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The Adventure Zone

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Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad Clint for a campaign of high adventure. Join the McElroys as they find their fortune and slay an unconscionable number of ... you know, kobolds or whatever in ... The Adventure Zone..

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237 Episodes | 2014 - 2022

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 38

May 20th, 2022


Tensions are high after a spirited argument at the Cloaca. A shadowy figure on the periphery of the Coriolis' view steps into the light, and reveals …

The The Adventure Zone Zone: MaxFun Drive 2022

May 5th, 2022


It’s MaxFunDrive! To celebrate, let’s dive into The The Adventure Zone Zone: Ethersea edition. We’re answering a whole bunch of your questions about …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 37

April 28th, 2022


CW: Implied suicide by poison.

The Coriolis returns from its latest explosive outing, and its crew begins investigating the death of a Founder’s Wake …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 36

April 21st, 2022


The Menagerie: Part Six 

The Coriolis crew race to save the animals from a sinking ship. Amber takes up arms against the hunters. Zoox tests his …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 35

April 14th, 2022


The Menagerie: Part Five 

Team Coriolis deals with the aftermath of a rash and explosive decision. Zoox sifts through the wreckage. Amber gives ‘em …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 34

April 7th, 2022


The Menagerie: Part Four

The crew of the Coriolis has become just as endangered as the animals they've been tasked with recovering. Amber saddles up. …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 33

March 31st, 2022


The Menagerie: Part Three 

Devo, Zoox and Amber infiltrate the headquarters of the Crescendo, separately, and with varying levels of success. Devo goes undercover. Zoox boards a familiar vessel. Amber has an unexpected …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 32

March 24th, 2022


The Menagerie: Part Two

The Coriolis crew investigates the high-profile bovine burglary they've been tasked with solving, bringing them into dangers …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 31

March 17th, 2022


The Menagerie: Part One

After a period of enjoying their newfound infamy, the crew of the Coriolis take on a mission to recover rare animals which …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 30

March 3rd, 2022


Cambria's Call: Part Nine 

Zoox, Devo and Amber finally go toe-to-toe with an ancient, evolutionary force, leaning on an uneasy alliance with The …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 29

February 24th, 2022


Cambria's Call: Part Eight 

Following an unexpected encounter with Amber's sworn foe, the Coriolis arrives at Cambria's deep sea dwelling. Devo, Amber …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 28

February 17th, 2022


Cambria's Call: Part Seven 

The crew of the Coriolis search for every advantage they can get their hands on before challenging the entity at the …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 27

February 10th, 2022


Cambria's Call: Part Six 

Cambria makes their intentions known as Finneas Cawl's doomed voyage reaches a grisly end. Zoox does some long overdue soul …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 26

February 3rd, 2022


Cambria's Call: Part Five 

From the bottom of the sea, from the deepest reaches of Finneas Cawl's mind, a voice beckons. Devo, Zoox and Amber cease to be – all in an effort to answer.

Additional music in this episode: …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 25

January 27th, 2022


Content warning: this episode contains themes and depictions of substance use.


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The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 24

January 20th, 2022


Content warning: this episode contains themes involving highly contagious diseases 

Cambria's Call: Part Three 

A completely unnecessary bar fight has …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 23

January 13th, 2022


Content warning: this episode contains themes involving highly contagious diseases

Cambria's Call: Part Two 

Founder's Wake has been transformed. As …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 22

January 7th, 2022


Content warning: this episode contains themes involving highly contagious diseases

Cambria's Call: Part One

A once-vanquished threat descends upon …

The Adventure Zone: Live at Emerald City Comic Con!

December 23rd, 2021


A holiday party thrown by an old friend takes a turn for the less festive when all the presents and decorations disappear. It’s up to Tres Horny Boys …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 21

December 16th, 2021


Zoox, Devo and Amber take care of some personal business before the start of their next mission. Zoox learns about his birthday. Amber catches up …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 20

December 9th, 2021


The crew of the Coriolis returns from another pseudo-successful mission to gather up their earnings. Unknown collateral damage surfaces, and …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 19

December 2nd, 2021


The Abyssal Auction: Part Six 

With the auction house's security systems thwarted, the facility's survivors attempt a hasty retreat. Zoox does what Zoox does best: Networking with unidentified, dangerous sea life.

