Episode 54: Jurassic World


Bastards of Kingsgrave provides a spoiler full review of Jurassic World.


Episode 54 download link (right click and download).

Episode 53: Ore Monogatari!!

Bastards of Kingsgrave’s trusted anime/manga crew returns to cover Ore Monogatarii!! / My Love Story!!. The gentlemen are joined by anime newcomer Amber (amberrocks) to do a review of the first three episodes in the recent anime adaptation. We then switch over (41:30) to a spoiler filled review of the latest translated manga volume for the series. We also cover crossover manga : Ore Koi!! and Ore Koi!!


Episode 53 download link (right click and download).

Episode 52: Avatar The Rift, Part III


Vassal of Kingsgrave’s Legend of Korra crew returns to Bastards of Kingsgrave to cover the epic conclusion to the latest Avatar Comic, Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Rift Part 3. We also discuss the upcoming fourth Comic at the end of the episode: Smoke and Shadow.

Notes: This episode contains spoilers for all of The Legend of Korra.

Episode 52 download link (right click and download).

VOK Nominated for the Annual Podcast Awards!!

PodcastAwards4Thanks to the loyal listeners of House Manwoody (and the APOIAF crew), the Vassals of Kingsgrave have been nominated for the 10th Annual Podcast Awards.

“Well that’s great,” I hear you say, “but how could I possibly help you dethrone the gargantuan competition? I’m only one person with an internet connection.” Well, humble listener, the fact is, you hold all the power. You can vote. And here’s how…

Step 1: Go to this website: http://www.PodcastAwards.com/
Step 2: Select “Vassals of Kingsgrave” in the General category.
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom, and enter your name and email, followed by “Submit”.
Step 4: Go to your email inbox, and verify your vote.
Step 5: Have a Kit Kat. You’ve earned it! ;)


Voting closes on March 24, at 2100 EST. However, you can vote each and every one of those 22 days, starting with today.

So be sure to share, retweet, reblog, do whatever it is Tumblr does, and loose your ravens to every corner of the realm.


Episode 51: Run to Starlight and The Last Super Bowl Game

Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our reviews of George RR Martin’s earlier works with two short stories from the 1970s. With the football season ending and the Super Bowl this past weekend, it seemed only appropriate to cover Run to Starlight and The Last Super Bowl. We provide a spoiler filled discussion of both works, with the podcasting crew divided over the former, while united in appreciation for the latter.

Notes: The episode was recorded before the Super Bowl, which explains the pro-Seahawks hopes.

Episode 51 download link (right click and download).

Episode 50: Anime and Manga Corner IV


Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with our fourth Anime and Manga Corner. Joined by Vassals of Kingsgrave Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we cover some romance themed anime in an appreciation for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. On the manga end, we discuss the latest chapter of Ore Monogatari. On the anime side, the crew deals with the bizarre in Nazo no Kanejo X, the grotesque in School Days, and the awkwardly cute in Kimi no Todoke. As a bonus, we also discuss Princess Jellyfish.

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

Episode 50 download link (right click and download).

Ore monogatari (2)

Episode 49: Hearthstone II


Bastards of Kingsgrave starts off the new year with a return to the growing gaming phenomenon that is Hearthstone, created by Blizzard. We review and rate the new expansion Goblins vs Gnomes. We also go explore arena strategy, covering terminology like Mana Curve, the Vanilla Test. and Quadrant Theory in the Hearthstone Arena context. We do a full Arena draft (Paladin) using these principles. To appease the requests from  the last episode, we do a “BOK Arena” draft in the aftershow, applying the famous snakes and scorpions game to Hearthstone.

Notes: Later this week, there will be a Youtube link here to a playthrough of the drafted Arena  deck, as well as our round robin play with the themed decks. We discover the true power  of Violet Teacher.


Final Arena Result

Second half of deck

Second half of deck

Episode 49 download link (right click and download).