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#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

News:
Stone Brewing’s Lawsuit Against MillerCoors Moves Forward

Kickstarters: 
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
(Kickstarter)

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

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

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

On Tap:
Otys
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.
    Porter.

    •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

#97: Coimbra

Draft mechanic Episode #97: Coimbra Six Pack Review, Deep Space D-6 & The Endless Expansion On Tap, Winterborne Kickstarter Preview, Sprawlopolis, Turbo Drift, & Beer Primer: Dry Irish Stouts

News:
Craft beer deal would allow North Carolina’s biggest breweries to expand

Kickstarters: 
Glen More II: Chronicles (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Thrive (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Winterborne
2020, Talon Strike Games
Designer: Brian Suhre
Artist: Jason Washburn
(Kickstarter)

Sprawlopolis
2018, Button Shy
Designer: Steven Aramini, Danny Devine, Paul Kluka
Artist: Danny Devine

Turbo Drift
2017, Button Shy
Designer: Rob Cramer
Artist: Mark Boardman

Deep Space D-6 & The Endless Expansion
2016/2018, Tau Leader Games
Designer: Tony Go
Artist: Tony Go, Tim McBurnie

On Tap:
Deep Space D-6 & The Endless Expansion
2016/2018, Tau Leader Games
Designer: Tony Go
Artist: Tony Go, Tim McBurnie
    •Half Acre Beer Company "Deep Space"; Chicago, IL, USA
    10% ABV.
    Double IPA with Flaconer’s Flight and Citra hops.

    •Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery "Hop Drone"; Crozet, VA, USA
    6.5% ABV, 71 IBU.
    American IPA dry-hopped with Citra hops.

    •Brasserie Sainte Cru "Don’t Panic"; Colmar, Haut-Rhin, France
    6.2% ABV.
    Hazy IPA.

    •The Alchemist "Ouroboros"; Stowe, VT, USA
    8% ABV.
    Double IPA with Mosaic and Centennial hops.
(This video though)

    •Bear Republic Brewing "Apex"; Healdsbrug, CA, USA
    8.25% ABV, 100 IBU.
    Double IPA currently brewed with Hallertau Blanc, Hull Melon, Ella, and Cascade hops.

Six Pack Review:
Coimbra
2018, eggertspiele
Designer: Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli
Artist: Chris Quilliams

Beer Primer: Dry Irish Stout
Boondocks Brewing: Irish Stouts
American Homebrewers Association: Irish Beers: Popular Styles of the Emerald Isle
Chapter 12 of How to Brew by John J. Palmer also has a nice explanation of Malting

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:47 Craft Freedom success!

08:54 C’mon, CMON

12:13 Kickstarter Updates

14:17 Kickstarter: Glen More II: Chronicles

18:42 Kickstarter: Thrive

21:59 Kickstarter Preview: Winterborne

37:40 Recent Plays: Sprawlopolis

47:27 Recent Plays: Turbo Drift

58:01 Recent Plays: Deep Space D-6 & The Endless

70:53 On Tap: Deep Space D-6

76:15 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

77:07 Six Pack Review: Coimbra

77:27 Coimbra: Gameplay Overview

85:26 Coimbra: Discussion

106:59 Coimbra: Final Thoughts

110:35 The Beer Primer: Dry Irish Stout

116:37 Outro

#96: Expandapalooza 2

Draft Mechanic Episode #96: Expandapalooza 2 featuring Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss, Imhotep: A New Dynasty, 5 Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!, Altiplano: The Traveler, and Terraforming Mars: Prelude and Colonies, and a discussion of Beer Variants

Kickstarters: 
High Rise - Relaunches 3/4 (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Winterborne (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Expandapalooza 2:
Euphoria: Ignorance is Bliss
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Morten Monrad Pedersen, Nick Shaw, David J. Studley
Artist: Jacqui Davis
    •Lupulin Brewing "Blissful Ignorance; Big Lake, MN, USA
    9% ABV, 70 IBU.
    New England double IPA.

