The following is the 4th installment of our City of Remnats previews. There are only a few days left to get the pre-order special on the game. Order by December 7 and your copy will be airshipped from the manufacturer a month or more in advance of other copies of the game.

With all the fun that will be taking place, building up your gang, developing your territory, eliminating your rivals, and pleasantly shopping at the black market it is easy to forget that you're on a prison planet. Well don't worry, your good friends the Yugai are here to remind you! Say hello to your wardens from the sky.

At the end of each round your friendly neighborhood YCU (Yugai Control Units) will drop by to make sure that life on Gatorum doesn't get to comfortable. This part of the game is called the Yugai Patrol Phase. At the start of the Yugai patrol phase players will place all YCU tokens currently on the board back into the cloth bag they came in and shuffle them.



YCU tokens represent the Yugai that you will be fighting throughout the game. As you can see from the picture above, these tokens have two different numbers on them. The first number in black is the Yugai Control Unit's attack value. This is the number you will have to beat if you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to battle one of these bad boys. The second number is the amount of ARCs they are so generously willing to take to not be your problem.



Once you have collected the units that were on the board it is time to place out a fresh batch. These handy YCU coordinate cards will tell you exactly where to place them. Each round you will draw two of these coordinate cards that will list random locations on the board where the YCU will land.

Having a YCU land in a space you control can really leave you in a world of hurt. But fear not young gang leader, the Yugai can be easily dealt with as long as you remember to prepare for their arrival. For more detailed instructions of how to deal with these baddies take a look at our rulebook.

But remember, taking down a YCU will have its consequences. Sometimes its just better to pay these guys off then having to worry about the aftermath that killing one of them can ensue.



But don't take my word for it. Above is the list of rewards and punishments that can take place if you kill a YCU. Playing this game of risk and reward can be a crucial part of your strategy. As you will learn in Gatorum, nothing is an accident; it is up to you if you want your fate to come down to the roll of a die.

That's it for today's preview. Stay tuned to Plaidhatgames.com for more on City of Remnants as we approach its release date. Thanks again for reading and feel free to leave a comment below. If you have any questions for me or just want to shoot me a random email go ahead at [email protected]


Comments


joepinion commented:

I love the flavor text on the Yugai coordinate cards. Looking forward to reading that text whenever we draw the card in my best Yugai-voice.

Posted on 2012-12-03.

Adam commented:

This is one of the most interesting aspects of the game. Really looking forward to slugging it out with the cops and rolling the die.

Posted on 2012-12-03.

radbachpad commented:

I hope they fix the incorrect spelling of the word "receive".

Posted on 2012-12-03.

Setharillius commented:

I think that that must be the new spelling, since plaid hat always seems to spell it that way... :P

Posted on 2012-12-03.

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