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[Rex: Fall of an Empire] Game 01 - End of Round 6, Game Over!

MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
edited August 2012 in Critical Failures
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Rex: Final Days of an Empire

For thousands of years, the Lazax Empire held dominion over the galaxy. But now, it is in a state of civil war, a broken husk of its former glory. The seat of the empire, Mecatol City, is under siege by the other great races, each vying to gain control of the capitol city. Though the city has been weakened by the combined assault of the great races, control of the city still brings with it great resources, both material and intangible. Mecatol City still carries with it symbolic power, and each great race has their own gains to make from participating in the conflict. Alliances will be made and broken, battles will be won and lost. In the end, the victors of the war for the city will have a great advantage in the war for the galaxy.



Rex: Final Days of an Empire is a reimplementation of the classic 1979 boardgame Dune set in the universe of Twilight Imperium. In this game, players will wage war over control of Mecatol City, the fallen capitol of the Lazax Empire. In the field, players must mobilize forces to gain valuable Influence and evade the Sol dreadnought fleet. In battle, players must outwit one another to pull out victories. Each race has a number of abilities that greatly affect the way the game is played, and it will take great cunning and diplomacy to find victory among the city ruins. The game ends when a player or alliance has control of a sufficient amount of the city's strongholds or after eight rounds have passed, triggering special victory conditions.


Rulebook and Game Guidelines

Rulebook, via Fantasy Flight Games’ website
FAQ, via the same

When making an action, players should note them in bold limegreen or their player color. In order to keep things moving at a good pace, it is encouraged, especially for Strategy cards, to submit to me conditional orders for the Bidding Phase, Battle Phase, and Strategy card use. Rules forbidding use of private conversation will be observed. As for taking notes, there is no problem trying to piece things together from information relayed in the thread and information gained via private messages from the game host - this is treated as a byproduct of perfect memory and seems to be a necessary concession for the forum game format.


Races and Special Abilities
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Strategy Cards
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Game Flow and Objectives
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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    edited July 2012
    Preliminaries
    Spoiler:

    Phase 1: Influence Phase
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    Phase 2: Bidding Phase
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    Phase 3: Recruitment Phase
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    Phase 4: Maneuvering Phase
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    Phase 5: Battle Phase
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    Phase 6: Collection Phase
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    Phase 7: Bombardment Phase
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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    edited August 2012
    Current Situation

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    Letnev-40px.png Barony of Letnev - Egos
    Spoiler:
    Lazax-40px.png Lazax Empire - jakobagger
    Spoiler:
    Sol-40px.png Federation of Sol - Phyphor
    Spoiler:
    Xxcha-40px.png Xxcha Kingdom - Alegis
    Spoiler:
    JolNar-40px.png Universities of Jol-Nar - MrBody
    Spoiler:
    Hacan-40px.png Emirates of Hacan - BobCesca
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    At the end of Round 6, Sol controls 4 strongholds while Xxcha holds the remaining one.

    For holding all strongholds at the end of the round, the Lazax, Sol, and Xxcha alliance is declared victorious!

    Game Updates

    Setup
    Round 1 Start, After Phase 2, After Phase 4
    Round 2 Start, Phase 1, After Phase 3, After Phase 4,After Phase 5
    Round 3 Start, After Phase 2, After Phase 3, After Phase 4, After Phase 5
    Round 4 Start, Phase 1, After Phase 2, After Phase 3, After Phase 4, After Phase 5
    Round 5 Start, Phase 1, After Phase 2, After Phase 3, After Phase 4, After Phase 5
    Round 6 Start, Phase 1, After Phase 2, After Phase 3, After Phase 4, After Phase 5

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    Signup Phase

    Sign up to play by indicating your interest in bold limegreen. Signups will be open for approximately 24 hours, or until we have six signups, whichever comes later. In the case that there are more than six people who have signed up, then six players will be randomly selected from all that have signed up.

