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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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Aug 20, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #82: Randowriters! Welcome To… (on tap) plus seven more!

Whether you prefer to roll or flip, the latest craze in board gaming involves a randomizing element and writing on your score sheet. We tackle eight of these ‘randowriters’ in today’s episode that cover a wide spectrum of possibilities. From the 15-minute Qwinto to the longer No Siesta! and Welcome to…, the category is growing fast and we find some interesting connections in this jam-packed episode. Plus, the usual kickstarter updates, beer info, and chatter from our Slack channel in the final round!

01:00 Show Intro, News & Updates

06:11 News: Discover: Lands Unknown

13:38 Kickstarter Updates

14:55 Kickstarter: Adrift, Lost at Sea

17:55 Kickstarter: Bargain Quest

20:48 About Randowriters

22:34 Randowriters: Qwinto

32:30 Randowriters: Dice Stars

42:15 Randowriters: Can’t Stop Express

54:31 Randowriters: Roll to the Top

66:29 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

67:17 Randowriters: Railroad Ink (Blazing Red Edition)

79:59 Randowriters: Ganz Schon Clever

95:09 Randowriters: La Granja No Siesta!

110:37 Randowriters: Welcome to…

128:05 On Tap: Welcome to…

130:52 Beer Primer: Kolsch

136:36 Final Round: Quick-playing games for new game night attendees

141:06 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!

Pick up a Draft Mechanic T-Shirt today!

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 a proud member of Punchboard Media, where we all bring something to the table. Check out our diverse group of audio, video and written board game content creators!

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/2018/82randowriters

Aug 6, 2018

Draft Mechanic Episode #81: Gen Con 2018 Convention Recap

Welcome to our yearly Gen Con recap episode! We’ve got two hours of new games, demos and news from publishers to cover, so this one will be structured differently than the usual (no on tap or featured review). Check below for timestamps for what we thought of the show. Thanks so much for tuning in, and we’ll be back in two weeks with a regular episode!

01:00 Wednesday (intro)

03:48 Played: Pasaraya

06:27 Planning for the week

07:44 Thursday recap

09:00 First stops in the hall

11:15 Played: Warsaw, City of Ruins

15:45 Played: Everdell

20:57 Played: Spirits of the Forest

25:21 Demo: Franchise

32:33 Played: Team Up!

36:06 News from: Asmodee Digital

41:48 News from: Direwolf Digital

45:04 Demo: Cryptid

49:45 Friday recap

50:33 Played: Homebrewers

55:19 Played: Sabotage

56:38 Demo: Crusader Kings & Europa Universalis

61:08 Played: Into the Black Forest

64:50 News from: Alderac Entertainment (AEG)

68:16 News: New T.I.M.E Stories surprise

69:45 Rolling Dice & Taking Names meet up

71:14 Played: Mars Open

74:19 Grey Fox Games Sponsorship Spot

75:09 Saturday recap

76:19 Demo: Comanauts

80:18 Played: Spirits of the Wild

83:03 Demo: One Deck Galaxy

88:10 Played: Fast Forward “Fortune”

91:14 Demos: Bad Maps & Bosk

97:34 Demos: HABA

101:07 Panels & Events

104:08 Sunday recap

104:34 Played: High Rise

110:39 Gen Con Final Thoughts

114:30 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!

Pick up a new Draft Mechanic T-Shirt today!

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 a proud member of Punchboard Media, where we all bring something to the table. Check out our diverse group of audio, video and written board game content creators!

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/2018/81gencon18

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