Just a couple of bits of info about how I’m approaching this series.
First, I doubt this will come out in anything resembling a linear manner. Topics weave back and forth among each other anyway, and I’d rather enjoy the process rather than beat myself up over getting it out in the “right” order. That means that posts may move back and forth among three or four different “groups.”
As far as that goes, I will be posting about other topics in between strategy posts too, to avoid burnout.
Also, when I reference an individual card, I’m not going to provide any explanation ofwhat the card does. Most people who will read this should know the cards already, or at least have a copy they can reference. If that does not describe you (or if you do not own Gathering Storm yet), check out the files section of the BGG pages (base game & GS).
Finally, I will distinguish card names based on what set they are from:
Roles are shown in bold (eg. Consume/Trade)
Developments and Planets from the base game in italics (eg. Lost Species Ark World)
Developments and planets from The Gathering Storm in bold italics (eg. Terraforming Guild)
The first post should be up shortly. Enjoy and don’t be afraid to ask questions or dispute what I say