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Robot Theme Overview

Overview

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Notes

 


 

MegaFactory

Super Attraction – Thrill Ride

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Notes

The building ability isn't limited to building upgrades only on the Megafactory - you can use it to build on any attraction in your park.

+ Renovation

Using Renovation before activating the Megafactory ability allows for half-price building on any closed attraction in your park. Note that closing the Megafactory itself will deactivate its ability.

 


 

Robopocalypse 2057

Super Attraction – Thrill Ride

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Notes

Once you find a suitable upgrade, you may build it, which means that you're not forced to build a Flagpole or other limiting upgrade you might draw, if you don't wish to. If you choose not to build, the card is unused and discarded along with the other revealed cards.

+ Alien Influence

You are allowed to build any upgrade that is priced in Alien Influence on the Robopocalypse, which satisfies the first part of the rule. However, upgrades priced in Alien Influence cannot be built for free, which means the second part of the rule fails, and the card is discarded.

No human technology can bypass the alien technological mastery, so there is an unfortunate misfire in this combination - one of the weaknesses of the Robopocalypse.

Updates

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Reworded to close a loophole.

Previously "Once per Events step: You may reveal the top card of the park deck until you find an upgrade you are allowed to build on this ride. You may build it immediately for free, if possible. Discard any unused cards. Stop if you empty the deck."

The previous rule text has a loophole that doesn't specify where the upgrade you find must be built, so it can technically be built on any attraction, which means that the Robopocalypse can produce that same upgrade again next time without failing.

The new wording is specific that it must be built on "this attraction".

 


 

A Bank Error

City - Funfair

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

A Movie Tie-in

City - Funfair

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

The Festive Season

City - Funfair

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

A Change of Plans

City - Unfair

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

New Safety Standards

City - Unfair

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Updates

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Card rule replaced.

Previously "Injunction. Close all attractions that do not have any guest services upgrades."

For first-time players, this effect was shown to have a demoralising effect because it could close the entire park at once. The rewritten version leaves smaller attractions alone, and only targets large ones that don't yet have guest amenities, which limits the extent of the damage it can do.

 


 

Wear and Tear

City - Unfair

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Updates

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Card rule replaced.

Previously "Inspection.  For each ride attraction in your park, demolish the upgrade built closest to the Attraction card."

This was another of the trio of cards that caused more rage than was intended. 

The rewritten version allows a choice between cash or demolition, and the player can retain the card to replace it later, so that the demolition effect doesn't completely destroy any hope of completing  blueprints.

 


 

Blueprint R001 - The Checklist

Blueprint

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

Blueprint R002 - Something for Everyone

Blueprint

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Notes

To complete the bonus on this blueprint, you must have an attraction with a star total of 1 star, one with a star total of 2 stars, one with a total of 3 stars, and one with 4 stars. As with all blueprints, this is the minimum requirement; this blueprint doesn't prevent you from having a fifth attraction (or a sixth), and the star total of any additional attractions can be any value without affecting the bonus.

The order in which the attractions occur isn't important to this blueprint. As long as your park contains star totals of 1, 2, 3, and 4 somewhere in the park, the bonus requirement is met.

 


 

Blueprint R003 - Transformation

Blueprint

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

Blueprint R004 - Backup Systems

Blueprint

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Notes

To complete the Bonus section, all you need is two Guest services upgrades that are identical in card name. It's not necessary for them to be built on the attractions mentioned in the Required section of the blueprint.

 


 

Blueprint R005 - Monomania

Blueprint

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

First in Line / Anonymous Complaint

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

Updates

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Anonymous Complaint: adjusted for clarity.

Previously "close all ride attractions", now limited to "a type of ride attraction".

The original effect proved to be a bit more harsh than some players expected (especially those who built all-ride parks).

The new effect is limited to one type of ride attraction, without saying specifically "thrill ride" or "leisure ride", which means it can expand to work with future theme packs that include other types of rides without needing to be changed again.

