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RDTN Episode 202: Justin Gary, Ascension Tactics, Cosmic Encounter Duels, Rise of the Empire

00:00 Intro
01:56 Expiration is a suggestion
05:12 Switch Talk
09:06 Ravensburger – Jungle Cruise
13:35 Stick’em
22:32 D&D Online
25:28 Metallic Dice Games – RDTN 10% Off Code
32:45 Justin Gary – Ascension Tactics
55:00 Ascension Tactics In Depth
1:36:34 Portal Games
1:22:06 Rank’em with Justin
1:36:34 Portal Games
1:37:39 Cosmic Encounter Duel
1:53:37 Contest for Cosmic Encounter
1:56:45 Unmatched Cobble & Fog
2:02:25 Back to the Future: Dice Through Time
2:08:32 Dice Masters Avengers
2:14:50 Miniature Market
2:15:50 Outro
2:16:40 Rise of the Empire
2:25:00 Portal Con – Online
2:29:00 The Broken Token

This episode is full of stuff. We have a discussion with Justin Gary about his career and the new Kickstarter from Stone Blade Entertainment: Ascension Tactics. Tony is a big old fan boy during this, but rightly so with over 1000+ games of Ascension played. But we learn some very interesting facts about Justin that just floors us. If you have the time, be sure to listen to the full episode because there are nuggets about the elements the lead up to Ascension Tactics. However, the hard cord discussion begins around the 55:00 mark. This episode comes out on the day the Ascension Tactics Kickstarter starts, so if you want to back it, do it in the first 24 hours to get your name in the book.

We have a ton of games to talk about in this episode as well. We are going to talk about Cosmic Encounter Duel which really caught Marty by surprise. You know of your expectations are kind of down there and you get blown away. That is what this game did to Marty. When it is just the two of us sitting down to play a game, this and Undaunted are going to be fighting for table time.

Then we have Portal’s new add on for Imperial Settlers, Rise of the Empire. This is only a preview because we need to get Imperial Settlers on the table some more to remember how to play that game well. We had both forgotten strategies, nuisances and the best way to play the factions we picked. If you enjoyed Imperial Settlers before, this add on is something you should consider.

Ravensburger Jungle Cruise and Back to the Future: Dice Through Time find their way to the table. Jungle Cruise is a very light, family game. It is really nothing more than a roll and move game with set collection. However, Back to the Future is a challenging co-op game that will be a tough one to beat. If you like Elder Sign, you should check this one out if you like the IP that the game is based on.

And we discuss the new Unmatched release Cobble & Fog which brings to the table some of the best Universal Monsters and the lovable crime fighter Sherlock Holmes. Finally, Dice Masters has campaign boxes and we got to try one out that let us take a trip down memory lane. We hate that they ran into issues when it was released, such a fun, quick game to play.

Thanks for listening and be sure to enter the contest when you get a chance.

RDTN Episode 196: Santa Monica, The Search for Planet X, Ripple Rush, Top Grumpy Games

Time       Segment
01:00      Intro
01:48      Pair of Dice Special Video
07:00      Video Game Guild Wars 2
11:10      Contest #1 – Guild Wars 2 Keys
15:35      Ripple Rush
18:50      Jackbox Games
20:52      RPG Online Night
24:50      BGG Golden Geek Nominations
28:36      Miniature Market
29:52      Santa Monica and Contest #2
44:00      Scurry Report: Grumpy Tony Edition
1:33:07    The Search for Planet X
1:50:30    The Broken Token
1:51:28    Mountain Dew Poll
1:55:43    If it is free, you take it
1:57:30    TV Show Catch-up
2:00:40    Death Note
2:09:57    Portal Games

First, a big thank you to all that helped get RDTN another nomination to the BGG Golden Geek Award. We really do appreciate it and means a lot to us.

Unfortunately, social distance has kept our game night on hold and Marty is able to call in the troops to help him discuss some games. Vanessa sits down at the mic first and they talk about Santa Monica that takes you to the beach for a little sea shell gathering or that is what I would have called it had I been able to play it. But instead, it is all about collecting the victory points.

Adam is next on the mic and he and Marty get down to finding a lost planet by the code name X. The goal is simple, be the first to find planet X and accumulate the most victory points to pull of the win. The game is about using logic and deduction to figure out where the planet is located. Good thing Marty had Adam helping him with this, I might have not found it.

And the Scurry Reporters are back to try and see if they can pick three games each to determine if those games would make me, Tony, grumpy.

Be sure to enter the two contests for your chance at Santa Monica (US Only) or the Guild Wars 2 keys. All entries must be received by 5/3 @ 1700.

Thanks for listening and once again, we sincerely are grateful for the nomination for the BGG Golden Geek and be sure to go vote before May 1, 2020

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.