Yesterday, 4:09 AM · 30 replies and 885 views.
I gethweer you are coming from but it'snot nonsense. Just for example; it miht be easy to take over a system that is feudal for a power but keeping contrl of it might be hard work. Snatch a hot coal out of the fire aint so hard but holding on to it is tough kinda thing.
"First thing you can see is that Zachar Hudson has great issues with the Federation itself: a well played Hudson BGS bubble will be a not Federal one. Moreover, many powers have issues with factions during expansion, but are favoured by them for control... another flaw."
This is not a flaw. This is Hudson and how he gains personal influence and power for his own ends. He is not the Federation. HE is not the embodiement of teh fedearion. He's a playa just like the rest.
Power play is primarily about the characters not the superpowers. The super powers are just a soap box for the character to stand on to gain personal influence. If you get past stuff like Hudson = Federation you'll see what I mean. Hudson is dong stuff for Hudson....