Axe of the Blood God

An RPG Podcast

Kat Bailey, Nadia Oxford, and Eric Van Allen explore PC RPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, and all the best in the wonderful world of role-playing video games!

Pantheon of the Blood God: Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Pantheon of the Blood God: Fire Emblem: Three Houses

For the January 2023 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric are joined by Three Moves Ahead's Len Hafer to discuss Fire Emblem: Three Houses!
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What to Expect From Axe of the Blood God in 2023!

What to Expect From Axe of the Blood God in 2023!

Hello and welcome to Year 3 of the Axe of the Blood God! It's going to be an absolutely massive year for RPGs, and that means big things for the podcast.
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Pantheon of the Blood God: Fire Emblem: Three Houses

For the January 2023 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, Kat, Nadia, and Eric are joined by Three Moves Ahead's Len Hafer to discuss Fire Emblem: Three Houses!
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The Axe of the Blood God’s Big Ol’ 2023 RPG Preview

The Axe of the Blood God’s Big Ol’ 2023 RPG Preview

Happy New Year! 2023's launch also marks the launch of new RPGs. Like, lots of RPGs. This is going to be a busy, busy year.
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The Top Ten Games of 2022: Kirby Shares a Soul with the Tarnished

The Top Ten Games of 2022: Kirby Shares a Soul with the Tarnished

2022's allotted five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes are just about up. The coming of the New Year is inevitable, but not as inevitable as the "Top 10 Games of 2022" that are cooked up by my fellow game writers and podcasters.  "Do you have a Top 10 Games of 2022 list, Nadia?" Child, aim to ask fewer silly
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The Axe of the Blood God End of 2022 Extravaganza

The Axe of the Blood God End of 2022 Extravaganza

Another year has finished, and the crew is joined by returning faves Michael Higham and Rebekah Valentine to talk about everything that happened!
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The RPG Year in Review 2022 w/ Mike and Victor

The RPG Year in Review 2022 w/ Mike and Victor

The year is coming to a close, and so we're looking back on all the role-playing games 2022 delivered from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 to Elden Ring!
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The Games We Loved (But Weren’t So Hot On Later)

The Games We Loved (But Weren’t So Hot On Later)

Kat's come back home just in time to enjoy a very chill episode of the show, which delves into reader mail. In other words…it's letter tiiime, it's letter tiiime!
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Winter of Wick Part 1: John Wick w/ Mike Williams

Winter of Wick Part 1: John Wick w/ Mike Williams

The Winter of Wick is upon us! We're starting our dive into the world of alleys and assassinations with none other than Mike Williams.
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Sharlayan Dropouts: Hoplology 101 – The Veil of Wiyu

Sharlayan Dropouts: Hoplology 101 – The Veil of Wiyu

Victor explores the many twists and turns in the surprisingly robust history behind Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s Summoner weapon, The Veil of Wiyu, in this first episode of a recurring series that aims to shed light on the real-world inspirations behind the weaponry of Final Fantasy XIV. 
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The 2022 Game Awards + This Year’s Hidden Gem RPGs w/Lucas White

The 2022 Game Awards + This Year’s Hidden Gem RPGs w/Lucas White

Geoff Keighley threw a party and now there are new RPGs to talk about! Plus: The overlooked RPG gems of 2022.
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Dragon Quest V

Pantheon of the Blood God: Dragon Quest V

Step right up adventurers and witness as Kat and Nadia (as well as special guests Jeremy Parish and Mat Bradley-Tschirgi) give Dragon Quest V for the Super Famicom/Nintendo DS a very thorough once-over.
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The Year of Tactics 2022 w/ Leana Hafer

The Year of Tactics 2022 w/ Leana Hafer

From turn-based to real time, from revision to brand-new IP, there was a lot going on with the strategy genre this year. How does one find the time and money to love them all?
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Autumn of Avatar – Book 3 + Finale Recap

Autumn of Avatar – Book 3 + Finale Recap

Well, fellow Benders, it's finally here: the end of our Autumn of the Avatar. We've reached the conclusion of Book 3: Fire. Here's the full recap!
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Sharlayan Dropouts 2022 Thanksgiving Special

Sharlayan Dropouts 2022 Thanksgiving Special

Hop on the airship back to your hometown and listen to your favourite Final Fantasy XIV podcast, now on the free feed!
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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Review

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Review

IGN's Rebekah Valentine joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric as they step into Pokemon Heaven for a review of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 17: OK, I’mma take on Menphina in Patch 6.3

Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 17: OK, I’mma take on Menphina in Patch 6.3

This month, Victor, Mike, and Nadia talk all about the recent Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter, which was bursting with information about patch 6.3
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Star Ocean: The Divine Force Review

Star Ocean: The Divine Force Review

Digital Foundry's John Linneman joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric for a detailed review about Star Ocean: The Divine Force!
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Pokémon Black & White

Pantheon of the Blood God: Pokémon Black & White

For the November 2022 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, Kat and Nadia are joined by Merritt K and Game Informer's Charles Harte to discuss Pokémon Gen 5!
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A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rieko Kodama

A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rieko Kodama

To honor the tragic passing of pioneer Rieko Kodama, we talk about her origins as "Phoenix Rie" at Sega, her love of movies like Star Wars and adventure stories, and much more.
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Class Conscious: Monks

Class Conscious: Monks

It's time to talk about Monks! You know, those fellows what pummel things with their fists and suplex trains. It's the latest entry in our Class Conscious series!
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The Fall RPG Catch-up and Kat’s Steam Deck Apology

The Fall RPG Catch-up and Kat’s Steam Deck Apology

This week, Kat, Nadia, and Eric are joined by a very special writer friend, Scott White. Scott helps fill in the gang on some of the more important RPGs that have recently landed, including the excellent Trails from Zero, and the reasons why it's a great entry point for the Trails series.
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What to Expect From Axe of the Blood God in 2023!

