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An undead favourite. From Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross, the creators of "Watch Out for Fireballs!", Bonfireside Chat is a podcast dedicated entirely to the Souls series of games. Starting with Dark Souls, we take a journey through the areas of the game and comment on lore, gameplay, bossfights... everything. Praise the Sun!

Bonfireside Chat - A Dark Souls and Bloodborne Podcast Duckfeed.tv

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    • 4.7 • 929 Ratings

An undead favourite. From Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross, the creators of "Watch Out for Fireballs!", Bonfireside Chat is a podcast dedicated entirely to the Souls series of games. Starting with Dark Souls, we take a journey through the areas of the game and comment on lore, gameplay, bossfights... everything. Praise the Sun!

    Shadow of the Erdtree Trailer Reaction

    Shadow of the Erdtree Trailer Reaction

    This morning saw the release of the first trailer for the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC expansion for Elden Ring, and we think it looks pretty neat. So we recorded a little reaction episode and are making it available for everyone to share in the excitement.


    In this episode we also discuss our tentative plans for covering the DLC. Since it's releasing on June 21, 2024 and we need to play it before we can structure the season, don't expect in-depth coverage until sometime in July. We will likely put up a first impressions episode shortly after release to tide you over, though.


    Bonfireside Chat will return for what appears to be a lengthy season, based on all of the stuff shown in the trailer. The format of the show will likely remain unchanged, and Real Lich Hours will continue its normal release schedule as well.
    We're excited to have you along for the ride. Now let's go touch that arm!

    • 15 min
    273: Roundtable Roundtable Farum Azula and Mohgwyn Palace

    273: Roundtable Roundtable Farum Azula and Mohgwyn Palace

    In this very special public feed episode, we're talking about late game areas with our audience and special guests Austin Walker* and SekiroDubi (*not pictured)!

    • 2 hr 5 min
    212 Unlocked: Stormveil Castle (Part 2)

    212 Unlocked: Stormveil Castle (Part 2)

    This is an unlocked, free-for-everyone version of our second episode about Stormveil Castle. Want more? Check out our [Patreon](patreon.com/duckfeedtv). Happy Elden Ring Anniversary and DLC Announcement!


    We've been in the shadow of Stormveil Castle for the entire game, learning of Godrick's misdeeds... and it's time to make him pay. This episode picks up at the courtyard of Stormveil Castle and goes through the Godrick the Grafted boss fight, and we also talk about activating his Great Rune at the tower.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    211 Unlocked: Stormveil Castle (Part 1)

    211 Unlocked: Stormveil Castle (Part 1)

    This is an unlocked, free-for-everyone version of our first episode about Stormveil Castle. Episode 2 will come out next week. Want more? Check out our [Patreon](patreon.com/duckfeedtv). Happy Elden Ring Anniversary and DLC Announcement!


    It's time we finally show that horny bastard Margit what we're made of, so we storm Stormveil Castle and find the horrors inside. This is part one of two, covering the Margit fight, the insides of the castle walls, Sorcerer Rogier, and the grisly grafting kitchens. Next week's episode will take us up through the Godrick fight.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    203: An Introduction to Elden Ring

    203: An Introduction to Elden Ring

    On this first big episode of the Elden Ring series, we go over Elden Ring's mechanics and generalities in broad strokes. What's returning from previous From games? What's been improved? What's brand new? We talk about as many systems and aesthetics as we can, in order to establish a basic understanding before we dive into more lore-heavy parts of the game.


    In two weeks, we will talk about the Limgrave West portion of Elden Ring's world. This episode will be the first available exclusively at our Patreon page.

    • 2 hr 18 min
    202: Elden Ring First Impressions

    202: Elden Ring First Impressions

    Rise, Tarnished, and attend the first episode about Elden Ring! There's no way to describe the great unclenching that happened when we realized that Elden Ring is, in fact, good. Whether that bears out over the course of the entire game remains to be seen, but we have high hopes. This episode covers our first impressions after about a week of having the game, and we also lay out our current reckon on how the season will shape up.


    If this is your first time here, we're Gary Butterfield and Kole Ross, a duo of hosts who make Bonfireside Chat. Since 2013 we've talked about Souls games in high detail, in addition to talking about FromSoft's earlier games, their influences, and the whole galaxy of Soulslikes that spun off of Dark Souls' popularity.


    This show comes out every other Sunday, and it's normally available only to our Patrons. If you back at the $5 tier you gain access to every Premium episode of Bonfireside Chat, you can listen to hundreds of hours of patron-exclusive content. If you decide to back us, you can check out how to get your content by looking at this post.


    This episode and the next episode, covering the game's general mechanics and its opening, will be free for all. We really appreciate you listening.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
929 Ratings

929 Ratings

Pandabudd ,

Fantastic

When Elden Ring released I spent two weeks doing research to see if this was finally the time to jump into the world of Soulsborne. This podcast helped me make that decision. Really well thought out episodes, w fantastic relaying of levels and events and most importantly LORE. Also love the series on berzerk. So thoughtful and tastefully done.
Well done gents

Jomanciol ,

I wanted to like it more.

I like the concept of their podcast network but I always listen for a couple days and then have to put it down for a while. I want to like it more but Gary is just so insufferable.

I like Kole. He comes across like a really sweet and fun guy. He seems willing to give almost everything a try, and when something is not for him he can at least recognize the appeal.

Gary comes across like a snob. He’s enjoyable when he’s riffing and telling jokes, but he becomes insufferable whenever he gives his genuine opinion on anything. He has a narrow window of what he considers good and anything that doesn’t fit that he hates on. And I don’t mean he simply doesn’t like it. He’ll go on about how it’s actually dumb and people who like it just don’t have his refined palette or level of experience.

I don’t need to agree with someone to enjoy their content. I listen to plenty of podcasts where I actively think the hosts are wrong but they are fun to listen to. I can even handle being condescended to, especially if it’s funny. But Gary is just too much. It gets exhausting.

I still give it 3 stars because what works really works. But the one host brings it down.

Spam.Sencer ,

Phenomenal Elden Ring Companions

This is a fantastic, and dare I say, crucial companion to Elden Ring (as well as other Dark Souls titles!). Gary and Kole are fantastic at exploring the lore and gameplay. I’m so glad I came across this podcast, and have happily been listening to the paid content as I make my journey to become Elden Lord!

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