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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

Axe of the Blood God: An RPG Podcast Axe of the Blood God

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    • 4.9 • 55 Ratings

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

    Our RPG Backlogs of Shame and More

    Our RPG Backlogs of Shame and More

    We've all got one. Some are bigger than others but we can all agree that we can't get enough of'em. No, not opinions. I'm talking backlogs!
    Whether it's a real life shelf with a copy of Shadow Hearts you borrowed from your friend 7 years ago and can't quite bring yourself to play but also don't want to give back, or your digital shelf full of game titles you've never even heard of, we've all got games we swear we'll get around to someday. Kat, Nadia, and Victor discuss some of their biggest blind spots and more on this episode of Axe of the Blood God!
    Tune in to live recordings of the show every Saturday morning at https://www.twitch.tv/bloodgodpod and subscribe for bonus episodes and discord access at https://www.patreon.com/bloodgodpod
    Also in this episode:

    Kat is still working on Final Fantasy VII: Rebirth

    Megami Tensei novels in English for the first time

    Nadia has finished Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail

    Please go play Curse Crackers

    Timestamps:

    13:20 - Main Topic - Our RPG Backlogs

    57:20 - Random Encounters

    1:07:40 - The Tavern

    1:29:42 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook

    Music Used in this Episode:

    Do Your Best - [Breath of Fire III]

    A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana]

    Carnival Subarea - [Curse Crackers: For Whom the Belle Toils]


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    • 1 hr 42 min
    The Darkest Moments in RPGs

    The Darkest Moments in RPGs

    Sometimes it's not just about the power of friendship.
    Even the most friend-shaped RPGs can pull the rug out from under you with a moment that makes your skin crawl. Sometimes they beat you over the head with that rug with moments that make you go "aww jeez, come on, don't do that!" On this week's Axe of the Blood God Nadia and Victor discuss their favourite(?) moments in games that embrace the creepy, the macabre, or the truly depraved. It's not the first episode where we talk about marrying cousins and it won't be the last!
    Tune in to live recordings of the show every Saturday morning at https://www.twitch.tv/bloodgodpod and subscribe for bonus episodes and discord access at https://www.patreon.com/bloodgodpod
    Also in this episode:

    We're playing Dawntrail obvs

    The lost Shin Megami Tensei games you can play right now!

    More saved feature phone games including Final Fantasy D-d-d-dimensions!

    Remembering Mutsumi Inoumata

    Timestamps:

    6:40 - Main Topic - Darkest Moments in RPGs

    57:52 - Random Encounters

    1:20:16 - The Tavern

    1:32:40 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook

    Music Used in this Episode:

    Do Your Best - [Breath of Fire III]

    A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana]

    Pirate Island - [Boktai 3]


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    • 1 hr 46 min
    2024 So Far, Dawntrail, and More!

    2024 So Far, Dawntrail, and More!

    So long dads and grads; Summer is here and that means pina coladas on the beaches of Tural. And as we soak up that vitamin D we might as well reflect on the year so far. What RPGs have blown our minds, which ones not so much, and what are we looking forward to in the latter half of Anno Domini 2024? Kat, Nadia, and Eric discuss all this, plus Shadow of the Erdtree, Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail, and more on this week's Axe of the Blood God!
    Tune in to live recordings of the show every Saturday morning at https://www.twitch.tv/bloodgodpod and subscribe for bonus episodes and discord access at https://www.patreon.com/bloodgodpod
    Also in this episode:

    1000xRESIST

    Hades 2

    Dragon's Dogma 2

    Demonschool

    Tsukihime

    Timestamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    57:20 - Random Encounters

    1:02:00 - The Tavern

    1:32:40 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook

    Music Used in this Episode:

    Do Your Best - [Breath of Fire III]

    A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana]

    Tuliyollal (Day) - [Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail]


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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Shadow of the Erdtree, Nintendo Direct, FFVI, and More! w/ Mitchell Saltzman

    Shadow of the Erdtree, Nintendo Direct, FFVI, and More! w/ Mitchell Saltzman

    I hope you like your rings elden and your trees erd because this week Kat, Nadia, Eric, and special guest Mitchell Saltzman discuss the much-anticipated Elden Ring DLC. Plus, the latest Nintendo Direct, and Eric's experience with Final Fantasy VI so far. It's a jam-packed episode this week on Axe of the Blood God!
    Tune in to live recordings of the show every Saturday morning at https://www.twitch.tv/bloodgodpod and subscribe for bonus episodes and discord access at https://www.patreon.com/bloodgodpod
    Also in this episode:

    Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom

    MAAAHVEL BAYBEE

    Fantasian

    Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance

    Do we need leakers?