What to Expect From Axe of the Blood God in 2023!

Hello and welcome to Year 3 of the Axe of the Blood God! It's going to be an absolutely massive year for RPGs, and that means big things for the podcast.
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The Axe of the Blood God’s Big Ol’ 2023 RPG Preview

The Axe of the Blood God’s Big Ol’ 2023 RPG Preview

Happy New Year! 2023's launch also marks the launch of new RPGs. Like, lots of RPGs. This is going to be a busy, busy year.
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The Top Ten Games of 2022: Kirby Shares a Soul with the Tarnished

The Top Ten Games of 2022: Kirby Shares a Soul with the Tarnished

2022's allotted five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes are just about up. The coming of the New Year is inevitable, but not as inevitable as the "Top 10 Games of 2022" that are cooked up by my fellow game
.....
The Axe of the Blood God End of 2022 Extravaganza

The Axe of the Blood God End of 2022 Extravaganza

Another year has finished, and the crew is joined by returning faves Michael Higham and Rebekah Valentine to talk about everything that happened!
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The RPG Year in Review 2022 w/ Mike and Victor

The RPG Year in Review 2022 w/ Mike and Victor

The year is coming to a close, and so we're looking back on all the role-playing games 2022 delivered from Xenoblade Chronicles 3 to Elden Ring!
.....
The Games We Loved (But Weren’t So Hot On Later)

The Games We Loved (But Weren’t So Hot On Later)

Kat's come back home just in time to enjoy a very chill episode of the show, which delves into reader mail. In other words…it's letter tiiime, it's letter tiiime!
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Sharlayan Dropouts: Hoplology 101 – The Veil of Wiyu

Sharlayan Dropouts: Hoplology 101 – The Veil of Wiyu

Victor explores the many twists and turns in the surprisingly robust history behind Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s Summoner weapon, The Veil of Wiyu, in this first episode of a recurring series that aims to shed light on the
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The 2022 Game Awards + This Year’s Hidden Gem RPGs w/Lucas White

The 2022 Game Awards + This Year’s Hidden Gem RPGs w/Lucas White

Geoff Keighley threw a party and now there are new RPGs to talk about! Plus: The overlooked RPG gems of 2022.
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Dragon Quest V

Pantheon of the Blood God: Dragon Quest V

Step right up adventurers and witness as Kat and Nadia (as well as special guests Jeremy Parish and Mat Bradley-Tschirgi) give Dragon Quest V for the Super Famicom/Nintendo DS a very thorough once-over.
.....
The Year of Tactics 2022 w/ Leana Hafer

The Year of Tactics 2022 w/ Leana Hafer

From turn-based to real time, from revision to brand-new IP, there was a lot going on with the strategy genre this year. How does one find the time and money to love them all?
.....
Autumn of Avatar – Book 3 + Finale Recap

Autumn of Avatar – Book 3 + Finale Recap

Well, fellow Benders, it's finally here: the end of our Autumn of the Avatar. We've reached the conclusion of Book 3: Fire. Here's the full recap!
.....
Sharlayan Dropouts 2022 Thanksgiving Special

Sharlayan Dropouts 2022 Thanksgiving Special

Hop on the airship back to your hometown and listen to your favourite Final Fantasy XIV podcast, now on the free feed!
.....
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Review

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Review

IGN's Rebekah Valentine joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric as they step into Pokemon Heaven for a review of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 17: OK, I’mma take on Menphina in Patch 6.3

Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 17: OK, I’mma take on Menphina in Patch 6.3

This month, Victor, Mike, and Nadia talk all about the recent Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter, which was bursting with information about patch 6.3
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Star Ocean: The Divine Force Review

Star Ocean: The Divine Force Review

Digital Foundry's John Linneman joins Kat, Nadia, and Eric for a detailed review about Star Ocean: The Divine Force!
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Pokémon Black & White

Pantheon of the Blood God: Pokémon Black & White

For the November 2022 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, Kat and Nadia are joined by Merritt K and Game Informer's Charles Harte to discuss Pokémon Gen 5!
.....
A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rieko Kodama

A Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Rieko Kodama

To honor the tragic passing of pioneer Rieko Kodama, we talk about her origins as "Phoenix Rie" at Sega, her love of movies like Star Wars and adventure stories, and much more.
.....
Class Conscious: Monks

Class Conscious: Monks

It's time to talk about Monks! You know, those fellows what pummel things with their fists and suplex trains. It's the latest entry in our Class Conscious series!
.....
The Fall RPG Catch-up and Kat’s Steam Deck Apology

The Fall RPG Catch-up and Kat’s Steam Deck Apology

This week, Kat, Nadia, and Eric are joined by a very special writer friend, Scott White. Scott helps fill in the gang on some of the more important RPGs that have recently landed, including the excellent Trails from Zero, and
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