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Tom McGreevy
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We are going to try our first Borg Invasion and I wonder if we are going to do it right (confused)


We start by turning over a Borg Space Card. If it is Borg Ivasion are the new explore cards applied in player order or can we decide which card goes to which player?

When you have a Borg cube does it attack each player with it's attack or is it a combined attack and we decide who takes the damage?

I assume we check speed on each player's cards and the faster takes the first shot and so on with the Borg fitting in where their speed fits?
 
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Jeff Dunford
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The Borg scenario is purely cooperative. There is no player order. Cards from the Space deck are dealt with by everyone simultaneously (and you discuss amongst yourselves who can meet the criteria of events and if they'll need assistance, etc). They aren't assigned to individual players.

For example, if a friendly ship is flipped over, you can discuss amongst yourselves if anyone can "diplomacy" it, and if more than one player can, who would benefit most from it.

If a Borg cube is revealed, every player can play maneuvers and characters to their bridges (with the condition that the same maneuver can't be played twice by anyone, not just twice by the same person). Then you determine who attacks first based on speed. When it's the Borg ship's turn to attack, you choose amongst yourselves which of your ships the Borg will attack first, with excess damage assigned to a second player, etc; e.g. you'll often have to sacrifice someone's ship to inflict maximum damage on the Borg ship, or at least to minimize damage to your fleet.

When you flip the Borg Invasion card, you then must reveal a number of cards from the space deck equal to the number of players. Then everyone works together to meet their conditions. Again, they aren't assigned individually.
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Alex Bykov
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For Borg Invasion, as you flip each card, you apply its effect unless it is a Starship/Borg Starship or Locutus. So if you flip an event without a GOAL you apply its effect then continue flipping. All Starships Borg or Standard stick around until all cards are flipped. Once that is done, a Battle occurs with Any Borg Ships, then after that if there are any Standard Starships the remaining undefeated players may attempt to Diplomacy it.
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We tried the Borg scenario with 4 players....

Our first card was the Borg Invasion, so we turned over more cards...and got another Borg Invasion. Several of the cards flipped had the dreaded 'Explore Again' and we just kept Q's Mercy since it was already horrendous and we were in the 2nd invasion. One card gave all of us a Borg card at the end...before Q's Mercy so we couldn't get rid of it.

So, finally we had four Borg Ships against our starting ships, boosted by our new Borg cards. All the starships were toasted...so we got a Borg card each for that, and four more for failing to destroy the four Borg ships.

So result, out of 25 Borg cards, 24 were in our decks at the end of the first Explore.

Did we miss something or was it supposed to be this hard?

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Miki Allen
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Cinnibar wrote:
We tried the Borg scenario with 4 players....

Our first card was the Borg Invasion, so we turned over more cards...and got another Borg Invasion. Several of the cards flipped had the dreaded 'Explore Again' and we just kept Q's Mercy since it was already horrendous and we were in the 2nd invasion. One card gave all of us a Borg card at the end...before Q's Mercy so we couldn't get rid of it.

So, finally we had four Borg Ships against our starting ships, boosted by our new Borg cards. All the starships were toasted...so we got a Borg card each for that, and four more for failing to destroy the four Borg ships.

So result, out of 25 Borg cards, 24 were in our decks at the end of the first Explore.

Did we miss something or was it supposed to be this hard?



That is what I call a Paddling. And no. It's not meant to be THAT hard.
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