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RDTN Episode 177: Pathfinder 2nd Edition Review (Compared to 1st Edition and DnD 5e)

Time Segment
00:30 Intro to Pathfinder 2nd Edition
02:50 History of Paizo and Pathfinder
10:50 Portal Games
11:30 Compare Pathfinder 2nd Edition to the 1st Edition
40:28 The Broken Token
40:53 Compare Pathfinder 2nd Edition to Dungeons & Dragons 5e
1:00:18 Conclusion
1:18:41 Miniature Market

In this special episode of RDTN, Marty is joined by his sons, Adam and Travis, to discuss the brand new 2nd edition of Pathfinder. They’ll talk about the history of Pathfinder, compare the differences between the 1st and 2nd of Pathfinder, compare and contrast the 2nd edition with Dungeons & Dragons 5e. And in conclusion, give recommendations to the audience based on RPG experience.

RDTN Episode 176: Empires of the North, Warcry, Abomination, Catan Switch version

 

This episode includes a Scurry Report on Empires of the North. The Connell gentlemen talk about the new Warcry miniature game. And Marty tries to channel me in a discussion on the Plaid Hat Game Abomination.

Time Segment
00:46 Intro
14:10 No Quarter Required: Catan & Silver
25:08 Miniature Market
26:26 Empires of the North
1:02:15 Abomination
1:09:33 Portal Games
1:10:39 Warcry
1:36:45 Capstone Games
1:39:15 iello Little Town
1:42:55 Outro
1:47:04 Monolith Arena: Academics
1:49:50 Trailers at San Diego Comic Con
1:59:10 The Broken Token

RDTN Episode 166: Unmatched, Restoration Games Interview, Tudor, Kapow, Combo Fighter, Kickstarters

I told Marty that we should occasionally change the secret word to the Green Room. By keeping the same code, past people could show up and request to come back on the show. Luckily that has not happen yet, but we were lucky to have Justin Jacobson and Rob Daviau make another guest appearance on the show. The last time they were on, Fireball Island was launched on Kickstarter and we all know how that turned out for them. This time, they tell us about the new Unmatched Battle of Legends. Also, it seems “moonpie”, “squirrel”, and “lawnmower” aren’t very strong codes.

We rez from the dead the segment In a Nutshell and talk about a couple of games that we got to the table. We had a dice chucker called Kapow. This was one that is a filler and ramps up very quickly. Hidden strategy on building and constructing your dice to combat your opponent. Combo Fighter is a card battle game that rewards those that can card count. Tudor has a unique method of changing the base actions through the collection of rings and their position on a cardboard hand. What makes this difficult is the only way to get the rings is by moving up to the top in the throne room. And if someone displaces you, then they can take your ring. Interesting mechanic in the game.

We also played many Kickstarters and give our opinions on them. They are either already active or will soon be active. One of these was designed by a Nate Bivins who has been on the show before and is part of the Scurry Report. This seems to be Kickstarter season, so lots of competition for your dollar. I know I have passed up some incredible ones, but the temptation is too great on some of the ones we talk about in this episode.

Time Segment
00:33 Intro
03:10 Tantrum Con – Table Flip
06:05 Portal has a new URL
10:15 Kapow
14:32 Combo Fighter
18:08 Tudor
23:35 Miniature Market
24:22 Restoration Games in the House
29:00 Breaking Bread
30:50 Kitchen Makeover
32:20 Fireball Island
35:00 Dark Tower
37:12 Unmatched – Restoration of Epic Duels
1:08:13 Fireball Expansion – Spider Springs
1:14:00 Conspiracy
1:21:15 Downforce – Wild Ride
1:25:50 Sports Ball Talk
1:31:16 Portal Games
1:32:32 Kickstarter Previews
1:33:20 Roland Wright
1:34:32 Graphic Novel Adventures
1:37:21 Silver River
1:48:12 Summit Expansion
1:49:40 Glen More II Chronicles
1:54:58 Outro
1:57:07 The Broken Token