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RDTN Episode 149: Detective, Carthago, Istanbul the Dice Game, Warhammer AoS Champions & Kill Team

Episode 149 is a long episode. Sorry, but that is what you get when we cram a bunch of game content into an episode. We have a guest joining us, nobody special, just Chaz. We invited him to come on so he and Marty could tell you all about the new game Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. It is getting some incredible praises right now, so the hype engine is working hard. I have yet to play it, but looking forward to it based on what Chaz and Marty were saying. And from watching videos, there is just something appealing about how the game works that I will not be scared to break it out with the lighter gamer crowd.

Need to warn you now, we really don’t have a lot of grumpiness to report in this episode. In the two five minute segments, enjoyed both of those games and look forward to playing them again. Play Fusion/Games Workshop is knocking it out of the park and really scared with Champions. Scared in that it might take me back down a path of buying into a trading card game again. If you don’t want to have anything to do with a TCG, then the discussion around this game is worth just skipping. If you do though, you will miss out on probably two really nice mechanics that they have built into this game.

Istanbul the Dice Game will be a game I would even try and get my wife to play because of the speed of play, the light strategy, and the teaching ease of this game. Simple actions for people to follow and once again, doesn’t grow stale on the table. One ding that I failed to mention was the setup, took a little while, but that can be decreased with individual bags and maybe someone not putting out all the gems and just one to track the progress on each area.

Segment Time
Intro 1:00
Games at Dice Tower Con 14:40
Clank in Space Expansion 22:15
The Parkers come to town 26:45
Pioneer Days 31:40
Miniature Market 36:25
Istanbul the Dice Game 37:40
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game 42:50
The Broken Token 1:05:15
Esport Convention 1:06:30
Carthago: Merchants & Guilds 1:15:05
Warhammer 40k: Kill Team 1:21:17
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions TCG 1:35:40
Chaz Returns 2:05:32
Portal Games 2:16:20

RDTN Episode 143: Everyone’s Gone To The Movies (2018 Summer Movie Preview)

Just a heads up, this is our indulgent show where we get to spend time with Dan Patriss and Chris Kirkman talking not about board games, but about the 2018 summer movie releases. This is the fourth year and it is interesting how many of the ones we discuss are sequels. Heck, most of them are sequels, very few are originals movies. Guess it is always best to keep producing what has worked in the past. Throughout the show, three people were in on a joke that was completely lost on me, hope you pick up on it. I knew they were doing it, but had no clue why. Thank goodness Marty adds little nuggets at the end of the show.

We will get back to the games in the next episode, but until then, remember what the great film critic Roger Ebert said:

No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.

I think that quote can apply to board games as well.

Don’t forget to enter our contest.

Segment Time
Intro 00:37
Replay from last year 2:28
Venom Trailer 5:21
The Avengers: Infinity War 8:34
Breaking In 13:45
The Untitled Deadpool Sequel 16:07
Solo: A Star Wars Story 20:03
Action Point 25:13
Ocean's Eight 30:00
The Incredibles 2 34:39
Tag 38:06
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom 41:33
Ant-Man and the Wasp 46:41
Skyscraper 49:51
Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! 53:15
Mission: Impossible – Fallout 58:02
Teen Titans GO To the Movies 1:02:22
The Meg 1:06:05
The Final Count 1:09:03
The Broken Token 1:10:19
Portal Games 1:10:58
Draft Time 1:11:32
Another Contest 1:24:42
Outro 1:26:25
Miniature Market 1:31:17

RDTN Episode 141: Fireball Island, Flamme Rouge, Middle Earth Quest, Charterstone

We know that Mr. Jacobson and Mr. Daviau are making their rounds to talk about Fireball Island: Curse of who we can’t say until it is funded. And we didn’t want to be left out of the media blitz. Hopefully, our sit down with them will be informative and help you decide on how much money you are willing to drop on this classic. If anything, be sure to check out our questions at the end where Rob’s true personality shows up.

Our games in this episode include the classic Middle Earth Quest (MEQ) by Fantasy Flight and Flamme Rouge by Stronghold Games. Don’t have a lot to say about MEQ other than I am glad I got to experience the game. The length of the game would make it hard to get to the table, but would play it anytime. Flamme Rouge will be a game we get on the table a bunch in the future. So fast and easy to play and teach. The only downside is setting up the track each time, but once that is done, you could easily do a best of 3 racing series in under an hour. Understand that people have been raving about this one for some time and wish we had been right there with them. You will be hearing about this again when we get the expansion to the table.

Segment Time
Intro 01:01
TRU sadness 09:40
Charterstone Thoughts 13:13
Eldritch Horror Excitement 17:54
Funky Chicken/Monster Match 21:05
App Games 23:48
Middle Earth Quest 25:54
Miniature Market 31:11
Flamme Rouge 32:10
Restoration Game 37:20
Trigger Thumb 39:30
Fireball Island 41:00
Game Play 52:45
The Expansions 57:38
See it in Action 1:15:20
Dinosaur Tea Party 1:20:06
Downforce Expansion 1:26:24
History and the Future 1:27:63
White Whale & Ooops 1:28:52
Diet Coke again 1:34:25
Fireball Island Road Tour 1:35:05
Questions from the Audience 1:38:11
This is funny 1:42:22
The Broken Token 1:46:21
Outro 1:47:26
Van Ryder Kickstarter 1:50:36
Portal Games 1:56:15