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Pascal Gollin
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Welcome to BSG 291 - Storm Approaching, the fourth game of the Storm series.

BSG 238 - A Storm to Come (geeklist)
BSG 248 - Into the Storm (geeklist)
BSG 271 - Storm Front

It will be an european time zone 5-player base game.

The usual:
1) SUBSCRIBE TO THIS THREAD.

2) All players must have their own copies of the game (this is an FFG requirement).

3) Private communication will be by geekmail between me and particular players, all other communication will be by posting in this thread. Please start your geekmail subject line with "BSG 291" and your character name.
Feel free to tell me your thoughts or suspicions. I think it's nice to know why you do what you do.

4) To speed up the game, please use Conditional Orders (i.e., geekmail me what you will do if certain circumstances arise). CO's are particularly useful for interrupts, such as Evasive Maneuvers.
* I will not wait for rare occurrences (e.g., a player using a Strategic Planning on a basestar attack or a viper attacking a raider, or a player using his OPG) unless I have received a CO to that end, or if I feel that discussions in the thread warrant it.
* I also will not wait for Strategic Planning's on Launch Scout, if there are at least two raptors left.

5) Please use the following posting conventions:
* Normal text for discussions.
* Italics for flavour text/fluff – if you can do it, it can make the game more fun, but not required.
* Bold for in-game moves and actions. I won't process any decisions/actions unless bolded in the thread or I receive them in geekmail.
* Please use your characters banner for every post. You can find this in the Photo Gallery.

6) Please avoid public CO's or bolding actions if it's not your time to act. As I am no friend of card counting please refrain to do so openly. It's okay to state that you think destiny is all negative, but do not elaborate any further. Also please try to quote from memory if you want to accuse someone. Of course all normal secrecy rules apply.

7) On questions of intepretation of the rules I'll try to follow the Unofficial FAQ.

Finally my thanks to all the people who made this possible, especially ColtsFan76 and Orphius.
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Pascal Gollin
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The Crew:
Bexarath 1d100 = (3) = 3
Squee 1d100 = (99) = 99
Flyboy Connor 1d100 = (17) = 17
jhatzi99 1d100 = (2) = 2
Vorpalgens 1d100 = (10) = 10
Kajo 1d100 = (40) = 40

Wow, that was a d100 for everyone?

Poll
Which (small) variants should we use?
  Must Have Would Prefer Ambivalent Would Prefer Not Deal-Breaker It's Complicated (post with details)
Complex Destiny
10-card Quorum Limit
Pegasus-style IC's
Pegasus-style Caprica
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Poll created by jpg87

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6-player variant
Sympathiser
No Sympathiser
Something different (post details)
      4 answers
Poll created by jpg87

Feel free to suggest other small tweaks you like to try out.
Oh, for IC's we use a nice thing in V23 and V37:
IC's only reveal the coulor of the cards in destiny, not the card itself. What do you think of that?

Turn Order:
d10-1 Squee
d10-2 Kajo
d10-3 Flyboy Connor
d10-4 Vorpalgens
d10-5 Bexarath
d10-6 jhatzi99
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Pascal Gollin
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Oh, and I noticed that Kajo (from 238 and 248) is pretty far up in the Waiting List, if you guys are okay with making this a 6 player game, I would invite him to this rematch as well.
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I'm in! Thanks.
 
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I am in. However, I am on vacation up to 30/7 and will only have limited access to the Internet.
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I'm fine with Kajo joining, BTW.

I do not like your IC tweak, though. Either Pegasus IC's (but that combined with Pegasus Caprica and Cylons handing off their loyalty cards on revealing, as in Pegasus), or regular base game rules.
 
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I'm in, as always. I also have no problem with Kajo joining.
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Just changed my vote: when you wrote "Pegasus-style Caprica" I thought you meant "Going to New Caprica", but you meant the Cylon location...
 
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Quickly checking in... i'm having a "big family week-end" and i will have limited access... I should check back in the mornings my time...

It'll be a pleasure to play with you all again, and of course let's welcome a sixth player

Have a nice week-end all, looking forward for some BSG detox
 
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If no one complains for a 6 player game i'm in
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Kajo wrote:
If no one complains for a 6 player game i'm in


Welcome aboard!

I'll complaint only if you're not on my side!!

Glad to meet you, enjoy the ride!
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Whhoaaa just realized!!

Hello Carlo!

I'm Carlo

Same nationality although my father left Italy during WWII and lost his "italian" side during childhood... i am 50% italian & 50% Quebecois (french-Canada)

Hmmm i like him already
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Now we have two Carlo's here
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And we have also decide on Symp/No Symp.
Personally I prefere No Symp, but this is your game. I add a Poll in the second post.
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I'll would go with V23 & V37 style IC

I'd prefer NS as well
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If we go with a Pegasus game we could do a Cylon Leader. Otherwise I am in favor of the No Sympathizer variant. I have used it before and it is well balanced.
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I would love to play as CL but Im okay with the NS variant too
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I originally thought we were doing a basegame rematch with minimal changes as proposed but i am fine either way.

It's really up to you guys, my only request will be not to include Exodus in any way...

I view our game as some "detox" for me on the stuff that i am doing already a lot
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I would be okay with Cylon Leaders and Pegasus, if the rest of you are as well.
Pieter, I remember seeing some revised agendas from you, but I don't remember where. Can you point me to them?
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You find them in the opening post of the game that I am currently running: BSG 287 - Cylons in the Library. They seem to work pretty well, I have used them in several games now. They are mostly the same as the original agenda's, but with a few tweaks to make them better balanced.

Or were you referring to the completely different agenda's that I once posted? I never tested those.
 
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I still don't own Pegasus. I'd probably still be able to make due once I brush up on the extra rules, though. I'll leave the decisions of variants and such up to the rest of you.
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Vorpalgens wrote:
Whhoaaa just realized!!

Hello Carlo!

I'm Carlo

Same nationality although my father left Italy during WWII and lost his "italian" side during childhood... i am 50% italian & 50% Quebecois (french-Canada)

Hmmm i like him already


I'm half Italian and half Czech btw

I do not own Pegasus, but can play it after a rule explaining (i think)
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The rules can be found on the FFG site. But the problem won't be the rules, but the fact that you do not know the crisis cards. Perhaps we should stick with the base game, in that case.

We could incorporate the following changes (in which Pegasus is superior to the Base Game):
(1) Investigative Committee does not reveal destiny (boon for Cylons)
(2) Revealed Cylons immediately hand extra loyalty cards to another player (boon for Cylons)
(3) Quorum hand is limited to 10 cards (small boon for Cylons)
(3) Jump icons on Caprica crises are activated (boon for humans)

I like these changes because they make the game less about ICs, and also make the game usually a bit shorter because of the extra jump icons.

A disadvantage is that Pegasus has a couple of extra mechanisms in place that make these changes have a bit less impact. For instance, an IC combined with a Guts & Initiative card is equal to the original IC. So I am also fine with keeping the base game as is.
 
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Flyboy Connor wrote:


We could incorporate the following changes (in which Pegasus is superior to the Base Game):
(1) Investigative Committee does not reveal destiny (boon for Cylons)
(2) Revealed Cylons immediately hand extra loyalty cards to another player (boon for Cylons)
(3) Quorum hand is limited to 10 cards (small boon for Cylons)
(3) Jump icons on Caprica crises are activated (boon for humans)

I like these changes because they make the game less about ICs, and also make the game usually a bit shorter because of the extra jump icons.


This is exactly the type of basegame play i am expecting with the little V23-V37 modification that IC reveal the destiny's color only
 
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No CL?
 
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