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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: July, 2017

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

Jul 31, 2017

Persona 3 - Part 10

Please be aware due to the nature of the game suicide is discussed.

Finally, we end the scourge of Nyx, the Death God and finish Persona 3! Topics covered today include: casting Persona 3 with TGIF sitcom stars; visual metaphors for finger stuff; sudden difficulty spikes; and a return to Matthew with his Secrets of Life segment. Many questions are answered: was the MC just sleepy? What happened to Takaya? Is Aigis the secret main character? What could have made the ending to Wonder Woman better? Should we even forgive the Gourmet King? Are JRPGs just too damn long? Is Persona 4 a classic?

This week: We finish Persona 3!
Next week: We move to the city of Rabanastre in Final Fantasy XII and play through the fete at the palace! 

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

Our theme song is courtesy of Sapphire.

Original Artist(s): Shoji Meguro & Yumi Kawamura

English Lyrics by: Merr, Sapphire, & Y. Chang

Instrumental by: SHADOWFOX2 and Zach Striefel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StrawberryCreme26

Check her out on twitter at @sapphberry

 

Jul 24, 2017

Persona 3 - Part 8

THE NEXT GAME IS ANNOUNCED! YOU WON'T BELIEVE ONDORE'S THIGHS!

Please be aware due to the nature of the game suicide is discussed.

What is the meaning of life? Why live in terror when you could die in peace? Ryoji offers these questions in his final bargain as we close out the year in the classic Atlus JRPG Persona 3. There's more exams, we go on Christmas dates, and there's an overstuffed Vanessa's Social Ladder too! Also, Johnny selected the wrong microphone in Audacity so he sounds terrible. Sorry about that. Other topics include: the sad life of the Gourmet King, whether Shinto and Buddism are the same thing, moving to the brand new utopia of Amestris, Vanessa's military takeover of Amestris, and Zeboyd Games's new RPG Cosmic Star Heroine.

This week: We play to the end of December!
Next week: We finish Persona 3! 

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

Our theme song is courtesy of Sapphire.

Original Artist(s): Shoji Meguro & Yumi Kawamura

English Lyrics by: Merr, Sapphire, & Y. Chang

Instrumental by: SHADOWFOX2 and Zach Striefel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StrawberryCreme26

Check her out on twitter at @sapphberry

 

Jul 17, 2017

Persona 3 - Part 8

Please be aware due to the nature of the game suicide is discussed.

 

Things don't go super well for the Persona gang, but Jim, John, Matthew and Vanessa aren't worried. It's zag after zag in a twisty, plot heavy episode of Persona 3! We meet Ryoji! There's a trip to Kyoto! There's a stealth section! Questions asked include: Are eyebuds gonna be a thing? Can you get sick from swimming in man soup? Was Dumbledore evil? Is American Domino's Cheesy Bread better than Canadian Domino's Cheesy Bread? What's Ryoji's deal, and why is he Vanessa's husbando? Is red bean paste good? Is Yukari flirting with Mitsuru? How are Rock Star Jesus and Jin still alive? Why would the corporeal embodiment of death enroll in high school? 

This week: We play to the end of November!
Next week: We play to the end of December! 

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

Our theme song is courtesy of Sapphire.

Original Artist(s): Shoji Meguro & Yumi Kawamura

English Lyrics by: Merr, Sapphire, & Y. Chang

Instrumental by: SHADOWFOX2 and Zach Striefel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StrawberryCreme26

Check her out on twitter at @sapphberry

 

Jul 10, 2017

Persona 3 - Part 7

Please be aware due to the nature of the game suicide is discussed.

12:00am

11/04/09

On a Wednesday...

Square Roots: The Gang Gets Crucified!

Join Matt, Jim, John, and Nessa for the latest ep of Square Roots! We talk Persona 3 Full Moon Operation 7! We drink too much and smoke too much and vape too much and curse too much and generally do things that teenagers would think is cool but is really kind of embarrassing for a bunch of 30 something adults.  

This week: We play through the November Full Moon Operation!
Next week: We play to the end of November! 

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

Our theme song is courtesy of Sapphire.

Original Artist(s): Shoji Meguro & Yumi Kawamura

English Lyrics by: Merr, Sapphire, & Y. Chang

Instrumental by: SHADOWFOX2 and Zach Striefel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StrawberryCreme26

Check her out on twitter at @sapphberry

 

Jul 3, 2017

Persona 3 - Part 6

Please be aware due to the nature of the game suicide is discussed.

So many important questions today as we press through September. Was Liam Neeson in Surf Ninjas? Was Zangief originally a villain? Is Ted Cruz the Zodiac Killer, or merely three children stacked up pretending to be a grown-up? Did Kenny go all The Good Son? Was Anne Heche in The Good Son? What was the one weakness of The Good Son? What happens to people when they're driving during the dark hour? Will John's request to have a coffin that's just a giant fleshlight be honored? Does Vanessa want to wear a dress made of American cheese? Will the gang ever stop mispronouncing the team members' names?

This week: We play through the October Full Moon Operation!
Next week: We play through the November Full Moon Operation!

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

Our theme song is courtesy of Sapphire.

Original Artist(s): Shoji Meguro & Yumi Kawamura

English Lyrics by: Merr, Sapphire, & Y. Chang

Instrumental by: SHADOWFOX2 and Zach Striefel.

https://www.youtube.com/user/StrawberryCreme26

Check her out on twitter at @sapphberry

 

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