February 9, 2019

This week, we played a card game called “Redshirts.”  As you may have guessed from the name, this game parodies “Star Trek.”  The goal of the game is to be the first player to get rid of their team of Redshirts, either by killing them or discarding them (essentially leaving them behind).  You do this by sending them on missions that they won’t succeed at, and the strategy here is that other players try to give you missions you can pass or aren’t even able to attempt.  There are six different skills in the game that missions require and that your Redshirts may or may not have.  You can also give equipment to Redshirts to give them a skill they are lacking, and play event cards to modify other things.  This game gets much better if you’re a Trekkie because of the references, but it’s still a ton of fun without the knowledge of the show.  Shaun gives it a 9, while Iron Mike has it as a 7.


For our snack, we had general leftovers, due to it being what Iron Maiden calls YOYO Night (Tammy coined this, standing for “You’re On Your Own”).  Specifically, Mike had a chili sandwich, and Shaun had a plate of eggs and potatoes with gravy and melted cheese on it.  We are rating leftovers on a wide scale, since it’s basically whatever you see while raiding the fridge.  With the concept of “you never know what you’ll find”, Mike gives it 8.5 (pessimist) and Shaun calls it a perfect 10 (optimist).

LEFTOVERS: 9.25/10

It’s that time of year again, today is the opening day to the Arizona Renaissance Festival!  Huge thanks to the Washing Well Wenches for calling into our show and talking to us about all the fun going on down there in Gold Canyon!  Our whole gaming group and the rest of our families always look forward to going, and it’s always been a blast (cannonball pun intended).  Congratulations to today’s winners, Aliyah W. and Laura N., who each won a Family Four Pack of tickets to the Festival!  We will be doing our show next Saturday, February 16th, live from the main gate!  Be sure to listen, and come by and see us.  The Renaissance Festival is located at 12601 E US Hwy 60, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118.  For more information, go to, or call 520-463-2700. HUZZAH!!!

You know you’re a gamer when…you’ve used dice to make a decision in real life, such as where to eat or what book to read.

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