Gil Brodie: A Game of Poker is an allies and relationships mission. It is acquired in Engineering on the Tempest by speaking with Gil Poker after completing Helping Havarl’s Scientists or Stage a Rescue and returning to the ship. The conversation with Gil will trigger an email to be sent.
Gil Brodie: A Game of Poker
Gil Poker: This section contains a walkthrough for two smaller tasks found in Mass Effect: Andromeda that are associated with Gil Brody, one of your crew members manning the Tempest. Completing both of these tasks will give you the ability to flirt with Gil and enable you to begin a relationship with him.
Note – Romancing Gil is an option available for male Pathfinder only. Sara Ryder can also engage in both of these quests. But, these will only lead to a less affectionate union (i.e. friendship).
How to unlock?
Speak with Gil and read the e-mail from him [Tempest].
Here you can find the guide for Gil Brodie: A Game of Poker quest. This is one of the side quests in Mass Effect: Andromeda game that belongs to the category called “Allies and relationships”. This quest connected with Gil. During the quest, you can play a game of poker with him (this takes place on Nexus after you unlock the quest).
- Unlocking the quest
- Meet Gil in Vortex
- Unlocking the task
- Meet up with Gil and Jill in Prodomos
Unlocking the quest
During one of the conversations with Gil on Tempest, he can tell you about his hobby, poker. The “official” invitation for a game with Gil appears in your e-mail box shortly after the said conversation.
Meet Gil in Vortex
Gil Poker: Go to Nexus and, when you get there, head to Vortex bar located in Nexus: Docking Bay. Speak with Gil and listen to SAM’s message. You can ask the AI to help you read Gil’s reactions which allow you to win easily or use your own skills (by doing that you will allow Gil to win).
If you defeated Gil you can tell him about SAM’s help or lie to him and say that you won thanks to your skills. If Gil was the winner you can congratulate him or choose a flirting option.
Rewards for finishing the quest: XP.
Gil Brodie: The Friend
How to unlock: Read an email sent by Gil Brodie [Tempest].
This small event sees you visit Prodromos to talk with Gil. The meeting will offer you the ability to confess your feelings to him, which is a very important step if you are aiming for a romantic relationship with this character.
- Unlocking the quest
- Meet Gil in Vortex
- Unlocking the task
- Meet up with Gil and Jill in Prodomos
Unlocking the task
This small errand becomes available once you’ve managed to score a serious hit upon the kett forces during Hunting the Archon. Soon after your previous meeting, you should receive an e-mail from Gil Brodie, who invites you to a get-together between him and his female acquaintance.
Meet up with Gil and Jill in Prodomos
Gil Poker: Travel to Eos and find Gil, who is staying in Prodromos. If you are a male, and you’ve flirted with Gil before. You can attempt to engage in a more serious relationship (“I’m your guy”) or simply end your acquaintance at a formal level (“Let’s just be friends”). Moreover, you can try to kiss him (upper left dialogue option). Regardless of the chosen dialogue option, both of you will make your way to the landing pad to talk to Jill. The short introduction will end the quest.
Gil Poker: Landing on Voeld
When you’re finally done messing around on the Tempest, travel to the Nol system, where you’ll find the planet Voeld. Land on the frozen planet, and after a bit of a rough landing you’ll be deposited on the surface, where your hardsuit will be challenged frequently by Cold Environment hazards (levels one and two!).
Note: Merely landing on Voeld will start the companion quest “Liam Kosta: Outpost Worlds”.
Make your way southeast from the Tempest, following the quest marker and/or the lights. When you reach a narrow mountainside path, stop to scan some Iridium if you have the nerve (and the life support capacity). Then, continue up two ledges to find a conveniently-placed “Solar Heater”, which will restore your life support. Probably could make s’mores, if you had the materials. Oh well. Missed opportunity.
The Rebel Base
Gil Poker: Jump a crevasse to the south, then climb a ledge to reach the resistance base, where you’ll find numerous Solar Heaters to warm up near, as well as plenty of Angaran ships to scan… when they cooperate. Continue south through the base and when you spot an Ammo Box to the east. Search behind some nearby crates to find containers to loot.
Continue southeast into a garage and loot some more containers hidden about, then proceed southeast through a doorway. Turn northeast when you get the chance and loot a lucrative container, after which head southeast. Then, turn northeast again and go through another doorway to reach the resistance leader – Anjik Do Xeel.
Angaran Integrated Tech Node
Approach her and some chatter will begin, respond to her threats as you will, after which she’ll refer you to a lookout. Once you’re done talking to her, loot some containers. There are several in the barracks to the southwest, exploit another vein of Iridium and do some scanning. In particular, be sure to scan the Angaran Integrated Tech Node east of the holo-display of Voeld, as it’s worth 100 Heleus Research Data points. There are also plenty of quests you can start now, with no fewer than four points of interest on the map, but stay on focus for now. You’ll come back to these quests later. When you’re ready to move on, continue through the base to the southeast.
