Rahdo Talks Through

Not content to simply run through games, Rahdo talks through games in his monthly podcast! Subscribe on iTunes or @ http://podcast.rahdo.com

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Episode #21

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Flying solo this month, which is why it's so late!



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•••[00:00:50] Games of Interest►►►
Pandemic Legacy Season 2, Notre Dame 10th Anniversary, In the Year of the Dragon 10th Anniversary, The City of Kings, Aeon's End: Eternal War, Clank! Sunken Treasures, Card City 2, Die Gärten von Versailles, Detective: City of Angels, Valletta, Bear Park, El Dorado, Mystic Vale: Das Tal der Magie & der Wildnis, Pit Crew, Port Royal: The Adventure Begins, Professor Evil and the Citadel of Time, Quadropolis: Public Services, Seventh Cross, Santo Domingo, Thrash n Roll: Amplified, Steam Ship Company, CO2 2nd edition, Brasil, Loot Island

•••[00:51:05] BGG Top 100-50 Countdown

•••[01:38:05] Top 10 Revisit: My first games

•••Direct MP3 link: https://archive.org/download/RTT005_201805/RTT021.mp3
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2017 is upon us!!!



SHOW NOTES:

2017 Games of Interest Geeklist:
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/218452/rahdo-runs-through...

Top 25 Most Anticipated Games:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj5PHRTQJrI

TIME Stories "Rahdo 2p" variant:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/article/22413568#22413568

•••[00:01:54] 2017 Games of Interest►►►
On Mars, Alter Ego, First martians, Edge of Humanity, Fugitive, Zombies Run!, Dragonsgate College, Brasil, Brass, Trashing Dice, Arcology, Chimera Station, Clockwork Islands, Sagrada, Spirit Island, Apocrypha Adventure Card Game, Legacy: Time Surge, Kingsburg 2nd Edition, harvest, The Captain is Dead, Jump Drive, 5 Minute Dungeon, Perfect Storm, Fog of Love, Skyways, Island of Doctor Necreaux: Second Edition, Tiny Epic Quest, COG, Element & Idols, Exodus Fleet, Reborn From Flame, Yamatai, Mines of Olnak, Thunderstone Quest, Railways of Nippon, Catacombs & Castles, 100 Swords Expansions, Shadowrift Skittering Darkness, Haspelknecht: Ruhr Valley, Kingdom Builder Harvest, Temporum Alternate Realities, Tiny Epic Galaxies: Beyond the Black, Mysterium 2nd Expansion, Automobiles Racing Season, Nations the Dice Game: Unrest, Hero Realms: Ruins of Thandar, Roll Player: Monsters & Minions, TIME Stories Expedition Endurance & Lumen Fidei

•••[01:27:15] 2016 Games of Interest Revisit►►►
Acute Care, Shadowrift: Eve of the Sickle Moon, Feudum, Dungeon Scroll, Perfect Storm, Brasil, Islebound, 7th Continent, TIME Stories Prophecy of Dragons, Eminent Domain: Exotica, Manhattan Project Energy Empire, Explorers of the North Sea, Dreamwell, The Networks, Fog of Love, Rising 5, Solarius Mission, Roll Player, Guilds of London, Quadropolis, Lisboa, Legend of Andor: Chada & Thorn, Legends of Andor: Journey to the North, Star Trek Frontiers, Gloomhaven

•••[01:50:44] Boardgame Q&A►►►
Knizia's LotR experiences? BGG top 200? Kingdom Death Monster? TIME Stories variant? My boardgaming history? Conventions? Legacy mechanism? Feld love? Taluva?

•••[02:18:22] Non-Boardgame Q&A►►►
Holiday plans? New Years resolutions? Maltese radio & TV? RRT malta? Games for celebs?

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Count downs...



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•••[00:01:56] Top 10 Revisits►►►
Disagreements, Regrets, and Pre-2009

•••[00:47:00] BGG Top 50 eval

•••[01:29:33] Boardgame Q&A►►►
Artistic impact? Crunchy co-ops? Dice supercut?

•••[01:46:20] Non-Boardgame Q&A►►►
Malta castle? Free time? Olive oil? Mongol history? Culture shock?

•••Direct MP3 link: https://archive.org/download/RTT005_201805/RTT019.mp3
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A return to normalcy!



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(HUGE thanks to Nick Lamb for helping clean up Jen's audio on this one!)

