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RPGaymer is a new podcast by bi-coastal best friends exploring the depths of the gaming worlds from new perspectives.
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27. Roguelikes

RPGaymerMay 30, 2023

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01:32:18
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance & Radiant Dawn feat. Professor Bopper and ActualLizard! | BONUS XP 029
Sep 25, 202301:03:40
Fire Emblem Sacred Stones feat. Professor Bopper and ActualLizard! | BONUS XP 028

Fire Emblem Sacred Stones feat. Professor Bopper and ActualLizard! | BONUS XP 028

Fire Emblem Sacred Stones is the worst Fire Emblem in the series......said no one ever.

All jokes aside, Sacred Stones is an incredible entry and often hits the top of most of Emblemer's Top 3 lists.

What is it about this entry that makes it so appealing? Is it Eirika and Ephraim's diverging paths? The split promotion choices? Or just the fun, ol' GBA animations?

In order to tackle this iconic game, Patrick is teaming up with the incredible Professor Bopper (again) and ActualLizard (again, again) who is definitely, 100% not actually a lizard (or is he?). If you've never played this game, make sure you scour those used game stores or pray that this eventually comes to the Switch. If you have, why is this game so special to you?

Sep 11, 202339:22
Fire Emblem Engage feat. Mekkah & ActualLizard! | BONUS XP 027

Fire Emblem Engage feat. Mekkah & ActualLizard! | BONUS XP 027

Season 3 might be over but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop talking about your favorite games! One of the most gracious groups of content creators I’ve had the opportunity to work with is hands down the Fire Emblem community. In season 2, we blazed through the entire Fire Emblem series, but now is the perfect time to tackle each game individually!


Fire Emblem Engage might be the most recent title but it does a lot of things right. I couldn’t possibly tackle this game myself, so thankfully, I have ActualLizard and Mekkah joining me today. Seriously, Mekkah, can you just be my own personal engage ring at this point?

Aug 28, 202335:55
33. RPG Mini Games!

33. RPG Mini Games!

It’s been a long time coming but we’ve finally reached the season 3 finale of RPGaymer. What better way to close out the season than to talk about America’s favorite pastime: RPG Mini Games. From Blitzball to Gwent, mini games have been a staple in the foundation of good gaming experiences. Sometimes you just need to take a breather from saving the world to catch a fish or race some chocobos… and maybe win an ultimate weapon while you’re at it.


Aug 21, 202301:26:17
32. Castlevania Deep Dive feat. Professor Bopper!

32. Castlevania Deep Dive feat. Professor Bopper!

Castlevania is another one of those series that has been around since the dawn of console gaming. Tales of Belmonts, whips, vampires, and crypts. The notoriety of its design grew so large that it even spawned its own sub-genre. Though the series has turned to dust, its image has been resurrected by many spiritual successors which carry on the incredible legacy. Drop in and give a listen on why the Castlevania series matters and how it has had such an impact on games today.

And make sure to subscribe to https://www.youtube.com/@ProfessorBopper

Aug 07, 202301:33:45
Zelda: The Minish Cap | BONUS XP 26

Zelda: The Minish Cap | BONUS XP 26

The Legend of Zelda series has had its fair share of styles, but none contain as much whimsy as The Minish Cap. MC was released in 2004 but has recently resurfaced on the Nintendo Switch Online. On this episode of Bonus XP, we go over why this entry in the Zelda pantheon deserves a lot more praise for its accomplishments.

Get your Kin Stones ready and fuse with us as we discuss how this tiny tale is still a giant adventure.

Jul 31, 202326:44
31. Random Encounters feat. Aidan Moher

31. Random Encounters feat. Aidan Moher

How many times have you been galavanting about on a world map only to be jumped by 3 over-leveled dragons that make chopsticks out of your bones? Or have you been in a cave where every 10 steps you run into the exact same group of monsters you just fought? Encounters come in many shapes and sizes, but true game design only happens when they’re curated by game developers to give an appropriate challenge that tests a variety of skills.
Jason, Casey, and Patrick weren’t ready to encounter this episode, so they had to bring along a 4th party member! Author of Fight, Magic, Items: The History of Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest, and the Rise of Japanese RPGs in the West, Aidan Moher is here to help our trio take down this behemoth-ridden encounter! Purchase 'Fight, Magic, Items': https://fightmagicitems.rocks/

Jul 24, 202301:22:56
Star Fox 64 | BONUS XP 25

Star Fox 64 | BONUS XP 25

You won’t need to use the boost to get through this episode of RPGaymer! Star Fox 64 is a certified banger. Nintendo’s first foray into 3D may have had its fair share of clunk, but you can’t deny that they nailed this one. It’s one of those pinnacle titles on the N64 that not only was super innovative for its time but also still holds up as an incredible game today. So make sure to barrel-roll your way into our discussion on what makes Star Fox 64 one of the best games ever made!

