Dragon Quest FM

Dragon Quest FM

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Let’s talk about and obsess over Dragon Quest! The 33-year-old JRPG series has its hooks in us, and we’re okay with that. Austin played through the whole series in a single year and is blogging about it, and Beej is discovering and adoring the series right on his heels. From character spotlights to deep dives into mainline games and more, we hang out each week to rave about Dragon Quest and celebrate the series! Like all Geek to Geek shows, we try to keep a clean rating. DQ is about fun for us, and if you can play DQ with your kiddos, you can listen to our Dragon Quest podcast with them too! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dragonquest/support


S2 E20 -Adventure of Dai Announcements and Dragon Quest Day
May 27 • 31 min
Surprise! This week’s episode is a little early, since we couldn’t want to talk about the Adventure of Dai announcements we got on Dragon Quest Day. Plus, today is the anniversary of our podcast! In this episode, we discuss the new Dai anime series, the…
S2 E19 - All About the Luminary (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)
May 22 • 47 min
Welcome to Dragon Quest FM! This week, it’s our final character spotlight for Dragon Quest XI, and it’s all about the Luminary! We start the episode by discussing the various ways we used him in combat, whether we think he’s TOO powerful, and our favorite…
S2 E18 - All About That Spoilery Eighth Party Member (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)
May 15 • 47 min
This week, we’re talking all about SPOILER! Like, seriously, if you haven’t played Dragon Quest XI yet, you might want to do that first. This entire episode is just one gigantic spoiler. Don’t even read these notes! These notes have spoilers too! We start…
S2 E17 - All About Jade (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)
May 8 • 46 min
This week, we’re talking all about Jade! We start the episode by talking about the ways we used Jade in combat, the alt outfits we loved (or didn’t love), and how our play styles varied. After that, it’s off to the Internet to find out why YOU love Jade…
S2 E16 - All About Rab (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)
May 1 • 46 min
In this week’s episode, we’re talking all about Rab, the dirty old grandpa you can’t help but love! We start the episode by discussing how we used Rab in combat, and then we talk about our favorite outfits for him. After that, we take to Twitter again to…
S2 E15 - All About Sylvando, Darling (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)
Apr 24 • 44 min
This week on Dragon Quest FM we’re celebrating Sylvando! He is everyone’s favorite character (well, maybe not everyone, but he ranked #1 in the poll from Famitsu), and he has some of the most personality of any JRPG character we’ve ever seen. Or maybe…
S2 E14 - All About Serena (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)
Apr 17 • 42 min
This week, we’re talking about Veronica’s other half, her twin sister Serena. Like Veronica, Serena is a Keeper from Arboria. Serena is the sweeter, more naive of the twins. She follows Veronica around, which is ironic since Veronica now has the…
S2 E13 - All About Veronica (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)
Apr 10 • 40 min
It’s our second character spotlight for Dragon Quest XI! This time around, we’re talking all about Veronica, the sassy mage with a small stature and a big personality. Naturally, there are going to be spoilers in this episode, so consider yourselves…
S2 E12 - All About Erik (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)
Apr 3 • 34 min
Character Spotlights for the cast of Dragon Quest XI! We’re going in the order that they join our hero’s party, so this first week is all about Erik! REAL NICE THANK YOU to our two new patrons, Citrus C and Matthias! We appreciate you so much, You rock.…
S2 E11 - Questin’ in the Quarantine
Mar 27 • 34 min
It’s a new week, and both Austin and B.J. have been in quarantine (like a lot of folks out there). So what have we been doing with our time? Well, for a lot of it, we’ve been playing Final Fantasy XIV (on the Leviathan server, if you’re interested).…
S2 E10 -Dragon Quest X (Part Two): With Ryan Molina From Battle Geek Plus!
Mar 20 • 43 min
This week, we continue our discussion of Dragon Quest X. We bring in a special guest, Ryan Molina, from Battle Geek Plus on YouTube, to help us out with our DQ10 questions and to share his own Dragon Quest stories with us. Ryan has been playing DQ10 for…
S2 E9- Dragon Quest X (Part One): Austin in Astoltia
Mar 13 • 42 min
This week on Dragon Quest FM we’re discussing Dragon Quest X! Austin started the game on Nintendo Switch a few weeks ago, and B.J. booted it up over the weekend. Yes, the game is still completely in Japanese, but you can play it without a VPN and the…
S2E8: Snack World vs. Dragon Quest of the Stars
Mar 6 • 47 min
This week, we’re talking about two games we’ve been playing a ton: Level’-5’s Snack World and the mobile game Dragon Quest of the Stars! Last week, we geeked out over Dragon Quest of the Stars. Since then, we’ve spent a quite a bit of time with the game.…
S2E7 - Dragon Quest of the Stars (First Impressions)
Feb 28 • 48 min
This week on Dragon Quest FM, we’re geeking out about the new mobile RPG, Dragon Quest of the Stars! The game released on the night of February 24 for us, so we we managed to log in quite a few hours before recording the episode. As usual, our play styles…
S2E6 - “Dragon Quest: Your Story” is on Netflix! And We’ve Seen It!
