President Baltar (me, again)
Game starts and I am a Cylon from start. The first few checks I can't oppose as this would blow my cover and people are naturally suspicious of me with my 2 cards.
A mildly important test comes and I decide to spike it. The destiny deck is somehow on my side: 2 more negatives, but with my colours on it and I played 2 more negative cards (which would have been explainable and blamable on someone else). 4 high negative cards and 2 of them (stupid Destiny Deck) only in my skill set. The humans go with their gut feeling and soundingly brig me. The humans had jumped only 1 Distance and I get a bad feeling.
The next jump cycle goes without problems and humans arrive at 3 distance and make a stupid mistake:
At 3 distance and all resources in the blue they decide to try to successfully complete "Legendary Discovery" (+1 Distance / otherwise -1 Food and one Raptor destroyed). I still don't get it, why they were so eager to do this, as it would get me one sympathizer in my team, while they would have minimum 3 more jump cycles to complete. I don't oppose their skill check and they successfully make it to distance 4.
Sympathizer turns out to be Chief Tyrol and Sharon Valerii is brigged due to her drawback. This results in the humans having no blue cards any longer and playing vs 2 revealed Cylons, 1 unrevealed Cylon and one of them (likely) in the brig.
Game gets even better: In my turn I get an "Accusation of Treason", which we can easily sabotage and I brig Pradmiral Tigh, as I am quite sure of him being 100% human.
2 Revealed Cylons (Baltar/Tyrol)
2 Humans in the brig (Boomer/Tigh)
1 Human outside (Admiral Agathon? / Lee Adama?)
1 Unrevealed Cylon still roaming around (Admiral Agathon? / Lee Adama?)
(We were quite sure that neither Boomer or Tigh were Cylons, as they spent several turns unhappily in the brig without revealing.)
For the next few turns and one complete jump cycle all players on Galactica play strongly PRO human. I am really puzzled, as really of them help each other out, nuke a basestar with tactical planning and all.
Lady Luck strikes again as "Martial Law" turns up as next crisis. Admiral Agathon decides to lower morale by one and take the President title from the brigged former Pradmiral and now only President Tigh.
He thus becomes Pradmiral Agathon and quickly brigs the last human with a Quorum card.
There is now 2 revealed Cylons roaming the Cylon locations, 1 obvious yet still unrevealed Pradmiral running free on Galactica, while the humans were all brigged. Agathon then used his next action to send the civvies closer to the Cylon raiders, while the brig inmates looked on with horror...
Humans ironically lost then to 0 Morale...
In my thinking the humans should never jump to 4 Distance if this means the Sympathizer will join the Cylons. They should only give away the Sympathizer, if they can make it from distance 3 to 5 or even better 6, otherwise they face 3 complete jump cycles with heavy opposition.
Edited: Last paragraph clarified
- Last edited Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:53 am (Total Number of Edits: 1)
- Posted Fri Apr 22, 2011 11:30 pm
In my thinking the humans should never jump to 4 Distance if this means a Sympathizer. They should only give away the Sympathizer, if they can make it from distance 3 to 5 or even better 6, otherwise they face 3 complete jump cycles with heavy opposition.
You're probably not wrong. My most entertaining 6 player cylon win we got to 4 distance before everyone had even had a turn. Legendary discovery was passed early, and then we forced a jump, which the cylon admiral laid down a 3 for (it was his second or third game I think, but he knew exactly what he was doing with that play). Then the rest of the game was just him and I slowly burning the human's resources into dust, with a bit of sympathizer support. We wound up winning it, with both he and I "unrevealed", after a crisis check where the fail left us with one morale left, and the sympathizer hit it hard enough that we could successfully argue we didn't have the card strength left between us to pass it (I totally could have, and he would have totally spiked it).