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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

Nov 27, 2017

Parasite Eve Part 3

Planes explode! Boats sink! Daniels catch on fire! Parasite Eve's Disc 3 Crazy continues as we wrap up the bonkers story line with an insane finale. Really. Babies are shot. Mermen emerge. The statue of liberty is covered in goo. This brings up a ton of questions this week: is Parasite Eve some Ghostbusters II fan fiction? Or is Parasite Eve's Manhattan the world liberals want? Did the Jerry the janitor try to foil Klamp's sperm storage? Why is the final boss a garbage pail kid? How many times will John say "Baby Sack" this episode? Is their jumpiness at fire a sign of PTSD?

Listen for these and some hints to Jim's dark Kansas past in an exciting new episode of Square Roots!

This Week: We finish Day 5 and 6, ending our Parasite Eve run!
Next Week: We play through Chapters 1 through 3 of the 2004 Bard's Tale.

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Nov 20, 2017

Parasite Eve Part 2

We're back and still crushing more mitochondria! It's a dog-shooting, sperm finding episode of Square Roots as we get over halfway through Square's bizarre survival horror visual novel JRPG masterpiece.

Questions asked today: do you know the Meatball Man? Is Carl Winslow actually in the game? Was Lorraine's death preventable? Does Matthew really think sentient poop is a good superpower? Is Ms. Nusebaum the secret best character in the game? Has any Squaresoft game ever had that much sperm in it? Where does Eve carry that sperm anyhow? What's Stephanie's Choice? AND SO MANY MORE.

This episode: We finish Day 3 and 4 of Parasite Eve!

Next episode: We finish Day 5 and 6 and wrap up Parasite Eve!

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

Our opening song is courtesy of Kaosware:

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►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kaosware
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Nov 17, 2017

We've got a buildup of groovy letters from our awesome listeners! And heck, we've also got a bunch of questions from our Facebook group!

So today we're gonna answer:

Is Final Fantasy IX overrated?
What game do you love but don't want to play?
What's the Square Roots special sauce for picking games?
Are you going to retire from gaming?

And so many more! So join us for talkin' back to youse folks!

Nov 13, 2017

Parasite Eve - Part 1

Parasite Eve: survival horror JRPG? Or is it a visual novel? This is the first of many, many questions we have during the first chunk of this bizarre game. Others include: What the heck are the rules surrounding Eve's power? Should we be calling her Melissa? Has Vanessa won Best Character Name of All Time? Why won't Jim plug his podcast at his church? Did Daniel really shoot a kid? What's up with Klamp anyhow? Is polygony illegal in the United States? Are we right in not thinking good things are gonna happen with Ben and the dog? What the heck is a mitochondria anyhow?

This episode: We finish Day 1 and 2 of Parasite Eve!

Next episode: We finish Day 3 and 4 of Parasite Eve!

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

Our opening song is courtesy of Kaosware:

►YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/KaoswareMetal
►FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kaosware/
►TWITTER: https://twitter.com/kaosware
►INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kaos.ware/

Nov 6, 2017

Chrono Trigger - Part 5

Finally! Vanessa has [REDACTED] the [REDACTED]! CONGRATULATIONS! 

But! Also! We finish Chrono Trigger and pretty much all get the same ending, except for Matt, but Matt got removed from the timestream and can't maintain his presence in this timeline. This is an all-singing-all-dancing episode featuring Memories of Chrono, Mama Don't Take My Chrono Chrome Away, and also some very, very very very very bad rapping. Oh! And we announce the next game!

Questions addressed: Does Queen Zeal recognize Magus as her son? Why can't Vanessa tell a Dark Carnival and Psycho Circus apart? Are conveyor belt fights better or worse than elevator fights? Should we be pouring one out for Toma? Is a JK Execution in bad taste? Do robots really need to be gendered? Who does John hate Geno?

This episode: We play when we are taken aboard the Blackbird until the end of the game!

Next episode: We play Day 1 and 2 of exciting mystery game!

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

Our opening song is courtesy of Hyperduck Soundworks!
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Our end song is performed by insaneintherainmusic:

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