The Adventure Zone

The McElroys

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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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252 episodes

Setup - The Adventure Zone: Steeplechase

It’s a new game and a new world. Welcome to Steeplechase, the immersive theme park experience from the Dentonic Company. On the surface, everything is perfect for the guests to live out their fantasies – but that’s only on the surface. Justin GMs his first game, Blades in the Dark (https://bladesinthedark.com/). Meet the new characters and learn the cutthroat rules of the game - and of the park.

1h 22m
Sep 29
The Adventure Zone: Dust Season 2 - Episode 4

The Graysons make their way through a speeding train to secure the payload and the future of Dry River. Augustus makes a change. Indrid gets a move on. Callan checks off his list. Lulu discovers something sinister. 

1h 43m
Sep 22
The Adventure Zone: Dust Season 2 - Episode 3

On the night before the train leaves to Stitchton, the Graysons prepare themselves. Augustus starts a new business venture. Indrid has a premonition. Callan tries to stay on someone’s good side. Lulu makes a confession.

1h 7m
Sep 15
The Adventure Zone: Dust Season 2 - Episode 2

The Graysons stake out the station to find a way onto their quarry. Augustus finds out some bad news. Indrid talks to an old friend. Callan shows off his skills. Lulu offers an exchange.

1h 12m
Sep 08
The Adventure Zone: Dust Season 2 - Episode 1

The new ensemble of Graysons are sent to Crescent City to bring back a crucial community member, but it’s not that simple. Augustus manages his business. Indrid shakes some hands. Callan gets recognized. Lulu makes a dark deal.

1h 10m
Sep 01
Setup - The Adventure Zone: Dust Season 2

Travis returns to MC Season 2 of The Adventure Zone: Dust. Special guest Erika Ishii (@erikaishii on twitter) joins the adventure to Wild-West inspired Crescent City. Listen in as we create our characters and give a primer on the mechanics of the game. We’re playing Urban Shadows by Magpie Games: https://magpiegames.com/pages/products

46m
Sep 01
The Adventure Zone: Just Us - Live in San Diego!

Join the Four Hundred and Two Friends super heroes as they try to navigate the city's biggest convention while concealing their super powers from the masses. Will they manage to win that very specific prize from the cosplay contest? Or will some of them unwillingly turn into birds again? Super Normal by Ursidice: https://ursidice.com/supernormal/ Music in this episode is "5 Cents Back" and "Bustin Loose" by Jason Shaw (https://audionautix.com/)  and "Summon the Rawk" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com/).

1h 34m
Aug 25
The The Adventure Zone Zone: Ethersea Wrap-Up!

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/

1h 6m
Aug 18
The Adventure Zone: Live in Minneapolis!

Is it a dream? Maybe! Tres Horny Boys find themselves in the world’s deadliest cooking competition. They must battle delicious foes, entertain nutritious friends, endure tummy troubles, and impress the judges – or risk being forever labelled an idiot sandwich.

1h 33m
Aug 11
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 44

Finale Zoox, Devo, and Amber discover the secrets of their world and others as they plan for the new futures they’ve created, as well as the future of Founder’s Wake. Addition music in this episode: “Space Ambiance” by Alexander Nakarada https://www.serpentsoundstudios.com/; “Evermore” by Kai Engel http://www.kai-engel.com/; "Piano" by Szegvari https://freesound.org/people/szegvari/; and “Nostalgic Piano” by Rafael Krux https://soundcloud.com/rafael-krux. 

1h 38m
Jul 28
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 43

Benefactor's Folly: Part Five  Cracks have formed in the firmament. Past, Present and Future collide, and the Coriolis crew stands at the inflection point. Amber battles an immortal foe. Devo ends the cycle. Zoox transcends form.  Addition music in this episode: “Now You Are Here” by Sergey Cheremisinov https://soundcloud.com/sergey-cheremisinov-1; “Beneath Dark Clouds” by The Pangolins http://thepangolins.yolasite.com/; “Boom” by Jason Shaw on Audionautix https://audionautix.com/; “Aisles” by Jahzzar http://www.betterwithmusic.com/; “Ambient Dream” and “Haunted by the Past” by Malictus Music https://www.malictusmusic.com/; and “July” by Kai Engel http://www.kai-engel.com/.

