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Subject: Is there no max on the number of species a player controls? rss

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Rob van Wijngaarden
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Could not find it in the rules, and it seems a strong strategy to create a lot of species so that you gain lots of cards.
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robvw wrote:
Could not find it in the rules, and it seems a strong strategy to create a lot of species so that you gain lots of cards.


Have you tried it? After a while it gets a bit difficult to feed them all.
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It works for a turn or two, but it's really difficult to keep them all alive.
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I tried in a two player game. After two turns it was indeed very difficult to feed them, but then i turned 5 of them into carnivours with size 2 3 4 5 and i first ate my opponents creatures and then my own carnivores. The result was devastating so i worried that it might not be legel. But if it is then i think when i try this again my opponent will stop me.
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As others said, first, you'll have to feed them all.


Second, an oposing player will just go Carnivore and devour you. With so many species, you won't have enough cards to raise all of their body sizes or put enough defenses on all of them.



Good luck with that...
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It's a legitimate strategy and one that is very useful at the right time. It's the riskiest tactic but has the highest payoff. I will always do it if I don't think there are any Carnivores in play and there is enough food for the round. If they survive, the cards replace themselves and you get a food point for each one.
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GrandMasterFox wrote:
As others said, first, you'll have to feed them all.


Second, an oposing player will just go Carnivore and devour you. With so many species, you won't have enough cards to raise all of their body sizes or put enough defenses on all of them.



Good luck with that...

This. You can spam as many species as you want/are able to. But, the next turn there's going to be a lot of extinction via starvation and getting eaten.
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robvw wrote:
I tried in a two player game. After two turns it was indeed very difficult to feed them, but then i turned 5 of them into carnivours with size 2 3 4 5 and i first ate my opponents creatures and then my own carnivores. The result was devastating so i worried that it might not be legel. But if it is then i think when i try this again my opponent will stop me.


Yeah it might work on an unsuspecting or inexperienced opponent, especially in a 2-player game. But someone that knows what their doing won't let you get away with it.
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