Tokaido: Jason Wishnov, J. August Richards, and Chris Kluwe join Wil Wheaton on TableTop S03E01

Tokaido: Jason Wishnov, J. August Richards, and Chris Kluwe join Wil Wheaton on TableTop S03E01


– In our modern lives, we often race from
one thing to the next, never stopping to take a
breath, have a good meal, enjoy the company of strangers, or sit in a hot
spring with a monkey. Today on TableTop,
J. August Richards, Chris Kluwe, and
Jason Wishnov are here to travel with me
to a quieter time, when the journey was
even more important than the destination. We will all be travelers
going from Kyoto to Edo, along the East
Sea Road in Japan, popularly known as Tokaido. (action music) Tokaido is a beautiful
and perfectly balanced set collecting game designed
by Antoine Bauza and Naïade. We are all pilgrims walking
the traditional Tokaido, the serene East Sea Road, running from the spiritual
capital of Japan, Kyoto, to the political capital
in Edo, modern day Tokyo. Essentially, we are
on a Japanese vacation and the player who has the most culturally enriched
experience will win. We want to eat the best food, meet the most
interesting people, relax in natural hot springs and, finally, restore enough
manna to finish off all those art projects we’ve been
putting off forever. Starting with the player who
is furthest back on the path, we will decide which
vacation activity we’d like to participate in by moving our meople
to that location. Have a friend begging
you to complete their Gurren Lagann
figurine collection? Well, you should probably
stop by this town here and go shopping for presents, unless you’d rather share war
stories with a real samurai over some green tea. Or, maybe, you’re on more
of a spiritual journey and would rather visit
one of the many shrines. Just like real vacation, there isn’t enough
time to do everything, nor is every activity
suited for every taste. So, players have to choose how
they earn points in the game. Players will also have
special character abilities, which will help them score
points in certain ways. So, for example, this pervy
old man gets bonus points for spending time in
the coed bath houses because um, he has
arthritis or something. Anyhow, there are many
different paths to victory and players will have
to constantly balance staying on the road
that is best for them, while simultaneously
preventing the other players from having their
dream vacation. Tokaido is the most zen-like, cutthroat game you
will ever play. The game’s journey will
be broken into four days, where we will stop at hotels
and eat delicious food, like Donburi and Soba noodles. On the final day, we reach Edo and will give each
other bonus points for completing our collections. In a shocking and
surprising twist, whoever has the
most points wins. So, who will get to do
all the things in Japan and who will be left drunk
in a hot tub full of monkeys? Rub your lucky cat’s belly because it is time
to play Tokaido. (gong) – My name is J. August
Richards, I’m an actor. I’m known for my work on “Angel” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” – Hi, I’m Jason Wishnov. I’m the lead designer
at Iridium Studios and we’re working on
a video game with Wil called “There Came an Echo.” – I am Chris Kluwe. I was a punter for the
NFL Minnesota Vikings for eight years. I’ve also written a couple
letters that went viral about same-sex rights and treating people with
empathy and respect. – Hello everyone,
this is Tokaido. We drew to see who
would go first backstage and, as it turns out,
I get to go first, which is very likely going
to be the only good thing that happens to me
in this entire game. We play a very, the
player who starts last is at a significant
disadvantage. So, the player who goes
first gives the player who goes last $1
to start the game. Now, I’m playing Hiroshige,
the poor starving artist, who only starts out with
$3 and J. is playing Kinko, the ridiculously rich samurai,
who starts out with $7. So, somehow, I had to give, I’m at 99 percent! (Laughter)
– [Will] OK? – [J.] And I’m the one percent. – [Will] Yeah, you sure are. – Right now, my strategy
is to stick with shopping, food, obviously,
and I’m tryin’ to give a little money
to the temple. It ain’t no fun if the
homies can’t have none. – So, on my first turn, I
can go shopping at the store, which is dumb ’cause I
don’t have any money. I can go to the shrine, which is good ’cause
I get two points, but I had to give my
shrine money to you. – That’s right. – [Will] I think I
might go make a friend. – You look like you need it. – I think I might go
make a friend because… – No one here is one of those. – So, I’m gonna make a friend. My friend is the
Samurai, that’s not bad. I get, I get, (Laugher) I get, I get three points. Rather than go to the shrine and cut my money in
half on the first turn, I took a chance to go
get a friend who would hopefully help me
out with either money or helping jump
starting my painting. Of course, it does
neither for me and I just get three points. Chris, I believe you are up. Why don’t you tell
the kids at home who you are playing today? – Alright, so I am Hirotada, the priest, monk,
something of some sort. I believe he has a
prayer stick there with some ribbons
and a very fancy hat. I like the fancy hat. – [Jason] Pope of Japan. – Yeah. – He pretty much is. – The Pharrell of Monks. (Laughter) – He is the Pharrell Pope Monk. So, he’s really good
with temples and since you bypassed all
the deities, you know, really kinda made
them very upset. – I’m sure it did. – I’m gonna have
to cover for you. – [Will] Yeah, OK. – So, I will go to the temple. I will put in a money. And, since my character
has special ability, I get a matching
donation from the bank. – [Will] That’s right. – Wow, sounds like our church. – Yeah, it’s pretty sweet. – Right, it’s a tithe. – It’s fantastic. – I’m feeling really comfortable
