Matt Mercer - Greatest DM ever

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  • Published: 03 February 2016

Comments • 247

  • Annie Ranger
    Annie Ranger  1 months back

    Swear to Grog, The mapmaker sounds exactly like Michael from The Office.

    • Andrew Persson
      Andrew Persson  1 months back

      Genuinely couldn't tell if he was struggling or if he was purposefully talking like that

      • Not_Ian
        Not_Ian  5 months back

        This is why there's something called "The Mercer Effect"

        • Tony Luong
          Tony Luong  5 months back

          Sun tree, the gun powder and pumag sol should be this guys resume for any jobs he wants

          • jack brunton
            jack brunton  7 months back

            Oof seeing Orion
            For what people say I miss Tiberius, R.I.P

            • I leave mean comments
              I leave mean comments  7 months back

              This is supposed to be impressive?

            • Jason Thomas
              Jason Thomas  8 months back

              Matt is dam good

              • Kovu Lion
                Kovu Lion  8 months back

                His hair looks so smooth he looks like a realistic mod on games

                • Tim Joestar
                  Tim Joestar  10 months back

                  I'll show you justice, with my *STAND.*

                  • Joe Lim
                    Joe Lim  10 months back

                    This Matt guy is pretty good.

                    • Ian Moone
                      Ian Moone  10 months back

                      Wish I had a GM that good.

                      • matthew lampard
                        matthew lampard  11 months back

                        I fucking love Matt Mercer <3

                        • d tczyk
                          d tczyk  12 months back

                          That’s incredible. I heard him “voice” a mind flayer too. Shits insane

                          • Zac Nyberg
                            Zac Nyberg  12 months back

                            Wow impressed

                            • Pazora
                              Pazora  1 years back

                              What's your name?
                              *Teriyak*... Teriyaki Mc. Chicken

                              • WarBacca 101
                                WarBacca 101  1 years back

                                In this clip, you will watch a man grab his testicles and shove them back up into his body

                                • Josh Hammer
                                  Josh Hammer  1 years back

                                  Idk, Brennan Lee Mulligan from college humor is pretty good

                                  • IckySticky
                                    IckySticky  1 years back

                                    How so?

                                    • Bird Soldier
                                      Bird Soldier  1 years back

                                      I don't understand what happened that's amazing
                                      Could someone explain please?

                                      • Drew Peterson
                                        Drew Peterson   1 years back

                                        It's just the spot on improv and the range of voices he can do.

                                    • Winterheart786
                                      Winterheart786  1 years back

                                      Thats why he is a professional voice actor Ladies and Gentlemen ;)

                                      • Jason Stevens
                                        Jason Stevens  1 years back

                                        He sounds like a more nerdy Todd Howard

                                        • M Smith
                                          M Smith  1 years back

                                          He becomes a completely different person. It’s almost scary.

                                          • cloudsRniceC0M3
                                            cloudsRniceC0M3  1 years back

                                            This man could fart music

                                            • LockSteady
                                              LockSteady  1 years back

                                              MATHEW WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR THREE YEARS AND YOU STILL ....... mumble mumble mumble?????? what????

                                              • Drew Peterson
                                                Drew Peterson   1 years back

                                                LockSteady "you still fucking blow me away"

                                            • KorosuKoell
                                              KorosuKoell  2 years back

                                              beau is the worst

                                              • James Ray
                                                James Ray  1 years back

                                                KorosuKoell Fuck yes!

                                            • Nico Faderbauer
                                              Nico Faderbauer  2 years back

                                              Our DM has a second group in the same world, and we kind of started recruiting NPCs and of course we ask for their names and want to get to know them, that's fine with him, but his other group used to asking no questions whatsoever, then got angry at how they get no information, and now actually started asking NPCs for names and things and every little detail and then complain about how there's too much information and way too many names

                                              • Chris Lauderdale
                                                Chris Lauderdale  2 years back

                                                Just to put this into perspective. Matt went from being told that Vex wanted to flag someone down, to having a voice, job, look, and persona for this NPC in under 30 seconds.

                                                • Joel Felske
                                                  Joel Felske  6 days back

                                                  Both sides are true. Matt is an exceptional DM, no doubt. But making a character on the fly? Not that crazy... Guys a map-maker. And this map maker talks fast. That’s the character. You think about a map maker who talks fast, he’s flighty and twitchy. That doesn’t take the greatest DM of all time to come up with. Yeah it takes practice! I sure as hell couldnt throw that together on the fly but an experienced DM should be able to make tons of those basic characters very quickly. It shouldn’t take long to create a character with a voice, job and persona. That’s every DM’s job.

