Re:What A Disappointment!
Three very basic things the designer missed out in the original rule book:
* No player can have more than 4 cards at any one time (thus limiting the trading of cards exceeding that limit)
* Deu Ex Machina card cannot be played to negate map and power cards (thus limiting its very use)
* Making deals of cards among players can be made at any time as a basic game premise.
Beware of these actual holes. It almost makes the game all over again. Even the first one is not included in the latter updated rules summary, but could only be obtained after browsing all the discussion board threads.