THE BEAUTIFUL WILDERNESS
Sometimes you need to get off the beaten path to find a beautiful landscape to paint. Wake up early, hike deep into nature, and find your perfect spot. Some paintings sell for commissions, others you’ll keep for yourself, but you’re always going that extra mile to find inspiration.
Over six days, players gain Renown by hiking to beautiful locations to paint landscapes, which they’ll later sell. Each day, players choose a Planning Card, which allows them to travel through the Wilderness and paint (i.e., pick up Landscape Cards). At day’s end, they can sell paintings to earn Renown (i.e., turn in Landscape Cards to gain Commission cards worth Renown). Players also earn Renown by completing Daily Goals and by possessing Landscape Paintings at game’s end.
Each day starts with a simultaneous Planning Phase, followed by individual Trek Phases, and ends with a Clean Up Phase. After the sixth day, a final Scoring Phase occurs.
Planning Phase: Players draw three Planning Cards and select one for the day. This sets the time they'll leave (initiative) how far they can move, and how many paintings they can paint.
Trek Phase: Based on when players started their hike, each player completes their Trek Phase. During their Trek phase they'll move through the Wilderness, paint landscapes, and sell as commissions for Renown. There is also a end of turn check for the Daily Goal.
Clean Up Phase: Once all players have taken their Trek Phase, the Wilderness, Commission Cards, and Daily Goal are update and then next day begins.
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