The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 5 “What’s Yours is Mined”
January 9, 2020 8:53 AM - Subscribe

The dorm-mates are dispatched on their first mission, squaring off against magma monsters, interplanar behemoths and a child's word puzzle. You'll never guess which one of those gives them the hardest time!
posted by EndsOfInvention (20 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Aw yiss! Wild magic! I got a good laugh from the image of Griffin running into combat and then immediately teleporting away.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 9:00 AM on January 9 [1 favorite]


Clint's joy at getting the puzzle was also pretty amazing.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:07 PM on January 9 [4 favorites]


Yayyy! I forgot this was coming out today! New TAZ always makes my day.
posted by beandip at 2:24 PM on January 9 [2 favorites]


I love that they spent so much time working out a way to resolve the Xorn without fighting and it turned out to be as uninterested in fighting as they were.

Ever since they started putting out the Balance arc as graphic novels I can't help but picture the show in that form and the scene with Sir Fitzroy lighting the way with his showers of sparks would be great.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 5:55 PM on January 9 [1 favorite]


Yeah, the Xorn was a fabulous character. Also, most of the magmen were uninterested in fighting, too, which was also pretty great. I'm totally down for DnD with more subpoenas than swords.
posted by meese at 6:19 PM on January 9 [3 favorites]


the scene with Sir Fitzroy lighting the way with his showers of sparks would be great

Using Prestidigitation to fuck around with people like a big annoying idiot is one of my all time favourite D&D goofs.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 5:06 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Hearing Clint get so excited about solving the word puzzle was great.

"Vait! Vait! Prepare the legal documents!"

And we start getting the first big hints that something isn't really right at the school.
posted by nubs at 7:46 AM on January 10 [4 favorites]


Clint McElroy, Dimension Walker is becoming semi-canon and that makes me so happy.

I'm not good with "Dr. Mushrooms" though. It was fun as a goof for an episode but kind of annoys me that it might stick for Justin's character; if he's gotta have a name, it seems unfair for him to be stuck with a silly one.
posted by ardgedee at 7:09 PM on January 10


It sounds like "Doctor Mushrooms" isn't going to stick, and I'm glad -- it doesn't seem quite right to me, either.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:05 PM on January 12


Doctor Mushrooms reminds me of the goofs they made way back at the start of TAZ when they weren't really taking it seriously and had to retcon later when they realised they were taking it very seriously.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 1:48 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


They used Dr. Mushrooms again this episode, I think, because it's still the same day for the characters. IIRC, they said they'd been making up new names each day.
posted by meese at 7:35 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]


I'm cool with making up new names each day, but I'm even more cool with them dropping the "we have to name the firbolg" joke the same way they dropped the "Taako is going to invent tacos" joke.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 8:06 AM on January 13 [1 favorite]




WTF is Peacock TV?
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:42 AM on January 16


NBC's streaming service, I think?
posted by nubs at 11:44 AM on January 16 [1 favorite]


I'm happy to hear about this even though the chance that I'm going to subscribe to peacock is miniscule! Good for them.

(make Griffin voice all the npcs)
posted by dinty_moore at 11:45 AM on January 16 [1 favorite]


Yeah it sucks that they're going to be on an also-ran streaming service that stands no chance of ever getting traction in the Streaming Wars(I would say it's a step up from Seeso), but for even a single pilot animated episode of The Adventure Zone Balance... they're going to be amazing.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:33 PM on January 16


Yeah it sucks that they're going to be on an also-ran streaming service that stands no chance of ever getting traction in the Streaming Wars

Mergers and acquisitions are what happens next; the need for content will go on.
posted by nubs at 1:44 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


> WTF is Peacock TV?
> NBC's streaming service, I think?

Uh, so was Seeso. Back to the same well I guess?
posted by ardgedee at 5:52 PM on January 16 [1 favorite]


This comment in the announcement thread cracked me up.
posted by ardgedee at 5:54 PM on January 16


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