
      Justin Year ago

      Neither of those things are difficult.

    • Em Wells
      Em Wells Year ago

      Was literally just about to comment the same thing!

    • Charlie
      Charlie Year ago +3

      Laura is just treasure

  • Sara P
    Sara P Year ago +223

    Travis hyping up Laura and Laura being all shy infront of Travis is THE CUTEST 😵🥰

  • Natasha Hutt
    Natasha Hutt Year ago +95

    it's ... weirdly like actually really sweet and kinda cool that she was feeding her son while creating music for something she loves, ya know?

  • Herz
    Herz 3 years ago +319

    2:50 is the cutest thing. Lol Travis jamming and bouncing is the best

    • Peter Rojahn
      Peter Rojahn 2 years ago +11

      I love how nerdy all of them are. They are just children that have professional careers making funny voices and rolling dice.

  • Larry Berry
    Larry Berry 2 years ago +114

    It's Amazing to remember that this all started as a one shot Birthday game, and it has become an indrustry.

  • queen wolf mononoke
    queen wolf mononoke 3 years ago +96

    I had a feeling that Ashley was the one singing the theme song but I had no idea that Laura was in this singing as well oh my God I can't wait for this series I LOVE IT

    • Jon Engqvist
      Jon Engqvist 3 years ago +8

      The first part is Laura and the second verse are with Ashley with some combined lyrics with Laura. :)

  • madz
    madz 3 years ago +117

    Laura is embarrassed in front of her husband but not in front of her friend, I need friends that make me feel like that

  • Endless Spheres
    Endless Spheres 3 years ago +109

    "A video game job."
    Wonder what job that was, Elli-I mean Ashley.
    P.S. If the writers of the Blindspot can like, make your character take a vacation or something, that'd be great.

  • Jason Greenwood
    Jason Greenwood 3 years ago +398

    Oh snap! That footage of the S.H.I.T.S. is Ashley's perspective of the moment they got the flying carpet!

    • Statedrum
      Statedrum Year ago +13

      @Paul Guy and to think, all this came about because a group of friends decided to do a one shot for liam’s birthday.

    • Paul Guy
      Paul Guy 2 years ago +1

      There's at least one other video one of them made from their old home game. You can see how they've been great friends for ages.

    • Peter Cordes
      Peter Cordes 2 years ago +5

      Ashley posted that footage on her youtube channel in 2014, before Critical Role was even a thing. clip-share.net/video/0rsks5PWfG8/video.html (I of course didn't see it until recently, so I recognized those exact shots in this video from having seen them earlier this month.)

    • Larry Berry
      Larry Berry 2 years ago +16

      If you've seen the full video Liam recorded of the flying carpet scene, it can help to place the scene from Ashley's perspective.

    • Madi R
      Madi R 2 years ago +30

      @Stefano If you look at the beginning of the clip, Sam mouths "flying carpet" and the swooshie motions Matt's making (and the players excitement) definitely seem to back it up

  • Troyous
    Troyous 3 years ago +743

    Scanlan's lightning crotch powered all of that equipment

    • William Mlenar
      William Mlenar Year ago +1

      @Werewolftapus C1

    • Werewolftapus
      Werewolftapus 2 years ago +2

      Was that something that happened in the campaign

    • mdiem
      mdiem 3 years ago +9

      And it still does to this day.

  • RioDancesOnTheSand
    RioDancesOnTheSand 3 years ago +166

    Me: ...Is Ashley wearing a feather boa??
    Also Me: Of course she's wearing a feather boa, why *wouldn't* she be wearing a feather boa.

    • Arne Rademacker
      Arne Rademacker 3 years ago +23

      She's wearing it because Sam's booth echoes a little. The boa reduces the effect. Apparently.

  • Meredith Decker
    Meredith Decker 3 years ago +1682

    "Ashley has been working a video game job all day"
    Me: THE LAST OF US?!,

    • Annie
      Annie Year ago +2

      @mothafraker when the song was made? Where did you get that from? They've known each other for many years by the time this was made.

    • Rylan Storm
      Rylan Storm Year ago +3

      She's known them for years! This song wasn'tnt made that long ago.

