The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 6
August 30, 2021 11:36 AM - Subscribe

Our heroes take their new ship to a VERY familiar aftermarket vendor, tacking on a few much-needed improvements. We spend a bit of time talking character classes, and finally come up with a name for the crew's new vessel!
posted by Cash4Lead (10 comments total)
 
This episode was pure downtime, even moreso than the last episode, but there was still interesting developments with Amber's selfishness, Divo's pushing hard for helping Beck, and Zoox's apathy.

Speaking of Beck, I feel like Founders' Wake and Brother Seldom are already pretty well-equipped to take care of Beck, they were pretty clear that this is a society where your basic needs are automatically taken care of and "Lux" represent resources beyond the baseline. I get that maybe Beck might have needs (or desires) beyond the baseline and Divo wants to make sure she never feels the need to do anything dangerous or uncomfortable. Still, I think they really, really need to sit down together and talk about this, because maybe Beck isn't interested in being a charity case, and I think Divo ought to respect that. She deserves to have her own agency and not just be Divo's pet motivation.

Anyway Griffin would be a terrible DM if he didn't grab hold of that and twist as hard as he can. I'm hoping Beck ends up being a very big part of this season.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 1:06 PM on August 30


Thank Justin for Justin, and for creating some badly needed tension in that moment. Devo’s motivations don’t make much sense to me. People are invested in Snickers, not Beck.
posted by supercres at 7:31 PM on August 30 [1 favorite]


I do wish they'd chosen a different name for the ship, now I look like a sheep.
posted by coriolisdave at 12:43 AM on August 31 [3 favorites]


Justin makes a good metagame point about not trying to do an endrun around the levelling system.
Travis goes ahead and does it anyway.

I hope that Griffin twists that knife a bit and makes Travis's loan hurt going forward.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 4:31 AM on August 31 [2 favorites]


Appreciating Justin leaning into a chaotic neutral feel for Amber. It felt to me like the terms of the loan were pretty light, but maybe I missed something.

Needs more Skittles.
posted by nubs at 8:49 AM on August 31 [1 favorite]


Oh jeez of course the octopus is named Skittles, not Snickers. Whoops.
posted by supercres at 8:21 PM on August 31 [2 favorites]


I like how Griffin says "Who's the Captain" in a sly voice, expecting it to cause problems, but Devaux instantly says "Amber!".
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 5:05 AM on September 2 [3 favorites]


I had to listen to Griffin say the “Phantom Sea Coast Co.” 3 times before I got it.

Even with the music!
posted by minsies at 4:13 PM on September 3 [1 favorite]


I still don’t get it. Explain, please? (It’s going to be a pun, isn’t it. I never get puns.)
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:07 PM on September 3 [1 favorite]


Oh. Wait. I get it. Sigh.
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:13 PM on September 3 [2 favorites]


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