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VoK 687: Video Game Hall of Fame #1



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to the video game world with a new format for discussion inspired by the Easy Allies YouTube channel. Join Zach (Alias), Bing (Shoeshiner), Matt (blu3arm0r), Katie (Lady Griffin), Alex (LuckyCharms), Jock (munrojock2), Peter (Shellfish), and Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall) as they each nominate a game they hope will be inducted into the newly created VOK Video Game Hall of Fame.

3:20 — Civilization 5
11:55 — Barbie Riding Club for Windows 98
22:40 —The Outer Wilds
39:40 — Resident Evil 4
55:50 — Ghost of Tsushima
1:17:00 — Bioshock
1:25:40 — World of Warcraft
1:41:10 — Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
1:53:10 —Voting
2:02:10 — Aftershow

Credits:
Edited by Zach/Alias

Format inspired by the Easy Allies Hall of Greats

Music:
World of Warcraft – Seasons of War
Outer Wilds – End Times

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VoK 682: The Witcher (Netflix series) – Season 2


We’ve read the books, we’ve played the video games, and now we push onward into season 2 of Netflix’s “The Witcher” series. So toss a coin to your Witcher and listen as we figure what we liked, and didn’t like, about the direction of the Netflix adaptation.

Potential major spoilers from the The Witcher book series in the aftershow.

Hosts: Bina (Bina007), Michal (Inkasrain), Bing (Shoeshiner), David (davidhhh), and Adam (drownedsnow)

Edited by Adam

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VOK 679: 2021 Video Game Discussion



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to the video game world to discuss some games they enjoyed playing in 2021 (even if not all those games came out then). Join Zach (Alias), Bing (Shoeshiner), Matt (blu3arm0r), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Zander (The Lord Baron) as they talk the year 2021 in gaming with all its highs and lows.

11:05 — Hades
18:55 — Return of the Obra Dinn
26:00 — Kingdom Come: Deliverance
33:20 — Resident Evil Village
44:25 — Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
53:55 — Persona 5 Strikers
1:02:30 — Humankind
1:07:30 — Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
1:09:00 — Guardians of the Galaxy
1:10:55 — NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139
1:21:55 — Most Anticipated Games of 2022

Credits:
Edited by Zach/Alias

Music:
Persona 5 Strikers: You Are Stronger
NieR Replicant: Kaine Salvation

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VOK 665b – Soccercast – Euros 2020 Semi Final Review and Final Preview


Join Bina, Bing, Noah and Patrick as they review the semi-finals and preview the final of the Euros 2020.

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VOK 665 – Bitesize Soccercast – Reaction To England’s Semi-Final Victory


Two short clips of Bina and Noah in jubilant mood; Patrick gracious in defeat; and Bing neutral as always. Football’s Coming Home! Join us on the Discord for live Finals chat on Sunday.

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VOK 664 – Soccercast – Euros R16 and QF Review and SF Preview


Noah, Patrick and Grand-Maester Bing review the Round of 16 and Quarter Final matches and preview the Semi Finals with the aid of Noah’s quote unquote amazing wall chart.

The Round of 16 review plays out as follows: Boyos vs Denmark up at the start; Italy vs Austria at 6 mins in; the shock upset of Netherlands vs Czech Rep at 9m; Belgium vs FC Ronaldo at 14m; Croatia vs Spain with Most Weird Shit in a football match at 17m; RIP France vs Switzerland at 23m; and FOOTBALL COMING HOME at 28m; Sweden vs Ukraine at 40m.

The Quarter Final coverage starts at 44m with the entrance of Ser Patrick The Tall and moves into Spain vs Switzerland; Belgium vs Italy at 49m and the potentially fateful injury of Spinnazola; Czech Republic vs Denmark at 59m in that footballing mecca of Baku; and finally England roflstomping Ukraine 4-0 at 1hr 3 mins in.

