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RDTN Episode 103: Empires: Galactic Rebellion, Guild Ball, Warmachine, & Tanks

This might be unprecedented with four “reviews” in one show and the length is just barely over an hour. So, it is possible to compress goodness into a small package. Plus we got some squirrels to let out and discuss with everyone. We know that miniature games like Warmachine, Guild Ball and Tanks is not everyone’s cup of tea, but if you have been thinking about trying out a miniature game, hopefully, we gave you enough insight to help you start digging into something.

Those of you that got the Kickstarter copy of Empires, you will not be disappointed with your purchase. We are concerned that the final battle might put some people off, but we did enjoy it. It is kind of like the game rising up to play equalizer at the end and remove the Victory Points of the planets at the end of the game. This element of chance does bring excitement to the final end game for scoring. The fact that the guy who is controlling the planet could be wiped out and you are lucky enough to get control with a lucky draw, some will not like it, but it is a nice twist. We can not emphasis enough the importance of the cubes and getting more of them during the game. We also failed to battle during the game as much as we should have, but after the initials plays, this will change over time.

Here is the survey for your ideas on the Pint Glasses and we are serious, if it isn’t necessary or a good idea, tell us. In no way or fashion are we married to doing this. But hey, might as well ask.

Intro 00:37
Broken Token 06:00
Empires: Galactic Rebellion 7:00
Flying Squirrels 12:45
Fantahzee 13:28
Take That but not that 15:28
Arcane Academy 17:20
Ascension Ipad Dreamscape 19:15
Toy Hall of Fame 21:25
Really it is worth that 23:30
Firefly Legendary 25:20
Strike Project 27:45
The Rebuttal 29:20
Fall TV Thoughts 31:35
Portal Games 33:50
Miniature Games 34:40
Tanks by GF9 36:05
Guild Ball 40:16
Warmachine 44:55
Outro 57:00

RDTN – 5 Minute Initiative – Star Realms [Audio Version]

In this 5 Minute Initiative we look at the deck builder, Star Realms. This is game hot on the table and on digital devices. Easy to learn, plays fast and lots of replayability. And with expansions announced, this game is going to have some legs.


RDTN 5 Minute Initiative: Star Realms

Our first attempt at doing a 5 Minute Initiative on video. We took on the killer deck builder Star Realms. This game is hot and worth all the hype in my opinion. How good is it, it has my wife’s seal of approval. She loves enjoy’s playing it and quickly caught onto the mechanics of the game. If anything, check out the free app of the game to help you decide if you want to pick this one up, but you are going to have to wait because it is sold out and the 4th, that is right, the 4th printing should hit near the end of the year.

Thanks for watching