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    arlonaut69
    Apr 12
    4

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Skip Grad

    While the McElroy style of actual play has always been fast and loose with the rules of TTRPGs, Graduation has no regard for even the fundamentals of D&D... It's essentially a radio play and the players feel like unwilling participants. The first two arcs are pretty good! Would not recommend Graduation however.

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    nickisintheband
    Apr 11
    2

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Do not listen to Graduation

    Balance and Amnesty are wonderful, and well with your time. If you haven’t listened to Balance yet it’s truly an amazing phenomenon to see emerge. Sadly, Graduation is poorly edited, poorly executed, and not thought through at all. There are several problematic representations throughout and zero willingness to address or engage with criticism. What makes it completely unlistenable though is how boring it is. There is absolutely nothing new or innovative, and zero stakes throughout since the dice are absolutely not allowed to interfere with the story in any way. Many of the defenses you see here are ridiculous, these are four grown men who have been playing TTRPGs professionally for many many years. The level of thought and editing is atrocious and frankly shocking.

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    Folklore nerd
    Apr 10
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Such an amazing show

    I love all the story arcs and can’t wait for more! Such a great show!

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    cuppycake616
    Apr 9
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Just a real good time

    I’ve had a lot of fun listening to Graduation. Thanks for playing D&D for us, y’all. 💜 Thundermen foreverrrrrrrrr🌩

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    jezwhatever
    Apr 9
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Love for Travis

    I’m compelled to jump in and defend Graduation. While it true that sweet Trav loves his exposition, I’m here to point out that his world building was rad, and in the initial episodes the festo, and lawyer, and bone skeleton gags were chef’s kissable. Was he a little inflexible about his intended end game? Sure. Am I a pinch disappointed there’s nothing in Groundsy’s hut? Certainly. But he’s a brand new dm and a bona fide talent, and you guys are ingrates.

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    po boiiii
    Apr 8
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Yuh

    This show is wonderful. The episodes are short and there isn’t always combat but the characters are great. Graduation has been the slowest but the most cinematic arc. Genuinely love the party and while the fighting is funny and awesome, the conversations between the group is delightful. Plus, when you can tell the players aren’t super invested in the podcast during certain episodes, it somehow makes it funnier and the dynamic more realistic.

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    Kdmdme
    Apr 8
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    So much fun and goofs

    This is one of my all time favorite podcasts, I’ve loved every arc. I think Travis did a great job with graduation and I can’t wait for the finale and the next arc! Love the amazing content and highly recommend!

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    Haleytttw1
    Apr 8
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Keep going

    Please don’t stop making new arcs, I have been listening for years and frequently re-listen. I look forward to every new episode.

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    B.r.Reynolds
    Apr 7
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Hoo boy

    Okay travy (travis) your dnd mastering is a tad bit too.... dull. Umm next time they go to the he’ll dimension pls make them fight something k?Otherwise i love this podcast

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    lols lols lols
    Apr 6
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Maurice here

    Learned about from my friend k

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    sweetsadra
    Apr 4
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Love this show

    I’ve loved each of the arcs! It definitely always takes a minute to adjust to the new style, but every story is so funny, profound, and beautiful. Every single one has made me laugh and cry and I really appreciate that the McElroys share these stories with us!

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    Chris Manchester 88
    Apr 2
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    I love there big pps

    Listen though a bunch of time love them.

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    MurtleTheBananaMan
    Apr 2
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    My favorite show for years

    I’ve been listening to the Adventure Zone for almost 3 years and have loved ever second of it.

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    FromPinetoPalm
    Apr 1
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    D&D as a vehicle for improvisational storytelling.

    Any well played D&D game produces nicely developed characters that grow roots, relationships, and a story line that’s built just ever so slightly out of the control of its participants. Take out some of the more cumbersome game mechanics, add the talent and cleverness of the McElroy family to this and boy howdy, I’m having more fun than I thought was possible listening to people roll dice. It’s not the first time it’s been done—we had an improv comedy troop that where I live that rolled a giant (little more than a foot in diameter) D20 to make some decisions or reveal outcomes about the scenes they were playing out. And another thing: I expected (assumed) I’d be listening to cis-het white nerds creating a legion of characters that mirrored them, which would have been just ok, if a bit predictable—that’s their experience in the world. But no. Any contrived world has possibility and opportunity for representation... and these men have chosen to tell a story where diversity isn’t represented in shallow avatars—the storyline is affected by those different perspectives. We’ve got strong people represented in a spectrum of genders. They don’t pop an offensive falsetto voice for female characters. AND if you’re thinking that it’s just performative allyship (which, eff off, this is literal entertainment and performance so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) they do regular fundraising for activist groups that make positive impacts for all sorts of communities. I love this podcast. I listen to “my programs” and don’t really read much extra around and about when it comes to the podcasts I like, but I heard recently that there’s some weird backlash at Travis for his DMing of Graduation. The internet can’t (shouldn’t be able to) cancel your sweet and creative heart. Keep making this. It’s a happy place for me.

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    mythical_
    Apr 1
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    yes. yes absolutely

    If you’re even just CONSIDERING possibly giving this a listen... I’m telling you right now- yes. please. Please do it. You will not regret it.

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    just F ing wow
    Apr 1
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    wow just wow

    Everything is amazing funny and very good

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    coolyguy1373
    Mar 28
    8

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Watch your step , so to speak

    This is one of my favorite podcasts of all time. Great, funny narratives that are very story driven but not enough to feel boringly forced. The bros + Clint are very lovable and have their own unique styles despite sounding similar initially . However , these strengths are not present in the most recent arc , Graduation. Skip Graduation and listen to Balance and Amnesty instead . You will see what the hype is about without spoiling this great podcast. Each arc has varying levels of quality .

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    just F ing wow
    Mar 27
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    A F ing tastic

    This was a free podcast and it was hilarious I love it so much and it is a a one of a kind podcast

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    Marisalu
    Mar 27
    2

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Significant drop in quality from Balance to Graduation

    How did a once good podcast take such a sharp nosedive? Anyone can make a misstep, but the fact that it’s gone on so long is not a good sign. They either know it’s a subpar product and continue to put it out regardless, or their standard for quality has dropped significantly.

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    Jake TTRPG
    Mar 27
    10

    reviewed: The Adventure Zone

    Great family chemistry!

    I’m continually more impressed with the role playing commitment of the adventure zone cast. In Graduation they’re really shining as they’re really coming into their own. There table talk is still great, too!

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190 Episodes 32.8k Ratings First Aired: Dec 3, 2014

Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad for a campaign of high adventure. Join The McElroys every other Thursday as they kill a nauseating number of gerblins in ... The Adventure Zone!

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190 Episodes 32.8k Ratings First Aired: Dec 3, 2014

Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy from My Brother, My Brother and Me have recruited their dad for a campaign of high adventure. Join The McElroys every other Thursday as they kill a nauseating number of gerblins in ... The Adventure Zone!

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