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Critical Role fans erupted with excitement on Monday when the show’s host, Matt Mercer, extended an invitation via Twitter to Broadway’s Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. The tweet came after Miranda responded to a fan’s question asking if he played Dungeons and Dragons. Lin admitted he had never actually played the game but he listened to D&D campaign podcast, The Adventure Zone, regularly. Mercer was quick to respond to Miranda, cordially offering him a place in their party, and inviting novelist Patrick Rothfuss back for another round to play with them.
— Matthew Mercer (@matthewmercer) November 22, 2016
Miranda has been very open about his love for the fantasy genre and even took some inspiration for Hamilton from Rothfuss’s first novel, The Name of the Wind, saying, “The Story Of Tonight is me trying to capture the feel of Kvothe & his friends leaving the Eaolian.” Rothfuss appeared on Critical Role earlier this year as the human Paladin, Kerrek in “Hope,” and then made us all weep ugly tears when he recorded a heart wrenching letter to Keyleth (Marisha Ray) in “Passed Through Fire.”
Needless to say, an adventure with Vox Machina, Patrick Rothfuss, and Lin Manuel-Miranda would basically be like a nerd’s ultimate fever dream come true. And the cast of Critical Role makes no secret of their love for the Hamilton musical, regularly chatting about it on the show. In fact, not long ago, cast members Travis Willingham and his wife, Laura Bailey, attended a performance of the musical in New York.
But Miranda’s schedule hasn’t exactly lightened up since he left his starring role in Hamilton back in July and he has since moved to London for his upcoming role as Jack in the sequel to Mary Poppins. Unfortunately for Critters, this could put a bit of a damper on any plans to join up with Vox Machina anytime soon. But if Miranda’s music and D&D have taught us anything – it’s to never give up hope! And there would be no better way for him to learn the game than with the cast of Geek and Sundry’s Critical Role.
So let’s cross our fingers and hope for the best! Until then, check out Critical Role on Geek and Sundry’s Twitch channel Thursday nights a 7PM Pacific.
What race and class would you like to see Miranda play? Let us know in the comments below!