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Jake and Danielle talk about their latest board gaming experiences, delicious craft beer, and find any opportunity to join the two together.
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May 24, 2017

Draft Mechanic: Spoiler Episode Epsilon

T.I.M.E Stories: Expedition: Endurance, 1914 NT

WARNING! This episode contains MAJOR, MASSIVE, COMPLETE SPOILERS for the T.I.M.E Stories scenario “Expedition: Endurance.” After nearly a year, we dive back in to Spoiler Epsiode territory as our debriefings from the fifth T.I.M.E Stories scenario see the light of day. We have half an hour of discussion from Team Alpha, and then Team Beta returns after the break to join us after their run. Things went much differently for the both of us and there was definitely a lot to pick apart. With scenario six, Lumen Fidei, looming on the horizon, it’s time to jump back into the cassions for another round!

Intro

01:30 Team Alpha discussion

29:33 Team Beta discussion

57:55 Outro

We hope you enjoyed today's episode! Send us some feedback at draftmechanic@gmail.com and visit us on the web at draftmechanic.net!

Join us at the local, our BGG Guild (#2470)!

We’re also very active on Twitter and Instagram - follow us at @draftmechanic! Also, Like us on Facebook!

Our spoiler episode theme music is “Rinse/Repeat” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to Drew and Jeff for making it happen!

Thanks for listening and we’ll see you back here again soon for another round!

May 24, 2017

On today's special episode, we're here to introduce Punchboard Media, a new collaborative network we're launching with a great group of board game media content creators.

Visit the new website at punchboardmedia.com, and join us on social media!

Twitter: @punchboardmedia
Facebook: /punchboardmedia
Instagram: @punchboardmedia

Punchboard Media - Where we all bring something to the table!

May 22, 2017

Draft Mechanic Episode 46: Ethnos six-pack review; Blood Rage on tap; CMON Expo games review; The Beer Primer: Pilsner

Oh, hello there! We just got back from Atlanta, and boy, are our meeples tired! (laughter) But seriously, last weekend we got to play a ton of games at CMON Expo and we’re here to tell you all about them. It tied in nicely to our featured game for this episode’s six-pack review - Ethnos - the new area control game from CMON that’s got the industry buzzing. And while we’re at it, let’s take a look back at one of CMON’s biggest smash hits as we put Blood Rage on tap with some legendary drinks that you can enjoy while pursuing Valhalla. Danielle wraps up our episode with a Beer Primer on the Pilsner style of beer, and why it’s deserving of your respect. So sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

Intro

01:00 Show housekeeping

03:33 Kickstarter: Diceborn Heroes

06:13 Unlock! watch, Spoiler Episodes and a Special Announcement

11:36 Going to CMON Expo

13:19 Recent Plays: Dojo Kun

18:04 Recent Plays: SherLook

21:54 Recent Plays: Council of 4

26:56 Recent Plays: Gekido, Bot Battles

31:20 Recent Plays: BloodBorne, the Card Game

35:45 Recent Plays: Modern Art

40:09 Recent Plays: Dogs of War

47:03 Six Pack Review: Ethnos

48:10 Ethnos: Gameplay overview

50:14 Ethnos: Discussion

67:09 Ethnos: Final Thoughts

67:54 On Tap: Blood Rage

73:56 The Beer Primer: Pilsner

86:03 Outro

We hope you enjoyed today's episode! Send us some feedback at draftmechanic@gmail.com and visit us on the web at draftmechanic.net!

Join us at the local, our BGG Guild (#2470)!

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram - follow us at @draftmechanic! Also, Like us on Facebook!

Our theme music is “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to Drew and Jeff for making it happen!

Thanks for listening! Please game responsibly and we’ll see you back here again soon for another round!

May 8, 2017

Draft Mechanic Episode 45: Six-Player Six Pack; Las Vegas on tap; Barcelona; Mystic Vale; Betrayal at the Brewery on the Hill

Welcome back to another episode of Draft Mechanic, fresh off the tap! Today, we’re sharing a six-pack of games that play six (or more!) but still have some meat on their bones! We’re putting Las Vegas on tap with some lucky brews, and we’re discussing recent plays of Barcelona, Mystic Vale and Orleans. We also look at some exciting titles announced for Origins release this year. And sadly, we’ve got a recurrent topic in our beer segment as we talk about Lagunitas and local favorites, Wicked Weed, selling out to Big Beer. Sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

Intro

02:15 CMON Expo this weekend!

03:45 Upcoming: Five Tribes, Whims of the Sultan

05:20 Upcoming: Onitama, Sensei’s Path

06:15 Upcoming: Century: Spice Road

07:47 Upcoming: Flatline

08:36 Upcoming: Fields of Green

10:28 Upcoming: Bohnanza: The Duel

12:43 Kickstarter: Gloomhaven finishes #24 of all time

14:01 Recent Plays: Barcelona, The Rose of Fire

26:46 Recent Plays: Mystic Vale

34:18 Recent Plays: Orleans

39:55 Six Pack: Six Player Games

53:44 On Tap: Las Vegas

59:04 The Betrayal at the Brewery on the Hill

69:00 Outro

We hope you enjoyed today's episode! Send us some feedback at draftmechanic@gmail.com and visit us on the web at draftmechanic.net!

Join us at the local, our BGG Guild (#2470)!

We’re also on Twitter and Instagram - follow us at @draftmechanic! Also, Like us on Facebook!

Our theme music is “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to Drew and Jeff for making it happen!

Thanks for listening! Please game responsibly and we’ll see you back here again soon for another round!

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