I bought the game last night and played our first game. There were a few things we uncertain on from reading the rulebook but we played through them.
Among the things we got wrong were: 1) There's no space discard pile (the space deck of big ships and Q got scary) 2) We missed the "war" descriptor on the battle event cards. We were giving them correctly but it was nice to find it in the rulebook. 3) How to spend XP (characters aren't discarded when the XP is spent)
We we uncertain about upgrading ships. Does it work like
(My speed + My Diplomacy) > (Their speed + their diplomacy) I get their ship or is it
(My speed > their speed) and (my diplomacy > their diplomacy) I get their ship?
Do you check the sum of the two scores or is each checked independently?