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Pierre van Dyk
South Africa
Johannesburg
Gauteng
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Added to base game
2015-08-23
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Joseph Shufelt
United States
Milwaukie
Oregon
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8.25
Aug 2015
+ Cylon Fleet Board. A bit more fiddly, but keeps the pressure on. Makes playing as a revealed Cylon more interesting

+ Can Seamlessly add the new characters

- Conflicted Loyalty Cards didn't feel they added much fun.

- Ion Nebula has some bizarre complications.
2015-08-18
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Luka Sremić
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9
Aug 2015
Great expansion, cylon fleet nicely mitigates deviations in core game (games with only few ambushes vs unwinnable games with multitude of ambushes in a row) and gives extra options for cylons. Shifts balance towards cylons and gives back purpose for pilots which mitigates Pegasus expansion (but for balanced game you need also Pegasus then).
2015-08-13
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Nikki

Minneapolis
Minnesota
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9
Feb 2014
No box. Combined with base game.
2015-08-11
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Kurt R
United States
Philadelphia
Pennsylvania
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9
Aug 2015
I like all the expansions and have taken fellow geeks' advice on playing with them in the following mix:

Base Game + Pegasus (- New Caprica) + Exodus +Cylon Fleet option (-Ionian Nebula, -Conflicted Loyalties) + Daybreak (-Search for Home Option, -Demetrius)

Even though I'm not using the Ionian Nebula or Conflicted Loyalties, there's still enough other content in here to make it worthwhile. The Cylon Fleet element is worth the cost of the game in itself. This makes for an interesting wrinkle in the game in how the Cylons chase the humans and build up their attack in the meantime.

I will caution that you can game the system by leaving one little raider on the board instead of eliminating it. We may house rule something for that next time.
2015-08-09
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Rebecca Blichfeldt
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2015-08-08
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Andrew Chiang

Norcross
Georgia
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8
Aug 2015
Good expansion to BSG that adds good characters and the Cylon Fleet component, which I think is a much better way to handle Cylon encounters. Not a fan of the Ionian Nebula module
2015-08-05
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Josh Mullins
United States
Kent
Washington
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Stored in main box
2015-08-04
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Jason Sesta
United States
North Carolina
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Aug 2015
Score breakdown:
Cylon Fleet Board/CAG/Mark VII's - 10
Loyalty Cards - N/A
Ionian Nebula - N/A
2015-08-02
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The Loot Room Au
Australia
Beenleigh
QLD
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LIBRARY
2015-07-31
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Christopher Ross
United States
Charleston
West Virginia
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Apr 2013
Combined into base game with insert from The Broken Token.
2015-07-30
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Gracjana Zielinska
Poland
Warsaw
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10
Jul 2015
Cylon Fleet game board, new loyalties (the Final Five) and Ionian Nebula with allies - those elements are always present in our games and add a lot of strategy and player interactions. They make some choices less obvious (looking at people's loyalties cards can be a risk now, trauma tokens and allies make you choose between your and the Fleet's fate). Also we much rather prefer constant threat from how the ships move between boards than drawing a random Crisis with Cylon Fleet activation. After playing for a while the latter seems too easy. Overall, a really great addition!

One note for Ionian Nebula - we play with the Mood Pool variant, so there's no player elimination in game and it adds more suspicion (there is a mood pool of tokens, not one token per ally, so it's not obvious anymore who added the bad token to the common pool). That's a much better variant of the standard Nebula.

