When can I play project cards?
Green project cards can be played during the development phase, blue and red cards can be played during the construction phase.
Can this game be played solo?
Solo rules are available.
Can this game be played co-operatively?
2-player co-op mode is available.
What are victory points?
You win the game by having the most VP.
How to gain TR?
Each time you raise the temperature, the oxygen level, or flip an ocean tile, your TR increases.
What do steel and titanium produce?
Steel and titanium capabilities make cards with building and space tags cheaper to play. They do not produce any resources during the production phase.
What effects do tags have?
Project cards can have up to three tags on them, which can be referenced by some cards' effects. Steel and titanium capabilities make cards with building and space tags cheaper to play.
How to resolve ties?
In the event of a tie, the tied player with the most heat, MC, and plant resources added together is the winner.
What triggers the game end?
Game ends after the phase when the parameters were capped.
How to flip ocean tiles?
Ocean tiles can be flipped with a standard action for 15 mega credits. Effects on cards can be used for flipping ocean tiles as well.
How many cards to draw during research phase?
2 or 5
You get to draw 2 cards and keep 1, unless this phase was chosen by you. In that case you would draw 5 cards and keep 2.
What is the use of terraform rating (TR)?
Income and VP
Players get mega credits equal to their TR (+ mega credit production) during the production phase. TR is converted to victory points (VP) at the end of the game.
Can standard actions be used multiple times?
Number of standard actions players can take are not limited.
When can I play blue or red cards?
During the construction phase, each player may play one blue or one red project card from their hand by paying its cost. If you chose this phase, you can either: Draw a card before or after playing a card this phase OR you may play an additional blue or red card this phase.
When can I play green cards?
During the development phase, each player may play one green project card from their hand by paying its cost.
Is there a hand limit?
Each player discards down to ten cards in hand during the end step. Players may have over 1o cards in hand during the round before.
Are phases not chosen skipped?
If a phase is not chosen, each player skips that phase this round.
When are chosen phase cards revealed?
Chosen phases are revealed when each player has chosen a phase.
Do all phases happen every round?
Only phases chosen during the planning step are resolved.
What's the other side of the game board for?
You can use which ever side you wish.
Why is there two kinds of forest VP tokens?
1 and 5
When you gain 5 forest VP, you can exchange them for a 5 forest VP token.
Where to place animals, microbes, or science resources?
Some cards allow you to place special resources (animals, microbes, and science) on that or other cards. These resources do different things, as specified by the different cards.
What does the "card = 3MC" on the player board mean?
Discarding for 3MC
You can discard cards from your hand at any time and get 3 mega credits per card discarded. A reminder is printed on each player board next to the card production track.
Can all players resolve the bonus section of a phase card?
This is the additional effect that you will resolve during this phase only if you selected this phase this round.
Who gets to resolve the ability section of a phase card?
This is the effect that all players will resolve during this phase.
Do tags on corporation cards have an effect?
Tags have no inherent value but are mentioned in the ability section of many cards.
What are green project cards?
Green cards have resources that are gained in the production phase or have steel/ titanium capabilities which are used to reduce the cost of playing certain cards.
What are red project cards?
Red cards have effects that happen immediately and do not provide any additional impact after they are played, other than the tags they provide that can be referenced by other cards.
What are blue project cards?
Blue cards either have effects that trigger when certain things happen or actions that can be used during the action phase.
Why are the oxygen and temperature tracks divided into four colors?
Certain cards will require the oxygen or temperature to be in certain color zones.
Who goes first?
Players resolve each phase simultaneously.