Category Archives: Convention

RDTN Episode 107: The Fog of War interview with Geoff Engelstein and BGG Con Recap

episode107We had the opportunity to sit down with Geoff Engelstein to talk about his new game The Fog of War, published by Stronghold Games. We are all aware of Geoff’s Space Cadet series and his recent release of The Dragon and Flagon. However, Fog of War is a departure from Geoff’s normal type of game. We ask him why the change and specifically going into the World War II era where there are many games that already exist with this theme. One item about his game that you might want to be sure you understand is that there are no “dudes on the map”. It is a card game where you are trying to bluff your opponent so that you cansunnyday gain control of areas. Supply lines must be considered and various operational phases come into play that can impact outcomes. The game is long, people reporting over 90 minutes of play and this is a two player only game.

Marty also talks about the various demos he got to play at BGG Con and the shenanigans that he was part of. If you got to attend BGG Con this year, hope you enjoyed it and had as much fun as he did. More importantly, Marty was shown something that just takes our breath away. Once again, Ignacy is the freakin’ man. Thank you

Thanks for listening and always happy to hear your comments. Our annual survey comes out soon, so hope you will take the time to fill it out. Yes, we will probably bribe you somehow to get you to do it.

Section Time
Intro 00:35
BGG Con  2:00
Strike Again 4:45
Lovecraftian Games 6:48
Munchkin CCG 8:30
Viral 10:35
Alien Artifacts 12:06
Gamelyn Games 13:57
BGG Con Panels 16:13
Final Thoughts at BGG Con 19:15
JVMF Auction 23:38
The Broken Token 25:08
Geoff Engelstein 26:02
Charcuterie 27:21
Working with Stronghold 30:45
Fog of War 33:23
Details of the Game 36:18
Demo Feedback 41:14
Operations Wheel 42:55
Intel & Supplies 46:10
Expansions and other games 49:23
Questions from the Guild 53:00
Rank'em 1:02:30
Portal Games 1:14:02
Outro 1:14:50
Toy Hall of Fame 1:16:07
Sunny Day at the Beach!!! 1:18:00
Funagain 1:23:35

RDTN Episode 105: Arkham Horror – The Card Game Review and GTS Come and Play Day

episode105We heard about the new Arkham Horror: The Card Game earlier this year when an image was leaked. Well, it is a reality now and we begged, pleaded, gave up our first borns to get a review copy and it was worth it. We liked it so much, we wanted to spend a good while discussing it on our show and really go into the game. Hopefully we provide you with enough information that you can decide if this is an LCG that you might want to invest in. Spoiler: We are in for the long haul.

Marty was able to go down to Atlanta and take part in the GTS Come and Play event. This event allows retailers the chance to see some of the games that are not familiar to them, but we, as fans, know all too well. While there, he interviewed some of the publishers to find out what was coming out in 2016 in time for the holidays. Many things we all know about, but there are some little nuggets of information in these interviews. But then there is Buonocore too. We love this guy.

Conventions are coming to a close and we get to attend our local con, MACE It is celebrating its 20th year which is a great feat for a small convention. It has morphed greatly over the years and is now a convention for all tastes. There is plenty of RPGs going on, miniature gaming, and the board game area grows and grows each year. Pretty soon it will outgrow the hotel it is in. However, we hate that it competes with another great event in our area, Gamer’s for Cures up in Raleigh. This is an event that Dan Patriss from The Geek All-Stars runs each year to benefit the Turner Syndrome Society. One year, I will get to it.

We do want to point out the the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund auction is going on right now over at Board Game Geek and if you get the chance, be sure and check out some of the great items being listed. On top of JVMF, the Extra Life campaign is also going on everywhere and we would love to hear if you were able to participate.

Thanks for listening, we really do appreciate it.

Intro 00:38
JVMF RDTN Auction 8:55
Secret Cabal: Dunwich Horror 13:25
Epic Long Game Nights 15:25
Broken Token 19:20
Arkham Horror: The Card Game 20:30
Portal 54:39
GTS Come and Play Show 55:45
CMON Games 57:35
Passport Games 1:01:50
Renegade Game Studios 1:10:05
Tasty Minstrel Games 1:14:05
HABA USA 1:16:45
R&R Games 1:18:55
Stronghold Games 1:22:10
Cryptozoic 1:27:30
Indie Boards and Card Games 1:32:28
Steamforged Games 1:35:45
Eagle Gryphon Games 1:40:45
Upper Deck 1:43:00
Portal Games 1:47:15
Outro 1:50:35
MACE 1:52:00
Kickstarter Stuff 1:58:40

RDTN Episode 100: RDTN Match Game, Gen Con Interviews and Reflection and $100 Funagain Gift Card

Episode100It has been a Long and Winding Road getting to our 100th Episode. We want to thank everyone for all the support as we made it to this milestone and we are already looking at how to continue to make it better as we begin the next journey to 200! In order to show our appreciation and due to the generosity of Funagain Games, we are able to hold a contest to celebrate our 100th episode be giving away a $100 Gift Code to their site. It is simple to get entered into the contest, either like us on Facebook or join our Boardgamegeek Guild. We will draw a name from that pool of names. Do not delay because the contest will end on 9/6/2016.

To celebrate our 100th show, we wanted to bring as many people onto the show as we could, but Google Hangout limits to 10 and so it was a hat pull. With the group, we were able to play Match Game. You know, the one where contestants fill in a BLANK in a sentence and hope the six panelists matched their answer. In the RDTN Match Game, the task is even harder. Not because the questions are more challenging, not because they were cryptic, but because of the crew that was playing, that was the challenge. Just take a look, this was going to be a train wreck, so hope you enjoy it.matchgame2_2016

Marty went to Gen Con and represented us well. He wrangled up some Gen Con Squirrels and brought them home for y’all to hear. One has a very unique accent and we hope you understand it. Either way, the boy was spent when he got home, but the trip was well worth it. It is going to be another good year for us board gamers.

Once again, thanks so much for supporting and listening to the show. We really do mean it when we say we couldn’t do this without you. Don’t forget to enter into the Funagain $100 giveaway, the cutoff time will be here before you know it.

Segment Time
Intro 01:00
Dice Tower Network Contest 01:45
Funagain Games $100 Contest 04:50
And now the show 09:10
RDTN Match Game 09:40
Broken Token Break 22:50
Back to the show 23:50
Portal Break 33:20
Gen Con Reflections 50:20
CMON Press Event 57:10
Capstone Games 01:05:15
Gen Con Food 01:08:00
Gen Con Flying Squirrels 01:10:15
Ice Cool 01:10:20
Privateer Press 01:12:45
AEG 01:16:40
Chaz Again 01:18:45
Fantasy Flight Arkham Horror LCG 01:20:00
Adventures in Middle Earth by Cubicle 7 01:22:43
Mystic Vale 01:27:15
Valley of the Kings Designer 01:31:10
Star Wars Destiny with Robb Rouse 01:33:50
Outro 01:39:04
Ignacy slammed us 01:40:15
Funagain Sponsorship renewed 01:42:35
Previous Contest Winners 01:45:20
Thank you so much 01:46:00