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I'm amazed that no one has used this name yet, considering how awesome the corresponding track (and episode) is.

"I want a marine strike team in a Raptor in five minutes. Prepare to launch alert fighters."




Welcome to BSG Variant PBF game #28. This was made possible by ColtsFan76 and he still has my undying thanks for that.

This will be a 6 player, using Pegasus and Exodus, going to Kobol. This game will be a more mild variant than many currently seen in this area, using altered characters, destinations and other assorted house rules.

Basic PBF Info in this post. Please see a couple posts down for specific variant info.

For info on PBF see - Tips and Tricks for BSG PBF

Things to remember/know:

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Send in your Conditional Orders (CO) and the game will run nice and smooth. I like fast games... if you check regularly, COs aren't necessary, but if not they're very, very helpful.

I will be using the Open Office spreadsheet and GIMP files from Orphius. I think they are REALLY amazing.

I will not wait for:
1. SPs (and Calculations) for Launch Scout rolls until we are down to 1 raptor.
2. SPs (and Calculations) on Cylon ship attacks and Viper shots on Raiders.
3. EMs for damaged (not destroyed) vipers unless this will result in civilian ship destruction.
4. Declare Emergency (at least till all Cylons have revealed)
CO for all of these, please.

I am human (  Battlestar Galactica - Not a Cylon ) and make mistakes or miss things, so please tell me if you think anything is wrong! It probably is. It's also my first time moderating, so go easy on me, please.
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Carlo, is there any game you're not in? :-)

I'd like to join as well.

Mark, is this supposed to be a 6 player game?
I haven't played a Cylon Leader for a while.
So I would vote for a 6 player game (and maybe I get the chance to play one).
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It should be 6.

Am still figuring out how to implement some of my variants in spreadsheet... waiting for Mindy to respond with help, haha.
 
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Pascal, i never played enough of those!!
And i'm always there checking in multiple times daily to see the action... i developed my own system to monitor the games i'm playing too

Ok, let's face it: i'm a junkie!! robot

It's been eons since i played a CL as well

And we have solid rules for 7 players too meeple

 
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Can I bribe you to use any of my variants as well? bag
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V25 style + Faith + Colony would be SUPER NICE!!
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I don't have the knowhow to use Excel and the variants it enables... I couldn't even figure out how to leave Scar in the Crisis deck, lol.

David, if your variant is easy enough to implement then I'm cool with it. An extra skill deck and new Destination, needless to say, are out.
 
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Of course, donations are always welcome. I'm still stuck with only one BSG microbadge! Insanity!
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Hi, I'm not new to BSG but new to PBF (though I've been lurking for a while now...)

Would like to play!
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markino wrote:
Of course, donations are always welcome. I'm still stuck with only one BSG microbadge! Insanity!


I've just pay my admission fee to this game with GG... so go get your mb

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House Rules wrote:
Character Changes

Laura Roslin
Terminal Illness: Whenever the fleet jumps, discard a card and you are sent to "Sickbay".

Tom Zarek
Unconventional Tactics: During your turn, you may choose to lose 1 population instead of triggering the "Fail" effect on a Crisis card.

Friends in Low Places: Once per game, after the result of an "Administration" or "Brig" check has been revealed, you may change the result.

Tory Foster
Adaptable: Whenever the President plays a Quorum card, you may play a "Consolidate Power" Skill Card.

Influential: Action: Once per game, you may look at the top 5 cards of the Quorum deck. You may put up to 2 of them on the bottom of the deck and put the rest on top in any order.

Ellen Tigh
Adroit: Whenever you end your Movement step in the same location as another player, you pay pass him 1 Skill Card from your hand to draw 2 Skill Cards. They may come from outside your skill set.

Helena Cain
Intolerant: During your turn, if a player would be sent to the "Brig" as a result of a Crisis card or an "Admiral's Quarters" skill check, you may discard Skill Cards totaling 4 or more strength to execute that player instead.

Blind Jump: Action: Once per game, if at 6 or less distance, destroy 2 civilian ships to immediately jump the fleet; draw and resolve the second Destination card from the top. Then, if the fleet marker was on a red space, damage Galactica twice.

Bent on Revenge: If there is a basestar on the main game board, skip the “Prepare for Jump” step on your turn.

William Adama
Command Authority: Once per game, after a skill check has been resolved, you may take any or all Skill Cards used for the check into your hand instead of discarding them.

Emotionally Attached: The "Admiral's Quarters" and "Airlock" locations may not be activated by you or on your turn.

Saul Tigh

Cylon Hatred: Whenever a player activates the "Admiral's Quarters" or "Airlock" locations, you may reduce the difficulty by 3.

