HFY Short Story- This is Why No One Plays With Humans
Dave picked up on the game surprisingly quickly. He was dealt a few planet tiles and a small merchant navy to begin with. He was rather pleased with the mediocre planets he was dealt. No one could understand why, all he had was one habitable planet and several barren worlds with only simple resources on them, no Yanderite, no Plascrete deposites, we all felt rather bad crippling the human before he’d begun. A few turns in the human asked a few questions about what armies could build on planets, we humored him and told him the basics, he smiled and continued to plot out his expansions while the rest of us prepared our ambitions. I was still trying to figure out why he was smiling.