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Here is some information about the ship book in ISS Vanguard:

PAGE 1: RESUMING A SAVED GAME[]

  • Retrieve planetary scanner, energy, command, and success tokens.
  • Players take crewmember cards for their controlled sections.
  • Assign crewmembers to marked areas; unassigned go to Resting Crew.
  • Proceed to page 2 (BRIDGE).

PAGE 2: BRIDGE[]

  • Install bridge cards in appropriate slots.
  • Generate command and energy pools based on objective card and tech level.
  • Check and resolve situation cards.
  • Reveal new situations.
  • Prepare planetary scanner.
  • Go to page 5 (STARMAP).

PAGE 5: STARMAP[]

  • Fly ISS Vanguard to new places.
  • Choose new system or visit a destination within the current system.
  • Scan the planet using the planetary scanner.
  • Close system maps.
  • Go to page 6 (SHIP FACILITIES).

MORALE[]

  • Represented by visible part of morale card.
  • Can be raised or lowered based on instructions.
  • Morale cannot exceed high; ignore effects raising it above.
  • If morale is lowered when already very low, penalty options apply.

PAGE 6: SHIP FACILITIES[]

  • Choose a facility by spending a command token.
  • Facilities include Research Laboratory, Production Complex, Barracks, Situation Room, and Add-On Facility (unavailable initially).
  • Proceed to ship management cleanup.

PAGE 18: HANGAR[]

  • Install new landers.
  • Install lander mods.
  • Repair landers if facedown.
  • Choose a lander.
  • Customize the lander.
  • Go to page 23 (LAUNCH PROCEDURE).

PAGE 23: MISSION LAUNCH PROCEDURE[]

  • Record current planet board.
  • Clean up the planet board.
  • Prepare the away team.
  • Load the lander.
  • Perform landing sequence.
  • Go to page 24 (BEGIN PLANETARY EXPLORATION).

PAGE 24: BEGIN PLANETARY EXPLORATION[]

  • Prepare the planet board.
  • Disembark and follow procedures for planetary exploration.
  • Proceed to page 25 (LEAVING THE PLANET).

PAGE 25: LEAVING THE PLANET[]

  • Clean up components.
  • Check components.
  • Go to page 26 (DOCKING).

PAGE 26: DOCKING[]

  • Handle mission failure.
  • Discard excess discoveries.
  • Assemble available crewmembers.
  • Go to page 27 (DEBRIEFING).

PAGE 27: DEBRIEFING[]

  • Promote crewmembers if criteria met.
  • Create the success pool.
  • Buy or sell dice.
  • Go to page 28 (UNLOADING).

PAGE 28: UNLOADING[]

  • Unload unique discoveries.
  • Gain bonus ship upgrades.
  • Unload other discoveries.
  • Store the lander.
  • Go to page 32 (MEDBAY).

PAGE 32: MEDBAY[]

  • Install medbay upgrades.
  • Release non-injured crewmembers.
  • Crewmembers in medbay recover.
  • Injured crewmembers go to medbay.
  • Make survival checks.
  • Go to page 36 (MEMORIAL WALL).

PAGE 36: MEMORIAL WALL[]

  • Memorialize dead crew.
  • Store crew boards.
  • Go to page 39 (SAVE POINT).

PAGE 39: SAVE POINT[]

  • Record current planet board for saving game.
  • Save other cards and trays.
  • Close and store the ship book.

See also[]

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