 


 

Dumpster Diving / Drunken Hooligans

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

Notes

 

 


 

Project Management / Frivolous Lawsuit

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

Notes

Project Management

This event offers two separate options, each of which is optional. You can choose to use only one, or the other, or both.

This means it is possible to discard a blueprint if you wish, without being forced to take another.

 

Updates

Original printings of this card have a small variation in the wording of Project Management. It was previously written as:

  • "You may draw three Blueprint cards and choose one to keep. You may discard a Blueprint card you own." 

  Please use this wording, from the current version of the card, if there is any dispute about the intention:

  • "You may draw up to three Blueprint cards then choose one to keep. You may discard a blueprint you own." 

The change to the first sentence allows the card to still be useful in the case when the Blueprint deck has fewer than three cards remaining. This was the intended functioning of the card, and wasn't expressed precisely enough in the original printing.

The change to the second sentence doesn't change the meaning. The wording was adjusted to bring it into the line with improvements in the wording guidelines for card rules.

 


 

Merchandising / Giant Wad of Cash

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

 


 

Unusual Bequest / Powerful Friends

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

 


 

Media Blitz / Review Board

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

 


 

Efficiency / Safety Certificate

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

 


 

Sponsorship Deal / Security Guards

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

Notes

Sponsorship Deal

The effects of Sponsorship deal can stack together. You can play as many as you wish, and each one will give +1 coin per guest during the Guests step.

Hidden / References / Spoilers

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SkyDrink is a proud sponsor of theme parks all over the world. SkyDrink, the SkyDrink logo, and the Somewhat Active Ribbon device are trademarks of SkyDrink Pty Ltd. SkyDrink is a division of ⬛ Generico Global.

 


 

Renovation / Vandalism

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

Notes

Renovation

The effect doesn't stack with itself. You don't get half of half price if you play two copies of Renovation at once. This is because each one gives a discount based on the marked coin price, which is the number printed on the blue price tag on the card. 

If you play two copies, you simply have two different ways to get half price.

The same goes for other effects that give half price. You can have multiple ways of accessing half price builds, through different abilities such as Building Contractor, but they can't be combined together.

The half-price discount only applies to cards that are priced in coins. Prices marked in Alien Influence or any other currency are not reduced.

You can use Renovation on any of your closed attractions, no matter how they came to be closed, whether it be through the event itself, another event played by a competitor, a City event card, etc.  The pin symbol and the wording makes Renovation an enduring effect throughout the entire round. Whenever you build an upgrade, if the attraction is closed, you can build on it for half the marked coin price.

 


 

Special Offers / Fire Drills

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:2

 


 

Viral Marketing / Reconfigure

Event

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:2

 


 

Fast Food Restaurant

Attraction – Food Outlet

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Updates

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Changed the build restriction

Previously didn't allow any upgrades.

The previous "no upgrades" limit caused problems in the Pirate / Robot 2-player matchup. One of the blueprints calls for a food outlet with certain upgrades, and since this food outlet couldn't be upgraded, there was only one other. That turned what should have been an easy-enough blueprint into a difficult one, requiring a lot of inside knowledge of card counts, and not suitable for a first time 2-player game.

The altered version is still cheap, can now be upgraded, but retains the thematic limitation that it can't be made very good.

 


 

Cable Car

Attraction – Leisure Ride

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

Monorail

Attraction – Leisure Ride

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

Amusement Arcade

Attraction – Sideshow

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

Animatronic Show

Attraction – Theatre

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Notes

Since no limitation is specified, you may use this action to build from your hand or directly from the Market.

 


 

Twister Rollercoaster

Attraction – Thrill Ride

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Robot:1

 


 

Android Greeter

Staff Member

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Updates

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Adjusted card effect.

Previously "Events are blocked from affecting this staff member."

With the addition of the Comicbook theme pack and the staff power cards it includes, the Android Greeter would be too powerful if a staff power could be added, since it would be impossible to dismiss or make her unavailable.

Thematically, this also prevents the Android Greeter from using biological effects such as the Vitalising Serum and the Mutant Insect DNA.

