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RDTN Episode 184: Ankh’or, Stronghold Undead First Look, Warhammer Feast of Bones, Haka Onna, Terra Mystica Expansion, Mega Moose Con

Time Segment00:44 Intro07:48 Haka Onna16:55 Gates of Delirium 20:01 BooBQ Food22:55 Revisit 183 28:05 Terra Mystica Expansion36:00 Portal Games38:03 Stronghold Undead45:00 Mega Moose Con Retrospective 50:55 Miniature Market52:15 Ankh’or58:01 Warhammer Feast of Bones01:21:40 Kapow Success Story01:26:20 Outro01:27:08 Broken Token In this fine episode, we revisit some of our adventures at Marty’s annual BooBQ party and the local con that Mark Kale hosts, Mega Moose Con. During these events, we got to the table a brand new game from Space Cowboys that has found its way onto our shelves and might even be that filler that will be the go to when the chance presents itself. I am talking about Ankh’or and if you looking for a light Splendor type game, give this a try. We also got to play a proto copy of Stronghold Undead and we give our first thoughts on this game that we have been waiting for fo

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RDTN Episode 184: Ankh’or, Stronghold Undead First Look, Warhammer Feast of Bones, Hako Onna, Terra Mystica Expansion, Mega Moose Con

Time Segment00:44 Intro07:48 Hako Onna16:55 Gates of Delirium 20:01 BooBQ Food22:55 Revisit 183 28:05 Terra Mystica Expansion36:00 Portal Games38:03 Stronghold Undead45:00 Mega Moose Con Retrospective 50:55 Miniature Market52:15 Ankh’or58:01 Warhammer Feast of Bones01:21:40 Kapow Success Story01:26:20 Outro01:27:08 Broken Token In this fine episode, we revisit some of our adventures at Marty’s annual BooBQ party and the local con that Mark Kale hosts, Mega Moose Con. During these events, we got to the table a brand new game from Space Cowboys that has found its way onto our shelves and might even be that filler that will be the go to when the chance presents itself. I am talking about Ankh’or and if you looking for a light Splendor type game, give this a try. We also got to play a proto copy of Stronghold Undead and we give our first thoughts on this game that we have been waiting for fo

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RDTN Episode 183: Tapestry, Bloom Town, War of the Worlds, Dizzle, Gates of Delirium,Annihilageddon

Time      Segment00:41      Intro06:20      Dizzle09:57      Conspiracy – I tell you14:04      McRibs are back17:03      Run to the Boarder19:50      Gates of Delirium27:15      Last Bastion33:18      The Broken Token35:15      Bloom Town40:45      Clarification41:15      Tapestry1:14:56    Battle Wizards Annihilageddon1:19:51    Portal Games1:21:05    War of the Worlds1:40:22    Outro1:43:38    8 Bit Box1:47:06    Back to Outro1:51:30    Miniature Market Bit of a long episode this time due to the number of games covered and ten minutes of talking about food. At least it isn’t lawnmowers this time. Tapestry g

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RDTN Episode 182: Pret-a-Porter, Cloudspire, Foothills, Final Hour, Switch Games

Time              Segment00:00:32          Intro00:01:56          Episode 181 Cleanup00:05:10          It is that time again00:09:10          Diamonds Second Edition00:10:03          City of the Big Shoulders again00:12:56          Short Term Memory stinks00:14:33          Fall movie drought00:17:40          Portal Games00:19:29          Pret-a-Porter00:40:27          The Broken Token00:41:57          Foothills00:46:37       &nbs

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RDTN Episode 181: Marvel Champions, Pax Pamir, Eternal, Sorcerer, War Chest Expansion

Time       Segment 00:00:41   Intro 00:06:50   Glad They told Us which way was up 00:12:51   Game On Coin Sets 00:16:27   War Chest Nobility 00:24:24   Warhammer Underworlds Expansion 00:31:00   Miniature Market 00:32:26   Pax Pamir 00:38:53   Marvel Champions The Card Game 01:08:07   Portal Games 01:09:32   Sorcerer 01:16:33   Eternal Chronicles of the Throne 01:23:46   The Quick and the Undead 01:31:17   Outro 01:37:15   The Broken Token Lots of card games were covered in this episode and that includes one of the biggest that will be coming out in the fourth quarter, Marvel Champions from Fantasy Flight Games. Marvel Champions is a coop living card game that pits players against a single villian who has a scheme that will create havoc for the hereos, or just simply rob a bank. A villian has to ea

