The Adventure Zone is a maximum fun podcast. It is hosted by three hilarious brothers – Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy as well as their equally funny father Clint McElroy. For each episode you join the family playing their twist of version 5 Dungeons and Dragons. The first episode will touch on the rules of D&D so it’s ok if you don’t know them.
Through out the 69 episodes of the “Balance” Arch you follow the lovable characters of Taako the elf (played by Justin), Magnus the strong man (played by Travis), Merle the dwarf (played by Clint), and every other friend and foe (played by Griffin) on their adventure to recover magical relics and discover the truth of their world and existence all while cracking jokes.
Later in the episodes you will find that they have developed into more of a story telling podcast. Each character begins to take the game much more seriously. The plot becomes more evolved and a bit more serious,with many twists. There were definitely moments where I cried as well as the players cried.
This podcast makes many mature jokes and innuendos it’s not appropriate for kids and I recommend that they don’t listen. They also talk about/ include in their story some topics that may be considered controversial to some, homosexuals and transgenders, but they handle these topics appropriately and respectfully – I myself believe that it is a perfect addition to the story.
This podcast is great to listen to and enjoy while running/ exercising, doing homework, making art, or just chilling.
Five stars all the way- it’s recorded by wonderful people, has a twisty plot and zany characters that will make you laugh, cry, and help you escape your problems.
You can find this podcast at maximum fun or- http://www.maximumfun.org/shows/adventure-zone or on the podcast app.