Has anyone ever tried the RvI Takeover Scenario
using BoW? Was the RvI TO scenario envisioned to work with BoW? Never considered? Doesn't work? Overcomplicated by the extra takeover and defense powers (especially Imperium Invasion Fleet)?
This would never come up if someone was properly taught expansion by expansion. However, as time goes on and new players join the regulars, to speed the expansion process along we just always played takeovers off with one new player. Eventually he even learned BoW, still not knowing takeovers, so we continued to play TO off with him.
He wanted to learn takeovers today and i recalled how useful the RvI takeover scenario is for this. But then i thought, why not use it with BoW? More fun all around. It worked, perhaps too well... With the increased ratio of takeover powers, it ended up being a crazy multi-dimensional takeover affair.
Relevant cards he played included Imperium Warlord, Imperium Seat, Imperium Invasion Fleet, Alien Booby Trap, Pan-Galactic Security Council. Some of mine were Rebel Cantina (vulnerable to IIF+IS), Rebel Alliance, Imperium Planet Buster...
Rebel vs Imperium rulebook wrote:
2-Player Rebel vs Imperium Takeover Scenario. Separate the Rebel Alliance and Imperium Seat from the game cards. Use the Rebel Cantina and Imperium Warlord start worlds. Choose sides. If desired, set out goals. Deal six game cards and choose four of them normally. Then, add the Rebel Alliance and Imperium Seat to your starting hands, respectively. Takeovers are on; good luck!