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RDTN Episode 213: Lost Ruins of Arnak, Tawantinsuyu,Tekhenu, Deep State, World of Tanks

00:00 Intro
04:25 Listicuffs Appearance
10:09 Sean Connery
13:34 World of Tanks from Gail Force Nine
21:40 Warcry Skaven Army
22:50 Secret Squirrel
26:08 Deep State
33:52 Ice Cream Social no more
36:07 Portal Games
38:10 Lost Ruins of Arnak
55:00 The Broken Token
56:31 Flying Squirrels
58:21 Clea Switch Game
1:00:37 Political Mail
1:02:50 Warchief Gaming
1:04:34 The Crew
1:06:24 Campaign Games – Enough
1:08:12 Lawnmowing Playlist
1:10:30 Tekhenu and Tawantinsuyu
1:36:47 Outro
1:45:12 Miniature Market

Truly believe that the Lost Ruins of Arnak should be added to your shelves if you enjoy Clank. This game requires manipulating card combos that allow for you to gain resources that give the ability to generate end game victory points. You have to have a solid strategy as cards are revealed. You will need to make some hard decisions as you try and figure out what is the best payoff in the limited turns that you have in this game. Hope you get a chance to play this.

Tekhenu and Tawantinsuyu are games that will overwhelm at first and are not ones that after the first play you will feel like you played your best. These games are the ones that make you go back and wonder if you had just done this, would you have done better. If you enjoy games with dice that are meant to control decisions, then Tekhenu is something worth considering but be ready for a involved teach. Tawantinsuyu has a great player aid and while things are right before you, how it all comes together may take some time and multiple plays. Both games are a challenge and we have our favorite between the two, but that is just preference of the mechanics.

RDTN Episode 212: Guild Master, Raiders of Scythia, Seastead, AH – Under Dark Waves, My City, Overlight Puzzle

00:00 Intro
01:24 Ewin Racing Chair – RDTN Promo Code
07:10 BGG Affiliate Link & Metallic Dice Games (RDTN Code)
09:30 The Curse of Strahd: Revamped
11:06 The Re-Release of Strike
12:33 Renegade Games Pub Quiz
15:31 Holiday Events are coming
19:15 Wrath of Nkai by Josh Reynold: Aconyte Books
25:55 The Expanse Amazon Prime Show
28:53 Seastead
36:40 The Red Cathedral Tease
38:45 The Broken Token
39:57 My City
47:30 Arkham Horror: Under Dark Waves
1:02:07 Guild Master
1:22:00 Miniature Market
1:23:44 Raiders of Scythia
1:39:30 I Fall to Pieces – Puzzles
1:53:32 Win a copy of Overlight Puzzle
1:54:24 Outro
1:56:02 Sugar Blast
2:01:07 Portal Games

Every year we are given the opportunity to find a game that just floors us. Last year, we loved City of the Big Shoulders. This year, Guild Master has done the same thing, just taken our breath away. It is simple and elegant in how it plays. It provides tension and interaction without being complicated. And most importantly it has dice. We hope you get a chance to play it, we are looking forward to getting it back on the table.

Seastead is a two player game that isn’t one of those fast table fillers while waiting for a game to finish. It has meat to it and feels like a chess match at times. Here you have to be very strategic in how to claim victory points for the win because you can mess up and give the win to your opponent if not careful.

Raiders of Scythia is a reimplementation of Raiders of the North Sea and as you will hear, one that would we really enjoyed and prefer over the other. While it is a game that is plays very similar, the removal of certain elements really speed the game up and hone in on the important aspects that we enjoy.

And the wives have returned for game reviews and the Puzzle segment is back. Be sure and enter the contest to win the Renegade Puzzle Overlight. You can find the form here.

Ewin Championship Series Specs:
Chair Type: Gaming/Office Chair
Foam Type:High Density Seperated Foaming
Foam Density: 55kg/m3
Frame Color: Black
Frame Construction: Metal
Adjustable Armrests: 4D
Mechanism Type: Multi-functional Tilt
Tilt Lock: Yes
Tilt Angle Lock: Yes
Gas Lift Class: 4
Chair/Seat Back Style: High-back
Adjustable Back Angle: 85-155 Degrees
Base Type: 5-star Wide Aluminum Base
Caster Size & Material: 2″ Caster/PU

RDTN Episode 209: Tammany Hall, EOTN-Barbarians, Warp’s Edge, Ohanami, Yukon Airways, Silver Dagger, Tellstones, Yukon Airways, Rise of Red Skull

00:00 Intro
19:00 Tellstones
29:00 Silver Dagger
36:00 Yukon Airways
41:22 Marvel Champions: Rise of Red Skull
44:51 Ohanami
50:00 The Broken Token
51:44 Empires of the North: Barbarians
57:35 Toy Hall of Fame Nominees
1:10:45 Portal Games
1:12:04 Tammany Hall
1:27:18 Warp’s Edge
1:33:00 Outro
1:41:36 Miniature Market

We had a penalty on this episode, False start. So be sure to pay attention at the end if you can make it that long. According to Marty, there was a bunch of stuff going on about review of Tellstones and how some reviews are negative and some are positive and how people are saying that the negative reviews have integrity over the positive reviews. Whatever. It is a memory game and if you like those types of games, especially if they are quick and simple, then you might like this. If you are like me and short term memory is being challenged, then you might really need to consider this game. Weigh the good with the bad and see if it is worth your time. And both the wives enjoy this type of game.

Now Tammany Hall is an old game and one we never got to play until the re-release. Game with simple actions wrapped in warm, soft strategy, no wonder it is a favorite of so many. However, we didn’t experience the backstabbing because I believe the player count (3 people) kept that from happening. If you like the area control style games, you might want to give this a play but be warned, you will have to remember what the actions are so memory is involved

Empires of the North Barbarians was a good expansion to get on the table. Love the interaction that these clans provided to the game versus the head down do your own thing. Silver Dagger expansion gets back to the roots in Silver line and thankfully it does. We can see where bringing some of these cards over to the original set would create more mayhem than already exists with this memory game.

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