Critical Role has certainly been busy. In barely two months’ time it will release Explorer’s Guide To Wildemount. Likewise, for those that remember, the company also has new merchandise from several different companies hitting shelves, too. That’s not all. Later this year, just before their animated series launches to Prime Video, a new book is coming, as well. The World Of Critical Role arrive on September 15th. Penguin Random House’s Ten Speed Press Publishing House is the book’s publisher.
Liz Marsham is the author behind the book, collaborating alongside the entire Critical Role cast. Additionally, Oliver Berrett provides over one hundred illustrations, while Ray Kachatorian provides the photopgraphy.
The World Of Critical Role: Book Description
Here’s the publisher’s official description:
Dive deep into the history of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG livestream with the cast of Critical Role in this definitive guide featuring never-before-seen illustrations and photos.
From its unassuming beginnings as a casual home game between friends to the role-playing phenomenon it is today, Critical Role has become the stuff of legend. These pages chronicle how a circle of friends who all happen to be talented voice actors built the most-watched tabletop role-playing livestream of all time.
Discover dazzling new illustrations and richly written insights into the locations, characters, and adventures featured in the hundreds of episodes across Critical Role’s two campaigns, Vox Machina and the Mighty Nein. Go behind the scenes with archival photos and exclusive interviews with Dungeon Master Matt Mercer and the entire Critical Role cast as they explore their characters’ most triumphant moments and darkest hours. And celebrate the massive community of Critters who support and expand the show’s world through a highlighted tour of the crafts, cosplay, and art they create every day.
Featuring a foreword from the cast, lush illustrations, and the inside story you won’t find anywhere else, this book is your indispensable guide to Critical Role. The adventure begins!”
Where To Pre-Order
The World of Critical Role is arrives September 15th, and is currently available for pre-order at:
The *official* cover has yet to be revealed. However, we did get a glimpse of the teaser cover:
Notwithstanding the lack of a final cover, the company also treated us to several images from Ray Kachatorian. Until we learn more, enjoy these photos. And be sure to stay tuned here to That Hashtag Show for all your gaming news!