Episode 62: Avatar TLA Comics – Smoke and Show Part I & Part II

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Vassal of Kingsgrave’s Legend of Korra crew returns to Bastards of Kingsgrave to cover the the first two parts of the latest Avatar Comic, Smoke and Shadow (Parts I and II) in a spoiler filled discussion. We discuss the latest round of shipping and the interesting potential for departures from the TV series.

Notes: This episode contains spoilers for all of The Legend of Korra and Avatar TLA. The audio was reclaimed from several records, apologies for the varying quality.

Episode 62 download link (right click and download).

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Episode 61: Kare Kano – His and Her Circumstances

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Bastards of Kingsgrave’s anime/manga crew reviews the classic anime Kare Kano – His and Her Circumstances. We discuss the history behind the creation of the show, compare the anime to the manga, and discuss the end of the story. We wrap up with a chat about the latest Attack on Titan manga chapters.

Notes:  All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual. Cherry Blossoms scene on Youtube.

Timeline:

Kare Kano Anime Chat: Beginning

Kare Kano Manga Chat: 22.5 min minutes in.

Attack on Titan Chat: 47 minutes in.

Episode 61 download link (right click and download).

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Episode 60: Hearthstone IV

Bastards of Kingsgrave’s Hearthstone crew returns to discuss the upcoming League of Explorers Adventure Mode.  We discuss all of the upcoming cards and come up with top lists for constructed, arena, and BOK’s arena game (Scorpions and Snakes). We chat about the recent Hearthstone World Championship at Blizzcon, tavern brawls, and the problems and challenges the game continues to face.

Notes: We assume everyone listening this time is familiar with the game, if you are not, check out our first two episode (the first introduces the game and the second covers arena drafting and strategy). We get into the full League of Explorers card discussion around 9 minutes in.

General top 7 list of constructed cards we came up with:

Brann Bronzbeard, Forgotten Torch, Keeper of Uldaman, Naga Sea Witch, Raven Idol, Animated Armor, Entombed

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Episode 60 download link (right click and download).

Episode 59: Anime and Manga Corner VI

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Bastards of Kingsgrave continues our Anime and Manga Corners. Joined by our usual crew from Vassals of Kingsgrave, Bill (Mrkorb) and Bing (Shoeshiner), we discuss the latest chapters of the Attack of Titan manga, review some conventions from this past season, and reveal what we’re watching this anime season.

Notes: All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

Episode 59 download link (right click and download).

Episode 58: Ore Monogatari II

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Bastards of Kingsgrave’s trusted anime/manga crew returns to continue our coverage of Ore Monogatarii / My Love Story. We talk about the latest anime episodes, leading up to just before the final episode.

Notes:  All discussions are spoiler filled, as usual.

Episode 58 download link (right click and download).

Episode 57: Hearthstone III

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AKA “The Ice Dragon” – Amin’s favourite new TGT card

Bastards of Kingsgrave returns with the third episode in our Hearthstone series.  We discuss many of the revealed cards for the upcoming Grand Tournament expansion. We chat about our favourite classes and play styles, including which gold heroes we have or are close to achieving.

Notes: We assume everyone listening this time is familiar with the game, if you are not, check out our first two episode (the first introduces the game and the second covers arena drafting and strategy). The draft of the “paladin dragon” arena deck did not make it into the aftershow; the deck went 3-0 before we sopped playing to recording the main show.

Episode 57 download link (right click and download).

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Not actually drawn by Luis Royo

Episode 56: Anime North 2015

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Ashley returns once again for our review of Anime North 2015, held in Toronto, Canada. We cover our experiences at the convention, taking part as panelists (including for Game of Thrones, Madoka Magica, the Legend of Korra) and staying at the International Plaza Hotel. We cover the good and bad of the convention, while already planning our attendance and panels for next year.

Notes: We recorded a few audio clips (lower quality audio) at the convention itself each night, which are added to the end of this podcast after the end music . The convention itself marked the three year anniversary of the founding of the Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast!

Episode 56 download link (right click and download).