Stephen Colbert's D&D Adventure with Matthew Mercer (Red Nose Day 2019)

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Critical Role Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer runs a special one-on-one D&D adventure for Stephen Colbert, shaped by your Red Nose Day donations! Join Matt as he leads Stephen through a special adventure in the Menagerie Coast in Wildemount.
Through your gracious donations to Red Nose Day, YOU chose Stephen's character class, his companion, the legendary weapon to be sought, and the villain that Stephen's character must face.
Special thanks to our friends at Red Nose Day and Tiltify for their endless support.
Featuring character art by our friend Babs Tarr:
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  • If you enjoyed our adventure with Stephen Colbert, please consider donating or sharing our Red Nose Day campaign!

    Critical RoleCritical Role9 aylar önce
    • Yas I did

      SoulTalkSoulTalk23 gün önce
    • "I fight to alleviate children's poverty." As he has been his whole life. <3

      Jason FirewalkerJason Firewalker2 aylar önce
    • Dear Critical Role, do you think it would be possible to get Stephen Colbert as a guest on Critical Role ? It would be actually amazing if he used his bard character, but that is a detail.

      Majo MonsterMajo Monster5 aylar önce
    • We watched this at home as a family and all loved it. My sons still talk about this adventure every few days as an example of how a short mission can be enthralling and concise. They want more family friendly exciting short tales. Does anyone have any recommendations?

      Elheru42Elheru426 aylar önce
    • i already wasnt a fan of critical role, but knowing that yall game with literal communists. couldnt be worse

      Nipha AhtlantashahNipha Ahtlantashah6 aylar önce
  • 2:27 I only ever had the chance to play 2nd edition for a full campaign. I can appreciate the refinement of some mechanics in the later editions, but in 2nd we had to be creative af; We had to work in the rules, but around the rules, and it was glorious at times. Also, characters died, not often, but 9.9 times out of 10 they weren't coming back

    fdsafdsafdsafdsafdsafdsa22 saatler önce
  • Will they do this again? Red Nose Day is coming again ...

    jayoungrjayoungrGün önce
  • I F****ng love this!!! It would be awesome if he (Colbert) would join you and the other voice actors on Critical Rol'se 2nd campaign sometime:)

    AbsurdArkHeroAbsurdArkHeroGün önce
  • I am in love with Eric. I wish a bee would land on my shoulder and travel with me.

    Ryan HarrisRyan HarrisGün önce
  • 2020

    PapaMonkeyDaddyPapaMonkeyDaddy2 gün önce
  • I’ve never seen such an exciting crossing of a bridge

    Joey Zoota-LuceroJoey Zoota-Lucero2 gün önce
  • how did he not go with Bee-vin Colbert?

    Jay PeggJay Pegg3 gün önce
  • Can i actually buy this adventure anywhere?

    Bieke UlenaersBieke Ulenaers4 gün önce
  • This was delightful to watch

    MzChelleMarieMzChelleMarie4 gün önce
  • Stephen's faces were all good but my personal favorite is still the absolute glee in hearing the use of "ichor"

    SarahN DipitySarahN Dipity5 gün önce
  • Which universe are they playing in?

    Kasino80Kasino805 gün önce
  • My god, imagine this video if Steve Carell and Jon Stewart had been his party members.

    GLGL6 gün önce
  • Amazing

    Joshua WilliamsonJoshua Williamson6 gün önce
  • So I get to watch Levi GM some DnD? Might just have broken the awesome meter.

    RyanRyan8 gün önce
  • 18:09 I'm a new dm but shouldn't that be investigation? Not perception?

    AJ BroomAJ Broom8 gün önce
  • Mercer looks really good with that beard

    failtolawlfailtolawl9 gün önce
  • I got hit in the feels when Colbert picked up the notebook to write down the spirit's warning. I started playing when I was 5 in 1980 (with my dad's guidance of course). I can't express how big of an impression it made on me. It really sparked my love of fantasy stories and games.

