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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
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Base game plus the Mostly Harmless expansion in MH box (inside box lid signed by Timo )
All cards present as per card manifest in files section (approved by Timo).
Very good condition, only played a couple of times. I will include a colour copy of the Combined rules (produced by Timo).
Delivery by MyHermes or Collectplus (or Royal Mail if it sneaks in under 2kg).
 
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Sweetner: The Phantom League: Mostly Harmless

Everything is in the Mostly Harmless box. Print out of rulebook is provided since the original one is missing. Some of the thin paper player aids are creased. Otherwise in very good condition.
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
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Game: The Phantom League
Version: Dragon dawn productions / english second edition (square box)
Condition: unplayed
Shipping: Shipping free in the Benelux
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
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Sweetner: The Phantom League: Mostly Harmless

Everything is in the Mostly Harmless box. Print out of rulebook is provided since the original one is missing. Some of the thin paper player aids are creased. Otherwise in very good condition.
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Kristopher
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I jotted it down in my Risk campaign book. I always used to do that so I could replay my moments of glory over a glass of brandy in the sleeping quarters.
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This should be coming in the mail today. I'll probably play it a couple of times before trying to take it to my games group for multiplayer.

So, I got this with the Mostly Harmless expansion.

thumbsup WOW, the game pieces are REALLY nice. Nice cards (not QUITE the heavy linen ones you get with something like Mage Knight Board Game but not as cheap and crappy as the ones with Legendary: A Marvel Deck Building Game.) Since I don't think the decks get abused like in a deck builder, I don't think this is necessary for me to sleeve. (Anyone else have any other opinions?) The individual player mats are super solid and heavy, with little dials that are tight. The cargo/credit tokens and heavy and shiny - same with the hex pieces.

thumbsdown With such outstanding work on all the other pieces, why the heck is the trade and improvement card thin pieces of paper? I really wanted to laminate them, but because they JUST fit into the box, with a laminated edge on them, I don't think they would fit. So I ended up printing off copies of them on stock, and laminating the stock. Of course, the SIZE of MY copy is even smaller (darn stupid small text) but at least I feel more comfortable using it now.

thumbsup Really thematic. Can't wait to try this with other people. Not quite sure how a solo game will go, especially with combat. Maybe randomly pull cards from the other's battle deck? (Anyone else have any other opinions?)

This game is great. And definitely makes me want to play it with others. But I would really like to see a Solo Bot made for this - something to put the pressure on you. I'll have to see what I can do with it, once I get the ins and outs a little better.

So, as I have never play the game before I decided to just randomize the Capt and ship I get. I’m trying to play it solo, so rather than play two-handed, I’m only going to run one ship – just so I can get used to how the game runs, what to do, etc. I randomly dealt myself Capt Amber, who is apparently an A.I. (with an affinity for hyperspace – so I get to draw two hyperspace cards and choose which one I want to use. Nice.) I also randomly the Cargo Cube (Borg Cube as it will now be known as…) – only 1 engine speed, so I’ll have to rectify that, but a whopping 12 cargo space! I’ll take THAT, thank you! Cost me 800credits, but with that large of a hold, I’ll be able to make that back in no time.

Randomly set up the board and drew myself three mission cards – all renegade missions to places that aren’t even on the map yet. So I took the trade in “three for three”option, and got three different ones. (I also hadn’t shuffled the cards and they were in a certain order.) THIS time I lucked out – sort of. An exploratory mission (tough as I don’t have a better engine yet), a “discover a new pirate next” in an unknown system yet, and a “Discover a Brown Dwarf System.” Well, both brown dwarves were visible on the board so that was undoable. Trade in for another one – a get some illegal tech and turn in over for a piddling amount to some renegades. Doesn’t seem like a good one, but who knows?

Looking at the board I lucked out BIG TIME. 7th Heaven, which buys Ore at 20 credits/per is only within one hex/jump from Central (Sells Ore at 5 c/p). I’m going to make out like a bandit!



Since I don’t really have to deal with anyone else playing, playing solo became more of a role-playing type of experience, than one playing against another person. It simply becomes “Move, Actions, Move, Actions.”

I loaded up my cargo hold, and headed to 7th Heaven. (but first, since I still had money left over, I bought myself my first level of recognition in Central right away.) I decided to use the basic PL card numbers rather than the MH, more thematic card numbers, so drew a Docking card for the neutral planet. An Alliance search seeking narcotics or slaves. Whew. No problem there. I got a whopping 240 credits for a short haul!