    • mothafraker
      mothafraker Year ago

      She hadn't met any of them them yet. She met them through Brian, whom she met because he was Troy Baker's(Joel) roommate.

    • Cameron McEwen
      Cameron McEwen 2 years ago +11

      She was working on _The Last of Us Part II._

    • PJ VC
      PJ VC 3 years ago +13

      and it actually was revealed to be the last of us xD

  • Rwyot
    Rwyot 2 years ago +321

    18yrl Ronan watching himself breastfeeding whilst a fire mixtape is being made 👁👄👁

  • RealUnimportant
    RealUnimportant 3 years ago +2675

    "Take a chance, roll the dice!" always gets me. ALWAYS.

  • CrazyLoveOwl
    CrazyLoveOwl Year ago +61

    Ellie and Abby singing together is wonderful

  • A Bat
    A Bat 3 years ago +176

    Sam...... we all know how you goof in the show, this proper Emmy-award-winning Director view of you is really weird

  • Allie Browning
    Allie Browning Year ago +41

    THEY SEEM LIKE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL GROUP OF FRIENDS AND THIS IS ALL I WANT IN MY LIFE

  • Chris Lauderdale
    Chris Lauderdale 3 years ago +51

    Laura: "For some reason I get real uncomfortable if like, Travis is there..."
    D'AWWW SHE STILL WANTS TO LOOK COOL FOR HER HUBBY!

  • ENZY09
    ENZY09 3 years ago +23

    a legendary BTS from what WILL become an iconic OP to a history-making animated series. Long live Critical Role!

  • Dukegroundflyer
    Dukegroundflyer 2 years ago +15

    Sam has so many talents man, always impressed with what he creates.

  • jeffrey gray
    jeffrey gray 2 years ago +4

    You know almost every show I watch I skip the intro... I never skip Your Turn to Roll. Never fails to get me pumped for the episode.

  • Lucas de Oliveira
    Lucas de Oliveira 3 years ago +15

    It can't be just me that every time I watch anything about CR my thought is: I would love to have them as friends. THEY'RE F*CKING COOLEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD Right?

  • Karen
    Karen 3 years ago +22

    Sam is a genius, Ashley and Laura are in the zone, #travisbouncelikebaby, and it’s soo cute how Laura gets nervous when Travis is there!! I’m so proud of them!!

  • VoiceOfSofia
    VoiceOfSofia 3 years ago +30

    OMG I can't believe how much money they've managed to raise and I'm just soooo happy that they can create this. They all seemed so excited about this project and thinking back to what the campaign was just a few years ago makes me so proud of them for coming this far and proud of being part of such a wonderful community.
    I will always be a critter. I love you all cast and crew of Critial Role!
    Also, I think I've found my new favorite song.

  • Simone Hood
    Simone Hood 3 years ago +15

    The girls did AMAZING work with the vocals! My husband has this on his Spotify and we both sing along every time we watch the show 🖤💚💙❤️🧡💚

  • Jesse Vancooney
    Jesse Vancooney Year ago +6

    I love how D&D's best gnome bard is a bard irl too, coming up with even the theme for the campaign

  • Dreki-níu
    Dreki-níu Year ago +9

    I've been listening to Colm Mcguinness's music for ages, had no idea he did the violin for this!!!❤❤❤

  • Wilkins C.
    Wilkins C. 3 years ago +134

    There’s a problem with this video. It isn’t 6 hours long.

  • Thomas Brown
    Thomas Brown 3 months ago +1

    watching this after watching the series and listening to so many hours of the campaigns, I can appretiate all the work you guys have done. thank you so much!

  • bananafish58
    bananafish58 2 years ago +4

    Being a Dad and maybe a night-owl, Sam seems to create a lot of amazing content late into the night! Gods Bless him, he brings such joy AND inspiration to others. And shout out to Travis, who inspired his friend Sam to use his prodigious lyric-creating gift. That's what friends are for.

