I am not too happy about starting out with three ships, especially a survey ship. What I used so far is a modification of the ship specifications that makes the survey ship into a new class I called "prototype" that basically makes the ship useless. But what I would really like to see is for the game to start with no ships at all, or at most a scout. This would, at least for me, add to the feeling of immersion in the beginning. Does anyone have an idea how to make scenario rules that make you start with no ships, while still leaving everything else modifiable. In other words, I'd like to still be able to change the map size and the usual rules of the game.