The mutants have been pretty quiet this game haven’t they? Well Hart has been living in relative peace simply evolving his mutant race to gain more and more victory points! He took the mutations which gave him a victory point for every orbital, of which he had many. He also had cheaper ships, points for diplomatic agreements, and eventually points for every mutation. We all thought he was winning by a huge margin but he made some very excellent tactical trade agreements with both Myself and Andy so Mitch was the only player who could attack without a penalty.
I spent my last few turns harassing the orion with my final dreadnaught while he cried and complained about how I am “handing the game” to the mutants. Well… he wasn’t wrong. I was doing my best to destroy Mitch’s game, and why shouldn’t I? He destroy my homeland, attacked me without provocation and left me completely crippled and unable to win the game. Make his life hell I said! Make sure he loses this game I vowed!
However at the last moment I decided Mitch has had enough of my harassment, since he was probably not going to win anyway (foreshadowing) and went back to my ancestral home to try to get it back because it just seemed like the most thematic thing to do. The last remanding flagship of the progress sets a course for home… Or the afterlife.
I’ll cut to the chase. Not only did I not win back my home world. Mitch ended up somehow winning this game despite all of my vendetta. He won by a huge margin too! He scored 52 points while the crowd favorite mutants only scored 39! How did this happen? I guess big guns aren’t the only thing the Orion Hegemony have going for them, but also a silver tongue.