#26 Gen Con 2016 Wrap Up

Draft Mechanic Episode #26: Gen Con 2016 wrap-up, interviews with Jamey Stegmaier (Stonemaier Games) and Dave Colt & Clay Robinson (Sun King Brewing)

2016, Bézier Games, Inc. 2-6 players, 30-45 minutes.
Designers: Ted Alspach, Friedemann Friese

2016, Bézier Games, Inc. 1-4 players, 45-60 minutes.
Designers: Ted Alspach, Yoshihisa Nakatsu, Toryo Hojo,

2015, Z-Man Games, 2-4 players, 30 minutes.
Designers: Dan Cassar

Sun King Brewing "Twenty Sided Rye", Indianapolis, IN
5.5% ABV, 34 IBU, Roggenbier

Sun King Brewing Website
Sun King on Facebook
Sun King on Twitter

201?, Space Cowboys.
Seriously, guys, I have no info on this other that an awesome experience that I hope wasnt just some con-induced hallucination.

Junk Art
2016, Pretzel Games, 2-6 players, 30 minutes.
Designers: Jay Cormier, Sen-Foong Lim

2016, Good Games Publishing, 2-4 players, 60-150 minutes.
Designers: Joel Finch

Brew Crafters
2013, Greater Than Games (Dice Hate Me Games), 2-5 players, 90 minutes.
Designers: Ben Rosset

Rising Sun
2017, Cool Mini Or Not, ? players, ? minutes.
Designers: Eric M. Lang

2016, Stonemaier Games, 1-5 players, 90-115 minutes.
Designers: Jamey Stegmaier

Scythe: Invaders from Afar
2016, Stonemaier Games, 1-7 players, 90-140 minutes.
Designers: Jamey Stegmaier

2017, Stonemaier Games, 1-6 players, 20-60 minutes.
Designers: Jamey Stegmaier

Coldwater Crown
2017,  Bellwether Games , 1-4 players, 40-90 minutes.
Designers: Brian Suhre

Ice Cool
2016, Brain Games, 2-4 players, 20 minutes.
Designers: Brian Gomez

Go Cuckoo!
2016, HABA, 2-6 players, 10-15 minutes.
Designers: Josep M. Allué, Víktor Bautista i Roca


Episode Timestamps:


03:02 Day One Recap

04:14 Bezier Games: America

07:43 Bezier Games: Colony

10:23 Wandering the Con, Sold-out games

15:35 Z-Man Games: Arboretum

21:30 Interview with Dave & Clay from Sun King Brewing

22:15 About the Gen Con & Sun King Partnership

24:30 About 20-Sided Rye, the Gen Con 2016 Beer

30:40 The 20-Sided Rye can art

33:30 Collaborating with other breweries & organizations

37:25 Favorite beer styles

40:23 Gaming culture at Sun King

44:43 Day Two Recap

45:21 Space Cowboys: 59:59 Project

49:12 Pretzel Games: Junk Art

55:20 Good Games: Unfair

58:10 Dice Hate Me Games: Brew Crafters

66:48 Cool Mini or Not: Rising Sun

70:37 Interview with Jamey Stegmaier from Stonemaier Games

71:34 Choosing to be in a room rather than a booth

74:04 Development of Scythe & the expansion

82:00 Positive, additive, constructive game design

84:30 Looking ahead to Charterstone

87:44 Other upcoming projects, and cats

88:56 Day Three Recap

89:33 Bellwether Games: Coldwater Crown

94:18 Stonemaier Games: Scythe: Invaders from Afar

95:30 Stonemaier Games: Charterstone

96:48 Brain Games: Ice Cool

97:53 HABA: Go Cuckoo!

100:08 The Secret Cabal Meetup

102:38 Signing off from Gen Con

103:37 Outro

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