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Rhythm Encounter 11 – Pumpkin Spice

It’s in your coffee, it’s in your candles, and now it’s in your favorite RPG music podcast. We hope you enjoyed the fun, chatty atmosphere of our last episode, because this one’s going to take you to some darker places. Pumpkin Spice is the flavor of the season, and we decided to pay tribute to the months of orange and gold by featuring some of the best music to accompany your autumnal adventures or Halloween playlist. Our picks range from warm and welcoming to cold and foreboding, making this episode wonderfully evocative for those cool October nights. Oh, and we apologize in advance for the nightmare fuel near the end of the episode…. or do we?

Of note is a special arrangement of the Rhythm Encounter theme music, making its debut in this episode courtesy of Sean Schafianski (@VGMRemastered on Twitter). We recently reviewed his Final Fantasy VII Remastered Tracks Vol. 1 album, and we’ve got more coverage of his music coming soon. Thanks for making us sound great, Sean!

As always, we welcome any feedback you may have, including topic suggestions, track requests, or ideas for how we can improve. (We also love fanmail! Hint hint.)

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Derek Heemsbergen, Kyle E. Miller


1 – Virage Embryo – The Legend of Dragoon
2 – Mabe Village – MeowMeow & BowWow: A Tribute to Link’s Awakening
3 – Chocobo Returns (from Lightning Returns) – Compi de Chocobo
4 – Desolate World – Chrono Trigger Symphony Volume 2
5 – Morning Fog in the Village – Tsugunai: Atonement (an cinniùint)
6 – A Watering Hole in the Harbor – The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
7 – The Golden Grove – Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
8 – Land of the Spirits – Shadow Hearts: From the New World
9 – Limsa Lominsa Field 04 – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
10 – Large Map ~ Last Area – Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne
11 – Good King Moggle Mog XII – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
12 – Pokéwood: Theme of Horror – Pokémon Black/White 2
13 – The Dark Forest – King’s Quest V
14 – Destiny’s Stage – Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
15 – Requiem for the Gods – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
16 – Last Day – The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
17 – Albedo – Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht
18 – Night of the Dark Dream – Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep -Final Mix-
19 – Missing Perspective – Parasite Eve
20 – Mortuary – Planescape: Torment
21 – Escape From UB – For The 3rd Birthday – The 3rd Birthday
22 – Souls of Fire – Dark Souls
23 – Who Am I? – Final Fantasy VII
24 – Disturbed and Twisted – Vampire the Masquerade: Redemption
25 – Final Battle – EarthBound
26 – ???Guest’s Choice

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Derek Heemsbergen

Derek Heemsbergen

For over nine years (2010-2019), Derek was a major part of RPGFan. While he was foremost one of our star reviewers, he went on to take part in features, co-host – and then host – many episodes of Random Encounter, and grew to be one of the most respected and beloved RPGFan team members. He has since moved on to professional localization work. Ganbatte, Derek!

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