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Jason Sample
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Anyone have any luck playing Cosmic Encounter on Steam using Tabletop Simulator? Just wondering because I was poking around and was sent to CosmicEncounter.com and they talk about playing on Steam.

There is something called a Tabletop Simulator 4 pack. Anyone have any idea what that is?

Curious to know if folks think it is worth it and/or easy to play it that way.

I apologize if this is an inappropriate place to ask this question.

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I think most of the playtesting for new expansions is actually done on Steam. Could be wrong about that.

Tabletop Simulator is the "game" (it's really more of a client) that you purchase. A 4-pack is a set of 4 keys for the game; the idea being you and three friends chip in to buy it and you all end up getting a discount.

If you wanted to play with your friends, each person needs a copy of Tabletop Simulator, but only one person needs to the Cosmic Encounter DLC.

There are also a ton of other games available for free; everything from Cards Against Humanity to Twilight Imperium 3rd edition.

I can't speak to how easy it is to find a game on your own, though. Sorry.
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I've played a couple dozen games that way (mostly playtesting Cosmic Eons, heh). It's pretty good stuff, and I would recommend it if you have remote friends and a good voice connection.

We used Skype group calls instead of using the TTS voice function, but for all I know that has improved in the last few months. Text chat is available, but it's not as good as having voice.

One caveat -- when it first came out, it could lag severely if your Internet connection was not good broadband.
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Thanks for the replies. I do not have remote friends that I'd play this with/against. It looks like a "no" for the moment. I will have to look for live, local opponents, I guess.

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My understanding is there are people who meet up on TTS on Friday nights to play. There is a Steam group you can find to find people to play with. Why not join the group and see if you can find a game before you jump in?
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Kobold Curry Chef wrote:
We used Skype group calls instead of using the TTS voice function


It might not have existed when you were doing that, but there's this awesome site/app called Discord which is basically Slack + seamless voice chat. Has native apps for every desktop and mobile OS, and the web app works perfectly as well. It's by far the best voice chat experience I've ever had. I've used it for action games like Overwatch and playing D&D on Roll20.
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Cosmic Encounter on steam is amazing. It's the best games in Tabletop Simulator hands down. The quality of the cards is very high. There's absolutely no reason to use skype or anything else in my opinion other than the in game voice. It works fine. Pick it up, you'll have a great time! I used to play a lot but haven't had time lately.
 
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