#97: Coimbra

Draft mechanic Episode #97: Coimbra Six Pack Review, Deep Space D-6 & The Endless Expansion On Tap, Winterborne Kickstarter Preview, Sprawlopolis, Turbo Drift, & Beer Primer: Dry Irish Stouts

News:
Craft beer deal would allow North Carolina’s biggest breweries to expand

Kickstarters: 
Glen More II: Chronicles (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Thrive (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Winterborne
2020, Talon Strike Games
Designer: Brian Suhre
Artist: Jason Washburn
(Kickstarter)

Sprawlopolis
2018, Button Shy
Designer: Steven Aramini, Danny Devine, Paul Kluka
Artist: Danny Devine

Turbo Drift
2017, Button Shy
Designer: Rob Cramer
Artist: Mark Boardman

Deep Space D-6 & The Endless Expansion
2016/2018, Tau Leader Games
Designer: Tony Go
Artist: Tony Go, Tim McBurnie

On Tap:
Deep Space D-6 & The Endless Expansion
2016/2018, Tau Leader Games
Designer: Tony Go
Artist: Tony Go, Tim McBurnie
    •Half Acre Beer Company "Deep Space"; Chicago, IL, USA
    10% ABV.
    Double IPA with Flaconer’s Flight and Citra hops.

    •Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery "Hop Drone"; Crozet, VA, USA
    6.5% ABV, 71 IBU.
    American IPA dry-hopped with Citra hops.

    •Brasserie Sainte Cru "Don’t Panic"; Colmar, Haut-Rhin, France
    6.2% ABV.
    Hazy IPA.

    •The Alchemist "Ouroboros"; Stowe, VT, USA
    8% ABV.
    Double IPA with Mosaic and Centennial hops.
(This video though)

    •Bear Republic Brewing "Apex"; Healdsbrug, CA, USA
    8.25% ABV, 100 IBU.
    Double IPA currently brewed with Hallertau Blanc, Hull Melon, Ella, and Cascade hops.

Six Pack Review:
Coimbra
2018, eggertspiele
Designer: Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli
Artist: Chris Quilliams

Beer Primer: Dry Irish Stout
Boondocks Brewing: Irish Stouts
American Homebrewers Association: Irish Beers: Popular Styles of the Emerald Isle
Chapter 12 of How to Brew by John J. Palmer also has a nice explanation of Malting

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:47 Craft Freedom success!

08:54 C’mon, CMON

12:13 Kickstarter Updates

14:17 Kickstarter: Glen More II: Chronicles

18:42 Kickstarter: Thrive

21:59 Kickstarter Preview: Winterborne

37:40 Recent Plays: Sprawlopolis

47:27 Recent Plays: Turbo Drift

58:01 Recent Plays: Deep Space D-6 & The Endless

70:53 On Tap: Deep Space D-6

76:15 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

77:07 Six Pack Review: Coimbra

77:27 Coimbra: Gameplay Overview

85:26 Coimbra: Discussion

106:59 Coimbra: Final Thoughts

110:35 The Beer Primer: Dry Irish Stout

116:37 Outro

#96: Expandapalooza 2

Draft Mechanic Episode #96: Expandapalooza 2 featuring Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss, Imhotep: A New Dynasty, 5 Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!, Altiplano: The Traveler, and Terraforming Mars: Prelude and Colonies, and a discussion of Beer Variants

Kickstarters: 
High Rise - Relaunches 3/4 (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Winterborne (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Expandapalooza 2:
Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Morten Monrad Pedersen, Nick Shaw, David J. Studley
Artist: Jacqui Davis
    •Lupulin Brewing "Blissful Ignorance; Big Lake, MN, USA
    9% ABV, 70 IBU.
    New England double IPA.

Imhotep: A New Dynasty
2017, KOSMOS
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Martin Hoffmann, Michaela Kienle, Claus Stephan
    •Night Shift Brewing "Dynasty; Everett, MA, USA
    10.6% ABV.
    Imperial stout.

5 Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!
2018, Wiggles 3D
Designer: Connor Reid
Artist: Alex Diochon
    •TRVE Brewing Co. "Cursed; Denver, CO, USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Mixed culture sour pale ale.

Altiplano: The Traveler
2018, Renegade Game Studio/dlp games
Designer: Louis Malz, Stefan Malz, Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz, Jeff Oglesby
    •Adelbert’s Brewery "Travelin’ Man; Austin, TX, USA
    6.2% ABV, 55 IBU.
    American IPA.

Terraforming Mars: Prelude
2018, Stronghold Games/FryxGames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius
    •Honey Pot Meadery "Prelude; Anaheim, CA, USA
    12% ABV.
    Dry-hopped saison with Enigma hops.

