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Heroic Monkey
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Here are some combinations of aliens. Most of them include 5 aliens, but they could easily suit 4 players by removing one alien. Please feel free to post any combos you have.

Ship-Based Powers
Macron
Symbiote
Fungus
Void
Virus

Growth & Reduction
Warrior
Warpish
Fury
Anti-Matter
Loser

Future-Predictors and Encounter-Changers
Chronos
Reserve
Fodder
Oracle
Seeker

Deceit
Sorcerer
Spiff
Gambler
Pacifist
Magician / Loser / Calculator

Card Hoarders
Miser
Ghoul
Mercenary
Healer
Merchant
(other options: Remora)

Ship Destruction
Vacuum
Cudgel
Void
Guerrilla
Shadow / Bully

Alliance Party
Observer
Macron
Zombie
Parasite
Human

Tokens & Alternate Wins
Warrior
Fury
Tick-Tock
Masochist
Genius

Offense Obsession
Mite
Spiff
Will
Leviathan
Barbarian

Constant Power Usage
Citadel
Remora
Fido
Philanthropist
Mind / Shadow
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Andy Leber
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What are these combos exactly? Aliens that you think would play well together?
 
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Heroic Monkey
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Yeah. I picked combinations of aliens that I thought would be fun and that shared common themes.
 
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Jin TS
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Interesting, perhaps it can be called the categorization and types of aliens?
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I can think of a few crazy ones. Parenthesis would be a 6 player game using CI. Here we go:


Counter-Fest:

Void
Vacuum
Warpish
Healer
Zombie
(Plant)

Card Givers and Takers:

Trader
Philanthropist
Mutant
Hacker
Barbarian
(Magician)

Powerhouses:

Virus
Warpish
Loser
Sorceror
Pacifist
(Leviathan)

Confusing Foes:

Mind
Reserve
Reincarnator
Gambler
Mirror
(Seeker)

Messes with Ships:

Kamikaze
Amoeba
Remora
Cudgel/Bully
Vacuum
(Fungus)

Cursed Annoyances:

Parasite
Machine
Dictator
Grudge
Tick-Tock
(Disease/Sniveler)

Underdogs:

Hate
Vulch
Void
Observer
Spiff
(Locust)
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Andy Leber
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Migraine Combo

Loser
Magician
Sorcerer
Antimatter
Mirror
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Cosmic Debris:

Cudgel
Guerilla
Machine
Shadow
Vacuum
Void

Heavyweights:

Deuce / Chosen
Leviathan
Merchant / Fodder
Virus
Warpish
Warrior / Mirror

Ships Against Cards:

Amoeba
Fungus
Symbiote
Cryo
Kamikaze
Trader

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Holmes108 wrote:
Migraine Combo

Loser
Magician
Sorcerer
Antimatter
Mirror


In six player with Incursion, add Obverse from the Warp (can optionally flip all Positive to Negative and Negative to Positive).

And then, to watch their head explode, add Calculator for player 7. Go ahead, try to predict an Equalize. I dare you.
 
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Darth Thulhu wrote:
Holmes108 wrote:
Migraine Combo

Loser
Magician
Sorcerer
Antimatter
Mirror


In six player with Incursion, add Obverse from the Warp (can optionally flip all Positive to Negative and Negative to Positive).

And then, to watch their head explode, add Calculator for player 7. Go ahead, try to predict an Equalize. I dare you.


LOL. I can just imagine.... gulp
 
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Nice combos, everyone. cool
Here are some more:

Lucky Locust
Locust
Shadow
Hate
Bully
Will
Vacuum

All of these aliens have ways of destroying foreign colonies. Locust's planet-munching ability prevents him from losing foreign colonies.

Mighty Mite
Mite
Machine
Pacifist
Clone
Remora

Will's Worries
Will
Macron
Fungus
Bully
Citadel

Stealing is Morally Acceptable if Everyone is Doing it
Filch
Plant
Mutant
Magician
Barbarian

Paranoia
Gambler
Mind
Seeker
Grudge
Hate
Sniveler

Pessimists
Loser
Anti-Matter
Void
Sniveler
Masochist/Vacuum/Grudge/Hate

Seems Harmless ... right?
Loser
Human
Pacifist
Ethic
Healer
Philanthropist

Dictator's Duties
Dictator
Void
Virus
Symbiote
Shadow

Phil's Phobias
Philanthropist
Genius
Machine
Merchant

Seems like Phil's philanthropy is no longer self-serving.
 
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Nightmare for Anti-matter's enemies
Antimatter
human
warrior
warpish
deuce
chosen
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An old thread, but I can't resist posting. For lists of 7 or 8 aliens, drop one or more at random for smaller games.

Generous aliens:
Trader
Hacker
Philanthropist
Fido

Creative use of cards:
Citadel
Reserve
Hate
Merchant
Fodder

The Warp isn't scary:
Zombie (or Observer)
Symbiote
Sting
Mercenary (or Ghoul)
Sniveler
Remora
Glutton
Relic

All your base are belong to us:
Bully
Shadow
Will
Extortionist
Butler
Poison
The Claw

Extra turns:
Machine
Siren
Lightning
Invader

Totally tokens:
Warrior
Fury
Tick-tock
Chrysalis
Lightning
Sapient
(&/or Grudge, Horde, & Saboteur)
(&/or Prophet & Trickster)

Attractive allies:
[Exclude at least 1]
Reserve
Human
Fury
Crystal
Merchant
Seeker
Sapient
Skeptic
Cavalry

Extra colonies:
Winner
Disease
Prophet
Sniveler
The Claw
Relic

Not in my hand:
Miser
Cryo
Cyborg
Chosen

Twisted fundamentals:
Dictator
Parasite
Warhawk
Zombie
Oracle
Pygmy
Empath
Deuce

Tough to invade:
Macron
Poison
Pygmy
Filth
Dictator
Citadel
Guerilla

I hate you:
Dictator
Changeling
Bully
Fungus
Saboteur
Magician
Extortionist
Philanthropist (or Gambler)


 
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Cosmic Encounter » Forums » Variants
Re: Alien Combos
Here's some more:

Give me your cards:
Trader
Barbarian
Hacker
Magician
Mutant
Sniveler
Butler
Ethic

Not worried about power loss from few home colonies:
Masochist
Xenophile
Symbiote
Gorgon
Pygmy
[Possibly Lunatic]

Strength in defeat:
Warrior
Warpish
Industrialist
Xenophile
Fury

Negotiatoid:
Empath
Hacker
Zombie
Genius

Planning options after cards selected:
Sorcerer
Calculator
Mirror
Graviton
Merchant
Cavalry
Citadel
Amoeba

Planning conflicts before cards selected:
[exclude at least 1]
Plant
Prophet
Visionary
Magician
Trader
Loser
Mimic
Kamikaze
Skeptic

Alliance conflicts after invites:
Cryo
Parasite
Lunatic
Remote
Animal

Alliance conflicts after alliances formed:
Trickster
Grudge
Philanthropist
General

"Triple function" aliens:
[select up to 8 from this pool]
Cavalry
Merchant
Siren
Magician
Fungus
Seeker
Skeptic
Crystal
Animal
Bandit
Horde
Zombie
Genius
Lunatic
Pygmy


 
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