 


 

Junior Vice President

Staff Member

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

 


 

Technician

Staff Member

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:1

Updates

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Reduced strength of effect.

Previously "You may reopen up to two attractions in your park."

The Technician was always a strong defence against closure effects, but with the addition of the Kaiju theme pack, being able to reopen an attraction can be worth 10 points, so reopening two attractions at once is overpowered for such an inexpensive staff member.

 


 

Comfortable Seating

Upgrade – Feature

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
B-movie:1
Comicbook:2
Gangster:2
Jungle:3
Kaiju:2
Ninja:2
Ocean:1
Robot:2
Vampire:2
Western:1

Hidden / References / Spoilers

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The chairs shown are a padded restaurant seat, a deluxe roller coaster seat, and a fancy recliner cinema seat.

 


 

Inclined Loop

Upgrade – Feature

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:2

 


 

Air Conditioning

Upgrade – Guest Services

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
B-movie:2
Comicbook:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:2
Ninja:1
Pirate:1
Robot:2
Vampire:2

Hidden / References / Spoilers

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This air conditioning unit is manufactured by the Mitsujitsu Corporation, a division of ⬛ Generico Global.

 


 

Information Kiosk

Upgrade – Guest Services

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:2

Updates

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Added Wi-Fi symbol.

The Wi-Fi symbol used in the Hacker pack is present on a few cards in other packs where appropriate, such as the Call Privacy Booth in Comicbook. Adding it to the Information Kiosk in the base game is a good thematic improvement.

 


 

Lockers & Coat Check

Upgrade – Guest Services

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Gangster:2
Pirate:1
Robot:2
Vampire:1
Western:2

Hidden / References / Spoilers

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The Lockers and Coat Check appears in a number of theme packs, and each time the name of the storage facility reflects that theme.

  • B-movie: Ed Wood Memorial Archives
  • Comicbook: ??? Mystery Boxes ???
  • Gangster: Hoffa's Storage
  • Pirate: Davy Jones' Lockers
  • Robot: Skynet Safety Services
  • Vampire: Van Helsing's Vaults
  • Western: Deadwood Lockboxes

 


 

Restrooms

Upgrade – Guest Services

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Jungle:4
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1

 


 

Vending Machine

Upgrade – Guest Services

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:2

 


 

Superior Quality

Upgrade – Quality

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Comicbook:2
Gangster:2
Jungle:3
Kaiju:2
Ninja:2
Ocean:2
Pirate:2
Robot:2
Vampire:2
Western:4

 


 

Robot Theme

Upgrade – Theme

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Robot:3

 


 

Main Gate

Park Entrance

Illustration: Mr Cuddington

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

Updates

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Swapped the "Super attractions: 1" line with the "Total attractions: 5" line. 

We'd received questions about whether the super attractions are included in the attraction limit or not. The rulebook answered that, and it answers it even more emphatically now, but we also thought that putting the "Total attraction" limit last would help to make that clearer. Better to reprint only 6 cards now than change it later and need to reprint 10, or 14, or...

Hidden / References / Spoilers

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This main gate is used in the background of the Grand Opening game changer.

 


 

Loan

Loan

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

Hidden / References / Spoilers

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Big Al is a respectable businessman who for some reason is featured in the Gangster theme pack. He owns a wide range of businesses, including Waste Management, a Pizzeria, and employs various Building Contractors. His financial services include loans for up-and-coming entrepreneurs at generous rates, and occasionally helping to cover the outrageous Insurance Excess payments demanded by insurers. He will also take any pair of unwanted Showcase cards off your hands, at a more-than-fair price.

 


 

Round & Scoring Summary

Summary

Illustration: -

Theme:Quantity
Alien:1
B-movie:1
Comicbook:1
Dinosaur:1
Gangster:1
Hacker:1
Jungle:1
Kaiju:1
Ninja:1
Ocean:1
Pirate:1
Robot:1
Vampire:1
Western:1

 


 

 

 

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