Every time a Starship or Fleet discovers a new Planetary System, the player will draw a card from the Exploration Deck. These cards add to the thrill of discovery and tell the story of what the ship’s crew encounters in the new system. They may find an untouched, pristine world, ready for colonization or they may encounter a fully-formed independent civilization that has already developed the planet. They may make a fascinating scientific discovery, earning an immediate benefit for their society or they could face a deadly crisis which will test their crews and threaten their Starships!
If your Ship or Fleet discovers a Hazardous Planetary System, all Ships must Brave the Hazard first. If your Ships do not survive entry into the new Hazardous Planetary System, place an Exploration Card face down on the System. The first player to Brave the Hazard will be able to resolve the card.
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