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Introduction:

This is a Play by Forum game of Forbidden Stars, the Fantasy Flight, Warhammer 40k Boardgame.

This game will be a variant to the classic version with Space Marines having an extra Bastion to deploy at the start of the game.

I currently have 1 confirmed player and have sent invites out for the other 3. Should Spots remain available, I will work through the player waiting list. Should spots still be available, I will tender interest for anyone that posts in this thread. Please note however that this is roughly a 3 month commitment to being able to post in the game and that the expectation is that an individual can post at least once every 24 hours. If you feel this will be a struggle for you then please don't apply. Obviously life happens thus leniency will be shown where prior notice is given of a players inability to post.

Thanks must go to Kezerk, aka the Omnissiah, for having the enterprise to develop the tools and structure by which the game can be played on these forums.

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If you wish to be a part of a future game, please post your interest in the waiting list below:

Player Waiting List

If you are concerned or confused about how the game will be played, please refer to;

Forbidden Stars - PBF003 - WAAAAAAAAGH!
Forbidden Stars - PBF005 - For the Emperor
Forbidden Stars - PBF006 - Lure of Chaos
Forbidden Stars - PBF007 - Guilliman's Reckoning
Forbidden Stars - PBF008 - Command of the Autarch



General rules:

1) Whilst the offical rules and FAQ will be in effect at all times, if the mod deems it necessary, the BGG FAQ linked in the Player Resource section will be referenced to officiate any rules discrepancies or ambiguities. Many thanks to all contributors.
2) Where the rules or FAQ does not address an issue, the mod will make a decision based upon a group consensus.
3) I will be using the vassal module created by Kezerk to post the game board and the combat breakdowns. Whilst not compulsory for players, if they wish to use this:
a. Download the Vassal program found here: http://www.vassalengine.org/
b. Download the Forbidden Stars module found here: http://www.filehosting.org/file/details/666157/Forbidden%20S...
c. Running the module with the Vassal program installed will open up the necessary assets that can then be dragged and dropped. If you wish to update and post the map or combat sequence, then I highly encourage you to do so however this is not necessary for the players.
4) Where a mistake has been made in the posted map, please politely inform the group at the earliest convenience in order to avoid confusion.
5) Based upon your faction, can you please use a large header that denotes the race you are playing, preferably in colour. For example:

ELDAR
ORK
CHAOS
SPACE MARINES

6) Once a player has resolved an order, please indicate who is next to play and what is required from them as this will speed up play.
7) Please Use normal text for regular discussions.
8) Please Use italics for politics, strategizing and roleplaying between players (highly encouraged!).
9) Please Use bold text for in-game moves and actions.
10) Please avoid editing your posts. If you feel the need to do so, please use a strikethrough of the previous text and then clearly denote what you have changed.
11) Do not edit posts that contain dice rolls. I will take harsh measures to any that do so that will be up to my discression. There is no need to do it so please don’t do it. If you need to make an amendment to a post that does contain dice rolls, please just make a new post underneath it outlining what you wish to change or clarify.
12) I reserve the right to make rolls for players that do not involve any player making a choice, simply to speed up gameplay.
13) Please ensure that you can check on the thread at least once per day. If you are unable to then please notify the group in a post. Leniency will be shown as long as you are upfront in advance. If you will be unable to check on the thread for an extended period of time, I may have to find a replacement player but this will be a last resort.
14) Private messages / Geekmails / etc. between players are not allowed, thus forcing all communication to be posted publicly in the thread. Diplomacy and strategizing is encouraged between players as long as it is in an open post in the game thread. Lying is allowed so lie as much as you want!
15) Combat cards will be determined by the moderator using random.org's list randomizer and then Geekmailed to the combatants involved.
16) Races will be determined using Geekrolls. Feel free to exchange houses as long as both players agree.

