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Does Battlestar Galactica just poof out of existence the very instant Fuel drops to 0?

The humans do not lose the moment a resource drops to zero. They only lose if a resource is zero at the end of a player's turn. From the base game rulebook: If at least one resource is depleted ...
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Is mandatory to play at least one skill card in skill checks?

The base rules, page 17, has an "Example of a Skill Check" (emphasis added): The player to the current player’s left plays two Skill Cards into the pile. The next player decides not to play any ...
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Battlestar Galactica (base game) Sympathizer explanation?

All of the loyalty cards are dealt out. The starting loyalty deck compositions have (2n - 1) cards in 4 and 6 player, where n is the number of players, so that when the sympathizer card is added, ...
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Player targeted by Executive Order card must obey the other player order?

You can try giving orders, but the other player is in full control of the actions. For this reason, never XO the person to your left unless all Cylons have been positively identified. Giving a Cylon ...
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Is mandatory to play at least one skill card in skill checks?

Sometimes, it's known that someone has only "negative" colours. Forcing then to play makes no sense. We've never forbidden zero cards in the above scenario or any other, and this is supported by the ...
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How do I handle a late player for Battlestar Galactica?

The fundamental problem you have in adding a character mid game is that the number of loyalty cards in circulation has to change. As to the options you proposed, having a character inactive but dealt ...
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In Battlestar Galatica Pegasus expansion, does the cylon team win if the cylon leader wins?

The Cylons and the Cylon leader win the game, together. The Agenda Card condition indicates which side they favor. They will have another condition which seems counter to their allegiance, but they ...
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BSG Exodus: What happens with a damaged base star on launch raiders?

Nothing happens. The Exodus rule regarding raiders launching states: Launch Raiders or Activate Cylon Basestars: When either of these icons is resolved, if there are no basestars on the main game ...
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Do Cylon Leaders in Battlestar Galactica (Daybreak expansion) draw an extra card in sickbay?

No, Cylon Leaders are restricted to one card in Sickbay. From the Daybreak rules An Infiltrating Cylon Leader draws one extra Skill Card from within his Skill set during his “Receive Skills” ...
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Iron will and negative pass-effects. Loophole?

You're correct. However, Iron Will's second part will still trigger and cause a loss of morale if the check is 0 or less (e.g. if you Jury Rigged on a 7 check and get 0). Iron Will doesn't make you ...
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Allies Cards in Sickbay/Brig

Your guess is correct. At the end of a player’s Movement step, if his character is in the same location as an ally token, he must encounter that token’s corresponding Ally Card before proceeding to ...
3 votes

Battlestar Galactica: How to balance core game

There is some strategies that can make you human group win. Is hard to fight the cylons in the board game (exactly like the TV show), but not impossible, even without changing the resources markers to ...
3 votes

Battlestar Galactica: How to balance core game

From page 28 of the rulebook: To make the game easier for the human players, start the game with 2 more of each resource (10 food, 10 fuel, 12 morale, and 14 population). However, it's worth ...
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Does the Battlestar Galactica game spoil the TV series?

The best you can do is to say that a game will be "minimal spoilers" as opposed to "no spoilers". Problem is, someone who's more perceptive in observation and putting two and two together will notice ...
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What to do when all basestars are in the Cylon Fleet board?

The rules for placing ships on the Cylon fleet board are awkwardly placed over two pages and it appears you missed the second section. The situation is considerably more dire for the humans that how ...
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Allies Cards in Sickbay/Brig

I don't see why they would be treated any different. The rules say At the end of a player’s Movement step, if his character is in the same location as an ally token, he must encounter that token’...
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Combat super crisis cards during final jump in the Pegasus expansion

No. From the rulebook (pg. 15): During the Prepare for Jump step of every subsequent New Caprica Crisis Card, when an evacuation icon appears, the current player takes one civilian ship from the ...
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What are some Battlestar Galactica Daybreak Human Strategies?

Keep the Mutiny well managed. You don't want all 3 humans in the Brig. if the cylon president already has a Mutiny, use Admin to force the president title to a human Use the other Colonial One ...
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Political Prowess someone else's activation?

Political Prowess is not an Action card, what means that it can be used at any moment. You can use it in the Brig situation described in your question. Likely, you can use this card to: Brig someone ...

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