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Subject: Ideas for Venus Preludes rss

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Paul Couch
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When Preludes came out, there were cards that were very strong for most Corps. There was plants for Ecoline and Titanium for Phobolog. But there was no Preludes for Venus. I understand why - the designers didn't want cards in one expansion that refer to another expansion. However this does leave some design space. I think a set of promos would solve this. Here are my ideas for Preludes that include Venus.

Early Terraformer
A Venus, a Temperature, an O2 and an Ocean. -3 MC income production. Wild tag.

Venusian Specialist.
3 Venus, 2 MC, Venus Tag.

Morningstar Research Partner
1 Venus, go through the deck until you find 2 Venus tagged cards. Discard other cards. Science and Venus Tags.
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Luke Sheeley
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What is a research tag? Do you mean science or wild?
 
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Paul Couch
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lukesheeley wrote:
What is a research tag? Do you mean science or wild?

I meant science. Edited. Thanks.
 
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Mihkel Talviste
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Hi Paul: Just for clarity, when you say "a Venus" do you mean "increase the Venus track 1 step"?
 
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Peter S.
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An interesting idea! Here's a few thoughts:

Logistics Network
Earth, Venus, and Jovian tags
Start with one resource production of your choice, and one of the chosen resource.

Xenon Profiteers
Venus (maybe also Jovian?) tag
Play one card that accumulates floaters, ignoring requirements. Place two floaters on that card.

Close-orbit Solar Harvesters
Venus and Energy tags
Start with 1 energy production, 1 heat production, 8 energy and 8 heat.
Questions like "can a microwave laser be used to power a city?" are exactly why some folks get into physics.

Also, not Venus, just funny:

Patent Trawling
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After players have purchased their starting patents, search through the discard pile and take any two cards of your choice. Play one immediately.
It's not trolling when we do it.
 
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Adhai Gray
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There have been already several threads about this idea since 13 Sep:

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2058413/make-venus-great-ag...

https://boardgamegeek.com/article/29991322#29991322

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2067684/new-fan-preludes-pa...

https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2064674/there-plan-venus-pr...

Last one is where most discussion is gathered.
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