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 18

November 25th, 2021


The Abyssal Auction: Part Five

The Coriolis crew collect their winnings — among other things — and begin their extraction from a doomed deep sea …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 17

November 18th, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 16

November 11th, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 15

November 4th, 2021


The Abyssal Auction: Part Two 

After an unfortunate journey, the Coriolis arrives at a fancy, clandestine deep sea auction house. Time to do what …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 14

October 28th, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 13

October 21st, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 12

October 14th, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone Primer: Where to Start

October 12th, 2021


New to TAZ and not sure where to start? Start right here! A part of the MaxFun Block Party, Griffin, Travis, Justin, and Clint give the 101 on the different TAZ story arcs and give recommendations on which to listen to …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 11

October 7th, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 10

September 30th, 2021


The Infinite Clam: Part Four 

A surprising revelation about their enlarged environment sends Amber on a trip down memory lane. Unstable energies …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 9

September 16th, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 8

September 9th, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 7

September 2nd, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 6

August 26th, 2021


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 5

August 19th, 2021


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. 

Join us for the …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 4

August 12th, 2021


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.

From now through the end of September, …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 3

August 5th, 2021


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, …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Episode 2

July 22nd, 2021


The Gallery Job: Part Two 

Three prospective contractors for the Bluespan Brokerage embark on their first, questionable voyage in the waters surrounding Founder’s Wake. A lucrative, outrageously spicy opportunity …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Episode 1

July 8th, 2021


The Gallery Job: Part One 

A Finner, an Orator, and a Brinarr walk into a bar. Well, first they walk into a job interview, and it doesn’t go so great, so THEN they walk into a bar. 

Join us for the start of a new …

Summary: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue

July 1st, 2021


Didn’t have time for all five episodes of our world-building miniseries for the next TAZ campaign? Fear not: This extremely abridged version has everything you need to know about the city of Founders’ Wake, and the …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue V: The Weight of History

June 24th, 2021


Winter arrives. The shoreside community begins the arduous process of migrating to their new undersea home. A suspiciously dormant kingdom plays its …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue IV: The Hierarchy of Terror

June 10th, 2021


New dangers loom over the shoreside community as the rest of the mortal world retreats from the storm.

Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue III: The Comfort of Guilt

May 27th, 2021


The shoreside community stands divided over their priorities as the storm looms ever closer. 

Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written by Avery …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue II: The Cost of Opportunity

May 13th, 2021


Forgotten relics from the past are unearthed and put to use as the shoreside community continues plotting their undersea departure.

Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant …

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea – Prologue I: Our Wasted World

May 6th, 2021


Travelers from four war-torn kingdoms congregate at the edge of a fearsome storm, following a divine invitation emanating from deep within the …

The The Adventure Zone Zone: Post-Grad!

April 29th, 2021


We’re answering some questions about The Adventure Zone: Graduation, both listener questions and questions we had for each other. We also talk a little bit about the next season and how we’re changing things up in terms …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 38: Finals

April 15th, 2021


Where have all the good folks gone? Where is all of HOG? We need a streetwise thunderman to stop these scheming gods. Isn't there a Firbolg upon a …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 37: Investment Opportunities

April 8th, 2021


The Thundermen race to stop the machinations of the gods.  But first, they have to make it past an army of demons and settle some unfinished …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 36: Reunions

March 25th, 2021


With all the hustle and bustle of life, it's so easy to lose touch. That's why it's nice when there's an important life event (two gods trying to open a rift to hell) to bring us all together! So, let's get connected!


The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 35: Multiple Choice

March 11th, 2021


[CW: Heavy Drug Use] Everyone has questions and no one seems to have the answers. Everyone wants to know what the Thundermen are planning. Including …

The Adventure Zone: Just Us

February 25th, 2021


We didn’t get to record at our usual time due to weather and power outages, so in lieu of a regular episode this week, we dug into the archives and …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 34: The Ins and Outs of Contract Management

February 11th, 2021


Having more or less made it to the Archives, it's time for the Thundermen to get down to business. It's a simple job: do something to the filing …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 33: Open up a Can of Firbolg

January 28th, 2021


It's the day of the show y'all. The planning is done, and now it's time to move. The Thundermen are (more or less) ready to infiltrate the Heroic …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 32: By a Hair(cut)

January 14th, 2021


Has this ever happened to you? You're in the middle of planning a heist when who should show up, but your mortal enemy? Then, one of your friends has …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 31: High on the HOG

December 30th, 2020


It's time for the boys to get down to business of planning a heist. Job interviews, eating scones, and getting haircuts. Pretty standard stuff, …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 30: Take Your Firbolg to Work Day

December 10th, 2020


Upon arriving at the Drip n' Sip, the Thundermen have to deal with a very chilly reception. Then, it's time to get high in the HOG. The boys waste no time before slipping a crab and angering a friend.