playing Tokaido right now. It seems simple on the surface,
but very complex underneath. – This is the first
time Chris and I have actually played a game
together in person. We’re internet friends,
but this is the first time we’ve been in the
same place together and it’s one of the great
joys of playing on TableTop, is that I get to
bring people together, including people that
like, I wanna hang out with and that’s happening today. It’s pretty great. Wishnov, looks like you’re up. – If he’s the one percent,
I’m the point-one percent. I am ballin’ out,
I have nine gold and I would be remiss
if I did not go shopping with this fantastic
bankroll, so… So, Yoshiyasu has
two things going on. Starts with the most
money, with nine and also, when I reach
a traveler’s square, I can pick two cards and pick
which one I like the most. But I think having a
lot of money upfront, you really wanna go shopping. You wanna complete
that set quickly. And just try and
specialize in a few things. I’m gonna head over here and
I’m gonna draw three cards. One, two, three. – [Chris] That’s
a very fancy pot. – [Jason] Yeah, I
do love the pot. I’m gonna take the
pot and the Yukata, I think those are
in this season. So, I’m gonna take those two. I’m gonna pay four to the
bank to cover for that. – So, now do you get
points for that too? – Yeah. I get one and
three, so four total. – So, you get four
points total and J., where would you like to go? – Now it is my turn and
my special power is that, at the inn, I get a
dollar off all of my meals ’cause I got that Groupon. (Laughter) So I’m gonna
introduce the audience to what is referred
to as a pimp move. The pimp move is
when you go last, but you take the very last space so that you get to go again. That is called the pimp move. Because I’m the last in line, I get to, I get to make this
move to the shopping area, to the Beverly Center. So, I have three choices here. OK. – [Chris] Ooh look at you. – You got the cheap stuff man. – Big money, look at you! – That’s what I needed. – So, can I get all three? – You could, but… – Would there be an
advantage to that? – Um, well, yes, you would
get five points for four, which is a fine, ya
know, that’s worth more. – You could get nine. You’d get nine points
’cause you get all three. – Yeah, right, sorry – Oh, I would, yeah, I’m
gettin’ all of these. – [Will] You get
nine points for four. – C’mon, charge it! (Crosstalk) I just learned how to
play the game today and obviously, I’m
having an extreme case of beginner’s luck. And now, what I said about
it being a pimp move, I get to move again, so… – ‘Cause you are in the farthest position
back along the path. – [Chris] Ten points
or nine points? – [Will] Uh, nine
points, thank you. – Luckily we have Chris here
keeping an eye on everyone. – Ya know, if I don’t
count it myself, I don’t know if
it’s right or not. – Let’s start out on
that scenic moment. Let’s start, let’s start
building that rice patty moment. – You’re killin’ me, Smalls. And uh, Wishnov, you’re up. – I’m gonna go to the
next available space, the Hot Springs. – [Chris] Hot Springs. – [J.] Get you a monkey. – [Will] Alright, Hot Springs. – It’s gonna be two or three, it is three. – [Chris] Uh! Bam! Wow! – [Will] Wow, nice draw. Nice draw. There you go. And Chris, you’re up. – Yeah, it’s my turn, alright. And I like getting
monkeys from hot springs. Let’s see if I get one. Oh, yeah, no monkeys this time. – [Will] No monkeys,
that is a drag. I’m going to come
here to the mountains. – What? I thought you were
gonna go to the bank. – I can’t go the bank. – [J.] Why not? It’s right there. – [Chris] Yeah, it’s one pass. – [Will] Oh, (beep) hang on. – [Chris] You need some money. – Why are you helping him? Stop it, J.! – You guys are so
flushed with cash, two of you were gonna go to
the bank just to block me? – We’re not playing to win, we’re playing to beat you, Will. – Oh yeah, well, guess
what? Guess what? Welcome to TableTop! (Laughing) It’s very common for
people to come on TableTop and, sort of, play against me ’cause I’m the one
everybody knows, but I’m playing against three extraordinarily
competent gamers. If I’m wrong, I’m wrong. I’m sticking with
my original thing and I’m gonna paint
for one point. – [Jay] Bam. – [Wil] Bam. – You know, I’m
gonna go to the bank, because, you know, I
just like that money. You know what I’m sayin’? – Here you go, here’s three bucks
from your rich uncle. – [J.] Woo! – [Jason] Now he
goes before me here. – Yep, now I get
to go before you. – Chris, you’re
furthest down the path. – I am. And I do have a lot
of money right now. I have… – [Jason] Yeah, you
have seven right now. – [Wil] You have seven
money, that’s correct. – But the way the
world is these days, the rich gotta get richer. – [Jason] The economy! – Yeah, hey, it’s trickle down, it’ll trickle down to
you guys eventually. – Yeah, right, that’s
the way it works. – I’m not really
feeling too intimated playing on TableTop. I figure this is
much less stressful than having eleven 250
lb men running at you trying to tackle you, so. – I’m gonna go shopping here. And I’ll take another three. I’m looking for sushi. I’m, this is gonna be dramatic. – [Wil] Yeah. – Or the fan. (Wil laughing) Sushi or the fan here. – [Wil] Sushi or the fan. Nope, that’s a totem. Oh no, that’s clothing! It’s not looking good for you! (Everyone yelling) Oh, you got the worst ones, too! They’re all expensive. Now you don’t have to buy
anything if you don’t want to. – The odds of that
happening are not good. I needed one of two
things in three cards, chances of that
happening 87.5 percent, seven out of eight. All three failed. All three! What are the odds of that? Well, I just gave
them, so, I guess. – [Wil] J., you’re up. – Well, you know,
I love my friends, so let’s hit that friend’s spot. – Damn it, damn it, you’re blockin’ me
on every point, J. – [J.] I know,
I’m doin’ my best. – [Jason] That’s my power. – (Laughing) Oh nice! Oh, that was even better
