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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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...
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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...
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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
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Class Conscious: Monks w/ Danielle Riendeau
This week on the Axe of the Blood God RPG podcast, Kat and Nadia have both gone out for cigarettes, which means that Eric is in charge. Our boy keeps his head on his shoulders and invites Mike Williams of Sharlayan Dropouts to talk about our next...
96 min
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Phantasy Star
To honor the legacy of Rieko Kodama, who passed earlier this year, we are releasing this episode for free to all listeners.  For the August 2021 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, Kat and Nadia are joined by Shane Bettenhausen for an...
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Talking P5 Royal, Mario + Rabbids, Trails From ...
The weather is truly colorful and crisp — provided you live in the northern hemisphere and aren't currently in the grip of a climate change-fueled heatwave. Either way, it's a good time to stay indoors and play the piles of RPGs that are currently...
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Special: Tim Rogers on Boku no Natsuyasumi, Why...
Following the release of , we welcome Tim Rogers to talk about this PS1 classic, which has plenty of connections to modern RPGs like Persona 5. Naturally, the conversation spreads out to hit many different topics within the realm of RPGs, including: ...
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Pantheon Mini: Valkyria Chronicles
War is hell. Unless you're talking about Valkyria Chronicles, the much-celebrated tactics RPG by Sega. See, war is still hell in Valkyria Chronicles, but it's also very pretty and fun to play. This week, very special guest and valued Blood God Patreon...
97 min
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Cyberpunk Sequel, Witcher Trilogy: Analyzing Al...
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric talk about CD Projekt Red's (overly?) optimistic road map for the future of Cyberpunk 2077 and the Witcher series. Looks like CD Projekt is working hard to repair Cyberpunk's tarnished reputation...
84 min
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Does Cyberpunk 2077 Deserve Its Redemption Arc?...
CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 is currently experiencing something of a redemption arc. Does the (hugely) troubled RPG necessarily deserve said arc, though? Well…yes, but also no. This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric invite...
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99 Potions x Axe of the Blood God: Our Problema...
For this week's episode we're joined by the very talented folks behind 99 Potions, Fantbyte's dedicated RPG podcast that was unfairly cut short by the site's recent layoffs. In solidarity with our fellow creators, we invited , , , , and on the show...
123 min
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The September Nintendo Direct: Paradise for RPG...
This week on the Axe of the Blood God RPG podcast, Kat is out and Nadia learns one more time that it's really just that easy to take an inherently chaotic podcast and make it twice as dizzying. Friend of the show (and Nadia's former employer in the...
114 min
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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, Harvestella, Tactic...
This week, Axe of the Blood God tackles the 2022 fall RPG preview—which feels like a nutty thing to say, since summer only started yesterday. Right? Right…? Oh. Thankfully, RPGs help take away the sting of passing time for a little while. And it...
101 min
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Rings of Power, House of the Dragon, and RPGs +...
The fall season is upon us, and more fantasy shows than you can shake a wizard's staff at are popping up! Since RPGs and fantasy have a fair bit to do with one another, we brought on IGN's Alex Stedman to chat about House of the Dragon, The Rings of...
96 min
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Does Sony Need More First-Party RPGs?
It's a slim week at the Blood God, so we dipped into our rainy day bucket of topics to discuss Sony's first-party games. Does it need more first-party offerings, or should it stick to its third-party deals? We discuss all that and more, including: ...
98 min
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Souls Hackers 2 Review w/ Michael Higham and Di...
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric have a (digital) devil of a time talking about Soul Hackers 2. They're joined by superstars Michael Higham and Diego Argüello, who both have plenty to say about this strange game. It appears...
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Delays, Delays, Delays + What's the Right Lengt...
This week on Axe of the Blood God: It's letter tiiime, it's letter tiiime! Kat, Nadia, and Eric answer questions asked by YOU, our grand Blood God listeners! What is the gang's favorite class in Xenoblade Chronicles 3? What new regional forms should...
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Game Developer Quest: Falcom - 1980s, Pokemon Reax
It's another busy week on Axe of the Blood God. Two hefty topics are packed into one convenient episode: New Pokemon Scarlet and Violet information, on top of the beginning of the Nihon Falcom Developer Quest. Listen in as Kat, Nadia, and Eric talk up...
88 min
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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review w/ Autumn Wright
This week on Axe of the Blood God, it's time to bask in the Monado's power! Special guest Autumn Wright talks to Kat, Nadia, and Eric about Xenoblade Chronicles 3. How does the third game in this sometimes-bumpy series hold up? How does it compare to...
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Live A Live Review w/ Reb Valentine
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Nadia and Eric are joined by their special friend, Reb Valentine of IGN. Together, they Live A Live, Laugh A Laugh, and Love A Love. That's right: Reb reviewed the long-awaited 2DHD remake of the highly unusual Super...
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The 10 Best RPG Parties Of All Time, Ranked w/ ...
  Today on a very special episode of Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric party down with friends of the show  and . Nota bene: "Party down" in this instance means getting down to brass tacks and debating the best parties RPGs...
114 min