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Axe of the Blood God: An RPG Podcast

Kat Bailey, Nadia Oxford, and Eric Van Allen explore Final Fantasy, Skyrim, and all the best in the wonderful world of role-playing video games! Support us on Patreon: https://patreon.com/bloodgodpod
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Jun 13, 2022

This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat and Eric are joined by not one, but two Alexes to break down the summer showcases! RPG Site's Alex Donaldson and freelancer Alex J. Kane are here to discuss the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, as well as the whole of Summer Game Fest.

Also in this episode:

  • Eric and Alex D. talk Three Hopes early impressions
  • Alex K. talks KOTOR 2's solid Switch port
  • Kat laments the meta-ness of it all
  • Fortnite?
Jun 6, 2022

This week on Axe of the Blood God, Kat rejoins Eric and Nadia after her adventure on the high seas. She's a little unsteady on her legs, not to mention lightly brined by sea salt, but that's not about to stop her from talking about everything that's going on this week in RPGs. And a loaded week it is, mateys. We've got impressions of the Final Fantasy XVI trailer, as well as opinions about Pokémon Scarlet and Violet's chonky pigs and small olives.

Also in this episode:

  • Eric's finally playing Suikoden 2
  • The upcoming Dragon Age game has a title. Progress!
  • Nadia layeth the smackdown on Seymor in Final Fantasy X
  • "I am Malenia, blade of–" [Vomits everywhere]

On the Post Show

On this week's post-show, Kat tells us about the joys of sailing the high seas–e.g. seasickness and other cool things that happen on the water. There's also a deep discussion about sports, Street Fighter 6, and how awesome Cody is. (So awesome.) The Post Show is available to the Stars of Destiny tier and above!

May 30, 2022
This episode was not entirely Nadia's idea, we swear. Really, can anyone deny the sheer cool factor of the Final Fantasy series' take on dragon knights? If you're not, maybe this episode will make you a believer. Prima Games' Jesse Vitelli joins Nadia and Eric as they talk about Dragoons past and present, from progenitor Ricard Highwind to the dragon-hating nerd Estinien Wyrmblood. Pull on your overly-elaborate dragoon boots and join the fun.
Also in this episode:
  • Miyazaki (not that one) thinks Radahn is the best Elden Ring boss. 
  • Give us more Dragon's Dogma, Capcom. (Please.)
  • The Summer Game Fest creeps ever closer. What will we see?
  • Sony is making bad decisions about its retro games again.
May 18, 2022

It's time at last to share our newly-revised list of the 25 best RPGs of all time! For much of 2022 we've been slowly collecting potential nominees for an update to the list that we made several years ago. Now it's time to share that list for all to see! 

To make this list we took the list of nominees plus the original list and made our own Top 25s, with the games that were on all three lists going straight into the Top 25. From there we embraced debate with discussions including:

  • Whether or not Mass Effect should be included a trilogy
  • Eric calling Skyrim the "McDonald's hamburger of RPGs."
  • Multiple RPGs being rescued from the dead 
  • Whether it's time to anoint brand-new #1!

For your convenience, we've shared time codes below.

Time Codes

4:40: We share our personal Top 25 RPG lists

21:35 - The Initial Cutdown + Wild Card Picks + Listener Poll

36:35: Games That Made At Least Two Lists

140:25: Finalizing the List

2:23:00: Ranking the Games

2:50:20: The Top 25 RPGs Of All Time

Thanks again for joining us in this very fun project! We'll probably be circling back and rebuilding given that there always amazing new RPGs being released. But in the meantime, we're excited to hear your thoughts!

Mar 7, 2022
The three co-hosts have been reunited after many weeks apart, and just in time to talk about a whole bunch of news! There's a new generation of Pokémon on the horizon, Triangle Strategy is out, and we're all still talking Elden Ring. It's quite a time for RPGs, even if they're all getting swallowed up by FromSoft's latest.  

Also on the show: 

- Eric becomes Wolverine Jesus

- Nadia discovers how to work a Nintendo

- Kat gears up for some old-school Pokémon catching

- We take a look at the first round of March Madness voting!

Links mentioned in the show:


- Eric's segment "Piplup Step": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm0nLJuRNbw

- Donate to Ukraine: https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/ukraine

- Equality Texas: https://www.equalitytexas.org/

- TENT: https://www.transtexas.org/

Mar 1, 2022
Greetings, disciples of the Blood God. Kat is not with us this week; she's going to try her hand at being a pirate on the open seas.

There's an excellent chance she'll be back next week, though. Despite what the Peter Pan song tells you, the pirate's life is not for everyone.


Nadia and Eric manage to scrounge together a great show anyway, because it's Elden Ring week! No worries—there are no spoilers on the show, but we did get Isla Hinck from Easy Allies and Jesse Vitelli of PrimaGames to talk about their reviews for this highly anticipated (and critically acclaimed) open world game from FromSoftware.

Also on this episode:

  • No, seriously, Elden Ring's review scores are truly, truly, truly outrageous
  • Nadia gives her impressions of Final Fantasy VI: Pixel Remaster
  • Valve God Gabe Newell is confirmed Final Fantasy XIV trash
  • The story of Ganon, the golden retriever that humped everything
Oct 21, 2019

With the RPG deluge continuing, Kat and Nadia are joined by Caty and Mike to pick through the biggest releases, including Trails of Cold Steel 3, Disco Elysium, and Little Town Hero. Plus, we talk Witcher 3 on Switch, whether it's been a good generation for games, and more!

Oct 7, 2019

We're almost finished the 16-bit era in our Console RPG Quest, but first we have to talk about some of the lesser-known consoles of the period. We take a shotgun approach in this episode, covering the RPG histories of the 3DO, Jaguar, NeoGeo, and CDi (they exist!) Also, we say a few words about AlphaDream as it files for bankruptcy, and talk more about portable RPGs.

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