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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 - 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. 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. 38. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Ten

It's time for the final confrontation. Who's been hunting our heroes all throughout this campaign? What's Lucas really after? Why is Merle getting just completely boned in every fight? Answers to these questions and more linger just behind the play button. Taako has a plan. Magnus has a snack. Merle says his prayers.
posted by Cash4Lead on Apr 21, 2016 - 7 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. 33. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Five

Our heroes face a series of challenges while exploring Lucas' lab that are, admittedly, all pretty adorable. But still super deadly! Just, like, huggably deadly. Merle performs a random act of kindness. Taako remembers an acrobatic nursery rhyme. Magnus experiences the magic of flight.
posted by Cash4Lead on Feb 13, 2016 - 3 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. 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. 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. 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. 12. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Three

Our heroes board their fateful train to Neverwinter, and are rude to just about every single person aboard. Merle strikes out at evangelism. Magnus learns that he may not, in fact, have the biggest muscles. Taako just wrecks some baby carrots.
posted by drezdn on Apr 16, 2015 - 9 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 8. Moonlighting - Chapter Two

Now that they can finally understand like, anything that anybody important is saying, our heroes seek employment in the Bureau of Balance. Merle brags about how smart he is. Taako accidentally encounters some life-changing intel. Magnus does horrible, horrible things to an automaton.
posted by drezdn on Feb 26, 2015 - 4 comments

Podcast: The Adventure Zone: Ep. 7. Moonlighting - Chapter One

In this interlude chapter to the Adventure Zone saga, the mysteries of the universe are revealed to our heroes. Magnus has a good cry to some elevator music. Taako further unravels The Eldritch Riddle. It's about to get super weal up in here.
posted by drezdn on Feb 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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