Exodus adds 4 new characters: Tory, Anders, Gaeta, Cally. 2 are really great: Tory could be the best President, some people say she's overpowered, and I wouldn't agree, but her ability to draw any 2 Skill Cards whenever a Quorum card is played is really fantastic. Just remember - there isn't always time or a good moment to play cards from her hand, and the President often discards a lot of cards. In our plays that makes her powerful, but never really overpowered. Cally is great both for Humans and Cylons, being able to execute one player at her field, her hand is varied, which is a plus and a minus (she has lots of options, but smaller chance to draw what she needs), and she also has a really decent once per turn ability. Gaeta and Anders aren't really that useful compared to other characters you have. For Anders we use a popular house rule that his OPT ability is Movement, not Action, and that fixes him being completely useless. Gaeta would be ok, has a great card draw, but his negative of adding maximum 3 cards to tests, even though not that bad, still results in no one picking him in our group ever.
2015-07-30
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Ryan Newell
Canada
Regina
Saskatchewan
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3.5
Jul 2015
I don't mind the elements from the expansion, really, but I don't appreciate how much they gum up what was a fairly straightforward design.
2015-07-26
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Scott Perger
United States
Tucson
Arizona
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New In Shrink
2015-07-20
For Trade
Germany
Münster
NRW
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I play games for fun and pursuing the goal to win the game is fun! :)
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7.5
Jul 2015
Preliminary rating after only one play (with only option 2 "The Cylon Fleet").
2015-07-05
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Michael Fairgrieve
United States
Corvallis
Oregon
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Jul 2015
Now this is how you do an expansion! I haven't tried everything yet, though I do like the added variety with the characters and cards. The reason I rate this so highly is because of the Cylon Fleet. I was on the fence about this, but I think having this in the game makes it feel complete. No longer do you have to wait around for ships to ambush you out of nowhere. Now the only way to truly get rid of Cylon ships and Base Stars is to blow them out of the sky. Best of all, playing as a pilot doesn't feel pointless anymore. This is just such a great addition that I would highly recommend it as a first expansion to anyone looking to go beyond the base game.
2015-07-03
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Sebastien Savard
Canada
Montreal
Quebec
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Apr 2015
French
2015-07-02
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Ernest Chua
Australia
Western Australia
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9.6
Jun 2015
This is my favourite boardgame. With a traitor mechanism that fosters mistrust and suspicion amongst players, some of which are trying to work together, this game is wonderful in its semi-cooperative nature and the tension in creates in the fight not just against the game but also those trying to destroy you from within. That it well replicates the TV series is an added bonus.

Despite a sense of continuing despair and doom as resources ever dwindle, the game is never over as the humans persevere to snatch victory and the cylons look for the final blow. Human wins are always close and cheered, cylon wins never produce disgust at the game time wasted but with anticipation about how to next defeat the toasters.

Despite the numerous things that can be done in a turn and the various rules that govern the various aspects of the game, they are individually actually not too complex and with repeated plays, can be relatively straightforwardly learnt.

Obviously with my obsessive stats that I keep, I adore this game!

All stats include expansions
Overall wins: 29/59 (49%)
As human: 18/42 (43%)
As cylon: 11/17 (65%)
16 cylons in 59 games (27%)
Last played as Sharon "Boomer" Valerii

Lee "Apollo" Adama (3) [2H (2/2), 1C (post) (0/1)]
William (Bill) Adama (6) [4H (1/4), 2C (1 pre, 1 post) (1/2)]
Karl "Helo" Agathon (3) [2H (0/2), 1C (pre) (1/1]
Karl "Helo" Agathon (Alternate) (1) [0H (0/0), 1C (post) (1/1)]
Gaius Baltar (4)(inc. {1}) [2H (1/2), 2C (1 pre, 1 post) (2/2)]
Gaius Baltar (Alternate) (1) [1H (0,1), 0C]
Helena Cain (2) [2H (1/2), 0C (0/0)]
Brendan "Hot Dog" Costanza (1) [1H (0/1), 0C (0/0)]
Sherman "Doc" Cottle (1) [1H (0/1), 0C (0/0)]
Tory Foster (1) [0H (0/0), 1C (1/1)]
Louis Hoshi (1) [1H (0/1), 0C (0/0)]
Laura Roslin (3) [2H (1/2), 1C (0/1)]
Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (4) [3H (1/3), 1C (1/1)]
Ellen Tigh (4) [4H (3/4), 0C (0/0]
Saul Tigh (7) [5H (1/5), 2C (1 pre, 1 post) (1/2)]
Callandra Tyrol (3) [1H (1/1), 2C (2/2)]
Galen "Chief" Tyrol (5){2} [4H (2/4), 1C (1 pre) (1/1)]
Sharon "Boomer" Valerii (5) [3H (3/3), 2C (1 pre) (0/2)]
Tom Zarek (3)(not inc. {1}) [3H (1/3), 0C (0/0)]
Tom Zarek (Alternate) (1) [1H (0/1), 0C (0/0)]

