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.

Episode Notes

Welcome back to Axe of the Blood God. Kat is not here for this week’s episode because she headed out for San Diego Comic Con, a known slaughtering ground where Harry Potter cosplayers will take out your eye with their wands before you can even say “something something Patronus.” No fear: Our good friends Ash Parrish and Kenneth Shepard are here to fill in the gap. We’re talking all about character creators, from the basic three-choice templates to Baldur Gate 3’s dong-and-dumplings slider. (which Kenneth has already lovingly handled.) Do you prefer building a character from the ground-up, or stepping into the boots of an established adventurer? Chime in!

Also in this Episode:

  • “Look, Smithers! Globro is coming!”
  • Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes still rules
  • Pikachu knows when you fart in your sleep
  • The Empire Strikes Back this week on The Legend of Korra
  • Being born is for suckers


  • 00:00 – Intro and Main Quest (Character Creators)
  • 47:20 – Random Encounters
  • 49:13 – The Tavern (Thoughts about Viewfinder, Clash of Heroes, and the horror of Pokemon Sleep)
  • 1:15:12 – Summer of Korra
  • 1:30:35 – Nostalgia Nook/Outro

Music Used in this Episode:

  • Do Your Best! [Breath of Fire III]
  • Antique Cowboy [Ragnarok Online]
  • The Legend of Korra Main Theme [The Legend of Korra]
  • A Curious Tale [Secret of Mana]
  • A Long Fall [Final Fantasy XIV/The Primals]


Paying Tribute to Akira Toriyama, Unicorn Overlord, and More

Akira Toriyama died on March 1, leaving behind a legacy that includes Dragon Ball, Dragon Quest, and an incredible impact on both games and anime. With Eric out, Kat and Nadia are joined by Victor Hunter and Ash Paulsen to break down he changed RPGs, our memories of watch Dragon Ball, and more.

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review

It’s the spoiler-free Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Spectacular! The panel has had plenty of time with Rebirth, or as I like to call it “Final Fantasy VII-3”. Does it improve upon Remake? Does it stand on it’s own? Do you need to play the lost mid-2000s Japanese feature phone game Before Crisis to fully grasp the importance of the character of Cissnei?