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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The Galactic Council voted this month to have a discussion about the matchup of Hacan vs Mentak. It’s an interesting dichotomy, especially compared to our last matchup episode, Sol vs Yin. This one is rampant with meta assumptions and a lot of second guessing! Sounds about right when dealing with trade goods and negotiations!

Then, we finally complete the Tournament Prelim updates! Also, you better follow us on Twitch so you can join us when those Semi-finals start THIS WEEKEND!

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The prelims of our tournament are finally over, which can only mean one thing! It’s time to unveil the map for the 6 Semifinals games. It uses board position as a balancing mechanism rather than raw numbers, and it will hopefully force players into some intense conflict!

 

See the map for yourself, here!

Then, there are two more Tournament updates! The prelims over, but the overviews will carry over into next week as well.

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We’re nearing the end of our “Learning Dune Factions” series, and before things get a little crazy, we get to take it easy this week with the very basic Emperor. There aren’t many abilities, and many of the Alliances are fairly straight forward. But how do we utilize this basic set of tools to still succeed?

 

After the guide, there’s three more games worth of Twilight Imperium Tournament Updates!

 

5:19 - Emperor Overview

12:50 - Alliances

50:46 - Errata: Fremen

53:40 - Tournament Updates!

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Some groups see them every game. Some groups ban them from every game. Everyone knows the Jol-Nar are good. But what MAKES them so good, and how can a player best capitalize on their strengths to find wins in their games? Today, we’re going to break this faction down so that you can make your friends all groan, “Ugh, fine. The fish win AGAIN.”

 

Then, there are five more Tournament updates! The end of the prelims are in sight!!

 

3:45 - Overview

30:45 - Strategy Cards

59:22 - Problems

1:03:55 - Tech

1:21:55 - Trading

1:27:50 - Mid-Late Game

 

1:32:20 - Tournament Updates (Games 24-28)

 

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We’re chuggin’ along with these Dune Faction introductions, and this week Matt took the lead on The Fremen. There’s a lot of thematic exceptions to rules with the Fremen, all of which lead to a faction that can hit hard, but has very few tricks up their sleeve. Finding allies can be tricky, so where are these sand people supposed to find a win?? Listen and we’ll tell you!

 

After the guide, there’s four more games worth of Twilight Imperium Tournament Updates!

 

5:30 - Fremen Overview

30:10 - Alliances

52:52 - Early Game

1:03:15 - Weaknesses

1:04:51 - How Do You Win?

1:10:56 - Errata: Spacing Guild

1:13:39 - Tournament Updates!

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There’s a bit of stalling this week. It was meant to be a Galactic Council episode featuring a Player Profile on our friend Alex. However, scheduling mix-ups have delayed that interview, so for now, we’re going to give you everything ELSE we could have given you! Lots of tournament updates and Hacan strategy guide errata! We should have an interview with Alex out to you soon*.

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The Spacing Guild in Dune is a faction that makes a lot of money, but has very little battle prowess to back it up. Do you strike at any given opportunity, or hold out for as long as you can? Today we explore how to get your Guild game started. Not to mention some errata for our Atreides and Harkonnen guides.

 

After the guide, more Twilight Imperium Tournament Updates! We cover 5 more games and give some information on the stats so far!

 

3:40 - Spacing Guild Overview

20:26 - Alliances

42:27 - Early Game

48:00 - Weaknesses

50:25 - How Do You Win?

56:08 - Errata: Atreides

1:02:00 - Errata: Harkonnen

1:06:40 - Tournament Updates!

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