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RDTN Episode 132: Bastion, Sidereal Confluence, Necromunda, Fate of the Elder Gods, and Samurai Gardener

After playing Gentes, we thought all the goodness had come and gone for the year. But no, we are here to tell you that once again, we get blindsided by two games: Bastion and Sidereal Confluence. When will the madness end? How are we going to narrow down our selections for the Squirrely Awards? And on top of that, Marty goes to Pax Unplugged and I am sure he has more to add to the pile.

Bastion is a coop game from Z-Man that was out in 2015 and they have made it available for all to consume. We saw this at Gen Con and we were intrigued by this simple tower defense game. What seemed to be a straight forward coop game turned into a strategy game that caught us off guard. It went from go defeat this guy to now, wait, you need to do this, so I can do that and then he can do that because if you don’t then this will happen and then this chain occurs and so forth and so on. Give this one a try if you like coop games.

Then the Excel spreadsheet game hit the table, Sidereal Confluence and man did it have us scratching our head and in the dark, but not in a bad way. It had player interaction, engine building, multiple strategies and depth, so much depth that we can’t wait to get this back on the table again. Will have to say if it wasn’t for the trading, this game would have floundered a bit, but with the trading, it took it up so many levels. In an engine builder, if your plan comes together, even if you don’t win, there is still satisfaction and that is what happened here. For those that enjoy these types of games don’t miss it.

But not everything was rosy on the table and we discuss that as well. And also, special guests come on the show as Marty heads to Pax Unplugged and has a slumber party with some people you may already know. Listen to these familiar voices talk about Necromunda.

Thanks for listening and all the support.

Segment Time
Intro 0:35
Big Box Store Concerns 8:35
Sidereal Confluence 13:55
Samurai Gardener 25:15
Tony Whines 29:00
Cinnamon Bun Apple Pie 30:10
5 Minute Initiative: Bastion 32:30
The Broken Token 37:45
Necromunda 38:37
Necromunda Lore 45:00
Shadow War Vs Necromunda 46:45
Necromunda Underhive Core Set 49:10
Necromunda Rules 54:20
Necromunda Gang War 59:00
Combat Example 1:00:45
Campaign 1:04:00
Bottling Out 1:07:00
Necromunda vs 40k 1:11:00
If Necromunda for you? 1:15:40
Portal Games 1:25:15
5 Minute Initiative: Fate of the Elder Gods 1:26:15
Outro 1:31:10
Funagain 1:41:00

RDTN Episode 130: Richard the Lionheart, Sundae Split, Alien Artifacts and Ted Alspach

We are back and we have tricked another designer to come on to the show. Ted Alspach joins us and talks about the follow-up to Castles of Mad King Ludwig, The Palace of Mad King Ludwig. To answer the question right away, yes, they are different games and you need to hear what Ted says about it to determine if you will consider giving it a spin when it comes out next year.

And what would a show be without a few game discussions. CMON’s Richard the Lionheart was on the table and will be back, it was a fun game. Alien Artifacts was played and needs another few or ten plays to get down to the nuts and bolts of this engine. And then there was the filler from our pal Nate Bivens, the up and coming designer, with his first release Sundae Split.

Plus another contest to celebrate 10K in Twitter Followers.

Segment Time
Secret Cabal Halloween Special 2:10
Alien Artifacts 4:00
Master of Orion 10:35
News Break 1 13:00
Lisboa 14:20
News Break 2: Contest 19:45
Star Cartel 22:15
News Break 3 25:45
Richard the Lionheart 27:15
The Broken Token 32:00
Ted Alspach 32:50
Palace of Mad King Ludwig 41:50
Werewolf Legacy 54:35
Rankā€™em with Ted 1:01:30
Portal Games 1:13:05
Sundae Split 1:14:00
Outro 1:18:50
Outbreak RPG 1:20:15
Game Toppers 1:22:20
Rant 1:23:45
Funagain 1:28:40

RDTN Episode 128: 7th Continent, Professor Evil & the Citadel of Time, Codenames: Duet, Shadespire

 

Tony is on vacation for this episode, but before he left we were able to record our views on Codenames:Duet and Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time. While he’s gone, Rich Sommer from Cardboard! joined me as co-host to help navigate this episode.

Plus we have our second Scurry Report where we talk about the massive adventure game, 7th Continent. And my son joins me for a segment to share his thoughts on the new miniature game from from Games Workshop, Shadespire.

Segment Time
Intro with co-host Rich Sommer 0:40
Rich and Codenames:Duet 14:10
Rich and First Martians 18:15
Joe Manganiello and D&d 21:45
Lords of Waterdeep App 29:07
Portal Games 31:25
Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time 31:55
Five Minute Initiative – Codenames: Duet 45:42
The Broken Token 50:45
The Scurry Report – 7th Continent 51:55
Shadespire 1:21:00
Outro with Rich Sommer 1:38:45
GameToppers 1:38:20
Parking Garage Memories 1:42:06
Marty Sucks at Teaching Rules 1:43:15
Where to see more of Rich 1:47:00
FunAgain Games 1:50:45