Ep. 11. Murder on the Rockport Limited - Chapter Two

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Our heroes attempt to make the best out of a swampy situation, and race to Rockport before they miss a fateful train. They also meet a beloved radio personality and spokesperson, and hold him ransom for MaxFunDrive donations. Magnus exhibits his upper body strength. Taako gets charming. Merle takes a stink-bath.

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Poor Tom Bodett

Merle reveals that he is the original Killgrave.

Recent (and now huge) fan!

I love this whole thing. Taako's meta quest for Tex Mex inspiration is hilarious, and the line about felling the tree in the leech swamp, "like a baseball bat through a ghost." That just killed me, the way Griffin said it. Anyway, super awesome show, I'm glad you guys have kept it going, and hoping to hear much much more Adventure Zone in the future! I recently (as of Ep8 or so) found myself wondering how John Hodgman or David Cross might go about playing D&D. Perhaps one or both of them could be convinced to guest star!

RE: The Legend of Cracker Barrel

You posited a question in MBMBaM #234: "How hard is it to get a crew of people together to play DnD?"

Despite the unfortunate droop of my glasses as I explain this, I have pushed them momentary up the ridge of my nasam. The tape on the ridge not only keeps them together, but provides some friction to maintain them on my nose despite it's oilyness. Just as a boxer wraps his tools of mayhem in grippy tape, so I, the bridge of my occuluses.

I can actually answer YOUR question for once!

First, NO ONE will ever play DnD with you excepting blood relatives or childhood friends. They only do this from the obligation that they believe if they don't sate your thirst for nerdism, you may take it to the street, thus besmirching their known association to you and revealing your family shame.

The first and only step is kinda the tricky part. You need to travel back in time. You can Marty McFly it, or if you are very silly, Butterfly Effect it. You failed to grease your parents into 'getting it on more' and therefore deprived yourself of siblings and or the ability to socialize and develop ostracizing friendships that, if all goes well, means 20-30 years down the line, you and 4-5 other grown men kinda awkwardly establish themselves as an unwanted fixture in an establishment designed to sell comics to children.

A game of DnD should always end in rules wrangling and a man being reduced to tears before toddlers clutching x-men comics over the death of LaeLoryn. LaeLoryn, A gentle elf whose life was cheated and snuffed by a man unworthy to call himself a Dungeon Master. Before all the gathered children you denounce this criminal and vow a vengeance who's fire shall never diminish.

Anyway, that's how REAL people play DnD...

Aw

I cannot tell you guys how much it bums me out that I went through 11 episodes in about 2 or 3 days and now have to wait (Quite anxiously, by the way) for each new episode.
Keep up the good work guys, and feel free to do more episodes more often ;)

Curse you!

Curse you, McElroy brothers (and Dad)! I've always prided myself on not being the D&D kind of nerd-girl. My husband and son recently started a campaign and now, after listening to you guys and Josh and Chuck on Stuff You Should Know, I'm finally caving in to it. I am equally fond of Sawbones, Bunker Buddies and My Brother...pretty much whatever you guys produce, I love. Thanks for the laughs and inspiring me to take on a new hobby! Love you guys! :)

Curse you!

Curse you, McElroy brothers (and Dad)! I've always prided myself on not being the D&D kind of nerd-girl. My husband and son recently started a campaign and now, after listening to you guys and Josh and Chuck on Stuff You Should Know, I'm finally caving in to it. I am equally fond of Sawbones, Bunker Buddies and My Brother...pretty much whatever you guys produce, I love. Thanks for the laughs and inspiring me to take on a new hobby! Love you guys! :)