THEN, I noticed an even BETTER deal. New Hebron, which also sells Ore at 5 c/p, IS IN THE SAME SYSTEM as 7th Heaven. I could sit there and run the gamut back and forth in the same system and make a fortune! Wouldn’t even cost me any fuel to do it!



HAHAHA! Take THAT Phantom League! (There was nothing that 7th Heaven sold that would have given me any bonus, so just flew empty to New Hebron.) Docking card - Worker’s Strike! All the shops are closed. Hmmm… Well, THAT didn’t work out as planned. So floated around New Hebron’s Star for a turn, and tried to dock again. Docking card - PLANNED RIOTS! All the businesses are closed.

Ok. I just wasted two turns trying to get a quick bonus. Maybe this game isn’t the cake walk I thought it was. Finally, after waiting for the THIRD time, the shops were finally open and I was able to get another Ore Run to 7th Heaven. (yet another 240C!)

Figuring that maybe there were other problems to running a trade route like that, I then flew to Freebooter’s Lair to upgrade my engine. Not going to get anywhere with only 1 engine speed. (again, another Alliance patrol but was able to burn some fuel to escape it.) Bought the Warp Engine which gives me 2 extra Speed and 2 Structure points. The drawback the person on the left chooses the events on the docking cards. As I am playing solo, I don’t have to worry about that. (Though, perhaps later I might roll a random 3d to simulate decisions by other players.)

Next turn, I decided to explore the hex next door (and thus fulfill a mission card.). Using Amber’s Hyperspace ability, I narrowly avoided an encounter with some Bug-like Aliens and uncovered two Neutral Worlds: Harrows End, and New Sanguinus. I’ll get another rep point when I make it back to Central for completing a Mission.

Now for some wheeling and dealing. Decided to dock at New Sanguinus (Lottery docking card – lost 50C.) I needed some fuel. I also saw that New Sang will trade me a food for a fuel. So I bought fuel to fill up my tank, then filled my hold and traded the fuel for food. I flew to New Hebron, and traded my food for slaves - Mwhahaha. (Though had to pay a 5C tax on everything in my hold.) And bounced back to Harrow’s End to sell my slaves for 50C a piece! I only had six, but that still would double my profits from the trip!

Unfortunately Harrows End was a TRAP. A pirate nest. I now have to fight a random pirate (someone names Harvester of Souls – how bad can THAT be?)



I only glossed over the Battle Rules, so will have to review them again. So far the game's really simple, but a lot of fun as far as story making.

I think I bought another rep point in there somewhere. I was having so much fun just trying to make deals and get the best offer, I really didn't pay attention to trying to raise my rep as quick as possible. I have to decide which way to go now.

That is... if I survive the pirate battle.

So, I did the Pirate Battle twice - the first time I realized I was doing things incorrectly. (I had adding ALL the attacks ALL at once and ALL the defense all at once, instead of resolving each individual attack card with a defense if I had it.) I ended up simply choosing the same amount of cards each time (I drew Three, Pirate drew Three) just so the battle was almost even. As the "Harvester of Souls" pirate was a LOT stronger than me, he got more cards. So there ended up being a round or two that I had no cards to counter.

I was surprised I survived. Battle was a whole lot different than I expected. I ended up with some structure damage and an ruined improvement, so had to spend a turn flying to a Space Station and repairing things.

As I'm playing by myself, I'm finding I'm pretty much ignoring trying to get Rep. I suppose I could continue to buy it every turn...

I bought the Large Cargo Container, giving me a whopping 18 cargo space. Man I am gonna clean up. Unfortunately, I was reading the rules wrong and am unable to BUY more than 10 cargo items. I flew back to Central to complete my one mission card, and was going to load up on Ore for the 7th Heaven Route again, but as I can't BUY more than 10 ore, I had to do a little wheeling-dealing: I bought 4 fuel, then traded it for 8 more ore.

I flew to 7th Heaven, deciding the simulate the Player to my left choosing a Docking event, - figuring he would choose the worst one for me. So I kept getting money extorted from me or raided by the Alliance.

