among the stars

#74: Decrypto

Draft Mechanic Episode #74: Variants: Decrypto vs. Codenames, Dice Throne, Hive, Biblios, Wonderland, Decrypto On Tap, World Beer Cup 2018, and What Game Would You Like to See "Kiddified"

Events:
Geekway to the West Meetup at Urban Chestnut - May 18
Salud Cerveceria Meetup - May 15

Kickstarter: 
Overlight (RPG Geek) (Kickstarter)
Gravity Warfare (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Journal 29 Revelation (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Dice Throne: Season One
2018, Mind Bottling Games/Roxley Games
Designer: Nate Chatellier, Manny Trembley
Artist: Manny Trembley

Hive
2001, Gen42 Games
Designer: John Yianni
Artist: John Yianni 

Biblios
2007,  Dr. Finn's Games/iello
Designer: Steve Finn
Artist: Steve Finn, David Palumbo 

Wonderland
2018,  Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Daniel Solis
Artist: Anita Osburn, Beth Sobel 

Variants:
Decrypto
2018,  Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance
Artist: Fabien Fulchiron, NILS, Manuel Sanchez

Codenames
2015,  Czech Games Edition
Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
Artist:  Stéphane Gantiez, Tomáš Kučerovský 

On Tap:
Decrypto
2018,  Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance
Artist: Fabien Fulchiron, NILS, Manuel Sanchez
    Ohana Brewing Company "Encrypted Data IPA"; Los Angeles, CA, USA
    7.6% ABV.
    American IPA.

    •The Dayton Beer Company "Codebreaker"; Dayton, OH, USA
    10.2% ABV, 98 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

    •Twisted Pine Brewing Company "Intercept"; Boulder, CO, USA
    7.4% ABV, 85 IBU.
    American IPA.

    •Bunker Brewing Company "Cypher"; Portland, ME, USA
    6.4% ABV.
    India Pale Lager with Eureka hops.

    •New Glarus Brewing Company "Enigma"; New Glarus, WI, USA
    5.5% ABV, 12 IBU.
    Sour ale with malted barley and cherries aged in unlined oak casks.

World Beer Cup 2018:
Cool Sortable Website Winners List
PDF Winners List
Stats Page

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:21 Geekway to the West meetup!

03:10 News: Asmodee for Sale?

08:37 News: My Little Scythe

11:24 Kickstarter Updates

13:32 Kickstarter: Overlight RPG

17:29 Kickstarter: Gravity Warfare

19:32 Kickstarter: Journal 29 Revelation

22:42 Recent Plays: Dice Throne

31:29 Recent Plays: Hive

36:21 Recent Plays: Biblios

44:11 Recent Plays: Wonderland

52:31 Recent Plays: Among the Stars app

54:34 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

55:43 Variants: Decrypto v Codenames

78:05 On Tap: Decrypto

81:52 World Beer Cup 2018 Results

91:00 Final Round: Retheming for Kids

94:15 Outro

#47: Fields Of Green / Coldwater Crown

Draft Mechanic Episode # 47: Fields of Green vs. Among the Stars, Coldwater Crown On Tap, Honshu, Pocket Mars, Shahrazad, and Local Beers to Try at Origins

Kickstarter:
Zero Hour
TORG: Eternity

 News:
Asmodee North America Goes Exclusive with Alliance
Asmodee - Alliance Deal Follow-Up

Recent Plays:

Honshu
2017, Renegade Game Studios.
Designer: Kalle Malmioja
Artists: Ossi Hiekkala, Jere Kasanen

Pocket Mars
2017, Board&Dice.
Designer: Michał Jagodziński
Artist: Jarosław Wajs

Shahrazad
2017, Osprey Games.
Designers:  ゆお (Yuo)
Artist: ことり寧子 (Kotori Neiko)

Variants:

Fields of Green
2017, Artipia Games/Stronghold Games.
Designers: Vangelis Bagiartakis
Artists:  Grzegorz Bobrowski, Gong Studios, Tomasz Jedruszek, Naomi Robinson 

Among the Stars
2012, Artipia Games/Stronghold Games.
Designers: Vangelis Bagiartakis
Artists:  Antonis Papantoniou, Odysseas Stamoglou

On Tap:

Coldwater Crown
2017, Bellwether Games.
Designers: Brian Suhre
Artists: Beth Sobel

Origins Beer: Columbus Local Brews To Check Out:

Columbus Brewing Company
-Columbus IPA: American IPA, 6.3% ABV, 60 IBU
-Bodhi: Double IPA, 8.3% ABV, 80 IBU, 2014 GABF Bronze Am. IPA
-Creeper: Double IPA, 10% ABV, 100 IBU

Zaftig Brewing Co.
-BamBaLam Stout: Breakfast Stout w/Crimson Cup coffee and Ghiradelli Chocolate, 10% ABV
-Juicy Lucy: Double-dry hopped American IPA, 7% ABV, 70 IBU

