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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Tournament Signups are already FULL! This is a wildly unexpected outcome, but to celebrate it, today we’re showing off the Preliminary round’s map. 36 games will be played on this map with our draft method, so we’re hoping to learn a lot about it over the coming months, but here are our first thoughts!

 

Find the map here!

 

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This month the Galactic Council has gifted us with another great episode for newer players. Does the Agenda Phase always leave you wishing you had gained more? Is it tricky figuring out just how you’re supposed to navigate the plethora of action cards that seem to all go off at the same time. Just how much should you pay for votes? We will probably answer these questions, but only if you play your Construction Rider against.

 

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Space Kitty Mantis joins us this week to explain the WILD variant known as Frankendraft. It’s like taking Twilight Imperium, throwing it in a blender, and seeing what kind of smoothie you end up with. We played a game of it with Mantis and others, and it was an absolutely hilarious experience. This episode covers the basics of Frankendraft, and details how OUR draft went and what kind of “factions” are possible.

 

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We’re very excited to finally present our first “officially unofficial” episode about Dune! We set out to establish a Game 2 months ago, and it’s time to dig into it! First up is a crash course on how to best get into Dune. Many of us are learning to play the game for the first time, so we wanted to give our tips on the easiest ways to get started and what to focus on first! This isn’t a “learn to play” Dune (for a great resource, visit here), but instead is how to LEARN to learn to play Dune.

 

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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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