Battlestar Galactica 33 1/3 The Network Gun

What manner of madness is this?

We’ll see. Welcome to a whole new world of finger paintings on walls, poop smeared on paper and called a script, and writers strike induced confusion! For our third of a century shindig we are celebrating by introducing Demetrius.

Will we regret it, or will hilarity ensue?

BSG Rulebook
Pegasus Rulebook
Exodus Rulebook
Daybreak Rulebook
BSG Errata

Refresher

The game will run with the Cylon Basestar board, found on page 12 of Exodus rules. Cylon ships, after a jump, move to that board. Cylon activations advance a tracker there. Revealed Cylon players may go there to take two of the possible actions listed, no discard to move there or back (unlike C1 or Pegasus for humans).

We will also be using the Demetrius rules from Daybreak page 14. Demetrius adds powerful options for humans, at a cost. The Demetrius bridge can be used to activate a skill check mission. These missions are high difficulty, usually 3 skill checks. Pass effects can include removing heavy raiders and centurions from the board, and then the game, remove Basestars from the board, and the game, giving all human players miracle tokens back, destroying the resurection hub for Cylons, preventing Super Crisis cards from being drawn, or adding distance. Once a mission has been played, it goes on to the Active Mission face up (for passed checks with distance) or face down (for failure or non distance missions). You may not play a mission if there is already an Active Mission card. When the fleet jumps you remove any active mission and resolve any result.

It also enables the Search for Earth mission, which is 10 distance, and 5 distance for the Sleeper phase.

If no Cylon ships are on the main board, follow rules on P13 to place them on the pursuit board. I recommend everyone take a brief look, for brevity. They’re not too hard. We also gain the CAG title, which deals with a few small issues, and they are responsible for placing civilian ships. Succession is same rules as Admiral.

Ship stats:

Viper 5-7 damaged, 8 destroyed
Mk VII 6-7 damaged, 8 destroyed, may move two spaces instead of one.
Assault Raptor 7-8 destroyed, damage basestar with 7-8

Nuke
1-2 damage basestar twice
3-6 destroy basestar
7 destroy basestar and 3 raiders
8 destroy all ships in space area

We will be using all characters from Pegasus, Daybreak, and Exodus plus New and Exciting Characters.

We will be playing with Mutiny cards and Miracle tokens.

Miracle tokens refer only to Once Per Game abilities. You may only have a max of one. If, for some reason, a card would grant you a token and you already have one, you may not gain a second. However, if you have used your OPG, getting a Miracle token will allow you to use your OPG ability.

Some actions will force a player to take a Mutiny card. You may only have one in your hand. If you are forced to take a second Mutiny card, immediately go to the Brig and then check out the new experimental rules. Revealed Cylon players may not have Mutiny cards.

