This side of TGON is no stranger to Dungeons and Dragons. We have talked about the famed Critical Role and the epic hijinks seen in Dimension 20. So, it is fair to say that this is some of my favorite content to share with you all. Therefore, I am excited to share the collision of these two campaigns in Exandria Unlimited: Calamity.
|Brennan Lee Mulligan||Game Master|
|Lou Wilson||Guildmaster Nydas Okiro|
|Aabria Iyengar||Architect Arcane Laerryn Coramar-Seelie|
|Marisha Ray||Patia Por’co, The Keeper of Scrolls|
|Travis Willingham||Cerrit Agrupnin, Guardian of the Seventh|
|Sam Riegel||Loquatius Seelie|
|Luis Carazo||Zerxus Ilerez|
The Story So Far
This four-part miniseries takes place in the floating city of Avalir during the Age of Arcanum. The Age of Arcanum, according to Exandria lore, was a pivotal point in arcane history. The thirst for knowledge was forever unquenched, which ultimately led to aspirations of godhood and corruption. However, our story follows six unique individuals with various backgrounds who love their city. They have sworn to protect it from great destruction, perhaps even The Calamity itself.
As a fan of Critical Role and Dimension 20, I was ecstatic to hear that Brennan Lee Mulligan would be the humble Dungeon Master (DM). His DMing style has always been immersive and fun, yet serious when necessary. His style in EXU is no different. Immediately out the gate, we see a scene played out with Zerxus Ilerez that was genuinely heartbreaking. I was enthralled with this vision and reached for my tissue box. However, upon meeting Loquatius Seelie, the energy was much different. It was light, airy and full of laughs. Mulligan’s dynamic DM style will always have me coming back for more.
In addition, the players have concocted some of the most unique characters I have seen Critical Role roll out in a long time. With a campaign of high-level players, I am intrigued to see the obstacles they will face in upcoming episodes. Also, Sam Riegel and Lou Wilson are at the same table has me brimming with excitement. The two of them separate are amazing; however, I am curious to see what trouble they will get into together. Overall, Exandria Unlimited: Calamity has the potential to be one of the best side quests in Critical Role history.
Odds and Ends
Critical Role airs on Twitch at 7 pm Pacific on Thursdays if you want in on the action. Episodes are then aired on YouTube Mondays at noon Pacific. In the end, I highly recommend watching Exandria Unlimited: Calamity to anyone looking for new D&D content.