. . . give a ship.
Played my first game with Salsa yesterday, and it's amazing.
The rulebook offers auctioning off the starting Forum tiles with VPs, and that sounds interesting, but... nowhere does it say we start with points, or how many?
I thought of making it a reverse auction, as in "I'll take this power with a 10VP boost because it's so weak!" "what, no, I can take it for 6!" But that can lead to whoever takes the last tile having a huge disadvantage, since they get it for 0.
you start at zero. you could bid as many points as you want but more than a few is likely pointless.
I'd be more worried about who gets the tiebreaker when a bunch of people bid zero.