Previous Game Outcomes

1 - Ginger Yellow, Knightsaber, rowe33, soondifferent, ShivaX
Cylons - Fuel - ShivaX, rowe33
2 - scottagibson, rowe33, Knightsaber, Otthegreat, Lantz
Cylons - Morale - scott, Knight
3 - Lantz, rowe33, scottagibson, Otthegreat, Knightsaber
Humans - Lantz, scottagibson, Knightsaber
4 - Otthegreat, Lantz, scottagibson, rowe33, Otagan
Cylons - Destroyed Galactica - Lantz, Otagan
5 - Lantz, Otagan, Otthegreat, scottagibson, ShivaX, soondifferent, rowe33
Cylons - Destroyed Galactica - scottagibson, soondifferent, Otagan CL
6 - soondifferent, Otthegreat, Knightsaber, rowe33, Blueboy08, scottagibson
Humans - Otthegreat, Knightsaber CL, rowe33, scottagibson
7 - Otthegreat, scottagibson, CaseyRobinson, rowe33, CraigM, Jørn Weines
Cylons - Destroyed Galactica - Otthegreat, scottagibson, CraigM CL
8 - rowe33, CaseyRobinson, Knightsaber, Jørn Weines, soondifferent, Otthegreat
Humans - rowe33 CL, CaseyRobinson, Jørn Weines, Otthegreat
9 MEGA GAME - Lantz, Scottagibson, Rowe33, Otthegreat, Soondifferent, Knightsaber, Jostly, JefferyB, Jørn Weines
Humans - Scottagibson, Rowe33, Jostly, Jeffreyb, Soondifferent CL
10 - Jeffreyb, Soondifferent, Knightsaber, Rowe33, Jostly, Lantz
Cylons - Fuel - soondifferent, Jostly (CL), Lantz
11 - Otthegreat, Soondifferent, Knightsaber, Rowe33, Jostly, CaseyRobinson
Cylons - Centurions - CaseyRobinson, soondifferent, Rowe33 (CL)
12 - legowarrior, jeffreyb, Rowe33, Woodlance, Jorn_Weines, Tim_N
Cylons - Morale - jeffreyb, Rowe33, JornWeines (CL)_
13 - CraigM, legowarrior, Scottagibson, Lantz, Rowe33, jeffreyb(CL)
Humans - legowarrior, Lantz, Rowe33
14 - Rowe33, Jorn_Weines, jeffreyb, Lantz, soondifferent, Knightsaber
Cylons - Centurions - jeffreyb, soondifferent, Lantz (CL)
15 - Lantz, Otthegreat, Rowe33, Jorn_Weines, jeffreyb, soondifferent
Humans - Lantz, Jorn_Weines, jeffreyb
16 - CraigM(CL), Otthegreat, Jorn_Weines, Lantz, soondifferent, Rowe33
Cylons - Fuel - Jorn_Weines, Rowe33
17 - Knightsaber(CL), Jørne Weines, soondifferent, Lantz, rowe33, jeffreyb
Humans - Jørne, Lantz, jeffreyb, Knightsaber
18 - Knightsaber, jeffreyb, scottagibson, caseyrobinson(CL), Jørn Weines, Lantz
Cylons (fuel) Jeffreyb, Lantz, Caseyrobinson
19 - Perky Goth, soondifferent, Rowe33, Otthegreat, Jeffreyb
Cylons - Fuel - Jeffreyb, soondifferent
20- Rho21, Perky Goth, Lantz, Jeffreyb, Rowe33
Humans - Rho21, Perky Goth, Rowe33
21- jeffreyb, Lantz, Jorn_Weines, rho21, soondifferent
Cylons - Population - jeffreyb, rho21
21b - Perky_Goth, rowe33, CaseyRobinson, Otthegreat, Lantz
Cylons - Fuel - Otthegreat, Lantz
22 - Otthegreat, soondifferent, rho21, rowe33, Lantz
Humans - soondifferent, rho21, rowe33
23 - CraigM, rowe33, Strollen, Jorn_Weines, Perky_Goth
Cylons - Morale - Jorn_Weines, Perky_Goth
24 - soondifferent, Otthegreat, jeffreyb, scottagibson, Lantz
Humans - soondifferent, jeffreyb, Lantz
25 - Knightsaber, Jorn_Weines, Perky_Goth, Navaronegun, rowe33
Humans - Perky_Goth, Navaronegun, rowe33
26 - rowe33, Knightsaber, Lantz, Navaronegun, rho21
Cylons - Fuel - rowe33, Knightsaber
27 - jeffreyb, Jorn_Weines, Otthegreat, soondifferent, scottagibson
Cylons - Population - Otthegreat, scottagibson
28 - Jorn_Weines, jeffreyb, Perky_Goth, soondifferent, rowe33
Cylons - Fuel - Jorn_Weines, soondifferent
29 - rho21, Perky_Goth, Snebmi, soondifferent, Jorn_Weines
Humans - rho21, Perky_Goth, Jorn_Weines
30 - Lantz, Jorn_Weines, Perky_Goth, Cuthbert, rowe33
Cylons - Destroyed Galactica- Perky_Goth, Cuthbert
31 - soondifferent, Lantz, rho21, rowe33, CaseyRobinson
Humans - rho21, rowe33, CaseyRobinson
32 - soondifferent, Cuthbert, Otthegreat, Jorn_Weines, Knightsaber
Cylons - Destroyed Galactica - Jorn_Weines, Knightsaber
33 - Lantz, Rowe33, Jorn Weines, Cuthbery, Soondifferent
???

Characters:

Military

Political

Pilots

Support

Succession

Roles

Cards:

Politics

Leadership

Tactics

Piloting

Engineering

Treachery

Locations:

Locations

The Galactica

FTL Control l Action: Jump the fleet if the Jump Preparation track is not in the red zone*
*may lose population

Weapons Control Action: Attack 1 Cylon ship with Galactica.

Communications Action: Look at the back of 2 civilian ships. You may then move them to adjacent area(s).

Research Lab Action: Draw 1 Engineering or 1 Tactics skill card.

Command Action: activate up to 2 unmanned vipers.

