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ABOUT: With over 13 years in Bangkok Thailand, Emanuel Skinner has become a household name and a house music icon locally and abroad. Originally from San Francisco and now a Phuket local sharing his vision and sound all across South East Asia . With over 20 years experience filling the best and biggest venues from Jakarta, Singapore, China, India, to South Korea, Bangladesh to Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and all over Thailand (Chang Mai, Koh Tao, Koh Samui, Phuket, Pat ...
 
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Axe of the Blood God’s noble Console RPG Quest continues, and this week we dissect the RPG legacy of a very interesting system: The PlayStation 3. Sony’s first HD console was hobbled right from the start thanks to derisive memes, awkward accessories, programming troubles, and good old fashioned arrogance. To make things worse, the popularity of gam…
 
Welcome back folks, I'm happy to see you all here. I hope you're all well. In episode 54, my guest, Kevin Killen, has pretty much experienced everything paranormal. He's encountered shadow people, has had attachments, has heard voices and footsteps when he was alone, and more. Kevin shares his experiences. He's also written a book about his experie…
 
What an eventful week. Nadia's wayward Xbox Series X showed up on her doorstep (well, it showed up in the Walmart pick-up area), and we have a very special guest: Austin Walker of Waypoint and Friends at the Table! He talks to us about his one true love, Mass Effect, and gives us his thoughts on the upcoming remaster (23:20). He also talks about th…
 
It’s time to dish out some hugs and kisses to indie RPGs. This week, Kat and Nadia talk about the independently-developed RPGs they’re most excited for in 2021, including She Dreams Elsewhere, Cris Tales, Darkest Dungeons 2, and—dare we hope—Eastward. Also on the docket: Nadia has Ys IX impressions, Mass Effect’s alien sex is beautiful, and we have…
 
Welcome back everyone, to Paranormal Heart. I have a real treat for you this episode. Richard Magill has a most unusual job that not many people have. For the past three years, he has been the personal photographer to extraterrestrials. He has written a book on it, and since meeting his new partners, his creative side has been awakened. He now is a…
 
The only thing you should fear more than the Blood God’s axe is the Blood God’s anime obsession. This week, Kat and Nadia talk to Bob Mackey and Henry Gilbert talk about how anime and RPGs uplift one another. They also look back at RPGs based on licensed anime properties, and recall the Mighty Struggle™ that shaped and molded anime fans who traded …
 
Get out of your chair and start waggling because it’s time for the Axe of the Blood God Wii Console Quest! This week, Nadia and Kat discuss the strange, often troubled RPG history of Nintendo’s revolutionary console. Relive Operation Rainfall and recall how the fan-based movement pressured Nintendo into finally giving North America the still-belove…
 
In episode 52, my guest bravely talks about some family tragedies that seem to have been the source for paranormal hauntings in a house she grew up in. Family members not behaving like themselves, hearing footsteps where no one was there, seeing a shadow person and so much more. I introduce to you, Janet. NoBoBuMe Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/c…
 
In our first ever Community Update, Kat and Nadia get together for a live conversation with Axe of the Blood God's community! They talk about which RPGs they've been playing of late, share an update on what's been happening with the show and Discord, and take questions from the audience on the best Chrono Trigger party, Persona 5 Strikers, and much…
 
It's officially 2021, and the brand-new year already seems poised to keep on dishing out the same trials and tribulations that made 2020 so special. Kat and Nadia take a nice break from the plague and strife to talk about what's in store for RPGs in the new year. Will we get our hands on Elden Ring? Can we really expect Final Fantasy 16 in 2021? An…
 
Axe of the Blood's special quest to rank all of the numbered Final Fantasy games (and their direct sequels) continues with the Top 10! With the help of special guest Ash Paulsen of Good Vibes Games, we talk about why Final Fantasy IV, Final Fantasy IV, and yes, Final Fantasy X-2, deserve to be remembered as the finest games the series has to offer.…
 
