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Episode 20: New Year, One Beer



On this special first episode of the year, we take a look back at some of our favorite games, beers, tv shows about gay figure skaters and movies that are Star Wars.  Then, we answer a lot listener questions.  Bailey gets deep (you'll hear) about one question in particular.  Grab a warm spot next to the fire, put on your favorite headphones, grab a cold one, and listen us ramble for a little over an hour.  Happy New Year!


Ginger Beer by Sam Adams

Iced Coffee by Bailey


Christmas Time

Leuchtturm 1917 Journal

Stardew Valley and Bailey's New Shirt

Dark Souls 3


Pokemon Go

'Rural' is a hard word to say

Batman: The Telltale Series

Final Fantasy XIV

World of Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy XV


Fallout 4 and the awesome DLC


Rouge One: A Star Wars Story

Captain America: Civil War

My Cousin Vinny 

To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar

Yuri On Ice

Final Fantasy Explorers :(

Rune Factory 4 :)

Nintendo Switch!


2017 Games 

Ni No Kuni 2

Dragon Quest Heroes 2

Persona 5

Red Dead Redemption 2

Mass Effect: Andromeda 

Horizon: Zero 

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Vampyr (it's the Developer of Life is Strange, not Until Dawn)

Resident Evil 7: Eeep!


Episode 19: Final Fantasy 15

On this episode, Drew lands the opening but Bailey really messes up the ending.  We drink some delicious Scottish Ales delivered from Drew's brother in Wisconsin then get into a relatively in-depth (but slightly spoiler free!) discussion of Final Fantasy XV.  We bitch about game combat but bascially rave over everything else in the game....especially Gladioulus, Cindy and equally sexy looking food.  Also featured: Boo the Cat, an argument over losing a card game, and a lot of great listener questions.


Bell's Christmas Ale

Central Water's Slainte Scottish Ale


Cowboy Bebop

Boss Monster

Final Fantasy 15

Why the food in FFXV looks so damn good

Titan Fight

Ranking our favorite characters







Episode 18: The one where we play Battlefield 1 and World of Final Fantasy



In this episode, we drink fancy Terrapin beers, reminisce on a rather interesting day at Gamestop, and talk a lot about some aweome games we've been playing.  Those games include but are not limited to Battlefield 1 and World of Final Fantasy. Bailey makes a startling announement and has some cosplay inspiration. Drew drowns A LOT of people and serves up a little Maine Justice. Listen all the way to end, folks, this episode is a doozey. 

 Beers We're Drinkin'

Terrapin Maggie's Blackberry Cobbler

Terrapin Richland Reserve

 Show Notes

Vanderpump Rules

Bad Gamestop Employees

Rune Factory 4

Battlefield One

Battlefield Friends



The Girl Next Door

World of Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy 9

Final Fantasy X's bad voice acting


Maine Justice

Drew was on Loaded Cart Gaming!

The West Wing closing theme song


Episode 17: 2nd Annual Horror Games Spooktacular


This week, we celebrate Halloween with our 2nd Annual Horror Games Spooktacular *insert spooky ghost noise here*.  We will be talking about our experiences with both the Outlast 2 Demo and the Remastered Resident Evil for PS4.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!! 


Creature Comforts Brewing Company's Epicurious 

Episode 16: Board Games Edition


This week we take a road trip to Greensboro, NC and then take a right onto Tabletop Lane.  That's right, we discuss our new hobby: Board Games!  And then, we talk board games of our youth.

Beers We're Drinking This Week:

Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale by AllTech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Co.

Hurricane Matthew

Matt's Game Exchange (check it out!)
Biscuitville (Drew prefers BoJangles)
Diablo 3, again!
Fallout 4 DLC Automatron and Far Harbor 

The Board Games!
Codenames..... There's also an Adult Version!

Future Board Game Episode:

Episode 15: Dragon Con 2016

We are finally making our triumphant return after several months away! A combination of conflicting schedules, a month-long "cleanse," and flat out laziness kept us from recording but we are back and better than ever. During what is our longest episode to date, we discuss our recent trip to Dragon Con in Atlanta.  We will cover our favorite costumes, favorite vendors/comic artists/panels, things we loved about Con, things we regret not doing and give some tips for people new to Con.  Then we answer a small backlog of listener questions. It really is a very long episode. We're BACK!!

Beers We Are Enjoying During This Episode:

Revolution Brewing's Rosa Hibiscus Ale

Bailey as Hannah from Rat Queens (and another one)
Drew withMoogles

Episode 14: Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

The Beers:

This week we take a trip to the theater, Aldi and the Georgia Aquarium.  And then we find our new home in Eoreza in Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn.

We got an Aldi!
Sea Otters are adorable
The Glow Bowl! Get Yours Today!
The Adam Levine Fan Club! (ALFC)

Episode 11: Bailey v. The Wind Waker

We are back from an unexpectedly long hiatus! This week, we talk about all things Zelda. More specifically, Bailey's recent attempt at playing and completing The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.  Drew loves the Zelda franchise, while Bailey does not. We discuss what we like and don't like about Zelda games, our favorite songs from the soundtracks, and answer listener questions about our gameplay experience. Also featured: sexy hockey players, Drew's secret love of Fallout Boy, a discussion of our favorite incarnation of Batman, and dick slap videos. But more importantly, dick slap videos. It's good to be back.

Beers We Are Drinking This Week:

Great Divide Claymore Scotch Ale 

Shiner Ruby Redbird 

Dick Slap Videos 1 and 2 (NSFW!!)