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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.

7th Anniversary Giveaway!

We got the 7 year itch and the only way to scratch that itch is to give away some goodies!!!

The following is the list of items we are giving away this year with more to be added!

  • Pulsar 2849 (2 copies)
  • That’s a Question (6 copies)
  • Miniature Market $25 Gift Certificates (4 certificates)
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Adventure Land
  • RDTN Mason Jars
  • Empires of the North
  • Imperial Settlers Roll n Write (2 copies)
  • Marvel Champions
  • Unmatched Battle of Legends + Robin Hood vs Bigfott
  • Moon Pies (5 boxes)
  • John Deere Lawnmower (1/32 scale)
  • Grand Prize – North Star Games Essentials Bundle – Evolution Climate w/ Climate Mat, Quacks of Quedlinburg, The Taverns of Tiefenthal, Wits & Wagers, Say Anything, Happy Salmon

To enter you can do any or all of the following:

Each method above counts as one entry which means you can have up to 5 entries!

Winners will be chosen on December 17, 2019 and contacted via the method they entered (email, DM, etc).

Thanks to all the companies supporting this giveaway including Miniature Market, HABA Games, Czech Games Edition, Portal Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Restoration Games and North Star Games.

RDTN Episode 187: Paladins of the West Kingdom, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Miyabi

Time Segment
01:23 Intro
02:00 BGG Con
04:47 I broke it
11:45 Back to BGG Con
22:57 Time for the Food
27:48 Return to Dark Tower
30:03 Gloomhaven Playtest
31:02 Sanctum
40:57 Portal Games
42:40 Paladins of the West Kingdom
48:34 Survey Time
52:13 Miniature Market
53:07 The Taverns of Tiefenthal
58:37 Miyabi
01:08:46 Our Apologies
01:17:14 The Broken Token

Marty goes off to BGG Con and plays tons of games. He comes back and you would think he would be all giddy about a game, but if you have been listening to us long enough, that isn’t going to be the case. He is excited about grit balls. You read correctly, fried balls made of grits. Okay, he was excited about the games.

Paladins of the West Kingdom hurt us. Yeah, that is right, this game but the grey matter through a work out and it was a good work out. This is a great next step in the series and one that needs a few plays to really get a grasp of this game.

The Taverns of Tiefenthan is a lighter deck building, dice drafting, engine building game that might be something to introduce newer games too those particular concepts. Very simple mechanics, quick to learn and not too competitive. Looking forward to more plays of this game with the modules that we will need to discover on our own.