Club PA 2.0 has arrived! If you'd like to access some extra PA content and help support the forums, check it out at patreon.com/ClubPA
The image size limit has been raised to 1mb! Anything larger than that should be linked to. This is a HARD limit, please do not abuse it.
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

The Expanse PbP- Twilight Struggle IN SPAAAACE!!!

124

Posts

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    Also @Daemonis for confirmation

    Steam Community page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/discrider/
    Oh hey! A knife!
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    A wild score card appears!

    1st score period

    Board
    EpDnMHx.jpg

    Cards
    lEohUri.jpg


    Factions (techs not available yet)
    Mr Body
    Stored cards:
    -Paolo Cortazar: Add and/or remove a total of 2 influence from Outer Planet bases.
    -Hybrid: Select a base. Draw the top card from the action card. Remove influence equal to the card's AP. If a core card, remove ALL influence. Put the card back on top of the deck.
    VVXhK4K.jpg
    Preda
    -Covert Ops: Exchange the position of any 2 influence tokens
    ermWMO2.jpg
    Daemonis
    -Esteban Sorrento-Gillis: Place up to 3 influence on bases where you have orbital control, no more than 1 per base.
    zT3O5g7.jpg
    Phyphor
    (Rocinante)
    -Water Riots: Each player scores 2 CP for each controlled water base OR place 1 influence on 2 separate waster bases.
    aEafYDY.jpg

    MrBody - Protogen
    Preda - Mars
    Daemonis - UN
    Phyphor - OPA


    @Daemonis

  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    Play Stealth Ships event, move a ship from Earth to Vesta, destroy all ships there
    @MrBody

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    oooooo

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Hard to decide if I should score or improve my position...

    Julie Mao. 1 influence in titan, 2 in the rings, move ship tycho -> jupiter

    @discrider for event

    Magic Box
    Academician Prokhor "Phyphor" Zakharov, Chief Scientist of China, Provost of the University of Planet - SE++ Megagame
  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    shouldn't be @Daemonis ?

    discrider
  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    whoops wrong d person

    Magic Box
    Academician Prokhor "Phyphor" Zakharov, Chief Scientist of China, Provost of the University of Planet - SE++ Megagame
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    I am an ever-present threat, so confusion is understandable.

    Steam Community page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/discrider/
    Oh hey! A knife!
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Nutin' but UN & Protogen events, yo.

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    So I finished the first season of the show. This game has some vague spoilers, mostly just the mere existence of stuff.
    Protogen and the hybrid mainly.

    I'd describe it as Babylon 5 without aliens, taking place entirely in our solar system, with the tone and cinematography of Battlestar Galactica.

    Preda
  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    Remove influence from Rhea and Ganymede
    @MrBody

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Next card is another score!

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited June 6
    Cotyar for 4 AP

    1 infuence Luna
    2 Eros
    Move Eros fleet to Vesta


    for event
    @Daemonis

    Going to assume Daemonis takes the event as he's already last on initiative. Keeps event so no input required.

    MrBody on
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    THREE score cards!

    1st score period

    Board (-1 CP for Protogen for taking Cotyar)
    VGAHxXH.jpg

    Cards
    qTpgy5e.jpg


    Factions (techs not available yet)
    Mr Body
    Stored cards:
    -Paolo Cortazar: Add and/or remove a total of 2 influence from Outer Planet bases.
    -Hybrid: Select a base. Draw the top card from the action card. Remove influence equal to the card's AP. If a core card, remove ALL influence. Put the card back on top of the deck.
    VVXhK4K.jpg
    Preda
    -Covert Ops: Exchange the position of any 2 influence tokens
    ermWMO2.jpg
    Daemonis
    -Esteban Sorrento-Gillis: Place up to 3 influence on bases where you have orbital control, no more than 1 per base.
    -Cotyar Ghazi: Play event during scoring. Peak at bonus chip and take 2 AP of actions.
    zT3O5g7.jpg
    Phyphor
    (Rocinante)
    -Water Riots: Each player scores 2 CP for each controlled water base OR place 1 influence on 2 separate waster bases.
    aEafYDY.jpg

    MrBody - Protogen
    Preda - Mars
    Daemonis - UN
    Phyphor - OPA

    @Preda

  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    (I did wonder where they were)

    Steam Community page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/discrider/
    Oh hey! A knife!
  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    Antony dresden for 4 AP. Move fleet from Ceres to Earth. Add 2 influence on Luna and one in the rings.

    @MrBody for event.

