This second expansion for Race for the Galaxy delves into the growing conflict between the Rebel and Imperium forces. Race for the Galaxy: The Gathering Storm expansion is optional, but is strongly recommended and adds solo play. Rebel vs Imperium adds an extra player so with the 1st expansion allows 6-player game. The drafting variant now supports 2-5 players (instead of just 2-3 with The Gathering Storm).
This expansion increases player interaction by adding takeover rules that allow players to conquer military worlds in other players' tableaus, though players who refrain from playing certain cards are immune to conquest. A new "Mix and Match Explore" power allows a player to combine the explore cards with their hand before discarding. Three new start worlds increase the number of start worlds to 12 and allow players a choice of a military or non-military start world. New goals are also included. Finally there is a 2-player Rebel vs Imperium scenario.
RftG:RvI re-themed into the 'Doctor Who' universe. Posted with permission from Tom Lehmann. The original "Paradox" set of cards, components, and manual can be found [url=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/39925/paradox-cards]here[/url], [url=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/39926/paradox-components]here[/url], and [url=http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/39927/paradox-manual]here[/url]. Note:
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[z2 = corrected typo on 'Find the Genetic Link' card]
I'm usually using list of 6-devs to adjust my strategy.
But since first expansion come out and especially second one, this list, divided between three rulebooks, became inconvinient, so I've made this one.
A double sided cheat sheet for both the "most" and "first" goals. Got tired of referring back to the different manuals. Print front to back and cut in half.
All images from Rio Grande Games and owned by them.