The Status Phase proceeds as follows:
- Qualify for Public and Secret Objective Cards Game can be won in this step.
- Repair Damaged Ships
- Remove Command Counters from board
- Refresh Planets
- Receive Action Cards
- Receive Command Counters and Re-Distribute Command Counters on Race Sheet
- Return Strategy Cards
- Advance the Status Phase token by 1 card to point ot the next Public Objective Card. When the token reaches the Metcatol Rex Public Objective card the game is over.
- The Speaker Token is given to the other player.
Each player may qualify for one of their Secret Objectives and one of the Public Objectives. Checking is done in turn order. The player having the Speaker Token checks first.
Steve reviews is Secret Objectives to see if he has accomplished any even this early in the game.
All of these Secret Objectives involve control over planets. Steve so far only controls the 1 planet in his Home System.
Here are the 9 Public Objective cards that are in the Common Player Area. The 9th card is the game ending card, so there's really 8 Public Objectives.
Steve checks if he qualifies for any of these Public Objectives. He does not qualify for any of these either.
Proceed to Nicholas' Check of Objectives.