(rock music) – Woo! It's so refreshing to dosome B-Roll like that.
It's been a while.
The reason for that is because we're waiting for weatherconditions to be right.
We are waiting for stuff to come in for Lords of Hellas.
If you haven't seen those episodes, or that episode actually, check it out right here.
But until then, those type of videos are my favorite type of videos.
So, had to be done.
Hope you liked it.
If you are new here, welcome to the channel.
My name's Tim, it's nice to meet you and here I do cinematic tutorials, I do reviews, I do photography tips, tricks, landscape photography, portrait photography, tech.
You name it.
My niche is having fun with my camera.
And I am so glad you are here.
Today, we're talking about wooden inserts.
Now, if you don't knowwhat wooden inserts are, they're basically upgradesfor your board game.
So, if you are like me, if it's not apparent already from all my other videos, I like organization.
Organization, I like meticulous little arrangements in board games.
I don't know, I just can't help it.
It's just so satisfying to have a very nicely organized game.
So, the game that weare talking about today is called Rising Sun by CMON Games.
There is a tutorial thatI did way back when, I'll link that right up here.
But if you're not familiar already, Rising Sun, amazing board game.
It's super fun to play, I love the components, I love the design, I love the artwork, I love a lot of things about it.
There's one thing, though, that kind of stresses me out about it and that is how it is organized.
Because in general, actually let me ask you if you resonate with these two ideas.
So, whether or not you bringa board game to a table, I feel depends on two major things.
One, is how easy is it to play or how much do you remember how to play before tackling the rule book again? And two, how easy it isto set up and put away? The latter is what we'regonna talk about today.
So, this is the original box.
When you start taking the plastic out things start falling apart, and they fall into little crevices, and you're fiddling around to pick it up from the side, and just kind of slide it through the walls of the box, and it's just.
(clicks tongue) Even when you're takingout the cardboard box, there are pieces underneath that don't have a nice slot and it's just.
(gags) So, it's easy to takestuff out of the box, you just throw it on the table and then arrange it there.
But then the hard part, and the part that kind of kills me inside, is to figure out howto put everything back.
So, that's probably thebiggest issue for me.
Amazing game, I love it and all, but the organization's just.
So, here is where DaedalusProductions comes in.
By the way, Daedalus, if you are watching this, I love the play on the name.
Because Daedalus means thewhole maze or Minos, I think, and then you guys aremaking wooden inserts.
It's very creative.
And this is not a sponsoredvideo or anything, I just really love these wooden upgrades.
So, here is what thebase game looks like now with the wooden inserts with different levels of it as we go.
Right, it's pretty amazing.
So, here's what I reallylove about these inserts.
One, the quality is top-notch.
The wood feels really, really nice.
The color of the wood is super classy.
I love the font that they use because it's very modern, it's very easy to read, it provides a nicecontrast to the material.
So, I love that.
Speaking of the font, I love how everything is labeled exactly as it should be, so now you don't have toguess and fiddle around with where things go.
On top of that, for each clan, they even labeled the number of the base, which is actually on thebottom of the miniature, and the direction they'resupposed to be facing.
So, I love that.
So, so good.
I love the little details they put, it's always in the little details, and I love those little details they put.
For example, they carved out a yin-yang.
For the little Turtle Clan pieces, there's a little wholeto fit in their tails so it's easy to put in.
The little crevices that just fit nicely for every single piece you can name.
My favorite thing, which I've already said already actually, but I'm gonna say it again, is how everything is labeled.
Makes like so much easier.
(groans) I can't.
I can't in a good way.
Now, the last thing is that they also double as wooden trays thatyou can put on the table.
So, they provide evenbetter table presence than Rising Sun already does with the components in the base game.
So, that plus the wooden inserts, you have a very, very strong cool-looking tablepresence for a board game, which I absolutely love and enjoy.
Now, the bad.
So, let me preface this by saying I don't like to really build stuff.
I'm not really a puzzle person, like the whole 1000 piece puzzle.
People like to sit there and just do that, I can't.
I just, I can't.
I don't like to puzzle pieces together.
I like puzzles, like mind puzzles, but when it comes toputting things together it's not my thing.
My thing is more photography, videography.
Stuff like that.
I like to take picturesand videos of things, not really put them together.
And also for some reason I didn't inherit any kind of handymancharacteristics from my dad, so there's that.
And lastly, I also filmed this over the course of four days, so it took me about seven hours total.
A bit longer than Ithink it would normally because I did spend time to film and then wait for glue to set.
So, I think on averageit would probably take four to five hours to build all this, which comes to my first point.
It takes a long time toput all these together, mostly because you're waitingfor the glue to settle.
The instructions are fine, I think a video wouldhave been really helpful, especially for me 'cause it's just easier to just visualize whereeach piece is going.
Like for instance, in the clan holders, I actually had to take apartthose after they were glued because the little basesthat held them together I didn't realize that theyhad to have opposites.
Like one side was the big, thick side and the other side was the skinny side.
They kinda have to juxtapose each other.
Here, I'll show you real quick.
But anyways, those two pieceshave to be mixed-matched.
So, the pieces kind of align like this.
If not, they're gonna clash like this, which is what happenedto me for two of them.
So, I think little nuanceslike that kind of come up, which kind of gave me trouble.
And the other this is there's also a monster box with the shape of a sun, kinda like that sun outline in the front.
That door, I think itwould have been better if there was a sliding mechanism so it could just slide in really easily instead of popping it out every time.
But other than that, you've seen the build quality, you've seen how excitedI am about the B-Roll and introducing this in general.
So, clearly I love this insertsbesides those two things, which I think can be improved on.
It's also faster as yougo, as you're building it because then you kindajust understand the pattern of how things are being put together.
So, it's not a really big issue for me.
So, that was my review.
Cinematic B-Roll on some wooden inserts from Daedalus Productions for Rising Sun.
If you did enjoy that, I do have the expansion for Rising Sun and with the Daimyo Box, there's actually anotherset of wooden inserts that I haven't even started building yet.
Let me know down in the comments and I can definitelydo a part two of this.
Actually, I would love to do that, but depends on whether ornot you wanna see it or not.
Until then, cranking out some more videos this week.
So, I'm excited to share that with you.
Happy Chinese New Year if you celebrate that.
If not, have a wonderfulstart to your week.
Hope you guys have a great day and I will see you guys later.
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