The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 5
February 9, 2018 11:41 AM - Subscribe

Our heroes band together to hunt down the Beast terrorizing the woods outside Kepler. Ned remembers a fateful night. Aubrey receives a letter. Duck feels the weight of destiny.
posted by Tevin (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Who could have thought the offspring of a sarcastic lockpicking gnome and a majestic summoned bicorn would be a sword?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:29 PM on February 9 [5 favorites]


I posted this on Twitter too, but there were beats in this week’s Ep that made me absolutely PINE for Justin’s turn as GM: introducing Beacon, all of those dialogues, “I think I’m *more* afraid”
posted by supercres at 8:23 PM on February 9 [4 favorites]




That thing about running from hiding place to hiding place sounds like such a VERY Travis thing to do. You KNOW baby Travis wasn't just picking a place and sticking with it.
posted by bleep at 10:13 PM on February 10 [2 favorites]


Agreed supercres; of all the McElroys, I am most intrigued for Justin's turn behind the screen. I'm kinda sad that Travis is next up, but I'm also glad that Justin has all the time he does to prepare.
posted by nubs at 8:15 AM on February 11


Which is not to say that I think Travis running "Dust" is going to be bad; just that I'm really excited to see what Justin is going to do.
posted by nubs at 8:47 AM on February 11


Are we even sure Justin is going to go up to bat? I seem to recall that he is the most reluctant in the family to take the GM role. Has anyone said definitively that Justin is going to do an arc, or is this just an assumption?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 9:02 AM on February 11


I think it was mentioned somewhere (I think when the new cover art came out) that the new cover art represented each of the upcoming mini arcs and I seem to be aware that the British Detective looking one is Justin's. I don't know how I know that.
posted by bleep at 9:13 AM on February 11 [2 favorites]


There was a lIve TTAZZ that hasn’t been posted where people reported that Justin might not do it at all. I’m hoping that’s not the case, since he’s the only one of them (aside from Griffin) that I’d be excited to hear.
posted by supercres at 1:15 PM on February 11 [1 favorite]


Fomhar: and here I was thinking “Hello, I’m Beacon, and I’m chilling in here with Pikachu and Charizard.”
posted by tchemgrrl at 4:20 PM on February 11 [1 favorite]


Travis was okay, but man, Justin and Clint were just [kisses fingertips]. Justin is doing such a good job of playing “the Chosen One, but who really doesn’t want to be.” Clint is doing such a good job of playing kind of a sleazy huckster (and obviously having the time of his life with it). Travis is... okay!
posted by DoctorFedora at 11:33 PM on February 11 [1 favorite]


I think it was mentioned somewhere (I think when the new cover art came out) that the new cover art represented each of the upcoming mini arcs and I seem to be aware that the British Detective looking one is Justin's. I don't know how I know that.

Justin was riffing on a previous TTAZZ (or maybe MBMBAM?). In order to support his claim that he doesn't have any good ideas and would make a terrible GM, he threatened to run a story called Everyone's Sherlock, a Victorian romp in which every character is Sherlock Holmes but one of them is also a vampire. But of course, everyone immediately realized that sounds amazing. The new cover art provides more evidence that's the direction he's gonna go. If he does it.

Justin has a history with Sherlock Holmes. He's had recurring hilarious stories on the Giant Bomb podcast about how incredulous he is about each new Sherlock Holmes video game by Ukrainian developer Frogwares, and how he keeps doing awkward games previews with them. They're compiled in this really fun video.
posted by painquale at 12:22 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


he threatened to run a story called Everyone's Sherlock, a Victorian romp in which every character is Sherlock Holmes but one of them is also a vampire. But of course, everyone immediately realized that sounds amazing.

I’m in agreement.
posted by nubs at 6:10 AM on February 13 [1 favorite]


Yeah, Justin is such a good storyteller that I would hate to miss out on him taking a turn behind the screen, but by the same token, I also think he is the strongest player in the group by far, so it would also be a shame to lose him from the party.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:01 AM on February 13


I find Beacon extremely ASMR-inducing, and I'm not real comfortable with that.
posted by minsies at 12:36 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]


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