                                                • nash0089
                                                  nash0089  2 months back

                                                  I'm pretty sure he said something about having a bank of npcs to pull from on the fly. During the fireside chat where twitch voted on an npc and they came up with the base for Orly. Also during shopping trips I've seen him look at his sheet, say something like, "Oh, perfect" then bust out the npc description right after.

                                                • David Garcia
                                                  David Garcia  3 months back

                                                  @dig6394 Thank you, the only "douche bag, asshole" here is the one making the accusations and turning this discourse into a 5th grade name calling convo. What a fucking know it all, try hard, true D&D toxic fuck you are. Its shit heads like you @diego Elias that I would NEVER fucking care to have at my D&D session, fuck off.

                                                • dig6394
                                                  dig6394  3 months back

                                                  @Diego Elias You are going way off the rails here. Lefties? Douches? He just questioned a claim someone stated as a fact. They could not possibly know for certain that what they claimed was true, so it is a fair question.
                                                  Wasn't even an asshole about it, he just asked if he knew that for certain or if it was a guess. Sure you can assume he doubted the claim, but that was quite a big claim for a random person to make after all.
                                                  Even with the information from Campaign two, you can't conclusively tell if he did the same amount of preparation at this point in time. This is quite a long time ago after all.
                                                  And even if we could 100% say that he did do the same amount of preparation, you still couldn't know whether he invented the character on the spot, because he might have done so despite having plenty of NPCs at the ready. Would definitely be unnecessary to do so, but you never know, and Andy Malik was VERY sure of himself.

                                                  Basically, you are the asshole here, not the "lefty"...

                                                • Thad Lozensky
                                                  Thad Lozensky  4 months back

                                                  @Diego Elias The voice acting was top notch, but he's a professional

                                              • Stormbow
                                                Stormbow  2 years back

                                                Overrated DM that no one would know about if it weren't for Critical Role. Literally **_nothing_** in that video was anything I haven't seen done by dozens of DMs in the past 33+ years.

                                                • Claire Jacobs
                                                  Claire Jacobs  1 years back

                                                  All DMs who are able to insanely improv their way out of Pc-caused-shit deserve to be recognised... Matt just happens to be a voice actor and was able to score this gig.
                                                  Just enjoy the video for what it is- improving out of the ass like a badass. No need to be salty. :)

                                                • Drew Peterson
                                                  Drew Peterson   2 years back

                                                  "that no one would know about if it weren't for Critical Role."

                                                  I agree, Stormbow. Voice actors are criminally under-recognized and underappreciated.

                                                  Thanks for the comment, Stormbow!

                                              • SonicHeroXD
                                                SonicHeroXD  2 years back

                                                2:04-2:07 Matt unleashed his inner Michael Scott for a moment there.

                                                • Neven
                                                  Neven  2 years back

                                                  A living legend :)

                                                  • hi five
                                                    hi five  2 years back

                                                    Poor Tiryiok lost an arm

                                                    • s s
                                                      s s  2 years back

                                                      Anyone, does watching this spoil your games at all? These guys set the bar so high...

                                                      • xySuperManxy
                                                        xySuperManxy  1 years back

                                                        Nah mate, it's aspirational. I'm pretty good but I'm not professional voice actor good...yet. Closer than I was a couple of years ago, before I started my latest campaign. Sure I'll get better in a couple of years, too.

                                                      • Claire Jacobs
                                                        Claire Jacobs  1 years back

                                                        As a DM with little improv expirience but voice acting abilities, watching these gives me motivation to continue to improve my improv to create a better game for my players. Of course it’s not going to be the same for everyone, but look on the situation positively and turn it into a benefit for yourself. Strive to become better. :D

                                                      • James Ray
                                                        James Ray  1 years back

                                                        s s then don't play. They are actors and voice actors. Most of us are just schlubs trying to find a little escapism in a shitty world.

                                                    • Emma Cory
                                                      Emma Cory  2 years back

                                                      He sounds just like my former pastor... XD

                                                      • Slaindxx
                                                        Slaindxx  2 years back

                                                        No. Not the best ever.

                                                        • Claire Jacobs
                                                          Claire Jacobs  1 years back

                                                          Slaindxx perhaps not. But you also didn’t give any information. Perhaps structure your comment with some evidence and points as to why? I’m not sure why you’d comment at all otherwise :)

                                                      • PrincessLelouch
                                                        PrincessLelouch  2 years back

                                                        I love how when Liam talks out of character, his British accent carries over from Vax. The immersion is real.

                                                        • dig6394
                                                          dig6394  3 months back

                                                          @TheCrazydude17 I think that comes from necessity actually. When you are a PC, you only ever need to worry about the one voice, and forgetting to switch back to "the other voice" is easier. As a DM, at least one that does voices, you need to keep track of potentially dozens of voices, and messing it up might confuse the PCs. Having to keep track of whom you are speaking as at all times, probably makes it easier to remember to switch back to yourself as well. It is the narrator after all, one of the voices you need to keep track of.

