Pew! Pew! Pew! KABOOOM!
There were to things i did not liked when I opened the box and punched out all the gaming material:
1. the thin player ship displays and
2. the money chits.
Number 1 was solved with thick cardboard and glue.
For number 2 I just remembered the fantastic job dathkadan has made for the first edition of the game. I really love paper money in games, that's maybe because I grow up in the 80s and 90s, when games like Monopoly, Hotel and Go for Broke had a bank full of paper money.
If you love paper money like me, you should print dathkadans designs, which you can find in the file section of the first edition:
My buddy worked for a graphic design outfit for about ten years (just last month he got a better job) and made me tons of the paper money from the reprint by Dathkadan's design. That is all we use now, the chits stay in the bag! That paper money rocks!
Dathkadans money rocks. I printed it on 24 lb color lok inkjet paper. I did the different fronts with the common back. A nice thickness. I was worried because they were not slippery enough to count out like a normal stack of cash but in play in worked great. I was just pulling the money off the top of the denomination piles and it worked perfect that way. Also with this method the money has more of a rag look.
I did a sample with a color laser printer and that is slippy enough to count out from a stack but I do not have access to this hardware. This gives more of a waxy look.
Point is, if I could do laser I would have but the ink jet method also has great results. Either way you should be happy.
It is soooo much better that those little cash chits.