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“I’ve often thought it unfair that women are expected to stay at home when there’s a fight to be won. If a woman has the strength to bear a child, she can swing a sword as well as any man.” ― Karen Hawkins
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Mar 2011
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Justin Moore
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Jun 2011
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Ricardo Viera
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Aug 2013
Por estrenar.
2012-01-25
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United States
Ohio
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We are not now that strength which in old days Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts, Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
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Sep 2013
If you are a fan of the base game, this is a must buy.

Excellent in every way. The expansion includes new cards for just about every aspect of the game, characters, ways to play, etc.

Whereas Pegasus was more a of sequel to the original game, this one can be added to the just the base game to make the player driven dynamics even stronger.

This expansion adds depth, multiple player options as to how the game will be played, tough decisions, game altering dynamics, even more intrigue, and just about everything you could want from an expansion to such an incredible game.

Let's examine the three options in some detail:

Conflicted Loyalties

This is pure perfection. Instead of creating a stack of 'You are not a Cylon' cards, you take the Final Five cards, and Personal Agenda cards and make a giant stack before the game begins. By doing this, you are creating a HUGE level of uncertainty. Now there will always be one extra card in the pile, and when people are executed a card from the 'You are not a cylon' deck is shuffled into the 'Loyalty' deck. There may not even be two cylons in play, and you can never be sure of anyones loyalty.

With some customization you could use both Pegasus and Exodus to create a a game experience that would be unmatched.

If using a sympathizer shuffle the two sympathizers together and randomly pull one. Do we need to get something in the red now? Maybe....maybe not.

For some seriously interesting decisions you could even shuffle one extra 'You are a cylon' into the 'You are not a Cylon' deck for unmatched paranoia.

Cylon Fleet

One word....tension. Adds the CAG title, which makes pilots even more interesting to play.

This option allows the players to experience the tension found in the episode 'Thirty Three'. When you know the fleet is coming, and you're scrambling to move the civ ships into a position to best absorb the damage, WHILE the heightened level of paranoia provided by the 'Conflicted Loyalties' cards are in play....your head just might explode.

It gives the cylons more options, and there never really are any dull moments when it comes to space combat.

Excellent option to use.

Ionian Nebula

This expansion is the cherry on top of the sundae.

This almost adds a euroesque feel to the game in many aspects. With the trauma tokens you're met with some tough decisions. You want to get rid of the ones that have a negative effect on you...but to do so as a human means creating a more volatile environment for the Galactica by seeding allies with Antagonist tokens, and as a cylon it means seeding allies with Benevolent tokens which is good for humanity....quite the conundrum.

What makes this even more interesting is that it completely simulate the feel of season 3. Season 3 was all about the humanity of the characters as they came to grips with the world as it would now be, and their role in it. It sank into the depths of human weakness and frailty, and exposed the selfishness and pain of many characters. This option recreates that by forcing the players to not only work with the Galactica in an attempt to try and achieve the overall team objective, but also forces the players to consider their own situation, and make decisions that are best for them.

Its beautiful....simply masterful when you consider how well it emulates the series. The players are working toward their overall objectives (finding Kobol/New Caprica/Ionian Nebula/Destroying Humanity) but are doing whats in their best interest as a character. As a human, when placing a negative trauma token on a newly placed ally, its abstractly representing you treating that character in some positive/negative way....which will then be reciprocated into the next person that comes across that ally. Awesome!

By mixing all three options into the game you create a living, breathing world where the players become their characters. Humans working together to achieve their overall goal but also working personally to ensure their Personal Agenda cards and eliminating trauma. Cylons trying to destroy Galactica and the human race, but also ensuring that they don't get boxed at games end.

This makes Battlestar Galactica even better than it already is. I've considered lowering the rating on all my other games just to make this series stand out as the epic giant that it truly is. And while I wouldn't go that far, I will say that owning all three expansions in the series makes this game infinitely expandable and customizable, deepens the depth of the game, increases the intrigue, and allows players to recreate and live a portion of the Battlestar Galactica world.

Perfect in every way. Makes the BSG 'game' a 'game system'.
2012-08-11
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Jonathan O'D
United States
Colorado Springs
Colorado
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Feb 2014
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Nick Booth
United States
Stafford
Virginia
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Jun 2014
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Tim C.
United States
Utah
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Jun 2012
will always play with this expansion. It improves the game to a 10 for me.

