RDTN Episode 122: Near and Far, Sentient, Lovecraft Letter, and Pit Crew


We are well rested after our recent vacations and back at the mics. Because of the vacations, we have a backlog of games, so we have four for you in this episode. We also revisit our vacations and our experiences. As always, Origins was a blast for Marty and he got to sample the food at the vendor hall, the food at MELT, and of course the food at the North Market. Oh, and he played a few games. If you haven’t checked out the video of him and Chaz as they closed out Origins, you can see it here.

Rocky Mountain Gaming Vacation was an incredible adventure for me and my wife. The lodging was great and the hiking was an awesome experience. First, nobody was trampled by a moose, attacked by a bear, or bitten by a squirrel. But there were plenty of pictures with squirrels and moose poop. Oh, and also some good gaming was had during the vacation. Next year is in Park City, Utah and we are trying to decide do we go again or not.

Since there are four games in this episode, not going to go in depth on any of them. Near and Far is another great Red Raven game that if you enjoy Above and Below, you need to give this one a try. Sentient will be one of those games that is going to get mixed thoughts from people, but not from us. Lovecraft Letter is well, Love Letter with a new theme, but at least it is a theme we can enjoy. Pit Crew gets nothing but three F’s, it is Family Fun Filler for sure.

Okay, been hanging out with Chaz to much. Congrats to our winners of the Screening, Streaming, or Steaming contest. And here is the link to the Gen Con Event that Marty mentioned.

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Segment, Table
Intro, 00:39
Instagram Event,2:51
And the winner is, 5:23
And the winner is…again, 9:16
Transformers, 11:33
Back to Business, 13:54
Near and Far, 16:06
Origins, 21:40
Origins: Century, 24:09
Origins: Renegade Booth, 24:47
Origins: Werewords & Rodney Smith, 26:13
Origins: Summit – The Board Game, 32:06
Origins: JVMF Auction Team Vest, 34:17
Origins: The Food, 36:13
Origins: Almost The Final Thoughts, 38:31
Origins: Restoration Games, 40:41
Sentient, 41:18
The Broken Token, 46:19
Lovercraft Letter, 47:08
Pit Crew, 49:27
Rocky Mountain Gaming Vacation, 52:00
Sit down with Sean and Mark, 1:00:25
Portal, 1:12:27
Outro, 1:13:38
Megamoose Con, 1:15:28
Bye-Bye Flip the Table, 1:16:50
Funagain, 1:21:00
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