RDTN Episode 83 – Fortress Around Your Heart – Stronghold 2nd Edition Review and a bunch more

strongholdThe start of the new year is upon us, but before it began, a boatload of games were played over the holidays and probably one of the biggest Epic Fails in playing a board game occurred. Have you ever had one of those games that was just not going right, things were not working out the way it should and come to discover that after you played the game, you were doing something wrong. It wasn’t anything to make the game play wrong, it just made the experience not good. But on a happier note, we had many enjoyable gaming experiences over the holidays.

Unfortunately, we did discuss our impression of Star Wars VII, thought we could avoid it, but everyone else has been doing it. If you want to skip it, we understand and have clearly indicate when it is going to start in the show and you can find the time below. Speaking of Star Wars, when we talk about the SW: Risk game, one of the biggest complaints I heard over the holidays is just how unfair it is. They said the Death Star shouldn’t be blowing stuff up that easily or the rebels shouldn’t have it that easy to blow up the Death Star. This was from the same group, so it isn’t like one side was just saying. So, what does that tell you? Tells me if both sides are complaining, then maybe it is balanced 🙂

Lastly, Marty and I do a different style of review for Stronghold Second Edition. One of us discusses the Attacker and the other is the Defender. Just like in the game, we go back and forth discussing the options as if we were going through the phases in the planning part of the game. Quick spoiler, we really like the game. Yeah, the rules are a mess, but we will be happy to help you with questions.

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Segment, Time
Intro, 00:35
What we did over the holidays, 02:15
Star Wars: Risk, 03:15
Other things under the tree, 04:45
Starcraft Brood War, 07:00
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (spoilers), 09:45
Flying Squirrels, 14:45
Warhammer Quest: Adventure Card Game, 15:15
Scoville Epic Fail, 17:15
B-Sieged: Sons of the Abyss by CMON, 19:15
Qwixx, 21:15
The Last Spike, 23:00
Ticket to Ride 10th Anniversary, 25:00
Magic: Arena of the Planeswalker, 27:00
Line of Sight Discussion, 29:15
The Cookie by Gaga Games, 31:30
The Golden Ages, 33:30
Rolling America, 35:30
Wrath of Dragons, 37:30
Carcassonne, 39:30
Zombicide Black Plague, 41:30
Epic Fail concludes, 43:45
Stronghold Second Edition Review, 46:45
Stronghold Phases, 49:30
The Battle in Stronghold, 55:20
Determining if there is a Breach, 57:30
Final Thoughts, 59:30
The RO Scale verdict for Stronghold, 1:13:15
Outro, 1:15:00

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