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Episode 138: Near and Far, My Village, Origins 2017 and Technology in Tabletop Gaming

The Founders are back from Origins and give you a recap of the weekend and the games we played. Then we give Near and Far the feature review treatment and a look back at My Village one year later. After Tony T gives his professional news broadcast the gang discuses technology and the future of tabletop gaming.

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Opening Banter and Reviews

Feature Review: Near and Far

Four wanderers search for the Last Ruin, a city that legends say contains an artifact that will grant the greatest desires of the heart. A lost love, redemption, acceptance, a family rejoined-- these are the fires that fuel the wanderers' journeys, but can they overcome their own greed and inner demons on the way? In Near and Far, you and up to three friends explore many different maps in a search for the Last Ruin, recruiting adventurers, hunting for treasure, and competing to be the most storied traveler. You must collect food and equipment at town for long journeys to mysterious locales, making sure not to forget enough weapons to fight off bandits, living statues, and rusty robots! Sometimes in your travels you'll run into something unique and one of your friends will read what happens to you from a book of stories, giving you a choice of how to react, creating a new and memorable tale each time you play. Near and Far is a sequel to Above and Below and includes a book of encounters. This time players read over ten game sessions to reach the end of the story. Each chapter is played on a completely new map with unique art and adventures. Answer the call of the ruins and begin your journey.

Designed by Ryan Laukat

Published by Red Raven Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

Lookback Review: My Village

A new chapter opens in the Village chronicles! In this standalone game, each player is in charge of his very own village, controlling its entire fate. Known places and characters conjoin with new mechanisms to make up a gaming experience that feels so familiar and is yet so different from Village! Village enthusiasts will recognize some core elements, for example, the life-time track and the village chronicle, yet the new dice mechanism gives a whole new twist and dynamic to taking actions. My Village is of similar game weight as Village.

Designed by Inka Brand, Markus Brand

Published by Stronghold Games

BoardGameGeek.com Entry

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