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Rhythm Encounter 18 – Hometown

Tragedy struck this past month, as perennial Rhythm Encounter co-host Derek Heemsbergen was eaten alive by a rampaging mass of natto (that’s fermented soybeans) while traveling overseas. Fortunately, he managed to escape through a clever combining of wit, charm, and potpurri, though his untimely consumption did result in his missing the recording of today’s episode. While we all wish Derek a safe trip home, former guest Mike Salbato is upgraded to “show regular” alongside another new face, friend-of-the-show Caitlin Argyros. Join us as we chit-chat about all manner of town and city themes in episode 15 of Rhythm Encounter, Hometown!

In the spirit of travel, Stephen takes the Rhythm Encounter ship on a trek through some of our most beloved town themes. Listen as the team gets wild with Wild ARMs, toughens up with some Brave Fencer Musashi, grins hard with Grinsia, and commits original sin with Divinity: Original Sin, among many other exciting highlights! Derek, not with us due to a freak dogsledding accident abroad, is covered for by Mike Salbato and newcomer Caitlin Argyros!

Note: We had to re-number our episodes several years after publishing. This was originally Episode 15, as reflected in the audio. Don’t worry, you’re not missing anything!

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Mike Salbato, Caitlin Argyros


1 – Boss Battle – Shannon Mason – Grinsia OST
2 – A Door to the Past – Toru Minegishi, Asuka Ohta, Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Symphony
3 – Dark Creatures – Coeur de pirate – Child of Light
4 – Land of Flowers – Revo – Bravely Default Flying Fairy OST
5 – Ahead on Our Way – Nobuo Uematsu – Final Fantasy VII OST
6 – The Village of Inoa – Kouhei Tanaka – Alundra OGS
7 – Adlehyde Castle Town – Michiko Naruke – Wild Arms Alter Code:F Original Score
8 – Town Theme – Motoaki Takenouchi – Shining Force II
9 – Valua City – Yutaka Minobe, Tatsuyuki Maeda – Eternal Arcadia (Skies of Arcadia) OST
10 – Old Traditions, New Methods – Tsuyoshi Sekito – The Last Remnant OST
11 – A Moment’s Rest – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Final Fantasy XII OST
12 – Kingdom of Burmecia – Nobuo Uematsu – A Melancholy Tribute To Final Fantasy IX
13 – Town Theme – Kirill Pokrovsky – Divinity: Original Sin
14 – The White Cloud in the Sky – Tsuyoshi Sekito – Brave Fencer Musashiden OST
15 – Agni Ratha, Imperial Capital – ACE+ – Xenoblade OST
16 – ??? – Guest’s Choice

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Stephen Meyerink

Stephen Meyerink

Stephen used to hang out here, but at some point he was either slain by Rob or disappeared after six hundred straight hours of chanting "I'm really feeling it!" while playing Smash Ultimate. (But seriously, Stephen ran RPGFan Music for a portion of his six years here, and launched our music podcast, Rhythm Encounter.)

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