I had a really frustrating game tonight. The special destiny card that says encounter the person with the fewest ships in the warp came up.
I had 1 ship in the warp
the person to my left had 0 ships in the warp
The other 4 people in the game said that I had the fewest ships in the warp. Because I was the person with the fewest ships that were physically in the warp whereas the person with 0 ships did not physically have ships in the warp.
In their minds 1 is the fewest ships that you can have in the warp. Because they don't have any "IN" the warp, and the card says fewest ships "IN" the warp.
This if frustrating for a few reasons:
0 is a number.
You could say that I have more ships in the warp than him and everybody agrees, but if I have more ships in the warp than he has, then he HAS to have less then me right? everybody disagrees.
The 3 special destiny cards in my opinion were designed to target someone who is an advantage. The person with the most forign colonies has an advantage, the person with the most cards has an advantage, so then why would the third card target someone who does not have the advantage?
How could you even write the card, if you wanted it to count the person who has 0 ships in the warp without referencing the warp itself?
How can this kind of reasoning make cents to these people? This is the kind of thing that you learn when you are three years old people which is less 0 or 1? Answer: 0
Which is less in the warp 0 or 1? Answer: 1 WTF? So does the word "in" magically turn everyones brain off?