  • Kate Marks
    Kate Marks 3 years ago +1594

    One of my favorite things about Critical Role is how much everyone involved believes in each other and builds each other up. I love these nerds so, so much. ❤️

    • EonStormcrow
      EonStormcrow 3 years ago

      I want to like your comment so much but it's set at 666 and I don't want to change it.

    • Tom Salvitti
      Tom Salvitti 3 years ago +9

      Well half of the CR cast members are married to another cast member or they were friends for years before the show even started. So correct they literally do love each other.

    • WiseSageBum
      WiseSageBum 3 years ago +14

      Before they were cast members, they were best friends

    • Larry Berry
      Larry Berry 3 years ago +19

      I've been saying that that is the thing that really makes Critical Role great. They are all extremely talented and creative and now they've got good money behind them for a pretty elaborate set up, etc. But I think if you put that much talent together with a lot of money it still wouldn't be that great if it wasn't REAL friends who care about each other playing a game they love.

    • Major Zipf
      Major Zipf 3 years ago +44

      I believe that is the true secret of their success. We are all so starved for positive human connections in this world of rampant corruption. Their intentional emphasis on loving and honoring each other is exactly why I tune in every chance I get. The incredible story telling is just a massive bonus.

  • David Bergfors
    David Bergfors Year ago +2

    So awesome! Sam is brilliant, Laura is so sweet and totally badass! this gang you guys! they are something extra!
    I am both happy and sad that I only found Critical Role in late 2020. Sad because I've missed out on so much coolness (so many Tees I'd love to have) and being part of this steadily growing community. Happy, because now I have so much content, I can just swaddle me in a blanket cocoon and binge it all!

  • Dennis Rogers
    Dennis Rogers 8 months ago +2

    Would like to see a 'Making Of' for "It's Thursday Night"... that would make me happy :)

  • Christopher Colasurdo
    Christopher Colasurdo 9 months ago +4

    Pretty bummed this ended up not actually being the theme.

  • chillout_itsMorgan
    chillout_itsMorgan 7 months ago +1

    coming back to this. and seeing where the animation started. to what it is now. is fucking amazing. thank you everyone for sharing your stories!!!

  • Magi V
    Magi V 3 years ago +1241

    Travis cheering on Laura is everything and all of them are just so precious I could cry.
    WE LOVE ALL OF YOU GUYS SO MUCH PLEASE NEVER STOP BEING AMAZING HUMAN BEINGS!

    • Jazzy B
      Jazzy B 2 years ago +1

      GZilla311 vampire*

    • GZilla311
      GZilla311 3 years ago +4

      Except Taliesin. He should never stop being an amazing... whatever he is, but we know it's not a human being.

  • Cal S
    Cal S 3 years ago +9

    So excited for the animated series. Loving these little bits and pieces along the way.
    Still heartbroken that I couldn't donate to the kickstarter though. Hopefully there will be one with MN though

  • justintime leave
    justintime leave 2 years ago +4

    It is amazing how much talent is packed into one group, role playing, singing, acting, producing, writing, voice acting.

  • Daecoth
    Daecoth 7 months ago +1

    Awesome! Love Jason's vocals in Final Fantasy 14. This is just a epic!!!

  • Osanne
    Osanne 3 years ago +4

    This is probably the most serious, professional Critical Role video I have ever seen. I'm baffled.

  • upsetti
    upsetti 3 years ago +7344

    Its cute how shes embarrassed in front of Travis

    • Werewolftapus
      Werewolftapus 2 years ago

      TexTheBest (Insert child name here) Footbread rocker gina (insert last name here)

    • Cameron McEwen
      Cameron McEwen 2 years ago

      crispymartyr They’re married, genius!

    • Arctrog
      Arctrog 3 years ago

      @TheDrexxus is he a hacker for a super-crime organization?

    • Jonah Firth
      Jonah Firth 3 years ago +1

      Gabby Escobar when you get married you don’t have to change your last name I know lots of adults who are married that have legally different last names

    • Charlie Extra
      Charlie Extra 3 years ago

      ​@SonsOfLorgar there are countries that lets you choose either lastname but it has to be the same for all children (meaning all of your children must have the same surname). As for making up it, I guess you could in some countries. The point I was trying to make (but i guess failed to mention) was I don't think it archaic to take your or your spouse's name because your children would still need family/surnames and it would even be more non-inclusive if one of the parents has a different surname (in some countries, the wife legally has retains her surname but I don't know which surnames the children has to follow). I mean imagine, Parents John Smith and Jane Doe and the children Tom Smith, Dick Smith and Harry Smith. It's like your trying to exclude the mother from Smith family.

