So, between my running around to drop in job applications and excercising etc.
My friends and I have started getting together to play Battlestar Galactica the board game.
I like it. Basically you get to choose a character from the show (the most recent series) and then you draw Loyalty cards. Loyalty cards determine who is the cylon among the ranks.
Cylons are supposed to sabotage the Humans from reaching the planet Kobol. The system uses a D8 (odd eh?). Characters get one move and one action on their turn. Which can lead to some complicated strategies since Economy of Actions is heavily weighed against you so often.
This game heavily favors the Cylons just from Turn structure alone (which was the design intent).
Next each player on their turn, in addition to the skill cards they draw at the beginning of their turn, draw Crisis Cards.
Crisis Cards are generally bad for you. There's several kinds of Crisis you can draw, ranging from President's or Admiral's choice to Skill Challenges to Ambushes.
Cylon vessels often get to act during these Crisises (sp?) which means there's generally a whole lot of shooting going on against the humans. + the Cylon within sabotaging.
First time we played, naturally in the second stage of the game I draw the Cylon card. I didn't look at it, till about two or three turns till the end. I lose, my objective but I would have been just fine with that. Cause I was still learning the system. So I was trying to help the wrong side through most of the second half... figures hehe.
Second time with Boomer (who is likely to be the Cylon in the second half) naturally I wasn't the Cylon. We won.
In the first half the game favors the Cylons very strongly but in the second half the humans gain the upper advantage. The system itself seems solid, and each of the characters so far has been worth playing easily.