1h 38m
Jul 14
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 42

Benefactor's Folly: Part Four A draconic coral construct poses the greatest challenge the crew of the Coriolis has ever faced. A long dormant god confronts those who refuse to bend the knee. Friends become foes. Addition music in this episode: “Now You Are Here” and “Dybbuk’s White Eyes” by Sergey Cheremisinov https://soundcloud.com/sergey-cheremisinov-1.

1h 4m
Jun 30
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 41

Benefactor's Folly: Part Three  The Coriolis crew, with Kodira in tow, infiltrate the coral tower to destroy the infernal machine at its peak. Amber is revered. Devo hums a potent tune. Zoox makes a sacred promise.  Addition music in this episode: “Now You Are Here” by Sergey Cheremisinov https://soundcloud.com/sergey-cheremisinov-1; “Time Travel is Possible” and “A Life Without Pain” by Schemawound http://schemawound.com/; “Redemption” by Scott Holmes Music www.scottholmesmusic.com; and “Make it Till Dawn” by Andrew Wardlaw https://freemusicarchive.org/music/andrew-wardlaw/.

1h 0m
Jun 16
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 40

Benefactor's Folly: Part Two  The Coriolis responds to an ear-splitting hail seemingly received from a familiar adversary. The Benefactor's ruse is revealed, and only Zoox, Devo, Amber and Kodira can stop it. A trio of archnemeses make their final stand.  Additional music in this episode: “Not to Notice” and “Dark Planet” by Andrew kn https://freesound.org/people/Andrewkn/; “The Redemption in Her Arms, The Light At the End of Her Tunnel” and “Time Travel is Possible” by Schemawound http://schemawound.com/; and “Box Cutter“ and “Time is Ticking” by Scott Holmes Music www.scottholmesmusic.com.   

1h 21m
Jun 02
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 39

Benefactor's Folly: Part One  The crew of the Coriolis, with Ballaster Kodira in tow, set off to hunt down Benefactor Orlean before his plans come to fruition. As is so often the case, they get thoroughly distracted along the way.  Additional music in this episode: “Minus” by Nctrnm https://soundcloud.com/nctrnm; and “In Silence” by Andrew kn https://freesound.org/people/Andrewkn/.

1h 8m
May 26
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 38

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 something that kinda resembles the truth. Also: Shopping! Additional music in this episode: “Amber” by Drake Stafford https://soundcloud.com/drake_stafford; ”Siste Viator” and "Murmuration of Birds" by Jahzzar http://www.betterwithmusic.com/; “Sonata E Minor” by Vivaldi, performed by Rafel https://freemusicarchive.org/music/rafael/single/vivaldi-sonata-eminor-mp3-1/; "Time to Move and Motivate" by Jonah Dempcy https://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Insider; and "Lurking in the Shadows" by Scott Holmes Music www.scottholmesmusic.com.

1h 9m
May 20
The The Adventure Zone Zone: MaxFun Drive 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 character inspo, worldbuilding, and more.

1h 0m
May 05
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 37

The Coriolis returns from its latest explosive outing, and its crew begins investigating the death of a Founder’s Wake icon. Needless to say, their search for justice rubs some people the wrong way. Additional music in this episode: “Labyrinth” by Sergey Cheremisinov https://soundcloud.com/sergey-cheremisinov-1; “Sonata E Minor” by Vivaldi, performed by Rafel https://freemusicarchive.org/music/rafael/single/vivaldi-sonata-eminor-mp3-1/; ”Lulluby” and “Owls” by Jahzzar http://www.betterwithmusic.com/; and "Beneath the Dark Clouds" by The Pangolins http://thepangolins.yolasite.com/.

1h 0m
Apr 28
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 36

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 communication skills. Devo gets some unexpected news.  Additional music in this episode: "Mantra" by Jahzzar http://www.betterwithmusic.com/; "Dybbuk's White Eyes" by Sergey Cheremisinov https://soundcloud.com/sergey-cheremisinov-1; and "Ambient V-X" by ROZKOL https://rozkol.bandcamp.com/.

