Recommend
8 
 Thumb up
 Hide
693 Posts
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [28] | 

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game» Forums » Play By Forum

Subject: BSG 500A - BattleStar Trek Galactica - The Next Generation rss

Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: BGG_BSG_PBF [+] [View All]
Jared Rice
United States
Watertown
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Skyrim 2 is coming, right? Yes, I know Skyrim is Elder Scrolls 5...
badge
Not a Cylon
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


BSG 500A - BattleStar Trek Galactica - The Next Generation
5 Player Game to Kobol (B)
This is a rematch of 496A: BattleStar Trek Galactica - The Motion Picture


Welcome to the start of “500A - BattleStar Trek Galactica - The Next Generation”. This is my standard preamble - there are special considerations to this game, which can be read in the first reply. My preamble has been shamelessly cribbed from ed_hennessy, as he has been kind enough to mod both of the games I’ve played so far - how better to return the favor!

This will be a play-by-forum game in the style established by ColtsFan76. Thanks go to him for starting this. Thanks also to Orphius, JasperHawk, and Mawkee for their work on the mod tools that will be used. Thank you to HazyAssaulter for the inspiration for this game.

Our Crew:

TBD

Rules and Guidelines:

d10-1 In order to participate, you must own a copy of the game.

I can send you details via Geekmail if required. Do what I do - keep a cheat sheet in your Dropbox!

d10-2 Subscribe to this thread and to check in at least twice per day, preferably around 12 hours apart.

Please try not to hold the game up - it’s courtesy to the other players. I typically try to check in before work (~6-7 EST) and in the evening (7-9 EST). I keep an eye on the game during the day as possible, but do not have access to the spreadsheet at work. I will generally warn you at the 24h mark. I will people who habitually hold the game up. If you’re going to be offline, that’s fine - just warn the group, and try to get in CO’s to cover your absence.

Do note that if there is active discussion concerning your current turn you will not be rushed.

d10-3 All communication between players must occur in this thread ONLY.

Anything that needs to be communicated privately by me and a player will take place via GeekMail. When sending me a GeekMail, please include the game number, your character name, and a description in the subject line. (Example: "BSG 488: Starbuck - Secret Destiny Use")

d10-5 Private communications with me should be via GM, with the subject prefaced “BSG 500A:”

I am modding multiple games (and may be playing in one), so this is the only way I can keep my GM’s straight.

d10-5 Follow typical play-by-forum conventions when posting.

This includes always making it clear what character you are speaking as by including an appropriate banner at the top of each post. Banners created by DukeOfEarl et al. are available here. If you are mobile, I would recommend using the shortcut features I believe most phones have to save your banner, otherwise please type your character name in caps at the top of your post. Other pictures for adding flavor can be found in this compilation.

Also, be sure to leave regular discussion in a plain font, in-character flavor text in italics, and actions you wish to take in bold. Be especially conscious of the bolding of your actions; I will not execute an action if it isn't bolded.

d10-6 Do not edit your posts.

Please do not go back and edit posts unless you are quickly fixing a typo immediately after posting. Instead, simply make a new post stating what you would have changed. This is to prevent confusion (both for me and your fellow players).

d10-7 Do not quote posts from more than one page back.

The game can get much less fun if some players have perfect memories, so if you are quoting another player it may not be from more than one page back.

d10-8 Respect the secrecy rules.

Battlestar Galactica is a much less interesting game if the secrecy rules are not closely followed. I suggest everyone take a look at the official "Secrecy Clarifications" document, the last page of the Official FAQ. In particular, please make sure you don't:
* Say "medium" if you only played one card.
* Talk about scouted cards beyond good or bad.
* Identify what cards (or even what colors) you played into a skill check.
* Volunteer what cards are in your hand unless it is relevant to the situation.

Conditional Orders (COs)

1 I ask that you put in COs for pretty much anything you can think of. All COs should be sent to me via GeekMail, and be clearly labeled by having "CO" (and a description of what the CO is for) in the subject line.

