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A monthly podcast all about boardgames, hosted by Richard "Rahdo" Ham

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A monthly podcast all about boardgames, hosted by Richard "Rahdo" Ham

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Elite

By Brad Washington - Oct 26 2015
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The very best at what he does.

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Best boardgame podcast… PERIOD.

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A monthly podcast all about boardgames, hosted by Richard "Rahdo" Ham

RTT Episode #47

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Year 8 announcement!!!
https://www.patreon.com/posts/time-flies-25705143

SHOW NOTES:

•••[00:01:44] Games of Interest►►►
Altar Quest, Dice Quest, Floor Plan, Key Market, Lanterns Dice: Lights in the Sky, Bruxelles 1897, Hamlet, Dungeon Academy, Dead Reckoning, Letter Jam, Maracaibo, Margraves of Valeria, Namiji, Running Quest: Sould Raiders, Save the Meeples, Starlight, Sanctum, Trouble in Templetown, Underwater Cities: Expansion, Venice, Villages of Valeria: Landmarks & Architects

•••[00:27:33] Top 10 Revisits►►►
Uwe Rosenberg

•••[00:49:12] Gaming Q&A►►►
Burgundy Expansions? Reprints? Overlooked games? Tile drafting games? How do I make my lists? Paladins of the West Kingdom solo? Marvel Comics universe reboot? (oops, personal one slipped in there) Hottest recent designer? Revisiting games leading to enjoying more or less? No Rahdo Twitter engagement? Protections for designers in game industry? Expansions make game weaker? Martin Wallace/EGG? Story games? What's best about expansions? 3D printers vs Kickstarter? Art vs Artist? Game designer vs developer? Game  suggestions? Repetitive strategies? Fox in the Forest? Will I design a game? Ant Lab Games? One size fits all games? Jen's preferred games? Games as art lead to no fun? Too kind to games? Gaming Rules vs Watch it Played? Least fave podcast question? Was Vasel right about Moorea? How good is Roll for the Galaxy Rivalry? Dragonfire gets a ranking? Feast for Odin expansion? Background music for games? The rise of co-ops? Choose your own adventure books? Brass Birmingham ranking? Roll Player vs Concordia vs Loyang? Does game "take that" alter real brain patterns? Rahdo fatigue? Rahdo final thoughts? Aeon End ideal play order? Snowdonia still stand up? Am I running through faster? Do I beat myself up IRL? Rahdo subtitles?

•••[02:28:14] Personal Q&A►►►
Catch 22 tv series? Rahdo in Austin? Jen hesitant to get into gaming? Playing more group games in hte states? Turning 50? Spiderman One More Day? Secret Wars 3? Married too young? Situationally famous? Beatles board game? Jen's take on Wizarding World theme park? One one ethnicity's food forever? Mountain climbing worthwhile? Tour our new surroundings? Fish truck? Thundaar's pterodactyl? Our finances? What do we miss from Europe? Lab grown meat? Our Planet miniseries? Who does Jen want to be in Harry Potter-verse? My preferred nickname? Into the Spider Verse? Binge watch TV or weekly watch? Food we missed in Malta that we can have now? Puppy advice?

•••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo
•••Direct MP3 link: https://archive.org/download/RTT047_201904/RTT047.mp3
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Apr 05 2019

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RTT Episode #45

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More games, more rants! :)

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•••[00:01:10] Games of Interest►►►
Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles, Beyond Humanity: Colonies, Roll for the Galaxy: Rivalry, Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, Copenhagen, Tavern of the Deep Valley, Dungeonology: The Expedition, Dunaia: The Prophecy, Aeon's End: New Age, Pret-a-Porter, Harbour: High Tide, Luxor: The Mummy's Curse, Suburbia: Collector's Edition, Silver & Gold, The City: The Expanded City, Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period, Agemonia, Xingu, Century: A New World, Hadara, The Castles of Burgundy (Royal Edition), Era: Medieval Age, Corinth, Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write, Kingsburg: The Dice Game

•••[00:35:50] Gaming Q&A►►►
People's choice top 10? Untouched boardgame genres? Any topics that should be off limit for boardgames? Boardgame industry's cultural insensitivity? Does runthrough style translate to better game teaching IRL? The 'teach'? Andor's roll to resolve? Boardgaming close to mainstream? How to find my list of co-op games? My biggest rules blunder? Rules mega thread issue? Did Martin Wallace really work on Wildlands & Hit Z Road? Gnomopolis? Has Energy Empire held up? Thematic euros? Why Dungeon Petz but not Carnival of Monsters? Better for equal representation at the cost of historical accuracy? Boardgame burn out? Handing RRT over to someone else upon retirement? Reshooting early runthroughs? Ragusa runthrough? Top sandbox games? Easier to houserule 2p into a 3p minimum game, or meanness out of a take take that game? Our houserules? Opinionated Gamer's peak rating article? Best way to move boardgames? Rodney Smith's hype videos? Rewatching old runthroughs? Continuing runthroughs once the camera stops? What games do I wish I'd kept? Best expansion for Elder Sign? Any genres Jen or I dominate? Updating top10 co-ops? Rahdo at Essen Spiel 2019?

•••[02:23:00] Personal Q&A►►►
Most signficant changes to USA in our absence? My high pitched voice? Vasectomy story? How did we end up in Malta? BBC nature documentaries? Christmas tree & decorations? Syphon Filter influenced by Metal Gear Solid? How do we weather tough times in our marriage? Gaming with Mom? Fave childhood TV shows? Did Syphon Filter meet original vision? Any recent videogames we've enjoyed? Prevalence of open world videogames? Any snow since we've been back? Free to air TV? Renting the UK house? Why is Jen coming to UK? Bandersnatch? Jen's words of wisdom?

•••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo
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Feb 05 2019

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RTT Episode #39

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A Gencon Quickie!

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•••[00:01:30] Top 10 To Get►►►
Chimera Station, Tiny Epic Defenders 2nd Edition, Welcome To, Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road, Warsaw: City of Ruins, Carson City: The Card Game, Detective, Coimbra, Merlin, Forbidden Sky

•••[00:14:25] 60 More Games to Check Out►►►
Legendary Encounters: X-Files, Woodlands, Dragon Master, Amun Re: The Card Game, Jungli-La, Import/Export, Fantastiqa Rival Realms, Mesozooic, Catalyst, Professor Treasure's Secret Sky Castle, Wok Star 3rd Edition, Railways of the World, Race to the New Found Land, Kaosmos, Multiuniversum, Fortune City, Kick-Ass: The Board Game, Deckscape: Heist in Venice, Talisman: Legendary Tales, Shadows: Amsterdam, Mercado, Lucky's Misadventures, Superhot: The Card Game, Maiden's Quest, Now Boarding, Gearworks, Hardback, Railroad Rivals, The Big Score, Luxor, Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops, Sailing Toward Osiris, Rising 5, Scarbya, Railroad Ink, The Game, Kitchen Rush, Lost Cities: Rivals, Carthago, Speakeasy Blues, Minerva, Steamrollers, Tiny Epic Zombies, Spring Meadow, Paper Tales, Blue Lagoon, Carson City: Big Box, Newton, EXIT: (new titles), Altiplano, Gizmos, Rise of Queensdale, Everdell, The Mind, Reef, Century:  Eastern Wonders, Brass, Reckoners, Root, Palm Island

•••[01:11:27] Expansions to Get►►►
Big Score: Crack the Safe, Sailing Toward Osiris: Governors & Envoys, Mottainai: Wutai Moutnain, Mystic Vale: Twilight Garden, Paper Tales: Beyond the Gates, Near & Far: Amber Mines, The Captain is Dead: Lockdown, Clank! The Mummy's Curse, Roll Player: Monsters & Minions, Kingdominio: Age of Giants, Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse!, Scythe: Rise of Fenris

•••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo
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Aug 04 2018

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RTT Episode #48

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Just a normal episode! :)

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•••[00:00:31] Games of Interest►►►
Age of Dirt, Xi'an Presitge, A Fistful of Meeples, Coralia, Fast Sloths, Pact, Ecos: First Continent, Endeavor: Age of Expansion, Marquesas, Search for Planet X, Unlock! Timeless Adventures, Clinic Deluxe Edition

•••[00:15:15] Top 10 Revisits►►►
2018, Game Artists

•••[00:41:20] Gaming Q&A►►►
Colonialism theme in boardgaming? Retheme challenge! Unplayed games from Malta? Where are the euros? Games to play post-RRT? BGG subscriptions? Games named after places? Pubs more or less likely to send review copies in the States? Why keep games we can never play? Fave games by continent? Best Agricola expansions? Jen's dream Tolkien boardgame? Jen's design for a glass making game? Boardgame dirty laundry? Train by Brenda Romero? Rahdo interns? Coimbra vs Notre Dame? Tabletop Day? Dixit? Networks? Anything need to disappear from boardgaming? What generates most excitement for a new game? The art of Ania Kryczkowska?