Nadia and Kat kick off their episode-by-episode exploration of The Witcher Season 1 with a discussion of how the show was made and a look at the first episode! Swords! Sorcery! A tower of naked women in a garden for some reason! Nadia and Kat break it all down while putting it into the context with the games. This episode is free to all listeners! …
 
The Axe of the Blood God Patreon is officially live! Nadia and Kat get together to talk about where the show stands in 2021, what listeners to the free feed can expect going forward, and some of the exciting new bonus content that we'll be releasing now that we're officially independent! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bloodgodpod Twitter: https:/…
 
To celebrate the launch of the Axe of the Blood God Patreon (http://patreon.com/bloodgodpod), we are undertaking a massive quest: a two-part ranking all of the numbered Final Fantasy games, as well as their direct sequels! For Part 1 we're joined by Game Informer's Kim Wallace to talk about Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy II, and other entries th…
 
It's closing time for USgamer. Mat and Eric, the site's last guardians, join Nadia and Kat on the last Blood God produced under the USgamer banner. They recall their time with the site and reminisce about the weird things that happened at the events they attended. Finally, they wind down with a discussion about their favorite games of 2020. Thanks …
 
Welcome back folks to Paranormal Heart. In the last episode of 2020, episode 50, my special guest is psychic medium, tv personality, paranormal investigator and dear friend Katie Turner. Katie Turner, psychic medium: https://www.katieturnerpsychic.com/ Canadian Supernatural Research Society: https://www.canadiansupernaturalresearchsociety.com/Katie…
 
The end of 2020 draws near! Command? Nadia and Kat look back on a turbulent year and consider everything that's happened: game delays caused by COVID-19, Microsoft's Bethesda acquisition, the Cyberpunk 2020 goat rodeo, and so very much more. They also reflect upon the biggest RPGs of the year, from Final Fantasy 7 Remake to Yakuza: Like a Dragon.…
 
Polygon and RPG Site reviewers Carolyn Petit and Alex Donaldson join the show to analyze the biggest RPG of 2020: Cyberpunk 2077! They talk about the ways that it does (and doesn't) push the cyberpunk genre forward, its technical problems, and whether its handling of trans issues is as poor as it seems. [No spoilers!] Also, breaking down the Mass E…
 
Welcome back folks to Paranormal Heart. In episode 49,, my guest has had a few terrifying encounters with what we call the Dogman. She braves these terrifying memories and shares them with us. I introduce to you, author of Nightmare in the Woods, Christyne Anne. If you'd like to purchase the book: https://www.amazon.ca/Nightmare-Woods-Christyne-Ann…
 
With Cyberpunk 2077 finally due out this week, it's time to take a harder look at the studio that is CD Projekt. Where did it come from? How did it rise to the top of the RPG heap over the past generation? And what are some potential stumbling blocks it faces in the future? Nadia and Kat delve into all this, with additional chatter about Fire Emble…
 
This week we're taking a break and trying something new at Axe of the Blood God: An RPG Quiz Show! Kat plays host as Nadia, Eric, and Mathew Olson compete to see who knows the most about the role-playing genre (or can at least come up with the most amusing answers). It's RPG fun for the whole family! Plus, breaking down the follow-up to The World E…
 
Welcome back folks, to Paranormal Heart's 3rd Anniversary. Thank you so much for all your support over these few wonderful years. In episode 48, Andrea Bailey from Unearthing Shadows Paranormal, joins me and discusses some of the investigations her and her team have been on. Investigation Group: Unearthing Shadows Paranormal Website: www.unearthing…
 
We're firmly in the teeth of the 2020 release season, and the RPGs are arriving fast. Kat and Nadia circle back on some of the RPGs they missed, including Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, WoW: Shadowlands, Godfall, and more. Plus: Cyberpunk's performance on current-gen consoles, The Game Awards RPG nominations, and more thoughts on Yakuza: Like a Dragon.…
 
Kat and Nadia bid farewell to Mike Williams the only way they know how—with a lengthy conversation about Final Fantasy 14. They also welcome back old friend Ash Paulsen, who joins the group to talk about Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory and more. Finally, Kat and Nadia have an announcement about the future of Axe of the Blood God.…
 
