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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: December, 2019

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

Dec 30, 2019

We're taking the week off, but figured we'd check out your favorite games of the decade and comment and critique! If you want to hear our personal lists, check out https://www.patreon.com/squarerootspodcast and pledge $3 or more for all our bonus episodes!

Dec 23, 2019

We debate what is the scheme, who is being rescued, and what exactly is the Shape of Love in this explosive episode. First of all, Vanessa's audio track eats itself for half the show so she disappears for a while. Meanwhile, we ask WHAT ABOUT WILLY BEAMISH?! Also: Haruka gets kidnapped again, the game turns into Virtua Cop, Kiryu heroically uses a human shield, and we get flashbacks to stabbings and torture. Plus Vanessa and Johnny learn about Jim's playground games. And if they don't stop, it's going to get scandalous.

This Week: We finish Chapter 10!
Next Week: We finish Yakuza!

Our Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast

Thanks to Vincent Moretto for his metal cover of Receive You, and to Esseph for his chipmunk cover of Rouge of Love!

Vincent Moretto's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HaarasNC
Esseph's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-D8BJOzISnb01I5YiCKi-Q

Contact Square Roots!

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

Dec 16, 2019

CW: Child abuse, transphobia

With Matthew still on dangerous assignment, Jim, Vanessa and Johnny get through some family-oriented business in this chunker of Sega's Yakuza (and Yakuza Kiwami)! On this episode we delve into whether or not Santa was supposed to be the dad in I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Vanessa fails to explain cup-sizes in the legendary Yakuza SubStory The Price of an F-Cup, we go gambling with a literal child, Vanessa questions the veracity of a first-time sworker, and so much more!

This Week: We finish Chapter 7!
Next Week: We finish Chapter 10!

Our Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast

Thanks to Vincent Moretto for his metal cover of Receive You, and to Esseph for his chipmunk cover of Rouge of Love!

Vincent Moretto's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HaarasNC
Esseph's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-D8BJOzISnb01I5YiCKi-Q

Contact Square Roots!

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

Dec 9, 2019

We get lost in the weeds of Sega's open world brawler RPG in this episode of Square Roots. While Matthew is lost in dangerous enemy territory, Vanessa recounts a horrifying beetle experience, Johnny wishes for a sexy wrestling game that will never happen, and Jim takes the swrong kind of cough medicine.

This Week: We finish Chapter 5 of Yakuza!
Next Week: We finish Chapter 7!

Our Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast

Thanks to Vincent Moretto for his metal cover of Receive You, and to Esseph for his chipmunk cover of Rouge of Love!

Vincent Moretto's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HaarasNC
Esseph's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-D8BJOzISnb01I5YiCKi-Q

Contact Square Roots!

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

Dec 2, 2019

What are the Yakuza? Vanessa, Jim and Johnny aren't quite sure, but they try to talk it out using Kraft company metaphors. Also: Johnny fails at simple math, we get our first taste of the Majima Everywhere system, and have a hard time memorizing the 80 people you're introduced to in the first three chapters.

This Week: We finish Chapter 3 of Yakuza!
Next Week: We finish Chapter 5!

Our Patreon: patreon.com/squarerootspodcast

Thanks to Vincent Moretto for his metal cover of Receive You, and to Esseph for his chipmunk cover of Rouge of Love!

Vincent Moretto's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/HaarasNC
Esseph's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-D8BJOzISnb01I5YiCKi-Q

Contact Square Roots!

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

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