EPISODE 31 – THE SILENCE OF THE OWLBEARS
A triumphant party of dwarves, human, half-elf and another dwarf return from vistory for a traditional dwarven knees-up. But still Morag is haunted by owlbears. Will she ever make one her friend and stop the dwarves killing them for snacks?
This episode is chock-full of references to Snow White, The Untouchables, World War One, 90s Image Comics and the manufacture and hoarding of belts.
EPISODE 30 – MORE ORCS THAN WE OUGHT
Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to work our heroes go, joining up with some brave dwarf warriors for an assault on too many orcs. It’s all going to totally go entirely according to plan, of course.
This episode is chock-full of references to Snow White, Return of The Jedi, Shadow of Mordor and chronic alcoholism.
A FESTIVE INTERMISSION – LIVE AT THE HARRISON
Happy New Year! We’re continuing our festive round-up of shows that happen outside normal continuity with a recording of a live Chaotic Adequate show from the summer. This was recorded at the Harrison in London as part of a show with Rusty Quill Gaming.
Our heroes face the worst enemy imaginable; Sober people.
A FESTIVE INTERMISSION – LIVE AT NINE WORLDS
This festive period we step outside normal continuity for a special live show, recorded at the super-friendly Nine Worlds convention in the summer. Join us for large-scale audience interaction and ritual abuse about how badly we understand the rules. Plus railroads, magic, gnomes and ball bearings.
Chaotic Adequate is written and produced by Gregory Akerman. This episode stars Lydia Nicholas, Steve Cross and Amanda DiGioia. It’s recorded by Steve Cross.
EPISODE 29 – Arguments for Vegetarianism
Our heroes, one warlock, one paladin, one dwarf, have somehow survived their brush with the living embodiment of DOOM. It’s time to rest, recuperate, plan and hang out with dwarves. Dwarves are lovely wholesome folk with no awkward habits that might enrage our party. Aren’t they?
EPISODE 28 – The Voice of The Dragon
Three underpowered fantasy heroes, human, half-elf and dwarf, come face-to-face with An Ancient Red Dragon, most feared of all the magical beasts. It will probably kill them in seconds. There is a danger most of this episode is sobbing followed by the creation of new characters.
This episode is chock-full of references to the Hobbit, the Young British Artists of the 90s, and the Swansea Valleys.
Red Dragon voiced by Sarah Jones.
EPISODE 27 – The Caverns of Draconis
Our heroes are off to slay a mighty dragon, with their new magical metal friends The Coreys alongside them.
But every dragon comes with a lair, and our clumsy, inadequate, bickering chums will face many traps and dangers before they get to fight a magical being that will probably kill them in seconds.
This episode is chock-full of references to every time a young character ever got an over-powered robot friend. This is called “The Kid With The Remote Control” on TVTropes. It contains a “Previously On…” section to help you keep up.
EPISODE 26 – The Lost Boys (and girl)
Everything was going so well in the Temple of the God of Death until things got messy and ON-BRAND and now our fantasy heroes have a lot of explaining to do, and two big scary metal men to do it to.
This episode is chock-full of references to The Goonies, Iain M. Banks’ The Culture, Indiana Jones and The Macarena . It contains a “Previously On…” section to help you keep up. It also channels all the pent-up rage Steve feels towards Gregory because there hasn’t been a Masterpiece Bookshelf for a while.
EPISODE 25 – A Young Person’s Guide to the Graveyard
Our heroes, Morag the Paladin of Death, Tyth the Warlock with nonsense in his brain, and Chagrin the Dwarf who loves only booze, must defeat a strange new adversary as well as their usual crippling social awkwardnesses.
This will all be fine, probably maybe.
This episode is chock-full of references to Miffy, Alexander the Great, Aliens and the dangers of alcoholism . It contains a “Previously On…” section to help you keep up.
EPISODE 24 – Towards the Temple of Death
EPISODE 23 – War Made of Frog Kebabs
Our heroes have captured the leader of the evil bullywugs. Have they kicked their torture habit (episode 3) or will things get even worse? And what will the frog people do to take DEADLY revenge?
This episode is chock-full of references to turkish cuisine, Amanda’s previous DnD campaigns, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It contains a “Previously On…” section to help you keep up.
EPISODE 22 – The Odysset and the Iliad at once
Our heroes, Morag the half-elf paladin, Tyth the Warlock and Chagrin the Dwarf fighter, have got involved in a terrible race war between Bullywugs and Goblins. And Chagrin has his eye on a very special new weapon. Can they turn elks into steeds and save the day?
This episode is chock-full of references to Homer, Star Wars (A New Hope), and all your favourite cowboy cattle rustling dramas. It contains a “Previously On…” section to help you keep up.
EPISODE 21 – Flying on a Giant Bat
Our fantasy heroes are heading back to Mithra, the town where no-one can lie, on the back of a giant bat. But how high are they flying and how bad is Gregory the DM’s understanding of basic physics?
What will they find in the previously-peaceful town now that terrible matters seem to be growing right across the sleepy lands of Gregoria?
This episode is chock-full of references to Lord of the Rings, Father Ted, Call of Chthulu and very cheap innuendo. It contains a “Previously On…” section to help you keep up.
EPISODE 20 – Oh good, more dwarves
Great news for Chagrin the Dwarf fighter this week as our heroes just meet dwarf after dwarf after dwarf. But what are all these dwarves up to? And why do some of them seem to idolise Tyth the Warlock so much?
This episode features references to Primer, Highlander, and the Pokemon series two episode “Meowth Rules!”, as well as the usual Tolkien fantasy stuff.