Now I need to figure out what to do with the extra cargo space. Maybe buy the Food Producer, which gives me two Food every turn. I have plenty of space for it. (and can see how by combining the Food Producer, a Fuel Scoop, and A Breeding Tank - you could simply fly around making Slaves to sell. Hmmm....)



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So, with the cargo limitations, ended up Large Cargo Container was pretty much a waste of money. As I could only buy half of the stock, I never was close to filling up my 18 slots of cargo space (even WITH the Food Producer, which I ended up giving away to some Pirates to leave me alone.)

I kind of flew from unexplored hex to unexplored hex, looking for XaTray. I had both a mission card worth 1 Rep to find it, as well as an Alien encounter that granted me 1 Rep + another alien card. The second alien card ended up being highway robbers and stole my cargo, but won the game for me.

I don't know how many rounds I ended up playing. There definitely needs to be some kind of solo Bot made for this - some kind of automata that gives you pressure to gain rep, etc. Otherwise you can just take your time and do anything...


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Sweetener: The Phantom League: Mostly Harmless

• I have the larger, square box version of the base game; not the one pictured: Dragon Dawn / Tuonela Big Box edition (2010)
• Expansion version: First edition (2011)
• All components are in very good condition.
• I will send both game boxes as the base box fits inside the expansion box. The expansion box has a dent on the underside, otherwise both boxes are in great condition.
• English

Shipping to ALL US + APO/FPO
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Sweetner: The Phantom League: Mostly Harmless

Everything is in the Mostly Harmless box. Print out of rulebook is provided since the original one is missing. Some of the thin paper player aids are creased. Otherwise in very good condition.
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Dangerous Partners
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Base game plus the Mostly Harmless expansion in MH box (inside box lid signed by Timo )
All cards present as per card manifest in files section (approved by Timo).
Very good condition, only played a couple of times. I will include a colour copy of the Combined rules (produced by Timo).
Delivery by MyHermes or Collectplus (or Royal Mail if it sneaks in under 2kg).
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Mark Bigney
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Condition: Excellent condition, no appreciable wear. Language: English. Edition: Dragon Dawn Productions. Attending: Friday-Sunday.

Sweeteners: Includes The Phantom League: Mostly Harmless, Phantom League: Pilot Academy, The Phantom League: Mostly Harmless Promo Deck, and Phantom League: Pilot Academy Promo Deck.


 
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Base game plus the Mostly Harmless expansion in MH box (inside box lid signed by Timo )
All cards present as per card manifest in files section (approved by Timo).
Very good condition, only played a couple of times. I will include a colour copy of the Combined rules (produced by Timo).
Delivery by MyHermes or Collectplus (or Royal Mail if it sneaks in under 2kg).
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Ben Fowler
Canada
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Condition: Very Good.

Includes Mostly Harmless expansion, both kept in the Mostly Harmless box.

Soft reserve: $30
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Imaginary Thomas
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Includes The Phantom League: Mostly Harmless.
Excellent condition
Everything boxed in the Mostly Harmless box.
English/German
Smoke/Pet free home.
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
David Ausloos
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Staat: nieuw unpunched exemplaar
Engelse 2de editie
Aanwezig op zaterdag
 
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Base game plus the Mostly Harmless expansion in MH box (inside box lid signed by Timo )
All cards present as per card manifest in files section (approved by Timo).
Very good condition, only played a couple of times. I will include a colour copy of the Combined rules (produced by Timo).
Delivery by MyHermes or Collectplus (or Royal Mail if it sneaks in under 2kg).
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Base game plus the Mostly Harmless expansion in MH box (inside box lid signed by Timo )
All cards present as per card manifest in files section (approved by Timo).
Very good condition, only played a couple of times. I will include a colour copy of the Combined rules (produced by Timo).
Delivery by MyHermes or Collectplus (or Royal Mail if it sneaks in under 2kg).
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Alex Treacher
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The game that was going to be 'cardboard Elite'. (For those who don't know, Elite is a classic computer game on the BBC Micro from the eighties that was way ahead of its time; a 3D space/combat simulator, with big galaxy to explore, trade and shoot bad guys in.)

The Phantom League (and its expansion The Phantom League: Mostly Harmless) were unashamedly inspired by Elite in concept, in ship design and in numerous other ways. A clever looking modular board too, so the cardboard galaxy could be different every time. Even for a player unfamiliar with Elite it promised to be a great space combat/exploration/trading game.