Miwi Copycat video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJU3iakFNj8

Aye Dark Overlord event at Gencon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DWEm54yxcU

Essen Preview Geeklist tool:
http://tabletoptogether.com/essen-spiel/index.php

•••[00:01:33] New Games of Interest►►►
Jump Drive, Temporum: Alternate Realities, A Dog's Life, Skyways, The Stygian Society, Zombies, Run! The Boardgame, Shadowrift: Skittering Darkness, Dominion Update Pack, Anduine: First City in the West, Tribes

•••[00:16:49] Top 10 Revisits►►►
Tile Laying Games, Pirate Games, Games I Wish I Could Play More

•••[00:33:45] Boardgame Q&A►►►
What alteration to a game from my feedback and I most proud of? What traits can we identify in each other that pegs us as boardgame lovers? Rahdo Runs Through Scythe? Any Rahdo impersonators? Any RRT helpers besides Paulo (and Thomas Giles)? A runthrough of Rahdo Runs Through? Anything in Essen we recommend checking out? Cash at Essen Spiel? How to digest the Essen Spiel preview geeklist? Emotional Runthroughs? Changing direction of the industry? Controversial theme? Post game rituals? Game component fever? Agricola Revised or Classic? Monopoly runthrough? Why is Terraforming Mars too mean? RTT filesize? Funky interlude music? Top 50 BGG runthrough? Mechs vs Minions feedback? Rahdo domain name? Life post Rahdo Runs Through?

•••[01:33:07] Non-Boardgame Q&A►►►
My brother's misadventures? Days Gone from Eidetic? Time for a Syphon Filter comeback? Which game I've worked on would I revisit? Tricks to early retirement? Theater background? Have boardgame companies tried to hire me? Competitive videogame scene? Adjusting to life in the UK? Most memorable 30 minutes of our lives?

•••Direct MP3 link: https://archive.org/download/RTT005_201805/RTT018.mp3
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SPIEL 2016 PREVIEW!!!



SHOW NOTES:
Eric Martin's Spiel Preview Geeklist:
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/193588/spiel-2016-preview

Louise McCully's Spiel Promo Geeklist:
https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/212177/essen-spiel-2016-s...

Enter Jen's Spiel 2016 giveaway at:
http://www.jenefer.net

•••[00:04:21] Most Anticipated Games #45-11►►►
Power Grid: The Card Game, Motion Pictures: movies out of cardboard, Die Baumeister des Colosseum, Chariot Race, forestaurant, Kepler 3042, Terraforming Mars, Martians A Story of Civilization, Honshu, Kingsburg 2nd Edition, Dream Home, Habitats, Morpheus, Fabled Fruit, The Daedalus Sentence, Codenames: Pictures, Treasure Lair, Risky Adventure, Taluva Deluxe, Meduris, London Dread, Legendary Inventors, Robinson Crusoe, Capital, Barcelona: The Rose of Fire, Rhein: River Trade, Nautilion, A Feast for Odin, (Cottage Garden), Lorenzo il Magnifico, Ulm, Touria, Doodle China, Pandemic Iberia, First Class: Unterwegs im Orient Express, Solarius Mission

•••[01:14:18] Jen's Essen Plans and Top 10 Most Anticipated Games►►►
The Colonists, The Golden Sails, 4 Gods, Gluck Auf: Das grosse Kartenspiel, Order of the Guilded Compass, Railroad Revolution, Great Western Trail, La Granja: The Dice Game no siesta, Key to the City - London, The Oracle of Delphi

•••[01:32:00] Most Anticipated Expansions►►►
Abenteuerland: Konig und Prinzessin, Aeon's End: The Depths, Alchemists: King's Golem, Ancient Terrible Things: The Lost Chapter, Clinic: Medical Dossier 3, Istanbul: Brief & Siegel, Mysterium: Hidden Signs, Mystic Vale: Vale of Magic, Networks: On the Air, Oh My Goods: Longsdale in Aufruhr, Orleans: Handel & Intrige, Pandemic: the Cure - Experimental Meds, Peloponnes Card Game: Patronus, Port Royal Unterwegs!, Russian Railroads: American Railroads, Simurgh: Call of the Dragonlord, Small City: Big Tiles, Taschkent Erweiterung

•••[01:53:24] Spiel debuts already covered by Rahdo Runs Through►►►
Aeon's End, Alchemidus, Anachrony, At the Gates of Loyang, Ave Roma, Clank!, Colony, Commissioner Victor, Crisis, Dale of Merchants 2, Days of Ire, Dungeon of Fortune, Fantahzee: Hordes & Heroes, Fields of Green, Guilds of London, Heir to the Pharaoh, In the Name of Odin, Jorvik, Kingdomino, Kodama: The Tree Spirits, Mask of Anubis, Morocco, Mystic Vale, Mythe, Oceanos, Perdition's Mouth, Perfumer, Rattle Battle Grab the Loot Angry Ocean, Roll for the Galaxy: Ambition, Round House, Schotten Totten, Squirrel Rush, The Networks, Tramways, (Vinhos Deluxe Edition), Virus, Yokohama

