RDTN Episode 170: Robinson Crusoe Mystery Tales, Res Arcana, Space Base Expansion, Wacky Races, Superfriends
Hope everyone has recovered from the onslaught of Avengers Endgame and Game of Thrones battles and ready to get back to board gaming. We are and this episode puts five games on the table for discussion and two Kickstarters we want to bring to your attention.
Res Arcana is one of those games that you might pass by, but it is one you should give a try if you enjoyed the mechanics that are in Century Spice Road. The premise is straight forward in that you must collect resources that allow you to purchase cards that let you convert those resources into other resources that you can then eventually get victory points. But unlike Century or other games like this, there are unique mechanics in impacting other players, player powers, and cards that can help adjust your strategy during the game.
Then we played a game that fits with the theme of doom from the aforementioned shows above, Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales. Solid planning and cooperation are even more essential to winning than in the base game because you are carrying forward your success and failures from the previous adventures. They don’t use the term legacy with this expansion, but I believe it is. We wish you luck with your adventures and hope your team doesn’t go insane and come back to hunt you.
Wacky Races and Challenge of the Superfriends takes us back to our childhoods and watching Saturday morning cartoons so nostalgia runs rampant during this segment. Bear with us because we do talk about the games eventually.
Finally, Marty is joined by Vanessa and Adam and they discuss an expansion to one of our favorite titles from last year, Space Base and the new expansion. Straight from AEG:
- The Emergence of Shy Pluto is the first installment of Space Base “Saga Expansions”. This expansion to Space Base is a collection of story-based scenarios that introduce new content to the game via a narrative structure. Not only are new ships added, but new scenarios are included as well. Once the story is completed, it may be replayed or the contents may be added to the Space Base base set.
Spoiler Alert: Vanessa really likes it
08:00, Podpledge Announcement
20:37,Raccoon Tycoon Expansion
26:53,Robinson Crusoe: Mystery Tales
56:09,Challenge of the Superfriends
58:36, Contest Results
1:02:42,The Broken Token
1:03:51,Space Base Expansion
1:16:10,Homage to Ashes
1:18:19,Play By Forum Update