I played a few rounds of New Era with Nick and Steph.  Nick left and then Steph did some quick heads up play.  I won all the games, and by a large margin.  I got some really good cards to start out and it worked especially well with the groups I got.  I also think that I was trying to build points early one, so that the others would have arguably better resource engines, but I had the best point engines.  This made a big difference since the game is usually only 4 to 5 rounds long.  The engines don’t last all that long, so building points early and setting up to make points is much more important than big engines.