Draft Mechanic Episode #54: The Hype List 2017: Gen Con 50; Vegas Wits & Wagers preview & on-tap
The Hype List is here! The Summer of Hot Games wouldn’t be complete without our exhaustive look at a big pile of games we’re excited to learn more about at Gen Con 50 this week in Indianapolis. In addition to that big feature, we’re also busting out our Kickstarter preview of the upcoming Vegas Wits & Wagers from North Star Games! But one feature isn’t enough for an episode this big - we’re also putting Vegas Wits & Wagers on tap, we’ve got a special guest popping in to talk about Fantasy Flight Games’ big announcement, and we’ve got a discussion with two of our game group about their plans for their first trip to Gen Con. I hope you’ve got a long drive, because this super-stuffed episode is just brimming with HYPE!
Vegas Wits & Wagers
North Star Games, 2017. 5-21 players. Hits Kickstarter on August 19th, 2017!
- Pipeworks Brewing Co., Chicago, IL.
"Sure Bet" Imperial IPA. 9.5% ABV, and some IBUs.
Imperial IPA with Mango and honey.
- Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Co., Cherry Hill, NJ.
"What the Butler Saw." Undressed Wit. 5% ABV, 18 IBU.
Witbier with ginger, chamomile, coriander, lemon & orange peels
- Grain Station Brew Works, McMinnville, OR.
"Bet the Farm" IPA. 6.5% ABV, 65 IBU.
Dry hopped IPA available year round in bottles and draft (the big cans).
- Marble Brewery, Aaaaaaaaaaaaaalbuquerque, NM.
"Double White" Witbier. 7.0% ABV, 8 IBU.
Coriander & grains of paradise. 2 GABF medals: 2012 Bronze, 2014 Gold.
Gen Con Events
Sun King Brewing Kickoff Party (Facebook Event Page)
Wednesday, 5pm, Georgia Street Beer Garden
Punchboard Media meet & greet event with prizes! (Facebook Event Page)
Friday, 5-7pm, Georgia Street Beer Garden
Games Announcements & Hype
Twilight Imperium Fourth Edition - Fantasy Flight Games
And of course, here's the complete Hype List that we worked off for this show. Using the Gen Con 50 Geek Preview on Board Game Geek, we ranked all items as Must Have / Interested / Undecided / Not Interested and then ranked it accordingly. Enjoy!
00:00 Show Housekeeping
03:20 Corrections from Episode 53
05:19 Kickstarter Preview: Vegas Wits & Wagers!
16:48 Gen Con events roundup! Punchboard Media meet up!
18:47 Sun King Brewery events at Gen Con
20:09 The mystery of HYPE
21:12 Twilight Imperiul, 4th Ed. (special guest Chris Kirkman)
37:48 Getting into the hype list!
1:00:54 Checking in with Tamara and Steven
1:23:32 Back to the hype list!
2:13:22 On Tap: Vegas Wits & Wagers