Purple Paladin wrote:
Yup, I'm almost sure actions taken in response to an encounter don't count as your "one of three" actions.
Right! Rules page 14, first paragraph: "In general, any time you cause a ship to do anything other than move, make a Power Adjustment, or react to an Encounter Card you just drew, you must spend an Action. If an Encounter Card or another ship forces you to make a System Test, this does not cost you an action."