keyforge call of the archons

#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

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

Recent Plays:
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
Designer: Chad DeShon
Artist: Anca Gavril

On Tap:
On Tour
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
-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

#92: 2018 In Review

Draft Mechanic Episode # 92: 2018 In Review, our 2018 Superlatives, Six Packs of our Favorite Beers and Board Games of 2018, a quick MetaMechanic, and biggest gaming surprises of 2018.

Vital Lacerda’s Railways of Portugal (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Folded Space Board Game Inserts - Campaign 3 (Kickstarter)

2018 Superlatives:
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)
Jake: Star Realms: Frontiers (White Wizard 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:
Danielle: Monster Match (North Star Games)
Jake: Mars Open: Tabletop Golf (Bellwether Games)

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 Beers of 2018 Six-Packs:



Favorite Games of 2018 Six-Packs:

Jake's Picks:

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

5. Pasaraya: Supermarket Manager
BoxFox Games
Designer: Seh Hui Leong

3. Decrypto
Le Scorpion Masqué
Designer: Thomas Dagenais-Lespérance

Danielle's Picks:

6. Monster Match
North Star Games
Designer: Ken Gruhl, Quentin Weir

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

2. Ganz Schön Clever
Schmidt Spiele
Designer:  Wolfgang Warsch

We Both Picked:

The Quacks of Quedlinburg (Danielle’s 5, Jake’s 4)
North Star Games
Designer:  Wolfgang Warsch

Cryptid (Danielle’s 4, Jake’s 2)
Osprey Games
Designer:  Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers

Escape Tales: The Awakening (Danielle & Jake’s 1)
Designer:  Jakub Caban, Matt Dembek, Bartosz Idzikowski

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:42 Kickstarter Updates

05:46 Kickstarter: Railways of Portugal

07:58 Kickstarter: Folded Space Inserts

10:56 Meta Mechanic: 2018 Podcast Stats

15:40 2018 In Review

20:24 2018 Superlative Categories

53:19 2018 Six Pack: Favorite Beers

65:52 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

67:11 2018 Six Pack: Honorable Mentions

69:45 2018 Six Pack: Favorite Games

102:03 The Final Round: Your 2018 Moments

111:53 Outro