•••[02:31:05] Demo-only Spiel Games►►►
Guilds, Sword & Sorcery, Dungeon Heroes Manager, Iunu, Mines of Olnak, Perfect Crime, Save the President, Save the World, Museum, Nemesis, Kung Fu Panda the Board Game, Tiny Epic Galaxies Beyond The Black, Tiny Epic Quest, Glory: A Game of Knights, Rising 5, Edge of Humanity, Gloomhaven

•••[02:50:47] Most Anticipated Promos►►►
Anachrony 10 card promo pack, Ave Roma packs, Brettspiel Adventskalender 2016, Codenames Pictures promo tiles, Colony promo pack, Dale of Merchants Systemaic Eurasian Beavers, Deutscher Spielepreise 2016 Goodie Box, Dominion Sauna, Fields of Green: Crop Circle, Goons of New York, Guilds of London Essen Guilds promo, Inhabit the Earth tile rack, Keyflower: Keymelequin, Kodama playable goodies, Lorenzo il Magnifico Leader cards, Mysterium Meeple, Quadropolis Ludo Fact, Rattle Battle Grab the Loot metal coins and Port Scuffle, Rrobinson Crusoe Poachers scenario, Round House promo cards and tiles, Russian Railroads American Railroads, Singe Card Game, Snowdonia Season promo cards, Terraforming Mars launch kit promo, Vinhos Deluxe Edition packs

•••Direct MP3 link: https://archive.org/download/RTT005_201805/RTT017.mp3
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Episode #16

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Q&A-PALOOZA!!!!



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•••[00:02:26] Game/RTT Questions►►►
Rahdo-designed boardgame? More advent calendar/Malta travelogue vids? Kickstarter preferential treatment? Conflict vs game harshness? Voters override me? Revising older games? Top 5 games that need more thumbs? KS stretch goals on the up and up? Oldie game-day? Will we be Essen 2016?

•••[00:31:22] Non-Game/RTT Questions►►►
What's it like being a videogame designer? Jen's aversion to guns in games? Fave ice cream? "If money was no object...?" Fave weather? Jen's key to business success? Best book/fave author? Ever heading to China? Survivor fan chat? Jen's childhood? Top places visited? Top places yet to be visited? Excited about visiting Portugal? Most impactful recent book? Jen's fave color of glass to work? Who's best at (various things) - me or Jen? Brexit & RRT? Why did I retire from making games? Thoughts on No Man's Sky? Best places to eat in downtown Seattle? Pokemon GO? Are games a worthwhile endeavor? How's the pup search going? Ever fostered dogs?

•••[01:56:03] Repeat Questions from Podcast 14►►►
Rulebook rules? Total RRT playtime? Eurotrash? Ever change my mind? What themes are over/under represented? Sexy mini's? In-jokes in boardgames? LeiriaCon 2017? Do oldies hold up? The Rahdo Effect? Production values of RRT vs WIP? Best and worst things about doing RRT? Best historical time period? Best example of some game genres? Ranking obsession? Ranking validity? Game obsession post RRT? Games Jen likes more than me? Boardgame journalism ethics? Top 10 topics?

•••Direct MP3 link: https://archive.org/download/RTT005_201805/RTT016.mp3
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GENCON!!!!



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W Eric Martin's excellent preview geeklist:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/198728/gen-con-2016-p...

•••[00:04:30] What to buy?►►►
New York 1901: Goons of New York, Lotus, Medici, Grimslingers, America, Welcome Back to the Dungeon, IKI, Karuba, Ra, Tesla vs. Edison: Powering Up!, Burano, Guilds of London, The Great Dinosaur Rush, Saloon Tycoon, Valley of the Kings: Last Rites, Dreamwell, Arcane Academy, Bill & Ted's Excellent Boardgame, Agility, In the Name of Odin, Mysterium: Hidden Signs, The King's Abbey, Sunrise City: Nights!, Terraforming Mars, Codenames: Pictures, Simurgh, Oceanos, Fantahzee: Hordes & Heroes, Shakespeare: Backstage, Epic Resort: Villain's Vacation, Millennium Blades: Sponsors Mini-Expansion, Legends of Andor: Call of the Skralls, Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure, Beyond Baker Street, Mansions of Madness: Second Edition, Via Nebula, Kraftwagen (V6), The Pursuit of Happiness, Dominion: Empires, London Dread, Islebound, Rattle, Battle, Grab the Loot: Angry Ocean, Vast: The Crystal Caverns, Covert, The Goonies: Adventure Card Game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Battle, Project: ELITE – Adrenaline, Order of the Gilded Compass, The Castles of Burgundy: The Card Game, The Networks, Mystic Vale, Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu

