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USgamer's official RPG podcast features Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford as they explore WRPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, tabletop RPGs, and all the best in the wonderful world of roleplaying games

Axe of the Blood God: An RPG Podcas‪t‬ Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford

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    • 4.7 • 410 Ratings

USgamer's official RPG podcast features Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford as they explore WRPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, tabletop RPGs, and all the best in the wonderful world of roleplaying games

    A Preview of Pantheon of the Blood God for Final Fantasy VIII

    A Preview of Pantheon of the Blood God for Final Fantasy VIII

    It's once again time for Axe of the Blood God to evaluate a classic RPG for induction into the Pantheon of the Blood God, and this entry is one of the most controversial (and underrated!) games of them all. This month our $10+ Patreon subscribers get to hear us talk about Final Fantasy VIII! In this free preview, Kat, Nadia, and special guest Alex Donaldson talk about the "cloud" hanging over the series in the form of Final Fantasy VII, the subtle storytelling around Laguna, and much more. The full is available now and can be accessed via our Patreon!

    • 21 min
    The Ys IX Review w/ Game Informer's Kim Wallace

    The Ys IX Review w/ Game Informer's Kim Wallace

    This week's episode of Axe of the Blood God delves into Ys IX, Project Triangle Strategy, and more! Enjoy the podcast? Episodes are available a week early and ad free over on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bloodgodpod

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 3

    The Console RPG Quest: PlayStation 3

    Axe of the Blood God’s noble Console RPG Quest continues, and this week we dissect the RPG legacy of a very interesting system: The PlayStation 3. Sony’s first HD console was hobbled right from the start thanks to derisive memes, awkward accessories, programming troubles, and good old fashioned arrogance. To make things worse, the popularity of game consoles was on a major downswing in Japan, and JRPGs were regarded as tragically uncool in the west. Listen as we break it all down!

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Gathering of the Disciples - February 2021

    Gathering of the Disciples - February 2021

    Nadia and Kat host a live discussion with the Axe of the Blood God community! They share plans for an exciting community event for March, where Television of the Blood God stands following the conclusion of The Witcher, and plans for the next Pantheon pick. Plus, we take questions from the community!

    • 36 min
    Mass Effect Returns, Tabletop Talk, and Much More w/ Austin Walker

    Mass Effect Returns, Tabletop Talk, and Much More w/ Austin Walker

    What an eventful week. Nadia's wayward Xbox Series X showed up on her doorstep (well, it showed up in the Walmart pick-up area), and we have a very special guest: Austin Walker of Waypoint and Friends at the Table! He talks to us about his one true love, Mass Effect, and gives us his thoughts on the upcoming remaster (23:20). He also talks about the different feelings JRPGs evoke versus Western RPGs (32:40), and goes over the joys and disappointments of Final Fantasy XV (35:00).
    There is also a Final Fantasy XIV discussion featuring a rant by Nadia (37:10), a debate about RPG systems versus story (42:00), a talk about the importance of good character development (45:30), another debate over whether or not Nioh 2 is an RPG (49:00), a chat about how gaming discourse has changed over the past five years alone (51:40), and an observation about how modern politics can alter game stories (1:00).
    Finally, our meeting with Austin wraps up with discourse on tabletop RPGs (1:04), and an all-important discussion about robots and Super Robot Wars. (1:10). Whew! It's a meaty episode, all right. Meatier than Castlevania's walls.
    Enjoy the pod? Check out our Patreon! New episodes are available a week early and ad free to subscribers at the $5 level and up.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    The Indie RPGs to Watch in 2021

    The Indie RPGs to Watch in 2021

    It’s time to dish out some hugs and kisses to indie RPGs. This week, Kat and Nadia talk about the independently-developed RPGs they’re most excited for in 2021, including She Dreams Elsewhere, Cris Tales, Darkest Dungeons 2, and—dare we hope—Eastward.
    Also on the docket: Nadia has Ys IX impressions, Mass Effect’s alien sex is beautiful, and we have no idea what’s going on with the GameStop stock fiasco. That doesn’t stop us from trying to sound smart about it, however.

    Enjoy the pod? Check out our Patreon! New episodes are available a week early and ad free to subscribers at the $5 level and up.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
410 Ratings

410 Ratings

InsideVoice ,

Your go to place for all rpg info snacks

A Canadian and Minnesotan duo who are great together and don’t argue too much unless they do. Kat and Nadia’s podcast ist informative on all new RPGs and is even better for all the nostalgic titles. Lots of info and charm to find here. I love listening to them during my long commute from Minnesota’s countryside to the cities. Cheers.

ben012884 ,

Staying unsubscribed :(

I was subscribed when I was single and didn’t have a kid, years ago, but fell off. As much as I’ve always enjoyed the intent of the show, you lose me for a few reasons.

I just listened to the Wii RPG episode from January, and it was basically a rundown of the games that came out with very little in terms of personal input. The best podcasts are personality and experience driven. I don’t care what the zeitgeist was around the system or games, I can get that from Wikipedia. What did each of you think of The Last Story, aside from it being action oriented? Any experience with Pandora’s Tower? If you didn’t play it, fine, don’t cover it. If you did, maybe bring some personal analysis or anecdotes. Just reiterating what everyone else had to say about things is not interesting.

LZ890123 ,

Rpg Goodness

I don’t know any RPG gamers in real life but listening to the hosts nerd out makes me feel like I have company in my hobby. I consider myself well read on the genre but they dropped a lot of info even I didn’t know. A great way to make that more commute more fun!

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