Sometimes, the …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 29: Princi-Pal

November 25th, 2020


The enemy of my enemy is REALLY ANGRY. The boys are headed to the principal's office and beyond. Before they head out for adventure, they check in with a few friends and set some plans in motion.


Time to dig deep and …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty Halloween Special!

November 12th, 2020


In lieu of a regular episode this week, we've got something truly buckwild (and almost timely) for you: A live, extra scary Halloween installment of …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 28: Business Plan

October 29th, 2020


Time to answer some questions. Time to make some plans. Time for everything to change.

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 27: Long Way Down

October 15th, 2020


The time has come for a climbing adventure! Better yet, a falling adventure. But first, we should check and make sure our allies are okay. Is it just …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 26: Little Gray Cells

October 8th, 2020


Fitzroy, Argo and Rainer rush to save the captive students from a pack of hellhounds. Is help on the way? Things look grim, luckily some accessories brighten up everyone's day. Then, the Thundermen meet a new advisor.


The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 25: Burden of Things

October 1st, 2020


Fitzroy has been taken to the Crypt and has to rely on some new friends to make it through. Rainer and Argo rush to... save him? Does he need saving? …

FEED DROP: The Besties Trailer

September 21st, 2020


This is not an episode of The Adventure Zone! We’ve got a quick trailer for The Besties, a gaming podcast featuring Justin, Griffin, and their pals …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 24: With Frenemies Like This

September 17th, 2020


Training has been going smoothly for the Thundermen. Plus, Sabour has some new and important information for them about Gray! Seems like everything is going... oh, spoke too soon!


Friends become enemies. Enemies remain …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 23: Between a Rock and a Hell Place

September 3rd, 2020


It's hard to maintain order in the court when a Demon Prince disrupts proceedings. Everyone knows that. The Thundermen have to deal with the uninvited guest and then things just get worse. Like, WAY WORSE.


A perilous …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 22: Open and Shut

August 20th, 2020


The Thundermen have been brought before an Unbroken Chain tribunal. They need to prove that they are worthy of membership or they will lose the chance to win the group's help in the upcoming war. Winning them over might …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 21: Loose Lips, Sunk Ships

August 6th, 2020


Thunderman, LLC continue their war efforts. After a tense run-in with the Commodore, Argo spills the beans. Then, he spills the beans about spilling the beans. The Unbroken Chain higher ups are not pleased. The boys …

The The Adventure Zone Zone: MaxFunDrive 2020

July 30th, 2020


Happy MaxFunDrive 2020 everyone! It's time for another The The Adventure Zone Zone! We answer a whole bunch of your questions! But the real question …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 20: Group Assignment

July 23rd, 2020


A new day is dawning and it's time for Thunderman, LLC. to get down to business.  The boys set out to interview some potential candidates for associate positions, but not before seeking to acquire some new assets.


The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 19: Creative Writing

July 16th, 2020


It's a very special episode for week one of MaxFunDrive 2020. The Thundermen are shown what could be. We learn about crimes, both past and future. We …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 18: Field Trip

July 9th, 2020


The Thundermen have escaped the demons and have flown to safety on the backs of their equine friends. Time for a rest and a briefing from a new ally. Seems that a rescue is in order. Stealth mode engaged!

The Unknown …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 17: Fire Drill

June 25th, 2020


Having more or less successfully completed their mission with the Centaurs, the Thundermen are headed back to school. But first, a night out on the …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 16 "Give Me A Hand"

June 11th, 2020


The Thundermen's time with the centaurs has come to a close. While Fitzroy recovers from his recent cursing, a new and present danger threatens the …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 15 "Out of Order"

May 28th, 2020


Fitzroy is not doing well. The curse is consuming him from the inside out. Argo does his best to comfort him. The Firbolg is on the hunt.

