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#105: Blue Lagoon

Draft Mechanic Episode # 105: Blue Lagoon Six Pack & On Tap, Proving Grounds, Aerion, Beer Traveler: Michigan, Chicago, & North Atlanta

Pret-A-Porter 3rd Edition (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Dice Hospital: Community Care (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Rush M.D. (BGG) (Kickstarter)
One Small Step (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Dice Throne Adventures (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Proving Grounds
2019, Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Kane Klenko
Artist: Csaba Bernáth, Matthew Dobrich

2019, Z-Man Games, Inc.
Designer: Shadi Torbey
Artist: Élise Plessis

Six Pack Review:
Blue Lagoon
2018, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Reiner Knizia
Artist: Tomasz Larek

On Tap:
Blue Lagoon
2018, Blue Orange Games
Designer: Reiner Knizia
Artist: Tomasz Larek
    •Modern Times Beer "Fortunate Islands";San Diego, CA, USA
    5% ABV, 46 IBU.
    Tropical Pale Ale.

    •Villages Brewery "Lagoon"; Deptford, London, England
    4.3% ABV.
    Red Ale.

    •Solorio Brewing Company "Blue Lagoon"; Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA
    5.3% ABV.
    Blueberry Blonde Ale.

    •Maui Brewing Company "Coconut Hiwa Porter"; Kihei, HI, USA
    6% ABV, 30 IBU.
    Toasted Coconut Porter.

    •Coronado Brewing Company "Leisure Lagoon"; San Diego, CA, USA
    5.5% ABV, 55 IBU.
    Hazy Pale Ale.

Beer Traveler:
Ann Arbor, MI:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales - Ann Arbor
The Grotto Watering Hole

Grand Rapids, MI:
Founders Brewing Co.
Speciation Artisan Ales
Brewery Vivant

Southern Chicago:
Marz Community Brewing Co.
Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar
Off Color Brewing - Mousetrap
Alulu Brewery & Pub

Northern “Atlanta”:
Reformation Brewery (Woodstock, GA)
Orpheus Brewing (Not in northern “atlanta”, in ATL proper)
Variant Brewing Company (Roswell, GA)
Gate City Brewing Company (Roswell, GA)

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:40 Games News: Gen Con is HERE!

07:12 Games News: Gloomhaven Digital Edition

09:00 Games News: Luckyhammers gets the axe

10:23 Games News: Even More Villainous

11:30 Games News: Diana Jones Award Nods

13:34 Kickstarter Updates

16:22 Kickstarter: Pret-a-Porter 3E

18:32 Kickstarter: Dice Hospital Community Care

19:52 Kickstarter: Rush MD

22:32 Kickstarter: One Small Step

24:37 Kickstarter: Dice Throne Adventures

29:13 Recent Plays: Proving Grounds

43:01 Recent Plays: Aerion

52:58 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

54:03 Six Pack Review: Blue Lagoon

54:28 Blue Lagoon: Gameplay Overview

58:47 Blue Lagoon: Discussion

70:07 Blue Lagoon: Final Thoughts

72:05 On Tap: Blue Lagoon

75:56 Jake’s Beer Odyssey

101:05 Final Round & Outro

#98: Otys

Draft Mechanic Episode # 98: Otys Six Pack Review & On Tap, Freshwater Fly Kickstarter Preview, Pikoko, The Ark of the Covenant, Beer Traveler: Augusta, Georgia, & a guest con report from Unpub 9

Stone Brewing’s Lawsuit Against MillerCoors Moves Forward

Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down (BGG) (Kickstarter) (Mile High Game Guys Review)
Gartenbau (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Handsome (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Freshwater Fly
2019, Bellwether Games
Designer: Brian Suhre
Artist: Darryl T. Jones

The Ark of the Covenant
2003, Inspiration Games
Designer: Ursula Stephan, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Alvin Madden, Imelda Vohwinkel

2018, Brain Games
Designer: Adam Porter
Artist: Reinis Pētersons

Six Pack Review:
2018, Libellud/Pearl Games
Designer: Claude Lucchini
Artist: Paul Mafayon

On Tap:
2018, Libellud/Pearl Games
Designer: Claude Lucchini
Artist: Paul Mafayon
    •Brokreacja "Deep Dark Sea";Krakow, Poland
    10.1% ABV, 50 IBU.
    Baltic Porter.

    •Kindred Brewing "Salvage Porter"; Gahanna, OH, USA
    5.8% ABV.

    •Verdant Brewing Co. "Even Sharks Need Water"; Falmouth, Cornwall, England
    6.5% ABV.
    New England IPA.

