Creating the Game Board
Start of turn
The game board begins with Mecatol Rex in the center.
Steve is sitting at the "North" end of the board in our diagrams. Nicholas is on the opposite ("South") end. For his first system tile placement Steve decides to put his Asteroid Field tile between Mecatol Rex and Nicholas.
End of turn
Steve will need to place a system tile with a planet next turn. Now it's Nicholas' first turn at adding to the board.