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RPG Fan's Random Encounter
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Join the editors of RPGFan as they discuss the latest news and topics in the world of role-playing games.
 
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RPG Fan's Retro Encounter
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Join the RPGFan crew as they play through and discuss classic RPGs and adventure games!
 
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RPG Fan's Rhythm Encounter
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Join the editors of RPGFan as they discuss the wide world of RPG music both old and new.
 
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MisanthroPlay
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Hosted by game critics Robert Fenner and Alva Chua and currently airing bi-weekly on Fridays, MisanthroPlay is a deep-dive video games podcast examining all sorts of games, both obscure and mainstream, retro and contemporary.
 
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When we last visited Dragon Quest V in Retro Encounter, our hero was incapacitated in a stranger's front lawn, but a chance meeting with his family has him return to action! Continue the Dragon Quest V's hero's journey as he rescues his wife, avenges his father, and raises his children while defeating a demon grandmaster. Featuring: Michael Sol ...…
 
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Coming to you from a hotel room cramped with too many tired people, it's the RPGFan E3 2017 podcast! Listen as we take you through our thoughts on this year's show as well as our exciting award selection. Which games blew us away? What disappointed us? Do we really need that much Skyrim? Find out now! Featuring: Robert Steinman, Derek Heemsberg ...…
 
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It's no secret that we here at RPGFan love Xenoblade Chronicles. We wanted to do a full playthrough of the game for Retro Encounter, but (and this will surprise no one) it's just too damn long. So instead, we gathered a panel of Xeno fans to chill and chat about all things Xenoblade. Join us as we discuss the world, story, gameplay, and music o ...…
 
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The people have spoken! Earlier this year, readers and listeners voted for Retro Encounter to play Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride, and today Retro Encounter delivers! Our three panelists discuss the tragic life story of Dragon Quest V's hero, the game's motley menagerie of monsters, and the heroine's extremely brief pregnancy. Featu ...…
 
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Following some Fire Emblem Echoes and Surge talk, it's off to the hallowed E3 hype discussion. What are we excited to see at this year's trade show? Can we expect any news on the Final Fantasy VII remake? What about the latest titles from From Software? Will we ever see Kingdom Hearts III? Whatever the case, join us as we mentally prepare for w ...…
 
Are you a Pokemon fan? Have you always wanted to hear an orchestral arrangement of the music from Pokemon Gold and Silver? Well, you're in luck, because such an album is currently in the works, courtesy of Materia Collective! Join Marcos as he chats with Braxton Burks, the creative mind behind this exciting new arrangement!Featuring: Marcos Gas ...…
 
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A Bird Story, Kan Gao's second indie hit, is a preview for the upcoming game Finding Paradise, but is a beautiful silent film of a game in its own right. With zero lines of dialog and a runtime of under 90 minutes, A Bird Story won't take up much time to play, but it quickly seized the hearts of these two Retro Encounter panelists. Featuring: M ...…
 
Everyone has a what-if game. Or several. A game that only exists in theory, in the dreams of gamers who wish their favorite developers could make a title with everything they ever wanted. In today's Retro Encounter, Rob and Peter wax hypothetical about video game projects that they wish could happen in the future, from unconfirmed Sega sequels ...…
 
The Retro Encounter crew continues their journey through the blasted hellscape of Darksiders, going through The Black Throne and beyond. Tune in to hear our thoughts on the game's final dungeon and the final stages of War's journey, as well as some speculation on what a potential Darksiders III. Hey, we didn't think they'd go and announce it be ...…
 
We've talked about Zelda games before on the podcast, but what about Zelda-likes? This week on Retro Encounter the panel dives into Darksiders, the brutal, edgy action game inspired by Zelda, God of War, and others. Join us as our panelists guide the incarnation of War as he wages war through a battleground of angels, demons, and all manner of ...…
 
It's no secret that NieR Automata set our hearts ablaze this Spring, so MisanthroPlay invited Heidi Kemps to get down to the brass tacks on what this wet-behind-the-ears Yoko Taro upstart's really all about. Be sure to check out Heidi's work at her website Gaming.moe, on Twitch, and at Patreon. Notes TocoToco #49: Yoko Taro "Shit, Square Enix!" ...…
 
