EDIT: I changed the date so we wouldn't clash with Brooklyn game night. The new date is the 25th. There seems to be enough interest for two games, so I'm expanding the RSVP list to 12 people. Meaning we will need two hosts, but the comments page seems to suggest that this is very doable. Once we get 12 people we will figure out where the two games will be hosted. If you RSVP expect to get an e-mail two days before asking you to confirm that you are still playing. Let's do this!
Ok, so this is a kind of an unusual event in as far that it has a pretty small RSVP list. I also wanted to see in general how many people would be interested in playing Twilight in the future. Feel free to make comments even if you can't attend this event!
Anyways here's the rub...
Twilight Imperium is such an epic game that it actually launched an entire company. You know Fantasty Flight Games? The guys who publish Android: Netrunner, Battlestar Galactica, A Game of Thrones, Star Wars: X-Wings Miniatures, Arkaham Horror and Cosmic Encounter? Those guys use to be be Fantasy Flight Publishing and they use to publish European comics. In 1997 though the founder created and released a game called Twilight Imperium and BOOM they've been a game company ever since and it's worked out pretty well for them.
That game is now on it's third edtion and it's pretty freaking epic. You explore the universe, you build space fleets, you make treaties with some neighbors, attack others, you take over planets, you improve your technology, you fulfill agendas, and you plan future moves carefully. It's long, but fun and feels like you're playing a space opera.
Sounds cool? Nice then let's play! A couple of things though...
1). I want people to learn and play this game. I will provide a link to the rules, but for people they can be a bit overwhelming. RELAX. I'm going to ask that everyone who plays to please read them beforehand, but if one or two things don't make sense IT'S NOT BIG DEAL. If you want to play you should play and as long as you're into the game I will be happy to answer questions during the game. First game is a learning game.
Reading the rules will help out a ton though and I will ask everyone who wants to play to do it at least once before the game...
2). It's a long game. With new players let's say it could be 8 hours. If we have our shit together we could maybe bring it down to 7 or even 6. If you can't hang for 8 hours though you should probably pass.
3.) We need to find a place to place to play this bad boy. I would offer my apartment, but in all honesty my kitchen table isn't big enough. We'll work something out though.
That's about it. If you're down let know!