Someone told me that this game is broken because if two people work together that one of them has a greatly increased chance of winning the game. If this is the case then there are very few games that aren't broken. This was the worse argument I ever heard not to like a game. Have second edition, want third edition.
Wow... Unlike anything else I have played. Gave me the feel of 5 years of Magic: buying cards, assemblying decks, and playing games, in an exciting 45 mins. Only an eight since I have only played it a couple of times on a "play test" version.
After the first play, the amount of luck and how devastating nature of some of the random events does NOT balance well with the amount of effort and tension when creating your ship. It is frustating to work hard on a ship that gets blown apart be events that are beyond your control. We will see after additional plays if I still feel this way.