This week we're answering some questions about The Adventure Zone: Ethersea, as well as talking a bit about our next two (!) projects. To learn more about Urban Shadows: https://magpiegames.com/pages/products To learn more about Blades in the Dark: https://evilhat.com/product/blades-in-the-dark/
It's the best time to tune in for the first time as we set goals, or maybe just settle on some mood lighting, for the year 2022. However long it takes. Ten minutes. Forty minutes. The whole episode. It's only three years into the twenties and we honestly already can't wait for the thirties. Suggested talking points: Carl Daniels, Sarcopha-Get It, A Night to Remember, Turn up the Fondue, Not That Kangaroo Jack. Center for Reproductive Rights: https://reproductiverights.org/
In this special CYBER MONDAY episode of MBMBaM we're turning our hands into can openers, tuning the ol' automatic butt clappers, and giving hot tips about the decks that we use to chip through the ice. Suggested Talking Points: In with the Corpos, Puttin' Georgie in the Storm Drain, Digital Love at the Oasis, Algorithmically-Produced Douglass, Big Figs, Justin McElroys' Lil Fellas, Rick Holes. Native Women Lead || First Nations Development Institute || Harmony House [more inside]
The Abyssal Auction: Part Four — Following a tense exchange of money and merchandise, all heck has broken loose. Can the auction's bidders survive an assault from within -- and without? Additional music in this episode: "Day I", "Day II", and "Night III" by Swelling
The Abyssal Auction: Part Three Let the money fight commence! As our turquoise heroes bid to claim their quarry, their opponents move against them, mostly because of the many terrible impressions they made in the previous episode.Additional music in this episode: "Piano Improvisation" by Moon Finger; "The Whisper" by Pipe Choir III www.pipechoir.com; and "Night I" by Swelling.
The Abyssal Auction: Part Two After an unfortunate journey, the Coriolis arrives at a fancy, clandestine deep sea auction house. Time to do what exactly one-third of this party is good at: Shmoozing the room. Additional music in this episode: "Creepy Bell Music 01" by Magmi Soundtrack; and "Piano" and "Late Jazz Piano" by Szegvari.
The Abyssal Auction: Part One The crew of the Coriolis take on a new mission, one that exchanges the slimy hazards of enormous mollusks for the slimy hazards of good old-fashioned capitalism. Let's have a money fight! Additional music in this episode: "Creepy Bell Music 01" by Magmi Soundtrack.
With their first proper mission under their belt, the crew of the Coriolis attempt a series of negotiations with mixed results. A night at the Cloaca forges new friendships, while morning at the Gills forges new ... enemy ships. Additional music in this episode: "Piano Abstract" by Ubik; and "Intense Horror Music 01" by Magmi Soundtrack
The Infinite Clam: Part Six Amber, Devo and Zoox face off against foes both tangible and cerebral, within and without, ancient and new. The Infinite Clam's power is harnessed at great cost. Additional music in this episode: "Phased Drops" by Michael Carrier
The Infinite Clam: Part Five The crew of the Coriolis approach the anomaly that has trapped them in their current bivalve environ. Amber takes a dive. Devo exercises surprising restraint. Zoox experiences a metaphysical identity crisis.
The Infinite Clam: Part Four. A surprising revelation about their enlarged environment sends Amber on a trip down memory lane. Unstable energies further discombobulate the Coriolis crew's sense of scale.
The Infinite Clam: Part Three. The heroes fend off a curious lionfish while getting their bearings within a curious bivalve. A slapdash infiltration brings them face-to-face with the Super Captain. We all love the Super Captain!
The Infinite Clam: Part Two. The Coriolis is visited by an inscrutable little guy whose name definitely does not appear on the manifest. They reach their destination in the Phytal Flats, and then things go very south, very quickly.
The Infinite Clam: Part One. The newly employed crew of the Coriolis take on their first official job with the Bluespan Brokerage. Devo confronts his past as he crosses paths with the leaders of the Benevolent Parish.
Our heroes take their new ship to a VERY familiar aftermarket vendor, tacking on a few much-needed improvements. We spend a bit of time talking character classes, and finally come up with a name for the crew's new vessel!
The Gallery Job: Part Five. Our three intrepid Etherseafarers have survived their first gig, though, boy howdy, it was a close one. With Lux in hand, they go shopping for a gently used ship to call home.
The Gallery Job: Part Four. As one crisis interrupts another, the Dreams of Deborah's plucky crew must weigh their priorities. A Brinarr precariously teeters on the brink of death.
