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Episode 48 Mystery Connection: Torres & Iron Dragon


By sconway - Posted on 18 February 2008

Can YOU find the mystery connection between Torres and Iron Dragon ?

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Blott's picture
That would be your connection. Iron Dragon = A roller coaster in the amusement park. Torres (meaning Tower) = The Power Tower is a thrill ride in the amusement park.
The answer is my wife and my tastes. Torres is a favorite of mine that my wife can't stand. Iron Dragon is a favorite of my wife's that I'd rather do without. Get out of our heads!!!
I don't know, but researching and found James Swallow who have made a book called Iron Dragon and has also doing scripts on Star Trek: Voyager, where you can find B'Elanna Torres.
Steerpike's picture
Torres is Spanish for Bull and there is a line in the Cud tune "Spanish Love Song" that goes "dragons fire to melt your heart" I know it's a lame connection but was listening to the song this morning and it stuck in my head. Iron Dragon has dwarves in it and the pawns in Torres are like little dwarves too. (at least in my version, not sure which edition I have) Both games have castles (I am presuming that there are castles in Iron Dragon, I've not played it but I can't imagine a fantasy game without a castle somewhere) Neither game is based on a best selling novel by Ken Follett ------------------------------------------------- We don't stop playing games when we get old...... We get old when we stop playing games
Both games have 2 designers. Both games belong to groups of similar games (Torres shares mechanics with Tikal and others by the same designers, Iron Dragon is a crayon rails game). Both games have components similar to other games (Torres & Arkadia have similar castle pieces, Iron Dragon and other crayon games make use of the laminated board). And for a weird guess: Iron Dragon has a sci fi theme. Tor is a publisher of sci fi books, and is also the first 3 letters of Torres. Brian
echack's picture
Torres is about castles and Knights on top of castles like the French guys at Castle Aaargh, Galahad at Castle Anthrax, and Lancelot at Swamp Castle. Iron Dragon is about dragons, like the Black Beast of Aaaaargh. In fact, everything in gaming can be related to the Pythons... Simple!

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