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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 18, 2019

THE SHOCKING DRAGON AGE FINALE! We find out why only a Grey Warden can defeat an archdemon, Vanessa has to lend out Alistair's chunker, John does a Riordan voice that just annoys Matthew, Jim gives up, Matthew takes the path of ultimate good, no one bothers with Loghain, and we debate whether or not having an elder god in the body of a child is such a great thing to do.

This Week: We finish Dragon Age: Origins!
Next Week: We defeat Captain Strong in Earthbound!

Thanks to Edward Alenko for letting us use his excellent cover of Leliana's Song.

You can find Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edwardmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edward-alenko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AY6re0jfRftZMIKUEpLMw

Contact Square Roots!

Twitter: @squarerootspod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/

Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Mar 11, 2019

On this exciting episode of Square Roots Johnny is dummy thicc, Matthew is chasing Waterfalls, Vanessa's mom may be the Nanny from Muppet Babies, and Jim is the true Captain Marvel fan.

Also: Vanessa is the woman of 1000 Stewarts, forcing yourself into royalty, Battle Alita Toshinden, impromptu Patreon stretch goals, random pitchforkings, and dealing with the future of Ferelden. It's rad!

This Week: We have the Landsmeet!
Next Week: We finish Dragon Age: Origins!

Thanks to Edward Alenko for letting us use his excellent cover of Leliana's Song.

You can find Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edwardmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edward-alenko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AY6re0jfRftZMIKUEpLMw

Contact Square Roots!

Twitter: @squarerootspod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/

Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Mar 4, 2019

NEXT GAME ANNOUNCED! Matthew, Vanessa, John and SOMEONE ELSE pack up and head to Denerim, harden Alistair, clear out a brothel, fight in alleys, and maybe get the nicest ladies in the party to try and murder you. Talking points include a village where everyone acts like people in a creepy Stephen King community, adopting the "money pweez" roleplaying stance, The Wynne Button, and settling the Brother Giovanni Ribisi / Brother Jen of Tilly debate forever.

This Week: We head out to Denerim and find the Urn of Sacred Ashes!
Next Week: We have the Landsmeet! And declare a new ruler of Ferelden!

Thanks to Edward Alenko for letting us use his excellent cover of Leliana's Song.

You can find Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edwardmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edward-alenko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AY6re0jfRftZMIKUEpLMw

Contact Square Roots!

Twitter: @squarerootspod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/

Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Feb 25, 2019

Vanessa, Matthew and The Gay One link arms as we descend into the creepy, spooky, goopy depths of the Deep Roads! We're joined by the handsome dwarf Oghren, watch as he gets an aximonious divorce, summon the power of Andraste, and more! Topics discussed include: Matt's Mom's MMO Moments, Caridin's big ol' chest, hot political debates between Harrowmont and Bhalen, face blasting, top level PUBG strats, Parasite Eve amounts of breasts, and discovering secret Shale backstory. You'll love it!

This Week: We crown a new king of the Dwarves!
Next Week: We prepare for the Landsmeet!

Thanks to Edward Alenko for letting us use his excellent cover of Leliana's Song.

You can find Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edwardmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edward-alenko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AY6re0jfRftZMIKUEpLMw

Contact Square Roots!

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

Feb 18, 2019

We dive head first into a Shakespearean Dwarf drama as we interfere with the politics of Orzimarr on this intrieguing episode of Square Roots. Highlights include: trying to figure out what the show Banshee is about, and it's either about wendigos, special forces, or real estate developers. Also: sexy, sexy Dwarf men, the DLC golem Shale, KITTY GLOWY EYES, the TV show Magicians, what The Great British Baking Show taught us about The Proving, and so much more!

This Week: We pick a side in the Dwarf Dispute until we're asked to head to the Deep Roads!
Next Week: We crown a new king of the Dwarves!

Thanks to Edward Alenko for letting us use his excellent cover of Leliana's Song.

You can find Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edwardmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edward-alenko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AY6re0jfRftZMIKUEpLMw

Contact Square Roots!

Twitter: @squarerootspod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/

Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Feb 11, 2019

 

We almost plunge into a full-on Square Roots this week with a wizard who asks you lots of complicated questions, and with a rhyming tree with a sexy / gross request. Also this week: Matthew's werewolf love, shem shaming, Ticklefeather the werewolf, sleepytime camp, and trying in vain to define an RPG.

This Week: We solve the plight of the forest elves!
Next Week: We pick a side in the Dwarf Dispute until we're asked to head to the Deep Roads!