Setting up the game board:

1) Once the player order and race selection is finalised, the mod will geek mail the 3 tiles (with both sides) that each player starts with.
2) Then the first player will choose which tile and which side (A or B) they wish to place. The first player will then choose which units, if any, they wish to deploy onto planets or voids on that tile. They will also indicate which 2 opposing player objectives they will place and where. It is assumed that the first tile will be played upright, such that the tile identifier will be orientated such that it is in the south east corner (SE).
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For example (assuming Eldar):
Place tile 2A. Place 1 Wraithguard on the planet with 3 material. Place 1 frigate on the SE void. Place a Space Marine Objective on the planet with the Forge icon and an Ork Objective on the Planet with 3 Material

3) The second player will then choose which tile to place whilst indicating where it is in relation to the first tile. They will then place starting units (if any) and 2 opposing player's objectives.
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For example (assuming Space Marines):
Place tile 8A to the East of tile 2A. Place 1 Scout on the planet with the prosperity token. Place an Eldar objective on the Planet with the Prosperity icon and an Ork objective on the Planet with 3 material

4) This process will continue following the rules for creating the board (as per page 16 of the Forbidden Stars Learn to play booklet) until the game board is finalised.
5) Once finalised, based upon the orientation of the game board, the mod will outline the vernacular for placing the warp storms.
For example assuming the board is 4 tiles wide by 3 tiles deep (4x3), the top left hand tile will be A1 and the bottom right hand tile will be D3
b. The first player will choose where to place the first warp storm.
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EG. Place warp storm between B2-C2

c. Once the 4 warp storms have been placed, we will move to placing orders.

Planning Phase:

1) At the start of each planning phase, the mod will Geekmail each player a randomized set of orders and its identifier. An example may be:
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A Advance
B Dominate
C Advance
D Strategize
E Dominate
F Deploy
G Deploy
H Strategize

2) For each round and each player, the orders and their identifiers will be different such that no pattern can be determined between players.
3) The first player will choose which order to place and where.
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For example: Place order B on D2

4) This will continue until all players have placed 4 orders for that round.
5) Once completed, we will move to the Operations Phase

Operations Phase:

1) After posting your race header, please indicate your materials and tokens that you have before resolving the upcoming order. This is done using the acronym M/C/F/R which denotes Material/Cache tokens/Forge Tokens/Reinforcement tokens.
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For example: Pre turn M/C/F/R: 9/0/2/1

a. This indicates that the player has before resolving the order 9 material, 2 forge tokens and 1 reinforcement token.
2) Similarly, when you have resolved your order, add a Post turn M/C/F/R.
3) Beginning with the first player, the player will resolve an available order by posting under their race header.
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For example:Resolve order on D2: Dominate.

a. As clearly and concisely as possible, step out each decision that you take in relation to resolving that order with each choice on a separate line.
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For example (assuming Ork):
Resolve on D2: Dominate
Collect Forge Token
Collect Cache Token from Prosperity Icon
Use Ork Spores to place an Ork boy on the planet with the Prosperity icon.


Combat:

1) Once a player has resolved an advance order or other effect that causes 2 opposing factions to be in the same area, combat will begin.
2) The player resolving the advance order, aka the attacker, should indicate what the attacking forces are as well as the defending forces.
3) The attacker should then roll their initial combat dice. This can be done by selecting the “roll” button when preparing your post.
a. In the line below, the “X” should be the number of dice you are rolling.
b. Xcustom6{iid:2620749;iid:2620749;iid:2620749;iid:2620750;iid:2620750;iid:2682722}
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For example, rolling 4 combat dice would be:
4custom6{iid:2620749;iid:2620749;iid:2620749;iid:2620750;iid:2620750;iid:2682722}

4) You can use this thread: Rolls to test whether you understand how to use the dice rolls before actually posting in the game thread.
5) The defender will then roll their combat dice using the “roll” button as described above.
6) The mod will then geekmail to each combatant their 5 combat cards.
7) Once this is done, the attacker can declare any reinforcement tokens they wish to add to the battle, if any. Once this has been declared, the defender can declare any reinforcement tokens they wish to add to the combat, if any.
8) The defender (and only the defender) should geekmail the mod their combat card, using the following subject line.
a. Forbidden Stars PBF<game #>, Round <round #>, Battle in <area of battle>, <Race>, Execution phase <execution phase #>
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For example, Forbidden Stars PBF003, Round 3, Battle in B3, Chaos, Execution phase 1

