RDTN Episode 191: Egizia, Age of Steam, Lawyer Up

Time        Segment
00:29       Intro
02:14       Home Updated
03:00       Tantrum Con
08:01       Sorcerer City again
09:27       Superbowl Commercials
15:28       Marty likes On Mars
20:15       Tantrum Con Again
24:20       Phase 10
28:08       Gen Con High Hopes
29:56       Instapot
32:55       Lawyer Up Prototype
40:12       The Broken Token
41:44       Egizia Shifting Sands
47:21       Age of Steam Deluxe
1:09:20     Portal Games
1:11:45     What catches your attention for games
1:22:15     Switch News
1:25:21     Miniature Market

We are starting something new here at RDTN, we are going to do train games in 2020. That is right, you will hear us talk about train games throughout the year. And we are starting out with a classic, Age of Steam. While the mechanics are simple, you really need to plan ahead as you play. Hope to get this on the table again before we forget the rules

When the game Francis Drake was played and we talked about it on the show in Episode 30, people said, if you really liked the progression track, you need to give Egizia a try. Well, we got the new Egizia Shifting Sands from Stronghold Games played and the mechanic of progressing with your pawns and not going backwards was very rewarding. It has been over 160 episodes since we played Francis Drake, just not sure which is best. Maybe we can get it played again and compare the two on a later show.

Be sure to check out the Secret Cabal’s 200th episode where our stinger makes sense.

RDTN Episode 190: Sorcerer City, Masters of Renaissance Lorenzo il Magnifico: The Card Game, Fox in the Forest Duet

Time Segment
1:22 Intro
3:37 Mountain Dew Zero
6:57 Revisit of Azul
9:47 Holding Back in a Game
10:58 Miniature Market Changes
13:23 Top 10 Selling Board Games in December
15:08 Marvel LCG – Which Expansion
17:37 Miniature Market Swag 50% off
19:36 Fox in the Forest Duet
27:20 Tire Plugs
30:58 Miniature Market
32:05 Masters of Renaissance: Lorenzo il Magnifico The Card Game
47:42 Survey Response Review
53:52 The Broken Token
55:13 Sorcerer City
1:10:05 Trends in Board Gaming
1:26:47 Portal Games

If you have been listening to the show for some time, and the survey says about 50% of you have been, then you know the admiration we have for the game Lorenzo il Magnifico. When we got Masters of Renaissance Lorenzo il Magnifico: The Card Game, we were concerned that they took the game we loved and over simplified it with cards. We are very happy that we were wrong. This game is simple to play, simple to learn, but lots of fun and full of strategy.

Then came a game called Sorcerer City in our weekly play. Not being a big fan of racing the clock and playing Tetris with tiles, was pleasantly surprised with this game. So surprised, Sorcerer City ended up on the table again the following week. Hope you get the opportunity to play this game, the pressure of the timer makes it fun, but then your decisions after it is over will determine how well you do in the game.

RDTN Episode 189:Return to The Dark Tower, Irish Gauge, Little Devils, Letter Press, Town Builder: Coevorden

ime Segment
01:02 Intro
05:38 Irish Gauge
09:18 Little Devils
11:25 Letterpress
15:32 Town Builder: Coevorden
20:47 Moisturize
22:43 CBD
23:51 The Broken Token
24:40 Restoration Games
26:23 Cooking with Rob
29:12 We are getting older
32:00 Return to Dark Tower
1:08:50 Dark Tower Testing
1:10:42 When does it come out – Thursday
1:13:24 What’s in the package
1:23:10 Restoration 2020 Plans
1:29:39 SNL Knowledge leaks out
1:31:16 Lawn Mowers of 2020
1:41:03 Portal Games
1:42:14 Outro
1:44:43 Dungeon Party: Forbidden Games
1:51:04 Miniature Market

We are starting of the year strong because, Rob and Justin have returned to the show and they are telling us all about Return to Dark Tower. We got the lowdown on how to play, what it took to get the Tower running, and the support behind the game. Once we got that out of the way, we talked about Restoration Games’ plans for 2020 and how they plan to expand their current lineup.

But what would a board game podcast be without talking board games. We discuss games that are coming out in 2020 and games that have been out for a long time. One game, Irish Gauge is currently not available at Capstone to order, but be watching for it at your local game store. More importantly, they will be releasing a Kickstarter for the second game in the series soon.