EPISODE 31: Character Creation

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EPISODE 31 ncludes both American and European fans examining how Character Creation worked in Pillars of Eternity games. We also speculate how this system might be adapted for Avowed. Will we see the same races, classes, cultures, etc? Will Avowed manage bonuses and restrictions for each race/class? We address many of these questions. We also review what the Avowed reddit community thinks about Character Creation and their hopes for Avowed. Here is a link to the Reddit post for reference: https://www.reddit.com/r/avowed/comments/10mp7uy/avowedcast_question_for_community_character/

EPISODE 30: Pentiment Review

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EPISODE 30 includes both American and European fans discussing Josh Sawyer’s new game called Pentiment. We have played it and offer our thoughts. The first half of the podcast is completely spoiler-free. The second half will include spoilers, but we warn you before we start giving away information if you have not played the game yet. Thank you for listening!

EPISODE 29: Jez is Awesome

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EPISODE 29 includes both American and European fans address the latest leak from Jez Corden about Avowed. We summarize what he said on The Xbox Two podcast and discuss the game screenshot he leaked on Twitter. We also plow through many listener emails.

EPISODE 28: Will Avowed be Spooky?


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EPISODE 28 includes both American and European fans discussing Horror in RPGs and why Eora is the perfect world for an atmospheric horror video game. We argue that Avowed could be darker than originally thought. Like Pillars of Eternity, the approach to the world could be dark, mature and quite spooky.

EPISODE 27: Do Not Release Avowed in 2023!


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EPISODE 27 includes both American and European fans discussing the crowded game release schedule in 2023. Due mainyl to the pandemic, games from 2020, 2021, and 2022 have been delayed to 2023. Add to this enormous list the games that were not delayed but still have a release window in 2023. Our group discusses how Avowed could potentially navigate the crowded schedule or simply avoid it all together. We also respond to emails about how Pillars of Eternity classes may translate into Avowed’s first person single player design, the power of Charisma in character development, and diversity in video games.

EPISODE 26: Pentiment Preview


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EPISODE 26 includes both American and European fans discussing Obsidian Entertainment’s new game coming this fall called Pentiment. The panel shares what we know about the game from developer interviews, product advertisements, and the historical setting of the game. We speculate on potential story and gameplay elements of this exciting new title.

EPISODE 25: Live Reaction to XBOX Showcase


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EPISODE 25 includes both American and European fans reacting to the June 12, 2022, XBOX & Bethesda Showcase. Listen to their first reactions to each reveal. The audio from the showcase will play in the background as the voices of Gingerino, Parenthesis, Kivi and Jedmandu join Tsora. When it is over, hear their final thoughts and what they think the showcase means for the future of Avowed.

EPISODE 24: Avowed Predictions for XBOX Showcase


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EPISODE 24 includes both American and European fans speculating about what might be revealed at the June 12th XBOX & Bethesda Showcase. Specifically, what will we see about Avowed? New trailer? Gameplay? Interviews? Our panel shares their predictions. We also speculate about other news we might see during this special summer showcase.

EPISODE 23: Top 10 Reasons We Love Obsidian


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EPISODE 23 includes both American and European fans sharind the “Top 10 Reasons We Love Obsidian Entertainment.” Tsora and others share their additions to the list and they pull a few responses from Reddit to complete the list. Also, the group ponders how games like Elden Ring may influence Avowed’s development and design. Plus, what will you name your first Avowed character?

EPISODE 22: CRAFTING


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EPISODE 22 includes both American and European fans discussing crafting in RPGs. We look back at the history of crafting in video games and discuss its evolution. Which game got it right? What makes a great crafting system? We also discuss how Obsidian integrated crafting into the Pillars of Eternity series. What is crafting like in Eora? How will the crafting system evolve for Avowed?