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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 19, 2017

Draft Mechanic Episode 48: Near and Far six pack review & on tap; Thrash & Roll; Jaipur app; Secret Hitler; Skull

Today’s episode of Draft Mechanic comes to you from a great distance! Well, thematically. We’re in the same studio as always, but today’s game is quite the journey: Near and Far from Red Raven games! We give it the full six-pack review, and it’s a doubleheader as well as our game on tap. In recent plays, we talk about Thrash & Roll, Secret Hitler, Jaipur, Skull and more! Also, Jake takes over the beer segment to dig into the controversy surrounding a partial ‘investment’ into the community beer rating website RateBeer. Hope you’ve got comfortable shoes on; let’s go on a journey!

Intro

01:00 Show housekeeping

04:16 Kickstarter: GameTek: The Book

06:48 Recent Plays: Terraforming Mars & Scythe

09:42 Recent Plays: Thrash & Roll

18:50 Recent Plays: Secret Hitler

24:16 Recent Plays: Jaipur on iOS

33:42 Recent Plays: Skull

37:25 Six Pack Review: Near and Far

38:24 Near and Far: Gameplay Run-through

43:15 Near and Far: Discussion

64:24 Near and Far: Final Thoughts

66:08 Near and Far: On Tap beer pairings

72:04 RateBeer investment controversy

80:35 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! And now, you can 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!

Jun 5, 2017

Draft Mechanic Episode 47: Fields of Green v. Among the Stars; Coldwater Crown on tap; Honshu; Pocket Mars; Shahrazad

I’ll be up front about this one - I’m sorely disappointed that Episode 47 doesn’t contain a single Star Trek reference. But now that I’ve got that off my chest, I’m very proud of what we put together here, including the debut of a new segment! In our new feature, Variants, we’re doing the compare and contrast treatment for Fields of Green and Among the Stars - two games with the same foundation that go in different directions, both from designer Vangelis Bagiartakis and published by Artipia/Stronghold Games. We get back on the boat with our on tap featured game Coldwater Crown, and also discuss recent plays of Honshu, Pocket Mars and Shahrazad. Finally, Danielle has put together a beer segment for those headed to Origins Game Fair as she tracks down the best craft beers local to the Columbus area! So sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

Intro

01:00 Show housekeeping

03:30 A new project?

04:09 Introducing… Punchboard Media!

05:48 Kickstarter: Zero Hour

07:10 Kickstarter: TORG Eternity

07:52 News: Asmodee exclusive with Alliance

14:53 Recent Plays: Honshu

24:43 Recent Plays: Pocket Mars

32:54 Recent Plays: Shahrazad

40:43 Variants: Fields of Green v. Among the Stars

62:35 On Tap: Coldwater Crown

66:12 Craft Beer Options for Origins Game Fair

74:14 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! Listen to full songs on our website!

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

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