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
None of the player's Secret Objectives have been met. What about the Public Objectives? Each player may qualify for one Public Objective in each Status Phase. Checking proceeds in normal turn order.
Nicholas has 3 technology advances in the same color (green) and qualifies for this objective. He places one of his flags in the card to mark it and gains 1 point on the score track.
There were no space battles this turn. There are no damaged ships.
Remove Command Counters
All Command Counters are pulled from the board and returned to supply.
Each player turns over any exhausted planets in their player area.
New Action Cards
The Political Card played earlier (which passed) changes how Action Cards are managed for the rest of the game. Let's review the card.
Core Stability (LAW)
During each Status Phase, Action Cards are drawn and placed face-up on the table. Players choose their cards in order of unexhausted influence from highest to lowest.
Each player agrees to turn over their cards and place them in the common area face-up for everyone to see. Then after all cards are laid out, players will choose them based upon the Law.
Nicholas draws the Action Card, "Productivity Spike" , and places it face-up in the Common Player Area.
Productivity Spike allows the owning player, for one round only, select a Space Dock and increase it's production capacity by the value of the planet's influence.
Steve draws the Action Card, "Trade Stop" , and places it face-up in the Common Player Area.
Trade Stop allows the owning player to break all Trade Agreements in play if chosen.
The players now compare their un-exhausted Influence points to determine Action Card draw order.
Melissa gets first choice (and she gets to take 2 because she's Yssaril). Nicholas is 2nd. Steve is last.
Action Card selection order will be:
- Melissa x 2
Nicholas chooses "Trade Stop".
Steve picks up the "Skilled Retreat" card.
New Command Counters and Re-Distribute
Each player receives 2 new Command Counters and places them on
their Race Sheet. The counters on the sheet may be moved around.
Here is the distribution of Command Counters
and Action Cards at the end
of the 2nd round for these 3 players.
Action Cards are hidden information in a real game but shown here for the tutorial.
|Sardakk N'orr||The Yssaril Tribes||The L1z1x Mindnet|
Return Strategy Cards
All Strategy Cards are returned to the common play area and any idle cards are flipped back over to their active side. Note there are Bonus Markers remaining. There's 2 on "Diplomacy" and 1 on "Logistics".
Proceed to Round 3