Jul 17, 202324:40
30. The SNES Episode feat. Davidvinc!
Jul 10, 202301:23:32
29. Status Effects feat. KBash!
Jun 26, 202301:35:40
Ocarina of Time | BONUS XP 24

Ocarina of Time | BONUS XP 24

You can never have enough Legends of Zelda content, right? This time on Bonus XP, we're highlighting oldie and genre-defining goodie: Ocarina of Time!

Jun 22, 202324:42
28. Working in the Gaming Industry feat. Brendan Hesse

28. Working in the Gaming Industry feat. Brendan Hesse

Working in the gaming industry is a dream for so many people. You get to play games for a living, what's not to love, right? Hosts Casey, Jason, and special guest Brendan Hesse from The Crawl all have unique experience writing and creating video game content like reviews, social media posts, YouTube Videos, and more. With their powers combined, they bring the inside scoop on what it's like to work as a journalist in the gaming industry, how the job can feel tiresome and rewarding at the same time, and some of their favorite (and least favorite) aspects. Also, listen in to see how the group rates and reviews older, classic games. Will Chrono Trigger retain its prestigious status without host Patrick there to defend it? Find Brendan: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheCrawl/ https://www.twitter.com/Brendan_LH https://www.twitch.com/eyeamahab https://direct.me/hessebrendan

Jun 12, 202301:13:41
Dragon Quest XI | BONUS XP 023
Jun 07, 202324:42
27. Roguelikes

27. Roguelikes

Not many games are as addictive as Roguelikes. The hook. The loop. The death. Repeat. Roguelikes and Roguelites have been around for quite some time now and have broadened into as much of a subgenre as RPGs. They are equally as frustrating as they are enjoyable (looking at you Darkest Dungeon 👀). I’m still waiting on someone to make one mega Roguelike by combining all the genres. Can’t wait for Platformer Deckbuilder FPS Turn-based Metroidvania Golf Simulator to come out. But until it does, come listen to our episode on this excellent genre!

May 30, 202301:32:18
Dragon Quest Side Games | BONUS XP 022

Dragon Quest Side Games | BONUS XP 022

GC Vazquez & Cullen are back yet again to talk even more about Dragon Quest! This time we're taking a deep dive into the side games, like Monsters, Heroes, Swords, and Builders. Plus, we even spill some behind-the-scenes tea about Dragon Quest's former music composer.

May 23, 202332:18
26. The Dragon Quest Series feat. GC Vazquez and Cullen!
May 15, 202301:59:35
Zelda: A Link to the Past | BONUS XP 021

Zelda: A Link to the Past | BONUS XP 021

In honor of the upcoming release of Legends of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, we decided to give you a dose of one of our favorite entries with everyone’s favorite Hylian Hero. Released in ‘91, A Link To The Past may be among the oldest entries in the franchise, but don’t let its age fool you, she’s still a beaut. Grab yourself a fresh glass of LonLon milk and gather round as we share some great memories of this game and explain how this game still holds up by today’s standards.
May 08, 202327:45
25. PS1 RPGs feat. Gaming Broductions!

25. PS1 RPGs feat. Gaming Broductions!

The original PlayStation is likely the most loaded system in terms of RPGs. From titles like Legends of Dragoon, Chrono Cross, Final Fantasy 7, and so many more, this system was known for housing banger after banger.

I’m honestly surprised it took us this long to talk about how the PS1 era was one of the most influential eras in all of gaming. But here we are, gushing about our childhood, our faves, and the endless hours of random encounters. And what better way to pay homage to these classics than by teaming up with special guests, Gaming Broductions!


Check out the Bros' productions: https://www.youtube.com/@GamingBroductions

May 01, 202301:32:17
Is Vivi FF9's best character? | BONUS XP 020

Is Vivi FF9's best character? | BONUS XP 020

Apparently, we can’t get enough of Final Fantasy 9 because here we are analyzing, not only one of the best Final Fantasy characters but one of the best RPG heroes of all time.

Kicking off our very first Bonus XP character analysis, there’s no better character to talk about than everyone’s favorite Black Mage: Vivi. From his adorably whimsical design to his existential character arc, Vivi is easily of Final Fantasy’s most complex characters.

