Axe of the Blood God: An RPG Podcast
Axe of the Blood God: An RPG Podcast
Axe of the Blood God
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
February Mailbag
It's letter tiiiiime, it's letter time!! It's everyone's favourite time of year; Letter Time! Join Kat, Nadia, and Eric as they tackle some hard-hitting questions like "what's your favourite juice?" If you'd like to submit questions for our next mailbag episode be sure to join our discord at patreon.com/bloodgodpod! Also in this Episode: Helldivers 2 What roles do the hosts like to play and why Because Nadia got high, Nadia got high, Nadia got high Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 3:30 - Letter Time 3:44 - Levelling 14:56 - Juice 20:10 - Potion or Food? 22:24 - Shiren and Unicorn Overlooked? 27:50 - Nintendo Direct Rumors 35:12 - Minigames 42:45 - Sicko Mode 48:40 - Fav Pantheon 53:40 - Happiness 59:50 - Random Encounters 1:10:40 - The Tavern 1:27:40 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook Music Used in this Episode: Do Your Best! - [Breath of Fire III] A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana] The Runaround Part III - [Final Fantasy VII Remake: Intergrade] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 19
1 hr 39 min
Why Making a Great RPG Romance Is Harder Than Ever
Love is in the air; as long as the project roadmap has made allowances for it in the overall budget! Kat, Nadia, and Eric talk about the best and worst relationships in RPGs. How do you write a natural relationship in a videogame? Should relationships just be a means to an end? Will anyone bring up Sakura Wars? It's an S-rank Support Conversation on this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God! Also in this Episode: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Demo out now! The flames of the console wars are fanned once again Do platforms even matter anymore? The Last of Us theme park She Who Became The Sun book club! Dungeon Meshi / Delicious in Dungeon Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 10:248 - RPG Romance 49:04 - Random Encounters 1:07:32 - The Tavern 1:40:20 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook Music Used in this Episode: Do Your Best! - [Breath of Fire III] A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana] My Blue Sky - [Sakura Wars] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 12
1 hr 36 min
How Did Persona Get So Big, Persona 3 Reload Impressions, State of Play, and More w/ Kenneth Shepard
The Three Musketeers, 3 Ninjas, Persona 3. Just a few examples of franchises that began with 3. And here to celebrate the remake, Persona 3 Reload, are Kat, Nadia, Eric, and special guest Kenneth Shepard! They discuss differences between the original, the perfect starting off point for players new to the series, and why there's never been a Persona 1 or 2! Also in this Episode: Vote Princess Maker 2 for the Pantheon Granblue Fantasy: Relink The Year of Shadow the Hedgehog Linda³ Again! LETS GO! YOU DONT EVEN KNOW, DUDE! Xbox drama Suicide Squad kills the Justice League and so do the Teen Titans Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 05:20 - Persona Talk! 52:45 - Random Encounters 1:10:24 - The Tavern 1:40:20 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook Music Used in this Episode: Do Your Best! - [Breath of Fire III] A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana] Spring Breath - [Linda³] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 5
1 hr 55 min
Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth Review w/ Jesse Vitelli
Canadian chart-topping darlings BNL once said "If I had a million dollars I'd buy you a house." Unfortunately with inflation being the way it is a million dollars can hardly get you a downpayment anymore. No my friend, what you need to get anywhere in this world is wealth. INFINITE WEALTH. And Ichiban is bringing it in his latest adventure. Come join Kat, Nadia, Eric, and special guest Jesse Vitelli as they discuss the equal parts madness and heart of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth as the onslaught of massive 2024 RPGs begins. Also in this Episode: Games starring adults of drinking age Palmer getting hit by a truck More layoffs! Palword... Tekken 8 Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 04:48 - Main Topic - Developer Quest: RGG 54:32 - Random Encounters 1:20:32 - The Tavern 1:40:20 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook Music Used in this Episode: Do Your Best! - [Breath of Fire III] A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana] ATLANTICA - [7th Dragon III VFD] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 29
1 hr 52 min
Game Developer Quest: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio w/ Michael Higham
You down with RGG? Yeah, you know me! From Super Monkey Ball to Infinite Wealth, our prestigious panel covers the history and key players of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. Eric, Nadia, and special guest Michael Higham discuss the runaway success of the Yakuza/Like A Dragon series, the charm of 1988 Kamurochō, and the role these games have played in their own personal lives and careers. Much like Like A Dragon itself, this episode is full of heartfelt sentimentality contrasted with borderline absurdist comedy! Also in this Episode: Great tattoo ideas BuT Is iT An RpG?!?!? Visions of Mana! Eric has been playing Palworld... The Art of Fare Evasion Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 07:00 - Main Topic - Developer Quest: RGG 1:02:28 - Random Encounters 1:13:12 - The Tavern 1:26:58 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook Music Used in this Episode: Do Your Best! - [Breath of Fire III] A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana] Pure Love in Kamurocho - [Yakuza 0] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 22
1 hr 38 min
Ranking the Top 5 RPG Studios 2024 w/ Ethan Gach
2024's RPG landscape is already being defined by a handful of big titles. But those games aren't made in a vaccuum. They're made by people! People who work at studios! And those studios have names. Listen as Kat, Eric, and special guest Ethan Gach discuss the 5 biggest studios that are already shaping the present and future of RPGs. Also in this Episode: Final Fantasy V Recap! Games Done Quick! Granblue Fantasy! Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 06:10 - Main Topic - Top RPG Studios of 2024 06:16 - CD Projekt Red 09:56 - ATLUS 13:28 - Square Enix 19:04 - FromSoftware 27:50 - Larian 54:44 - Random Encounters 57:12 - GDQ 1:02:56 - The Tavern 1:21:58 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook Music Used in this Episode: Do Your Best! - [Breath of Fire III] A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana] The Day Will Come (From Final Fantasy V) - [Final Fantasy XIV - Endwalker] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 15
1 hr 34 min
What Will Be The Best RPG of 2024?
