Save Point #05 The Idiot's Guide to Getting Started in Eorzea

Astral Era banner by  Stephanie Sybydlo

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Robert invites Derek Heemsbergen of the Astral Era podcast and RPGFan to MisanthroPlay for a brief discussion of their individual histories with MMORPGs, before Robert prods Derek to explain what makes Final Fantasy XIV so special, as well as tips for newcomers on how to get to grips with its lush world.

Be sure to follow Derek on Twitter, listen to his podcasts Astral Era and Random Encounter, and check out his OpenCritic.

Save Point #04 Dominique Pamplemousse in "It's All Over Once the Fat Lady Sings" (feat. Justyna Burzynska)


In this mini-episode, Robert invites illustrator, whackademic, and prankster Justyna Burzynska for a discussion of Dominique Pamplemousse, the claymation point and click musical starring a genderqueer private eye. Even if you don't like musicals, there's a lot to enjoy here.

Follow Justyna on Twitter, Tumblr, or Instagram.

Save Point - Virginia Spoilercast

Surprise! It's your third week of MisanthroPlay in a row. This week, Robert and Alvin talk through Virginia, the cinematic debut from Variable State. We're both of the opinion that Virginia is a game best experienced blind, so if you haven't played it yet, stop right here and come back once you've finished, because we spoil the heck out of this one.

In short, Virginia is pretty damn excellent, and we think you'll enjoy both the game and this episode. Don't forget to send us a message with your interpretation of the game's symbolism for a chance to be read on our next mailbag episode.

Save Point - Kara no Shōjo

In this week's Save Point, Robert talks about Innocent Grey's adult visual novel Kara no Shōjo. Set in post-war Tokyo, Kara no Shōjo follows private detective Tokisaka Reiji as tries to track down a serial killer responsible for the deaths of several high school girls. It's a problematic work, but a fascinating one nonetheless.

Advance warning: this episode describes scenes of sexual violence. Listener discretion advised.