•••[01:46:44] Personal Q&A►►►
Do Jen and I watch shows together? What new shows have both Jen and I enjoyed? Care bear player enjoying violence in other media? How can I actually like Glengarry Glen Ross? Other real life superheroes besides Stan Lee? Malta vacation tips? Details about our 20th anniversary catamaran trip? Black Sails? Murano tips? Limoncello? Retirement in Malta? Fave spots in Italy? Maltese fish markets? Sustainability in boardgaming? How to prioritize media? Jen's monthly words of wisdom?

•••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo
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May 09 2019

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RTT Episode #46

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On the eve of Dice Tower Con West...

RTT music thread:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2162652/podcast-music

Last Jedi thread:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2160803/last-jedi-blather

SHOW NOTES:

•••[00:01:13] Games of Interest►►►
Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss, Foothills, Jodhpur, Ankhor, Menestrels, Bloom, Project Elite - Zombicide Invader Crossover Set, Sushi Roll, The Captain is Dead: Dangerous Planet, Pursuit of Happiness: Experiences, Welcome Too... variant boards, Quest of El Dorado: Golden Temples, TIME Stories Revolution: Midsummer Night, Deadly Doodles, Newdale, Darwinauts, Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time, Atelier: Painter's Studio, Cooper Island, Quirky Circuits, Agricola: Corbarius Deck, Lorenzo il magnifico: Pazzi Conspiracy, Valley of the King: Premium Edition, Valeria: Card Kingdoms - Crimson Seas, Watergate

•••[00:21:54] Top 10 Revisits►►►
Drafting games, one hit wonders
•••[00:39:26] Gaming Q&A►►►
Top 5 or next 15? Expansion coverage? Theme vs setting? Retirement games? Theme music usage? "Rahdo approved"? Kickstarter to retail? Sending games in a time machine? 3d printer future in boardgaming? Wingspan take that? ET gaming? House variants? Similarities between boardgame and videogame industries? Rahdo journal?

•••[01:18:32] Personal Q&A►►►
Meaningful books from our childhood? Fave bands growing up? Last Jedi manifesto? Comic books? Wrestling? Changing history? Vegetarian? Videogame dev stories? Adjusting to winter? Jen's words of wisdom?

•••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo
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Mar 06 2019

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RTT Episode #44

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Anticipation, 2019-style!

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•••[00:01:45] 45 Games of Interest!!►►►
Adventure Games series, Carnival of Monsters, Carnival Zombie, Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, Chocolate Facotry, Chocolatiers, Circadians: First Light, Coloma, Sierra West, Cosmic Run: Mining Colony, Dawn of Mankind, Deckscape: Behind the Curtain, Dice Upon a Time, Egizia: Shifting Sands Edition, F.L.O.W., Humboldt's Great Voyage, Inhuman Conditions, Strange & Norrell: the Boardgame, Kingswood, Legend Raiders, Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game, No Dawn, The One Hundred Torii, Outlaws In A Strange Land, Patchwork Doodle, Second Chance, Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles, Quantified, Quodd Heroes, Ragusa, Res Arcana, Revolution of 1828, Roam, Scotland Yard: Das Wurfelspiel, Seventh Cross, Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set, Solomon Kane, Space Gate Odyssey, Space Race, Tang Garden, Tiny Towns, Vampire: The Masquerade - Heritage, Victorian Masterminds, Villagers, Yinzi: Shining Ming Dynasty

•••[01:31:05] Expansions of Interest & Already Filmed Games of Interest►►►
Barenpark: Die Grizzlies sind los!, Dice Forge: Rebellion, Dungeon Alliance: Champions, Homesteaders: New Beginnings, Manhattan Project: Energy Empire - Cold War, Mystic Vale: Harmony, Railways of Portugal, Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars, TIME Stories Madam & Hadal Project, Thunderstone Quest: Barricades and What Lives Beneath, Zhanguo Expansion, Madeirs Expansion, Railroad Revolution: Railroad Evolution

The Crusoe Crew, Detective: City of Angels, Diceborn Heroes, Domination: Road to Civilization, Dreamscape, Exploriana, Heroes of Tenefyr, Incoming Transmission, Kung Fu Panda: The Board Game, Museum, Neta-Tanka, Seize the Bean, Sorcerer City, Stygian Society, Vadoran Gardens, Welcome to DinoWorld

•••[01:55:12] Top 25 Games of Interest►►►
Steamopolis, Imperial Century, Roll Player Adventures, Rome and Roll, Grim Heroes, Paladins of the West Kingdom, Aerion, Sarah's Vision, The Ancient World 2nd Edition, Dale of Merchants Collection, Edge of Darkness, On Tour, La Stanza, Artificial Intelligence, Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea, On Mars, Comanauts, Wingspan, Project: ELITE, Sleeping Gods, Aeon's End: Legacy, Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated, Machi Koro Legacy, Glen More II: Chronicles, Black Angel
•••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo
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Jan 04 2019

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RTT Episode #49

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A bit short...

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•••[00:02:17] Games of Interest►►►
Streets, Crystal Palace, Big Book of Madness: The Vth Element, Dice Throne Adventures, Etherfields, Legacies, Lorenzo Il Magnifico: The Card Game, Merlin: Knights of the Round Table, Natsumemo, On the Underground: London/Berlin, Pandemic: Rapid Response, Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Seas, Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula, Yedo: Deluxe Edition, The Isle of Cats

•••[00:18:38] Gaming Q&A►►►
Best part of gaming? Res Arcana not too cutthroat? 3 words to describe gaming in 2018? Queensdale rating? # of plays before runthrough? Final thoughts during play? Jen's impact on final thoughts? Noting final thoughts? Thoughts between play and final thoughts? Rahdo revisits? Playing cutthroat in runthroughs? Engine building definition? Thoughts on Rodney's paid preview thought piece? Year of the Dragon shackles? Need to win? Video stats? Engine downtime? Neta Tanka vs Manitoba re: cultural appropriation? Customizable dice?

•••[01:09:16] Personal Q&A►►►
Moving internationally with dogs? What to cut if White Album is a single LP? What does Jen grow in her garden? How are the new chickens? How'd I celebrate the big 5-0? Any more gaming convention plans for 2019? Game of Thrones final season thoughts?

•••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo
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Jun 04 2019

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RTT Episode #42

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Better late than never! :)

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•••[00:01:25] Recent Top 10 Revisits►►►
Fantasy, BGG disagreements and OOPs alternatives

•••[00:25:03] Gaming Q&A►►►
What do BGG rankings reflect? Attic storage? Would I work for BGG? How should BGG entries be written? How do we deal with sudden game endings? How do we sit at the table? How do we orient the board? Old school game aesthetics? Boardgame industry trends? 2017 top10 of the year update? Budget games? Losing boardgame passion? Most diverse designer? Games we love in spite of being terrible at them? What should get Legacy'd? Epic boardgaming moments? Hidden gems? Concordia expansions? Do I roleplay as Jen during videos? How do I choose what gets rundown vs run through? Trickerion ranking? Does Jen offer pro-tips? Rating games we get rid of? Game sommilier? This year's Essen crop a letdown? What games do we keep? "1 in / 1 out"? Claustrophobia KS campaign observation? Big turn games? Best player boards? Best scifi? Hate drafting? Do publishers help find rules goofs? Do I re-record runthroughs? Essen crop a letdown, part II? Is my recording studio done?