2 Do not post public COs under any circumstances; this includes posting bold text when it is not your turn to act.

3 Under many circumstances, I will not wait for interrupts before executing actions. The following is a (non-comprehensive) list of examples of things for which I will not ask for interrupts for (and thus will not have interrupts played on them unless you put in a CO):

Declare Emergency
Strategic Planning on Launch Scout unless there is only one raptor remaining.
Strategic Planning on attacks by vipers.
Strategic Planning on any rolls that would aid the Cylons.
Evasive Maneuvers unless the viper is a. destroyed, b. manned, c. it is the last ship protecting a civilian, d. it is the last ship in a sector and there are no civilians on the board, or e. if there are 2 or fewer undamaged vipers left.

4 I will assume that you have a standing CO to pass on any interrupt that you do not hold in your hand. Players are encouraged to put in COs to pass on interrupts that they are holding but do not intend to play. Any COs to pass on interrupts will be resolved once everyone else has already passed, to minimize the amount of information revealed by these COs.

5 If you have an interrupt-style character ability, then you must put in a CO to use your ability when appropriate. For example, I will not ask if Starbuck wants to use Secret Destiny on every crisis card that is played, but she may put in a CO to pause to let her decide when a crisis card meets certain criteria.

6 Be very clear when writing your COs. If I feel it is ambiguous, I will let you know and will not execute the CO. Feel free to make them as complicated as you like, as long as they are understandable.

Despite my best intentions, I will make mistakes and miss things. If you see something that looks wrong let me know.
1 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jared Rice
United States
Watertown
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Skyrim 2 is coming, right? Yes, I know Skyrim is Elder Scrolls 5...
badge
Not a Cylon
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


A short primer:

My friends and I have been interested in playing a grand voyage, ala the Eternity Games. Start with the base game to Kobol, and then add on the expansions in order to their destinations. Due to the vagaries of life (i.e. my 4 month old), we have been unable to make it happen. I had the idea to run it as a PBF and mod it - my wife (larabair) and one of my other friends (megakles) were game to do it. We have the following crew:

larabair
megakles
Mawkee
rdonoso
Nietreche
SnarksandBoojums

Winning characters move on to the next game.
Losing characters do not move on to the next game - their players pick new characters for the next game.
Play order & loyalties for games down the line will be re-randomized.
Human characters who are executed are unavailable going forward, even if their team wins.
Should Pegasus be destroyed during a game, it will be unavailable going forward.
We’ll be using all of each expansions options - this also means that for this game we will be using Base IC’s. I know Base IC’s give the Humans an advantage - I don’t mind making it a little more likely that the Humans get a second game, especially after their pounding in 496A.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jared Rice
United States
Watertown
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Skyrim 2 is coming, right? Yes, I know Skyrim is Elder Scrolls 5...
badge
Not a Cylon
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


rdonoso 1d1000 = (372) = 372
megakles 1d1000 = (464) = 464
Mawkee 1d1000 = (581) = 581
Nietreche 1d1000 = (583) = 583
larabair 1d1000 = (643) = 643
SnarksandBoojums 1d1000 = (914) = 914
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
  • [+]
  • 765144. Desonos
  • 1d1000 =
  • (643) =
  • 643
  • larabair
  • Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:52 am
  • [+]
  • 765145. Desonos
  • 1d1000 =
  • (464) =
  • 464
  • megakles
  • Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:52 am
  • [+]
  • 765146. Desonos
  • 1d1000 =
  • (581) =
  • 581
  • Mawkee
  • Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:52 am
  • [+]
  • 765147. Desonos
  • 1d1000 =
  • (372) =
  • 372
  • rdonoso
  • Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:52 am
  • [+]
  • 765148. Desonos
  • 1d1000 =
  • (583) =
  • 583
  • Nietreche
  • Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:52 am
  • [+]
  • 765149. Desonos
  • 1d1000 =
  • (914) =
  • 914
  • SnarksandBoojums
  • Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:53 am
Jared Rice
United States
Watertown
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Skyrim 2 is coming, right? Yes, I know Skyrim is Elder Scrolls 5...
badge
Not a Cylon
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


rdonoso is up first - choose from Political Leaders, Military Leaders, Pilots, or Support Personnel.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lee Broad
Australia
flag msg tools
mb
So close to the same turn order as last game.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
B Hall
United States
Woburn
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
You know you want to be Admiral. You let others command last time and look what happened!
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lee Broad
Australia
flag msg tools
mb
That is quite true. I mean I saved Helo from Caprica, defused a hostage situation AND tried to set up Colonial Day when morale was low!

