#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

#45: Six-Player Games / Las Vegas

Draft Mechanic Episode #45: Six pack of six-player games, Las Vegas On Tap, Barcelona: The Rose of Fire, Mystic Vale, Orleans, and recent beer buyout news

On The Horizon:

Five Tribes: Whims of the Sultan
Onitama: Sensei's Path
Century: Spice Road
Flatline
Bohnanza: The Duel
Fields of Green

Recent Plays:

Barcelona: The Rose of Fire
2016, Devir
Designer: Marco Maggi, Francesco Nepitello
Artist: David Parcerisa

Mystic Vale
2016, AEG
Designer: John D. Clair

Orléans
2014, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer:  Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz

Six-pack of Six-player Games:

Libertalia
2012, Asmodee
Designer: Paolo Mori
Artist: Ben Carre, Stephane Gantiez

Mysterium
2015, Libellud
Designer: Oleg Sidorenko, Oleksandr Nevskiy
Artist: Igor Burlakov, Xavier Collette

Scoville
2014, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer:  Ed Marriott
Artist: Josh Cappel

Viticulture (Essential Edition)
2015, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier, Alan Stone
Artist: Beth Sobel

7 Wonders
2010, Repos/Asmodee
Designer: Antoine Bauza
Artist: Miguel Coimbra

Ethnos
2017, CMON
Designer:  Paolo Mori
Artist: John Howe

On Tap:

Las Vegas
2012, Ravensburger
Designer:  Rudiger Dorn
Artist:  Harald Lieske, Markus Schmuck, Mia Steingräber

  • Sin City Brewing Co.The Dark Side of Sin”, Las Vegas, NV, USA
    Irish Dry Stout, 6% ABV
    Dry Irish stout with chocolate and coffee notes.

  • BrewDogCasino Rye Ale”, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Rye Ale, 5.1% ABV, 60 IBU
    Ale brewed with barley and rye malts and single hopped with Equinox hops.

  • Pair O’ Dice BrewingThe Pit Boss Triple IPA” Clearwater, FL, USA
    Triple IPA, 10% ABV, 125 IBU
    Triple IPA hopped with Apollo, Chinook, Amarillo, & Simcoe hops.

  • Lucky Town Brewing Company Gose Gamblin’” Jackson, MS, USA
    Gose, 4% ABV, 8 IBU
    Sour ale brewed with salt and coriander.

  • Indeed Brewing CompanyLet It Ride IPA” Minneapolis, MN, USA
    American IPA, 6.8 % ABV, 90 IBU
    IPA brewed with Mosaic, Calypso & Eldorado hops for blueberry, pear and tropical fruit notes.

  • Karben4 Brewing Lady Luck” Madison, WI, USA
    Irish Red Ale, 7.5% ABV, 18 IBU
    Red ale brewed as an interpretation of Bordeaux wine in beer form.

Beer Sellout News:

Wicked Weed to be purchased by Anheuser-Busch
Lagunitas selling remaining stake to Heineken as founder Magee seeks growth for brand

Section Timestamps:

Intro
02:15 CMON Expo this weekend!
03:45 Upcoming: Five Tribes, Whims of the Sultan
05:20 Upcoming: Onitama, Sensei’s Path
06:15 Upcoming: Century: Spice Road
07:47 Upcoming: Flatline
08:36 Upcoming: Fields of Green
10:28 Upcoming: Bohnanza: The Duel
12:43 Kickstarter: Gloomhaven finishes #24 of all time
14:01 Recent Plays: Barcelona, The Rose of Fire
26:46 Recent Plays: Mystic Vale
34:18 Recent Plays: Orleans
39:55 Six Pack: Six Player Games
53:44 On Tap: Las Vegas
59:04 The Betrayal at the Brewery on the Hill
69:00 Outro

