#72: The RPG Episode

Draft Mechanic Episode #72: Homebrew RPGs, Sunset Over Water, Millennial Apartment Hunters, Filler, Vinyl, and Getting Started Homebrewing Beer

Filler (BGG) (Kickstarter - Launches 4/11)
Vinyl (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul-Kar (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Graphic Novel Adventures (BGG: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
2018, Green Couch Games
Designer: Jonathan Chaffer
Artist:  Claire Donaldson

2018, Talon Strikes Studios LLC
Designer:   Eric Alvarado
Artist:  Jason Washburn

Sunset Over Water
2018, Pencil First Games
Designer:  Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, Keith Matejka
Artist:   Benjamin Shulman, Beth Sobel, Helen Zhu 

Millennial Apartment Hunters
2016, Paracosm Press
Designer:  James D'Amato

Homebrew D&D Feature:
Dungeons & Dragons,5th Edition
Homebrew: Advancement Sheet

On Tap:
Dungeons & Dragons,5th Edition
    Paladin Brewing "D20"; Austintown, OH, USA
    5.6% ABV, 20 IBU.
    Cream Ale.

    •Bottle Logic Brewing "Roll for Initiative"; Anaheim, CA, USA
    13.8% ABV.
    Bourbon barrel-aged Imperial stout with vanilla and cinnamon.

    •Halo Brewery "Magic Missile"; Toronto, ON, Canada
    5.5% ABV, 34 IBU.
    Australian Pale Ale.

    •Ninkasi Brewing Company "Critical Hit"; Eugene, OR, USA
    11.7% ABV, 100 IBU

    •Our Brewing Company "Dungeon Master"; Holland, MI, USA
    6% ABV, 101 IBU.
    Black IPA.

    •Aardwolf Brewing Company "+5 Charisma"; Jacksonville, FL, USA
    9% ABV.
    Belgian Strong Dark.

Beer Homebrew Links:
Find a Homebrew Supply Shop
Find a Homebrew Club Near You

Time codes:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:29 News: Kitchen Rush expansion

05:29 News: Race for the Galaxy expansions

09:32 Kickstarter Updates

11:31 Kickstarter: Fireball Island

12:46 Kickstarter: Graphic Novel Adventures

14:35 Kickstarter: Filler

22:47 Kickstarter: Vinyl

32:04 Recent Plays: Sunset Over Water

40:47 Recent Plays: Millennial Apartment Hunters

51:39 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

52:50 D&D Homebrew Case Study

87:38 On Tap: Dungeons & Dragons

91:11 Homebrewing

99:59 The Final Round: Homebrew RPGs

102:08 Outro

#71: One Deck Dungeon

Draft Mechanic Episode #71: One Deck Dungeon Six Pack Review and On Tap, Mystery of the Temples, Pitch Deck, Hardback, SMaSH Beers, and What Makes a Game Good Solo?

Architects of the West Kingdom (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Fire in the Library (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Mystery of the Temples (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Mystery of the Temples
2017, EmperorS4 / 2018,Deep Water Games
Designer: Wei-Min Ling
Artist:  Maisherly 

Pitch Deck
2017, Palm Court
Designer:  Fred Benenson, Alex Hague

2017,  Fowers Games
Designer:  Jeff Beck (II), Tim Fowers
Artist: Ryan Goldsberry

Six Pack Review:
One Deck Dungeon
2016, Asmadi Games
Designer: Chris Cieslik
Artist:  Alanna Cervenak, Will Pitzer

One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
2017,  Asmadi Games
Designer: Chris Cieslik
Artist:  Alanna Cervenak, Will Pitzer

On Tap:
One Deck Dungeon
2016, Asmadi Games
Designer: Chris Cieslik
Artist:  Alanna Cervenak, Will Pitzer 

One Deck Dungeon: Forest of Shadows
2017,  Asmadi Games
Designer: Chris Cieslik
Artist:  Alanna Cervenak, Will Pitzer
    •Half Acre Beer Co. "Dungeons"; Chicago, IL, USA
    6.2% ABV.
    IPA brewed with Maimea, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops.

    •Revolution Brewing Company "Working Woman"; Chicago, IL, USA
    5.9% ABV, 40IBU.
    American brown ale.

    •Monkish Brewing Co. "Feminist"; Torrance, CA, USA
    9.4% ABV.
    Belgian tripel with hibiscus.

    •Black Bridge Brewery "Wicked Poison"; Kingman, AZ, USA
    14.2% ABV, 12 IBU
    Wheat wine.

