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#67: Expandapalooza

Draft Mechanic Episode #67: Scythe: The Wind Gambit, Terraforming Mars: Venus Next, Tash Kalar: Arena of Legends - Nethervoid & Etherweave, Beer Primer: Milk Stouts, & the Final Round: Essential Expansions

Kickstarters:
Endeavor: Age of Sail (Kickstarter) (BGG
Herbalism (Kickstarter) (BGG
The Art of Tokaido (Kickstarter)

Expansions:
Tash Kalar: Arena of Legends - Nethervoid
2015, Czech Games Edition
Designer: Vlaada Chvátil
Artist: David Cochard, Claire Wendling 

Tash Kalar: Arena of Legends - Etherweave
2017, Czech Games Edition
Designer: Vlaada Chvátil, Dávid Turczi
Artist: David Cochard, Jakub Politzer

Scythe: The Wind Gambit
2017, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Kai Starck, Jamey Stegmaier
Artists:  Jakub Rozalski 

On Tap:

Terraforming Mars: Venus Next
2017, FryxGames/Stronghold Games
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Artist: Isaac Fryxelius

On Tap:

Beer Primer: Milk Stouts
All About Beer - Milk Stouts
Sweet Stouts: The Creamy Confection Better Known As Milk Stout

Section Timestamps:

00:55 Show Intro

03:13 News Bits

05:07 Upcoming: Clank “The Mummy’s Curse”

08:05 Upcoming: Great Western Trail “Rails to the North”

10:52 Kickstarter: Endeavor, Age of Sail

13:40 Kickstarter: Herbalism (Deep Water Games launch)

15:29 Kickstarter: The Art of Tokaido

17:41 Expandapalooza: Tash Kalar “Nethervoid” and “Etherweave” expansions

31:16 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship spot

32:26 Expandapalooza: Scythe “The Wind Gambit” expansion

45:40 On Tap: Scythe “Invaders from Afar” and “The Wind Gambit”

50:26 Expandapalooza: Terraforming Mars “Venus Next” expansion

62:16 On Tap: Terraforming Mars “Venus Next”

63:56 The Beer Primer: Milk Stouts

69:41 Final Round: Essential Expansions

82:12 Outro

#48: Near and Far

Draft Mechanic Episode # 48: Near and Far Six-Pack Review and On Tap, Thrash'n Roll, Secret Hitler, the Jaipur App, Skull, and the controversy over Ratebeer.com

Kickstarter:
GameTek: The Book

Recent Plays:

Thrash'n Roll
2015, Game Fabrica.
Designers:  Aleksander Biela, Krzysztof Matusik
Artists:  Krzysztof Matusik, Robert Sobota

Secret Hitler
2016, Goat Wolf & Cabbage.
Designers:  Mike Boxleiter, Tommy Maranges, Max Temkin
Artist:  Mackenzie Schubert

Jaipur
2009, GameWorks SàRL.
Designer:  Sébastien Pauchon
Artist:  Alexandre Roche
iOS / Google Play

Skull
2011, Asmodee / Lui-même. 
Designer:  Hervé Marly
Artist: Thomas Vuarchex

Six-Pack Review:

Near and Far
2017, Red Raven Games.
Designer: Ryan Laukat
Artist: Ryan Laukat

On Tap:

Near and Far
2017, Red Raven Games.
Designer: Ryan Laukat
Artist: Ryan Laukat

RateBeer Articles:


Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquires Minority Stake in RateBeer...in 2016
AB InBev's ZX Ventures Buys Minority Stake In RateBeer
Craft Breweries Want Their Beers Off RateBeer After AB-InBev Acquires Minority Stake
"Brewer Ratings" on RateBeer are Broken--And They Have Been for a While

Section TImestamps:

Intro
01:00 Show housekeeping
04:16 Kickstarter: GameTek: The Book
06:48 Recent Plays: Terraforming Mars & Scythe
09:42 Recent Plays: Thrash & Roll
18:50 Recent Plays: Secret Hitler
24:16 Recent Plays: Jaipur on iOS
33:42 Recent Plays: Skull
37:25 Six Pack Review: Near and Far
38:24 Near and Far: Gameplay Run-through
43:15 Near and Far: Discussion
64:24 Near and Far: Final Thoughts
66:08 Near and Far: On Tap beer pairings
72:04 RateBeer investment controversy
80:35 Outro

#43: Coldwater Crown / Sagrada

Draft Mechanic Episode # 43: Coldwater Crown, Sagrada, Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft, 30 Rails, 5-Minute Dungeon, and a Beer Primer on Saisons

News:

Chicagoland Dice Dojo
Bock's Games
Scythe: The Wind Gambit

Kickstarters:

