star realms

#99: Hero Realms

Draft Mechanic Episode # 99: Variants - Hero Realms vs. Star Realms, Hero Realms On Tap, Bosk, St. Petersburg, Carcassonne: Gold Rush, and Spent Grain

Terraforming Mars: Turmoil (BGG) (Kickstarter)
On Mars (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Anachrony: Fractures of Time (BGG) (Kickstarter)
Doublesix Dice (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
2019, Floodgate Games
Designer: Daryl Andrews, Erica Bouyouris
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya, Matt Paquette

St. Petersburg
2004, Hans im Glück/Rio Grande Games
Designer: Bernd Brunnhofer
Artist: Doris Matthäus

Carcassonne: Gold Rush
2014, Z-Man Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Claus Stephan

Hero Realms
2016,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Artist: Randy Delven, Vito Gesualdi, Antonis Papantoniou

Star Realms
2014,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Artist:  Vito Gesualdi

Hero Realms: The Ruin of Thandar Campaign Deck
2017,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Ben Cichoski, Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle, Daniel Mandel
Artist: Randy Delven, Vito Gesualdi, Adam Lachmanski, Antonis Papantoniou

On Tap:
Hero Realms
2016,  White Wizard Games
Designer: Robert Dougherty, Darwin Kastle
Artist: Randy Delven, Vito Gesualdi, Antonis Papantoniou
    •Saranac Brewery "Hoppy Hour Hero, Moe.saic IPA"; Utica, NY, USA
    7.8% ABV, 90 IBU.
    Imperial IPA with Citra, Mosaic, & Simcoe hops.

    •Cambridge Brewing Company "Working Class Hero"; Cambridge, MA, USA
    4.5% ABV, 75 IBU.
    American Saison with Citrus Peel  .

    •TrimTab Brewing Co. "Breakfast Hero"; Birmingham, AL, USA
    8.5% ABV, 35 IBU.
    Doughnut stout.

    •101 North Brewing Co. "Heroine"; Petaluma, CA, USA
    7.2% ABV, 64 IBU.
    NorCal IPA.

    •Revolution Brewing Co. "Anti-Hero"; Chicago, IL, USA
    6.7% ABV, 65 IBU.
    IPA brewed with Citra, Crystal, Centennial, and Chinook hops
Hero Series/League of Heroes

Spent Grain: - Sustainable Uses of Spent Grain - Beer Production Powered by...Beer? It's a Sobering Idea! - ReGrained Markets Food Made From Upcycled Brewery 'Spent' Grain

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:49 Episode 100 Plans!

04:53 Kickstarter Updates

07:01 Kickstarter: Terraforming Mars: Turmoil

15:44 Kickstarter: On Mars

20:28 Kickstarter: Anachrony: Fractures of Time

23:44 Kickstarter: Doublesix Dice

25:31 Recent Plays: Bosk

37:18 Recent Plays: St. Petersburg

45:52 Recent Plays: Carcassonne: Gold Rush

65:59 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

66:52 Variants: Hero Realms v. Star Realms

67:53 Variants Gameplay Overview

71:06 Variants Discussion

90:47 Variants Final Thoughts

92:58 On Tap: Hero Realms

98:21 Using Spent Grain

95:47 Outro

#80: The Hype List 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #80: The Hype List 2018 - Our Gen Con preview; Villainous (on tap); Star Realms: Frontiers; Downforce: Danger Circuit

Full notes coming later today! In the meantime, check out our full BGG GeekPreviews for our personal HYPE lists:

Danielle's List

Jake's List


#51: Sentient / Bärenpark

Draft mechanic Episode #51: Double Feature Review of Sentient and Bärenpark, Bärenpark On Tap, Medina, Fields of Arle, Stockpile, and Can Beer Really Quench Your Thirst?

Mega Moose Con
Friedemann Friese's Fast Forward Series

Star Scrappers: CAVE-IN
Star Realms Frontiers

Recent Plays: 

Medina (Second Edition)
2014, Stronghold Games
Designer:  Stefan Dorra
Artist:  Eduardo Bera, Hans-Georg Schneider  

Fields of Arle   
2014, Z-Man Games
Designer: Uwe Rosenberg
Artist: Dennis Lohausen

2015, Nauvoo Games
Designers:  Brett Sobol, Seth Van Orden
Artist: Jacqui Davis, Ian O'Toole 

Double Feature Review:

2017, Renegade Game Studios
Designer:  J. Alex Kevern
Artist: Chris Ostrowski 

2013, Mayfair Games/Lookout Spiele
Designer:  Phil Walker-Harding  
Artist:  Klemens Franz 

On Tap:

2013, Mayfair Games/Lookout Spiele
Designer:  Phil Walker-Harding  
Artist:  Klemens Franz 

  • Catawba Brewing Company Brown Bear Ale; Morganton, NC, USA
    5.2% ABV, 30 IBU.
    Brown English ale.
  • Off Color Brewing Bare Bear; Chicago, IL, USA
    7% ABV, 20 IBU.
    Finnish  style sahti brewed with rye malts and juniper berries.
  • Horse & Dragon Brewing Company Sad Panda; Fort Collins, CO, USA
    6.8% ABV.
    Coffee Stout.
  • Rhinegeist Brewery Koala; Cincinnati, OH, USA
    6% ABV, 50 IBU.
    Red Ale with Ella, Kohatu, and Vic Secret hops.
  • Creston Brewery; Grand Rapids, MI, England
    Polar Bear
    4.2% ABV.
    Multigrain golden ale brewed with W. Michigan hops.

    Koala Bear
    4.2% ABV.
    Golden ale brewed with Rowster Italian coffee.

    Panda Bear
    4.9% ABV.
    American pale ale brewed with local raw honey, whole chai spices, and rooibus tea.

    Pooh Bear
    4.6% ABV.
    Pale wheat ale brewed with local raw honey and lavender.

Quenching Thirst:
Public Library of Sciences: Oral Cooling and Carbonation Increase the Perception of Drinking and Thirst Quenching in Thirsty Adults
USA Today: This beer hydrates you. No, really, it does

-SeaQuench Ale; Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, 4.9% ABV.
-Jammer; Sixpoint Brewery, 4.0% ABV
-Key Lime Pie Gose; Westbrook Brewing Co., 4.0% ABV
-Blood Orange Gose; Anderson Valley Brewing Co., 4.2% ABV

-Episode 46: Beer Primer - Pilsners
-Billows; Burial Beer Co., 4.9% ABV, Kolsch
-Kolsch; Schlafly, 4.8% ABV, Kolsch
-Summerfest; Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, 5.0% ABV, Pilsner
-The Crisp; Sixpoint Brewing, 5.4% ABV, Pilsner

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Housekeeping
02:42 Con Watch: MegaMooseCon August 4th-6th!
04:04 Contest: Best Treehouse Ever!
05:42 Kickstarter: Star Scrappers Cave-In update
06:20 Kickstarter: Star Realms Frontiers
10:58 Upcoming: Fast Forward - Fear, Fortress & Flee
16:28 Recent Plays: Medina
23:15 Recent Plays: Fields of Arle
36:01 Recent Plays: Stockpile
45:01 Review: Sentient
57:41 Review: Barenpark
75:42 On Tap: Barenpark
83:27 Can beer quench your thirst?
92:08 Outro