    •Garage Project "Boss Level"; Wellington, New Zealand
    8.5% ABV, 100 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

SMaSH Beers:
    •Southern Tier Brewing Company "2xSMASH"; Lakewood, NY, USA
    8.1% ABV, 60 IBU.
    Double IPA. Malt: Special Pale. Hop: Mosaic

    •Alaskan Brewing Co. "SMaSH Galaxy"; Kingman, AK, USA
    8.5% ABV, 86 IBU
    Double IPA. Malt: Premium Northwest Pilsner Malt. Hop: Galaxy

    •Legal Draft Beer Co. "SMaSh and GRaB"; Arlington, TX, USA
    6.2% ABV, 70 IBU.
    IPA. Malt: 2-row. Hop: Citra

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro

03:02 News: Star Trek: Galactic Enterprises

06:12 News: Asmodee Entertainment

10:32 Kickstarter Updates

11:04 Kickstarter: Architects of the West Kingdom

15:32 Kickstarter: Fire in the Library

19:06 Recent Plays: Mystery of the Temples

29:10 Recent Plays: Pitch Deck

38:23 Recent Plays: Hardback

53:13 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

54:03 Six Pack Review: One Deck Dungeon

54:32 One Deck Dungeon: Gameplay Overview

63:40 One Deck Dungeon: Discussion

88:11 One Deck Dungeon: Final Thoughts

90:32 On Tap: One Deck Dungeon

93:17 SMaSH Beer

101:00 The Final Round: Soloable Games

108:33 Outro

#70: Kitchen Rush

Draft Mechanic Episode #70: Kitchen Rush Six Pack Review and  On Tap, T.I.M.E. Stories: Santo Tomas de Aquino, Clank!: Sunken Treasures, Crossfire, 13 Chefs, the Cicerone certification program, and job simulation games

2017 BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Winners

Bad Medicine: Second Opinion (Kickstarter) (BGG)
Robin Hood and the Merry Men (Kickstarter) (BGG)

Recent Plays:
T.I.M.E. Stories: Santo Tomas de Aquino
2017, Space Cowboys
Designer: Ulric Maes
Artist: Pascal Quidault

Clank!: Sunken Treasures
2017, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Paul Dennen
Artists:  Ralph Beisner, Raul Ramos, Nate Storm

2017, Plaid Hat Games
Designer: Emerson Matsuuchi
Artist: Jen Zee

13 Chefs
2017, Artipia Games
Designer: Victor Amanatidis
Artists:  Gong Studios

Six-Pack Review:
Kitchen Rush
2017, Artipia Games
Designer:  Vangelis Bagiartakis, Dávid Turczi
Artist: Gong Studios 

On Tap:
Kitchen Rush
2017, Artipia Games
Designer:  Vangelis Bagiartakis, Dávid Turczi
Artist: Gong Studios 

    Big Spruce Brewing "Kitchen Party Pale Ale"; Nyanza, NS, Canada
    5.8% ABV, 33 IBU
    Dry hopped pale ale.

    •Brewheadz "Kitchen Porter"; London, England
    5.2% ABV, 30 IBU.
    American robust porter.

    •Maine Beer Company "Dinner"; Freeport, ME, USA
    8.2% ABV, 70 IBU
    Double dry hopped double IPA.

    •Brokreacja "The Waiter"; Krakow, Poland
    5.2% ABV, 30 IBU
    Chocolate milk stout.

    •Bootstrap Brewing "Insane Rush IPA"; Niwot, CO, USA
    7.2% ABV, 51 IBU.
    American IPA.

    •Beer'd Brewing Company "Too Many Cooks"; Stonington, CT, USA
    9.6% ABV, 68 IBU
    Fruity double IPA.

Cicerone Certification Program:
US Certified Beer Server Syllabus

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro

02:43 News: Plan B buys Tric Trac

05:58 News: BGG Golden Geek Awards

11:32 Kickstarter Updates

12:14 Kickstarter: Bad Medicine

13:31 Kickstarter: Robin Hood and the Merry Men

15:35 Recent Plays: TIME Stories: Santo Tomas de Aquino

22:45 Recent Plays: Clank! Sunken Treasures

28:31 Recent Plays: Crossfire

33:00 Recent Plays: 13 Chefs

36:33 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

37:32 Six Pack Review: Kitchen Rush

38:12 Kitchen Rush: Gameplay Overview

40:58 Kitchen Rush: Discussion

66:55 Kitchen Rush: Final Thoughts

67:51 On Tap: Kitchen Rush

72:25 The Cicerone program

79:15 The Final Round: Job Simulator board games

82:35 Outro

#69: Gaming on the Go

Draft Mechanic Episode #69: Gaming on the Go, Island Hopper On Tap, Ponzi Scheme, The Palace of Mad King Ludwig, and Tips for Traveling With or To Beer

The Big Score (Kickstarter) (BGG)
Edge of Darkness (Kickstarter) (BGG)
City of Gears (Kickstarter) (BGG)
Tantrum House Season 5 (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Ponzi Scheme
2016, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer: Jesse Li
Artist: Chih-Fan Chen

The Palace of Mad King Ludwig
2017, Bézier Games
Designer: Ted Alspach
Artists:  Jason Boles, Stephanie Gustafsson  

On Tap:
Island Hopper
2017, Eagle-Gryphon Games
Designer: Scott Almes
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya

    Shenanigans Brewing Co. "Flight Path"; Enmore, Sydney, Australia
    6% ABV, 25 IBU
    Dunkel lager with American hops and local coffee beans.

