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Axe of the Blood God: Panzer Dragoon Saga's 20th Anniversary With The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh

PODCAST | We revisit the tragic history of Sega's lost classic.

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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're joined by special guest Ben Lindbergh to discuss the 20th anniversary of Panzer Dragoon Saga!

Ben Lindbergh is the author of The Ringer's massive Panzer Dragoon Saga retrospective, which includes comments from its original developers, among others. He joins us to discuss the ambitious story, unique battle system, and tragic history behind this lost classic.

Also in this episode: More Monster Hunter World! Dissidia Final Fantasy NT discussion! And the third Cosmic Star Heroine report! Incidentally, here's the video we were referring to in this episode.

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Show Description

We celebrate Panzer Dragoon Saga's 20th Anniversary with Ben Lindbergh, author of The Ringer's massive retrospective on Sega's lost classic [26:10]. We talk about the ways it broke new ground, its complex story, and the miracle of it making it to America at all. Then Kat and Nadia dive back into Cosmic Star Heroine [54:06] and talk more Monster Hunter: World!

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 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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