Imhotep: A New Dynasty
2017, KOSMOS
Designer: Phil Walker-Harding
Artist: Miguel Coimbra, Martin Hoffmann, Michaela Kienle, Claus Stephan
    •Night Shift Brewing "Dynasty; Everett, MA, USA
    10.6% ABV.
    Imperial stout.

5 Minute Dungeon: Curses! Foiled Again!
2018, Wiggles 3D
Designer: Connor Reid
Artist: Alex Diochon
    •TRVE Brewing Co. "Cursed; Denver, CO, USA
    4.5% ABV.
    Mixed culture sour pale ale.

Altiplano: The Traveler
2018, Renegade Game Studio/dlp games
Designer: Louis Malz, Stefan Malz, Reiner Stockhausen
Artist: Klemens Franz, Jeff Oglesby
    •Adelbert’s Brewery "Travelin’ Man; Austin, TX, USA
    6.2% ABV, 55 IBU.
    American IPA.

Terraforming Mars: Prelude
2018, Stronghold Games/FryxGames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius
    •Honey Pot Meadery "Prelude; Anaheim, CA, USA
    12% ABV.
    Dry-hopped saison with Enigma hops.

Terraforming Mars: Colonies
2018, Stronghold Games/FryxGames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius, Jonathan Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius
    •Kabinet Brewery "To The Moon and Back”; Nemenikuce, Belgrade, Serbia
    7.6% ABV, 70 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

Beer Variants:
One Conversation: Variants: A new marketing strategy in craft beer?

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:24 Ananchrony: Fractures in Time

05:15 Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

07:18 Quacks of Quedlinburg: Krauterhexen

07:57 Teotihuacan: Late Preclassic

09:09 Kickstarter Updates

11:14 Kickstarter: High Rise (Relaunch)

13:01 Kickstarter: Winterborne

14:52 Expandapalooza - Euphoria: Ignorance Is Bliss

29:08 Expandapalooza - Imhotep: A New Dynasty

36:20 Expandapalooza - 5 Minute Dungeon - Curses! Foiled Again!

45:04 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

46:00 Expandapalooza - Altiplano: The Traveler

64:45 Expandapalooza - Terraforming Mars: Prelude & Terraforming Mars: Colonies

81:58 Beer Variants

89:14 Outro




#95: Keyforge

Draft Mechanic Episode # 95: Wingspan Six Pack Review, On Tour On Tap, Cardcassonne, Herbaceous Sprouts, Brewers Association Diversity & Inclusion Grant, Fresh Fest 2019, and Games We Were Wrong About

Recycling Game

Kickstarters: 
Wavelength (BGG) (Kickstarter)
In The Hall Of The Mountain King (BGG) (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Cardcassonne
2009, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Eduardo Baraf, Steve Finn, Keith Matejka
Artist: Benjamin Shulman, Beth Sobel

Herbaceous Sprouts
2019, Pencil First Games
Designer: Karl-Heinz Schmiel, Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Claus Stephan

On Tour
2019, BoardGameTables.com
Designer: Chad DeShon
Artist: Anca Gavril

On Tap:
On Tour
2019, BoardGameTables.com
Designer: Chad DeShon
Artist: Anca Gavril
Vagabond Brewing "On the Road Red"; Salem, OR, USA
    5.4% ABV, 30 IBU.
    English style amber with West Coast hops.

    •Mikerphone Brewing "On The Road Again; Elk Grove Village, USA
    6% ABV.
    Dry-hopped saison with Enigma hops.

    •Peace Tree Brewing Company "Soundcheck"; Knoxville, IA, USA
    4.9% ABV.
    Session IPA.

    •HOMES Brewery "LAZER LIGHT SHOW"; Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    8% ABV.
    Double IPA with Citra & Galaxy hops.

    •Southern Tier Brewing Company Citra Hopped Live Pale Ale"; Lakewood, NY, USA
    5.5% ABV, 37 IBU.
    American pale ale.