    BassasaurusRexBassasaurusRex9 gün önce
  • Seeing some dudes passionately talking and reminiscing about a shared hobby is so heartwarming. It doesn't even matter, who or which hobby. Fucking DO WHAT YOU LOVE!

    Crys KilljoyCrys Killjoy10 gün önce
  • that feint diablo music tho

    LinguistieLinguistie11 gün önce
  • Was there a big D&D following at Hampden-Sydney?

    Ryan CasadayRyan Casaday12 gün önce
  • Matt Mercer would be able to do a decent Mark Hamill impression :P

    HairyfootHairyfoot12 gün önce
  • Oh a bee companion, thats kinda cute Matt does bee sounds: if anything happens to Erik i'll kill everyone near me and the myselve

    aitoriri1aitoriri113 gün önce
  • This is bullshit! Eric should have been Erick! A good strong Viking name.

    Hyperion HoundHyperion Hound13 gün önce
  • Dem some bones! xD!!!

    Lucrass KelvacLucrass Kelvac13 gün önce
  • The joy that was brought back, you can see it glowing in his eyes. This is awesome, I’ve only just started a month ago with friends and immediately fell in love with it. Wish I got into it sooner 💕

    XemmerythXemmeryth13 gün önce
  • It's the Witcher 3 Soundtrack if anybody is asking

    Moritz WalcherMoritz Walcher13 gün önce
  • 🐝👌

    ren. imolren. imol14 gün önce
  • You sir, must be using my music playlist for your adventrues! :D Witcher1-3, Diablo1-2 etc. ...simply the best)

    luz019luz01914 gün önce
  • Pour one out for Eric.

    Andreas AllicaAndreas Allica14 gün önce
  • Welcome, in todays session the sword should be played by Jason Momoa

    LatieraeveLatieraeve14 gün önce
  • We just gonna ignore that Witcher 3 music in the background, eh? That's some atmosphere building.

    Rascal DogRascal Dog14 gün önce
  • Brilliant.

    Ultra ViolenceUltra Violence14 gün önce
  • This video is why I got into critical role. I always found the long running 4 hour per video series intimidating. But this was just short and accessible enough that I could see the appeal.

    Kannan ChandraKannan Chandra14 gün önce
  • Anyone else notice the Diablo II soundtrack being played at 22:09? Might be in the rest of the video but I only just noticed.

    Matthew PooleMatthew Poole14 gün önce
  • That's the best bee sound I've heard

    Tobías BeltránTobías Beltrán14 gün önce
  • Thankfully Erik is a familiar and Stephen can re-summon Erik, at a later date. :3

    Andreas Handin BerntssonAndreas Handin Berntsson15 gün önce
  • Im envious. this is so good DMing.

    BeoBeo15 gün önce
  • HAha Capo means something along the lines of "the best" in argentinian spanish

    Adonai Isla VieyraAdonai Isla Vieyra15 gün önce
  • Steven at 17:00 is a teenager again. I miss my DnD days. =D

    LiqtorLiqtor15 gün önce
  • Haha, I love how excited Colbert is

    Sean RipperSean Ripper15 gün önce
  • This is so freaking prue

    Annaie1234Annaie123415 gün önce
  • I love the "Which one's which?" "It's a 55" ...that means they were the same, right?

    Iyan SiwikIyan Siwik15 gün önce
  • When the bee noises dropped on you had my full attention!

    ieatstheinternetieatstheinternet15 gün önce
  • That’s diablo in the the background right.

    OmegaUberDeathbotOmegaUberDeathbot15 gün önce
  • Anyone notice the witcher theme playing in the background?

    Symmetry MiltonSymmetry Milton15 gün önce
  • RIP Eric :(

    FreshairkaboomFreshairkaboom15 gün önce
  • That is cool. The descriptions are so vivid.

    GimpNinja 33710GimpNinja 3371015 gün önce
  • dude i almost cried when eric died...holy shit...

