The Adventure Zone: Ep. 5. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Five
January 15, 2015 12:33 PM - Subscribe

Merle, Taako and Magnus complete their rescue mission, but then completely fail an entirely new, far more important mission. Taako acquires a powerful artifact, and doesn't seem so stoked about it.
posted by drezdn (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been enjoying this way more than I thought I would, especially as somebody who's never played a pen and paper RPG before. Might be my favorite non-MBMBAM McElroy production, though Sawbones and the dearly departed Losing The Sheen/Satellite Dish are right up there.
posted by kmz at 7:36 AM on January 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Travis is doing great committing to Magnus's tendency to just run into situations. Loved the section where Merle cast the circle of truth.
posted by drezdn at 10:37 AM on January 16, 2015

I had to pause the podcast at Gutten-free because I was laughing so hard.

Also, off-topic, but whatever... Griffin's Vine game has been on point lately.
posted by kmz at 11:58 AM on January 16, 2015 [2 favorites]

I'm really enjoying this.
I've been listening to Nerd Poker for a while, but it doesn't quite have the same charm as Adventure Zone (possibly it's just fresher)

I'm looking forward to seeing Taako slowly discover how to make Tacos.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 12:52 PM on January 19, 2015 [2 favorites]

I really enjoy Justin's decision to make his wizard, a character class for which the primary attribute is intelligence, deeply stupid. It is an irony which, as a new D&D player, he may not fully appreciate, but it was perhaps the funniest part of this episode for me.
posted by Caduceus at 7:55 PM on January 19, 2015 [1 favorite]

Taako's line from the previous episode, which was thankfully repeated at the beginning of this one, "Abra-ca-fuck-you" makes me laugh absurdly hard. That -- and when they role for something that is not really in the game.
posted by gladly at 7:32 AM on January 20, 2015 [4 favorites]

I love that they do not take D&D seriously. A sense of humor and lightness of tone makes all of this nerdery go down much easier.

The D&D episode of Community was like this too, using the game as something to riff of, rather than obsess over.
posted by Cash4Lead at 10:51 AM on January 21, 2015 [1 favorite]

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