•••[01:54:25] What to demo?►►►
Mint Works, Loony Quest, Conan, Defense Grid: The Board Game, Born to Serve, One Deck Dungeon, Barker's Row, The Ninth World: A Skillbuilding Game for Numenera, StarFall, Museum, 1001 Odysseys, Haspelknecht, Dream Home, The Kings Abbey: Lethal Steel, Motion Pictures: Movies Out of Cardboard, Coldwater Crown, Legendary Inventors, Medici: The Card Game, Lunarchitects, Crisis, Fugitive, Shadowrift, Spirit Island, 4 Gods, Tiny Epic Galaxies: Beyond the Black, Tiny Epic Quest, Sagrada, Alchemists: The King's Golem, Legends of Andor: Journey to the North, Attack on Titan: Deck-Building Game, Apocrypha Adventure Card Game, The Manhattan Project: Energy Empire, Rising 5: Runes of Asteros, Colony, Black Orchestra, The Walking Dead: No Sanctuary, The Stygian Society, Gloomhaven

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SOOOO many questions!



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•••[00:00:25] Games of Interest►►►
Hero Realms, Targi Expansion, Angry Ocean, Walking Dead: No Sanctuary, Fabled Fruit, The Bird Told Me To Do It, Mines of Olnak, Legends of Andor: Dark Heroes, Lorenzo the Magnificent

•••[00:28:30] Top 10 2p Only Games Revisited

•••[00:38:01] Q&A►►►
How many games a week? LOAD controversy? Hybrid games? Rethinking dismissed games? What themes would Jen like to see? Scantily clad minis? How to keep collection under control? Most played games? "In the know" games? Overproduced games? LeiriaCon? Do old faves still stand up? The Rahdo effect? Watch it played? What would RRT videosgames look like? What kind of conflict do we avoid? Jen's mic? Standard boardgame review format? Most viewed vids? Best and worst things about RRT? Fave historical period for games? Best games to represent various mechanisms? Why so much ranking? How can I rank with so few plays? Can I leave the cult of the new? Update on Jen's top10? How to get into boardgame graphic design? Why no good boardgames in mainstream stores? What's gaming like in Germany? What were our "next step" games? How to help AP? Gateway to Agricola? Treasure hunting games? Does Jen disagree about games with Rahdo? Are game reviewers too tight with game publishers? Conflict heavy top 10? Table Top audience?

•••Direct MP3 link: https://archive.org/download/RTT005_201805/RTT014.mp3
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2 weeks late, but hopefully worth the wait!



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•••[00:00:38] Games of Interest►►►
Pandemic: Iberia, Sagrada, Shakespeare: Backstage, Tavern's Tales, Shadowscape, Pioneer Days, Myth: Dark Frontier, Tiny Epic Galaxies: Beyond the Black, Perfect Crime, Order of the Guilded Compass, Fields of Green, Descent: Road to Legend, Rocky Road a la Mode, The Pirate Republic, Deus: Egypt, Tiny Epic Quest, Clank!

•••[00:30:52] Top 10 Mechanisms Revisited

•••[00:40:52] Q&A►►►
Hybridized RPGs? Original goals of RRT? Dice Tower Awards? LotR games? Kickstarter impact on FLGS's? Design my own game? Kingdom Builder expansions? Orleans Expansion setup? What makes a great rulebook? What would end RRT? Game age ratings? Pet related game disasters? Games for cats & dogs? Game calibration? Impact of game promos?

•••[02:03:21] Q&A Personal Side►►►
Living on a boat? Cat lover? Rightie or Leftie? Roller coasters? Top 20 TV Shows? Brexit?

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Final episode of the first year o' podcasting!

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•••[00:00:27] Games of Interest►►►
La Granja: No Siesta, Virus, Legends of Andor: the Last Hope, Codename: Pictures, Charterstone

•••[00:14:28] Top 10 Revisits►►►
Exploration & Solo games

•••[00:35:49] Dice Tower & GAMA Trip Report

•••[01:40:12] Q&A►►►
Fairness of big vs small publishers on Kickstarter? How do I learn rules & relearn so fast? Suburbia expansions? Jen's glass? Rahdo origin? Scientific skepticism? Star Trek Frontiers? 2p auction games? Boardgames for a videogame design class? Videogame design class assignments? TIME Stories? Laserdiscs? All things being equal, a boardgame or videogame design career? How can I make so many violent videogames yet be such a cardboard carebear? Game teaching? How to play against an experienced opponent? Can love of theme win out over player conflict? Potty mouth? Jen the shark?

•••[02:51:25] Q&A Personal Side►►►
Scientific skepticism part II? Hillary or Bernie? Fave songs?

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