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BSG 515 - Fivel
Because there are no cats cylons in America on Kobol. And no one likes a Fed Rat.

Welcome to the 515th Play-by-forum Battlestar Galactica game titled Fivel! This will be a six player game using all expansions, conflicted loyalties, and the cylon fleet board with Kobol being the destination. It is up to the players involved during character selection whether they wish to have a cylon leader or have a mutineer on board. I have previously modded games 389, 413, and 482 which all ended in a cylon victory and games 436 and 437 which both ended in human victory. With a record of 3-2, the cylons have the edge. But will they hold it?

This game is by invite only. The waiting list is being maintained at the BSG PBF Wiki.

Thanks to ColtsFan76 who kicked things off way-back-when and to Orphius, Jasperhawk, and Mawkee who ultimately created and maintain the tools I will be using to mod this game. Special mention to Mawkee whose is still currently making modifications to these very same tools.

Rules

d10-1 In order to participate, you must own a copy of game. This is a requirement by FFG.

d10-2 Use normal text for any discussions. Please Bold any moves, actions, and decisions you are going to take. I will process nothing unless it is bolded. Use Italics for in-character/flavor talk. In-character talk is heavily encouraged and makes the game much more entertaining.

d10-3 Private communication will be done via geekmail between me and other individuals. All other communication should be public in the thread. There should be no private messaging between players. If you have a question, go ahead and send me a geekmail. Messages to me should have a subject line of BSG 515 (Character Name).

d10-4 As this is a PBF, all information is recorded. In the spirit of the game, I will request that no one look back more than one player turn if you need to refresh your memory. Please do not copy and paste skill check results.

d10-5 Use the banners for your character when posting. This helps players keep track of who is who! Banners and any images you wish to use are located here: http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/item/1834905#item1834905. Many thanks to Gerryrailbaron.

d10-6 Please subscribe to this thread, and try to check in at least once a day. The subscribe button is located near the top of the page. If you are going to be absent for an extended period, please post in the thread or let me know so I can react accordingly.

d10-7 The use of conditional orders (CO) is heavily encouraged as it speeds the game up. If you wish to send me a CO, please start your subject line with BSG 515 (Character Name). Public CO's are not allowed. This used to include the public CO "Tanking," but no one really followed that rule in my previous games. Makes me question whether anyone actually reads my rules. So I give up. You all win. Tanking will be allowed this game. In addition, I will assume the following standing CO's from all players at the beginning of the game:

Pass on all interrupts I don't have in my hand.
Pass on Declare Emergency
Pass on Strategic Planning
* on Launch Scout unless there is only one raptor remaining.
* on attacks by vipers or attacks by cylon ships.
Pass on Evasive Maneuvers unless it is the last ship protecting a civilian or a manned Viper.
Pass on all OPGs.

You have a right to change any of these CO's if you wish, but you'll need to let me know via geekmail. I will also shoot out a reminder to everyone at sleeper to update your COs in case a change of loyalty occurs.

d10-8 Follow the secrecy rules. Some often overlooked secrecy violations include:

* Saying "medium" if you've only played one card
* Talking about scouted cards (top or buried) beyond "good" or "bad"
* Identifying which cards/colors you played into a skill check
* Volunteering the contents of your hand if it's not directly relevant to the current discussion

That all being said, I am still human and will make mistakes. Please be forgiving, as I will try to correct them as soon as I see them.
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Re: BSG 515 Fivel


And these are the six we are sailing with.

Invitations:
ChannelDelibird - Confirmed
V0ldek - Confirmed
bender418 - Declined
HarveyDoom - Ignored
bellanca - Ignored
Nietreche - Declined

Alternates:
Arkest - Confirmed
Furunkel - Declined
Mawkee - Confirmed
Treemonkey
Vorpalgens - Confirmed
Aforeignstranger - Confirmed
 
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Checking in and ready to go if needed
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In if space permits.
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I'm also in if there's a vacancy
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Ready for duty.
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I'm in!
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Mawkee wrote:
I'm also in if there's a vacancy
you traitor!
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rdonoso wrote:
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I'm also in if there's a vacancy
you traitor!
Why's that? O.o You're not even in the waiting list anymore, I thought you joined a game

Also, don't be jealous! It's just a game
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We have our six. Turn order is as follows, with the highest picking first.