Chaos rears …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 14 "Spirit Day"

May 14th, 2020


The Thundermen work with the Centaurs to find a solution to the apple issue. They encounter a spirit and make a bad first impression. Also, they eat …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 13 "Apple for Teacher"

April 30th, 2020


The Thundermen have headed out for another real world assignment. They also have an assignment from Higglemas that they are working on. 

Before they reach the centaur camp, they need to level up and deal with some new …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 12 "Pop Quiz"

April 16th, 2020


On the eve of another real world mission, the Thundermen finally get the whole story.

Major questions are answered, everything is on the line and …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 11 "You Can Call me Al(thea)"

April 2nd, 2020


Investigator Althea Song has some questions for the Thundermen. Meanwhile, each of the fellas has their own missions.

A friendship is forged in favors, allegiances are questioned and a letter is sent. Also, the …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 10 "Dark Arts and Crafts"

March 17th, 2020


A new semester has begun and with it comes a new guests, new questions, and new mysteries.

The Thundermen have moved into their new dorm. The Firbolg …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 9 "Mission: Imp Hospital 2- Unfinished Business"

March 5th, 2020


The Thundermen are moving up in the world! Specifically, to the second floor of the imp filled hospital. A new friend is made and a major(?) enemy is defeated.

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 8 "Mission: Imp Hospital"

February 20th, 2020


It's the semester break and the Thundermen are getting paid to do a little exterminating.  Birds and rats and imps, OH MY!

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 7 "Secrets, Secrets"

February 6th, 2020


It's the end of the semester! The Thundermen meet with some teachers, trick a counselor and look for poison. When the sun goes down, it's party time. For some that means presents and dancing. For others, oaths and …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 6 “Long Overdue”

January 23rd, 2020


The buddies return to get their evaluations as well as some big news for Fitzroy. The Firbolg checks on a friend, gets some troubling information, …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 5 “What’s Yours is Mined”

January 9th, 2020


The dorm-mates are dispatched on their first mission, squaring off against magma monsters, interplanar behemoths and a child’s word puzzle. You’ll never guess which one of those gives them the hardest time!

The Adventure Zone: Holiday Brawl in Chicago!

December 27th, 2019


What do you get when you cross the North Pole, Jason Statham, A Christmas Carol, and the wildly inscrutable plotting of the Metal Gear Solid …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 4 "Four Sidekicks Walk Into A Bar..."

December 19th, 2019


The fellas are out in the world and things get real. Real litigious that is! Also, everyone goes shopping and gets stronger!  Plus, Fitzroy scams a …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 3 "Pursued By Bear"

December 5th, 2019


A pleasant sleep is interrupted by an unsettling messenger, but leads to a delicious meal. Then, the fellas get some fake real world experience. 

Welcome back! Please enjoy!

The Adventure Zone: Dadlands

November 28th, 2019


We’re off on holiday this week, but we’ve got a special treat to tide you over. See, earlier this year, we developed an ambitious one-page RPG titled …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 2 "It's (a) Familiar"

November 14th, 2019


Class is in session. The gang enjoys a nice breakfast. Argo takes the blame while the Firbolg struggles to keep it together. A friendly game goes off …

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 1 "Orientation"

October 31st, 2019


It’s the first day of school! There are new friends to be made and plenty to explore! The teachers and staff are here to help with any problem that …

The The Adventure Zone Zone: Amnesty Wrap-Up!

October 24th, 2019


We’re answering some questions about The Adventure Zone: Amnesty in this bonus episode, and talking very, very briefly about our next season! It’s called Graduation, and it launches next week!

The Adventure Zone Presents: The Ballad of Bigfoot: An Amnesty Story

October 17th, 2019


Travis takes the reins in this not-remotely-canonical prequel to our recently concluded Appalachian supernatural drama. This is the wildest live episode of any podcast we’ve ever done. We’re still not entirely sure what …

The Adventure Zone: Hootenanny - Live in Nashville!

October 3rd, 2019


As we ready ourselves for the next season of Adventure Zone, we’ve got some special programming lined up for you! The first is this: Our live show from this past summer, live at the Ryman Theater in Nashville! It’s a …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 36

September 23rd, 2019


The curtain rises, and the machine is exposed. The Pine Guard stands in judgment of judgment itself. Two doors — two choices — illuminate the darkness.

