After a week of delay, we’re ready to present our Barony of Letnev Strategy Guide! Hardly as straight-forward as the Federation of Sol, The Barony require a bit more planning to find success. Unarguably powerful, they are still surprisingly hard to actually win with. So take a listen, and discover your safest use of the most massive fleets in the galaxy.

 

3:27 Barony of Letnev Overview

28:41 Early Game

1:12:20 Tech Paths

1:23:11 Trading

1:28:30 Mid Game

1:39:08 Pre-Errata (or Cheesy Bread of Letnev, by imsen)

1:47:05 Episode 103 Errata (Patreon Tourney 2020)

1:52:48 Episode 102 Errata (Can It Rex?)

 

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You’ve been waiting for this announcement for almost a year now. Okay, not THAT announcement. Man, every time I want to announce stuff on this show, you all freak out and start yelling “expansion” at me. This ain’t that! No, this is a 2020 SCPT Patreon Tournament! Some would argue that’s BETTER than a possible expansion, and we’re incredibly excited to break down the details of the upcoming tournament for you, right here, right now, today!

 

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This week’s episode topic is brought to you by the Galactic Council! Similar to our “Can It War Sun?” episode, today we’re taking a closer look at each factions’ chances of taking and holding Mecatol Rex. Why is Mecatol important, and what does it take to get there first and stay there longest? Stick around and we’ll tell you!

 

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We start the second season of the show off with a bang! It’s your stories! Your face! You’re responsible! It’s your fault! This Imperium Life, and it even gets an episode number. We’re really turning over a new leaf here. Anyways, enjoy your own mess.

 

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We’re a two year old pod-baby, and are celebrating our 100th episode at the same time. We’ve always hoped to sit down with the man behind all of the magic, Christian T. Petersen. Lucky for us, this was just the occasion to get ahold of him. This interview is an up close look with a lot of the original development of Twilight Imperium as a property and how the game and story has changed over the years and multiple editions. It was a great chance to see what kind of processes and thinking go into a game of such epic proportions! We loved having him on the show and we hope you all enjoy!

 

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Our copies of Dune finally came in, and we’ve been getting a lot of questions about what makes our second game so special. So we thought we should take the time and break down all the reasons we’re excited about Dune by Gale Force Nine, and how we hope to be able to start covering it on our show!

 

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We had the pleasure of meeting Nateraide in person at GenCon this year. And while we didn’t get to record his episode live at GenCon, he did come to us with a brilliant topic of discussion. So, join us for a dissection of the different styles of group metas that are most prevalent amongst the community, and what types of players each meta benefits the most!

 

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THIS is it. This is the episode you’ve been looking for. If you are looking to learn how to play the Federation of Sol or just wanting to improve your game, this is YOUR episode. If you’re familiar with our First Round Strategies episodes, this is meant to override that episode. THIS is the official SCPT Federation of Sol Strategy Guide!

6:20 - Sol Overview

19:38 - Early Game

1:01:32 - Tech Path

1:17:55 - Trading

1:23:25 - Mid Game

1:31:48 - Late Game

1:40:42 - Errata

 

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We’re finally wrapping up our GenCon coverage this week, and to do it we need to tell you all about the tournament! This week covers what we saw in the Qualifying Rounds of the tournament and some spoiler-free discussion of the Finals so that you can still enjoy our wonderful coverage on YouTube. Afterwards that are a few notes on the rest of our GenCon 2019 experience, which was wonderful!

Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com

 

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While at GenCon, we had the opportunity to sit down with designers Bill Eberle of Dune and Patrick Leder of Root. We spoke with them about their upcoming releases and about the ways fans interact with their games. We also got to see Dune played and have been playing a fair amount of Root ourselves, and in this episode you’ll hear our first impressions on both games.

Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com

 

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