Axe of the Blood God: An RPG Podcast

Kat Bailey, Nadia Oxford, and Eric Van Allen explore Final Fantasy, Skyrim, and all the best in the wonderful world of role-playing video games! Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/bloodgodpod

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Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop Game Recommendations
The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops are on the ropes, so here are the RPGs you need to nab before it's all gone.
99 min
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Axe of the Blood God 400: So, What's an RPG? w/...
The Blood God and an expert gather to discuss, after 400 episodes, what really is an RPG?
107 min
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Final Fantasy XVI Preview w/ Ash Parrish and Mi...
Why do they call it "FINAL Fantasy" when there are sixteen--oh God please put the serrated knives away, I'm just joking. This week, we invited Verge's and freelance writer/regular guest to talk about their hands-on impressions of Final Fantasy XVI...
97 min
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The Octopath Traveler 2 Review w/Jason Schreier
All of life's paths intersect and intertwine, so it was inevitable the Axe of the Blood God would walk down Octopath Traveler 2's twisted roads. This week we're joined by Bloomberg's , who was less than enthused about the original Octopath Traveler....
81 min
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Rad RPG Recommendations w/Rebekah Valentine
Axe of the Blood God listeners often come to us for RPG recommendations, and we're happy to oblige (with help from ). We're especially happy when said recommendations are specific, even weirdly so. We'll admit up front that we sadly don't have a...
103 min
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Tears of the Kingdom + The Return of Baten Kait...
February is truly when the northern hemisphere gets winter-weary, so hurrah on Nintendo for lighting our lives with another Nintendo Direct presentation. And what an unexpected presentation it was. While we knew we were going to get another trailer...
94 min
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Sharlayan Dropouts Valentione’s Day Special: FF...
It’s the battle of the babes this month on Sharlayan Dropouts as we go wall-to-wall to figure out which hotties buff our hosts to max potency. That’s right, we’re ranking the Top 12 stone foxes, the veritable mamacitas, of Final Fantasy XIV....
92 min
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Forsooth! This Way Madness Lies w/Robert Boyd
Madness? This...is...no, no, I'm not going to finish this. Drag me, I deserve it. Just make sure to eviscerate me while listening to our awesome conversation with Robert Boyd, the maker of . Do you like Shakespeare? Do you like PC Engine Magical Girl...
100 min
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Are We Past the Golden Age of RPGs? Or Are We L...
When you think of the "RPG Golden Age," what comes to mind? The SNES, certainly--who can deny the brilliance of Chrono Trigger? (Except for Eric Van Allen, who has been banished to the Naughty Step to think about what he said.) But what if we're...
92 min
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Fire Emblem Engage w/ Alyse Stanley
Eric had to shoulder the entirety of the show last week because Kat went skiing and Nadia had the audacity to catch COVID, but the gang is well and truly back together this week! Writer and WaPo editor joins the crew to talk about Fire Emblem Engage,...
83 min
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Let's Talk About Chained Echoes w/ Austin Walker
Kat and Nadia are both out this week, so Eric shifts into a different gear to chat about the mech-fantasy RPG Chained Echoes with Friends at the Table's Austin Walker! The pair discuss 2022's late-in-the-year surprise hit and why it's captured their...
83 min
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Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 19: An Audio Tour o...
Put on your Hawaiian shirt and cargo shorts because it’s tourist season in Eorzea! In this episode of Sharlayan Dropouts we’re taking you on a guided tour. Either listen as a standalone episode or follow along in-game for the Ultimate Immersive...
45 min
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Which Trends Will RPGs Adopt Most Over the Next...
Not a single person is ready for 2023, but guess what! It's happening anyway! Time is kind of a dick like that. So Kat, Nadia, and Eric just steel themselves this week and take the full-bodied plunge back into work. That's why this week's episode is...
79 min
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What to Expect From Axe of the Blood God in 2023!
Hello and welcome to Year 3 of the Axe of the Blood God! It's going to be an absolutely massive year for RPGs, and that means big things for the podcast. Here's just some of what we have planned as we move through 2023: An expansion to Youtube! We had...
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The Axe of the Blood God's Big Ol' 2023 RPG Pre...
Happy New Year! 2023's launch also marks the launch of new RPGs. Like, lots of RPGs. This is going to be a busy, busy year. Kat, Nadia, and Eric go over their most anticipated titles for the upcoming 365 days, and also take a few stabs at industry...
76 min
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The RPG Year in Review 2022 w/ Mike and Victor
The year is coming to a close, and so we're looking back on all the role-playing games 2022 delivered. Kat, Nadia, and Eric are joined by the Sharlayan Dropouts Mike and Victor to help break down all the happenings in the RPG world this year,...
126 min
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The Games We Loved (But Weren't So Hot On Later)
Kat has returned to the Axe of the Blood God, and all she got was a nasty cough. Well, that and memories that'll last a lifetime, or something like that. She's come back home just in time to enjoy a very chill episode of the show, which delves into...
87 min
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Sharlayan Dropouts: Hoplology 101 - The Veil of...
Fans of Ivalice, the history of visual novels, and the works of Jean-Luc Godard might just find something to sink their teeth into this episode. Victor explores the many twists and turns in the surprisingly robust history behind Final Fantasy XIV: A...
38 min
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The 2022 Game Awards + This Year's Hidden Gem R...
The universe has survived another bout of Geoff Keighly's Game Awards, where the real awards are the memes mined from cynical adults' Twitter timelines. Does that work grammatically? Eh, whatever. Point is, Geoff Keighly threw a party and now there...
94 min
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The Year of Tactics 2022 Recap w/ Leana Hafer
This week on Axe of the Blood God, friend of the pod joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric as they talk about one of this year's most popular RPG sub-genres: The strategy game. From turn-based to real time, from revision to brand-new IP, there was a lot going...
92 min
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Mass Effect
For the June 2021 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric take a deep dive into the first game of the Mass Effect series! They trace its origins as the follow-up to Knights of the Old Republic, delve into its soundtrack, and pick...
141 min
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Sharlayan Dropouts 2022 Thanksgiving Special w/...
Hop on the airship back to your hometown and listen to your favourite Final Fantasy XIV podcast, now on the free feed! The Dropouts bring a very special guest to family dinner, author of Fight, Magic, Items, Aidan Moher, to discuss the impact FFXIV...
68 min
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Review w/ Reb Valentine
This week on Axe of the Blood God, IGN's joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric as they step into Pokemon Heaven courtesy of Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Wait a second. Maybe it's more like Pokemon Hell, since Scarlet and Violet are, uh, really buggy. Do the...
105 min
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Star Ocean: The Divine Force Review w/ John Lin...
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Digital Foundry's joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric for a detailed discussion about Star Ocean: The Divine Force. It's been a Canis Major's age since Square Enix did anything with Star Ocean, and the Blood God crew is...
96 min
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Final Fantasy XVI Controversy, Twitter's Implos...
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric lose themselves to chaos. The smash launch of Marvel Snap dang near caused something to snap in their brains, it seems. Or maybe they're just jumpy because Twitter—a major source of networking...
104 min