The final episode of The Adventure Zone: Amnesty.

Thank you for …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 35

September 12th, 2019


The defenders of Kepler, West Virginia continue their desperate struggle for survival. A world away, a softly spoken truth reverberates down a …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 34

August 22nd, 2019


Storm and fury overtake Kepler, West Virginia. Pieces of an ancient puzzle move closer together. The survivors of Sylvain’s fall take shelter. The source of an unimaginable power is revealed.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 33

August 8th, 2019


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.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 32

August 1st, 2019


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.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 31

July 11th, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 30

June 27th, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 29

June 13th, 2019


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.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty — Episode 28

May 31st, 2019


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. …

The Adventure Zone: Live in San Jose!

May 16th, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 27

May 3rd, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 26

April 19th, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 25

April 11th, 2019


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 …

The The Adventure Zone Zone: MaxFunDrive 2019 Special

March 28th, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 24

March 21st, 2019


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.

The Adventure Zone: Live in New Orleans!

March 7th, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 23

February 22nd, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 22

February 8th, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 21

January 24th, 2019


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.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty — Episode 20

January 10th, 2019


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Live Candlelights 2018 Spectacular

December 13th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 19

December 6th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 18

November 19th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Live - Halloween Special!

October 31st, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 17

October 18th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 16

October 5th, 2018


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 Adventure Zone: Live In Atlanta!

September 20th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 15

September 7th, 2018


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 Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 14

August 24th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Seattle Tour Announcement!

August 15th, 2018


We're headed back to the Pacific Northwest this September! Find out how to get tickets for our Seattle TAZ show (and MBMBaM in Seattle and Portland) here, and grab ticket links at! All tickets go …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 13

August 9th, 2018


The holidays have descended upon Kepler, West Virginia. While the town prepares for its annual festivities, the Pine Guard prepares for the coming …

The Adventure Zone: Live in San Francisco!

July 26th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 12

July 12th, 2018


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.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 11

June 29th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 10

June 15th, 2018


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. …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 9

May 31st, 2018


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.

The Adventure Zone: Live in Dallas!

May 17th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 8

May 3rd, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 7

April 20th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 6

April 12th, 2018


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. …

The The Adventure Zone Zone: Experiments Post-Mortem, More on Season Two!

April 5th, 2018


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 …

The Announcement Zone: Season Two, MaxFunDrive and more!

March 29th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Dust - Episode 4

March 22nd, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Dust - Episode 3

March 19th, 2018


The Graysons find an unexpected collaborator in their investigation of Jeremiah Blackwell's murder, but with slivers of sunrise shining down on the …

The Adventure Zone 2018 Live Shows Announcement!

March 13th, 2018


Do you live in Dallas, Atlanta or San Francisco? Do you live ... like, AROUND there? You should come see The Adventure Zone Live! We're doing …

The Adventure Zone: Dust - Episode 2

March 9th, 2018


The Graysons continue their quiet investigation into the killing of Jeremiah Blackwater -- but outside interests are starting to take notice. Gandy …

The Adventure Zone: Dust - Episode 1

March 1st, 2018


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 …

Setup - The Adventure Zone: Dust

February 22nd, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 5

February 9th, 2018


Our heroes band together to hunt down the Beast terrorizing the woods outside Kepler. Ned remembers a fateful night. Aubrey receives a letter. Duck …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 4

February 1st, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 3

January 25th, 2018


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.

The Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 2

January 18th, 2018


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 Adventure Zone: Amnesty - Episode 1

January 12th, 2018


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 …

Setup - The Adventure Zone: Amnesty

January 4th, 2018


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Candlenights in Tacoma!

December 29th, 2017


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Live in Nashville!

December 14th, 2017


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!

The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 4

November 30th, 2017


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 3

November 16th, 2017


Our heroes face their first test of combat with their newfound superpowers, with … mixed results. Kardala tells a painful joke. Remy keeps the peace. …

The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 2

November 2nd, 2017


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.

The Adventure Zone: Commitment - Episode 1

October 19th, 2017


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 …

Setup - The Adventure Zone: Commitment

October 5th, 2017


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 …

The Adventure Zone: Live in San Diego!

September 21st, 2017


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?

The Adventure Zone: Live in Austin!

September 8th, 2017


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.