{1} Playing with Exodus, human Zarek at start, then pre cylon Baltar, cylons won
{2} BSG PBF, playing with Exodus, human Chief at start, then human Kat just before cylons won; stats as Chief
2015-07-01
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Paul Maletic
United States
Rockwall
Texas
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Mar 2014
More characters and Cylon fun for a great game!
2015-06-13
Bayerisches Spielearchiv
Germany
Haar
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2015-05-31
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Claus Nielsen
Denmark
Denmark
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Si vis pacem, para bellum!
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6
May 2015
See my comment for the main game, it also applies here.
2015-05-25
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Lord Aioria Kasuga
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May 2015
UP 56x87(110) y UP 41x63(28)
2015-05-17
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Leon Stansfield
Austria
Lower Austria
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8
May 2015
expansion rating: essential
2015-05-17
Owned
Evan Edwards
United States
Tennessee
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2015-05-15
Owned
Kārlis Jēriņš
Latvia
Riga
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A lovely, fluffy sheep.
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10
Jul 2013
Cylon Fleet Board fixes the main problem of the base game - clumped CACs won't matter any more!
Conflicted Loyalties makes it slightly easier for cylons to hide
Ionian Nebula brings all sort of minor characters out to play

CFB can be gamed if you're so inclined (here's a suggestion - don't!)
CFB makes the cylons far more likely to achieve a damage victory and far less likely to achieve any other kind
2015-05-09
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Elias Nummelin
Finland
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May 2015
Cylon fleet board is must to have things to balance too random setups.
2015-05-04
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Adam Hawkins
United States
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3.5 weight
2015-04-15
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Tony Dehner
United States
Waterloo
Iowa
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Jul 2011
As with all of the BSG expansions, there are several components here that I've only used with my PBF group, and not yet on the tabletop. Still, I've decided this is my favorite BSG expansion, and probably the one I'd suggest new players buy first. My comments and observations:

New Characters: Overall, a better and more interesting selection than Pegasus, and less bloated than Daybreak. Cally is my favorite support character by far, Gaeta is long overdue and Tory is possibly the best President in the game (along with Daybreak Lee Adama). I haven't really figured out Anders yet, but he looks like an interesting challenge (and is already a favorite of my wife's for different reasons ).

New Skill cards: The 0-strength cards with their Skill Check effects seem to be primarily suited for making the Destiny deck a little more intriguing, rather than simply "will it be positive or negative?". If these cards turn up in people's hands, they're more likely to be discard fodder, but super-clever players (not me) will find ways to make them work for them in skill checks. The 6-strength cards are great, and I'm glad there's only one of each: when these cards get played for their text, it's an event! At first I was surprised that the Consequence mechanic is so little-used, but after a couple of games, I find that if it comes up even once or twice that's more than enough.

New Loyalty deck and Execution rules: In theory, the possibility of only one (or no) Cylon is kind of cool. In practice, though, it kind of sucks if you're the only Cylon (although I have won a game as a solo Cylon ). Still, I suppose this fix was necessary in order to keep people from abusing the Airlock.

Conflicted Loyalties: I've only used these in PBF games. They're amazing on paper, but like the Cylon Leader, it's a base hit that should have been a home run. The Final Five cards seem to be more fun so far than the Personal Goals, which is the opposite of what I expected. If you own the Daybreak expansion, the Mutiny cards in that set do a great job of forcing the Humans to work against themselves and inadvertently sow discord, so I'd suggest using those instead.

Cylon Fleet Board: I've softened my original stance of "we will use this ALL THE TIME" quite a bit. It's still by far my favorite part of Exodus, and possibly my favorite BSG expansion element overall. For the humans, the Cylon ship threat becomes more constant and steady, but also more manageable (definitely better than waiting ages for a Cylon attack Crisis or getting 6 in a row!). And who doesn't want to be the CAG and/or fly a Mark VII? For the Cylons, the Basestar Bridge introduces more options and gives the Sympathizer more to do if he ends up on Team Cylon (if you're still using the Sympathizer, of course). And if you find having the Pegasus board helps out the Humans too much, the CFB will take care of that.

On the other hand, the CFB definitely adds to the complexity of the game, and the Cylon ships can add up to an overwhelming amount pretty quickly. After playing a couple of PBF games without the CFB, I found I didn't miss it as much as I thought I would. I still prefer to play with it, but I'm perfectly fine with leaving it out, if that's what the rest of the group wants to do.

