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An unofficial podcast for fans of Twilight Imperium and other strategy board games. Each episode is a humorous analysis of mechanics and strategies for new and experienced players alike!

Space Cats Peace Turtles Matt Martens and Hunter Donaldson

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An unofficial podcast for fans of Twilight Imperium and other strategy board games. Each episode is a humorous analysis of mechanics and strategies for new and experienced players alike!

    191: Learning the Vagabond - Expansions

    191: Learning the Vagabond - Expansions

    What a fun treat for you all today. Long ago we promised a follow up to our Learning the Vagabond episode where we would discuss the 3 expansion classes of Vagabond. But that’s not the treat, that’s just the typical episode you’re getting from Matt and Hunter. No, the REAL treat is after that, where we are joined by our friends Jake, Sam, and Kyle from Woodland War Machine! This one was an absolute blast, so join us while we rag on the Vagabond
     
    Woodland War Machine podcast by Good Time Society
    And find our wonderful guests on Twitter:
    @thejakemichels
    @SamDeRoest
    @kyle_acheson
    @goodtimesociety
     
    Music by Brian Kupillas. Find more at wanderinglake.bandcamp.com
    To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch, and more, visit https://spacecatspeaceturtles.com/

    • 1 hr 30 min
    190: Argent Flight Introduction

    190: Argent Flight Introduction

    It’s back to back Faction Introductions! This time, Matt tackled the Argent Flight answering the question “What if Base Game Xxcha was good and fit Matt’s playstyle?” These are wonderful little birds that have a wide range of possibilities but are perhaps best served by leaning into their strengths and playing up some “win-more” mechanics.
     
    00:00 - Mahact Gene-Sorcerers Errata
     
    16:09 - Argent Flight Overview
    49:55 - Strategy Cards
    1:12:09 - Tech
    1:23:46 - Exploration
    1:25:49 - Trade/Meta
    1:50:39 - Victory Points
     
    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
    To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch, and more, visit https://spacecatspeaceturtles.com/

    • 2 hrs 12 min
    189: Mahact Gene-Sorcerers Introduction

    189: Mahact Gene-Sorcerers Introduction

    Kneel, they say. Former rules of the galaxy, they say. Well, with such powerful lore, you may have expected a more imposing faction. But instead, the Mahact Gene-Sorcerer’s are perhaps best known for their winslaying prowess and their rules tomfoolery. Let’s take a closer look and figure out how this faction can help themselves win without tripping over pedantic technicalities along the way!
     
    13:04 - Mahact Gene-Sorcerers Overview
    42:55 - Strategy Cards
    1:02:13 - Tech
    1:10:12 - Trade/Meta
    1:21:49 - Commanders
    1:31:55 - Exploration
    1:34:57 - Victory Points
    1:47:27 - Our Messy Hero
     
    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
    To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch, and more, visit https://spacecatspeaceturtles.com/

    • 2 hrs 4 min
    188: Victory Points and Objectives Part 2

    188: Victory Points and Objectives Part 2

    The conclusion to last week’s cliffhanger, we wrap up discussion on every objective in the game, and spend some time analyzing what the structure of all of these points means for the pace of winning. When and how should you be trying to score your 10 victory points? What is a “free” point? Also there’s some errata at the beginning here about the Galactic Council episode we recently published and the...disagreements that have grown around it.
    0:40 - Errata for 187 “Is Arborec the Worst Faction?”
    15:37 - Tech and Economy Objectives
    34:47 - Miscellaneous Component Objectives
    52:35 - Battle and Other Objectives
    1:17:55 - Analysis
     
    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
    To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch, and more, visit https://spacecatspeaceturtles.com/

    • 1 hr 43 min
    187: Is Arborec Still the Worst?

    187: Is Arborec Still the Worst?

    Lot of assumptions in that title that I'm sure will get some responses on its own. Regardless, this is our first Galactic Council episode in our new format! This is an unprepared episode where Matt and Hunter blindly approach a topic and see where the conversation takes them. It was wildly fun to do, so we hope you enjoy it and look forward to future Galactic Council episodes.
     
    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
    To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch, and more, visit https://spacecatspeaceturtles.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    186: Victory Points and Objectives part 1

    186: Victory Points and Objectives part 1

    The fact that we’ve never done an episode specifically about Objectives and Victory Points is either a huge misstep, or completely unnecessary. But here’s one anyways! This is part one where we go over all of the types of victory points, and cover our first section of objectives: Control Objectives. We talked way too much, and so this episode turned into a two-parter.
     
    Music provided by Ben Prunty. Find more at benpruntymusic.com or benprunty.bandcamp.com
    To learn more about our Discord, Twitter, Patreon, Merch, and more, visit https://spacecatspeaceturtles.com/

    • 1 hr 40 min

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