The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are out this week, and we've got the whole gang to break it all down over the course of a two hour mega-pod extravaganza! Kat, Mike, Nadia, and Eric are here to compare the PS5 and Xbox Series X, look at the launch lineup, and break down all the pros and cons for early adopters. Also in this episode, we review Ya…
 
Welcome back folks, to Paranormal Heart Podcast. In episode 47, my next guests are returning guests. from Beast If you ain’t Got BEAST you ain't got squatch, Mark and Larry. They recently had a meet and great at Land Between the Lakes or LBL, and they are here to discuss some pretty interesting during that that weekend. I introduce to you , Mark Ne…
 
In a continuation of their look back on the most recent console generation, Kat and Nadia examine the outsized impact of the PlayStation 4 on RPGs. From the return of Japan to the "mainstreaming" of RPGs, to VR and "service games," the pair talk about all the way that RPGs have changed over the past seven years. Also in this episode: Cyberpunk 2077…
 
With the next generation of consoles mere weeks away, we're jumping ahead in the Console RPG Quest to the Xbox One! While at first glance the Xbox One's RPG legacy is quite weak, there's more to it than meets the eye. Kat and Nadia talk about the importance of backward compatibility, the possibilities afforded by streaming, and lessons learned as t…
 
Welcome back folks to Paranormal Heart's Halloween episode. I hope you are well this Halloween season. Please be safe. In episode 46, returning guest, Ron "Nightmare" Murphy aka uncle Guru, shares with us the origins of Halloween. You can find Ron's books at: https://www.amazon.com/Ronald-L-Murphy-Jr./e/B0721VR4HZ%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share If …
 
Kat and Nadia take a break from the grind of the RPG release schedule to talk about how some of today's most popular genres can be combined with the wonders of role-playing, including battle royale, Among Us, and more. Plus, we talk about Phil Spencer's recent comments concerning Bethesda, Yakuza 7, and more!…
 
Larian founder Swen Vincke returns to the podcast to discuss the initial feedback on Baldur's Gate 3's early access release, turn-based vs. real-time with pause, dice rolls, and more! (Starts around 26:20) Plus, Kat and Nadia share their impressions on Genshin Impact, the Monster Hunter movie trailer, and more!…
 
Welcome back folks, to Paranormal Heart. Thanks so much for being here. It's Thanksgiving here i Canada, so happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate. In episode 45, I am joined by Leslie J. Hart, who tells us about his shamanic journey. And explains what shamanicsm is. Leslie J. Hart website: http://www.shamanhealerwarrior.com/services/contact-us/…
 
The Console RPG Quest officially arrives in the HD era with the Xbox 360 RPG Quest! Nadia and Kat talk about the impact of online, the waning fortunes of the Japanese industry, the super success of Oblivion, and much more! Plus, USgamer Reviews Editor Mike Williams is here to talk about Genshin Impact, the new free-to-play open-world RPG that's alr…
 
Kat and Nadia are joined by USgamer News Editor Eric Van Allen to sing the praises of Hades, the amazing roguelite by Supergiant Games that is now out of Early Access. The trio discuss its relationship to Diablo; how Supergiant is beating Blizzard at its own game, and why RPG fans should play this excellent dungeon crawler. Plus, all of this week's…
 
Welcome back folks. I hope you're all well. In episode 44, my guests talk about vampires, ghosts and aliens from the French Quarters in New Orleans. I give you, Chad and Alta. To order Chad and Alta's book, Orbducted: https://www.etsy.com/listing/539922009/orbducted-in-the-french-quarter?fbclid=IwAR3gRvGIF28gqUv-lgNn5xwHnW0gCbK7ZTNApww3fNttj0pBVWOD…
 
In a move with enormous implications for the games industry as a whole, but especially for RPGs, Microsoft has acquired Bethesda, the publisher responsible for Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, and Starfield. What will this mean for role-playing games? How will this impact the next-gen race? And how will Sony react? Kat and Nadia are joined by special gu…
 
