by Jeff Siadek
The Universal Republic has been tightening its grip on member planets in preparation against a Civil War that looms ever more likely because of the new restrictions. Your ship, the Redundant II, is docked at a U.R. Starbase for mandatory inspection. Your crew waits helplessly outside in a Cargo Bay while government stooges paw through your stuff.
Suddenly, government troops move into position. Their officer announces that your ship is being nationalized for the war effort against the rebels, ordering you to turn in your personal weapons as well.
You might have been on the fence about the political question before, but now that they are seizing your ship your allegiance is no longer up in the air.
Recapture your ship and escape by moving 13 hexes away from the planet.