The Gathering Storm is the first expansion for Race for the Galaxy and offers new cards, an 5th player, goals to compete over, as well as solitaire and drafting rules. It also has some blank cards for players to make their own cards. The new cards have 4 start worlds, 3 6-cost developments, 2 other new developments (and one duplicate development), 5 military worlds and 6 non-military worlds (including a replacement gambling world). Goals include ‘First Goals’, which reward the first player to achieve an objective with 3 extra VP, and ‘Most Goals’ reward the player with the most developments, military or certain types of worlds. An extra set of player cards and VP chips provides for a 5th player, and a robot template, dice, and chits allows for a solitaire game. Lastly drafting rules give a different way of playing the game for 2 or 3 players.