The galaxy has been a peaceful place for many years. After the ruthless Terran–Hegemony War (30.027–33.364), much effort has been employed by all major spacefaring species to prevent the terrifying events from repeating themselves. The Galactic Council was formed to enforce precious peace, and it has taken many courageous efforts to prevent the escalation of malicious acts. Nevertheless, tension and discord are growing among the seven major species and in the Council itself. Old alliances are shattering, and hasty diplomatic treaties are made in secrecy. A confrontation of the superpowers seems inevitable – only the outcome of the galactic conflict remains to be seen. Which faction will emerge victorious and lead the galaxy under its rule?
A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies, and build spaceships to wage war with. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species, while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors.
The shadows of the great civilizations are about to eclipse the galaxy. Lead your people to victory!
Two-sided cards with an overview of all technology tiles including the Rise of the ancients expansion technologies. You can put them right next to your player board during the game because the heights are equal. Useful as a reminder for all available technologies.
Multi-player games with significant player interaction often succumb to Bash the Leader Syndrome. THE GALACTIC COUNCIL variant takes a different approach however. This design throws a substantial bonus into the game at intervals, and the players collectively must decide who gets that bonus. Presumably, it will most often go to the player who threatens other players the least, or to one who has managed to ally with the most powerful factions, without being the most powerful faction. In other words, it’s a catchup mechanism that rewards inter-player diplomacy and good meta-game play.
This is a new and improved version of the file I uploaded previously. This worksheet breaks down each of the types of sector tiles in the game and gives probabilities for all of the tiles' characteristics (planetary types, ancients, discoveries, etc). The file now includes the base game, Rise of the Ancients, the Nebula, Supernova and Pulsar promos, and the hexes included in Ship Pack 1. Furthermore, since I'm sure there are lots of folks out there that aren't Eclipse completionists, the file is broken out into three tabs: one for just the base game, one with the base game and RotA combined, and one with everything combined. That way if you only own some of the awesome stuff available (or if you're nuts and want to strip out some expansions for a specific game), you can still make...
Hello to those who enjoy Eclipse as much as I do! Recently, I sat back, and took the time to make an Eclipse player calculator. Right now it only tracks population, resources, and influence, but I mean to expand upon, and refine it as time allows. Please try installing it and let me know what you think! thanks!