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Re:Mulitple Players facing LP's
Actually, the rulebook is woefully inadequate in properly conveying the author's intent in regards of who the LP targets.
From reading translations of the German rules and in corresponding with the designer himself I have come to understand that the LP's target *always* rotates between combat rounds - "Largest Crew" merely states who the first target will be.
In other words, if the LP targets "Largest Crew first" and player A had 5 and player B has 3, the LP will attack player A in round one of combat, switch to B in round two of combat, return to firing on A in the third round, etc.