Karl "Helo" Agathon
Cylon Sympathiser: If there is a player in the "Brig", draw only 3 cards during your Receive Skills step.

Felix Gaeta
FTL Operator: Whenever you activate the "FTL Control" location, you may reroll the die. You must keep the new result.

Amputee: Whenever you are sent to "Sickbay", discard a card and draw 2 Treachery cards.

Lee "Apollo" Adama
Alert Viper Pilot: If a viper would be placed in a space area from the "Reserves", you may immediately pilot it and take one action. You may only do so if you started your turn in a Galactica location and are not in the "Brig" or "Sickbay".

Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Expert Pilot: If you are piloting a viper at the end of your Action step, you may take another Action.

Secret Destiny: Once per game, after a Crisis card has been drawn, you may discard it. Then look at the top two cards of the Crisis deck, put one on the bottom of the deck and resolve the other.

Insubordinate: Whenever you are the target of an "Executive Order" Skill Card, you must discard one random Skill Card.

Louanne "Kat" Katraine
Hotshot: If you would roll a die during an Action step, you may instead discard a Skill Card. Use that card's strength +2 instead of the die roll. You may not do this when activating the "FTL Control" location.

Sacrifice: Action: Once per game, if piloting a viper, send yourself to "Sickbay" to destroy 5 raiders, 2 heavy raiders, 1 basestar or 2 civilian ships in your space sector.

Samuel "Longshot" Anders
Star Player: Movement or Action: Once per turn, discard any number of Skill Cards. Then draw that number of Skill Cards from any one type within your skill set.

Longshot: Once per game, you may determine the result of a die roll instead of rolling it. This result may not be rerolled or modified.

Stranded: Your character is not placed on the game board at the start of the game. While off the game board, you may not move or take actions. At the start of your 2nd turn, move your character to the "Hangar Deck" location.

If picked after an execution, is only "Stranded" until the start of your next turn.

Callandra "Cally" Tyrol
Discharge of a Firearm: Action: Once per game, you may discard two cards to execute another player in your current location.

Quorum Cards Changes
Assign VP: Draw 2 politics Skill Cards and pass this card to any other player. Keep this card in play.
This player is now next highest in the Presidential Line of Succession. In addition, no other player may be targeted with "Administration" or "Resignation". If this player becomes President, shuffle this card into the Quorum deck.

Assign Arbitrator: Draw 2 politics Skill Cards and pass this card to any other player. Keep this card in play.
Whenever a player activates the "Admiral's Quarters" or the "Airlock" location, this player may discard this card to reduce or increase the difficulty by 3.

Accept Prophecy: Draw 1 Skill Card of your choice (it may be from outside your skill set). Keep this card in play.
Whenever a player activates "Administration" or targets you with an "Admiral's Quarters" or "Airlock" skill check, increase the difficulty by 2. Then discard this card.

Presidential Order: Choose any other player and give him either the Admiral or the CAG title. Then discard this card.

Probation: Replaced by another copy of "Release Cylon Mugshots". (Choose another player and look at one of his loyalty cards at random. Then roll a die, if 3 or less -1 morale.)

Destinations Changes
3-Cylon Ambush: -2 fuel. Place 1 basestar and 3 raiders in front of Galactica and 1 basestar behind Galactica.

2-Derelict Basestar: -1 fuel. Place a basestar in front of Galactica. Damage it once. Remove the damage token and increase the pursuit track by 1 at the start of the Admiral's next turn.

Skill Card Changes
Piloting Skill Cards
Full Throttle: Replaced with "Roll the Hard Six".
Roll the Hard Six: Reckless. Play before making a Skill Check. Roll a die. If 6 or higher, damage a basestar or destroy a Centurion. If the Skill Check is passed, you may roll again. These die rolls cannot be modified.

Treachery Rules
Destiny Deck is not made with Treachery. All players receive 1 Treachery card at the start of the game; all human players receive 1 as well as after the Sleeper Agent Phase. All Treachery cards discarded from human players' hands are shuffled into the Destiny Deck. (A player revealing as a Cylon is considered to be a Cylon player at time of discarding.)

Treachery Skill Cards
Broadcast Location: Reckless Skill Check: Increase the pursuit track by 1.

Human Weakness: Skill Check: This check is Reckless. Action: If at least 1 human player is in the "Brig", reduce the highest resource by 1. Then, you may do it again.

Sabotage: Play when a human player discards a Treachery Skill Card. Draw and resolve a damage token of your choice. Only one "Sabotage" card may be used per turn.

Cylon Leader Changes

"Caprica" Six
Conflicted Loyalties: You must discard a card to activate the "Cylon Fleet" and "Basestar Bridge" locations.

