GimmeUrCoin wrote: ↑18 December 2021, 22:50
I played a 2 player game and the first player started with 3 ore and 1 ship, and the second player started with 1 ore and 2 ships.
I can't find anything about this in the setup rules. Is this specific to the BGA implementation?
The rules are:
- Everybody start with 1 ore, 2 population and 1 ship on Sol
- 3rd and 4th player in turn order (if any) get an additional ore.
- Everybody gets a random bonus determined by the name of the faction you are assigned:
Nishida-Østergaard Corporation => 2 additional ores
United Nations of Sol => 1 additional population, taken from the C column
The Zheng-Yi Brotherhood => 1 additional ship on Sol, taken from the A column
Disciples of the Cosmic Tabernacle => 1 additional ore and the starting ship is in Deep space instead of Sol
Each of those 4 factions also have an expert variants with special powers, but those are not on BGA and exclusive to the physical copy of the game.