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RDTN Episode 77 – Fortress Around Your Heart: A visit from the Podfather – Stephen Buonocore, Game Day with Pete and Scott

The Podfather’s Seal (Buonocored)

If you are doing a Board Gaming Podcast, you must always pay your respects to the Podfather by having him on your show. It is just how it is done in the gaming world. Alright, kidding aside, Stephen Buonocore, owner of Stronghold Games, joins us to discuss his upcoming Essen releases plus more. Yeah, he has been making the rounds, but it is very exciting time for Stronghold games with huge releases coming in the next few months. We got to hear more about 504, Stronghold 2E, Porta Nigra, and a bunch of other upcoming games. But if you already know all about those games, then jump to

where we ask Stephen to answer questions from our BGG Guild. Some great questions were posted and we got almost all of them answered. Marty and I were also able to spend a day gaming with Scott Morris, you know him as Tox, and Pete Shirey who works for CoolMiniorNot. We got to play three games with an audience on hand, ate a breakfast that about caused us to become comatose, and then drove home in the start of the rain that has dominated the South.

Segment Time
Gaming with Pete Shirey and Scott Morris 01:50
Tesla vs Edison 4:30
Risk Star Wars Edition 6:55
Stephen Buonocore is in the house 10:35
504 15:25
Porta Nigra 27:00
Stronghold 2E 31:10
Among the Stars Revival & New Dawn 37:50
The Golden Ages 42:45
Survive – Space Attack 47:50
Space Cadets Away Missions 54:30
Lightning Round with Buonocore 57:40
Portal Announcement 1:14:00
Outro 01:15:15

RDTN Episode 76 – Cold As Ice: Eric Lang, The Others 7 Sins, L5R, World of Smog, Rum & Bones and TBT Contest

Eric M. Lang

Eric Lang is on the show people. Marty and I had a great time interviewing Eric about his new game The Others: 7 Sins. It is a Cool Mini or Not release and is blowing up Kickstarter like all CMON games seem to do. Eric takes you through the birth of the game, explains the concepts of the game, why he picked a 1 vs many game, and explains the various concepts in the game. We then ask Eric to answer some questions from members of the RDTN Boardgamegeek Guild. And being a guest on the show for the first time, we subject him to a Rank’em. Don’t skip this one guys, it is pretty darn solid. Okay, after the last one we did, this one is INCREDIBLE!!

Marty also shares his experiences with the games The World of Smog: On Her Majesty’s Service and Rum & Bones, both from Cool Mini or Not. While these are not full reviews, Marty does go into gameplay, talks some pros and cons of both, and hopefully gives you some idea on if you would enjoy playing these games or not.

One last item, our buddy Dan Patriss over at The Geek Allstars is beginning his campaign for his annual charity drive for Turner Syndrome Society. Every year, he and a bunch of good friends hold a 24 Hour Gaming Marathon at a local store in Raleigh, NC. If you are so inclined, head over to his website and check out what they have posted so far and see how it went last year.

Plus don’t forget to enter our Broken Token contest for an insert of your choice (deadline for entry is October 6)

Segment Time
FFG bought L5R 2:30
The World of Smog: On Her Majesty's Service 11:15
Rum & Bones 20:15
Gamers for Cures 28:15
Portal Games Information 29:00
Eric M. Lang on the Air 30:30
The Birth of The Others 33:15
Why 1 vs Many 36:30
Corruption Mechanic 42:00
How do you win 45:30
Story Cards 48:00
The Players 52:00
The Sins Player 55:00
Minis in a Game 1:03:00
The BGG Guild Questions 1:10:00
Rank'em 1:21:30
The End of Interview 1:40:00
The Broken Token Contest 1:45:00
Outro and Teasers 01:48:30

RDTN Episode 75 – Feel Like a Number: Codenames, The Grizzled, Mafia de Cuba, New Salem, and Chit Chat

The ladies are back for another episode of Chit Chat. We continue our relationship discussions about games, but this time, it is all about your worse experience with a blind suzcroppeddate. You know, your friends set you up to play this great game only to have one of your worse experiences in gaming. Either the chemistry wasn’t right or it wasn’t something you would enjoy. The ladies will also share with you a couple of games that they played recently that might deserve your attention.

We also talked about some quick filler games we played. Everyone is talking about Codenames and The Grizzled and we share our opinions of the game. One that you might not heard about is Mafia de Cuba and there are some differing opinions about the game between Marty and I. Nothing earth shattering, but it just shows our difference in opinion of these type of deduction games. Marty also talked about New Salem that I didn’t get to play and after listening to him talk about, kind of glad I missed that one.

If you are so inclined, be sure to check out Rodney Smith’s fundraiser.

Segment Time
CSI Contest 1:15
The Grizzled 5:00
New Salem 11:30
Codenames 15:30
Mafia de Cuba 20:45
Chit Chat 26:15
Rhi's take on The Grizzled 28:00
Suz's talks Trickster 33:30
The Blind Date Board Game 39:15
Outro 1:03:00
Side Quest 01:04:00
Future Shows 01:06:00