If you want to make this excellent game harder, play like we played at first.
The Stardate circles in the challenges area on the Captains Logs, we added to the actual Stardate tracker when we completed the challenge.
In the rules it shows that area as "Stardate that impacts success", so adding it to the tracker was very impactful... Lol
If you do all the good endings you go way over the 30 day limit on the time tracker.
So you have to fail some challenges and get the bad endings so you don't add to much time to the tracker.
So once we found out those Stardate numbers are just reminders on what your Stardate limit is for the best reward, the game got hella easy.
We scored and average of 7-10 with adding Stardates to the tracker, and when we stopped adding them we were upwards of 16 in the last tier on all 3 tracks.
The more you know...