Crew:

V0ldek - 1d100 = (94) = 94
Mawkee - 1d100 = (93) = 93
Vorpalgens - 1d100 = (76) = 76
Arkest - 1d100 = (33) = 33
Aforeignstranger - 1d100 = (24) = 24
ChannelDelibird - 1d100 = (8) = 8

V0ldek, you are up first for character selection and may choose from any available ones.

Additionally, if anyone selects Cain, her OPG will select the first destination from the deck that was not previously scouted as the Blind Jump destination. A Blind Jump it will be. This is a common house rule that I think most of BGG uses and I feel it is a good one.
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I agree with Cain's OPG. Otherwise it's just too OP.

Leaving CO for character selection
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Also, thank you for the note on your game preamble :-)
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Mawkee wrote:
I agree with Cain's OPG. Otherwise it's just too OP.

Leaving CO for character selection
Same here
A natural no-brainer for her OPG
CO already sent for character selection
I<m at a gaming con until Sunday so iwill only check in sporadically
Else for those who know me, I<m always here 10000000000 a day
Have fun everybody!

PS: Mawkee is a cylon! whistle
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Vorpalgens wrote:
Mawkee wrote:
I agree with Cain's OPG. Otherwise it's just too OP.

Leaving CO for character selection
Same here
A natural no-brainer for her OPG
CO already sent for character selection
I<m at a gaming con until Sunday so iwill only check in sporadically
Else for those who know me, I<m always here 10000000000 a day
Have fun everybody!

PS: Mawkee is a cylon! whistle
Most likely. People asked me if I made a change on the spreadsheet that detects if I'm a player and hands me a cylon loyalty each time :-)

But on 500A I'm confirmed human. So there's the proof!
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85x cylon
97x human

My current score... excluding the games in progress goo
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85x cylon
97x human

My current score... excluding the games in progress goo
That's a very high record for cyloness... if you consider that it's usually 3 or 4 humans to 2 cylons, you should be around 70, not considering handed loyalties :-)
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The OPG tweak for Cain is a good compromise, though I'd still like to politely suggest that we leave her in the box unless anyone really, really wants to play her. If you do, though, that's fine.
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Cain tweak sounds good to me.

On another note, this is my first pbf cruise. Please do point out to me if I miss something/do something wrong. Looking forward to it!

Edit: "it" being the cruise, not horribly messing up!
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We have two new players to the pbf format so I plan to take things slow at first. I always throw out reminders the first round of turns anyways because sometimes with the long waitlist people can forget things. We also have some moderators of other games aboard as players who will be more than happy to help as well.

No worries. We'll take care of you from a mechanic standpoint.
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I'll be coming aboard as the Military Leader Tom Zarek.



EDIT: I need a hint on how to embiggen the banner and the image, please
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V0ldek wrote:


I'll be coming aboard as the Military Leader Tom Zarek.



EDIT: I need a hint on how to embiggen the banner and the image, please
Put the size after the image number, e.g. [ ImageID=544205medium ] (without the spaces)

Use medium for banners, and whichever size is appropriate for flavor images. It will default to small if you don't put anything. If you check the image's page it will have different size options available for that image.
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And with the 2nd pick in the 515th BSG Draft. . .
Mawkee Selects. . .
Cavil, leader, university of Cylon.

"What an unexpected pick. He wasn't expected to be selected until the second round. What do you think Mike Mayock?"

"I love the pick. He was third on my board for CL, but with a little development this kid could be great. A future star for Mawkee."


Yeah, its football season. Sue me.
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And by CO, Vorpalgens selects Apollo (Pilot).

Arkest
, you are up next and may select from a Politcal Leader or Support
 
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I was tempted to go with this one, which I always find hilarious:


But I will go with the classic instead





Ok, meatbags. Let's work together and maybe some of you will survive. Maybe.
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I will take Tory Foster.
Starting draw 1 Politics, 1 Leadership, 1 Tactics.


Someone's going to need to make sure all these boys play nice together. Or if they won't, I guess we'll need to have a private chat in the Airlock my office.
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