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RDTN Episode 65 – A Most Peculiar Man: Portal Games Ignacy Trzewiczek

portalWe are very fortunate to have Ignacy Trzewiczek (Tsch vi tcheck) owner of Portal Games on the show this week. As many of you know, he is the designer behind Robinson Crusoe, Imperial Settlers, and Stronghold. Like many of you, I had no idea how Ignacy got his start and so glad he shared with us his early years. Also, we learn about early games he designed, the different cultures that you must consider when designing games, and what it takes to pull off going to a con as a game company.

He then gives us an exclusive on his upcoming releases Tides of Time and Rattle Battle, Grab Da Loot. Both will be at Gen Con, so hurry over to Portal booth to snatch up your copy assuming everything goes well with logistics. We then get into a game of Rank’em which includes a hint from Ignacy on how to win at Robinson. We were very lucky to have Ignacy on the show and hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we loved doing it.

That is right, this is how you say it in Polish:

 

Segment Time
Intro 00:30
Ignacy Trzewiczek 2:20
The Early Years 6:03
Different Cultures 17:45
Portal Games 20:30
The Inside Jokes 29:30
Tides of Time 34:32
Rattle Battle Grab the Loot 41:05
Stronghold 2nd Edition 55:00
Rank'em 1:03:53
Outro 1:21:25

RDTN Episode 64 – With A Little Help From My Friends: Chaz Marler from Pair Of Dice Paradise

pairofdiceChaz_popfilterLook out, Chaz is in the house again so you might want to just get ready for an episode that is nothing but Squirrel moments. Sure we talk about the happenings in the board gaming world, but we spend much of our time talking about his Mockumentary that he did for the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund. The winning bidder received a 30+ minute tribute to their gaming glory at a competition where they beat some heavy hitters in the gaming community. The people that appear in this small film are Tom Vasel, squirrelEric Summerer, Rodney Smith, Joel Eddy, Hunter Shelburne, Rhiannon Ochs, and many others. But it wasn’t just these heavyweights, Marty and I got parts as well.

Chaz then pulls a switch-a-roo on us and makes us play our own game – Rank’em. His topics actually had some thought behind them. Enjoy the show and be sure and check out Chaz’s youTube channel when you get a chance if you don’t already.

Segment Time
Intro 00:30
Battle Bards 2:00
Scoundrels 6:00
Chaz Marler 9:30
Mocumentary Discussion  16:00
Other Chaz products 36:00
Chaz at Cons 43:00
Rank'em by Chaz 49:00
Chaz on GAMA 1:06:00
Outro 1:11:30

Recorded on 4/6/2015

RDTN Episode 62 – Tough Enough: Interview with Matt Leacock

thunderbirdsMatt Leacock has been making the rounds to promote his new game Thunderbirds, published by Modiphius Games and we were lucky enough to be including in his tour of   podcasts/video channels. Some of us even got to interview him twice. The Kickstarter is doing incredibly well as you can imagine and was funded I believe in one day. While this game has my interest, I am already stretched thin on my KS dollars for the year, so I am going to pass until it hits retail.

Matt then took some time to talk with us about his Pandemic series and a little about Pandemic Legacy but unfortunately he can’t spoil anything yet and we all have to wait. Hepic2452831 did mention what most of us have already heard, that it is atwelve month campaign, there are two cover art boxes out there, but it is the same game, and it was great working with Rob Daviau. One thing I hadn’t heard that was news to me was that they signed off on the game and it was ready to print. Zman is saying that they had 52,000 pre-orders for this game which is incredible in my opinion.

This was a really fun interview with Matt and we appreciate him taking his time to come on our show. Here is a link to the shop we were talking about with the Game Pimper T-shirt if you are interested.

Segment Time
Intro 0:15
Overview Warhammer Conquest 6:00
Thunderbirds 8:00
Overview of the Game 14:00
Mission Clock Discussion 22:00
Daughter Anna helps Dad 28:00
Pandemic Legacy 36:00
State of Emergency 42:00
Matt stocking shelves at Target 44:00
Matt answers your questions 45:30
Rank'em 58:00
Outro 1:07:45

The monster from Johnny Quest, best episode ever 🙂oneeyemonster