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Subject: What have been your strongest VP cards? rss

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brian giese
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I've played 11 games so far. I'm just curious what people have found have been some of the strongest cards for them.

Of course every game is a bit different, but over the course of time, I've seen many of these cards be all stars

Pets - When played first 3 turns, I've seen it get 6 to 8 points
Tardigrades - When played early I've seen it get up to 7 points
Birds - Seeen it get up to 6 points
Physics Complex - I've seen it out early in 4 games and get between 8 and 12 points. I personally feel its one of the strongest cards in the game. The player with this car out has always won the game.
Security Fleet - Seen this get 6 or 7 points
Ecological Zone - 5 to 7 points
Water Import from Europa - up to 6 points. Have not seen the same play have this with Gaymede colony yet, but at some point that could be a 10pt combo easily.


What have you guys seen as the strong cards in your games?
 
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Maciej Matejko
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My wife love Pets (she's a vet ) and I saw her scoring 11 points from this card.
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David Luchetti
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last game i got 6 VP with "the search for life" pretty good for being a pretty inexpensive card - i like the push-your-luck aspect of this card!
 
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David Turczi
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Predators got 1 cube from an botanic garden, 4 from major transport (5 leaf or 4 animals), and ate 3 fish of the opponent 8pts bam. Came second of 3 by 3 tuns, my 2nd milestone was denied to me by turn order
 
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Ken Chaney

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telos81 wrote:
last game i got 6 VP with "the search for life" pretty good for being a pretty inexpensive card - i like the push-your-luck aspect of this card!


Is this not limited to a single 3 VP "success"? I don't have the card handy but I don't recall it being 3 VP/success, only 3 VP if there was a success.
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Florian Ruckeisen
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soul42 wrote:
Tardigrades - When played early I've seen it get up to 7 points

Say whaaaat? wow IIRC, Tardigrades adds 1 microbe/generation and scores 1 VP for every 4 microbe counters. For it to score 7 VP, it would take 28 generations. Even if you add additional counters to it with "put X microbes on another card" effects, this doesn't seem right.

Edit: Actually I take that back - with Symbiotic Fungus Extreme Cold Fungus (adds 2 microbes to another card as an action), 7 VP Tardigrades seems absolutely possible. To be fair tho, the 7 VP would then be thanks to that 2-card combo and not just Tardigrades alone.

kenchaney wrote:
Is this not limited to a single 3 VP "success"?

Yes it is.
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Joshua Schutte
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Tardigrades is a 2 or 3vp card it takes so much effort just to get it to 4vp.

One game I got 10 Jovian cards with drafting (yay for neighbors not knowing I was grabbing them up all game long but not playing them till last few turns). 10 Jovian tags and all 3 1 vp/Jovian cards at the end, something like 40 some vps all Jovian
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David Luchetti
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kenchaney wrote:
telos81 wrote:
last game i got 6 VP with "the search for life" pretty good for being a pretty inexpensive card - i like the push-your-luck aspect of this card!


Is this not limited to a single 3 VP "success"? I don't have the card handy but I don't recall it being 3 VP/success, only 3 VP if there was a success.

Doh! Well luckily I was in second place by >3 points. So didn't affect overall standings
 
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In an early learning game, where no one was paying much attention to this stuff, the Jovian cards scored huge for one of our players!
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I got my fish up to 10 points, but that's mainly because I received 2 convoys with animals in them
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Ive played physics complex (6energy -> 2vp) for 12pts and seen it played early and earn 22.

cattle? 1/1 ive seen generate 8-10pts

I put out waterbears on turn 1 and built it to 5pts.

Ive seen decomposesrs stacked with like 4-5 other microb/animal cards and between the combo of them generate like 15-20pts.
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I've had an 11pts Herbivore and a 5pts Immigration Shuttles. The game was pretty crazy, though, and I don't expect to be able to recreate the Herbivore feat anytime soon.

EDIT: Just got 2x6pts with Mining Industries and Water Import
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Scored 10VP with both jupiter cards
I was last on the TP scale at the end (14 behind the top player) and 2nd after card VPs only 1VP behind the winner.
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Michael Daumen
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I got 10 points with Ants (plus the fungus cards which add microbes). I removed at least 1 VP from my opponents to boot.
 
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