Creating the Game Board
Here are the system tiles dealt to the third player, Nicholas. His Home System and 8 randomly dealt systems are shown.
Nicholas has a mix of system tiles including 2 red-bordered systems (Supernova and Asteroid Field). There are also 2 blank system tiles.
Only 2 dual-planet systems are in his collection, so there's not much available for resource production. The red system tiles and blank tiles will be useful as buffer space, but that's about it. He's doesn't know it yet, because each player has hidden tiles until the board is constructed, but this is the least desirable collection of system tiles.
Continue on to Placing System Tiles.