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Bart van Operen
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Mr. Eklund was already simulating a timespan of incredible size in his games, from the very first beginnings of life until the (near) future. Now as much as 220 million years might have been added to the period of time that was previously covered in games, according to the article linked below. The new world record thus set is a great achievement for human kind and gamers in general, and especially for mr. Eklund.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/31/oldest-fossi...

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Colm McCarthy
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<- adopts needlessly outraged Kickstarter backer voice

Oh great, so my not-yet-released copy of Bios is already obsolete?

Thanks, Science!

Seriously though, what marvelous days we are living in. Thanks, Science!
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Adam Gastonguay
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Guess we'll all have to add one more event card per game, then. Coastal biomes active, +heaven. A smite specific to Mars Oceans, maybe?

Either way, dang. My brain has a hard time comprehending the vastness that is reality.
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Brett Burleigh II
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Well, according to the article, they're saying early Earth may have been more bucolic than Herr Eklund's imagining... They're also making the case that the Stromalites may have formed 220 m.y. sooner than the oldest fossils found.

In Bios: Genesis, this is one card's simulated time span. ~200 m.y.

So, to me, it seems that the players had some good Refugia rolls and went micro in the first round or two (and no killer event cards to unravel that hard work of being lucky)
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Phil Eklund
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barrebart wrote:
Mr. Eklund was already simulating a timespan of incredible size in his games, from the very first beginnings of life until the (near) future. Now as much as 220 million years might have been added to the period of time that was previously covered in games, according to the article linked below. The new world record thus set is a great achievement for human kind and gamers in general, and especially for mr. Eklund.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/aug/31/oldest-fossi...



The good news for the game Bios:Genesis is that it assumes that Earth and Mars were wet and habitable during the Hadean Eon. Making it possible to develop stromatolites by 3.7 billion years ago, or by turn 5 in game scale. The ideas of Nick Lane, who is quoted in this story, have been incorporated into certain cards, rules, and footnotes in the game.
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Andrew Doull
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From the article:
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“This is really just another piece of evidence that suggests that the world was far more comfortable, if you like, for life as we know it on a global scale than you would perhaps read in even quite recent books,” said Lane of the new discovery.


Quite clearly heresy and junk science
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