rorshocker wrote:Looks solid. Final proposed edit, to close off any ambiguity:
However, a foreign Home System is still considered a Home System for the purpose of objectives (e.g. "Domination!") and for all other purposes (e.g., the Creuss racial tech Slave Wormhole Generator).
Sounds good to me. I updated the wiki page.
Zhe Tiny wrote:Jol-Nar dominates, the scoring board proves it: I had a simple idea: just change the wording on the Jol-Nar race-sheet from "in addition" to "instead" (Like Xxcha's ability) (for those who don't get it, currently jol-nar can purchase 3 techs for 10 resources (in BGGB) from turn 1. This is greatly reduced when playing with leaders (2scientists, 2 planets with tech discount => 3 techs for 6 resources). Changing the wording slightly only allows them to obtain a maximum of 2 techs each round.
That makes sense. It is more a problem with the variant tech tree than with the whole BGGB rules. The tree puts Neural Computing at tier 1 and even makes it Jol-Nar Starting Tech option.
I think I'll use the rule that you suggest in my games for now just to see how much it affects Jol-Nar. If the effect is too detrimental, we'll have to think of something else but I think this could work.
I also remembered to add the Arborec Spore Acceleration house rule that was used in BGGB14 to the new version:
shaunm wrote:In addition, a custom rule regarding Arborec's racial tech Spore Acceleration (SpA) is in place:
SpA may be researched for a cost of 5 resources in addition to any tech acquired during the same round. So with tech primary you could get a free tech and SpA for 5 resources (or 2 techs + SpA for 0+5+8=13 res), with tech secondary any tech and SpA for 6+5=11 resources (or cheaper if using discounts from tech specialties). Neural Computing further reduces the cost by 2 resources as usual.
The house rules are now in a shape, in which I'd like to test them. Barring further discussion, I will start a new BGGB in a week or two, depending on the progress of the RAW game that I just started.
Edit: Sorry, pre-emptive post. Now, the rules are up to date.
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