The The Adventure Zone Zone: Balance Finale Edition

August 24th, 2017


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 …

Ep. 69. Story and Song - Finale, Part Three

August 17th, 2017


Our heroes reach their journey's end.

Additional Music by Reeder:

Ep. 68. Story and Song - Finale, Part Two

August 1st, 2017


Two lights shine down from the sky. Their story passes through reality. His song fills their hearts.

The world fights back.

Music: "Voidfish (Plural) by Rachel Rose Mitchell -

Ep. 67. Story and Song - Finale, Part One

July 13th, 2017


Our heroes' memories have returned. At the end of everything, will they stand together against the encroaching darkness? Or will their past sins leave them irrevocably driven apart?

Ep. 66. The Stolen Century - Chapter Seven

June 29th, 2017


Our heroes' long, forgotten journey comes to an end.


Music: "Relic" by Reeder -

Ep. 65. The Stolen Century - Chapter Six

June 15th, 2017



The Hunger pursues, and our heroes escape. They’ve been keeping up the chase for decades now, evading without fail. But the Hunger’s getting faster. The journey’s getting harder. The team must take drastic steps, just …

Ep. 64. The Stolen Century - Chapter Five

June 1st, 2017


Our heroes find themselves in a strange world where artists compete for national pride, submitting their works to a mountain that can make them known throughout the land. Can the team create satisfactory masterpieces …

Ep. 63. The Stolen Century - Chapter Four

May 18th, 2017


We're fairly deep into our trip down memory lane, but our heroes are no closer to figuring out how to stop the ever-evolving force that's pursuing …

The Adventure Zone LIVE at SDCC 2017 Announcement!

May 15th, 2017


Are you planning on going to San Diego Comic Con this year? Clear some time for Tres Horny Boys! We're going to be doing a live TAZ (and MBMBaM!) this year -- listen in for more details! Tickets go on sale THIS …

Ep. 62. The Stolen Century - Chapter Three

May 4th, 2017


Our heroes have earned a break, don't you think? Merle finds a place to settle down. Magnus keeps 'em on their toes. Taako dispenses some beach wisdom.

Ep. 61. The Stolen Century - Chapter Two

April 27th, 2017


Our heroes find themselves crossing between strange, deadly, beautiful worlds, pursued by a foe they cannot comprehend. Can they grow strong enough …

Ep. 60. The Stolen Century - Chapter One

April 13th, 2017


We're nearly at our journey's end -- but before we can understand what lies ahead, we must first return to this story's true beginning. What brought our heroes together to the crisis they face today? What happened to …

The The Adventure Zone Zone - MaxFunDrive 2017

March 30th, 2017


Hey folks! In honor of the MaxFunDrive, we decided to put out an extra episode on the off week: It's another The The Adventure Zone Zone, the world's …

Ep. 59. Lunar Interlude V: Reunion Tour - Part Two

March 23rd, 2017


Our heroes are out of time, out of options, out of places to hide. The holes in their history are starting to fill in; but are they going to like the …

Ep. 58. Lunar Interlude V: Reunion Tour - Part One

March 9th, 2017


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 …

Ep. 57. The Suffering Game - Chapter Seven

February 23rd, 2017


Game Over.

Taako makes some fashionable friends. Merle does some wordplay. Magnus remembers.

Ep. 56. The Suffering Game - Chapter Six

February 9th, 2017


Our heroes are forced to square off against their deadliest former foes -- but their real challenge comes in the form of a danger the likes of which they've never experienced. Taako gets primal. Merle gets disconnected. …

Ep. 55. The Suffering Game - Chapter Five

January 26th, 2017


Strange things are afoot in Wonderland as our heroes find themselves aided by an invisible accomplice -- but will their secret plan pop off before the boys lose something precious to the Wheel? Merle does some costly …

Ep. 54. The Suffering Game - Chapter Four

January 12th, 2017


After Round One of The Suffering Game, our heroes aren't doing too great -- and with another turn of the Wheel ahead, the future's not especially bright, either. Can they keep their heads up (and on) to power through? …

The Flop House Presents: Return of The Hogsbottom Three

December 29th, 2016


We're all on holiday break as we spend some time with our recently expanded families, but instead of skipping a biweek, our friends at The Flop House …

