Though GenCon is now over, we recorded bad decisions made just prior to leaving on our pilgrimage for the sake of the historical record. In this episode, we eschew beer on our beer podcast for cocktails made by long-time listener and friend Birk. Not going to lie…we drank a lot of booze for an hour-long podcast. Thankfully, we’ve been training for this moment for years.
Click the drink name to get the recipe!
Mezcal Paloma (4): It’s rare we have someone on the pod that isn’t already as obsessed with boardgames as the hosts. We Dissect Our Fun, or rather, Birk’s fun as he starts to get into the hobby.
Gosling Sidecar (4): In this Jukebox in Box, Greg wants to know what four chubby bearded nerds like to dance to. Weird kink but okay.
Plantation Pineapple Daiquiri (5): Binge Binger discusses the possible horror of revisiting your favorite childhood shows.
Eastern Sour (5): Scott Asks Mixed Six about skill they excel at, yet never enjoy performing.
Fat-Washed Old Fashioned (5): In This Was a Mistake, we beg — ABSOLUTELY BEG — people to stop recommending anime.
Mezcal Margarita (4): Birk has a hell of a cool job, and he’s Drunk Enough to talk about how he’s not crazy about how media depicts it.
Music, Tracks 8-14: https://radiojuicy.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-from-the-shore
It’s rare we get to geek out with our favorite local con, but Rick Bagwell from 417 Gamers came by to give us a rundown on how a convention is built from the ground up. The man also has a fine nose for beer, so we predictably got along quite well.
Moon City Con 2019 goes from Sept. 6-8th. Get your tickets here: https://www.mooncitycon.com
Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Hefe & Wedge Fruited Hefeweizen: In Dissection Our Fun, we discuss the pop star effect and how a designer’s name motivates our board gaming decisions.
American Trappist’s Spencer Trappist Imperial Stout: Rick Nerdsplains how to start your own gaming conventions and some of the lessons learned from Moon City Cons first year.
Mucky Duck I.F.O. Bourbon Barrel Oak Aged Ale: Since This Was a Mistake was the #1 vote getter and we find few things about board gaming a mistake, Spencer talks about what a consultant actually does and conditions in which businesses should look for other solutions.
Decadent Ale’s Coco Ecto Double-Dry Hopped India Pale Ale: Good Omens came out, so Mixed Six Mock Draft picks the four horsemen of the boardgame apocalypse.
B. Nectar Limited Release #DragonsAreReal: In Ask Mixed Six, we discuss the age-old board gaming problem of introducing your group to great games with boring-ass themes.
Mucky Duck PLX IPA: Finally Drunk Enough to admit how trash he is, Caleb muses on the value of “solving a game” for optimal play versus the happy-go-lucky route that leads to his continual losing.
Alamo Drafthouse was kind enough to let us crash the bar, talk with one of their resident experts (David), and generally geek out about movies. It was great! Give it a listen.
Boulevard Brewing Smooth Fuzz: As long-time lovers of the concept of a movie party, we talk about how Alamo selects and programs celebrations of cult films from the past.
Tie and Timber’s Juicy Brewski IPA: In Armchair Director, we discuss what makes a good movie experience by picking our top three films to see in the theater.
Piney River’s Lizzy Twister Blackberry: With John Wick leading the way of the action movie renaissance, Mixed Mock Draft performs a seminal function in the new movement: stunt casting. We share our most counter-intuitive picks for actions heroes.
Boulevard Brewing Space Camper IPA: In This Was a Mistake, we bemoan an experience every film nerd has had. When is a time you screened a weird film for friends before realizing that they were the wrong audience?
4×4 Brewing Toats Magnates: In the spirit of the summer blockbuster, We Make a Pair provides a drink list for famous summer blockbusters of the past.
Lost Signal’s Smoked Pecan Porter: Arguably too Drunk Enough, we talk about how working in film changes your consumption of it.
Hi y’all! We just got back from Origins 2019. While we were there, we had a chance to sit down with Patrick from Blue Peg, Pink Peg. We talked about the convention, our most exciting finds, and trends in the board gaming industry with one of it’s most established media personalities.
