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#84: Three Years / The Ultimate CarcaZone

Draft Mechanic #84: Three Year Anniversary!, The Ultimate CarcaZone, Into the Black Forest, Spirits of the Wild, Carcassonne Expansions on Tap, Favorite Games from the Last 3 Years

The Artemis Project (BGG) (Kickstarter)
The Jasper Board Gaming Table (Kickstarter)
Homebrewers (BGG) (Kickstarter - Launches 9/18)

Recent Plays:
Into the Black Forest
2018, Green Couch Games
Designer: Jason Slingerland
Artist: Darryl Jones

Spirits of the Wild
2018, mattel
Designer: Nick Hayes
Artist: Syd Weiler

The Ultimate CarcaZONE (in that it’s cool, not that it’s the last one):

2000, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games (Z-Man Games is now the English publisher for all)
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 1: Inns & Cathedrals
2002, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 2: Traders & Builders
2003, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 3: The Princess & The Dragon
2005, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 4: The Tower
2006, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 5: Abbey & Mayor
2007, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 6: Count, King, & Robber
2007, Hans im Glück/2008, Rio Grande Games (as part of Big Box 2)/2013, Z-Man Games (English Standalone)
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 8: Bridges, Castles, & Bazaars
2010, Hans im Glück/2011, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 9: Hills & Sheep
2014, Hans im Glück/Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Manfred Keller, Doris Matthäus, Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

Carcassonne Expansion 10: Under the Big Top
2017, Hans im Glück/Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Anne Pätzke, Chris Quilliams

On Tap:
Inns & Cathedrals
    •Plain Ales "Inncognito"; Sutton Veny, Wiltshire, England
    4.8% ABV.
    Port stout.

    •Holy Mountain Brewing "Cathedral"; Seattle, WA, USA
    5.2% ABV.
    Kolsch-style ale with Hallertau Blanc & Nelson Sauvin hops.
Traders & Builders
    •Unibroue "Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale"; Chambly, QC, Canada
    9.2% ABV.
    Belgian strong dark ale.

    •Mikkeller Brewing San Diego "Building Blocks"; San Diego, CA, USA
    5.4% ABV.
    Unfiltered kellerbier brewed with Saaz & Hallertau hops.
Princess & Dragon
    •Denver Beer Co. "Princess Yum Yum Raspberry"; Denver, CO, USA
    4.8% ABV.
    Kolsch-style ale fermented with raspberries

    •Dogfish Head Craft Brewing "Dragons & YumYums"; Milton, DE, USA
    6.5% ABV, 25 IBU.
    Tart pale ale w/dragonfruit, yumberry, passion fruit, pear juice, and black carrot juice.
The Tower
    •Off Grid Ales "High Tower Double IPA"; Harvey, NB, Canada
    7.8% ABV, 60 IBU.
    Double IPA with honey.
Abbey & Mayor
    •Brouwerij De Sint-Sixtusabdij van Westvleteren "Trappist Westvleteren 12"; Westvleteren, West-Vlaanderen Belgium
    10.2% ABV, 38 IBU.
    Belgian quad.

    •Citizen Cider "The Dirty Mayor"; Burlington, VT, USA
    5.2% ABV.
    Cider with ginger and lemon.
Count, King, & Robber
    •Grimm Brothers Brewhouse "The Count"; Loveland, CO, USA
    12% ABV.
    Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout.

    •Jester King Brewery "Noble King"; Austin, TX, USA
    5.9% ABV.
    Unspiced farmhouse ale brewed with organic noble hops and wild yeast.

    •Blue Blood Brewing Company "Robbers Cave Series"; Lincoln, NE, USA
    Variable ABV & IBU.
    Monthly special release series.
The Catapult
    •Mortalis Brewing Company "Catapult"; Avon, NY, USA
    6.9% ABV.
    American IPA with very little information.
Bridges, Castles, & Bazaars
    •16 Mile Brewing Company "Bridge Brown IPA"; Georgetown, DE, USA
    6% ABV.
    Brown IPA.

    •Castle Danger Brewery "Castle Cream Ale"; Two Harbors, MN, USA
    5.5% ABV.
    Sessionable cream ale.

    •Brekeriet Beer AB "Bazar Special"; Landskrona, Skane, Sweden
    5.3% ABV.
    Berliner weisse with passion fruit and dry hopped with Mosaic hops.
Hills & Sheep
    •Steel String Brewery "Up On the Hill"; Carrboro, NC, USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Hazy session IPA.

