Battlestar Galactica Base Game Expansion
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The idea behind this geeklist is to propose a small expansion to the base game of Battlestar Galactica. The goal of this expansion is to add a little bit of variety to the base game by introducing four new characters: one Military, one Political, one Pilot, and one Support. The addition should not disturb the feeling, the rules, the balance, or the theme of the base game. It should be as acceptable as possible to large groups of players.

The proposal is to start by porting the human characters of the Pegasus expansion to the base game. Ellen will be a new Political character, Kat a new Pilot, Dee a new Support. Cain is a mismatch, she is tied to Pegasus and thus not suitable for addition to the base game. Therefore the proposal is to add Felix Gaeta as a Military character. For Ellen, Kat, and Dee the idea is to leave them as unchanged as possible, i.e., keep them intact as far as their abilities work in the base game, while changing the remainder in such a way that they remain close to the originals.

Discussion about these characters started in this thread. This geeklist publishes the proposals on which the thread has reached some sort of consensus. Furthermore, discussion have, from now on, been moved from the thread to this geeklist.

You are invited to criticize the proposals in the comments. However, note that they already have been criticized and discussed extensively in the thread, so you best go there first.

This geeklist is definitely not meant to bring new proposals. Only to discuss the ones that are currently on the list. Make sure you understand the purpose of these proposals. Not to create wacky, outrageous, funny, unbalanced, unthematic, or overpowered characters, but a small set of four acceptable, balanced, thematic, fit-for-the-base-game, fun-to-play characters. If you want to go wild, there are plenty of threads for that.

May 31, 2011: I have included the Exodus characters. That means that now a new Gaeta is present, and Cain has now been added too as an extra Military Leader is needed.
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Helena Cain
Military Leader

2 Leadership
2 Tactics
1 Tactics/Leadership

Intolerant - When an "Admiral's Quarters" Skill check is passed with a 10 or more, you may choose to make that character discard all his skill cards before sending him to the "Brig".

Resupply the Battlestar - Action: Once per game, you can return up to two damage tokens to the supply (even the Fuel or Food token; in that case, increase the corresponding resource on the dial). For each damage token returned, destroy one civilian ship.

Bent on Revenge - You may not activate the "FTL Control" location.

Setup: Command

Naturally, Galactica must be available for Cain's OPG to work, so she will not be able to use it while on New Caprica. Of course, this is a redesign for the base game, so New Caprica is not an issue anyway.
 
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Ellen Tigh
Political Leader

2 Politics
2 Leadership

Intuitive - On the Crisis Step of your turn, before resolving the crisis, take the top two cards from the Destiny Deck into your hand. Then place one Skill Card from your hand on top of the Destiny Deck, and one on the bottom.

Manipulative - Once per game, you may take the Admiral or President title at the start of your turn. Return that title to its previous owner at the end of your turn.

Civilian - Your draw only four Skill Cards.

Setup: Admiral's Quarters

Note: The wording of Ellen's Intuitive ability covers this, but to make it absolutely clear: Intuitive fires every time there is a crisis step on Ellen's turn, even if the crisis is not a skill check crisis. If it is a skill check crisis, Ellen can wait until all interrupts before the skill check are played, i.e., she knows whether or not an Investigative Committee or Scientific Research is in play.
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Anastasia "Dee" Dualla
Support

1 Leadership
3 Tactics
1 Engineering

Efficient - When you activate the "Communications" location, you may look at every civilian ship on the game board and may move any number of them.

Fast Learner - Once per game, before making a Skill check, look at the top 3 cards of any Skill deck (even outside your Skill set), and add all of them either to the Skill check or your hand.

Emotionally Fragile - At the start of your turn, if morale is 2 or less, you are moved to "Sickbay." Skip your Movement and Action step this turn (once per game).

Setup: Communications

Note: On firing Emotionally Fragile, Dee is moved to "Sickbay" before drawing Skill Cards, i.e., she draws only one that turn.
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Louanne "Kat" Katraine
Pilot

1 Leadership
2 Tactics
2 Piloting

Hotshot - When you would roll a die during your Action step, you may instead discard a Skill Card. Use the card's strength +2 (+3 if it is a Piloting Card) instead of the die roll.

Sacrifice - Action: Once per game, while piloting a viper, send yourself to "Sickbay" to destroy 5 raiders, 2 heavy raiders, 1 basestar, or 1 civilian ship in your space area.

