The legend of Vox Machina understandably crowded RC critical Easter eggs, but a reference could have gone unnoticed even for lifelong fanatics. The new animated series of Prime Video is a letter of love to _Rol critical, _ the popular web series that presents a cast of dubbing actors who interpret _calaboons and dragons., it also presents many references to other Parties of Critical, _ ranging from internal community jokes to mentions of other campaigns and even recurrent appearances of the Critical Role DM Matt Mercer.
In episode 4, “shadows at the door”, the legend of Vox Machina sneak into a quite unexpected cameo. After Vox Machina is attacked in the strength of him by a multitude of strange non-dead creatures that move through the shadows, take refuge in what appears to be a dining room. Inside the dining room there is a strange wooden table, identical to the table made to measure by Wyrmwood Gaming and used by Critico_ for parts of the second campaign of the program. You can see the comparison side by side below, courtesy of prominent rol Critical Fan Arsequeef:
The Royal Board was made of English brown oak with a critical_ incrustations and spaces for dice boxes and around 100 hours-man were needed to complete it. The table was designed to allow the cast to be filtered through two sides while still seeing and interacting each other. Mercer would sit on the inserted part, with a place for notes and an open area for the elaborate miniature maps that Mercer uses for combat. While the table was gradually deleted afterwards critical_ debuted with a new set, Wyrmwood is still regularly associated with Critical_ in several products, including specially made dice boxes with characters from the second campaign of Critical Role.
While Vox Machina does not feel and throw some dice on the table, it stands out in an extended struggle sequence in which the group fights desperately against a horde of non-dead monsters. The fight sequence is one of the best in the series to date and can be enjoyed by all… even those who did not understand the meaning of the table before today.
The legend of Vox Machina is now available at Prime Video. The new episodes are transmitted every Friday.