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The Adventure Zone

Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad for a campaign of high adventure. Join The McElroys every other Thursday as they kill a nauseating number of gerblins in ... The Adventure Zone!

Episodes

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 33

The Department of Unexplained Phenomena's grip on Kepler's topside begins to loosen as The Pine Guard attempts to infiltrate their compound. A deadline approaches. The Quell is waiting.
posted by Tevin on Aug 8 at 9:33 AM - 3 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 32

The allied forces of Kepler, WV finish their preparations for the daunting task that lies before them. As the sun sets over the shattered mountain above, wheels are put into motion.
posted by Tevin on Aug 1 at 2:28 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 31

In the wake of prophetic new information, the Pine Guard's plan to save both of their worlds undergoes an ambitious revision. To pull it off, they'll have to forge more than a few uneasy alliances.
posted by Tevin on Jul 12 at 7:51 AM - 10 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 30

As the town of Kepler recovers from an environmental disaster, the Pine Guard catch up with a long absent former member. A harrowing vision propels them into one final hunt; but can they bring potential allies together in time to stave off annihilation?
posted by Tevin on Jun 28 at 5:12 AM - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 29

One last Lunar Interlude. As Kepler recovers from the devastation of the last hunt, the Pine Guard reflects on the events that brought them to their final confrontation.
posted by Tevin on Jun 13 at 1:15 PM - 16 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty — Episode 28

The shadow of war looms over Kepler, West Virginia. A troubled Pine Guard must race to thwart a hundred insidious plans, all of which appear to be reaching toward a single, horrific conclusion. Duck opens the way. Aubrey takes a deadly risk. Ned writes his confession. [more inside]
posted by snerson on May 31 at 7:31 PM - 20 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in San Jose!

THE YEAR IS 20XX. Organic organisms have all but been erased from the face of Faerun. Today, a small band of resistance fighters will execute their final operation to topple their robot overlords. They will be joined by three goobers who have no idea where they are, or what's going on, or anything, really.
posted by Tevin on May 16 at 11:45 AM - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 27

The Pine Guard is scattered, in more ways than one. Kepler's long-held secrets are coming to light over the course of a single evening. Their foe is beginning to take shape, but how much farther will they fall before they can stop it? Duck pushes the panic button. Aubrey confronts her past. Ned holds onto what little he has left.
posted by Tevin on May 3 at 11:41 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 26

The Pine Guard continue to chase down their target — but when said target can look or sound like anyone, how do they tell friend from foe? Duck goes on a field trip. Aubrey discovers a treasure trove. Ned makes a startling announcement.
posted by Lurch on Apr 24 at 3:00 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 25

Our heroes try to contain the spread of information through the citizens of Kepler, and try to keep their overeager allies in check. Aubrey gets stonewalled. Duck fights destiny. Ned says farewell to an old friend.
posted by Tevin on Apr 12 at 5:06 AM - 10 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: The The Adventure Zone Zone: MaxFunDrive 2019 Special

We're back with everyone's favorite podcast-within-a-podcast-about-the-original-podcast, as hosted by the people in said podcast! We're answering your questions about Amnesty, Live Shows and all the other pies we've stuck our fingers in over the years.
posted by Tevin on Mar 29 at 7:10 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 24

The Pine Guard are scattered to the wind as their shape-shifting target wreaks havoc around Kepler. Duck tells the truth. Aubrey wields her mightiest magic yet. Ned just tries to stay alive.
posted by Tevin on Mar 21 at 1:42 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in New Orleans!

Join the original rowdy boys on a quest to hold off the apocalypse — again — by confronting a deity whose machinations are too sinister to truly behold. Or, maybe, he really just wants to throw a bangin' party. One of the two.
posted by Tevin on Mar 8 at 5:53 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 23

The Pine Guard face off against their shapeshifting quarry in precariously tight quarters, while their long-guarded secret inches closer toward the light. Aubrey joins the feds, Duck puts his board to work. Ned goes digital.
posted by Tevin on Feb 22 at 10:34 PM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 22

The Pine Guard negotiate with their would-be monster-hunting rivals, while the true nature of their quarry continues to elude them. Duck wears a belt. Aubrey has a tough conversation. Ned reaches out beyond the grave.
posted by Tevin on Feb 8 at 3:39 PM - 11 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 21

A new threat to Kepler, West Virginia makes itself known — both to the Pine Guard, and to a group less patient with its wanton destruction. Duck plays detective. Aubrey does some counseling. Ned gets seen.
posted by nubs on Jan 25 at 7:57 AM - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty — Episode 20

