OSMcast! Show #162: NieR: Automata

When in doubt, sleep in and have androids do the work. Especially if humanity is is threated by extinction via machines sent for our doom by space aliens. At least that seems to be the case for our latest episode!  We are talking about Yoko Taro’s NieR: Automata, developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. We also talk about some other classic OSMcast topics like TV shows from Norway, manga, and Pokémon! And at the end, feelings.


Hope everyone enjoyed the episode! We also just want to take a moment and point out that A.) Our wonderful editor Anna is very good and she deserves all the praise one can give. B.) Basil really should make a list of things to say at the end so he never forgets that. C.) That the actual sequel to NieR: Automata is happening in Final Fantasy XIV and somehow we for got to mention that in this episode! Thankfully, we have a whole FFXIV podcast now we can mention that for next time…

But until then, have some Time Cues!

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 5: The Dungeons of A Realm Reborn (Part 2)

Hello Adventurers! We are once again canvasing memory lane, bringing you the back half of the dungeons of A Realm Reborn. From Patch 2.1 all the way to Patch 2.5. Let us regale you with times long past, back when these level 50 dungeons were once the height of difficulty! The heady salad days of Final Fantasy XIV dungeons where you would get three, three whole new dungeons to a patch! The good, the bad, and the puns that graced the required quests to open them, in this issue of the Carbuncle Chronicle. 

OSMquest! Adventure Skeletons: The Journey to Villageburg

Hark! What’s that,  you hear? The grand return of the OSMquest?! Forsooth! It IS!!! So here’s the game. Sometimes, you feel like a skeleton. In a dungeon. And you get bored. So you go on a road trip. Some may call it… An adventure. Especially if you are playing the game Adventure Skeletons by Grant Howitt and Chris Taylor. Which… we were! You can find the game we played, and a whole bunch more, over at https://gshowitt.itch.io/!

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 4: The Dungeons of A Realm Reborn (Part 1)

Hello Adventurers! With Patch 5.3 still very much something on the horizon we decided dig way, way back: To the original relaunch of the game. Patch 2.0, or as we tend to call it now, ARR for A Realm Reborn!  And from our digging, we found dungeons! A bunch of them! So for this issue of the Carbuncle Chronicle, we are tackling the first set of dungeons introduced in Patch 2.0. From Sastasha all the way to Amdapor Keep. 

OSMcast! Show #161: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ever think that maybe the world would be a better place if you just blew some daggum Mako Reactors? Well, Barret Wallace did and maybe he was on the right track. In fact he was right in 1997, and he was right today too. And now you can live that Barret Wallace life in full glorious HD thanks to the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Which by the by, is the what our new episode is all about! All two hours of it. Well, most of it, anyway!


OK, well we all can’t be cool like Barret and blow up Mako Reactors to save the planet. But we can all go to https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ and find out other ways to help. And now, Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcasting – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:46
  • Moments of OSM – 05:08
    • City Hunter – 05:17
    • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power – 08:29
    • Ranma ½ – 12:32
    • Somali and the Forest Spirit – 14:38
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake, Sans Spoilers– 21:16
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake, Full of Spoilers – 61:21
    • Doug and Kevin discuss Final Fantasy VII relationships – 79:31
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about Final Fantasy VII Remake – 82:34
    • Final Thoughts – 109:20
    • OSMs out of OSM – 114:36

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 3: Our Connections to Final Fantasy, and MMOs in General

Hello Adventurers! So the world outside is pretty dire, where frankly the Garleans are feeling like the lesser evil to real life right now. So if you need something to take your mind off things, we have got you covered. In this Issue of the Carbuncle Chronicle we turn back to clock to where we got started with the Final Fantasy series. And we reminisce on our journeys through MMOs till we reached Final Fantasy XIV. 

OSMcast! Show #160: Community

Remember back in the day, when you could throw a bunch of people into the same space together? Just bunch a people all grouped up into rooms, to be able to get some education? Yeah, it was a fairy tale then too. But maybe, just maybe, if you went to Greendale Community College you could learn a lesson. About life. Or, at least how TV shows work. This is the OSMcast! episode where we talk about the TV show Community, created by Dan Harmon.