edit: won't play without this expansion. However the game has lost a bit of it's shine for me. Score lowered to a 9 with expansions and an 8 without expansions.
2012-07-08
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Aki Salminen
Finland
Oulu
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Mar 2011
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Bob the Hobbit
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Feb 2011
Ok, as is the tradition of BSG expansions, a fair bit of it is utter crap. Cylon Fleet is quite good though.
2011-02-22
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Tony Cimino
Greece
Athens
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Mar 2012
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Jan 2013
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Craig Bergman
United States
Minnesota
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Mar 2013
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Sebastian Stanczyk
Poland
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Apr 2014
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Christian Kluth
Germany
Aidlingen-Dachtel
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Jul 2014
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Boris Zutic
Serbia
Belgrade
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Oct 2014
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Edgar Gallego
Spain
Sarriguren
Navarra
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Jul 2012
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Ilya Vytenov
Russia
Novosibirsk
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Feb 2012
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E1 Prime
Belgium
Deurne
Antwerpen
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Sep 2012
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Aaron Cappocchi
United States
Burbank
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Arkham Horror, Amun Re, R-ECO, Ora Et Labora, Napoleonic Wars
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Feb 2011
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Nikita Startsev
Russia
St. Petersburg
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Mar 2013
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Taylor Bradley
United States
Bethany
OK
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Apr 2011
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Dylan Melton
United States
Commerce Township
Michigan
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Aug 2013
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Brook Gentlestream
United States
Long Beach
California
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Jun 2011
I usually have fun playing with the expansions, but feel they add unnecessary complexity to a well-designed base game.
2011-11-30
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Nick Thomas
Canada
Kitchener
Ontario
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May 2012
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Mikhail Sokolov
Finland
Lappeenranta
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Dec 2012
MORE good stuff for cylons. If humans are wining too easily.
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Alan Farias
Brazil
São Paulo
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Feb 2013
better and better!
2013-02-14
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Vladislav Goldakovsky
Ukraine
Kiev
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Aug 2013
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So it goes.
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Shillington
Pennsylvania
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Fuck it...lets go bowling.
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Jun 2015
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J P
United States
San Leandro
California
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Feb 2015
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Gregory Bay
United States
Kernersville
North Carolina
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7.5
Apr 2012
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Adam Meledeo
United States
San Antonio
Texas
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Jan 2014
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Vladimir Shlapakov
Latvia
Riga
Latvia
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Jan 2013
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Justin Bowman
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Mar 2015
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Michael D. Kelley
United States
Silver Spring
Maryland
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Oct 2012
One play, and we like most of it.

The cylon fleet option is a no-brainer. We'll never play without it again. It ups the stress level and gives the pilots more to do.

The extra loyalty cards and updated executions also seem fine, although the final five and personal agenda cards don't add a ton. They're so-so.

I'm not sure about the allies and trauma tokens. They're fun, and add some danger to average locations. But they also add some unnecessary complication, and I think we'll probably skip this part of the expansion next time we play.
2011-01-01
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Michael Denman
United States
Katy
Texas
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Jul 2012
The new loyalty cards and the Cylon Fleet are must adds. The Ionian Nebula is a bit iffy. It's not bad, but I'm not sure that it adds enough to the game to warrant the extra time it also adds to the game.
2011-05-31
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Shawn Bowers
United States
Portland
Oregon
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Sep 2012
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I juggle cats.
United States
Mishawaka
Indiana
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Jun 2011
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Josiah Leis
United States
Merino
Colorado
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I spent 100 GG and all I got was this stupid overtext.....
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Sep 2013
This is a great expansion to BSG, in my opinion much superior to the first expansion Pegasus.

The biggest change for me is the Cylon Fleet option, with the addition of the CAG title card, Cylon Fleet board and slightly tweaked space combat. All of these changes are in my opinion HUGE and I honestly cannot imagine going back to playing the game without them.

Personal Goals and Final Five loyalty cards are likewise fun, though I wouldn't consider them as essential.

The Ionian Nebula option with its dizzying array of Allys, Trauma Tokens & Trial cards is quite complex. I've only used it once or twice and I'd say the results are mixed. It is the hardest part of the expansion for players to grasp and get into, yet I do think that it is worth the effort. In time I believe it will be an aspect I come to enjoy greatly, even if we don't use it every time we play.
2012-01-24
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Chris Burns
United States
Maineville
Ohio
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Feb 2013
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GeekInsight
United States
Whittier
California
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Nov 2011
Three modules. The cylon fleet board is fantastic and practically mandatory. Once this comes in, it feels like a complete game.

The nebula stuff is pretty "meh." Like the Caprica stuff, it simply adds more complication without a lot of payoff.

The additional loyalty cards and final five generally make things more difficult for the human team. That's not something I've ever felt was necessary.
2014-07-09
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Kevin Kam
United States
Fullerton
California
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Apr 2013
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United States
Merrillville
Indiana
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Oct 2014
Edit: Traded for El Grande!
2012-05-28
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Morten Eeg Nielsen
Denmark
Copenhagen S
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Mar 2015
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Carlos Albares
Spain
Logroño
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Jun 2012
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Joshua Schutte
United States
Columbus
Ohio
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Mar 2012
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Thiago Leite
Brazil
Campinas / Atibaia
São Paulo
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Mar 2015
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Zac Buchalski
United States
Kalamazoo
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Jun 2013
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Charlie Theel
United States
St. Louis
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6.5
Mar 2013
The better of the two BSG expansions, Exodus adds some interesting things but suffers from some of the elements bloating the pure feel of the base game.

The Cylon Fleet Board/CAG is the best part of the expansion. It adds a tremendous amount of tension to the game and makes Pilots much more engaged. Very highly recommended for this alone.
2012-06-06
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Morten Hjelme
Norway
Arendal
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Oct 2012
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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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