#44: Anachrony

Draft Mechanic Episode #44: Anachrony Six-Pack Review and On Tap, Fugitive, Valeria: Card Kingdoms, Veggie Garden, and changing beer tastes

Kickstarter:
Brass: Lancashire & Birmingham

Recent Plays:

Fugitive
2017, Self-published
Designer: Tim Fowers
Artist: Ryan Goldsberry

Valeria: Card Kingdoms
2016, Daily Magic Games
Designer: Isaias Vallejo
Artist: Mihajlo Dimitrievski

Veggie Garden
2017, Quick Simple Fun Games
Designer:  Kelly North Adams
Artist: Andre Garcia

Six-Pack Review:

Anachrony
2017, Mindclash Games
Designers: Richard Amann, Viktor Peter, Dävid Turczi
Artists:  Villő Farkas, László Fejes, Laslo Forgach, Márton Gyula Kiss, Péter Meszlényi 

On Tap:

Anachrony
2017, Mindclash Games
Designers: Richard Amann, Viktor Peter, Dávid Turczi
Artists:  Villő Farkas, László Fejes, Laslo Forgach, Márton Gyula Kiss, Péter Meszlényi

Section Timestamps:
01:00 Intro / Housekeeping
02:40 International Tabletop Day
03:45 App Gaming: Terra Mystica
05:27 App Gaming: Race for the Galaxy
09:01 Upcoming: Super Mario Level Up!
11:09 Kickstarter: Brass, Lancashire & Birmingham
14:28 Recent Plays: Fugitive
20:35 Recent Plays: Valeria Card Kingdoms
27:23 Recent Plays: Veggie Garden
33:26 Six Pack Review: Anachrony
33:53 Anachrony: Rules Walkthrough
41:55 Anachrony: Discussion
65:49 Anachrony: Final Thoughts
68:10 On Tap: Anachrony
73:37 Changing Tastes over time
81:12 Outro

#43: Coldwater Crown / Sagrada

Draft Mechanic Episode # 43: Coldwater Crown, Sagrada, Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, 30 Rails, 5-Minute Dungeon, and a Beer Primer on Saisons

News:

Chicagoland Dice Dojo
Bock's Games
Scythe: The Wind Gambit

Kickstarters:

The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast is Goin' Wild in 2017!
Matryoshka

Recent Plays:

The Mysterious Package Company

30 Rails
2016, Self-published print & play
Designer: Julian Anstey

Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
2016, Devir
Designer: Diego Ibanez
Artist: Pedro Soto

5-Minute Dungeon
2017, Wiggles3D
Designer:  Conner Reid
Artist: Alex Diochon

Six-Pack Review:

Coldwater Crown
2017, Bellwether Games
Designer: Brian Suhre
Artist: Beth Sobel & Ryan Coleman

On Tap Beer Pairings:

Sagrada
2017, Floodgate Games
Designer: Daryl Andrews & Adrian Adamescu
Artist: Peter Wocken

Beer Primer- Saisons:

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Intro / Housekeeping
02:30 Travel: Chicagoland Dice Dojo
03:57 News: Scythe, The Wind Gambit
06:30 Kickstarter: The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast
08:51 Kickstarter: Matryoshka
12:21 Recent Plays: The Mysterious Package Company
17:26 Recent Plays: 30 Rails
22:04 Recent Plays: Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
31:25 Recent Plays: 5-Minute Dungeon
37:24 Six Pack Review: Coldwater Crown
38:13 Coldwater Crown: Rules Walkthrough
44:33 Coldwater Crown: Discussion
57:50 Coldwater Crown: Final Thoughts
61:11 On Tap: Sagrada
73:00 The Beer Primer: Saisons
81:12 Outro

#42: Herbaceous / Well Played

Draft Mechanic Episode #42: A Group Discussion of Games We Played at Well Played Board Game Cafe, Herbaceous On-Tap, and Craft Beer Information Resources

Well Played Board Game Cafe

Recent Plays:

Dream Home
2016, Rebel.pl
Designer: Klemens Kalicki

Celestia
2015, Quick Simple Fun Games/BLAM!
Designer: Aaron Weissblum

Fauna
2008, HUCH! & Friends/Foxmind
Designer:  Friedemann Friese

Ice Cool
2016, Brain Games
Designer: Brian Gomez

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
2015, Renegade Game Studios
Designer:  Christopher Chung

No Thanks!
2004, Mayfair Games (Currently)
Designer:  Thorsten Gimmler

OutLawed!
2017, Green Couch Games
Designer: Ryan Cowler

Heroes & Tricks
2016, Pencil First Games, LLC
Designer:  Eduardo Baraf, Jonathan Gilmour 

Noch Mal!
2016, 999 Games/Schmidt Spiele
Designer:  Inka & Markus Brand

On Tap:

Herbaceous
2017,  Dr. Finn's Games, Pencil First Games, LLC
Designer: Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, Keith Matejka 

  • Sage: Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project "Colorado Wild Sage", Denver, CO, USA
    7.2% ABV. 
    Brett Saison with fresh white sage and lemongrass
  • Rosemary: Boulevard Brewing Co. "Tasting Room - Rosemary IPA", St. Louis, MO, USA
    6% ABV, 59 IBU. 
    American IPA with rosemary, Chinook, Simcoe, Citra, & Cascade hops.
  • Dill: Steel String Brewery "Picklemania", Carrboro, NC, USA
    3.8% ABV, 7 IBU. 
    Dill gose brewed in collaboration with Haw River Farmhouse Ales.
  • Mint: Perennial Artisan Ales "17", St. Louis, MO, USA
    10% ABV.
    Imperial stout  aged on cacao nibs & dried peppermint leaves.
  • Lavender: No Label Brewing Co. "Forbidden Lavender", Katy, TX, USA
    5.3% ABV, 12 IBU. 
    Belgian witbier brewed with honey malt, lavender flowers, and vanilla.
  • Tarragon: Jester King Brewing "Equipoise", Austin, TX, USA
    4.2% ABV, 26 IBU. 
    Saison brewed with ginger salt, dried tarragon, and cantaloupe.
  • Bay: Against the Grain Brewery "Bay & Pepper Your Bretts", Louisville, KY, USA
    6.8% ABV, 27 IBU.
    Farmhouse saison brewed with bay & peppercorns and partially fermented with wild yeast.
  • Saffron: Mantra Artisan Ales "Saffron IPA", Franklin, TN, USA
    7.2% ABV, 55 IBU. 
    Unfiltered IPA with saffron, caradmom, and Citra hops.
  • Thyme: Birdsong Brewing Co "Doin' Thyme", Charlotte, NC, USA
    4.3% ABV, 15 IBU. 
    Witbier brewed with corriander, lemon peel, and fresh thyme.
  • Chive: Look for beers brewed with Summit hops.

Beer Information Resource Links:

Beeradvocate
RateBeer
Untappd

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Intro / Housekeeping
02:30 CMoN News: Eric Lang, Adrian Smith & CMoN Play
08:14 Upcoming: Flipships from Kane Klenko
09:34 Upcoming: Dice Forge from Regis Bonnessee
11:32 Well Played Board Game Cafe in Asheville, NC
18:00 Recent Plays: Dream Home
24:33 Recent Plays: Celestia
29:13 Recent Plays: Noch Mal!
34:16 Recent Plays: Lanterns, The Harvest Festival
40:28 Recent Plays: No Thanks!
44:30 Recent Plays: OutLawed!
50:10 Recent Plays: Heroes & Tricks
59:16 Recent Plays: Fauna
68:05 Recent Plays: Ice Cool
72:19 Reflections on the trip to Asheville
77:58 Recent Plays: Herbaceous
79:36 On Tap: Herbaceous
92:54 Beer Info Resources
96:40 Outro