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Well, this one kinda came out of nowhere! The podcast crew is absolutely gushing about Prey, but what exactly makes this game so darn exciting? After that, we've got to discuss The Caligula Effect, Trails in the Sky the 3rd, and we have some more (non-spoiler) thoughts on Persona 5. Featuring: Robert Steinman, Derek Heemsbergen, Caitlin Argyros ...…
 
In their second Tales of the Abyss episode, Retro Encounter re-examines the principal characters, breaks down the motivations of the game's villains, and tries to make sense of the ending. Some of these endeavors are more successful than others. So what are the overall thoughts of three Tales-playing veterans? Either listen to the episode or re ...…
 
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Axe of the Blood God: USgamer's Official RPG Podcast
 
Kat and Nadia delve deep into RPG dungeons this week (30:44), where they talk about their origins, their purposes, and what makes them enjoyable. They also share some of their favorites! Also in this episode, Kat and Nadia discuss Ian Bogost's recent argument that games shouldn't have stories. Naturally, as RPG fans, Kat and Nadia have Thoughts ...…
 
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RPG Fan's Retro Encounter
 
For some reason, Mario "Mario" Mario and Luigi "Mario's brother" Mario are renowned as stars of platforming adventures, wacky sports titles, and chaotic fighting games, when we all know that their finest work is in RPGs. Three Retro Encounter panelists break down the Mario RPGs, from their SNES beginnings to last year's Color Splash.Featuring: ...…
 
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It's finally time to talk about Persona 5. In the interest of spoilers, we've included some timestamps in case you don't want to hear about specifics. After that, we've got a little Cosmic Star Heroine and we have to start the hype train for Dragon Quest XI. Localization talk at 33:15Questionable social link talk at 46:10All Persona 5 talk ends ...…
 
Tales games are ever-present JRPGs, and recently it feels like a new one gets released every year. This week the Retro Encounter panel looks back to the Tales heyday and examines a series fan favorite, Tales of the Abyss. They go deep into the game's heavily political story, complex cast of characters, and Jade's dark sardonicism. Especially th ...…
 
Inspired by the recent announcement of the Seiken Densetsu Collection for the Nintendo Switch, Retro Encounter devotes an entire episode to celebrating the highs and lows of Seiken Densetsu. The discussion topics range from the first four Mana classics, to the ill-advised Mana revival in 2006, to some unusual tangents into Radiant Historia and ...…
 
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Retro Encounter is legally allowed to podcast about Persona once a year, so in 2017 we're tackling the groundbreaking 2006 PS2 RPG: Persona 3. The panelists get deep into playable characters, social links, Tartarus, Nyx, and more in this very Persona(l) episode of Retro Encounter. Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Robert Fenner, Alana Hagues…
 
It's a little early to start talking about Persona 5, so instead we're going to focus on Mass Effect Andromeda this week. After that, we've got some (brief) impressions of the latest DLC for Dark Souls 3, a few final thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and then we've got to go over the changes to Final Fantasy XV. Featuring: Ro ...…
 
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RPG Fan's Rhythm Encounter
 
Our third interlude is all about the music of Persona 5! With the long-awaited RPG just around the corner, we thought it would be a special treat to share some selections from the amazing soundtrack this time around. So grab your masks and get ready to steal some hearts! Check out the full tracklist with links to reviews/places to buy at http:/ ...…
 
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RPG Fan's Retro Encounter
 
Do we love seeing dogs in RPGs? Do all dogs go to heaven? Which dog is the best dog? Who let the dogs out? Yes, yes, all of them, and undetermined. None of those questions are addressed in this week's Retro Encounter, but Alana and Mike talk about dogs for an hour regardless. Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Alana Hagues…
 
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So a polite robot, a gallant frog, and a cavewoman with no understanding of personal space walk into a bar, and save the world from the apocalypse? Join us for the conclusion to RPGFan's podcast all about Chrono Trigger, where the panel explores endgame strategies, storyline theories, and the other mysteries of Squaresoft's 1995 classic. Featur ...…
 