    We'll be playing as closely to the rules as set by FFG as possible by restricting private conversation between players. Because everything that's done in the game will be public and referable, I won't be strict about the note-taking rules, however. For this game, we won't be playing with the optional Betrayal cards, unless there is high demand for using them from the players.

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    !Sign up please

    (I haven't played before, but would love to have a go).

  • vertrouevertroue I am Female Totes Not a SithRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    !Signup as well This looks like a blast.

    Failing on the coding tonight....>.<

    vertroue on
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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    sign up . New to this also.

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  • NotoriusBENNotoriusBEN Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Sign up newbie game then?

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  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    !Sign up please

    I'm new to play-by-post games, played Rex once.

    I can imagine the bidding phase taking a long time (relative to all other phases) though.

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  • BogartBogart Registered User regular
    sign up. Another newbie here.

  • jakobaggerjakobagger KøbenhavnRegistered User regular
    Signup!

    I've played two games of Dune before, but haven't tried Rex yet. The betrayal cards are those new things allowing solo victories in an alliance right? I can live without those. I hope we are playing with traitorous leaders though.

  • Majestic GoatMajestic Goat Registered User
    edited March 2012
    Very Interested sign up
    In fact I'm going to buy this game tomorrow and try it with friends

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    So,
    Lazax = Emperor
    Sol = Fremen
    Jol-Nar = Atredies
    Letnev = Harkonnen
    Hacan = Guild
    Xxcha = Bene Gesserit
    ?

    And signup

  • jakobaggerjakobagger KøbenhavnRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Phyphor wrote: »
    So,
    Lazax = Emperor
    Sol = Fremen
    Jol-Nar = Atredies
    Letnev = Harkonnen
    Hacan = Guild
    Xxcha = Bene Gesserit
    ?

    And signup

    Yep. I am very sad they couldn't license the theme as well as the mechanics. The Twilight Imperium universe doesn't really do it for me, generally. But Dune is in like my top five of all time, so I must deal with it.jpg

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  • SeGaTaiSeGaTai Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Never really got into Dune and find the TI universe interesting enough for basic sci-fi. Signup

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    jakobagger wrote: »
    Phyphor wrote: »
    So,
    Lazax = Emperor
    Sol = Fremen
    Jol-Nar = Atredies
    Letnev = Harkonnen
    Hacan = Guild
    Xxcha = Bene Gesserit
    ?

    And signup

    Yep. I am very sad they couldn't license the the theme as well as the mechanics. The Twilight Imperium universe doesn't really do it for me, generally. But Dune is in like my top five of all time, so I must deal with it.jpg

    Yeah, it's a shame the Dune games didn't really go anywhere

  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    !signup Never played Dune, probably won't have the time to read the rules to this today, so I guess count me in as a reserve.

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    Game Setup

    The RNG has spoken, and this will be our player list for this game:
    1. Egos
    2. jakobagger
    3. Phyphor
    4. Alegis
    5. vertroue
    6. blahmcblah
    Reserves, if necessary, will be called in the following order:
    • BobCesca
    • NotoriusBEN
    • SeGaTai
    • Majestic Goat
    • Bogart
    Starting from Egos and going down, each player will publicly choose one race to play by noting it in bold limegreen. Once all races have been selected, Traitor cards will go out via private message - each player (except the Letnev) will select one and return the remaining three to me via PM. jakobagger and blahmcblah are also tasked with each giving me a number from 0 to 20 to determine the starting position of the dreadnought fleet - they can do this after getting traitor cards or opt to do so before then if desired. Once the dreadnought fleet has been placed, each player will obtain one Strategy Card, two in the case of the Letnev. The Sol player should then choose where to set their starting units, or may opt to tell me via PM where they will be placed before this step.

    And then the game can start in earnest.

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    I'm thinking Letnev

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger KøbenhavnRegistered User regular
    Dang it, I was going to say that.

    Alright, Lazax for me then.

