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Draft Mechanic

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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Apr 23, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #73: Rising 5 six-pack review; Blight Chronicles: Agent Decker preview; Happy Planet Games (Monster Match & Funky Chicken); Las Vegas Boulevard

Hello again! On today’s episode, we’re looking at Rising 5, the new app-enhanced deduction game featuring some stellar artwork from Vincent Dutrait. We have a Kickstarter preview of Blight Chronicles: Agent Decker from Board & Dice, and we look at the new Happy Planet games from North Star Games, Monster Match and Funky Chicken! Also: the Boulevard expansion for Las Vegas, a history of hard cider, and a final round where we discuss what games should be called ‘modern classics.’ Enjoy!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

02:42 News: Gen Con Events Catalog is live

04:55 News: Asmodee’s Modern Classics

07:42 Kickstarter Updates

10:16 Kickstarter: Kitchen Rush expansion

12:15 Kickstarter: The Estates

15:23 Recent Plays / KS Preview: Blight Chronicles Agent Decker

27:11 Recent Plays: Las Vegas Boulevard

34:50 Recent Plays: Happy Planet Games: Monster Match & Funky Chicken

42:52 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

44:01 Six Pack Review: Rising 5

44:42 Rising 5: Gameplay Rundown

50:34 Rising 5: Discussion

68:19 Rising 5: Final Thoughts

70:27 On Tap: Monster Match

74:47 The History of Cider

83:28 Final Round: Modern Classics

95:11 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 our Draft Mechanic Slack Channel, or our BGG Guild (#2470)!

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

Draft Mechanic is sponsored by Grey Fox Games. Check out their website for information on all their great games, and sign up for the newsletter for updates direct to your inbox!

Our theme and bump music is from the album “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to the band for their help! Come listen to the full album on our website!

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

http://www.draftmechanic.net/show-notes/2018/73rising5

Apr 9, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #72: The RPG episode! Home-brew campaigns, one shots; Vinyl & Filler previews; Sunset Over Water; Homebrewing

Welcome, adventurer, to Episode 72 of Draft Mechanic! Today, we’re diving into RPGs in a few segments: Danielle’s D&D group discusses their GM’s home-brew campaign, we played Millennial Apartment Hunters, put Dungeons & Dragons on tap, and the Final Round we talk about other home-brew RPGs. We have two Kickstarter previews today: Filler from Green Couch Games and Vinyl from Talon Strikes Studios. Dive in!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

04:29 News: Kitchen Rush expansion

05:29 News: Race for the Galaxy expansions

09:32 Kickstarter Updates

11:31 Kickstarter: Fireball Island

12:46 Kickstarter: Graphic Novel Adventures

14:35 Kickstarter: Filler

22:47 Kickstarter: Vinyl

32:04 Recent Plays: Sunset Over Water

40:47 Recent Plays: Millennial Apartment Hunters

51:39 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

52:50 D&D Homebrew Case Study

87:38 On Tap: Dungeons & Dragons

91:11 Homebrewing

99:59 The Final Round: Homebrew RPGs

102:08 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 our Draft Mechanic Slack Channel, or our BGG Guild (#2470)!

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

Draft Mechanic is sponsored by Grey Fox Games. Check out their website for information on all their great games, and sign up for the newsletter for updates direct to your inbox!

Our theme and bump music is from the album “Superpower of Choice” by the Liberation Jumpsuit - thanks to the band for their help! Come listen to the full album on our website!

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

http://www.draftmechanic.net/show-notes/2018/72rpgs

Apr 1, 2018

Oh dear, what’s this then.

First off, I must warn you - this show is exceptionally NOT SAFE FOR WORK. Not in the slightest.

Some time ago, we asked for your gaming advice related questions with the promise that we might do something fun with them. Well, nearly a year later, that tree has finally borne fruit. And so, we unleash upon the board gaming world a project we have called “My Meeple and Me,” a loving homage to one of our favorite podcast media empires, the McElroy brothers’ juggernaut advice podcast “My Brother, My Brother & Me.” If you’ve enjoyed this, you will enjoy their shows much, much more. Check ‘em out!

Suggested talking points: Cargo shorts; archaeology; BASIC programming; dance moves; rules interruptions; getting the game group together.

My Meeple and Me has been a joint production of Aaron from Boards Alive, Jake from Draft Mechanic, and Alex from The Dukes of Dice.

Our theme song for this project is “One Hit Pitch Pipe” from Shapiro, friends of Jake’s from back in the college days who put together one banger of an album. You can go buy a copy of the album on their website, you should do that thing, it’s so good.

Thank you so much for listening to this oddity of a podcast, we hope you enjoyed it. Now, go listen to some McElroy goodness.

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