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Dragon Quest FM

230 EpisodesProduced by BJ Keeton and Austin KingWebsite

Let's talk about and obsess over Dragon Quest!The 35-year-old JRPG series has its hooks in us, and we're okay with that. Austin played through the whole series in a single year and is blogging about it, and Beej is discovering and adoring the series right on his heels. From character spotlights to d… read more

230 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

S5 E47 - Dragon Quest Monster: The Dark Prince Part 1 (First Impressions)

December 8th, 2023


This week, we're giving our spoiler-free first impressions of Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince.

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S5 E46 - Game Of The Year, DQ Monsters, & TGA 2023

December 1st, 2023


Warning: B.J. had some issues with his mic this week, so rather than scrapping the whole episode, we cleaned up the audio as best we could.

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S5 E45 - The Dragon Quest Adaptations We Love (& Some We Don't)

November 24th, 2023


This week, it's a patron-requested episode on Dragon Quest adaptations. We talk about DQ movies, manga, and anime - as well as a few games that may or may not capture that "Dragon Quest spirit." Happy Thanksgiving, …

S5 E44 - Dragon Quest 1 Remake, DQ1 Artbook, & More!

November 17th, 2023


This week, we're chatting a lot about the first Dragon Quest game. Specifically, Dragon Quest+, the fan-made remake of DQ1, as well as Unknown Worlds, the excellent fanbook all about DQ1 and DQ Builders.

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S5 E43 - Pokémon Vs Dragon Quest Monsters

November 3rd, 2023


This week, we're comparing Pokémon and Dragon Quest Monsters, but we're also talking about other monster-recruiting games like Yo-Kai Watch, Monster Hunter Stories, and Monster Crown.

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S5 E42 - Catching Up On Dragon Quest!

October 27th, 2023


This week, Austin and B.J. are finally back together and we're covering some Halloween-themed DQ Monsters stuff, discussing our (and your!) favorite monsters from The Dark Prince. We also talk about BG3, finishing the …

S5 E41 - The One Where BJ Talks About Baldur's Gate 3 for 20 minutes

October 20th, 2023


Austin's out this week, so Beej takes to the mic to talks all about why you should be playing Baldur's Gate 3. No spoilers here, not really, just a …

S5 E40 - Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Spoilercast

October 6th, 2023


This week, Austin is discussing spoilers and the positive sides of Infinity Strash. If you care about spoilers, definitely don't listen to this episode until you've played the game!

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S5 E39 - Infinity Strash: Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai Review (Spoiler Free)

September 29th, 2023


This week, we've got a spoiler-free review of Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai. Austin played it on the PS5 and has a lot of thoughts on why it's such a disappointing game - but it's not all bad news. …

S5 E38 - Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Demo

September 22nd, 2023


This week, we talk about the demo for DQM: The Dark Prince, discussing the monsters, mechanics, and combat. Austin has to teach B.J. how to use buttons for Fast battle, we discuss our "starter" monster choices, and chat …

S5 E37 - Final Fantasy Or Dragon Quest Game Show

September 15th, 2023


It's been a while since we've played a game on DQFM, so this week, we've got a trivia game called "Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest?" Austin asks the questions, B.J. gives the answers, and then we talk about both series a …

S5 E36 - DQFM Super Chill Game Chat #4 (DQ Monsters, Dai, Crisis Core Reunion, & Kingdom Hearts)

September 8th, 2023


This week, we kick off our episode discussing DQ Dai: Infinity Strash and Dragon Quest Monsters news. Then, it's on to topics like Kingdom Hearts, Wind Waker HD, and Crisis Core Reunion. We also touch on Dragon Ball …

S5 E35 - DQFM Super Chill Game Chat #3 (Sea of Stars, Dragon Ball, & Disney Lorcana)

September 1st, 2023


This week, we're back with another Chill Chat episode where we talk about all the games we're playing ahead of DQ Dai's release date. Today's topics include Disney Lorcana, (spoiler-free) Sea of Stars discussion, Austin …

S5 E34 - Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Supercut (Every Episode!)

August 25th, 2023


This week, we both had things unexpectedly come up and couldn't record, but don't worry! We've compiled all our DQM Joker 2 episodes for you here …

S5 E33 - DQFM Super Chill Game Chat #2 (DQ Monsters: The Dark Prince DLC, Guardians of the Galaxy game, and more)

August 18th, 2023


This week, we're hanging out again to talk about video games we're playing. We also talk a lot about Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince getting DLC and what's included with that. Plus, the issues of taking a Switch …

S5 E32 - DQFM Super Chill Game Chat (DQ Dai, Ratchet & Clank, FF16, & More)

August 11th, 2023


This week, we're chatting about the DQ Dai anime on Hulu and the upcoming Infinity Strash game, but this is mostly just a chill episode where we …

S5 E31 - "Why Did Dragon Quest 10 Never Release In The West?" A Questy Boys Mystery

August 4th, 2023


The Questy Boys return to try to solve another mystery - why did Dragon Quest X never release in the West? Were there ever plans to? Why didn't …

S5 E30 - Games Like Dragon Quest When You've Run Out of DQ Games To Play

July 28th, 2023


Oh no! What happens when you run out of Dragon Quest games to play? What games are like DQ? We get these questions a lot, so this week, we're …

S5 E29 - Dragon Quest Protagonists Supercut

July 21st, 2023


This week, B.J. is out of town so we've compiled a supercut of all our Dragon Quest Protagoinsts episodes, which ran a few seasons back. We discuss every DQ protagonist, in order, from 1-11. We also talk about how DQ …

S5 E28 - 9 Reasons We Need A Dragon Quest 9 Remake (Plus Anniversary Celebration)

July 14th, 2023


This week, it's the 14th anniversary of Dragon Quest IX, which means we're giving 9 reasons we want a remake on modern systems. From new playable characters to ALL THE DLC, we count down our main reasons for wanting …

S5 E27 - Dragon Quest 12 - What Does An "Adult" Dragon Quest Even Mean?

July 7th, 2023


This week, we're talking about the latest Dragon Quest 12 news plus what the idea of an "adult" Dragon Quest game could mean. We also talk a bit …

S5 E26 - Final Fantasy FM (FF16 Early Impressions)

June 30th, 2023


This week, we're taking a break from Dragon Quest (mostly, we still bring it up a lot) to become...Final Fantasy FM! We're mostly discussing the first 1/3 of FF16, and trying to keep spoilers to a minimum. Most …

S5 E25 - Nintendo Direct June 2023 (LIVE!) + Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince Hype

June 21st, 2023


Surprise! While our feelings were fresh from today's Nintendo Direct (and we got real footage plus a release date for Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince), we decided to chat about all the new things!

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S5 E24 - Final Fantasy 16 Demo Impressions (But Don't Worry, Some DQ Talk Too)

June 16th, 2023


This week, we both played the Final Fantasy XVI demo so we took a break from talking about Dragon Quest (but don't worry, there's still DQ talk too) to chat about FF16 and we loved and didn't love in the demo.

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S5 E23 - DQFM Classics: Dragon Quest Mysteries - The Questy Boys Are On The Case!

June 9th, 2023


This week, we're on hiatus because of B.J.'s surgery, but we should be back next week for more DQFM newness! In the meantime, please enjoy one of our …

S5 E22 - New Dragon Quest Monsters Game, DQ Dai News, & More

June 2nd, 2023


This week, B.J. stops by before his surgery to talk about the Dragon Quest Day reveals. We mostly talk about the new Dragon Quest Monsters game, but also share more info on Infinity Strash: Adventures of Dai, plus what …

S5 E21 - Dragon Quest Day 2023 - New DQ Monsters, Infinity Strash Release Date

May 27th, 2023


This week, it's Dragon Quest Day 2023 so Austin is coming to you live in the early morning with the reveals from this year's official announcements. We have a release date for Infinity Strash: The Adventures of Dai, and …

S5 E20 - Dragon Quest Day 2023 Predictions (And Hopes...And Dreams...)