The semi-final preview begins at 1hr 10mins in on England vs Denmark and Spain vs Italy at 1hr 20mins in.

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VOK 662 – Soccercast – Euros 2021 R16 Preview


Bina and Bing review the final week of group games, and preview the Round of 16.

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VOK 660 – Soccercast – Euros 2021 Week 1 Round Up


Noah and Bing review the first week of group games, recording at 4pm UK time on Friday 18th June. They discuss Turkey’s poor form; Wales’ outperformance; whether Denmark should’ve still played their opening match; and make some ballsy predictions for the England Scotland match.

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VoK 658 Witcher – The Tower of the Swallow Pt 2


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Join Bing/Bing, David/DavidHHH, Marie/Nymeria and Kevin/Nuncle Kevin on an ice skating trip to a whole different kind of place. Monsters (human or otherwise) beware! The Witcher Vassals discuss the second half of Tower of the Swallow and all the adventures of Ciri, Geralt and Yen. 

Is that a maelstrom or…

Hosts: Marie/Nymeria, David/DavidHHH, Bing/Bing; Kevin/Nuncle Kevin

Edited by Nuncle Kevin

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VOK 657 – Soccercast – Euros 2021 Preview


Football’s coming home! Join Noah, Bing and Bina as they wrap up the European soccer season and then, at 27 minutes in, preview the Euros 2020/2021, making predictions for how each group will play out. Also watch out for new footie chants for Bing, Bina and Marie in the aftershow.

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VOK 654 – Soccercast – Superleague Edition


Join Noah, Bing and Bina as they discuss the shambolic short-lived European Superleague (and literally sing the praises of Varley).

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VoK 648 Witcher – The Tower of the Swallow Pt 1


Join the Vassals as we meander along with some beekeepers and avoid assassins sent by dangerous sorcerers…a normal day for a Witcher. 
Discussion brought by Adam/Drowned Snow; Bing/Shoeshiner; David/Davidhhh; Kevin/Nuncle Kevin; Marie/Nymeria

Hosts: Marie/Nymeria, Adam/Drowned Snow, David/DavidHHH, Bing/Bing; Kevin/Nuncle Kevin

Edited by: Kevin/Nuncle Kevin

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VoK 645: Witcher – Baptism of Fire


The Vassal Witchers go on a wild romp around the continent and pick up new members of our company along the way in true Baptism of Fire style. Join as we discuss the 3rd novel of the Witcher Saga by Andrej Sapkowski. 

Hosts: Marie/Nymeria, Adam/Drowned Snow, David/DavidHHH, Bing/Bing; Kevin/Nuncle Kevin and Katie/Lady Griffin

Edited by: Kevin/Nuncle Kevin

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VoK 632: 2020 Video Game Roundtable



The Vassals of Kingsgrave return to the video game world to discuss some of their favorites of 2020. Join Zach (Alias), Bing (Shoeshiner), Matt (blu3arm0r), Katie (Lady Griffin), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), and newcomer, Ben (King Jucio), as they rep their best games then take a look ahead at what 2021 may have to offer.

7:30 — FF7 Remake
24:00 — Ghost of Tsushima
35:30 — Crusader Kings 3
48:50 — Persona 5 Royal & Persona 4 Golden
1:02:25 — The Walking Dead: The Final Season
1:11:00 — The Last of Us Part II
1:22:10 — Command & Conquer Remake
1:26:10 — Hades
1:40:45 — Cyberpunk 2077
2:02:50 — Honorable Mentions
2:08:00 — Most Anticipated Games of 2021

Credits:
Edited by Zach

Colors Flying High – Persona 5 Royal OST 
In the Blood (ft. Ashley Barrett) – Hades OST 

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VoK 630: Witcher – Time of Contempt



Join the Rats — er, the Vassals — as we discuss The Time of Contempt, the fourth installment in Andrezj Sapkowski’s Witcher saga. Featuring “Sorry Mom, I started a riot,” relationship advice, what the hell happens on Thandd, sad quotes, and little horses.