Stim Junkie - At the end of your Action step, if you are in the same location or space area that you were in at the start of your turn (excluding the "Brig"), you are moved to "Sickbay."

Setup: Hangar Deck

Note: The small change to Hotshot was made to account for the fact that in Pegasus there are more high-valued Skill Cards. Furthermore, it should be stressed that the Hotshot ability only holds for Kat's own actions on her own turn. This is the same in Pegasus, though the rules are not entirely clear on it. I also fixed the error in the Stim Junkie disability, which was clarified in the Official FAQ.
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Felix Gaeta
Military Leader

2 Leadership/Politics
2 Tactics
1 Engineering

FTL Operator - Anytime FTL Control is activated, you may change the result of the die roll by 1.

Coup - Action: Once per game, if you are not in the "Brig", you may take the Admiral title.

Misguided - You may not play more than 3 cards into a skill check.

Setup: FTL Control

Note: This is a new version of the Exodus Gaeta to work with the base game.
 
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Tory Foster
Political Leader

3 Politics
1 Leadership
1 Tactics

Adaptable - After any player uses the action on a Quorum Card, you may draw 2 Politics Skill Cards, or 1 Skill Card of your choice (which may be from outside your skill set).

Influential - Action: Once per game, you may examine the top 5 cards of the Quorum Deck, and return each of them to the top or the bottom of the deck in any order you choose (even if you are not currently the President).

Amoral - When you are the current player, you must choose the first option listed on any crisis cards that say "Current Player Chooses".

Setup: Press Room
 
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Callandra "Cally" Tyrol
Support

1 Politics
1 Leadership
1 Tactics
2 Engineering

Quick Fix - On your turn, once all Skill Cards played into a skill check have been revealed, you may choose 1 Skill Card with a maximum value of 2 to discard before totaling strength.

Discharge of a Firearm - Action: Once per game, when you are not in the "Brig", you may make another character who is in your current location discard all his Skill Cards and move him to Sickbay.

Impulsive - You cannot contribute more than 1 Skill Card into a skill check. You must either contribute no Skill Cards or contribute 2 or more Skill Cards (disregard this when you are in the "Brig").

Setup: Hangar Deck
 
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Samuel T. Anders
Pilot

2 Leadership
2 Tactics
1 Tactics/Piloting

Star Player - Action: Discard any number of Skill Cards. Then draw that number of Skill Cards from any one type within your skill set.

Longshot - Once per game, you may choose the result of a die roll on your turn instead of rolling it. This result cannot be modified or rerolled.

Starts on the Bench - Skip the Receive Skill Cards Step of your first turn.

Setup: Armory
 
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Lines of Succession

Admiral
1. Helena Cain
2. William Adama
3. Saul Tigh
4. Karl "Helo" Agathon
5. Felix Gaeta
6. Lee "Apollo" Adama
7. Anastasia "Dee" Dualla
8. Kara "Starbuck" Trace
9. Louanne "Kat" Katraine
10. Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
11. Samuel T. Anders
12. "Chief" Galen Tyrol
13. Callandra "Cally" Tyrol
14. Tom Zarek
15. Ellen Tigh
16. Gaius Baltar
17. Tory Foster
18. Laura Roslin

President
1. Laura Roslin
2. Gaius Baltar
3. Tom Zarek
4. Tory Foster
5. Ellen Tigh
6. Lee "Apollo" Adama
7. Felix Gaeta
8. William Adama
9. Karl "Helo" Agathon
10. "Chief" Galen Tyrol
11. Callandra "Cally" Tyrol
12. Helena Cain
13. Anastasia "Dee" Dualla
14. Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
15. Saul Tigh
16. Samuel T. Anders
17. Kara "Starbuck" Trace
18. Louanne "Kat" Katraine
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Note: This version of Gaeta was designed before the Exodus one was published. Personally, I like this Gaeta much better than the Exodus one, and it took quite some discussion to get him like this, so I will leave him on the list.

Final

Felix Gaeta
Military Leader

2 Leadership
2 Tactics
1 Engineering

Remarkable Brilliance - During your turn, after a die is rolled you may add or subtract 1 from the result (once per turn).

FTL Expert - Once per game, immediately before the Prepare for Jump step, move the fleet marker forward or backward one space on the Jump Preparation track.

Poor Authority - Whenever you select a Destination Card as the Admiral, you must either discard 2 Skill Cards or pass the Admiral title to the highest player in the line of succession (excluding you).

Setup: FTL Control
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