The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast is Goin' Wild in 2017!
Matryoshka

Recent Plays:

The Mysterious Package Company

30 Rails
2016, Self-published print & play
Designer: Julian Anstey

Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
2016, Devir
Designer: Diego Ibanez
Artist: Pedro Soto

5-Minute Dungeon
2017, Wiggles3D
Designer:  Conner Reid
Artist: Alex Diochon

Six-Pack Review:

Coldwater Crown
2017, Bellwether Games
Designer: Brian Suhre
Artist: Beth Sobel & Ryan Coleman

On Tap Beer Pairings:

Sagrada
2017, Floodgate Games
Designer: Daryl Andrews & Adrian Adamescu
Artist: Peter Wocken

Beer Primer- Saisons:

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Intro / Housekeeping
02:30 Travel: Chicagoland Dice Dojo
03:57 News: Scythe, The Wind Gambit
06:30 Kickstarter: The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast
08:51 Kickstarter: Matryoshka
12:21 Recent Plays: The Mysterious Package Company
17:26 Recent Plays: 30 Rails
22:04 Recent Plays: Holmes: Sherlock & Mycroft
31:25 Recent Plays: 5-Minute Dungeon
37:24 Six Pack Review: Coldwater Crown
38:13 Coldwater Crown: Rules Walkthrough
44:33 Coldwater Crown: Discussion
57:50 Coldwater Crown: Final Thoughts
61:11 On Tap: Sagrada
73:00 The Beer Primer: Saisons
81:12 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

Kickstarters:

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:

Intro

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

#36: 2016, a Year in Review

We made it! Welcome to the new year, 2017! As is the tradition, for our first episode of the year we’re going to look back at the year that was with our superlative categories, favorite beers, and favorite games of 2016. Nope, that’s it - no more fluff in the intro paragraph. We’re really excited to do this one! Let’s get to the festivities!!!!

Upcoming: SuperHot Card Game [BGG] [Website]

2016 Superlatives:

Best Artwork:
Scythe (Stonemaier Games)
Paradox (Split Second Games)
Islebound (Red Raven Games)
The Blood of an Englishman (Renegade Game Studios)

Best Non-mini Components:
Santorini (Roxley Games)
Junk Art (Pretzel Games)

Biggest Disappointment:
Danielle: SeaFall (IronWall Games/Plaid Hat Games)
Jake: Knit Wit (Z-Man Games)

Game I Wish I'd Played from 2016:
Danielle: Roll Player (Thunderworks Games)
Jake: Millennium Blades (Level 99 Games)

Game I Wish I'd Played More from 2016:
Danielle: Star Trek Ascendancy (Gale Force Nine)
Jake: Star Trek Frontiers (WizKids)

Best Older Game I Played for the First Time in 2016:
Danielle: Dungeons & Dragons (Wizards of the Coast)
Jake: Lost Cities (Kosmos)

Best Party Game:
Insider (Oink Games)
Brick Party (Renegade Games)
Fuji Flush (Stronghold Games)

Best Card Game:
51st State: Master Set (Portal Games)
Fabled Fruit (Stronghold Games)

Most Innovative Game:
Vast: The Crystal Caverns (Leder Games)
World of Yo-Ho (IELLO)
Captain Sonar (Matagot)

Best Dexterity Game:
Ice Cool (Brain Games)
Junk Art (Pretzel Games)
Brick Party (Renegade Games)

 

Favorite Beers of 2016 Six-Packs:

Jake:

Danielle:

 

Favorite Games of 2016 Six-Packs:

Jake's Picks:

Santorini
Roxley Games
Designer: Dr. Gordon Hamilton

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

Junk Art
Pretzel Games
Designer: Jay Cormier, Sen-Foong Lim

Danielle's Picks:

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

Insider
Oink Games
Designer: Jun Sasaki

The Networks
Formal Ferret Games
Designer: Gil Hova

We Both Picked:

Paradox
Split Second Games
Designer: Brian Suhre

Terraforming Mars
Stronghold Games/Fryxgames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius

Scythe
Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Show Housekeeping
02:28 Advance warning: SuperHot Card Game
05:10 2016 in review for Draft Mechanic
09:33 The 2016 Superlative Categories
10:09 Top News Stories
15:40 Best Artwork
18:51 Best Components
23:34 Biggest Disappointment
27:15 2016 Game I Wish I’d Played
29:12 Game I Wish I’d Played More in 2016
31:04 Best “New to Me in 2016” Older Game
33:36 Best Party Game
39:25 Best Card Game
41:58 Most Innovative
46:28 Best Dexterity Game
48:36 2016 Six-pack: Our Favorite Beer of 2016
68:00 2016 Six-pack: Our Favorite Games of 2016
101:35 Outro