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Richard "Rahdo" Ham talks (at great length) all about boardgames!

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Richard "Rahdo" Ham talks (at great length) all about boardgames!

    RTT Episode 56

    RTT Episode 56

    Happy New Decade, everybody! SHOW NOTES: •••[00:01:37] 75 Games of Interest in 2020►►► The 7th Citadel, Adventure of D (2nd Edition), Agemonia, Almanac: Crystal Peaks, Alpha Quadrant, Boomerang: Australia, Brasil, Canopy, Castle von Loghan, Chai: Tea for 2, Contact, Coraline: Beware the Other Mother, Dead Reckoning, Deckscape: Escape from Alcatraz, Defense of Procyon III, Dice Quest, Excavation Earth, Fairy Trails, Foundations of Rome, Fresco: Card & Dice Game, Frosthaven, The Game: Quick & Easy, Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, The Great Wall, Hamlet, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Party, Holi: Festival of Colors, Imperial Century, Imperium, In Too Deep, Jodhpur, Kanban EV, Lands of Galzyr, Legend Raiders, Lost Atlantis, Mariposas, Marvel Splendor, Medici: The Dice Game, Menestrels, Metal Gear Solid: the Board Game, Moonflight, The Mountain, Nevada City, Nidavellir, No Dawn, Oath: Chronicles of Empire and Exile, Oltree, Paper Dungeons, Paris, Plunderous, Rise & Fall, The Rival Networks, Roads to Rome, Rococo: Deluxe Edition, Roll Player Adventures, Ruins of Mars, Running Quest: Soul Raiders, Santa Monica, Seventh Cross, Shadow Kingdoms of Valeria, So You’ve Been Eaten, Solomon Kane, Streets, Tang Garden, Tea for 2, Tharos, Three Sisters, TIME Stories: Cavendish Manor, Traintopia, Transhumanity, Unlikely Heroes, Viscounts of the West Kingdom, Weather Machine, Welcome To… New Las Vegas, Yedo: Deluxe Master Set •••[02:03:42] 27 Expansions of Interest in 2020►►► Anachrony: Fractures of Time, Anachrony: Future Imperfect, Architects of the West Kingdom: Age of Artisans, Big Book of Madness: The Vth Element, Crusaders: Divine Influence, Dominion: Menagerie, Edge of Darkness: Cliffs of Coldharbor, Endeavor: Age of Expansion, Fresco: Expansion Modules 11-14, Gugong: Panjun, Heroes of Tenefyr: Second Curse, Imperial Settlers: Empires of the North – Roman Banners, The Isle of Cats: Late Arrivals, Madeira: Expansion, Marvel Champions: Wrecking Crew, Marvel Champions: Thor, Museum: The Historians, Mystic Vale: Nemesis, New Frontiers: Starry Rift, Roll Player: Fiends & Familiars, Rune Stones: Enchanters Forest, Sailing Toward Osiris: Pharaoh’s Pyramid, Sleeping Gods: Tides of Ruin, Spirit Island: Jagged Earth, Teotihuacan: Shadow of Xitle, Tiny Towns: Fortune, Zhanguo: Expansion •••[02:19:15] 22 Kickstarters shipping in 2020►►► Burgle Bros 2: Casino Capers, Dungeon Drop, Etherfields, Goetia: Nine Kings of Solomon, The Grand Carnival, Icaion, Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time, Legacies, Manchukuo, Margraves of Valeria, Merchants Cove, Roland Wright: Dice Game, Rome & Roll, Runika & the Six sided Spellbooks, Search for Planet X, Seize the Bean, Sovereign Skies, Space Race, Tasty Humans, Time of Legends: Destinies, Tungaru, Ugly Christmas Sweaters •••[02:32:10] Top 25 Games of Interest in 2020►►► Return to Dark Tower, TIME Stories Revolution, Deckscape Duel, The Fox in the Forest Duet, Chrono Corsairs, Followers, Venice, Tekhenu, Floor Plan, Hour of Need, Lions of Lydia, Rocketmen, Artificial Intelligence, Quantified, Inner Compass, School of Sorcery, Cosmic Colonies, Calico, Sleeping Gods, Mercado de Lisboa, Perseverance: Castaway Chronicles, Dice Realms, Troyes Dice, Adventure Ink, My City •••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo •••Direct MP3 link: https://ia601403.us.archive.org/34/items/rtt56/rtt56.mp3 •••Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/RahdoTalksThrough •••Send your questions to questions@rahdo.com