May 19th, 2023


This week, we're making our yearly predictions for Dragon Quest Day. It's mostly a hopes and dreams deal at this point, but it's still fun to dream! DQ12, DQ3 Remake, Zenithia Trilogy remasters, a new mobile game, and …

S5 E19 - Hacking A 3DS To Play Dragon Quest Game Fan Translations (Plus, Fire Emblem and Trinity Trigger Talk)

May 12th, 2023


This week, B.J. is talking about how he hacked his 3DS and has started playing fan translations of Slime Mori Mori 3, Monsters Joker 3, and other Monsters games. Plus, we talk a bit about Fire Emblem, Trinity Trigger, …

S5 E18 - Final Fantasy 5 vs. Dragon Quest 5

May 5th, 2023


This week, we return to our "Versus" series and discuss Final Fantasy V and Dragon Quest V. Austin just beat FF5 Pixel Remaster, so it seemed like a great chance to talk about these two great games. We love both of …

S5 E17 - The Best Dragon Quest Games On Switch

April 28th, 2023


This week, it's a long-requested episode to discuss the best Dragon Quest games on Switch. We end up talking about most (all?) of them at some point, but we try to rank our favorite games in order and also talk about …

S5 E16 - Dragon Quest Catch-Up Hour 2023 (plus Trails to Azure, Fire Emblem, FF16, and more)

April 21st, 2023


Okay, look, we know it's 45 minutes and not a full hour but the Dragon Quest Catch-Up Hour is back for 2023! This week, we're catching up with the …

S5 E15 - Dragon Quest Treasures Supercut (All Episodes!)

April 14th, 2023


This week, Austin is out of town and B.J. is stuck in meetings, so we've compiled the Dragon Quest Treasures supercut - every episode on DQ Treasures back-to-back!

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S5 E14 - Dragon Quest Wars & Tactical RPGs

April 7th, 2023


This week, we're chatting about Dragon Quest Wars. Since the eShop closed for the 3DS it seemed like a good time to chat about this DSiWare game. We also talk about other DSiWare games and about tactical RPGs, including …

S5 E13 - Slime Mori Mori 3 Early Impressions

March 31st, 2023


This week, we're chatting all about the third Rocket Slime game. Slime Mori Mori 3 never made it into English officially, but there is a fan translation! Austin, though, has been checking it out in Japanese (for reasons …

S5 E12 - Beej's Guide To Every Dragon Quest Game (Plus Some Hot Takes & Austin Too)

March 24th, 2023


This week, we're flipping the script and B.J. is giving us his run-through of mainline Dragon Quest titles, plus hot takes like #paradegate and hating fish. Austin does the Shameless Self Promotion song because …

S5 E11 - Replaying Dragon Quest XI (Part Two)

March 17th, 2023


This week, Austin catches everyone up on his DQ11 replay and talks about why the vanilla version is the best version. Plus, some stuff on Serena and …

S5 E10 - Slival, Healix, Healie and Our Other Favorite Dragon Quest Slimes (Plus DQ Jokes)

March 10th, 2023


This week, we're counting down our favorite slimes in Dragon Quest. Our lists are pretty different, but include slimes like Slival,  Healix, and Healie. Plus, reading aloud terrible Dragon Quest jokes fed to us by an AI …

S5 E9 - Replaying Dragon Quest XI (Part One)

March 3rd, 2023


This week, Austin talks about his Dragon Quest XI replay. It's his fifth time playing the game (only second of the vanilla version though) and he's learning (or at least remembering) all sorts of things he missed back …

S5 E8 - Five Fun Facts About Dragon Quest II

February 24th, 2023


This week, Austin is sharing five fun facts he's learned about Dragon Quest 2 since doing some research for a project he's working on. From alternate …

S5 E7 - Dragon Quest Kart Racer? DQ Fighting Game? DQ DDR?!?

February 17th, 2023


This week is another Patreon request episode where we explore the idea of Dragon Quest going into other video game genres - like kart racing, fighting, and dancing. We also chat about Austin's Dragon Quest XI replay, …

S5 E6 - Comfort Food Games: "Dragon Quest Is Like Taking Your Pants Off" (FF9, Chrono Trigger, Tony Hawk, and more)

February 10th, 2023


This week, we're handling a special Patreon patron request by discussing games we think are classic and comfort food. We kick things off by discussing Dragon Quest - and especially DQ XI - then B.J. discusses his …

S5 E5 - Dragon Quest Treasures Part 4 (Last One): The One With All The Spoilers

February 3rd, 2023


This week, we wrap up our DQ Treasures episodes by talking about the final boss, postgame, and secret characters. Plus, we talk about sequel possibilities and what we'd like a DQ Treasures 2 to fix.

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S5 E4 - Dragon Quest Treasures Part 3 - "I just use Crack Bombs to Crack Bomb 'em to death."

January 27th, 2023


This week, it's our third episode on DQ Treasures. We kick off the episode by reading some of your answers and opinions on the game. Then, we discuss …

S5 E3 - Dragon Quest Treasures Part 2 - "I can't get rid of him because he's Mech Tyson!"

January 20th, 2023


This week, we continue our chat about Dragon Quest Treasures with some (very) light spoilers. From B.J.'s first Iconic treasure to monster variety and combat, we touch on a little bit of everything. Plus, why Austin …

S5 E2 - Dragon Quest Treasures First Impressions

January 13th, 2023


This week, we're kicking off our coverage of Dragon Quest Treasures by discussing the early parts of the game and mechanics we love (plus a few we didn't love at all). Austin is mean to birds, B.J. hates character …

S5 E1 - Dragon Quest In 2023

January 6th, 2023


We're back! To kick off the New Year, we're discussing Dragon Quest in 2023. Plus, we share what YOU said you hoped to see from DQ this year. From the DQ 3 Remake to DQXII and spinoffs, we cover a lot of ground. Thanks …

S4 E47 - End Of The Year Woohoo Times (2022) - Dragon Quest Treasures, Chained Echoes, Stray, & A Whole Lot More!

December 23rd, 2022


This week, we're discussing our year in gaming and what 2022 brought for the Dragon Quest series. You can hear a whole lot of (spoiler free) talk on …

S4 E46 - DQFM Classics - Making Dragon Quest Stuff With Elinzia, The Crafting Rogue

December 16th, 2022


This week, Austin and B.J. are both sick but please enjoy this classic episode from a couple years ago where Elinzia, the Crafting Rogue sat down with Austin to discuss making Dragon Quest stuff!

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S4 E45 - Most Underrated Dragon Quest Games That Need More Love

December 2nd, 2022


This week, we're chatting about the most underrated games in the Dragon Quest series. Can you guess our #1 answers? We each picked our Top 3, …

S4 E44 - The Best Dragon Quest Spin-Offs, Ranked

November 25th, 2022


This week, we're counting down the best Dragon Quest spin-offs (or spin-off series)! We tried to be objective and a special shoutout to everyone online who voted and weighed in on which spin-off was their favorite. …

S4 E43 - Rocket Slime Retrospective - Why We Love This Dragon Quest Spin-Off (& Why You Should Too)

November 18th, 2022


This week, we're talking about Rocket Slime - the Dragon Quest spin-off on the Nintendo DS that catapulted its way into our hearts. We also chat a …

S4 E42 - Why Has Dragon Quest Struggled In The West?

November 11th, 2022


This week, we're trying to answer the age-old question - "Why has Dragon Quest struggled in the West?" And we think we found an answer! This …

S4 E41 - Will Dragon Quest Fans Like Star Ocean: The Divine Force?

November 4th, 2022


This week, Austin is raving about Star Ocean: The Divine Force and telling B.J. (and YOU) why you should definitely check it out. But will Dragon …

S4 E40 - Dragon Quest FM Halloween Spooktacular 2022

October 28th, 2022


This week, it's our yearly Halloween episode and we're sharing YOUR favorite spooky moments -  yes, YOU! Plus, we talk about horror movies, horror novels, and why B.J. cooked so much in Breath of the Wild. Thanks to …

S4 E39 - Dragon Quest Treasures Preview - Draconia Locations, Fun Sidekicks, & Factions, Factions, Factions

October 21st, 2022


This week, Austin is discussing the recent preview of Dragon Quest Treasures, plus the locations Square Enix has shared about Draconia's island. B.J. is on vacation, so this episode is a bit short, but we wanted to …

E4 S38 - Dragon Quest's Most Annoying Characters

October 14th, 2022


This week, we're going negative! (Kinda, but not really). We're chatting about which characters get under our skin the most - from the Prince of Cannock refusing to leave his hotel bed to how long it takes to like …

S4 E37 - DQFM Classics - Our First Halloween Episode: Dragon Quest's Best Spooky Moments

October 7th, 2022


This week, B.J. is sick so to ring in the spooky season, please enjoy our first Halloween episode from Season 1! We discuss some of our favorite scary moments in Dragon Quest, plus Slime Pumpking Carving!

