Heavy Euro Boardgame[Gaia Project] Play By Post (4/4)

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Post Post #0  (isolation #0)  » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:20 pm

Some of my favourite euro's don't have good online implementations and with the current situation stopping gatherings I haven't been able to play them recently. I have no idea how well this will work but I'm willing to commit to trying to make it work for at least 1 game.

List of possible games:
Gaia Project
Brass:Birmingham
Barrage

Also taking other suggestions, though keep in mind any game with unique cards is likely out because I don't want to have to find that many assets.

Interested Players(4/4):
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Panthaleon
Mykonian
Tatsuya Kaname

Rules: https://images.zmangames.com/filer_publ ... ook_lo.pdf

How to play (he explains the research track scoring incorrectly, its not 4 points for each that has reached at least the third level, it's 4 points per level starting at the third, ie: level 3 in a given track is worth 4 points, 4 is worth 8, and 5 is worth 12.):


Current Games Current State:
Spoiler: Map
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Spoiler: Round&End Game Scoring
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Spoiler: Tech Board
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Spoiler: Round Tiles
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Victory Points:
Mykonian 17
chamber 18
Pants 13
Tetsuya 12

Spoiler: Mykonian
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Income for next round: 2o, 3r, 3c
Current resources: 3 QIC, 0c, 0o, 1r


Spoiler: Pants
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Income for next round: 3o, 1r, 6c,5pw,1pt
Current resources: 1 QIC, 4c, 0o, 2r


Spoiler: Tetsuya
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Income for next round: 0c,3o,1r,4pw,1pt
Current resources: 0 QIC, 4c, 1o, 0r


Spoiler: Chamber
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Income for next round: 9c,4o,4pw,2r
Current resources: 0 QIC, 9c, 0o, 0r


Current Turn Order:
mykonian>Pants>Tatsuya>Me
Currently On:
Pants for a round 1 action.
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Post Post #3  (isolation #1)  » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:41 pm

Locking in Gaia Project for now.
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Post Post #11  (isolation #2)  » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:19 am

I've decided that we'll just play the intro game setup for this game because we have at least one new player, that means you guys are choosing between these 4 factions:

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I'll take last pick, first come first serve otherwise.
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Post Post #15  (isolation #3)  » Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:37 am

I've edited the OP with the initial map and starting locations. If you are having trouble seeing the yellow-on-yellow let me know. I think the others are clear but the low contrast with the white doesn't help there. Setting up some of these assets has taken more time than I've expected, should be finished sometime this evening est.
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Post Post #17  (isolation #4)  » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:32 am

Just finished randomizing everything. Took a long time to get all the assets in order.
Randomizing player order now Highest first.

Me:
Original Roll String: 1d100
1 100-Sided Dice: (11) = 11

Tatsuya:
Original Roll String: 1d100
1 100-Sided Dice: (16) = 16

Nexus:
Original Roll String: 1d100
1 100-Sided Dice: (53) = 53

Pants:
Original Roll String: 1d100
1 100-Sided Dice: (41) = 41
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Post Post #18  (isolation #5)  » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:35 am

Nexus>Pants>Tatsuya>Me for Regular turn order.

Round Boosters are taken in reverse order.

I'll take the 2 coins, 1 Q.I.C round tile.

Tatsuya next for round booster.
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Post Post #23  (isolation #6)  » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:05 am

Updating the images in the op based on your booster pick, but with that it's also on you to take the first action in the game.
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Post Post #27  (isolation #7)  » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:04 pm

Nexus spends 2o and 3c to upgrade to a trading post. He gets 4 points from the round scoring tile. Tatsuya is offered 1 free power rotation, which I assume he takes.

Nexus:
8o->6o
15c->12c
10vp->14vp

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Post Post #29  (isolation #8)  » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:23 pm

Pants uses his range booster and spends 1o and 2c to build a new mine in sector 7 on the brown planet.

Pants:
7o->6o
15c->13c

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Post Post #32  (isolation #9)  » Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:04 am

Going to do the Image updates for these all at once.

Tatsuya initiates a Gaia Project.

I upgrade to a trading post in sector 2.
7o->5o
22c->19c
10vp->14vp

Pants gets offered a power charge of 1 which I assume he takes.

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Post Post #35  (isolation #10)  » Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:02 am

I went back and forth on whether I should say this or not because I don't want to come off like I'm playing the game for anyone. Here are some things you want to avoid doing if you can avoid it:
Terraforming for 3 ore.
Upgrading to trading posts when you don't have a neighbour.
Spending substantial amounts of power on the free-action conversations instead of the board power actions.