                                                        • TrashDeviant
                                                          TrashDeviant  8 months back

                                                          @TheCrazydude17 I find it quite endearing. For a while I kinda forgot that wasn't Liam's actual voice.

                                                        • TheCrazydude17
                                                          TheCrazydude17  2 years back

                                                          The party has a fun habit of doing that. Travis will get stuck as Grog, and even switched to Grog on accident during the new campaign. Sometimes I swear the softer moments with Ashley's new character sound just like Pike.

                                                          One thing that makes Matt impressive (more to his friends than to us) is the lack of bleed through. His normal voice is different than that of his NPCs, who he can switch between instantly and also resume his Dungeon Master voice (aka normal one) when needed.

                                                      • XthegreatwhyX
                                                        XthegreatwhyX  2 years back

                                                        Eh, he's all right.

                                                        • David Johnson
                                                          David Johnson  2 years back

                                                          I am the only one who hears a little of Heath Ledger’s Joker?

                                                          • wickedpissa25
                                                            wickedpissa25  2 years back

                                                            The cartographer's voice reminds me of the hotel clerk, Sven, from Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas.

                                                            • Margo Hughes
                                                              Margo Hughes  2 years back

                                                              (Misha is that u)

                                                              • hi i'm josh
                                                                hi i'm josh  2 years back

                                                                very awesome and impressive... but then again many people can do this very well. wouldnt call him the best DM ever because of this.. but he still may be!

                                                                • Claire Jacobs
                                                                  Claire Jacobs  1 years back

                                                                  Evergrand I’m sure there’s plenty of DMs out there that top Matt in some shape or form. This however is just a. Tip of the iceberg for Matt’s talents :)

                                                              • Killface Del
                                                                Killface Del  2 years back

                                                                He is great

                                                                • Grant Train
                                                                  Grant Train  2 years back

                                                                  I dont understand why everyone is fawning? I'm a Matt Mercer fan, I get that people enjoy what he does, I'm one of them But this is kind of the standard "DM pulls NPC out of his ass because party did something unexpected" Like in any game anywhere!

                                                                  • elgatochurro
                                                                    elgatochurro  12 months back

                                                                    @Grey The Odd I have not spent 10 years of my life in voice acting, I've spent it in my own career.

                                                                  • Grant Train
                                                                    Grant Train  2 years back

                                                                    Fair enough. I imagine Like those of us who have been playing Dnd for a very long time he has a back catologe of characters and real life people to draw insperation from. I find my habit of impersonating people very useful when DMing as the party dont think of it as me impersonating a real person they dont know but me adlibing a character.

                                                                  • Grey The Odd
                                                                    Grey The Odd  2 years back

                                                                    If you're a fan then you're probably used to it but most people can't pull out such an extreme range of voices so different from their own, or have a random npc quickly picked by the party be a fully fleshed out character complete with funny mannerisms. I mean that kind of voice acting is literally enough to impress a room full of voice actors.

                                                                • Crucidon
                                                                  Crucidon  2 years back

                                                                  I don't know who this is yet but I freaking love it.

                                                                  • Crucidon
                                                                    Crucidon  2 years back

                                                                    I remember that! I listened to the Overwatch voices in games before, that's really neat.

                                                                  • TheRedParadox
                                                                    TheRedParadox  2 years back

                                                                    Crucidon ever played Fire Emblem awakening or Overwatch? He voice acts Chrom and Mccree respectively

                                                                • Christopher Tooley
                                                                  Christopher Tooley  2 years back

                                                                  Matt is awesome

                                                                  • Rip T
                                                                    Rip T  2 years back

                                                                    What makes this so depressing is when you know that during the time they were doing these episodes, Orion was suffering from heroin addiction. =(

                                                                    • Stephen Pike
                                                                      Stephen Pike  2 years back

                                                                      Rip T He was addicted to female heroes?

                                                                  • Margo Hughes
                                                                    Margo Hughes  2 years back

                                                                    My first reaction to hearing the voice he did was "... Misha Collins?" And that says a lot about me as a person

                                                                    • Klespyrian
                                                                      Klespyrian  2 years back

                                                                      You know, having Misha Collins as a first thought in any situation is a pretty good first thought in my book.

                                                                  • Feathered Garbage
                                                                    Feathered Garbage  2 years back

                                                                    They could've saved this guy from being an amputee with just a simple cantrip: Mending. But noooooo, let's see what happens if we cast Greater Restoration first!

                                                                    • Nicholas Sagheb
                                                                      Nicholas Sagheb  2 years back

                                                                      Acts more like Crispin Glover than anything else.