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This is the report for our second session of BSG, mostly newbies.
It's a five player base game with the following players/characters:

Adm. Adama (Henrique)
Col. Tigh (Marcos)
Cpt. Apollo (myself)
Pres. Tom Zarek (Oshiro)
Lt. Starbuck (Marcelo)

Adama starts by shooting the basestar while the raiders move towards the civilians. Col Tigh goes to Communication and moves the civvies away from danger. Apollo attacks and destroys a heavy, he keeps firing at the basestar and destroy it all by himself!
Zarek works the quorum while Starbuck cover the civilians. She soon kills all the raiders. It's a sweet start for humankind.

With no enemy ships, a crisis comes and Adama may check Zarek's loyalty. "He's human" says Adama. Shortly after, another crisis allow the president to check Apollo. Unfortunately, the humans can't
get through this test. Apollo scouts destination and keep it on top, the fleet jumps and Adama claims that he uses the destination Apollo left to travel 2 distance.

As soon as Galactica jumps, Apollo and Starbuck get together in the Hangar Deck and Apollo takes advantage of his rank. There's not too much time to fool around because another cylon attack is unleashed. Tigh goes to command but is hit! Starbuck launches and Adama keeps shooting the basestar.
Apollo launches to cover civvies and Zarek assign Adm. Adama as mission specialist. The cylons bring more ships and 3 civvies are destroyed. Tigh leaves the sickbay straight to hit the FTL button.

The fleet manages to escape to a remote planet with all resources still on blue. Humans are in great shape, but paranoia increases!

Adm. Adama requests the resignation of Mr. Zarek, but he'd rather go to the brig than lose his title. From jail, Zarek issues an Arrest Order for Adm. Adama making Col. Tigh the new Admiral!
Cylon ships arrive in the middle of this mess. Tigh declares martial law making himself Dictator for Life! Apollo asks for new elections and is approved as new president! Even Tigh helped him!

Who the frak is the traitor??
- Is it Adama for requesting Zarek's resignation?
- Is it Zarek for arresting Adama ?
- Is it Tigh for getting the presidency from Zarek?
- Is it Apollo for getting the presidency from Tigh?
- Is it Starbuck, laughing from inside ?

TO BE CONTINUED...

So, please post who (you think) were the cylons.
GG tip for the first one to guess it right.

I'll soon end the report.
Cheers!
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Re: How many cylons are there??
My guess:
Adama is a Cylon...
Zarek really is human...
Tigh is human and thinks that Apollo is also human
but Apollo is really a Cylon.
What? Starbuck is playing too?!
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Re: How many cylons are there??
Tigh and Starbuck.

Adama was probably human, so he felt that trying to take the Presidency was better than the alternative.
Zarek was probably human, but mistakenly saw Adama's choice as a Cylon tell.
Once admiral, a human Tigh had little reason to take the Presidency, since Zarek's brigging of the former Admiral didn't look like a Cylon move. Hence, Tigh took it so a Cylon could hold both titles.
Apollo was probably human, because he saw that Tigh was most likely a Cylon, so he took the Presidency back. Not sure why Tigh would help in that endeavor.
Starbuck was playing it quiet, letting the humans tear each other apart.

That's my guess, anyway.
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Re: How many cylons are there??
My guess is no pre-sleeper Cylons, just people enjoying playing the game rather than gunning for victory...
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Re: How many cylons are there??
You forgot to put the cylon cards in the loyalty deck, didn't you?
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Re: How many cylons are there??
My guess goes as follows: Adama chose what he felt was the best option on a not that great crisis card. Zarek freaked and assumed that Adama was the cylon. Tigh freaked and decided the only person he could trust was himself and took the title away from the two he could least trust. Apollo seizing on the paranoia took the opportunity to become the president, justifying that he needed to break up the consolidation of power and Tigh agreed. Starbuck is lying low and enjoying the fact that all the humans are wasting skill cards on paranoia.

