Split the Veil

Split the Veil

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Split the Veil covers all things Bioware - from Mass Effect, to Dragon Age, Bioware classics, and Anthem. Hosted by Caitie (Ghil Dirthalen on YouTube) and Jordan (The Exalted March on YouTube).


47: Dragon Age Origins and cRPGs
Nov 1 • 61 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan look back at the intersection of new and old RPGs in Dragon Age: Origins, and muse about the possibility of Dragon Age getting a cRPG title in addition to Dragon Age 4. Also Jordan talks about the new Kanye West album and…
46: Companion Review! Dragon Age: Origins
Oct 10 • 97 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan review the party members of Dragon Age: Origins, ranking each of them on a scientifically proven (not really) scale in multiple categories. Find out who we rank as our favorites. And also, a very brief talk about the…
45: The Other Games BioWare Fans Should Play
Sep 26 • 77 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss their favorite non-BioWare RPGs. We cover a few games you’d expect, but also some you might not. From character to story to gameplay to choice and consequence, we go over all the elements that make our favorite…
44: Anthem Six Months Later
Sep 6 • 73 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the current state of Anthem, their thoughts on the Cataclysm event, and the surprisingly successful sales numbers for Anthem. Also Jordan can’t shut up about Technomancer.
43: The Voices of BioWare
Aug 22 • 70 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss some of the most memorable actors in the BioWare catalogue - we run down some of our favorite acting performances in Dragon Age, Mass Effect, KotOR and more. Also: we talk a little bit about the Nintendo Switch…
42: The Answer to the Ultimate Question
Aug 1 • 61 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss death and its ramifications in the Mass Effect and Dragon Age franchises. Also a brief discussion about ghosts, Chicago, and risky Google searches.
41: BioWare Mobile Games Past and Future (2D Waifus)
Jul 18 • 71 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss BioWare games on mobile - everything from Mass Effect to Dragon Age standalone mobile titles, to companion apps, to brainstorming what a good BioWare game on mobile would look like… and lastly, a side conversation…
40: State of the Nations
Jul 5 • 62 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the different countries in Thedas, different species in Mass Effect, and the balance between alliances vs national or species self interest. We go in depth on the culture of Tevinter, the qunari, and also the…
39: Two Years and E3
Jun 13 • 65 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss their thoughts following E3, discussing Cyberpunk 2077, Keanu Reeves, Outer Worlds, Animal Crossing, Pokemon, and the formats E3 presentations use. Also: we sort of remember this is our two year anniversary…
38: Dragon Age Franchise DLC
May 17 • 76 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss all the major DLC in the Dragon Age franchise - from Witchhunt, to Legacy, to Trespasser and more… and also maybe reminisce about ice cream trucks.
37: Blightnado
May 2 • 67 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss their wildest dreams for Dragon Age 4, including a open world that works, a smaller map that works better, how heists would work, new party gameplay, and maybe briefly a discussion about two blights at once…
36: What Happened with Anthem, and What’s Next For DA4
Apr 18 • 113 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the two most recent BioWare articles from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier focusing on the development history of Anthem, and the past and future of DA4’s development.
35: DA Choices! Dragon Age: Origins Edition
Apr 4 • 61 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan go over a few of their favorite choices in Dragon Age Origins, from starting point, to Orzammar, to the myriad of choices during the landsmeet, to why Morrigan should or shouldn’t be stabbed.
34: Anthem Community Dialogue
Mar 21 • 77 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the Anthem community’s dialogue with BioWare, trends on the Anthem subreddit, and the broader issues around consumerism, social media, and developer-fan relations.
33: Anthem #SexyDangerous
Mar 8 • 144 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan dive into their Anthem review, discussing the story in-depth including characters, plot, themes, and more. Plus thoughts on gameplay, loot, progression, marketing, etc. Almost 2 1/2 hours of Anthem coverage.
32: EA Earnings & Single Player Future
Feb 14 • 69 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the latest earnings report from EA, and the comments made by executive leadership at EA regarding single player games. We discuss Battlefield V, future BioWare games, microtransactions and more.
31: Anthem VIP Demo Recap
Jan 28 • 75 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss their unique experiences with the Anthem VIP demo this past weekend, covering everything from impressions to technical problems, and what it means for the outlook on Anthem.
30: Talking to the People
Jan 17 • 73 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss past episode comments, remember the woes of picking a name of the podcast, and get serious about romance plots in Bioware games (again).
29: The BioWare Library
Jan 10 • 63 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan recap novels in the Dragon Age and Mass Effect universe, talk about their favorites, and discuss whether non-game media should make major changes to plot and lore.
28: Theory History: Inquisition
Dec 20, 2018 • 63 min
“In this episode Caitie and Jordan compare the Dragon Age hype leading up to the release of Inquisition and Trespasser to the current hype for DA4, comparing old trailers and theories.”
27: The Dread Wolf Rises
Dec 8, 2018 • 78 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan react to and analyze the Dragon Age 4 reveal teaser, discuss the newest Anthem story trailer, and talk about Obsidian’s new RPG Outer Worlds.
26: French, German, and Jennifer Hale
Nov 15, 2018 • 71 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan listen to the French and German voice over options of Dragon Age: Inquisition and compare which ones they like more, but also, assert the vocal superiority of Jen Hale above all.
