A bit of backstory: I've only played the Battlestar Galactica game twice. The first time I was uproariously drunk, and a bit too delighted at getting to "be" Dr Gaius Baltar; all the inexperienced (and increasingly sloshed) players were humans, and as far as I can remember the human race was crushed systematically and with ease by the competent and sober Cylon menace.
The second time I played the BSG game was a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't really assimilated any of the rules from the first time round, as you might imagine. However, this time I got to be Commander Tigh... and a Cylon.
It seems to me that a potential flaw of the game, which is, let's face it, above averagely complicated, is that it's good for inexperienced players in human roles (they can ask each other for advice, and generally play cooperatively) but maybe not so good for inexperienced players in Cylon roles. It's quite difficult to probe for potential areas of weakness when you have no idea what's going on!
In the event I think I did alright as the Cylon mole, secretly selecting inferior jump destinations and whittling the ship's morale down to 1 before the final jump (after which a hostile planet might well have finished humanity off, though sadly it was not to be). However, I'm sure I could have done better. So perhaps more experienced BSG players can answer the following question for me:
Assuming a very minimal knowledge of the game rules, what is an appropriate strategy for a Cylon to adopt to bring down other players who know the rules better? What are good ways to undermine the fortunes of the Galactica without making it too obvious that you're the traitor? Additionally, I never felt confident to "show my hand" and go on the full attack towards the end of the game - because I didn't understand what would happen if I did so well enough. Is this ever a good tactic, and if so when and under what circumstances should it be employed?