Exit back out into the cold and talk to a pair of Angarans named Beniska and Tseek. After a bit of friendly xenophobia, they’ll point you in the direction of a Kett labor camp. And, what better way to prove your loyalty than by killing Kett and freeing some Angara in the process? Exhaust their dialogue options to finish the quest “Meet the Resistance” and begin “On the Frontlines”. Then, make your way north to find a site suitable for deploying a Forward Station, you are first on Voeld. The Nomad is, unfortunately, essential to exploring this glacial planet, as your hardsuit won’t keep you alive longer in the blizzard, and Angaran hospitality ends here.
Gil Poker: On the Frontlines
Summon the Nomad and SAM will give you a run-down of the planet. Some points of interest (including a Remnant vault!), and finally warns you about the cold on Voeld. Oh, and is Voeld a big planet, easily comparable in size to Eos. Another Remnant vault, Memory Triggers to collect, minerals to scan, and a few possible outstanding sidequests (“Trading Favors” and “Peebee: Secret Project”, to name a few) all await… But again, let’s stay focused on the task at hand – earning the trust of Evfra – at the exclusion of all else.
Gil Poker: Drive downhill to the northwest and if Jaal is with you he’ll give you the novel advice of “follow the lights”. Follow them right off a cliff, turn east, then southeast. And, pass through a narrow cleft in the rocks to find some Kett fighting some Angara. Dismount, kill the Kett, then continue driving downhill to the northeast, where you’ll find a Mining Zone. While the Mining Zone might not be terribly lucrative in sheer mineral counts, Voeld is home to both Eezo and Platinum, two rare and incredibly valuable minerals.
This very Mining Zone will yield a trace amount of the two minerals, which can be found on a hill southwest of the icon (Eezo) and northwest of the icon (Platinum). The real payout is on a downhill slope east, southeast of the icon, where you’ll find a sizable lode of Platinum and some Beryllium. All in all, you can expect to increase the amount of Eezo you have considered if you’re patient and deploy your probes properly.
Gil Poker: Kett and other Creatures
Head southeast from the Mining Zone icon, making your way downhill into a frozen river, where you’ll find a Kett outpost. Alongside a number of Wraiths, you’ll find the typical Chosen. And, there’s a very good possibility you’ll meet a new enemy – a Destined. Like Anointed, they have shields, but they don’t pack heavy weapons. They can, however, cloak, making them difficult to keep track of. But, note that the mist they tend to expel as part of their concealment can give them away. And, they can be targeted by skills even while invisible… provided you can ‘ballpark’ their location.
Note: New planet, new creatures. If you spot any wildlife, be sure to stop the Nomad and greet them… with your guns. They’re also worth scanning for Research Data points and progress towards the quest “Task: Comparatively Alien”.
Note: Kett will frequently respawn at their bases given enough time and distance. So, if you want to go killing them for XP, loot, or sport… well, Voeld is a fine place to do it.
Quests in Kett Camps
Gil Poker: From this outpost drive south, then turn east, making your way past a Kett camp. Kett camps are ubiquitous on Voeld. And unfortunately, they’re not marked on your map. In random Kett bases on Voeld, you can sometimes find “Angaran Bugs” on Kett machinery or dead Angarans, both of which can be scanned. In the former case the quest “Task: Gone Dark” will begin, encouraging you to scan more such Angaran Bugs. While on the other hand scanning dead Angarans will start the quest “Task: Catch and Release”.
Keep these quests in mind when you find Kett prowling the surface on the Angara, especially if you see that D-pad scanner prompt appears on the bottom of your screen. These quests will be covered in more detail later. But, considering their objectives and the camps they take place in aren’t marked and are random. Like the quest on Eos “Task: The Ghost of Promise”, there’s no harm in seeking out Kett camps in the off-chance you’ll be able to advance one of these quests.
Gil Poker: Hjara Station
From this Kett camp drive southeast to find the Hjara Station, near (southwest) of which is another Forward Station. Exit the Nomad and head into the camp, where you’ll find Skeot. Talk to him and he’ll fill you in on your mission. There’s a labor camp nearby, where his uncle, Niilj, is being held. Assault the camp, rescue the captive Angara and you’ll have made a fine show of good faith. This ends the short-lived quest “On the Frontlines” and begins “Stage a Rescue”.
Before you leave, search the camp, as there are a few Angaran Integrated Tech units scattered about (100 Heleus Research Data points each), numerous containers… even the odd Iridium deposit to exploit. You can also talk to some of the Angara around here, including an Angaran merchant. They adopted the Credit system and capitalism quick-like! (Source: Gamer Guides)