#28: Fantasy Board Game League / Dead of Winter

Draft Mechanic Episode #28: Announcing the Fantasy Board Game League, Dead of Winter on Tap, The Pursuit of Happiness, Thief's Market, Star Trek: Ascendancy, 1 year podcastiversary State of the Podcast, & our beer history six-packs

Invisible Sun Kickstarter

Recent Plays:

The Pursuit of Happiness
2016, Artipia/Stronghold Games
Designers: David Chircop, Adrian Abela

Thief's Market
2016, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer: Dave Chalker

Star Trek: Ascendancy
2016, Gale Force Nine
Designers: Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski, Sean Sweigart

Fantasy Board Game League:

Partially because we wanted to do something cool for our 1-year podcastiversary and partially because it's football season and we at Draft Mechanic don't give a hoot about the NFL but sure do love massive-scale gamification, we are proud to announce the launch of the 1st season of the Draft Mechanic Fantasy Board Game League.

We and 9 other podcasters have drafted teams of board games and will be pitting them head to head each week to determine whose picks will reign supreme. 

Why do you care? Well because there's an awesome prize at the end of the season that will be given to one lucky listener - $100 gift certificate to CoolStuffInc!

For all the details on who's involved and what you need to do to enter to win check out the FBGL page right here:

On Tap Beer Pairings:

Dead of Winter: A Crossroads Game
2014, Plaid Hat Games
Designers: Jon Gilmour, Issac Vega

  • 3 Floyds Brewing Co. "Zombie Dust", Muenster, IN
    6.2% ABV, 50 IBU. American Pale Ale
  • Left Hand Brewing Company "Wake Up Dead Nitro", Longmont, CO
    10.2% ABV, 45 IBU, Nitro Imperial Stout.
  • Highland Brewing Company "Cold Mountain Winter Ale", Asheville, NC
    5.8% ABV, 28 IBU. Winter Warmer.
  • Foothills Brewing "Frostbite", Winston-Salem, NC
    6.2% ABV, 74 IBU. Black IPA.

Beer History Six-Packs:

This episode we each created a six-pack of beers that represent our journey into and through craft beer. 

Jake's List:
Boston Beer Co. "Sam Adams Boston Lager"
Spoetzl Brewery "Shiner Bock"
Dogfish Head "Burton Baton"
NoDa Brewing Company "Hop Drop 'n Roll"
Wicked Weed Brewing "Genesis"
Burial Beer Co. "Skillet Donut Stout"

Danielle's List:
Cricket Hill Brewing "Colonel Blides"
McSorley's "Black Lager"
NoDa Brewing Company "Triumphant"
Asheville Brewing Company "Fire Escape"
Grimm Artisan Ales "Rainbow in Curved Air"
Burial Beer Co. "The Keeper's Veil"

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Housekeeping
02:11 News: BGG Rankings shuffle again
04:25 Kickstarter: Invisible Sun
10:54 Recent Plays: The Pursuit of Happiness
18:35 Recent Plays: Thief’s Market
25:04 Recent Plays: Star Trek Ascendancy
31:32 The Fantasy Board Game League!
36:49 FBGL: The First Round Draft Picks
45:17 On Tap: Dead of Winter
54:41 State of the Podcast: Year One
64:11 Our Beer History Six-Pack
82:52 Outro

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