25: Of Anthem and Marketing Reality
Oct 31, 2018 • 77 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the latest gameplay footage from Anthem, EA/Bioware marketing strategies, how much Anthem looks like Warframe, and why Jordan can never be an EA “Game Changer”
24: Mass Effect 3 Key Decisions
Oct 18, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss major decisions in Mass Effect 3 including curing the genophage, the quarian-geth conflict, and the Control, Synthesis, Destroy ending (among others). Also: Pokemon. Pokemon and vegans. No, we’re not sorry.
23: Video Game Addiction
Oct 7, 2018 • 62 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss video game addiction, how it relates to Bioware games, and how we may want to consider what gaming addiction really is and what to do about it.
22: Even More DAI Decisions!
Sep 20, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss more pivotal decisions in Dragon Age: Inquisition - including: Who to leave in The Fade, Mages or Templars, who should be the Divine, Well of Sorrows, and Solas (again).
21: Maker, Who Art Thou?
Sep 6, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss the Maker, the nature of deity in Dragon Age, elven gods, Solas (again), and what makes for the most interesting story in answering the big questions.
20: Into the Future of Mass Effect
Aug 17, 2018 • 75 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss (somewhat aimlessly) features and other things they’d like to see in whatever the next Mass Effect game is… also we harp on Andromeda.
19: The Exalted March Speaks
Aug 2, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode, Caitie talks to Jordan about Jordan, and his journey with Mass Effect, blogging, YouTube, and why he finally decided to not like Liam.
18: Ghil Dirthalen’s Reckoning
Jul 20, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode, Jordan talks to Caitie about Caitie, her Dragon Age journey, the DA community, and what it’s been like to start a popular YouTube channel.
17: Discussing Big Decisions in DAI
Jul 6, 2018 • 74 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss major decisions in Dragon Age: Inquisition - everything from the Orlesian power struggle, to the fate of Solas, to the Wardens, disbanding the Inquisition or not, and the future of Cole as a spirit or human.
16: Anthem reality and E3 2018
Jun 21, 2018 • 72 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss E3 2018, including Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us 2, Ghost of Tsushima, and of course, Anthem… also some stuff about sex scene microtransactions…
15: Big Trends in Gaming, and Bioware
May 31, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss battle royale games, microtransactions, mobile gaming, VR/AR, CRPGs… and Alex Jones.
14: The marketing of Bioware games
May 17, 2018 • 63 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the different marketing approaches for Bioware games, marketing in games overall, and go off on a weird tangent about Tolkien’s obsession with hobbit feet.
13: What is too violent?
May 4, 2018 • 69 min
In this episode, Caitie and Jordan discuss the depiction of violence in Bioware games and how realistic and unrealistic depictions affect the gaming experience.
12: It’s a game changer!
Apr 19, 2018 • 64 min
In this episode Caitie and Jordan discuss potential ground breaking ideas for new story settings and gameplay mechanics in Dragon Age, Mass Effect and possibly new IP from Bioware - from Steampunk, to co-op, to ways we can make Liam feel less ignored.
11: Let’s talk about sex, Kadan!
Apr 5, 2018 • 59 min
In this episode, we talk discuss the nature and quality of sex scenes in video games (namely Dragon Age and Mass Effect) and their place in games.
10: Protagonists Battle - ME vs DA
Mar 16, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode: Protagonists! Should the main character of a game have a set personality, or be an empty vessel? Which Bioware Protagonists was the best? Do we ever stop talking about Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Transistor? Who knows!
9: Considering Classes
Mar 15, 2018 • 67 min
In this episode: We talk about the class system in both Mass Effect and Dragon Age series, companions we like to take, and wonder if Dragon Age should go ‘classless’.
8: Taking a Stance on Romance
Mar 15, 2018 • 77 min
Caitie and Jordan talk about dick pics, why Bioware romances are so popular, which are their favorites, what more complex and difficult relationships might look like, and finally the controversy around bi-mods.
7: Gender in the Dragon Age Fandom
Mar 15, 2018 • 64 min
In this months episode: Listen to us talk about the unusual quality about the Dragon Age Fandom: There is an equal amount of men as there is women. We discuss why this may be, why Mass Effect isn’t the same, and Caitie rants about modern feminism.
6: On Races in Dragon Age - The Known and Unknown
Mar 15, 2018 • 71 min
In this month’s episode: We discuss a topic sent in by Kerry Carlton, the different races of the Dragon Age universe! Listen to us talk about our favorite races, why half races in DA are so boring, and Jordan somehow convince Caitie that Firesprites might…
5: A.I. in the Mass Effect universe
Mar 2, 2018 • 76 min
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month’s episode: We discuss our thoughts on A.I. in the Mass Effect series. Why do we like…
1: Of Anthem and DA4 Dreams
Mar 2, 2018 • 61 min
Hello and Welcome, Welcome! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This week: Anthem, DA4 hopes, bad gaydars, and unfinished plot points in the Dragon Age series.
2: What we think of Mass Effect Andromeda
Mar 2, 2018 • 65 min
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month: Mass Effect Andromeda judgements, punching Peebee, and an open letter to Bioware…
3: Dragon Age 2 Retrospective
Mar 2, 2018 • 66 min
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month: we look back on Dragon Age 2, how we feel about Felicia Day, decide how successful…
4: Everything Elven Lore
Mar 2, 2018 • 65 min
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month: We discuss Elven lore and its connection to other races, with only a hint of kink…
4.5: Laidlaw and Leaks
Mar 2, 2018 • 36 min
Hello and Welcome, Welcome to Split the Veil! Listen to Jordan of Exalted March, and Caitie of Ghildirthalen explore the world of podcasting and Bioware games. This month’s baby episode: We discuss the creative director of the Dragon Age series leaving…