I just acquired the game Race for the Galaxy, and I plan to play it at work. It would be nice to play with up to 5 or 6 players, though, and the base game supports only 4.
I see that two expansions to the game ("The Gathering Storm" and "Rebel versus Imperium") each add one player.
Since none of us has played the game before, I'd prefer not to add extra complexity to the game right away. However, it would be nice if we could make use of the extra players provided by these expansions.
If I were to purchase these expansions, would I be able to play the "base" game with more players (as is the case with Pandemic's "On the Brink" expansion), or do the extra players promised come at the price of more complexity?