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Episode 120 - Talking Food With the Authors of The Unofficial Legend of Zelda Cookbook

Episode 120 - Talking Food With the Authors of The Unofficial Legend of Zelda Cookbook

August 4, 2020

Warning: this episode will make you hungry. This week, we have some special guests join us for a talk all about food, Zelda, and recipes! We sat down with Aime and Walter Woods and chatted about their new cookbook, The Unofficial Legend of Zelda Cookbook! How did it come to be? How was Nintendo in this process? What inspired them to make this? What was the reaction when they surpassed their Kickstarter goal by almost 30-fold? How did they make a recipe for Dubious Food and make it taste good?! And most importantly, there's how many recipes from Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland!?

 

All this, plus hear Alasyn's count of getting her copy and cooking her first item: buttered apples! (Note: the feature image this week is legit from Alasyn's kitchen!)

 

Come join the fun, and if you're interested in checking out the book, cruise on over to their website and see the different versions of The Unofficial Legend of Zelda Cookbook available. Plus, come and hang out in their Discord!

 

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Episode 119 - Definitively Ranking the Dungeons of A Link Between Worlds

Episode 119 - Definitively Ranking the Dungeons of A Link Between Worlds

July 27, 2020

Strap yourself in, because this is a marathon episode dedicated to one of the most oft-forgotten about Zelda titles: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds! We are definitively ranking all 12 dungeons from the game, so there is a lot of go through! From Eastern Palace all the way to Lorule Castle and everything in between, we go in depth talking everything dungeon related!

Come listen to what dungeons ended up being our favorites. The gang were joined by Lorule Legend himself, Tony Harris, so make sure you bunker in and listen! PLUS - what do we think of the new Cadence of Hyrule DLC? All this and more!

 

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Episode 118 - Ask Us Anything About Zelda and Breath of the Wild 2

Episode 118 - Ask Us Anything About Zelda and Breath of the Wild 2

July 20, 2020

Another week, another episode where we know not a single thing more about Breath of the Wild 2 than we did last year. That's okay though, since we did what we do best here on the Champions' Cast: speculate! This week, we asked everyone to head over to Facebook and ask a Zelda question to get a Zelda answer, and you delivered big time!

 

We had tons of questions to answer, including what would we undo in the Zelda series, what new mechanics Breath of the Wild 2 could introduce, what Zelda game do we think is overrated, do we think we'll ever see the Picori again, how important is lore in a Zelda game to us, and what franchise we think Nintendo values more, Mario or Zelda?

 

These are just some of the great question, so come hang out with us and have some laughs!

 

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Episode 117 - Remembering Our Favorite Stealth Segments in the Zelda Series

Episode 117 - Remembering Our Favorite Stealth Segments in the Zelda Series

July 13, 2020

Metal Gear!? To hear those words uttered in a Zelda game would give me no end of joy, but then, I'm a big fan of stealthy games and Tactical Espionage Action. But after kicking around the idea, I realized that Zelda has a plethora of stealthy sections spread out in the series for us to dissect and discuss. Come hang with us as we talk Gerudo Valley, Silent Realms, the Yiga Clan Hideout, the Forsaken Fortress, and more as we offer our two cents of most of the stealth segments currently available in Zelda.

Plus, weigh in on a side bar we found ourselves discussing on the show - is Master Kohga is major letdown of a character? What do you think?

All this and more, PLUS, head over to this post right here and ask us a question for net week's show! You can only ask questions on Facebook, so make sure to give us a like and drop a Q in the comments!

 

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Episode 116 - Discussing the Best (and Worst!) Intro Dungeons in the Series

Episode 116 - Discussing the Best (and Worst!) Intro Dungeons in the Series

July 5, 2020

The Intro Dungeon: a games first dungeon that acts both as a tutorial as to how the rest of the game plays, and as a standalone experience. That's our definition anyways, so with that in mind, the gang discuss the 5 best intro dungeons in the series and give some honorable mentions to strong opening "areas". We also shoot on the worst intro sections (no points for guessing mine) and what made them so lackluster.

Come have fun as Corey returns to the show by popular demand!