than I thought it was. – [Wil] Your friend is
Shokunin and look at that, you get a free present. – Come on, Shokunin. Yes. – [Wil] It’s a shirt! – [Jason] That’s
exactly what he needed. – And I finished my set! – That’s exactly
what he needed, yeah. – [J.] I finished the set! Yes! – You got the one out
of four you needed, and I couldn’t get one of
two out of three cards. – I’m so happy right now. Jason is calculating all of
these numbers in his head, like we’re playing
Texas No Limit Hold’em, but I’m just the
master draw, I can just draw whatever I’m looking for, I’m really good
at drawing cards. – I’m not going to
say he’s going to win, but he’s got a good shot now. – Sorry man. – But now I’m bummed, I can’t
even use my special powers. – Well played. – [Wil] Yeah right! (laughter) – You are team favorite
of the day, here. – RNG? – Random number generator. – OK, see, I’m the
only one at this table that is only like
semi-fluent in geek, so I’m going to ask
a lot of question. – We are going to get you… We are going to level
you up in geek today. – I mean, I’m a
big gamer myself, I don’t have all the acronyms
like the other guys do, but I know what I’m doing,
I play instinctively. – So I can choose, I
have scenery coming up, I have the beautiful ocean view, I have the mountains, I
already have a mountain. Now there is a
second spot there, so someone can match
me, but I’ll do it. Skipping spots is a little iffy
if you don’t have a reason. – So I think I’m
actually going to try for the ocean as well. – I’ve basically been boxed
out by everybody right now, and all I have available
to me are bad choices, and I have to figure out what is the least bad choice to make. I’m a painter, I think
that my least bad choice, is to go paint right now. OK, I’m going to go here. – [J.] Going for the paintings! – [Chris] I would not
have made that move so… – [Chris] Well as
long as someone doesn’t block you
out of the food, Then you’ll get
a third mountain. – Which we’re gonna do… – I’m probably… – We’re gonna do that! – [Jason] Yeah, so… – OK so it’s my turn now, right? OK so my only real
option is to go to… – Hot springs, or food. – There’s an availability
at hot springs? Oh, that is hot springs. Well if I go to the hot springs it makes me first
out of the gate. – [Chris] No it does not. – [J.] I mean if I
go to the inn last, it makes me the first
out of the gate. – That’s true. – [J.] Yeah, it makes me
first out of the gate, which I want to be because
I want to finish up some of these projects
I’m working on. I’m going to the hot springs. – All right. Let’s find out… – I’m going to get a salt scrub. – [Wil] What is it? – Boo ya! Three points! If I were really
at a hot spring, I would probably get
like a salt body scrub. Makes your skin nice and soft. I’m known for my soft skin. – [Wil] Yeah, you know
what we could start is the Occupy Hot
Springs movement. Because the 1% over here… That is just killing everybody. – [Chris] I only
have one choice. – [Wil] All right,
so you take… The way that we get food here, is that we take the number
of players plus one, so four plus one,
three, four, five. You look at those in secret. – And this is the only
secret part of the game. – Yep. Now you will choose
the ones that you want. – I’m going to buy
some fugu, because who doesn’t like
living dangerously? – [Wil] Oh, that’s all right! Tasty, tasty, tasty poison fish! – You’re delicious! – Oh, so you’re going to try to challenge me on
the food (mumbles) I got Food Network. – [Chris] Three,
four, five, six. – [Wil] Jason, I guess
you’re going to eat. Yep, here you go. So you got some choices. – Oh no, you have a good
amount of money too. – Look, here’s the
deal, there’s no second place for
most expensive food. – Yeah, let it go. – [Jason] I’m not
going to compete there. I’m going to get
dollar menu misoshiru. – Chicken nuggets, love it. – That is the Japanese chicken
nuggets, obviously, so I… (sighs) – You got it, Wil. (sighs) – Oh! – I was tempted
to screw you over. – You should have done it. – [Chris] I should have done it. – [Jason] I know you would
have taken the other one. – I will eat misoshiru. – But I was like, I
got this much money, I got to use it. – For one dollar. I will also paint. – He gets to paint
while he eats. – Because I get to
paint while I eat. I’m going to start here. – [J.] Oh, you’re moving
on to a new painting? – [Wil] Yeah. – Interesting. – You’re coming up
to my painting there, which I don’t appreciate. – [Wil] I get a point. Well, to be honest with,
you fighting me on painting would be like me
fighting you on food. But anyway it’s your choice,
so go ahead, there you go, go to eat.
– Take me to the restaurant. – Here you go.
– Bam! – Restaurant. – Let me get
something delicious. Oh nice, you left me some udon. – No one ate the
tofu, good choice. Tofu’s disgusting. Tofu is disgusting
because it’s tofu. – How much do I pay for that? – [Wil] You’re going to pay two, because you get a
one dollar discount. – So I walked up
in the restaurant, and my home girl was
there waiting tables, so she gave me a deal. I didn’t even tip her. (Japanese music) – So let’s take a quick
look at the end of day one, J. is way up there with 27,
and the rest of us have 14. Very good, excellent. All right, J., where
are you going next? – OK so I’m going to
go ahead and donate… one buck. No… I can’t be
stingy, two bucks. to the temple.
– That just cost me three points. Hey everybody, I’m
going to the bank. – Yeah, what a surprise. (laughter) – Despite being the painter,
you are not going to the ocean. – I wanted to go for the ocean, but two dick-heads blocked me from the bank on the first day. – You say dick-head, I
say competitive player. (laughter) I think these two options
are relatively even. For long term play,
however in general, if you don’t have a good
reason to skip steps, don’t skip steps. – [Wil] Yeah, I think