•••[01:59:55] Personal Q&A►►►
Chickens in the states? British accent? Jen's nickname for me? What were we happy and unhappy to return to in the states? What do we miss most about Malta? Top 3 vaction destinations? What do Jen and I have in common and how are we different? How does this improve our relationship? Any jigsaw puzzle love? Where do we still need to go in Europe? Projector advice? Best thing about the states, part VII? What character would we choose to be in any show? Best things to do in PNW? Updated thoughts about political landscape int he states? What have we done for health insurance?  Climate change? Do we give each other boardgames for Xmas? What are we doing for Xmas this year? Jen's wisdom of the month?

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Nov 18 2018

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RTT Episode #41

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Essen Spiel 2018 is this week!

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•••[00:02:02] Top 10 Most Anticipated Games►►►
Teotihuacan, Underwater Cities, Carpe Diem, Coimbra, Between 2 Castles of  Mad King Ludwig, Gugong, Key Flow, Blackout: Hong Kong, Forum Trajanum, Pandemic Fall of Rome

•••[00:18:10] 85 More Games!!!►►►
Jungli-La, Wok Star, Big Dig, Moorea, Cosmic Factor, Okavango, Great City of Rome, Sengal-senggol Gang Damai, Honga, Ruthless, Legendary Encounters X-Files, Dicium, Catalyst, Now Boarding, Claim Kingdoms, Hardback, Deckscape, Skylands, Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition, Fugitive, Chronicles of Frost, Fog of Love, Spring Meadow, Tribes, Paper Tales, Sunflower Valley, Factory Funner, Tales of Glory, Roll for Adventure, Scorpius Freighter, Fine Sand, Roll to the Top, Carson City Card Game, Tramways Engineers Workbook, Rolling Ranch, Forgotten City, Stone Age Jubilee Edition, Hokkaido, Gingerbread House, Crisis at Steamfall, The Boldest, Walking in Burano, Smartphone Inc, Cerbria Card Game, Steamrollers, Thief's Fortune, Spy Club, Passing Through Petra, Shadows: Amsterdam, Futuropia, Discovery: Era of Voyage, Manitoba, Scarabya, Kanban 2nd Edition, Reef, Arraial, Valparaiso, Planet, A4 Quest, Fertility, Realm of Sand, Orbis, Captains of the Gulf, Firenze, Fuji, Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Magnastorm, Escape Tales, CO2: Second Chance, Railroad Ink, Solenia, Blue Lagoon, Prehistory, Brass Birmingham & Lancashire, Holding On, Treasure Island, Endeavor: Age of Sail, Dice Settlers, The River, Reykholt, Newton, Chronicles of Crime, Everdell, Detective: Modern Crime, Architects of the West Kingdom

•••[01:33:10] Expansions for 35 games►►►
Santa Maria, Field of Green, Kitchen Rush, Tramways, Welcome To, Space Race, Paper Tales, Chronicles of Crime, Factory Funner, Roll to the Top, Altiplano, Great Western Trail, The Networks, This War of Mine, First Class, Fog of Love, Legend of Andor, Dixit, Agricola, Caverna, Isle of Skye, Dice Town, Reef, Chronicles of Frost, Lost Expedition, Tybor the Builder, Concordia, Merlin, Skylands, Keyflower, El Dorado, K2, Clank, 7 Wonders, Forum Trajanum

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Oct 23 2018

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RTT Episode #43

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Rahdo Rants Through!

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•••[00:3:00] Gaming Q&A►►►
Kids! King Vlaada! Earlier Essen preview? Teotihuacan inspiration? BGG game description critique? How much dice is too much dice? Street Masters & Solomon Kane? Why isn't Escape too light? Dream home variant! BGG meets Boxofficemojo? Robin Hood and the Merry Men? Player aids? Separate solo rules? Reprints too deluxified? Designers phoning it in? Re-seeking gone games? Tainted Grail deets? Groundhog gaming? Crazy rahdo days? Jen feels the pressure? Santa Maria's theme? Game publisher vision? Boardgame pessimism? Series boardgame rules?

•••[01:17:50] Personal Q&A►►►
Studio Ghibli? Immigration rant alienating audience? Syphonfilter PS1 Classic? Family blacksheep? Fave dog breeds? Jen's fave cocktails? Jen's words of wisdom!

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Dec 15 2018

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RTT Episode #54

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Soooo many Q's, only time to A

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•••[00:01:25] Game Q&A►►►
Ads on my channel? Light speed variant for Space Base? Where do prototypes go? Playing the badguy in games? What does my Mom think of RRT? What games does my Mom enjoy playing? Return of the Rosenberg Shackles? Different gaming partner than Jen? Spousal gateway? Game rating shifts? Forgot Odin? How to deal with trolls? Returning to Blue Highway? PAX West? How to handle Essen Spiel? Timing of Gencon/Essen preview podcasts? Rating hole? Viticulture thematic consistency? Teburu thoughts? Game regrets? Why listen to trolls? Underestimating final thoughts? Why is Endeavor attacking okay? Letter Jam less than ideal with 2? Kennerspiel committee intent? Ultimate Aliens boardgame? Heavier roll & writes? Best things about roll & writes? List of things.rahdo.com?
•••[02:24:35] Personal Q&A►►►
What job after RRT? What are we most proud of? How'd Jen like Blown Away? Our fave movies? Malta in the spring or fall? War movies? Memorial sites visited? Troll tips? Burano vs Tubingen? Visited southern Germany? Should JK Rowling stop with the new Potterverse stuff? How do we eat 50 eggs a week? What's with the intermezzo tunes? Rick & Morty? What's Jen's fave glass creation? Can Jen make a Klein bottle? Any podcasts questions too trolly? Jen's fave recent books? No sports we're interested in? Missing Malta? Madalorian? Take a few months off RRT? Playtesting in boardgame vs videogame industries? How's it going with mom? Fist fights? Tattoos? Cringey moments? Rare Earth? How do I RSS the podcast? Dark Crystal show? Going to BGG in Dallas? Jen's wisdom of the month? Infinity War vs Endgame?

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Nov 08 2019

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RTT Episode #53

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Essen Spiel 2019 ahoy!

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BGG preview list:
https://boardgamegeek.com/geekpreview/12/spiel-19-preview

Heavy Cardboard Crossover Episode 1:
https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/heavy-cardboard/heavy-cardboard-episode-140-amTEYwOIDhg

Heavy Cardboard Crossover Episode 2:
https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/heavy-cardboard/heavy-cardboard-episode-141-vKRlQ96CJIL

