The conclusion to last week’s cliffhanger, we wrap up discussion on every objective in the game, and spend some time analyzing what the structure of all of these points means for the pace of winning. When and how should you be trying to score your 10 victory points? What is a “free” point? Also there’s some errata at the beginning here about the Galactic Council episode we recently published and the...disagreements that have grown around it.

0:40 - Errata for 187 “Is Arborec the Worst Faction?”

15:37 - Tech and Economy Objectives

34:47 - Miscellaneous Component Objectives

52:35 - Battle and Other Objectives

1:17:55 - Analysis

 

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Lot of assumptions in that title that I'm sure will get some responses on its own. Regardless, this is our first Galactic Council episode in our new format! This is an unprepared episode where Matt and Hunter blindly approach a topic and see where the conversation takes them. It was wildly fun to do, so we hope you enjoy it and look forward to future Galactic Council episodes.

 

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The fact that we’ve never done an episode specifically about Objectives and Victory Points is either a huge misstep, or completely unnecessary. But here’s one anyways! This is part one where we go over all of the types of victory points, and cover our first section of objectives: Control Objectives. We talked way too much, and so this episode turned into a two-parter.

 

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With all of the recent episodes about Exploration and Relics, we were clearly building up to SOMETHING. And that something is finally here. The Naaz-Rokha Alliance are white hot right now, so we’re already overdue for introducing them. Spoiler: they’re a really good faction and you probably didn’t even need us to tell you how to do well with them.

Patience’s Tech Path Guide

4:02 - Root: Underground Duchy Errata

14:30 - Naaz-Rokha Alliance Overview
55:25 - Strategy Cards
1:16:59 - Exploration
1:26:09 - Technology
1:48:05 - Trade/Meta
1:58:46 - Victory Points and Conclusions

 

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Today we get to complete the meat of our Learning Root episodes (don’t worry, we have more planned!) by learning the Underground Duchy. A faction of order and structure, fittingly, has many detailed ways of playing. Here, we cover what we believe to be one of the safest and easiest to pick up Duchy strategies, saving some of the more complicated stuff for the future.

 

6:30 - Ep 183 Errata (Relics and Legendary Planets)

 

15:40 - Learning the Underground Duchy

20:34 - Setup and Abilities

30:28 - Turn Structure

48:55 - Opening Ideas

55:48 - Crafty Corner: Base Deck

1:14:58 - Crafty Corner: Exiles and Partisans

1:35:50 - Pitfalls

1:41:40 - Where do we find our victory?

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Exploration has been sufficiently covered, but we left Relics on the table. There’s only a handful of them to cover, so to round out the episode, we’re also squeezing Legendary Planets into the discussion for today’s component episode. Stick around to make sure you hear about all 13 relics in Prophecy of Kings!

7:21 - Nomad Introduction Errata

15:54 - Legendary Planets
42:03 - Relics
1:14:21 - Still talking about Relics
1:29:15 - Our affinity for Prophecy of Kings and all its new cool stuff

 

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We’ve done a close look at the Nomad before, but that was back in the before-times when we were only being given a teaser of them by Dane. Now we’ve had time to sink our teeth in, and so, we can now present our Introduction to the, by far, coolest new faction in the game. They drive a Volkswagen around the galaxy while traveling through time, what more could you ask for?

4:36 - Exploration Errata


12:49 - The Nomad Introduction
17:22 - Overview
57:37 - Strategy Cards
1:18:07 - Problems
1:19:42 - Technology
1:44:31 - Trade/Meta
1:55:17 - Exploration
1:57:11 - Victory Points
2:05:20 - Final Thoughts

 

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It’s time to explore more Prophecy of Kings mechanics! And what better topic than Exploration? It’s the major new mechanical introduction in the expansion and has made the early game vastly different from Base game. This episode doesn’t get into Relics yet, but we discuss the four Exploration decks and what to expect from each of them.

5:20 - Fractured Void Review Errata
10:17 - Exploration Overview and Relic Fragments
23:54 - Exploration Deck Composition and Analysis

 

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What a delightful change of pace the Galactic Council has granted us this month! After some delay, we finally got to spend some time talking about the Twilight Imperium novel, The Fractured Void. We aren’t necessarily literary critics, and we aren’t even experts in TI lore, but we read the book and here’s what we think!

11:55 - Root: Corvid Conspiracy Errata
19:46 - Fractured Void Review - No Spoilers
41:44 - Fractured Void Review - Spoilers

 

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After some quick Tournament Structure errata, we finally get to sink our teeth into the Underworld expansion talking about the Corvid Conspiracy. We’re on record saying the Lizard Cult is a bad faction, but we didn’t realize how bad it can get. The Corvids can certainly shine, but what we’ve seen from the tournament is a faction that is easy to stop and just enough self-balancing that it can be hard to find your footing. But let’s learn them so you can make your own judgement!

 

4:20 - Ep 178 Errata (Tournament Structure and Signups)

 

14:00 - Learning the Corvid Conspiracy

20:13 - Abilities

25:16 - Setup

26:39 - Plot Tokens

34:31 - Birdsong

41:18 - Daylight

47:12 - Evening

52:19 - Opening Ideas

1:01:01 - Crafty Corner: Base Deck

1:11:34 - Crafty Corner: Exiles and Partisans

1:23:31 - Pitfalls

1:30:45 - Where do we find our victory?

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