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Episode 49: Manhattan Project, Gen Con 2013 Post Show and Getting Started with Role Playing Games

In episode 48, the gang is back from Gen Con 2013 and have tons of stories to share about what happened and what games they played. Then the founders get back to business as usual and throw down a review of Manhattan Project from Minion Games. Tony T is frothing at the mouth to give you all the juicy tidbits he picked up at Gen Con with his gaming news segment. Then the guys tackle a question they always get asked - how to get started playing role playing games.

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In episode 48, the gang is back from Gen Con 2013 and have tons of stories to share about what happened and what games they played. Then the founders get back to business as usual and throw down a review of Manhattan Project from Minion Games. Tony T is frothing at the mouth to give you all the juicy tidbits he picked up at Gen Con with his gaming news segment. Then the guys tackle a question they always get asked - how to get started playing role playing games.

Episode Timeline

  • Gen Con 2013 Post Coverage: 00:02 
  • Manhattan Project Walkthrough: 01:07 
  • Manhattan Project Review: 01:18 
  • Look Back at Le Harvre: 01:44 
  • Gaming News with Tony Topper: 01:48 
  • Getting Started with Role Playing Games: 02:24 

Gen Con Post Show Coverage

  • GenCon 2013!
  • Tony is annoyed by the crowds
  • We all hate cosplayers and all the photo shoots
  • Getting to Gen Con
  • Beer in the sink
  • Meeting Rodney Smith
  • Meeting John Richards from Game On!
  • Tony beard
  • Eldrich Horror
  • Smash Up
  • Tokaido
  • 18+ Cosplay Booth
  • Chris gets some custom artwork and forgot to pay for it
  • Meeting Richard Garfield
  • Iello party and the open bar
  • The Wizards of the Coast press event
  • Scotty’s Brew Pub is outrageous!
  • The Dice Tower Live recording – apparently we were drunk in a gutter somewhere
  • The Firefly Board Game
  • Sons of Anarchy board game and the wild meter
  • The Blood Bowl Grudge Match
  • The Lines in the Exhibit Hall
  • Warmachine: High Command
  • The Secret Cabal Meetup
  • Gen Con or Origins?

Manhattan Project Review

The Manhattan Project makes you the leader of a great nation's atomic weapons program in a deadly race to build bigger and better bombs. You must assign your workers to multiple projects: building your bomb-making infrastructure, expending your military to protect it, or sending your spies to steal your rival's hard work! You alone control your nation's destiny. You choose when to send out your workers–and when to call them back. Careful management and superior strategy will determine the winner of this struggle. So take charge and secure your nation's future!

Le Havre Look Back

In Le Havre, a player’s turn consists of two parts: First, distribute newly supplied goods onto the offer spaces; then take an action. As an action, players may choose either to take all goods of one type from an offer space or to use one of the available buildings. Building actions allow players to upgrade goods, sell them or use them to build their own buildings and ships. Buildings are both an investment opportunity and a revenue stream, as players must pay an entry fee to use buildings that they do not own. Ships, on the other hand, are primarily used to provide the food that is needed to feed the workers.

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