Leoben Conoy
Cryptic Message: Action: Once per game, you may swap your hand of skill cards with another player. Then choose either yourself or that player to take an additional Action.

Cylon Leader Agendas
Convert the Infidels: You win the game if the humans have won and the total resources are 12 or lower.

Prove Their Worth: You win the game if the humans have won and 7 or more raptors/vipers are damaged or destroyed.

The Illusion of Hope: You win the game if the Cylons have won and 7 or more distance has been travelled.

Reduce Them to Ruins: You win the game if the humans have won and 3 or more Galactica/Pegasus locations are damaged and Morale is 3 or lower. (Pegasus being destroyed counts.)

Salvage Their Equipment: You win the game if the Cylons have won and 1 or less Galactica location is damaged.

Grant Mercy & Guide Them to Destiny: Unchanged.

Locations
Administration: (5YG) Choose a player and pass this check to give him the President title. That player may then move to the President's Office and activate it.

Weapons Control: Attack two different types of Cylon ships in the same space area with Galactica. Galactica hits Heavy Raiders on a roll of 6-8.

Research Lab: Discard a card, then draw 1 Tactics and 1 Engineering card.

Other Important Misc. Stuff
Pegasus Destruction: Admiral chooses: -1 fuel, -1 food OR -1 morale, -1 population.

Civilian Ships: One -1 population ship is now -1 population, -1 food.

Loyalty Deck: At the end of the game, if the last card in the loyalty deck is a "You are A Cylon" card, the other Cylon can reduce all resources by 1 OR damage Galactica twice OR activate Centurions.

Executions: Any titles the executed character held are transferred to the next character in the Line of Succession before the new character is picked.

Scar: Leave it in the deck (together with the Destination card "Mining Asteroid") even when playing with the CFB.

Cylon Reveals: The "Damage Galactica" reveal now only allows you to draw 4 damage tokens, while the "Draw Treachery" reveal now forces everyone to draw 2 Treachery cards instead of just 1.

To those in V25, note changes to Gaeta, Apollo, Starbuck, Derelict Basestar, Weapons Control, Research Lab, and Civilian Ships.
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Also, it's fair that I divulge that I know Clement IRL, but of course I won't rig the decks to give him all the 6s.

Off to bed now, work tomorrow! (Yes, really.)
 
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I don't get the change for Apollo.
If he starts his turn in sickbay, moves away.
Then, before his next turn he can't get out on an activation of Command? Seems harsh.

Or do you mean at the start of that turn?
So that he just can't AVP after activating Command after leaving from sickbay.
Mh, I don't really feel this restriction necessary, since with the CFB his AVP has lost some of it's power.
 
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I mean at the start of that turn, so he can't do the (IMO dumb, even if not really unbalanced) Command shuffle.

But if everyone wants it changed back, I'm fine with it.
 
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I like the tiny tweaks you did... specially with Starbuck

I'll even volunteer to take your burden from V25 and try her out

Interesting thing for the 1pop as well but what for -3 pop... will it be -3 pop \ food??

The civ option there was interesting too
 
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? I only meant that one civilian ship now has 1food1pop on the back instead of just 1pop. Nothing to do with jumping.

Not sure if it'll make Food losses happen again, but can't hurt.
 
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? I only meant that one civilian ship now has 1food1pop on the back instead of just 1pop. Nothing to do with jumping.

Not sure if it'll make Food losses happen again, but can't hurt.


Ahhh, that's fine and interesting as well

Looking forward to it!

Well escorting it that is
 
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Markino: I have a brand new xls that already has everything I have implemented. If you can wait a few days, I can send you a version that has your rules already implemented in it.

I would love to play, but I sooooo want to play one of my variants too...
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Re: BSG V28 - Prelude to War - Open Call for Players
I think we'll use Final Five cards this game (but no Personal Goals).
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Re: BSG V28 - Prelude to War - Open Call for Players
Consider me signed up, as long as you're willing for my speed of play to plummet (checking 1, possibly twice per day, and probably not at all on some days) from about a week's time, for 2-3 weeks
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Re: BSG V28 - Prelude to War - Open Call for Players
I'll play if there is room, and being in 25 as a trustw0rthy human p0l1t1c1an is no detriment.
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Trustworthy.. As if
 
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Re: BSG V28 - Prelude to War - Open Call for Players
agentzen wrote:
I'll play if there is room, and being in 25 as a trustw0rthy human p0l1t1c1an is no detriment.


Enjoy it while it last... robot

I'll welcome you here if you don't put an arrest order on me in V25
 
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Me me me! I need a game.
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