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Play Event, store for free (faction ability)

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    1st score period

    Board
    OI6mRg1.jpg

    Cards
    BU8J0uj.jpg


    Factions (techs not available yet)
    Mr Body
    Stored cards:
    -Paolo Cortazar: Add and/or remove a total of 2 influence from Outer Planet bases.
    -Hybrid: Select a base. Draw the top card from the action card. Remove influence equal to the card's AP. If a core card, remove ALL influence. Put the card back on top of the deck.
    -Antony Dresden: Add 1 influence to 3 different tech bases.
    VVXhK4K.jpg
    Preda
    -Covert Ops: Exchange the position of any 2 influence tokens
    ermWMO2.jpg
    Daemonis
    -Esteban Sorrento-Gillis: Place up to 3 influence on bases where you have orbital control, no more than 1 per base.
    -Cotyar Ghazi: Play event during scoring. Peak at bonus chip and take 2 AP of actions.
    zT3O5g7.jpg
    Phyphor
    (Rocinante)
    -Water Riots: Each player scores 2 CP for each controlled water base OR place 1 influence on 2 separate waster bases.
    aEafYDY.jpg

    MrBody - Protogen
    Preda - Mars
    Daemonis - UN
    Phyphor - OPA

    @Daemonis

  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    Play Nauvoo event, remove fleet from Vesta.
    @MrBody

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Silly Earthers

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Oh dear....

    1st score period

    Board
    8GWtx7K.jpg

    Cards
    5VyZq5c.jpg


    Factions (techs not available yet)
    Mr Body
    Stored cards:
    -Paolo Cortazar: Add and/or remove a total of 2 influence from Outer Planet bases.
    -Hybrid: Select a base. Draw the top card from the action card. Remove influence equal to the card's AP. If a core card, remove ALL influence. Put the card back on top of the deck.
    -Antony Dresden: Add 1 influence to 3 different tech bases.
    VVXhK4K.jpg
    Preda
    -Covert Ops: Exchange the position of any 2 influence tokens
    ermWMO2.jpg
    Daemonis
    -Esteban Sorrento-Gillis: Place up to 3 influence on bases where you have orbital control, no more than 1 per base.
    -Cotyar Ghazi: Play event during scoring. Peak at bonus chip and take 2 AP of actions.
    zT3O5g7.jpg
    Phyphor
    (Rocinante)
    -Water Riots: Each player scores 2 CP for each controlled water base OR place 1 influence on 2 separate waster bases.
    aEafYDY.jpg

    MrBody - Protogen
    Preda - Mars
    Daemonis - UN
    Phyphor - OPA

    @Phyphor


  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    Wow scores as 13th and 15th card of the first deck and 1st and 3rd of the second... Than we will have 12 cards with no scores assured before the final rush...

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    We're immediately going from zero to all techs in play.

    Also the region with the remaining 2 bonus chips is going to get swarmed.

  • Albino BunnyAlbino Bunny Quantronic Dreamgirl Registered User regular
    So I've done two games of this over the last few weeks. Would it be rude if I typed up a strategy post? Mostly because I've found it a super interesting experience.

  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Shrug I don't see a way out, didn't expect that this many score cards could even come at the same time

    Score

    How do we do this?

    Magic Box
    Academician Prokhor "Phyphor" Zakharov, Chief Scientist of China, Provost of the University of Planet - SE++ Megagame
  • discriderdiscrider Registered User regular
    edited June 8
    Phyphor wrote: »
    Shrug I don't see a way out, didn't expect that this many score cards could even come at the same time

    Score

    How do we do this?

    Well, you tell @Ketar privately what sector you're going to score (inner/belt/outer).
    Then everyone gets to play a stored card or Rocicante action.
    And then people in the now revealed sector get bonus points per controlled or otherwise more influenced colony, whilst those outside only get 1 point if in most controlled spot.

    Then Rocicante control goes to last place.

    But yeah, the full thing's in the Scoring spoiler in the OP.
    And @Ketar 's just there to keep the scorer honest.

    discrider on
    Steam Community page: http://steamcommunity.com/id/discrider/
    Oh hey! A knife!
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited June 8
    Phyphor wrote: »
    Shrug I don't see a way out, didn't expect that this many score cards could even come at the same time

    Score

    How do we do this?

    PM what you want to pick for the bonus sector. That sector will score everyone 2 points for 1st place on a base in that area, 1 point for 2nd (ties both get the next lowest value: i.e. tied for 1st gets them both 2nd place). You receive 1 bonus point for having most influence on a base with your faction's vital resource (inside or outside bonus sector). If you have the strongest fleet presence in orbit, you get +1 influence on every base that you already have influence on under that orbit.

