The Adventure Zone

2018 YBCA 100 Honoree

The Adventure Zone is ostensibly a podcast featuring the McElroy family of West Virginia playing the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. What makes this particular game podcast engaging is the way the McElroys interact with their fans, integrating concepts related to identity, politics, race, gender, and representation. In turn, the story becomes a two-sided affair, and love for the characters has united real people in shared fandom.