•••[00:01:12] Top 10 anticipated games of the show►►►
Paris: New Eden, Cooper Island, Steamopolis, Coloma, Aquatica, It's a Wonderful World, Foothills, Tapestry, Expedition to Newdale, Maracaibo
•••[00:24:35] Games of Interest►►►
Deadly Doodles, Franky: Rock’n Vegas, Solar Draft, Rescue Animals, Monster Baby Rescue!, Posthuman Saga, The City, Tricky Druids, PAX, T-Rex’s Holiday, Pirates Under Fire, Decktective, Embers of Memory, Beluga, Aristocracy, Assembly, Opale, Tan-tan Caravan, Rolled West, Truck Off, Nocturion, Ninja Night, Queen of Hansa, Kingsburg: The Dice Game, Deckscape: Curse of the Sphinx, Dawn of Mankind, Rolling Ranch, Pact, Fire!, Coral Islands, Squire: Collector of the Glorious Rarities, Queenz, Lux Aeterna, Coralia, Die Befreiung der Rietburg, Boomerang, The Captain is Dead: Dangerous Planet, Roll to the Top! Laminate, Circle the Wagons, Maya, Jiguan: Eastern Mechanist, On Tour, Dino World, Conspiracy: Abyss Universe, Draftosaurus, Walking in Provence, Ticket to Ride: London, Fast Sloths, Florenza Dice Game, Robin of Locksley, Corinth, Copenhagen: Roll & Write, ArtSee, A Fistful of Meeples, ClipCut Parks, Egizia: Shifting Sands, Dreamscape, Rush MD, Colors of Paris, Cat Café, Obscurio, Sprawlopolis, Humboldt’s Great Voyage, Bloom Town, Skytopia, Dale of Merchants Collection, Nova Luna, Mastabas, Century: New World, Karekare, 6 Castles, Kingdomino Duel, High Rise, Trails of Tucana, Carrossel, Pax Transhumanity, Yggdrasil Chronicles, Ratzzia, Little Town, Quest for El Dorado: Golden Temples, Key Market 2nd Edition, Pharaon, DS Classic Goodie Box, Walking in Burano, Save the Meeples, Detective City of Angels, Smoothies, Edge of Darkness, Botanists, Snowdonia Master Set, Proto, On the Underground: London/Berlin, Era: Medieval Age, Valley of the Kings Premium Edition, Marco Polo II, Yukon Airways, Sanctum, Cities: Skylines, Parks, Circadians, The Magnificent, Paris: City of Lights, Babylonia, So You’ve Been Eaten, Bruxelles 1897, La Vina, Rune Stones, Ishtar, Masters of Renaissance, Ragusa, Orleans Stories, Neta Tanka, Clank! Legacy, Machi Koro Legacy, RatVille, Suburbia Collector’s Edition, Deep Blue, Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea, Sierra West, 1987 Channel Tunnel, Terramara, Glen More II, Pret a Porter, Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North, Chocolate Factory, Castles of Burgundy Deluxe, Trismegistus, Paladins of the West Kingdom, Black Angel

•••[03:17:05] Expansions of Interest►►►
Carcassonne Maps, Railways of Portugal, Assembly Expansions, Habitats XL, Merlin: Knights of the Round Table, This War of Mine: Days of the Siege, Edge of Darkness: Sands of Duenstar, Rune Stones: Nocturnal Creatures, Concordia: Balearica/Cyprus/Italia, Pursuit of Happiness: Experiences, Sagrada: Passion, Barenpark: Bad News Bears, Dice Settlers: Western Sea, Everdell Expansions, Newton: Great Discoveries, Santa Maria: Exploration Deck, Welcome To… Thematic Neighborhoods, Clank!: Temple of the Ape Lords, Empires of the North: Japanese Islands, Trickerion Dahlgaard’s Academy, Underwater Cities: New Discoveries, Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period

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Oct 21 2019

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Rahdo vs the world!!! :)

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The Rahdo apology tour begins here:
https://boardgamegeek.com/article/32578907#32578907

•••[00:00:44] Games of Interest►►►
Bloom Town, Deep Blue, Deckscape: Curse of the Sphinx, Rush MD, Sunflower Valley: Card Game, The Magnificent, Trails of Tucana, Marco Polo 2, Skytopia, Fire!, Florenza Dice Game, Gugong: Panjun, Jiguan: Eastern Mechanist, Marvel Champions: Card Game, Miyabi, Nova Luna, Paris: New Eden, Rune Stones, So You've Been Eaten, Time of Legends: Destinies, TIME Stories Revolution: Expereince, Ultra Tiny Epic Galaxies, Dragonfire: Campaign - Waterdeep, Last Bastion, Tapestry, Chrono Corsairs, Clank! In! Space! Cyber Station 11, Gates of Delirium, 7th Citadel, Walking in Provence, Edge of Darkness: Cliffs of Coldharbor, School of Sorcery, Aristocracy, Orleans Stories, Empires of the North: Japanese Islands, TIME Stories Revolution: Hadal Project, Tiny Towns: Fortune, Kitchen Rush (revised edition)

•••[00:53:17] Games Q&A►►►
Jen, why are games fun? No record of the Rosenberg shackles? Income issues related to game value? Full runthroughs? 3+ games we like/want to play? Help find a lost game bag from UKGE 2019? Empire of the Void II? Playing the villain not to win? Strange/Norrell runthrough? Santa Maria's handling of sensitive subject hurt fun factor? How common are runthrough reshoots? What game did I hate the most yet finish? Longest game session? Most anticipated next game *right now*? Jettison collection? Solo upswing? How to play new Carpe Diem with orig rules? Translation of rules into non-English? Escape with or without expansions? Does Jen still think Escape is better than Agricola? Will a game come out in next 5 years to supplant Pandemic for us? More thoughts on Spirit Island? Gloomhaven digital implementation? Rahdo designed boardgame? Life for Pandemic Legacy season 1 after campaign is over? Ultimate bingo style euro? How to do detailed ratings on BGG? Rahdo vs Eric Martin? Rahdo vs SU&SD? Rahdo vs the games industry? Feast for Odin return? Grizzled from the POV of German soldiers? My heart no longer in it? How many pubs send out final copy of covered games? Enjoy Legacy more because forced to play more? Any games thought would be poor but surprised upon 2nd play? Green screen trick? Know-op? How does RRT voting rate? Expansions ever make a bad game good? More replays of old games for the show? Dreamscape? What happens when a Kickstarter fails? Rundowns too rushed? More game revisits? Wingspan as Kennerspiel? How'd Jen like Black Angel? GotY contenders? What prompted me to start RRT? What solo game would I play *right now*? Where's the Rahdo/Dice Tower live play session? Game killers? Suburbia too hate-draftey? Mechanics v Mechanisms according to the OED? Tigris & Euphrates?

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Sep 05 2019

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Gencon 2019!!!

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•••[00:01:22] Top 10 Must Get Games►►►
Machi Koro Legacy, Deckscape (Eldorado, Curtain, Sphinx), On Tour, Pandemic Rapid Response, Sabotage, Space Explorers, Sierra West, Aeon's End: The New Age, Black Angel, Edge of Darkness

EoD preorder link: https://alderacstore.com/gen-con-2019-pickup/

•••[00:22:15] Games of Interest►►►
Are You a Robot, Truck Off, Tricky Druids, Deadly Doodles, Rail Pass, The Queen of Hansa, ShipShape, Battle of the Bards, Boomerang, Dreams of Tomorrow, Nocturion, Undo, One Key, Penny Lane, Old West Empresario, Legendary Forests, Chocolatiers, Realm of Sand, Imaginarium, Dungeon Academy, EXIT: Catacombs of Horror, Foodies, Colors of Paris, Tribes: Dawn of Humanity, Roll for Adventure, Magnastorm, Little Town, Crusoe Crew, Patchwork Doodle, Noctiluca, Rolling Ranch, Carnival of Monsters, Captain is Dead: Dangerous Planet, Obscurio, Corinth, Museum, Crusaders: Thy Will Be Done, Tales of Glory, Quirky Circuits, Cat Cafe, Copenhagen, Ticket to Ride: London, Letter Jam, Welcome to Dino World, Walking in Burano, Wreck Raiders, Imhotep: The Duel, Las Vegas Royale, ArtSee, Kingdomino Duel, Wingspan, Crown of Emara, Ragusa, Detective: City of Angels, Century: Golem Edition Easter Mountains, Century: A New World, Everdell, Res Arcana, Lanterns Dice, Underwater Cities, PARKS, Era: Medieval Age, Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North, Bargain Quest

•••[01:43:00] Expansions of Interest►►►
Bargain Quest expansions, Clank! expansions, Copenhagen Tiles, City of Angels: Bullets over Hollywood, Everdell, K2 expansions, Luxor, Museum Expansions, Sagrada: Passion, Villages of Valeria expansions, Vindication: Leaders & Alliances, Welcome To expansions, Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period, Merlin expansions

•••[01:51:28] Games to Demo►►►
Chocolate Factory, Dominations, Edge of Darkness, Emperor's Choice, Endeavor: Age of Expansion, Fertility, High Rise, In the Hall of the Mountain King, Isle of Cats, Margraves of Valeria, New Frontiers, Posthuman Saga, Roam, Sorcerer City, Stygian Society, Suburbia

Planet Unknown, Dead Eye, Mandala, Skytopia, Namiji, Marquesas, Coral Islands, Jurassic Parts, Silver & Gold, Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising, Copenhagen: Roll & Write, Marco Polo 2, Spirit Islan: Jagged Earth, Floor Plan, Foothills, Crystal Palace, Dice Hospital: Community Care, Lorenzo Il Magnifico the Card Game, Adventure Games, Taverns of Tiefenthal, Aftermath, God of War: the Card Game, Ecos: First Continent, Sleeping Gods, Genotype: Mendelian Genetics, Barenpark: Bad News Bears

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Jul 30 2019

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A bit long winded...