Ep. 53. The Suffering Game - Chapter Three

December 15th, 2016


Wonderland has revealed itself as a genuinely unsafe place for our heroes to be. Can they make forward progress in a cyclical game designed to extract raw anguish from them? Can they reach their distant goal before …

The Adventure Zone: MaxFunCon East Live

December 1st, 2016


Griffin and Rachel had a baby! But that's not the only bundle of joy being delivered this week! We have a very special episode recorded live at MaxFunCon East! Our adventurers have been through a lot together, but they …

Ep. 52. The Suffering Game - Chapter Two

November 17th, 2016


Our boys survived their first encounter in The Felicity Wilds -- but will they survive the perils that await them inside of Wonderland? Or like, maybe it's not so bad in there? No, I'm just goofin'. It's pretty dang bad …

The Adventure Zone: The Live Boston Stunt Spectacular

November 3rd, 2016


Travis and Teresa had a baby! We're so excited for them, but we're also very excited for YOU! Because you're about to hear a live episode we recorded …

Ep. 51. The Suffering Game - Chapter One

October 20th, 2016


After a summer spent tirelessly training, our heroes are finally prepared to take on their next, harrowing mission. What horrors -- or fortunes -- await them in Wonderland? I mean, this arc is literally titled "The …

Ep. 50. Lunar Interlude IV: The Calm Before The Storm

October 6th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 49. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Nine

September 22nd, 2016



Their prize secured, our heroes look to close out their final loop in Refuge by doing something unprecedented: They try to keep everyone in town from exploding, for once. Merle does some stargazing. Taako encounters …

Ep. 48. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Eight

September 8th, 2016


Could you resist the power to go back and change your very worst mistake? What if it meant unraveling some of the non-mistakes you've made since? …

Ep. 47. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Seven

August 25th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 46. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Six

August 11th, 2016


If our boys want to get out of this time-locked quagmire, they're going to need some divine intervention -- and the only way to get this particular …

Ep. 45. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Five

July 28th, 2016


Now that Refuge's destroyer has been revealed, our heroes work together to discover a way to stop it. But how many more attempts will they get at …

Ep. 44. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Four

July 14th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 43. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Three

June 30th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 42. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter Two

June 16th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 41. The Eleventh Hour - Chapter One

June 2nd, 2016


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 …

The Adventure Zone LIVE in Boston Announcement!

May 30th, 2016


The Adventure Zone is doing its first open-to-the-public live show! We'll be at the Wilbur Theater in Boston, MA, on Fri. July 15. Tickets go on sale …

Ep. 40. Lunar Interlude III: Rest & Relaxation

May 19th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 39. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Eleven

May 5th, 2016


After a climactic victory, our heroes have a few loose ends to tie up before moving on to their next adventure. Will Lucas and Maureen get Regulated? …

Ep. 38. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Ten

April 21st, 2016


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 …

Ep. 37. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Nine

April 7th, 2016


It's going down. Our heroes have a thrilling showdown with three of their most deadly, most dead foes -- but will they fare as well in Round Two as they did the first time around? Taako defies gravity. Magnus adds to …

Ep. 36. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Eight

March 24th, 2016


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, though unfortunately, you can't really …

The The Adventure Zone Zone

March 17th, 2016


Happy MaxFunDrive, everybody! To celebrate, we're doing a between-weeks episode of The The Adventure Zone Zone, an informal chat show about the rest of the podcast that we do. Join us for a discussion of Taako's Taco …

Ep. 35. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Seven

March 10th, 2016


Our heroes recover after performing some impromptu emergency surgery on their holiest team member, and then, after kicking it for a while, learn the …

Ep. 34. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Six

February 25th, 2016


Can our heroes achieve a competent victory against three relatively unkillable foes? More importantly: Can they do any sick stunts while doing so? …

Ep. 33. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Five

February 11th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 32. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Four

January 28th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 31. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Three

January 14th, 2016


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 …

Ep. 30. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter Two

December 31st, 2015


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 …

Ep 29. The Crystal Kingdom - Chapter One

December 19th, 2015


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 …

Ep. 28. Lunar Interlude II: Internal Affairs

December 3rd, 2015


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 …

Ep. 27. Petals to the Metal - Chapter 10

November 19th, 2015


This is it. Our heroes are in a dead heat with The Raven, the finish line in sight. Who will emerge victorious? Who will end up with the mighty Gaia Sash? More importantly, is there any prize money for this thing? Taako …

