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#76: Altiplano

Draft Mechanic Episode # 76: Altiplano Six Pack Review & On Tap, Food Truck Champion, Carcassonne: The Discovery, The Mind, Styles of Sour Beer, and the Distinction Between a Story & a Game

Villagers (BGG) (Kickstarter)
On Tour (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Herbaceous Sprouts (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Food Truck Champion

2017, Daily Magic Games
Designer: Nicole Jekich, Luke Turpeinen
Artist: Claire Donaldson

Carcassonne: The Discovery
2005, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Leo Colovini, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Stefano Mondini, Fabio Visintin 

The Mind
2018, Pandasaurus Games (When it comes to the US)
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch
Artist: Oliver Freudenreich 

Six Pack Review:
2017, dlp games/Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz, Andrea Kattnig, Jeff Oglesby 

On Tap:
2017, dlp games/Renegade Game Studios
Designer: Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz, Andrea Kattnig, Jeff Oglesby
    Shebeen Brewing Company "Alpaca Blanca"; Wolcott, CT, USA
    6.6% ABV, 60 IBU.
    New England IPA brewed with Azacca & Mosaic hops.

    •Left Barrel Brewing "Alpaca Amber"; Balhannah, SA, Australia
    5.3% ABV, 35 IBU.
    Amber ale brewed with farmhouse yeast.

    •Swiftwater Brewing Co. "Alpaca Kisses"; Rochester, NY, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    New England IPA brewed with Vic Secret & Denali hops.

    •White Oak Brewing "Me Llama Llama"; Normal, IL, USA
    4% ABV, 20 IBU
    Mexican Mocha Latte inspired English Mild Ale.

    •Proclamation Ale Company "Alpaca Magi" Series; Warwick, RI, USA
    The Dark Night of the Alpaca Magi
    The Infinite Ascension of the Alpaca Magi
    The Amazing Adventures of the Alpaca Magi
    The Unyielding Wrath of the Alpaca Magi
    The Eternal Void of the Alpaca Magi

Major Styles of Sour Beer:
Belgian Styles:
Lambic (incl. Fruited Lambics such as Kriek & Frambois and blended Lambics such as Gueze)
Oud Bruin
Flanders Red Ale

German Styles:
Berliner Weisse
*Kettle soured beers are often one of these 2 styles

American Style Sour Ale

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:03 News: Choose Your Own Adventure game

04:31 News: Spring Meadow

08:17 Kickstarter: On Tour

11:23 Kickstarter: Villagers

15:44 Kickstarter: Herbaceous Sprouts

18:54 Recent Plays: Food Truck Champion

32:49 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: The Discovery

43:35 Recent Plays: The Mind

49:17 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

50:22 Six Pack Review: Altiplano

50:55 Altiplano Gameplay Overview

56:52 Altiplano Discussion

85:53 Altiplano Final Thoughts

87:38 On Tap: Altiplano

92:22 The Beer Primer: Sours

103:00 Final Round: Story or Game?

108:13 Outro

#40: A Feast for Odin / Burger Up

Draft Mechanic Episode #40: A Feast for Odin, Burger Up, Paris Connection, Star Trek Ascendancy, New York Slice, and a buffet of beer news


Monikers: The Shut Up & Sit Down Nonsense Box
Can't Stop Express
Food Truck Champion

Recent Plays:

Paris Connection
2010, Queen Games
Designer: David V. H. Peters

Star Trek Ascendancy
2016, Gale Force Nine
Designer: Aaron Dill, John Kovaleski, Sean Sweigart

New York Slice
2017, Bezier Games
Designer:  Jeffrey D. Allers

Six Pack Review:

A Feast for Odin
2016, Z-Man Games
Designer:  Uwe Rosenberg

On Tap Beer Pairings:

Burger Up
2016, Rule & Make
Designer: Matthew Parkes

Beer News:

-Georgia Beer Laws Could Be Changing
-'Let's Open the Tap': Montana House Supports Expansion of Craft Beer Production
-Customer Sues Walmart Alleging 'Fraudulent' Marketing of Its 'Craft" Beer
-Cathay Pacific Introduces Betsy Beer - The First Hand-Crafted Bottled Beer Brewed to Be Enjoyed at 35,000 Feet

Section Timestamps:


01:00 Intro / Housekeeping
02:41 News: Golden Geek Awards
05:17 News: Scythe Digital, Expansion, and Iron Harvest
07:37 Kickstarter: Monikers: The SU&SD Nonsense Box
11:24 Kickstarter: Can’t Stop Express
13:32 Kickstarter: Food Truck Champion
15:34 Recent Plays: Paris Connection
19:59 Recent Plays: Star Trek Ascendancy
25:39 Recent Plays: New York Slice
33:15 Six Pack Review: A Feast for Odin
33:52 A Feast for Odin: Rules Walkthrough
38:45 A Feast for Odin: Discussion
69:17 A Feast for Odin: Final Thoughts
71:05 Recent Plays: Burger Up
79:02 On Tap: Burger Up
83:18 Beer News Bites
92:08 Outro