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This is the 473rd Play-By-Forum Battlestar Galactica game. It will follow the format established by ColtsFan76. It will be a 5 or 6-player Base/Pegasus/Exodus/Daybreak game to Earth.

Players

Toroburu as Romo Lampkin
Mr T 1977 as Caprica Six
jedisurvivor as Felix Gaeta
Khaaaaan as Brendan “Hot Dog” Costanza
BosonMichael as Karl “Helo” Agathon
Darth Binkly as Tom Zarek

The players for this game are selected from the Waiting List. If you want to enter a game, please use this list, which is found at the BSG PBF Wiki.

Playing notes

The regulations of the game are pretty much as in all the other threads. If this is your first BSG PBF game, please read through at least one of the previous games to get a feeling for how it is done.

Some particular notes for those taking part (you can find more notes and tips on nbergom's geeklist Tips and Tricks of BSG PBF):

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Standard Conditional Orders

To keep the game flowing at a reasonable speed, I am going to assume that the following standard conditional orders are in place:

- No player will use interrupt cards such as Strategic Planning, Evasive Maneuvers, and Calculations to help the Cylon cause.
- No player will use a Strategic Planning or Calculations on a scouting roll, unless there are two or fewer raptors available.
- No player will use interrupts on viper shots.
- If a scout is launched without mention of which deck to scout, the target will be the Crisis Deck.
- Evasive Maneuvers will be used to save a viper (or assault raptor) from damage or destruction: (a) when the viper gets destroyed; (b) when the viper is manned; (c) when it is the last viper that protects a civilian in a sector; (d) when there are two or fewer undamaged vipers left. No EM will played in other cases. In general, I will automatically play the lowest-valued EM, giving preference to cards from the pilot of a viper that gets damaged. If there is still a choice, I will choose the one closest in playing order to the current player.
- If a check is failed by 1 or 2, Declare Emergency will not be played unless an explicit CO is given to that effect (note that you can give me a general CO that you want to use DEs on skill checks to save them).
- If a check is passed, no player will play Change of Plans unless an explicit CO is given to that effect.
- No player will use his OPG before the sleeper-agent phase has hit.
- Adama will not use his OPG, unless he announces (by GM or in the thread) that he wants to decide on it after the current skill check.
- Chief will not use his OPG, unless he announces (by GM or in the thread) that he wants to decide on it at the end of the current skill check.
- Starbuck will not use her OPG on a crisis; however, I will wait for a decision on her OPG if (a) it is after the sleeper-agent phase; and (b) the crisis is an assault and the jump track is in the red, or it is a crisis that might cost humanity the game. Any further crises that she wants me to wait on, she has to let me know by GM.
- (Base) Helo will not use his OPG; however, I will wait for a decision on his OPG if (a) it is after the sleeper-agent phase; and (b) the decision on a crisis is made by a revealed or soft-revealed Cylon.
- (Base) Helo will use his ECO ability to reroll a die that fails humanity.
- (Daybreak) Helo will not use his No One Gets Left Behind ability unless he has given a CO to wait for it.
- Hot Dog will not use his Escort ability unless he has given a CO to wait for it.

All these conditional orders hold for all players, whether they are human or hidden Cylon. However, as soon as someone has clearly soft-revealed as a Cylon, I will no longer hold them to these CO's. But you best let me know explicitly by GM that you no longer want to follow them, as we might not agree on what "soft-revealing" means. Of course, if you want to stick to completely different CO's altogether, just give them to me.

As for OPGs, as you can see from the CO's above I will not wait for them unless I have a reason to. That reason might be that someone brings it up in the thread. So, if one player wants another to consider using their OPG, they don't have to hope that the other player will give a timely command to that effect: they can simply announce in the thread that they want that other player to consider using their OPG, and I will then halt the game at the appropriate time.

Acknowledgments

My thanks to Orphius, whose spreadsheets I am using to mod this game, and to Jasperhawk and Mawkee, who have updated them considerably.

Thank you to Flyboy Connor, who allowed me to use his opening post and bend it to my needs.

Additional Notes

I am a human mod, so there will be mistakes. If you notice one, please speak up and I will address them as quickly as possible.