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Four Retro Encounter panelists gather to come up with a list of a few of their favorite games. Sound familliar? Possibly. Regardless, today's podcast is an exercise to determine Retro Encounter's favorite Final Fantasy game. What could possibly go wrong? Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Alana Hagues, Stephanie Sybydlo, Peter Triezenberg…
 
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RPG Fan's Random Encounter
 
The Nintendo Switch is here, and the Random Encounter crew have some pretty positive impressions so far. After that, we move on to a long discussion about The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a smattering of NieR: Automata, robot dinosaur hunting in Horizon Zero Dawn, and finally some initial thoughts on Torment: Tides of Numenera. Featurin ...…
 
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Chrono Trigger is one of the few RPGs that's widely considered to be an all-time (ha!) classic. Today four Retro Encounter panelists break down the first half of Square's 1995 Dream Project, right up until the first visit to Zeal. Join us discussing the past, present, and future of Chrono Trigger! Featuring: Michael Sollosi, Chris Gebauer, Alan ...…
 
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Retro Encounter loves retro RPGs, even a few exclusive to Japan. Today, the panelists bring up a few Micro Cabin, Telenet, old Atlus, and old Square RPGs that never left Japanese shores, plus one particular Nintendo sequel starring a boy, a girl, a dog, and a thief. Join Rob and Mike as they lament localizations that might have been, but may ye ...…
 
The final movement of Rhythm Encounter's Music of the Year 2016 extravaganza is upon us. In true MOTY tradition, that means this episode is where we, your hosts, get to share with you some of our favorite music from the past year. We've got music from big names like Final Fantasy and Pokemon to indie titles like VA-11 HALL-A, and we even have s ...…
 
If you're looking for more Music of the Year goodness, look no further than our second exceptional movement on Rhythm Encounter. On this episode, two longtime friends of the show, Michael Cunningham from RPGamer and Don Kotowski from Video Game Music Online, join us to share their favorite music from 2016. Check out the full tracklist with link ...…
 
What's that in the sky? It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's Music of the Year 2016 on Rhythm Encounter! This year we've trimmed the fat a little to make each of our three MOTY podcasts a little easier to digest. Our first episode kicks things off with a few of our dedicated staff members sharing their favorite musical selections from 2016. Take ...…
 
Welcome to Japan! The Retro Encounter crew continue their epic quest in Shadow Hearts: Covenant by docking into Japan. The game takes a slightly more serious turn as we focus on a lot of the themes of the game, such as the characters relationships and their morals. We also spend more time talking about those dungeons, and really dig into what m ...…
 
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RPG Fan's Random Encounter
 
So, is Nintendo's mobile strategy paying off in Fire Emblem Heroes? Did Rob finally come around on Nioh? Did Michael kill all the metal slimes in Dragon Quest VIII? Can Derek hate a Digimon game even harder? And has Peter finally gotten a good Kingdom Hearts game? Find out on our latest episode of Random Encounter! Featuring: Robert Steinman, D ...…
 
Shadow Hearts: Covenant is the second entry in cult classic RPG series, and often the most talked about one. Set during World War I, this game is one of a kind and you'd be hard pushed to find anything else like it. As the journey takes them all across Europe, the crew dives straight into the combat system, considered by many to be one of the b ...…
 
Retro Encounter gets a little sexy this week as the discussion turns to love and relationships in video games in general, and RPGs in particular. Join us on a very Valentine edition of Retro Encounter!Featuring: Josh Curry, Alana Hagues, Michael Sollosi, Steph Sybydlo
 
This week Fire Emblem Heroes releases on iOS, the latest salvo in Nintendo’s mobile strategy and one of its leading franchises. But it wasn’t always this way. The series languished for years in the United States, enjoying some niche, moderate success among tactical RPG fans, but mostly known for its inclusions in Smash Bros. It took the breakou ...…
 
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Retro Encounter features a second roguelike with an episode all about the Flash-to-famous Binding of Isaac. Listen to the panel discuss the game's Biblical origins, punishing difficulty, and tremendous variety in this week's Retro Encounter. Featuring: Chris Gebauer, Robert Fenner, Dong-Hee Kim
 
