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2010
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Race for the Galaxy: The Brink of War
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Race for the Galaxy: Au bord de l'Abîme
Race for the Galaxy: Auf der Schwelle zum Krieg
Race for the Galaxy: sull'Orlo della Guerra
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The Brink of War is the third expansion to Race for the Galaxy and requires both earlier expansions (The Gathering Storm and Rebel vs Imperium).

This expansion adds 4 new start worlds, 5 goals, 44 game cards, and rules for galactic prestige. New solitaire game counters and drafting rules for six players are also provided.

Each round the player(s) with the most prestige earn an additional victory point and possibly a card. Each prestige is worth one victory point at the end of the game, and many of the new cards allow prestige to be spent (for victory points, cards, or other effects). Additionally, a new "once-per-game" action is introduced that allows the user to search the deck for a card meeting a specific stated requirement, or to enhance the bonus the user earns in a round (at the cost of one prestige).

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Contents:

1 replacement Galactic Federation
4 start world cards, numbered 12–15
44 game cards
6 prestige/search action cards
1 Prestige Leader tile
30 prestige chips: 25 @ 1 and 5 @ 5
1 5 VP chip
1 search/solitaire setup sheet
2 "most" goals (large tiles)
3 "first" goals (small tiles)
3 counters to track special Military
8 counters for temporary Military
2 counters for solitaire game

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Standard (63.5 x 88 mm) for 54 cards

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English first edition
Publisher: Rio Grande Games
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan
Year: 2010
Product Code: RIO416
Size: 7.50 x 5.38 x 2.63 inches
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Publisher: Ystari Games
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan
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Publisher: ABACUSSPIELE
Artist: Martin Hoffmann, Claus Stephan
Year: 2010
Product Code: 13101
Size: 7.50 x 5.40 x 2.70 inches
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Publisher: Gamesinitaly, Ghenos Games, Giochix.it
Artist: Claus Stephan
Year: 2010
Size: 7.50 x 5.38 x 2.63 inches
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3 Prestige rules reminder
I need to look up the rules for prestige every time I pull the game down after a few months, so I have finally written a reminder sheet for myself. I find the original prestige rules to be written in a slightly confusing way, so please let me know if what I have written here is wrong, or if there are any typos!
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2015-07-06
3 All game cards for the 1st 3 expansions (1st arc)
Should be in Excel 2013 file, but should still work more or less fine with any other version of Excel or spreadsheet software. Editing allows you to sort by columns, and also tailor the sheet to suit your own needs. Please not cell comments via mouse over.
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2014-10-29
5 Voxen Expansion - BOW - Printable
Voxen Expansion - BOW - Printable
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2011-10-31
0 Tuck Box
A simple tuck box for the playing cards.
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2011-09-17
3 Polska instrukcja dodatku The Brink of War
Polska instrukcja dodatku The Brink of War
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2011-01-10
38 Comprehensive script
A thorough and detailed step-by-step script of Race for the Galaxy, covering all expansions. Version 1.1 * Fixed timing of start powers (Ancient Race, Galactic Scavengers) * Added some clarifications * Some minor edits
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2010-07-28
27 RFTG: The Brink of War - Rules (English).pdf
RFTG: The Brink of War - Rules (English).pdf
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2010-07-11
15 RftG+TGS+RvI+BoW - Modified CCCR
This is a roughly modified version of roxon's fantastic TGS Color Coded Card Reference. It's what i use as my all-purpose RftG card reference. Mods: 1) BoW picture links & BGG image codes (incl. Goals); 2) BoW cards (no detailed descriptions); 3) pre-set starting hands identified by number; 4) basic stats on number of unique worlds/etc.; Note: printing alignment is most likely screwed up, as i went from XLS->ODS->XLS. [Available/viewable on Google Docs [url=http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AshktTWW2xAxdF8xVm54RGgtemJsa0JCT2NPd0M3QkE]here[/url].]
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2010-07-07
72 Race for the Galaxy Card Reference - all expansions
Updated version with corrections (thanks Borge and Serge!) and addition of Search categories. Spreadsheet containing details of every card in the base game and the 3 expansions for Race for the Galaxy, in glorious techicolour. Also includes calculations for each card's scoring value with each 6-cost development. Credit goes to Tycho for the original spreadsheet for the base game, which mine is based on: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/filepage/29538/race-for-the-galaxy-card-reference
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