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]


RPGs and Fighting Games

They share more than just fireballs! Kat and Eric are joined by special guests Brenden Groom and Mitchell Saltzman to discuss why these are two genres that taste great together! What fighting games would make a great RPG? What RPG would make a great fighting game?...

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.