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Subject: I am a Cylan...and so are you! rss

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Trey brumley
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My first play through of this game I ended up being a Cylan (Starbuck) from the start. We go through some crisis before I draw a card that if we pass the check I get to look at one players card and see they are a Cylan. We end up passing the check barely. I pick Admiral Adama and find out he is also a Cylan! Instincts must have taken over because the first thing I say is "Well at least the Admiral is human". Admiral Adama looks confused for a brief second, then realizes I must be the other one.

Together we were able to play the two players against each other. It became obvious that someone was throwing our skill checks and each of the other humans were suspicious of the other. We were able to play Roslin and ?? against eachtother and were able to send the president to the brig. The humans were absolutely crushed as we began to sabotauge the game.
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Looks like the toasters don't have the spelling patch update. whistle

I had a similar situation, but I was human. My friend got to look at another friend's loyalty and said he was a cylon! At the end of the game it turns out that both were cylon and that the accused friend told the other one that he should have said he was human so that both would know they were cylon. Hilarious, but the cylons did still win.
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Me and a friend have both had this happen before. Amusingly it's happened to me and the same person twice, once with me as Baltar, once with him checking my loyalty card from a Crisis. The first time we crushed the humans (game report by him in small below to not take up much room, copypaste if you want to read it...), the other time we won at the Crossroads Phase (Exodus expansion).

Something about this report is slightly odd though... it sounds like you had 4 players, and two Cylons. If so, the humans really didn't have much chance, as that's more Cylons than a 4 player game should have. I could just be reading what you said wrong and you had 5 players, in which case fine, otherwise you'll probably enjoy the game more using just one Cylon plus the Sympathiser/other balancing mechanic, as it gives the humans a better chance .

A tale of hilarity and woe...

I was human Admiral Adama. To the immediate left of me was President & unrevealed-Cylon from the start Baltar, aka I Eat Tables.

Baltar starts the game by drawing as much quorum as possible, such that he ends up with the entire Quorum deck is his hand, such that he can use a card and immediately redraw it. By this process, he releases Cylon mugshots on everyone, finding no colons. In addition, I (for whatever reason) become Vice-President, Arbitrator & Mission Specialist.

The sleeper phase occurs, and I become a Cylon. As is expected, Baltar checks my loyalty, but declares me to be Human. Huzzah. We proceed to do vaguely Cylon things, until a skill check is ruined because of Engineering. Suspicion falls on myself, Baltar and Chief - with both Baltar and Chief accusing each other to no end, but very little is done about this, until Baltar issues and arrest order for Chief (citing the above reasons).

Eventually, a crisis occurs which forces Baltar to give someone else the Presidency. He gives it to me, to collective annoyance. On my turn, I proceed to Colonial One, and issue an Arrest Order for Apollo - who was currently doing an upstanding job of protecting the civvies. My crisis occurs, I pick the obviously worse option, all pretense gone.

On his turn, Balatar XOs me. I brig the other two humans, confining them to the renamed Brigstar: Galactica, whilst Baltar & I bro it up on Cylonial One.

The humans herp and derp in the brig, eventually getting Starbuck out. Net result: she gets a crisis, activating Raiders & destroying civvies. On my turn, I brig her again, before the final crisis activates Raiders to send the last few civvies to oblivion.

& we never revealed... ^_^

~ President-Admiral, Arbitrator & Vice-President-for-Life William "Cylon" Adama.

 
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Framing people is wonderful.
 
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Heh. We usually do the same thing. ^^

One time we had a human that pretended to be a cylon to fool a real cylon. He told everyone that the cylon player was human when he looked at the cylon's cards. So the human managed to gain the cylon's trust. The cylon was pretty pissed when he realized that he had trusted a human XD
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As a human, I have told everyone that the loyalty card to the player to my left is human even though he was cylon. Problem with correctly saying he's a cylon... his turn comes up next, so it's not like we'll be able to do anything about it anyways. He would've just revealed. By saying he's human, he stays unrevealed long enough for us to Brig him.


Revelade wrote:
Looks like the toasters don't have the spelling patch update. whistle


For the rest of us, that means he's using a iOS device, probably an Iphone
 
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