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Episode 41: Village, Honorary Founder Rodney Smith, Remote Gaming and a Potpourri of Questions

In episode 41 we hop on our webcams to play remote games of Village with the honorary Founder Rodney Smith. We do our best to work our family members to death to ensure they're noted in the Chronicle in preparation for bringing you a walk-through and review of the 2012 Kennerspiel des Jahres. Tony is busy moving to California but Chris steps up to the plate to cover all the gaming goodness of the past few weeks. Then we host a discussion on our recent remote gaming experiences and...

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In episode 41 we hop on our webcams to play remote games of Village with the honorary Founder Rodney Smith. We do our best to work our family members to death to ensure they're noted in the Chronicle in preparation for bringing you a walk-through and review of the 2012 Kennerspiel des Jahres. Tony is busy moving to California but Chris steps up to the plate to cover all the gaming goodness of the past few weeks. Then we host a discussion on our recent remote gaming experiences and hold the Secret Cabal Potpourri, where we ask each other a myriad of gaming questions that must be answered!

Episode Timeline

  • Village Walkthrough: 00:37
  • Village Review: 00:54
  • Look Back at Eminent Domain: 01:20
  • Gaming News with Tony Topper: 01:24
  • Remote Gaming: 01:51
  • Potpourri of Questions: 02:23

Opening Banter Topics:

  • Rodney Smith joins us as a guest host on the show! Tony and Steve are with us in spirit!
  • Chris and Jamie are lonely recording without Tony and Steve in the room.
  • The gang raves about the excitement of Gen Con coming up! Origins coming up soon too! Yay convention season!
  • Brian attended Alt Con in Tallahassee and looks forward to it growing into a bigger gaming con in future years.
  • Rodney forced Jamie and Brian into remote games of Castles of Burgundy in on www.boiteajeux.net. Both Jamie and Brian decimated Rodney =p
  • The group discusses Feld games and their growing attraction to his design style.
  • Rodney Smith recorded a Watch It Played series of Eminent Domain, check it out!
  • The Founders complain about Rodney making their gaming area look bad when he shows pics or videos we appear in.
  • Brian calls Jamie out on playing military a lot in his previous plays of Eminent Domain after claiming otherwise. Arguments ensue.
  • Legends of Andor was broken out by Brian during his bi-weekly game day. His game group loved the introductory mission which explained the rules. They won by the skin of their teeth. One complaint is starting over every Legend. It is Chris' favorite game with cardboard standies.
  • Chis wonders whether Ghooooooooooooooosts was a good buy. Lot of not so hot reviews. Ultimately he wanted it for the art anyways, but was hoping for a great game too.
  • Jamie shares his experience playing Kemet. It's constant combat and it was loved by Steve and Jamie. Chris doesn't have the balls to attack so he bought Kemet so he would have to.
  • Rodney hasn't played Kemet yet, but he's getting a copy in the mail with professionally painted miniatures. TSC Exlusive! Rodney is going to play it on Watch It Played then give it away to one of his viewers. Sponsored by GTS Distribution, Asmodae, and Watch It Played. Stay tuned to Watch It Played!

Village Walkthrough And Review

Life in the village is hard – but life here also allows the inhabitants to grow and prosper as they please. One villager might want to become a friar. Another might feel ambitious and strive for a career in public office. A third one might want to seek his luck in distant lands.Each player will take the reins of a family and have them find fame and glory in many different ways. There is one thing you must not forget, however: Time will not stop for anyone and with time people will vanish. Those who will find themselves immortalized in the village chronicles will bring honor to their family and be one step closer to victory.

A Look Back at Eminent Domain

This is one that is unanimous, every single one of us have very fond memories of playing and break it out regularly, if they can. Brian was so excited to play Eminent Domain again that he ordered a copy during the show and demanded that Rodney play him remotely asap. Since the Kickstarter expansion has funded and is upcoming this is on everyone's mind even more. If you haven't checked Eminent Domain out this is definitely one to pick up.

Gaming News with Chris Miller

Product Announcements / Releases

  • Leviathan Warship now out on various platforms! Completely customizable ships: armor, weapons, the entire loadout!

Community News

Crowd-Funded Features
  Of the above, yes Ghettopoly is a joke. Rodney made us put it in the news. Alchemist Academy, however, kicks ass. Ray is going to include a Summon War Cobra card for The Secret Cabal, Charlie the Cherub card for D6G, and the Dice Knight card from the Dice Tower included in all reward levels that include a copy of the game! This one comes with high recommendations from Chris and Jamie so if they drive your acquisition disorder you're sure to love Alchemist Academy!  
 

Upcoming Products
  • Game Salute announces Frontier Skies the board game!
  • Stronghold Games announces Space Sheep! Join the ranks of the Defenders of the Strategic Sheep Command in the latest "Shepherd" class ships and defend the Lambda sector!
  • Daybreak an expansion for Battlestar Gallactica has been announced by FFG!
  • Starfield Game Tile Kit announced for X-Wing. This is the battleboard episode apparently.
  • Martin Wallace has announced a new title: A Study In Emerald. This will be instantly bought by Chris and Jamie.

Remote Gaming

The founders and Rodney talk about how remote gaming has impacted their game play. Rodney starts off sharing that Watch It Played started from a remote game of Mansions of Madness. From there we cover our experiences and the various platforms we've tried, what the pros and cons are, and what games we've been playing remotely.

Potpourri of Questions

Here we host a round of the Secret Cabal Potpourri where we ask each other questions. We start this one off light with the intention of getting into some heavier questions, but unfortunately we ran very long on this episode. Check out the episode to hear us banter back and forth about a myriad of one off questions. We had a blast throwing out gaming questions that others had to answer and we'll pick this up in the future with some harder hitting, more contentious questions.

Support The Show!

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Walkthrough: 00:37 Village Review: 00:54 Look Back at Eminent Domain: 01:20 Gaming News with Chis Miller: 01:24 Remote Gaming: 01:51 A Secret Cabal Potpourri: 02:23
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