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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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Jun 27, 2016

Draft Mechanic Episode 23: TIME Stories on tap; Qwixx; Oh My Goods; Deception

I promise right now that there’s no spoilers in this episode. Agent’s honor! No, today we’ve decided to put one of our very favorites, TIME Stories, on tap. We’ll see what Bob has to say about that! Also, we find big fun in some small boxes with Qwixx and Oh My Goods! We discuss how Deception: Murder in Hong Kong rules for an eight-player group. There’s a journey across Japan in Tokaido and a healthy dose of farming with Spirits of the Rice Paddy. We’ve got two quick news stories to talk about in the beer world - the beer heist of the century, and the ‘crafty’ beer disguise that Wal-Mart just put on their shelves. Sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy!

Intro

01:00 Show housekeeping

03:47 App news: Agricola, All Creatures Big & Small

05:13 Kickstarter: Fugitive

07:08 Recent plays: Qwixx & Qwixx Deluxe

17:00 Recent plays: Tokaido

18:50 Salud Board Game Night chatter

21:48 Recent plays: Spirits of the Rice Paddy

24:51 Recent plays: Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

35:33 Recent plays: Oh My Goods!

43:41 On Tap: TIME Stories

50:49 Beer Heist of the Century!

53:00 ‘Crafty’ beer from Wal-Mart

57:07 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!

Jun 13, 2016

Draft Mechanic Episode 22: The Great Fire of London; Sushi Go on-tap; Summer Session Beer Roundup

Summer’s hot, right? Well, not as hot as the Great Fire of London. Thankfully, we only have to experience that tragedy in board game form, and boy, is it a lot better that way. A lot! So much so that we decided to do a six-pack review of Pandasaurus Games’ The Great Fire of London 1666. We also go on an Arabian journey in Tales of the Arabian Nights, get marooned on an island with the solo adventure Friday, and swing back by London for a trip On the Underground. If that wasn’t enough traveling, we’ve got some worldly brews for you with our on-tap game, the delicious drafting morsel that is Sushi Go. And then, as it’s just so, so very hot, we’ve collected some excellent low-ABV session beers that you can enjoy through the summer. Pull out that lawn chair, get under the canopy and enjoy!

Intro

01:18 Show housekeeping

02:00 T.I.M.E Stories stories, a tangent

04:24 Kickstarter: Massive Darkness & Kickstarter Fatigue

07:47 Kickstarter: Exoplanets

09:18 Kickstarter: XIA, Embers of a Forsaken Star - Update

11:10 Upcoming: Dead of Winter: The Long Night

12:23 Recent plays: Tales of the Arabian Nights

18:18 Recent plays: Friday

23:57 Recent plays: On the Underground

28:25 Six-Pack Review: The Great Fire of London 1666

29:13 Six-Pack Review: Gameplay Overview

32:40 Six-Pack Review: Discussion

52:50 Six-Pack Review: Final Thoughts

56:07 On Tap: Sushi Go!

62:03 Summer Session Beer Roundup

72:25 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 and we’ll see you back here again soon for another round!

Jun 6, 2016

Draft Mechanic: Spoiler Episode Delta

T.I.M.E Stories: Under the Mask, -1146 NT

WARNING! This episode contains MAJOR, MASSIVE, COMPLETE SPOILERS for the T.I.M.E Stories scenario “Under the Mask.” Jake, Danielle, Dan and Kyle recorded their debriefing directly after finishing the scenario and picked apart every card in the deck. We discuss our characters, the new mechanics, the overall story and what it means for the future of the T.I.M.E agency. For some inexplicable reason, however, this audio file has nearly an hour and a half of content - strange, since our discussion only lasted approximately 53 minutes and 40 seconds. Back into the cassions, agents, it’s time to go Under the Mask!

Intro

00:46 He’s very balanced

02:56 They get into a fight

08:19 But then not tell you anything about why

12:38 Here and there

17:19 You can do some more stuff with it

28:37 [Live studio cat interlude]

30:25 The parsing that I take from this

35:18 Chunk

44:55 You could cut out a lot

46:41 Final judgment

53:40 Outro

54:00 ΔΔΔΔ

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!

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