Apr 24, 202325:27
24. Leveling Up

24. Leveling Up

You know that feeling you get when you achieve something? Like, doing something over and over again until you see results? Isn’t that feeling great?

Obviously by ‘achieving something’, I mean leveling up. And by ‘over and over again,’ you know I’m talking about that 400th slime you just slaughtered.

Isn’t grinding for experience fun? 😅

There’s something about seeing stats go up that gives us that sweet endorphin rush. But are we just addicted to that drug we know as ‘The Grind?’ Would games still be fun without the watching the numbers get bigger and bigger?

Come gather round friends as we talk about all things Leveling Up!
Apr 17, 202301:23:47
Mario 65 Ain't Dead! | BONUS XP 019

Mario 65 Ain't Dead! | BONUS XP 019

With the Mario movie finally upon us, we wanted to take a moment and pay homage to this titan of a series! Mario 64 was certainly not our first Mario game, nor is it the best of the series, but it is still iconic. Mario's first foray into 3D might be a little rough by today's standards, but the memories we have of playing this game are irreplaceable.


Apr 11, 202321:53
23. Worst Games You've Ever Played

23. Worst Games You've Ever Played

Bad games. We’ve all played them. From the clunkiest platformers to the junkiest battle systems, bad games always find their way into innocent gamers' hands. 

There are so many ways to determine if a game is bad. Do you look at reviewer scores? Do you stop playing it once it is no longer fun? Are some of the mechanics too ‘out there’ that they break the experience?

Gather round kiddos as we break down what goes into a bad gaming experience, where we draw the line on how far we’ll play, and name-drop a title or two *cough cough* Quest 64. 

Also, stick around for part 2 where we flip the script on our usual Poorly Described game. This time we’re overselling bad games to make them sound much better than they actually are!


Apr 03, 202301:25:08
Hype or Ripe: New Legends of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Preview

Hype or Ripe: New Legends of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Preview

Yesterday, we were blessed with a 10-minute trailer for the upcoming Legends of Zelda game, Tears of the Kingdom. Today, you’re being blessed as Patrick and Jason are doing their due diligence and recorded a Hype or Ripe episode discussing all of the exciting goodies that appear in this trailer and all of the potential flops.


This trailer not only offered is a glimpse of new areas for Link to explore but also a bunch of new mechanics that are drastically going to impact gameplay. All I can say is that I can’t wait for another trip back to Hyrule and hopefully May 12 gets here very quickly!

Mar 29, 202327:36
22. Jobs & Classes in RPGs feat. KBASH!

22. Jobs & Classes in RPGs feat. KBASH!

Hold on to your job hats folks because we’re in for a heck of a ride!


First and foremost, we are pleased to announce our very first guest of the season, part-time hero, full-time YouTube sensation, KBash! Every video game content creator has that special someone who laid the groundwork in inspiring them to take the plunge into blazing their own video game review trail. KBash is one incredible guy and we will always be grateful, not only for his luscious locks or his hilarious game reviews but for playing a part in helping dreams come true!


But enough gushing, we’re here to talk about jobs and classes in RPGs! Player choice is a very important facet of gaming and the ability to customize characters can lead to some crazy builds. However, is this feature getting stale? Come gather around as Dr. Professor Surgeon General KBash and RPGaymer team up to take over the world… and maybe talk about jobs classes some too. Probably. I dunno.


Follow KBash:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@KBash

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KBashShow

Mar 20, 202301:41:01
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands | BONUS XP 018

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands | BONUS XP 018

Grab your D20 and your character sheet because we're playing Bunkers & Bad*sses! On this week's episode of Bonus XP, Patrick is joined by his husband Scott (awwwww!) as they recap and review their recent playthrough of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands on PS5. 

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands released in early 2022 with a rough start that made it difficult to play. Now a year later, is it actually worth playing this popular Borderlands spin-off?

What do you think? Have you played Tiny Tina's Wonderlands? 

Mar 14, 202328:48
21. Villains!

21. Villains!

Villains. Some are misguided souls gone dark and malicious. Some are evil deities that succeed in destroying the world. And some are Bowser. Love them or hate them, we wouldn’t have games without them.