  • Thor Christensen
    Thor Christensen Year ago +7

    2:59 Two points:
    First - wouldn't you be *more* comfortable singing in front of your spouse?
    Second - how the hell is this woman 40??? She looks amazing.

  • V J
    V J 3 years ago

    I wanted to to see some behind the scenes so badly, guys! I'm so happy you showed this to us

  • Bartek Kubica (Ku-bitsa)

    Awesome! I Always gets the chills down my spine hearing this!

  • Ashley Cook
    Ashley Cook 3 years ago +23

    Laura is such a SUPER MOM! Feed that baby while you play that song!!! 💖😍🌸✨

  • Angel
    Angel 3 years ago

    I love these kind of videos! So cool seeing them in the recording booth.

  • Sebastian Quesada
    Sebastian Quesada 3 years ago

    these guys are all so freaking cool and talented!
    Thank you very much for just existing

  • littlefurnace
    littlefurnace Year ago +9

    Sam's original vocal made me realize how similar the melody is to Dead and Lovely by Tom Waites, although obviously very different styles.

  • TheInfernalFae
    TheInfernalFae 3 years ago +1

    I just have to put this out there, if it wasn't for my uncle i would have never gotten into d&d or critical role. It's nice to know that there's a community of people of all ages who understands my fascination with fantasy and adventure games! I've been playing d&d on and off since I was 8 years old! And the community is full of such lovely people T♡T. ....okay I'm done being cheesy now XD

  • Ani
    Ani 3 years ago

    They are all the sweetest most precious humans. I couldn't love them more!

  • Steven Partridge
    Steven Partridge 3 years ago

    This is so exciting!!! Congrats on funding this amazing animation project!!!

  • Vegeta POAS
    Vegeta POAS 3 years ago

    love the raw sound of sam singing and saying how it would be. would like to hear the full audio

  • Josh Shin
    Josh Shin 3 years ago

    Just seeing this stuff and being with them in viewer spirit since the beginning it makes me happy and proud to see how successful they are becoming and im glad it hasn't changed almost at all since the start minus the improvement to less issues of sound and stuff ;)

  • Masamune18
    Masamune18 3 years ago

    The song is so good! Very motivating and strong. The song alone has convinced me to watch the +200 hs of the campaigns

  • Paints Withlead
    Paints Withlead 3 years ago

    Love content like this, also I hope your family grows and has more simpering moment like this.

  • TheMeriMouse
    TheMeriMouse 3 years ago

    Ahhhh ! I love them all so much !!!!!!

  • Unoriginal069
    Unoriginal069 3 years ago

    I was hoping we'd see something like this!!! Thanks for thinking of us. Love to see your process!

  • Sforce 1
    Sforce 1 3 years ago +3171

    Ashley & Laura are in their zone

    • MrPineappleCc
      MrPineappleCc 3 years ago

      The auto zone

    • Ceecilex
      Ceecilex 3 years ago +6

      With her and Brian getting married I'm guessing she'll probably want to move back to LA.

    • Sherlock_ Holmes
      Sherlock_ Holmes 3 years ago +8

      @JCGver and after that: Buy out Vax's contract with the raven queen

    • Meemcus Meemcus
      Meemcus Meemcus 3 years ago

      @JCGver yaaay

    • Ron Pollard
      Ron Pollard 3 years ago +16

      I love Ashley and Laura getting into their groove. Dice toss ftw.

