Episode #50: Summer of Hot Games / Rococo

Draft Mechanic Episode #50: Listener Questions, Rococo On Tap, Flipships, Notre Dame, The Fox in the Forest, Bora Bora, and "Beer" Primer: Kvass

News:
Mega Moose Con
BEST TREEHOUSE EVER GIVEAWAY!

Kickstarter:
Star Scrappers: CAVE-IN
2017, Hexy Studio. 2-4 players. 45-90 minutes. 
Designers:  Filip Miłuński, Jan Zalewski
Artists: Mateusz "Draegg" Stanisławski
Kickstarter: Goes live 7/18/17 $25 base game, $39 base game + token minis

Recent Plays: 

Flipships
2017, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Kane Klenko
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya 

Notre Dame (10th Anniversary Edition)   
2017, alea/Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Designer: Stefan Feld
Artist: Harald Lieske

The Fox in the Forest
2017, Renegade Game Studios/Foxtrot Games
Designer: Joshua Buergel
Artist:Jennifer L. Meyer, Keith Pishnery

Bora Bora
2013, alea/Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Designer: Stefan Feld  
Artist: Alexander Jung

On Tap:

Rococo 
2013, Eagle-Gryphon Games/eggertspiele
Designer: Matthias Cramer, Louis Malz, Stefan Malz
Artist: Michael Menzel

"Beer" Primer: Kvass:
-  Beaver Brewing Company "KVASS"; Beaver Falls, PA, USA. Made with rye, lemon, & raisins
-  Fonta Flora Brewery "Underground"; Morganton, NC, USA. Made with pretzels, smoked malt, & sea salt
-  Jester King Brewery "KVASS"; Austin, TX, USA. Brewed in collaboration with Miche Bread
-  Tiny Rebel Brewing Company "AK-47"; Amplified Kvass (get it, AK-) made with strawberries, lemon, and mint
-  Scratch Brewing Company "KVASS"; Ava, IL, USA. Made with house-baked rye bread and wild mixed house culture

Section Timestamps:

Intro
02:13 Con Watch: MegaMooseCon!
03:52 Con Watch: Gen Con 50! 
06:02 The Summer of HOT Games! Double the Draft Mechanic!
08:35 Kickstarter Preview: Star Scrappers: Cave In
18:12 Recent Plays: Flipships
24:58 Recent Plays: Notre Dame, 10th Anniversary Edition
34:02 Recent Plays: Bora Bora
42:07 Recent Plays: The Fox in the Forest
48:09 The First Ever Draft Mechanic Listener Q&A!
76:31 On Tap: Rococo
82:46 The Beer Primer: Kvass
93:10 A Giveaway?!
95:04 Outro

Episode #49: Yamatai v. Five Tribes

  

Draft Mechanic Episode #49: Variants: Yamataï vs Five Tribes, Five Tribes On Tap, Parade, The Lost Expedition, T.I.M.E. Stories: Lumen Fidei, and America beers.

 News: 

Brewers Association Launches New Seal to Designate Independent Beers
Asmodee North America Moves to MAP  

Recent Plays: 

  Parade 

2007, Z-man Games
Designer: Naoki Homma
Artists: Philippe Guérin, Carsten Meil, Chris Quilliams, Yuka Saitoh

  The Lost Expedition   

2017, Osprey Games
Designer: Peer Sylvester
Artist: Garen Ewing

   T.I.M.E. Stories: Lumen Fidei

2017, Space Cowboys
Designer: Ulric Maes  
Artist: Pascal Quidault

 Variants:  

  Yamataï  

2017, Days of Wonder
Designers: Bruno Cathala, Marc Paquien  
Artist: Jérémie Fleury

  Five Tribes  

2014, Days of Wonder
Designer: Bruno Cathala
Artist: Clement Masson

On Tap: 

 Five Tribes

2014, Days of Wonder
Designer: Bruno Cathala
Artist: Clement Masson

  • Elders: Epic Brewing Co. Elder Brett; Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    9.4% ABV.
    Collaboration with Crooked Stave. Golden saison barreled with brettanomyces.
    Builders: Left Field Brewery Bricks + Mortar; Toronto, ON, Canada
    6.0% ABV, 40 IBU.
    Coffee porter brewed with Pilot Coffee Roasters coffee.
  • Assassins: Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.“Assassin”; Decorah, IA, USA
    12.8% ABV.
    Barrel-aged imperial stout.
    •Viziers: Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Sound Advice 4.0; Loveland, CO, USA
    6.0% ABV, 100 IBU.
    Rotating IPA series.
  • Merchants: Platform Beer Co. “Speed Merchant”; Cleveland, OH, USA
    6.6% ABV, 66 IBU.
    White IPA.
     

America Beer (which is not all from America, but that's fine, right, Budweiser): 

-  Prairie Artisan Ales " 'Merica " ; Tulsa, OK, USA. Farmhouse ale conditioned on Brett and wine yeast.

-    Behemoth Brewing Company  " 'Murcia" ; Auckland, New Zealand. American pale ale.

-   Dogfish Head Craft Brewey  " American Beauty" ; Milton, DE, USA. American strong ale with organic granola.

