First: Critical Role is a show in which a group of voice-actors play Dungeons & Dragons together! It’s fun and if you’re interested, you can check it out here.
I’ll admit that I’ve never seen the first season of Geek and Sundry‘s Critical Role, but I couldn’t resist the temptation of watching it after all the online hype around season 2! And ever since that moment… I’m hooked and I’m always looking forward to the moment a new episode airs. It’s a perfect show to ‘watch’ on a second screen while doing some illustration work. I don’t have the time to pick up DnD again, so this certainly scratches that DnD-itch for me. 😉
And we finally played Cthulhu Wars! And the game is so much lighter than I had imagined. Not in weight, of course, the game is ridiculously big… not to mention all the available expansions – but in the terms of game mechanics. I’m usually not the biggest of strategic conquering games, but I really enjoyed Cthulhu Wars and would love to play it again a second time.
I can also recommend The Adventure Zone. It’s a podcast. They relatively recently have ended their first, three-year and 69 episode long D&D campaign (which is just amazing) and are currently trying out different settings and systems to figure out what their next campaign should be.
Ivan Van Norman
I also selfishly would suggest Sagas of Sundry if you get a chance. You can use ‘Frontier’ on the platform Alpha (projectalpha.com) to get 60 days for free.
Just looked it up and it sounds like an excellent way to gain some madness – thanks for the tip! 😉
Oh wow, that’s a long list. I got hooked on board games thanks to Wil Wheaton’s Tabletop, but I’ve also enjoyed playthroughs by the former cast of Smosh Games, Let’s Roll by Achievement Hunter, and Polygon’s got this show they do sometimes called Overboard.
I guess my requirements for a good Let’s Play encompass quite a few channels.
I don’t tend to watch DnD games, though. Those tend to last several hours, and I prefer my LPs to be easier to digest.