(Edit: For all of the information on the upcoming Kickstarter, see my Q&A with Stephen Buonocore here!)
(Edit: Apparently Enoch called Pharmacy Union an “upcoming Kickstarter promo” on Facebook before this was even announced, so it is likely to be included in this.)
(Edit: Stephen Buonocore has now said that the Kickstarter will be June 9. I’ve corrected the post below that said the 2nd)
(Edit: it appears that somebody took a post from Enoch Fryxelius on Facebook about liking the Pharmacy Union corporation and combined that with this announcement. So to be clear, there is no indication yet if there are any new corporations or cards (though how can you have new tiles to put on the board without cards to put them there?). I will definitely let you know if I hear anything else about new cards. I’ve noted that below for now)
I don’t usually do two posts in one day (another one is coming in less than an hour), but when you hear news this big, you have to jump on it.
Stronghold Games CEO Stephen Buonocore announced something big on the latest episode of the Boardgame Insider podcast: A new Terraforming Mars Big Box with lots of stuff is coming to Kickstarter on or around June 9!
As Buonocore says (around the 49:00 mark of the podcast), they don’t want to release just a big box of air.
So there’s going to be stuff in it.
Sadly, we don’t have pictures of stuff, so here’s just a list:
Promo cards: Pharmacy Union (KS exclusive corporation) – (somebody mentioned this on BGG, so this particular one may not be true, see edit at the beginning of this post if you missed it)
12″ x 12″ x 8″ big box that will hold all current material.
24 city tiles with 6 different designs
40 forest tiles with 5 different designs
9 oceans tiles
All current special tiles
3 brand new tiles (for some of the promo cards?)
All unique global parameters markers (no more plain white cubes)
Box can also hold the promo 1st Player Rover
This sounds really exciting, though my friends who have the game have it so blinged out that I’m not sure if they will want the 3D tiles.
Anyway, nothing else was in the announcement than this, but rest assured I will be keeping my ears open for it.