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Rhythm Encounter 30 – Those Who Fight

The music crew is back on track with a bang! Today, we start a three-part miniseries on everyone’s favorite type of RPG music: battle themes. Don’t forget to don your best musical equipment as we wade into the field of fight tunes! We’ve got some things old and some things new, some things well known and others more obscure. So join us for an hour (and change) of the music we love to fight bad guys and the occasional woodland creature with.

Editor’s Note: Four months ago, the video game music world lost Kirill Pokrovsky, who was known for his work on the Divinity series. Though we are horribly late in expressing our sadness over this loss, we wanted to provide a humble tribute to the man behind some truly distinct and beautiful music. Larian Studios has a wonderful video of Pokrovsky performing music from the series!

Note 1: As we’ve been reorganizing things on the podcast a little, the main part of this episode was recorded before episode 22.9. You may hear anticipatory references to events that have already happened and were discussed on the previous episode. Rest assured, you haven’t fallen into a time paradox. We’re just a little out of sync!

Note 2: We had to re-number our episodes several years after publishing. This was originally Episode 23, as reflected in the audio. Don’t worry, you’re not missing anything!

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato

Tracklist

0:04:22 – Battle Theme II – Magna Carta: Tears of Blood
0:07:19 – Unknowable Geometry – Sword and Sworcery LP
0:11:20 – Elf – Jeanne d’Arc
0:26:12 – Bombardment – Skies of Arcadia
0:27:40 – Battle Theme – Glory of Heracles
0:30:09 – Don’t Be Afraid – Final Fantasy VIII
0:40:27 – Battle 2 (UNRELEASED TRACK) – Chrono Trigger
0:42:31 – …Steel for Humans – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
0:43:57 – Blue Radiance – Radiant Historia
0:57:35 – Celestia Battle – Tales of Eternia
1:00:37 – Critical Hit! – Wild ARMs
1:02:13 – What Appeared in Eternity’s End – Tales of Graces
1:19:45 – ???Guest’s Choice

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Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin (she/her) joined RPGFan as a podcaster but has since expanded her collection of hats to include reviews, features, and proofreading. When she's not writing for the site, she's saving the people of Eorzea in FFXIV, slaying gods in the Xeno series, and globetrotting across Zemuria in the Trails games. Oh, and petting every sweet cat and good dog she comes across.

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