RDTN Episode 149: Detective, Carthago, Istanbul the Dice Game, Warhammer AoS Champions & Kill Team

Episode 149 is a long episode. Sorry, but that is what you get when we cram a bunch of game content into an episode. We have a guest joining us, nobody special, just Chaz. We invited him to come on so he and Marty could tell you all about the new game Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game. It is getting some incredible praises right now, so the hype engine is working hard. I have yet to play it, but looking forward to it based on what Chaz and Marty were saying. And from watching videos, there is just something appealing about how the game works that I will not be scared to break it out with the lighter gamer crowd.

Need to warn you now, we really don’t have a lot of grumpiness to report in this episode. In the two five minute segments, enjoyed both of those games and look forward to playing them again. Play Fusion/Games Workshop is knocking it out of the park and really scared with Champions. Scared in that it might take me back down a path of buying into a trading card game again. If you don’t want to have anything to do with a TCG, then the discussion around this game is worth just skipping. If you do though, you will miss out on probably two really nice mechanics that they have built into this game.

Istanbul the Dice Game will be a game I would even try and get my wife to play because of the speed of play, the light strategy, and the teaching ease of this game. Simple actions for people to follow and once again, doesn’t grow stale on the table. One ding that I failed to mention was the setup, took a little while, but that can be decreased with individual bags and maybe someone not putting out all the gems and just one to track the progress on each area.

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Segment, Time
Intro,1:00
Games at Dice Tower Con,14:40
Clank in Space Expansion, 22:15
The Parkers come to town, 26:45
Pioneer Days, 31:40
Miniature Market, 36:25
Istanbul the Dice Game, 37:40
Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, 42:50
The Broken Token, 1:05:15
Esport Convention, 1:06:30
Carthago: Merchants & Guilds,1:15:05
Warhammer 40k: Kill Team,1:21:17
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions TCG,1:35:40
Chaz Returns, 2:05:32
Portal Games, 2:16:20
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