EPISODE 19 – Beyond The Paraffin River
In the magical land of Gregoria our three heroes have waded through an underground river of paraffin to unlock their first dungeon. As a secret door slides back shadowy figures appear. But are they friends, or enemies? And is their likelihood of survival any higher whichever one it is?
More importantly, Chagrin the Dwarf Fighter gets a new hammer.
EPISODE 18 – The Big Recap (new Listeners Start Here)
We are now over 15 hours into the magical fantasy world of Chaotic Adequate so three of our stars take some time to explain to listeners new and old what is going on.
Or, honestly, Steve reveals that he hasn’t been listening this whole time, so Greg and Amanda tell him what he’s done.
EPISODE 17 – The Greenskin War Begins
Only our magical heroes could turn taking a swim and cooking dinner into a full-on war between Goblins and Frog People. But they do. Somehow. Chagrin the Dwarf Warrior is overjoyed to join the goblins with a cry of “Short Legs Good, Long Legs Bad”. Tyth and Morag despair.
This week keen eyes will spot references to Animal Farm, Indiana Jones and Predator as well as the usual Tolkein, Dragonlance and Highlander homages.
EPISODE 16 – Like X-Men in the 70s
There’s one rule of running a role-playing game and it is “never experiment with time travel”. So, of course, our magical and magic-hating heroes are determined to go to The Past. This week they make a plan, find some vital time machine parts and accidentally start a war while trying to have a little swim.
EPISODE 15 – Do Owlbears Poop In The Woods?
Our heroes have a quest! It’s a super-selfish quest to get hold of armour made from dragon skin, but at least it’s a quest. They immediately go Owlbear hunting, but get confused by Morag the Paladin’s dream of taking an Owlbear as a pet.
EPISODE 14 – I Roll To Attract Flies
Everything gets a bit Fawlty Towers as our heroes prove they can’t even spend a night in a rustic tavern without causing mayhem, upset, unnecessary nudity, interspecies awkwardness, magic and mind-reading. Oh, and both literal and metaphorical stinks.
EPISODE 13 – Let’s Fight A Whole Town!
Things get weird in the town of Mithra. Will our warlock, warrior and paladin heroes have to fight absolutely everyone? We meet a fantasy veterinarian for the first time. How will they fare?
This episode includes Gregory inventing the nonsense phrase “draconic canarnians” meaning dragon teeth.
EPISODE 12 – The Heroes Hit The Shops
Our heroes, Tyth the Warlock, Morag the Death Paladin and Chagrin the fighty fighty dwarf, have freed a town from a dragon! They celebrate by meeting townsfolk, uncovering deep mysteries and trying to buy magical knick-knacks. Except Chagrin, who hates magic.
EPISODE 11 – Picnic Time!
Fresh from killing a dragon our heroes delve further into their land of magic and jokes, chasing elk around and dealing with the fact they’ve just blown up the only vehicle they’ve ever seen! Soon they find a new hive of activity and the nonsense begins all over again.
EPISODE 10 – Advanced Forestry
Our three low-level heroes, who are barely capable of fighting small goblin scout parties, decide to FIGHT A DRAGON.
EPISODE 9 – A Dragon and a Wagon (of Booze)
Tyth the Warlock, Morag the Paladin and Chagrin the useless dwarf fighter meet the delivery people behind their nation’s booze supply, and hatch a plan to teach some orcs a lesson.
EPISODE 8 – The Return Of Brian
Our heroes’ old friend Brian reappears, and they meet a new friend in the form of a magic horse from beyond mortal ken. New quests are given out, and new calamities occur.
EPISODE SEVEN – A Friend Betrayed
A new friend appears to help our heroes (paladin, warlock and brave dwarf fighter), along their way. But can this Orcish colleague break the streak of very short-lived characters?
EPISODE SIX – Can I Threaten Him With The Pot?
In the ashes of lots of carefully-written storylines that will now never happen, our heroes interact with hastily-improvised characters and look for a new purpose in life.
EPISODE FIVE – Create Bonfire
CW: This episode, recorded in April, contains a burning building.
Our heroes Morag, the death-loving half-elf paladin, Tyth, the intellectual Warlock and Chagrin, the annoying one, return to the Bucket of Blood to finish their first quest. Some levelling-up occurs. We also meet our first orcs, solve clues, actually find a trap for once and Chagrin gets very drunk indeed. Plus ca change.
EPISODE FOUR – All My Friends Are Frogs
Fresh from a magnificent victory, Morag the Paladin, Tyth the Warlock and Chagrin the Dwarf Fighter decide which of their many sidequests to follow up, as well as meeting a talking horse, making friends with the frog people, and all nearly dying more than once.
EPISODE THREE – Let Battle Be Joined!
Our heroes investigate the scene of a terrible crime, before catching up with those responsible and dishing out some very confused justice!
EPISODE TWO – Dwarves Lead The Way
Our heroic trio finally leave the pub with their first quest in their hands, only to fall into bickering and then into the hands of a ferocious group of bullywugs! Can they survive? What will the first spell of the day be? Will Chagrin ever get on a horse without being an ass about it? Find out now.
EPISODE ONE – Travel, Taverns and Tiffs
In our first episode our heroes meet, having answered an advert offering adventure and gold. It’s never made clear what the advert was in, nor how they all happened to arrive at exactly the same time. Magic is probably to blame in some way. They almost fail to enter the pub where questgivers await due to an argument about trees.
EPISODE ZERO – The origin of Chagrin