All of these things are right sometimes (and if you need a spare dollar or ore to make a play, doing a free-action conversion is normally fine in moderation), but especially with the first 2, there are more games where they don't come up than where they do.

You can avoid terraforming for 3 ore in the early game in a variety of ways.
One way is to wait until you have 3 or 5 power in the 3rd bowl and using the matching terraforming power action. (remember that these can only be used once per round between all players)
One way is to get up to 2 range on the navigation track so that you can reach planets you don't have to terraform.
One way is to use QIC's for temporary range or to settle Gaia planets.
One way is to go up on the terraforming track and terraform with a reduced ore cost.
One way is to avoid early terraforming and go up the orange income track as a means of getting income instead of expanding.

These options aren't mutually exclusive, though some pairs would be impossible to pull off round 1.

Most of these options require building a round 1 Research Lab, taking a tech tile associate with the track you want to go up, and then using the 4 knowledge you have to also go up the same track in a future action.


Some races that get a lot of flexibility out of their PI will build that round 1 instead. This usually includes the Terraners.

I hope none of this has come across as being too prescriptive, I just don't want you to ruin your experience with an early bad play.
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Post Post #39  (isolation #11)  » Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:50 pm

I'm taking that as an action from Nexus. I'm a bit brain fried right now, didn't get enough sleep last night so I'll update the game later. Whether pants wants to go now or wait until I've updated things is up to him.
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Post Post #40  (isolation #12)  » Sun Jul 05, 2020 2:37 am

Nexus advances on the navigation track using 4 knowledge.
2 QIC -> 3 QIC
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Post Post #42  (isolation #13)  » Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:59 am

Pants upgrades his mine to a trading station.

6o->4o
13c->10c
10vp->14vp

Nexus is offered one power which I assume he takes.

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Post Post #45  (isolation #14)  » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:18 pm

Upgrade sector 2's trading station to a research station. Take the 1 worker/1power tech tile, advancing once on the orange track.

o5->o2
c19->c14

Pants is offered a free power which I assume he takes.

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Post Post #46  (isolation #15)  » Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:30 am

Nexus has requested replacement. I think I have a lead on one, but if it doesn't pan out soon I'll update the topic.
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Post Post #47  (isolation #16)  » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:45 am

Mykonian replaces Nexus
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Post Post #52  (isolation #17)  » Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:05 pm

12c -> 9c
6o -> 4o
14vp -> 18vp

Pants is offered 2 power rotation for 1 VP.

It is on pants. I will update the images later tonight.
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Post Post #54  (isolation #18)  » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:34 am

4r->0r
14vp->13vp

Tatsuya is up.

I will update the images shortly.
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Post Post #56  (isolation #19)  » Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:49 am

Spend a QIC for + 2 range and build a mine in sector 4.

2 QIC > 1 QIC
2o > 1o
14c > 12c

Tatsuya is offered 3 power for 2 vp.

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Post Post #58  (isolation #20)  » Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:37 am

Mykonian upgrades to a Research Lab.

5o->2o->4o
9c->4c
18vp->17vp

Pants is offered 2 power for 1 vp

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Post Post #61  (isolation #21)  » Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:59 pm

Tatsuya is up.
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Post Post #63  (isolation #22)  » Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:15 pm

Spend 4 knowledge to advance on the income track. gain 3 power from the half way mark.

Knowledge 4>0

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Post Post #65  (isolation #23)  » Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:00 am

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Post Post #67  (isolation #24)  » Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:33 am

Pants upgrades to a planetary institute.
4o->0o
10c->4c

Myko is offered a free power which I assume he takes.

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Post Post #70  (isolation #25)  » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:27 am

Convert a QIC to an ore and upgrade my mine in sector 4

1 QIC > 0 QIC
1 Ore > 0 Ore
12 credits > 9 credits
14 vp > 18 vp

Offer 1 power to Tatsuya which I assume he takes.

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Post Post #72  (isolation #26)  » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:50 pm

OP should be updated, let me know if you see any issues, I previously had Tatsuya's QIC's marked incorrectly.

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Post Post #79  (isolation #27)  » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:32 pm

Tatsuya is up
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Post Post #81  (isolation #28)  » Thu Jul 16, 2020 12:57 pm

I convert 1 power to a credit, then pass taking the range boost + 2 power tile.

Will be a while before I can update the images.

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Post Post #84  (isolation #29)  » Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:32 am

Just realized I updated the images but never posted them. Doing so now. Tatsuya is up.
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