Welcome back to another season of RPGaymer! We’re kicking off Season 3 with a full discussion on our beloved foes. Their motivations, their looks, the unnecessarily huge swords. Everything is on the table for our chat on these big bad mommas and poppas. Oh, and did we mention that we’re casting your favorite villains in their own series of ‘The Real Housewives of the Mushroom Kingdom?’
Mar 06, 202301:30:47
Final Fantasy IX | BONUS XP 017

Final Fantasy IX | BONUS XP 017

Grab your nostalgia goggles and clear out some blocks on your memory card because this week, Jason, Patrick, and Casey are throwing it all the way back to Final Fantasy IX on the PS1. *victory fist pump*
It's no secret how Final Fantasy is one of our favorite series of all time, and we could talk about it all day (like Season 1 Episode 5).
Join the boys on this week's Bonus XP as they talk about one of their favorite games in the Final Fantasy series.
Feb 20, 202323:26
Fallout 76 | BONUS XP 016

Fallout 76 | BONUS XP 016

Bethesda's Fallout 76 may have crashed and burned when it first released, but that was so 2018! Patrick and Jason just finished a playthrough of this online multiplayer action game (maybe you were following along on Twitch), and they have something to say about it.

Join Patrick, Jason, and Claptrap for this week's episode of Bonus XP where they break down the good, the bad, and the glitchy of Fallout 76. 

Feb 06, 202325:04
Our 2022 Game Rewind | BONUS XP 015

Our 2022 Game Rewind | BONUS XP 015

As we gear up for RPGaymer Season 3, we decided to look back at all the  games we played during 2022. Yup, all of them.

Join Patrick, Casey, and Jason as they rewind all the games they played,  what they loved, what they liked, and what they couldn't even finish.

Jan 25, 202327:29
Resident Evil 3 (PS1 Version) | BONUS XP 014
Jan 09, 202322:42
We attempted a nuzlocke! (Bonus Episode)
Sep 12, 202201:19:20
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Preview w/ Adam | BONUS XP 010

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Preview w/ Adam | BONUS XP 010

Grab your backpack and your Pokédex, because we're heading to Paldea! Join Patrick and special guest, Pokémaster Adam, for a FREE special episode of BONUS XP, the Patreon-exclusive podcast by RPGaymer. The boys break down the new Nintendo Direct preview for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet and talk about the open world environment, treasure hunting, terastalizing(sp?), the new starters & legendaries, the new professors, and Pokémon as......vehicles????

Buckle up (your Pokémon?) and check out this special edition Bonus XP.

Follow Adam:
Twitch: TorteTTV
Youtube: Torte Gaming
Twitter: @TorteGaming
Instagram: @abdunworth

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Join the Discord: RPGaymer Discord
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OUR NEW PATREON!

Aug 04, 202234:53
20. Post-Game Content
Jul 26, 202201:24:53
19. RPG Graveyard
Jul 11, 202201:32:20
Special Edition: Fire Emblem with SpeedyHawk, LinkKing7, and Mekkah!
Jun 27, 202201:33:02
18. Linear vs Open-ended Games
Jun 15, 202201:25:35
17. Pokémon!

17. Pokémon!

Grab your backpack, your Pokédex, and some cash from your mom because it's RPGaymer's Pokémon episode! Join Patrick, Jason, and their special guest, Pokémaster Adam, as they explore Pallet Town and beyond. If you're looking for an episode as grand as Mt. Coronet, strap in for the boys' discussion on the Pokémon games, shows, and all the cute lil pocket monsters themselves.

Is this the longest episode? Yes. It is worth every second? Ditto. Now if you'll excuse me, I just spotted a wild Eevee I need to go catch.


Follow Adam:
Twitch: TorteTTV
Youtube: Torte Gaming
Twitter: @TorteGaming
Instagram: @abdunworth

Follow RPGaymer online:
Join the Discord: RPGaymer Discord
Instagram: @heyrpgaymer
Twitter: @heyrpgaymer
YouTube: RPGaymer
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May 30, 202201:44:31
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15. Weapons in RPGs
Apr 25, 202201:11:42
14. Guilty Pleasure Games
Apr 11, 202201:12:48
NEWS: Playstation Plus | Bonus XP
Apr 02, 202225:15
13. Trophies & Achievements
Mar 28, 202201:12:14
12. Hyrules and Lorules of the Legends of Zelda
Mar 14, 202201:19:52
11. Glow Ups! (aka How Lara Croft Got Her Grooves Back)
Feb 28, 202201:05:31
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Halloween Special!
Oct 25, 202142:06
10. Stardew Valley Made Me Do it
Sep 20, 202101:12:14
9. RPGaymer: Prepare to Die Edition (feat. Professor Bopper)
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8. Building a Survival Horror
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7. The Golden Era of Gaming
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