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#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

#56: Ex Libris

Draft Mechanic Episode #56: Ex Libris Six-pack Review and On Tap, Codenames Duet, Custom Heroes, Seikatsu, and Beer Primer: Cream Ales

Kickstarter:
Now Boarding

Recent Plays: 
Codenames Duet
2017, Czech Games Edition
Designers:   Vlaada Chvátil, Scot Eaton
Artist:  Tomáš Kučerovský

Custom Heroes   
2017, AEG
Designer:  John D. Clair
Artist:  Matt Paquette 

Seikatsu
2017, IDW Games
Designers:   Matt Loomis, Isaac Shalev
Artist: Peter Wocken

Review:
Ex Libris
2017, Renegade Game Studios
Designer:   Adam P. McIver
Artist:   Jacqui Davis 

On Tap:

Ex Libris
2017, Renegade Game Studios
Designer:   Adam P. McIver
Artist:   Jacqui Davis 

Beer Primer: Cream Ales
-  New Glarus Brewing Co. "Spotted Cow"; New Glarus, WI, USA. The brewery calls it a farmhouse, however, it is generally categorized as a cream ale.
-  Sun King Brewing "Sunlight Cream Ale"; Indianapolis, IN, USA.
-  Trophy Brewing Co. "Yard of the Month"; Raleigh, NC, USA.
-  Sixpoint Brewery "C.R.E.A.M."; Brooklyn, NY, USA

Section Timestamps:
 

Intro

01:00 Show Housekeeping

03:51 Gen Con 50 Wrap-Up

12:44 Kickstarter: “Now Boarding” from Tim Fowers

15:10 Recent Plays: Codenames Duet

24:40 Recent Plays: Custom Heroes

34:16 Recent Plays: Seikatsu

42:05 Six Pack Review: Ex Libris

44:14 Ex Libris: Gameplay overview

50:27 Ex Libris: Discussion and review

75:12 Ex Libris: Final Thoughts

76:09 On Tap: Ex Libris

80:53 The Beer Primer: Cream Ale

86:20 Outro

#35: Fabled Fruit

Draft Mechanic Episode #35: A Six-pack of Games to Play with Family over the Holidays, Fabled Fruit On-Tap, Raiders of the North Sea, Imhotep, and proper beer serving temperatures (maybe even some served warm).

Recent Plays:

Fabled Fruit
2016, Stronghold Games.
Designers: Friedemann Friese

Raiders of the North Sea
2015, Garphill Games.
Designers: Shem Phillips
   
Imhotep
2016, Kosmos.
Designers:  Phil Walker-Harding

Family Fun! A Six-Pack of Games to Play with your Family this Holiday:

Fuji Flush
2016, Stronghold Games.
Designers: Friedemann Friese

Wits & Wagers Party
2012, North Star Games.
Designers: Dominic Crapuchettes
   
Qwixx
2012, Gamewright.
Designers:  Steffen Benndorf

Bohnanza
1997, Rio Grande Games.
Designers: Uwe Rosenberg

Codenames: Pictures
2016, Czech Games Edition.
Designers: Vlaada Chvatil
   
Letter Tycoon
2015, Breaking Games.
Designers:  Brad Brooks

On-Tap:

Fabled Fruit
2016, Stronghold Games.
Designers: Friedemann Friese

  • Pineapple:
    Evil Genius Beer Company.
    I Love Lamp” Philadelphia, PA, USA
    5.5% ABV, 12 IBU.
    Hefeweisen brewed with pineapple.
  • Strawberry:
    Short's Brewing Company.
    Strawberry Short's Cake” Bellaire , MI , USA
    6.3% ABV, 10 IBU.
    Golden ale with strawberries and milk sugar.
  • Banana:
    Charles Wells Brewery.
    Wells Banana Bread Beer” Bedford, Bedfordshire, England
    5.2% ABV, 18 IBU.
    It says it's an amber ale but I think it's just a bottle full of banana bread.
  • Grape:
    Dogfish Head Brewing.
    Red & White” Milton, DE, USA
    10% ABV, 35 IBU.
    Belgian witbier with coriander, orange peel, and fermented with Pinot Noir juice.
  • Coconut:
    Oskar Blues Brewery.
    Death by Coconut” Longmont, CO, USA
    6.5% ABV, 45 IBU.
    Irish porter with chocolate and coconut.

Proper Serving Temperature:

-Aim for between 38°-55°F
-Lagers (including pilsners), lighter beers, creamy/blonde ales, and those lower in alcohol should be served towards the colder end of that range.
-Stonger, darker beers (including stouts, porters, bengian dubbles and strong ales) should be served towards the warmer end of that range.
-IPA should be served right in the middle of the range (45-50°).
-Is there such a thing as a hot beer? Well, sort of...check out these beer Flip Cocktails.

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Show Housekeeping
03:03 iOS Gaming update
05:55 Kickstarter: Quodd Heroes
10:40 Recent Plays: Fabled Fruit
20:00 Recent Plays: Raiders of the North Sea
26:23 Recent Plays: Imhotep
34:25 Six Pack: Games to play this holiday season
60:44 On Tap: Fabled Fruit
66:54 Proper beer serving temperatures
73:41 Outro