It's a new year, so we wanted to do some quick Patreon bookkeeping to update everyone on our plans for 2022! Additionally, we wanted to react to and synthesize some errata from last week's faction hootenanny and talk about what the dream world scenario where we are wrong would look like and how various factions might perform differently than what our tier list suggested. Finally there's some very stupid tournament predictions for everyone to keep track of and hold us to, so that should be fun!

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CW: Discrimination

This is not your regularly scheduled episode of SCPT. Some events took place over the weekend regarding Tabletop Simulator and it's developer, Berserk Games. We felt it was necessary to catch everyone up to speed and to make our intents and desires clear. This conversation deals with topics of discrimination in the board gaming community. We hope everyone will listen closely and join us in doing everything we can to make every Twilight Imperium table a safe one for all players.

For additional context to the events described, please read: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTE7Ufo6FCGqegHFk1Vqkc2IIQgivyaWr10a7H6DJSWOuXPyrPoCc8_JyqCscRQuH5ir6NQ4pTdp5ud/pub

 

 

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IT'S A NEW YEAR which means it's time for a new Faction Tier list. This is our annual tradition around here to redefine how we perceive the meta going into the new tournament. Last year's list was a bit of a goof considering how much we knew we didn't know about the game. But we've learned a lot since then, so we can definitely say this one is DEFINITIVE. You're welcome to disagree with our tiers, but you will be capital-W "Wrong."

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Here's a quick one for your Holiday and New Year ears. We talk about the attempted goofy game we played with our friends and what went wrong. We hope to do it again though, so this was just the preview for how good Survivor: Twilight Imperium can be.

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It's almost holiday time, but we have a Galactic Council episode to attend to first! This month, the Sidereal Confluence coalition was betrayed and we instead saw Round One Negotiations rise to the top, which is a perfect opportunity to return to the basics of how to get all the things you want round one, and determining what those wants even are! If only the galactic council was better at negotiating their way into functioning coalitions...

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The Lazax Empire, as it appears on the faction sheet in Twilight Imperium 3rd Edition.

Written by Christian T. Petersen

Narrated by Phoenix "Absol197" Gruber

Dama-May - Primal Drive by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Well normally I would think an episode like this isn't gonna attract that many listeners, but SO MANY OF YOU signed up for next year's tournament that this announcement episode became a pretty important thing. In it we detail how we will get through the 2022 Patreon Tournament, with an emphasis on the Qualifiers, as well as some discussion on the structure and rules that will be in place in the games themselves. Thank you again to everyone who signed up, you have blown us away with your support and enthusiasm and we look forward to a raucous 2022.

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

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The theme of this week's Preliminary Guide is "The Big Stick." We've got two factions who can pack a big punch, but don't always have the point acquisition to make a successful game. Neither are "bad" factions, but there are tricks to both, and it can be hard to navigate their toolsets to find a victory. The best part of all: we don't talk about blue tech very much! So come listen just for that!

Rasmus' Muaat Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ltvKIXpCXY5qTXZ4rxCWHIfFQNvGzNdO6L2cZPA6siI/edit?usp=sharing

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As promised, a narration of the short story included with Fantasy Flight Games' Rex: Final Days of an Empire.

Written by Christian T. Petersen

Narrated by Matt Martens

Music:

Dreaming in 432Hz - Unicorn Heads

Satya Yuga - Jesse Gallagher

The galactic council worked together this month to give us a real treat! It's lore time and we're kicking it off with some lore that's slightly harder to get a hold of: the board game Rex: Final Days of an Empire. We're taking a look at the little clues into factions thousands of years before the setting of Twilight Imperium and during the fall of the Lazax Empire. It's a fun little ride with Matt's best attempts at some stupid accents as well as a wonderfully difficult quiz provided by the resident lore expert, Absol!

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