One of the catalysts for starting college was a knack for game design. Just before I started school I devised and created a board game from scratch in less then a month.

I really like this game because even though I didn’t have a fraction of the design knowledge I posses now, it still holds up well.

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The game lets you Play as either Human or Cylon. You can do anything you can do on the show, including:

* Launch vipers and Raiders
* Instantly jump to other parts of space
* jump passed the redline when you want it bad enough
* Drama: like striking a superior asshole, and discovering you’re a Cylon
* And of course, the ultimate goal of either finding for earth or destroying your enemy.

Don’t believe me? check out what happened as just a normal part of playing:

Here’s some screen shots of the game:

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I made this game before there was word of an official one, and I think I cam out well… Ok I admit, I think it’s better.

For the longest time I was keeping all of the files to myself, only showing it off to people when we played it at cons. Now that I have other things in my portfolio, including a new original game, I have decided to release this one in it’s entirety to all who want it.

What we’re talking about is a photobucket folder that contains everything you need to print it and play it at home with your buddies.

I put a lot of thought into it, and I’ve decided to leave it exactly as, warts and all. That means it won’t have my logo because I didn’t have one when I made this game, so don’t forget where you got it from :)

If you guys have any questions, want to fiddle with it, or have ideas on how to simplify the rules please feel free to share, I may go back and tweak it eventually.

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This is the archive of the game being played in Armada games in Tampa FL on Monday, April 23, 2007.

The game has been played many times after this, but this post is the most complete story of what it looks like to be there at the event. Please note that the post and the game were made before season 4, so some of the twists that happened then were not know here.

We put Humans on the left and Cylons on the right
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The Cylons pow-wowed right away, which was great because they officially “had a plan”
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this turned into a “lets have all battle / base stars go to one section of space… not even a section with anything on it, even though there were planets all around
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The puppet master at work…
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The game had non-stop action.
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I think this was right around the time that one of the cylons betrayed his race and decided to join the humans.
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The one tile battle eventually broke up in favor of finding clues to earth.
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on one side, he says “how could you join the humans?!”  on the other I say “I haven’t written RULES for the destruction of a traders flagship!
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All the tiles got flipped over about 3/4 through the game.
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Everyone’s favorite card… too bad no one loves the actual boxy.
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Billy NOOOO!  why gods? why?!
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This is what it looked like from Mereels point of view.
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This is what it looked like from my point of view.  I printed the rules, but no one wanted to read them with the Wacsopedia around so I got good questions with every turn
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yay! Zell found earth, she knows where it is and everything is going to be ok.

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Earth

The Humans win!  there are 4 people in this shot, because one of them was a friendly Cylon fleet… an omen for season 4?
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The evil cylons were not pleased that their prey escaped. Maybe next time fellas.
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And that’s all the pictures I have.  Thanks again for everyone who came and gave support to this project, I’m really proud of how it came out.  I only know the names of half of the players, so if you are up above please correct my rudeness!

One final special thanks to Brian, Doc, and the fellas at Armada Games.  I’m totally going back there to play this again really soon, they have a very welcome atmosphere there, and I can’t recommend paying them a visit enough.

The game lets you Play as either Human or Cylon. You can do anything you can do on the show, including:

* Launch vipers and Raiders
* Instantly jump to other parts of space
* jump passed the redline when you want it bad enough
* Drama: like striking a superior asshole, and discovering you’re a Cylon
* And of course, the ultimate goal of either finding for earth or destroying your enemy.

Don’t believe me? check out what happened as just a normal part of playing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8E8qZp1QME

Here’s some screen shots of the game:




and a new one I made in honor of ventrue

I made this game before there was word of an official one, and I think I cam out well… Ok I admit, I think it’s better.

This project was what convinced me that I might have a skill at such things so I began school to learn how to do it professionally, (that’s almost over btw)

For the longest time I was keeping all of the files to myself, only showing it off to people when we played it at cons. Now that I have other things in my portfolio, including a new original game, I have decided to release this one in it’s entirety to the TCF.

what we’re talking about is a photobucket folder that contains everything you need to print it and play it at home with your buddies.

I put a lot of thought into it, and I’ve decided to leave it exactly as, warts and all. That means it won’t have my logo because I didn’t have one when I mad this game, so don’t forget where you got it from :)

If you guys have any questions, want to fiddle with it, or have ideas on how to simplify the rules please feel free to share, this is something I should have done a long time ago.