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RDTN Episode 180: City of the Big Shoulders, Era, Ecos, Blockbuster, Letter Jam, and more

City of the Big Shoulders, Era, Ecos, Blockbuster, Letter Jam, and more 00:50   Intro06:35   Blockbuster11:49   St. Noire19:24   Second Chance22:17   Letter Jam28:57   Squirrel – Just One30:45   WoW Classic36:56   The Broken Token37:45   Ecos: First Continent43:20   City of the Big Shoulders1:09:00 Cartographers1:14:16 Portal Games1:16:16 ERA1:21:57 Meeple People Show1:23:14 Play Like A Pirate1:27:09 Miniature Market Tons of games made it to the table. Marty’s family got to play a bunch of them because it is simple to get people to play games when it is 95 degrees outside and the humidity is in the mid 70s. What else would you do but stay inside an enjoy the A/C. He and I did get in some very good games these past two weeks. City of the Big Shoulders is one that we saw at Gen Con, got excited for when we talked with Raymond Chandler, and kept that enthusiasm going as we played. Ecos got another play and still needs more because there is hidden depth here that must be explored and discovered. T

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RDTN Episode 179: Ragusa, Bargain Quest, Watergate

00:37 Intro 04:36 Pivot 08:57 Shipnaked Game Box 12:27 Funkoverse 14:30 Other Games in the Box 17:51 Bargain Quest 26:00 Portal Games 27:25 Flying Squirrels 27:56 Metal Gear Solid 29:38 Teburu 31:55 Come on vs Sea Mon 34:08 Renegade: Vampire the Masquerade 36:08 5211 – Yedo – Ascension:Skulls and Sails – The Dark Tower 38:44 Switch Games 41:28 The Broken Token 42:41 5 Minute: Watergate 48:31 Ragusa 1:10:14 Boards and Bits Traveler Bag 1:15:38 Traveling Again 1:16:40 Outro 1:20:00 Miniature Market When Ragusa hit the table and we had set up done in under 5 minutes and rules in about the same time, we were impressed. The game play was solid and tight for three of the four players. The other player appreciated the play, but was no competition and that brought out the grumpy. The reason I say this is because people will think I didn’t like the game and that isn’t the case. The game was fine, the player and his play were lacking. It goes to show, that not every game is for everybody. We all have encou

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RDTN Episode 178: Gen Con Live! – With lots of special guests including Stefan Feld!

Time Segment 00:40 Wednesday with Joel Eddy (Drive Thru Reviews) 22:04 Miniature Market 22:45 Thursday with Rodney Smith (Watch it Played) and Dave Finkel (Hollywood Producer) 49:28 Interview with Stefan Field (Designer) 1:06:08 The Broken Token 1:07:00 Saturday with lots of special guests 1:42:42 Portal Games In this episode, we have a bunch of guests drop by to talk Gen Con and all the great games we saw at the show. Plus a very special interview with designer – Stefan Field.

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RDTN Episode 177: Pathfinder 2nd Edition Review (Compared to 1st Edition and DnD 5e)

Time Segment 00:30 Intro to Pathfinder 2nd Edition 02:50 History of Paizo and Pathfinder 10:50 Portal Games 11:30 Compare Pathfinder 2nd Edition to the 1st Edition 40:28 The Broken Token 40:53 Compare Pathfinder 2nd Edition to Dungeons & Dragons 5e 1:00:18 Conclusion 1:18:41 Miniature Market In this special episode of RDTN, Marty is joined by his sons, Adam and Travis, to discuss the brand new 2nd edition of Pathfinder. They’ll talk about the history of Pathfinder, compare the differences between the 1st and 2nd of Pathfinder, compare and contrast the 2nd edition with Dungeons & Dragons 5e. And in conclusion, give recommendations to the audience based on RPG experience.

