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  1. I can't commit to anything in Sept. right now, as my schedule is in flux. Therefore, I give up my spot in 2019 OBBl premiereship.
  2. The list of achievements above is now complete. I did this so that the list will be easily accessible on phone or PC and I will also have a copy with me at the event today. Since there is no further info to be added to this thread, it will now be locked. See you all today at the Terraforming Mars event!
  3. As the last update in this thread, I would just like to mention that I have made a slight change to the Awards/Prizes section in the first post. Instead of just one trophy for Best Overall and gift cards/certs for the other 2 spots, I have decided to include trophies for all 3 awards. The trophies will look somewhat similar to the pic in this post. With 4 players and 3 awards, I have also decided to include a special prize for the one player who will not win an award. See you all on Friday!
  4. 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!
  5. I won't be there either. I'm a little tired and this is going to be a long week for me, so I'll see some of you on Saturday (Senate meeting).
  6. Got a couple of unique achievements here in this week's unveiling post. Level 2 Achievement: Mr. Wizard - Have 5+ Builder Tags, 3+ Science Tags, and 1 Animal or Microbe tag in play at the end of the game. Score 2 points. For those of you younger than 40, Mr. Wizard was a science teacher turned TV personality who performed experiments and science demonstrations on his show "Mr. Wizard" during the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's (similar to Bill Nye in the 90's). This is another achievement that will require either lucky draws or a good card drawing setup to pull off. Level 3 Achievement: Investment Reaping - Score a card in play with 10+ tokens or resources at the end of the game. Score 3 points. Score an extra 2 points if you score another card with 10+ tokens or resources. If you can get a card like Security Fleet or Tardigrades out early enough, you might be able to swing getting this achievement. Ecological Zone, Decomposers, and Pets from the base TM set are also good choices, while the Venus Set has a bunch of Floater cards that can be used to fulfill the achievement.
  7. Looking for a board game session, if possible.
  8. Time for two more Achievements! Level 3 Achievement : Green Mars - Score 15+ greenery tiles at the end of round. Score 3 points If you have read Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy series, then you should know this achievement refers the 2nd book of that series. Unless you have Ecoline, Aphrodite, or possibly Recylon as your corporation, you will need to heavily invest in plant cards to get the achievement. Level 1 Achievement : Level the Playing Field - Play 3+ event attack cards on opponents in a round. Score 1 point One of the things I've noticed after having played MANY games of TM, is that the attack cards generally don't see much play. I'm hoping to change that for this event and so I have made an achievement specifically to encourage players to go after their opponents.
  9. I've removed the original schedule from the first post and put in a note that the revised schedule is in my 2nd post of this thread.
  10. Moderator Note - Topic moved to proper forum.
  11. Quick announcement this morning, the first two revealed achievements for the OFCC TM event are: Level 1 Achievement : Feast or Famine: Receive or lose 8+ tokens of any one resource during a single generation. Score 1 point. Level 2 Achievement : Bombastic Beltalowda: Play 5+ Asteroid or Comet event cards in a round. Score 2 points. Score an extra point if you also played Deimos Down. Feast or Famine is pretty straight forward. Getting this achievement will require some extensive (and fortunate) card play, but don't forget that you can also receive resources from the map! I think it's pretty clear that Bombastic Beltalowda is a reference to "The Expanse" where a lot of Belters toil daily to obtain ice asteroids and comets for the solar system. Getting this achievement will also require some lucky draws. Fortunately, there is a promo card -Small Asteroid- that a couple players "may" have access to in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, thereby giving them a small advantage in completing this achievement. More achievements to come in the following weeks!
  12. The following is a list of achievements for this event, grouped into three categories based on the number of bonus points earned by completing the achievement. Reminder, once a player has completed an Achievement and verified by TO, it cannot be completed again. List of Achievements (separated by level) Level One Achievements 1. Feast or Famine - Receive or lose 8+ tokens of any one resource during a single generation. Score 1 point. 2. Level the Playing Field - Play 3+ event attack cards on opponents in a round. Score 1 point 3. Not Every Land is Fertile- Score 3+ Brown (special) tiles in play at the end of the game. Score 1 point. 4. 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. 5. Rise to Fame- Increase your TR by 5+ points in a single generation. Score 1 point. Level Two Achievements 1. Bombastic Beltalowda - Play 5+ Asteroid or Comet event cards in a round. Score 2 points. Score an extra point if you also played Deimos Down. 2. Mr. Wizard - Have 5+ Builder Tags, 3+ Science Tags, and 1 Animal or Microbe tag in play at the end of the game. Score 2 points. 3. Overachiever - Score all 3 Milestones at the end of a round. Score 2 points. 4. Proficient - Have +20 production in one resource category at the end of your turn. Score 2 points. If that category is Titanium or Power, score an extra point. 5. Zoology major - Have 4+ animal or virus cards in play. Score 2 points Level Three Achievements 1. Green Mars - Score 15+ greenery tiles at the end of round. Score 3 points 2. Investment Reaping - Score a card in play with 10+ tokens or resources at the end of the game. Score 3 points. Score an extra 2 points if you score another card with 10+ tokens or resources. 3. Martian Megalopolis - Score 7+ city tiles at the end of a round. Score 3 points. If you have 2+ non-Martian cities, Score an extra point. 4. No Competition at All - Score all 3 Awards at the end of a round. Score 3 points. 5. No surprises - Count 15+ tags from all your cards in play at the end of the game. Score 3 points
  13. Planning on being there to czar and hang out for a few hours.
  14. I'd say most stay till 8 or 9. Usually we lock up the hall a little after 9, sometime 9:30 or even 10 on some occasions.
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