Tuesday. The work week is well underway. And I've got gaming coming up again this weekend. So, you know I want to get there as fast as possible. Helping out ar gaming podcasts. Let's see what's on the dial today.
We have: Morrus' Unofficial Tabletop RPG Talk Episode 87: Starfinder with Alexa; Rolling Dice & Taking Names Episode 191: Egizia, Age of Steam, Lawyer Up; Tabletop Talk Episode 61: Malifaux Path to Podium: Breach in the North 4; Polyhedron Collider Episode 79: Paladins of the West Kingdom and the state of the industry; Lords of the Dungeon Episode 36: Altered Carbon and High vs Low Level Campaigns; and The Offline Gamer Episode 45: 2019 Kickstarter Awards.
This week, Morrus and Peter take a trip to Absalom Station by way of Amazon and tries out the Starfinder app for Alexa. In the news, Dungeons & Dragons praised in Hasbro shareholders meeting, Wizards of the Coast video game company Archetype Entertainment gains Mass Effect lead writer, new RPG streaming show from DC Comics, and more! Plus a brand new sketch about the troubles taking a vacation in the D&D multiverse.
We are starting something new here at RDTN, we are going to do train games in 2020. That is right, you will hear us talk about train games throughout the year. And we are starting out with a classic, Age of Steam. While the mechanics are simple, you really need to plan ahead as you play. Hope to get this on the table again before we forget the rules
When the game Francis Drake was played and we talked about it on the show in Episode 30, people said, if you really liked the progression track, you need to give Egizia a try. Well, we got the new Egizia Shifting Sands from Stronghold Games played and the mechanic of progressing with your pawns and not going backwards was very rewarding. It has been over 160 episodes since we played Francis Drake, just not sure which is best. Maybe we can get it played again and compare the two on a later show.
Be sure to check out the Secret Cabal’s 200th episode where our stinger makes sense.
Join Craig as his guests (James Doxey, Emma Newham and Tom Panah) explain how they did so well in the 2019 Breach in the North event. They explain what crews the took, what they faced and the key decisions each match that brought them down the path to the podium.
Andy, Jon and Steve return for another dose of tabletop gaming chat. We talk about the newest member of the PHC crew, Andy’s delivery of On Mars and we talk through the latest news, including out top picks for board game IPs we want to see as video games.
We take a good deep look at Paladins of the West Kingdom and then have a good long chat about the current state of the board gaming industry..
In episode 36, the Lords start out by talking about trying a new game for a few months and discuss the new Altered Carbon RPG raising funds on Kickstarter now. Then the gang takes a question from a listener regarding if magic were real. Then finally the Lords talks about playing in high and low level campaigns and how to make them fun.
It's that time of the year again, we talk about our usual topics but also bring you our top three Kickstarter games of 2019.