A lot of people love the Adventure Zone. I love the Adventure Zone. As someone who had little interest in tabletop roleplaying games beforehand, listening to Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy weave a disarmingly charming and lovely story out of their play sessions really opened my eyes to how special these games can be. If you’re caught up with TAZ and need something else to fill that hole in your free time, I’ve got a list of shows that provide something for all types of fans of Taako, Merle, and Magnus!
Voice actor Matthew Mercer leads a group of fellow voice actors on epic Dungeons & Dragons campaigns. These familiar voices bring the audience into the full experience of D&D, allowing imaginations to soar as the characters embark on adventures. Fans of Griffin McElroy’s deft hand at storytelling will appreciate Mercer’s similar yet distinct penchant for compelling narrative.
A comedic journey into the hilarious world of fantasy roleplaying with Dan Harmon and his Comedian Companions. A new series starring Dan Harmon, Spencer Crittenden, Erin McGathy, and Jeff B. Davis. HarmonQuest will definitely appeal to those who resonated with the more comedic aspects of TAZ—this show has some truly wonderful improv.
It’s Cow Chop vs. D&D vs. the ’80s in CLASS OF 198X! Join Cow Chop as they roleplay four high school misfits brought together by a horrifying alien menace invading their local mall. They’ll battle monsters, teen angst, and one another as they overcome insurmountable odds to rise from zeros to heroes to save their hometown.
Gintama exists in a world where aliens have invaded Edo Period Japan. The odd clash of pre-modern Japan and modern day technology might not seem like an obvious fit for fans of the Adventure Zone, but the show’s ability to switch effortlessly from goofy antics to heartfelt, character-driven drama will be familiar to anyone who followed Magnus, Taako, and Merle’s adventure.
Lastly, we have perhaps the most obvious selection. The McElroy Brothers, the creators, voices, and writers behind the Adventure Zone, are all here in their first television show, complete with all the humor, absurdity, and heart that is to be expected. Their dad Clint even makes appearances in each episode! MBMBaM the TV show is an essential part of anyone’s journey through the McElroyverse.