How are steps used in Lost Tides?The gameplay in Lost Tides is driven by your real-world steps and activities.
To move your ship forward you convert STEPS to WIND. When you go through Lost Tides setup, you can choose whether to sync your real-world steps from your smartphone or fitness tracker, or bypass step syncing.
If you opt to sync your steps into Lost Tides, steps will appear in your STEP BANK and the SPEND STEPS BUTTON will appear at the bottom of the gameboard. Simply tap the SPEND STEPS BUTTON to convert your steps into wind to move your ship forward.
If you opt to bypass step syncing, steps will be generated automatically when you check in with the Ship Medic each day.
If you have reported to the SHIP MEDIC that you’ve not talked to your doctor yet, Lost Tides will auto-generate steps for you throughout the day. Once you talk to your medical provider and are cleared for activity, summon the SHIP MEDIC to select your mobility goal and your real-world steps will be used instead of auto-generated steps.
As a Crew Member, your primary job is to generate CREW POINTS for the Captain to spend at ENCOUNTERS or to repair the ship as it takes damage.
When your phone or fitness tracker syncs steps into your STEP BANK the SPEND STEPS BUTTON will appear at the bottom of the gameboard. Tap the SPEND STEPS BUTTON to convert your steps into CREW POINTS to fill the Captain’s CREW POINT BANK.
Your steps will accrue throughout the day in your STEP BANK until you convert them to CREW POINTS , but do not accrue day over day. You can earn bonus CREW POINTS for your Captain each day when you hit 4,000 steps, and again at 8,000 steps.