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Why are the promotional cards (Terraforming Mars: Small Asteroid Promo Card) for this game harder to acquire than the spice melange? We have sent our minions to all the largest trading souks of the greatest houses of the Landsraad, and there are none to be found. The largest game sellers do not even know what these promo cards are.

And the amount of spice we have paid to fold space to travel to and fro throughout the universe searching for these wicked promotions has been astronomical. Imperial pun intended.

We are not above paying face dancers to pose as Stephen Buonocore, raid Sietch Stronghold Games, and have all remaining stock of the promos sent to the Imperial Palace on Kaitain.

We would like to resolve this matter peacefully, but if Tleilaxian slight of hand is not effective, We will visit upon Stronghold one of our elite Sardaukar legions. If Arrakeen can be breached, so can Somerset.

-Shaddam IV
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Lots of people looking for the promo card.

I kinda wonder what people are willing to pay for it...
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I got a mail today from Stronghold announcing the pre-order details (NB: Not for Essen) and there isn't a sniff of this promo.

I always though promo was short for 'Promotional'. My bad apparently.
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The promos are only available so far for shops that have preordered the game. They'll get plenty to use for promotional purposes there. Fryx Games will also have it at their booth in Essen.
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The copy I bought at my FLGS had one taped to the back of the box.
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My understanding is the promo card is just a variant on an Asteroid event card. Not worth a grain of spice, IMO. There are over 200 project cards in the game, so this one card isn't going to make a nit of a difference in game play. In fact, it probably won't even be drawn in the majority of your games. YMMV
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mvettemagred wrote:
My understanding is the promo card is just a variant on an Asteroid event card. Not worth a grain of spice, IMO. There are over 200 project cards in the game, so this one card isn't going to make a nit of a difference in game play. In fact, it probably won't even be drawn in the majority of your games. YMMV


Your understanding is correct, as are your observations. Considering it's mixed into a card pool of 200 other unique cards it isn't worth chasing down at all.
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I'll bet it will be at the BGG Store in a couple of months. They're just trying to support FLGS purchases right now.
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Got it with my early release game, shuffled it in. Did not come out. Even if it had, would not have been noticed.
 
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Is the promo one card or a group of cards?
 
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Just one.
 
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gertbert wrote:
mvettemagred wrote:
My understanding is the promo card is just a variant on an Asteroid event card. Not worth a grain of spice, IMO. There are over 200 project cards in the game, so this one card isn't going to make a nit of a difference in game play. In fact, it probably won't even be drawn in the majority of your games. YMMV


Your understanding is correct, as are your observations. Considering it's mixed into a card pool of 200 other unique cards it isn't worth chasing down at all.


I sit on the throne!

My spies have acquired the promo for me; all we had to do was bribe a shopkeep.

Edit:

https://boardgamegeek.com/image/3211558/terraforming-mars-la...

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gertbert wrote:
mvettemagred wrote:
My understanding is the promo card is just a variant on an Asteroid event card. Not worth a grain of spice, IMO. There are over 200 project cards in the game, so this one card isn't going to make a nit of a difference in game play. In fact, it probably won't even be drawn in the majority of your games. YMMV


Your understanding is correct, as are your observations. Considering it's mixed into a card pool of 200 other unique cards it isn't worth chasing down at all.


Hey! that is easy to say if you managed to get one. I like to get some promo but french main retailer seem to haven't got it.
I hope some will be available as support for bgg or trictrac shop
 
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If you pre-ordered with Thirsty Meeples UK it comes with the promo. Mine came this morning
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Duinhir wrote:
Hey! that is easy to say if you managed to get one. I like to get some promo but french main retailer seem to haven't got it.
I hope some will be available as support for bgg or trictrac shop


There will be promos available in Essen this week!
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FYI German-speaking folk, if you order from Schwerkraft Verlag (German version of the game then, obviously), it also comes with the promo card.
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