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Post  Admin Sat 01 Oct 2016, 08:32

So it's been a while but now is the time to head back to Metacol. 8 player game with both expansions. Game is kindly hosted by PaulyG again up in Greenhill. 10am start - usually finish around 8pm for Pizza. Bring some lunchables to add to the ongoing food table. I will sort out race choices and seating position nearer the time. Just express your interest here. Some of the seats are on first reserve (name) for previous players... But there are likely to be spare spots (only 2 of us confirmed so far) so shout up and make that reserve list.

1 - Pauly G (Host)
2 - Aneurin
3 - John H
4 - Tom S
5 - Sam Psychoman
6 - Tom Whitehead
7 - Meurig
8 - Tom C


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Post  BeardyTom Sat 01 Oct 2016, 10:34

Aneurin wrote:So it's been a while but now is the time to head back to Metacol. 8 player game with both expansions. Game is kindly hosted by PaulyG again up in Greenhill. 10am start - usually finish around 8pm for Pizza. Bring some lunchables to add to the ongoing food table. I will sort out race choices and seating position nearer the time. Just express your interest here. Some of the seats are on first reserve (name) for previous players... But there are likely to be spare spots (only 2 of us confirmed so far) so shout up and make that reserve list.

1 - Pauly G (Host)
2 - Aneurin
3 - John H
4 - (Ellis)
5 - Sam Psychoman
6 - (Tom Whitehead)
7 - (Tim Riley)
8 - (Tom Coldron)


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Tom S

I'm in.
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Post  Admin Sat 01 Oct 2016, 10:42

BeardyTom wrote:

I'm in.

Excellent. Now remember who's boss and you might do well Wink

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Post  RikTheChief Sun 02 Oct 2016, 00:07

Hi guys there was some talk last time of recording the game as part of the club and I wondered if you would be OK with this. It would be cool I think to put together some kind of video, the plan would be to record the whole thing but edit it down to a short programme with interviews and maybe a short game review and thoughts at the end.

I just want to make sure everyone is comfortable with this, if you are not then please let me know. If you have any reservations about appearing then I would totally understand, of course you can preview the finished result and veto anything you are not happy with.

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Post  paulyg Sun 02 Oct 2016, 00:14

RikTheChief wrote:Hi guys there was some talk last time of recording the game as part of the club and I wondered if you would be OK with this. It would be cool I think to put together some kind of video, the plan would be to record the whole thing but edit it down to a short programme with interviews and maybe a short game review and thoughts at the end.

I just want to make sure everyone is comfortable with this, if you are not then please let me know. If you have any reservations about appearing then I would totally understand, of course you can preview the finished result and veto anything you are not happy with.

I'm cool with this! Could be a fun video.
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Post  Admin Sun 02 Oct 2016, 07:15

Ok with me

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Post  Admin Thu 06 Oct 2016, 19:26

One spot at the table has become available. Anyone game for some galactic conquest?

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Post  Meurig Thu 06 Oct 2016, 20:17

I'd like to play.
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Post  Admin Thu 06 Oct 2016, 22:16

Welcome aboard starship crazy

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Post  Meurig Fri 07 Oct 2016, 14:10

I might be mostly in it for the potential bunny meeting opportunities.
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Post  paulyg Wed 12 Oct 2016, 11:11

As we've got some new players (and the rest of us haven't played for ages anyway), Sam thought it would be a good idea for me to re-post the details of the rules & expansions that we use. This is what you need to read in advance...

Base game rules
Read all the way to p31 for core rules. Optional rules we use are:
- Distant Suns (p33)
- Leaders (p34)
Don't worry too much about the strategy cards (pp36-38) as we use ones from the expansions

Shattered Empire Expansion
Read all the way to p8. Additional optional rules we use are:
- Variant Strategy Cards (p9)
- Variant Objectives (I think) (p9)
- Race-Specific Technologies (p9)
- Artifacts (p9)
- Shock Troops (p10)
- Space Mines (p10)
- The Wormhole Nexus (p10)
- Facilities (p11)
- Tactical Retreats (p11)
- New Distant Suns Domain Counters (p11)
- Custodians of Mecatol Rex (p11)
Check the errata on p13
The strategy cards on pp14-16 are the ones we play with except for Trade II (we use Trade III from the second expansion)

Shards of the Throne Expansion
Read up to p9. We play with these optional rules:
- Preliminary Objectives (p10)
- Race-Specific Technologies (p10)
- Flagships (p10)
- The Final Frontier (p11)
- Mechanized Units (p11)
- Mercenaries (p12)
- Trade III strategy card (p20)
Check the errata on p21-22

And you're done!

