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The second Space Empires expansion is up for pre-order. There is no page for it on BGG yet, but you can go to the GMT page for all the details on what is in it:

http://www.gmtgames.com/p-468-space-empires-replicators.aspx

I'm excited about it!
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Yay for terrain tiles (among other things)! cool ...I was about to make my own.

Now go make a BoB historical module whistle
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I'm super exited about almost everything planed except for terrain tiles... Yeah they look cool and improve visuals of the game, but as someone who pushes their ships on the map, picking them up and carrying them on a tile and again off the tile seems like too much of a drag to ever use. I would much prefer a MS pipeline upgrade or something along those lines...
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Pre-ordered today
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Empires ground to space dust.
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Has anyone been able to get a look at this yet? I'm mostly interested in whether it comes with solitaire scenarios, like Close Encounters. The description does mention co-op, but isn't very specific. The solitaire rating given is low too, without the usual disclaimer about solo scenarios, like for the base game and CE.

Depending on how quickly this makes it to print, I might grab Close Encounters in the next fall sale, thanks to the discount from P500'ing this.
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I too would love to see more solo scenarios.

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I'm super exited about almost everything planed except for terrain tiles... Yeah they look cool and improve visuals of the game, but as someone who pushes their ships on the map, picking them up and carrying them on a tile and again off the tile seems like too much of a drag to ever use. I would much prefer a MS pipeline upgrade or something along those lines...

If only you could have seen my face change while I read this... such hopes; dashed.
 
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Alas, the base game is still on my shelf, waiting to hit the table. shake
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Any chance of having a look at those sexy tiles?
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Pre-order filed!
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Pre-ordered just now. And Talon.
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I'm super exited about almost everything planed except for terrain tiles... Yeah they look cool and improve visuals of the game, but as someone who pushes their ships on the map, picking them up and carrying them on a tile and again off the tile seems like too much of a drag to ever use. I would much prefer a MS pipeline upgrade or something along those lines...
Besides the visual improvement, the other thing I like is that it gives more room in the hex because the exploration counter is removed.

I have thought about improving the MS Pipeline visual appearance, but they are multi-directional, they can connect to multiple different hexes. I don't know how to improve them. Did you have something in mind?

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Has anyone been able to get a look at this yet? I'm mostly interested in whether it comes with solitaire scenarios, like Close Encounters. The description does mention co-op, but isn't very specific. The solitaire rating given is low too, without the usual disclaimer about solo scenarios, like for the base game and CE.
The solitaire scenarios have not been developed yet. While the premise of the Replicators is solid, they are still being balanced against a normal player. Once that is done, then they can be put into solitaire scenarios. In theory both of the existing alien empire solitaire scenarios should be able to be played as the Replicators, but that wont be tried until we have them balanced. Chance of success high.

I would like to see another solitaire scenario added where you play against the Replicators. I would also like to add them to the Space Amoeba and Doomsday Machine solitaire scenarios, but this is much more tentative. Honestly, the solitaire stuff ends up being the last stuff done. It is not that it is less important to me, it just that it becomes so much easier to do them once the foundation of the game is unchanging. The Space Empires solitaire scenarios didn't get officially added until a few months before the base game went to the printer. The same thing happened with the co-op scenarios in the first expansion.

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Depending on how quickly this makes it to print, I might grab Close Encounters in the next fall sale, thanks to the discount from P500'ing this.
That is a cool plan.

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Any chance of having a look at those sexy tiles?
They don't exist yet. That is normal. The artwork does not usually get done until after it makes the cut. On the P500, that section is called "In Art and Final Development". I know art sometimes is available early, but that is not the norm.
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Pre-ordered just now. And Talon.
Thanks! And thanks also for the Talon pre-order. Time will tell, but so far I am super excited about the playtest feedback I am getting. I know we will still make improvements to it, but it looks like a winner.
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Chanfan wrote:
Alas, the base game is still on my shelf, waiting to hit the table. shake

That's a shame, Michael. You are missing out on a really cool game experience, especially when played with the Close Encounters expansion. I ordered immmediately today when I found out about the 2nd expansion, and also ordered Talon immediately on hearing about it. Great stuff!
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Yep, easy decision. I couldn't believe what I was seeing in the GMT email, a new SE4X expansion?! Excellent. I don't have a game group right now, and am unsure of when I will get this treasure on the table again, but regardless I must have this expansion.

Replicators!!

Listing this as a great teaching expansion was a definite perk for me. It is a simple game to teach, but if a player doesn't have to do the production sheet for their team, that makes it even easier.
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Thanks, Jim! Sounds like I need it!
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Alas, the base game is still on my shelf, waiting to hit the table. shake

That's a shame, Michael. You are missing out on a really cool game experience, especially when played with the Close Encounters expansion. I ordered immmediately today when I found out about the 2nd expansion, and also ordered Talon immediately on hearing about it. Great stuff!
Oh, I quite agree - I'm a fan of the Space 4x genre. TI:3, Eclipse, Glactic Emperor, Ascending Empires, Stellar Conquest, Hegemonic are all sitting about. Hegemonic hasn't hit the table yet, but it's got the excuse of having just showed up.

I do feel like it will make it, hopefully sooner rather than later…
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Great news. Can I ask for a big favor? Can we get the expansion in a bigger box so that we can fit ALL of the game in it? The Command & Color: Ancients size would be nice.

Pretty please??? kiss kiss
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Can we get the expansion in a bigger box so that we can fit ALL of the game in it?
I don't know if that will work. Right now, with counter storage, the boxes for the first two hold everything for me. I'm trying to picture the box size needed to hold everything from the first two, plus all the tiles and new counters from this one.
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Can we get the expansion in a bigger box so that we can fit ALL of the game in it?
I don't know if that will work. Right now, with counter storage, the boxes for the first two hold everything for me. I'm trying to picture the box size needed to hold everything from the first two, plus all the tiles and new counters from this one.
C&C: Napoleonics or Combat Commander: Pacific box size would be nice. Plano boxes will do the rest.
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I wish we could get a box big enough to fit everything into too! Currently I have all counters (in plano boxes) in one box and the map and paperwork in the other. Having to carry around 3 boxes would make me think twice if I really need to bring it if I go to play at somebody else's house.

How about a double-height box for the expansion to at least fit all the counters in? That way everything will still fit into two boxes total.
I'm not sure what box-sizes GMT usually uses though.
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