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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. 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 175: Brikks, Dark Domains, Point Salad, Mountains, Dragon’s Breath, Curios

Time Segment 00:40 Intro 06:39 Mr. Smith For the Win 18::04 RDTN Empires  of the North Promo Card 25:24 Portal Games 29:11 Curios & Point Salad 36:39 HABA Games Dragon’s Breath & Mountains 44:43 Dark Domains 54:16 The Broken Token 56:08 Brikks 1:08:17 Donna Rank’em 1:13:38 Outro 1:16:42 Game Designers Movie 1:23:28 Redbubble Strike Attire 1:25:43 Miniature Market Back from vacation and not well rested, but ready to talk about games once again. Marty tells me all about some games he played while I was away on vacation and the great reactions he got when he put them on the table. All them sounded fun, but one stood out that grabbed my attention, Dark Domains. It is a worker placement that provides a twist where you must be careful because the more evil you become, the more the heroes are out to get you. After I got to play, this game is an onion with tons of layers waiting to be discovered. As a special treat, my wife, Donna, joins me to talk about Stronghold’s game Br

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RDTN Episode 174: Origins Recap, Undaunted: Normandy, Corinth, Southern Fried Gaming Expo

Time Segment 00:50 Intro 13:20 Nintendo Switch Obsession 21:25 Corinth 23:35 Discover This 26:50 The Broken Token 28:30 Origins Recap 52:05 Portal Games 53:17 Undaunted: Normandy 58:55 Southern Fried Gaming Expo 1:14:05 Game Toppers 1:18:23 Miniature Market Marty had a great trip to Origins. There are so many good games coming out and he shares a sample of some that stood out to him. It is no secret that we went gaga over War Chest last year. It won a Squirrely last year, that is how gaga we were for it. Well, the same designers have returned and this time, they bring us a theme that I enjoy playing in board games, World War II. Specifically, this game is about the invasion of Normandy and the attempt of the Allies to break the German lines. It comes with a scenario book that helps detail the battles that occurred during that phase of the war. It has a theme that I enjoy and a mechanic, deck building, that I enjoy and has strategy incorporating cover, line of sight, and

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RDTN Episode 173: Top 5 List, Imperial Settlers Roll & Write, Tiny Towns

We are breaking our format a bit in this Episode by doing something we haven’t really done in the past. We list our Top 5 Games that we would not get rid of. However, there is a rule that we have to abide by, it must be on our shelves in order to be in the list. The game can’t be at someone else’s house or we have played and really liked, but never owned a copy. We must have a physical copy of the game in our possession. Some of these are out of print, but some you can easily still get. Vanessa comes back to the mic and she and Marty review the new Imperial Settlers RnW game. She is always a joy to have on the show. After my plays of the game, I will say the mechanic of needing actions and resources something that people may have some challenges with, but after a couple of rolls, they should get it. Enjoy the Episode and in the next one, Marty is going to knock our socks off with his Greatest Hits from Origins. Time Segment 00:40 Intro 10:55 Miniature Market 11:50 Top 5 Games We Will Not Get Rid

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RDTN Episode 172: Hadara, Pandemic Rapid Response, 51st State Allies, Shadowrun 6th Edition

While I enjoy Imperial Settlers from Portal, I will admit that 51st State is my favorite of the two. Don’t get me wrong, not saying that one is better than the other, but as I stated in the show, I know that 51st is the easier to teach to people because you only have one deck which is why it will edge out Imperial. Once those I am teaching get the core concepts down, then I can introduce Imperial to them with the multiple races and asymmetric play that it brings to the table. But back to Allies, the next expansion to 51st State. Does the expansion Allies provide anything new and different to the game? Yes it does. It brings ways to eliminate the need to convert resources to the tokens needed to put buildings and deals into play. Which for me, seems to speed up the game play. I think it would be best if this is the only expansion you use in the game so you can take advantage of the cards and not have them buried along with the other expansions. You know how some expansions seem to migrate into the base game?

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RDTN Episode 171: Star Wars Outer Rim, Nagaraja, and Silver

One of these days, I am going to get us down below one hour again. But it isn’t going to happen for this show. Nope. We have too much to say about the games we got to play recently. First off is Silver from Bezier Games. Sure you have heard it from other groups, but we wanted to give you our take on this simple card game that is very similar to Golf. But what is going to set it apart from Golf are the card actions that you can do and the action of replacing two or more of the same cards with a single card. The simple game of Golf is now full of interaction, strategy, and tension. This is one of those you might need to just keep in your game bag so you have something quick to play while waiting on people or to finish the night with. The problem might be that people will keep asking to play one more time. Very enjoyable. Next is FFG’s Star Wars: Outer Rim. This required us to bring in the Scurry to discuss and dissect this game. While it didn’t jump out the gate at first, it did grow on us. You know how after y

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