RDTN Episode 212: Guild Master, Raiders of Scythia, Seastead, AH – Under Dark Waves, My City, Overlight Puzzle

00:00 Intro
01:24 Ewin Racing Chair – RDTN Promo Code
07:10 BGG Affiliate Link & Metallic Dice Games (RDTN Code)
09:30 The Curse of Strahd: Revamped
11:06 The Re-Release of Strike
12:33 Renegade Games Pub Quiz
15:31 Holiday Events are coming
19:15 Wrath of Nkai by Josh Reynold: Aconyte Books
25:55 The Expanse Amazon Prime Show
28:53 Seastead
36:40 The Red Cathedral Tease
38:45 The Broken Token
39:57 My City
47:30 Arkham Horror: Under Dark Waves
1:02:07 Guild Master
1:22:00 Miniature Market
1:23:44 Raiders of Scythia
1:39:30 I Fall to Pieces – Puzzles
1:53:32 Win a copy of Overlight Puzzle
1:54:24 Outro
1:56:02 Sugar Blast
2:01:07 Portal Games

Every year we are given the opportunity to find a game that just floors us. Last year, we loved City of the Big Shoulders. This year, Guild Master has done the same thing, just taken our breath away. It is simple and elegant in how it plays. It provides tension and interaction without being complicated. And most importantly it has dice. We hope you get a chance to play it, we are looking forward to getting it back on the table.

Seastead is a two player game that isn’t one of those fast table fillers while waiting for a game to finish. It has meat to it and feels like a chess match at times. Here you have to be very strategic in how to claim victory points for the win because you can mess up and give the win to your opponent if not careful.

Raiders of Scythia is a reimplementation of Raiders of the North Sea and as you will hear, one that would we really enjoyed and prefer over the other. While it is a game that is plays very similar, the removal of certain elements really speed the game up and hone in on the important aspects that we enjoy.

And the wives have returned for game reviews and the Puzzle segment is back. Be sure and enter the contest to win the Renegade Puzzle Overlight. You can find the form here.

Ewin Championship Series Specs:
Chair Type: Gaming/Office Chair
Foam Type:High Density Seperated Foaming
Foam Density: 55kg/m3
Frame Color: Black
Frame Construction: Metal
Adjustable Armrests: 4D
Mechanism Type: Multi-functional Tilt
Tilt Lock: Yes
Tilt Angle Lock: Yes
Gas Lift Class: 4
Chair/Seat Back Style: High-back
Adjustable Back Angle: 85-155 Degrees
Base Type: 5-star Wide Aluminum Base
Caster Size & Material: 2″ Caster/PU

RDTN Episode 211: At the Table with Lindsay and Rob Daviau

00:00 Restoration Games – Unmatched: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
08:30 Lindsay – Production Super Hero
16:30 Graphic artist vs Illustrator
24:30 Little Lindsay
35:40 Pandemic Legacy: Season 0
51:00 Daviau Down Time
59:10 Rank ‘Em

We are trying something new with this unexpected release. You would think after eight years, we would learn not to try new things, but sometimes something comes along that is to good not to try. We are going to try and bring our guests on as an independent release and not make them part of the normal show release schedule. This will help us with time management and also provide us not to feel rushed when we are having a great conversation.

We are also going to try and bring on people beyond designers and publishers. We are hoping to bring artists, writers, production people on to give you an inside look at what it takes to bring a game to your table.

We are very lucky to have Lindsay Daviau join us in this inaugural episode. Lindsay is a Graphic artist at Restoration Games and has an amazing background in the board gaming industry that I am bet you were not aware of. She makes the game flow and make sense. We also “let” Rob sit in and discuss Pandemic Legacy 0, so be sure and hang around for that.

Also interested in feedback and hope you enjoy our latest adventure.

RDTN Episode 210: Honey Buzz, Cartographers Heroes, MTV Party Game, The Few & Cursed, Betrayal at House on the Hill

00:35 Intro
03:20 MTV: The Throwback Music Party Game
13:14 Betrayal at House on the Hill
19:40 Home Repair Sucks
23:56 The Few & Cursed
32:40 Cartographers Heroes
35:54 Portal Games
37:00 What is in the Bag
50:57 Miniature Market
52:16 Honey Buzz
1:13:08 Outro
1:22:37 The Broken Token

Two games took what we know about certain mechanics and expect from those mechanics and changed them up on us causing a pause for a moment. Honey Buzz took the standard worker placement/tile placement mechanics and meshed them together into a programming game that looking back, requires more planning than originally done. This game’s core idea of you get to do actions when you complete a honeycomb makes you have to really think ahead toward future moves. It is very deceptive in the play and easy to miss if not careful.

The second game, The Few & Cursed, changed up the deck building concepts for us. When you deck build, you look for getting cards that provide a synergy to your hand. The Few & Cursed doesn’t work that way due to the random draw that you get. You have to work on the synergy by acquiring cards at the store that build up your character and then play/store cards from your hand to help you in your quests. So, it isn’t the same as most deck builders where you just empty your hand, buy cards, discard and draw new ones. You have to put some strategy in how to play cards, how to move and get into position and then unless unholy damage on the Cursed. Once again, a different mindset was needed.

Thanks for listening and come back in a week where the Daviau’s come and join us At The Table or whatever we are going to call the new segment.