that’s the right call. – [Chris] I was really hoping you were going to
go for the money. – You know you’d think
I wouldn’t even bother, right, because he has his power,
he’s going to get to paint one time every time
he goes to the inn, but it just gets worked
out that the open squares, the ones that were best for me, happen to be mountains,
happen to be ocean. And I am not
relinquishing that ocean. – Where are you going, sir? I believe you have the honor. – I am going to jump
on to the paddies. – We are attempting to lock
Wil out of his very power. You’re one away from that,
I’m two away from mountains. – [Wil] (sighs) Two
points for you there. – Look at how beautifully
that comes together. – It’s been a while
since I’ve played a game on TableTop where literally
every other player in the game was like
cooperatively colluding to (bleep) me in the ass. (laughter) This does not happen…
it’s been a while! – Well, we’re happy to
do this for you, Wil… – It’s the new season! – It’s a new
season, new dynamic. – Yeah, new dynamic. – I never really
thought of this as a cooperative game with a
defector, but I guess it is. – Well played, well played.
– Well played. – All right, super. I feel like I’m an
adorable little kitten that is dressed up
with a little bow tie, and is just like
meow, meow, meow, I can has cheeseburger? And I am surrounded
by three giant kitten killing mecha
robots breathing fire and shooting daggers out of
their eyes and their hands, and then also shouting
out anti-kitten epithets. (yells)
– Call the “wah-bulance.” Call the “wah-bulance” you
are you crying right now. – Shouldn’t you be coordinating with the rest of your opponents? – Can somebody bring me a towel? The chair’s a little
wet from Wil’s tears. Cryin’! – Chris, where are you going? – I think I’m actually
probably going to go friends, and leave you
alone for now, Wil. Because I don’t think I
can compete on those two. – All right. So, let’s see who
your friend is. That’s me. – [Chris] Oh, sorry Wil. – That’s all right. I don’t have any friends. Believe me, I don’t
have any friends! Let’s see who your friend
is, go ahead, go for it. What do they do? – [Chris] Bam! – [Jason] Oh and they
paint you an ocean! Value! – [Wil] Wow, look at that! – Everyone is drawing
exactly what they need! – OK as I’m the furthest away, I’m going to come here and
the paint the rice paddies. – [J.] Now what happens if
you and I both complete this? – No, he’s going to
get it, it’s over. – It’s whoever gets it first. – He’s got it, because he
will complete it in the inn. – Whoever gets it first. – [J.] What if I
complete it right now? Oh I can’t? – You can’t, the next
one’s after the inn. And he paints while he eats. – I’m still the furthest away. So I’m going to come up
here and paint the mountain. – Oh, look at you. – Oh man, this is not
going well for me. – I have 19, nuh-nuh-nuh-19. J., you are
– You came up. – The furthest down the path.
– Good job. – I could get a friend
which could be exciting, or I could go to the temple
and get competitive there. – Friend or temple? (sighs) I don’t know. – I’m going for popularity
contest, let’s go get a friend. – All right, let’s see
who your friend is. Your friend is…
– Come on, friend! – Oh, your friend
makes a free donation to the temple for you! – Yes! Friend in the temple! Woo! – Oh, a wild Wil
Wheaton appeared. – Indeed, now will you
skip the hot springs to go for the mountain? – [Wil] I am. – [Chris] Wow, a jump. Oh, he’s going for it. He’s completing his mountains. – Which means that now he is
going to complete the steps. – I think it was a
big tactical mistake for one of them to
not block me on that, it would have cut me out
of the game completely. – Chris, where you
gonna go, springs? – I think I’m going
to go to hot springs. – [Wil] Yeah, think so. – Oh, you trying to
run to my hot springs? – This has not been
a good game for me. – [Wil] Monkey, monkey,
monkey, no monkey! So you get two for that. And Jason… – There’s only
one option for me, I will not let you complete
that before me, no matter what. The ocean is mine. I am the king of the seas! – All right so it’s
not going to matter. I’m going to get there too. – [Wil] You’re coming here? – There’s two dots on that? – It is an ocean
race, it’s who’s gonna complete this painting first! – I cannot believe with
the artist in the game, you guys are fighting
for the ocean… – You’re gonna get two
complete sets first. – You know, that’s
kind of sad, Wil. (laughs) – Are you going shopping or
are you going to get money, J.? – That’s a great question. I need some money. Now that’s good. Let’s get that cash. – Wil and I, Wil was
looking at that one. – I sure was. That doesn’t make sense,
it makes more sense for me to get
first pick of food. – [J.] I like that. – It’s real important that
I get first pick of food, because everybody’s
going to take the cheap food if
it’s available. We have four players, one,
two, three, four plus one. – But remember, you can’t
choose the same cheapy food. – That’s true, so
misoshiru is gone. Is he happy? Is that a happy
face or a sad face? That’s a happy face. Now the problem is we
both have that same one, so if there was another
misoshiru that came up, he would leave that for me. And I would be screwed. – Ah! – So I’m going to use my
painterly action to paint. and complete this beautiful
painting of the rice paddies. – Oh, you did that already!? – Which is great. So I’ll take three
points for that. And then I’ll get
six for eating. I really needed to
finish that painting before anybody else did. The only way I have any
hope at all of being competitive in this
game is to finish painting before
the other players. Chris, it is your move sir! Are you shopping? – I think I’m going to go shop,
just to keep you from, uh… – [Jason] Well, thanks buddy! – [Chris] Yeah, no problem. – [Jason] I appreciate that. – [Chris] No problem. – [Jason] Never
