Category Archives: Chit Chat

RDTN Episode 71 – Still the One: Stockpile Review, Forbidden Stars Impression, Chit Chat: Game to Settle Down With

iheartboardgames Suzanne and Rhiannon are back and we discuss a topic suggested by a BGG RDTN Guild member on what game we think is our soulmate. That is right, is there a board game out there that would be one that you could settle down with and thus live out your life just playing that game. Now in real life we know that there will never just be one game for us to play, but it was a fun debate among the four of us.

Marty and I review a game he got at Origins called Stockpile. I must say that I was very surprised by this game and was initially concerned that it might be a tad boring because economic games are that to me. But what a breath of fresh air and iheartgamesone game I will pick up for myself instead of trying to borrow Marty’s copy all the time.

We also give our initial impression of Fantasy Flight’s Forbidden Stars that we have been chomping at the bit to play. This one is going to take another few plays to get a full feel for the game, but initial impression is it worth the time investment to discover if you might like it or not.

We also want to thank our newest sponsor Portal Games and for those heading to Gen Con, be sure to visit their Store and place your order for delivery at the show.

Segment Time
Intro 00:30
Tony who? 4:30
Forbidden Stars 6:00
Stockpile 14:00
Chit Chat 27:15
Dice Tower Con 28:30
Geekway to the West 32:30
General Con Thoughts 37:30
The Gauntlet is thrown: Neuroshima Hex 44:00
The Game You would Marry 48:30
Battle of the Board Game Networks 1:10:00
Gen Cant 2015 01:15:00
Portal Announcement 1:25:45
Marty's Gen Con Events 1:27:15
The Broken Token Special Offer @ Gen Con 1:29:15
Outro 1:32:15

And here is the Battle of the Board Game Networks Video.

RDTN Episode 57 – Gimmie Some Slack: Chit Chat, AquaSphere, Defenders of the Realm, and SCARAB Convention

In this episode, Marty tells us about the new Feld game AquaSphere that he just received from TMG which he backed via Kickstarter. I compare Defenders of the Realm which I traded Robinson Crusoe for at BGG Con to Pandemic and determine if it was a good trade or not. Suzanne Sheldon and Rhiannon Ochs join us again for another Chit Chat session where we just catch up since we haven’t talked in a bit and discuss what is going on in their Internet life. Matter of fact, Rhi drops a sort of bomb on us on the changes happening over at Spooning Meeples. We explore the new RDTN grading scale for gamRO Scalees, inspired by Rhi thus named accordingly as the RO Scale. It is real simple because that is all Marty and I can handle:

  • It’s a Game
  • It’s a Good Game
  • It’s a Great Game
  • It’s a Game I’ll Buy

Don’t forget to check out the newest addition to the board game table builders at BoardGameTables. One last thing, the Draco Magi Contest prizes were stated incorrectly in the show, but this is actually an upgrade. We are giving away a copy of the game, a mat, and 2 posters. To participate, go to the this page.

Segment Time
Start it off 00:40
Tony Rant 2:10
What are the wife's up to 5:00
SCARAB Convention Gaming 8:30
AquaSphere 10:00
Defenders of the Realm 20:00
Chit Chat 25:00
RO Scale 35:00
Bunch of generic game talk 48:00
Suz's new possible segment 1:04:00
Outro 1:10:00
Kickstarter Plugs – Stronghold & AEG 1:12:00
Two Contests this month 1:22:00

RDTN Episode 50 – We’ve Only Just Begun: Stephen Buonocore (Stronghold Games), Chit Chat (Suzanne and Rhiannon), Panamax, Kanban

50thThe Big 5 0. That is right, we have made it to Episode 50 and we did not hold back. We introduce a new segment Chit Chat with two very well known contributors in the gaming community, Suzanne and Rhiannon. You recognize Suzanne from her Boardgame Breakfast segments on games for tablets and such. Suzanne was also one of the main organizers of GenCant 2014. Rhiannon of course is from Spooning Meeples and can carry on a gazillion conversations on Twitter. They join Marty, I chime in occasionally, in a discussion about helping your significant other find the joy in the gaming hobby. spooningmeeple

We are then honored to have Stephen Buonocore from Stronghold Games join us and discuss the banner 2014 year that his company has had. We learn how Stronghold got its start and just how much goes into running a small gaming company especially when it isn’t your full-time job. Then Marty and Stephen begin their love feast discussion on Panastrongholdmax and I try and muscle my way in with Diamonds. Seriously, if you love card games and those that you game with do, get this game.

We also want to give a big shout out to Eric Summerer for providing us with our intro to celebrate our 50th show and The Chalk for featuring our logo recently on Boardgaming Breakfast.

Intro 00:00
Chit Chat 02:50
Stronghold Games – The Beginning 42:45
Panamax 1:01:00
Behind the Scenes at Stronghold 01:10:45
Kanban 01:21:10
What's in the Future at Stronghold 01:30:00
Stronghold Lovefest 01:40:00
Rank'em 01:46:30
Outro 02:04:25