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RDTN Episode 161: Pandemic-Fall of Rome, Black Orchestra, Scorpius Freighter

Time for a new year and we are trying to get things planned, at least for the first quarter. But to get the New Year started off right, we bring you three game discussions and a discussion about doughnuts.

One game we got to play was the new one from AEG called Scorpius Freighter. What makes this game different is the three action tracks. You have to advance around them to get things done, but each track is a game timer and when one of the tracks meets the requirement for game end, it is done. Very interesting mechanic and one making us wonder how we could have done it different. It is also one of those games that it ends and you just don’t believe you have enough time to get it all done. You must be efficient, or so it seems.

Marty got to play the new Pandemic: Fall of Rome and I got in Black Orchestra. Both coop games and based on our discussion with each other, we both want to get together and play them again. I really did enjoy Black Orchestra and hope to get my wife to try it since she is a big coop game fan. I can easily understand why this is in the top on many people’s lists.

Happy New Year and hope 2019 is starting off in good fashion for you.
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Time, Segment
00:31, Intro
02:57, Krispy Kreme
07:28, Fitness Challenge
11:25,Sad News
13:33,Spiderman Movie
22:10,Wrap it Up
24:41,The Broken Token
25:50,RDTN Survey
40:00,Miniature Market
40:58,Scorpius Freighter
47:57,Pandemic:Fall of Rome ~~Black Orchestra
1:13:52,Tantrum Con
1:17:02,Portal Games

RDTN Episode 160: Fireball Island, Victorian Masterminds, Blackstone Fortress

It has been six years since we started this podcast and there is no stopping us now. We are having such a good time, we are having a ball and so we aren’t going to stop now. And to celebrate the 6th year, we are giving stuff away because based on how Marty assembles a leaf bagger for his mower, this could have been it. He survived and shared his exploits in this episode.

Marty’s is joined by his oldest son, Adam, and they discuss the new Warhammer Quest game Blackstone Fortress. I got an early listen and I hope I get a play of this soon. I am sure he will talk some more about it with all three boys at home over the holidays. Fireball Island was on the table and it is what it is. What do I mean by that? It is a very light game that brought out the laughs. We were cheering more for the marbles than anything else in that game. I am sure as it hits the table more, we will discover some strategy and game play that we missed in the initial plays, even games like have strategies, so it shouldn’t be that hard. Finally, CMON’s new game Victorian Masterminds got some plays. This is also, in my opinion, another light game. Simple and fast to play. I think there is more to this game than we are seeing, but I will say it needs to be played with four people.

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Segment, Time
Intro, 00:55
6 Years Ago,6:27
How not to install a bagger,8:18
Spring has sprung,17:35
Can’t touch that,19:20
And we return to the show,21:40
Miniature Market,22:53
Victorian Masterminds,24:05
Portal Games,47:52
Warhammer Quest:Blackstone Fortress,49:03
Contest Time,1:22:43
Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar,1:33:1
Giving away a copy,1:39:00
The Broken Token,1:44:25

RDTN Episode 158: Arkham Horror, Shadows:Amsterdam, Hail Hydra

The annual BooBQ event at Marty’s happened and we got not only our feedbags on, but we also got some gaming on. We were able to play the new edition of Arkham Horror. If you have never have played Arkham, recommend that you do, but find someone that knows how to play to teach you and doesn’t add house rules. The rules are tough to get through the first time, but worth the reward. The game can be really intense at times, especially when things might hinge on the balance of a dice roll here and there. Overall, a great gaming experience and a must have in the coop collection.

We also got to play Shadows: Amsterdam, which was excited to play after seeing it at Gen Con. I really enjoy Mysterium and Codenames and, in my opinion, this is a smash-up of both games. If you enjoy the real-time mechanic in a board game, then you need to try this game when it comes out. Extraordinary Adventures: Pirates is a light racing game that is currently on Kickstarter and has funded. This will be one game where you can introduce people to the deck building mechanic without it being so in their face and the main focus. Do want to correct something that was said in the podcast because I smashed up the names of their previous games. Forbidden Games has produced Railroad Rivals and Raccoon Tycoon and I completely ran the two together. Sorry about that.

Don’t forget we want your opinion, so please fill out the annual RDTN Survey. It is short and sweet and should take less than one of our 5 Minute Initiative segments to complete.

Queen, 1:52
Push Up Challenge,10:43
Lawn Maintenance,13:37
RDTN BooBQ,15:37
Shadows: Amsterdam,16:11
Extraordinary Adventures:Pirates,23:01
Hail Hydra,28:35
Miniature Market,33:28
Arkham Horror: 3rd Edition,34:13
Portal Games,50:20
Survey Time,54:23
Bizarro World,56:22
The Broken Token,1:00:05