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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

Kickstarters:
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

Aerion
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

#104: 2018 Redux

Draft Mechanic Episode #104: 2018 Superlatives and Top Games Redux, The Alwaysgreen Garden Kickstarter Preview, Shikoku, Navegador, The Hearmees, and Recent Beer Legislation

Kickstarter:
Classy Dice Buddies (Part 1) (Kickstarter)
Board game Bag & Calendar (Kickstarter)
The Isle of Cats (BGG) (Kickstarter)
The Alwaysgreen Garden (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
The Alwaysgreen Garden
2019, Splattered Ink Games
Designer: Darryl T. Jones
Artist: Darryl T. Jones

Shikoku
2019, Grand Gamers Guild
Designer: Eloi Pujadas
Artist: Amelia Sales

Navegador
2010, PD-Verlag/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Mac Gerdts
Artist: Marina Fahrenbach, Mac Gerdts

The Hearmees
2017, HABA
Designer: Wolfgang A. Lehmann

2018 Superlatives Redux:
Best Artwork:

Danielle: Root (Leder Games)
Jake: Everdell (Starling Games)

Best Non-mini Components:
Jake: the Mars Open: Tabletop Golf ball (Bellwether Games)
Danielle: The Expancity stacking skyscrapers (Breaking Games)

Biggest Disappointment:
Danielle: T.I.M.E. Stories: Brotherhood of the Coast (Space Cowboys)
Jake: Rising Sun (CMON Limited)

Game I Wish I'd Played in 2018:
Danielle: Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game (Portal Games)
Jake: Root (Leder Games)

Game I Wish I'd Played More of in 2018:
Danielle: The Quacks of Quedlinburg (North Star Games)
Change: Jake: Underwater Cities (Delicious Games)

Best Older Game I Played for the First Time in 2018:
Danielle: Ponzi Scheme (Tasty Minstrel Games)
Jake: Vinhos Deluxe Edition (Eagle-Gryphon Games)

Best Party Game:
Change: Danielle: Just One (Repos Production)
Change: Jake: Just One (Repos Production)

Best App:
Danielle: Ganz Schön Clever (Schmidt Spiele, Developer: BrettspielWelt GMBH)
Jake: Noch Mal! (Schmidt Spiele, Developer: Outline Development)

Most Innovative Game:
Danielle: Nychtofobia (Pandasaurus Games)
Jake: KeyForge: Call of the Archons/Discover: Lands Unknown (Fantasy Flight Games)

Favorite Games of 2018:
Jake's Picks:
10. Decrypto
Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance

9. Star Realms : Frontiers
White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle

8. Teotihuacan: City of Gods
NSKN Games
Designer: Daniele Tascini

7. Blue Lagoon
Blue Orange
Designer: Reiner Knizia

6. Keyforge: Call of the Archons
Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

5. Mars Open: Tabletop Golf
Bellwether Games
Designer:  Dennis Hoyle

4. The Quacks of Quedlinburg
North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch

3. Cryptid
Osprey Games
Designer: Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers

2. Coimbra
eggertspiele
Designer: Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli

1. Escape Tales: The Awakening
Board&Dice
Designer: Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski

Danielle's Picks:
10. Between Two Castles of Mad King Ludwig
Stonemaier Games
Desinger: Matthew O'Malley, Ben Rosset

9. Spring Meadow
Stronghold Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg

8. Coimbra
eggertspiele
Designer: Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli

7. Dice Hospital
Alley Cat Games
Designer: Stan Kordonskiy, Mike Nudd

6. Ganz Schön Clever
Schmidt Spiele
Designer:  Wolfgang Warsch

5. Keyforge: Call of the Archons
Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

4. The Quacks of Quedlinburg
North Star Games
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch

3. Welcome To…
Deep Water Games / Blue Cocker Games
Designer: Benoit Turpin

2. Just One
Repos Productions
Designer: Ludovic Roudy, Bruno Sautter

1. Escape Tales: The Awakening
Board&Dice
Designer: Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski

Beer Legislation:
CNN: Supreme Court strikes down Tennessee residency requirement for liquor licenses
Brewbound: US Supreme Court Strikes Down Tennessee Residency Requirement
Brewbound: Maine Governor Signs Self-Distribution, Franchise Reform into Law

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:00 Games News: BGG’s Convention Tools

04:52 Kickstarter Updates

07:13 Kickstarter: Classy Dice Buddies Part 1

08:20 Kickstarter: BoardGameTables.com Bags & Calendar

12:51 Kickstarter: The Isle of Cats

14:53 Kickstarter: The Alwaysgreen Garden

26:45 Recent Plays: Shikoku

38:05 Recent Plays: Navegador

51:23 Recent Plays: The Hearmees

59:32 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

60:35 2018 Redux: Superlative Categories

67:27 2018 Redux: Top 10 Games Re-Lists

96:00 Recent Beer Legislation News

104:18 Outro