We are at it again, the Galaxy is not a Safe Place! Planta people fighting Rainbow Troutmen while Orion tries to save the galaxy from the evil Federation. We held the first meetup for Eclipse: A New Dawn for the Galaxy on March 23rd and discovered what a great game this is; six players had a very good time discovering the galaxy.
RSVPs are open for new and experienced players; now that we understand the nuances of the rules, we should be able to explain it fairly quickly to new players. James has also printed extensive play aids for this game, and obtained lots of extra ships and a galaxy mat, going all out to make this the best 4x space game in his collection. The modular map tiles, random technology draws, and number of different races available makes it so that no two games are the same.
This game should be finished in one session. Depending on experience level of the players, we could use some of the expansion races this time (without diving fully into the expansion). The pass-first, go first rule will be used, as it worked very well last time.