  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    I am going to finish a game as the Fremen Sol dammit!

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  • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    hmmmmm

    I'll try Xxcha-40px.png space turtles (Xxcha Kingdom)

  • vertrouevertroue I am Female Totes Not a SithRegistered User regular
    I will take Jol-Nar

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    That leaves the Emirates of Hacan to blahmcblah.

    Traitor cards are going out.

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    Dreadnought fleet placement: jakobagger dials 9, blahmcblah dials 17. The difference is 8, so the dreadnought fleet will start in that sector.

    Strategy cards will be going out shortly; I will need to know what locations Phyphor will deploy his initial units. Round 1 will follow after this is performed.

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  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    1 in Imperial Palace
    5 in Tilzin Commerce Region
    4 in Sai Morgai Industrial Sector

  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Round 1

    Pre-Game Setup

    Players have selected the following races:
    Egos - Barony of Letnev
    jakobagger - Lazax Empire
    Phyphor - Federation of Sol
    Alegis - Xxcha Kingdom
    vertroue - Universities of Jol-Nar
    blahmcblah - Emirates of Hacan

    Dreadnought fleet placement: jakobagger dials 9, blahmcblah dials 17: the bombardment fleet will start in Sector 8.

    Phyphor places 1 unit in the Imperial Palace, 5 units in Tilzin Commerce Region, and 4 units in Sai Morgai Industrial Sector.

    Current Situation

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    Letnev-40px.png Barony of Letnev - Egos
    Spoiler:
    Lazax-40px.png Lazax Empire - jakobagger
    Spoiler:
    Sol-40px.png Federation of Sol - Phyphor
    Spoiler:
    Xxcha-40px.png Xxcha Kingdom - Alegis
    Spoiler:
    JolNar-40px.png Universities of Jol-Nar - vertroue
    Spoiler:
    Hacan-40px.png Emirates of Hacan - blahmcblah
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    Round 1: Phase 1: Influence Phase

    The top card of the Influence deck is drawn: it is a Sol Offensive. Since it is the first round of the game, it is set aside and a new card is drawn: Critical Intel. 8 Influence is placed in the Imperial Intelligence HQ (sector 10) and 6 Influence is placed in the Tarraguth Slums (sector 1). Phyphor peeks at the top card of the Bombardment deck as per his racial advantage. The previously drawn Sol Offensive is placed back into the Influence deck, which is reshuffled.

    Round 1: Phase 2: Bidding Phase

    No players are at their card limit and all players have at least one Influence, so a maximum of six cards will be auctioned off during the Phase. vertroue peeks at the first Strategy card to be auctioned, bidding begins with Egos. Remember that on your turn you must bid more than the previous bidder (or 1 if the first bidder) or pass, and that once you pass, you may no longer bid on that card.

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    I think I'll bid 2

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger KøbenhavnRegistered User regular
  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Already out of my price range, pass

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    Alegis has conditional orders to pass on this card. vertroue is up next.

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  • vertrouevertroue I am Female Totes Not a SithRegistered User regular
    edited April 2012
    pass

    vertroue on
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  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    Pass.

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  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    I think I get another shot at it?

    if so I'll pass

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  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    Round 1: Phase 2: Bidding Phase

    jakobagger is the last player to not pass and wins the Strategy card, paying 3 influence to the bank. (Lazax Influence 10 --> 7)

    vertroue peeks at the second Strategy card, and jakobagger starts the bidding.

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  • jakobaggerjakobagger KøbenhavnRegistered User regular
  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    Alegis has conditional orders to pass on this card. vertroue is up next.

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  • vertrouevertroue I am Female Totes Not a SithRegistered User regular
  • blahmcblahblahmcblah President Klepto In your Quorum, stealing your pensRegistered User regular
    Pass.

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    President Romo Lampkin in BSG: Daybreak Game 1
  • EgosEgos God Hand Registered User regular
    Pass

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