reviewed: The Adventure Zone
I have listened to the entire series a few times now, which is ridiculous, it’s so good, and the bonus content from subscribing to max fun is so worth it, not to mention they kinda deserve the cash. Each of these guys brings their whole heart and a lot of hard work to this podcast, and it is so exciting to have gone on the world building journey for Ethersea and now be in the world!Absolutely my favourite podcast ever!Are the TL:DR’s gone?Ok, this last episode was hard. Perhaps Travis could leave a little more space for the others to expand on their narratives rather than making every interaction about his characters personal journey. Sometimes in life you just ask someone to pass the butter, not because you were abandoned by the leaders of your faith or because you’ve decided to foster an orphan, but because you need butter. This hasn’t happened yet BUT if Devo becomes so mechanically “I’m really good at DND” overpowered that all of the stakes and tension are played out of the adventures then I worry. Also I’m hoping that since this one was so collaborative in the setup that the few instances of “you can do whatever you want as long as it’s exactly what I have planned for you” that became an annoyance in Balance will stop showing up. Obviously if the tres horny boys cheat code money and now you have to choke up the money flow to keep them from being too overpowered to be interesting I get it, but better to fix the loophole next time than punish the players for trying to play the game real good. Griffin and Travis bickering over whether or not Devo can sell a plate that Devo was given to sell for money… not fun. Returning the now sour grape flavoured plate to brother seldom… petty. The gaping silence of Justing and Clint awkwardly waiting for their chance to do anything or say anything or get a word in edgewise while the whole adventure becomes focused on a plate subplot… cringe agony. This last episode was the first time I ever had to stop listening and come back because I was frustrated. I love it, I love it all, it’s the only reason I took time to write this out. Keep up the good work!!!
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