In-game mechanics for Battlestar Galactica Deadlock make use of resources, which are acquired based on the performance of the player, how well they defend and fortify the Colonies, and completion of missions.
Requisition Points allow the end user to unlock blueprints, as well as both recruiting new officers and promoting current officers of Colonial Fleet.
- Main article: tylium
As the primary fuel of Colonial propulsion systems, Colonial Fleet is reliant on stipends of refined tylium in order to construct new ships (at either a standard or expedited "rush" pace ), maintain current fleets, replenish war materiel, and FTL jumps of task forces. Thus it is the primary commodity traded between the Colonies.
Tylium stations are often prime strategic targets of opportunity for both sides in the First Cylon War.