It's not a joke to say TAZ changed my life. The storytelling is sublime, the characters dynamic, hilarious, and unforgettable. I've laughed til I cried, cried til I laughed, and badgered my friends and family until they listened. Don't be discouraged at the change-up in storytelling at all: the new arc is shaping up to be fabulous.
TAZ: Balance won my heart, and I honestly feel like I've been changed for the better because of it. Incredibly excited to see where Commitment goes, even though I know it won't be as long and as deep as Balance was, I know that I'll love it all the same. No matter where this podcast goes, I know it'll be amazing. Thank you, boys.
This is my all time favorite podcast. It is incredibly sincere yet doesn't take itself too seriously. The dynamic among the brothers and their dad is perfect for a DND group. They are relatable and clearly love their fans. I've listened to it twice all the way through and look forward to every episode.
Start from the beginning and change your whole life! This show is the funniest and most important thing happening in the world!! Itâs like listening to your four favorite people become better humans, better nerds, and better storytellers!Listen and become better, too!
The Balance Arc is pure gold. Thank y'all for bringing such a wonderful story to life and I am absolutely loving the beginning of the Commitment Arc!! You guys have inspired me to start creating my first cosplay (Taako Taaco is my spirit animal) and I am loosing my mind (in the best way possible) in all the details I am incorporating. You guys are the best. Thank you thank you thank you <3
Terrible!!! The old one was so great and I miss it. What in the heck were they thinking? Is it a Marvel super hero podcast now? The show is great though.
Now I want to possess their essence.
I heard about this via the podcast âTrends Like Theseâ. You gotta understand that Iâve been an avid podcast listener since 2006 and I have favorites that I never miss. Well, enter âThe Adventure Zoneâ. I forsook all my other podcasts to binge this one straight through. As a D&D/ role player from the 80s, I was so hooked to be taken back to the zone. I love hearing the dice hit the table. I gotta say that Griffin is an amazing writer. I would have loved to have had him as my DM. He really makes the story flow and the way it all ties back in is masterful. Donât get me wrong, the rest of the family are just as talented in their roles, as well. Having Clint play along really adds since he can tell jokes that some of us older cats can relate to. All around 5+ stars. I donât want it to end.
I've just discovered the Mcelroys... The storytelling in this podcast has truly inspired me to start making art again. Awesome.
This is easily one of the best podcasts in existence. This is the ONLY poscast that my wife and I have decided to listen to together. It is consistently hilarious, kind, and captivating. Start from episode 1.5, and enjoy the ride.
Have been listening for years and these guys keep getting better and better
I loved the Balance Arc and I am super excited after listening to the first episode of Commitment!
I love listening to this while im doing dishes or cleaning! helps take the pain away from doing work and being productive.
I loved every minute of the Balance arc and Iâm so excited for where Commitment is going!! Props to the McElroy boys for getting me and my family into D&D, and now into Fate - itâs been really fun to have this to share with them. Great job!
This podcast was suggested to me by a friend in my D&D group, and I am hooked. This show is hilarious, and pokes fun at many of the more ridiculous elements of the game.*Update*I finsihed the Balance Arc finally. This show is truly hilarious at times, but has a really big heart in the center of the shenanigans. Clint, Travis, Justin, and Griffin have weaved a rich tale with this first arc. It tickles the funny bone and tugs at the heartstrings. The interplay between the characters and DM is truly great podcasting, and I can't wait to see what else is in store for this show.
these good good boys and their wonderful dad bring me such happiness! they will move you to tears with their wonderful stories and hillarious goofs.
This trio brings D&D and generally role playing games a new life! I highly recommend to anyone and everyone out there to listen to this wonderful masterpiece.
Love these soft, sweet boys and their good dad.
The Adventure Zone's "Balance Arc" I think is one of the best contained stories in podcasting out there. A whole bunch of laughs, great characters, and compelling world building, it really stands out. The new arc, which just began, is a wonderful break from D&D and I look forward to what is coming next for this show. You're going to be amazing!
I listen to a lot of podcasts and this is my absolute favorite. Iâve never played D&D, but I am a huge nerd and I fell in love immediately. The podcast is hilarious and also touching. Beyond that, the plot is just good fantasy (with great sci-fi touches). I couldnât love this podcast more.
Jk but it definitely made it easier to manage!
Iâve never played d&d. My bf said, oh but just listen to an episode. And now Iâm fully invested in the well being of you all. Godspeed magnus, takko, and Merle. Well met.
This is simply incredible! Laugh out loud funny with a serious side when the story calls for it. Just try it. You don't have to be a fan of DND to appreciate this podcast. You will fall in love!
The McElroys do a fantastic job making a simple podcast centered around D&D so interesting! This series is filled with hilarious comebacks, moments where you want to hit a character in the face, intense character development, and may bring a few tears to your eyes. I recommend this podcast to anyone, especially those who are under high stress and just want to relax and have some laughs for a few hours.
Got too PC for me, lost the humor.
Such an amazing podcast, the plot keeps you on your toes!