9) In the body of the geekmail, please indicate what card you are submitting.
10) Once the defender has submitted their combat card to the mod, the defender must post in the thread that their card has been submitted and that the attacker can then openly declare in a post their combat card.
11) When declaring your card in the thread, please try and post an image of the card.
a. To do this, first identify the combat cards image number.
b. To find the image number, navigate to the races strategy guide. Each races strategy guide will be available as a link under the Player Resources section.
c. Find the combat card in the initial post and then click on it.
d. In the top left hand corner, will be some text “ImageID:” followed by a 7 digit number. Copy this number (Ctrl+c).
e. When assembling your post, select “Insert Geek Image” then paste (Ctrl+v) the 7 digit number into the prompt. Also add the word "medium" after the 7 digit number but without the quotation marks. Then select ok.
12) When declaring a combat card in the game thread, please also post:
a. A resolution of each effect on a single line that you trigger from the combat card.
b. A summary of your Bolters/Shield/Morale using the acronym B/S/M. This includes all bolter/shield tokens for that execution round as well as any accumulated icons from combat cards played during previous execution phases. This will help speed up play as well as promote transparency.
13) When the attacker has posted their combat card, the defender should post their combat card. Then either participants or the mod can determine any damage that may be taken and then combatants can declare routed or destroyed units. This will proceed until the combat is resolved by all parties and any retreating units are declared by the defeated player.
 
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Player Resources:

1) The game will follow the game rules and FAQ which can be downloaded here: Fantasy Flight Forbidden Stars Home Page
2) BGG users FAQ and errata
3) The excellent strategy guides and card images can be found for each race below:

Chaos Space Marines
Eldar
Orks
Space Marines

Many thanks to umbralAeronaut for creating these:
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Confirmed Players:

ELDAR as Player 1 being:
Adam McArdell
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SPACE MARINES as Player 2 being:
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CHAOS as Player 3 being:
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ORKS as Player 4 being:
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Total faction pieces, Current Combat Cards, Active Schemes and Order Upgrades:

CHAOS SPACE MARINES:



Current Objectives scored: 2








Total faction pieces:
9 Cultists
3 Iconoclast Destroyers
6 Chaos Space Marines
3 Helbrutes
3 Repulsive Grand Cruisers
3 Chaos Reaver Titans



















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ELDAR:



Current Objectives scored: 1






Total faction pieces:
6 Aspect Warriors
6 Hellebore Frigates
3 Wraithguard
3 Falcons
3 Void Stalkers
3 Warlock Titans













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ORKS



Current Objectives scored: 3










Total faction pieces:
9 Ork Boyz
3 Onslaught Attack Ships
6 Nobz
3 Battlewagons
3 Kill Kroozers
3 Gargants

















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SPACE MARINES



Current Objectives scored: 0




Total faction pieces:
6 Scouts
3 Strike Cruisers
6 Space Marines
6 Land Raiders
3 Battle Barges
3 Warlord Titans















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I'd be happy to join if that's Kool & the Gang.
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I just wanted to chime in and say hi Paul! Good to see you still GMing games. I'm excited to watch this one going forward.
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Cogbyrn wrote:
I'd be happy to join if that's Kool & the Gang.


If it comes to that I absolutely will. I will mention that your best bet of playing a game with me is to apply again on the player waiting list as I will be going through that list first before I look towards filling spots to those who apply in this thread.
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Hi! Thanks for hosting the game! I'd be happy to join!
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P14gus wrote:
Cogbyrn wrote:
I'd be happy to join if that's Kool & the Gang.


If it comes to that I absolutely will. I will mention that your best bet of playing a game with me is to apply again on the player waiting list as I will be going through that list first before I look towards filling spots to those who apply in this thread.


