I first heard about Critical Role by way of another D&D show; it was often mentioned as a point of comparison in the comments. The show I was watching was actually really bad — I had only been watching it because I liked the people in it for other things. So I figured I’d check out Critical Role, and the rest is history. I started watching in August 2016, at a point when I had a lot of free time on my hands, so I was able to catch up quickly. My first live episode was episode 66 of the first campaign, and I didn't miss a single subsequent episode of the Vox Machina arc.
I really can't overstate how much Critical Role has meant to me; it has been a huge support during a very difficult period, and helped make it a little brighter. Whenever I need a pick-me-up, I know I can turn on an episode, and it's been nice to have a show to look forward to again. (Though some weeks it's been more like dread — some of those episodes were so stressful, oh man.)
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Don't cry. I'm just a little cold. Scanlan