But no I've been playing Military Leaders too much lately, so I'd like to try something else this game.

EDIT: Plus if I need to be Admiral I can just brig/arrest everyone above me in the line of succession.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Justin S.
United States
Chicago
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Well, it looks like I get to kick back and see who everyone else chose..I'm definitely not taking Helo.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lee Broad
Australia
flag msg tools
mb
Aww but you could be ever so lazy and not do anything for 11 turns!

I presume larabair would like to pick Chief again? He's not on my list of potential choices but figured I'd check.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
lara bair
United States
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Eh, no real preference this time. I picked chief because I (thought I) knew his play really well and didn't want to worry about movement/Cylon attacks so much. Now I know to keep an eye on board state and actually pull up the cards if I am unsure of something - and pay better attention, and harass the GM if something makes no sense.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Ricardo Donoso
Brazil
RIBEIRÃO PRETO
Sao Paulo
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Cool cool cool! I'll be Baltar.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
B Hall
United States
Woburn
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
mbmbmbmbmb
Kara Thrace
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Jared Rice
United States
Watertown
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Skyrim 2 is coming, right? Yes, I know Skyrim is Elder Scrolls 5...
badge
Not a Cylon
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Mobile Post


Mawkee is Helo by CO.

Nietreche, choice is to you, and it's open at this point - choose any type.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lee Broad
Australia
flag msg tools
mb
Well then... My list just got cut down significantly. Of my original picks only Boomer remains, but with the current pool of people she would be an odd pick. We have a proper pilot and a kinda-not-pilot and we also have multiple people being able to draw engineering.

Since I literally can't decide, what are the people after me thinking of taking? As I said I'd like to stay away from the Military and my attraction to the brig renders Roslin a bad choice.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Ricardo Donoso
Brazil
RIBEIRÃO PRETO
Sao Paulo
flag msg tools
badge
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Roslin is an awesome char on basegame!
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lee Broad
Australia
flag msg tools
mb
Well I feel bad about stealing the Presidency from you again but you are right, Roslin is a nice choice. Plus this gives you a chance to get your revenge on me.

I shall play the Presidentiest-one, Roslin
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
lara bair
United States
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
Snarks, do you have a preference between pilot, military, or chief? We should between the two of us make sure there's another blue and probably an additional pilot, or so my thoughts are.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Justin S.
United States
Chicago
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
I'll admit, with expansions, my answer would be a little different, but it's been a long time since I've played a pilot.

I'd be leaning towards Apollo, but I don't want to shoehorn you into playing the Chief again if you don't want to.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
lara bair
United States
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
You play who you like and I will pick up support if that's what needs to happen. Next game though if I'm one of the last and chief doesn't survive, I might request someone different, and hopefully folks will put up with it.

chief
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
lara bair
United States
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb

Plus now I don't have to make a new banner shortcut.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Justin S.
United States
Chicago
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


In that case..Apollo reporting for duty.

I'll take a split Leadership/Tactics/Piloting for the opening draw and start closer to the civilians.

What do you mean my dad isn't in command? Who is? Helo? Is he even on the ship?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lee Broad
Australia
flag msg tools
mb


I like the Admiral Roslin banner but it will be quite the challenge to get everyone else into the brig...

Starting Hand of 2 Politics and 1 Leadership
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Justin S.
United States
Chicago
Illinois
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb
SnarksandBoojums wrote:


In that case..Apollo reporting for duty.

I'll take a split Leadership/Tactics/Piloting for the opening draw and start closer to the civilians.

What do you mean my dad isn't in command? Who is? Helo? Is he even on the ship?

Actually..as much as the idea of playing Apollo in a base game appeals to me, it does put us really low on Tactics...wondering if I should play a Military Leader instead..
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
lara bair
United States
Massachusetts
flag msg tools
Avatar
mbmbmbmbmb


We might be ok. Everyone except Roslin and I can draw tactics - I think?
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
Lee Broad
Australia
flag msg tools
mb


It's your call really. We might be a bit low on pro-crisis cards, especially tactics, if you go Apollo. Even moreso if I turn cylon since I'm the only one with a full draw, since everyone else has 1 or more piloting or engineering.
 
 Thumb up
 tip
 Hide
  • [+] Dice rolls
1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5  Next »  [28] |