Category: Weekly Episode

Baldur’s Gate III Final Thoughts… For Now

Baldur’s Gate III Final Thoughts… For Now

It's time to wrap up the conversation on what may end up being the biggest "game", let alone RPG, of 2023, Baldur's Gate III.
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The History of Quintet

The History of Quintet

Before NieR's depressing side quests, Quintet was giving kids lessons about the uncaring neutrality of the universe back in the 90s!
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Cyberpunk 2077: The Phantom Liberty Review Discussion

Cyberpunk 2077: The Phantom Liberty Review Discussion

We're back in Night City jacking into the firewalls of cyber-brains and scrapping digi-cops or whatever with the new Phantom Liberty expansion!
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Nintendo Direct and State of Play

Nintendo Direct and State of Play

The past week's one-two punch from Nintendo and Sony have us floored by a panoply of RPG announcements and reveals. How will we recover?
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Sea of Stars Review

Sea of Stars Review

Finally, a throwback RPG inspired by classics like Chrono Trigger! But perhaps Sea of Stars is hiding something truly special?
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Starfield and Friends

Starfield and Friends

It's time to party with special guest Michael Higham as the crew talks about hotly anticipated sci-fi epic Starfield.
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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Tabletop Origins

Baldur’s Gate 3’s Tabletop Origins

Here to discuss the dungeon mastery of Baldur's Gate 3 with Kat and Eric is special guest Mikel Reparaz of Vidjagame Apocalypse.
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Mega Man X: Command Mission

Mega Man X: Command Mission

Plan ahead for the fall and pick up a new scarf because it's Nadia's time to shine with an episode all about Mega Man's OTHER foray into the world of RPGs, Mega Man X: Command Mission.
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1998 in RPGs – AotB x Retronauts at Long Island Retro Gaming Expo

1998 in RPGs – AotB x Retronauts at Long Island Retro Gaming Expo

You don't have to go home but you CAN stay here and listen to this pretty fly panel from the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo all about the landmark year for RPGs that was 1998!
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Baldur’s Gate 3 Initial Review Impressions

Baldur’s Gate 3 Initial Review Impressions

Hot (like, heat dome hot) off the heels of the wildly successful charity livestream and Final Fantasy XIV Fan Fest it’s time to talk Baldur’s Gate 3.
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Baldur’s Gate 3, Final Fantasy XIV’s New Expansion, Armored Core VI, and More

Baldur’s Gate 3, Final Fantasy XIV’s New Expansion, Armored Core VI, and More

This episode was part of our special livestream benefiting Trans Lifeline in which we were able to raise more than $12,000! Thank you all so much for your generous support!
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What Makes a Good Character Creator?

What Makes a Good Character Creator?

We're talking all about character creators, from the basic three-choice templates to Baldur Gate 3's dong-and-dumplings slider.
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Chrono Cross, The World Ends With You, and Other Summer RPGs

Chrono Cross, The World Ends With You, and Other Summer RPGs

It's summertime, playing Zelda in your car, heading to a LAN party, and the night air is filled with wildfire smoke. Welcome to a laid back episode of Axe of the Blood God, where we just chill out and talk about associations between summer and RPGs.
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Our Review of The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie

Our Review of The Legend of Heroes: Trails into Reverie

We've got some fellow old people listening to this show (may your tubes of Voltaren be ever on sale), and I think we can all take a little comfort in the fact many of Falcom's RPGs, including the epic The Legend of Heroes saga, are about as old as us.
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Our Review of 2023’s RPGs (So Far)

Our Review of 2023’s RPGs (So Far)

It's summer! That means it's time to grab a burger off the grill, fish a cold one out of the cooler, lie back on a Muskoka chair (ask your local Canadian), and talk about the year in RPGs so far.
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Our Final Fantasy XVI Review w/ Alex Donaldson

Our Final Fantasy XVI Review w/ Alex Donaldson

After what seems like forever and a day, Final Fantasy XVI has finally arrived on the PlayStation 5. Except, it hasn't really been forever, has it?
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Our Diablo IV Review

Our Diablo IV Review

I, Nadia, take over hosting duties on Axe of the Blood God this week, which is apropos for an episode that's about Satan.
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A Look at All the RPGs at Summer Game Fest 2023 – Including Starfield

A Look at All the RPGs at Summer Game Fest 2023 – Including Starfield

On a very special episode of Axe of the Blood God ("special" meaning "very off schedule"), Kat, Nadia, and Eric talk about everything they saw at Prince Geoffry's Summer Game Fest 2023. Kat and Eric actually attended the show, so they have amazing insight about the games on display--especially the RPGs. And oh, were there ever a lot of RPGs.
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Summer 2023 RPG Preview and SGDQ

Summer 2023 RPG Preview and SGDQ

The summer is getting started, and we've got no shortage of games ahead. But before we look at all the games waiting to steal our time, we've got speedrunner Moonblazewolf, fresh off their run of Chained Echoes at SGDQ 2023! We talk all that plus the news of the day and the start of Book 2 in our Summer of
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Octopath Traveler II Deep Dive

Octopath Traveler II Deep Dive

This week, we have an in-depth discussion about Octopath Traveler II, an excellent choice from our $100 Patron and special guest, The Black Stones!
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