We then headed into outer space for a game of Andromeda. My luck changed dramatically for this game. I chose to tempt fate and dive right into securing some economic centers. Those are where the large points come from and you need several of them to win. The last game I played of this I was getting an economic center almost every time I attempted to establish one. This time was no different. It seemed like if I had a cube on the planet then that would be the cube to come out of the randomizer. I established several of these early and never looked back.
I need to find a way to integrate the "cosmic ashtray" into more games. I've had better luck with this thing than I've ever had in any game. At the end of the game I had 72 points to the nearest 50 some points.