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Ryan Laukat
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I've just finished the Revised 1st Edition Rules. Please download and use them! Here is a link to download:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/epa2owvnlaprfqf/empiresofthevoid_r...

These are revised and rewritten rules for the base game. They include some of the changes that were implemented in the Key to the Universe expansion, but are meant to be used to play the base game. They do incorporate the original "Capital Cities" addition (included in the file).

I hope to release a file with new alien races for the base game soon.

I also plan to release a finalized version of the Key to the Universe expansion. It will include new alien races meant to be played with the expansion materials. It will also include a new rulebook that is to be used together with the "Revised 1st Edition Rules".
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Interesting, I can't wait to look at these.

Out of curiosity, and I know the same cards were removed in the previous Key to the Universe rules, but what was the reasoning behind removing the "Rebellion at xyz" and "Tan Lock Radical Sect Captures Ambassador" cards?
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Thanks for doing this!
This KS backer appreciates your dedication to your baby meeple
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Lovely!

Any chance of getting a professionally printed expansion (including the P&P-expansion) for the game at some point?

/happy KS-backer
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Very nice!

I'd also like to put in my vote for a printed version of Key to the Universe with the revised manual. Would be nice to use it as an upgrade kit for the base game and with the new material.
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I would definitelly buy an upgrade kit (manuals, components, expansion)
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Thank you.

Just got my game in the mail.

Based on discussion here, and reads of all 3 rulebooks, I think this one is the one I'll try first, with maybe a couple house rules.

Looking forward to it.
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Looks good to me! I haven't been able to get EotV to the table since KttU was released, but I think this is the ruleset I want to try the next time I get to play it.

One small issue: on page 18, the image clearly shows which corners the 2-player homeworlds go on, but then the text says "Neither may be adjacent to the Pyrious hexagon." That made me think that the players could choose the corners, so I re-read it, and then I thought maybe the first player got to choose one of the two indicated corners and the second got to choose a corner. Then I re-read it again and realized that the last sentence was just spurious text. I think I got it right in the end, but I was confused for a bit.
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i just bought this game.. are you saying that I should use this? I didn't even know there was an expansion or anything... and are we talkign about printing out custom stuff?

I have been trying to get a copy of this for so long.. and finally found a ebay selling it... (the geek sells would not send to Australia) Kinda of annoyed that a new version is out.. though it is cool that it is being actively developed.
 
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booored wrote:
i just bought this game.. are you saying that I should use this? I didn't even know there was an expansion or anything... and are we talkign about printing out custom stuff?

I have been trying to get a copy of this for so long.. and finally found a ebay selling it... (the geek sells would not send to Australia) Kinda of annoyed that a new version is out.. though it is cool that it is being actively developed.

It's just an updated manual so the only thing you really need to make are the few cards on the last page. I'd ignore "Key to the Universe expansion" for now and just use this new manual.
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Well... any experiences in playing with these updated rules you would like to share?!

I'm about to buy the game but all the negative comments on the rules still leave me in doubt whether it's worth playing it (sorry for saying so).
 
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Moeper wrote:
Well... any experiences in playing with these updated rules you would like to share?!

I'm about to buy the game but all the negative comments on the rules still leave me in doubt whether it's worth playing it (sorry for saying so).


In my opinion, you would be mad not to give this game a try if you have been interested this far. It's great fun!

Any complaints about the original rule book have been more than completely addressed by Ryan's 1st edition revised rules.
 
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Moeper wrote:
Well... any experiences in playing with these updated rules you would like to share?!

I'm about to buy the game but all the negative comments on the rules still leave me in doubt whether it's worth playing it (sorry for saying so).


Yes, we played with the updated rules, and liked it.

I have to admit, though, that we've only yet played once - we keep trying to get in a second game, but it's only some of my game group that likes this theme, so we have to have just the right people together...
 
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Hi

I didn't play yet but read both rulebooks. Now there are 8 rounds instead the original 12 but now you habe 4 actions, no 3.
Should i print the capital city cards or is this perfectly playable with the base game?

 
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MrFuch wrote:
Should i print the capital city cards or is this perfectly playable with the base game?

You don't need the capital cards to enjoy the game, but they do give a little extra twist that I've found enjoyable
 
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mechanicalfish wrote:

I also plan to release a finalized version of the Key to the Universe expansion. It will include new alien races meant to be played with the expansion materials. It will also include a new rulebook that is to be used together with the "Revised 1st Edition Rules".


Any news on that?
Kickstarter?
 
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*** push ***

any news? or is the game dead?
 
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PzVIE wrote:
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any news? or is the game dead?

I believe the files available for download here: http://www.redravengames.com/empires-of-the-void-key-to-the-... are the finalized expansion. I didn't take Ryan's comments to indicate that he was planning to publish a non-PnP version.
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