Not So Silent Protagonists: Chrono Trigger Episode 4 – Magus, the Big Tits

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NSSP Chrono Trigger Ep 1

Theatricality and deception.

Konnichiwa nerds and nerdettes.  We have prepared for your listening pleasure the rarest of all birds:  a timely Not So Silent Protagonists!

(Forgive the soupcon of audio clipping — New Jersey tax dollars hard at work holding up a fragile Willy P Wireless network.)

Join the Protagonists, Dubs, Marshall and Ryan, as they jump back into their retrospective playthrough of Square’s 1995 JRPG Opus, Chrono Trigger.  Our gang picks up by grilling Melchior about the broken Masamune, and takes us from the distant past of 65,000,000 B.C. all the way through Magus’ Castle for a show down with the Fiendlord himself.

Along the way we examine the egalitarianism of a primeval culture, get ourselves into a drinking contest before Alka-Seltzer was invented, quantify the amount of dude-age that Magus has living with him at a given time and maybe even discover the true meaning of crankin’ it.

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The cheesus media of the Loaded Dice Network, Dubs is the executive producer and host of several LDN shows such as Sauct, Not So Silent Protagonists and The Last Bender, as well as a core Loaded Dice Cast member. Dubs enjoys Final Fantasy (drink), Megaman (drink again), Metal Gear Solid (keep going), the Legend of Zelda (just finish the bottle), brown liquor and clinging to his plebe console gamer/Japanophile ways. Rumor has it that Loaded Dice Network was launched as a vehicle for Dubs to opine and wax jocular, as his considerable sloth disallowed him from conveying liquid awesome into the world through written word.

3 Comments

  1. The sequence where Frog wields the Masamune for the first time to use the power of Grayskull was an incredible moment for me; took me right back to my childhood of cereal and morning cartoons!

    Another great episode, gents! I share in your absolute frustration (and later much elation) in the Ozzie boss battle/s/gauntlet of patience. The shattering of ice never sounded so sweet!

    I’m sure this question has been answered on a previous Loaded DiceCast episode, but it seems that all of you are very much enthralled in the Jrpg scene. What is it about Jrpgs that you like? What strengths do you see that they have over Western rpgs?

    I’m looking forward to your next installment, until then it’s great to use an anthropomorphic amphibian that dost not sucketh!

    • “Gauntlet of Patience” is one of the most apt phrases I’ve heard in some time.

      I’m glad we’re inspiring you to play through Chrono Trigger, for what seems like the first time? It’s not to be missed.

      A question for you: as per our discussion on the cast about the game being vague on objectives for advancing the plot (by today’s standards), do you find the game difficult to follow or opaque as a first time player?

      As for your question, you’ll have to wait for an answer. I think we’ll mailbag you at the top of the next episode. It’s a great question, and it will supply us with good content.

      • This is indeed my first time playing Chrono Trigger, and to be honest the lack of objective arrows, maps or other hints has been the most difficult hurdle to clear in this game. I made a concious decision to go back to my “grass roots” as it were with Chrono Triggers, and so I started taking notes, and actually reading NPC conversations in much the same way that I would if playing a traditional pen and paper rpg.
        I’ve found this feels so much more rewarding, and I’m actually finding it colouring the way I play other rpgs (that is with less haste and more immersion, and thus more enjoyment).
        No worries about that question I posed you all. I’ll be waiting patiently for your reply in the next episode!

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