Lately, from my desk here at the EOG, I’ve been clearing up some daunting projects that were long overdue for an update. After the new releases for Memoir ’44 and Arkham Horror, allow me to present another: Battlestar Galactica v4.
Battlestar Galactica is one of those games that keeps eluding me; one that everyone talks about but you never seem to get to the table yourself. In fact I’ve only ever managed to play it once, and that was with a few newbies, one of whom went to bed and the other to nap on the couch, leaving two of us desperately trying to keep the game together—without much success unfortunately. I’ve seen it played and it looks like great fun, but for now my copy is in storage and the perfect session of Battlestar Galactica remains a fugitive hope.
It’s hardly by way of compensation, but I have spent an inordinate amount of time updating this rules summary and refererence pack, since the game now has three expansions: Pegasus, Exodus, and Daybreak. This new version 4 brings in the Daybreak rules, and also reorganises the various rules for combining the expansions. These summaries are a bit wordier than I usually like, but Battlestar Galactica is such a detailed game full of so many exceptions and fiddly rules—especially with the expansion options added—that I went for detail and clarity rather than risk omitting some crucial rule. At the very least this will ensure you avoid flipping through multiple rulebooks in the heat of a game!
In any case, I hope this helps you in your battle against the toasters—or those pesky humans. Prepare to jump!
Update: 4.1 (slight error on Daybreak reference sheet fixed).