Tabletop Simulator

Tabletop Simulator

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Bios Origins 2nd Edition (Official Scripted)
Type: Game
Complexity: High Complexity
Number of Players: 1, 2, 3, 4
File Size
3.108 MB
Aug 1, 2019 @ 5:37am
Mar 28, 2023 @ 9:00am
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Bios Origins 2nd Edition (Official Scripted)

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Bios origins is the 2nd edition of Origins - How we became human. The game is redesigned from the bottom up and made to fit into the Bios Trilogy. The theme is similar to the first edition, the evolution of an intelligent species from the time they become self aware until the time they start sending things into space.

The game takes place during the time period from 3 million years ago up until now. Each player represent one of the sub-species of the kind of animal that first developed a more advanced language and embarked on developing into intelligent creatures that spread all over the world. The game ends as they enter space.

You evolve your population both through spreading on a world map (to acquire land and resources) and spreading on the market of visionary thinking (to acquire action possibilities and technologies). The vision market consists of cards ideas from the evolution of humans that you invest in. The game is driven by events that takes place at set times in history and after a certain number of events, or when someone lands on the Moon if that occurs sooner, the game ends. The winner is calculated based on your progression.

This module is scripted for setup and market refresh and next epoch. The table the FlexTable by Mr. Stump.

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

Note: Please order the game from Sierra Madre Games.

All assets for this mod (with the exception of the table background) are owned by Phil Eklund/ Sierra Madre Games and John Manker/Ion Games, copyright 2019. They're used with Mr. Eklund's gracious permission.
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Apr 11, 2023 @ 6:50am
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Samuelw  [author] Apr 10, 2023 @ 4:49pm 
@Goertzenator Before you work to recreate this mod, please see/join the discussion regarding Corrections for more information.
Goertzenator Apr 7, 2023 @ 3:59pm 
I've noticed that some of the decks are a .png while other are .jpg and suffer from jpeg artifacts. For example the epoch 1 cards are great but the epoch 2 cards have artifacts.

I'm actually working on a card set where each card has a compact alternative banner state for use on the tableau. If you have higher quality card assets I would love to work them. I could also easily produce a vanilla card set at the same time.
Goertzenator Oct 28, 2022 @ 2:35pm 
The new card organizing script works great, well done! Fiddling with the cards was always a pain.
Mihalis Apr 22, 2021 @ 3:21am 
Thank you Samuel !!

We are about to start a Vassal-PBEM. Looking for 1 or 2 players.
I could play this magnificent game live here in TTS. Any number of players (greater than 1).
But we might need multiple sessions to finish aTTS game.
Discord: Mihalis#8116
Samuelw  [author] Apr 10, 2021 @ 6:53am 
Thanks @TimFortress. There are a number of differences in cards between the digital assets provided by ION/SMG Games and what was printed. Please see the discussion regarding Corrections for more informaiton.
TimFortress Apr 9, 2021 @ 11:29pm 
hi, your Metal coinage challenge card is incorrect, both sides rainbow should have man icon and purple side is embark 4 icon(which should be embark3 )
Goertzenator Feb 28, 2021 @ 11:03am 
A beautiful implementation, thank you for working on this!

I note there is an updated rule book from the website; text on the front page says "Incorporates Living Rules to Aug 2020." The existing in-game rule book is from June 2019.
schmel924 Jul 6, 2020 @ 9:30am 
Ohh, nice! Looking forward to this
Samuelw  [author] Jul 6, 2020 @ 9:25am 
Thanks for the request Schmel924. I'm working on a Bios Megafauna 2 module. While there will not be a transfer of BMF2 to BO2 game, I do plan on an eventual 'manual setup' for using BMF2 components. Because of the undertaking of BMF2 creation, it will be a while until we add those features.
schmel924 Jul 6, 2020 @ 9:10am 
First of all, thank you for providing this wonderful method of playing such a great game.
Is it possible to custom setup with transferring geography from MegaFauna?