Relevance of the Setup Choices to Gameplay (Symmetry and Asymmetry)
Player color is equivalent to Path (or faction). Each player chooses a leader (from 2 that are unique to each path) that gives them an asymmetric power. Each player is given a set of asymmetric goals called their "evacuation condition" (randomly chosen from 2 that are unique to each path). All player boards are set to symmetric side A or all player boards are set to asymmetric side B. If side B is chosen, each path will have asymmetric starting resources and some asymmetric gameplay rules.
Double-check your evacuation condition
Your path board will list your evacuation condition. After the asteroid impact, you may use a worker in an exosuit to complete your evacuation action once. If you do, then you receive the points listed on your path board in exchange for the tasks described there. Small symbols can be difficult to read, so double-check the written evacuation condition.
Small reminders to avoid scanning the rulebook
Warping in a worker requires that a water be spent; warped-in water can be used. To remove a warp tile showing a worker, shift focus to the correct era and then move an alert worker from your player board to the general supply.
Alert workers who are not placed remain alert for the next round.
Geniuses gain the bonus connected to the worker they are emulating. E.g. Geniuses mining stay motivated like engineers, geniuses constructing are efficient with titanium like engineers.
Power-plant actions are always referenced to the current era, not to the location of the focus token. Therefore the following is legal. Use a power plant to shift focus to N eras before the present, remove 1 warp tile, and move up the time-travel track. Then on a later turn in the same era, use a second power plant to shift focus to N eras before the present, remove a second warp tile, and move up the time-travel track again. The focus marker does not shift, but it still counts as time travel because power plants actions are always referenced to the current era, not to the location of the focus token.
When you build a superproject, click the single space on your player board that will become the leftmost of the two spaces taken up by the superproject.