Our group thinks that Battlestar Galactica is a very nice game. However, we feel that it is so hard for the humans to win, at least in the first plays. The official variant to balance the game sugests that two points of every resource are added to the dials at the beginning. That of course may balance the situation, but will add for sure more lenght, and we believe that Battlestar Galactica don't need any more game time to be fun. In fact, lwe believe that longer games could become tedious and repetitive, so it is better to keep the original time frame or even get shorter in time. So, how about cutting the game to a 6 or 7 distance points and a jump? Has someone tried it? Any other ways to balance the game without adding more lenght?