USgamer's RPG Podcast Whiles Away the Dog Days of Summer With Ys, Witcher 3, and More

USgamer's RPG Podcast Whiles Away the Dog Days of Summer With Ys, Witcher 3, and More

AXE OF THE BLOOD: Nadia and Kat discuss Ys: Oath in Felghana, Witcher 3, Pokemon, and Dragon Age Inquisition before hearing your pitches for your favorite lesser-known RPGs.

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), Nadia and I while away the dog days of summer discussing Ys, Witcher 3, Dragon Age, Pokémon, and listener pitches for lesser-known RPGs.

I've been delving into my backlog since getting back from Scotland, doing my best to get into Witcher 3. Unfortunately, I've had a harder time than I've expected engaging with CD Projekt Red's masterpiece, which I discuss at some length on the podcast. Nadia, meanwhile, talks about her experience with Ys: Oath in Felghana, which she's been enjoying quite a bit.

A few of you have asked if there will be an episode about the new Shiren the Wanderer game. Alas, that's more Jeremy's expertise, and his responsibilities make it very difficult to get him on the podcast. With that said, you should definitely check out his review.

On another note, I recently asked for some pitches for lesser-known RPGs on Twitter, but 140 characters isn't quite enough to express one's love for a given game. So I invite you to PM me or contact me at kat.bailey at usgamer dot net with your pitches, which I will in turn read on the podcast. Let's hear them!

Next week: We've got a fresh RPG interview coming up! It's also probably about time to do an episode about SNES RPGs...

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Show Description

Kat and Nadia mark the final days before the next storm of games hit by discussing Ys: Oath in Felghana; Kat's difficulty in engaging with Witcher 3 (12:40); why Dragon Age Inquisition is underrated (25:25); the Pokémon Go controversy's impact on the main series (37:20), and reader pitches for lesser-known RPGs (53:13). It's a summer RPG feast!

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!

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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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