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Rhythm Encounter 23 – Winter Warmer

Those who know me know that I love the winter. I’ve always said it’s far easier to throw on a warm jacket/sweater/blanket and be comfortable than it is to… suffer without recourse in the summertime heat. The scenery is peaceful, and (provided you aren’t driving through superstorms with frozen de-icer fluid after MAGFest) pleasant to experience. Most importantly, the chill inspires some great game music! Listen onward, intrepid RPGFanner, for the latest and iciest Rhythm Encounter yet. Maybe it’ll make you forget that we’re still finishing up Music of the Year!

I’ve got Etrian Odyssey—or at least series composer Yuzo Koshiro—on the brain, Caitlin rebels with a few unconventional picks, and Mike serves up some classic snowy tunes to round things out. As always, we also listen to some cool tracks from albums recently reviewed on RPGFan.

Note: We had to re-number our episodes several years after publishing. This was originally Episode 20, as reflected in the audio. Don’t worry, you’re not missing anything!

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato


0:02:06 – Here’s to the Future (Outskirts of Time) – Chrono Trigger: Jazz Arrange Version
0:06:24 – Battle on the Big Bridge – Cure SQ
0:10:01 – ALL Our Might Tonight – Fairy Fencer F
0:20:09 – Naturvolk – SaGa Frontier 2
0:21:59 – Cabin Music – Sword and Sworcery LP: The Ballad of the Space Babies
0:24:32 – Wep’keer II – Okami
0:34:53 – Buried in the Snow – Final Fantasy VII
0:39:29 – The Streets of Whiterun – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
0:43:25 – Woodlands of Frozen Flowers – Etrian Odyssey II Untold: The Knight of Fafnir
0:57:25 – White Skies -Final Fantasy X- – Project Majestic Mix: The Trance Album
1:03:59 – Wind Scene (from Chrono Trigger) – X’mas Collections music from Square Enix
1:07:38 – Opening Theme – Final Fantasy VI
1:21:04 – Daiba: Freezing Village – 7th Dragon 2020
1:27:30 – A Wish… – Secret of Mana
1:28:30 – Oblivion (Shiva) – Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
1:47:07 – ???Bonus Track

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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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