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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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Nov 30, 2015

Draft Mechanic Episode 8: Thanksgaming! Specter Ops on Tap, and brewery membership societies.

Happy start-to-the-holidays! We’re full of turkey, beer, and board games. Well, maybe not full of games, but filled with the goodness of gaming with the family and gaming away from home! We visited a great games cafe in Boston, lost all our money in Last Will, reached for the sky in Dice Town, and became regulars of 221 Baker Street in Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective. Our secret agent skills were put to the test with Specter Ops in our On Tap segment. Finally, we answer the question of what you should get the beer geek in your life with a discussion of brewery membership societies. Grab your favorite holiday ale and join us for another round!

 

Intro

01:00 Holiday Travel

01:33 Knight Moves game cafe, Brookline MA

04:30 Last Will

13:53 Dice Town

20:55 Family Codenames

23:06 Blokus

24:45 Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective

28:04 Quiddler

30:59 Game on Tap: Specter Ops

42:48 Brewery society memberships

58:32 Outro

 

 

Thanks for listening! Send us your feedback, beer suggestions, or pictures of your cat on Twitter or Instagram at @draftmechanic, or by email at draftmechanic@gmail.com. Visit us online at draftmechanic.net!

 

Our theme music is "Superpower of Choice" by The Liberation Jumpsuit! Thanks to Jeff and Drew for making this happen!

 

Hope you enjoyed the show, we'll be back in two weeks for another round!

Nov 23, 2015

Draft Mechanic: Spoiler Episode Alpha

T.I.M.E Stories: Asylum, 1921 NT

WARNING! This episode contains MAJOR, MASSIVE, COMPLETE SPOILERS for the T.I.M.E Stories scenario “Asylum, 1921 NT.” Danielle and Jake are joined by our temporal excursion team mates Dan and Kyle. We recorded this episode immediately after completing the scenario and talked about the artwork, the puzzles, the story, the mechanics, the [REDACTED], the characters, the shocks and surprises.



00:45 Discussion begins

02:05 [REDACTED]

05:07 Danielle [REDACTED] about [REDACTED]

12:22 Completely [REDACTED]

16:40 Before [REDACTED] let me [REDACTED]

22:10 [REDACTED] the [REDACTED]

25:40 Not [REDACTED] good [REDACTED]

30:02 The [REDACTED] is [REDACTED]

32:55 A quick breather

39:00 There was a lot of [REDACTED]

44:08 We would have [REDACTED], maybe

48:10 Discussion’s over / outro


Thanks for listening! Send us your feedback, beer suggestions, or pictures of your cat on Twitter or Instagram at @draftmechanic, or by email at draftmechanic@gmail.com. Visit us online at draftmechanic.net!

The Spoiler Episode theme music is "Rinse/Repeat" by The Liberation Jumpsuit! Thanks to Jeff and Drew for making this happen!

Hope you enjoyed the show, we'll see you again soon for more!

Nov 16, 2015

Draft Mechanic Episode 7: MACE, T.I.M.E, Cave & Coup!

 

On today’s episode, Jake and Danielle talk about six games they played at the MACE convention in Charlotte, restrain themselves from spoiling anything about T.I.M.E Stories’ first scenario “Asylum,” dive deep into The Cave with a six-pack review, choose some great beer pairings for Coup: Rebellion G54 roles, and discuss the perceived value of a ‘consumable’ game. This one’s jam-packed full of content, so sit back, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

 

Intro

 

01:00 Extra Life Game Day 2015

 

01:55 MACE 2015

 

02:44 Rum & Bones

 

04:12 SMOG: On Her Majesty’s Service

 

09:50 Stellar Conflict

 

16:45 La Granja

 

21:04 Blueprints

 

24:08 Roll for the Galaxy

 

31:00 T.I.M.E Stories: Asylum

 

43:50 The Cave (Six-Pack Review)

 

63:50 Coup: Rebellion G54 (On Tap Beer Pairings)

 

76:50 Perceived Value discussion

 

Join us on Twitter or Instagram at @draftmechanic!

Send feedback, pictures of your cat or beer suggestions to draftmechanic@gmail.com!

Thanks to The Liberation Jumpsuit for the use of their song "Superpower of Choice" at the beginning and end of the show!

Thank YOU for listening, and we'll see you back soon for another round!

Nov 2, 2015

BOO! It’s time for the spoooky episode! Haunts are plentiful with a cauldron of spooky game discussions. We frankenstein together Codenames and Dixit into a monster, practice our mind reading with Concept. We battle ghosts, ghouls, goblins and more in Ghost Stories & Betrayal at House on the Hill. We unearth some downright insane beers to pair with Arkham Horror so you don’t go completely mad! And finally, a quick discussion on various strategies breweries use to bring their beer to your store shelves and fridge. I hope you’re listening with the lights on!

01:00 Burnpile beer festival at Burial Beer Co

02:26 Codenames+Dixit

07:27 Concept

12:30 Ghost Stories

21:48 The Big Book of Madness

24:00 Betrayal at House on the Hill

31:57 Dead of Winter

34:26 Arkham Horror (on tap)

44:50 Beer packaging strategies

55:38 Outro

 

Join us on Twitter or Instagram at @draftmechanic!

Send feedback, pictures of your cat or beer suggestions to draftmechanic@gmail.com!

Thanks to The Liberation Jumpsuit for the use of their song "Superpower of Choice" at the beginning and end of the show!

Thank YOU for listening, and we'll see you back soon for another round!

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