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I'm really looking forward to exploring this game, once I can wrap my head around the rules and the app. The thematic linkages to "The Martian" and the realities of living on Mars are quite striking. However, one factor that is strikingly absent is water.

I am curious as to why the designer did not include water as a fourth key resource for survival along with oxygen, energy and food. I assume that it was a question of game complexity/realism vs. playability.

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GuppyGamer wrote:
I'm really looking forward to exploring this game, once I can wrap my head around the rules and the app. The thematic linkages to "The Martian" and the realities of living on Mars are quite striking. However, one factor that is strikingly absent is water.

I am curious as to why the designer did not include water as a fourth key resource for survival along with oxygen, energy and food. I assume that it was a question of game complexity/realism vs. playability.

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In Scenario 'Local Materials' you must get water.
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GuppyGamer wrote:
I'm really looking forward to exploring this game, once I can wrap my head around the rules and the app. The thematic linkages to "The Martian" and the realities of living on Mars are quite striking. However, one factor that is strikingly absent is water.

I am curious as to why the designer did not include water as a fourth key resource for survival along with oxygen, energy and food. I assume that it was a question of game complexity/realism vs. playability.

Pat

in some events you get water, but the app tells you to score additional food to your reserves; so I think "food" includes water
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