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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, 2019

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

Jul 29, 2019

CW: Child loss, first 30 seconds.
From Tugglepuffs to unicorn brothers, this episode goes places other podcasts wouldn't. That's right: we talk about sneaky redistribution of wealth, consider the consent issues around Yakkidy Saxxing, find Momo's dad's erotic literature collection, a real thing that's really in the game, as well as slowly figure out how the Master system works. Sadly, Johnny misses out on his chance to romance Bunyan, but does get to meet Garr.


This Week: We escape Momo's Tower in a dramatic manner.
Next Week: We finally fight the resident at the top of Angel Tower!

Thanks to Steven Morris for his Breath of Fire III covers that we will use throughout this series.

Check out Steven's music:
https://smarturl.it/RelaxN - Relax'N, his new 5-track EP of relaxing Nintendo music
https://smarturl.it/MegaBusterEP - Mega Buster, a 5-track EP featuring music from Mega Man 1-
https://smarturl.it/CriesOfThePlanet - Cries of the Planet, a 9-track album featuring FFVII music (that occurs around the [big spoiler] part of the game)
https://smarturl.it/ForestVGM - Forest VGM, an 11-track album featuring forest video game music, the majority of which comes from classic RPGs
https://smarturl.it/SummerVGM - Summer BGM, a 12-track album featuring summer video game music
Steven Morris on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/StevenMorris
Steven Morris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeigeOnBeige
Steven Morris's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevenmorris


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

Jul 22, 2019

CW: Child loss, 01h06min-01h12min


So many questions this episode. Are we going to get sick of protagonists Gary and Mogu? Can you get chrysm out of fur? Is there anything sadder than the story of the Nue? Is Bunyan Johnny's new husband? Can we put the ghost of Julian to rest? Should we dwell on Teepo's gender? What is Matthew smoking?


This Week: We start Breath of Fire III and play until killing the boss of Mount Glaus.
Next Week: We escape Momo's Tower in a dramatic manner.


Thanks to Steven Morris for his Breath of Fire III covers that we will use throughout this series.


Check out Steven's music:
https://smarturl.it/RelaxN - Relax'N, his new 5-track EP of relaxing Nintendo music
https://smarturl.it/MegaBusterEP - Mega Buster, a 5-track EP featuring music from Mega Man 1-5
https://smarturl.it/CriesOfThePlanet - Cries of the Planet, a 9-track album featuring FFVII music (that occurs around the [big spoiler] part of the game)
https://smarturl.it/ForestVGM - Forest VGM, an 11-track album featuring forest video game music, the majority of which comes from classic RPGs
https://smarturl.it/SummerVGM - Summer BGM, a 12-track album featuring summer video game music

Steven Morris on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/StevenMorris
Steven Morris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeigeOnBeige
Steven Morris's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stevenmorris

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

Jul 15, 2019

Johnny starts writing his epitaph after a near-disaster at the Olive Garden in this week's chilling Fallout Finale. What really happened to Vanessa's dog? Is Johnny a psychopath? Did Matthew actually finish the game? Where is Jim? Finally, we get a Parasite Eve / Kingdom Hearts crossover that everyone will enjoy. 

This Week: We finish Fallout!
Next Week: We start Breath of Fire III and play until killing the boss of Mount Glaus.

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

Jul 5, 2019

In this week's episode: the Grand High Brother from the Arkansas chapter of the Brotherhood is coming to visit, and Raxson demands the base be spotless! With a big promotion on the line, can Cabbot keep his secret family of irradiated mole rats out of sight? Will wacky neighbour Jerry stay out of it? FIND OUT!

ALSO NEW GAME ANNOUNCED!

This week: We solve the mysteries of the Glow and become Brotherhood Initiates!
Next Week: We finish Fallout!

Thanks to Lucas King for their Music Box cover of the Fallout 3 theme!
Follow Lucas King on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq52MbjRULLbjRPvxM7FwZ

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

Jul 1, 2019

Jim, Johnny and Vanessa are drawn into a world of 1970s word games that don't quite work, municipal conflicts best resolved by staying out of it, accidental genocide, crash courses in water pump repair, and trying to save scum their way through some rough Deathclaw encounters!


This Week: We head to Necropolis and The Boneyard!
Next Week: We become Brotherhood Initiates and descent into the Glow!


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

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