Feb 21 • 52 min
This week, we’re discussing Dragon Quest Your Story, the movie that released on Netflix on February 13, 2020. We were both super excited to watch it (Austin watched it three times already), so this week’s episode is all about the first-ever Dragon Quest…
S2 E5 - Ten Reasons We Love Dragon Quest! (Valentine’s Day Special)
Feb 14 • 33 min
Welcome to a special Valentine’s Day episode of Dragon Quest FM! This week, we’re counting down the Ten Reasons We LOVE Dragon Quest. B.J. was sick and didn’t have a voice, so Austin’s wife Grace fills in for him. It’s Valentine’s, after all, so it makes…
S2 E4 - “Legend of the Hero Abel” Anime Follow-Up Discussion
Feb 6 • 32 min
Welcome to our follow-up episode on the Dragon Quest anime series, Legend of the Hero Abel. Once again, this is a mostly spoiler-free discussion of the show, and what we’ve seen so. In today’s episode we’re concentrating on how the anime series ties into…
S2 E3 - “Legend of the Hero Abel” Anime Discussion
Jan 31 • 36 min
Welcome to a special anime-focused episode of Dragon Quest FM! This week, we’re discussing the Dragon Quest anime series, known as The Legend of the Hero Abel. The first thirteen episodes aired in English as Dragon Warrior in the early ’90s, and we’ve…
S2 E2 - Starting Dragon Quest Monsters Joker
Jan 25 • 40 min
This week, Austin starts playing Dragon Quest Monsters Joker on the Nintendo DS and talks to B.J. about it. While keeping spoilers to a minimum, we cover the first three hours of the game and Austin’s initial impressions of the first few islands. But…
S2 E1 - Dragon Quest in 2020!
Jan 17 • 36 min
Welcome to Season Two of Dragon Quest FM! To kick off the new year, we’re discussing all the confirmed and rumored Dragon Quest content we’re getting in 2020, plus the surprises we may get before the year is up! Austin was sick, but we didn’t let that…
S1E34 - Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode Five): Let’s Talk About Co-Op Mode and a Possible Remake!
Jan 10 • 41 min
This week, we reach our fifth and final episode in our Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive! We start off the episode by discussing our recent fun times with co-op mode over the holidays. After that, we answer a few listener questions about the possible IX remake.…
S1E33 - Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode Four): Let’s Talk About the Gittish Empire, Postgame, and Our Favorite Games of the 2019!
Jan 3 • 45 min
Welcome to the fourth episode in our deep dive of Dragon Quest IX! In this episode we talk about the Gortress and all the Gittish Empire goodness we loved. Then we discuss grottos, treasure maps, and a bunch of the online stuff IX used to offer. It’s…
S1E32 - Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode Three): Let’s Talk About Monsters, Bosses, and the Krak Pot!
Dec 27, 2019 • 32 min
Welcome to our third episode of our deep dive into Dragon Quest IX! This week, we’re talking about crafting with the Krak Pot. Austin and B.J. share their stories of crafting in other Dragon Quest games, too, and find out how the Krak Pot stacks up…
S1E31-Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode Two): Let’s Talk About Vocations, Costumes, and the Quester’s Rest
Dec 23, 2019 • 44 min
Welcome to our second episode of our Deep Dive into Dragon Quest IX! This week, we’re talking about Alltrades Abbey and the Quester’s Rest! We also discuss our favorite costumes (and there are a TON to choose from), and which Vocations we used the most in…
S1E30 - Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode One): Let’s Talk About Characters!
Dec 13, 2019 • 38 min
Welcome to our first episode in our “Deep Dive” series. For the next few weeks, we’ll be discussing the excellent Dragon Quest IX! It’s B.J.’s favorite mainline game, and it’s one of Austin’s Top 5, so it seemed like the perfect game to start with. This…
S1 E29 - Mother, Earthbound, and Dragon Quest with Dan from GameApartment1C
Dec 6, 2019 • 63 min
This week on Dragon Quest FM, B.J. wasn’t available. Thankfully, we already had plans to hang out with Dan from Game Apartment 1C! Dan hung out with Austin, where they talked about Dan’s history with the Dragon Quest series, including his favorite…
S1 E28 - Dragon Quest XII Wishlists!
