#112 Tapestry

Draft Mechanic Episode # 112: Tapestry Six Pack Review and On Tap, The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches, Escape Tales: Low Memory, The Chemicals in Hops, and Final Round: Do Games Need To Be Balanced

Kickstarters:
Twain (Kickstarter)
Fossilis (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Cosmic Colonies (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
The Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches
2019, North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Dennis Lohausen

Escape Tales: Low Memory
2019, Board&Dice
Designer: Jakub Caban, Bartosz Idzikowski
Artist: Jakub Fajtanowski, Magdalena Klepacz

Six Pack Review:
Tapestry
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier
Artist: Andrew Bosley, Rom Brown

On Tap:
Tapestry
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier
Artist: Andrew Bosley, Rom Brown
    •Ratsherrn Brauerie "New Era Pilsener Dry hopped"; Hamburg, Germany
    4.9% ABV, 32 IBU.
    Pilsner.

    •Mellow Mink Brewing "Raspberry & Passionfruit Tapestry"; Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
    5.1% ABV, 2 IBU.
    Fruited sour.

    •Bad Dad Brewing Co. "Tapestry of Obcenity"; Fairmount, IN, USA
    6.6% ABV.
    AMerican IPA.

    •Bhramari Brewing Co"Painted Fortune"; Asheville, NC, USA
    5.8% ABV, 16 IBU.
    California Common.

Chemicals in Hops:
Hops: Anatomy and Chemistry 101
Craft Beer & Brewing: Hops Oils & Aroma: Uncharted Waters
All About Beer Magazine: A Taste for Hops: Exploring the History and Mystery of Flavor Hops
Kegworks: What Are Hops? A Beginner’s Guide to Hops in Beer
The Complete Joy of Home Brewing (3rd Edition) by Charlie Papazian

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:12 Kickstarter Updates

05:39 Kickstarter: Twain

08:24 Kickstarter: Fossilis

11:25 Kickstarter: Cosmic Colonies

13:37 Recent Plays: Quacks of Quedlinburg: The Herb Witches

27:00 Recent Plays: Escape Tales: Low Memory

45:38 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

46:30 Six Pack Review: Tapestry

47:16 Tapestry: Gameplay Overview

51:13 Tapestry: Discussion

78:51 Tapestry: Final Thoughts

82:55 On Tap: Tapestry

86:50 What do Hops Add to Beer?

94:50 Final Round: Game Balance

98:52 Outro

#111: Welcome To... Expansions

Draft Mechanic Episode # 111: Welcome To… Halloween, Outbreak, Doomsday, Winter Wonderland, and Spring Pads, The Search for Planet X Kickstarter Preview, Slyville, Great American Beer Festival 2019 Winners, and a word from the organizer of MegaMooseCon

Kickstarters:
Dance Card! (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Camp Pinetop (BGG) (Kickstarter)
ArchRavels (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Calico (BGG) (Kickstarter - Launching 10/8)
The Search for Planet X (BGG) (Kickstarter - Launching 10/8)

Recent Plays:
The Search for Planet X
2020, Foxtrot Games
Designer: Matthew O'Malley, Ben Rosset
Artist: Michael Pedro
(Kickstarter - Launching 10/8)

Slyville
2019, Hexy Studio
Designer: Dominika Gerasimiak, Justyna Leszczyńska, Marek Daniluk, Mateusz Romach
Artist: Tomasz Larek, Przemysław Gul

Welcome To… Expansion Pads:
Welcome To…
2018, Deep Water Games/Blue Cocker Games
Designer: Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Welcome To...: Halloween Thematic Neighborhood
2019, Deep Water Games
Designer: Alexis Allard, Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Welcome To...: Outbreak Thematic Neighborhood
2019, Deep Water Games
Designer: Alexis Allard, Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Welcome To...: Doomsday Thematic Neighborhood
2019, Deep Water Games
Designer: Alexis Allard, Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Welcome To...: Winter Wonderland Thematic Neighborhood
2019, Deep Water Games
Designer: Alexis Allard, Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Welcome To...: Spring Thematic Neighborhood
2019, Deep Water Games
Designer: Alexis Allard, Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

On Tap:
Welcome To… Thematic Neighborhoods
•Halloween: Evil Genius Beer Company "Trick or Treat";Philadelphia, PA, USA
7.8% ABV, 35 IBU.
Chocolate pumpkin porter.

Outbreak: Spring House Brewing Company "Braaaiins! Pumpkin Ale for Zombies"; Lancaster, PA, USA
7.8% ABV.
Pumpkin ale.

Doomsday: Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery "Nuclear Nugget"; Goochland, VA, USA
10.5% ABV, 105 IBU.
Imperial honey IPA.

Winter Wonderland: Silver City Brewery "Wonderland Winter Lager"; Bremerton, WA, USA
7% ABV, 22 IBU.
Bock.

Spring: Evil Twin Brewing "Ryan and the Beaster Bunny"; Brooklyn, NY, USA
7% ABV.
Belgian style saison.

