This episode hit a few snags along the way. Our first recording put us over three, and we ended up getting pillaged, so we had to record another once we’d spent our other episodes. So, here now, finally, is our Mentak Coalition Strategy Guide. They’re a bit more straightforward than some of our previous guides, but that doesn’t mean there are important nuances that any player must tend to. Also, at the top, we chat a bit about our games in the 14 point tournament Semifinals that we both took part in last weekend. More on that experience to come in a future episode, though!

 

0:00 Matt and Hunter’s games in the 14 Point Tournament Semifinals

19:30 Mentak Overview

36:22 First Round Strategy Cards

58:12 Early Game Problems

1:05:05 Technology

1:23:00 Trading/Meta

1:34:22 Mid-game

1:40:00 Late Game

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It is time to embark on a new journey! We’ve been honing our skills at Leder Games’ Root, and we want to start this game off the way we start all of our games: learning how to LEARN Root. This is different from your Learn to Play guides out there, and instead we discuss the ways to approach the game and the types of tactics to approach if you hope to develop a real love of this game.

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On this month’s edition of the Galactic Council, they bring you something a bit more off the beaten path. Since we have new tech, it seems the hottest topic is what new possibilities have opened up in the world of “tech paths.” So, today we explore some of that space, while also just brainstorming what non-traditional tech paths we could experiment with with each faction.

 

But first! Dane Beltrami is going to join us and catch us up to speed with the recent Omega release, as well as the even MORE recent Living Rules Reference 1.3!

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Call me Matt. Some years ago -- nevermind how long precisely -- having little or no command counters on my sheet, and nothing particular to interest me on the board, I thought I would sail about a little and see the turtley part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the anger, and regulating the circulation… It’s time to slay my white whale. Join us, for the long anticipated guide to the Xxcha Kingdom

 

10:10 Overview

22:20 Round 1 Strategy Cards

55:16 Early Game Problems

1:10:16 Tech Paths

1:22:11 Trading

1:33:13 Mid Game

1:41:00 The Meta and Late Game

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The tournament is over with a stunning final game, but it’s now time to return to some sense of normalcy. How better to get back into the swing of things than to start discussing the new technologies and updated Diplomacy Dane and FFG released on April 1, 2020? Today we analyze the updated Magen Defense Grid, X-89 Bacterial Weapon, and Diplomacy, as well as theorize how that affects some of our recent faction strategy guides.

 

Don’t forget to grab the new technologies and Diplomacy for yourself!

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You made it, dear listener. It’s been a long road of amazing games, but it all ends this weekend. And to help us cross the finish line, we sat down with each of our finalists to pick their brain about strategy, competition, metagaming, and more. We get a great look at how each of these highly skilled competitors differs in styles, and we’re certain it will make for an incredibly tight race in the Championship. Please join us, this Saturday, April 18 at 17:00 UTC. You better follow us on Twitch so you can get notified when the game goes live!

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The Semifinals are officially over, which means we only have one game left of this year’s monumental tournament. But before we can properly introduce our players, next week, we need to go over all of the absolutely wild action that took place over these six games. They were all incredibly memorable, despite Matt’s horrible ability to remember things.

Also, you better follow us on Twitch so you can join for the upcoming FINALS!

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We are right at the end of the semifinals, which means this week’s episode is strategy-lite. We played a Three Player game recently, and realized we have covered every other player count, and it was time to give this one it’s day in the sun. We discuss the differences, between 3p and other counts, the pros and cons, and some the strategy to utilize. Additionally, Matt “debuts” his Trident map that he made over a year and a half ago! Which you can find here: https://www.reddit.com/r/twilightimperium/comments/8zyfjz/the_trident_3_player_map_that_encourages_conflict/

Also, you better follow us on Twitch so you can join for these ongoing Semi-finals!

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The Space Witches of Dune are essentially the de facto best faction in the game. They have a plethora of strengths, almost no weaknesses, and some abilities that are downright broken. Today, we break all of that down and take a closer look at how to get started playing the wildly complex Bene Gesserit

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Coronavirus and tournament have thrown our schedules out of wack! So, what was supposed to be an “extra” episode in the feed is ending up as ep 126! We’ve owed the February Galactic Council Player Profile on our friend Alex for some time now, and we were finally able to sit down with the boy. In this, we discuss his history with TI, his playstyle, and what this great game has taught him.

Also, you better follow us on Twitch so you can join for these ongoing Semi-finals!

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