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Vergililus De Kat
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Did anybody else found the Easter Egg on the last page of the rules booklet?
It looks like a constellation ninja...

And behold, it's the Pleiades!
Very appropriate to end the rules of Terraforming Mars with a window to The Future!
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Nope. But whether intentional or not, I did chuckle at the starting money being 42. Seemed a very odd number until I remembered Monty Python.
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Danielpbarker wrote:
Nope. But whether intentional or not, I did chuckle at the starting money being 42. Seemed a very odd number until I remembered Monty Python.


Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

But Don't Panic!

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Danielpbarker wrote:
Nope. But whether intentional or not, I did chuckle at the starting money being 42...


Me too: the answer to life the universe and everything (now we just need to find the right question )

Honestly, I hope it was just a happy coincidence after playtesting.
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Vergilius wrote:
Danielpbarker wrote:
Nope. But whether intentional or not, I did chuckle at the starting money being 42...


Me too: the answer to life the universe and everything (now we just need to find the right question :D)

Honestly, I hope it was just a happy coincidence after playtesting.


Maybe the whole balance of the game was build around these 42 starting M€ ;)
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Duinhir wrote:

Maybe the whole balance of the game was build around these 42 starting M€

So if this is true, the game should actually be called Hitchhikers Guide to Mars?

"Don't Panic" might even be a good slogan for the solo version.
Man, solo is hard. I finished my first solo game yesterday, and I won, barely...
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Vergilius wrote:
Did anybody else found the Easter Egg on the last page of the rules booklet?
It looks like a constellation ninja...

And behold, it's the Pleiades!
Very appropriate to end the rules of Terraforming Mars with a window to The Future!
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I would venture that it's probably a reference to Job 38:31.
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I'm pretty sure it's a reference to Fleets: The Pleiad Conflict (2014).
It's a SciFi tactical skirmish game set in the 3400's in the Pleiad cluster.

The principle players in Fleets are corporations. Some of these corporations also exist in Terraforming Mars, like Phobolog and Thorgate.
The rules of Fleets contain a lot flavor text, and one of the "stories" is set 400 years in the past on a terraformed Mars.

In fact, the Fryx brothers created an entire 'future history' around these corporations.
So in this Fryx-verse TM is actually a prequel to Fleets.
But, unlike George Lucas, the Fryx brothers know how to make a good prequel laugh
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I thought it was nice that the card numbers are also shown in binary.

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Vergilius wrote:
I'm pretty sure it's a reference to Fleets: The Pleiad Conflict (2014).
It's a SciFi tactical skirmish game set in the 3400's in the Pleiad cluster.

The principle players in Fleets are corporations. Some of these corporations also exist in Terraforming Mars, like Phobolog and Thorgate.
The rules of Fleets contain a lot flavor text, and one of the "stories" is set 400 years in the past on a terraformed Mars.

In fact, the Fryx brothers created an entire 'future history' around these corporations.
So in this Fryx-verse TM is actually a prequel to Fleets.
But, unlike George Lucas, the Fryx brothers know how to make a good prequel laugh


Yes. Our answers are not mutually exclusive.

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Vergilius wrote:
I'm pretty sure it's a reference to Fleets: The Pleiad Conflict (2014).
It's a SciFi tactical skirmish game set in the 3400's in the Pleiad cluster.

The principle players in Fleets are corporations. Some of these corporations also exist in Terraforming Mars, like Phobolog and Thorgate.
The rules of Fleets contain a lot flavor text, and one of the "stories" is set 400 years in the past on a terraformed Mars.

In fact, the Fryx brothers created an entire 'future history' around these corporations.
So in this Fryx-verse TM is actually a prequel to Fleets.
But, unlike George Lucas, the Fryx brothers know how to make a good prequel laugh


There's actually a prequel to Terraforming Mars out there as well... Space Station (2011). A fun shorter game in a totalt different playstyle than both TM or Fleets.
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Danielpbarker wrote:
Nope. But whether intentional or not, I did chuckle at the starting money being 42. Seemed a very odd number until I remembered Monty Python.


Ah, but did you miss the flavour text at the bottom of card number 208, Deep Thought AI Central?
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Hi guys! Keep searching, there is a lot to of different kinds of easter eggs in this game.
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Isaac Fryxelius wrote:
Hi guys! Keep searching, there is a lot to of different kinds of easter eggs in this game.


Would this include at least 2 cards that have the same name as other games? cool

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Power Grid and Martian Rails
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Tazzmann wrote:
Isaac Fryxelius wrote:
Hi guys! Keep searching, there is a lot to of different kinds of easter eggs in this game.


Would this include at least 2 cards that have the same name as other games? cool

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Power Grid and Martian Rails

I've played this 3 times with different people, and thrice that game was mentioned. I didn't even consider it an easter egg so much as a common term that is also a game.
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Would this include at least 2 cards that have the same name as other games? cool


Not to mention Space Station!
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spartax wrote:
Not to mention Space Station!

I think you might recognize more than the title from that one At least if you've played it and remember some of the modules.
 
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