    RTT Episode 55

    RTT Episode 55

    Longest episode evar!!! SHOW NOTES: •••[00:01:10] Top 10 Revisits►►► Sim City, Tippity Top 10 •••[00:18:05] Game Q&A►►► BGG mechanisms revamp? BGG convention preview games lists? Standard boardgame rules template? Altiplano expansion? When/why do I use house rules? Tapestry embargo? Rahdo video stats? What publishers to approach? Pronunciation of Peloponnes? Updating games ratings based on expansions? How to judge a game based on the rules without seeing the cards? Standard Rahdo rejection letter? Why not Feudum? Walnut Grove alternative? How to get a paying job in the boardgame industry? Playing open hand in co-ops? On Mars & others in the top10 for 2019? How are the new Rahdo segments for 2019 going so far? How to know which games I passed on covering? Where's my wishlist? Solo vs 2p runthroughs? Chatting with folks in boardgame stores? Snowdonia, Foothills or Alubari? How often do I accidentally say yes to games that turn out to be crap? Best design techniques? Euros that let you be creative? Ideal boardgame designer dinner party? First review copy I received? Why no boardgame rentals? Why did my top10 not change much after 5 years? Gloomhaven campaign ending thoughts? How does Paulo do it?  •••[02:20:15] Game Q&A w/Jen►►► Mechanisms falling out of favor for us? What boardgame tech advances can't we wait for? Offensive boardgame theme treatment? Have games ever made us mad at each other? Best online boardgame community? Which one game to save from burning building? Why's Jen not in more videos? Podcasts we listen to? What's the deal with grains of salt in paid previews? Oathsworn? Why did Tapestry drop? How in sync are Jen and I regarding game tastes? Do I still buy games? Do we keep any games even though one of us doesn't care for it? Who's the bigger sore loser? How to help people learn games? Thoughts on BGG's new look? Project Shrinko and P&P thoughts? Which Pandemic to start with? Judging games based on random factors? Nostalgia factor in rating games? Tom Lehmann co-host? Re-experiencing games for first time preference? Bloom Town vs Quadropolis as gateway? What would a Backyard Chicken boardgame be like? RRT time off? Ultimate gaming room? Review Q's before giving A's? Escape room experiences/thoughts? What one game to super-deluxify? What if I had been introduced to modern boardgames in highschool? Ever guest lecture? Robotized boardgame components? How to downsize while getting good value? •••[03:52:40] Personal Q&A►►► Creative outlets outside of gaming? Evern been to SE USA? Hitchcock movies? Radiohead? Late night shows? States we'd like to visit? Celeb 'free pass' list? Geocaching background? Pups post move? Rainy PNW adjustment? Jen & booktube? Jen and me and "the small window"? Ever going back to the videogame industry? Do Jen and I still surprise each other? Big Mouth (the show)? Bucket list? What do we love most about each other? Moving plans in the future? Mystery Science Theater 3000? Jen's tea pantry? Jen's investment approach? Jen on Goodreads? Jen's preferred reading? The Mandalorian? Intermittent fasting? Following current politics? RRT funds backing other shows? •••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo •••Direct MP3 link: https://ia601504.us.archive.org/7/items/rtt055/RTT055.mp3 •••Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/RahdoTalksThrough •••Send your questions to questions@rahdo.com

    RTT Episode #54

    RTT Episode #54

    Soooo many Q's, only time to A SHOW NOTES: •••[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? •••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo •••Direct MP3 link: https://ia601402.us.archive.org/15/items/rtt054/rtt054.mp3 •••Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/RahdoTalksThrough •••Send your questions to questions@rahdo.com

    RTT Episode #53

    RTT Episode #53

    Essen Spiel 2019 ahoy! SHOW NOTES: 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 •••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo •••Direct MP3 link: https://ia601503.us.archive.org/19/items/rtt053/rtt053.mp3 •••Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/RahdoTalksThrough •••Send your questions to questions@rahdo.com

    RTT Episode #52

    RTT Episode #52

    Rahdo vs the world!!! :) SHOW NOTES: 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? •••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo •••Direct MP3 link: https://archive.org/download/rtt052/rtt052.mp3 •••Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/RahdoTalksThrough •••Send your questions to questions@rahdo.com

    RTT Episode #51

    RTT Episode #51

    Gencon 2019!!! SHOW NOTES: •••[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 •••Help Rahdo run @ http://patreon.com/rahdo •••Direct MP3 link: https://archive.org/download/rtt051_201907/rtt051.mp3 •••Subscribe: http://feeds.feedburner.com/RahdoTalksThrough •••Send your questions to questions@rahdo.com

Customer Reviews

Gutock ,

Rahdo is the man

He is the man, everyone should bow down, and also subscripe and listen and hook the brother up. Full of life, love, and by far my favorite BG reviewer. Also my spirit animal.

Ryan of M ,

Rahdo + Jen == Awesome

I've been following RahdoRunsThrough forever and I finally gave this a listen. It's great, personal views, personal stuff, game stuff - it is just what their audiance is looking for.

lexxmasta ,

I feel like I've been missing out!

What a great podcast! I sure enjoyed hearing Richard and Jen's conversation on ep. 22. Fairly new to the hobby(<2 yrs) and have seen many Rahdo Runs Through it videos , but I hadn't realized he had a podcast too until I heard him On Dice Tower co-hosting w/ Eric when Tom was out. Kinda made my day today!

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