GABF 2019 Winners:
Brewers Association: America’s Finest: The Country’s Best Beers Celebrated at 2019 Great American Beer Festival®
Great American Beer Festival: Interactive List of Winners
Great American Beer Festival: PDF List of Winners

MegaMooseCon 2019 (10/25-10/27):
MegaMooseCon Website
Badges

Section Timestamps:



01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:22 Games News: Castles of Burgundy’s New Look

06:24 Kickstarter Updates

08:15 Kickstarter: Dance Card!

10:38 Kickstarter: Camp Pinetop

12:54 Kickstarter: Arch Ravels

15:20 Kickstarter: Calico

16:44 Kickstarter Preview: The Search for Planet X

36:11 Recent Plays: Slyville

47:35 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

48:31 Feature Review: Welcome To Thematic Neighborhoods

55:17 Welcome To… Halloween

61:16 Welcome To… Outbreak

66:54 Welcome To… Doomsday

70:41 Welcome To… Winter Wonderland

73:10 Welcome To… Spring

78:50 Welcome To… Final Thoughts

79:50 On Tap: Welcome To… Thematic Neighborhoods

84:51 GABF 2019 Results

93:20 A round with Mark Kale, MegaMooseCon Founder

106:34 Outro

#110: Letter Jam

Draft Mechanic Episode #110: Letter Jam Six-pack Review & On Tap, KeyForge: Age of Ascension, Lanterns Dice: Lights In The Sky, Las Vegas Royale, Draft Line Cleaning, and Final Round: What The Heck Are The Words To Our Theme Song

News:
BGG: Upcoming Changes to BGG Mechanics / Mechanisms

Kickstarters:
Dungeon Master Alignment Coin (Kickstarter)
Detective: City of Angels Smoke and Mirrors Expansion (BGG) (Kickstarter)
ROOT: The Tabletop RPG (RPGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
KeyForge: Age of Ascension
2019, Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

Lanterns Dice: Lights in the Sky
2019, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Chris Bryan
Artist: Jason D. Kingsley, John Shulters, Beth Sobel

Las Vegas Royale
2019, alea/Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Designer: Rüdiger Dorn
Artist: Antje Stephan, Claus Stephan

Six Pack Review:
Letter Jam
2019, Czech Games Edition
Designer: Ondra Skoupý
Artist: Dávid Jablonovský, František Sedláček, Lukáš Vodička, Michaela Zaoralová

On Tap:
Letter Jam
2019, Czech Games Edition
Designer: Ondra Skoupý
Artist: Dávid Jablonovský, František Sedláček, Lukáš Vodička, Michaela Zaoralová
    •Two Roads Brewing Company "Peach Jam"; Stratford, CT, USA
    5.5% ABV.
    Wheat ale brewed with peaches and hibiscus.

    •Noda Brewing Company "Jam Session"; Charlotte, NC, USA
    7.2% ABV, 81 IBU.
    Pale ale.

    •Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. "Pump Up the Jam"; Newport Docks, Newport, Wales
    5% ABV, 35 IBU.
    Jam doughnut pale ale. (Probably raspberry)

    •Dancing Gnome "Jam"; Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    6.8% ABV.
    Rye IPA.

    •Brix City Brewing "Tasty Jams"; Little Ferry, NJ, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    New England IPA.

Draft Line Cleaning:
Brewers Association: The Importance of Draught Beer Line Cleaning
Craft Beer & Brewing: Keep Your Draft Lines Clean

Section Timestamps:


#109: Slide Quest / Sessionable Games

Draft Mechanic Episode #109: Sessionable Games for When you have 30 Minutes or Less, Slide Quest On Tap, LOTS Kickstarter Preview, Calico Kickstarter Preview, BA Member Diversity Data, & Final Round: Board Gaming Burnout

Kickstarters:
After the Empire (BGG) (Kickstarter)
YEDO Deluxe Master Set (BGG) (Kickstarter)
LOTS: A Competitive Tower Building Game (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
LOTS: A Competitive Tower Building Game
2019, Royal N. Games
Designer: Zachary Connelly
Artist: Claire Donaldson
(Kickstarter)

Calico
2020, Flatout Games
Designer: Kevin Russ
Artist: Beth Sobel
(Coming to Kickstarter in October)

Slide Quest
2019, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Nicolas Bourgoin, Jean-François Rochas
Artist: Stéphane Escapa

On Tap:
Slide Quest
2019, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Nicolas Bourgoin, Jean-François Rochas
Artist: Stéphane Escapa
    •Southern Barrel Brewing Co. "Slippery Slope";Bluffton, SC, USA
    8.5% ABV, 80 IBU.
    Double IPA with Nugget, Columbus, & Cluster hops.

    •Lake Placid Pub & Brewery "Big Slide IPA"; Lake Placid, NY, USA
    7% ABV, 70 IBU.
    Slightly piney IPA.

    •Martin House Brewing Company "Bockslider"; Forth Worth, TX, USA
    5.6% ABV, 18 IBU.
    Bock that is the official beer of Toadies.