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S4 E36 - Dragon Quest V 30th Anniversary Celebration

September 30th, 2022


This week, in honor of Dragon Quest V turning 30, we take a look back at the game, its characters, its story, and its monster-recruiting mechanic. We also return to our favorite DQ5-inspired game show - Dr. Agon or …

S4 E35 - Dragon Quest Dai: Infinity Strash News & Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Final Spoilercast

September 23rd, 2022


This week, we cover a lot of ground. We kick things off discussing the latest TGS news of the upcoming Dragon Quest Dai: Infinity Strash game releasing next year and also chat about the Suikoden remasters. Then, it's …

S4 E34 - Dragon Quest Treasures & Other JRPGs We're Pumped For In 2022 (Tokyo Game Show Special)

September 16th, 2022


This week, it's Tokyo Game Show and TGS means lots of JRPG goodness for us to enjoy. We talk a lot about Dragon Quest Treasures, plus other games we're excited for like Trails From Zero, Star Ocean 6, Valkyrie Elysium, …

S4 E33 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Part Deux: The Second One

September 9th, 2022


This week, we talk quite a bit about the middle parts of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (with some Ch. 4&5 spoilers). We also talk about Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and...penguins in D&D??? It's a lot, but it's mostly …

S4 E32 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 FM (First Impressions)

September 2nd, 2022


This week, we take a short break from Dragon Quest to talk about our first impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Don't worry, we still about Dragon Quest too (as well as games like Final Fantasy 12 and Xenogears). This …

S4 E31 - Torneko: The Last Hope & Other Dragon Quest Games We'll Never Beat

August 26th, 2022


This week, we talk a lot about Torneko: The Last Hope (which we played together recently) and then about Dragon Quest games we'll never be able to beat. Plus, we share your answers from Twitter about which DQ games …

S4 E30 - History Of Dragon Quest Supercut (Every Episode! AHHHH!)

August 12th, 2022


This week, please enjoy our super-est supercut of The History of Dragon Quest, which is all 8 episodes back-to-back-to-back-to-back (you see where we're going with this). It's over 4 hours of Dragon Quest talk!

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S4 E29 - Good & Evil In Dragon Quest

August 5th, 2022


This week, we're discussing good and evil in ALL the Dragon Quest games - from Corvus and Psaro to the Chosen One archetype and getting to be a hero. …

S4 E28 - Time Travel - Dragon Quest VII, DQ11, Live A Live, and More!

July 29th, 2022


This week, Austin started playing Live A Live so we decided to do an episode on time travel - from DQ 7 and DQ 11 to games like Chrono Trigger - and …

S4 E27 - The History Of Dragon Quest (Part 8 - The Last One) - Dragon Quest XI and a TON of Spin-offs

July 22nd, 2022


This week, we conclude the history of Dragon Quest (so far, at least) by talking about DQ 11, the many spin-offs we've gotten in the last decade, and what's next with DQ Treasures, DQ12, and the DQ 3 Remake!

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S4 E26 - History of Dragon Quest (Part 7) - DQ 9, DQ 10, MMOs, and Adam Sandler For Some Reason

July 15th, 2022


This week, we're continuing out history of Dragon Quest and we've finally gotten up to DQ9 and DQ10. Plus, we discuss what Adam Sandler has to do with any of this, the legendary Masayuki Map, how DQ9 was like Pokémon …

S4 E25 - DQFM Classics - Our Favorite Dragon Quest Spin-offs

July 1st, 2022


This week, B.J. was out of town and Austin was sick. But since Dragon Quest Treasures got a release of December 9 (yay!), it seemed like an excellent time to rerun our episode on our favorite Dragon Quest spin-off …

S4 E24 - How To Get Someone You Love To Love Dragon Quest

June 24th, 2022


This week, it's another patron-inspired episode about how to get someone you love into Dragon Quest. We talk about which DQ game is best to start with, but also which DQ game is best to start with depending on someone's …

S4 E23 - Dragon Quest XI & Symbolism - All About Hendrik & Jasper

June 17th, 2022


This week, it's one of our Patreon patron request episodes! We're talking about Hendrik, Jasper, and symbolism in Dragon Quest XI. It's the first in …

S4 E22 - History of Dragon Quest Part 6 - DQ8, Level-5, and Akihiro Hino

June 10th, 2022


This week, we're discussing Dragon Quest 8, which means lots of stuff on Level-5 and Akihiro Hino. Plus, how the FF12 demo helped DQ 8 sell, stuff …

S4 E21 - Dragon Quest Day Afterparty - DQ Treasures, DQ Builders On Mobile, and More!

June 3rd, 2022


This week, we talk about the announcements of the 36th Anniversary, which includes DQ Treasures and Builders on mobile. Plus, a whole lotta other …

S4 E20 - Dragon Quest Day 2022 - What Are We Gettin'?

May 26th, 2022


Surprise! This week's episode is up a little earlier than we planned! This week, we make our predictions for what announcements we hope to see for Dragon Quest's 36th Anniversary. Spoiler alert: We aren't super …

S4 E19 - The History of Dragon Quest Part 5 - Giga Pets, DQ Monsters, & Dragon Warrior VII

May 20th, 2022


We're back! This week, we're continuing our look into the history of Dragon Quest, focusing on DQ7 and Enix in the late '90s and early '00s. Plus, a lot about KFC Pokémon merch, Giga Pets, and the Squaresoft/Enix merger.

S4 E18 - DQFM Classics: The Questy Boys and Chrono Trigger (Brought to you by Being Sick and the Letters U, G, and H)

May 13th, 2022


Austin and BJ are super sick this week. get to listen to the Questy Boys. Have fun, and we will be back as soon as our bodies quit rebelling against us! The original episode and show notes can be found here:

S4 E17 - DQFM Classics: Dragon Quest XI - Sylvando Character Spotlight

May 6th, 2022


This week, B.J. is still gone for work, but we've got another classic episode for you - one all about our favorite Dragon Quest character, Sylvando. Plus, you can learn about  how Sylvando's voice actor, Shai Matheson, …

S4 E16 - DQFM Classics: Dragon Quest & Religion

April 29th, 2022


This week, B.J. is still out of town for work, so we're sharing one of our favorite episodes from 2020 - all about Dragon Quest and religion. We hope you enjoy it and will see y'all next week for more DQ goodness!

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S4 E15 - DQFM Classics: Yuji Horii's Life With Dan From Game Apartment 1C

April 22nd, 2022


This week, DQFM is on a short hiatus because B.J. is out of town for work. So, since we've been covering the History of Dragon Quest, it seemed like the perfect time to repost our episode on Yuji Horii's life with Dan …

S4 E14 - Dragon Quest FM's 150th Episode Celebration - The Goo-lywed Game!

April 15th, 2022


This week, we took a small break from our History of DQ episodes because it's our 150th episode! To celebrate, we play a Dragon Quest-y version of The Newlywed Game (which we call the Goo-lywed Game). Thanks to the …

S4 E13 - The History of Dragon Quest (Part Four) - Dragon Quest V & Koichi Nakamura's Departure

April 8th, 2022


This week, we're mostly talking about Koichi Nakamura and Dragon Quest V, but we also discuss DQ 6, Chrono Trigger, and all the other stuff doing on with the DQ team in the early and mid '90s. Plus, way too much talk …

S4 E12 - History of Dragon Quest (Part 3) - Dragon Quest III Becomes A Cultural Phenomenon

April 1st, 2022


It's the third week of our look into the history of DQ, and this time we're discussing the cultural impact of Dragon Quest 3, Yuji Horii's plans for …

S4 E11 - History of Dragon Quest (Part 2) - Dragon Quest Is A Hit, But Not In The West

March 25th, 2022


This week, we're continuing our look into the history of the Dragon Quest series. This episode focuses mostly on Yuji Horii and the first DQ game, although there's some stuff about DQ2 and Dragon Warrior in the West as …

S4 E10 - History Of Dragon Quest (Part 1) - Everything Leading Up To Dragon Quest's Creation

March 18th, 2022


This week, we're starting a looooong discussion about the history of Dragon Quest. Before DQ, there was Ultima and Wizardry, and before that there was D&D. Before that, there was Lord of the Rings, and before EVEN …

S4 E9 - Dragon Quest Dai Manga Volume 1 Is Out Now!