There are some questions we as a species will always be asking; Is consciousness inherent to our universe? Is time a construct? What cool new video games will come out in 2024? 10 hard-hidding questions will be asked of our intrepid panel and you'll hear Kat, Nadia, and Eric dole out answers like it's their job. What can we look forward to? What surprises are in store that we don't even know we want to look forward to? The Switch 2, acquisitions, the GaaS event horizon; all this and more in this interrogatory episode of Axe of the Blood God! Also in this Episode: Sonicshortergamesmeme.jpg Axe of the Blood God officially endorses Metaphor: ReFantazio for 2024 Eric has played a bunch of Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth and didn't tell us! This episode is sponsored by Factor. For 50% off head to factormeals.com/axerpgadventure50 and use code: axerpgadventure50 Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 05:36 - Main Topic - 10 Big Questions for 2024 51:15 - Random Encounters 57:04 - Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth Preview 1:21:58 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook Music Used in this Episode: Do Your Best! - [Breath of Fire III] A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana] Headquarters - [Skies of Arcadia] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 8
1 hr 37 min
The Most Anticipated RPGs of 2024
There's never been a more appropriate year to anticipate RPGs than this one! Whether it's "Like A", "Quest", or "Dogma 2", the Year of the Dragon is bound to bring you something you'll sink a not-insignificant part of your year into! Join Kat, Nadia, and Eric as they each talk about their Top 5 Most Anticipated RPGs of 2024 and more! Also in this Episode: Will we be getting a Switch 2 in 2024? Will the PS5 and Xbox ever feel like the current gen? Garfield? Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 06:40 - Main Topic - RPGs We're Looking Forward To 1:25:16 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook 1:26:16 - Nadia's BONUS NOOK Music Used in this Episode: Do Your Best! - [Breath of Fire III] A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana] New Year's Day (2 AM - 5 AM) - Animal Crossing New Horizons Games Mentioned in this Episode: Dragon's Dogma 2 Persona 3 Reload Unicorn Overlord Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth Metaphor: ReFantazio Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Decapolice Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth Dragon Quest III HD-2D Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Visions of Mana Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail Citizen Sleeper 2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 1
1 hr 32 min
A Look Back at the RPGs of 2023
Merry Chrysler! We here at Axe of the Blood God prepared this very special episode that takes both a deeply critical and celebratory look at the nutty year that just passed us by. We had RPGs galore! Have we ever seen such bounty? New Zelda! New Baldur's Gate! New Cyberpunk...sort of! But we had troubles galore, too. Layoffs and downsizing left and right. The end of vintage game media websites and game studios. What awaits us in 2024? We dunno! But we can guarantee the Blood God will always be with you. That's what Christmas is all about. In this episode: Our Game of the Year! Zelda, Zelda, Baldur's Gate, Zelda! The Super Mario RPG remake is great! Starfield discourse that's as long and girthy as Luigi's schlong And lots more! Music used in this episode: Tantal [Xenoblade Chronicles 2] Narshe March [Final Fantasy VI] Secret of Mana Santa art source  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 25, 2023
2 hr 15 min
Hidden Gems of 2023 w/ Reb Valentine
The Holidays are right around the corner and you know what that means? That's right! All the children who have been good year 'round gather at the local podcast to hear the wise old hosts dispense their recommendations for the year! But what's this? Mean Mr. Grinch stole aaaaaall the popular games this year! Fret not, little one. Just because mainstream gaming media hasn't covered it doesn't mean it's not worth curling up with next to the fire. In fact, just for you we've compiled a list of wonderful games no one seems to be talking about! Let Eric, Nadia, and beloved guest Reb Valentine (along with a mail-in ballot from our editor abroad, Victor Hunter) tell you what you missed while you were being a sweet angel 24/7. Also in this Episode: End of E3-gelion The Game Awards speeches that weren't Nadia's burnt-beard-filled Christmas Pit Timestamps: 00:00 - Intro 1:10:40 - Random Encounters 1:27:36 - The Tavern 1:41:52 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook Music Used in this Episode: Do Your Best! - [Breath of Fire III] A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana] Jeuno Starlight Celebration - Final Fantasy XI [Square Enix X'mas Collection] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 18, 2023
1 hr 51 min
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