Ionian Nebula: Again, only used in PBF. This module is for the hardcore fans of both the game and the TV series. In fact, I can't imagine using this with my face-to-face game group for a good long while. Very unpredictable and not for the faint of heart. I used to think that only 7 cards for the Crossroads phase was low, but considering we won't be using this module much, it's probably okay.

Recorded plays are for games using the Ionian Nebula option.
2015-04-06
Owned
Thomas Fischer
Germany
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Zu Hause
Keller
Im Spiel
2015-04-04
Owned
YP
Netherlands
Leiden
Zuid-Holland
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8.5
Dec 2014
Cylon Fleet Board is a good solution for people who hate the randomness of CAC cards, although I probably prefer the latter.
2015-03-27
Yoki Erdtman
Sweden
Södertälje
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Mar 2015
The Cylon Fleet Board is a terrific addition in my mind, and lends to a feeling of dread over the Cylon Attack Cards. While I wouldn't turn down a play with CAC instead of CFB, I definitely prefer the latter.

I've yet to play with Allies, or the Ionian Nebula, but love the new Loyalty cards, and huge influx in Crisis cards. While I have all the expansions, this is surely one not to miss.
2015-03-27
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James Webster
United States
Corpus Christi
Texas
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Mar 2015
We only play with the characters, skill cards, and crisis cards (minus the ones that reference CAG). Cylon fleet was decent for a while... but became too predictable. So we've gone back to going with Cylon Attack Cards with Daybreak.

Other extra stuff added by Exodus is pretty bad to be quite honest.
2015-03-26
Owned
Drozdy András
Hungary
Budapest
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10
Mar 2015
The Cylon fleet option really adds to the game.
2015-03-16
Owned
Scott Ichikawa
United States
California
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2015-03-13
Owned
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United States
Las Vegas
Nevada
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10
Mar 2015
Conflicted Loyalties: So far, so good.
2015-03-10
Owned
Christopher Zahnzinger
United States
Massachusetts
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2015-03-05
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Dustin Gervais
United States
Brooklyn
New York
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Aug 2014

Traded full set for Kickstarter Argent: The Consortium
2015-03-02
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Daniel CA
Spain
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2015-02-28
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Derek W.
United States
New Hampshire
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Feb 2015
The second of three expansions, Exodus adds a series of optional "modules" to choose from, as well as a thankfully-optional new endgame. It's greatest addition, the Cylon Fleet Board, replaces the Cylon attack cards from previous boxes and actually makes pilots useful, in addition to adding the CAG leadership role.
2015-02-24
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Michael Chung
Canada
Ajax
Ontario
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2015-02-23
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Scott M.
United States
Winter Springs
Florida
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Feb 2012
Punched, Bagged, Unplayed
2015-02-17
Owned
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2015-02-04
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Dan Cain
United States
Tacoma
Washington
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10
Jan 2011
Comments:
This is better than the Pegasus expansion. The Cylon Fleet board is a perfect edition to the BSG game. The Ionian Nebula portion I need to play more to really see how I feel about it. After one player it may not be all that I hoped it would be, but I still have hope that it will be an essential edition to the game. The new skill cards are awesome, and the CAG title is a great edition as well. I will definitely be playing with at least half of the mechanics from this expansion from now on.
2015-02-02
Brian Akin
United States
Floyds Knobs
Indiana
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Jan 2015
First played January 10th 2015.
2015-02-02
Scott Kelly
United States
Florence
South Carolina
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10
Jun 2013
All character cards laminated; all ships custom painted; all cards have premium sleeves
2015-01-28
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Mikhail Sokolov
Finland
Lappeenranta
Etelä-Karjala
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Dec 2012
MORE good stuff for cylons. If humans are wining too easily.
2015-01-24
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David Montgomery
United States
Modesto
California
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Jan 2015
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2015-01-20
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Matt Williams
United Kingdom
Nottingham
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7.5
Apr 2015
Completes the game by adding certain mechanics that really should have been part of the original. Essential expansion.
2015-01-18
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cd8dman
United States
Columbus
Nebraska
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Jan 2015
The Conflicted Loyalty cards alone are a nice bonus.
2015-01-17
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jack elfrink
United States
McKees Rocks
Pennsylvania
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Jan 2015
The Cylon Fleet Board is nearly a necessity for me.
2015-01-17
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