Category: Podcast

Final Fantasy IV Turns 30, And We Rank Its Heroes

Final Fantasy IV Turns 30, And We Rank Its Heroes

With Final Fantasy IV's 30th anniversary behind us, and Pixel Remaster just ahead of us, it's the perfect time to rank the cast! Ash Paulsen joins Nadia to discuss the heroes of this important RPG, plus Moon and Monster Rancher.
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Disco Elysium

Pantheon of the Blood God: Disco Elysium

For the September 2021 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, we're joined by Mike Williams to explore of one of the most celebrated RPGs of the past few years, Disco Elysium! But is it Pantheon-worthy? Listen and find out!
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Pantheon Mini: Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

Pantheon Mini: Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

The Summer of the Rings draws to its close with a mini Pantheon of the Blood God episode. Kat and Nadia go in-depth with EA's The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age for the PS2.
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PC RPG Quest – 1970s: Of Mainframes and Roguelikes

PC RPG Quest – 1970s: Of Mainframes and Roguelikes

It's the PC RPG Quest! This week, we look back at the primal roots of RPGs with author David Craddock, tracing back to the giant university mainframes of the '70s. Also: Tales of Arise, Homestuck and Pokemon Direct news.
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Summer of the Rings: The Hobbit Trilogy

Summer of the Rings: The Hobbit Trilogy

Kat and Nadia journey to Misty Mountains cold to explore The Hobbit Trilogy. In the process they revisit the classic book, discuss some of the more controversial elements of the adaptation, and evaluate what it gets right.
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Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 2: How Will the World of Warcraft Exodus Change Final Fantasy XIV?

Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 2: How Will the World of Warcraft Exodus Change Final Fantasy XIV?

There's been a massive influx of new players to Final Fantasy XIV, thanks in part to an exodus from World of Warcraft. Will the mass migration affect FFIV's chemistry? We discuss this possibility plus the switch from WoW's mechanics.
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In Honor of Smaug – RPG Dragons And Why We Love Them

In Honor of Smaug – RPG Dragons And Why We Love Them

There be dragons on this very special episode of Axe of the Blood God, as Kat and Nadia talk about the best dragons in RPGs! Plus discussion on Activision Blizzard and Mass Effect Legendary Edition.
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NEO: The World Ends with You Review w/Rebekah Valentine and Imran Khan

NEO: The World Ends with You Review w/Rebekah Valentine and Imran Khan

This week, Kat and Nadia talk about NEO: The World Ends With You alongside Imran Khan of Fanbyte and Rebekah Valentine of IGN. Also: Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster, Pokemon Unite and Activision Blizzard.
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Phantasy Star

Pantheon of the Blood God: Phantasy Star

For the August 2021 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, Kat and Nadia are joined by Shane Bettenhausen for an exploration of one of Sega's seminal RPGs -- Phantasy Star!
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The Best RPG Mini-Games, Our Favorite Dinosaurs, And More

The Best RPG Mini-Games, Our Favorite Dinosaurs, And More

Summer's at its hottest and we're right in between big RPG releases. That can only mean one thing for the Axe of the Blood God: It's Letter Tiiiime!
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Summer of the Rings: How Tolkien Helped Define RPGs

Summer of the Rings: How Tolkien Helped Define RPGs

What do RPGs owe to J.R.R. Tolkien's works? Everything... or something dang near close to it.
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Summer of the Rings: Return of the King

Summer of the Rings: Return of the King

It's time for the grand finale of the Lord of the Rings trilogy as Kat and Nadia remember its epic speeches, action hero moments, and many, many epilogues.
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Sharlayan Dropouts: Our Final Fantasy XIV Podcast is Here!

Sharlayan Dropouts: Our Final Fantasy XIV Podcast is Here!

Welcome to our latest project at Axe of the Blood God: Sharlayan Dropouts! In this new monthly podcast, Nadia Oxford and a rotating selection of guests will talk about all things Final Fantasy XIV.
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Monster Hunter Stories 2 Review w/ Casey DeFreitas

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Review w/ Casey DeFreitas

This week's episode is all about Monster Hunter Stories 2, and how we love Nargacuga so very, very much. Kat and Nadia are joined by a special guest: IGN's Casey DeFreitas.
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The RPG Mid-Year Review 2021

The RPG Mid-Year Review 2021

This week, Nadia and Kat do a mid-year checkup on the genre and talk about their favorites so far. Ys 9! Bravely Default 2! Monster Hunter Rise! And the rest!
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne

Pantheon of the Blood God: Shin Megami Tensei 3: Nocturne

For the July 2021 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, Kat and Nadia are joined by Fanbyte's Steven Strom for an exploration of one of the deepest, creepiest, and most important RPGs of all time.
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The Console RPG Quest Finale: Let’s Rank the Greatest RPG Consoles

The Console RPG Quest Finale: Let’s Rank the Greatest RPG Consoles

This week, Kat and Nadia rank the consoles according to their contributions to the RPG genre.
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The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Switch

The Console RPG Quest: Nintendo Switch

It is the very end, my friends — the very end of Axe of the Blood God's RPG Console Quest! This week, Kat and Nadia talk about the healthy RPG library that's up for grabs on the Nintendo Switch.
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E3 2021 RPG Recap: Chaos!

E3 2021 RPG Recap: Chaos!

Oh no, it's E3 again. Kat and Nadia talk about the press conferences they've already seen (Square Enix, Microsoft) and speculate on the ones that haven't yet happened (Nintendo).
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Summer of the Rings: Two Towers

Summer of the Rings: Two Towers

As the Summer of the Rings continues, we delve into the second part of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Ring's trilogy: Two Towers! Kat and Nadia break down the challenges and controversies accompanying this ambitious film.
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