Hi Michael - glad you gave the game a try, look forward to hearing what you think of it.Bryan, I played it with Richard last night and we tried it on the admiral level. Let us just say there were planetary disasters! We enjoyed it quite a bit despite the humiliating loss. Our group's game day is today so I plan to pull it out for a 4-player game. We may try it on the Captain level...
The small red number (which is what I believe you are referring to - I don't have the rulebook handy) is there for tracking where you are on the dial only. It does not modify any rules.Ahh, OK, I am not used to clix giving you that information. Very handy for knowing when your ship is about to be blown up (last night the Enterprise was 2 clicks away).