Ran a quick Demo at Gameology about 30 minutes with setup.
We ran a skirmish, with a Tech 3 level planet in the middle.
I thought the game would be over really quick as the planet had an 8 attack, which actually matched one of the tech 2 planets.
Everyone had a good time. We went through about 20 event cards and about 8 captains.
We had several ship to ship combats, and only 2 worm holes come up.
Most of the captains had enough Nav to get around pretty easily.
The game was described as Dicey! They also compared it to Nexus Ops.
A game I have not played before.
All and all it was enjoyable little Demo.
Aproximately 30 minutes Setup to complete.
The game could have ended aobut 10 minutes earlier, but would have required a roll of 5 or 6 on a d6 and no one was willing to make the attempt.
One player had a pretty good Int and was intimadting the Level 3 planet but never got what they needed to attack. Eventually the ship was destoryed and they lost all thier tokens.