Terraforming Mars: Colonies
2018, Stronghold Games/FryxGames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius, Jonathan Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius
    •Kabinet Brewery "To The Moon and Back”; Nemenikuce, Belgrade, Serbia
    7.6% ABV, 70 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

Beer Variants:
One Conversation: Variants: A new marketing strategy in craft beer?

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:24 Ananchrony: Fractures in Time

05:15 Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

07:18 Quacks of Quedlinburg: Krauterhexen

07:57 Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic

09:09 Kickstarter Updates

11:14 Kickstarter: High Rise (Relaunch)

13:01 Kickstarter: Winterborne

14:52 Expandapalooza - Euphoria: Ignorance Is Bliss

29:08 Expandapalooza - Imhotep: A New Dynasty

36:20 Expandapalooza - 5 Minute Dungeon - Curses! Foiled Again!

45:04 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

46:00 Expandapalooza - Altiplano: The Traveler

64:45 Expandapalooza - Terraforming Mars: Prelude & Terraforming Mars: Colonies

81:58 Beer Variants

89:14 Outro




#95: Keyforge

Draft Mechanic Episode # 95: Wingspan Six Pack Review, On Tour On Tap, Cardcassonne, Herbaceous Sprouts, Brewers Association Diversity & Inclusion Grant, Fresh Fest 2019, and Games We Were Wrong About

Recycling Game

Kickstarters: 
Wavelength (BGG) (Kickstarter)
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Cardcassonne
2009, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, Keith Matejka
Artist: Benjamin Shulman, Beth Sobel

Herbaceous Sprouts
2019, Pencil First Games
Designer: Karl-Heinz Schmiel, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Claus Stephan

On Tour
2019, BoardGameTables.com
Designer: Chad DeShon
Artist: Anca Gavril

On Tap:
On Tour
2019, BoardGameTables.com
Designer: Chad DeShon
Artist: Anca Gavril
Vagabond Brewing "On the Road Red"; Salem, OR, USA
    5.4% ABV, 30 IBU.
    English style amber with West Coast hops.

    •Mikerphone Brewing "On The Road Again; Elk Grove Village, USA
    6% ABV.
    Dry-hopped saison with Enigma hops.

    •Peace Tree Brewing Company "Soundcheck"; Knoxville, IA, USA
    4.9% ABV.
    Session IPA.

    •HOMES Brewery "LAZER LIGHT SHOW"; Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    8% ABV.
    Double IPA with Citra & Galaxy hops.

    •Southern Tier Brewing Company Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale"; Lakewood, NY, USA
    5.5% ABV, 37 IBU.
    American pale ale.

Six Pack Review:
Keyforge: Call of the Archons
2018, Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

Beer Segment:
Brewers Association Diversity and Inclusion Event Grant Proposal Submissions (Open through 3/15/19)

Fresh Fest 2019 - 8/10/19, Pittsburgh, PA
-Tickets
-Brewery Application -Open Through 3/31/19
-Vendor/Artist/Food Truck Application - Open Through 3/31/19

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:46 Circular Charlotte and Gaming

09:49 Keyforge: Age of Ascension

12:53 Kickstarter Updates

16:45 Kickstarter: Wavelength

20:33 Kickstarter: In the Hall of the Mountain King

24:41 Recent Plays: Cardcassonne

38:15 Recent Plays: Herbaceous Sprouts

48:14 Recent Plays: On Tour

58:27 On Tap: On Tour

62:08 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

63:05 Six Pack Review: Keyforge

63:50 Keyforge: Gameplay Overview

67:28 Keyforge: Discussion

82:12 Keyforge: Final Thoughts

85:35 Brewer’s Association Diversity & Inclusion Grant

87:18 Fresh Fest 2019

88:59 Final Round: Games we were wrong about

92:56 Outro

#94: Wingspan

Draft Mechanic Episode # 94: Wingspan Six Pack Review and On Tap, Carcassonne: Star Wars, Doppelt So Clever, Twin It!, Low Carb Craft Options, and a Con Recap of Whose Turn Is It Anyway

Kickstarters: 
High Rise (BGG) (Kickstarter - Launches 2/4)
1001 Odysseys (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Reunification (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Twin It!
2018, Gamewright
Designer: Nathalie Saunier, Rémi Saunier, Thomas Vuarchex
Artist: Thomas Vuarchex (We misstated that the artists were the same as the designers in the episode.)