    •Propeller Bier "Turbo Prop"; Bad Laasphe, Germany
    6.5% ABV, 35 IBU.
    Imperial Pilsner with late addition Citra hops.

    •101 Cider House "Island Hopper"; Westlake Village, CA, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    Sour cider with guava, passionfruit, and Citra hops .

    •Cairn Brewing "Seaplane IPA"; Kenmore, WA, USA
    6% ABV, 65 IBU
    Northwest style IPA.

    •Thimble Island Brewing Company "Island Hopper"Series; Branford, CT, USA
    "Reel" - IPA, 8% ABV, 62 IBU
    "Money" - IPA, 8% ABV, 79 IBU
    "Cut In Two" - IPA, 8% ABV, 40 IBU

Gaming travel accessories:
Quiver Card Case
Gamefolio Board Game travel cases

Six Pack of Our Favorite Board Game Apps:
Patchwork (iOS) (Google Play)
Race for the Galaxy (iOS) (Google Play)
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival (iOS) (Google Play)
Potion Explosion (iOS) (Google Play)
Jaipur (iOS) (Google Play)
Star Realms (iOS) (Google Play)

Traveling With/To Beer:
Southwest Airlines
Wine Check (Amazon)
Bottle Bubble (1 bottle) (2 bottles)
Beer Advocate: Places

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro

03:00 News Bits: Expansions!

10:29 Tantrum House & TantrumCon

12:37 Kickstarter Updates

13:09 Kickstarter: The Big Score

14:29 Kickstarter: Edge of Darkness

20:46 Recent Plays: Ponzi Scheme

33:14 Recent Plays: The Palace of Mad King Ludwig

43:32 Recent Plays: Island Hopper

55:06 On Tap: Island Hopper

58:44 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

59:42 Gaming on the Go!

70:40 Our Six Favorite Board Game Apps

84:36 Traveling with Beer

91:45 The Final Round: Gaming on the Go

98:24 Outro

#68: Agra

Draft Mechanic Episode #68: High Gravity Review of Agra, 7 Ronin, Flee the Scene, and Beer Primer: Bocks including Maibocks, Doppelbocks, & Eisbocks

Fields of Green: Grand Fair (Kickstarter) (BGG)
Page Quest: Season 1 (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
7 Ronin
2013, Badger's Nest / 2016, Grey Fox Games
Designer:   Marek Mydel, Piotr Stankiewicz
Artist:   Aleksander Karcz

Flee the Scene
2015, Garphill Games
Designer:  Shem Phillips
Artists:  Krzysztof Maziarz, Shem Phillips 

Beer Primer: Bocks:
Bock to Basics - All About Beer Magazine
Bock, Doppelbock, Maibock, & Eisbock - Vinpair

-New Glarus Brewing Company "Uff-Da" - New Glarus, WI, USA
-Rip Current Brewing "Breakline Bock" - San Marcos, CA, USA

-Auinger Privatbrauerei "Celebrator" - Aying, Germany
-Troegs Independent Brewing "Troegenator" - Hershey, PA, USA
-Paulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG "Salvator" - Munich, Germany

-Rogue Ales & Spirits "Dead Guy Ale" - Newport, OR, USA

-Schneider Weisse G. Schneider & Sohn "Aventinus Eisbock" - Kelheim, Bavaria, Germany
-Kuhnhenn Brewing Company "Raspberry Eisbock" - Warren, MI, USA
-If you ever get to watch it in Esquire Network's BrewDogs Season 3 Episode 6 (Grand Rapids) they brew an eisbock with Founders Brewing.

High Gravity Review:
2017, Quined Games
Designer: Michael Keller (II)
Artist:   Michael Menzel

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro

02:27 News Bits

07:42 Kickstarter: Updates from Last Episode

08:40 Kickstarter: Fields of Green “Grand Fair” Expansion

12:48 Kickstarter: Page Quest Season 1 / A4 Quest

15:20 Recent Plays: 7 Ronin

28:04 Recent Plays: Flee the Scene

34:24 The Beer Primer: Bocks

49:38 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

50:47 High Gravity Review: Agra

52:21 Agra: Gameplay Overview

59:45 Agra: Discussion

106:14 Agra: Final Thoughts

108:28 The Final Round: Heavy Games

116:53 Outro