watching a Vikings game. – (laughs) That’s all right,
I’m not playing for them! (laughter) You have to have a
strategy in mind, but you also have
to be able to adapt that strategy when
things start going badly, and despite all the beautiful
artwork and everything, this is very much
a… Yeah, if you want to try to screw other players
over, it’s very easy to do so. (laughs) Because
you just keep them from going to certain places. – So maybe you’re gonna go eat? – [Chris] Num num. – Oh Wil. – [Wil] You see why I
did what I had to do. – I see why you
did what you did. This is uh… sushi is
one of my favorites. – [Wil] It’s delicious. – It’s delicious sushi,
but now I am super poor I only have one left. – [J.] You’re broke like a joke. – My favorite sushi in real
life is absolutely going to be salmon and toro
tuna to some extent, but it’s just… sake
salmon, just so good. – Chris, are you going
to come and eat now? I believe. – I don’t think I
have much of a choice. – Here you are sir. – Thank you. – You’re welcome.
– Let’s see what we have, oh, these
are all good choices. – [Wil] Oh, everyone
loves sashimi. – [Chris] I love sashimi. – [Jason] That’s an
interesting choice. – J., you will come in. – Do you think you’re
going to be able to beat him on the
food bonus on the end? – I have a lot of money. – I’m gonna stick to my strategy of getting the
best food possible, because at the end there’s going to be a huge bonus, and
I’m working for that. Since I get that sexy discount. – Yeah, exactly, that
is the right move. (Japanese music) We are halfway
through our journey. And you will be the
first to head on out. – Sweet, I got two
friends waiting for me. – I came into this game
most afraid of Jason, and J. is kicking
everyone’s ass. – I’m gonna finish up. – Oh, all right. – [J.] This painting here. – [Wil] That’s a
lovely painting, it’s a little derivative
of an existing work. (laughter) – [Jason] Plagiarism going on. – [Wil] But that’s all right,
so you’re going to get three. And Chris? – Honestly the best
move for me right now is to deny you guys
getting any money. – D’oh!
– Come on, man! – Now that I think about it, I probably should
have done that. – Oh yeah. – Now for the first
time in the game I am going to meet a
friend, on the road. – [Wil] All right,
super friends! – Going to need two cards… (mumbles) Cash. – Oh wow! – And there’s only two
cash cards in the deck. – Thank God I finally
got something, I’ve had horrible luck
this entire game so far I desperately needed
money, I wasn’t gonna be able to
get to the bank. – [Wil] Who’s my
friend going to be? What are you doing
for me, friend? A painting for me! And you’re painting me an ocean! – [Jason] As long
as it wasn’t Chris getting that, I’m cool. – It’s going to so
hard for me to paint the remainder of
my ocean painting, because Jason and Chris
are breathing down my neck. Which they shouldn’t
even be doing, they shouldn’t even have tried! – [J.] This here is
a hot spring, right? Yeah I do pretty
well at these things. Let’s go on and get
that salt scrub. – [Wil] Are you going
to get a monkey? – Let’s see! – [Wil] Bam! – Hey hey, we’re
not the monkeys! – [Wil] I’m going
to leave my friends, I’m going to walk down the road and I’m going to
come here and I’m… – Somebody should
have blocked him. – I’m an artist… (sighs) You guys are super wrong. I’m theoretically nominally
back in this game now. It’s gonna be really
hard for us to catch J. – So, Chris…
– Oh boy… – You probably really want
that ocean square, right? – [J.] I like how
you’re thinking. – [Chris] But how many
mountain paintings are there left in the game? – He’s already got the
bonus for the mountain. I’m not too worried
about that, Chris. – That’s seven points
that you’re giving up if you don’t keep going. – He’s really trying
to convince me. Otherwise, Wil, can you go ahead and move me to the ocean square? (sport whistle) I’m flagging myself! (yells) 15 yard penalty,
roughing the kicker. (laughter) – Amazing. (claps) Well played.
– Golf clap. (laughter) – I feel like we need to
go to a replay of that. (slow motion voices) – So Jason hit me
with a penalty flag. And technically he was right,
but it still kind of stung. – So I’m gonna grab
the mountain one, just because it’s a free point. – [Wil] Yeah, sure. – [Chris] All right,
so I got my free point. Now I need to figure out
what I’m going to do. Because I could just jump
straight ahead to that ocean. – If you don’t go there now,
Jason’s going there next, and he’ll complete it. – [Jason] Actually I’m
considering the bank. So you can go…
yeah that’s fine! – [J.] All right, nice. Well played. You know what could be
crazy, coming out of the inn, one of us might literally
jump five spaces. (bleep) (laughter) – Really painful to
jump too far ahead, because you’re effectively
sitting out four or five turns, while everyone else
gets to do stuff. – [Wil] Jason are
you going shopping, you can shop or you
can be first food. – Now here’s the thing, if
I’m first food, I’m last out. – That’s correct. – [Jason] So I don’t
really want to do that, and I have the money to eat
really whatever food I want, so I’m going to go shopping
and hope that I just a little bit better luck
than I did last time. I really want to
complete my shopping set, I need cash to do that,
and I need to make absolutely sure that I
get some food at the end. I’m already behind, if I don’t
get food at that last inn, it’s pretty much over for me. – I need sushi, I need the
food, and I need the fan. Yeah, give me the fan. All right, here
we go, here we go. Food or fan? Fan. – [Chris] All
right, there you go. – [Wil] That’s great. – [Jason] Another fan. – [Wil] Less good. – Three fans. – Wow, three fans. – [Chris] You got a lot of fans. – We’ll start a club. Fan club. (laughs) – I think a fan would
really go well the (mumbles) I really just sit
there like that. Yeah, all right and pick that. – You can either go shopping, or you can go
