Axe of the Blood God: Kat and Nadia List What They're Thankful For in RPGs

Axe of the Blood God: Kat and Nadia List What They're Thankful For in RPGs

PODCAST | Thank you, O Lord, for very big swords. Also: Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon will eat your skin, and the Valkyria Chronicles series lives!

Axe of the Blood God is our weekly RPG podcast hosted by Kat Bailey and Nadia Oxford. You can find the previous episodes here.

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), we talk about all the ways RPGs make us thankful.

I, for one, am thankful for stereotypical anime / JRPG protagonist hair. I know a few hair stylists who work on kids, and the rise of Japanese pop culture has driven them insane ("Just make me like Cloud or Goku!").

We also talk about Neverwinter Nights 2: Enhanced Edition, the surprise announcement for Valkyria Chronicles 2, and—get this—how a big fight in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon gave Kat a serious challenge.

Have yourself a wonderful holiday weekend, Blood God disciples.

Want to share your thoughts on RPGs? Email us at We may read your letter on the show! Keep those Perfect RPG Teams coming, folks!

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia celebrate Thanksgiving by talking about what they're grateful for in the RPG space this year (50:50), but not before discussing Sega's surprise Valkyria Chronicles 4 announcement (10:50), Neverwinter Nights 2: Enhanced Edition, Square Enix's Switch commitment, and more Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It's a holiday RPG-stravaganza!

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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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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