    Final Fantasy VI is really good

    Timestamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    4:16 - Main Topic - Shadow of the Erdtree

    38:04 - Random Encounters

    41:28 - Nintendo Direct

    1:00:40 - The Tavern

    1:32:48 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook

    Music Used in this Episode:

    Do Your Best - [Breath of Fire III]

    A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana]

    Airship Stage - [Marvel Vs Capcom 2]


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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Dragon Age Impressions and SGF Epilogue w/ Brenden Groom

    Dragon Age Impressions and SGF Epilogue w/ Brenden Groom

    More like Summer Games FEAST. The deluge of news simply doesn't stop. This time Kat, Nadia, Eric, and special guest Brenden Groom focus on Dragon Age: The Veilguard plus a bazillion other games that were announced over the past week.
    Tune in to live recordings of the show every Saturday morning at https://www.twitch.tv/bloodgodpod and subscribe for bonus episodes and discord access at https://www.patreon.com/bloodgodpod
    Also in this episode:

    Train Station Fist Fights!

    Is Super Monkey Ball and RPG?

    Hyper Light Breaker

    Monster Hunter Wilds

    More Metaphor

    Blumhouse and Sam Barlow

    Demonschool

    Timestamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    15:36 - Kat and Eric's Dragon Age Impressions

    1:00:00 - More SGF

    1:48:08 - Random Encounters

    1:51:20 - The Tavern

    2:02:02 - Nadia's Nostalgia Nook

    Music Used in this Episode:

    Do Your Best - [Breath of Fire III]

    A Curious Tale - [Secret of Mana]

    Jouin High School - [Shin Megami Tensei V]


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    • 2 hrs 14 min
    Summer Games Fest, Xbox Showcase, and More!

    Summer Games Fest, Xbox Showcase, and More!

    We're at the SGF. We're at the Day of the Devs. We're at the Xbox Showcase. We're at the combination SGF, Day of the Devs, Xbox Showcase. Kat and Eric are joined by Michael Higham and Moises Tavares to discuss an absolute deluge of game reveals, announcements, trailers, and news.
    Tune in to live recordings of the show every Saturday morning at https://www.twitch.tv/bloodgodpod and subscribe for bonus episodes and discord access at https://www.patreon.com/bloodgodpod
    Also in this episode:

    Can Metaphor: ReFantazio bring back fantasy?

    Dragon Age: The Veilguard is here to fill your quip quota

    Starfield: Shattered Space

    Expedition 33

    Timestamps:

    00:00 - Intro

    00:00 - Main Topic - It's ALL Main Topic, Baby! Good luck!

    Music Used in this Episode:
    Tuliyollal Theme - Day - [Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail]

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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

AnotherJames ,

Best gaming podcast out there

A relative newcomer but this has fast become my favourite video games podcast. Kat and Nadia are a delight to listen to, and a main reason I’ve gotten back into RPGs!

entoghoul ,

Fine

It’s just fine. Provides a good but not comprehensive summary of current rpg news. The discussions of games show that being ‘industry insiders’ doesn’t mean anything in terms of ability to discuss media thoughtfully. Just summaries and thinly layed out opinions on games, in favour or against, that amount to ‘I liked it’ or ‘I didn’t like it.’ Also just reaks of ‘they don’t make em like they used to’ energy.

And can games podcasts please stop descending into desperate attempts to nurture a parasocial fan base they can wring for cash?

TGRMountain ,

Gone downhill

Used to be my absolute favourite podcast, but sorry to say it’s not as good with three permanent hosts. Nothing against Eric, but I preferred the flow and tone of the pod when it was just Kat and Nadia.

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