5 Minute Initiative: Eminent Domain

Eminent Domain brings pictures to mind of the Federal Government taking control of your land or property for the good of others, whether you like it or not. In this game by Tasty Minstrel Games, you are the government, or at least that is how I look at it, and you are claiming planets whether the inhabitants like it or not.

Maybe not that dramatic, but Eminent Domain is a deck building game with a unique spin of having roles like the game Puerto Rico that keeps the game fast paced with minimal downtime between players. You have various actions you can take as the lead and other players can follow. Ultimate goal, get the most victory points before the end conditions of the game are achieved.

Marty and I discuss the game in this 5 Minute Initiative and the anticipated release of the expansion to the game and what we hope is included to make this great game even better.


Gamers Making a Difference

Today I saw something happen on the interwebs that really helps restore faith in humanity. The Dork Tower and Munchkin artist, John Kovalic, decided to help out a friend of his who runs an orphanage in Haiti. They needed two water tanks at $350 a piece. So John requested help on his site and Twitter account. Money came pouring in and two tanks were paid for in 10 minutes! Over the next hour around $2300 came in and 100% of the funds will go to the orphanage. What’s even cooler is that the money will be sent today and the tanks bought this week.

It’s great to be a part of a community that will drop their dice, reach into their wallet and readily help those in need.

John took time to respond to the outpouring and it can be seen here.

5 Minute Initiative-Android: Netrunner

Marty had this brilliant idea that we should do 5 minute podcasts to discuss stuff that is going on in the gaming world. Stuff like:

  • Game Reviews
  • Game Reports
  • Interesting News
  • Local Tournament Reports
  • Rants
  • etc.
The rules of the show are simple, we got five minutes to get our ideas out and if the time runs out, we stop. So the first podcast in this format will be on a game that seems to really be getting momentum in our area, Android: NetRunner by Fantasy Flight Games. It is another one of their Living Card Games which is a huge thumbs up from us because of reasons we reveal during the show.Thanks for giving it a listen