Thanks to Edward Alenko for letting us use his excellent cover of Leliana's Song.

You can find Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edwardmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edward-alenko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AY6re0jfRftZMIKUEpLMw

Contact Square Roots!

Twitter: @squarerootspod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/

Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Feb 4, 2019

Are the Tranquil ideal romantic partners? Exactly 50% of the podcast thinks so. Also this episode: we get sleepy with demons, talk with Tim Curry without realizing it, journey into the fade for a looooooooong time, the benefits of bringing Morrigan to important plot points, Vanessa's non-ideal makeouts, and so much more!

This Week: We clear the Circle Tower and finish Redcliffe Castle!
Next Week: We solve the plight of the forest elves!

Thanks to Edward Alenko for letting us use his excellent cover of Leliana's Song.

You can find Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edwardmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edward-alenko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AY6re0jfRftZMIKUEpLMw

Contact Square Roots!

Twitter: @squarerootspod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/

Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Jan 28, 2019

Get all of the taint juice in your mouth in this savory, sweaty episode of Square Roots! Matthew is sick, but we experience the joining, meet Matthew's new girlfriend Morrigan, have some good times with Momma Janeway, John riffs on Bann Tegan in a very confusing way, Jim makes some GIF-able moments, and we rescue Bohdan and Sandal! So many exciting adventures are contained within. Also: Vanessa meets Alistair!

This Week: We travel to Lothering and resist the siege of Redcliffe!
Next Week: We clear the Circle Tower and finish Redcliffe Castle!

Thanks to Edward Alenko for letting us use his excellent cover of Leliana's Song.

You can find Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edwardmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edward-alenko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AY6re0jfRftZMIKUEpLMw

Contact Square Roots!

Twitter: @squarerootspod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/

Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Jan 21, 2019

Vanessa goes Steve Valentine crazy and doesn't even have to tell us he's a magician as we start the year off with our first episode of BioWarey / JanuBioWarey. It's chock-a-block with origin stories, including the surprising fact that we all made female characters, Vanessa's family's bloody ending, Jim being pushed into a life of crime, Matthew consorting with Blood Mages whose names he can't remember, John's encounter with Dragon Age 2's Merrill and so much more.

This Week: We reach the Ostegar camp in Dragon Age: Origins!
Next Week: We travel to Lothering and resist the siege of Redcliffe!

Thanks to Edward Alenko for letting us use his excellent cover of Leliana's Song.

You can find Edward on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Edwardmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/edward-alenko
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9AY6re0jfRftZMIKUEpLMw

Contact Square Roots!

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

Jan 14, 2019

We finally dispatch Ladja, try to figure out the pun behind King Korol, meet our mom, reunite with our wife, defeat a giant moose, and finally, finally save the world. After about ten hours of grinding. Dragon Quest V ends as all games should: with dancing!

This Week: We finish the game! Somehow!
Next Week: We reach the Grey Warden base in Dragon Age: Origins!

Stan's podcast: They See Me Rollin': http://theyseemerollin.libsyn.com/

Thanks to Subversive Asset and Mohawk Gaymer for their cover of Toward the Horizon, the Dragon Quest V world map theme. Check out Mohawk Gaymer and Subversive Asset on Youtube:

Subversive Asset: https://www.youtube.com/user/subversiveasset

Mohawk Gaymer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0GRBn4KbdVP0rvLFR2lXBg

Contact Square Roots!

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

Jan 7, 2019

After Papa became a stationary stone you get to meet your somewhat growed up kids! And guess what? The boy is a legendary hero! SHOCK! Now all that's left to do is find out more information about your mysterious mom, clean your litterbox at least twice a week, toss your head to the side and say you're angry, find the mysterious truth about Dr Agon, get crushed by an oversized moose, and beat the heck out of Latka. Just another day on your dragon quest!

This Week: Several years pass after a horrifying twist! Then we clear the Dragon Tower.
Next Week: We finish the game! Somehow!

Dr. Steven Stone's podcast: They See Me Rollin': http://theyseemerollin.libsyn.com/

Thanks to Subversive Asset and Mohawk Gaymer for their cover of Toward the Horizon, the Dragon Quest V world map theme. Check out Mohawk Gaymer and Subversive Asset on Youtube:

Subversive Asset: https://www.youtube.com/user/subversiveasset
Mohawk Gaymer: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0GRBn4KbdVP0rvLFR2lXBg

Contact Square Roots!

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

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