A Lunar Interlude. The Pine Guard catch their breath after a hectic, fateful hunt. Ned goes car shopping. Aubrey confesses to her misdeed. Duck meets a kindred spirit.
posted by Tevin on Jan 10 at 1:54 PM - 14 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live Candlelights 2018 Spectacular

Angus McDonald had but one item on his Candlenights list: A very special action doll of his very favorite wrestler. Unfortunately for him, Tres Horny Boys were assigned to acquire said toy. Can our three heroes fulfill the boy detective's Candlenights wish? Or will the forces of outrageous consumer demand prove an unbeatable foe?
posted by Tevin on Dec 13, 2018 at 1:04 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 19

With an apocalyptic calamity looming over Kepler, the Pine Guard make their final preparations, and march to battle against a stationary, reality-twisting foe. Aubrey speaks to oblivion. Ned gets a taste of his own medicine. Duck says goodbye.
posted by Tevin on Dec 6, 2018 at 8:09 AM - 12 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 18

The Pine Guard are dialing into the identity of the abomination that's been terrorizing Kepler with accidental mayhem. But will prying eyes and woodland brawls prevent them from finally cracking the case? Duck reminisces with an old friend. Ned goes on a walk with a new friend. Aubrey threatens a rival.
posted by Tevin on Nov 19, 2018 at 1:51 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live - Halloween Special!

BOO! That's us jumping out and surprising you with an episode that is A) One day early and B) An exquisitely spooky live adventure! It's our Halloween Special, and boy howdy, is it a wild one. Thanks to the Paramount Theater in Seattle, and everyone who came out to see us!
posted by Tevin on Oct 31, 2018 at 1:13 PM - 12 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 17

The Pine Guard welcomes and interrogates their new companion, and has another brush with the intangible, unlucky forces that seem to be conspiring against them. Duck teaches talking. Aubrey throws a drink. Ned threatens a book.
posted by Lurch on Oct 18, 2018 at 4:58 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 16

With another accidental catastrophe averted, The Pine Guard catch their breath and split up to take care of some mid-Hunt business. Aubrey takes some magic lessons. Ned reflects on his larcenous past. Duck makes use of the In-fur-mary.
posted by Tevin on Oct 9, 2018 at 6:33 AM - 10 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live In Atlanta!

We're running behind on the next episode of Amnesty, so in it's stead, here's our most recent live show from Atlanta, GA! Follow Tres Horny Boys and their inscrutable companion on a journey across the planes as they learn the horrible history of one of their iconic armaments.
posted by Tevin on Sep 21, 2018 at 5:18 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 15

The Pine Guard meet the voice on the other end of the prophetic phone calls, and receive a new, even more dire warning of impending disaster. Duck makes some friends in the forest. Aubrey eyes some eyeglasses. Ned hits the brakes.
posted by Tevin on Sep 8, 2018 at 9:08 AM - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 14

A mysterious caller has warned the Pine Guard of a disaster that will befall Kepler's citizens in mere minutes. Will they be able to prevent this impending calamity? And just who was on the other end of the telephone line? Duck rushes in. Aubrey flames on. Ned discovers the awful truth.
posted by Tevin on Aug 24, 2018 at 10:42 AM - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 13

The holidays have descended upon Kepler, West Virginia. While the town prepares for its annual festivities, the Pine Guard prepares for the coming Abomination. Ned gets under the hood. Aubrey does some risky sleight of hand. Duck gets two fateful phone calls. (Thanks to Evan Palmer [@evantickles] for our new cover art!)
posted by Tevin on Aug 9, 2018 at 10:44 AM - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in San Francisco!

Our heroes receive a letter from an old friend requesting their aid on the open seas. Spurred on by the promise of incredible treasures, Tres Horny Boys set sail -- but what dangers await them beneath the ocean's waves?
posted by Lurch on Jul 26, 2018 at 8:21 PM - 10 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 12

A Lunar Interlude. The Pine Guard and the residents of Amnesty Lodge take a well-earned break at a local winter recreation hotspot. Aubrey meets the Hornets. Duck reveals soupy secrets. Ned logs onto the InterNed.
posted by Tevin on Jul 12, 2018 at 10:40 AM - 14 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 11

The Pine Guard arrive at an unlikely battleground, and face off against their shapeshifting foe. With an ominous vision predicting catastrophe, can they conquer the abomination before meeting their end in a watery grave? Aubrey taps into something new. Duck takes flight. Ned goes for a night swim.
posted by Tevin on Jun 29, 2018 at 12:26 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 10