Oh... and did you know? The Champions' Cast is now on Facebook! We're looking to grow our community even further, so drop us a like and a follow! VERY SOON we will be doing a Facebook AMA, so to get YOUR questions asked and answered, go and like us!

 

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Episode 115 - Going Over Zelda Dungeon’s Top 50 Dungeons List

Episode 115 - Going Over Zelda Dungeon’s Top 50 Dungeons List

June 29, 2020

We recently undertook a mammoth task here at the site and polled 30 different staff members to gauge their favorite dungeons in the Zelda series. We then took all that data and made one overall list, with the dungeons that finished highest on most peoples lists getting pints that determined their placement on our master list. We finally revealed all 50 dungeons on that list, and the gang are here to give you their thoughts on the placements and what dungeons were the biggest snubs.

This is a long one, so strap in, and make sure to check out the Top 50 Dungeons article in it's entirety here!

 

Make sure you're listening next week as we'll have an exciting announcement!

 

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Episode 114 - Reviewing A List of Proposed Changes in Breath of the Wild 2

Episode 114 - Reviewing A List of Proposed Changes in Breath of the Wild 2

June 23, 2020

A couple months ago, the Zelda Dungeon writing team put their collective heads together to think of some specific in-depth changes they wanted to see take place from Breath of the Wild to its sequel. This week on the show, we go over the list of suggested changes and weight in on what we'd like to see! Recipe Books? A customizable base? Some forgeable weapons? More exuberant music? Underwater travel? A LINK THAT CAN TALK?!

All this and more explored this week, as the gang are joined by Tony Harris, aka Lorule Legend!

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Episode 113 - Phantom Hourglass: A Retrospective

Episode 113 - Phantom Hourglass: A Retrospective

June 16, 2020

Live from Linktober's Zelda Creators Con comes an episode two years in the making - a Phantom Hourglass retrospective! Andy finally replayed Link's DS adventure for the first time in ten years and shares his thoughts with Alasyn and Mases, two big fans of the game. Is this the first bad Zelda game? What are our thoughts on Temple of the Ocean King? Do the controls kill the game for newbies? Does this game have some of the best items in the series? What do we think of Linebeck and Ciela? Does Phantom Hourglass manage to escape the shadow of The Wind Waker? All this and so much more!

JOIN US JUNE 20TH for a fundraising live stream for BLACK LIVES MATTER!

 

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Episode 112 - Remembering Link in Soulcalibur II

Episode 112 - Remembering Link in Soulcalibur II

June 8, 2020

Buckle in and grab your weapons, because this week, we go in our way back machine to reminisce about everyone's favorite Hylian Hero making an unprecedented guest appearance in Namco's 2003 fighting game, Soulcalibur II! How did this happen? How does Link play? What were his weapons like? And what was the climate of the console wars back then? All this and a ton more are up for discussion!

But that's not all! We have TWO live streams to announce - first, NEXT SUNDAY at 4 PM Central, Alasyn and I will be joined by Mases as we host a live Phantom Hourglass retrospective podcast as part of Linktober's Zelda Creator Con. Ticket's are $1 (yes, you read that right) and you'll be able to see us live as well as tons of other amazing artists. For more details, check this out.

The second (and we'll have a post coming out with more details imminently) is on JUNE 20th at 9 PM Central, we will be hosting a Live Fundraiser to help raise funds for Black Lives Matter! We'll be ranking Zelda games all night and when we hit certain donation thresholds, even more Zelda games will added to the pot! Stay tuned for an in depth announcement coming shortly!

Lots going on, so make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss any of the action!

 

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Episode 111 - Ask Us Anything About Zelda!

Episode 111 - Ask Us Anything About Zelda!

June 1, 2020

Hey everyone. It's been a tough week for all, but the gang are here to try and provide a distraction from life by answering a whole schwack of questions about Zelda! Who do we want as the next Smash fighter? What came first, Hylia or the Golden Goddesses? What moment made us the most proud to be a Zelda fan? What's the hardest shrine name in Breath of the Wild to pronounce?

All this and much more! Come hang out among friends, and if you are interested in following the links suggested at the top of the show, please click here.

 

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