Category Archives: Scurry Report

RDTN Episode 196: Santa Monica, The Search for Planet X, Ripple Rush, Top Grumpy Games

Time       Segment
01:00      Intro
01:48      Pair of Dice Special Video
07:00      Video Game Guild Wars 2
11:10      Contest #1 – Guild Wars 2 Keys
15:35      Ripple Rush
18:50      Jackbox Games
20:52      RPG Online Night
24:50      BGG Golden Geek Nominations
28:36      Miniature Market
29:52      Santa Monica and Contest #2
44:00      Scurry Report: Grumpy Tony Edition
1:33:07    The Search for Planet X
1:50:30    The Broken Token
1:51:28    Mountain Dew Poll
1:55:43    If it is free, you take it
1:57:30    TV Show Catch-up
2:00:40    Death Note
2:09:57    Portal Games

First, a big thank you to all that helped get RDTN another nomination to the BGG Golden Geek Award. We really do appreciate it and means a lot to us.

Unfortunately, social distance has kept our game night on hold and Marty is able to call in the troops to help him discuss some games. Vanessa sits down at the mic first and they talk about Santa Monica that takes you to the beach for a little sea shell gathering or that is what I would have called it had I been able to play it. But instead, it is all about collecting the victory points.

Adam is next on the mic and he and Marty get down to finding a lost planet by the code name X. The goal is simple, be the first to find planet X and accumulate the most victory points to pull of the win. The game is about using logic and deduction to figure out where the planet is located. Good thing Marty had Adam helping him with this, I might have not found it.

And the Scurry Reporters are back to try and see if they can pick three games each to determine if those games would make me, Tony, grumpy.

Be sure to enter the two contests for your chance at Santa Monica (US Only) or the Guild Wars 2 keys. All entries must be received by 5/3 @ 1700.

Thanks for listening and once again, we sincerely are grateful for the nomination for the BGG Golden Geek and be sure to go vote before May 1, 2020

RDTN Episode 176: Empires of the North, Warcry, Abomination, Catan Switch version

 

This episode includes a Scurry Report on Empires of the North. The Connell gentlemen talk about the new Warcry miniature game. And Marty tries to channel me in a discussion on the Plaid Hat Game Abomination.

[table]
Time,Segment
00:46,Intro
14:10,No Quarter Required: Catan & Silver
25:08,Miniature Market
26:26,Empires of the North
1:02:15,Abomination
1:09:33,Portal Games
1:10:39,Warcry
1:36:45,Capstone Games
1:39:15,iello Little Town
1:42:55,Outro
1:47:04,Monolith Arena: Academics
1:49:50,Trailers at San Diego Comic Con
1:59:10,The Broken Token
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RDTN Episode 168: Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth, Evolution, Oceans, Castle of Burgundy Dice Game

Marty survived Robb Con and comes back with a report on his play of Wingspan and Tsukuyumi. He also escaped the cabin long enough to get in some disc golf, still a favorite recreational sport at RDTN. Man, hope to throw some plastic now that spring is here.

Then we got to play a very good implementation of the classic game Castles of Burgundy as a roll and write. Plays fast and has some very good challenging decisions to make as you mark the roll on your sheet. Definitely a keeper in our collection of roll and writes.

It must also be a throwback episode because Marty got to play Evolution for the first time, which is one of my favorite games. But the reason we got it to the table was because we were able to try out the Evolution app that was release recently on Steam and then, I got to try Oceans, the next evolution of games by North Star Games. Oceans is completely funded on Kickstarter and while similar to Evolution, it stands on its own with some of the changes in the feeding process of your species. Plus, there is a Kraken.

Finally, there is a really long Scurry Report happening in this episode because we got to play the new Fantasy Flight Games Journeys in Middle-Earth. This game will have an app associated with it. This game has mechanics you are familiar with. This game has some very nice miniatures, better than Mansions of Madness. This game will cost you a pretty penny. But if you like the Lord of the Rings, it is going to be one you will need to try. If you have a steady group of players that also like LOTR, this one is one you will strongly need to consider to add to the collection.

[table]
Time,Segment
00:30,Intro
01:00,Robb Con Report Out
3:53,Disc Golf
5:35,Wingspan
8:23,Call to Adventure
9:45,Crokinhole
11:25,Tsukuyumi
17:10,More Banter
19:43, Castles of Burgundy The Dice Game
27:44, Doublesix Dice
29:07,Play By Forum: D&D
32:30,The Broken Token
33:09,Evolution & Evolution App & Oceans
46:00, Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth
1:32:28,Portal Games
1:34:55,Outro
1:39:32,Miniature Market
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