RDTN Episode 168: Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth, Evolution, Oceans, Castle of Burgundy Dice Game

Marty survived Robb Con and comes back with a report on his play of Wingspan and Tsukuyumi. He also escaped the cabin long enough to get in some disc golf, still a favorite recreational sport at RDTN. Man, hope to throw some plastic now that spring is here.

Then we got to play a very good implementation of the classic game Castles of Burgundy as a roll and write. Plays fast and has some very good challenging decisions to make as you mark the roll on your sheet. Definitely a keeper in our collection of roll and writes.

It must also be a throwback episode because Marty got to play Evolution for the first time, which is one of my favorite games. But the reason we got it to the table was because we were able to try out the Evolution app that was release recently on Steam and then, I got to try Oceans, the next evolution of games by North Star Games. Oceans is completely funded on Kickstarter and while similar to Evolution, it stands on its own with some of the changes in the feeding process of your species. Plus, there is a Kraken.

Finally, there is a really long Scurry Report happening in this episode because we got to play the new Fantasy Flight Games Journeys in Middle-Earth. This game will have an app associated with it. This game has mechanics you are familiar with. This game has some very nice miniatures, better than Mansions of Madness. This game will cost you a pretty penny. But if you like the Lord of the Rings, it is going to be one you will need to try. If you have a steady group of players that also like LOTR, this one is one you will strongly need to consider to add to the collection.

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Time,Segment
00:30,Intro
01:00,Robb Con Report Out
3:53,Disc Golf
5:35,Wingspan
8:23,Call to Adventure
9:45,Crokinhole
11:25,Tsukuyumi
17:10,More Banter
19:43, Castles of Burgundy The Dice Game
27:44, Doublesix Dice
29:07,Play By Forum: D&D
32:30,The Broken Token
33:09,Evolution & Evolution App & Oceans
46:00, Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-Earth
1:32:28,Portal Games
1:34:55,Outro
1:39:32,Miniature Market
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