With Amnesty Lodge and its residents in peril, the Pine Guard sets out to plan their next hunt post-haste — but can they find the strength to do so without the guidance of their absent leader? Aubrey does some recon. Duck gets the hard questions. Ned goes for a drive.
posted by Lurch on Jun 16, 2018 at 9:14 AM - 10 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 9

In order to defeat the abomination plaguing the waters of Kepler, the Pine Guard must first take an otherworldly field trip. Duck becomes a flyboy. Aubrey wants to touch a crystal. Ned makes his television debut. Additional music: http://www.purple-planet.com/
posted by Tevin on May 31, 2018 at 10:31 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in Dallas!

Travis is on vacation, so here's our live show in Dallas from earlier this year! Tres Horny Boys reunite to help out some old friends who've run into some stiff competition with their small business, and perform more than a few explosive stunts along the way.
posted by Lurch on May 19, 2018 at 2:31 PM - 1 comment

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 8

The Pine Guard's prey proves too elusive for them to take down with their usual methods, forcing them to turn to outside help. Like ... FAR outside. Ned fights his reflexes. Aubrey flames out. Duck gets his victory fanfare.
posted by Tevin on May 3, 2018 at 10:44 AM - 14 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 7

The Pine Guard heads to the scene of last night's attack to gather valuable intel about the latest abomination -- but end up finding much, much more than they bargained for. Aubrey sees the unseen. Duck helps with the laundry. Ned takes a dive.
posted by Tevin on Apr 20, 2018 at 7:28 AM - 17 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 6

A new menace encroaches on Kepler, West Virginia. Have our heroes kept up with their training in the months since their last monstrous encounter? Or has this latest abomination caught them unawares? Aubrey takes a dip. Duck shows off some new moves. Ned gets airtime.
posted by Tevin on Apr 12, 2018 at 10:54 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: The The Adventure Zone Zone: Experiments Post-Mortem

Everyone's favorite Talk Show About a Podcast Hosted By The People Who Do the Actual Podcast is back, just in time for the MaxFunDrive! We're answering your questions about the experimental arcs, and discussing our plans for season two with The Adventure Zone: Amnesty!
posted by Tevin on Apr 5, 2018 at 10:19 AM - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: The Announcement Zone: Season Two, MaxFunDrive and more!

SEASON TWO APPROACHES. Find out what our plans are for the future of The Adventure Zone in this announcement-filled episode! Also discussed: The MaxFunDrive! Our book tour for the graphic novel (tickets go on sale very soon at mcelroyshows.com/tours)! A new The The Adventure Zone Zone! Some details on the buckwild thing Justin did for us! Some peppy piano music that came with Garageband! Tune in!
posted by bleep on Mar 29, 2018 at 9:08 PM - 15 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Dust - Episode 4

Sunlight creeps over the horizon. The Graysons are one big break away from cracking their case wide open -- but will they find their quarry before Dry River wakes up? Augustus does some spectral recon. Gandy cracks open a dangerous tome. Errol angers a friend.
posted by Tevin on Mar 22, 2018 at 12:17 PM - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Dust - Episode 3

The Graysons find an unexpected collaborator in their investigation of Jeremiah Blackwell's murder, but with slivers of sunrise shining down on the streets of Dry River, has their newfound luck come a moment too late? Gandy parts the veil. Augustus summons a snack. Errol meets the folks pulling the strings.
posted by Tevin on Mar 19, 2018 at 12:56 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Dust - Episode 2

The Graysons continue their quiet investigation into the killing of Jeremiah Blackwater -- but outside interests are starting to take notice. Gandy plays a crazy game of poker. Errol ties up a quest. Augustus swears on his soul.
posted by Tevin on Mar 9, 2018 at 4:09 PM - 15 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Dust - Episode 1

The Graysons set out to solve a murder in the streets of Dry River before sunrise. Augustus pulls some spectral pranks. Errol follows his nose. Gandy meets Death.
posted by Tevin on Mar 1, 2018 at 5:13 PM - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Setup - Dust

Travis takes the wheel as we create our characters for our next mini-arc, The Adventure Zone: Dust! We're playing the supernatural RPG Urban Shadows this time around. Listen in to get a brief primer on the game, our characters, and the unincorporated, Wild West-inspired town of Dry River.
posted by Tevin on Feb 22, 2018 at 1:43 PM - 21 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 5

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 on Feb 9, 2018 at 11:41 AM - 15 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 4

