Regarding the colony that grants 1 success to raiding endeavors within 4 spaces of it - let's say the governor of that colony wanted to raid another player's ship but the governor has so much emnity on that player that it reduces his dice number to 0, does he still get the +1 success, making it a net total of one success versus a base hull of 2?
If so, doesn't this colony pretty much guarantee the person successfully steals from anyone?
Damage isn't really a big thing IMO. You can always exhaust upgrades or just take it like a man since it takes 3 to sink.
Well, of course if he raids your ships and takes something from you while giving you At War enmity, you might just raid him right back and take it back and then his damage is going to be an issue as well.