USgamer's RPG Podcast Welcomes Divinity: Original Sin 2's Chris Avellone and Swen Vincke

USgamer's RPG Podcast Welcomes Divinity: Original Sin 2's Chris Avellone and Swen Vincke

AXE OF THE BLOOD GOD: We go in-depth on the sequel to 2014's breakout hit with two of its developers.

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

In this week's episode of Axe of the Blood God (download link here), I welcome legendary RPG developer Chris Avellone and Divinity: Original Sin creator Swen Vincke to the podcast to in-depth on 2014's breakout hit RPG..

In addition to interviewing Chris and Swen, I had a chance to spend some time with Divinity: Original 2, which retains much of what made the original great while adding in several new and interesting elements. In particular, I really like that you can take on premade characters with their own backgrounds and personalities, which naturally gets you in the mindset for roleplaying. You can hear the rest of my thoughts and more during the interview, which begins around the 15:00 mark.

On the subject of Deus Ex: It certainly fits within the scope of this podcast, but I don't have a ton to add to my thoughts from From Us to You (which you should listen to). Don't worry, there's a decent chance we'll circle back to it in the near future.

Next week: It's up in the air!

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Show Description

Kat and Bob get together to discuss the little known SNES RPG Robotrek, then Kat welcomes Chris Avellone and Swen Vincke to discuss Divinity: Original Sin 2 - the sequel to 2014's breakout hit RPG.

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 rpgmaker.net. Check it out!

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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