-    Mikkeller  " American Dream" ; Copenhagen, Denmark. Lager with American hops.

-  Rogue Ales & Spirits  " American Amber Ale "; Newport, OR, USA. American amber, duh.

- Stillwater  Artisanal Ales  " Stateside Saison "; Baltimore, MD, USA. Farmhouse ale.

Section Timestamps: 

Intro
01:00 Show housekeeping, upcoming events
04:12 Beer News: “Independent Brewer” seal
08:11 Games News: MAP Policies expand
10:25 Games News: Pandemic Legacy: Season 2
13:06 Recent Plays: Parade
19:43 Recent Plays: The Lost Expedition
26:26 Recent Plays: TIME Stories “Lumen Fidei” and TIME Stories overall discussion
36:20 Variants: Yamatai v Five Tribes
61:43 On Tap: Five Tribes
66:30 America-themed beers for Independence Day
72:18 Outro

#48: Near and Far

Draft Mechanic Episode # 48: Near and Far Six-Pack Review and On Tap, Thrash'n Roll, Secret Hitler, the Jaipur App, Skull, and the controversy over Ratebeer.com

Kickstarter:
GameTek: The Book

Recent Plays:

Thrash'n Roll
2015, Game Fabrica.
Designers:  Aleksander Biela, Krzysztof Matusik
Artists:  Krzysztof Matusik, Robert Sobota

Secret Hitler
2016, Goat Wolf & Cabbage.
Designers:  Mike Boxleiter, Tommy Maranges, Max Temkin
Artist:  Mackenzie Schubert

Jaipur
2009, GameWorks SàRL.
Designer:  Sébastien Pauchon
Artist:  Alexandre Roche
iOS / Google Play

Skull
2011, Asmodee / Lui-même. 
Designer:  Hervé Marly
Artist: Thomas Vuarchex

Six-Pack Review:

Near and Far
2017, Red Raven Games.
Designer: Ryan Laukat
Artist: Ryan Laukat

On Tap:

Near and Far
2017, Red Raven Games.
Designer: Ryan Laukat
Artist: Ryan Laukat

RateBeer Articles:


Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquires Minority Stake in RateBeer...in 2016
AB InBev's ZX Ventures Buys Minority Stake In RateBeer
Craft Breweries Want Their Beers Off RateBeer After AB-InBev Acquires Minority Stake
"Brewer Ratings" on RateBeer are Broken--And They Have Been for a While

Section TImestamps:

Intro
01:00 Show housekeeping
04:16 Kickstarter: GameTek: The Book
06:48 Recent Plays: Terraforming Mars & Scythe
09:42 Recent Plays: Thrash & Roll
18:50 Recent Plays: Secret Hitler
24:16 Recent Plays: Jaipur on iOS
33:42 Recent Plays: Skull
37:25 Six Pack Review: Near and Far
38:24 Near and Far: Gameplay Run-through
43:15 Near and Far: Discussion
64:24 Near and Far: Final Thoughts
66:08 Near and Far: On Tap beer pairings
72:04 RateBeer investment controversy
80:35 Outro

#47: Fields Of Green / Coldwater Crown

Draft Mechanic Episode # 47: Fields of Green vs. Among the Stars, Coldwater Crown On Tap, Honshu, Pocket Mars, Shahrazad, and Local Beers to Try at Origins

Kickstarter:
Zero Hour
TORG: Eternity

 News:
Asmodee North America Goes Exclusive with Alliance
Asmodee - Alliance Deal Follow-Up

Recent Plays:

Honshu
2017, Renegade Game Studios.
Designer: Kalle Malmioja
Artists: Ossi Hiekkala, Jere Kasanen

Pocket Mars
2017, Board&Dice.
Designer: Michał Jagodziński
Artist: Jarosław Wajs

Shahrazad
2017, Osprey Games.
Designers:  ゆお (Yuo)
Artist: ことり寧子 (Kotori Neiko)

Variants:

Fields of Green
2017, Artipia Games/Stronghold Games.
Designers: Vangelis Bagiartakis
Artists:  Grzegorz Bobrowski, Gong Studios, Tomasz Jedruszek, Naomi Robinson 

Among the Stars
2012, Artipia Games/Stronghold Games.
Designers: Vangelis Bagiartakis
Artists:  Antonis Papantoniou, Odysseas Stamoglou

On Tap:

Coldwater Crown
2017, Bellwether Games.
Designers: Brian Suhre
Artists: Beth Sobel

Origins Beer: Columbus Local Brews To Check Out:

Columbus Brewing Company
-Columbus IPA: American IPA, 6.3% ABV, 60 IBU
-Bodhi: Double IPA, 8.3% ABV, 80 IBU, 2014 GABF Bronze Am. IPA
-Creeper: Double IPA, 10% ABV, 100 IBU

Zaftig Brewing Co.
-BamBaLam Stout: Breakfast Stout w/Crimson Cup coffee and Ghiradelli Chocolate, 10% ABV
-Juicy Lucy: Double-dry hopped American IPA, 7% ABV, 70 IBU

