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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

Mar 31, 2017

Hi Sqooters! John here! With only hours to spare I'm here to post the #Trypod special. Here's a chance for you to share the Comrade Radio podcasts with non-podcast listening buddies, and a chance for you to check out what's up with the other Comrade Radio shows.

I'll allow Malcolm to take over:

Here at the network, we're nothing if not sheep, and as such we're fiercely devoted to the latest social media trends. This month it's the "trypod" initiative, which asks podcast fans to share their favorite programs with friends who have never tried the medium. So we've carefully put together our favorite clips from our shows to craft the perfect taste test of what we do on a regular basis.

So whether you haven't tried all the network shows, or even a podcast in general, these clips are a great starting place. Don't forget, for the rest of the month, share us on social media with the hashtag #trypod, and use good old fashioned word of mouth to get people into podcasts!

At 2:00 - Apoc Radio, a post-apocalyptic survival/pop culture show!

At 8:40 - Tales From The Static - an 80s style horror anthology

At 11:38 - Surely, Not Surely - advice but with extra wine and sarcasm

At 13:56 - Divisive Issues - Comic books!

At 19:03 - Oops! I Talked Politics - Left wing political discussion

At 24:55 - Square Roots - Classic RPGs (role playing video games)

At 29:55 - Instant Classic - Modern video games!

At 31:15- Classic Schmassic - classic films from a modern perspective

As always, all our fine programming is found at Comraderadio.com

Mar 27, 2017

Super Mario RPG Part 3! 

In this erotically charged episode the podcast screeches to a halt as Matthew insists that Jonathan Jones is not a shark, but that doesn't stop us from further ruining your childhood. Amazing talking points include: John's misunderstanding the vagina reaches new heights; they debate the origins of the term "Axem Rangers"; everyone falls in love with a morbidly obese toucan; Vanessa is horrified by the anatomy of Valentina; everyone gets every name wrong; no one gets a Dido reference; John is the only one who can climb vines due to a childhood of sub-par platformers; and so much more!

This week: We get stars five and six!
Next week: We finish the game!

 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme music is by Mykal Williams, check out his Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYPoyecyVkXzg4D3Pq5mKw 

His Soundcloud is here: https://soundcloud.com/mykalwilliams

Mar 20, 2017

We explore several theories on the lineage of the Koopa Kids and Bowser Jr. as well as try to gain some insight into the true relationship between Mario, Princess "Peach" Toadstool, and Bowser himself. Other questions we ask: is there any Croco fan art? Is googling bad for a podcast? Is Super Mario RPG just a tabletop RPG made by Luigi to get revenge on his brother? On a scale of hot to superhot, how hot is Booster? Is the Mushroom Kingdom experiencing a defacto coup? Stay tuned through the credits for the most erotic exploration of Croco art ever put to podcast!

This week: We get stars three and four!
Next week: We get stars five and six!

Human Croco: http://38383838.deviantart.com/art/Croco-X-Mallow-576676507
Croco Tickles: http://img15.deviantart.net/0567/i/2009/033/5/4/trouble_with_piranha_plants_by_sassysnake.jpg

 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme music is by Mykal Williams, check out his Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYPoyecyVkXzg4D3Pq5mKw 

His Soundcloud is here: https://soundcloud.com/mykalwilliams

Mar 13, 2017

Hey! Just a heads up, this is a SUPER NSFW EPISODE. Much more so than usual. So make sure your children are tucked into bed before diving into this week's particularly risqué pod.

Topics covered include: Did Dr. Eggman take Donkey Kong's name when he got him pregnant? We pitch 90s edgelord variants of the Super Mario RPG opening; there's much talk of MRPEG; we discuss Mario's living situation and hookup relationship with Princess "Peach" Toadstool; the Bowser / King Koopa Switcheroo; John drops the best joke in the history of podcasting; we ruminate on the Lumpy Space Princessness of Mallow, as well as the proper pronunciation of Mallow; and MUCH MUCH MORE. It's a jam packed, ridiculous episode of podcasting.

THIS WEEK: We play from the start of Super Mario RPG through until we get the second star.
NEXT WEEK: We hit the third and fourth stars!

 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme music is by Mykal Williams, check out his Youtube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNYPoyecyVkXzg4D3Pq5mKw 

His Soundcloud is here: https://soundcloud.com/mykalwilliams

This week's art is from: http://jsparrow.deviantart.com

 

Mar 11, 2017

Stay tuned after the credits for what will hopefully be the first and last episode of HAMILTALK! John and Vanessa are joined by Stan from They See Me Rollin' as they divulge Star Wars origin stories and then tackle the burning questions our listeners have been aching to ask: can you teach a cat to use the force? Why is your marriage not working? Where is the love? Also: John's deep Wing Commander knowledge, lightsaber nunchucks and so much more!

Also! We interview game industry professional Brent Tighe about his feelings on the dark and light side mechanics of KOTOR!

 

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Music:

Star Wars NES (JVC) - Mos Eisley

Star Wars NES (JVC) - Turret Attack!

Special thanks to ShrubRustle for his awesome Hamilton remix track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDQ-YUTeTe4

Our theme music is by Vince Carrola, check out his great work at: https://www.youtube.com/user/VJC222

 

Mar 6, 2017

NEXT GAME ANNOUNCEMENT! We wrap up Knights of the Old Republic by storming through the mystery planet of the Rakatans, botch the Light Side quest (yeah, those villages aren't being unified), die in some terrible wrong dialogue choice auto-deaths, fight the controls in possibly the worst KOTOR bullshit minigame ever, and decide the fate of the galaxy and which ending we're gonna get through some super unclear dialogue choices. Spoiler alert: Jim may not be happy with the ending he received. Also: we miss the low-hanging Revan / Raven fruit, everyone commits at least light genocide, and Bastila still hasn't figured out that Chunk Meatlover is gay.

This week on Square Roots:WE FINISH THE GAME

Next week on Square Roots: We start our new game and get two of whatever objects it is you have to collect in this game!

Twitter: @squarerootspod
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Our theme music is by Vince Carrola, check out his great work at: https://www.youtube.com/user/VJC222

 

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