Axe of the Blood God Episode 19: Mailbag! RPG Soundtracks, Victor Vran, and More

Axe of the Blood God Episode 19: Mailbag! RPG Soundtracks, Victor Vran, and More

We take your questions and talk about what we've been playing the latest episode of our RPG podcast.

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey. You can find the show notes for previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), Rowan Kaiser returns to talk about what RPGs he's playing and answer YOUR questions. Yes, it's late July, so it must be time for a mailbag episode.

We cover a bunch of items in this episode, including our favorite RPG soundtracks, our thoughts on the viability of Japanese RPGs on console, and the classic desert island question (bet you can't guess my answer... no seriously). We also discuss the recent Hearthstone news, MMORPGs, and the surprisingly foundational role WarCraft III has played in it all.

Rowan also writes about RPGs and other topics for GamesBeat, where he recently wrote about the state of action RPGs. He also contributed this glorious rewatch of Babylon 5 for The AV Club, which is worth reading for the comments alone if you're a fan of the show.

If you enjoy the show, you can find Axe of the Blood God on iTunes by following this link. Please subscribe, rate, and review the show! The more we're rated, the more visible we'll become. If you don't like us, then... er... don't do anything! And check out my weekly companion feature, Blog of the Blood God, which runs every Tuesday.

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Show Description

Rowan Kaiser returns to talks about what he's playing lately and answer questions from the mailbag. What's our favorite RPG soundtrack? Do JRPGs have a future on console? We (mostly) answer these questions and more.

Music from Axe of the Blood God is courtesy of Lena Chappelle, who has also contributed the themes to Active Time Babble and Roleplayers' Realm. I also use music from the RPG Music Pack over at Check it out!

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Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief

Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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