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RDTN Episode 124: Summit – The Board Game, Skyward, Isaac Vega, and The Scurry Report

Episode of epic proportions is upon us. Isaac Vega returns to the show after being sent away to an island to contemplate what is next for Plaid Hat Games. In this interview, Isaac talks about the future of Ashes and the new game Crystal Clans. While no dates are given, it is always nice to hear that things are still in the works. There might even be some nuggets on Mice and Mystics thrown into this interview.

We give the new game Skyward from Passport Games the five minute treatment. This is a fast game with a unique twist to the card drafting mechanic. Instead of players picking their cards one at a time, the dealer determines the distribution by placing them in piles equal to the number of players. They must be very careful in their distribution for while they control what cards go where, they get the last pick of the pile. There is strategy involved in the process and thus could cause the game to slow down, but not to the point of being painful.

Flying Squirrels return to the show as we have some quick topics to discuss and a new segment called The Scurry Report. This segment is where we are joined by other members of our gaming community and we talk about a recent game that we played. Hopefully, there will also be some moments that we can pick on one another.

Another contest, so be sure to see our post with the entry form on our website. Thanks for listening.

Gen Con 1:10
Dice Tower Booth 3:57
Passport Games 4:56
Other Business 7:12
Passport Games: Skyward 10:41
Portal Games 16:10
Flying Squirrels 17:02
Hobby Games making Bank 17:42
Expansions in the Base 19:18
Raxxon 21:18
MAPP Violations 23:18
Sweet Revenge 25:14
Isaac Vega 27:15
The Broken Token 53:10
Intro to The Scurry Report 54:00
The Scurry Report: Summit-The Board Game 55:18
Outro 1:21:00
Watch It Played Fundraiser 1:22:10
Contest 1:24:26
Funagain Games 1:28:56

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.