    Starting on the player to your left, everyone goes around in turn order (not initiative) to play a stored event or the Rocinante.

    So, PM your bonus sector choice to Ketar. Let us know when that's done, then I'll play an event, then Preda, and so on.

    MrBody on
  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    MrBody wrote: »
    Starting on the player to your left, everyone goes around in turn order (not initiative) to play a stored event or the Rocinante..
    Only the player controlling the Rocinante may choose to use a Rocinante Event.

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Well, yeah.

    My one complaint about the show is Holden. He suuuuuucks but is the designated main character just because the writer says so. He spends all his time whining and moping, is always in charge for no reason despite making nothing but bad calls that gets everyone in trouble, and is the only member of the crew with zero skills to contribute.

  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Ok done

    Magic Box
    Academician Prokhor "Phyphor" Zakharov, Chief Scientist of China, Provost of the University of Planet - SE++ Megagame
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    Scoring events:

    Protogen
    Paolo Cortazar: Add and/or remove a total of 2 influence from Outer Planet bases.
    2 influence to Io


    @Preda

  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    -Covert Ops: Exchange the position of any 2 influence tokens. Excange white token on Ticho with red token on Titan.

    @Daemonis

  • DaemonisDaemonis Registered User regular
    No event. @Phyphor

  • PhyphorPhyphor Building Planet Busters Tasting FruitRegistered User regular
    Move rocinante to Saturn, kill mars fleet

    The belt

    So, the UN scores 9, Mars scores 11, Protogen scores 6, I score 10?

    Magic Box
    Academician Prokhor "Phyphor" Zakharov, Chief Scientist of China, Provost of the University of Planet - SE++ Megagame
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    edited June 13
    Scoring

    Earth- No orbital control
    Eurasia: UN (1+1)
    Africa: UN (1)
    Luna: Mars (1+1)

    Mars- Mars orbital control
    Mariner Valley: Mars (1)
    Londres Nova: Mars (1+1)

    Belt bonus sector (2/1)

    Ceres- No orbital control
    OPA (2)

    Vesta- No orbital control
    UN (2+1)
    Protogen (1)

    Tycho- No orbital control
    Mars (2+1)

    Eros- No orbital control
    Protogen (2+1)
    UN (1)

    Thoth- Mars orbital control
    Mars (2+1)
    Protogen (1)

    Jupiter- OPA orbital control
    Europa: OPA (1+1)
    Ganymede: UN (1+1)
    Io: Protogen (1)

    Saturn- OPA orbital control
    Rhea: OPA (1+1)
    The Rings: OPA (1+1)
    Titan: OPA (1+1)

    Total scores
    UN: +9 18
    Mars: +11 19
    OPA: +10 18
    Protogen: +6 14

    Rocinante control goes to Protogen
    Tech I unlocked for each faction
    1 fleet rebuilt on each player's home base

    MrBody on
  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    2nd score period

    Board
    qvkFjKw.jpg

    Cards
    oEnmJ0f.jpg


    Factions (techs not available yet)
    Mr Body
    (Rocinante)
    Stored cards:
    -Hybrid: Select a base. Draw the top card from the action card. Remove influence equal to the card's AP. If a core card, remove ALL influence. Put the card back on top of the deck.
    -Antony Dresden: Add 1 influence to 3 different tech bases.
    VVXhK4K.jpg
    Preda
    ermWMO2.jpg
    Daemonis
    -Esteban Sorrento-Gillis: Place up to 3 influence on bases where you have orbital control, no more than 1 per base.
    -Cotyar Ghazi: Play event during scoring. Peak at bonus chip and take 2 AP of actions.
    zT3O5g7.jpg
    Phyphor
    -Water Riots: Each player scores 2 CP for each controlled water base OR place 1 influence on 2 separate waster bases.
    aEafYDY.jpg

    MrBody - Protogen
    Preda - Mars
    Daemonis - UN
    Phyphor - OPA



  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    I'll spend a CP and take Dominoes for 3 AP

    Replace Mars influence on Luna with mine
    1 influence on Luna
    1 influence on Thoth


    @Preda
    @Phyphor
    for event

  • MrBodyMrBody Registered User regular
    I have to say I was not expecting the belt to be the bonus, although I guess that means that Phyphor spotted the same scoring strategy I did...

  • PredaPreda Registered User regular
    MrBody wrote: »
    I have to say I was not expecting the belt to be the bonus, although I guess that means that Phyphor spotted the same scoring strategy I did...

    I excanged Tycho cube (and wasn't the obvious choice...), it would have been a lot better for him if I didn't.

    Store event.

Sign In or Register to comment.