Good strategy guide (overall strategy and race-specific tips) can be found here.
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Post  Meurig Wed 12 Oct 2016, 12:13

Cheers Paul, I shall have a read!
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Post  paulyg Wed 12 Oct 2016, 12:17

Meurig wrote:Cheers Paul, I shall have a read!
No worries. Please don't be daunted by the amount of material! The mechanics are fairly simple, there are just a lot of things that you can do at any given time. I like to think that we are fairly kind to new players, and we'll give you some basic strategy pointers (e.g. which strategy cards you want to grab in the early game) on the day and make sure you don't do anything too disastrous in your initial setup. First game is definitely a learning experience, but hopefully fun.
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Post  RikTheChief Fri 14 Oct 2016, 08:31

I've started making an intro for the video, I may have borrowed elements from a popular franchise...

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Post  Admin Fri 14 Oct 2016, 08:54

Excellent. But friends? Well... maybe not by the end

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Post  Scott_Fryer Fri 14 Oct 2016, 09:16

Brilliant!, looking forward to the seeing whats next... surely whilst borrowing elements from said "Mystery" franchise, you should've started with episode 4... the mention of previous wars ( also shared with mystery franchise ) is bound to happen, and allow room for a prequel trilogy Very Happy
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Post  paulyg Fri 14 Oct 2016, 09:21

This is great! Getting me in the mood for some *ahem* peaceful negotiation and galactic prosperity.
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Post  Admin Fri 14 Oct 2016, 09:30

I'm really looking forward to Monday when we can finally do the random race allocations on film! Can't decide who I wish I'll end up with... Do I want a super aggressive game... hrm...

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Post  paulyg Tue 18 Oct 2016, 09:17

The race draw was made last night (on video, no less) and I got to look behind the curtain at the complex randomisation machinery that Aneurin has built to achieve this important task. It's very much like the lottery draw, and everyone involved had to wear white gloves.

So, race choices (and seating position) are below. Let us know who you want to be...

1. Sam - Emirates of Hacan OR Sardakk N'orr
2. JohnH - Ghosts of Creuss OR Embers of Muaat
3. Meurig - Federation of Sol OR Nekro Virus
4. PaulG - Yin Brotherhood OR Mentak Coalition
5. TomC - L1Z1X Mindnet OR Arborec
6. Aneurin - Barony of Letnev OR Universities of Jol-Nar
7. TomS - Xxcha Kingdom OR Winnu
8. TomW - Naalu Collective OR Yssaril Tribes


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Post  paulyg Tue 18 Oct 2016, 09:21

I'll take Mentak. Arrrrr!
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Post  Admin Tue 18 Oct 2016, 09:32

paulyg wrote:I'll take Mentak. Arrrrr!

You have to wear an eye-patch. I think I'll go Universities please! Science is the way forward... we don't believe in war! We can all live peacefully amongst the stars.

Plus maybe that will tempt Meurig to take the Virus and annoy John?

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Post  paulyg Tue 18 Oct 2016, 09:47

Aneurin wrote:
paulyg wrote:I'll take Mentak. Arrrrr!

You have to wear an eye-patch. I think I'll go Universities please! Science is the way forward... we don't believe in war! We can all live peacefully amongst the stars.

Plus maybe that will tempt Meurig to take the Virus and annoy John?
Oooh and if Meurig takes the Virus then the Embers would become a risky choice...

The drama has started already!
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Post  JohnH Tue 18 Oct 2016, 15:24

Embers, and I'll be willing to form an alliance with the virus, feed him tech, and see how far we get.

Meurig's a pretty trustworthy guy...
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Post  psychomansam Wed 19 Oct 2016, 10:19

JohnH wrote:Embers, and I'll be willing to form an alliance with the virus, feed him tech, and see how far we get.

Meurig's a pretty trustworthy guy...

And are you planning on trade alliances with the Hacan on the other side of you?
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Post  paulyg Wed 19 Oct 2016, 11:37

I think everyone has my address, but if anyone needs it then send me a PM.
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