RDTN Episode 90: Africa – West of Africa and Ascension Dreamscape Reviews and Flying Squirrels

Two reviews in this episode along with 2 minute discussions mostly on Kickstarter stuff. The first review is on the 9th expansion for the deck building ascension_dreamscapegame Ascension, called Dreamscape. We know there are people out there that enjoy talking it down, but it gets love here at Rolling Dice & Taking Names. For Tony, it is the only game that he is constantly playing on his Ipad, next to Cookie Jam. For Marty, it is a deck builder that he can appreciate, even though the art isn’t to his liking. We have different opinions about the new Insight mechanic, but if you are a fan of Ascension, you should check it out. Also, if you want to play online, shoot damcree a challenge, just be sure to set it for 28 days.

westofafricaWest of Africa, which is on preorder at Funagain, was the next game on the table. This is a very interesting game and one that might sneak up on you. Your first play may have you thinking, that was interesting, but how is this any different than the other dozen euro games I play. Well, as Marty points out, you better have a Plan B ready to go because of the simultaneous selection, you never know when things could go south. So, how many of your Euro games force you to do that. Then there is the whole how to break a tie mechanic in this game that is really awesome. Did we mention that if you don’t come to the table with a Plan B then you will find yourself playing catch-up at times.squirrelonnut

When the squirrels get let loose during our Flying Squirrel segment, they bring back an abnormalamount of Kickstarter news. We punished them for this and hope they will do better the next time. Once again, the big Summer Movie Episode is our next release, so be sure to pick up some popcorn between now and then.
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Segment, Time
Toto, 01:10
Ascension Dreamscape Review, 04:35
Armada Games, 20:55
Game Canopy Bag, 22:50
Cavern Tavern, 25:00
Tiny Epic Kingdom v2, 26:55
Saltlands, 28:55
Warmachine/Hordes New Rules Edition,31:05
Horse isn’t dead yet, 33:20
West of Africa, 36:30
CBJ Shoutout, 1:05:20
Podpledge, 01:06:05
Outro, 01:07:35
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*Correct to location of Armada Games, it was stated I-77 on the show, they are off of I-75.
**Yes that was the second time there was a flush on the show