Creating the Game Board
Start of turn
Here's the starting board condition. Mecatol Rex is placed in the center.
Remember, Steve will sit at the 12:00 position, Melissa at 4:00 and Nicholas at the 8:00 position. Steve will place the first tile. He can put it in any position within the first ring around Mecatol Rex.
Steve reviews his system tiles and decides the smartest choice would be to consume one of the single-planet systems for placement near the center. He also chooses the planet system having the least desireable feature.
End of turn
Melissa is next.
Continue on to 2nd System Placement.