    •Braukollektiv "Dolly IPA"; Freiberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
    6.9% ABV, 52 IBU.
    American IPA brewed with Amarillo & Simcoe Hops.
Under the Big Top
    •Big Top Brewing Company "Circus City IPA"; Sarasota, FL, USA
    6.8% ABV, 68 IBU.
    Hazy English IPA.

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:45 News: Renegade picks up another Kickstarter

05:52 Kickstarter Updates

07:09 Kickstarter: The Artemis Project

08:52 Kickstarter: The Jasper Board Gaming Table

13:09 Kickstarter: Homebrewers

15:31 KS Preview: Into the Black Forest

25:17 Recent Plays: Spirits of the Wild

39:38 Grey Fox Games Spot: A year of GFG

40:25 Feature: The Ultimate CarcaZone

41:54 CarcaZone: Base & River I

44:32 CarcaZone: #1: Inns & Cathedrals

47:57 CarcaZone: #2: Traders & Builders

53:16 CarcaZone: #3: The Princess & The Dragon

61:20 CarcaZone: #4: The Tower

67:22 CarcaZone: #5: Abbey and Mayor

76:08 CarcaZone: #6: Count, King & Robber

85:29 CarcaZone: #8: Bridges, Castles & Bazaars

92:45 CarcaZone: #9: Hills & Sheep

96:33 CarcaZone: #10: Under the Big Top

107:47 On Tap: Carcassonne Expansions

123:56 State of the Podcast, Year 3 Recap

126:20 Final Round: Favorite games from the last 3 years

132:08 Outro

#83: Space Base

Draft Mechanic Episode #83: Space Base Six Pack Review, Team UP! On Tap, Bad Maps Kickstarter Preview, Carcassonne: The Dice Game, Scarabya, Tea in Beer, and Games that Took Over Your Life.

Infamous (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Bad Maps (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Carcassonne: The Dice Game

2011, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Olivier Lamontagne, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Olivier Lamontagne, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede

2018, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Bruno Cathala, Ludovic Maublanc
Artist: Sylvain Aublin

On Tap:
Team UP!
2018, Helvetiq
Designer: Hadi Barkat, Sébastien Pauchon
    Otto's Pub & Brewery "Pallet Jack Pale Ale"; State College, PA, USA
    6.1% ABV.
    Pale ale brewed with Belgian yeast and Northern Brewer & Simcoe hops.

    •Charles Towne Fermentory "Pallet Rider"; Charleston, SC, USA
    8.2% ABV, 81 IBU.
    Double IPA with notes of cantaloupe,melon, peach and resin.

    •Door County Brewing Co. "Pallet Jack Cruiser"; Baileys Harbour, WI,  USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Unfiltered session IPA with Azacca & Citra Hops.

    •Barley Brown's Beer "Pallet Jack IPA"; Baker City, OR, USA
    7.2% ABV, 72 IBU.
    Northwest-style IPA with citrus/tropical and pine flavors.

    •Barley Brown's Beer "Forklift IIPA"; Baker City, OR, USA
    9% ABV, 90 IBU.
    Imperial Pallet Jack brewed w/Simcoe, Columbus, Citra, Chinook, Amarillo & Ahtanum hops.

    • Show Notes Exclusive (ie: I could have sworn this was in the On Tap but nope):
    Drygate Brewing Co. "Disco Forklift Truck"; Glasgow, Scotland
    5.1% ABV.
    Pale ale brewed with Mango.

Six Pack Review:
Space Base
2018, Alderac Entertainment Group
Designer: John D. Clair
Artist: Chris Walton

Tea In Beer:
All About Beer Magazine: Tea: An Untapped Beer Ingredient?
Beer Advocate: Reading the Leaves: Do Tea Beers Have a Bright Future?
-Meghan's Recommendations:

-Danielle's Additional Recommendations:

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:19 News: Stonemaier Games’ BtCoMKL

06:59 Kickstarter Updates

08:16 Kickstarter: Infamous (Eagle-Gryphon)

13:11 KS Preview: Bad Maps (Floodgate)

23:15 Recent Plays: Carcassonne The Dice Game

29:47 Recent Plays: Scarabya

41:24 Recent Plays: Team UP!

47:27 On Tap: Team UP!