Nov 29, 2019 • 35 min
Since this episode is airing on Black Friday, we figured it’s the perfect time to put together our wishlist! Not of TVs or new smartphones, but what we WISH we’d see in Dragon Quest XII! We talk about our wishes for the new protagonist, whether or not we…
S1 E27 - Our Top 3 Favorite DQ Games So Far
Nov 23, 2019 • 28 min
This week, we’re discussing our favorite Dragon Quest games (so far)! We’re not just counting them down, though; we’re discussing WHY we love them so much! Each of us came up with a Top 3, for time’s sake. So what were our Top 3 lists? No spoilers here!…
S1 E26 - Tips & Tricks for Dragon Quest XI S - “Alabama’s #1 Dragon Quest Fan”
Nov 15, 2019 • 64 min
Welcome to Dragon Quest FM! This is a special episode request for our newest Patreon patron, Todd Sullivan. This week, we’re running through the tips and tricks that have worked for us in Dragon Quest XI S! They may not be the best route, but they worked…
S1 E25 - Have Our Opinions on Dragon Quest Changed?
Nov 8, 2019 • 38 min
Last week, B.J. and I were both a little busy, but we hope you guys enjoyed taking a trip back in time and hearing us discuss DQ on the Geek to Geek Podcast. This week, we’re just kind of expounding upon that, discussing how our opinions and thoughts may…
S1 E24 - That Time Austin Was on Geek to Geek
Nov 2, 2019 • 85 min
Early in the year, way before DQFM was a twinkle in our eyes, Austin and Beej did a Dragon Quest podcast for Beej’s other show, Geek to Geek. Austin was just started off on his yearlong journey to play every mainline Dragon Quest game. Since Austin has…
S1 E23 - Spooooky, Scaaaary Halloween Episode
Oct 25, 2019 • 64 min
Welcome to a special Halloween edition of Dragon Quest FM! For this episode, we’re going to be talking about spooooooooooooky stuff, from our favorite scary moments in Dragon Quest games to our favorite Halloween-ish stuff in non-DQ games. We’ve got…
S1 E22 - Fresh, Hot Ports
Oct 18, 2019 • 63 min
This week, we’re talking about the many ports of Dragon Quest games! It’s a special request episode from our Patreon patron, Ty Robertson. We’re talking about our favorite (and least favorite) DQ ports, from GBC to DS to mobile to Switch. Whether your…
S1 E21 - The One with Sackchief
Oct 11, 2019 • 59 min
This week, we sit down with Dragon Quest superfan Sackchief to discuss the series, video games, and gas stations! Along the way, we discuss favorite characters, mainline games, and play Desert Island. We also talk about Sackchief’s two autographed Yuji…
S1 E20-Dragon Quest Austin: Echoes of an Elusive Beej
Oct 4, 2019 • 30 min
This week, Austin is talking about Dragon Quest all by himself, since B.J. is in Mexico on a business trip. For the first half of the show, Austin talks about all the times he missed out on playing DQ as a kid, in a section called “Missed Connections.”…
S1 E19 - DQXI S - “Best Demo Ever Made”
Sep 27, 2019 • 40 min
This week, we’ve got a 99% spoiler-free rundown of the Dragon Quest XI S demo. Whether you’ve played the demo already or are on the fence about buying the game yourself, we’re talking about all the ways DQ XI is a great game, and WHY you should be playing…
S1 E18 - Final Fantasy vs Dragon Quest - “Crystals, crystals, crystals!”
Sep 20, 2019 • 99 min
This week, we’ve got a special episode for our Patreon patron, Ty. We have a thoughtful and friendly discussion about Final Fantasy versus Dragon Quest. We thought it’d be cool to compare numbered Final Fantasy games to its DQ counterparts. We’re both…
S1 E17 - Dragon Quest Monsters+ Manga - “This is our spiteful manga episode!”
Sep 13, 2019 • 63 min
Just in time for the new release of Dragon Quest Monsters + Volume 4, which releases in English on September 17th, we’re bringing you an episode all about DQ Manga! We’ve been talking about it for a while, and now it’s finally here! For today, we’re…
S1 E16 - DQ Builders 2, Part 3: Austin Goes to Hell (Moonbrooke) - “I hate you, and you’re gonna live in the snow.”
Sep 6, 2019 • 46 min
Don’t miss our Patron-exclusive minisodes at patreon.com/dragonquestfm This will be our final episode (for now) on the wonderful Dragon Quest Builders 2! If you haven’t listened to our previous two episodes about the game, be sure to check those out…
S1 E15 - Dragon Quest Rocket Slime - Patreon Request Episode
Aug 31, 2019 • 62 min
This week, we’re talking about the Dragon Quest spin-off game Rocket Slime! This a special episode, because the topic was chosen by one of our Patreon Patrons, DJPimpDaddy! As part of our Metal Slime tier, you can choose a topic for us to discuss, and…
S1 E14 - Dragon Quest Swords - “IGN Gave Us Stockholm Syndrome”
Aug 23, 2019 • 79 min
Welcome to Episode 14 of Dragon Quest FM! This week we’re talking about Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors, which was released on the Nintendo Wii in 2007. For a game that’s 12 years old, it’s fun and looks pretty. When B.J.…
S1 E13 - So Happy Together - Live Listener Q&A - “We are in the same room!”
