The Adventure Zone: Ep. 50. Lunar Interlude IV: The Calm Before The Storm
October 7, 2016 6:37 AM - Subscribe

Our heroes have some well-earned free time between missions, although some of their sidequests are a bit more relaxing than others. Enjoy it while it lasts, fellas. Taako has a date with death. Merle spends time with some VIPs. Magnus takes a swim.
posted by Tevin (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
That was a lot of fun, especially Taako's deal at the end.
I didn't see it coming until he read the persuasion section of the book. It was some excellent rules lawyering.
Especially topped off with the classic Taako move of not using (or letting anyone else use the sword)
Also delightful to have taako flirting with death like that.

Interesting to see that Travis doesn't trust the director.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 6:52 AM on October 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Merle's scene was pretty meh to me, but the other two were aaaaaamazing. I am so into Taakravitz, Magnus's entire everything (I GASPED when he asked if he should trust the Director), and most of all, Taako's incredible maneuver at the end, which in combination with that jewel heist thing he did in the last arc makes me think Justin is legitimately a genius at D&D.
posted by showbiz_liz at 6:53 AM on October 7, 2016 [3 favorites]

Hearing Travis kinda choke his way through his realization that Taako was only into the sword as a stylistic thing was golden.

Taako flirting with death was awesome, and interesting developments on the Voidfish front.
posted by nubs at 10:35 AM on October 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Yeah, the sword thing may have easily been one of the funniest things in the history of this podcast
posted by DoctorFedora at 8:24 PM on October 7, 2016

Griffin's moment of realization may be one of the most satisfying moments in the show. You can hear his panic when he twigs to what Taako is up to.
posted by maxsparber at 10:27 PM on October 7, 2016 [5 favorites]

I listened to that bit twice because I had zoned out before the big play was made, and I THINK that right after Griffin describes the slicer item's powers, you can hear a tiiiiny little gasp in the background as Justin realizes what he can do.
posted by showbiz_liz at 10:32 PM on October 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Griffin and I shouted "oh my GOD" at the exact same time as we realized what was happening.
posted by WidgetAlley at 12:17 PM on October 8, 2016 [2 favorites]

So tha sword was suggested by a little boy. Here he is hearing Justin get the sword.
posted by maxsparber at 9:21 PM on October 11, 2016 [7 favorites]

I want to pile on the love for Taako's magic hack and Griffin's panic spiral. So clever.

Justin is really good at slowly unfurling plans without letting anyone else on to what he's doing, like when he used the diamonds in the bank vault to fuel his spell or when he had everyone turn their backs when on the Rockport Limited.
posted by painquale at 2:32 PM on October 12, 2016 [6 favorites]

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