Gamelyn Games has been killing it with all their Tiny Epic series, but they are expanding into the next realm with their newest Kickstarter Heroes of Land, Air and Sea. This is a 4x game without the hours of play that are often associated with these types of games. We were able to get this game on the table, learned and played in under 2 hours. Even with the few questions on the rules, the game was very easy to grasp and understand. Best of all, the downtime in this game was limited with only the start of each round being the speed bump as everyone thought through their next series of actions to perform in the coming round. But once the round got started, we were off and running. Before long, the game was over. Will admit, it might have taken longer had we been more aggressive with the other each other thus slowing down resource production, but still we made good time.
There is also a 5 Minute Initiative in this episode on the very light filler from CMON, Raise Your Goblets. Now, some of you may know this as another name, Toast!. It was a Kickstarter that did not get funded, but made its way into a game. So, there is always hope for games, even if they don’t get funded. I would drag this game out to get the evening going with people before I break out the meaty games. CMON has had some solid hits with their lighter games lately, Potion Explosion, Ta-Da!, and now Raise Your Goblets.
It is time for the 2017 Squirrelys, our annual award celebrating games from 2016. But there is one category we need your help with and that is the All Y’all Award. This is the award for what the RDTN listeners believe should have been the top game of 2016. You can enter three choices in the survey and the winner will be whoever gets the most points. Isn’t that the way all winners are determined by whoever gets the most victory points? You may enter your picks as many times as you want, but only one entry per email address will be accepted in the drawing. This drawing is for your choice of a $25 Broken Token eGift Card or Funagain Games. All entries must be received by 1/31/2017 at midnight.
|Stop Thief! Restoration Games||5:08|
|The Rest of the Show||7:45|
|Dice Tower Indiegogo||10:10|
|Snow in the Carolinas||11:27|
|RDTN 2016 Survey||12:43|
|RDTN 2016 Survey cont||14:50|
|Heroes of Land Sea & Air||32:00|
|5 Minute Initiative: Raise Your Goblets||1:10:50|
|The Broken Token||1:15:53|
|2017 All Y'all Award||1:17:34|
|Another Contest #RDTNToast||1:18:55|
|Analog Gamer Shirts and a Bad Joke||1:21:40|
Hard to believe that this is our 4th Year Anniversary show. It doesn’t seem that we started doing this that long ago. However, if you were to ask our families, they can’t believe that it has only been four years. What is nice is that the excuse “for the show”, now actually has some weight with them. They understand that this is something we love creating. Also, we couldn’t have done the show for four years without their support and the support of this incredible community. Hopefully this wave of incredibleness will never end and if it begins to fade, we will still be around until it comes again.
Star Wars Destiny from Fantasy Flight is going to be one of those games that could easily suck you in. The CCG model is one where you need to decide if you are going to be in it for fun or to crush your opponents. Crushing your opponents will probably come at a cost and one where you may have to wait for the market to stabilize. However, if you take a look at the going rate for the Super Rare Green Goblin “Gobby”, it hasn’t come down in well over a year. And if you think that Lord Vader is going to drop in price so you can get that other dice you need, you can probably not count on that happening anytime soon. The one thing we would suggest, find someone to go in with you to buy a booster box, have a draft party and hope for the best. We have been doing this since our first CCG love and will probably do it again product is easier to get.
Thanks to Jamie Keagy from the Secret Cabal for this incredible GIF!
Paris Connection is a fun gateway game that is showing up on many tables, not because it is a new game, but because it is a good game that suddenly became very affordable due to deep discounts. There is no denying that it is a good gateway game for you to try, but maybe not one to put in the collection unless you need something that can hide as a stock market game behind the clever train theme.
Finally, here is the link to the annual survey we are asking you to complete by January 1st @ 00:00 EST. You will have a chance at a $25 gift card from either FunAgain Games or The Broken Token, your choice. Three people will be chosen at random and each will receive one. Good Luck!
|My Little Pony RPG||4:23|
|ABCs of RPGs||7:50|
|Isometric Paper Rolls||14:07|
|iOS Games (Red 7 & Colt Express)||19:25|
|Star Wars Destiny||23:46|
|The Broken Token||28:53|