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RDTN Episode 69 – Love Rollercoaster: Review of Origins 2015 with guest co-host, Rodney Smith


In this episode, Love Rollercoaster,  guest host Rodney Smith (Watch It Played) and I discuss our trip to Origins. And what better way to cover all the different topics of Origins than Flying Squirrels.

In addition, we compare and contrast various aspects of Origins, GenCon and BGG Con.

Meanwhile, Tony is still playing Yukon Cornelius somewhere in Alaska. Hopefully he’ll make it back safe and sound in time for Episode 70.

Segment Time
Intro 00:37
How did Rodney get to go to Origins? 4:00
Flying Squirrels (games/people/food/rants) 7:05
Compare and Contrast Origins/GenCon/BGG Con 48:40
Outro 1:03:05
CMON Expo 1:07:05

RDTN Episode 68 – Roll with the Changes: Roll for the Galaxy, Jaipur, Terra Mystica Expansion

We spend a good portion of the show talking about Roll for the Galaxy, a game that not only has our attention, but the attention of our wives and we get to hear their thoughts. That is right, bad enough we get to hear our wives opinions off the air and now you get to experience it on the air. For my wife, she has not been on since Episode 11 and so I was very happy when she said she would be willing to come on and discuss the game. That taz_photoshould say something on just how much she likes this game. It is #2 on her list, with Pandemic being #1. Vanessa, Marty’s wife, has been on since Episode 11, but once again, she was willing to take time from her new responsibility, see picture to the right, and discuss Roll for the Galaxy.

Flying Squirrels includes a discussion on my new favorite two player game Jaipur and a must buy expansion for Terra Mystica according to Marty.

Enjoy and please leave comments over at the guild. Always love those reviews on iTunes.

Segment Time
Intro 00:30
Cubist Podcast 01:30
Terra Mystica – Fire & Ice 4:50
Jaipur 06:50
The Movie Draft – The Concession 08:50
Defenders of the Last Stand vs. Defenders of the Last Realms – Dragons 10:50
Trading Trends at Boardgameco 12:50
Bug Testing Software 14:50
New MicrobadgesGet you some 16:50
Roll for the Galaxy Overview 18:30
Roll for the Galaxy – Wives 26:00
And Now Us 41:00
Outro – Origins 53:00

RDTN Episode 66 – Land of Confusion: 2nd Annual Box Office, Red Box, Trash Box with Dan Patriss and Chris Kirkman

summerMovies2011We deviate from our normally scheduled program and bring to you the 2nd Annual Summer Movie Box Office, Redbox, Trash Box episode. The concept is simple, we review a shortened list of summer movies, 27 in all, and talk about whether we would go see them at the theater, rent them, or not even waste our time. We are lucky to have Dan Patriss from The Geek AllStars joining us again this year and he brought along some of his baggage with him, Chris Kirkman from Dice Hate Me games. It was great having them on the show to add different views to the program and someday we can only hope that the Transformer discussions will end. If you don’t give a rat’s behind about movies, then we hope you come back to Episode 67 when we get back on board games. Either way, be sure to silence your cell phones, no texting during the show, and be sure to deposit your trash when you leave the theater. Enjoy the show.

Time Segment
Intro 00:30
Summer Movie Preview 2:30
Movie Box Office Gross Draft 1:18:00
Outro 1:37:00