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Michael K.
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Two questions:

1) The different types of events on the cards are separated by vertical dotted lines. Some of the event cards contain the same event twice. Sometimes, these identical events are individually separated by a dotted line (for example the two heaven events on the card Meteoritic Accretion) and sometimes they are grouped in pairs between two dotted lines (for example the two heaven events on the card Mars Paleo-ocean).
What is the meaning of this difference in presentation for the gameplay ?

2) All the refugia cards have a colored upper part (red, yellow, green of blue). What is the meaning of these different colors for the gameplay?

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1) Not a dang thing that I know about.

2) If the progenote of that refugia is the same color, then he/she gets one reroll on the autocatalytic roll if the first roll is not to their liking. They have to take the second roll, however.
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Loodlood wrote:
Two questions:

1) The different types of events on the cards are separated by vertical dotted lines. Some of the event cards contain the same event twice. Sometimes, these identical events are individually separated by a dotted line (for example the two heaven events on the card Meteoritic Accretion) and sometimes they are grouped in pairs between two dotted lines (for example the two heaven events on the card Mars Paleo-ocean).
What is the meaning of this difference in presentation for the gameplay ?

2) All the refugia cards have a colored upper part (red, yellow, green of blue). What is the meaning of these different colors for the gameplay?

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1) The vertical dotted line between some of the events is to divide them up into discreet events. For instance, the Late Heavy Bombardment (known in planetary circles as the LHB). This aftershock event has two extremophile event icons ("cratering"), then a dividing dotted line, then a UV icon, then another dotted line, then final the warm sun icon ("OCS Atmosphere"). The fact that there is no dotted line between the two extremophile events is just a visual reminder of the rule that all extremophile events that occur in a turn are combined into one event, in this case one "extremophile level 2" event, not two level one events.

Similarly the lack of a dotted line between the two oxygen events in the Cryogenian Snowball is a reminder that this is one level 2 event. For the second edition, (kickstarter campaign starts next month), this usage has been cleaned up and made more consistent.

2)I agree with Adam, in section F "rerolls" you are allowed a free re-roll if the refugia color matches progenote color. Additionally, notice that once the refugia becomes bacterial life, the color catalyst that is bio-synthesized by metabolism chromosomes is always the color that of the former refugia. For instance, the clay mound is a blue refugia. If it is flipped to become GNA Lipid protolife, the biosynthesis icon is a blue disk, so that it produces blue catalysts during biosynthesis.
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Good questions - I had missed both of these features.
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phileklund wrote:


1) The vertical dotted line between some of the events is to divide them up into discreet events. For instance, the Late Heavy Bombardment (known in planetary circles as the LHB). This aftershock event has two extremophile event icons ("cratering"), then a dividing dotted line, then a UV icon, then another dotted line, then final the warm sun icon ("OCS Atmosphere"). The fact that there is no dotted line between the two extremophile events is just a visual reminder of the rule that all extremophile events that occur in a turn are combined into one event, in this case one "extremophile level 2" event, not two level one events.

Similarly the lack of a dotted line between the two oxygen events in the Cryogenian Snowball is a reminder that this is one level 2 event. For the second edition, (kickstarter campaign starts next month), this usage has been cleaned up and made more consistent.


Thanks for alle the reactions/clarifications so far.

Still one question about the 'heaven'-events: when there are two of these icons on a card, is there a difference in the way you execute these events when they are 'discreet events' (one icon between two dividing dotted lines) or when are they combined (two events together between two dividing lines)?
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Loodlood wrote:
phileklund wrote:


1) The vertical dotted line between some of the events is to divide them up into discreet events. For instance, the Late Heavy Bombardment (known in planetary circles as the LHB). This aftershock event has two extremophile event icons ("cratering"), then a dividing dotted line, then a UV icon, then another dotted line, then final the warm sun icon ("OCS Atmosphere"). The fact that there is no dotted line between the two extremophile events is just a visual reminder of the rule that all extremophile events that occur in a turn are combined into one event, in this case one "extremophile level 2" event, not two level one events.

Similarly the lack of a dotted line between the two oxygen events in the Cryogenian Snowball is a reminder that this is one level 2 event. For the second edition, (kickstarter campaign starts next month), this usage has been cleaned up and made more consistent.


Thanks for alle the reactions/clarifications so far.

Still one question about the 'heaven'-events: when there are two of these icons on a card, is there a difference in the way you execute these events when they are 'discreet events' (one icon between two dividing dotted lines) or when are they combined (two events together between two dividing lines)?


There is no difference in as much as the rules specify how they are handled, and these dotted lines do not supersede the rules. However, they are meant as a visual reminder which events are specified to be combined.
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