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

Leisure
Video Games
Technology
151
PC RPG Quest - 1990s: The Silver Age Of RPGs
Turn on Nickelodeon and feed your Tamagotchi, because it's time for the '90s PC RPG Quest here at Axe of the Blood God. John Walker of joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric as they talk about this very tumultuous time in PC RPG history. The genre underwent...
93 min
152
Is a Chrono Cross Remake On the Way?
Last week was the Giving of Thanks, and Eric returned to his ancestral home to prepare the necessary sacrifices. That means Kat and Nadia are alone for this episode, just like the good ol' days of... er, maybe a month ago? Point is, this is a very...
90 min
153
Sharlayan Dropouts Episode 5: Endwalker Predict...
When we last met our Warriors of Light, they were confident they'd be Thal's balls-deep in Endwalker by this point. Fate had other plans in mind, as Endwalker won't be accessible until December 3. Hey, Final Fantasy XIV is a Square Enix RPG. It's...
71 min
154
Shin Megami Tensei 5 Review
What, you wanna listen to Axe of the Blood God's very special Shin Megami Tensei 5 episode, guest starring Game Informer's ? Hmmm... gimme one life stone. I'll also take 300 macca and a shitload of your health! Just kidding -- your friendship is more...
91 min
155
Cowboy Bebop Complete Series Ranking: The Top 10
In Part 3 of our complete Cowboy Bebop series ranking, we tackle the Top 10 alongside In so doing we tackle some of the following topics: - What's the deal with Julia? - Who had the best arc? - Why does Toys in the Attic rule so much? - What happens...
144 min
156
Is This Shin Megami Tensei's Big Moment?
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric discuss how Atlus would really love it if the west got the hang of making demonic pacts. We know Shin Megami Tensei V is out, and we know it's a great game -- but why hasn't the series made much...
91 min
157
The Cowboy Bebop Complete Series Ranking, Part 2
In Part 2 of our complete Cowboy Bebop series ranking, we tackle episodes 16 through 10! In so doing, we hit some of the following topics: - Our personal favorite episodes - How Cowboy Bebop pays tributes to movies from the 60s and 70s - The wildness...
77 min
158
Defending Legend of Dragoon w/ SuperDerek RPGs
Well I'll tell you what, that daggum Kat recently got herself in a whole heap of Twitter trouble when she sassed Legend of Dragoon. On this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God, Kat apologizes for her sharp words -- but she also struggles to...
88 min
159
The Cowboy Bebop Complete Series Ranking, Part 1
Cowboy Bebop is one of the greatest anime ever made, and with a live-action series headed to Netflix, now is the perfect time to revisit this animated classic! We're joined by What a Cartoon and Talking Simpsons Host Henry Gilbert to rank episodes 24...
77 min
160
PC RPG Quest - 1980s: The Rise of JRPGs w/ PC98...
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric board the Magic School Bus and travel back to the very beginnings of JRPG development. makes a guest appearance to delve deep into the machine that arguably started it all: The humble PC-88....
95 min
161
An Ode to the Ogre Battle Series
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Nadia, Kat, and Eric battle ogres with the help of a very special guest, Waah! Yes, our generous $100 Patron finally gets to shine on-stage, and he's picked a very cool topic: Square Enix's half-forgotten Ogre Battle...
95 min
162
Sharlayan Dropouts Episode 4: The Big Huge Hand...
Smoke 'em if you got 'em because it's time for a brand-new episode of Sharlayan Dropouts--Axe of the Blood God's cool and fashionable Final Fantasy XIV podcast. This week, Nadia and Mike talk about what it was like to go hands-on with a preview build...
74 min
163
How Dragon Slayer and Xanadu Changed RPGs As We...
There be dragons and dragon slayers in this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God. Faithful Patron Brian Cowan (thank you!) requested that Nadia, Kat, and Eric wade neck-deep into the fascinating historical muck that is Falcom's Dragon Slayer series....
91 min
164
The Spookiest RPG Creepypastas
Axe of the Blood God gets sPooOoOoky this week as Kat, Nadia, and Eric talk about "creepypasta" RPGs. Creepypasta is a weird term, but you're probably familiar with what it entails: Stories about haunted games that some poor hapless schmuck picked up...
76 min
165
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Review w/ Ja...
Who amongst us is truly righteous? It's probably not a great idea to look at Axe of the Blood God for paragons of virtue. That's why Nadia, Kat, and Eric invited Jason Wilson back this week to review Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. What's good?...
86 min
166
PC RPG Quest - 1980s: The Golden Age Of RPGs
The '80s are alive and well in our souls -- and on Axe of the Blood God, too. This week, Nadia and Kat are joined by their good pal Jason Wilson as they continue the PC RPG Quest. It all started in the '70s, but PC RPGs got a major boost thanks to the...
77 min
167
Sharlayan Dropouts: FFXIV Live Letter Discourse...
It's a new month, which means the Sharlayan Dropouts have huddled themselves in the smoke hole again. (They just keyed Fourchenault's Chocobo chariot; best they lay low for a while.) Nadia, Victor, and Mike talk about the very lengthy Final Fantasy...
73 min
168
The Spooniest Episode: Bards In RPGs
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Nadia and Kat get a little spoony and talk about one of the oldest and most controversial RPG classes: The Bard. Generous $50 Patron Drew Waranis requested we talk about these golden-throated music makers, and the...
81 min
169
The Great Tales Ranking, Part 2
In this special episode of Axe of the Blood God, we continue our celebration of Namco Bandai Tales series by ranking all of its biggest games -- from the lowly Tales of the Tempest to the much-loved Tales of Symphonia!   In Part 2, we jump into...
105 min
170
Tales of Arise Review w/ Eric Van Allen
Tales of Arise has finally arrived, and it's bigger than ten Super Bowls. This week, Kat and Nadia are joined by USgamer alumni (and host) Eric Van Allen as they dive deep into the latest entry in this beloved but oft-troubled RPG series. Is this the...
96 min
171
The Great Tales Ranking, Part 1
In this special episode of Axe of the Blood God, we continue our celebration of Namco Bandai Tales series by ranking all of its biggest games -- from the lowly Tales of the Tempest to the much-loved Tales of Symphonia! In Part 1, we examine some of...
89 min
172
The Fall 2021 RPG Preview: The RPGs to Watch Th...
Summer's going fast, nights are growing colder. It's nearly fall --and with fall comes the holiday games rush. This week, Kat and Nadia discuss some of the RPGs we can expect to see stuffed in the depths of Santa's sack. We have Tales of Arise and...
82 min
173
Final Fantasy IV Turns 30, And We Rank Its Heroes
This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat is absent and it takes Nadia a grand total of ten minutes to wreck the joint. With no Kat to enforce the rules, Nadia is free to jabber about Final Fantasy IV, which she does for two hours alongside Ash Paulsen...
111 min
174
Pantheon Mini: Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
We've been there, and now we're back again: The Summer of the Rings draws to its close with a mini Pantheon of the Blood God episode. Kat and Nadia go in-depth with EA's The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age for the PS2. Does it deserve to go into the...
86 min
175
PC RPG Quest - 1970s: Of Mainframes and Roguelikes
It's finally time to start the PC RPG Quest, because without knowledge of our past, there can be no future. This week, Kat and Nadia look back at the primal roots of RPGs, especially games written and played on the giant university mainframes of the...
77 min