    •vandeStreek bier "Deep Dive"; Utrecht, Netherlands
    13% ABV, 130 IBU.
    Auchentoshan Whiskey Barrel-aged Imperial Stout.

    •Ninkasi Brewing Company "Vanilla Oatis"; Eugene, OR, USA
    7% ABV, 50 IBU.
    Oatmeal Stout brewed with Whole Vanilla Beans.

Beer Traveler: Augusta, GA:
River Watch Brewery
Savannah River Brewing Co.
The Hive
Arsenal Taproom
(Cardboard Castle Games)

Con Report (from Will Foy): Unpub 9
Raising Chicago from Matt Wolfe
Aloha Earth from 9th Level Games
Foliage from Catherine Stippell
Tank Robbers from Anthony & Nicole Amato
Schedule Simulator from Adi Slepack and Liz Lebowski

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:06 The Geekway Bottle Share

04:30 Stone v Keystone

06:51 Kickstarter Updates

08:07 Kickstarter: Tsukuyumi: Full Moon Down

10:40 Kickstarter: Gartenbau

14:39 Kickstarter: TC Petty III’s Handsome

17:45 Kickstarter Preview: Freshwater Fly

28:36 Recent Plays: Ark of the Covenant

38:01 Recent Plays: Pikoko

46:38 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

47:33 Six Pack Review: Otys

47:55 Otys: Gameplay Overview

54:00 Otys: Discussion

73:16 Otys: Final Thoughts

75:21 On Tap: Otys

79:10 The Beer Traveler: Augusta GA

92:10 Will’s Unpub Report

117:39 Outro

#87: Cryptid

Draft Mechanic Episode #87: Cryptid Six Pack Review & On Tap, Terraforming Mars Digital Edition, Orbis, Carcassonne: The Catapult, Beer Traveler: Seattle, and very friendly FLGSs away from home

Spirit Island: Jagged Earth Expansion (BGG) (Kickstarter) (BA episode I pointed y’all to)
Barrage (BGG) (Kickstarter) (Preview video Jake pointed y’all to)

Recent Plays:
Terraforming Mars: Digital Edition
2018, Asmodee Digital/Fryxgames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Developer: Luckyhammers

2018, Space Cowboys
Designer: Tim Armstrong
Artist: Davide Tosello

Carcassonne Expansion 7 - The Catapult
2008, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus

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

On Tap:
2018, Osprey Games
Designer: Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya
    •Coppertail Brewing Company "Cryptid"; Tampa, FL, USA
    12.7% ABV.
    Imperial stout.

    •Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. "Bigfoot"; Chico, CA, USA
    9.6% ABV, 90 IBU.
    American barleywine.

    •Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company "Mothman Black IPA"; Maxwelton, WV, USA
    6.7% ABV, 71 IBU.
    Cascadian dark ale.

    •Cricket Hill Brewery "Jersey Devil Imperial Red Ale"; Fairfield, NJ, USA
    7.4% ABV, 67 IBU.
    Imperial red ale.

    •Great Divide Brewing Company "Yeti"; Denver, CO, USA
    9.5% ABV, 75 IBU.
    American imperial Stout. (Seasonal variant calendar)

    •American Solera "Cryptozoology"; Tulsa, OK, USA
    7% ABV.
    Flanders Oud Bruin aged in blue corn whiskey barrels.

Beer Traveler: Seattle, WA:
Reuben’s Brews
Stoup Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Holy Mountain Brewing
Cloudburst Brewing

Final Round:
Meeples Games (Seattle, WA)
Top Tier Board Games (Hattiesburg, MS)
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles (Washington, DC)
Funagain Games (Eugene, OR)
Cat & Mouse Games (Chicago, IL)
Game Masters (Pittsburgh, PA)
Diversions Puzzles & Games (South Portland, ME)
Vault of Midnight (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Guardtower (Columbus, OH)
Beyond the Board (Dublin, OH)

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:39 Essen Spiel 2018

08:16 Kickstarter Updates

09:12 Kickstarter: Spirit Island Jagged Earth Expansion

14:20 Kickstarter: Barrage

20:49 Recent Plays: Terraforming Mars Digital Edition

40:01 Recent Plays: Orbis

50:03 Recent Plays: Carcassonne The Catapult

64:35 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

65:30 Six Pack Review: Cryptid

65:53 Cryptid: Gameplay Overview

69:48 Cryptid: Discussion

88:14 Cryptid: Final Thoughts

91:09 On Tap: Cryptid

97:45 The Beer Traveler: Seattle

114:25 The Final Round: FLGS on the road

119:51 Outro