Following a JRPG-studded series of game announcements, Caspius, SiliconNooB, and Mel develop an acute case of optimism about the state of the industry; and, their jollity is only increased when they learn of the sequel to Caspius' favourite game: Chess.
When SiliconNooB claims illness so that he can embark on a cross-continent booze-up forbidden by Lusipurr, Imitanis steps into the breach, only to discover that fortune has already tailored the news for The Day Tonight's Australian correspondant.
Lusipurr invents a death-free alternative to swatting, but Adeki prefers global thermonuclear war. Meanwhile, Imitanis lines up 360-no-scope-headshots on both of them before the arrival of the Worst of the Year awards prevents further staff deaths.
It is the new year in Australia when Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, Adeki, and Sebastian reflect upon the worst of 2016. Attempting to foster a sense of optimism for the year 2017, the panelists' efforts begin well, but quickly go awry thanks to Nintendo.
Lusipurr and SiliconNooB rejoice in reaching podcast production parity: the culmination of years of RPGamer staff walkabouts, holidays, junkets, and sundry days-off on the occasion of births, deaths, weddings, funerals, feasts, fasting, and boredom.
Whilst Merlin and Arthur discuss justice on the battlements, Lusipurr and SiliconNooB discuss underboob in the basement. South Africa rebounds in the Cricket, anime Star Trains are compared, and Final Fantasy XV gains the mechanics of Animal Crossing.