Five of us tonight, when Ben and I arrived, Mike, Dave and Steve were already there and immediately requested another game of Battlestar Galactica.
I was first player and chose Karl ‘Helo’ Agathon, Ben chose Laura Roslin (President), Mike chose Kara ‘Starbuck’ Thrace, Steve chose Tom Zarek and Dave chose Saul Tigh (Admiral).
Loyalty cards were dealt and I was a Cylon. So, how to plot against the Humans until being forced to reveal? I decided to try to keep hidden as long as I could, whilst trying to figure out if anyone else was on my side at this time. I laid some groundwork by taking out a Viper and destroying several raiders; the fleet then jumped to a fairly rubbish system. Tigh became convinced that Zarek was a Cylon and had him thrown in the brig; an action I went along with. I then introduced some bad cards into the mix on most of the Crisis checks; eventually Tigh smelt a rat and conspired to have me thrown in the brig. An early attack from a Basestar had taken out the armoury and nobody seemed too rushed to fix it. Meanwhile, a huge Cylon fleet had turned up and it seemed a good point to reveal myself and get to the Resurrection Ship. A Super Crisis got a Centurion on board Galactica (Frak! – one point off getting two on board).. This went on for some time until Zarek got himself freed by a Quorum Card played by Roslin; in response, Tigh declared a Military Coup and became President, Roslin commented that the Offices of Admiral and President held by the same player were too powerful.
Finally, the fleet got to Kobol. This is where the fun started. The fleet was very low on resources, especially Fuel and Food.. The Sleeper phase revealed I was the second Cylon! Zarek used the Administration Office to gain the Presidency (as he agreed with Roslin’s comments). Tigh accused him of being a Cylon and accusations started flying. On my turn I activated the Resurrection Ship and stirred it up a bit by making Starbuck a Cylon.. On Roslin’s turn, she used her ability to activate a Quorum card to have Starbuck thrown in the brig! (I couldn’t believe this – there was no way he could have known!). However, this served to reinforce in the minds of the Admiral and President that Roslin might be a Cylon; especially after my comments that the action had weakened Galactica ( now down to three operational Vipers and two Raptors).
The curtain fell when Starbuck got herself released from the Brig with the help of Tigh and Zarek. The Crisis card was either lose 1 Morale or make a check and lose 2 Morale on a fail. Neither Tigh. Roslin or Zarek had any useful cards left after springing Starbuck.. With brilliant timing, Starbuck went for the check anyway; without any surprise it failed and the Humans were on 0 Morale. Toasters win!
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