March 11th, 2022


This week, we finally have some new Dragon Quest stuff to love, thanks to the new release of the DQ Adventures of Dai manga! We also talk about some other manga series, the Dai anime and mobile game, and the movie …

S4 E8 - Blue Dragon ("Like Sakaguchi wrote Dragon Quest fan fiction")

March 4th, 2022


This week, we're talking about the Dragon Quest game that isn't Dragon Quest at all - Blue Dragon, the really fun JRPG from Final Fantasy's Hironobu Sakaguchi and Akira Toriyama. It's not just the art that looks the …

S4 E7 - Remakes!

February 25th, 2022


Remakes are everywhere now. DQ 3. FF7. Live A Live. So this week, we're talking about remakes, remasters, and everything in between. Plus, Austin almost starts talking in haikus and B.J. really, REALLY doesn't like …

S4 E6 - Romance In Dragon Quest ("Gemma is a bowl of fruit.")

February 18th, 2022


It's Valentine's Day week, so this time around, we're discussing romance in the Dragon Quest series. From marriage options in XI S to choosing a bride in DQ5 and romancing a horse in DQ8, we (try) to cover it all. Plus, …

S4 E5 - How Long To Beat Every Dragon Quest Game

February 11th, 2022


This week, we sit down to discuss how long it would take to beat every mainline Dragon Quest game back-to-back. This was a fun one to explore, and …

S4 E4 - Final Fantasy 3 Vs. Dragon Quest 3 (Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!)

February 4th, 2022


This week, we're talking about FF3 and DQ3, so there's obviously a lot of discussion about jobs. We also talk about the games' stories and characters, plus the impact each game had on their respective series. Plus, a …

S4 E3 - Final Fantasy 2 Vs. Dragon Quest 2 ("Too many behemoths!")

January 28th, 2022


This week, we're covering our memories of Dragon Quest 2 and FF2. From rooms with behemoths to hard-to-find treasure, we compare our experiences with these two games. DQFM - now with 50% more Malroth!

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S4 E2 - Final Fantasy 1 Vs. Dragon Quest 1 (We love them both!)

January 21st, 2022


This week, we're returning to our FF vs. DQ series to explore the first entries in both the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest series. We like both of these games, so this is more of a comparison and exploration of the …

S4 E1 - Dragon Quest In 2022 (Catching Up After The Holidays)

January 14th, 2022


We're back! And it's 2022! So, in this week's episode (and the first episode of Season 4!), we're discussing what fun things we did over the break - including playing FFXIV, D&D, and Pokémon BDSP - as well as the …

S3 E50 - Dragon Quest Christmas & End of Year 2021

December 24th, 2021


This week, we wrap up the 2021 year and holiday season by discussing buff Dragon Quest Santa, what YOU want from DQ for the holidays, and our top …

S3 E49 - Dragon Quest Protagonists (Part Three: DQ 7 -11)

December 17th, 2021


This week, we conclude our episodes on the Dragon Quest protagonists by talking about the main heroes of DQ 7 -11. Find out why DQ10's protagonist is both the worst AND best, why B.J. loves DQ9's hero so much, and a …

S3 E48 - Dragon Quest Protagonists (Part Two: The Zenithia Trilogy)

December 10th, 2021


This week, we're continuing our discussion over Dragon Quest protagonists. We also pull some of your opinions from Twitter and chat about why DQ V's …

S3 E47 - Dragon Quest Protagonists (Part One: The Erdrick Trilogy)

December 3rd, 2021


This week, we're starting a look at all of Dragon Quest's protagonists by kicking off with the Erdrick Trilogy (DQ 1-3)! Plus, we answer a listener question, go off on some tangents on Ni No Kuni 2, and more! 

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S3 E46 - DQFM Classics: FFXIV Vs. Dragon Quest X

November 26th, 2021


With FFXIV's Endwalker expansion arriving soon and Version 6 of Dragon Quest X out now, we decided it would be the perfect time to revisit our FFXIV …

S3 E45 - SMTFM - "Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 Helped Me With SMT V"

November 19th, 2021


This week, Austin and B.J. are discussing SMT V. Don't worry, there's no spoilers because B.J. hasn't played it yet either. We also talk about ways it's similar to the Dragon Quest series (of course) and why playing …

S3 44 - Dungeons & Dragons and Dragon Quest

November 12th, 2021


This week, Beej is sick so his voice sounds like the dude from Sling Blade, but we recorded an episode anyway! You can listen to us discuss the Dragon Quest-inspired D&D livestream we did last week, as well as some …

S3 E43 - Dragon Quest Halloween 2021 - Ghost With The Most

October 29th, 2021


This week, Austin and B.J. talk about Dragon Quest ghosts for the Halloween episode! Plus, we talk about some real-life spooky stuff like haunted …

S3 E42 - Dragon Quest Mysteries 4: Questy Boys 4 Life

October 22nd, 2021


This week, the Questy Boys return to solve more Dragon Quest mysteries and explore some DQ fan theories. Ever wondered if Chalky and Rab are the same …

S3 E41 - Dragon Quest Music & Koichi Sugiyama's Legacy

October 15th, 2021


This week, we take a look at Koichi Sugiyama's legacy and what it means for Dragon Quest music, and the future of the series. Plus, some stuff about bad pumpkins, There Will Be Blood, Tales of Arise, Persona 5, and …

S3 E40 - Dragon Quest Catch-Up: DQ X Offline, Dai Mobile Game, DQ Heroes (& Spider-Man, For Some Reason)

October 8th, 2021


This week, Austin and B.J. catch up on the latest news surrounding Dragon Quest X Offline and the new Dai mobile game. Austin also shares where he's at in his replaying of Dragon Quest Heroes. Plus, we talk about …

S3 E39 - Dragon Quest The Adventures Of Dai: A Hero's Bonds Mobile Game First Impressions

October 1st, 2021


This week, Dragon Quest The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds is out on mobile! And while that title is really long, we tried to keep our first impressions as short and story spoiler-free as possible. We also discuss the …

S3 E38 - Tales of Arise & DQ XI ("Sexy Hoots and Meat Harvests")

September 24th, 2021


This week, we talk a lot about Tales of Arise, which Austin has been playing a lot (and loving) recently. It actually has more in common with Dragon Quest XI than you might think. Plus, Dai and Dragon Quest XII news …

S3 E37 - Dragon Quest Erdrick Trilogy Timeline Discussion (Plus: Pinky Rings!)

September 17th, 2021


This week, Austin and B.J. revisit the idea of Dragon Quest timelines. This time around, we're discussing the first three games in the series, the Erdrick Trilogy, and how they may fit into the grander scheme of things. …

S3 E36 - Magic In Dragon Quest

September 10th, 2021


This week, B.J. is back and he and Austin talk about how magic affects the worlds of Dragon Quest. We take a look at magic's role in combat, …

S3 E35 - Dragon Quest Heroes - "The slime who delivers my groceries on Wednesdays."