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•••[00:00:45] Games of Interest►►►
Cities: Skylines, Aftermath, Kingdomino Duel, Clank! Expeditions: Temple of the Ape Lords, Copenhagen, Roll & Write, Cosmic Run: Express, Enchanters: Odyssey, Escape Tales: Low Memory, Habitats: XL Expansion, Lands of Galzyr, Mint Cooperative, ClipCut Parks, Concordia: Balearica, Entrepreneurs, Harry Potter: Death Eaters Rising, Paris, Rescue Animals, 7th Continent: Classic Edition, Toy Story: Obstacles & Adventures

•••[00:28:22] Top10 Revisit►►►
Underrated Games

•••[00:49:12] Gaming Q&A►►►
Examples of great scaling for 2? Desert Island solo games? Game depth definition? What happened to Carpe Diem ranking? CO2 & Kanban swap? Large collection wall? Rahdo con? Bad game teaching experiences? What makes great game tension? Designer responsibility for fan behavior? Boardgame marketing? Burning Cat convention? Concordia underwhelming? Rahdo house rules/variants? Value for money in runthroughs? PnP runthroughs? Fields of Arle 2nd thoughts? Star Wars Outer Rim? Playing Black Angel with Eric Martin? Drive to win? Paid previews for games we don't like? Really necessary to reiterate paid caveats? Dice Forge expansion? What's a math trade? More Black Angel info? Best game convention? Did we get any farther in 7th Continent? Ancient World 2nd edition? Retheme challenge: Colosseum? How to reconcile ranking loops? Why did I start doing paid previews? Why keep such a big collection I don't play? Darwinauts beautiful, really? Aeon's End ideal order?

•••[02:12:52] Personal Q&A►►►
Constructive criticism for GoT? The secret to our relationship? Fave GoT characters and episodes? GoT negative groupthink? Jen's fave Tolkien characters? Tolkien biopic? Where would we live in the Tolkien-verse? Puppy advice? Why are there 880 From Batavia copies in the playlist? How many times have I been fired? Thoughts on Star Trek Picard series? Take games on sabbatical? Thoughts on Survivor: Edge of Extinction? Non-spoiler Star Trek Disco thoughts? Jen's words of wisdom? Quasi-Disco thoughts and what next for a Trek newb?

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Jul 02 2019

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A bit short...

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•••[00:02:17] Games of Interest►►►
Streets, Crystal Palace, Big Book of Madness: The Vth Element, Dice Throne Adventures, Etherfields, Legacies, Lorenzo Il Magnifico: The Card Game, Merlin: Knights of the Round Table, Natsumemo, On the Underground: London/Berlin, Pandemic: Rapid Response, Terra Mystica: Merchants of the Seas, Trismegistus: The Ultimate Formula, Yedo: Deluxe Edition, The Isle of Cats

•••[00:18:38] Gaming Q&A►►►
Best part of gaming? Res Arcana not too cutthroat? 3 words to describe gaming in 2018? Queensdale rating? # of plays before runthrough? Final thoughts during play? Jen's impact on final thoughts? Noting final thoughts? Thoughts between play and final thoughts? Rahdo revisits? Playing cutthroat in runthroughs? Engine building definition? Thoughts on Rodney's paid preview thought piece? Year of the Dragon shackles? Need to win? Video stats? Engine downtime? Neta Tanka vs Manitoba re: cultural appropriation? Customizable dice?

•••[01:09:16] Personal Q&A►►►
Moving internationally with dogs? What to cut if White Album is a single LP? What does Jen grow in her garden? How are the new chickens? How'd I celebrate the big 5-0? Any more gaming convention plans for 2019? Game of Thrones final season thoughts?

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Jun 04 2019

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Just a normal episode! :)

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•••[00:00:31] Games of Interest►►►
Age of Dirt, Xi'an Presitge, A Fistful of Meeples, Coralia, Fast Sloths, Pact, Ecos: First Continent, Endeavor: Age of Expansion, Marquesas, Search for Planet X, Unlock! Timeless Adventures, Clinic Deluxe Edition

•••[00:15:15] Top 10 Revisits►►►
2018, Game Artists

•••[00:41:20] Gaming Q&A►►►
Colonialism theme in boardgaming? Retheme challenge! Unplayed games from Malta? Where are the euros? Games to play post-RRT? BGG subscriptions? Games named after places? Pubs more or less likely to send review copies in the States? Why keep games we can never play? Fave games by continent? Best Agricola expansions? Jen's dream Tolkien boardgame? Jen's design for a glass making game? Boardgame dirty laundry? Train by Brenda Romero? Rahdo interns? Coimbra vs Notre Dame? Tabletop Day? Dixit? Networks? Anything need to disappear from boardgaming? What generates most excitement for a new game? The art of Ania Kryczkowska?

•••[01:46:44] Personal Q&A►►►
Do Jen and I watch shows together? What new shows have both Jen and I enjoyed? Care bear player enjoying violence in other media? How can I actually like Glengarry Glen Ross? Other real life superheroes besides Stan Lee? Malta vacation tips? Details about our 20th anniversary catamaran trip? Black Sails? Murano tips? Limoncello? Retirement in Malta? Fave spots in Italy? Maltese fish markets? Sustainability in boardgaming? How to prioritize media? Jen's monthly words of wisdom?

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May 09 2019

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Year 8 announcement!!!
https://www.patreon.com/posts/time-flies-25705143

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•••[00:01:44] Games of Interest►►►
Altar Quest, Dice Quest, Floor Plan, Key Market, Lanterns Dice: Lights in the Sky, Bruxelles 1897, Hamlet, Dungeon Academy, Dead Reckoning, Letter Jam, Maracaibo, Margraves of Valeria, Namiji, Running Quest: Sould Raiders, Save the Meeples, Starlight, Sanctum, Trouble in Templetown, Underwater Cities: Expansion, Venice, Villages of Valeria: Landmarks & Architects

•••[00:27:33] Top 10 Revisits►►►
Uwe Rosenberg

•••[00:49:12] Gaming Q&A►►►
Burgundy Expansions? Reprints? Overlooked games? Tile drafting games? How do I make my lists? Paladins of the West Kingdom solo? Marvel Comics universe reboot? (oops, personal one slipped in there) Hottest recent designer? Revisiting games leading to enjoying more or less? No Rahdo Twitter engagement? Protections for designers in game industry? Expansions make game weaker? Martin Wallace/EGG? Story games? What's best about expansions? 3D printers vs Kickstarter? Art vs Artist? Game designer vs developer? Game  suggestions? Repetitive strategies? Fox in the Forest? Will I design a game? Ant Lab Games? One size fits all games? Jen's preferred games? Games as art lead to no fun? Too kind to games? Gaming Rules vs Watch it Played? Least fave podcast question? Was Vasel right about Moorea? How good is Roll for the Galaxy Rivalry? Dragonfire gets a ranking? Feast for Odin expansion? Background music for games? The rise of co-ops? Choose your own adventure books? Brass Birmingham ranking? Roll Player vs Concordia vs Loyang? Does game "take that" alter real brain patterns? Rahdo fatigue? Rahdo final thoughts? Aeon End ideal play order? Snowdonia still stand up? Am I running through faster? Do I beat myself up IRL? Rahdo subtitles?

