Episode 177: Wendake, Gaslands and Player Interaction

Hey Now! It's time for some more Secret Cabal Nonsense! Today we chat about some games and hobby junk we've been getting into including: Shadows of Brimstone, Nemesis, Discover Lands Unknown, Hand of Fate Ordeals, Hand of Fate on Steam, Architects of the West Kingdom, Auztralia, Chronicles of Crime, Villainous, Magic the Gathering: Arena, and Evolution Digital on Steam. Then we get into an overview and review of Wendake from Renegade Games and a look back at Gaslands from Osprey Publishing. After Tony T goes through all the most important news items in the entire world, we get into a discussion about player interaction and goes off the rails as usual.

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  • Wendake Overview 01:14:14
  • Wendake Review 01:18:56
  • Gaslands Look Back 01:47:30
  • News with Tony T 01:50:50
  • Player Interaction Discussion 02:28:10

Opening Banter and Reviews

Feature Review: Wendake

"Wendake" is the name that the Wyandot people use for their traditional territory. This population, also known as the Huron Nation, lived in the Great Lakes region, together with the tribes who formed the Iroquois Confederacy, and many others. In this game, you will explore the traditions and everyday life of these tribes during the 1756–1763 period, when the Seven Years’ War between the French and the English took place in these territories. But this white man’s war is only a marginal aspect of the game; the focus is on life in the native villages, fields, and forests. In this game, you won’t find the traditional tipis, which were used by southwestern tribes who moved their camps to follow the bison herds. The natives of the Great Lakes were more sedentary, living in longhouses. The women farmed beans, corn, and pumpkins, while the men hunted beavers in the forests, mainly to sell their pelts as leather. In Wendake, you step into the shoes of the chief of a Native American tribe. You will have to manage the most important aspects of your tribe’s daily existence, thereby earning points on the Economic, Military, Ritual, and Mask tracks. The core of the game is the action selection mechanism: you will have the opportunity to choose better and better actions over 7 years (i.e., rounds), and the winner will be the chief who finds the best combinations of actions and uses them to lead their tribe to prosperity!

Designed by Danilo Sabia

Published by Renegade Game Studios

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Lookback Review: Gaslands

Gaslands is a game of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem. Gaslands is a tabletop wargame of car-on-car destruction in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Players form a racing team, and compete for money and fame, scrapping in between races for the resources they need for the next race. Movement consists of movement templates and custom "skid dice" to create a fluid and madcap game. Gaslands was the winner of both the Judges' Choice and People's Choice awards for Best New Miniatures Rules at the UK Games Expo 2018.

Designed by Glenn Ford and Mike Hutchinson

Published by Osprey Publishing

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

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