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Book Tour 21: Aidan Moher – Fight, Magic, Items

October 7, 2022

This time around, it’s my delight to welcome (finally) Hugo-winning fan writer, Aidan (@adribbleofink) Moher to the show! We’re talking about his new book, Fight, Magic, Items, which just released October 4th! Aidan reads from the introduction to the book, which leads us into a deep discussion of the games that shaped our childhoods.

 

Things we mention in this episode:

 

A Dribble of Ink

Final Fantasy

Dragon Quest

The Offspring

NOFX

Warcraft II

LAN Party

Doom II

Final Fantasy VI

Xenogears

Hironobu Sakaguchi

Yuji Horii

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fall of the Foot Clan

Game Boy

Final Fantasy Legend II

The Legend of Zelda

Akitoshi Kawazu

Doom

Final Fantasy III

Game Players

Electronic Gaming Monthly

Nintendo Power

Chrono Trigger

The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Sword of Shannara, by Terry Brooks

Magic: the Gathering

Dragon Ball Z

Shōnen

Super NES

Playstation 1

Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XIII

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy IX

Final Fantasy X

Grandia

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete

Tales of Destiny

Visual Novels

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Final Fantasy Adventure

Mana series

Kirby’s Dream Land 2

Pokemon Red

Final Fantasy VII

The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan

Tetris

Star Trek: 25th Anniversary (Game Boy game)

Carl Jung

Gnosticism

K’Nex

Metal Gear Solid

Suikoden III

Hideo Kojima

Sega Saturn

Panzer Dragoon Saga

Grandia (Sega Saturn)

Vagrant Story

Aidan’s localization piece (not published yet, link TK)

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow, Gabrielle Zevin

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection

Power-Up, by Chris Kohler

Final Fantasy V, by Chris Kohler

Press Reset and Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, by Jason Schreier

Pure Invention, by Matt Alt

Sailor Moon

Aidan’s website

fighmagicitems.rocks

Astrolabe

Patrick Klepek

Less Than Jake

 

Join us again in two weeks, when my guest will be Héctor González! 

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