We are the Space Cats. You are the Space Cats. We are all Space Cats, and we must seek to be the greatest Space Cats we can be. So, for your furry pleasure (no, not that furry pleasure), we have our Guide on the Emirates of Hacan. It’s a faction that relies HEAVILY on the relationships at the table, which makes it a very difficult guide to spell out, so stick with us while we describe some pretty wobbly ideas!

 

11:06 - Overview

38:30 - Round One

1:11:22 - Problems

1:17:30 - Tech Paths

1:27:04 - Trading

1:54:56 - Mid and Late Game

1:51:08 - RULES QUIZ!

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It’s another Dune week, finally! This time, we’re learning how to play Harkonnen. They’re a tricky faction that require a lot of subterfuge. Their abilities don’t amount to a lot if not used properly, so it’s important to think outside of the box!

 

After the guide, we have a deluge of Tournament Updates. Nine more games were played this week, and we want to keep you up to date on all of them, so get ready!

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The Galactic Council is just as into tournament season as we are, and as such they have voted for us to do an episode all about Tournament Drafting. We did an episode recently where we went over this year’s Draft Rules, but we didn’t get to expand on what those rules might result in. So today, we do a handful of Mock Drafts just to get a better look at what kind of strategic thoughts come up with drafting and what games can look like on the other side.

 

After that, there are TOURNAMENT UPDATES. We had three games by the time of this recording, so we have to talk about what happened. And AFTER THAT, there is three weeks worth of errata to make up for! This one is a chunker, so prepare your brain for two and a half hours of SCPT!

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2020 is upon us, and the only appropriate way to close out 2019 is with an annual Faction Tier List. An Absolutely Real, Super Important, 100% 2019 Huge SCPT Faction Tier List. This year we chose to approach the list with the tournament in mind, and this tier list is based on the faction when they are played by 6 high-level, Finalist worthy players. It changes up some of our assumptions about a lot of factions. There are a lot of great factions we’ve routinely see under-perform, and plenty of “bad” factions that hold up just.

 

Also! There is some very important Patreon information in the back half of this one, so please stick around so you can hear the major changes coming to the show in 2020. Not just for our Patrons, but for the structure of the show itself!

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We survived the holidays, which means we survived yet another Holiday Spectacular. This year’s show was extra special because we were able to play with all of the members of our original Twilight Imperium crew. Most of us played our classic factions, but the game itself was a wild ride with some players taking the game significantly less seriously than others. Today, we chat with one of those players, Shawn, about the game, as well as some games of Dune and Root that we’ve been playing over the holiday break.

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Patience_is_a_Virtue is a bit of a legend in the TTS community due to the strange situations he seems to always get himself in. And the reason he gets into these situations? Because he hasn’t told his wife, family, or job that he plays this game online with other nerds. He has quit many times in the past, but the fun community consistently brings him back in. But, the fact that no one in his real life knows he’s playing remains the same. So today, we get to the WHY, HOW, and WHAT?!

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We went to PAX Unplugged and all we got was the best episode of our show ever. We sat down with Cole Wehrle of Leder Games and discussed his upcoming work-in-progress, Oath. It’s a remarkable game that we can’t wait to sink our teeth into. We cover how to play, what kind of design Cole is trying to achieve, as well as some design insights into his last hit Root, and some notes on his history with Twilight Imperium. 

 

5:47 - Oath Overview

33:18 - Cole Interview: Oath

51:20 - Cole Interview: Root

58:28 - Cole Interview: Twilight Imperium

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The tournament is looming over us, and with many players starting to get in practice games this seemed like the perfect time to go over a lot of our rules and expectations for the tournament. But, in addition to our specific guidelines, this episode serves as an analysis of what role we feel the moderator of a game is meant to fill and when it is important to follow strict timing procedure. So hopefully you can find this useful whether you’re in the tournament or not!

 

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It’s our second official foray into the world of Dune. To get things started, it seemed important to start digging into each of the factions. We didn’t start with something as brave as a “strategy guide,” but getting started with an in-depth overview and analysis of House Atreides seemed safe. They’re a great starter faction, especially if you want to learn the components quickly and have an urge to make bold plays!

 

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Our third new Strategy Guide is for our toughest faction yet. Sardakk N’Orr start with some glaring weaknesses, and many question the power of their only true ability. Today we uncover what could be some reliable strategies to employ and the best ways to overcome these weaknesses.

 

4:22 Sardakk N’Orr Overview

28:33 Early Game Rounds

56:05 Tech Paths

1:11:30 Trading

1:16:23 Mid Game

1:23:51 Late Game

1:30:00 Pre-Errata

 

Check out the Schroeder Semifinal Sardakk game mentioned!

 

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