I haven’t run this as a pbf before, but I’ve extracted the bits from the Tabletop Simulator mod so that I can work it from my laptop… base game only, up to five players, probably with lots of discussion about how things work since the manual’s not the clearest. Who’s in?
Hmm! That could be a lot of fun…
I think this might be a damp squid. (As no one has ever said.)
A damp squid is a happy squid.
Up to you - try it with two, or do something else?
I’m more than happy to do something different, you never know someone might turn up!
Can’t believe no one wanted to do a pbf leaving earth.
I think originally I had the impression it would be too “multiplayer solitaire”-y. Being a newbie to the game, I would be hesitant to start creating rule variants, but I feel as though cooperation might need to be gamified a little more (moreso than even what Stations adds).
[EDIT]: I’m up for a game now that I’ve gotten a couple of solo games in to learn the ropes.
I would suggest a quick and dirty game of base and Mercury? Or outer planets if you preferred?
Well, there are the team rules in the base game rulebook, Players and Agencies chapter.
To be honest, the teams rules sound like a lot of fun but essentially cut the game into tiny chunks and lets each person play their own minigame (this is bordering on Team Building exercise territory).
I wish the publisher and designer didn’t have a falling out, because I feel there is a lot of potential to gamify the funding portion of the game that, honestly, would probably be too much in a face-to-face game, but could add a needed next-level to make PBF and/or megagame sessions more engaging.
I am absolutely amazed anyone would put a timelimit on the calculations.
Last game we played had 4 players. Lots of horse trading evolved.
Well color me a newb, I didn’t even realize there were horses in space!
The Americans and Russians sent many animals. I believe the main difference is that the Russians at least tried to make them survive the trip.
I think I could probably run this. I just need to borrow a neutral player to randomise the various unexplored tiles.
I’m happy to do this too. It just didn’t seem as though it would work with just two players.
I kind of missed this… can I still jump in? I am not really practiced with pbf games but after that last big game of Leaving Earth here at home I would like the opportunity to practice the game a little with players who know the rules better than me?
I was going to @yashima you, yashima.
Let me set up a new thread.