Aug 16, 2019 • 71 min
Do you hear that noise? It’s high-fiving! Because for the first time in the (admittedly short) history of Dragon Quest FM, B.J. and Austin are together! In the same room! We cover lots of questions, from talking about our Dragon Quest XII hopes, to a list…
S1 E12 - Dragon Quest News and Announcements - “Moonwalk right out the door”
Aug 9, 2019 • 39 min
This past week, we got tons of Dragon Quest news! We got heroes in Smash, the release of Dragon Quest Your Story in Japan, some news about DQ X that makes us want to cry, and some exciting updates about Dragon Quest XI S! First, let’s talk about the…
S1 E11 - Memories of Dragon Quest 2 (Listener’s Choice)
Aug 2, 2019 • 76 min
This week, we’re talking about Dragon Quest 2! We had a listener poll, and this is the topic you chose. A HUGE thanks to everyone who voted. We’re going to be holding another poll soon, so make sure you keep an eye out for that. We’re going to be…
S1 E10 - Dragon Quest Builders 2, Part Deux - “Just exploding and pooping hearts”
Jul 26, 2019 • 44 min
Support DQFM on Patreon! Once again this week, B.J. and Austin have both been playing tons of Dragon Quest Builders 2, so we’re doing a quick follow-up episode. Once again, we’re keeping it as free of story spoilers as possible and instead focusing mostly…
S1 E9 - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Initial Impressions
Jul 23, 2019 • 56 min
Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm It’s our early impressions of Dragon Quest Builders 2! We’ll have no real story spoilers in this episode, since the game is so new. Anything we discuss story-wise is something you could see in the…
S1 E8 - Catch-Up Hour: Starting Dragon Quest IV and the VI Superboss
Jul 11, 2019 • 52 min
Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm This week, what started out as a special Dragon Quest Catch-Up Episode, where Austin and B.J. talk about where they are in the DQ games they’re currently playing, turns into a Zenithia Trilogy episode…
S1 E7 - Dragon Quest Heroes
Jul 5, 2019 • 38 min
Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm In this week’s episode of DQFM, we discuss Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2, originally released on the PS4. We discuss the difference in play styles, NPCs, and even towns from the mainline series. (Airship vs…
S1 E6 - Dragon Quest: Your Story Speculation and Playing “Who Said It? Dr. Agon or BJ?”
Jun 28, 2019 • 43 min
Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm This week, we’re discussing the latest Dragon Quest Your Story trailer and poster! Austin and B.J. are both excited for the movie, but they’re approaching it differently. Austin has played Dragon Quest…
S1 E5- Memories of Dragon Quest 1 - “You are embarrassing, and I am a stick in the mud”
Jun 21, 2019 • 44 min
Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm This week, Austin and B.J. explore early JRPGs and also talk about the first Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior in the West). First, they discuss the different versions of the game. B.J. played the NES…
S1 E4 - Post-E3 Dragon Quest Thoughts
Jun 12, 2019 • 55 min
Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm Last episode, we went through our pre-E3 hopes and dreams. This week, we come back to reality and talk about what we got right, what we got wrong, and all of the great stuff that happened regardless. —-…
S1 E3 - Our Pre-E3 Show, or The One Where All of BJ’s Dragon Quest Dreams are Destroyed by Austin
Jun 7, 2019 • 42 min
Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm E3 is just around the corner, and we wanted to talk about some of the most important things for us. From Dragon Quest X to XII to what we hope they let us see in DQ XI S for the Switch. Beej hits Dragon…
S1 E2 - Dragon Quest XI: Journey Through the Gazillion Versions
May 31, 2019 • 32 min
Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm Dragon Quest XI has experienced incredible success in the West, and there is good cause for that. It takes the DQ formula that has worked for over 33 years and hones it into what many people say might…
S1 E1- What Dragon Quest Game Should You Start With?
May 28, 2019 • 28 min
Support DQFM on Patreon at patreon.com/dragonquestfm Dragon Quest is 33-years-old. Some of you have been there since the very beginning. BJ, for instance, played the Nintendo Power Giveaway version of Dragon Warrior all the way back in 1989. And others…
00 - Why We’re Doing a Podcast on Dragon Quest
May 27, 2019 • 10 min
Support DQFM in just 3 clicks! We have wanted to do a Dragon Quest podcast for some time, and we decided to finally do it. There needs to be a lot more DQ content out there, and we want to be a part of that conversation. Austin is in the middle of playing…