September 3rd, 2021


This week, Austin has been replaying the first Dragon Quest Heroes. He recounts some of his favorite moments so far, discusses Tolkien Elves and …

S3 E34 - Dragon Quest VI & Chrono Trigger - Impact & Influence

August 27th, 2021


This week, Austin is taking a look at Chrono Trigger's impact and influence on Dragon Quest VI, why Yuji Horii says he'll never do another Chrono Trigger game, and all the scrapped plans from DQ5 that made it into DQ6 …

S3 E33 - Dragon Quest XI: Timelines, Tockles, & Tinfoil Hat Theories

August 20th, 2021


This week on DQFM, Austin is exploring the Dragon Quest 11 timeline and what the Altar of Ages, Tockles, and the Timewyrm all could really mean. So, …

S3 E32 - Dragon Quest Newcomer Q&A With Austin

August 13th, 2021


This week, we compiled a list of questions newcomers may have about the Dragon Quest series. So, if you've got friends who are new to the series, …

S3 E31 - Dragon Quest VIII Deep Dive (Episode Four: Bosses & Villains)

August 6th, 2021


It's episode four of our deep dive into Dragon Quest VIII! This week, Austin's mic was being weird (so sorry about that), but we sat down to talk about the most memorable bosses and baddies in DQ8. Plus, at the end, we …

S3 E30 - DQFM Classics: Rocket Slime (Which Kinda Connects To Our Dragon Quest VIII Deep Dive)

July 30th, 2021


This week, real life happened, so we weren't able to meet up and record together. However, we did record this Rocket Slime episode a couple of weeks ago. It actually ties into our Dragon Quest VIII deep dive episodes in …

S3 E29 - Dragon Quest VIII Deep Dive (Episode Three: Favorite People & Places)

July 23rd, 2021


This week on DQFM, we're continuing our discussion of characters and placed in Dragon Quest VIII. We talk about plot points like King Pavan in Ascantha, Prince Charmles and hunting for Argon Hearts, and breaking up a …

S3 E28 - Dragon Quest VIII Deep Dive (Episode Two - Favorite Towns, Locations, & Settings)

July 16th, 2021


In week two of our deep dive into Dragon Quest VIII, Austin and B.J. are discussing memorable locations and settings in the game. You can listen to what our favorite locations and towns are (and why) plus we share a …

S3 E27 - Dragon Quest VIII Deep Dive (Episode One: Playable Characters)

July 9th, 2021


This week, Austin and B.J. start their Deep Dive of Dragon Quest VIII by discussing the playable characters! We also took to the internet to ask YOU what you think of these characters and read some of those insights in …

S3 E26 - Kenshin Dragon Quest Playtime ("Treeface!")

July 2nd, 2021


This week, Austin and B.J. are discussing playing Kenshin Dragon Quest for the first time. It's in Japanese, it's a plug-and-play game from 2003, and it's hard. But we played it and still had fun (kinda)! So if you've …

S3 E25 - DQFM Classics: "Dragon Quest Swords In A Single Weekend"

June 25th, 2021


This is a classic DQFM episode (if we do say so ourselves) from 2019, in which Austin and Beej tried to play Dragon Quest Swords in a single weekend. As we've been playing Kenshin Dragon Quest (a 2003 precursor to …

S3 E24 - Post-E3 Show & Dragon Quest In 2021

June 18th, 2021


This week, something weird was going on with B.J.’s mic (so apologies for that), but we’re talking about E3, the lack of Dragon Quest, and what that …

S3 E23 - Dragon Quest At E3 2021 (Maybe?)

June 11th, 2021


This week, Austin and B.J. have prepped their usual E3 episode (except for last year, because you know, it was cancelled). We're discussing what the DQ 35th Anniversary livestream might mean for Dragon Quest …

S3 E22 - Theatrhythm Dragon Quest ("Can you feel the rhythm of the night?")

June 4th, 2021


This week on DQFM, Austin is telling B.J. and you guys all about his playthrough of Theatrhythm Dragon Quest, a Japanese-only rhythm game on the 3DS. So, if you've ever wanted to know what the game was like, listen to …

S3 E21 - Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Celebration (Thoughts after the livestream)

May 28th, 2021


Following up on our predictions in last week's episode, this week we're discussing all the new games that got announced as part of the Dragon Quest …

S3 E20 - Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Predictions

May 21st, 2021


This week on DQFM, Austin and B.J. are making their predictions about what we’ll see at the Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Livestream. We discuss some of our top picks, plus what we think of other fans’ guesses as well.

S3 E19 - Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (Part Four: "Thanks, Drake!")

May 14th, 2021


This week on Dragon Quest FM, Austin and B.J. discuss the news of the upcoming Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary livestream, speculate on DQ12, and then …

S3 E18 - Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (Part Three: "A giant slime in a crab mech suit...")

May 7th, 2021


This week on Dragon Quest FM, Austin keeps on talking about his playthrough of Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, getting to the Unshore, and finishing up the Rank B, A, and S fights for the Monster Scout Challenge. Plus, …

S3 E17 - Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (Part Two: "I think I just hate snow.")

April 30th, 2021


This week, Austin keeps on playing Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2, and keeps on telling B.J. (and you guys) all about it! This week, we're discussing …

S3 E16 - Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 (Part One: "This game is like pizza...")

April 23rd, 2021


This week, Austin and B.J. are talking about Dragon Quest Monsters Joker 2 on the Nintendo DS. Austin is starting the game for the very first time and telling B.J. (and you guys!) all about his first impressions of it. …

S3 E15 - What's Going On With Dragon Quest Mobile Games???

April 16th, 2021


This week on DQFM, Austin and Beej are talking about the state of Dragon Quest mobile games. From the new beta for Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai: A Hero's Bonds, to the recent announcements that Dragon Quest of the …

S3 E14 - Our Favorite Dragon Quest Spin-Offs

April 9th, 2021


This week, B.J.'s back to talk about our favorite Dragon Quest spin-offs. We discuss DQ Swords, DQ Heroes 1 & 2, the Builders games, Rocket Slime, and more! So if you've been hankering to hear B.J.'s "Shameless Self …

S3 E13 - Why We Love Dragon Quest VI with Liamland from DQ Slime Time

April 2nd, 2021


This week on Dragon Quest FM, Austin is joined by Liamland, the co-host of DQ Slime Time, to chat about why Dragon Quest VI is awesome, why we love it so much, and all the firsts that this entry introduced into the …

S3 E12 - Who Wants To Be A Slime-illionaire: DQFM Trivia Night (Part Two)

March 26th, 2021


This week's episode is continuing our Who Wants To Be A Slime-illionaire trivia night! Joining Austin once again for some fun Dragon Quest trivia are plattym3, LordRoto, and sackchief. This is the second and final part …

S3 E11 - Who Wants To Be A Slime-illionaire: DQFM Trivia Night (Part One)

March 19th, 2021


This week's episode is a little different. Joining Austin for some fun Dragon Quest trivia are plattym3, LordRoto, and sackchief. The game is a lot like Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but with Dragon Quest! So, we're …

S3 E10 - Yuji Horii & The Creation of Dragon Quest with Dan from Game Apartment 1C

March 12th, 2021


This week on Dragon Quest FM, Austin is joined by Dan from Game Apartment 1C for a bit of a history lesson on Yuji Horii's life leading up to the creation of Dragon Quest in 1986. This episode is FULL of fun facts about …

S3 E9 - Torneko Mystery Dungeon 3 On GBA: Fan Translation With Sam Steel

March 5th, 2021


This week, Sam Steel is joining Austin to chat about his work on the fan translation for Torneko's Mystery Dungeon 3 on the Game Boy Advance, which has a beta patch going live tomorrow, March 6th, 2021. Sam talks about …

S3 E8 - Young Yangus & The Mysterious Dungeon With Ryan Molina

February 26th, 2021


This week on Dragon Quest FM, Ryan Molina is helping Austin co-host the podcast. Ryan is here to tell Austin - and everyone else - about the Young …

S3 E7 - Crafting Dragon Quest With Elinzia, The Crafting Rogue!

February 19th, 2021


This week on Dragon Quest FM, Austin is sharing co-hosting duties with Elinzia, the Crafting Rogue! This episode is all about crafting DQ goodies, the fandom, and how making your DQ merch can be perfect for getting into …

S3 E6 - Dragon Quest, Podcasting, and Dragon Quest Podcasting with Platty from Slime Time

February 12th, 2021


Since B.J. is out for the next little bit due to his jaw, Platty from the Dragon Quest Slime Time podcast is filling in for co-hosting duties. This week, Austin and Platty discuss Platty's long history with the DQ …

S3 E5 - Dragon Quest Tact Is Out! (Character Countdown & Is It Better Than DQ Wars?)

