EPISODE 49 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 15
It’s our first ever solo episode as we spend a happy hour detectiving and investigating all over the past with one man Guy Fawkes Night machine Tyth Panchetta.
Meanwhile Morag and Chagrin are partying with all their friends, who are glad that the weird guy who usually follows the heroes around is nowhere to be seen.
EPISODE 48 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 14
Morag the Death Paladin has been building up to this confrontation for a long, long time. 47 episodes in fact. But will it be all that she expected?
Tyth the Warlock meanwhile is lost in the past, tidying up loose ends and discovering mysteries.
Chagrin remains unwell and missing.
EPISODE 47 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 13
It is time for the Battle Royale as two of our heroes try to bludgeon their way into careers into law enforcement. Meanwhile Tyth the Warlock is in the past pouring mud into the timeline of the entire show for comedy purposes.
EPISODE 46 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 12
Our heroes are split! Morag the Goth Paladin and Chagrin the dwarf who is pretending to be a small American must take on the Obstacle Course, while Tyth (Angus Dunican) engages in an extreme battle of wits with the Dungeon Master.
This episode contains references to Police Academy, Full Metal Jacket and Primer. So much Primer.
EPISODE 45 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 11
Our heroes remain separated. Morag and Chagrin seem to have fallen into a reality show with the highest stakes of all, while Tyth is pulling at threads from early episodes and seeing what demons pop out.
EPISODE 44 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 10
Our heroes are still split up. For Morag the Paladin and Chagrin the magic dwarf the militia training is hotting up, with blood spilled. Meanwhile Tyth the Warlock is hanging out with his Dad and reminiscing about ex girlfriends.
This episode contains the sound of Steve with very damaged vocal cords, guaranteed to make the hardest old soldier cry.
EPISODE 43 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 9
Our heroes have split up! And poor DM Gregory is forced to try and supervise a spy thriller on one hand, and a buddy comedy coming-of-age / bubblegum movie on the other. Vote now for which one he makes more of a mess of!
This episode contains references to Police Academy, Blade Runner and Transformers.
EPISODE 42 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 8
If there’s one thing our heroes excel at it’s awkward torture scenes, and this week they’ve got some new Goblin friends to help out. But will any of this help them to overthrow the corrupt government of the Citadel?
This episode contains references to Indiana Jones, frat parties and a rhetorical device stolen from Richard Herring. It also features your new favourite character.
EPISODE 41 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 7
There has been a terrible accident, and there’s a good chance two of our heroes will never speak to each other again. Can their friendship and their bodies ever be fully healed? Meanwhile more bandits are for the chop.
This episode contains references to grunge fashion, catalogue shopping, bad decisions and wanton violence.
EPISODE 40 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 6
Tyth is a in a wardrobe, Morag is in a pub and Chagrin is in a gnome’s body. The corrupt Citadel of Acrelius waits for its liberation, but our heroes are mucking about and failing as usual.
This episode contains some great merch news for fans of the fictional band Destroyer and Impaler.
EPISODE 39 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 5
Our heroes awaken in a lovely B&B, yawning as they wonder what wonderful things will happen to them this week in the Citadel of Acrelius, with its evil Dictator and Giant Chicken.
This episode is chock-full of references to the French Revolution, Batman and Star Wars.
EPISODE 38 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 4
Our heroes are chopping the heads off anyone dressed in tartan, and dressing like goths off to Whitby. How long before the Citadel authorities notice the mayhem and Lionel the Giant Chicken is let loose?
This episode is chock-full of references to Highlander, the delicate nature of learning about new cultures and the ways dogs defend their packs.
EPISODE 37 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 3
It’s bandit-hunting time in the Citadel, but the threat of Lionel The Giant Chicken is ever-present. Can our heroes achieve their goals before dying in a flurry of pecks and feathers?
This episode is chock-full of references to Insane Clown Posse, Beefeater restaurants and school PE lessons.
EPISODE 36 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 2
The mystery of the city Acrelius deepens as our heroes meet troubled dragonborn, bandits with sedition in mind and corrupt constabulary.
This episode is chock-full of references to Fight Club, the Amen Break and obscure Death Metal bands.
EPISODE 35 – THE BATTLE FOR ACRELIUS PT. 1
A major new story arc begins, as our fantasy heroes begin their quest to bring peace to the trouble citadel of Acrelius. Is Morag’s Dad really the king? What mischief do the bandits have planned? And is a new religion of Tyth good or bad for the citizens?
This episode is chock-full of references to Nando’s, avian science, chickens and eating chicken.
EPISODE 34 – AREN’T YOU A LITTLE SHORT FOR A TARTANTROOPER?
Our heroes, Tyth the Warlock, Morag the Paladin and Chagrin the annoying one, have made it into the wondrous Citadel. But now there here, what’s their plan? They had a plan, right?
This episode is chock-full of references to Phantom of the Opera, The history of Middle Earth, and the work of the excellent comedian Howard Read.
EPISODE 33 – THE INFINITE WALL
Our heroes decide to visit a mighty citadel. Because when you’re wanted by literally everyone for literally everything you’ve ever done, going to a place with loads of people is a terrific idea.
This episode is chock-full of references to the Lone Ranger, Labyrinth and creepy guys in bars who want to dance.
EPISODE 32 – DWARF AND ORDER
Our heroes’ most powerful friend, The Silent Man, has turned to evil and started randomly killing dwarves. Or has he? Morag the death paladin wants to keep him alive for some reason, and now the magical residents of Gregoria will need to find a way to decide what fate he truly deserves
This episode is chock-full of references to Law and Order, Suits (only series 1-3 when it was good), Witness for the Prosecution, and that one time Steve went to a lecture about law.
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