If you are looking for great Critical Role fanfiction, this is the post for you.
Critical Role is an American web series where famous voice actors play Dungeons & Dragons.
So far, there are two campaigns played from 2017 to 2021.
So if you like watching or playing Dungeons & Dragons, then Critical Role might be just the thing for you.
Along with the web series, there is also a whole world of Critical Role fanfiction out there.
But in this post, I will write about some of the most popular Critical Role fanfiction according to hits received on Archive Of Our Own.
Keep reading to find out more about some of these popular stories.
1. The Wonderful Life of Caleb de Rolo
This story is based on the part where the de Rolos find out that Caleb got residuum inserted into his arms.
Instead of what followed in canon, the de Rolos adopt Caleb and raise him as one of their own.
But Percy really had no intention of adopting a seventeen-year-old boy.
And this also brings a lot of hardship and problems with it.
Even though it is hard and not what either Percy or Caleb imagined, it is still worth it in the end.
With over 52,000 hits, it’s a very popular story with 19 chapters to keep you occupied.
2. Men of Sense and Silly Women
This story follows Jester Lavorre and Caleb Widogast in an alternate universe in the Regency era.
Even though the story is of-canon and does not include magic, the characters still feel much the same as in the original.
Jester is sent away to live in the countryside, something she is not looking forward to.
One day, she meets a young boy who loves to read and has his head in the clouds.
This boy is so different from the ones she knew back home that she is instantly fascinated.
It is mostly a romance story between Jester and Caleb with a real slow burn.
It has a bit of a Jane Austen feel to it as you can probably tell from the title and this summary.
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3. The Last Snowfall
The story follows Percy and Vex’ahlia as they meet and slowly fall in love.
Neither of them expected it or meant to meet their one true love.
But maybe that’s for the best because now they both can fall even harder.
As you can guess, it is a very romantic story with a very slow burn.
What makes this story extra special is all the artwork throughout the chapters.
The lovely images fit the story perfectly and are worth it to just scroll past.
It is 22 chapters long and perfect for fans of Percy and Vex.
4. A Mote of Possibility
This story contains nine chapters.
Within every chapter, the author presents an alternative scenario where the Mighty Nein did not meet Caleb and Nott.
The writer is obviously a big fan of this couple and is willing to give the reader all the doses of Caleb and Nott you will need.
Each chapter is a short story on its own, but it somehow feels like one large story.
They are all very original stories about the different characters from the Mighty Nein with some lovely elements and found family love, but also some hard subjects that give it depth.
It reads very nicely and easily, and it deserves to be this popular among the fandom.
5. Or Alternatively
The writer created a new backstory for Veth in this story.
Here Veth meets Bren, a feeble-minded young boy who has been locked up.
She posts bail and decides to take him in and raise him as if he were her own.
But Bren, who has been cursed by a spell, has trouble trusting this strange woman and has no idea what is expected of him.
This is an alternate universe story with some parts in canon, but mostly all new storylines.
It touches on some strong subjects, so be advised!
This is an original story with over 28,000 hits.
6. Walking Wounded
In this fanfic, we find eight chapters with examples of how to wound a wizard.
It is a fun way of writing a story and follows all the main characters.
The subjects, and therefore chapter titles, are Acid, Piercing, Fear, Necrotic, Charmed, Slashing, Force, and Madness.
It is all very original and creative with some funny elements in there as well.
This story also gives some good Dungeons & Dragons vibes, and you can imagine how this would work during a campaign.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Critical Role story without mentioning angst and hurt.
But it all fits the story well.
7. How To Care For Your Wizard
This story shows a collection of smaller stories about the Mighty Nein while caring for Caleb.
It isn’t exactly canon, but it still follows the storyline and works out on that.
Especially little character traits are used very well in the chapters.
We learn more about Caleb’s backstory but also about the Nein.
They show a large found family and how important those relationships are.
This story is part 1 of the “How to care for your…” series.
There are 21 chapters with over 26,000 hits, and absolutely worth your time.
8. Traveling Hearts
in this story, a stranger comes to town and takes possession of Lucien and the Mighty Nein.
Jester is saved in the nick of time by Caleb, but they still all get caught up with this cruel wizard who is more powerful than they have ever seen before.
Jester is the only one who can save her friends, only she struggles to make a plan.
Caleb and Jester think they have found a way to save the rest, but it might be at a cost they aren’t willing to pay.
This is a very interesting story that shows a whole new side of Caleb and Jester.
This fanfic is part one of the “Travelling Hearts” series with two parts in total.
9. A Whisper On My Shoulder
This story follows Percy after the Briarwoods attack.
Percy wakes up the morning after, unsure where he is or what happened when it just comes back to him.
He remembers many of the horrible things that happened, but most of all, he remembers the ghost.
And when he realizes he is the only one in his family to survive the attack, it does not take long to figure out who the ghost is or what the ghost wants from him.
A great alternate universe story with a central main character is the story’s true focus.
10. Stuck on You
This story is an alternate universe where the Briarwoods never actually took over Whitestone.
It follows the announcement of the arranged marriage for Percy.
He never wanted to get married this way, but it is what his father wants for and from him.
At the same time, over in Syngorn, Vex’ahlia is called to her father to hear the same announcement.
Only she reacts very differently and has no intention of following through with this marriage.
Now it is just a matter of time before the whole situation escalates.
It is a short story with three chapters and 42992 words.
But it is absolutely a great story within this fandom.
Critical Role Fanfiction: Conclusion
I hope this article has helped you find some great Critical Role fanfiction!
These 10 are just a small sample of all the amazing stories out there.
So you may want to look at the other fanfics with this tag and find your own favorite among them.
And if you have questions about this topic, feel free to leave a message in the comments below!
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