    ZipzoZipzo15 gün önce
  • Took me a while to realise that the talking sword is basically a lightsaber. Matt did his homework.

    Zulu BunsenZulu Bunsen16 gün önce
  • I have a concept for you guys places like on it if you want to see it but I want to see a D&D campaign with all of them and all my favorites starring {Seth Meyers, Trevor Noah & Stephen Colbert} if you guys like this ideal put a like if you have any ideas for the fourth or a fifth player put it in the description down below that's linked to my comment I just hope the Masters see it.

    Gold OsburnGold Osburn16 gün önce
  • The only way to have an organized DnD campaign is if there is only the DM and one player.

    LordPadriacLordPadriac16 gün önce
  • Wait...Does America do Red Nose Day now??

    DamenDamen16 gün önce
  • In a world that highlights bad so often, it is wonderful to seen something like this.

    scubascott94scubascott9416 gün önce
  • The setup alone is worth it. And later... FOR ERIC!!!!!!!

    Kungpao KittyKungpao Kitty16 gün önce
  • I didn't really notice at first until about the 7:30 mark, but is that background music the same music from the Witcher 3? I know I know that music from somewhere lol.

    vikingsman18vikingsman1816 gün önce
    • Mercer has special permission to use a bunch of video game music

      nivlacnivlac16 gün önce
  • I've never played DnD my entire life. Always wanted to. Despite having no clue what was going on this was so captivating to watch. I really want to play this game.

    Russian Troll HunterRussian Troll Hunter16 gün önce
    • look up “D&D 5e Basic Rules” (they’re free online) and then go to (a community for finding groups to play roleplaying games like D&D with). I wish you good luck!

      liam o connorliam o connor14 gün önce
  • I love his looks of childlike joy

    Ben JonesBen Jones16 gün önce
  • When the intro to the adventure started, Stephen was grinning ear to ear. He was sucked in. You can see the nostalgia on his face. He is a kid again.

    Eric GraftonEric Grafton16 gün önce
  • I am 45 years old and like Mr Colbert I played with my friend regularly untill about age 21 or 22.. Sometimes I just played with myself but it's not nearly as fun...this really brought those memories back..great times

    NotOverlyAcerbicNotOverlyAcerbic16 gün önce
  • Know nothing about D&D never played or anything, but this was lovely to watch.

    AMavkAMavk17 gün önce
  • The witcher music in the background

    Owadeusz97Owadeusz9718 gün önce
  • I absolutely love how entranced Colbert is. He is legit excited.

    John LynchJohn Lynch18 gün önce
  • The amount of eye contact happening here is absolutely deafening .

    OuchmydragonballzOuchmydragonballz18 gün önce
  • I like how happy Stephen looks the entire time

    MonkeyStar 365MonkeyStar 36518 gün önce
  • thats not a cheap cloak... or im poorer / hes richer that i thought.... lol

    Tristan ChristiansenTristan Christiansen18 gün önce
  • *I have a friend who is starting a service to rent professional dungeon master hosts (DMH) for parties.* The DMH will have at least a BS in english lit and years of D&D play. They will electronic record your D&D records lays onto a public server for future verification of level ups and such. Only in california.

    John SmithJohn Smith18 gün önce
    • Man, this sounds like a great business idea, you need to tell your friend to get their idea out there!

      liam o connorliam o connor14 gün önce
  • Matt looks like he got MUCH sun recently .... LOL

    dejaevizdejaeviz19 gün önce
  • Every emotion I saw on Stephen's face made every emotion I felt twice as powerful. I used to love D&D so much. It was a real joy to see *him* playing it again after so many years and having such a great time.

    Karin AllenKarin Allen19 gün önce
  • TTuTT b Good job Eric. FOR ERIC

    Audrey BailieAudrey Bailie19 gün önce
Stephen Colbert's D&D Adventure with Matthew Mercer (Red Nose Day 2019)