straight into food. – [J.] Now I’m doing really
well at the food challenge. But I’m going to start
another shopping selection. – All right. – I’m starting a new
set right now because you know it might lead to
some extra bonus points, and I’m a little concerned
that Chris is gaining on me. So I gotta do something to
overturn the apple cart here. Let’s go shopping! – [Jason] If you get
another draw like you did in the beginning, man,
I’m gonna flip out. – [J.] Yeah, I think it’s
gonna go pretty well for me. – It’s gonna be expensive,
expensive, all the same type. – Well with expensive,
medium and cheap, this one is expensive. OK, medium. Nice, OK, so that’s a
nice little shirt combo. – [Wil] Oh, look at that. Some nice food
right there for you. – Four for four… OK, now I want a three or… Oh! – [Wil] That’s a
duplicate, though. So this doesn’t do you any good. – So I’m gonna buy these two. – If you get those two, so… OK, well all I can do is go eat. Which is hopefully
not bad for me. (mumbles) (laughter) And five… – So buy something… – [Wil] And let’s see. – On the less expensive side. – You know what I think
goes well with that is just a bit of yakitori. I think you’re going to be
pleased with what you see. – I am very pleased
with what I see. I like it. – Yep.
– Yep. – [J.] Did you get
another (mumbles) pot? – Nice. – And I just realized
that I forgot to paint… When I was in there,
so I’m going to go ahead and come up here. – Get you some ocean. – [Wil] Paint me some ocean, so I’ll take three ocean points. – [J.] (♪Give me some ocean) – OK, now I’m
temporarily ahead of you, – [Jason] (♪Paint me some ocean) – I’m glad you knew where
I was going with that, wow, I like you guys. You assembled the best. – I believe it’s your turn. – It is my turn! – Enjoy those food options. – Oh! (laughter) Are you serious? – You chose to go shopping! – Stone cold! (laughs) – Oh, oh I hate all of you. (laughter) What did I say about
liking you guys? – You just said
you like all of us? What happened?
(laughter) – [J.] I take it back. – What happened? – I had nothing to do with that! – I like tempora. This I can’t even pronounce. (laughter) – Give it your best
shot, let’s hear it. – No, I…
– [Jason] No, come on! – (mumbles) – That was not bad. – [Wil] You get
it, that’s perfect! – I can read! (laughter) Which one, so then that only
leaves me tempora, right? – Yep. – All right I am off to the inn. – [Wil] Welcome to the
inn, enjoy your options. – I’m will be taking… and
I’ll do my best… the (mumbles) – [Wil] Yeah, there you go. (Japanese music) This is going to be a
really interesting last day. – Yeah man. – [Wil] Jason, you are
first out of the gate. Where will you go, sir? – This is a big decision,
because theoretically this is like kind
of the game for me. I really want to finish
that ocean thing I’d be getting the five from the ocean, and the free bonus
card at the end, but I’d be skipping
so many spaces, I’d be giving up a lot of points in those spaces and position. I don’t know what I’m gonna do. I really want to keep Jason
away from the paintings. Maybe if I can like
Jedi mind trick him into going to the shrine,
that’s good for me. (hypnotic sound) – [J.] That’s an option. – Uh, tough decision! I’m (mumbles) though… Let’s go to the shrine. – [Wil] Yeah, I think that’s… – [J.] Oh man I love this. – Because remember you get
a point for donating too. – Yeah. – So I’m not really sure
what to do right now. I can go to the shrine,
or I can go for the ocean. I don’t know. – [Chris] So going for the
friend isn’t gonna be good, because then three people
will move before me, which means the
ocean will get taken. I think my only play in terms of actually playing intelligently
is to go for the ocean. And finish the set. – [J.] Beautiful. – Seriously? I really wish you
hadn’t done that! (laughs) I really wish you
hadn’t done that! – You hurt us, but you helped J. And who’s the biggest
threat right now? It’s J.! He’s well ahead
of the rest of us! – And I get two moves. – [Jason] I’m saying
this is not good. – And I get two moves. – I have had to make a number
of agonizing decisions. All of them have the potential to put me right
back into this game, or take me out of it completely. – Well if it’s any consolation, just remember that
you’re going to let the entire internet
down if you… (laughter) – Again? Friends could give me money,
a painting, or points. Money just gives me money,
but I can rely on it! I’m deviating from my strategy
and I’m taking a chance! OK, uh… – Damn! – Going for the friend! – And we get… (bleep)
– Three points. – No, hey, that’s… – [J.] From a samurai. – I think that worked
out well for you. – [J.] I’m gonna hit that
temple, praise the lord. (laughs) – That locks it. – OK, so wait, how did
I only end up with one? – With one dollar? – No worries, going to the bank! Bloop! – You are the worst… – I’m feeling pretty
confident right now, I’m way in the lead,
but anything could
happen in this game. – Do I go for two points? No. This is actually a
relatively easy decision. (sighs) This is gonna be money
or it’s gonna be points, or it’s gonna be a painting. This can not be a
bad card for me. – Duh nuh! – [J.] It’s useless, something
you already have, OK. – That was a bad card for me. – Sorry man, (mumbles). – [Chris] Do you still get
a point for that though? – No, nothing. – Once you complete a
painting, it’s done. – [Chris] That is brutal. (laughter) – Oh my God, it
was the next card! – The next card was money. – [Jason] And that’s
it for travelers. – That’s why I looked. Turns out that Daft Punk song? Not about me. (imitating sad trombone) – [Jason] I could
have utilized that. I could have utilize it. – Because I have
a very interesting decision to make right now. OK, so. – You could really
dick Wil over, hard. (laughs) – Go with that one, I
don’t know what it is yet. – That’s why this is