50:19 Grey Fox Games Spot: Gunnar Goes to Mars

51:27 Six Pack Review: Space Base

51:55 Space Base: Gameplay Rundown

56:37 Space Base: Discussion

80:22 Space Base: Final Thoughts

83:06 Brewing Beer with Tea

93:41 Final Round: Games that Take Over your Life

97:56 New WDYPTW podcasts The Shuffle / Patrick & Eric

98:57 Outro

#81: Gen Con 2018 Recap

Draft Mechanic Episode #81: Gen Con 2018 Convention Recap

Pasaraya: Supermarket Manager
2016, Boxfox Games
Designer: Seh Hui Leong
Artist: Macxell Lim

Warsaw: City of Ruins
2016, Granna Games/2018, North Star Games
Designer: Filip Miłuński
Artist: Tytus Brzozowski, Grzegorz Molas

2018, Starling Games
Designer: James A. Wilson
Artist: Andrew Bosley

Spirits of the Forest
2018, ThunderGryph Games
Designer: Michael Schacht
Artist: Natalie Dombois

2018, Queen Games
Designer: Christwart Conrad
Artist:  Ian O'Toole

Monster Crunch! The Breakfast Cereal Battle Game
2018,  Big G Creative
Designer: Forrest-Pruzan Creative

Team UP!
2018, Helvetiq
Designer:  Hadi Barkat, Sébastien Pauchon

Asmodee Digital: Gloomhaven

2018, Osprey Games
Designer:  Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers
Artist:  Kwanchai Moriya

2019, Greater Than Games (Dice Hate Me Games)
Designer: Matthew O'Malley, Ben Rosset
Artist: SaRae Henderson

Sabotage Kickstarter

Crusader Kings: The Boardgame
2018, Free League
Designer: Tomas Härenstam, Nils Karlén, Jon Manker
Artist: Ola Larsson, Johanna Pettersson

Europa Universalis: The Board Game
2019, Aegir Games
Designer: Eivind Vetlesen

Into the Black Forest
2018 or 2019, Green Couch Games

War Chest
2018, Alderac Entertainment Group
Designer: Trevor Benjamin, David Thompson
Artist: Brigette Indelicato

Monster Match
2018, North Star Games
Designer:  Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir
Artist:  Linda DeSantis, Ben Goldman

2012,  Ravensburger Spieleverlag GmbH
Designer: Dieter Nüßle
Artist: Franz Vohwinkel
(Reimplementation coming soon as Impact: Battle of the Elements)

Mars Open: Tabletop Golf
2018, Bellwether Games
Designer: Dennis Hoyle
Artist: Harris Fagotto, Katie Khau

Run, Fight, or Die: Reloaded Kickstarter

2018, Plaid Hat Games
Designer: Jerry Hawthorne
Artist: Jimmy Xia, Tregis

Spirits of the Wild
2018, Mattel
Designer: Nick Hayes

One Deck Galaxy
2019, Asmadi Games
Designer: Unlisted

Fast Forward: FORTUNE
2018, Stronghold Games/2F Spiele
Designer: Friedemann Friese
Artist:  Harald Lieske

Bad Maps
2019, Floodgate Games
Designer: Tim Armstrong
Artist: Kristen Pauline, Peter Wocken

2019, Floodgate Games
Designer: Daryl Andrews, Erica Bouyouris
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya

2017, HABA
Designer: Prospero Hall

Karuba: The Card Game
2017, HABA
Designer: Rüdiger Dorn
Artist: Claus Stephan

One Shot Network

Kuma's Corner

High Rise
2019, Formal Ferret Games
Designer: Gil Hova

Danielle Corsetto: Girls With Slingshots, Stuck at 32, Boo! It's Sex

Taft's Ale House

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Wednesday (intro)

03:48 Played: Pasaraya

06:27 Planning for the week

07:44 Thursday recap

09:00 First stops in the hall

11:15 Played: Warsaw, City of Ruins

15:45 Played: Everdell

20:57 Played: Spirits of the Forest

25:21 Demo: Franchise

32:33 Played: Team Up!

36:06 News from: Asmodee Digital

41:48 News from: Direwolf Digital

45:04 Demo: Cryptid

49:45 Friday recap

50:33 Played: Homebrewers

55:19 Played: Sabotage

56:38 Demo: Crusader Kings & Europa Universalis

61:08 Played: Into the Black Forest

64:50 News from: Alderac Entertainment (AEG)

68:16 News: New T.I.M.E Stories surprise

69:45 Rolling Dice & Taking Names meet up

71:14 Played: Mars Open

74:19 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

75:09 Saturday recap

76:19 Demo: Comanauts

80:18 Played: Spirits of the Wild

83:03 Demo: One Deck Galaxy

88:10 Played: Fast Forward “Fortune”

91:14 Demos: Bad Maps & Bosk

97:34 Demos: HABA

101:07 Panels & Events

104:08 Sunday recap

104:34 Played: High Rise

110:39 Gen Con Final Thoughts

114:30 Outro