    •Arbor Brewing Company "Tilted Earth Summer IPA"; Ypsilanti, MI, USA
    5% ABV, 43 IBU.
    Session IPA with Amarillo, Huell Melon, & Cashmere hops. Part of the Tilted Earth seasonal IPA series.

Sixpacks of Sessionable Games:
These are games that play in 30 minutes or less from opening the box to game end.

Jake:
Imhotep
2016, KOSMOS
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Michaela Kienle

Las Vegas Royale
2019, Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Designer: Rüdiger Dorn
Artist: Antje Stephan, Claus Stephan

Scarabya
2018, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc
Artist: Sylvain Aublin

Catch the Moon
2017, Bombyx
Designer: Fabien Riffaud, Juan Rodriguez
Artist: Emmanuel Malin

Custom Heroes
2017, Alderac Entertainment Group
Designer: John D. Clair
Artist: Matt Paquette

Insider
2020, Oink Games
Designer: Kwaji, Daichi Okano, Kito Shinma, Akihiro Itoh
Artist: Jun Sasaki

Danielle:
Keyforge: Call of the Archons
2018, Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

Patchwork
2014, Lookout Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Klemens Franz

Monster Match
2018, North Star Games
Designer: Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir
Artist: Linda DeSantis, Ben Goldman

Welcome To…
2018, Blue Cocker Games/Deep Water Games
Designer: Benoit Turpin
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Seikatsu
2017, IDW Games
Designer: Matt Loomis, Isaac Shalev
Artist: Peter Wocken

Harvest Dice
2017, Grey Fox Games
Designer: Danny Devine
Artist: Danny Devine, Tyler Myatt

BA Member Diversity Reporting:
The Diversity Data Is In: Craft Breweries Have Room and Resources for Improvement
Brewers Association Releases Brewery Employee Diversity Data for the First Time

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:27 Game News: Stonemaier Games’ “Tapestry” sells in a flash

07:05 Kickstarter Updates

10:20 Kickstarter: After the Empire

12:40 Kickstarter: YEDO Deluxe

17:07 KS Preview: LOTS

26:22 KS Preview: Calico

39:10 Recent Plays: Slide Quest

45:49 On Tap: Slide Quest

48:32 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

49:31 Six Pack List: Sessionable Games

79:16 BA Member Diversity

96:32 Final Round: Board Game Burnout

85:06 Outro


#108 Imhotep: The Duel

Draft Mechanic Episode #108: Imhotep: The Duel Six Pack Review, Dragon’s Breath On Tap, Blokus Puzzle, Moon Base, Wobble King, and Hop Cultivation

Kickstarters:
Fiasco In A Box (RPGG) (Kickstarter)
Sleeping Gods (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Blokus Puzzle

2019, Mattel
Designer: Uncredited (Blokus was designed by Bernard Tavitian)

Moon Base
2019, itten
Designer: Naotaka Shimamoto
Artist: Yoshiaki Tomioka

Wobble King
2018, HABA
Designer: Heinz Meister
Artist: Pascal Nöldner

Dragon’s Breath
2017, HABA
Designer: Günter Burkhardt, Lena Burkhardt
Artist: Daniel Döbner

On Tap:
Dragon’s Breath
2017, HABA
Designer: Günter Burkhardt, Lena Burkhardt
Artist: Daniel Döbner
    450 North Brewing Company "SLUSHY Dragon’s Breath"; Columbus, IN, USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Sour with dragonfruit, passionfruit, and guava.

    •Bayern Brewing "Dragon’s Breath"; Missoula, MT, USA
    6% ABV, 18 IBU.
    Dunkelweizen.

    •Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery "Dragon’s Breath"; Nellysford, VA, USA
    14% ABV.
    Hickory-smoked hot pepper mead.

    •Taxman Brewing Company "Frozen Assets"; Bargersville, IN, USA
    6.2% ABV, 42 IBU.
    Belgian chocolate milk stout.

    •True Vine Brewing Company "Daddy’s Juice Box"; Tyler, TX, USA
    8.5% ABV, 25 IBU.
    Double IPA brewed with Simcoe, Citra, & Mosaic hops.

Six Pack Review:
Imhotep: The Duel
2019, KOSMOS
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Michaela Kienle, Claus Stephan

Hop Cultivation:
Adventures in Homebrewing: Hop Growing Guide
American Homebrewers Association: How To Grow Hops At Home

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:20 Beer News: ABInBev is shopping again

05:52 Kickstarter Updates

09:28 Kickstarter: Fiasco in a Box

12:20 Kickstarter: Sleeping Gods

22:06 Recent Plays: Blokus Puzzle

29:45 Recent Plays: Moon Base

38:58 Recent Plays: Wobble King

44:49 Recent Plays: Dragon’s Breath

52:11 On Tap: Dragon’s Breath

58:28 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

59:22 Six Pack Review: Imhotep The Duel

59:42 Imhotep The Duel: Gameplay Overview

65:26 Imhotep The Duel: Discussion

75:47 Imhotep The Duel: Final Thoughts

77:06 Hop Cultivation

85:06 Outro