Recent 5 player game with time lapse. We started on a Thursday night and finished on a Saturday morning.
I ended up carrying the day with the Planta despite having Orion as a neighbor. I did this by taking Orion's easiest level one hex on the first turn without giving him access. This caught him off guard and resulted in hostilities often and consistently all game long. However I got both Supernova's early and was able to do enough to hold him off early. Later in the game I had him way overpowered as his empire fell behind. Some key alliances, and a crushing defeat for the Mechenema vs the GCDS allowed me to focus on holding off Orion and building science. 42 pt win.