First things first, congrats to John and Mike for finally getting Twitch Affiliate for TheseAreVideoGames! Secondly, sure you should probably watch Community on Netflix, so they’ll spend Netflix money on the hopefully eventual Community movie!

Thirdly, MomoConline just wrapped up! I hope everyone enjoyed the virtual con experience. If you want to go back in time to relive those virtual memories, check out Momocon’s YouTube page! We know that they are uploading panels from the weekend, which include some of ours! At least, until the copyright faeries take them away…

Fourthly, Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcasting – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:35
  • TheseAreVG, The Now Twitch Affiliated Channel! – 02:17
  • Moments of OSM – 03:37
    • Roman Empire (the Netflix Documentary) – 03:43
    • Star Trek: Discovery – 05:37
    • Laid-Back Camp – 10:43
    • Kid Icarus (the NES one!) – 12:56
    • Record of Lodoss War -Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth- – 16:33
  • Community – 17:49
    • Community, Sans Spoilers
    • Community, Full of Spoilers, but ALSO Questions from Listeners Like You! (Look, we had a lot of questions!) – 44:14
    • OSMs out of OSM and Final Thoughts – 76:35

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 2: Moogle Treasure Trove – The Hunt for Law

Hello Adventurers! We have once again braved the wilds of Eorzea and Norvrandt to bring you latest in all things awesome in Final Fantasy XIV. Last time, we broke down the latest Liver Letter and got hyped for Patch 5.3. This time, we break down the latest event in game, starting today! It’s the latest in the Itinerant Moogle series, where you can run old content, and get cool loot. 

OSMcast! Show #159: BEASTARS

It’s a dog eat dog world out there! Or rather, a wolf eat rabbit world? At least a predator could eat prey world, expect that’s looked down upon and really just a bad idea to do. At least that’s the world of BEASTARS, the latest Netflix craze from the anime studio Orange based off the manga by Paru Itagaki. Which coincidentally, is the topic of this episode! Crazy how that works.  


Watch BEASTARS! Read BEASTARS! Join the Third Impact Anime Discord, the unofficial official OSMcast Discord Because Basil is Lazy and Also Scared If We Had a Public OSMcast Discord No One Would Join.

Anyroad, also don’t forget Momocon is doing online things all this month! On Thursdays and Saturdays for the this week from 7pm to 10pm EST via their Twitch channel, they’ll be playing some of the best moments from past Momocons. And from May 21 thru the 24th check out the Virtual Big Show. MomoConline! You may even see some OSMcast panels while you are there…

(Oh, and buy some sweet Momocon swag, while you still can!) And now, Time Cues:

  • We start the OSMcasting – 0:00
  • General Gabbing – 0:33
  • Moments of OSM – 05:31
    • Final Fantasy VII on the Switch – 05:44
    • Final Fantasy VII Remake– 10:33
    • Persona 5 Royal (but really more FF7R*) – 14:53
    • The Lighthouse Question that Gerald asked, is finally answered! – 19:07
    • BEASTARS, Sans Spoilers – 20:58
    • BEASTARS, Full of Spoilers – 42:49
    • Questions from Listeners Like You about BEASTARS – 51:41
    • Final Thoughts – 72:22
    • OSMs out of OSM – 75:15

*Editor’s note: Oh my god you guys are doing this as a whole show next week get on with it!

The Carbuncle Chronicle Issue 1: Letter from the Producer LIVE Part LVIII

Hello Adventurers! Warriors of Light Darkness! Welcome to the latest addition to the OSMcast! Family: The Carbuncle Chronicle, our dedicated Final Fantasy XIV podcast! Every other week, we’re gonna tackle a different subject about FFXIV. In this episode, we cover the recently released Letter from the Producer LIVE from Naoki Yoshida and the FFXIV team. 

They talk about the impact that COVID-19 has had, causing development delays. They also read a wonderful letter from a doctor who plays FFXIV, and a preview of the eventual Patch 5.3: Reflections in Crystal. If you would like to read along with us chattering away, the dev team just released their text digest of the Live Letter!

We hope you enjoyed this new podcast series! Next time, we’re gonna talk about a more personal topic, about our experience with Final Fantasy and MMOs in general.