Kat and Nadia react to a huge week for RPG announcements, breaking down Avalanche's Harry Potter game, Monster Hunter Rise, and the PS5 price announcement. Then it's time to talk Final Fantasy XVI, as Kat and Nadia analyze its announcement trailer, its connections to Final Fantasy 14, and its place in the long history of Final Fantasy announcements…
 
Welcome everyone, to Paranormal Heart's bonus episode. Today, Saturday, September 19th is National Ghost Hunting Day. To celebrate, I have the founder of Canadian Paranormal Expeditions Bradley Monks, and the Managing Director of the Albert County Museum located in Albert County New Brunswick, Canada, Janet Clouston. They are on location at the mus…
 
The fall release season is officially upon us, and that means it's time to preview all of the big RPGs that will carry us to the end of the year. Kat and Nadia sit down to preview Cyberpunk 2077, Trails of Cold Steel 4, Yakuza 7, World of WarCraft Shadowlands, and all the rest of this fall's most interesting role-playing games. Plus: Reactions to t…
 
In episode 42 , I am joined by Queen Bibi, who is of a very long line of Spanish spiritualists that originated in the Spanish village of Espirito. Queen Bibi tells us about her family's traditions. Queen Bib's Cauldron on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/QueenBibisCauldron If you want to share your paranormal encounters on the show, drop me an em…
 
The latest edition of the Console RPG Quest explores the legacy of Sony's initial foray into the handheld space: the PlayStation Portable! Kat and Nadia recall Sony's attempt to create "the Walkman for the 21st century," the rise of Monster Hunter and its impact on RPGs, the strange saga of Persona 2, and much more as they continue their quest to c…
 
In 1997, a small group of former devs from Konami and Square got together to make Moon: RPG Remix Adventure, an affectionate parody and tribute to the role-playing genre. More than 20 years later, it's finally out for Nintendo Switch, and Kat and Nadia dig into the legacy of this curious creation by Love-de-lic. Plus: Wasteland 3 impressions, Final…
 
Welcome back folks. Thank you for tuning in once again. And if this is your first time here, thank you for being here. In episode 41, my special guest, Dave Bross, is a nationally award-winning journalist, and a freelance journalist in the Washington DC area. He is the winner of the prestigious Newsletter Publisher's Association award in breaking n…
 
Kat Bailey is on vacation, so hapless co-host Nadia Oxford takes over the Axe of the Blood God with help from USgamer news editor, Eric Van Allen. The duo put out out the small fires that invariably crop up when Kat's out of town while they discuss Baldur's Gate 3, new RPGs coming to Nintendo Switch, and the troubles bogging down Bloodlines 2. Then…
 
It was the year 2000, and Square was pushing three big RPGs on the Sony PlayStation. The games themselves—Chrono Cross, Threads of Fate, and Legend of Mana—met with a mixed reception, but the Summer of Adventure 2000 said more about where Square stood in that particular moment in history. Kat and Nadia remember this unique period in gaming history,…
 
The latest entry in the Console RPG Quest series takes on the Nintendo DS, the legendary "third pillar" that did its part to carry Nintend for more than a decade. From Etrian Odyssey to Dragon Quest IX, Kat and Nadia discuss its remarkable RPG library, and why it was so important to Japanese gaming in the late 2000s.…
 
Welcome back folks. In EP40, my special guests are good friends of mine from the Podcast Posse. Scott and Alex are from Cappan the Meerekat podcast, and Anthony from After Midnight podcast. I introduce to you, Scott, Alex, and Anthony. Anthony Langlois, After Midnight: https://www.podchaser.com/creators/an... Scott and Alex, Cappan and the Meerekat…
 
With the next generation of consoles nearly upon us, Kat is joined by Reviews Editor Mike Williams and Senior Editor Caty McCarthy to discuss the future of the genre. What surprises do the PS5 and Xbox Series X hold for RPGs? Will it all be Destiny-likes and Witcher 3 clones? Or will we be treated to new settings, A.I. innovations, and other fascin…
 
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