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing
-Dire Wolf: Russian Imperial Stout, 10.4 % ABV, 50 IBU
-Clear Sky Daybreak: Coffee Cream Ale, 5% ABV, 14 IBU

Sideswipe Brewing
-Defaced: Imperial Red Ale, 9% ABV
-Elegant Hoodlum: Smoked Stout, 7% ABV

Barley’s Brewing Company
-MacLenny’s Scottish Ale: Scotch Ale, 6.6% ABv
-Blood Thirst Wheat: Blood Orange Hefeweizen, 5% ABV, 3 IBU

Seventh Son Brewing Co.
-Humulus Nimbus Super Pale: American Pale Ale, 6% ABV, 53 IBU
-Proliferous: Imperial IPA, 8.3% ABV, 85 IBU

Land-Grant Brewing Company
-Stiff-Arm IPA: American IPA, 6.4% ABV, 50 IBU
-Glory: American Wheat Ale w/ Citra Hops, 5.4% ABV, 24 IBU

Kindred Beer (Kindred Artisan Ales)
-Golden Strong Ale: Belgian Strong Golden Ale, 8.7% ABV, 23 IBU
-Kindred Wit: Witbier, 5.3% ABV, 16 IBU

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Show housekeeping
03:30 A new project?
04:09 Introducing… Punchboard Media!
05:48 Kickstarter: Zero Hour
07:10 Kickstarter: TORG Eternity
07:52 News: Asmodee exclusive with Alliance
14:53 Recent Plays: Honshu
24:43 Recent Plays: Pocket Mars
32:54 Recent Plays: Shahrazad
40:43 Variants: Fields of Green v. Among the Stars
62:35 On Tap: Coldwater Crown
66:12 Craft Beer Options for Origins Game Fair
74:14 Outro

#41: Awesome Dice / Roll Player

Draft Mechanic Episode #41: Six Awesome Uses of Dice; Roll Player on tap; Kingdomino & Women in Craft Beer

2016 Board Game Geek Golden Geek Winners

Kickstarters:

Rising Sun (Ends 4/4/17)
Antidote: Lab Alliance (Ends 3/21/17)

Recent Plays:

Kingdomino
2016, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Bruno Cathala

Among the Stars
2012, Artipia Games/Stronghold Games
Designer: Vangelis Bagiartakis

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

Six Pack: Games That Use Dice in Neat Ways

Euphoria: Build A Better Dystopia
2013, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier & Alan Stone

Dice Town
2009, Matagot
Designer: Bruno Cathala & Ludovic Maublanc

Blueprints
2013, Z-Man Games
Designer:  Yves Tourigny

Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn
2015, Plaid Hat Games
Designer: Isaac Vega

Roll For the Galaxy
2015, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Thomas Lehmann & Wei Hwa Huang

Seasons
2012, Libellud
Designer:  Régis Bonnessée

On Tap:

Roll Player
2016, Thunderworks Games
Designer:  Keith Matejka

  • Noble Cider "The Blue Bard", Asheville, NC, USA
    639% ABV. 
    Cider with blueberry, honey, & rosemary.
  • Burlington Beer Company "It's Complicated Being a Wizard", Williston, VT, USA
    7.5% ABV. 
    New England style double IPA.
  • Brewski "Barbarian", Helsingborg, Sweden
    6% ABV. 
    IPA with lactose added.
  • Three Tuns Brewery "Cleric's Cure", Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England
    5.0% ABV.
    IPA designed to recreate 19th century pale ales.
  • Grimm Brothers Brewhouse "Master Thief", Loveland, CO, USA
    5.2% ABV, 20 IBU. 
    English porter brewed with German hops, dehusked malts, and alt yeast.
  • Middle Ages Brewery "Druid Fluid", Syracuse, NY, USA
    9.5% ABV. 
    Barleywine brewed with mix of 6 malts.
  • Ninkasi Brewing "Critical Hit", Eugene, OR, USA
    11.7% ABV, 100 IBU.
    Barleywine hopped with 24 hop varieties.

Women in  Craft Beer Links:

Imbibe Magazine 2016 Person of the Year: Lauren Salazar
Pink Boots Society
Biere de Femme Festival
Brewing Ambition by Anita Riley (Book Release at Biere de Femme Festival)

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Intro / Housekeeping
03:18 News: BoardGameGeek Golden Geek Awards
05:23 News: BGG Most Played Games Geeklist
08:20 Kickstarter: Rising Sun
13:17 Kickstarter: Antidote: Lab Alliance
16:05 Recent Plays: Kingdomino
22:21 Recent Plays: Among the Stars
27:18 Recent Plays: Noch Mal!
31:41 Six Pack: Six Awesome Uses of Dice
45:10 On Tap: Roll Player
57:51 Women in Brewing
65:13 Outro