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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: September, 2019

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

Sep 30, 2019

Should you train your family to do a coordinated Unite attack? Matthew, Vanessa and a very sick Johnny consider this and so many other ideas in this action packed chunker of Konami's Suikoden. Also: hair hats, rapping about breath play, Los Sabados Gigantes physiology, tea refusal, the low survival rate of tree villages, and so much more!


This Week: We defeat Kwanda Rosman in a duel!
Next Week: We get to the secret factory!

Our Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast

Thanks to Banjo Guy Ollie for letting us use his fantastic cover of Distant Mountains, featuring Mohawk Gaymer.

You can find Ollie on his YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5-umfrfqPvDvWCYHJGYtpA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanjoGuyOllie
Bandcamp: https://banjoguyollie.bandcamp.com/

And find Mohawk Gaymer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0GRBn4KbdVP0rvLFR2lXBg

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

Sep 23, 2019

Finally, a game lets us name our castle. We decide on a variety of serious choices: it's a serious game, and it deserve serious names for the castle. We think you'll agree. Also: mandatory poisoning, Kage's dating habits, Odessa's woman / leader dichotomy, sewer dumping, dice games, and so much more!


This Week: We liberate the Castle of Toran!
Next Week: We defeat Kwanda Rosman in a duel!

Our Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast


Thanks to Banjo Guy Ollie for letting us use his fantastic cover of Distant Mountains, featuring Mohawk Gaymer.

You can find Ollie on his YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5-umfrfqPvDvWCYHJGYtpA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanjoGuyOllie
Bandcamp: https://banjoguyollie.bandcamp.com/

And find Mohawk Gaymer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0GRBn4KbdVP0rvLFR2lXBg

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

Sep 20, 2019

CW: Child loss

JUMP SCARE!

Sorry for spookifying you. But Vanessa, Jim and Johnny are here with another Scare Roots - this time taking a look at What Remains of Edith Finch, the 2017 story game!

Support Square Roots on Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast

Sep 16, 2019

Lots of Farmer's Almanac talk, Breaking Bad, Luc the Dickens Era Street Urchin, pondering if we've encountered our first gay couple, and so much more on this first episode of Suikoden!


This Week: We reach Lenankamp in Suikoden!
Next Week: We liberate the Castle of Toran!

Our Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast

Thanks to Banjo Guy Ollie for letting us use his fantastic cover of Distant Mountains, featuring Mohawk Gaymer.

You can find Ollie on his YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5-umfrfqPvDvWCYHJGYtpA
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BanjoGuyOllie
Bandcamp: https://banjoguyollie.bandcamp.com/

And find Mohawk Gaymer on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0GRBn4KbdVP0rvLFR2lXBg


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

Sep 9, 2019

Are they twists, or reveals? Is there a difference? Either way at least half the cast of Breath of Fire III has something to reveal in this astounding final episode of Breath of Fire III. Also: Vanessa takes Myria's educational tour ride, we let the faerie village sort itself out, Ryu gets a blast from the past, and Peco gets smart, somehow.


This Week: We finish the gaaaaaaaame!
Next Week: We reach Lenankamp in Suikoden!

Our Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast

Thanks to Steven Morris for his Breath of Fire III covers that we used 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

Also find Steven Morris on Patreon!

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

Sep 2, 2019

Matthew just can't stop his faeries from eating each other in this desert-spanning episode! Breath of Fire somehow manages to go full Sierra game AND begin the space elevator up to Disc 3 Crazy! Vanessa can't find robots, Matthew refuses to believe Johnny about an easily provable fact, and Johnny pitches a great premise for a Ted Talk app.

Also! We answer your questions!

This Week: We beat the Chimera in Caer Xhan!
Next Week: We finish the gaaaaaaaame!

Our Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast

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

Also find Steven Morris on Patreon!

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

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