Six Pack Review:
Keyforge: Call of the Archons
2018, Fantasy Flight Games
Designer: Richard Garfield

Beer Segment:
Brewers Association Diversity and Inclusion Event Grant Proposal Submissions (Open through 3/15/19)

Fresh Fest 2019 - 8/10/19, Pittsburgh, PA
-Tickets
-Brewery Application -Open Through 3/31/19
-Vendor/Artist/Food Truck Application - Open Through 3/31/19

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:46 Circular Charlotte and Gaming

09:49 Keyforge: Age of Ascension

12:53 Kickstarter Updates

16:45 Kickstarter: Wavelength

20:33 Kickstarter: In the Hall of the Mountain King

24:41 Recent Plays: Cardcassonne

38:15 Recent Plays: Herbaceous Sprouts

48:14 Recent Plays: On Tour

58:27 On Tap: On Tour

62:08 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

63:05 Six Pack Review: Keyforge

63:50 Keyforge: Gameplay Overview

67:28 Keyforge: Discussion

82:12 Keyforge: Final Thoughts

85:35 Brewer’s Association Diversity & Inclusion Grant

87:18 Fresh Fest 2019

88:59 Final Round: Games we were wrong about

92:56 Outro

#94: Wingspan

Draft Mechanic Episode # 94: Wingspan Six Pack Review and On Tap, Carcassonne: Star Wars, Doppelt So Clever, Twin It!, Low Carb Craft Options, and a Con Recap of Whose Turn Is It Anyway

Kickstarters: 
High Rise (BGG) (Kickstarter - Launches 2/4)
1001 Odysseys (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Reunification (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Twin It!
2018, Gamewright
Designer: Nathalie Saunier, Rémi Saunier, Thomas Vuarchex
Artist: Thomas Vuarchex (We misstated that the artists were the same as the designers in the episode.)

Carcassonne: Star Wars
2015, Hans im Glück
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede

Doppelt So Clever
2019, Schmidt Spiele
Designer: Wolfgang Warsch

Six Pack Review:
Wingspan
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave
Artist: Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas, Beth Sobel

On Tap:
Wingspan
2019, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Elizabeth Hargrave
Artist: Ana Maria Martinez Jaramillo, Natalia Rojas, Beth Sobel
Stigbergets Bryggeri "Bird in Hand"; Göteborg, Sweden
    8% ABV, 65 IBU.
    Imperial IPA.

    •Birdsong Brewing Co. "Lazy Bird Brown Ale; Charlotte, NC, USA
    6.5% ABV, 45 IBU.
    American brown ale.

    •Het Uiltje "Bird of Prey IPA"; Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
    5.8% ABV, 50 IBU.
    International IPA brewed with Citra, Chinook, & Mosaic hops.

    •Lamplighter Brewing Co. "Birds of a Feather"; Cambridge, MA, USA
    6.8% ABV.
    Double dry-hopped New England IPA.

    •Trillium Brewing Company Pipsqueak Penguin"; Canton, MA, USA
    4.9% ABV.
    American pale ale. Representative of their low ABV Small Birds Series.

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:57 Alea 20th Anniversary Editions of Castles of Burgundy and Las Vegas

08:19 T.I.M.E. Stories Revolution: A Midsummer Night

13:30 Kickstarter Updates

15:13 Kickstarter: High Rise

19:58 Kickstarter: 1001 Odysseys

22:42 Kickstarter: Reunification

25:33 Recent Plays: Twin It!

31:40 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Star Wars

40:20 Recent Plays: Doppelt So Clever

50:15 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

51:14 Six Pack Review: Wingspan

52:00 Wingspan: Gameplay Overview

58:06 Wingspan: Discussion

77:08 Wingspan: Final Thoughts

80:29 On Tap: Wingspan

85:20 Low Carb Craft Options

92:56 Con Overview: Whose Turn Is It Anyway?

101:52 Outro