Ep. 26. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Nine

November 5th, 2015


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 …

Ep. 25. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Eight

October 22nd, 2015


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. …

The Adventure Zone Presents: The Great Switcheroo of 2015

October 8th, 2015


You didn't think our heroes were the only adventurers in the world of The Adventure Zone, did you? In this episode, the hysterical folks from The …

Ep. 24. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Seven

September 24th, 2015


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. …

Ep. 23. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Six

September 10th, 2015


Can our heroes secure their hairy compatriot and their arcane objective while not killing everyone in sight? Also, can they go five whole minutes …

Ep. 22. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Five

August 27th, 2015


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 …

Ep. 21. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Four

August 13th, 2015


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 …

Ep. 20. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Three

July 30th, 2015


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 …

Ep. 19. Petals to the Metal - Chapter Two

July 16th, 2015


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 …

Ep. 18. Petals to the Metal - Chapter One

July 2nd, 2015


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 …

Ep. 17. Lunar Interlude I: Carnival Chaos

June 18th, 2015


In this brief interlude between adventures, our heroes attend an office party — well, a carnival — at the Bureau of Balance’s lunar headquarters. They also hit up the Fantasy Costco, where they must match wits with …

Ep. 16. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Seven

June 4th, 2015


In the final chapter in the Rockport Limited story arc, our heroes have little time to stop their runaway train from colliding with Neverwinter, …

Ep. 15. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Six

May 21st, 2015


In this penultimate chapter in the Rockport Limited murder fiasco, our players deduce the true culprit of the titular heinous crime. Merle runs out …

Ep. 14. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Five

May 7th, 2015


The game is afoot! The game of murder-solving, I mean. The game of Dungeons & Dragons has been afoot for a while. Magnus finds unorthodox uses …

Ep. 13. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Four

April 23rd, 2015


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. …

Ep. 12. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Three

April 16th, 2015


Our heroes board their fateful train to Neverwinter, and are rude to just about every single person aboard. Merle strikes out at evangelism. Magnus …

Ep. 11. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Two

March 26th, 2015


Our heroes attempt to make the best out of a swampy situation, and race to Rockport before they miss a fateful train. They also meet a beloved radio …

Ep. 10. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter One

March 19th, 2015


Our heroes are sent out on their first mission as Reclaimers for the Bureau of Balance. Their initial task is an impossible one: Do they possess the competence required to be on time for a train? The answer may surprise …

Ep. 9. Moonlighting - Chapter Three

March 12th, 2015


Having passed the Bureau of Balance's punishing test of initiation, our heroes stock up on supplies and learn abilities that will help them …

Ep. 8. Moonlighting - Chapter Two

February 26th, 2015


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 …

Ep. 7. Moonlighting - Chapter One

February 12th, 2015


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 …

Ep. 6. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Six

January 29th, 2015


In this, the thrilling conclusion to our first Adventure, Merle, Taako and Magnus pursue their engulfed employer into the heart of Phandalin. Will …

Ep. 5. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Five

January 15th, 2015


Merle, Taako and Magnus complete their rescue mission, but then completely fail an entirely new, far more important mission. Taako acquires a …

Ep. 4. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Four

January 1st, 2015


After solving a particularly difficult jelly puzzle, our heroes journey ever deeper into Wave Echo Cave. Taako meets a kindred spirit, Merle does …

Ep. 3. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Three

December 18th, 2014


With one half of their former employers effectively rescued, our party begins the hunt for Gundren Rockseeker in earnest. There are just a few things standing in their way: They don't know where he is, they're all Level …

Ep. 2. Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter Two

December 4th, 2014


Our heroes’ first job is not going especially well. Taako, Merle and Magnus are hot on the trail of their employer’s kidnappers, leading them into a perilous gerblin den. Will they discover the fate of Gundren and his …

Ep. 1.5: Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter One (Super Cut)

December 3rd, 2014


In this, the pilot episode of The Adventure Zone, the McElroys create the characters with which they'll build a new -- and hopefuly very, very …

Ep. 1: Here There Be Gerblins - Chapter One

December 3rd, 2014


In this, the pilot episode of The Adventure Zone, the McElroys create the characters with which they'll build a new -- and hopefuly very, very …

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