such a great game. – I’m already gonna lose, why
would you make me lose harder? – I mean just massive… – [Wil] Why would you do that? – Massive dickery. – [Wil] Why would you do that? – How could I screw Wil? – [Chris] So if
you take the ocean, whose turn is it next? – [J.] And where is he gonna go? – [Jason] Where do you
think I’m gonna go? – [J.] Right, you’re
out… well, Wil is… He’s not that far
behind… but… (laughter) – Come on! It is nearly impossible
for you to lose this game. – I’m fighting for second, dude. – Right. – I think you should
go to the ocean. – Shut up, Chris! (laughter) – Yes! I said “you should
go to the ocean.” – God. – Go to the ocean, it calls you! – Now, my only thing
that I want now is food. So… – Or a point from the ocean. – Stop talking, Chris! (laughs) – [J.] If I go straight
here, who could earn points? – [Chris] Wil can earn points… – I can get points
if you go there. – Not a threat, anybody else? – Jason will get
(mumbles) from the ocean. – For what, from the ocean? What are you trying to fish? – [Wil] He could get
mountain and ocean point… – That’s gonna happen
no matter what. – Yeah, you can’t stop him
from getting the ocean. But you can stop Wil
from getting the ocean. – Guess that’s my
only play, sorry Wil. Sorry Wil, I don’t
mean to be spiteful. – Oh my God. – [J.] And then
give me that point. – You are as bad as Felicia
in Lords of Waterdeep. That does nothing to help you… (laughter) And all it does… all
that does is hurt me. – I’m sorry, Wil… (♪We could have had it all) What was that, Lord
of the what, deep? Sorry. – Oh, and you’re gonna
sing Adele to me too? – I’m not concerned about karma
for screwing Wil right now, Because he’s a great
guy, he’ll get over it. I don’t know if that
was the best move. – I don’t think it
was, honestly, but I
was pushing for it. – That was a terrible
(bleep) move. OK, that was a… – [Jason] I’m good with
it, I’m good with it. – Will you be going to
the ocean, my good sir? – I believe I will be. (laughs) To the ocean! – To the ocean! – To the ocean! – You! – I am Goldenrod. – [J.] Goldenrod… – [Jason] Yeah, that’s
my name, look it up. – [J.] Oh, man. (laughs) – Oh, it’s so beautiful,
finally my masterpiece, I was worried I wouldn’t
finish it, but now… (laughs) I honestly would
not have gone there. – Where would you have
gone, straight to the end? – Straight to food! – Straight to food. – Yeah, you should have
gone straight to food. – But it wasn’t in my best
interest for you to do that. – Oh my God, I trusted you! – Think for yourself! Think for yourself. – [Chris] I’m going right there. Grab me a mountain! – [J.] Oh my God. Great! You have a mountain! Terrific! How you doing in the ocean? Great? Liking it? You like that ocean
painting you got? How’s that point
treating you, good? – I know, I should
have let you… – [Jason] Now Wil’s
only chance right now, he has to get a
one spot on food. He has to. – [Chris] So it can’t be, uh… The irimeshi and it
cannot be misoshiru. Will we see a smiley
face from Wil, or a sad face from Wil? – Should we look? Or we can’t look. – Well, we’ll know in a second. – We’ll know in a second. (laughter) – That means lots of rich food. – Sorry, Wil. – Oh no, meople just died. – Meople just passed away. – Game designer
Steve Jackson says, every game you play is
a role playing game. Therefore it is appropriate that my starving artist
starved on the last turn. I want you to take that
painting home with you. (laughter) And I want you to frame it, I want you to take that frame, and then I want you to eat it! – Oh wow. – It’s only one part of it… – I’d like to swap my
tea out for bourbon! And just leave the bottle! – All righty. Now the smart play is
to go for the food. You got to go for it. J., I’m gonna take the
food right from your mouth. – Welcome to Edo, everyone,
we hope you’ve enjoyed… – Phew. – Let’s go ahead and total
up some happy cat bonuses. (Japanese music) The final score,
– Did I do that? – In first place, J.
August Richards with 79. In second place,
Chris Kluwe with 75. In third place, Jason
Wishnov with 71. And in (bleep) Jason… – I’ll take it! – Wil with 63. – I’m not going to say that
we were gunning for you, but your death was on lock. Woo! – He was Charles
Gunning for you. (laughter) – Congratulations! – Thank you so much. – I’ll see you in front
of the Wall of Victory. And I will join you all
in the Loser’s Lounge. Congratulations, J.! (triumphant music) (smooth jazz) Well gentlemen… Welcome to the Season
Three Loser’s Lounge. I’m really glad you’re
here, and now I’m leaving. (laughter) – Fair enough, fair enough. – Bye.
– Later Wil. – Congratulations.
– Thank you. – You take your place along side a lot of people who are not me. (laughs) The first season of TableTop,
we had a glorious trophy, but we could only afford one, and we couldn’t
give them to anyone. And in the second
season of TableTop, we gave people
certificates of awesome, but this season, due to the
generosity of viewers at home, you get a trophy of awesome
to keep for yourself! – Oh wow, thank you so much! – Congratulations,
you have earned it! Please, feel free to make a
victory speech to the camera. – Well thank you very much,
I want to thank my coach, Bo, who taught me how to play. I want to thank all the
guys for their advice, and some of their, you know,
good advice and bad advice. – Oh yeah, they were great. No, they were super,
good for them, yeah. – But it was a great game,
I had a fantastic time. And you know, I think I
get to win this umbrella, because I made it
rain on you hoes. – Ugh. – That’s what I did. I made it rain!
– Ugh! – Yes! So, thank you, I appreciate it. – You are the worst winner ever! – I really am, so hopefully
you’ll have me back so you can beat me sometime. – Oh, you can count on that! – Fantastic. – Thanks for watching,
play more games! And we’ll see you next
time, on TableTop. – We did it! We did it!