Please note that this episode contains frank discussion of rape and sexual trauma, beginning around the 1 hour and 10 minute mark.

Hosts: David/davidhhh, Bing/Shoeshiner, Kevin/NuncleKevin, Adam/DrownedSnow and Marie/Nymeria

Edited by: Michal/inkasrain

Music: Lady Of Worlds by Miracle Of Sound

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VoK 620: The Witcher Saga – Blood of Elves (Part 2) (by Andrzej Sapkowski)


Join the Vassals for more swords and sorcery as we discuss the second half (chapters 5-7) of Andrzej Sapkowski’s “Blood of Elves”. Also, are councils good or bad? And who needed that old shack anyways!

Hosts: David/davidhhh, Bing/Shoeshiner, Kevin/NuncleKevin, Zach/Alias, Adam/DrownedSnow and Marie/Nymeria

Credits:
Edited by Kevin (NuncleKevin)

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VoK 615: The Witcher Saga – Blood of Elves (Part 1) (by Andrzej Sapkowski)



Join the Vassals for more swords and sorcery as we discuss the first half (chapters 1-4) of Andrzej Sapkowski’s “Blood of Elves”. Also, how does book translation work? Where’s #Greg?

Hosts: David/davidhhh, Bing/Shoeshiner, Kevin/NuncleKevin, Zach/Alias, Adam/DrownedSnow and Abby/DaceyMormont

Credits:
Edited by Kevin (NuncleKevin)

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VoK 611: The Witcher Saga – Sword of Destiny (Part 2) (by Andrzej Sapkowski)



The Vassals discuss the second half of Andrzej Sapkowski’s Sword of Destiny including the short stories “A Little Sacrifice,” “Sword of Destiny,” and “Something More.” Your hosts are: David/davidhhh, Michal/Inkasrain, Marie/Nymeria, Bing/Shoeshiner, Bina/Bina007, Kevin/NuncleKevin, Paul/SerDinnerRoll

Credits:
Edited by Kevin (NuncleKevin)

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VoK 605: The Witcher Saga – The Last Wish (by Andrzej Sapkowski)


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The Vassals discuss the first book of The Witcher series – The Last Wish – in an episode that spoils the book but not the Netflix show.

Topics:
– How people got into the show and favourite short story
– 15 mins in – Intro to the world
– 18 mins in – The Witcher
– 33 mins in – A Grain Of Truth
– 42 mins in – A Lesser Evil
– 51 mins in – Question of Price
– 1 hr 4 mins in – The Edge of the world
– 1 hr 17 mins in – The Last Wish
– 1 hr 32 mins in – The Voice of Reason
– 1 hr 40 mins in – TV show and video game stuff

Your hosts are: Michal/Inkasrain; Abby/DaceyMormont; CreepyNuncleKevin; Paul/SerDinnerRoll; Bing/Shoeshiner; DavidHHH; Marie/Nymeria.

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VoK 581: Video Game Roundtable – Best of 2010s Edition


The Vassals of Kingsgrave engage in a different sort of video game discussion this time around. Instead of evaluating the best games of 2019, they take a look at the entire catalog of games released over the past decade. Join Bing (Shoeshiner), Katie (Lady Griffin), Matt (Blu3arm0r), and Zach (Alias) as they share the games they each personally felt best defined the past 10 years in gaming for them.

This podcast contains spoilers for The Last of Us, Persona 5, the Batman Arkham series, and Gone Home.

9:50 – Telltale’s The Walking Dead
22:30 – Undertale
32:45 – The Last of Us
43:45 – Persona 5
58:15 – Gone Home
1:09:50 – The Witcher 3
1:20:20 – Batman Arkham Series
1:25:30 – Starcraft 2

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music:
Witcher 3 – The Trail
Journey – Apotheosis

My Life of Starcraft by Day9

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