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RPG Fan's Random Encounter
 
Well, we obviously have to talk about the Nintendo Switch, right? After that, we dig into Tales of Berseria, Dragon Quest VIII and Yakuza 0. Featuring: Robert Steinman, Derek Heemsbergen and Caitlin Argyros Questions? Comments? Spare Potions? Email us: podcast@rpgfan.com
 
Retro Encounter tries something different by discussing the voice acting strike. We talk about SAG-AFTRA, the companies affected by the strike, the life of a voice actor and what this all means for developers, actors and us gamers.Featuring: Josh Curry, Chris Gebauer
 
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RPG Fan's Rhythm Encounter
 
In our second interlude, we check out music from the latest Deus Ex, the cutest little Final Fantasy out there, and the most recent entries in the venerable Atelier and Pokemon series. Join us for a short and sweet look at some excellent, recently released music! Check out the full tracklist with links to reviews/places to buy at http://www.rpg ...…
 
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Retro Encounter goes medieval as we explore a castle filled with baddies and loot in our playthrough of Rogue Legacy. We break down what makes the game so special, our favorite classes, traits, and bosses, and our different playstyles.Featuring: Josh Curry, Chris Gebauer
 
The Retro Crew get about as Retro as possible, as they trade stories of their very first RPG. From Phantasy Star to Fallout 3, the gang spans three decades of formative role-playing memories, and question if their firsts still stack up.Featuring: Robert Fenner, Chris Gebauer, Alana Hagues, Dom Kim, Peter Triezenberg…
 
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Jolly Josh and the gang ring in the new calendar with a look back at the year in video games. The four panelists break down their favorite 2016 game releases and much more in the inaugural episode of 2017.Featuring: Josh Curry, Chris Gebauer, Mike Sollosi, Peter Triezenberg
 
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RPG Fan's Random Encounter
 
2016 has come and gone, and it's time to take our annual look at the year in RPGs. From Dragon Quest Builders to Tokyo Mirage Sessions, we run through all of the big releases this year before taking some time to look ahead to 2017. Featuring: Robert Steinman, Derek Heemsbergen and Robert Fenner Questions? Comments? Spare Potions? Email us: podc ...…
 
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Love 'em or hate 'em, an RPG just isn't the same without a good villain. And every good villain needs a good theme song. On this episode of Rhythm Encounter, we explore some choice themes for evil empires and the bad guys who run them. Take a walk on the dark side with us, and don't forget to bring your doomsday weapon, ancient magic, or traine ...…
 
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December and January are ideal times to play winter-themed RPGs, and Retro Encounter is here with suggestions. Mike, Robert, and Peter each discuss their favorite snowy RPGs and icy locales in other RPGs in this December episode of Retro Encounter. Featuring: Mike Sollosi, Robert Fenner, Peter Triezenberg…
 
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Retro Encounter has beaten Diablo III and is ready to discuss the final act of the game and its expansion, Reaper of Souls. We talk about lore, the end-game, seasonal content, and the future of Diablo.Featuring: Josh Curry, Chris Gebauer, Mike Sollosi
 
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Most of the crew had a chance to finish Final Fantasy XV, so we're going to wrap up our thoughts without going into spoiler territory (though you should skip ahead to minute 45 if you're really concerned). After that, we try to figure out what the hell is going on with Let it Die, and then we debate some quantum mechanics with Steins;Gate 0. Fe ...…
 
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Retro Encounter discusses what Diablo III launched as and celebrates what it has become. We talk about our history with the series, our original impressions of vanilla Diablo III, and debate our favorite bosses and classes. We cover the first three acts of the game.Featuring: Josh Curry, Chris Gebauer, Mike Sollosi…
 
Retro Encounter sits down to give our impressions of the Game Awards and PlayStation Experience. We talk about all of the major announcements, critique the winners of the awards and examine the relevance of award shows.Featuring: Josh Curry, Michael SollosiQuestions? Comments? You guy are sick? Email us: retro@rpgfan.com…
 
There are too many video games. No games fan has played every popular video game, and naturally no RPG Fan has played every major RPG. On today's Retro Encounter three panelists reveal a few of the games missing from their RPG resumes, then listen to their Retro Encounter cohorts tell them why they should give those RPGs a try. It's just like a ...…
 
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