In Terraforming Mars, every player takes the role of a big corporation that tries to make the red planet habitable and colonize it. But up until now, the different corporations in the game only depict what resources you start the game with and possibly a small advantage during the game. A new expansion, Terraforming Mars: Prelude, will change this by making the corporations much more important in the game.
"Prelude is a small expansion that lets you kickstart your terraforming! It focuses on the early stages of Mars colonization and tells the background story of the corporations. When choosing corporation and starting hand, each player also draws 4 Prelude cards and chooses 2 of them to boost their corporation. The expansion opens up powerful starting combos and increases player asymmetry."
This small expansion will add new project cards and new corporations. In addition, the game will also add so-called prelude cards that will add more benefits to your corporation that are chosen at random every playthrough. This will make the game even more variable every time you play.
This expansion has been announced to be available in stores in the summer of this year!