Here are some combinations of Galactic Story & Goal that complement each other in a certain way, creating a very focused game. This means a certain strategy or aspect of the game will be highly rewarding as opposed to more diverse strategies. I recommend this for players who seek an especially challenging and competitive game.
Galactic Story + Galactic Goal
Journeys + Discovery:
This will encourage a lot of traveling around the map in a competitive way.
Journeys + Presence:
This will also encourage a lot of traveling around the map but in a more confrontational way.
Journeys + Cooperation:
This will encourage early contact and trading.
Wars + Power:
Production and destruction of ships will be very important in this game.
Migrations + Control:
It will be very lucrative to take other another player’s home star during the Era of Darkness.
Rivalry + Legacy:
Almost all stars in the center sector will be very important, both for the additional technology levels and for control at game end.