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  1. Twilight Imperium (I) - Game Thread

    13 April 2018 - 09:32 PM

    Current Game Status: Status Phase 6

    Gnaw >> Morgoth >> Khell >> Tapper >> Twelve >> Nico >> IH >> Tatts >> Blend

    Current Points:

    IH: 11 VP ( PO: 5 | SO: 3 | SftT: Blend, Khell, ItGnaw )

    Khell: 10 VP ( PO: 5 | SO: 1 | SftT: Twelve | Custodians Token | Imperial x2)

    Twelve: 8 VP ( PO: 5 | SO: 3 )
    ItGnaws: 8 VP ( PO: 4 | SO: 2 | Imperial x1 )
    Tatts: 8 VP ( PO: 5 | SO: 2 | SftT: Nico ) (post-game-end)

    Morgoth: 7 VP ( PO: 4 | SO: 2 | SftT: Tapper )

    Tapper: 5 VP ( PO: 4 | SO: 0 | SftT: Morgoth )


    Nico: 4 VP ( PO: 2 | SO: 0 | SftT: Tatts, IH )
    Blend: 4 VP ( PO: 3 | SO: 1 )






    Latest Game Map:

    Spoiler




    Current Slate of Agendas:

    REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT (LAW)
    FOR: Players cannot exhaust planets to cast votes during the agenda phase. Each player may cast 1 vote on each agenda.
    AGAINST: At the start of the next strategy phase, each player that voted "Against" exhausts all of his cultural planets.

    ANTI-INTELLECTUAL REVOLUTION (LAW)
    FOR: After a player researches a technology, they must destroy one of their nonfighter ships.
    AGAINST: At the start of the next strategy phase each player exhausts one planet for each technology they own.

    (NOTE: If Representative Government resolves as FOR, it will immediately apply to Anti-Intellectual Revolution)


    Current Laws:

    RESEARCH TEAM: CYBERNETIC -- When the owner of planet Thibah researches technology they may exhaust this planet to ignore a yellow prerequisite.

    EXECUTIVE SANCTIONS -- All players have a maximum of 3 action cards in hand.

    CORE MINING (LAW) - Mehar Xull's resource value is increased by 2 (from 1 to 3). REPEALED




    Public Objectives:

    Erect a Monument -- 1VP -- Status Phase -- Spend 8 resources.
    Fulfilled by: Tatts, Blend, Morgoth, Nico, Khell

    Lead From the Front -- 1VP -- Status Phase -- Spend a total of 3 tokens from your tactic and/or strategy pools.
    Fulfilled by: IH, Tapper

    Diversify Research -- 1VP -- Status Phase -- Own 2 technologies in each of 2 colors.
    Fulfilled by: Twelve, Khell, Tatts, IH, Blend, ItGnaws

    Negotiate Trade Routes -- 1VP -- Status Phase -- Spend 5 trade goods.
    Fulfilled by: Khell, Twelve, Blend, Nico, ItGnaws

    Expand Borders -- 1VP -- Status Phase -- Control 6 Planets in non-home systems.
    Fulfilled by: Morgoth, Tapper, Twelve, ItGnaws, IH, Tatts

    Revolutionize Warfare -- 2VP -- Status Phase -- Own 3 unit upgrade technologies.
    Fulfilled by: Tapper, ItGnaws, Twelve, Morgoth

    Form Galactic Brain Trust -- 2VP -- Status Phase -- Control 5 planets that have technology specialties.


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  2. Sign-ups for play-by-forum Twilight Imperium

    08 April 2018 - 08:44 PM

    This is the sign-up thread for a play-by-forum game of Twilight Imperium


    What is Twilight Imperium (hereafter abbreviated as TI4)? It's an empire-building space opera board game. In TI4, each player commands a race that is rebuilding and expanding their domain over a fall galaxy with the goal of becoming prestigious enough to successfully claim the long-abandoned throne of the galaxy-ruling Lazax.

    The expanding across a galaxy made of space-hexagons should be familiar to those who previously played in this forum's games of Eclipse, but in TI4 you'll find there are a lot more mechanics and objectives oriented towards diplomatic negotiations, political influence or obstruction, economic trade, and secrecy.

    I'm setting up the main thread for the game now, which is here: https://forum.malaza...ght-imperium-i/

    If you'd like to read the rules before (or after) you decide to sign up, the best way is with the Learn to Play manual. It's a lengthy read, and the concept of "activations" that drives one of the biggest mechanics of the game might take a couple reads before it starts to make sense, but once you see it in action it 'clicks' really easily and generally-speaking TI4's rules do a great job of following the theme naturally so for the most part things will "just make sense" without you needing to actually have memorized all the minutiae.

    Alternatively, here's a Learn to Play video and here's a review of the game.

    Plus I'll be here to help guide everyone, and I won't be playing, just moderating, so my advice should be unbiased and you can ask secret questions by PM.


    The plan is to start the game next weekend (with some setup like choosing your race done throughout this week). Given how long the Eclipse games averaged and how the mechanics compare (TI4 has a bit fewer turns and consequently less waiting for players), I guesstimate the game will end around the end of June.

    We can play with an absolute minimum of 3, but I'd like to get up to 6. We can go up to an absolute maximum of 9 players. It'll be first-come-first-served.


    1. Morgoth
    2. Gnaw+ItWaesNom
    3. Tapper
    4. Tatts
    5. Blend
    6. Nico
    7. twelve
    8. IH
    9. Khell
  3. Twilight Imperium (I) - Chatty Thread

    04 April 2018 - 02:42 PM

    This thread has all the necessary rules/references and is a place where you can chat/ask questions/negotiate/wheedle/offer bribes freely. Anyone observing the game is welcome to post here, too, though I'd ask you to refrain from giving direct advice to specific players.

    There will be a separate thread for (and only for) official posts of the game itself.

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    LinearPhilosopher 

    24 Mar 2015 - 01:35
    you are amazing, i just modified my settings
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    King Lear 

    09 May 2014 - 13:26
    I've done that way too many times myself!
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    Gust Hubb 

    18 Feb 2012 - 17:04
    Approve of the art links now D'rek ?
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    Gust Hubb 

    29 May 2011 - 02:44
    So I won?
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    foolio 

    18 Aug 2010 - 19:31
    new avatar makes me think, Drek--worm of autumn-matic machine gun.
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    hmqb 

    09 Jul 2010 - 02:34
    the cat that smiles gets all the respect in the end.
    theirs a life lesson for you in that.
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    MiMo 

    09 Feb 2010 - 09:15
    Ah, oh yeah! Steve Irvin rule(d) :D
    *stomps through the jungle, sees a jaghut charging* "Oh, look at that, what a beauty!" *grabs her cheeks and wriggles her in the camera* *gets head ripped off* lol
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    Obdigore 

    04 Feb 2010 - 22:54
    D'reks new malazan project is = a new and updated dragon/soletaken geniology?
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    Path-Shaper 

    15 Jul 2009 - 10:17
    awesome job on the new dragon avatars!
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    Assail 

    21 Apr 2009 - 03:18
    Lmao it's a long ass story. I was offering her my dick in a box as a joke, through much rejection I said I was crying like the dude who acts like Boy George from the wedding singer, the way he looks lead TB to call me a male prostitute. After flinging my junk back into my face she also determined that I was gay lmao
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