In Round 1, the story of your civilization is just yours. You control every nuance and every detail of the story. This will define the "origin story" of your civilization.
In Round 2, your civilization must interact with another civilization in Round 1. Do they cooperate or do they compete? Do they flourish or do they flounder?
In Round 3, we will select two civilizations from the finalists to have an epic battle to determine the fate of the galaxy.