In this expansion you find some new corporation cards and some new projectcards, but the biggest addition are the prelude cards.
At the start of the game, each player also receives 4 prelude cards and chooses 2 to keep.
Prelude cards work the same as green cards and are kept face up during the game. A lot of these cards have some effect on the production of 1 of the resources in order to speed up the beginning of the game a bit.
This expansion feels so good! I think everybody should try this expansion at least once! It changes the whole beginning of the game, which to me began to feel a bit on the slow side after a while.
The prelude cards you select at the beginning of the game, give you some sense of direction in the game, some guidance you might say. Plus it gives it a little jumpstart, just as predicted.
Because there are (so many) different Prelude cards, there's a lot of variety, there are a lot of different paths to explore within the world of Terraforming Mars.
The expansion feels well balanced to me and I can't imagine playing without it anymore. I highly recommend this expansion!
A copy of this game was provided to me by Intrafin for the purpose of writing this review. My opinion however remains my own.BGG