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Ecplise - Population Cubes full on return

This is from the official FAQ on BGG: (italics added by me) Q: What happens if I cannot return a Population cube to a track because it is full? This might occur if you return cubes from grey squares ...
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Custom boards for Eclipse

1. Where would I find original graphics to modify? You could use a scanner. Many home and office printers can act as a scanner, so it should be pretty easy to get access to one. 300dpi is sufficient, ...
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Can you remove a special ship part and keep it for later?

Page 7 of the official rulebook states in relation to Ancient Ship Parts (which are the special type of parts you are referring to): you may place this part in any of your Ships (returning an exist­...
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Can an Influence Disc be moved to an adjacent hex if there is no other influenced hex adjacent to that target hex?

When you move the influence disk, pick up the disk from the hex and place according to the rules i.e. to a hex that does not contain an Influence Disc or an enemy Ship and is adjacent to a hex where ...
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Eclipse - Influence action to remove enemy discs?

By the best evidence I can find, no, you cannot remove an enemy influence disc with the Influence action. You are correct that by a literal reading of the second edition rules, this would be allowed. ...
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Can you destroy your own starbases?

No, you cannot. The rules don't specifically clarify this; but there is nothing that would ever allow you to destroy a starbase or ship of your own. A combat only occurs when multiple ships/starbases ...
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Eclipse 4 player FFA Convergent Strategy

In the pattern you propose, players A, B, and C all come out losing, and given what you propose, they should have known they would come out losing. Thus, they didn't make the best choice for them. It ...
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Custom boards for Eclipse

The developers have posted official goodies on this boardgamegeek page. I don't see a scoring track file, but there is a compact technology board in pdf format and other files you could take graphics ...
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Does Eclipse under-estimate the game length, or are we playing it incredibly slowly?

Once you know the rules and what the tiles do it speeds up considerably. With 3+ players every person should easily have an idea of what they plan on doing for their move before their turn comes up. ...
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Problems with learning curve and player elimination in Eclipse

This game (eclipse) with all of its additions is my favorite game. Its randomness is one of it key strengths with no game being the same. Played two games last weekend, both 3 player ones with new or ...
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Are ships unable to heal between battles when multiple parties are present in the same hex?

You are correct. Ships are not repairing in between battles between players on a single hex. Repairing ships is done at the end of the entire combat phase along with drawing reputation tiles and ...
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Eclipse: some House rules to cut down on chance in die rolling?

Average Dice: The easiest solution would to use an average die, i.e. a d6 with the faces: 0/1/1/2/2/3 0 is a automatic miss 3 is a automatic hit A modified 3 is a normal hit, e.g. a rolled 1 with +...
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