Oh cool, I didn't know there was a waiting list. I'll go ahead and sign up on it, then if this game doesn't make it all the way to me, no problem. Still looking forward to following.
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So currently we have 2 confirmed players. I have passed on the other 2 whom have not gotten back to me and invited 2 more from the player waiting list. I will give them 48 hours to respond before moving on down the list. If I get responses from them earlier than 48 hours then we can move forward from that point onwards.

Thank you for your patience all.
 
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Hi Paul, thanks for the message, I’m in and looking forward to my first PBF with you of this great game.
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Just an update...

We have 3 confirmed players. I have geekmailed 2 more that are on the waiting list and I will give them 24 hours to respond. Both of them have not logged into BGG for over a week however.

If I don't hear from either within the time frame, I will invite Cogbyrn.

Thank you for your patience.
 
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I have as of a few moments ago invited Cogbyrn. Once he confirms his attendance then the game will begin.
 
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Welcome all, good luck and have fun!

Moving forward, please take note of the FAQ and the errata on the Fantasy flight Forbidden Stars Website, in particular;

1) The changes to the Chaos Order Upgrade, "Dread Ritual"
2) The changes to the Eldar Event Card "Warpgate"

Also take note that this is a slight variant to the classic game as Space Marines will start with an extra Bastion at the start of the game.

Now onto races:

bnesbit 1custom4{Chaos Space Marine;Eldar;Ork;Space Marine} -> ( Ork) -> ( Ork)
Daemonis 1custom3{Chaos Space Marine;Eldar;Space Marine} -> ( Chaos Space Marine) -> ( Chaos Space Marine)
shamusj 1custom2{Eldar;Space Marine} -> ( Space Marine) -> ( Space Marine)
which leaves Cogbyrn as ELDAR

I will give 24 hours for players to trade races if they so choose. Once that time is lapsed, you are locked into the race that has either been rolled for you or that which you have agreed with another player to trade with. If you are happy with your race, please state so.
 
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If someone is absolutely dying to play/try Eldar, I'm open to swapping. Otherwise I'm content.
 
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Thanks for putting the game together, Paul. I'm very much looking forward to it.

I'm content with the Orks.
 
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Chaos is good!devil
 
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As 24 hours has now passed, all player races are locked in.

Now onto Player Order:

bnesbit 1custom4{Player 1;Player 2;Player 3;Player 4} -> ( Player 4) -> ( Player 4)
Daemonis 1custom3{Player 1;Player 2;Player 3} -> ( Player 3) -> ( Player 3)
shamusj 1custom2{Player 1;Player 2} -> ( Player 2) -> ( Player 2)
which leaves Cogbyrn as Player 1

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So we have:

ELDAR as Player 1 being:
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You will all soon have your starting tiles and starting units. We will start with ELDAR first tile placement, objective markers and units.
 
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ELDAR

Place 6B (base orientation)


Unit and Objective Placement:
- NE Planet (1 unit cap) - Aspect Warrior - Chaos Objective
- SW Planet - Ork Objective
- SE Void - Frigate

Pretty sure I have that all right, but it's been a while. Let me know if anything's amiss.

SPACE MARINE up next.
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SPACE MARINES

Tile 5B, placed to the right and rotated 90 degrees clockwise.



NE planet has one Ork objective and one Scout.
SE Planet has one Eldar objective and one Scout.
NW void has one Cruiser.

Next up is CHAOS as Player 3 being:
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Please verify



CHAOS is up with the placement of a tile, objectives and any units.
 
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P14gus wrote:
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Please verify



CHAOS is up with the placement of a tile, objectives and any units.


Perfect thanks
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CHAOS
Place 7A, turned 180 degrees to North of 6B.


Unit and objective placement:
Large planet (2 material) - Chaos Space Marine and Ork objective
Small planet - SM objective


ORKS next
 
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ORKS are up with the placement of a tile, objectives and any units.
 
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P14gus wrote:
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ORKS are up with the placement of a tile, objectives and any units.


Quick correction: the SE void of my tile has a frigate.
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ORKS are up with the placement of a tile, objectives and any units.
 
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