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Book: The Adventure Zone

Welcome to the Adventure Zone! SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure! READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters! MARVEL! At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time! [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus on Jul 18, 2018 - 18 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 - 13 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 - 8 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 - 15 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 - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 58. Lunar Interlude V: Reunion Tour - Part One

Our heroes' party has just undergone a fairly shocking expansion. They're now tasked with an infiltration mission that hits close to home. As the pieces move into place for the endgame, what do our heroes hope to find -- and where do their allegiances lie? Merle goes along for the ride. Magnus faces a difficult decision. Taako makes one last deal.
posted by drezdn on Mar 9, 2017 - 27 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 47. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Seven

With a fairly rowdy loop behind them, our heroes come face-to-face with divinity, and try their darndest not to make complete asses of themselves. With the Big Clock winding down and their prize in sight, can Tres Horny Boys save the day -- or, at least, one of the days? Merle goes deity shopping. Magnus takes a Chance. Taako lends a hand.
posted by zeptoweasel on Aug 28, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 44. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Four

Our heroes explore an extremely deadly derelict mine in an attempt to find out what's happening to Refuge every time the clock strikes noon. They do so with the usual amount of caution and grace, which is to say things go very, very, very poorly, very, very, very often. Merle makes some furry friends. Magnus finds a trap the hard way. Taako flies to Heaven.
posted by drezdn on Jul 14, 2016 - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 43. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Three

Our heroes start to get a hang of the difficult business of repetition as they learn more about Refuge and the events that led the town to such a sorry state. How much catastrophe can they undo in 60 minutes? Certainly they can't make things worse -- can they? Taako burns some spell slots. Magnus goes Over the Top. Merle's evangelism is met with the usual reception.
posted by drezdn on Jun 30, 2016 - 10 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 42. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Two

What waits for our heroes on the other side of the time-stuck barrier? Seriously, what could be in there? A dragon made out of time? A parallel universe where people eat time like snack chips? A genuinely kind of innocuous, rustic town? Whatever it is, one thing's for sure: There's about to be some trouble in that bubble. Merle does some successful evangelizing. Taako gets caught red-handed. Magnus rushes in!
posted by kmz on Jun 16, 2016 - 7 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 41. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter One

After a fairly morose start to the episode, our heroes are launched -- with great speed -- into a new adventure. What awaits them inside of the time-stuck anomaly? More important question: Who's ready for SUMMER FASHIONS? Merle exhibits classic Dwarven jealousy. Magnus loves a fish. Taako accidentally saves the day.
posted by zeptoweasel on Jun 2, 2016 - 3 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 40. Lunar Interlude III: Rest & Relaxation

That last adventure was a tough one. Our heroes have earned some time off -- both from mortal danger, and from each other. But how do adventurers spend their downtime between jobs? Also, what's hot and fresh at the bakery counter of the Fantasy Costco? Magnus considers a change in careers. Merle dishes out some beard-centric philosophy. Taako takes on a pupil.
posted by drezdn on May 19, 2016 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 36. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Eight

Hey, things aren't really going that great for our heroes right now, but on the plus side -- it's MaxFunDrive time! You can support our show by going to maximumfun.org/donate, though unfortunately, you can't really support our heroes right now; they've got to un-goof this situation themselves. Merle saves a life. Magnus gets new legs. Taako introduces a long-overdue tentacle scene to the show. [more inside]
posted by drezdn on Mar 25, 2016 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 35. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Seven

Our heroes recover after performing some impromptu emergency surgery on their holiest team member, and then, after kicking it for a while, learn the secrets of the universe. No big deal. Taako tries on a new voice. Magnus does some backseat Regulating. Merle learns about an exciting new plant.
posted by drezdn on Mar 10, 2016 - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 34. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Six

Can our heroes achieve a competent victory against three relatively unkillable foes? More importantly: Can they do any sick stunts while doing so? Taako conjures up the ultimate terror. Magnus has a public service announcement. Merle faces a crystal conundrum.
posted by drezdn on Feb 25, 2016 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 32. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Four

We may have finally found a challenge that our heroes cannot overcome: Math-based trivia. Can our heroes stump their animatronic captor before turning extra crispy? Can they stave off a crystalline death for one more episode? Merle seeks divine intervention. Magnus makes an otherworldly find. Taako's good out here.
posted by Cash4Lead on Jan 29, 2016 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 31. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Three

Having survived an encounter with their deadliest foe yet, our heroes take a moment to reflect on some of Faerun's most prodigious scientific achievements. Later, the trio is forced into a deadly test of intellect, and you can probably guess how well that goes. Merle does some pest control. Magnus makes a token of friendship. Taako enjoys some "Taako time."
posted by Cash4Lead on Jan 14, 2016 - 11 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 30. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Two

