I don’t think that should be a huge hindrance, welcome on-board!
I see that @CraigM seems to suffer from bad internet access while abroad. We’ll go ahead and start setup with the current roster. There’s room for one more if someone wants to take the last seat before we’re through setup.
In player order you will now select your Corporations. This will decide your card suite, Corp contract (i.e. your Corp’s way of getting bonus Capital) and Emergency Actions. There is a reference sheet in the Google Sheet that shows the different action cards and Emergency Actions. The first player starts with 10 Capital, and each subsequent player gets one more.
Note: I will be posting screenshots of the board state in this thread as well.
As the game starts, the great city of New Angeles is having power trouble. BIG power trouble! It’s Lights Out, and much of the Finance industry is struggling with outages (setup card).
This is bad, because the population is getting fed up with these outages (note the Upcoming Event Card Back which indicates that the event that will fire in the first Demand Round is centered on Outage tokens).
To make matters worse, there has been some network disruption that needs to be sorted out if thing are going to get back on track anytime soon (see the Current Demand card; 4 Tech, 4 Entertainment and 3 Capital required).
When selecting your Corporation, take into consideration the status of the board and what cards are most useful for solving the current troubles (as well as what you can gain Capital from). Here’s the brief description of the different card types:
After you have selected your Corporations you will get your hand of cards and your secret opponent card (which describes your win condition), and initial choice of Investment cards.
I will also post a brief explanation of the game rounds before we start the first action phase.