Memories of the ’90s RPG Fandom w/ Andrew Vestal

Memories of the ’90s RPG Fandom w/ Andrew Vestal

This week, Nadia calls on a very old friend, Andrew Vestal, for a ramble down memory lane as they recall how RPG fandom was so very different in the ‘90s. Also news on Anthem, Bravely Default 2 and Pokemon.

Episode Notes

With Kat out romping with faeries or whatever people do on vacation, Nadia is left to host an entire episode all by her lonesome. Or is she? This week, Nadia calls on a very old friend, Andrew Vestal, the former proprietor of the very first Final Fantasy site she visited when she connected to the internet in 1995. Nadia and Andrew ramble down memory lane and recall how RPG fandom was so very different in the ‘90s, when sites were hosted on bare motherboards cooled by oscillating fans. And yet, so much was familiar: Arguments over game localization, rampant rumor mongering, and blind character worship. There is truly nothing new under the sun.

Also in this episode: RIP Anthem, Bravely Default 2 is out and about, and holy moly, there is a lot going on with Pokemon in the near future. We’re very excited.

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