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#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




#87: Cryptid

Draft Mechanic Episode #87: Cryptid Six Pack Review & On Tap, Terraforming Mars Digital Edition, Orbis, Carcassonne: The Catapult, Beer Traveler: Seattle, and very friendly FLGSs away from home

Kickstarters:
Spirit Island: Jagged Earth Expansion (BGG) (Kickstarter) (BA episode I pointed y’all to)
Barrage (BGG) (Kickstarter) (Preview video Jake pointed y’all to)

Recent Plays:
Terraforming Mars: Digital Edition
2018, Asmodee Digital/Fryxgames
Designer: Jacob Fryxelius
Developer: Luckyhammers

Orbis
2018, Space Cowboys
Designer: Tim Armstrong
Artist: Davide Tosello

Carcassonne Expansion 7 - The Catapult
2008, Rio Grande Games
Designer: Klaus-Jürgen Wrede
Artist: Doris Matthäus

Six Pack Review:
Cryptid
2018, Osprey Games
Designer: Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya

On Tap:
Cryptid
2018, Osprey Games
Designer: Hal Duncan, Ruth Veevers
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya
    •Coppertail Brewing Company "Cryptid"; Tampa, FL, USA
    12.7% ABV.
    Imperial stout.

    •Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. "Bigfoot"; Chico, CA, USA
    9.6% ABV, 90 IBU.
    American barleywine.

    •Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company "Mothman Black IPA"; Maxwelton, WV, USA
    6.7% ABV, 71 IBU.
    Cascadian dark ale.

    •Cricket Hill Brewery "Jersey Devil Imperial Red Ale"; Fairfield, NJ, USA
    7.4% ABV, 67 IBU.
    Imperial red ale.

    •Great Divide Brewing Company "Yeti"; Denver, CO, USA
    9.5% ABV, 75 IBU.
    American imperial Stout. (Seasonal variant calendar)

    •American Solera "Cryptozoology"; Tulsa, OK, USA
    7% ABV.
    Flanders Oud Bruin aged in blue corn whiskey barrels.

Beer Traveler: Seattle, WA:
Reuben’s Brews
Stoup Brewing
Fremont Brewing
Holy Mountain Brewing
Cloudburst Brewing

Final Round:
Meeples Games (Seattle, WA)
Top Tier Board Games (Hattiesburg, MS)
Labyrinth Games & Puzzles (Washington, DC)
Funagain Games (Eugene, OR)
Cat & Mouse Games (Chicago, IL)
Game Masters (Pittsburgh, PA)
Diversions Puzzles & Games (South Portland, ME)
Vault of Midnight (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Guardtower (Columbus, OH)
Beyond the Board (Dublin, OH)

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

03:39 Essen Spiel 2018

08:16 Kickstarter Updates

09:12 Kickstarter: Spirit Island Jagged Earth Expansion

14:20 Kickstarter: Barrage

20:49 Recent Plays: Terraforming Mars Digital Edition

40:01 Recent Plays: Orbis

50:03 Recent Plays: Carcassonne The Catapult

64:35 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

65:30 Six Pack Review: Cryptid

65:53 Cryptid: Gameplay Overview

69:48 Cryptid: Discussion

88:14 Cryptid: Final Thoughts

91:09 On Tap: Cryptid

97:45 The Beer Traveler: Seattle

114:25 The Final Round: FLGS on the road

119:51 Outro

#69: Gaming on the Go

Draft Mechanic Episode #69: Gaming on the Go, Island Hopper On Tap, Ponzi Scheme, The Palace of Mad King Ludwig, and Tips for Traveling With or To Beer

Kickstarter:
The Big Score (Kickstarter) (BGG)
Edge of Darkness (Kickstarter) (BGG)
City of Gears (Kickstarter) (BGG)
Tantrum House Season 5 (Kickstarter)

Recent Plays:
Ponzi Scheme
2016, Tasty Minstrel Games
Designer: Jesse Li
Artist: Chih-Fan Chen

The Palace of Mad King Ludwig
2017, Bézier Games
Designer: Ted Alspach
Artists:  Jason Boles, Stephanie Gustafsson  

On Tap:
Island Hopper
2017, Eagle-Gryphon Games
Designer: Scott Almes
Artist: Kwanchai Moriya

    Shenanigans Brewing Co. "Flight Path"; Enmore, Sydney, Australia
    6% ABV, 25 IBU
    Dunkel lager with American hops and local coffee beans.

    •Propeller Bier "Turbo Prop"; Bad Laasphe, Germany
    6.5% ABV, 35 IBU.
    Imperial Pilsner with late addition Citra hops.

    •101 Cider House "Island Hopper"; Westlake Village, CA, USA
    6.5% ABV.
    Sour cider with guava, passionfruit, and Citra hops .

