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RDTN Episode 82 – Who Are You: You got Questions, We got Answers

Well, the end is upon us. We have completed another year of podcasting and we thought, hey, for our Third Anniversary show how about we answer some questions. And as I always say when someone says “I got a question”, I respond back “I got an answer, maybe they will match”. And this has never been more true than in this show.  When we thought of doing this, we were concerned that only our 3rdanniversarymothers would send in some questions, but we were very surprised by the response we got and we thank you for it especially since our mothers didn’t come through. Some of the questions were very thought provoking on our part, some were no brainers, and others just caused a squirrel moment. Hopefully we covered all that were asked and some answers may make you sit back and go “Really?”.

This is the last show for the year and we will return in January ready to take on 2016. We look forward to returning next year with more reviews, Flying Squirrels, and bring back our regular guests. Who knows what will occur in 2016, but hopefully we will continue to entertain, inform and make fools of ourselves.  Thanks for listening in 2015 and please don’t hesitate to drop us a line either at our BGG Guild, Facebook Page, or here.

Be sure to come back to our website later today for an announcement on how we plan to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary.

Segments, Time
Flying Squirrels, 3:30
BGG Membership Drive, 4:15
Adventure Scents, 6:00
Please be Safe for the Holidays, 8:00
Stonemaier Games Charity Auction, 10:00
7 Wonder: Duel, 12:00
Subterfuge iOS Application, 13:30
Happy Farm, 16:00
Q&A Time, 16:30
Outro, 1:15:00

RDTN Episode 81 – Come Together: BGG Con Review – Suzanne Sheldon, Matt Evans, Chaz Marler, and Joel Eddy

This one is recorded live at BGG Con and we share some of our highlights and low-lights that occurred over those five days. We went last year, had a blast, and decided to return. Once again, time well spent and a great time was had by all, but it wasn’t always perfect as you will hear.
Someone got a little testy during one game, but we will not mention names in this blog, only in the show. We got to see plenty of friends and fellow members of the guild and moonpies were flowing when available. It still amazes me how many gamers there were, the number of vendors that showed up, and the abundant library that had about anything you wanted to play. Even with the reduction in the number of tickets sold, it still was packed to the gills during the weekend so table space was at a premium. However, people were very cordial to on another and while finding space to play was daunting, it could be found.

But a place full of gamers was not enough for us. Oh no, we had to go and try our wits in an motleycrewEscape Room. The question is, the picture you see in the post, is that before or after the room? You just have to listen and find out. Regardless, it was a great experience and I recommend it for anyone who might want to try their luck and smarts.

Somethings barely mentioned in the show because we think the name dropping would have gotten out of hand were some great demos we got to sample by known designers Eric Lang, Mike Fitzgerald, Emerson Matsuuchi, and Rob Daviau. We hope to see these new games in 2016, but one thing we know is that what we tried was either being signed or very close to getting a commitment for a printing. So, the momentum continues in this hobby with little signs of slowing down.

Intro of Guests, 1:00
Eggs of Ostrich, 5:10
Shipping of the Stuff, 9:45
Flying Squirrels, 12:00
Tony – Diversity @ BGG Con, 12:30
Chaz – Hotel Floor @ Convention, 14:30
Matt – Uber Experience, 16:30
Suzanne – Hard 8 Vegetarian Experience, 18:30
Marty – Ashes @ Plaid Hat, 20:45
Joel – Chronicles Origins from Artana, 23:15
Portal Games – Ignacy, 25:50
Escape Room Event, 27:00
BoardGameGeek Con Impressions, 38:30
And we can find you where?, 56:30
Outro, 1:00:30

RDTN Episode 80 – Blood of Heroes: Blood Rage, Champions of Midgard, and the Flying Squirrels

IMG_20151107_095854Like  Leif Erikson, we explored undiscovered lands looking for treasures and riches in this release. Okay, maybe we don’t find new lands, but we did review Blood Rage by Eric Lang, the area control style game that pits you against other clans for glory and while Marty has said on past shows that area control just isn’t his cup of mead, this game has his attention. You can’t deny that this game from Cool Mini or Not is beautiful, but we do get in a somewhat heated discussion over the scoring. Champions of Midgard by Ole Steiness is also discussed and this game is right up my alley with worker placement and the added bonus of dice. The games that I have played so far have all been very close in scoring which makes me enjoy the game even more, but then again, I just enjoy worker placement games.

Being fall, the squirrels are on the loose gathering acorns and they invaded the show again. We got some short reviews, close out on a Kickstarter, some groans and complaints as only Marty and I can do. We are off to BGG Con this week and if you are going to be there, please say hello.
Segment, Time
Intro, 1:00
Flying Squirrels, 4:00
Game Hype, 4:30
Dicemasters Amazing Spider-man, 6:30
Vikings/Nations Dice Game, 8:30
The Grizzled, 10:30
Brain Damage, 12:20
Patchwork, 14:20
Happy Mouth BBQ Rubs, 16:00
Doublesix Dice, 18:00
Blood Rage, 20:30
Portal Announcement, 42:45
Champions of Midgard, 43:30
Outro, 57:30