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
-Dire Wolf: Russian Imperial Stout, 10.4 % ABV, 50 IBU
-Clear Sky Daybreak: Coffee Cream Ale, 5% ABV, 14 IBU

Sideswipe Brewing
-Defaced: Imperial Red Ale, 9% ABV
-Elegant Hoodlum: Smoked Stout, 7% ABV

Barley’s Brewing Company
-MacLenny’s Scottish Ale: Scotch Ale, 6.6% ABv
-Blood Thirst Wheat: Blood Orange Hefeweizen, 5% ABV, 3 IBU

Seventh Son Brewing Co.
-Humulus Nimbus Super Pale: American Pale Ale, 6% ABV, 53 IBU
-Proliferous: Imperial IPA, 8.3% ABV, 85 IBU

Land-Grant Brewing Company
-Stiff-Arm IPA: American IPA, 6.4% ABV, 50 IBU
-Glory: American Wheat Ale w/ Citra Hops, 5.4% ABV, 24 IBU

Kindred Beer (Kindred Artisan Ales)
-Golden Strong Ale: Belgian Strong Golden Ale, 8.7% ABV, 23 IBU
-Kindred Wit: Witbier, 5.3% ABV, 16 IBU

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Show housekeeping
03:30 A new project?
04:09 Introducing… Punchboard Media!
05:48 Kickstarter: Zero Hour
07:10 Kickstarter: TORG Eternity
07:52 News: Asmodee exclusive with Alliance
14:53 Recent Plays: Honshu
24:43 Recent Plays: Pocket Mars
32:54 Recent Plays: Shahrazad
40:43 Variants: Fields of Green v. Among the Stars
62:35 On Tap: Coldwater Crown
66:12 Craft Beer Options for Origins Game Fair
74:14 Outro

#46: Ethnos / Blood Rage

Draft Mechanic Episode #46: CMON Expo 2017, a Six-pack Review of Ethnos, Blood Rage On Tap, and Beer Primer: Pilsners

Kickstarter:
Diceborn Heroes

Recent Plays:

Dojo Kun
2017 (Q3?), CMON Limited.
Designers: Roberto Pestrin

SherLook
2017, CMON Limited.
Designers: Silvano Sorrentino
Artists: Benedetto Gemma, Paolo Vallerga, Chiara Vercesi

Council of 4 (2nd Edition)
2017(maybe?), CMON Limited.
Designers: Simone Luciani, Daniele Tascini

Gekido: Bot Battles
2017, CMON Limited. 
Designers: Fel Barros, Romulo Marques

Bloodborne: The Card Game
2016, CMON Limited. 3-5 players. 30-45 minutes. 
Designers: Eric M. Lang
Artists: Sean Chancey

Modern Art
1992/2017, CMON Limited.
Designers: Reiner Knizia
Artists:  Manuel Carvalho, Ramon Martins, Daniel Melim, Rafael Silveira, Sigrid Thaler

Dogs of War
2014, CMON Limited. 3-5 players. 75 minutes. 
Designers: Paolo Mori
Artists:  Mathieu Harlaut, Christophe Madura

Six-Pack Review:

Ethnos
2017, CMON Limited.
Designers: Paolo Mori
Artists: John Howe

On Tap:

Blood Rage
2015, CMON Limited. 2-4 players. 60-90 minutes. 
Designers: Eric M. Lang
Artists: Adrian Smith, Mike McVeigh & Henning Ludvigsen

  • Odin Brewing Co. Odin’s Gift”; Tukwila, WA, USA
    5.4% ABV, 28 IBU.
    Ruby-red ale w/a touch of juniper berries. 
  • D9 Brewing Co. Viking Scottish Sour; Cornelius, NC, USA
    5.0% ABV.
    Scottish gruit/ancient herbed ale.
  • Superstition Meadery Ragnarok; Prescott, AZ, USA
    15% ABV.
    Wildflower honey mead fermented with mango juice.
  • Dansk MjodViking Blod”; Billund, Denmark
    19% ABV.
    Nordic honey wine with hibiscus and hops added.
  • Walhalla Craft Beer Loki”; Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
    5.5% ABV, 34 IBU.
    Golden session IPA dry hopped with Mosaic.

Beer Primer - Pilsners:

Pzensky Prazdroj "Pilsner Urquell"; Plzen, Czech Republic
4.4% ABV, 40 IBU
Czech Pilsner. 

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Show housekeeping
03:33 Kickstarter: Diceborn Heroes
06:13 Unlock! watch, Spoiler Episodes and a Special Announcement
11:36 Going to CMON Expo
13:19 Recent Plays: Dojo Kun
18:04 Recent Plays: SherLook
21:54 Recent Plays: Council of 4
26:56 Recent Plays: Gekido, Bot Battles
31:20 Recent Plays: BloodBorne, the Card Game
35:45 Recent Plays: Modern Art
40:09 Recent Plays: Dogs of War
47:03 Six Pack Review: Ethnos
48:10 Ethnos: Gameplay overview
50:14 Ethnos: Discussion
67:09 Ethnos: Final Thoughts
67:54 On Tap: Blood Rage
73:56 The Beer Primer: Pilsner
86:03 Outro