I used to think that Acquisitions Inc. was the best ongoing dungeons and dragons game you could listen to. Then my friend told me about The Adventure Zone. HO. LY. WOW. Am I glad they did! What this family has crafted together is so amazing that Iâm getting choked up just thinking about it!!! They completely jump the classic D&D world limitations early on for much cooler concepts, then evolve into an episodic âmystery of the monthâ format with a riveting and suspenseful overarching storyline, filled with charming characters, enchanting locations, and mind-blowing plot twists! You can hear as everyone goes from goofing off, making references and joking around with each other, to fully fleshed out concepts and characters whose awesomeness causes me to emit high frequencies, still making references and joking around with each other! Even when the storyline becomes a resplendent, polished jewel, they keep that feeling of âand these are people who know each other well playing around with conceptsâ, and I think both parts together are what makes this podcast such a joy to listen to. Best of all, you really connect with and feel for all the characters in the podcast. ALL OF THEM! Even the one-off minor characters, of which there are few because if thereâs another thing this story does well itâs tying everything together! At one point they even ditch the D&D mechanic altogether, which is fantastic because theyâre no longer bogged by combat, even though some of the battles are some of the most amazing, memorable moments in the series. Maybe itâs because most of the battles are bosses or mini-bosses with significance and there isnât much level grinding thanks to ~fantasy Costco~, etc.? Probably. I donât want to spoil anything, but if youâre listening for the first time, start from the beginning and enjoy the cruise until the ramp-up around âCrystal Kingdomâ or âThe Eleventh Hourâ. Then hold on to your hats. Because I promise you are in for an earth-shattering ride.
The Brothers McElroy and their dear ol' dad, radio host Clint McElroy, take on whatever their imagination can muster (and if you know the MBMBAM crew you know how active their imaginations are). The comedy trio has years of improve together, and Clint is... a character in and of himself. Together they weave a tale that will bring awe, inspiration and a whole lot of laughter. They have proven themselves creative and witty, and now they allow themselves the ability weave their non-sequiter thoughts into a dynamic story.
I started playing D&D because of this show. I love the story and the characters and their humor
My girlfriend and I both finished thru-hiking the PCT this past summer and picked up TAZ as something to do to pass the time after lunch to help stave off post-lunch sleepiness. Me being a huge fantasy and RPG fan and my girlfriend having no knowledge whatsoever of the former, both thoroughly enjoyed the adventure we could undertake with Magnus, Merle, and Taako as we were having an adventure of our own. It even got her interested in trying to play some 5th edition DnD! I was pretty stoked about that and with listening she has a decent understanding of game mechanics to go off of. I am sad to be finishing up the adventure of Magnus, Merle, and Taako but it makes me smile still. Thanks McElroys! Now I am all nostalgic again. I look forward to the new adventures you guys out out.
Through years of listenin, these sweet boys have encouraged me to write my own campaign and I am now playing it with four of my coworkers. We like story over combat so the McElroy Method of Fifth Edition was he way to go. They think Iâm the smartest DM cookie in the box but now you all know that my secret is stealing from the best: the McElboys.
So I recently started playing 5e and itâs super addicting. I find myself needing a fix when I am not playing. This is an awesome substitute. The comedy and lack of a rule-miser helps my drives and flights go by. I must say Clint/Merle really stands out. I wish my paladin could cast as many spells as he can. Also Ep.50 and the Lease-gate of 2016 was hilarious. Keep weaving a fantastic and unique universe. Roll out.
WHATEVER YOU DO PLEASE START THIS PODCAST AT THE BEGINNING. Starting from episode one of the Balance campaign I have been magically whisked away by Griffin and his family each night when I work, and let me tell you, never in my life have I been so compelled or emotionally enveloped by a story, cast, and the people playing them. Listened to about three a night for a few weeks straight and just blew through a whole three years of gut busting, tear wrenching, DnD of my life. One of the greatest creative endeavors I have come across in my life, highly highly recommended, super excited for these experimental arcs! 100% worth a listen and again please start from the beginning, your heart will thank you!!
I have never had as good of a time listening to a podcast as I have with The Adventure Zone. If you like pop culture references, video games, tabletop RPGs, creative storytelling, and all types of goofs, you will undoubtedly enjoy this.
I love it so much
Hey guys. So i haven't been able to play DND for quite a while now due to my crazy work schedule. You guys make me feel like I am there. Thank you and keep it up!
I burst out laughing every episode. People around me look at me strange, but you canât stop laughing
As a big fan of D&D, I was recommended this podcast by a friend. I knew nothing about the McElroys going in, but I have to say this is one of the funniest things Iâve ever listened to, even if they do tend to play pretty fast and loose with the rules.
The thing I love most in life is sharing something I care about with friends. I have recommended TAZ to so many, who are now fans! Such a great show!
I love this podcast! I donât even play D&D; I didnât even *know* what D&D was about when I began to listen, but I love it! Itâs been a treat so far; itâs never failed to keep me excited for more! Iâd highly recommend this to people who are new to podcasts (as this was my first podcast)!
Truth be told, if you have the time, you should let Griffin take hold of your imagination and see what has been created.Amazing.
Currently binging. So enthralled!
I binged this series shamelessly. SO MUCH FUN! I'm kinda glad I didn't find this podcast before now because I would have gone crazy if I had to wait 2 weeks between episodes. Dive in and enjoy. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and then you'll binge it all over again (like I'm doing now).
Great show, bunch of fun, hilarious, good for players and those new to tabletop
Easily, the most binge-worthy show on the entirety of the inter-webs. Listen, immediately.
If you are the slightest bit interested in fantasy, D&D, the McElroy family, or just good storytelling, listen. This isn't just the best podcast I've ever heard, the story, world, and characters created by these guys brought me laughter, tears, and inspiration. LISTEN TO IT!!!
So stoked for season 2! Balance was amazing, and can't wait to see what Clint does :-)
This is hands down the best podcast I've ever listened to. The McElroys are all hilarious in their own ways, and Griffin tells an unbelievable story that literally had my eagerly waiting for each coming episode
TAZ is a mixture of fantasy, family, hilarity, and heartwarming storytelling. You can't go wrong giving this phenomenal podcast a listen. I wish I could Eternal Sunshine my memories so I can listen to this anew.
this show changed my life!!!!!! would SO recommended!! five stars