RDTN Episode 96: Another Day in Paradise – Origins Recap, Caravan, Ascension X, Adrenaline, and Guild Ball

caravanThis episode is all about our adventures at Origins for it has come and gone and it did not disappoint. It was great seeing familiar faces and meet all the new faces. Thanks to everyone that said hello and hope your experience was an enjoyable as ours. We were able to demo a bunch of prototypes and played new and old games. We bathed in all the shiny stuff in the vendor hall (Stronghold, Passport, Portal, etc) and some of us tasted the many delicacies at the North Market. We have many pictures posted over at our Facebook page if you want to take a look at the happenings going onadrenaline while we were there.

fontsizeWe do want to make sure that you are aware of a few games we saw. Adrenaline by CGE caught us off guard and we were not expecting the gameplay experience we encountered. If you are at Gen Con, please get by the CGE room and hopefully you can see it in action. Then there was the new Emerson Matsuuchi game Caravan. So simple and straight forward and it will not be a game changer, but it might put other games like Splendor on the shelf for awhile in our humble opinion. While we were there for four days, it didn’t seem it and there were so many other games that we didn’t get to see. Maybe at future Origins, we can have a team of RDTN Squirrels going out and bringing back nuggets that should have our attention. Well, a podcast can dream can’t it.

Thanks for listening and share with us any experiences you had at Origins over in our BGG Guild.
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Segment, Time
Intro, 00:34
Board Game Insider Challenge, 3:46
First Games @ the Con, 07:16
Ascension X: War of Shadow, 9:10
Adrenaline – CGE, 15:20
Codenames Pictures, 19:45
Stronghold Update, 21:20
Caravan by Emerson Matsuuchi, 31:43
Crazy Karts Demo, 36:05
JVMF Winners- Chris and Angel, 40:15
Passport Games Studio: Salem & Simurgh, 41:55
Ashes Tournament, 50:10
The Meet-ups at Origin, 52:45
It was a late night, 55:48
Guild Ball Designers, 59:45
Our Saturday Gaming Night, 01:06:55
Arkwright, 1:16:08
The Broken Token, 1:22:08
The Duchess – it feels so right,1:25:05
Scott King Calendars back on Kickstarter, 1:31:36
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