February 5th, 2021


Dragon Quest Tact is out now, and Austin and Beej discuss all the crazy and cool characters that make up the colorful cast. From loving Majelly to …

S3 E4 - Dragon Quest Mysteries (Part Three): Questy Boys For Life

January 28th, 2021


In our third (and final, for now) episode on Dragon Quest mysteries, Austin and B.J. explore some lingering fan theories and questions submitted by …

S3 E3 - Dragon Quest Mysteries (Part Two): The Questy Boys Solve Some More!

January 22nd, 2021


It's the second episode of our Dragon Quest mysteries, and the Questy Boys are at it again! This time, we discuss some popular fan theories, Toriyama …

S3 E2 - Dragon Quest Mysteries (Part One): "The Questy Boys Are On The Case!"

January 15th, 2021


This week on DQFM, we’re talking about some of the Dragon Quest mysteries that are out there. This is just the first episode covering those mysteries, because it turns out there’s a LOT of mysteries out there and we …

S3 E1 - Dragon Quest In 2021 ("Hey nah, hey nah, B.J.'s back!)

January 8th, 2021


It’s Season Three of Dragon Quest FM, and B.J. is back! 

This week’s episode, we’re focusing on Dragon Quest in 2021. We tackle some of those big DQ rumors - like a possible Dragon Quest IX Remake - as well as Dragon …

S2 E51 - Dragon Quest VII Deep Dive (Episode Five): Final Bosses & Final Thoughts + Austin's Favorite Games of 2020

January 1st, 2021


Happy New Year!

In the final episode of Season Two (and the last episode of our Deep Dive into Dragon Quest VII), Austin shares some of his final thoughts on the game. He also discusses some of the memorable monsters …

S2 E50 - Dragon Quest VII Deep Dive (Episode Four): Human and Monster Vocations

December 24th, 2020


It’s week four of our deep dive into Dragon Quest VII! This week, Austin is talking about all the fun human and monster vocations in the game, as …

S2 E49 - Dragon Quest VII Deep Dive (Episode Three): Towns and Townsfolk

December 18th, 2020


It’s Week Three of our Deep Dive into Dragon Quest VII! This week, we’re talking about the towns (and some of the townsfolk) who make the past and …

S2 E48 - Dragon Quest VII Deep Dive (Episode Two): The Legacy of Dragon Warrior VII

December 11th, 2020


This week on Dragon Quest FM, Austin is taking a close look at Dragon Warrior VII and its legacy. The PS1 game shattered records in Japan but is …

S2 47 - Dragon Quest VII Deep Dive (Episode One): Main Characters

December 4th, 2020


This week, we start our deep dive into Dragon Quest VII. We’re mostly going to be using names from Dragon Quest VII on 3DS, and if you’re confused as to why - check out our Translations episode or just the fact that …

S2 E46 - Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Austin

November 27th, 2020


Like Veronica in DQ11, this week's episode is a little short. Austin is sick, so Beej recorded up a little something by himself. He talks about all the improvements Dragon Quest XI S has over the vanilla version - and …

S2 E45 - Dragon Quest 35th Anniversary Wishlists

November 20th, 2020


Next year is the 35th anniversary of the series, which means we will hopefully get lots of DQ goodies next year in the West! We know Square Enix and …

S2 E44 - Yakuza 7: Like A Dragon Quest For Gangsters

November 13th, 2020


This week, we’re talking about Yakuza 7 ...which is Like a Dragon (Quest). It’s a video game where players play as a Dragon Quest FAN, Ichiban Kasuga, which makes it fairly unique. It basically feels like Grand Theft …

S2 E43 - Dragon Quest Translation: "Let's Stick Our Hands In That Bear Trap"

November 6th, 2020


This week, we’re talking about translation and localization in Dragon Quest games. It’s a bit of a touchy subject with some fans. I compared it to putting my hand in a beartrap a while back. It’s like, you can’t please …

S2 E42 - Dragon Quest FM Halloween Spooktacular: Spooky Monsters & More!

October 30th, 2020


Welcome to our DQFM Halloween Spooktacular! Last year, we focused mostly on Dragon Quest’s spookiest moments. This year, though, we’re totally …

S2 E41 - Dragon Quest Tact Early Access Impressions

October 23rd, 2020


Austin had some top secret access on iOS and B.J. got selected for it on Google Play Store. So today, we’re talking about it! Austin was able to …

S2 E40 - Dragon Quest Collecting Goodness (Community Spotlight on EVERYONE'S Collections)

October 16th, 2020


This week, we’re talking all about collecting in Dragon Quest. We got to talking about toys so much last week, it seemed like a good time to do a …

S2 E39 - Dragon Quest Tact, Adventures of Dai, and Amiibo ("The Funko Pop tastes better.")

October 9th, 2020


This week on Dragon Quest FM, we're talking about a whole lotta DQ stuff!

First off, B.J. got the new Hero amiibo. He tells Austin (and you guys) all …

S2 E38 - All By Myself: The Orphan Hero Archetype In Dragon Quest

October 2nd, 2020


This week on Dragon Quest FM, we're continuing our discussion on archetypes within the series. For our final episode on the subject, we're talking about the orphan hero! Hero orphan? Orphaned hero? Whatever. You get it. …

S2 E37 - She Don't Need No Man: The Woman Warrior Archetype In Dragon Quest

September 25th, 2020


This week, we’re continuing our talks into archetypes in Dragon Quest games. So far, we’ve discussed the old man and best friend archetypes, and …

S2 E36 - BFFs 4-Eva: Best Friends and Boon Companions in Dragon Quest

September 18th, 2020


This week, we’re returning to our discussion on archetypes in DQ games. For our second episode in the series, we’re focusing on the booniest of all …

S2 E35 - Who is the Best Dragon Quest NPC? ("It's Much More Fun to Talk to a Cow")

September 11th, 2020


This week, we’re talking all about the unsung NPCs in Dragon Quest games. From our favorites, to icons, to weird oddities we’ve stumbled upon in the games.

We also have a new Patron! Real nice thank you to …

S2 E34 - Dragon Quest Music Is Awesome (Koichi Sugiyama...Not So Much.)

September 4th, 2020


This week, we’re talking about the music in Dragon Quest!

It’s a special Patreon patron-request episode. Our newest patron, Abigail, belongs to the tier that lets you choose your own episode topic, and she chose …

S2 E33 - No Country For Old Dragons: The Old Man Archetype in Dragon Quest

August 28th, 2020


After our Twitter poll on Old Men in Dragon Quest, we had to do an episode on it. Not just because the results were fun to see, but also because of …

S2 E32 - Dragon Quest: The Adventure of Dai Manga (#SpitefulManga 2: The Sequel)

August 21st, 2020


It's been a year since we did a specifically manga episode, so this week...we're talking about manga! And anime! Particularly, about The Adventures …

S2 E31 - Dragon Quest and Religion: "Hey, God, Wanna Join My Animal Farm?"

August 14th, 2020


In this episode of DQFM, we discuss the role of religion in Dragon Quest games, from confessing in churches to visiting the underworld. We talk about …

S2 E30 - Chrono Trigger is a Dragon Quest Game, Right?

August 7th, 2020


This week, we're talking about Dragon Quest's first cousin once removed...Chrono Trigger. With the 25th anniversary of its North American release coming up in just a few days, we thought that there was no better time to …

S2 E29 - Listener Q & A (Part Two: Beej's Answers)

July 31st, 2020


It's the second and final portion of our listener Q & A! This week, B.J. is back and ready to answer all your questions!

We kick off the show by celebrating the news that Dragon Quest XI S is coming to PS4, Xbox …

S E28 - Listener Q & A (Part One: Austin's Answers)

July 24th, 2020


It's time for our annual listener Q & A!

This week, B.J. is still out because of his jaw, so we split our answers into two separate episodes. He'll be back next week to give his answers on everything. This week, …

S2 E27 - Dragon Quest IV Deep Dive (Episode Four): Towns, Translations, and Final Thoughts

July 17th, 2020


It's our fourth and final episode of our Deep Dive into Dragon Quest IV!

