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What are the benefits of controlling Mecatol Rex?

The primary benefit is points. You get one point for being the first person to take Mecatol Rex (from the custodians token) and you can score a point if you control Mecatol Rex and play the Imperial ...
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How to secretly choose factions that become public later?

Have everyone send their preferences to everyone else as an encrypted string using a randomly generated single-use encryption key. Here is an example of a website that will do it for you: https://...
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When playing skilled retreat do fighters need to be transported?

During a skilled retreat, fighters must be moved regardless of ship capacity. If there is not capacity for them after the move, you will lose them. Note that moving the fighters is not only possible,...
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How do you pronounce "Hacan" in Twilight Imperium?

Short answer: Ha- Kahn Rationale: There is no official pronunciation from Fantasy Flight as of yet (and I hope they don't release one, because this is one of the best things to argue about in the ...
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Twilight Imperium 2 Planetary Defence Units per planet question

It's powerful, but remember that you're limited by the number of pieces you have. And if I recall correctly, then you only get the 6 PDS units. So while yes, the PDS wall is strong, it is just a ...
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How do I deal with 'take backsies', particularly in Twilight Imperium?

You need, however annoying it may seem, to formalize a policy that deals not only with minor 'take back' adjustments, but with mistakes that were not noticed at the time. Before the next game, ask the ...
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Who choses the targets of the Exotrireme II's ability in Twilight Imperium?

The Sardakk N'orr chooses the targets. This thread on BoardGameGeek has an official answer from FFG on the subject: I do have another questions about some of the "destroy abilities " in ...
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Hypermetabolism in Twilight Imperium

Yes. The living rules reference v1.1 contains the errata: HYPER METABOLISM The text of the “Hyper Metabolism” technology should read as follows: “During the status phase, gain 3 command tokens ...
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Does the Jol-Nar promissory note allow the recipient to research faction technology unit upgrades?

No. The card says "Gain that technology". It does not allow gaining your faction specific variant of that technology. Effectively, this means that you cannot use the card in that situation (or if you ...
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Twilight Imperium without the Agenda phase

Honestly, I think it would be pretty straight-forward to remove The Agenda Phase from the game. Not too many components actually rely on it. With that being said, none of the below suggestions have ...
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Twilight Imperium V4: Can I bribe a player to not attack me for two turns but pay him the trade goods at the end of the second turn?

Looking at the rules here Frequently, players will negotiate transactions that go beyond a simple exchange of goods. These transactions are called deals. For example, the active player might move his ...
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How to secretly choose factions that become public later?

Create and send to a shared email address This idea works under the assumption that your group is relatively fixed or that there is a subset of players that are always present. Next time you all get ...
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Timing of the Titans of Ul Abilities

You may do each of the following, in order. In these steps, "pre-existing" means it was there at the start of your activation: Place a sleeper token on one planet that has ground forces ...
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Can the Hil Colish (Ghosts of Creuss Flagship) move through it's own wormhole in TI4?

Yes it can. While this has not been addressed specifically for TI 4th edition, the answer appears to be yes by comparing 4th edition to 3rd edition. In 3rd edition, the flagship had the ability: You ...
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Twilight Imperium’s ‘Spend resources’ Objectives

You must spend these resources specifically to score the objective. You have to make a choice between spending the resources on units/buildings and getting points to win. These objectives are status ...
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Can you activate a system where you have no units and not move any units?

You can (barring an rules reference update by FFG). The rules on Tactical Actions have the following restrictions: The active player must activate a system that does not contain one of his ...
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Multiple riders on the same agenda

Any number of players can play any number of riders on a single agenda, provided each is a different rider. If multiple players want to play the same rider, the player first in speaker-clockwise ...
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PDS II space cannons of third-party players

The valid options are #1 (not shooting) and #2 (shooting the ships of the active player). Shooting space cannons is optional for any player (so #1 is always an option). Then, #2 is an option but not #...
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Can the player choose a different player as a target?

I couldn't find any rules that back up this specific situation but this is my interpretation. The trigger for the LAW states: When a player chooses a Strategy Card... So if someone were to play an ...
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Is there a way to play Twilight Imperium's "age of empire" variant with Shattered Empire's strategy cards?

We usually play with Age of empire option and variant strategy card, using this set of strategy cards: initiative diplomacy II political logistic trade II warfare technology II imperial II It leads ...
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Is there a situation or way that a sabotage run is a good idea in TI:3?

Any time when you are likely to just get smoked in combat. Say you have a carrier with just a couple of fighters vs the force mentioned above. You will be lucky indeed to even kill all of the cannon ...
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