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Square Roots - THE Classic RPG Podcast

Square Roots is like a book club, but for classic RPGs! Each episode John, Matthew, Jim and Vanessa play through another chunk of one of your favorite RPGs, from Final Fantasy through Chrono Trigger. Are they experts? No. Are they qualified? Absolutely not. Are they good at RPGs? Probably not. But they're the fun kind of dumb, and that's what counts.
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Now displaying: June, 2016

THE Classic RPG Podcast, w/Jim Banks, John Brandon, Matthew Van Zandt & Vanessa

Jun 26, 2016

We accidentally start as a Game of Thronescast before plunging deep into The Bishop of Counting, Esto Gaza's Secret Pokemon, Mole People, Zorn and Thorn's Cosmic Body Horror, Kuja's Facebook, Cid's faulty gaydar, this game's conference problem, HR versus Cinna, The East Texas Handshake, Garnet gives herself a Mom haircut, hair Fleshlights, and so, so much more!

This episode we head from Esto Gaza through the Gulug Mine until the ned of Ipsen's Castle. Next time: we play until the end of Disc 4!

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Jun 20, 2016

Jim, Matthew and John once again mangle pronunciation of Oeilvert as the party was split between two dungeons and Matthew chose his party so, so wrong. Other topics for your enjoyment: John’s buoyancy, being humiliated in Overwatch, Mecha Dory, Jim’s Terrible Cactaur Hypothesis, The Hall Of Many (Creepy Baby Doll) Faces, the Terra Discovery Fun Science Center, Matthew’s correct observation that Gaia has two moons, the genre switch from fantasy to sci-fi, some wild plot guessing as John and Matthew get increasingly confused by the plot, the delicious Dessert Palace, the grossness of the term Hedgehog Pie, and so much more.

There's also the Deep Dungeon, John's Bullshit Minigame Corner, and we take your questions including a dramatic reading of a letter from Julian from Nerds Without Pants.

This episode we play from Oeilvert through until we reach Esto Gaza in hot for soup of Kuja. Next week: we play through from the Gulgug mines until the end of Ipsen's Castle.

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Jun 12, 2016

This week on Square Roots we get panicky in the deep end of Final Fantasy IX as Zidane recovers from his dramatic rescue of Garnet and ignoring Eiko; also: Matthew explains Teen Fortress 2; ignoring a giant laser eye; Courtney Love's I Am Doll Farts; King Cid's Lazy Moving Throne; Matthew dismisses Garnet's depression; Burmecian Rat Kings; King Cid's second transformation; Engineer Zebolt's peacocking; we brainstorm ideas for Kuja's missing kidnap scene; Kuja's lack of seating surfaces; and much, much more!

In this episode we play from Zidane awakening in Lindblum to the city of Oeilvert in Disc 3. Next episode: We play from Oeilvert until Esto Gaza!

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Jun 9, 2016

We welcome our first guest, Vanessa, to our first mailbag episode! Covered in this episode: who is the best and worst Final Fantasy character; the best way to start an RPG; casting the Gilmore Girls and Supernatural Bros as Final Fantasy characters; TV shows and movies as JRPGs; dopey mascot characters; Undertale as an Earthbound successor; your boat insurance needs; Sandstorm!; and so much more!

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Jun 5, 2016

On this exciting episode of Square Roots, we finally hit Disc 3 of Final Fantasy IX! Subjects explored include: Shakespearean farts, John can't remember Gilbert and Sullivan for about a whole minute, Matthew drops the bomb that Dr. Tot isn't a guy with a huge nose: he's a bird, New Garnet, nosebleed boners, children's natural fear of Quina, Amarant's weirdly undramatic vendetta, Kuja's Trapper Keeper Poetry, and so much more! Also: Matthew explains Tetra Master, there's an adorable book demon, and we explore the possibility of pooping Pokemon.

This week we start at the beginning of Disc 3 and play until Zidane wakes up in Lindblum.

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