RDTN Episode 119: 13 Days – Cuban Missile Crisis and Pax Unplugged Interview

Conventions are upon us and it is all being kicked off by International Table Top Day. We hope you had a good experience and played a few games on April 29th. What is so interesting is that we went old school this year and pulled out some classics and enjoyed them. Just goes to show that you really do need to take a look at what might be collecting dust on your shelf and give it a try and who knows, you might even discover something that makes you wonder how you lived without that game in the past. Or better yet, you might discover a rule to a game that you know cold, but then something that never has occurred happens and there is an “Ohhhh, I didn’t know that” moment.

Marty got to enjoy CMON Expo in Atlanta again and while the games where good, the food was incredible. He got to see some of the newest games to try, but there was a minor issue due to limited amounts of the games. However, it was still a great experience and the swag bag was incredible. Speaking of new CMON games that are coming out, The Godfather will be out at the end of June and if you missed the announcement, it is going to be the first game in the collaborative effort known as Tabletop Showcase. We are teaming up with Watch It Played, The Secret Cabal, Drive Thru Review, Pair of Dice Paradise, and Board Game Replay to bring a week long series media content on a featured game. You can find more information on the website by clicking in this area.

Our game for this episode a great two player game called¬†13 Days: The Cuban Missile Crisis. People have said that this game gives you a flavor for the epic scale Twilight Struggle and even though we haven’t played it, if it is anything like 13 Days, we would like it. 13 Days is so simple but yet, very deep and well worth your time to give it a try. Plus it is at a great cost point. However, be sure to have the BGG website handy for there will bound to be questions.

Don’t forget that the contest for guessing the box office draw on opening weekend for the movie Wonder Woman. Deadline to enter is May 31st.

Segment Time
Intro 00:35
Gaming Gastronomy 1:12
Origins Plans 4:25
CMON Expo Highlights 5:33
Council of Four 7:10
Ethnos 9:23
Swag Bag at CMON 11:15
Chaz tries Grits 12:45
International Tabletop Day – Tony 14:44
International Tabletop Day – Marty 18:36
Attack on Titan: The Last Stand 19:05
Marty at Rich's 21:12
Flying Squirrels 30:59
Gloomhaven Remorse 31:24
Tabletop Showcase 33:53
Passport and Rule & Make 36:19
Guardians of the Galaxy Thoughts 38:11
Sharazad & Element 40:13
Player Count complaints 42:08
The Broken Token 44:03
Matt Morgan – PAX Unplugged 45:12
The Gauntlet is thrown 1:06:25
Acquisitions Incorporate 1:08:14
Back to Food 1:11:08
Final plug for PAX Unplugged 1:11:57
13 Days Review 1:14:58
Portal Games 1:19:43
Outro 1:20:11
Funagain 1:23:03

RDTN Episode 118: 2017 Summer Movie Preview

Coming back for its forth year, our annual summer movie preview show. This is our break from board gaming to explore our second favorite hobby, watching movies. The episode is all about the summer movies that will be out in 2017 and just what we think of them. There are no tomatoes given out, we do not speculate on Oscar potential, we are simply discussing whether we think this movie is worth seeing or not. The rankings have changed this year thanks to the great suggestion by Josh Schwin from our BoardGameGeek Guild, so a little explanation is in order.

  • Screening: This was the Box Office ranking and if we say that it is a Screening, then we plan and believe it is worth going to the theater to see.
  • Streaming: This was the Red Box ranking and this is a movie that may not be worth the expense to see at a theater and we can easily wait for its release to some type of streaming platform
  • Steaming: This is a movie that while it may not be a bad movie, we have no interest at all in seeing. Then again, it could be just a pile of steaming crap.

To help us get through the movie list, we are joined once again by our good buddies from the Carolinas, Dan Patriss and Chris Kirkman. As some of you may already know, Dan is the lead host for the podcast The Geek Allstars. His podcast is about Board gaming, video gaming, MMO’s, movies, TV, tech, sports, and all things geek that come to mind. Yeah, straight from his BGG Guild page, we have no shame here. His co-host or “other guy” is Chris Kirkman, who has his own Podcast, The State of Games. Chris is also part of the Greater Than Games board game studio which is know for Sentinels of the Multiverse, VivaJava, Bottom of the 9th, Brewcrafters, and Exoplanets to name a few.

Don’t forget about our contest this year as it correlates to our yearly draft of which movies we think will be the big box office draws. You can fill out the survey by clinking on this link or viewing our webpage.