On this side of TGON, we love listening to nerdy voice actors throw dice and battle mythical beasts. Honestly, we love many forms of tabletop role-playing games; however, we are chatting about Amazon’s The Legend of Vox Machina this week. The animated version of Critical Role’s campaign one.

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Source: Entertainment Weekly

The Cast

Before jumping into the main storyline, let’s look at the cast. Here we have a list of the main characters and their respected roles. The core characters are still voiced by their respective players.

Voice ActorRole
Ashley JohnsonPike Trickfoot
Laura BaileyVex’ahlia “Vex” Vessar
Liam O’BrienVax’ildan “Vax” Vessar
Matthew MercerLord Sylas Briarwood
Marisha RayKeyleth of the Air Ashari
Sam RiegelScanlan Shorthalt
Taliesin JaffePercival “Percy” Fredrickstein Von Musel Klossowski de Rolo III
Travis WillinghamGrog Strongjaw
A table list of the main cast, including the voice actor and their respective role.

Aside from the typical cast members of Critical Role, many voice actors are also filling in for Mercer’s NPCs.

Voice ActorRole
Stephanie BeatrizLady Kima
Khary PaytonSovereign Uriel Tal’Dorei
David TennantGeneral Krieg
Indira VarmaLady Allura Vysoren
Grey GriffinDelilah Briarwood
Sunil MalhotraShaun Gilmore
Max MittelmanDesmond
Darin De PaulKerrion Stonefell
Eugene ByrdJarrett
Esmé Creed-MilesCassandra de Rolo
Kelly HuDr. Anna Ripley
Rory McCannDuke Vedmire
Dominic MonaghanArchibald Desnay
Stephen RootProfessor Anders
Tracie ThomsEverlight
Gina TorresKeeper Yennen
A table list of the non-Critical Role cast members and their roles.

The Story

The simple synopsis of The Legend of Vox Machina boils down to a group of rag-tag misfits attempting to pay off a hefty bar tab. However, fans of the show know it is a little deeper than that and can expect to see a few significant points of interest. First, viewers will see some pre-stream backstory, allowing previous viewers of the campaign a glimpse of the past. In addition, viewers will also see the Briarwood arc from the original series. Finally, a few iconic arcs will also be revealed.


I have been counting down the days until the release of The Legend of Vox Machina for a while now. I can proudly say I was not disappointed. The animation is gorgeous, and the adult humor has the same energy as the campaign. Hearing Scanlan sing full-length songs were the absolute highlight of my weekend. There are also so many Easter eggs I couldn’t begin to share them all with the finite space I have. In addition, finding the hidden Mercer in each episode has been a hoot. In conclusion, if watching animated characters kick-butt and share some crude jokes, this is a show for you.