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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Sharlayan Dropouts: Patch 6.4 Discussion – We’re Dragons on the Moon
Greetings, students. The Dropouts aren't clever enough to know you shouldn't cast Fira in a dry field, but they're going into space nevertheless.
Spoilercast Special: Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Blood God has assembled to deliver the long-promised, no-holds-barred Xenoblade Chronicles 3 spoilercast.
Sharlayan Dropouts: Examining FFIV’s Hefty Influence on FFXIV
Oh boy, here come the Sharlayan Dropouts to corrupt the students hanging out around the Last Stand. This week, Nadia, Victor, and Mike get together and talk all about the huge thumbprints Final Fantasy IV has left over Final Fantasy XIV, from 1.0 to Endwalker. Why is FFIV so lovingly referenced in FFXIV, and why so often? How will FFIV
Winter of Wick Part 4: Bane Penguin Jaws
It's finally here: our final Winter of Wick, centered on the recent release of John Wick Chapter 4. Kat, Nadia, and Eric band together for one last action-filled romp. It's John versus the High Table, in a big showdown, and talk all about it, including: Is anyone not an assassin Dogs, more dogs John Wick's i-frames Wick ruins Ladies Night
Winter of Wick Part 3: I Am The Table, John
Light up those Wicks, because Chapter 3 of the Winter of Wick is live for $5+ Patrons! The one who sits above the table, Mike Williams, is back to chat about the ongoing ramifications of John Wick's Oopsie at the end of Chapter 2. The discussion veers into important topics, like: Why you shouldn't swing swords in glass houses A
Sharlayan Dropouts – What Should the Next Tank Job Be?
Word to your mothers, Dropouts near and far. This week, Nadia struggles with post-COVID brain as she talks to Victor and Mike about classic Final Fantasy jobs that might be suited for our next Tank class. Gunblades as Tanks...something about it still feels weird. They also talk about Patch 6.3, including the latest raids and the struggles of Anden, a
Winter of Wick Part 2: More John Wick
No need to be a Sad Keanu: Chapter 2 of the Winter of Wick is live for $5+ Patrons! Esteemed Marker holder Mike Williams returns to talk about the Wick series' (temporary) middle child. The discussion veers into important topics, like: The shift in tone between the two movies The Joy of Overwrought Symbolism The subway station fight. Just, the
Game Developer Quest: Intelligent Systems
In this month's exclusive special for our Patrons, it's another entry in the Game Developer Quest, covering Intelligent Systems! We go over the history of Intelligent Systems and the creators who oversaw its history. Some items we cover in our wide-ranging conversation: How it began as a Nintendo support studio Why Hironobu Sakaguchi loved Fire Emblem The success of Paper
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!
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!
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.
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.
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, 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
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
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.
Autumn of Avatar – The Book 2 Recap
We recap the Avatar's journeys through Ba Sing Se in our recap of Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 2!
Sharlayan Dropouts, Episode 16: The Gang Teaches Nadia What a Glamor Plate Is
This week the Dropouts have a real scary tale for you: Nadia had no idea how to use a glam plate despite playing Final Fantasy XIV for years. Did she make a complete ass of herself? You bet!
Pantheon of the Blood God: Golden Sun
For the October 2022 edition of Pantheon of the Blood God, we're joined by IGN's Reb Valentine and Sharlayan Dropouts' Victor Hunter to discuss Golden Sun! Find out if this classic pantheon-worthy.
Autumn of Avatar – Book 1 Recap w/ Lotus
We're now a third of the way through our Autumn of the Avatar, and so we've convened with Fanbyte's former social media specialist Lotus to chat all about Book 1: Water!