This week, B.J. injured his jaw and can't talk, so he wrote up his thoughts and Austin reads them aloud in the show. We kick things off by giving …

S2 E26 - Dragon Quest IV Deep Dive (Episode Three): Monsters and Villains

July 10th, 2020


It's week three of our Deep Dive into Dragon Quest IV!

This time around, we're discussing the monsters and villains we liked, loved, and hated (to fight, at least). In the first part of the show, we discuss Austin's …

S2 E25 - Dragon Quest IV Deep Dive (Episode Two): Characters and Companions

July 3rd, 2020


It's week two of our Deep Dive into Dragon Quest IV!

This week, we're talking all about the main characters and playable companions that make this game so great. Warning: There are lots of spoilers for DQ IV in this …

S2 E24 - Dragon Quest IV Deep Dive (Episode One): History and Legacy

June 26th, 2020


It's the first in our Deep Dive series of Dragon Quest IV!

This week, we're starting off by discussing the history of Dragon Quest IV (Dragon Warrior IV on the NES in the States) and some of the behind-the-scenes stuff …

S2 E23 - Final Fantasy XIV vs. Dragon Quest X

June 19th, 2020


This week, we're bringing you another one of our "vs." episodes!

This time around, we're comparing two Square Enix MMORPGs we love: Final Fantasy XIV and Dragon Quest X. Turns out, they have a LOT in common! We also …

S2 E22 - Fortune Street, Itadaki Street, and Slime Bankruptcy

June 12th, 2020


This week on Dragon Quest FM we're talking about Fortune Street for the Wii, and the Itadaki Street series of games!

For the third time in the podcast's history, B.J. and Austin are in the same room again! We start the …

S2 E21 - Austin's Quarantine Cast Mini-Compilation

June 5th, 2020


This week, we are doing something a little different. Austin has a family emergency, and we have been unable to record a new episode. But that …

S2 E20 -Adventure of Dai Announcements and Dragon Quest Day

May 27th, 2020


Surprise! This week's episode is a little early, since we couldn't want to talk about the Adventure of Dai announcements we got on Dragon Quest Day. …

S2 E19 - All About the Luminary (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)

May 22nd, 2020


Welcome to Dragon Quest FM! This week, it's our final character spotlight for Dragon Quest XI, and it's all about the Luminary!

We start the episode by discussing the various ways we used him in combat, whether we think …

S2 E18 - All About That Spoilery Eighth Party Member (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)

May 15th, 2020


This week, we're talking all about SPOILER! 

Like, seriously, if you haven't played Dragon Quest XI yet, you might want to do that first. This entire episode is just one gigantic spoiler. Don't even read these notes! …

S2 E17 - All About Jade (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)

May 8th, 2020


This week, we're talking all about Jade!

We start the episode by talking about the ways we used Jade in combat, the alt outfits we loved (or didn't love), and how our play styles varied. After that, it's off to the …

S2 E16 - All About Rab (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)

May 1st, 2020


In this week's episode, we're talking all about Rab, the dirty old grandpa you can't help but love!

We start the episode by discussing how we used …

S2 E15 - All About Sylvando, Darling (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)

April 24th, 2020


This week on Dragon Quest FM we're celebrating Sylvando! He is everyone's favorite character (well, maybe not everyone, but he ranked #1 in the poll …

S2 E14 - All About Serena (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)

April 17th, 2020


This week, we’re talking about Veronica’s other half, her twin sister Serena. Like Veronica, Serena is a Keeper from Arboria.

Serena is the sweeter, …

S2 E13 - All About Veronica (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)

April 10th, 2020


It's our second character spotlight for Dragon Quest XI! This time around, we're talking all about Veronica, the sassy mage with a small stature and a big personality. Naturally, there are going to be spoilers in this …

S2 E12 - All About Erik (Dragon Quest XI Character Spotlight)

April 3rd, 2020


Character Spotlights for the cast of Dragon Quest XI! We’re going in the order that they join our hero’s party, so this first week is all about Erik!

REAL NICE THANK YOU to our two new patrons, Citrus C and Matthias! We …

S2 E11 - Questin' in the Quarantine

March 27th, 2020


It's a new week, and both Austin and B.J. have been in quarantine (like a lot of folks out there). So what have we been doing with our time? 

Well, …

S2 E10 -Dragon Quest X (Part Two): With Ryan Molina From Battle Geek Plus!

March 20th, 2020


This week, we continue our discussion of Dragon Quest X. We bring in a special guest, Ryan Molina, from Battle Geek Plus on YouTube, to help us out …

S2 E9- Dragon Quest X (Part One): Austin in Astoltia

March 13th, 2020


This week on Dragon Quest FM we're discussing Dragon Quest X! Austin started the game on Nintendo Switch a few weeks ago, and B.J. booted it up over the weekend. Yes, the game is still completely in Japanese, but you …

S2E8: Snack World vs. Dragon Quest of the Stars

March 6th, 2020


This week, we’re talking about two games we’ve been playing a ton: Level’-5’s Snack World and the mobile game Dragon Quest of the Stars! Last week, we geeked out over Dragon Quest of the Stars. Since then, we’ve spent a …

S2E7 - Dragon Quest of the Stars (First Impressions)

February 28th, 2020


This week on Dragon Quest FM, we're geeking out about the new mobile RPG, Dragon Quest of the Stars!  The game released on the night of February 24 for us, so we we managed to log in quite a few hours before recording …

S2E6 - "Dragon Quest: Your Story" is on Netflix! And We've Seen It!

February 21st, 2020


This week, we're discussing Dragon Quest Your Story, the movie that released on Netflix on February 13, 2020. We were both super excited to watch it (Austin watched it three times already), so this week's episode is all …

S2 E5 - Ten Reasons We Love Dragon Quest! (Valentine's Day Special)

February 14th, 2020


Welcome to a special Valentine's Day episode of Dragon Quest FM! This week, we're counting down the Ten Reasons We LOVE Dragon Quest. B.J. was sick and didn't have a voice, so Austin's wife Grace fills in for him. It's …

S2 E4 - "Legend of the Hero Abel" Anime Follow-Up Discussion

February 6th, 2020


Welcome to our follow-up episode on the Dragon Quest anime series, Legend of the Hero Abel. Once again, this is a mostly spoiler-free discussion of …

S2 E3 - "Legend of the Hero Abel" Anime Discussion

January 31st, 2020


Welcome to a special anime-focused episode of Dragon Quest FM! This week, we're discussing the Dragon Quest anime series, known as The Legend of the Hero Abel. The first thirteen episodes aired in English as Dragon …

S2 E2 - Starting Dragon Quest Monsters Joker

January 25th, 2020


This week, Austin starts playing Dragon Quest Monsters Joker on the Nintendo DS and talks to B.J. about it. While keeping spoilers to a minimum, we cover the first three hours of the game and Austin's initial …

S2 E1 - Dragon Quest in 2020!

January 17th, 2020


Welcome to Season Two of Dragon Quest FM! To kick off the new year, we're discussing all the confirmed and rumored Dragon Quest content we're getting in 2020, plus the surprises we may get before the year is up! Austin …

S1E34 - Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode Five): Let's Talk About Co-Op Mode and a Possible Remake!

January 10th, 2020


This week, we reach our fifth and final episode in our Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive!

We start off the episode by discussing our recent fun times with …

S1E33 - Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode Four): Let's Talk About the Gittish Empire, Postgame, and Our Favorite Games of the 2019!

January 3rd, 2020


Welcome to the fourth episode in our deep dive of Dragon Quest IX! In this episode we talk about the Gortress and all the Gittish Empire goodness we loved. Then we discuss grottos, treasure maps, and a bunch of the …

S1E32 - Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode Three): Let's Talk About Monsters, Bosses, and the Krak Pot!

December 27th, 2019


Welcome to our third episode of our deep dive into Dragon Quest IX! This week, we're talking about crafting with the Krak Pot. Austin and B.J. share their stories of crafting in other Dragon Quest games, too, and find …

S1E31-Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode Two): Let's Talk About Vocations, Costumes, and the Quester's Rest

December 23rd, 2019


Welcome to our second episode of our Deep Dive into Dragon Quest IX! This week, we're talking about Alltrades Abbey and the Quester's Rest! We also discuss our favorite costumes (and there are a TON to choose from), and …

S1E30 - Dragon Quest IX Deep Dive (Episode One): Let's Talk About Characters!