The one thing I am most confident of is that Tigh is not the cylon if he was willing to help the administration check against himself. He would have no reason to want to give up the title and could accuse Apollo of wanting to waste necessary skill cards on a worthless gestures. Also, Tigh is arguably a better president because he does not need to go be a pilot in times of crisis. The one problem is that I am approaching this from someone who is familiar with how the game does and does not work, so my skill level may lead me to different conclusions to the actual players.
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Re: How many cylons are there??
You are.
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Re: How many cylons are there??
Flyboy Connor wrote:
You are.


That's exactly what a cylon would say!
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Re: How many cylons are there??
Let me have a nuke to play with, and I'll tell you shortly.
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Re: How many cylons are there??
Zarek and Adm Adama are together at this and they plan to reveal very soon.
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Re: How many cylons are there??
Clearly, whatever's going on is between Adama and Zarek*. I'm going to assume that Adama probably wouldn't request the resignation of the one other player he could trust solely because he really hates discarding, which means that either Adama saw that Zarek was a cylon but decided to be a Baltar about it, or Adama is a cylon, was trying to lay low by telling the truth about Zarek's humanity, but then changed his mind when the opportunity presented itself. The latter seems more likely to me, both because of the implausibility of the former, and also because it explains Zarek's willingness to be brigged: he was holding an arrest order that he needed to keep out of (what he assumed to be) cylon hands.



*Tigh made a good move in declaring Martial Law; whether he thought Adama or Zarek was the cylon, it's best to make sure neither of them had a title. All the same, Lee was likewise being reasonable in not wanting Tigh to be too powerful, and there are both strategic and diplomatic reasons for Tigh to willingly divest himself of the presidency.
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Re: How many cylons are there??
Are you just going to leave us hanging, Mike? I think you're the Cylon!
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Re: How many cylons are there??
Previously, on Battlestar Noob-latica...

"- I'm requesting your resignation, Mr. Zarek."
"- You won't have it, Commander."
"- So, I'm terminating your presidency. Get him to the Brig"

Shortly after, at the Brig...
"- Hey you, my friend in a low place, take this order to the Quorum."
Quorum Member: "- Adm. Adama, by the order of our president, consider yourself under arrest!"

At the Press Room:
"- Adm. Tigh, what are your comments about all those meaningless arrests ??
"- Adm. Tigh, is it true that you were so drunk when you became Admiral that you went naked to the cerimony?"
"- ENOUGH oF IT! I'm declaring MARTIAL LAW"

In the pilot's lounge...
"- Hot Dog, what is all this mess?
"- Apollo is running for president! They are counting the votes and he won with all the votes!!

Now... Back to our show!

Starbuck keeps shooting raiders while formers president and admiral keep accusing each other at the brig. Tigh scouts the crisis and decide to face low supplies, a very suspect choice that shows itself wrong causing the fleet to lose a lot of morale.

Using his friends in low places, Zarek escapes from the prison. Meanwhile 3 raptors are destroyed leaving the fleet almost without scouting personnel. A Centurion boards Galactica and Apollo shoots him without success.
The fleet manages to jump once again, this time to a Tylium Planet where the fuel reserves are increased by our Admiral.

It's Apollo time to decide, Tigh is to be trusted or not? Apollo takes his chances and issues an XO to Tigh, but Tigh uses this chance to send Starbuck to the brig - he never liked her - and reveal as a Cylon.
Apollo crisis is a Water Shortage and him, as president, decides to keep the food. Zarek sees this as a human move and issues an XO to Apollo who promised to shoot the centurions.

But Apollo cannot attack his brother anymore. He reveals to be a cylon and drop the fleet's morale even more.
Adama and Starbuck are brigged, Zarek is the only free human and a Centurion has marched 2 spaces of the board track.

As a last effort, Adama leaves the brig. But his crisis activates the Centurion... Tigh and Apollo order their mettalic friend to go further inside Galactica and he reaches the venting system. It's the end of humankind.


After all that, Apollo meets Tigh at the basestar.
"- Well, I was a cylon from the beggining. I kept hoarding cards and not helping the humans. My only spike was the crisis that would allow them to check my loyalty. And you, Colonel?"
"- I find out I was a cylon halfway. Couldn't be happier by Adama's and Zarek's accusations!"
"- Good to know."
"- You don't seem so happy..."
"- Yeah... they told me I'd have to pay for that basestar I destroyed in the first turn..."

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