Just wanted to let you guys know I have made my own set of replacement plastic crystal score tokens in place of the cardboard ones that come with Mission Red Planet.
This is what they look like:
Either with "Blue" Ice
Or with "Clear" Ice
There are two ways to get a copy right now.
1. You can become a 2013 supporter of BGG and enter to "win" a "blue" copy by 1/5/2014 via:
2013 BGG Supporter Badge Drive / Rummage-O-Rama Give-Away - Free Games (some with Free Worldwide Shipping)
Item for Geeklist "2013 BGG Supporter Badge Drive / Rummage-O-Rama Give-Away - Free Games (some with Free Worldwide Shipping)"
2. You can bid on 3 additional sets including the 1 "clear" set here:
CLOSED!!! GeekList Auction for Mission: Red Planet score tokens made of plastic crystals
Auction also ends on 1/5/2014.
The original version of Mission: Red Planet comes with 70 cardboard score tokens: blue-ish Ice, pink-ish Sylvanite, and black Celerium (on orange-ish tokens).
These tokens were functional, but depending on number of players and how game play went, there were not always enough score tokens for all players by the final scoring round of the game.
And in fact the manual states: "If you run out of score tokens, use Resource tokens."
This auction is for 96 plastic "crystal" score tokens to replace the 70 cardboard ones in the original game:
40 Blue "Ice"
28 Pink "Sylvanite"
28 Black "Celerium"
NOW not only will you always have enough score tokens to complete the game, but these tokens are much "cooler," more "tactile", and thematic compared to the original score tokens.