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December 27, 2016 @ 11:25 am

Nick Bentley: Evolution - Adventure Party #43

We talk with return guest Nick Bentley of North Star Games. We spoke to him January 10th about his new game called Stinker!. He has also created other games you may have heard of, like Cat Herders: The Cat Herding Game of Herding Cats, Odd, Glorieta, Shello, and Shifty. Tonight, we are going to talk about his new game/expansion called Evolution: Climate. You can steer the course of biological life and create creatures that can survive even the harshest of climates. We also talk about the wonders of YouTube and the videos of game playthroughs as a way to help you to better understand new games. You can find out more about Nick and North Star Games at and @northstargames.

Glenn's Review

This time out, Glenn introduces us to the board game called A Study in Emerald (Second Edition). This game is based on a short story by Neil Gaiman which is heavily influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Victorian England has been overrun by The Elder Gods. You must work to remove the shackles of the Old Ones but who is your enemy and who is your ally? The Second Edition version has more streamlined rules, new artwork, and previous errors corrected. This is a 2-5 player game that takes about 60 minutes to play. If you are a fan of Lovecraft or the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, you may enjoy this game.


5th Edition D&D now has a new RPG sourcebook from Skirmisher Publishing. It's called Men & Monsters of Ethiopia. You can now tap into the rich mythology of Ethiopia and learn more of their rich folklore. The sourcebook offers new NPC types, new monsters, and new ancient cities in which to set your adventures.

Kickstarter Spotlight

We talk about Evolution: Climate, which Nick Bentley had created. Now you'll be able to have climate be a driving force in how your creatures will survive in the various environments that are now available. For people who have the original Evolution game, you'll be able to purchase a 'conversion kit'. Otherwise, this is a whole new game that will make you rethink the strategies you may have used with the original Evolution board game.

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