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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

Oct 30, 2017

Chrono Trigger Part 4

Chuck Charles hosts the premiere show for dating fictional video game characters - Create-A-Combo! Who will our contestant Vanessa choose? Her new romance chosen, we start asking a whole bunch of questions about this chunk of Chrono Trigger, including: building a machine that harnesses the power of Lavos couldn't be a terrible idea, could it? Does Giga Gaia have a giant dong? How did the Dark Ages people get their magic anyhow? What's it like living in the body of a giant tomato? Why do animator perverts put dongs in everything?

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We hit the climactic turning point of Lavos Beckons!
Next week: We finish the gaaaaame! 

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

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
Hit up their homepage at: hyperduck.co.uk
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/hyperducksw
Check them out on twitter at @hyperduckchris

Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/insaneintherainmusic
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insaneintherainmusic

Oct 27, 2017

Hello, fellow lovers of the macabre and / or mouse-based action combat! Are you ready to be spooked? Are you in the mood for hyper-gory VGA-era RPG adventure games? ARE YOU? You better be, because Mikel Reparaz from Vidjagame Apocalypse joins us and he darn well finished this first person dungeon crawler for our benefit. So you'll play this creaky game from Horrorsoft and YOU'LL LIKE IT.

On this special bonus episode we explore the strange worlds of this episodic RPG and ask: why are old PC RPGs so much less accessible than their console equivalents? What's up with the crazy amount of gore? Are the policemen just made that we touched them?

Check out Vidjagame Apocalypse at:
http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/category/videogame-apocalypse/

Help support LaserTime over at: https://www.patreon.com/lasertime

You can also listen to Mikel over on Talking Critic by contributing to: https://www.patreon.com/talkingsimpsons

Opening and closing music is direct from Waxworks!

Oct 23, 2017

Chrono Trigger Part 3

We're into the thick of things with Chrono Trigger as we hit everyone's favorite part of the game: Magus's Castle! Yep, that's right! Flea! Slash! Ozzie! Our panel of experts including noted pervazoid Jim Banks, loveable curmudgeon Matthew Van Zandt, mysterious genius Vanessa Girl and Manic Pixie Dream Bear John Brandon ask the questions you've always wanted answers to: is Ayla really just Cathy? Does Ayla even have a tail? Is she hitting on Lucca? Is Lucca even interested? What's Vanessa's beef with Mister Tumness? Did the Reptites draw wieners on everyones faces after passing out from the "soup"? Also! A special guest appearance by everyone's favorite Badyear Racer, Johnny!

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We finish the chapter Unnatural Selection and get the heck out of the Prehistoric World!
Next week: We hit the climactic turning point of Lavos Beckons!

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

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
Hit up their homepage at: hyperduck.co.uk
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/hyperducksw
Check them out on twitter at @hyperduckchris

Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/insaneintherainmusic
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insaneintherainmusic

Oct 16, 2017

Chrono Trigger Part 2

After a very, very long Blade Runner talk and Jim gets the future year wrong, we settle in for our usual expert panel on all your burning Chrono Trigger questions, such as; why does Matthew constantly misquote Judge Dredd? Did they get wet after being squirted out from Heckran's Cave? Is Vanessa using jet bike racing as some kind of euphemism? Why is Matthew heck-bent on getting Vanessa an eight ball? What even IS an eight ball? Are those white fluffy things big cats or big chickens?

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We complete the chapter Tata and the Frog and head to the Prehistoric World!
Next week: We finish the chapter Unnatural Selection and finish up the second Prehistoric World trip.

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

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
Hit up their homepage at: hyperduck.co.uk
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/hyperducksw
Check them out on twitter at @hyperduckchris

Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/insaneintherainmusic
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insaneintherainmusic

Oct 9, 2017

Chrono Trigger Part 1

We start our new time-hopping adventure in a talk that gets very, very mired in discussing what would and wouldn't be ethical to do with your inert clone. Other questions raised: Is this a total palette swap of a game? What floor does Lucca live on anyhow? What is the technology level of 1000 AD Crono Trigger? Should we advertise for companies on spec? Is Secret of Mana the distant future of Chrono Trigger? Can we tell the difference between KISS and Insane Clown Posse albums? It's perfectly natural to cuddle your clone, right? Should some yums be yucked? 

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We begin Chrono Trigger, and play until the bridge boss after the trial!
Next week: We play until the end of Tata and the Frog and before leaving for the prehistoric world.

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

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
Hit up their homepage at: hyperduck.co.uk
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/hyperducksw
Check them out on twitter at @hyperduckchris

Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/insaneintherainmusic
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/insaneintherainmusic

Oct 2, 2017

Final Fantasy XII Part 9

Vanessa and Matthew don't like the idea of playing Darkseed 2 and Beyond the Beyond at the same time and take steps to change history as we settle on what to play next. As we hit the end of Final Fantasy XII questions are asked: Is Pennywise a total CILF? Is Venat a creepy life coach? Is Vayne the Justin Trudeau of Final Fantasy? Do many good games end with terrible muscle man boss fights? Are there too many liberties taken with the translation? Where the heck were Venat and Vayne walking to anyway? Is Fran just overdramatic?

Find out these answers and so many more in the latest episode of Square Roots!

This week: We finish Final Fantasy XII!
Next week: We play until the end of the trial in.... Darkseed 2 and Beyond the Beyond? No.

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

Our theme song is courtesy of Knight of the Round.
Hit up their homepage at: http://knightoftheround.com/
Check them out on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/KOTRmetal/
Check them out on twitter at @KOTRMetal

 

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