Carcassonne: Star Wars
2015, Hans im Glück
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede

Doppelt So Clever
2019, Schmidt Spiele
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch

Six Pack Review:
Wingspan
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave
Artist: Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas, Beth Sobel

On Tap:
Wingspan
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave
Artist: Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas, Beth Sobel
Stigbergets Bryggeri "Bird in Hand"; Göteborg, Sweden
    8% ABV, 65 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

    •Birdsong Brewing Co. "Lazy Bird Brown Ale; Charlotte, NC, USA
    6.5% ABV, 45 IBU.
    American brown ale.

    •Het Uiltje "Bird of Prey IPA"; Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
    5.8% ABV, 50 IBU.
    International IPA brewed with Citra, Chinook, & Mosaic hops.

    •Lamplighter Brewing Co. "Birds of a Feather"; Cambridge, MA, USA
    6.8% ABV.
    Double dry-hopped New England IPA.

    •Trillium Brewing Company Pipsqueak Penguin"; Canton, MA, USA
    4.9% ABV.
    American pale ale. Representative of their low ABV Small Birds Series.

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:57 Alea 20th Anniversary Editions of Castles of Burgundy and Las Vegas

08:19 T.I.M.E. Stories Revolution: A Midsummer Night

13:30 Kickstarter Updates

15:13 Kickstarter: High Rise

19:58 Kickstarter: 1001 Odysseys

22:42 Kickstarter: Reunification

25:33 Recent Plays: Twin It!

31:40 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Star Wars

40:20 Recent Plays: Doppelt So Clever

50:15 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

51:14 Six Pack Review: Wingspan

52:00 Wingspan: Gameplay Overview

58:06 Wingspan: Discussion

77:08 Wingspan: Final Thoughts

80:29 On Tap: Wingspan

85:20 Low Carb Craft Options

92:56 Con Overview: Whose Turn Is It Anyway?

101:52 Outro

#93: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

Draft Mechanic Episode # 93: The Quacks of Quedlinburg Six Pack Review and On Tap, Carcassonne: Safari, Junk Orbit, Beer Primer: Baltic Porters, and Final Round: Looking Forward to 2019

Kickstarters: 
War of the Worlds: The New Wave (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Suburbia: Collector’s Edition (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Rival Restaurants (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Tiny Dice Buddies Apparel (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Junk Orbit
2018, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Daniel Solis
Artist: Csaba Bernáth, Michelle Garrett, Eric Hibbeler, Jeanne Torres

Carcassonne: Safari
2018, Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Anne Heidsieck

Six Pack Review:
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
2018, North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Dennis Lohausen, Wolfgang Warsch

On Tap:
The Quacks of Quedlinburg
2018, North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Dennis Lohausen, Wolfgang Warsch
Maplewood Brewing Company "Charlatan"; Chicago, IL, USA
    6.1% ABV, 35 IBU.
    American pale ale.

    •Blake’s Hard Cider Company "The Tonic; Armada, MI, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    Cider with ginger root and cucumber.

    •Catskill Brewery "Eye of Newt"; Livingston Manor, NY, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    Oak aged Flanders Red.

    •Bar Hop "Miracle Cure"; Toronto, ON, Canada
    5.3% ABV, 20 IBU.
    Saison with pear, white pepper, & citrus notes.

    •Lord Hobo Brewing Co. "Boomsauce"; Woburn, MA, USA
    7.8% ABV, 78 IBU.
    New England IPA.

Beer Primer- Baltic Porters:
Episode #38 (Porter Beer Primer is at 68:17)
Baltic Porter - All About Beer
Baltic Porter: The ‘Robust’ Beer of the 18th Century Working Man
Baltic Porter: Lager’s Answer to Imperial Stout
Examples I Mentioned:
Topless Wytch from 3 Floyds Brewing Co. (Munster, IN, USA)
3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
Framinghammer from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers (Framingham, MA, USA)
Öö from Põhjala Brewery (Tallinn, Harjuma, Estonia)
Ulfberht Baltic Porter from Burial Beer Co. (Asheville, NC, USA)

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

05:46 Direwolf Digital Announces Games

07:44 Roll For The Galaxy Expansion

12:15 Kickstarter Updates

13:54 Kickstarter: War of the Worlds: The New Wave

14:27 Kickstarter: Suburbia: Collector’s Edition

18:28 Kickstarter: Rival Restaurants

21:50 Kickstarter: Tiny Dice Buddies Apparel

23:53 Recent Plays: Junk Orbit

33:00 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Safari

51:01 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

52:18 Six Pack Review: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

53:01 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Gameplay Overview

58:16 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Discussion

86:26 The Quacks of Quedlinburg: Final Thoughts

89:00 On Tap: The Quacks of Quedlinburg

92:47 The Beer Primer: Baltic Porter

102:54 The Final Round: Looking Forward to In 2019

107:46 Outro