One of the most important lessons you ever learn from playing D&D is that nothing ever goes as planned. No matter how much effort you put into it, every plan is really just a Rube Goldbergesque series of malfunctions waiting to happen. As it is in D&D, so to it is in life. Or something. There’s probably a better lesson here, but I’m not clear on it.
I’ve always been a poor student.
Also a poor student, Keyleath, who decides to use her Conjure Woodland Creatures spell for the first time to hilarious effect as Matt actively discourages her from ever using that spell again.
Of course, the real winner of this clip is, as always, Sam Riegal, who does what Scanlan does best. Be hysterically cool.
This page may be in danger of becoming a Sam Riegal fan page. Dammit, man! Stop being amazing for one episode!
Below is a wonderful clip from Critical Role that demonstrates why knowing your spells purpose matters, placement on the map is key, and why the bard is always going to get the most awesome moments.