Our heroes learn the whole truth of Mama's endeavors while recovering from a strange evening, and begin planning their first hunt. Aubrey remembers a relic from her past. Duck gets a late night visit from Minerva. Ned gets stuck.
posted by Tevin on Feb 1, 2018 at 11:40 AM - 17 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 3

Fate draws our heroes towards the same spot in the Monongahela National Forest, where, at long last, their destinies entwine. Ned has a remarkable dream. Duck travels to a strange land. Aubrey starts a fire.
posted by Tevin on Jan 25, 2018 at 1:45 PM - 15 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 2

Our heroes take one step closer toward their joined destinies, and learn the truth about the woods outside Kepler in their own ways. Aubrey visits the Lodge. Ned shoots a fan film. Duck gets a visit from an old friend.
posted by Tevin on Jan 18, 2018 at 11:50 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 1

Our heroes begin a fateful day in the unassuming, rural ski town of Kepler, West Virginia. Duck answers a peculiar distress call. Aubrey puts on a memorable magic show. Ned plans his next grift.
posted by Tevin on Jan 12, 2018 at 10:36 AM - 10 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Setup - Amnesty

We're moving on to a new game, new genre and new world as we continue our run of experimental mini-arcs! This time around, Griffin's back in the saddle as GM as we play the Horror-Lite RPG Monster of the Week! Join us in this setup episode if you want to hear about this arc's setting, and get the 411 on our new characters.
posted by nubs on Jan 4, 2018 at 4:10 PM - 13 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Candlenights in Tacoma!

Our heroes reconvene at an important site from their storied past to traverse a perilous dungeon. What awaits them is far more deadly than they could have imagined -- and far more ... festive?
posted by Cash4Lead on Dec 29, 2017 at 11:16 AM - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in Nashville!

Our heroes are joined by a familiar face as they take on a dangerous heist in another reality. ALSO: Some news about the next few experimental arcs!
posted by zeptoweasel on Dec 14, 2017 at 7:07 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 4

Our heroes come face-to-face with the King of America in the climactic finale of our Commitment arc. Remy does those good flips. Nadiya causes some collateral damage. Kardala swears her very genuine, heartfelt loyalty.
posted by Tevin on Nov 30, 2017 at 10:42 AM - 7 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 3

Our heroes face their first test of combat with their newfound superpowers, with ... mixed results. Kardala tells a painful joke. Remy keeps the peace. Nadiya is good out here.
posted by Tevin on Nov 16, 2017 at 9:16 AM - 9 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 2

Our heroes are empowered by a somewhat gross and dangerous scientific process, and are dispatched on their first mission. Remy tries to keep the peace. Nadiya picks her favorite movie. Kardala breaks free.
posted by Tevin on Nov 2, 2017 at 10:17 AM - 12 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 1

Our new heroes attend a corporate mixer for the Do-Good Fellowship that will change the course of their very lives. The first chapter in Clint's superhero story, taking place inside of the Fate system. Remy embarks on a slider quest. Nadiya threatens a co-worker. Irene solves a particularly difficult employee benefit issue.
posted by zeptoweasel on Oct 19, 2017 at 4:40 PM - 15 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Setup - Commitment

As we prepare for Season Two of The Adventure Zone, we're going to be doing a handful of short-form, experimental arcs, taking turns running new games and exploring new genres. Our first experiment is a super hero story created by Dad, who's running us through the Fate system! Come learn the basics of the Fate rules, and meet the new characters we'll be playing over the next couple of episodes.
posted by Tevin on Oct 5, 2017 at 7:20 AM - 26 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in San Diego!

The Tres Horny Boys are dropped into a deadly virtual training program modeled after a classic D&D adventure. With the help of the Chat, can they make it through Lucas' trap-filled dungeon before their lives run out?
posted by Tevin on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:35 AM - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Live in Austin!

Earlier this year, Tres Horny Boys rolled up on Austin, Texas, and wove a tale of demons, dreamscapes and High School Drama. THIS IS THAT TALE.
posted by zeptoweasel on Sep 10, 2017 at 7:32 PM - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: The The Adventure Zone Zone: Balance Finale Edition

Everyone's favorite talk show about a podcast hosted by the participants in said podcast is back! This time, we're talking about the end of the Balance campaign, answering a bunch of listener questions and talking about what's next for the show!
posted by Tevin on Aug 24, 2017 at 9:59 AM - 15 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 69. Story and Song - Finale, Part Three

Our heroes reach their journey's end. Additional Music by Reeder: https://iamreeder.bandcamp.com/
posted by Tevin on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:03 AM - 44 comments

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