terraforming mars: hellas and elysium

#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

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

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.)

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

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


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.

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

Section Timestamps:

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