•••[02:28:14] Personal Q&A►►►
Catch 22 tv series? Rahdo in Austin? Jen hesitant to get into gaming? Playing more group games in hte states? Turning 50? Spiderman One More Day? Secret Wars 3? Married too young? Situationally famous? Beatles board game? Jen's take on Wizarding World theme park? One one ethnicity's food forever? Mountain climbing worthwhile? Tour our new surroundings? Fish truck? Thundaar's pterodactyl? Our finances? What do we miss from Europe? Lab grown meat? Our Planet miniseries? Who does Jen want to be in Harry Potter-verse? My preferred nickname? Into the Spider Verse? Binge watch TV or weekly watch? Food we missed in Malta that we can have now? Puppy advice?

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Apr 05 2019

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On the eve of Dice Tower Con West...

RTT music thread:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2162652/podcast-music

Last Jedi thread:
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/thread/2160803/last-jedi-blather

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•••[00:01:13] Games of Interest►►►
Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss, Foothills, Jodhpur, Ankhor, Menestrels, Bloom, Project Elite - Zombicide Invader Crossover Set, Sushi Roll, The Captain is Dead: Dangerous Planet, Pursuit of Happiness: Experiences, Welcome Too... variant boards, Quest of El Dorado: Golden Temples, TIME Stories Revolution: Midsummer Night, Deadly Doodles, Newdale, Darwinauts, Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time, Atelier: Painter's Studio, Cooper Island, Quirky Circuits, Agricola: Corbarius Deck, Lorenzo il magnifico: Pazzi Conspiracy, Valley of the King: Premium Edition, Valeria: Card Kingdoms - Crimson Seas, Watergate

•••[00:21:54] Top 10 Revisits►►►
Drafting games, one hit wonders
•••[00:39:26] Gaming Q&A►►►
Top 5 or next 15? Expansion coverage? Theme vs setting? Retirement games? Theme music usage? "Rahdo approved"? Kickstarter to retail? Sending games in a time machine? 3d printer future in boardgaming? Wingspan take that? ET gaming? House variants? Similarities between boardgame and videogame industries? Rahdo journal?

•••[01:18:32] Personal Q&A►►►
Meaningful books from our childhood? Fave bands growing up? Last Jedi manifesto? Comic books? Wrestling? Changing history? Vegetarian? Videogame dev stories? Adjusting to winter? Jen's words of wisdom?

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Mar 06 2019

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More games, more rants! :)

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•••[00:01:10] Games of Interest►►►
Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles, Beyond Humanity: Colonies, Roll for the Galaxy: Rivalry, Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth, Copenhagen, Tavern of the Deep Valley, Dungeonology: The Expedition, Dunaia: The Prophecy, Aeon's End: New Age, Pret-a-Porter, Harbour: High Tide, Luxor: The Mummy's Curse, Suburbia: Collector's Edition, Silver & Gold, The City: The Expanded City, Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic Period, Agemonia, Xingu, Century: A New World, Hadara, The Castles of Burgundy (Royal Edition), Era: Medieval Age, Corinth, Imperial Settlers: Roll & Write, Kingsburg: The Dice Game

•••[00:35:50] Gaming Q&A►►►
People's choice top 10? Untouched boardgame genres? Any topics that should be off limit for boardgames? Boardgame industry's cultural insensitivity? Does runthrough style translate to better game teaching IRL? The 'teach'? Andor's roll to resolve? Boardgaming close to mainstream? How to find my list of co-op games? My biggest rules blunder? Rules mega thread issue? Did Martin Wallace really work on Wildlands & Hit Z Road? Gnomopolis? Has Energy Empire held up? Thematic euros? Why Dungeon Petz but not Carnival of Monsters? Better for equal representation at the cost of historical accuracy? Boardgame burn out? Handing RRT over to someone else upon retirement? Reshooting early runthroughs? Ragusa runthrough? Top sandbox games? Easier to houserule 2p into a 3p minimum game, or meanness out of a take take that game? Our houserules? Opinionated Gamer's peak rating article? Best way to move boardgames? Rodney Smith's hype videos? Rewatching old runthroughs? Continuing runthroughs once the camera stops? What games do I wish I'd kept? Best expansion for Elder Sign? Any genres Jen or I dominate? Updating top10 co-ops? Rahdo at Essen Spiel 2019?

•••[02:23:00] Personal Q&A►►►
Most signficant changes to USA in our absence? My high pitched voice? Vasectomy story? How did we end up in Malta? BBC nature documentaries? Christmas tree & decorations? Syphon Filter influenced by Metal Gear Solid? How do we weather tough times in our marriage? Gaming with Mom? Fave childhood TV shows? Did Syphon Filter meet original vision? Any recent videogames we've enjoyed? Prevalence of open world videogames? Any snow since we've been back? Free to air TV? Renting the UK house? Why is Jen coming to UK? Bandersnatch? Jen's words of wisdom?

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Feb 05 2019

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Anticipation, 2019-style!

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•••[00:01:45] 45 Games of Interest!!►►►
Adventure Games series, Carnival of Monsters, Carnival Zombie, Cartographers: A Roll Player Tale, Chocolate Facotry, Chocolatiers, Circadians: First Light, Coloma, Sierra West, Cosmic Run: Mining Colony, Dawn of Mankind, Deckscape: Behind the Curtain, Dice Upon a Time, Egizia: Shifting Sands Edition, F.L.O.W., Humboldt's Great Voyage, Inhuman Conditions, Strange & Norrell: the Boardgame, Kingswood, Legend Raiders, Metal Gear Solid: The Board Game, No Dawn, The One Hundred Torii, Outlaws In A Strange Land, Patchwork Doodle, Second Chance, Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles, Quantified, Quodd Heroes, Ragusa, Res Arcana, Revolution of 1828, Roam, Scotland Yard: Das Wurfelspiel, Seventh Cross, Snowdonia: Deluxe Master Set, Solomon Kane, Space Gate Odyssey, Space Race, Tang Garden, Tiny Towns, Vampire: The Masquerade - Heritage, Victorian Masterminds, Villagers, Yinzi: Shining Ming Dynasty

•••[01:31:05] Expansions of Interest & Already Filmed Games of Interest►►►
Barenpark: Die Grizzlies sind los!, Dice Forge: Rebellion, Dungeon Alliance: Champions, Homesteaders: New Beginnings, Manhattan Project: Energy Empire - Cold War, Mystic Vale: Harmony, Railways of Portugal, Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars, TIME Stories Madam & Hadal Project, Thunderstone Quest: Barricades and What Lives Beneath, Zhanguo Expansion, Madeirs Expansion, Railroad Revolution: Railroad Evolution

The Crusoe Crew, Detective: City of Angels, Diceborn Heroes, Domination: Road to Civilization, Dreamscape, Exploriana, Heroes of Tenefyr, Incoming Transmission, Kung Fu Panda: The Board Game, Museum, Neta-Tanka, Seize the Bean, Sorcerer City, Stygian Society, Vadoran Gardens, Welcome to DinoWorld

•••[01:55:12] Top 25 Games of Interest►►►
Steamopolis, Imperial Century, Roll Player Adventures, Rome and Roll, Grim Heroes, Paladins of the West Kingdom, Aerion, Sarah's Vision, The Ancient World 2nd Edition, Dale of Merchants Collection, Edge of Darkness, On Tour, La Stanza, Artificial Intelligence, Alubari: A Nice Cup of Tea, On Mars, Comanauts, Wingspan, Project: ELITE, Sleeping Gods, Aeon's End: Legacy, Clank! Legacy: Acquisitions Incorporated, Machi Koro Legacy, Glen More II: Chronicles, Black Angel
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Jan 04 2019

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Rahdo Rants Through!

