This brief episode is a wrap up discussion of the holiday game we played with our dearest friends. Hear about the Xxcha, Letnev, Hacan, Jol-Nar, Yssaril, and Sol! We'll do an edited video of this whole game soon, so stay tuned!

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On the third installment of First Round Strategies, Matt Martens and Hunter Donaldson try to crack the puzzle that is the Clan of Saar. How strong can a glass cannon be in Twilight Imperium? What IS a Saarball? And afterwards, we follow up on community discussion about The Yssaril Tribes.

 

Also, next week's episode will be out late, so please be patient with us as we work through the holidays. And expect it to be a bit rough around the edges as well! Sorry in advance, but it's also sure to be a very fun episode.

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This week’s episode is all about everyone’s favorite stinky goblins. Matt Martens and Hunter Donaldson's discussion revolves around early game strategies for Yssaril Tribes and moving the Tribes into the late game. After that, we pick up a few tips from the community about the Xxcha Kingdom.

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It's finally time! Matt Martens and Hunter Donaldson have played enough games to start discussing strategies for the early game, and they're going to start off that discussion everyone's favorite Adult Spacefaring Peace Turtles: The Xxcha Kingdom. Topics covered in this episode include starting units and technologies, optimal strategy card picks, mid game goals, faction counters, and how one is expected to WIN with the Xxcha. Afterwards, we have a few more pointers, provided by listeners, to add to our Learn to Learn / Learn to Teach episode.

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Are you completely new to Twilight Imperium? This resource is to help you gain a grasp at what it is you're getting into when you step into your very first game. We want everyone to have a positive experience, and we firmly believe that having the right expectations can help mitigate many of the disasters that can befall a new player. 

 

Are you tasked with teaching new players Twilight Imperium? This resource hopes to give you priorities and a general philosophy of how to approach new players. New players' experiences will, oftentimes, be determined by an effective teacher so it is important to go into their first game with some expectations of your own.

 

After both of these resources, we have Errata for last week's First Impressions. If you want to skip all the newer player stuff, jump to 57:40 to get our reactions to listener feedback from last week's episode.

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After months of anticipation, it’s finally here. Today, Matt Martens and Hunter Donaldson talk about their first impressions of Twilight Imperium 4th Edition. Buckle in for discussion of Trade, Politics, and Tech put into action, as well as some notes on the Federation of Sol, Xxcha Kingdom, Yssaril Tribes, Clan of Saar, Naalu Collective, L1z1x Mindnet, and Emirates of Hacan.

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Today is the premiere of a (eventually) recurring segment called This Imperium Life. In it, we take YOUR stories and share them with all of our listeners. Tales of courage, absurdity, wit, and luck. In this episode, we hear about the might of the Barony of Letnev, the madness of the Butt Brothers Coalition, harsh treatment of unfavorable opponents, and two glorious Tens.

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We’re digging deep into our group of players this week and detailing our history with Twilight Imperium Third Edition. It’s a less structured conversation than you may be used to from SCPT, but the main theme of this week’s episode is THEME. Let’s toss the strategy aside and talk about all the parts of TI that keep us coming back.

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We promise to never make a habit out of this, but this week's episode will come out later than TI Tuesday. We're editing as fast as we can, but life's trying it's darndest to get in the way. Hopefully it's released Wednesday or Thursday! See you soon.

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TI4 is shipping right ANY DAY NOW. And as we wrap up our final games of TI3, Matt and Hunter want to talk about their favorite mechanics that aren’t making the transition to the new edition. Our errata discusses some of your least favorite mechanics from Third Edition

And start submitting your favorite stories from games of previous editions!

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