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um excuse me
Jan 1, 2016

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Jokes? Where did you go jokes? I get enough non jokes for a lifetime literally anywhere else. Come back.

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sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011






yea unsurprisingly maxfun's token minority show cares more that the rich lady (who has said tons of lovely anti-black stuff, woops) got her feelings kinda hurt by someone way less powerful than her than they do about actual problems.

Blockhouse
Sep 7, 2014

You Win!

should have replaced this week's TAZ with a friends at the table or something instead

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011






vote for joe biden, the guy who literally today said his solution was to tell cops to shoot people in the leg not the chest and who wrote the crime bill that lead to all this overpolicing, because otherwise the weird rich freak who tried to start a twitter fight with a black child may get called kinda a hack.

inferis
Dec 30, 2003




maximum fun is almost certainly all neoliberals that are very sincerely voting for joe biden

Blockhouse posted:

should have replaced this week's TAZ with a friends at the table or something instead

i've always had the sense that austin doesn't love the mcelroys but i'm not sure if it's just because of the nick situation before griffin found out

Blockhouse
Sep 7, 2014

You Win!

inferis posted:

maximum fun is almost certainly all neoliberals that are very sincerely voting for joe biden


i've always had the sense that austin doesn't love the mcelroys but i'm not sure if it's just because of the nick situation before griffin found out

He's shouted out griffin before and I'm pretty sure they did a panel together once

Entropic
Feb 21, 2007

patriarchy sucks


I can't even make it through the Maxfun ads for Minority Korner without skipping, it sounds dreadful.

John Wick of Dogs
Mar 4, 2017

The plan here is to reinvent Rin Tin Tin as a modern action star, the John Wick of dogs.


Who shot ya I remember being pretty good

Srice
Sep 11, 2011



John Wick of Dogs posted:

Who shot ya I remember being pretty good

Yea it's a p solid movie podcast. I check it out whenever they're talking about a movie I've seen or am interested in seeing.

AndrewP
Apr 21, 2010

Ball Hard Enough.


For a second after checking my feed I thought the new MBMBaM episode was titled "Minority Korner" and I was verrrrry concerned

sexpig by night
Sep 8, 2011






AndrewP posted:

For a second after checking my feed I thought the new MBMBaM episode was titled "Minority Korner" and I was verrrrry concerned

McElroy's cancelled after some VERY problematic 'voice work'.

inferis
Dec 30, 2003




they should repost glass shark

Tears In A Vial
Jan 13, 2008



https://twitter.com/McElroyFamily/s...235138942545920

AndrewP
Apr 21, 2010

Ball Hard Enough.


pre-100 is still the funniest McElroy era, don't @ me

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008


inferis posted:

they should repost glass shark

I lay on my deathbed. Barely able to muster the strength to lift my finger to beckon the priest to bring his ear to me.

The last breaths of my life slip past my vocal cords.









"glass shark wasn't racist..."

QuoProQuid
Jan 12, 2012


the biggest problem with every post-balance season of taz is that the mcelroys have gotten it into their heads that they need some kind of dramatic overarching plot instead of an excuse to improv the dumbest possible poo poo in a series of bizarro, fantastical locales

let the chips fall where they may for the first dozen episodes and then decide what kind of final confrontation makes sense given everything the players have expressed interest in

e: i absolutely do not give a poo poo about argo keene's mom or whatever because it's always an interruption to the action and never works in facilitation of it

QuoProQuid fucked around with this message at 19:25 on Jun 3, 2020

Wasabi the J
Jan 23, 2008


Yeah. I think they really need an actual dungeon master guide them through it.

AndrewP
Apr 21, 2010

Ball Hard Enough.


Rude Tales does that well. There is an overarching plot kinda - the school disappeared. Which is (so far) just a means to go to interesting locales with mostly one-off NPCs for them to be funny with.

I like it because it gives them a purpose but I don't really have to remember anyone except a few people.

Pocky In My Pocket
Jan 27, 2005

Giant robots shouldn't fight!



I've fell behind on my TAZ but every gaming podcast i've got into has a clear enough arc. Let the players goof about so you start to care about the characters. Then gradually bring in the plot now you care about them.

Colonel Whitey
May 22, 2004

This shit's about to go off.


I think Travis did try to do that by giving them a couple easy early missions to go on. The group doesn't seem all that interested in goofing though, even the players have a very different vibe to early Balance. It's not just a Travis thing.

