Dungeons & Dragons Podcast 'Critical Role' Ends 141-Episode Long Saga

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On Thursday, “Critical Role” — a show based on the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons & Dragons — wraps up a narrative arc that’s 141 episodes in the making.

We revisit a conversation with two of its cast members about the enduring appeal of Dungeons & Dragons — where anyone can become an adventurer with dice, imagination and some friends. It’s become particularly popular during the pandemic.

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