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Twilight Imperium: 4th edition - Game #1: And they're off!

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    (the best thing about TI is how much I already regret that card choice)

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
    HedgethornPreda
  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    The other thing I'd think about adding to the map is a player-color-race key.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Mojo_Jojo wrote: »
    (the best thing about TI is how much I already regret that card choice)

    Anyone can take back decisions up until the next player makes a decision or a die is rolled.

    Also goldenrod is a lot more readable color to use for yellow.

    MrBody on
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    The other thing I'd think about adding to the map is a player-color-race key.

    Added to user names for the player mats. They will also always be listed in clockwise order from the 12 o clock position (Blarney as L1z1x first).

    Elvenshae
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    @Hedgethorn

    hedges...thorns...playing the plants

    MrBody on
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  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    I'll take Leadership.

    @Brody

  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    @MrBody Is there a tech specialty on my home planet? I swear it looks like there's a blurry icon where the tech specialty symbol would be, but maybe I'm imagining that.

  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Construction

    I can read

    Brody on
    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

    The Monster Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson
    Elvenshae
  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

    The Monster Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson
  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Hedgethorn wrote: »
    MrBody Is there a tech specialty on my home planet? I swear it looks like there's a blurry icon where the tech specialty symbol would be, but maybe I'm imagining that.

    You hear a voice from beyond the void:

    In TI4, none of the starting planets have tech specialties.

    You are seeing the spores of the grand symphony filtering through the atmosphere of your beautiful self, allowing your population of 1 to communicate to all things at land, sea, air, and in space.

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    HedgethornElvenshae
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Every home system tile has that race's emblem in the bottom left corner.

  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    Diplomacy

    @MrBlarney

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    What's this? A new map?

    It's so...flush!

    Elvenshae
  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    I will take (3) Politics.

    @Elvenshae to close things out.

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  • ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Technology (7)

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    One thing I'd totally missed about the politics card (it's not super clear in the how to play) is that you can target yourself to be the new speaker. The only restriction is that you can't give the speaker to whoever currently holds it.

    I'd assumed it was like the slightly messy Politics 2 from TI3.

    Good change!

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Elvenshae wrote: »
    Technology (7)

    Good old fashioned red is fine for Creuss.

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Round 1 - Action phase

    Map
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    Objectives
    I - Lead from the Front - Spend a total of 3 tokens from your strategy and/or tactics pool - 1 VP
    I - Diversify Research - Own 2 technologies in each of 2 colors. - 1 VP
    I- ???
    I- ???
    I- ???
    II- ???
    II- ???
    II- ???
    II- ???
    II - ???

    Victory Track
    Mojo - 0
    Brody - 0
    Hedgethorn - 0
    Elvenshae - 0
    Preda - 0
    MrBlarney - 0

    Technologies
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    Promissory notes (any player may give these to another, "black player" was just for that set; insert your own color)
    Race specific promissory notes (only the stated race may give these)

    Player mats

    MrBlarney
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    Elvenshae
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    Mojo **Speaker**
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    Hedgethorn
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    Brody
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    Preda
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    Strategy cards
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    Hedgethorn - Leadership 1 *current turn*
    Preda - Diplomacy 2
    MrBlarney- Politics 3

    Brody - Construction 4
    Mojo - Warfare 6
    Elvenshae - Technology 7


    @Hedgethorn

    There are special abilities, techs, and action cards that provide actions, but for the most part your action turn will either be playing your strategy card (and using your strategic action tokens to play off the secondary of others' cards), activating a system to move into or build in it (using your tactical tokens), or passing (ends your actions for the phase other than playing off others' strategy cards; you cannot pass if your strategy card has not been played).

    Keep in mind the timing of moving and stuff like warfare or construction, as you cannot move out of a system that you have activated that turn.

    MrBody on
  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Okay, I'm pretty sure this is a legal move for the Arborec. Do correct me if I'm wrong -- I played half a game of TI3 years ago, but nothing since.

    Activate the Corneeo/Resculon system.
    Move 1 Carrier, 2 fighters, and 2 Infantry from Nestphar to the Corneeo/Resculon system.
    Invade Corneeo with 1 infantry.
    Invade Resculon with 1 infantry.
    Produce in the Corneeo/Resculon system using Arborec's special power of infantry production.
    Exhaust Nestphar to generate three resources.
    Produce 1 Cruiser and 1 Destroyer.
    Turn complete.


    @MrBody

    Edited the production step (twice).
    (Sorry.)

    Hedgethorn on
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    The production is legal, the payment is not. Captured planets are exhausted when you take them.

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  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    Oops. Didn't catch that. Exhaust Nestphar instead.

    @MrBody

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Nestphar is only worth 3 resources. A dread and destroyer cost 5 total.

    @Hedgethorn

  • HedgethornHedgethorn Associate Professor of Historical Hobby Horses In the Lions' DenRegistered User regular
    You must have caught me just between edits. One cruiser and one destroyer, please. The orders above should be right now.

    @MrBody

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Righto!

    @Preda

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    Wait how did he produce? He didn't activate a system with a space dock and his racial power produces infantry during the status phase

    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Arborec infantry has a production capacity of 1.

    Mojo_Jojo
  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Reading failure again

    Brody on
    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

    The Monster Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Although in TI3 the rule was that Arborec infantry couldn't produce if they had moved that turn. I don't see any mention of that restriction here though.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    I'd entirely missed his infantry had production. Scary stuff.

    Mojo_Jojo on
    Homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule
    Elvenshae
  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    Activate Mellon-Zohbat.
    Get everything that moves there (cruiser, carrier, 2 fighters, 2 GF).
    Land Ground forces 1 per planet.
    Rest.


    @MrBlarney next

  • MrBlarneyMrBlarney Registered User regular
    Activate the Bereg-Lirta IV system.
    Move in 1 Dreadnought, 1 Carrier, 2 Fighters, and 3 Infantry from the L1z1x Home System.
    Land 2 Infantry on Bereg, 1 Infantry on Lirta IV.


    (Tac pool 3 --> 2)

    @Brody has the next action.

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  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    I checked on BGG. Confirmed that Arborec no longer have the old movement restriction for their ground forces production ability.

    ElvenshaeBrody
  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Activate the New Albion-Starpoint system
    Move Carrier with 3 Infantry and 1 Fighter and 1 Destroyer to New Albion-Starpoint
    Land 1 Infantry on New Albion, 2 on Starpoint.


    Command Counter -1

    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

    The Monster Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson
  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

    The Monster Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    A note to TI3 vets: keep in mind that dreads now start with 1 carrying capacity! (2 for L1z1x)

    I'll allow take backs for everyone's very first move only.

    MrBody on
  • BrodyBrody The Watch The First ShoreRegistered User regular
    Do planetary research bonus's count for unit upgrades?

    "I will write your name in the ruin of them. I will paint you across history in the color of their blood."

    The Monster Baru Cormorant - Seth Dickinson
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Brody wrote: »
    Do planetary research bonus's count for unit upgrades?

    They count as a prerequisite for any tech. Unit upgrades are treated just like any other tech (except that they do not have a color and thus never count as a prerequisite themselves).

    To use when purchasing a tech, the planet must be unexhausted. Exhaust it to use its tech bonus to bypass one single prerequisite of that color. A planet used this way for its tech specialty cannot also use its resources to pay for the tech; it's either resources OR the tech specialty.

  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Activate Abyz-Fria system
    Move 1 Carrier, 1 fighter, 2 ground troops
    Land a ground force on each

    Mojo_Jojo on
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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo But do you really believe him? Registered User regular
    @Elvenshae you're up

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