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The Adventure Zone

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..

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..

 

#210

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 13

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 ... enemyships. Additional music in this episode: "Piano Abstract" by Ubik https://freesound.org/people/yewbic/; and "Intense Horror Music 01" by Magmi Soundtrack https://bit.ly/3aXUcSt ... Read more

21 Oct 2021

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:40

21 Oct 2021


#209

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 12

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 https://freesound.org/people/hello_flowers/ ... Read more

14 Oct 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:57

14 Oct 2021


#208

The Adventure Zone Primer: Where to Start

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 first! ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

14 MINS

14:53

12 Oct 2021


#207

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 11

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. ... Read more

07 Oct 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:30

07 Oct 2021


#206

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 10

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. Additional music in this episode: "PULL" by Nctrnm https://soundcloud.com/nctrnm. ... Read more

30 Sep 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:49

30 Sep 2021


#205

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 9

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! Additional music in this episode: "Techno Beat" by Kafokafo https://freesound.org/people/kafokafo/; and "Rust Colony" by ROZKOL https://rozkol.bandcamp.com/ ... Read more

16 Sep 2021

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:05

16 Sep 2021


#204

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 8

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. ... Read more

09 Sep 2021

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:12

09 Sep 2021


#203

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 7

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. Additional music in this episode: "Comic 6" by Phantastonia [http://www.hörspiel-werkstatt.de/] (http://www.xn--hrspiel-werkstatt-zzb.de/) ... Read more

02 Sep 2021

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:11

02 Sep 2021


#202

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 6

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!  Join us for the start of a new adventure in the undersea metropolis of Founders’ Wake! For more info on this new setting, give a listen to our Prologue mini-series (or our special, abridged recap!) to hear how the Ethersea first took form. ... Read more

26 Aug 2021

55 MINS

55:41

26 Aug 2021


#201

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 5

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 start of a new adventure in the undersea metropolis of Founders’ Wake!  For more info on this new setting, give a listen to our Prologue mini-series (or our special, abridged recap!) to hear how the Ethersea first took form.  Additional music in this episode: "The Elevator Bossa Nova" by Bensound https://www.bensound.com ... Read more

19 Aug 2021

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:17

19 Aug 2021


#200

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 4

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, we’re posting episodes weekly, starting with this episode, right here, today!  Join us for the start of a new adventure in the undersea metropolis of Founders’ Wake! For more info on this new setting, give a listen to our Prologue mini-series (or our special, abridged recap!) to hear how the Ethersea first took form. ... Read more

12 Aug 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:03

12 Aug 2021


#199

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 3

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.  Join us for the start of a new adventure in the undersea metropolis of Founders’ Wake! For more info on this new setting, give a listen to our Prologue mini-series (or our special, abridged recap!) to hear how the Ethersea first took form. ... Read more

05 Aug 2021

1 HR 24 MINS

1:24:12

05 Aug 2021


#198

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Episode 2

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 presents itself along the way.  Join us for the start of a new adventure in the undersea metropolis of Founders’ Wake! For more info on this new setting, give a listen to our Prologue mini-series (or our special, abridged recap!) to hear how the Ethersea first took form. ... Read more

22 Jul 2021

58 MINS

58:58

22 Jul 2021


#197

The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Episode 1

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 adventure in the undersea metropolis of Founders’ Wake! For more info on this new setting, give a listen to our Prologue mini-series (or our special, abridged recap!) to hear how the Ethersea first took form. ... Read more

08 Jul 2021

1 HR 21 MINS

1:21:48

08 Jul 2021


#196

Summary: The Adventure Zone: Ethersea — Prologue

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 magically irradiated ocean that surrounds it. Get caught up now — the adventure begins in earnest next week! For our Prologue, we played The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: [https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year] (https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year) See the maps (including a world map and two maps of Founder's Wake) and their alt-text here: [http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps] (http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps) ... Read more

01 Jul 2021

13 MINS

13:10

01 Jul 2021


#195

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

Winter arrives. The shoreside community begins the arduous process of migrating to their new undersea home. A suspiciously dormant kingdom plays its final, cataclysmic hand. Our Prologue draws to a close.   Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: [https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year] (https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year) See the maps and their alt-text here:  [http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps] (http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps) ... Read more

