175 episodes

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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    • 4.9 • 371 Ratings

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!

    167: Prophecy of Kings and the Future

    167: Prophecy of Kings and the Future

    It’s bookkeeping day! We’ve got some upcoming tournaments that we wanted to talk about. But that’s not all! With copies of Prophecy of Kings officially out in the wild, we wanted to talk about what we anticipate as players and and as content creators in the Twilight Imperium scene. We talk show goals as well as personal goals for a post-expansion era of SCPT. 
     
    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 7 min
    166: 100% Definitive Official Base Game SCPT Power Ranking List_Final_FinalFINAL_v3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.xlsx

    166: 100% Definitive Official Base Game SCPT Power Ranking List_Final_FinalFINAL_v3 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.xlsx

    It feels like forever since we let this show get weird, y’know? Well, today is a weird one. Copies of Prophecy of Kings are shipping to many people this week, which means it’s time to put the final nail in base game’s coffin by assigning every faction a rank! We’re done with subjective tier lists, it’s time to give you the meat you’ve always craved. We took all 17 base game factions and definitively determined the exact order of power. There’s a lot of exact and perfect science in this episode, so I hope your mind can handle it...
     
    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 33 min
    165: Root - Learning the Lizard Cult

    165: Root - Learning the Lizard Cult

    With all that messy Twilight Imperium business behind us, we can return to the real work. And it is WORK. This week, we have a guide for “the worst faction” in Root, The Lizard Cult. Despite their setbacks, they’re incredibly fun, and hopefully we can help you unlock their potential. Just give us a chance!
     
    12:07 - Abilities
    15:24 - Setup
    22:39 - Birdsong
    29:33 - Daylight
    37:50 - Evening
    41:55 - Opening Ideas
    47:59 - Crafty Corner
    1:07:25 - Pitfalls
    1:11:25 - Where we find our victory
     
    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 28 min
    164: Farewell TI4 Base Game with Dane Beltrami

    164: Farewell TI4 Base Game with Dane Beltrami

    As part of our 24 hour Extra Life livestream, we recorded this episode LIVE with surprise guest Dane Beltrami. It has a looser structure than you might be used to, but we say goodbye to things we will and won’t miss from a TI4 that lacks Prophecy of Kings, and talk a bit about the things we’re most excited for. The audio is a little bit rough in this one, apologies!
     
    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/
    For more info about Twilight Imperium: Prophecy of Kings, be sure to visit https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    163: Arborec Strategy Guide

    163: Arborec Strategy Guide

    It’s the last time that finishing the 17th of a thing will mean we are done with that project. It’s been a project over a year in the making, but today marks the end of our base game faction Strategy Guides. And to wrap things up, we have a faction that required some time. And if we hadn’t had an expansion so closely on the horizon, we may have let it bake a little while longer. But even a little while longer in the over wouldn’t have made these plants any better, and so perhaps it is as it should be. This guide is not hopeful, but it is honest, and the truth is that Arborec is a very bad faction, and it’s going to take some serious work and some serious luck to find success. So, let’s talk about how best to make that happen (or not, man. I can only do so much!).
    11:44- Overview40:03 - Problems50:15 - Round One Strategy Cards1:08:16 - Tech Paths1:26:53 - Trading/Meta1:31:40 - Mid-Game1:33:40 - Late Game 
    1:43:39 - Nekro Virus Errata
    1:51:41 - Arborec and Barony of Letnev Commanders and Objective: Improve Infrastructure.
     
    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 hr 1 min
    162: Fireside Chats with TgWelch

    162: Fireside Chats with TgWelch

    Be careful. Two chill bros chill out hard in this eppy, and totally wax spiritual, man. They get straight up lifted and...this is Matt, and I haven't really done any drugs and don't know what I'm doing. Anyways, here's a great chat between Alec and TgWelch. Please enjoy it.
     
    8:45 - Hacan Commander: Gila the Silvertongue

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
371 Ratings

371 Ratings

Alexander43675 ,

Pew pew experts

These guys know their TI4! Looking forward to the expansion episodes.

iDeciduous ,

It’s great!...

This podcast is great! Definitely covers all the specific aspects of our twilight imperium, as they cover all the faction strategies, actions cards, and scenarios to take you on a thorough tour of the galaxy. Great humor and new content never fails to entertain the reade- wait a second! Why the hell are you saying Yin is bad?!? This podcast now is a 1/5 star rating! ): (just kidding)

FallenWaffle ,

Great for newbies like you!

TI (Twilight imperium) is the super bowl of board games, but can be very difficult to master if you don’t have entire days to spend playing.

If you have interest but lack time, look no further! Matt and hunter are here to help with great guides and entertaining banter. They are the heart and soul of the healthy TI 4 community.

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