1h 18m
Apr 21
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 35

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 runaround. Devo confronts the man behind the curtain.  Additional music in this episode: "Aisles" by Jahzzar http://www.betterwithmusic.com/;  "Blato" by Shay Brahem and Fachhochschule Dortmundand https://freemusicarchive.org/music/shay-braheem; and "Ambient V-X" and "Chewing Devil Grass" by ROZKOL https://rozkol.bandcamp.com/.

1h 5m
Apr 14
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 34

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. Devo unmasks a mastermind. Zoox causes some collateral damage. Additional music in this episode: "PULL" by Nctrnm https://soundcloud.com/nctrnm; "Blato" by Shay Brahem and Fachhochschule Dortmundand https://freemusicarchive.org/music/shay-braheem; and "Ambient V-X" by ROZKOL https://rozkol.bandcamp.com/.

1h 12m
Apr 07
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 33

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 run-in with the wildlife. Additional music in this episode: "Beneath the Dark Clouds" by The Pangolins http://thepangolins.yolasite.com/; "PULL" by Nctrnm https://soundcloud.com/nctrnm; and “Late Jazz Piano" by Szegvari https://freesound.org/people/szegvari/.

1h 17m
Mar 31
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 32

The Menagerie: Part Two The Coriolis crew investigates the high-profile bovine burglary they've been tasked with solving, bringing them into dangers both interpersonal and spectral. Additional music in this episode: "Big Room" by Jesse Spillane http://www.jessespillane.com/;  "Owls" by Jahzzar http://www.betterwithmusic.com/; and "Beneath the Dark Clouds" by The Pangolins http://thepangolins.yolasite.com/. 

1h 6m
Mar 24
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 31

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 have gone missing. Additional music in this episode: “Through the Wormhole” by Dilating Times https://www.tommasocroce.it/; and “Comatose” by Kai Engel http://www.kai-engel.com/.

1h 0m
Mar 17
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 30

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 Biggest Baby to do so. Additional music in this episode: “Release the Hybrids” by Bryan Teoh http://www.bryanteoh.com/; and “Around the Mountain” by Spinning Clocks https://soundcloud.com/sip_groop.

1h 8m
Mar 03
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 29

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 and Zoox whip up an unconventionally stealthy plan of attack. Additional music in this episode: “A Month of Dust” by Schemawound http://schemawound.com/; and “Harbor” by Kai Engel http://www.kai-engel.com/.

58m
Feb 24
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 28

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 bottom of the sea. A relic from a long lost empire is unearthed. Additional music in this episode: ““Little Yellow Room” by ROZKOL https://rozkol.bandcamp.com/; “Montmartre" and “kp” by Jahzzar http://www.betterwithmusic.com/; and ”Denouement” by Kai Engel http://www.kai-engel.com/.

1h 20m
Feb 17
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 27

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 searching. Additional music in this episode: “Mercy” by Kai Engel http://www.kai-engel.com/; “The Apotheosis of All Deserts” by ROZKOL https://rozkol.bandcamp.com/; and “Night I” by  Swelling https://swelling.bandcamp.com.

1h 22m
Feb 10
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 26

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: “Homeroad” by Kai Engel http://www.kai-engel.com/.

1h 9m
Feb 03
The Adventure Zone: Ethersea - Episode 25

Content warning: this episode contains themes and depictions of substance use. Resources: __ __ Cambria's Call: Part Four Amber, Devo and Zoox continue their wild swamp chase to track down Shret. Everyone prepares for a stroll down Memory Lane. Additional music in this episode: “Covered in Oil” by Broke for Free http://brokeforfree.com/; “Mechanics of Leaving” by Haunted Me https://hauntedmeofficial.wordpress.com/; “The Apothesosis of All Deserts” by ROZKOL https://rozkol.bandcamp.com/; “Meekness” by Kai Engel http://www.kai-engel.com/;  and “kp” by Jahzzar http://www.betterwithmusic.com/.

1h 9m
Jan 27