RDTN Episode 92: Midnight Train to Georgia – CMON Expo, Eric Lang, Rodney Smith and Action Phase Games

comoexpoCMON Expo in Atlanta, GA is a great small con and we could not have been happier to have been able to attend this year. Between getting to play all the new cool Cool Mini or Not games and prototypes, we got to hang out with great designers, podcasters and Rodney Smith. What is great about the small con is the level of personalization you can experience while there. You can actually relax and enjoy your surroundings and never feel like you need to rush here and there. And the location was top notch with great dining nearby, easy to access transportation, and The World of Coca-Cola. What other Con can you go to and get to taste 100 flavors of Coke. Okay, it is better than it sounds.

There are a few games that we saw there that really stood out for us. First was Bloodbourne: The Card langgodfatherGame. There was something about how quickly it played and the multiple options to win that really stood out. Next was Masmorra: Duneons of Arcadia. Here is one that we backed and happy that we did. Even though this was an early prototype, the models were outstanding and what you would expect from Cool Mini or Not. Then there was the game The Goodfather, an Eric Lang design. Enough said about this one, just save enough money to get it. One last game to mention is Potion Explosion. Not sure why, but it was a game that more plays over the weekend would have been a joy. This game will be on the shelves of RDTN when it is released by Cool Mini or Not in 3rd Quarter.

Word to the wise, some minis are sharper than others and can cause puncture wounds.
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Segment, Time
Intro, 00:45
Jared Miller – CMON Marketing Manager, 02:17
Portal Games, 16:50
And the Games at CMON, 17:25
Potion Explosion, 18:00
Ta-Da!, 20:50
Unusual Suspects, 23:27
The Grizzled: At Your Orders!, 25:20
Masmorra, 28:45
Defenders of the Last Stand, 32:33
Eric Lang Interview, 37:00
Bloodbourne, 39:50
The Godfather, 45:25
More Eric News, 56:20
Battle Bin, 1:07:20
Action Phase Games, 1:09:00
The Broken Token, 1:19:45
And the Myth is debunked – Rodney Smith, 1:20:20
Captain America – Civil War, 1:29:05
Strike, 1:31:35
Dutch Blitz,1:34:30
A Game of Thrones, 1:38:50
Outro, 1:43:45
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