This is probably a silly question, but I was wondering what - in game terms - constitutes an “Adventure” for the purposes of allocating the different sorts of milestone. What constitutes a “Mission”?
The text on page 139 (repeated on 293 pretty much verbatim) uses the phrases “at the end of an adventure” for awarding normal milestones; and “at least once every two or three missions” for spotlight milestones.
I’ve looked all around the book, but while there are definitions for “Scenes” and “Encounters” in various places (P.75, for example); “Missions” is less clear - with P.63 saying missions means “several things simultaneously”, and the rest of chapter 3 then describing types of “mission”.
If we take the first type of mission listed, Deep Space Exploration, we see it’s just “map the space you fly through” – surely that’s as open-ended as “Seek out new life and new civilisations”, and thus is no more useful for delineating when to issue milestones?
“Adventure” doesn’t seem to be defined at all; is it just a synonym for the missions listed in the Duties section of chapter 3? Or are there a certain number of missions to an adventure? How many Adventures to an Arc?