Two more updates before the event this weekend. In this update, I will discuss three more Achievements out of the 9 remaining. The rest will have to wait until Friday!
Level 1 Achievement: Rime of the Martian Mariner- Place an ocean in a location contacting at least 3 other ocean tiles. Score 1 point. Score an extra point if you contact 5+ ocean tiles in that location.
Looking at the boards, we can clearly see that there are no proper locations to score this achievement on the base Mars board. On the Hellas board, Hellas Planitia is the only area which will work, while on the Elysium board, Amazonis Planitia and surrounding areas are good choices for scoring this achievement.
Level 2 Achievement: Overachiever- Score all 3 Milestones at the end of a round. Score 2 points.
Once again by looking at the boards, we see that on the base Mars board, you will need to score 3 of the following to fulfill this achievement: Terraformer, Mayor, Gardner, Builder, or Planner. On the Hellas board, meanwhile, you'll need to get 3 from the following: Diversifier, Tactician, Polar Explorer, Energizer, or Rim Settler. Lastly on Elysium, a player will will have to get 3 options from the list there: Generalist, Specialist, Ecologist, Tycoon, or Legend.
Level 3 Achievement: No Competition at All- Score all 3 Awards at the end of a round. Score 3 points.
Let's examine the Awards for all 3 boards. On base Mars, you will need to score 3 Awards from the following: Landlord, Banker, Scientist, Thermalist, or Miner. On the Hellas board, you would need 3 out of the following: Cultivator, Magnate, Space Baron, Excentric, or Contractor. Finally on the Elysium board, you will need 3 out of the following: Celebrity, Industrialist, Desert Settler, Estate Dealer, or Benefactor. Play your cards right and you just might be able to get this achievement!