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This is the 556th Play-By-Forum Battlestar Galactica game. It will follow the format established by ColtsFan76. It will be a 6-player Pegasus/Exodus/Daybreak game to Ionian Nebula.

Players

doppio as Tom Zarek
blark as Lee “Apollo” Adama
zolson1021 as Karl “Helo” Agathon
zelarvi as Callandra “Cally” Tyrol
Achilles93 as Leoben Conoy
desonos as Brendan “Hot Dog” Costanza

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.

Rule changes

Investigative Committees will not reveal Destiny, even when playing without Pegasus.

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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To speed up the game, please use Conditional Orders (i.e., geekmail me what you will do if certain circumstances arise). CO's are particularly useful for interrupts, such as Evasive Maneuvers. I am going to assume some standard CO's are in place (see below). Please do not use "public CO's".

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- Bold for in-game moves and actions. I won't process any decisions/actions unless bolded in the thread or I receive them by geekmail.

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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
BSG 473 - I'm On Your Six
BSG 481 - It Was Only A Cat
BSG 497 - Or Was It
BSG 509 - Weapons Hot
BSG 510 - Locked and Loaded
BSG 521 - Everyone Move In
BSG 523 - Stick To The Basics
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Invites:
desonos - IN
Achilles93 - IN
doppio - IN
blark - IN
zelarvi - IN
zolson1021 - IN

Waiting for response:
Mettaton - Checked In
raster51 - Checked In
 
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I'm in - what options are we playing with? I'd prefer Conflicted Loyalties and CAC's personally, but not strongly.
 
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Poll: Optional Rules
Please only vote if you are participating.
Select your preference for the follow optional rules. I will break any ties.
  Use Do Not Use No Preference Vote Count
Single Cylon Penalty (-1 all resources) 40.0% (2) 0.0% (0) 60.0% (3) 5
Final Five 66.7% (4) 16.7% (1) 16.7% (1) 6
Personal Goals 40.0% (2) 40.0% (2) 20.0% (1) 5
Total Voters 6
This poll is now closed.   6 answers
Poll created by wcboy18
Closes: Fri Aug 5, 2016 6:00 am
 
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Desonos wrote:
I'm in - what options are we playing with? I'd prefer Conflicted Loyalties and CAC's personally, but not strongly.


I have posted a poll to make your choice on Conflicted Loyalties. We will be playing with the CFB for this game. I do not have an easy way to balance the CAC ratio with Exodus included.
 
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Thanks for the invite, I've love to join.
 
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I would love to join. This is my first Daybreak game so please be patient with rookie errors laugh
 
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In!
 
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Count me in!
 
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I'm in! Many thanks for the invite!
 
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That is our 6!

Please make sure to vote if you haven't already, as I will close voting as soon as I start character selection in a few hours.

Actually, I will go ahead and start character selection. It looks like it is clear that we will be using both Conflicting Loyalty types. Since nobody seems to care about the house rule, we will not use it. Since it did finally get a Yes, we'll use the house rule if the last card in the deck is the other Cylon.
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Roll for Turn Order:
doppio - 1d100 = (100) = 100
blark - 1d100 = (62) = 62
zolson1021 - 1d100 = (57) = 57
zelarvi - 1d100 = (45) = 45
Achilles93 - 1d100 = (34) = 34
desonos - 1d100 = (18) = 18

You're up, doppio!
You may choose from any Political, Military, Pilot, Support, Cylon Leader.

Feel free to send me a CO for your character selections, if it is not yet your turn. Everyone but doppio should also CO their starting draw when making your selection.
 
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wcboy18 wrote:


Since nobody seems to care about the house rule, we will not use it.


...but, but...I do care.
 
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Of course I'm last ^_^ - here's to hoping one of the characters I want remains available!

I'd say given the voting use the rule - I don't personally care, but it seems like an interesting balance. I'm just happy to see CI in full force!
 
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Never been first for character selection before.

I choose Tom Zarek (Daybreak)
 
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Jared--who are you trying for? I'm working my way through a bunch of characters I haven't played, but willing to consider if you've got your heart set on someone. (I'm 4th though so who knows if your options will be gone by then.)
 
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You're up, blark!
You may choose from any Political, Pilot, Support, Cylon Leader.

Feel free to send me a CO for your character selections, if it is not yet your turn. Everyone but doppio should also CO their starting draw when making your selection.

Note: If we do not have a CL selected, we will play with a Mutineer.
 
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Mutineer and CL are both good.

I don't have my heart set on one specifically - I can make a choice from any group, so don't worry about it ^_^
 
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Looks like you got all the players you need, just checking in to not get marked non-responsive. Have fun! <3
 
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Since I like to try out characters I haven't had a chance to try before...

I choose Lee Adama (Daybreak)
 
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Mettaton wrote:
Looks like you got all the players you need, just checking in to not get marked non-responsive. Have fun! <3


Thanks for checking in Andrea.
 
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You're up, zolson1021!
You may choose from any Pilot, Support, Cylon Leader.

Feel free to send me a CO for your character selections, if it is not yet your turn. Everyone but doppio should also CO their starting draw when making your selection.

Note: If we do not have a CL selected, we will play with a Mutineer.
 
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I've not played a game with a Mutineer instead of CL for a while... that could be interesting.
 
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I'm not sure I've really had a chance to see the Mutineer system in play, so I'd enjoy that too.
 
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7 player games - best of both worlds ^_^
 
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