    •Cairn Brewing "Seaplane IPA"; Kenmore, WA, USA
    6% ABV, 65 IBU
    Northwest style IPA.

    •Thimble Island Brewing Company "Island Hopper"Series; Branford, CT, USA
    "Reel" - IPA, 8% ABV, 62 IBU
    "Money" - IPA, 8% ABV, 79 IBU
    "Cut In Two" - IPA, 8% ABV, 40 IBU

Gaming travel accessories:
Quiver Card Case
Gamefolio Board Game travel cases

Six Pack of Our Favorite Board Game Apps:
Patchwork (iOS) (Google Play)
Race for the Galaxy (iOS) (Google Play)
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival (iOS) (Google Play)
Potion Explosion (iOS) (Google Play)
Jaipur (iOS) (Google Play)
Star Realms (iOS) (Google Play)

Traveling With/To Beer:
Southwest Airlines
Wine Check (Amazon)
Bottle Bubble (1 bottle) (2 bottles)
Beer Advocate: Places
Cash

Section Timestamps:

01:00 Show Intro

03:00 News Bits: Expansions!

10:29 Tantrum House & TantrumCon

12:37 Kickstarter Updates

13:09 Kickstarter: The Big Score

14:29 Kickstarter: Edge of Darkness

20:46 Recent Plays: Ponzi Scheme

33:14 Recent Plays: The Palace of Mad King Ludwig

43:32 Recent Plays: Island Hopper

55:06 On Tap: Island Hopper

58:44 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

59:42 Gaming on the Go!

70:40 Our Six Favorite Board Game Apps

84:36 Traveling with Beer

91:45 The Final Round: Gaming on the Go

98:24 Outro

#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

#53: Dice Forge / Pit Crew

Draft Mechanic Episode #53: Dice Forge review, Pit Crew on tap, Terraforming Mars: Hellas, Wordsy, Word Domination, MegaMooseCon con report, what is a Foeder?

CORRECTION: Jake and I for some reason both thought the Terraforming Mars: Hellas & Elysium map was $30 MSRP and we made a big deal of the fact that that was a lot. WELL turns out it's $20 MSRP which feels much more reasonable, especially when you look at that possibly being reduced if you buy it online (although Amazon does have it up at $26 plus $11 shipping so maybe don't preorder it there.)

Kickstarter:
Watch It Played Season 7

Recent Plays: 

Terraforming Mars: Hellas Map
2017, Stronghold Games/Fryxgames
Designer:  Jacob Fryxelius
Artist:  Isaac Fryxelius

Word Domination   
2017, Uproarious Games
Designer: Jeff Beck
Artist: Ryan Goldsberry

Wordsy
2017, Formal Ferret Games
Designers:  Gil Hova
Artist: Scott Hartman

Review:

Dice Forge
2017, Linellud/Asmodee
Designer:  Regis Bonnessée  
Artist:  Biboun 

On Tap:

Pit Crew
2017, Stronghold Games
Designer:  Geoff Engelstein
Artist:  William Bricker

  • Rubber Soul Brewing CoGarage Racer IPA; Salisbury, MD, USA
    7% ABV, 70 IBU.
    Mosaic & Citra hopped American IPA.
  • Uinta Brewing Co. Pit Stop; Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    6.3% ABV, 45 IBU.
    Kettle-soured apricot IPA.
  • Bear Republic Brewing Co. Racer 5; Healdsburg, CA, USA
    7.5% ABV, 75 IBU.
    Columbus & Cascade hopped American IPA.
  • Oskar Blues Brewery Ten FIDY; Longmont, CO, USA
    10.5% ABV, 65 IBU.
    HUGE Imperial stout.
  • Redline Brewhouse Peel Out; Barrie, ON, Canada
    8.8% ABV, 72 IBU.
    Imperial IPA w/ Azacca, El Dorado, Idaho 7, Equinox, & Cascade hops.

Foeders:
Foeder Crafters of America FAQ
The Challenges of Building and Finding Foeders
Good Wood (Generally about wood aging)

Section Timestamps:

Intro
01:00 Show Housekeeping
02:46 Looking forward to Gen Con 50
04:54 IndieGoGo: Watch it Played Season 7 Fundraiser
08:07 Con Report: MegaMooseCon
12:46 Recent Plays: Terraforming Mars “Hellas” map
21:20 Recent Plays: Word Domination
27:59 Recent Plays: Wordsy
35:21 Review Feature: Dice Forge
35:54 Dice Forge: Gameplay Overview
39:34 Dice Forge: Discussion
58:51 Dice Forge: Final Thoughts
59:45 On Tap: Pit Crew
70:00 The Beer Segment: What is a Foeder?
78:31 Outro