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

Jul 31, 2016

We start off with far too much Sexy Grandma, the Boy gets some optional aid to get out of some.... hot water! Huh? Yeah. Girl gets her rescue on, the notorious price gouger Neko, some classic Final Fantasy dwarves, Vanessa's favorite character lets a child drown, your new pal the Sprite totally cons you, Pineapple Rayman, we get moogled, theories of Dyluck and Girl's relationship, Elinee's possible secret identity, and murdering exotic animals for fun times.

Next time: we will finally get our third party member, some magic, and beat up both the Fire Gigas and the cult temple's wall!

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Today's cover art: http://robscorner.tumblr.com/

Jul 28, 2016

We attempt our first in a... well, possible series of looking at terrible RPGs with the baffling, barely translated, Super Ninja Boy. This early SNES JRPG takes some great ideas and combines them with inscrutible translation, laggy controls, and the highest random encounter ratio of any game we've ever played. We're joined from the Comrade Radio Boss Malcolm Nygard for this exercise in self-harm. I hope you like it!

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Jul 24, 2016

Yay! It's finally time to uncover the Secret of Mana! Secrets we learn today: John's latent sexism, Vanessa's operating thetan levels, chubby haired kids, John accidentally creates a new sexy Grandma character, the anatomy of the rabites, Jema's tough love teaching techniques, Vanessa's crush on Dyluck, why there are a few issues with the goblins, and so, so much more!

Next time: we will play through until the notorious tiger boss in Elinee's Palace.

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Theme music by the Tetriminos, this week's cover art from: http://kamon6280.deviantart.com/

Jul 17, 2016

Did Vivi die? Is Kuja also dead, or running a school for Effeminate Boys? Is Quina Shrek? What was the deal with the crystals that Kuja was stealing? What the heck happened with Necron? Do all kids pretty much look alike? So many questions. And so many answers, with Rob and Vanessa (AKA Nessa, AKA Ness, AKA Nuh) on board to help sort us out.

 

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Awesome theme tune from Husky By the Geek!

Amazing cover art by @rotmouth!

Jul 10, 2016

Holy crap! Final Fantasy IX is over! It's so over! Was mixing the Zidanians and the Black Mages a bad idea or a terrible idea? Chekov's colored swimming pool; Garnet's real name; the right of a well-regulated Quina militia; Ghost Space Dad; Carl Death Sr.; OUR FIRST DRAMATIC RECREATION AT THE CELLPHONE HOSPITAL; tempers flare as we try to make sense of what Kuja did; we try to figure out Fart Scarecrow years; and so much more!

Next week: there's gonna be a mailbag, we dissect story elements with Rob Schubert, and announce the next game!

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Also used this week: Husky By The Geek's Cover of You're Not Alone.

Jul 3, 2016

Jim, Matthew and John grumble about the character pairing at the shrines in Disc 4 and wonder why you can’t just play the actual battles. They also spend a weird amount of time discussing whether or not Zidane’s junk has been visible the entire game, Garnet’s moon color, George Lucas impressions, Zidane being a jerk to everyone, Bronies, throwing a tent at bosses and how Tantalus makes no sense.

This episode we make our way to Bran Bal and work through Pandemonium! Next time we finish the game! For real this time!

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