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Subject: Playmat for BIOS: Genesis need opinion rss

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David Martín
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A new playmat is coming. 60x60 cm. I need some feedback for this questions

1- How many free placards zones, now is 2, maybe 3? (playmat will be bigger)
2- Need a secuente of play or not??
3- soup zone or not?
3- Macroorganism deck zone or not?

Thanks.

As always, final version will be free to download with a high resolution PDF

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Dom Rougier
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Looks great.


- You will probably need more than two slots for refugia - three or four might be necessary instead.

In actual play this is variable, but it's not uncommon to have a number of them at once. You could probably get away with three.


- Sequence of play is currently in your bottom right, with the icon summaries. Not all of the icons in the game are summarised on the back of the rulebook, so if you are intent on keeping that, it might be worth re-writing anyway. I think a play sequence is probably optional, but icons are referenced all the time.


- Soup zone could be smaller. Thematically, a bowl is the suggestion, and that works fine.


- If you had a slot for a Macroorganism deck, it should probably be laid out so that you can display all of the prerequisites at the same time, since that's the important information.

I lay out my cards in a tight spread, exposing just the system chromosones of each marine macroorganism, and in numerical sequence (easiest on top, so seaweed).

- Addition:

Having a discard pile for events could be useful, specifically for Ozone layer formation and tropical waterworld events, and keeping track of how many warm and cool climate changes have occurred.


BIOS: Genesis takes up a surprisingly large amount of space, but a playmat would be appreciated.
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There's a shape called "The Golden Rectangle". Have you heard of it?
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Just move everything on the right over to the left so Refugia can extend off the mat if necessary.
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Bernhard Vierthaler
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Looks great. Could you give us some alternative Font for the SOUP?
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Thanks for feedback!! still working with your suggest

Still 60x60 cm
moved info to leftmost side
added macroorganism and help (copied from Dom22 file)
added some text
soup text changed (spoon joke more visible)
changed background (old one can be used too)



big visualization-> http://imgur.com/ATnNae8
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Really like the layout.

Suspect the rules summary could be re-written as just the event/mutation icons and still be as useful - including the cubes with the same effect (e.g., red cubes = heat shields), and the icons which aren't on the back of the rules (sex, smite, Theia big whack comet shield)

 
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Outstanding!! thumbsup
 
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Still working on playmat. Make a complete icon refenrence guide will be too much work. Maybe in future release.
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Really nice
 
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+ Added mutation icon help
+ Added jargon map
- removed icon reference (you can always put the manual over jargon map)
+ Added track for climate icon (use a mana cube for it)
+ Added event cards deck order

I hope you like, this could be final version. It's ready for upload in a high resolution PDF

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