Category Archives: 5 Minute Initiative

RDTN Episode 191: Egizia, Age of Steam, Lawyer Up

Time        Segment
00:29       Intro
02:14       Home Updated
03:00       Tantrum Con
08:01       Sorcerer City again
09:27       Superbowl Commercials
15:28       Marty likes On Mars
20:15       Tantrum Con Again
24:20       Phase 10
28:08       Gen Con High Hopes
29:56       Instapot
32:55       Lawyer Up Prototype
40:12       The Broken Token
41:44       Egizia Shifting Sands
47:21       Age of Steam Deluxe
1:09:20     Portal Games
1:11:45     What catches your attention for games
1:22:15     Switch News
1:25:21     Miniature Market

We are starting something new here at RDTN, we are going to do train games in 2020. That is right, you will hear us talk about train games throughout the year. And we are starting out with a classic, Age of Steam. While the mechanics are simple, you really need to plan ahead as you play. Hope to get this on the table again before we forget the rules

When the game Francis Drake was played and we talked about it on the show in Episode 30, people said, if you really liked the progression track, you need to give Egizia a try. Well, we got the new Egizia Shifting Sands from Stronghold Games played and the mechanic of progressing with your pawns and not going backwards was very rewarding. It has been over 160 episodes since we played Francis Drake, just not sure which is best. Maybe we can get it played again and compare the two on a later show.

Be sure to check out the Secret Cabal’s 200th episode where our stinger makes sense.

RDTN Episode 187: Paladins of the West Kingdom, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Miyabi

Time Segment
01:23 Intro
02:00 BGG Con
04:47 I broke it
11:45 Back to BGG Con
22:57 Time for the Food
27:48 Return to Dark Tower
30:03 Gloomhaven Playtest
31:02 Sanctum
40:57 Portal Games
42:40 Paladins of the West Kingdom
48:34 Survey Time
52:13 Miniature Market
53:07 The Taverns of Tiefenthal
58:37 Miyabi
01:08:46 Our Apologies
01:17:14 The Broken Token

Marty goes off to BGG Con and plays tons of games. He comes back and you would think he would be all giddy about a game, but if you have been listening to us long enough, that isn’t going to be the case. He is excited about grit balls. You read correctly, fried balls made of grits. Okay, he was excited about the games.

Paladins of the West Kingdom hurt us. Yeah, that is right, this game but the grey matter through a work out and it was a good work out. This is a great next step in the series and one that needs a few plays to really get a grasp of this game.

The Taverns of Tiefenthan is a lighter deck building, dice drafting, engine building game that might be something to introduce newer games too those particular concepts. Very simple mechanics, quick to learn and not too competitive. Looking forward to more plays of this game with the modules that we will need to discover on our own.

RDTN Episode 184: Ankh’or, Stronghold Undead First Look, Warhammer Feast of Bones, Hako Onna, Terra Mystica Expansion, Mega Moose Con

Time Segment
00:44 Intro
07:48 Hako Onna
16:55 Gates of Delirium
20:01 BooBQ Food
22:55 Revisit 183
28:05 Terra Mystica Expansion
36:00 Portal Games
38:03 Stronghold Undead
45:00 Mega Moose Con Retrospective
50:55 Miniature Market
52:15 Ankh’or
58:01 Warhammer Feast of Bones
01:21:40 Kapow Success Story
01:26:20 Outro
01:27:08 Broken Token

In this fine episode, we revisit some of our adventures at Marty’s annual BooBQ party and the local con that Mark Kale hosts, Mega Moose Con. During these events, we got to the table a brand new game from Space Cowboys that has found its way onto our shelves and might even be that filler that will be the go to when the chance presents itself. I am talking about Ankh’or and if you looking for a light Splendor type game, give this a try.

We also got to play a proto copy of Stronghold Undead and we give our first thoughts on this game that we have been waiting for for a few years. More on that because Ignacy will be joining us on a later show to give us some more intelligent thoughts than what we can supply.

Adam comes back to the show to share his thoughts on Warhammer’s new Feast of Bones box. He and Marty go all miniature and give the details on what is included in this expansion and their thoughts on if you need to add this to your Warhammer collection.