Previous Games

BSG 407 - They're Always Watching
BSG 414 - Did You Hear That?
BSG 424 - It Came From Inside
BSG 435 - Should We Check
BSG 445 - You Go First
BSG 453 - I Will Follow You
BSG 457 - I Have Your Back
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Invites:
Darth Binkly - IN
BosonMichael - IN
Khaaaaan - IN
Toroburu - IN
Thumpp - DID NOT RESPOND
jedisurvivor - IN

Alternates:
Mr T 1977 - IN
 
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I have sent out 6 invites. We will begin the game with 5 or 6 players, depending on acceptance. We will have a Mutineer if we have 6 players, or if we have 5 players and a CL is chosen.

We will be including modules based on overall preferences.

Modules wrote:
Please choose YES or NO for each of the following:

Cylon Fleet Board
Final Five
Personal Goals
 
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Earth! In.

Cylon Fleet Board - YES
Final Five - YES
Personal Goals - Could go either way
 
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I'm in, and a YES to all
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I anticipate that Darth Binkly, Khaaaaan, and Toroburu will all respond IN, since they had agreed to BSG 472.
 
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BosonMichael wrote:
I anticipate that Darth Binkly, Khaaaaan, and Toroburu will all respond IN, since they had agreed to BSG 472.


That was my assumption as well. Primarily waiting on the two last addition.
 
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I am in!

Modules wrote:

Cylon Fleet Board YES
Final Five YES
Personal Goals YES
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I'm in!

Modules wrote:
Please choose YES or NO for each of the following:

Cylon Fleet Board NO
Final Five YES
Personal Goals YES


I'll play with or without the CFB. It's just been a long time since I've played without.
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In!

I'm flexible on the options, leaning toward all of them.
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In in case there is still room for it.
 
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I want to go to EARTH and I will be interested to play a CL.

Cylon Fleet Board NO
Final Five No opinion
Personal Goals NO
 
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If this is our crew, it looks like we have a YES majority on all items.
 
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Thanks to everyone that voted. It looks like we will be including all 3 modules.

Roll for Turn Order:
Darth Binkly 1d100 = (31) = 31
BosonMichael 1d100 = (32) = 32
Khaaaaan 1d100 = (37) = 37
Toroburu 1d100 = (80) = 80
jedisurvivor 1d100 = (44) = 44
Mr T 1977 1d100 = (61) = 61
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Turn Order:
Toroburu
Mr T 1977
jedisurvivor
Khaaaaan
BosonMichael
Darth Binkly

You're up, Toroburu!
You may choose from any Political, Military, Pilot, or Support.
 
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First pick, eh? I'll choose Romo Lampkin
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You're up, Mr T 1977!
You may choose from any Military, Pilot, or Support.
 
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wcboy18 wrote:


You're up, Mr T 1977!
You may choose from any Military, Pilot, or Support.


Mr T?
 
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While we wait on Mr T, everyone else can feel free to send me a CO for your character selection. Everyone but Toroburu will also need to send me a CO for your starting draw.
 
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Sorry forgot to subscribe. . So I was waiting for a red sign on my thread list. Stupid me! Hope this was my only mistake.
As I mentioned I would like to play a cylon leader. Now this was not one of the options. Are we playing with or without?
And are we now going to Earth?

Yes, we are, I should start reading. So maybe somewhere is also a post regarding CL...
 
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wcboy18 wrote:


I have sent out 6 invites. We will begin the game with 5 or 6 players, depending on acceptance. We will have a Mutineer if we have 6 players, or if we have 5 players and a CL is chosen.
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Does that mean CL can only be played if there were only 5 players?
 
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Another question: If we are to allow CL for me, will I have agenda card Pegasus style or Daybreak style?
 
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Mr T 1977 wrote:
wcboy18 wrote:


I have sent out 6 invites. We will begin the game with 5 or 6 players, depending on acceptance. We will have a Mutineer if we have 6 players, or if we have 5 players and a CL is chosen.
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Does that mean CL can only be played if there were only 5 players?


I see no restrictions that would prevent you from selecting a CL. A 6-player game with a CL means that we will not have a Mutineer.
 
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Mr T 1977 wrote:
Another question: If we are to allow CL for me, will I have agenda card Pegasus style or Daybreak style?


My vote is for Daybreak style - it is far more balanced, in my opinion.
 
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So who is your

now?

How could we play this without a Six onboard?
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