  • SerenityBloom
    SerenityBloom 3 years ago +6

    Thank you so much for showing this. It's amazing to see how the song came together! I absolutely cannot wait for the animated series. 🤩

  • Yuubi Timbergrim
    Yuubi Timbergrim 3 years ago +19

    Oh my gosh, Ronin sang the song with Laura?! What a star! ;D

  • Kyle Baryonyx
    Kyle Baryonyx 3 years ago

    I would love to see this live, they should do a live performance that premiers with their animated special

  • David Hernandez
    David Hernandez 3 years ago +3

    THIS!!! This what I really wanted to see! GD yall are very talented Beasts!!!! Thank you, and if possible, i would like to see more behind the scenes, especially of this process, it's inspiring!!! Love from Dallas!!!

  • Pat Slee
    Pat Slee 3 years ago

    great work, i am still watching and enjoying the 1st season. its really nice to see you all together still and enjoying what you do. congratulations on the baby...

  • SpeedDS DemonStar
    SpeedDS DemonStar 3 years ago

    I love this type of behind the scenes videos! More please!!

  • SourceOfBeing
    SourceOfBeing 3 years ago +26

    I honestly didn't realise Ashley sang in this. I thought it was all Laura (excluding the Critical Critical Role Role in the intro of the intro).

    • Larry Berry
      Larry Berry 3 years ago +4

      Really? I recognized Ashley's voice right away. Took me a little longer to figure out Laura. Ashley's done quit a bit of singing. Look it up on youtube if you haven't heard it already.

  • WanderingQuill
    WanderingQuill 3 years ago

    Just wanted to say I love love the song. Reminds me of the 90s cartoon themes that were so awesome :)

  • MrCthur
    MrCthur 3 years ago +5

    Have wanted to see a behind the scenes and vocal breakdown of this for so long. Thank you!

  • C B
    C B 3 years ago

    Pleas add more and more behind the scenes things, I know the fear might be it ruins the mystique of the show, but damn, you people are seriously creative and getting lil sneak peeks into the process is so cool.
    Either way, you guys rule and this tune was perfect, can't say anymore than that really :)

  • Ronin
    Ronin 3 years ago

    oh, I adore this goofy little team! :D love them to death

  • Alcalium
    Alcalium 9 months ago

    SO AWESOME to finally see the result of many people's work, after two years! Thank you!

  • Welzi1234567890
    Welzi1234567890 3 years ago +2

    Loving this "making of"!! Looking forward to the coming "making of"s!

  • Hobby Knight
    Hobby Knight 3 years ago

    As a D&D Guitar nerd that grew up watching the X-Men cartoon, I really appreciate this tune. The fact that Laura & Ashley sang it is just cool.

  • mojo
    mojo 8 months ago

    love the cast version its absolutely brilliant!

  • Cynthia Nguyen
    Cynthia Nguyen 3 years ago

    I wish we had more videos of their home campaign. That shit looks FUN 😂

  • Yakob Smirnoff
    Yakob Smirnoff 3 years ago +524

    Travis's enthusiasm is intoxicating haha

  • Dave Ford
    Dave Ford 3 years ago

    You nailed the whole thing, Travis, well done!

  • Mark M
    Mark M 3 years ago

    Great job on this if there is a soundtrack I would buy this and it is impressive of how this came together.

  • DontFeedThePanda
    DontFeedThePanda 3 years ago +18

    "when the time comes, roll the dice and see what happens, it's an Adventuring party for a reason right?" -Travis Willingham, Mar 2019

  • MrColoskyj
    MrColoskyj 3 years ago +3

    The positivity, surrounding what you guys are doing, is overwhelming. I love it

  • BasementRuthie
    BasementRuthie 3 years ago

    I love behind the scenes stuff this is FASCINATING and I am here for it.
    Also, yes Sam. Series. 😎

  • GKFC
    GKFC 3 years ago +13

    They used the footage of the gang finding the magic carpet during the home games. Nice, such a clutch moment.

  • Sarah Aardema
    Sarah Aardema 3 years ago +11

    No lie, this song rips into my heart every single time. Actual gamer tears of joy every single time.

    • Kayla Schropp
      Kayla Schropp 2 years ago

      I’m so glad I’m not the only one!!

  • Amy Michelle Wiley
    Amy Michelle Wiley 3 years ago

    Loved this. I totally want to hear all of Sam’s original idea track.