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Considering the companies are pretty much penniless after they buy the first cities as they don't really get any income outside random dividend remains, that would probably make for a pretty poor game.
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars, where you will be forced to drift aimlessly farther into the vast, empty abyss of space until a lack of food, water and oxygen causes you to succumb to Death's cold embrace.
Just trying to understand this myself too... Very strange that the rulebook doesn't mention this at all, and indeed to me implies that's not the case, as the first talk of income is about it going to the players from the company.
Is there any difference to the payout of the shields at the end? There's no mentioned whatsoever to "income" in that section, so this IS the banks own resources? Or is that still an income to the company?