Yummy TI3 Cake - and good for you too - if you are a cyborg!
Today we had a game of TI3 at my house. This was a game that was supposed to be for those have not yet played.
This was a great game. Ted literally came within a single role of the die from winning. He and another friend of mine were neck & neck the whole game, with Ted in control of Mecatol Rex. He was surrounded on two sides by war suns of two different players and assaulted on other fronts all at the same time. But he kept his cool even as the “Iron Jaws of Vissage Grim” closed in. His mighty fleet at Mecotol Rex was annihilated by one of the War Sun fleets in a titanic space battle. And although he lost in space he managed to cripple the attacker (Hacan) while a single ground unit of his held on. He was able to persuade the other War Sun fleet to leave him alone. But finally another very powerful fleet of dreadnoughts, cruisers, and fully loaded carriers finished off the crippled (Hacan) fleet that was besieging Rex and finally finished Ted’s single ground force.
What made this such a spectacular end was this was the last turn with Ted (The Cyborgs) at 9 points and ready to gain a 10th in the final status phase. Dennis, the 2nd place guy (Jol-Nar) occupied Rex with a tattered fleet (from the battle with the War Sun) with four damaged dreadnoughts. Had just one of the dreadnoughts been destroyed, the Jol-Nar would not have been able to use his Bureaucracy card to claim the two points he needed to get to 10 before our very own Ted could gain his one point in the Status phase. This was a SUPER example of a well played Bureaucracy card by my friend Dennis.
Although Ted and I fought some big battles, I was rooting for him at the end. After all – we are all part of the order of San Antonio Board Gamers.
But I think that Ted had a good time and I am confident that he will be ready and willing to play TI3 again the next time we roll it out!
BTW – Please wish him a belated happy Birthday as well as congratulations for a game brilliantly executed! Please notice the delicious work of art that his wife provided for us. Did you notice that it looks like the Supernova in TI3?