“What Is It About Side Quests?” (MAGE CAST Expansion Pack)

Hey, so I really like this idea!
-The Well-Red Mage



abxy1 “The following is a contributor post by the ABXY Mage.”

This is an official TWRM, podcast announcement.

Are you the stranger everyone’s talking about? Buy me a drink and I’ll tell you a story…

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It’s been about a year since I first learned about The Well-Red Mage. One day, while bored at home, I came across a tweet in which Red was asking for writers to contribute to a group collaboration covering the Final Fantasy series and spinoffs. While not a professional writer, or even a practicing blogger, I decided to send a message requesting more information and inquiring into the writer’s requirements.

To my extremely pleasant surprise, I got a response! An honest but supportive article about Final Fantasy Mystic Quest for Final Fantasy: A Crystal Compendium became my first contribution to The Well-Red Mage in February of 2018.

A few months later, after starting a new job and a new life, in a new state, I was invited to officially become a mage.


I should probably just go ahead and write a review for this game, huh?

Since then, I have seen the list of contributors grow. I have seen the list of supporters grow. The amount of articles and projects continue to increase.

Rooted in long-form, written critique, The Well-Red Mage then began to branch out into the world of sound. TWRM Radio, a series of themed mixes of video game music meant to aid in both relaxation and appreciation, is a collaborative effort by the mages, keeping in spirit with the The Well-Red Mage.

With an active Discord chat and the writers’ natural inclination to discuss games, it was a no-brainer to combine these more casual conversations with the audio branch of TWRM.

And so, MAGE CAST was born.

As you should already know, MAGE CAST is an ensemble podcast that takes an in-depth look into a single game, each episode. It’s great. And, I’m not just saying that because I’ve been on two episodes.

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Now, I am more honored than I am able to express to announce the newest addition to TWRM’s audio branch:

MAGE CAST: Side Quests

Side Quests will be a new, supplementary podcast hosted by me, The ABXY Mage. Not every episode will have the same format. Some will be general conversations about a game’s genre, topic, tropes, etc. Some will be point-counterpoint discussions about games and gaming related topics.

The first episode will feature my good friend, The Well-Red Mage, and will focus on the relationship between video games and music.

A second episode is nearly finished being planned out.

The last piece of the equipment will be here any day now.

Now that you are all caught up on the story, are you ready for some Side Quests?

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The ABXY Mage leads a double life of unfathomable hipness, if his expertise in jazz is any indication. Music maker, fandangoist, writer, you can find this hip cat as ABXY Reviews on Twitter and on YouTube.


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