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•••[00:3:00] Gaming Q&A►►►
Kids! King Vlaada! Earlier Essen preview? Teotihuacan inspiration? BGG game description critique? How much dice is too much dice? Street Masters & Solomon Kane? Why isn't Escape too light? Dream home variant! BGG meets Boxofficemojo? Robin Hood and the Merry Men? Player aids? Separate solo rules? Reprints too deluxified? Designers phoning it in? Re-seeking gone games? Tainted Grail deets? Groundhog gaming? Crazy rahdo days? Jen feels the pressure? Santa Maria's theme? Game publisher vision? Boardgame pessimism? Series boardgame rules?

•••[01:17:50] Personal Q&A►►►
Studio Ghibli? Immigration rant alienating audience? Syphonfilter PS1 Classic? Family blacksheep? Fave dog breeds? Jen's fave cocktails? Jen's words of wisdom!

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Dec 15 2018

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Better late than never! :)

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•••[00:01:25] Recent Top 10 Revisits►►►
Fantasy, BGG disagreements and OOPs alternatives

•••[00:25:03] Gaming Q&A►►►
What do BGG rankings reflect? Attic storage? Would I work for BGG? How should BGG entries be written? How do we deal with sudden game endings? How do we sit at the table? How do we orient the board? Old school game aesthetics? Boardgame industry trends? 2017 top10 of the year update? Budget games? Losing boardgame passion? Most diverse designer? Games we love in spite of being terrible at them? What should get Legacy'd? Epic boardgaming moments? Hidden gems? Concordia expansions? Do I roleplay as Jen during videos? How do I choose what gets rundown vs run through? Trickerion ranking? Does Jen offer pro-tips? Rating games we get rid of? Game sommilier? This year's Essen crop a letdown? What games do we keep? "1 in / 1 out"? Claustrophobia KS campaign observation? Big turn games? Best player boards? Best scifi? Hate drafting? Do publishers help find rules goofs? Do I re-record runthroughs? Essen crop a letdown, part II? Is my recording studio done?

•••[01:59:55] Personal Q&A►►►
Chickens in the states? British accent? Jen's nickname for me? What were we happy and unhappy to return to in the states? What do we miss most about Malta? Top 3 vaction destinations? What do Jen and I have in common and how are we different? How does this improve our relationship? Any jigsaw puzzle love? Where do we still need to go in Europe? Projector advice? Best thing about the states, part VII? What character would we choose to be in any show? Best things to do in PNW? Updated thoughts about political landscape int he states? What have we done for health insurance?  Climate change? Do we give each other boardgames for Xmas? What are we doing for Xmas this year? Jen's wisdom of the month?

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Nov 18 2018

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RTT Episode #41

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Essen Spiel 2018 is this week!

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•••[00:02:02] Top 10 Most Anticipated Games►►►
Teotihuacan, Underwater Cities, Carpe Diem, Coimbra, Between 2 Castles of  Mad King Ludwig, Gugong, Key Flow, Blackout: Hong Kong, Forum Trajanum, Pandemic Fall of Rome

•••[00:18:10] 85 More Games!!!►►►
Jungli-La, Wok Star, Big Dig, Moorea, Cosmic Factor, Okavango, Great City of Rome, Sengal-senggol Gang Damai, Honga, Ruthless, Legendary Encounters X-Files, Dicium, Catalyst, Now Boarding, Claim Kingdoms, Hardback, Deckscape, Skylands, Pandemic 10th Anniversary Edition, Fugitive, Chronicles of Frost, Fog of Love, Spring Meadow, Tribes, Paper Tales, Sunflower Valley, Factory Funner, Tales of Glory, Roll for Adventure, Scorpius Freighter, Fine Sand, Roll to the Top, Carson City Card Game, Tramways Engineers Workbook, Rolling Ranch, Forgotten City, Stone Age Jubilee Edition, Hokkaido, Gingerbread House, Crisis at Steamfall, The Boldest, Walking in Burano, Smartphone Inc, Cerbria Card Game, Steamrollers, Thief's Fortune, Spy Club, Passing Through Petra, Shadows: Amsterdam, Futuropia, Discovery: Era of Voyage, Manitoba, Scarabya, Kanban 2nd Edition, Reef, Arraial, Valparaiso, Planet, A4 Quest, Fertility, Realm of Sand, Orbis, Captains of the Gulf, Firenze, Fuji, Robin Hood and the Merry Men, Magnastorm, Escape Tales, CO2: Second Chance, Railroad Ink, Solenia, Blue Lagoon, Prehistory, Brass Birmingham & Lancashire, Holding On, Treasure Island, Endeavor: Age of Sail, Dice Settlers, The River, Reykholt, Newton, Chronicles of Crime, Everdell, Detective: Modern Crime, Architects of the West Kingdom

•••[01:33:10] Expansions for 35 games►►►
Santa Maria, Field of Green, Kitchen Rush, Tramways, Welcome To, Space Race, Paper Tales, Chronicles of Crime, Factory Funner, Roll to the Top, Altiplano, Great Western Trail, The Networks, This War of Mine, First Class, Fog of Love, Legend of Andor, Dixit, Agricola, Caverna, Isle of Skye, Dice Town, Reef, Chronicles of Frost, Lost Expedition, Tybor the Builder, Concordia, Merlin, Skylands, Keyflower, El Dorado, K2, Clank, 7 Wonders, Forum Trajanum

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Oct 23 2018

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RTT Episode #40

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Back in the saddle again!

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•••[00:01:58] Games of Interest►►►
Altiplano: The Traveler, Carcassonne: Safari, Castle Rampage, Chronicles of Crime: Welcome to Redview, City of Rome, Clank!: Gold & Silk, Claustrophobia 1643, Comanauts, Concordia Venus, Deckscape: Mystery of Eldorado, Defenders of the Realm 2nd Ed, Discover: Lands Unknown, Dominion: Renaissance, Fine Sand, Fuji, Futuropia, Ghosts of the Moor, Gingerbread House, Honga, K2: Lhotse, Lovelace & Babbage, Machi Koro Legacy, Magnastorm, Passing Through Petra, Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles, Project Elite 2nd Edition, Spell Smashers, The Ancient World 2nd Edition, The One Hundred Torii, The River, Trollfjord, Tybor the Builder: Im Auftrag des Konigs, New Unlock! adventures, Valparaiso, Vampire: The Masquerade - Heritage, Hokkaido, Claim Kingdoms, Dicium, Outlaws in a Strange Land, Pandemic: Fall of Rome, Rolnicy, Stone Age 10th Anniversary, Merlin: Arthur Expansion

•••[00:48:10] Game Q&A►►►
Finger pointing? Agricola vs Caverna? Slickerdrips? BGG expansion classifications? Spirit Island? Heavy co-ops? Games that *need* to be made? Competition for Gloomhaven? Jen's perfect game? Typical day on BGG? BGG lease fave feature? Dealing with sore loser children? Any Gloomhaven recently? Ideal Gloomhaven custom components? PAX West? Sasquatch? Why TV over boardgames? How are Rundowns being received? Is The Mind a game? Rahdo solo? Thoughts on the rise of boardgame popularity? More details about our Pandemic Legacy 2 experience? How's it going post move? Break during gaming? Too small components? Ideal boardgame designer interview? Top 10 worker placement updates? Why does SR:CF beat Gloomhaven on my rankings? Pics of our painted Gloomhaven minis? How close have I come to quitting RRT? Game chatter? Gateway to CoB? Thriftstore finds?

•••[01:56:35] Personal Q&A►►►
Why didn't we have kids? Star Trek vs Star Wars? Malta sights to see? Therapy? Our dog history? Travel insurance? Best DC movie? Seen Infinity War? Our fave car ever? Anything new going on? Seen Solo? Universal Studios Wizarding World tour? Best fictional place to visit? Jen's words of wisdom?