24 Jun 2021

1 HR 50 MINS

1:50:10

24 Jun 2021


#194

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

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 by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: [https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year] (https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year) See the maps and their alt-text here: [http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps] (http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps) ... Read more

10 Jun 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:01

10 Jun 2021


#193

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

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 Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: [https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year ] (https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year ) See the maps and their alt-text here: [http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps] (http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps) ... Read more

27 May 2021

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:12

27 May 2021


#192

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

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 mapmaking game designed and written by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: [https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year ] (https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year) See the maps here: [http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps] (http://bit.ly/EtherseaMaps) ... Read more

13 May 2021

1 HR 08 MINS

1:08:46

13 May 2021


#191

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

Travelers from four war-torn kingdoms congregate at the edge of a fearsome storm, following a divine invitation emanating from deep within the Ethersea. Join us as we build our next campaign while playing The Quiet Year, a brilliant mapmaking game designed and written by Avery Alder. Learn more about The Quiet Year and purchase it for yourself here: [https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year] (https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year) See the end-of-episode map here: [https://bit.ly/EtherseaMap1] (https://bit.ly/EtherseaMap1) ... Read more

06 May 2021

1 HR 23 MINS

1:23:41

06 May 2021


#190

The The Adventure Zone Zone: Post-Grad!

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 of world-building. The game we will be playing as the opener to the next season is The Quiet Year, designed by Avery Alder. You can learn more about the game here: [https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year] (https://buriedwithoutceremony.com/the-quiet-year) ... Read more

29 Apr 2021

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:30

29 Apr 2021


#189

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 38: Finals

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 flying steed? Reality is ripping, someone get me Argo Keene!   We need some heroes. ... Read more

15 Apr 2021

2 HR 01 MINS

2:01:10

15 Apr 2021


#188

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 37: Investment Opportunities

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 business. Luckily, they have help. A lot of help. A paradox is solved. A wrong is righted. A resignation is accepted. It is the beginning of the end. ... Read more

08 Apr 2021

1 HR 09 MINS

1:09:53

08 Apr 2021


#187

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 36: Reunions

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!   Send a g-mail! Visit someone's house! Tear down these walls! ... Read more

25 Mar 2021

57 MINS

57:45

25 Mar 2021


#186

The Adventure Zone: Graduation Ep. 35: Multiple Choice

[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 Thundermen. They need to call in an old friend and go somewhere they've never gone before.   But first, time to party. ... Read more

11 Mar 2021

53 MINS

53:38

11 Mar 2021


#185

The Adventure Zone: Just Us

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 found TAZ: Just Us, a live show Travis GM'd in 2019 in Atlanta! For this show we played SuperNormal (designed by Ursidice), and our crew of super heroes attended just your average, every day company picnic. Of course, trying not to blow your secret identity is tough, especially when you can't control your super-strength enough to squeeze ketchup onto a hotdog. Super Normal by Ursidice: [https://ursidice.com/supernormal/] (https://ursidice.com/supernormal/) The music in this episode by [audionautix.com] (https://audionautix.com/) . ... Read more

25 Feb 2021

1 HR 41 MINS

1:41:37

25 Feb 2021


#184

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

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 cabinets/contracts and then get out! That said, what kind of heist would it be without a few hiccups? It's great when friends show up to the party, isn't it? ... Read more

11 Feb 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:53

11 Feb 2021


#183

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

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 Oversight Guild and wreak havoc on their records. Thankfully, they have their very special trash can.   Time to answer the eternal question: should we start this party right, or start this party quickly? ... Read more

28 Jan 2021

1 HR 05 MINS

1:05:35

28 Jan 2021


#182

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

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 confidence issues in the bathroom? And your other buddy is hiding in your pocket as a mouse? Sure, we've all be there!   Pockets gets ripped. Hairs get cut. Water gets made. ... Read more

14 Jan 2021

53 MINS

53:49

14 Jan 2021


#181

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

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, really.   Hey, did you know there was a Firbolg here? ... Read more

30 Dec 2020

1 HR 15 MINS

1:15:12

30 Dec 2020