December 13th, 2019


Welcome to our first episode in our "Deep Dive" series. For the next few weeks, we'll be discussing the excellent Dragon Quest IX! It's B.J.'s favorite mainline game, and it's one of Austin's Top 5, so it seemed like …

S1 E29 - Mother, Earthbound, and Dragon Quest with Dan from GameApartment1C

December 6th, 2019


This week on Dragon Quest FM, B.J. wasn’t available. Thankfully, we already had plans to hang out with Dan from Game Apartment 1C! Dan hung out with …

S1 E28 - Dragon Quest XII Wishlists!

November 29th, 2019


Since this episode is airing on Black Friday, we figured it’s the perfect time to put together our wishlist! Not of TVs or new smartphones, but what we WISH we’d see in Dragon Quest XII!

We talk about our wishes for the …

S1 E27 - Our Top 3 Favorite DQ Games So Far

November 23rd, 2019


This week, we’re discussing our favorite Dragon Quest games (so far)!

We’re not just counting them down, though; we’re discussing WHY we love them so much!

Each of us came up with a Top 3, for time’s sake. So what were …

S1 E26 - Tips & Tricks for Dragon Quest XI S - "Alabama's #1 Dragon Quest Fan"

November 15th, 2019


Welcome to Dragon Quest FM! This is a special episode request for our newest Patreon patron, Todd Sullivan.

This week, we’re running through the tips …

S1 E25 - Have Our Opinions on Dragon Quest Changed?

November 8th, 2019


Last week, B.J. and I were both a little busy, but we hope you guys enjoyed taking a trip back in time and hearing us discuss DQ on the Geek to Geek Podcast. This week, we’re just kind of expounding upon that, …

S1 E24 - That Time Austin Was on Geek to Geek

November 2nd, 2019


Early in the year, way before DQFM was a twinkle in our eyes, Austin and Beej did a Dragon Quest podcast for Beej’s other show, Geek to Geek. Austin was just started off on his yearlong journey to play every mainline …

S1 E23 - Spooooky, Scaaaary Halloween Episode

October 25th, 2019


Welcome to a special Halloween edition of Dragon Quest FM!

For this episode, we’re going to be talking about spooooooooooooky stuff, from our favorite scary moments in Dragon Quest games to our favorite Halloween-ish …

S1 E22 - Fresh, Hot Ports

October 18th, 2019


This week, we’re talking about the many ports of Dragon Quest games! It’s a special request episode from our Patreon patron, Ty Robertson. We’re talking about our favorite (and least favorite) DQ ports, from GBC to DS …

S1 E21 - The One with Sackchief

October 11th, 2019


This week, we sit down with Dragon Quest superfan Sackchief to discuss the series, video games, and gas stations!

Along the way, we discuss favorite characters, mainline games, and play Desert Island. We also talk about …

S1 E20-Dragon Quest Austin: Echoes of an Elusive Beej

October 4th, 2019


This week, Austin is talking about Dragon Quest all by himself, since B.J. is in Mexico on a business trip.

For the first half of the show, Austin talks about all the times he missed out on playing DQ as a kid, in a …

S1 E19 - DQXI S - "Best Demo Ever Made"

September 27th, 2019


This week, we’ve got a 99% spoiler-free rundown of the Dragon Quest XI S demo. Whether you’ve played the demo already or are on the fence about buying the game yourself, we’re talking about all the ways DQ XI is a great …

S1 E18 - Final Fantasy vs Dragon Quest - "Crystals, crystals, crystals!"

September 20th, 2019


This week, we’ve got a special episode for our Patreon patron, Ty. We have a thoughtful and friendly discussion about Final Fantasy versus Dragon …

S1 E17 - Dragon Quest Monsters+ Manga - "This is our spiteful manga episode!"

September 13th, 2019


Just in time for the new release of Dragon Quest Monsters + Volume 4, which releases in English on September 17th, we’re bringing you an episode all …

S1 E15 - Dragon Quest Rocket Slime - Patreon Request Episode

August 31st, 2019


This week, we’re talking about the Dragon Quest spin-off game Rocket Slime! This a special episode, because the topic was chosen by one of our Patreon Patrons, DJPimpDaddy! As part of our Metal Slime tier, you can …

S1 E14 - Dragon Quest Swords - "IGN Gave Us Stockholm Syndrome"

August 23rd, 2019


Welcome to Episode 14 of Dragon Quest FM! This week we’re talking about Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors, which was …

S1 E13 - So Happy Together - Live Listener Q&A - "We are in the same room!"

August 17th, 2019


Do you hear that noise? It’s high-fiving! Because for the first time in the (admittedly short) history of Dragon Quest FM, B.J. and Austin are together! In the same room! We cover lots of questions, from talking about …

S1 E12 - Dragon Quest News and Announcements - "Moonwalk right out the door"

August 9th, 2019


This past week, we got tons of Dragon Quest news! We got heroes in Smash, the release of Dragon Quest Your Story in Japan, some news about DQ X that makes us want to cry, and some exciting updates about Dragon Quest XI …

S1 E11 - Memories of Dragon Quest 2 (Listener's Choice)

August 2nd, 2019


This week, we’re talking about Dragon Quest 2! We had a listener poll, and this is the topic you chose. A HUGE thanks to everyone who voted. We’re …

S1 E10 - Dragon Quest Builders 2, Part Deux - "Just exploding and pooping hearts"

July 26th, 2019


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Once again this week, B.J. and Austin have both been playing tons of Dragon Quest Builders 2, so we’re doing a quick …

S1 E9 - Dragon Quest Builders 2 Initial Impressions

July 23rd, 2019


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It’s our early impressions of Dragon Quest Builders 2! We’ll have no real story spoilers in this episode, since the game is so new. Anything we discuss story-wise is …

S1 E8 - Catch-Up Hour: Starting Dragon Quest IV and the VI Superboss

July 11th, 2019


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This week, what started out as a special Dragon Quest Catch-Up Episode, where Austin and B.J. talk about where they are in the DQ games they’re currently playing, …

S1 E7 - Dragon Quest Heroes

July 5th, 2019


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In this week’s episode of DQFM, we discuss Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2, originally released on the PS4. We discuss the difference in play styles, NPCs, and even …

S1 E6 - Dragon Quest: Your Story Speculation and Playing "Who Said It? Dr. Agon or BJ?"

June 28th, 2019


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This week, we’re discussing the latest Dragon Quest Your Story trailer and poster! Austin and B.J. are both excited for the movie, but they’re approaching it …

S1 E5- Memories of Dragon Quest 1 - "You are embarrassing, and I am a stick in the mud"

June 21st, 2019


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This week, Austin and B.J. explore early JRPGs and also talk about the first Dragon Quest (Dragon Warrior in the West).

First, they discuss the different versions …

S1 E4 - Post-E3 Dragon Quest Thoughts

June 12th, 2019


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Last episode, we went through our pre-E3 hopes and dreams. This week, we come back to reality and talk about what we got right, what we got wrong, and all of the …

S1 E3 - Our Pre-E3 Show, or The One Where All of BJ's Dragon Quest Dreams are Destroyed by Austin

June 7th, 2019


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E3 is just around the corner, and we wanted to talk about some of the most important things for us. From Dragon Quest X to XII to what we hope they let us see in DQ …

S1 E2 - Dragon Quest XI: Journey Through the Gazillion Versions

May 31st, 2019


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Dragon Quest XI has experienced incredible success in the West, and there is good cause for …

S1 E1- What Dragon Quest Game Should You Start With?

May 28th, 2019


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Dragon Quest is 33-years-old. Some of you have been there since the very beginning. BJ, for …

00 - Why We're Doing a Podcast on Dragon Quest

May 27th, 2019


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We have wanted to do a Dragon Quest podcast for some time, and we decided to finally do it. There needs to be a lot more DQ content out there, and we want to be a part of that …

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