BGS-Tally - BGS and Thargoid War Tracker


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Elite Dangerous Market Connector (EDMC)
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A tool to track and report your Background Simulation (BGS) and Thargoid War (TW) activity in Elite Dangerous, implemented as an EDMC plugin. BGS Tally counts all the BGS / TW work you do for any faction, in any system.

This is a plugin to track and report on your personal Background Simulation (BGS) and Thargoid War (TW) activity in Elite Dangerous. It generates Discord-ready text, summarising your activity for various factions, that can either be copied-and-pasted or automatically posted to Discord at the click of a button.


It Tracks BGS Activity

The plugin automatically tracks the following activities, for each faction in each system, as you play the game:

  1. Mission INF, split by each mission reward level ➊, ➋, ➌, ➍, ➎ and into primary 🅟 and secondary 🅢 if you choose
  2. Election / War / CivilWar mission count
  3. Total trade purchases, split by demand level at the market 🅻 / 🅼 / 🅷 if you choose
  4. Total trade profit, and negative trade loss, split by demand level at the market 🆉 / 🅻 / 🅼 / 🅷 if you choose
  5. Black Market trade profit, and negative trade loss
  6. Cartographic data sold
  7. Exobiology data sold
  8. Bounty Vouchers claimed
  9. Combat Bonds claimed
  10. Missions Failed
  11. Ships murdered
  12. On-foot Conflict Zones ⚔️, and names of settlements fought at
  13. In-space Conflict Zones fought at
  14. Megaship Scenarios


Also, it allows you to manually tally up the following activities:

  1. Space Installation Scenarios

These can't currently be tracked automatically because the game doesn't provide enough information when entering a Space Installation.


It Tracks Thargoid War Activity

The plugin automatically tracks the following activities for the 🍀 Thargoid War effort, for each damaged station, as you play the game:

  1. 🧍 Passenger missions
  2. 📦 Cargo missions
  3. ⚕️ Injured evacuation missions
  4. ❕ Wounded evacuation missions
  5. ❗ Critically wounded evacuation missions
  6. 🛠️ Reactivation missions
  7. Thargoid Massacre Missions for each vessel type (S, C, B, M, H, O)
  8. Thargoid vessel kills for each vessel type (R, S, S/G, C, B, M, H, O)
  9. Thargoid Search and Rescue collection and hand-in tracking for occupied and damaged escape pods ⚰️, black boxes ⬛ and tissue samples 🌱


It Reports BGS Activity to Discord

The plugin allows you to report your activity to a Discord server or servers of your choice at the click of a button, with separate channels for BGS and TW if you need.


If you prefer to post your activity manually, there is also a quick copy-to-clipboard button for the activity report.


It Optionally Provides Information In-Game, Overlaid in your Cockpit

If you install the EDMCOverlay plugin, BGS-Tally provides an in-game overlay displaying:

  1. The current tick time and alerting you when the next tick is due within an hour
  2. A summary of activity for the affected system when doing BGS or TW work
  3. An activity indicator which flashes up briefly when you do any BGS or TW work
  4. A Thargoid War progress bar for systems under attack


It has Other Useful Features

  1. Every time you target another commander (whether in their own ship or a taxi / dropship), receive a friend request, add a friend, are interdicted by a commander, receive a message from a commander in local chat, are invited to a team, are killed by a CMDR or are killed by a team, it stores the details for you to review. If the commander has an Inara profile, and if they are in a squadron and their squadron has an Inara page, links are displayed to take you to those pages on Inara.
  2. If you own a Fleet Carrier:
    1. It allows you to automatically announce your materials buy and sell orders, with quantities and prices.
    2. It can automatically report your carrier jumps (and cancelled jumps) to a Discord channel of your choice.
  3. It can send your data to a server, for example to aggregate data from all CMDRs in a squadron, or to collate Thargoid War activity across many CMDRs.


  • BGS-Tally Discord post BGS-Tally Discord post


  • Feb 27, 2024 (Aussi) v3.5.0 Released
  • Feb 9, 2024 (Aussi) v3.4.0 Released
  • Dec 9, 2023 (Aussi) v3.3.0 Released
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  • Oct 21, 2023 (Aussi) v3.2.0 Released
  • Aug 23, 2023 (Aussi) v3.1.1 Released
  • Aug 13, 2023 (Aussi) v3.1.0 Released
  • May 16, 2023 (Aussi) Added API category, description and URL
  • Apr 17, 2023 (Aussi) Release date
  • Apr 17, 2023 (Aussi) v3.0.2 released
  • Apr 9, 2023 (Aussi) Updated title
  • Apr 9, 2023 (Aussi) v3.0.0 released
  • Jan 27, 2023 (Aussi) v2.2.1 Released
  • Jan 5, 2023 (Aussi) Update links
  • Jan 5, 2023 (Aussi) TW massacre missions + Discord Link
  • Jan 2, 2023 (Aussi) Add Thargoid War
  • Jan 2, 2023 (Aussi) v2.2.0 Released
  • Dec 5, 2022 (Aussi) Version 2.1.0 Released
  • Nov 17, 2022 (Aussi) Update APIs and Category
  • Nov 17, 2022 (Aussi) v2.0.2 Released
  • Oct 24, 2022 (Aussi) v2.0.1 released
  • Oct 22, 2022 (Aussi) New Version 2.0.0 Released
  • Sep 22, 2022 (Aussi) Formatting tweaks, sources available, version number and release date
  • May 25, 2022 (Aussi) Update documentation link and added latest release link
  • May 10, 2022 (Aussi) First revision


Based on BGS-Tally v2.0 by tezw21

API used by this tool