Howdy, friends! We've got a treat that'll make y'all happier than a fox in a henhouse! 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! The talk avoids major story...
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Pantheon of the Blood God: Final Fantasy VIII
To celebrate the end of 2021, we're making a Pantheon of the Blood God available to all of our listeners as a special thank you for all of your support!
An Ode to the Ogre Battle Series
Kat and company take on Squire Enix's Ogre Battle series with help from Patron Waah! These still-beloved strategy games deserve more acknowledgement and we're going to fix that. Also: Haunted Chocolatier, CD Projekt Red delays and Mass Effect 3 controversy.
Sharlayan Dropouts Episode 4: The Big Huge Hands-On Endwalker Preview Explosion
This week, Nadia and Mike talk about their hands-on preview of the upcoming Endwalker expansion! Also in this episode: Hironobu Sakaguchi goes deep, Moogle Treasure Festival, and A Realm Reborn trailers.
How Dragon Slayer And Xanadu Changed JRPGs As We Know Them
In this week's episode, Nadia, Kat, and Eric wade neck-deep into the legacy of Falcom's long-running Dragon Slayer series! Plus FFXIV: Endwalker impressions, Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 and more.
The Ray Chase Interview: Bringing Noctis, Alphen, And Other RPG Heroes to Life
In this month's special Patron-only episode of Axe of the Blood God, Nadia is joined by Eric Van Allen and Victor Hunter to interview video game and anime voice-acting legend Ray Chase!
The Spookiest RPG Creepypastas
Axe of the Blood God gets sPooOoOoky this week as Kat, Nadia, and Eric talk about "creepypasta" RPGs. Plus thoughts on the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio shakeup, Sora's Smash reveal and more.
Parasite Eve is This Month’s Pantheon Selection!
Parasite Eve is the November 2021 selection for Pantheon of the Blood God! Kat and Nadia will explore Square Enix's spooky cult classic to determine if it deserves to be enshrined in the Pantheon.
Pantheon of the Blood God: Tales of Vesperia
For the October 2021 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, Kat and Nadia are joined by Eric Van Allen for an exploration of Tales of Vesperia! Find out if this classic Tales entry is worthy of the Pantheon.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous Review
Nadia, Kat, and Eric invite Jason Wilson back this week to review Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous. Plus Actraiser Renaissance, Amazon's New World, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin and more!
The Spooniest Episode: Bards In RPGs
This week Nadia and Kat get a little spoony and talk about one of the oldest and most controversial RPG classes: The Bard! We discuss their history, famous bards, and answer the question: are they cool?
The Great Tales Ranking, Part 2
In Part 2 of our celebration of the Tales series, we're jumping into the classic entries that pushed the series forward and retain a special place in our hearts. Joining us once again are Kim Wallace and Victor Hunter!
Sharlayan Dropouts Episode 3: FFXIV Live Letter Discourse and Sad Scholar Memes
Nadia, Victor, and Mike talk about the very lengthy Final Fantasy XIV Live Letter, and what it all means for the upcoming Endwalker expansion. That gaping hole in the moon...it's not going to get any bigger, right? Right.
Tales of Arise Review w/ Eric Van Allen
This week, Kat and Nadia are joined by USgamer alumni Eric Van Allen as they dive deep into Tales of Arise. Plus Stardew Valley may be finished, news of a KOTOR remake and more.
The Great Tales Ranking, Part 1
In this special episode, we're joined by Kim Wallace and Victor Hunter to celebrate the Namco Bandai Tales series by ranking all of its biggest games -- from the lowly Tales of the Tempest to the much-loved Tales of Symphonia!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.