But. Oh. While the game components were very nice and made to a high quality the same couldn't be said of the actual game. The rulebook was a mess, probably one of the worst I've ever seen. The game was clunky and tedious and combat was... confusing and random to say the least. Supposedly the expansion fixed the problem with combat, but it didn't really.

There were other problems but really, that's enough for now. Such a lost opportunity. Traded it away some time ago now.
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Luiz Paulo Salgado Jr
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Edição: Tuonela Productions Ltd.
Idioma: Inglês
Condições: Otimo estado.
Possui o insert?: Não vem originalmente.
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
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An excellent space adventure in the Elitetheme. The combat system is an acquired taste and the ships aren't perfectly balanced, but this game is exactly what I want from an adventure game.
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Sweetener: The Phantom League: Mostly Harmless
• I have the larger, square box version of the base game; not the one pictured.
• All components are in very good condition.
• I will send both game boxes as the base box fits inside the expansion box. The expansion box has a dent on the underside, otherwise both boxes are in great condition.
• English

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Base game plus the Mostly Harmless expansion in MH box (inside box lid signed by Timo )
All cards present as per card manifest in files section (approved by Timo).
Very good condition, only played a couple of times. I will include a colour copy of the Combined rules (produced by Timo).
Delivery by MyHermes or Collectplus (or Royal Mail if it sneaks in under 2kg).
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Brandon M
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
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Captain: "Vulture" Mac-X
Ship: Space Miner
Chosen Path: Infamy
Final Recognition: 8, Victory
Missions Completed: Industrial Revolution, Pirate Hunt, Renegade Run, Renegade Efforts



This was a really fun session. I drew a couple of Infamy Missions during setup and no Fame ones, so that was the path I took. Using the Space Miner, Vulture, our fearless Captain, built up some economy early via mining and selling ore to the planets in need.



And after exploring a couple of new star systems, Vulture picked up some slaves from a corrupt official during a dock at Reneb Prime, selling them for profit in a nearby star system. Meanwhile, industrialization was the focus on Alpha III, so Vulture made some quick deliveries there for some some cash and recognition.



However, word was starting to spread, and a couple of Pirates came calling. They wanted payment, but Vulture put up a fight. The big guy, Pirate Asteroid, was too much so early in Vulture's career. He hadn't really upgraded the Space Miner with any combat improvements. But the Rookie Kite pirate ship went up in a ball of fire from energy weapons and a sideswipe collision.



Finally, it was time to run some more slaves and ore for profit. Building up a stack of cash, Vulture finally loaded some improvements into the Space Miner. This way, if more Pirates got in the way, he'd be more prepared.



After smuggling some nerve toxins into Central, Vulture went on a Pirate Hunt. It took some exploring, but he finally found it, the planet Sehab, and the pirate ship The Ephemeral Glow waiting. A big battle ensued. Some damage was taken on both sides, but neither ship was in too much danger.



Vulture decided not to take his chances with another round of attacks, and instead, headed for Radianus, a renegade space station wanting some specialized weaponry. Vulture had traveled many sectors to pick up all three items, but his mission was complete.



And his renown, albeit infamous, was well established in the universe.

Comments:
So, yeah, I do really enjoy this game. It's just dripping with theme. It's got exploration; pick up and deliver; a great, modular board; lots of variety with captains, ships, and missions; and it has a really wonky, diceless combat system that works once you "get it."

However, playing with a solo captain is more of an RPG/storytelling experience rather than a challenging game. The other option is to "play all sides," but thus far, when I've tried that with other games, it doesn't really pan out for me. Plus, this game wouldn't really fit on my table if I added another player to control. Overall though, I think this is a really fun game.
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Dangerous Partners
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Swindon
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Base game plus Mostly Harmless expansion in MH box. All cards present as per card manifest in files section (approved by Timo).
Very good condition, only played a couple of times.
I will include a colour copy of the Combined rules (produced by Timo).


Delivery by MyHermes or Collectplus (or Royal Mail if it sneaks in under 2kg).
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
Siegfried Steurer
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My Rank: #28 (BG: 2905)
My Rating: 9,35 (BGG: 6,6)

I loved the C64 game Elite, so this was a must have for me.
 
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Board Game: The Phantom League [Average Rating:6.55 Overall Rank:3286]
john guthrie
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new in shrink. includes both expansions, also new in shrink

BIN: $70
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