Admiral’s Quarters Action: Choose a character, then pass this skill check to send them to the “Brig”
*difficulty 7 Tactics/ Leadership challenge

Hangar Deck Action: Launch yourself in a Viper. You may then take 1 more action*
*Viper pilots only

Armory Action: Attack a Centurion on the Boarding Party track (destroyed on a roll of 7-8)

Sickbay You may only draw 1 Skill Card during your Receive Skill step

Brig You may not move, draw Crisis Cards, or add more than 1 card to skill checks. Action: Pass this skill check to move to any location*
*difficulty 7 Politics/ Tactics check

Colonial One

Quorum Chamber Action If you are the President, draw 1 Quorum card. You may then either draw 1 additional Quorum card or play 1 from your hand

Press Room Action: Choose another player to draw 1 Mutiny Card (He does not go to the “Brig”). He then keeps 1 of his Mutiny Cards, and discards the rest. You may then discard a Mutiny Card.

President’s Office Action: Draw 2 politics Skill Cards.

Administration Action: Draw 1 Mutiny Card. If the President has any Mutiny Cards, choose a player to the President title. If the “Accept Prophecy” card is in play, the President may discard it to keep his title.

Cylon Locations

Caprica Action: Play your Super Crisis Card or draw 2 Crisis Cards, choose 1 to resolve, and discard the other*
*No activate Cylon Ships step

Cylon Fleet Action: Activate all Cylon ships of one type, or launch 2 raiders and 1 heavy raider from each Basestar

Human Fleet Action: Look at the top card of the Crisis or Destination deck and place it on the top or bottom of that deck, then draw 2 Skill Cards: Or: Action: Infiltrate Galactica.

Resurrection Ship : Draw only 1 Skill Card during your Draw Skill Cards Step. Action: Draw 1 Super Crisis Card. (New to Pegasus)

Basestar Bridge Action: choose two of the following
*The CAG must place 1 civilian ship, following placement rules
*Place 1 Basestar or 3 raiders on any one space on this game board
*Roll a die 1-3 decrease jump track by 1, 4-8 increase pursuit track by 1
*Roll a die, if the result is less than the number of raiders on the main game board draw 2 Galactica damage tokens, choose 1 to resolve.

Pegasus Locations

Pegasus CiC : Action: Choose a Basestar and roll a die: 1-3 = Damage Pegasus; 4-6 = Damage Basestar; 7-8 = Damage Basestar Twice

Airlock : Action: Choose a character and pass this Skill Check to Execute them. (12, Politics-Tactics-Treachery). Reduce the difficulty of this check by 4 if the character is already in the ‘Brig’.

Main Batteries: Action: Choose a space area to affect and roll a die: 1 = Destroy 1 Civilian Ship; 2-3 = Damage 1 Viper; 4-6 = Destroy 2 Raiders; 7-8 = Destroy 4 Raiders.

Engine Room : Action: Discard 2 Skill cards to treat the next Crisis card drawn this turn as if it had a ‘prepare for jump’ (jump prep) icon.

Demetrius Locations

BridgeAction : if there is no Mission Card on the “Active Mission” space, activate the top card of the Mission Deck. Do not draw a Crisis card this turn .

Tactical plotAction : Look at the top card of the Mission deck and place on top or the bottom of the deck.

Captain’s CabinAction : Choose a skill type [it may be from outside your skill set]. Each player, including Cylon players, draws 1 Skill card of that type.**

Players and characters:

@Cuthbert - Gaius Baltar
@Jorn_Weines _ Military Lee
@soondifferent - Kat
@Lantz - Cally
@rowe33 - Dee

Player Characters

I am also going to call it out here, so it doesn’t get missed.

Demetrius uses Earth destination, which means 10 distance (there is 3 distance in the Demetrius 8 card mission deck), and 5 distance sleeper phase.

OG Baltar The G is for Gaius

@Jorn_Weines

Military Lee Adama.

@soondifferent

I hear @Lantz wants to shoot someone and I want to watch him shoot someone (from the safety of space), so I’ll go with a pilot. Haven’t seen Kat in a while @Lantz

After @Knightsaber dropped out so I wouldn’t shoot him it seems unsporting to not be:

Cally

@rowe33

Ok so we have 1 of each + a support. So I’ll probably multi-class into a Pilot/Politician or Pilot/Military role, assuming I hit all the attribute requirements. Will muse on this on my way home!

R.I.P. Baltar via pistol.

Gods damned, I was too busy enjoying Big Little Lies S2 to stop this from happening. This is on me.

Humans can only dual class, so unless you’re playing Cylon…

Install upgrades
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Actually we already seem to have a Pilot hybrid so I’ll go with Dee! Don’t think I’ve ever played her before.

@CraigM

Ok, great. If everyone wants to give me their card picks, as relevant, and I’ll start working up the board once I get the little ones in bef.

I believe I get none as first player. @Jorn_Weines

You get your regular full draw to start.

Which for OGB is simply what it is. Your choice comes later :)

Politics, Leadership, Engineering

One of each please. (L,T,E)

Of course a toaster cares about 4G data