Afternova is a negotiation game.
On your turn you may extract Fragments from a planet by employing "Hired Paws" whose total skill values meet or exceed the planet’s skill requirement. You may work alone and extract all the Fragments (if you can afford to do so) or, more likely, you may need to negotiate with one or more players to meet the requirement.
Complete Blueprints by discarding the indicated Fragments. Each Blueprint completed gives you a new ability and scores you victory points. The game ends when a player completes their 6th Blueprint.