Each round will always start with a planning step in which players will determine which phases will occur that round. Each player simultaneously chooses a phase card from their hand and places it facedown.
Starting with the second round, players will place this card at a 90° angle on top of the last phase card they chose. Players are not allowed to pick the same phase two rounds in a row. After revealing the played phase card, players will return the phase card they chose from the previous round to their hand.
Once all players have done this, the chosen phase cards are revealed. These cards determine which phases are resolved this round. For each phase that was chosen for this round, flip the associated phase tracking token faceup so that the name of the phase is showing.