Tabletop Simulator

Tabletop Simulator

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Bios Genesis Second Edition (Scripted)
Type: Game
Complexity: High Complexity
Number of Players: 1, 2, 3, 4
File Size
602.871 KB
Jul 18, 2019 @ 11:33pm
Mar 8 @ 4:55pm
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Bios Genesis Second Edition (Scripted)

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Bios Genesis by Phil Eklund.

One to four players start as organic compounds shortly after Earth's formation, represented by up to three Biont tokens. The Amino Acids command Metabolism, the lipids create cells, the
pigments control energy absorption and storage, and the nucleic acids control templated replication. Their goal is a double origin of life: first as Autocatalytic Life (a metabolic cycle reproducing, yet not replicating, its own constituents), and the second as Darwinian Life (an Organism using a template to replicate in an RNA world). Players can play cooperative, competitive, or solitaire.

The February 2018 revision to the Living Rules for game are available from a tablet inside the mod. The most up-to-date rules are available here[]

There are a series of scripts to automate shuffling and stacking the decks correctly. (Just push your selected Setup button!)
Each player has a token in hidden zone for voting on Gaia /Media. Select vote, flip face down and move to play area. Reveal.
Cubes, bionts, catalysts, dice, and voting tokens can be cleaned up using return tokens. Catalysts can be acquired using + buttons next to the pool.

Enjoy, and please post any questions or comments here or at the Bios: Genesis thread on BoardGameGeek:

Note: Please order the game from Sierra Madre Games.

All assets for this mod (with the exception of the table background and landscape image) are owned by Phil Eklund and Sierra Madre Games, copyright 2016. They're used with Mr. Eklund's gracious permission.
felipe1982 May 19 @ 5:18pm 
I forgot to mention also that the rules state that a macroorganism scores 6VP, or 12VP if they are in the highest trophic level. We were unable to see this reflected in the automated scoring scripts which display the score for each player. 6VP was the highest that I could see, I could not see 12VP.
felipe1982 May 19 @ 5:17pm 
I couldn't find the BGG thread to discuss this TTS mod, so I will post here. I have windows 11, and I was unable to use the "i" or "o" or any shortcut key. Do I need to click on something first? Additionally, inside of the virtual Bios Genesis game box there are some red,blue,yellow,green cubs in infinity bags. When using these cubes, they snap directly into the centre of the bacterium placard. They all stack in a vertical tower. Deleting these, and using the other cubes doet not have this problem. as a player, my intuition expects all the cubes to act the same way, and be able to be aligned onto a bacterium placard as I would in real life. This mod is excellent, and saved me doing a tonne of stuff manually. I want to thank you very much for making this, and SMG for their permission (I also own a copy of this 10/10 game)
Samuelw  [author] Mar 8 @ 4:56pm 
Good idea. Added counters on each player tile. (You can also click/right click to add/remove catalysts w/o needing the bank.)
Il-Roberto Mar 4 @ 7:18am 
A counter for catalyst disks would be useful because it is difficult to count them in the stack. I recommend between the Bank writing and the discs on each player tile
Samuelw  [author] Mar 2 @ 7:11pm 
Buttons at top right of map are reminders of the current phase. (I get distracted, so they help me remember what stage I'm in. It also helps if I save a game and come back.) Other actions will update the button colors or I can click on them, but they don't interact with anything else.)

Fixed Macroorganism Cancer Roll calculation. Thanks!
Il-Roberto Mar 2 @ 3:02pm 
I've a Flatworms MacroOrganism with 2 bionts. Why when I click on Darwin/Cancer button it rolls 9 dice instead of 4? The card is on Bacteria Placard. I need to roll 2 dice for each Biont and 1 dice for each Organ(D8).
Il-Roberto Mar 2 @ 9:17am 
Are the buttons at the top right of the map used as reminders or do they interact in some way with the other buttons?
Samuelw  [author] Feb 13 @ 12:46pm 
The rules (version 2) maybe newer than the Holistic summary.
Samuelw  [author] Feb 13 @ 12:21pm 
:steamthumbsup:Thanks. I was sure that was a rule.:steamfacepalm: But I was wrong. I removed the code restricting order of manna death.:steamhappy:
Il-Roberto Feb 13 @ 11:01am 
The Quick rules ref (between rules and box) contains slightly different rules (i.e. The abilities on the card become active starting in the next round while in rules I read immediately except fission).