Soup du Jour
Sep 8, 2011

I always knew I'd die with a headache.


the mcelroys saw the response to stolen century/the ending of balance and concluded that people want solo adventures that are weighty and dramatic from the start rather than earning our affection through arcs of just being goofy and developing the characters

Fred is on
Dec 24, 2007

Riders...
IN SPACE!


Colonel Whitey posted:

I think Travis did try to do that by giving them a couple easy early missions to go on. The group doesn't seem all that interested in goofing though, even the players have a very different vibe to early Balance. It's not just a Travis thing.

It really does feel that way, doesn't it? But it's not for lack of trying, like that one time Argo proposed serving a subpoena to a cave monster and they all ran with it. There are definitely jokes happening, but the vibe is different in a way I can't quite pin down.

Blockhouse
Sep 7, 2014

You Win!

Soup du Jour posted:

the mcelroys saw the response to stolen century/the ending of balance and concluded that people want solo adventures that are weighty and dramatic from the start rather than earning our affection through arcs of just being goofy and developing the characters

But nothing's happening that is weighty and dramatic. Solo, sure, but until this episode there was no attempt to really be dramatic or like...anything. I don't think you can blame the end of Balance for the way Graduation is going.

I also still think the boys shot themselves in the foot by having 2/3rds of the party want nothing to do with the school

QuoProQuid
Jan 12, 2012


Soup du Jour posted:

the mcelroys saw the response to stolen century/the ending of balance and concluded that people want solo adventures that are weighty and dramatic from the start rather than earning our affection through arcs of just being goofy and developing the characters

i didn't care at all for the stolen century, tbqh. it was better than "the suffering game" but i miss light, goofy TAZ

Fred is on posted:

It really does feel that way, doesn't it? But it's not for lack of trying, like that one time Argo proposed serving a subpoena to a cave monster and they all ran with it. There are definitely jokes happening, but the vibe is different in a way I can't quite pin down.

the subpoena was funny and my only frustration is that Travis decided to go with "the monster is actually nice!" instead of it being a mindless abomination they couldn't talk into submission

Colonel Whitey posted:

I think Travis did try to do that by giving them a couple easy early missions to go on. The group doesn't seem all that interested in goofing though, even the players have a very different vibe to early Balance. It's not just a Travis thing.

i could be misremembering but i thought the early episodes went heavy on the idea that there was a secret conspiracy in the school that obviously was intended to be an overarching narrative

QuoProQuid fucked around with this message at 21:41 on Jun 3, 2020

Colonel Whitey
May 22, 2004

This shit's about to go off.


QuoProQuid posted:

i could be misremembering but i thought the early episodes went heavy on the idea that there was a secret conspiracy in the school that obviously was intended to be an overarching narrative

Yeah kinda but the players had plenty of opportunity to goof around. Not any less than Gerblins or Rockport.

dirksteadfast
Oct 10, 2010


Fred is on posted:

It really does feel that way, doesn't it? But it's not for lack of trying, like that one time Argo proposed serving a subpoena to a cave monster and they all ran with it. There are definitely jokes happening, but the vibe is different in a way I can't quite pin down.

I think having the first arc of Balance be a pre-built tutorial mission helped because they didnít have to worry about making GBS threads all over Griffinís hard work in creating this elaborate fantasy campaign. And by the time Rockport hit their characters were already cemented as goofballs and Griffin was able to run with it. Travis built this world and story. If my brother came to me with a video game he made and wanted to play it with me my first instinct would not be to try to clip out of bounds and dick around.

Beef Jerky Robot
Sep 20, 2009

"And the DICK?"


dirksteadfast posted:

If my brother came to me with a video game he made and wanted to play it with me my first instinct would not be to try to clip out of bounds and dick around.

Either you are an only child or you have a bizarre relationship with your brothers

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008




Gravy Boat 2k

Beef Jerky Robot posted:

Either you are an only child or you have a bizarre relationship with your brothers

Yeah, on that very note I should run a campaign and get my sister to play. She would warp it inside out and burn it alive, most likely. Would be fun!

Blockhouse
Sep 7, 2014

You Win!

QuoProQuid posted:

the subpoena was funny and my only frustration is that Travis decided to go with "the monster is actually nice!" instead of it being a mindless abomination they couldn't talk into submission

The monster he picked was specifically not a mindless abomniation

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Reaverbot
Jun 13, 2010


The ads for minority korner make it sound like some sort of generic feel good morning show about celebs but I get that itís probably the closest thing on max fun to the sort of message they were wanting to send so I respect the gesture

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