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RDTN Episode 111: The Castles of Burgundy The Card Game, Flying Squirrels and Our Awesome Wives

It was over 100 episodes ago when our wives joined us on RDTN. It only took four years for them to forget about that experience and join us again beyond just a game review. They enlightened us on where they thought RDTN would be in four years and how things have changed in the four years since we started this adventure. We then tricked them into playing The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game so we could do a group review. We hope you enjoy them coming back and remember, the next four years will fly by until they return again. Maybe, if they get some praise, they will come back on sooner than later.

We had some time to capture a few Flying Squirrels for the show since the ladies left a little early and how we have gone down the rabbit hole with Star Wars Destiny. Be sure and check out the Kickstarter for Delve by a good friend of the show Pete Shirey. It is tile laying, dice rolling, dungeon delving game. Delve, I get it now. Have you ever noticed just the amount of kickstarters that come out this time of year. There a another big one from CMON and then there is Railways of Nippon. How is someone to decide on what to get and still have some money to spend on Star Wars Destiny boosters. Then there are accessories and little projects as well that need some love.

Hope you enjoy the show and please be sure to post a review if you get a chance, we really do appreciate it.

Segment Time
Intro 00:37
Back to the Future 2:44
La La Land 3:37
The Wives take the mics 5:45
The Broken Token 24:15
The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game 25:18
Flying Squirrels 36:03
Delve & The Gameboy Geek 36:34
Mysterium App 38:40
Stop Thief! Restoration Games 40:54
Dark Side of Collectible World 42:57
Zen Bins 44:56
The RDTN site malfunction 46:53
Portal Games 49:25
Outro 50:10
Rickroll again 52:20
Cowbell has a new meaning 53:35
Last thoughts 54:30

RDTN Episode 109: Jorvik, Adrenaline, Oracle of Delphi, Clank! and the Sadlers

episode109We enter a new year by starting off pretty strong. We have four 5 Minute Initiatives and we interview the Sadler brothers about a new game they designed for Megacon Games. The game the Sadlers designed is based on the Myth Universe, but aside from having roots in the universe, it is a standalone game, so you will not need Myth to play. You can use the miniatures from Myth if you want as an added bonus, but they are not necessary. The game is a coop game and should be released mid to late summer. If you are interested, be sure to check out the Kickstarter that starts the first week in January.

One thing that I, Tony, would like to point out in the blog that might not have come through in the show or might give the wrong impression is about the game Oracle of Delphi, Marty and I are not saying it is a bad game just that it is one that out of all the Feld games, is not one we would play first. There were many items that just rubbed us wrong in this game and the fact that we played Jorvik soon after, made the conclussion even more prevalent. The game has things I really like in games. It has a modular map for adding replay ability. It has dice, it has simple objectives, and it has multiple options to help you throughout the game. The downtown or A.P. wasn’t strong with this game either. But the fact that Marty has had run away leaders and the frustration I felt while playing was large, it just left us with a bad aftertaste. But like the Geico Raccoon commercial, you really need to try this game for yourself.

As far as deck builders go, Clank! is a good one for sure, but I think I liked Tyrants of the Underdark more. However, Clank! is so easy to teach and I can see where the board, sweet bag, unique endgame, and push your luck aspect can really draw people into that game. Jorvik is a great mid to light euro that anyone will be able to catch on and be able to play. But recommend that you go through the cards with everyone before playing so they know what to expect each season and can somewhat have a strategy. Adrenaline is just fun to play and the whole aspect of dwindling points when people get killed ensures that there is no gang up on anyone. There is no meanness to this game because people just need to understand that their character is nothing more than a way for people to score victory points. And with there being no downtime or punishment for getting killed, people are never out of the game. Be sure and check it out if you get a chance.

Oh, and we pulled a Legendary Darth Vader in our Star Wars Destiny booster packs. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile.

Segment Time
Intro 00:36
Flying Squirrels 3:50
TTR:Switzerland 4:31
FFG: Arkham Horror Investigator Book 6:15
R&R Games: Times Up 8:13
NES Classic 10:42
The Good the Bad the Ugly 12:40
Star Wars Destiny 14:47
Oracle of Delphi 17:25
Portal Games 23:07
Jorvik 24:05
The Sadlers: Myth Dark Frontiers 29:30
Clank! 45:57
The Broken Token 51:29
Adrenaline 52:06
Outro 56:57
Funagain 1:02:51

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