98 thoughts on “Tokaido: Jason Wishnov, J. August Richards, and Chris Kluwe join Wil Wheaton on TableTop S03E01”

  1. Wil kinda screwed himself over from the start by trying to focus on paintings. Since he has that special ability, letting him grab all the vistas would just give him free win, so blocking him is a good strategical choice, not just a dick move – he should've foreseen that and diversified his income.

  2. After watching so many episodes, sometimes I do wonder if Will actually plays to win. He is always really helpful towards novice players and he is always making "mistakes". Honestly, he has only seen truly sad for losing like three times. So, no. I don't feel sorry for Will because watching over new players while playing your own game is what older siblings that are not assholes do. It takes a real grown person to be always last and make other's happy.

  3. I liked this episode. Mainly, cause it reminded me of game night as a kid. I mean being competitive is what make game play fun. U size up ur opponent and see who a sleeping shark

  4. If you were wondering when tattoos went from edgy and cool to mainstream Beaver Cleaver Saved by the Bell wannabe juice – here we have it. Wil Wheaton is rolling up his sleeves to show off his "ink". Tattoos are today what having holes in yr jeans was in the eighties

  5. I like Chris but he's done some stupid things he's a really cool guy though watching him debate Mercede's Carrera was well not a good moment for him.

  6. You should play again but with the "Tokaido deluxe" it's comes with to extra inns and with all the expansions (crossroads and matsuri). It becomes a crazy again

  7. I enjoy these videos a lot more when they actually compete against each other and don't make it their goal to screw over Wil personally. I really don't find it funny or entertaining to see people play the game that way. It was still a good video, and J. August Richards was playing to win, but Jason Wishnov and Chris Kluwe were not even worried about winning as long as they crushed Wil. Not cool.

  8. 11:41 Actually, the chances were 91.3%
    Considering 6 cards of each type, 24 cards in the deck and 2 "good" and 3 "bad" cards taken, this goes like this:

    1 -[ (9/19)*(8/18)*(7/17) ] = 1 – (0.47 * 0.44 * 0.41 ) = 1 – 0.087 = 0.913.

    yeah, he got worse luck than he thought he had.

    But hey, for a guy just make the math based on rounded numbers in his head, it's pretty impressive.

  9. One of the funniest episodes of TableTop and one of my favorites! I bought Tokaido based on this episode and some other searching around and reviews. AbsolutelyI love it, even though it's more of a light, intro kind of game

  10. I like the numbers, I simply love 'em and I don't care what J. August Richards says 12 minutes in but I did the calculations for them drawing the right cards. Jason had around 80% chance of getting at least one of those cards that he wanted and still he didn't get what he needed xD

  11. I like the numbers, I simply love 'em and I don't care what J. August Richards says 12 minutes in but I did the calculations for them drawing the right cards. Jason had around 80% chance of getting at least one of those cards that he wanted and still he didn't get what he needed xD

  12. So, As of this comment Chris Kluwe has been on Geek and Sundry 4 times. Tabletop X 2, Spellslingers X 1, Worthy Opponent X 1. This is the only time he has not either won (and quite handedly) or come in 1st place

  13. Watching a cooperative "screw Wil" team was less than fun.  Kicking a wounded dog – already dice cursed – is pathetic.

  14. The short explanations of the games at the beginning that lead into the name of the game should be changed to end with "I'm Wil Wheaton and today I'll be losing at __________!" 😀

  15. the only actual play that hurt Will intentionally was the J. August's last play, all the other plays were strategic in general (Chris going to bank to deny ALL players coins, and not skipping tiles which just happened to be panorama tiles [most of the board is panorama tiles], and lots of other stuff). In general, there was actually very little targeted Will attacks if one actually took the time to dissect and look at the game and understand the fundamentals of what it takes to play Tokaido

  16. i honestly hate these matches when everyone's against wil, not some big fan of wil wheaton, just think these episodes are bullshit because these type of table top players generally find themselves unable to play relatively soon on which means that i highly doubt these guys are as big gamers as they claim.

    this wasn't entertaining, this was just stupid.

  17. It’s been years and I keep rewatching this show again and again after watch so many channels who do table top kind of show I just realized I watch it over and over again because of Will damn I miss him so much, love from Indonesia and thank you because of this show I have a fantastic new hobby and good times with my best friends.

  18. LawLibertyCompassion Justice

    30:12 Wil cheats and takes a move he forgot to take after he's already been passed up by another player. But he's a democrat so cheating is OK.

  19. I don't own this game yet but I've done some research and I believe at 34:20 when Wil drew Annaibito for the "painting" he already completed that he then gets to choose to gain the next piece for the "painting" of his choice… instead will took nothing, screwing himself in the ass. congrats Wil, this might be one game where everyone (yourself included) at the table was out to get you. read the rules.

  20. 36:49

    Will's hand is straight up shaking.

    I think being fucked over by his "friends" on purpose might effect him more than he lets on.

  21. Lost me at same sex rights. I have no problem with anyone's rights, but the NFL is Kluwe's claim to fame. The fact that he feels he needs to virtue signal like that feels like he is forcing that shit down the throats of those who (like me) came here to hear about gaming.

  22. Wil Wheaton ruins this whole vibe and show. What a S O Y B O Y !
    Most people can't stand this guy, really. He a huge douche bag.

  23. I just found this channel. These Tabletop game videos are so amazingly well-done! Holy crap, why am I just discovering this channel in my life!

  24. J is hilarious…He holds one of my favorite quotes. In Angel, he says "Rational thought. Its an acquired taste." Twas a great show.

  25. Eclipse The Gambling Ocelot

    If I am playing a game, a free for all game, and It turns out every other player is teaming up to beat me, I up and leave the table. Doing what those other people are doing is literally the opposite of the point in the game. So no, I don’t waste my time with that crap 😂

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