The Gallery Job: Part Three. A brief diversion during their first undersea voyage has proven to be far more arduous (and far more dangerous) than our heroes initially expected. A race for the prize breaks out with a new, well-armed competitor.
Our boys have gone full-time at the Bureau of Balance, and their next assignment is a real thorny one: apprehending The Raven, a master thief who’s tapped into the power of a Grand Relic to ransack the city of Goldcliff. Local life-saver Lieutenant Hurley pulls them out of the woods, only to throw them headlong into the world of battle wagon racing, Goldcliff’s favorite high-stakes low-legality sport and The Raven’s chosen battlefield. Will the boys and Hurley be able to reclaim the Relic and pull The Raven back from the brink, or will they get lost in the weeds?
Perhaps it's the months of seclusion that has given us this macabre fascination, but in today's episode, we debate, at length, the lethal capabilities of an automated car wash. Our conclusion: It's probably not a great idea to walk into one of these things. (Feat. Special Guestpert: MC Bat Commander!)Suggested talking points: Energy Circle, Nothing Compares to Corn, Car Wash Survival, The EMT Store, Pigeons are Phones, Cake for Life, A New Large Bird, Zoom Vaping
At some point in all our lives, it's happened to all of us: You're enjoying a nice grind, but gosh! Where are you supposed to put your pocket-based belongings? Introducing: Grutler. (TM TM TM.)Suggested talking points: A Sampler Platter of Failed Introductions, The Music of the City, The American Fanny, Ice Cream Transgressions, Grandmummy
When the world cried out for a distraction, five dumb heroes answered the call. For one time only, Til Death Do Us Blart goes where it has never gone before: the beginning of it all. In a non-Thanksgiving bonus episode, the crews of My Brother, My Brother And Me and The Worst Idea of All Time watch Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D&D podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters. You know, the usual things you find on a train. Hot on the heels of The...
We punched up the TRUE national anthem with Travis McElroy (@travismcelroy - My Brother, My Brother and Me, The Adventure Zone podcasts). Is it drugs? Is it love? Are they the same thing? Seal will never explain his 1994 hit "Kiss From A Rose" and personally??? I respect that . Video of the punch-up available on Youtube! Plus, an important announcement from Demi. [more inside]
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]
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.
Podcast: Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine: A Sawbones Special Presentation: A Medicine Called Christmas
Live from Candlenights 2018, we're so proud to present a staged reading of the new Hallmark Christmas movie written by Justin and Sydnee McElroy: A Medicine Called Christmas. Music: Adam Sakiyama CAST: Narrator: Rachel McElroy Daniel: Tommy Smirl Tabitha: Sydnee McElroy Phil: Griffin McElroy Chris: Justin McElroy Ms. Crimble: Teresa McElroy Mr. Frankson: Dwight Slappe Mr. Cameron: Travis McElroy Beth: Teylor Smirl Mandy: Rileigh Smirl Mr. Golfberg: Michael Meadows Santa: Clint McElroy
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]
In this chapter, The McElroy Brothers ask actor, comedian, podcaster and voice over artist Janet Varney to help get them into Trolls 2.
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?
Happy #MaxFunDrive, to celebrate, we're giving you a sneak peak at our next project, a narrative, non-fiction prestige podcast about how we got into Trolls 2. This is not a goof. The McElroy Brothers Will Be In Trolls 2. Music: Underscore Orkestra, "Troll of the Mountain Swing"
We're all together in Huntington, making a television show, which is pretty great. One caveat: One of us is dissolving at the molecular level, which has thrown a REAL MONKEY WRENCH into production. A real "Snafu," as we like to say in the showbiz industry. Suggested talking points: Red Carpet Tummy Illness, Coffee Twins, Circus Traps, Snack Extraction, Mystery Rolls, Praying Mantis, Jurassic Park Fans, Mandatory Plane Food
Here's our live show from the Wilbur Theater in beautiful Boston, MA! We talk a lot about Pokemon Go in this episode, which is only appropriate, because one out of the three of us was also playing Pokemon Go basically the whole time we were on stage.
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!
We're coming to you live from the Playstation Theatre in New York, NY! We assume that you, like our live audience, are "horny for this"! Along with being a great episode, it features a big announcement and special guest John Hodgman with a very special presentation! Suggested Talking Points: America's Next Top Cop, Flower Eater, James in the Cloud, Dope Raisins, Karn-al Pleasures, Yellow, Doing Great, MARK
We had a really great run, America -- or should we say America 1: Vanilla Edition -- but it's time to spice things up. It's time to be reborn into something more beautiful, more powerful. It's time to Do the Bartman. [more inside]