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Sep 23 2018

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RTT Episode #39

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A Gencon Quickie!

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•••[00:01:30] Top 10 To Get►►►
Chimera Station, Tiny Epic Defenders 2nd Edition, Welcome To, Kashgar: Merchants of the Silk Road, Warsaw: City of Ruins, Carson City: The Card Game, Detective, Coimbra, Merlin, Forbidden Sky

•••[00:14:25] 60 More Games to Check Out►►►
Legendary Encounters: X-Files, Woodlands, Dragon Master, Amun Re: The Card Game, Jungli-La, Import/Export, Fantastiqa Rival Realms, Mesozooic, Catalyst, Professor Treasure's Secret Sky Castle, Wok Star 3rd Edition, Railways of the World, Race to the New Found Land, Kaosmos, Multiuniversum, Fortune City, Kick-Ass: The Board Game, Deckscape: Heist in Venice, Talisman: Legendary Tales, Shadows: Amsterdam, Mercado, Lucky's Misadventures, Superhot: The Card Game, Maiden's Quest, Now Boarding, Gearworks, Hardback, Railroad Rivals, The Big Score, Luxor, Shadowrun: Sprawl Ops, Sailing Toward Osiris, Rising 5, Scarbya, Railroad Ink, The Game, Kitchen Rush, Lost Cities: Rivals, Carthago, Speakeasy Blues, Minerva, Steamrollers, Tiny Epic Zombies, Spring Meadow, Paper Tales, Blue Lagoon, Carson City: Big Box, Newton, EXIT: (new titles), Altiplano, Gizmos, Rise of Queensdale, Everdell, The Mind, Reef, Century:  Eastern Wonders, Brass, Reckoners, Root, Palm Island

•••[01:11:27] Expansions to Get►►►
Big Score: Crack the Safe, Sailing Toward Osiris: Governors & Envoys, Mottainai: Wutai Moutnain, Mystic Vale: Twilight Garden, Paper Tales: Beyond the Gates, Near & Far: Amber Mines, The Captain is Dead: Lockdown, Clank! The Mummy's Curse, Roll Player: Monsters & Minions, Kingdominio: Age of Giants, Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse!, Scythe: Rise of Fenris

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Aug 04 2018

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RTT Episode #38

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So much to talk about...

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•••[00:00:54] Games of Interest►►►
A Thief's Fortune, 5-Minute Marvel, Clank! In! Space! Apocalypse! Roll Player Adventures, Solenia, Shadowrun Crossfire: Prime Runner's Edition, Dragonfire: Heroes of the Wild, High Rise, Troyes 2, Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars, Tale of Ord, Legend of Andor: Verschollenen Legenden, EXIT the Game, 3rd series, Mesozooic, New Frontiers, Roll for Adventure, Snowdonia Delxue, Sleeping God

•••[00:25:12] Top10 Revisits►►►
Boardgame Boards, Part II & Roll and Writes

•••[00:59:52] Game Q&A►►►
UKGE recap? First player choosing? How to learn new games? How to teach Burgundy? Theme of Chess? Go? Checkers? Too much theme in modern gaming? How to consume lots of rules? Project Elite's future? Learning Dungeon Petz? Pandemic pre-Legacy? Music while gaming? Yspahan? D&D history? Season's theme? In the zone while at conventions? Most thematic Feld? Rosenberg? Kiesling? Knizia? How to theme dry euros? Dragonfire ranking? Dragonfire vs Gloomhaven? How much time does RRT take? No boardgames or no TV? More optimisitc in the podcast than the final thoughts? Seperate the art from the artist? Roverboat? Jen's glass art as chess set? Runthroughs from Malta still? Isle of Skye Journeyman?

•••[01:56:01] Personal Q&A►►►
Gloucester cheese roll? Saul vs Breaking bad? The push? Camper vanning? Awesome possum? Snacking while gaming? Fave clothing? Map of RRT viewers? Quiet time? Jen, why London? How handy are we? Local food recommendations? Jen's words of wisdom?

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Jul 08 2018

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RTT Episode #37

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And thus begins our 4th year of podcasting!

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•••[00:01:00] Games of Interest►►►
Homesteaders: New Beginnings, Key Flow, 5 Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!, Escape Tales: The Awakening, Lost Cities: Rivals, Spring Meadow

•••[00:09:22] Top10 Board Game Boards Part I Revisit

•••[00:31:11] Game Q&A►►►
New table in the future? Zombie running? Youtube ads? Yahtzee killers? Co-op conversion to solo? RTT music selection process? Feudum? Bad rules ever ruin the game? Giving 0's on BGG? What 3 games sum up modern boardgaming? Modern videogaming? Pandemic or Agricola: which game to design an expansion for? Perfect euro length? More finding theme in dry soulless euros? What gateway would make the best Legacy game? Game of the month segment? How to best learn from the rules? Boardgame burnout from RRT? Do we care who wins?

•••[01:17:35] Personal Q&A►►►
Vlogs? Celebrity chef faves? Ever been to Boston? What about Rahdo meetups? Sushi love? What movie have we watched the most? Why New Zealand? What about Australia? Not much of a reader? How does my on-air personality different from off air? Rahdo vs Jen: best driver?  Best sense of humor? Jen's maiden name? Rahdo vs Jen: how often do we fight? Could Jen handle Handmaid's Tale? How're we feeling about the move so far? Fave movies: western? horror? gangster? comedy? Marvel universe? 3 new TV series to recommend? Carebear names?

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May 30 2018

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RTT Episode #36

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Is this the final RTT???
(spoiler alert: it isn't)

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•••[00:01:03] Games of Interest►►►
Barage, Underwater Cities, Railroad Revolution: Railroad Evolution, Santa Maria: American Kingdoms, Dragonfire: Moonshae Storms, Dale of Merchants Collection, Villages of Valeria: Landmarks, From Batavia, On Tour

•••[00:09:20] Top10 Scifi Revisit

•••[00:31:00] Game Q&A►►►
Fave boardgame content creators? Rahdo rolling back moves? Historical thematic impact? How to cull? Claustrophobia 2.0? Any grail games? Modern games in the 70's? What if Jen didn't like games? Accomplishments and regrets for RRT? Perfect podcast co-host? Rapid fire game association? Principled games? Advantages of RRT in the USA? Lighter games with my mom? Updates to the must-have list? Gaming convention in Uganda? What games need expansions? More minis, less gameplay? What TV show to be a game?

•••[01:17:42] Personal Q&A►►►
What shows are we watching these days? How to watch US TV abroad? Enjoying time away from RRT? Any tenant stories? Last Jedi thoughts? Jen's EQ past? Preferred RPG archetypes? Jen's words of wisdom for the month?

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May 29 2018

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RTT Episode #35

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On the road again...

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•••[00:01:10] Games of Interest►►►
Agricola: Bubulcus Deck, Carson City: The Card Game, Pandoria, Altiplano: Sunny Days, Mystic Vale: Twilight Garden, Fae, Atlantis Rising 2nd Edition, Plunderous, Way of the Panda, Gloomhaven: Forgotten Circles

•••[00:21:20] Top10 Revisits►►►
Simultaneous Action Selection, Travel

•••[00:40:50] Game Q&A►►►
Rahdo Runs Through Travel Show? Prestidigitation? Spirit Island not rated? UK games transfered to US? Games stored in the US? Recording the podcasts? Solo cheating? How many games were culled? Thrash n Roll survived? IE vs EG? Above & Below & Near & Far & expansions? RRT prevents us from enjoying sandbox? Best US state for gaming? Next next step games?

•••[01:15:15] Personal Q&A►►►
Conflicting music tastes between Rahdo & Jen? How to deal with an overtime MIA spouse? How is early retirement working out? How to keep going on solo projects? RRT isolating? RRT mugs dishwashable? Z Nation? Rahdo Runs Through Seattle? Jen's wisdom of the month?

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May 09 2018

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