Our heroes make their way into Lucas' floating, crystallized lab, and face off against their deadliest foe yet. Will they thrive under the pressure of an apocalyptic time limit? Or will they waste too much time just standing around, debating the names of members of the band U2? Magnus gets caught fibbing. Taako learns about a Grandpa. Merle gets Touched by an Angel.
posted by drezdn on Jan 1, 2016 - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep 29. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter One

A new adventure begins! Join our heroes as they host a relatively successful office holiday party, and mourn as that party gets totally sidelined by a potential apocalypse. Magnus puts his carpentry to good use. Taako perfects his macaroon recipe. Merle does some re-gifting.
posted by drezdn on Jan 1, 2016 - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 28. Lunar Interlude II: Internal Affairs

Our heroes return to the Bureau of Balance's moonbase after a job kind-of well done. They've got a lot waiting for them: A heated debrief, a major change in the payroll and, of course, a visit to everyone's favorite fantasy bulk shopping outlet. Magnus makes a tentacle connection. Merle gets Zone of Truth-blocked. Taako really just wants to get down on some Quiznos.
posted by drezdn on Dec 4, 2015 - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 26. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Nine

In this penultimate installment of a race that has gotten wildly, profoundly out of hand, our heroes take on a trio of automotive threats. Merle starts himself a convoy. Magnus fights a shark. Taako catches up with an old friend.
posted by drezdn on Nov 5, 2015 - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 25. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Eight

This episode is basically a self-contained Fast and the Furious movie, if that film franchise incorporated actual arcane magicks, rather than just "movie magic." Magnus does some risky jumping. Merle takes a tumble. Taako summons a new best friend.
posted by drezdn on Oct 22, 2015 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 24. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Seven

BWAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! That's the sound of a horn, meaning it's time for the Battlewagon Races we've been building up to for six episodes to begin. BUCKLE UP. Taako holds a coronation. Magnus leaps before looking. Merle gets a face hug.
posted by drezdn on Sep 24, 2015 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 23. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Six

Can our heroes secure their hairy compatriot and their arcane objective while not killing everyone in sight? Also, can they go five whole minutes without making a dildo joke? Merle soothes some anger. Magnus sets his axe to stun. Taako reveals his spirit animal.
posted by drezdn on Sep 10, 2015 - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 22. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Five

Our heroes attempt a sneaking mission to retrieve a vital Battlewagon component, and end up doing something ghoulish that they'll have to keep secret forever. Also, a beloved character returns. Merle saves his heals. Taako grows a third eye. Magnus clefts.
posted by drezdn on Aug 27, 2015 - 10 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 21. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Four

Having straight-up embarrassed themselves in their first encounter with The Raven, our heroes look for alternative methods of defeating her. Merle channels a Train God. Magnus makes a fishy deal. Taako receives some bathroom aid.
posted by drezdn on Aug 13, 2015 - 2 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 20. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Three

In this installment, the question isn't 'Will our heroes survive,' it's, 'What's going to kill them first?' Our money's on either the elevator shaft full of sentient vines, or the godlike criminal waiting for them at the top of said shaft. Magnus has an embarrassing pants accident. Taako runs out of juice. Merle goes walking in Memphis.
posted by drezdn on Jul 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 19. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Two

Our heroes attempt to reconcile with Trent the Treant; a task made difficult by the fact that one of them just cut him in half. After that, buckle up y'all, because it's ELEVATOR TIME. YEEEEAAAAHHHHHH ELEVATORS. Merle befriends a crowbar. Taako does a rope trick. Magnus holds on for dear lives.
posted by Cash4Lead on Jul 16, 2015 - 3 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 18. Petals to the Metal - Chapter One

In this first chapter in a new Adventure Zone story, Merle, Taako and Magnus are in hot pursuit of a master criminal in the metropolitan city of Goldcliff. Can they stop The Raven before her crime spree tears the town apart? I don't know, because we haven't finished playing this part of the campaign yet. Magnus does some chopping. Taako learns to Nightcrawl. Merle has a genuinely upsetting encounter with some vines.
posted by drezdn on Jul 2, 2015 - 6 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 13. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Four

As you might have guessed from the title of the past few episodes, our heroes' journey isn't going to be an especially calm one. Because of all the murder, I mean. Taako mourns the dead. Merle finally plays his part. Magnus does one of the absolute coolest punches ever.
posted by drezdn on Apr 23, 2015 - 8 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 9. Moonlighting - Chapter Three

Having passed the Bureau of Balance's punishing test of initiation, our heroes stock up on supplies and learn abilities that will help them immeasurably in the future. Merle finds a new god. Taako has a difficult encounter with a coin slot. Magnus advocates for moon-dogs.
posted by drezdn on Mar 12, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 6. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Six

In this, the thrilling conclusion to our first Adventure, Merle, Taako and Magnus pursue their engulfed employer into the heart of Phandalin. Will they be able to douse him before things get out of hand? Also, are you going to finish that Luna Bar?
posted by drezdn on Jan 29, 2015 - 5 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 5. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Five

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 on Jan 15, 2015 - 7 comments

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