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RDTN Episode 113: Mare Nostrum, Conflict of Heroes – Guadalcanal, Kingsport Festival – The Card Game, 50 Hours of Gaming


We have been trying for weeks to get Mare Nostrum Empires by Academy Games by Academy Games to the table and it is a shame that it took so long, but https://www.c9bets.com/ have helped us crack it at last. Yeah, it is a good game, but you will need to listen to just what it was that impressed us so much about it. Will say it is one of those games when you are done, you sit back, contemplate the play, and, for us, we need to do it again because you know you could have done better.

Conflict of Heroes: Guadalcanal was a game that also needed to get to the table. We have been wanting to try a chit based wargame just to see how we like it. It isn’t like there are a few waiting to be played, but we really wanted to give this a try for it seemed easy to get into and should build up as we play more missions. It was very surprising how easy it was to read the small chits and all the data was right there in front of us. There was also some very handy guides that came with the game. Great, we now have two games fighting for time on the table.

Kingsport Festival: The Card Game from Passport Games was a different experience. It wasn’t a bad game, but we experienced a bunch of downtime. Now it could be that we were all reading the cards over and over and thus slowed down the game. Then again it could be that the game just didn’t have much interaction at all. But, the cards could have been possible done without text thus speeding up the play or after multiple plays, you will know the cards. What is really funny is that they are calling this a card game, but it also requires the use of dice on every turn. Either way, want to get a chance at playing this again.

A lot of work and time are put into turning a game into a fully funded reality and through the help of Kickstarter, some actually make it to the market. We talked about Cosmic Run: Rapid Fire by Steve Finn, the designer behind Biblios. This game is a two player dice implementation of Cosmic Run that came out last year. One of our favorite games from 2015, Champions of Midgard, has an expansion KS going on now that adds a fifth player which is just a small part of the expansion. Then there is one that ended already, but you can still order from from the developers site called Dungeon Dealer. This is nothing more than a deck of cards that let you set up a dungeon pretty quickly for your RPG. Maybe this will get the Lord of the Rings RPG to the table. But wait, there is more, be sure to check out Zen Bins, because we know you have gotten into Star Wars Destiny like we have. These bins will help organize your decks for your tournaments and making carrying there easier.

Thanks for listening and as always, appreciate any feedback you can give us.

RDTN Episode 85: Golden Years – Chit Chat, Pandemic Cthulhu, Seafall, Portal Announcements, and Other Stuff

RDTK PROMO-01We have returned from the awards and we spend our time catching up on all the news. Big announcements from Portal, Z-man, Plaid Hat, and tons of other publishers. They are beginning to release their plans for 2016 and this is just the start. So with all this news coming out, we ask the question during the Chit Chat segment on are we becoming board game overloaded? Think about it for a second. Wasn’t it just last week when we received news from Essen about all those new releases? So maybe it was much longer ago, but it just doesn’t seem that long ago.

Suzanne also tells us about her new job over at the Board Game Breakfast. She is now the face for Kickstarter campaigns if you hadn’t heard. She tells us about the workings behind that segment and more importantly, she gives us a glimpse ks_suzanneinto how an item gets on her radar. Following that riveting discussion, we discuss a topic submitted by a listener on if games were to be equated to say a fancy dinner, fast food dinner, and a home cooked meal, which games would go into those categories. Please, by all means, tell us which games would fill those spots for you.

We also do an overview of the Kickstarter Escape Room in a Box that is currently active. We were surprised by this demo. Yes, the skepticism was high and we were caught off guard when we played it because this could be something very fascinating at your next party. It isn’t the same as going to an Escape Room, but it is a lot cheaper.

The last thing is the link to our announcement of the Podpledge page. Also if you want to just get the shirt, head over to Analog Gamer.

Segment Time
Intro 0:45
Portal Announcements 8:40
Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu 14:15
Plaid Hat Announcements 16:20
Cool Mini or Not Announcement 19:45
Marvel Universe Mini Game 21:00
Chit Chat 28:15
Kickstarter BGB Segment 29:45
Baseball 2045 App 45:00
Board Game Overwhelmed 48:30
What game is this meal 1:02:30
Squirrel – Meeple Source KS 1:07:45
What game is this meal – cont 1:09:00
Werewolf Experiment Kickstarter 1:17:25
Megamoosecon – a local CLT Con 1:21:45
Shush Con 1:24:25
Podpledge Announcement and new Shirts 1:25:30
And the Guild speaks 1:31:35

RDTN Episode 58 – Start Me Up: Happy Mitten Games, Ghostbusters, and Stronghold

happymittenWow, that didn’t go as planned. We had this entire episode planned to bring in the guys and gal from Happy Mitten Games, discuss their podcast, their Kickstarter for Aether Magic. and then a bunch of other big announcements. Well, one thing lead to another, and bam, we were out of time and didn’t get to all of the news we had. But the sacrifices have to be made and you dear listener will get a bonus with RDTN rolling out another episode as soon as next week if that plan goes well. I will say this has got to be one of the best Rank’ems we have had on the show so be sure to check it out. Once we finally got HMP out of the studio, we talk about the Cryptozoic Kickstarter for Ghostbusters and Stronghold’s Box - Standardannouncement for publishing a new version of Ignacy’s Stronghold. I am very excited about the this because I love the original game.

Enjoy the show and if you get a chance, head over to BGG and rank us with the other Podcasts in the Golden Geek Awards. Marty and I are very surprised and humbled by this honor and want to say thanks to everyone that helped us get there. And we don’t make this stuff up: Wombat

Segment Time
Happy Mitten Games 1:30
Happy Mitten Games Company 8:00
Aether Magic 15:00
Rank'em 52:30
How did they get their name 1:07:00
Ghostbusters 1:15:00
Stronghold 1:18:00