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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: June, 2019

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

Jun 27, 2019

Welcome to Square Roots's new spin-off podcast: Scare Roots! That's right, evil friends, we are looking at all things horrifying, disqueting, and sinister in gaming. This episode: we dissect Silent Hill 2. Who is Maria? Why is there a dog controlling everything? Where did Eddie get that pizza? FIND OUT TODAY!

Thanks to 1 Coin Only for letting us use their chiptune remix of the Gremlins theme.

Check them out on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtCcmOglwqpfEj-Fhcr0b9wa

 
Contact Square Roots!
Twitter: @squarerootspodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Jun 24, 2019

Johnny and Vanessa head deep into the desert wasteland, two-handedly solving all the townsfolk's problems in Junktown and The Hub. Larry David's crime spree? Solved. Attacks on the caravans? Solved. Casino staff being alive? Solved. Johnny's Vault Dweller Joshton and Vanessa's Vanessa Eym may not be the best or most ethical adventurers, but they get stuff done. Mostly.

This Week: We play through Junktown and the Hub and do a questathon!
Next Week: We head to Necropolis and The Boneyard!

We couldn't find any Fallout 1 covers!

Thanks to Lucas King for their Music Box cover of the Fallout 3 theme!
Follow Lucas King on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq52MbjRULLbjRPvxM7FwZg

We'd also like to thank Christopher Niskala's for letting us use his 8-bit Fallout 3 Cover!
Check out Christopher's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYwa9KLm4d2aIJfZckXBD-A
Christopher's Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/creativenoiseproductions
Christopher's Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ChrisNiskala 

We'd also ALSO like to thank JustDom Show's Dom for his cover of The Ink Spots's Maybe!
Dom's YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0PI6NnEAbdqbn7JwvspJAA/featured

Contact Square Roots!
Twitter: @squarerootspodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Jun 17, 2019

Yeah! It's time to crawl out of our Vaults and go explore the desert wasteland. On this episode: we deal with 90s UI, talk about hot hot E3 news, have even more problems with 90s UI, try to find brown things on brown floors in brown houses, ignore major plot developments and are otherwise very confused.


This Week: We reach Junktown in Fallout 1!
Next Week: We play through Junktown and the Hub and do a questathon!


We couldn't find any Fallout 1 covers!

Thanks to Lucas King for their Music Box cover of the Fallout 3 theme!

Follow Lucas King on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq52MbjRULLbjRPvxM7FwZg

We'd also like to thank Christopher Niskala for letting us use his 8-bit Fallout 3 Cover!
Check out Christopher's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYwa9KLm4d2aIJfZckXBD-A
Christopher's Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/creativenoiseproductions
Christopher's Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/ChrisNiskala 


Contact Square Roots!
Twitter: @squarerootspodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Jun 10, 2019

Finally, Matthew easily plows through Zelda, while John struggles through the finish. With Jim recovering from surgery and Vanessa returning to her home planet it's one more two hander! Topics today include: the death of witch ladies, Nabooru's tragic backstory, Zelda's crystal prison as a metaphor for late capitalism, Persona Q, Fallout excitement, and more! We also get real confused about Zelda timelines.

This Week: We play Ocarina of Time to completion!
Next Week: We reach Junktown in Fallout 1!

Thanks to The Consouls for their awesome jazz cover of Zelda's Lullaby!
Find The Consouls on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChkiL7Q3d6I7gdgs34pYGHw
Support them on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheConsoulsBand


Contact Square Roots!
Twitter: @squarerootspodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/

Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

Jun 3, 2019

Things get awkward after Vanessa flies back to her home planet and Jim recovers from surgery: that's right, after the level up this is a TWO-HANDER. John continues his angry rage against Nintendo and Ocarina of Time, Matthew lords his skill at Zelda over him, and they fairly easily complete The Hardest Zelda Dungeon Ever. Also: Vanessa has another Theatre Minute! Was the Zelda experiment a failure? Will it destroy the podcast?

NO! THE NEXT GAME IS ANNOUNCED AND WE ARE ALL EXCITED!

This Week: We complete the Shadow Temple!
Next Week: We finish Ocarina of Time!

Thanks to The Consouls for their awesome jazz cover of Zelda's Lullaby!
Find The Consouls on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChkiL7Q3d6I7gdgs34pYGHw
Support them on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheConsoulsBand

Contact Square Roots!
Twitter: @squarerootspodFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/486022898258197/
Email: squarerootspodcast (at) gmail (dort) com

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