Discussion around late joining players got me thinking yesterday.
Goal is to give late joiners more opportunities to gain planets and catch up.
Idea: split the round into two phases.
- The Age of Exploration
“The galaxy is currently in the Age of Exploration. We can explore any uninhabited planet to claim it for our empire.”
Once the last planet in the galaxy is explored, the galaxy automatically advances to phase two and notifies empires via Galactic Event.
- The Age of Conquest
“Galactic Law prohibits us from exploring in a system where we already own a planet. We must conquer that planet by force.” (infinitum rule)