Who even is Gil? (an introduction for new Critical Role fans)
Posted by Elsie K on
If you started watching the adventures of the Mighty Nein over quarantine, you may be confused by the occasional exclamation of "Don't f--- me Gil!" as a player makes a roll (or even from the audience in some of the live show recordings).
Well as it turns out, Gil is a Critter just like us! But he's also a blacksmith and dice maker.
Back in the early days of Critical Role, Gil sent the cast some metal dice that he forged. Soon the mantra of "Don't f--- me Gil!" resounded across the Critical Role set, and then into the hearts of fans.
No one realized how much the phrase would spread. There are t-shirts and stickers, a hashtag #DFMG, and the dreaded response - "Dammit Gil!"
Want to know even more about Gil and his dice? Well you're in luck!
He came on an episode Talks Machina as a guest to answer fan questions, and CritRoleStats has a list of every time he's been mentioned up to Campaign 1, Ep 90! Apparently his dice were pretty lucky at that point, with 25 successes vs. 9 failures recorded on Gil dice. (He does check them for balance. Watch the Talks Machina ep to learn his process or look him up at Gil the Vlogsmith.)
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