And so begins the saga of the most temporary strategy guides ever written. Why are we writing guides for a game whose strategy will be radically changed in a matter of months? BECAUSE! When you start something you finish it! Even if it costs you everything. Even if all you’re left with is a Floating Factory and a single infantry sitting alone in a distant asteroid field. See, I still tied it back to Saar, who this strategy guide is about. And also, stick around for a Prophecy of Kings Saar spoiler!

 

5:27 - Overview

15:27 - Round One

33:56 - Problems

35:54 - Tech

45:34 - Trading/Meta

49:15 - Mid-Game

53:15 - Late Game

 

58:20 - Root: Woodland Alliance Errata

 

1:09:17 - Exploration: Freelancers and Saar Mech Reveal!

 

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Deemed “The Jol-Nar of Root,” the Woodland Alliance is very powerful, and rather straight-forward in what they need to do in order to win. However, they can still have rather intimidating hurdles to get over for new players. So today, we want to cover solid play while avoiding the traps new players fall into. Stick around too, because at the end of the episode, we have more Twilight Imperium: Prophecy of Kings reveals!!

 

9:25 - Abilities

16:55 - Birdsong, Sympathy, and Bases

24:28 - Daylight, Evening, and Officers

40:27 - Opening Ideas

44:00 - Arts and Crafts

53:31 - Pitfalls and Winning

 

57:32 - The Winnu Strategy Guide Errata

1:07:08 - Prophecy of Kings Reveals! (Hacan Mech, and Shard of the Throne)

 

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There has already been so much new stuff to digest this weekend, but only one thing is actually CURRENTLY playable. Alongside the reveal of Prophecy of Kings on Friday, Fantasy Flight also released the first official Twilight Codex, which contains more Omega components, new action cards, and a whole playable scenario! Today, we sit down with Dane and just talk through every single thing in the document, and Dane shares a few design insights, but mostly we just freak out about all of the cool new stuff.

 

To download the Codex, visit: https://images-cdn.fantasyflightgames.com/filer_public/94/c5/94c59830-533e-47aa-a708-25634575161b/twilight_codex_v1-compressed.pdf

 

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AAAAHHHH! It happened. The expansion for Twilight Imperium 4th Edition, Prophecy of Kings, has been announced! And the only way to celebrate this momentous occasion is to bring designer Dane Beltrami onto the show and go in depth into every new mechanic. Additionally, we have been given exclusive access to one of the SEVEN new factions, and will be doing an exhaustive reveal of the lore and abilities of The Nomad. You cannot miss this episode.

 

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Hunter is hitting the road this week, moving back to Arkansas to be with his baby daddy. In lieu of time to record a proper episode, Alec is here to fill the gap yet again with another Fireside Chat. This time, he sits down with Weird Bear Fargoness and his son, GenCon 2019 Finalist Xenofeline. There aren’t many father/son duos in our community, and the humor and skill these two both bring is so valuable. Enjoy!

 

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Winnu Winnu, Chicken Dinnu. It’s a faction so bad at winning that they have a celebratory catch phrase. How did we get here? Is there a trick to all of this that makes Winnu truly viable? Or is every win just a fluke? Let’s talk about “strategy” for the faction that really really really wants Mecatol Rex and basically nothing else. Also, if you prefer three and four player games...I’m really sorry that this episode isn’t more for you. I bet you have way more fun with Winnu…

 

7:16 - Overview

25:30 - Early Game

52:00 - Tech

59:19 - Trade/Meta

1:04:26 - Mid-Game

1:10:44 - Late Game

 

1:15:40 - Root Eyrie Dynasties Errata

 

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Birds, man. Lemme tell ya. This was a tough nut to crack, but eventually we found some comfort with The Eyrie Dynasties in Root. They are a good faction, but they can, at times, feel a bit tough to learn and unlock the full potential of. Half programming, and half slow-burn, the Eyrie makes for a faction that, when things go wrong it can feel crippling. But when things go right, they are among the toughest to stop. So join us while we learn to play as these fierce lil’ birds.

9:23 - Abilities

11:49 - Birdsong and The Decree

22:45 - Leaders

30:43 - Daylight and Turmoil

43:48 - Evening

46:22 - Crafty Corner

59:20 - Pitfalls

1:05:30 - Victory

 

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Open up your cosmic history books and get yourself ready for story-time!

 

Today Hunter and Alec the person sat down together to talk about the Lore of Twilight Imperium 4th edition. We talk a lot about the opening crawl in the learn to play book and dive deep into several faction sheets. It was actually super fun and I feel a new sense of appreciation for the writing in these games. LIKE DID YOU KNOW THAT THE NEKRO ARE SPOOKY? They are.

 

Also please watch the FFG inflight report with Hunter and friends on July 29th 7PM Central (5PM Pacific). Watch it on https://www.twitch.tv/ffglive while you listen to us jabber on https://www.twitch.tv/spacecatspeaceturtles

 

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Introducing a new show within the show, FIRESIDE CHATS.

 

This week enjoy some special programming from community favorite Root, AKA Alec. Today (actually in April) he sat down with one of our favorite players of all time MAGI to have a wide-ranging conversation about strategy games, TI, and tournaments. 

 

Check out the beginning of the episode for this week’s rundown and general announcements and stay tuned for our proper Galactic Council episode about Twilight Imperium Lore in a few days. 

 

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She is industrious. She is stalwart. She is really hard to win Root with. She is the Marquise de Cat. What is often used as the “learning” faction for Root is the one with some of the most problems to overcome. So, to help you in your process of learning all of the varied faction in Root, we wanted to present this overview of the Cats!

 

6:19 - Abilities & Setup

19:14 - Birdsong, Daylight, & Evening

28:28 - Opening Strategies

37:43 - Crafty Corner

1:02:00 - Pitfalls

1:09:15 - Finding Victory

 

1:14:18 - L1z1x Errata

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