RDTN Episode 187: Paladins of the West Kingdom, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Miyabi

Time Segment
01:23 Intro
02:00 BGG Con
04:47 I broke it
11:45 Back to BGG Con
22:57 Time for the Food
27:48 Return to Dark Tower
30:03 Gloomhaven Playtest
31:02 Sanctum
40:57 Portal Games
42:40 Paladins of the West Kingdom
48:34 Survey Time
52:13 Miniature Market
53:07 The Taverns of Tiefenthal
58:37 Miyabi
01:08:46 Our Apologies
01:17:14 The Broken Token

Marty goes off to BGG Con and plays tons of games. He comes back and you would think he would be all giddy about a game, but if you have been listening to us long enough, that isn’t going to be the case. He is excited about grit balls. You read correctly, fried balls made of grits. Okay, he was excited about the games.

Paladins of the West Kingdom hurt us. Yeah, that is right, this game but the grey matter through a work out and it was a good work out. This is a great next step in the series and one that needs a few plays to really get a grasp of this game.

The Taverns of Tiefenthan is a lighter deck building, dice drafting, engine building game that might be something to introduce newer games too those particular concepts. Very simple mechanics, quick to learn and not too competitive. Looking forward to more plays of this game with the modules that we will need to discover on our own.

RDTN Episode 186: Stronghold Undead with special guest, Ignacy Trzewiczek

00:37                    Intro
01:55                    World Cup
03:55                    Volleyball
05:55                    Essen – Two Days is not enough
09:57                    Pret-a-Porter
14:14                    Empires of the North
17:46                    Magic Turing Machine
23:31                    The Magic behind designing a game
25:06                    Miniature Market
25:39                    Stronghold Undead
57:17                    The Broken Token
58:00                    Terra Mystica Correction from Episode 184
59:40                    Detective Plans
1:04:00                Portal Games Plans for 2020
1:12:18                Portal GamesProfessional Commercial

We are joined once again by Ignacy. You would think he would have gotten wise after all these years, but nope, he keeps coming back. This time, he talks to us about a game we have been waiting on for years – Stronghold Undead. It is no exaggeration, we have been waiting for years. Good news, the game is funded, so our wait is almost over. It will still be 2020 before we see it. This is also a very short KS and will be over 11/25/2019, so don’t delay if you are interested in backing it.

Ignacy gives advice on how to not loose so badly in Pret-a-Porter to help us in our next game. He then spoils a new faction for Empires of the North where it is about giving stuff to other players only to reap the benefits for yourself. Ignacy states this is going to be a tough but challenging faction to play and we are looking forward to it.

Thank you for listening and in the next episode, we hear about Marty’s adventurers at BGG Con

RDTN Episode 185: Tabletop Showcase – Klaus and Benny Teuber

Time Segment
00:34 Intro
03:28 Klaus and Benny Teuber
22:35 Rank’em
30:23 Thoughts on Starfarers

As part of the Tabletop Showcase Event, we have the honor of talking with Klaus and Benny Teuber. There isn’t a lot of introduction needed here or explanation who they are. It is almost fair to say that if you play board games, own board games, or walk down an aisle with board games, you will see the Teuber name. Do I really need to spell out it for you? Fine, Catan.

Do want to point out that the interview was shorter than we wanted, but we had to catch them between their engagements at Essen. We had too many questions and just hope that we asked ones you would be interested in. We played RDTN Rank’em, which we do with our first time guests, and pay attention because you might get some valuable insight for how to play your next Catan game.

Finally, Marty and I talk about the re-release of Starfarers and our experience. Neither of us have played before and our going in thoughts did not match our thoughts coming out of the play.

Thanks for taking the time in listening to the interview and be sure to check out all the other Tabletop Showcase creations this week.