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BSG Game 159 - Space Safari


This is the 159th Play-By-Forum Battlestar Galactica game. It will follow the format established by ColtsFan76. It is a 6 player, European timezone, Pegasus Game with Kobol as the destination.

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

Players are:

Maxxximum
Icaruza
Echohawk
Allegory
Strangerlstranger
Wyrdyr


The rules 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 here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/53829/tips-and-tricks-...)


1) SUBSCRIBE TO THIS THREAD. And please, login at least once a day, preferably more.


2) All players must have their own copies of the game as I am only going to publish card titles (this is an FFG request).


3) Private communication will be by geekmail between me and particular players, all other communication will be by posting in this thread. Please start your geekmail subject line with "BSG 159" and your character name.


4) 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 will not wait for rare occurrences (e.g., a player using a Strategic Planning on a basestar attack or a viper attacking a raider, or a player using his OPG) unless I have received a CO to that end, or if I feel that discussions in the thread warrant it.


5) Please use the following posting conventions:
* Normal text for discussions.
* Italics for flavor texts.
* Bold for in-game moves and actions. I won't process any decisions/actions unless bolded in the thread or I receive them in geekmail.

Please do not post any spoilers for the television series in the thread.


6) There is no need to change your avatar to match your character. However, I would like you to make clear in each post who your character is by posting a banner at the top of your post. Great banners created by DukeOfEarl are available here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/42419/item/1018128#ite... (use the "medium" option to display them). If you find using a banner is too much of a hassle (or you are on your phone), at least list your character name in bold at the top of your post.


For flavor, a useful selection of character pictures is hosted here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/42419/battlestar-galac...


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Orphius for his excellent modding tools that I'll be using throughout this game.

And a special word of thanks to N/ATheFlatline for his enthusiastic encouragement and great tips. He's busy compiling a very useful FAQ for any people who want to try out modding themselves


DISCLAIMER: most of the players know each other in real life, and we play BSG face to face on a regular basis. It should be an interesting comparison how the game translates to PBF play.

Furthermore, since the players know each other, idiosyncratic humour and behaviour might arise that could be misconstrued as overtly abusive, in an otherwise public forum So be warned! Dangerous animals ahead...



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Yeay! so lets get this heap of space flying junk going!!
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Maxxximum confirmed. Welcome aboard

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Thank you Thank you, I have an autograph session on cloud nine at 17H00!!
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Maxxximum wrote:
Yeay! so lets get this heap of space flying junk going!!


"Space flying junk"? She's a beautifully restored classic; currently the sole surviving Battlestar in the 12 Colonies! Show some respect, Godsdamnit!


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Icaruza confirmed

2 down, a few to go!

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icaruza wrote:
Maxxximum wrote:
Yeay! so lets get this heap of space flying junk going!!


"Space flying junk"? She's a beautifully restored classic; currently the sole surviving Battlestar in the Seven Colonies! Show some respect, Godsdamnit!



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Just a quick question while we wait for our other players, what are your thoughts on Cylon Leaders?

I am pro-CL in a 6 or 7 player game, but it's up to the players to decide if they're willing to play with one in a 5 player.


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hi there guys lets start this game
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Allegory, welcome aboard laugh

Hope you enjoy the safari



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Anti-CL is my stance, more deception and intrigue.
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Echohawk confirmed Woo!
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I'm reporting for the human side. Because I'm a human. Go humans.
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Wyrdyr reporting for 'duty' (with an ominous promise, no less!)

strangerlstranger also confirmed by phone, but I'll let him make his own grand entrance

That brings our total to six players~ room for one more, so let's give our last invitee a little more time to respond.


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I think we've waited long enough, so let's get this show on the road

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First up is turn order:

Wyrdyr
Allegory
Maxxximum
Echohawk
Strangerlstranger
Icaruza


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Wyrdyr, please select your character meeple


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To the rest of the players, this might be a good time to learn about Conditional Orders, or CO's.

You may send me a private mail with CO's for character choices, noting your first, second and/or third choice when it's your turn to choose
Or you could just stick around and choose one the old-fashioned way.

CO's are also useful for automating your style of play, and to tell me what you'd automatically do in a given situation with a given skill / quorom card(s). For instance, you might want to always pass on playing an interrupt for dice rolls if you don't have the right cards. Seems silly, but I won't be making too many assumptions in the game.

CO's could also relate to the current turn at hand, and not the entire game, such as passing on playing into the current turn's skill check, and I can then automatically pass for you when it is your time to play.

Think about it and send me a message



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Wyrdyr chooses Helena Cain

Helena, here is your banner:




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For all the new players, please head each of your messages and posts with your character banner. To do this, type in [Im ageID=544871medium] without the space, and... voilá!

I'll point out your banner when you select a character, but you can always ferret it out beforehand from the picture gallery link in the initial post ^^

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Also, feel free to introduce yourself to your fellow crew mates

(Remember, in-character speak is signalled by using italics..)


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Next up is Allegory.

Please choose a Political leader, Support character, Pilot or Cylon Leader..


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Wishing you all the best of luck, as we humans toast champagne glasses over crumbling basestar space ash... squealing with glee all the way home.
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Tom Zarek, your banner is

[Im ageID=544205medium]

Tom, please post your starting hand of three cards out of 2 x Political, 2 x Leadership, and 1 x Tactics

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Next up, Maxxximum, please choose a Pilot, Support or Cylon Leader. Also, your starting hand please


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"Galactica Actual this is Apollo. Permission to come aboard"

Lee "Apollo" Adama

I draw
1 x Tactics
1 x Piloting
1 x Leadership


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tom's battling with his banner..

I draw 2X Politics, 1X Tactics
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"Who, me? You want me to build a cylon detector? Um... yes admiral, I'll start right away."

I draw:
1 x Politics
1 x Leadership
1 x Engineering

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"Galactica Actual this is Apollo. Strike that last request I'll stick around the aft to protect the civilians over."

Starting Postion - Sector 5

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