Listen in to get a preview of what to expect in the tabletop market at Gencon and in the coming year. If you haven’t yet, check out Blue Peg, Pink Peg. You can find their podcast here and here. On Twitter, find Patrick @BluePegPinkPeg
The new Patreon milestone is to have Alex Ross draw a portrait of Caleb. Hear us out. We know the idea is absurd and the result will be disgusting. But it will be funny. Funny enough that it’s worth what we presume will be a 50 grand plus commission fee, plus eye-hazard pay. That’s why we’ve launched a GoFundMe to…
What…no? Fine then. Here’s your episode (skulks away)
Fat Orange Cat’s F.O.C.Less Monster–N.E. IPA: In Dissecting Our Fun, we talk about Bunny Kingdom’s ability to make card drafting fun again.
Crane Brewing Omar Porter: Jukebox in Back wants to know about ska music. No! Don’t go! Really, it was a request. Not making this up.
Fat Orange Cat Severe Tire Damage – N.E. India Pale Ale: In We’ll Never B’Author, we draft the next big hit in the saturated YA dystopia/horse girl/battle royale genre.
Due South Brewing Co Caramel Cream Ale: A nameless stranger Asks Mixed Six about the effects of tabletop roleplaying on our professional lives.
Fat Orange Cat’s Blood Orange Billy New England India Pale Ale: In this Humanities Fight, we try to take the magic of The Good Place (making ethics entertaining) and spread the love to other disciplines.
Crane Brewing Company’s Raytown Common American Ale: Finally Drunk Enough to hope Missouri will stop trying to kill us, we look forward to Spring.
Rob Stith from The Orpheus Protocol joins us again for a very special episode. Well, not very special in the “Saved by the Bell” sense. No one got addicted to caffeine pills or anything. Okay, more addicted to caffeine pills. You know…you know what? Let’s just get down to it.
Lagunitas Willetized Coffee Stout: We bring back the Mixed Six Game Jam to cash in on that sweet, sweet battle royale money.
Independence Brewing Company Austin Amber Beer: Jukebox in Back sees the crew make their dream concert line-up. Needless to say, these shows should probably be marketed to some very disparate demographics.
Rhinegeist Bubbles Rose Ale: Getting Lit(erature) breaks down the standard fantasy setting with three nerds. Spencer is physically present.
Crane Brewing’s Gooseberry Gose: Ask Mixed Six is about our favorite foods. It becomes clear that half the cast is made of international connoisseurs, while the other half were apparently raised by raccoons.
Crane Brewing Small Ball Saison: In This Was a Mistake, we talk about how much we hate talk radio before sharing a collective anxiety attack because podcasting might not be any different.
Austin Beerworks Pearl-Snap German-Style Pils: Finally Drunk Enough we revisit the Death of the Author, but does that include the Death of Proper Consumption? Is there a “right” way to listen to music? Read a book?
Weeee’rrrreee back! After a long hiatus, we have returned. It’s a new year, new podcast with…a food-based rating system from Spencer. Damn. Change is hard. At least we’re trying a hot new brewery for the first time: Side Project Brewing. We’ve also got a new mascot in the form of a terrifying trash homunculus! 2019 is going to be the best year ever!
Side Project Brewing’s La Ruche – Oak-Aged Missouri Saison with Honey: In Dissecting Our Fun, we try to balance our joy at drinking this beer with our love for Azul: Stained Glass of Cintra
Side Project Brewing’s The Balaton – Missouri Wild Ale Aged with Michigan Cherries: Janic McC asks the Professional Drinkers whether they seek novelty or quality when out at the bar.
Side Project Brewing’s Grisette – Foeder Aged Farmhouse Ale: It’s a HUMANITIES FIGHT! (cue mortal kombat theme) Alex B wants to know our definition of genius.
Side Project Brewing’s Burk – Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with Apples, A Collaboration with Angry Orchard Hard Cider: Everybody Asked Mixed Six about resolutions, so we share our goals along with our thoughts on resolutions in general.
Side Project Brewing Punchdown – A Missouri Wild Ale Aged in Wine Barrels with California Pinot Noir Grapes: Speaking of resolutions, we share our top three books to read in 2019 with Getting Lit(erature)
Side Project Brewing’s Chambourcin (2017)–Missouri Wild Ale with wine grapes aged in Oak: Finally Drunk Enough to talk HR, we discuss whether or not there is any value in corporate assigned mentorship.
Music, Tracks 2-8: https://chillhop.bandcamp.com/album/chillhop-essentials-winter-2018