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Gustav Andersson
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I love the theme of The Resistance, and I much prefer it over the theme of Avalon. However, I love the roles in Avalon. So, I wanted to simply use the roles of Avalon but in The Resistance.

So how can we transpose the roles of Avalon over to The Resistance? I have a suggestion below, but would love more suggestion if you have any.


In my version, the resistance is lead by an anonymous person, the Secret Resistance Leader [Merlin]. The Secret Leader only communicated with the resistance over a secure digital communication channel. His identity must be kept secret as if he falls, so does the resistance.

The Imperial Inquisitor [The Assassin] has been tasked to find the identity of the Secret Leader, and will stop at nothing.

There is one member of the Resistance who knows the identity of the Secret Leader, a young Hacker [Percival] who has been able to trace back the digital signal with which the Secret Leader communicates. However, he has found that the digital signal originates from TWO individuals. One must be the Secret Leader while the other must be an Imperial Code Breaker [Morgana] who has cracked the Secret Leader's code and is sending false commands to the Resistance. But who is who?

The Secret Leader knows everyone who he has brought into the Resistance, and so he knows who the Imperial spies must be since they arrived without his introduction. However, there is one member of the Resistance who the Empire has managed to turn into a Double Agent [Mordred] who the Secret Leader therefore does not know about.

Finally, there is a Traitor [Oberon] in the resistance who, without the influence of the Empire, has decided to turn against the resistance. Somehow, the Secret Leader has found out about the Traitor, but hasn't moved against him in case he happens to be in contact with the Imperial Inquisitor.

The Resistance has managed to capture and hack a couple of Imperial Androids [Lancelot]. However, the commands come from the Secret Leader, and as we know, he is not alone in communicating on that channel. The Code Breaker is also sending commands. The effect is that one of the two Androids is receiving commands from the Secret Leader (and is therefore loyal to the resistance) while the other gets commands from the Code Breaker (and thus is loyal to the Empire). However, the channels can at times switch over and thus the loyalties can also switch. (thanks to Dan W's LANCER AT - II [http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/974581/fan-made-the-resistan...] for the idea.)

The Hacker has created a Neural Interface Scrambler [Excalibur] which, if used on a team member, scuttles whatever he was attempting to do. The effect if used on a person trying to carry out a nefarious sabotage (Mission Fail) should stop the sabotage. However, if used on someone carrying out an important mission directive (Mission Success) would likely make them botch that command and thus fail the whole mission.




As I said earlier, I'd be happy to hear alternative suggestions for the background story of the different Avalon roles.

Finally, I would love some ideas on how I could make custom made cards to fit these characters. Or has anyone already done so?
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When Indie Games did their Kickstarter for Coup (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2012515236/coup-bluff-an...) they made available a Resistance-themed version of the Assassin and Merlin:

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And supposedly they gave away more cards (Percy, Obey, etc) at PAX or something...Travis?
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clydeiii wrote:
And supposedly they gave away more cards (Percy, Obey, etc) at PAX or something...Travis?


Whoa what!? I would LOVE a set of cards so I could play Avalon roles with my base Resistance set. I am a backer of Coup so I've got Merlin and Assassin coming, but Percy, Morgana, Mordred, Lance, and Oberon would be welcome as well.

Any confirmation on this?
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Slathe wrote:
clydeiii wrote:
And supposedly they gave away more cards (Percy, Obey, etc) at PAX or something...Travis?


Whoa what!? I would LOVE a set of cards so I could play Avalon roles with my base Resistance set. I am a backer of Coup so I've got Merlin and Assassin coming, but Percy, Morgana, Mordred, Lance, and Oberon would be welcome as well.

Any confirmation on this?

It seems that they did

http://boardgamegeek.com/image/1762859/the-resistance

I am also quietlyloudly hoping that these will appear somewhere in the near future
[or even put them as addon options in the kickstarter stuff (as part of the surveys etc)]
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My plan is to get a labeller machine and print out 'Secret Leader', 'Imperial Inquisitor' and so on and simply attach them to the existing cards. But I won't do that until I'm happy with the background story for my new Resistance-themed Avalon-equivalent characters.
 
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Commander, Assassin, Deep Spy, Blind Spy, and Bodyguard are the original themes. Morgana had no sci-fi equivalent.
 
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Ohh, I like the Commander and Bodyguard.

So, what kind of theme could we spin around the Lady of the Lake? Truth Serum? Phone tap? (nah, not phone... Neural Wave Interceptor!)

Or perhaps simply use one of the existing The Plot Thickens cards. Overheard Conversation perhaps. Then one doesn't need to create a new card, just use the old one.
 
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Original theme was Inquisitor. Original theme for Excalibur was Sergeant. For Lances, Androids.
 
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The real question is - how do I get my hands on these PAX promos?!
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I agree.
 
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Is it a secret bonus all backers of Coup are getting perhaps!?
 
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Travis has denied this. I wish it were.
 
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clydeiii wrote:
Travis has denied this. I wish it were.


That hurts, Travis...that hurts. Tell me how I get these glorious promos, then.

Reward for your loyal PBF players who push this game wherever they go, helping to make it a success!?!?!?!?
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Rolf lives in Seattle and I think went to Pax...I blame him for not getting these promos for all the regulars...ROOOOOOLLLLFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Parakoos wrote:

As I said earlier, I'd be happy to hear alternative suggestions for the background story of the different Avalon roles.


Actually, that makes a lot of sense. I like that story.

As for the new cards, I'd really love to get these. Please take my money. I missed all the Kickstarters (due to just finding out about these games maybe two months ago) but I really want to get in on this.

 
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Gustav,

I like your themed characters, however I am more partial to the Espionage/cloak-dagger theme as opposed to Sci-Fi, so here is how I would name the respective characters. Forgive me I am not totally confident in the exact roles from Avalon.

Merlin = Cell Commander - knows who the "purported" spies are.

Percival = Body Guard or Deputy Commander - sees Merlin and Morgana

Morgana = Cryptologist or Intercept Specialist - portrays self as Merlin to Percival ( right?)

Modred = Double Agent - spy who is unseen by Merlin .

Oberon = Traitor - resistance member who is a spy known by Merlin

Lancelot = Fence Sitter - Can switch sides with the proper influence/pay off

Excalibur = Enhanced Interrogation / Polygraph - card allows you to force chosen player to pick the opposite of his desired mission outcome (right?)

Tomes
 
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