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Subject: Omni Labs v2.0 (unofficial new corporation) rss

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Dennis Walker
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This is broken out from the thread Twelve Completely Unofficial New Corporations. The original working title of this corporation was Omni Search.

Omni Labs 40MCr Science Tag
--You draw five cards in the Research phase and must immediately discard one

"Equipped for scientific experimentation and research on an institutional scale, Omni Labs pursues technological innovation on a vast array of projects, tirelessly seeking to prove their slogan Omni Labs: Where Mars is Invented"

Just to be clear, not meant as card text but for additional explanation/clarity, you can't buy five cards, and if drafting you discard one before drafting starts.

Originally, in addition to drawing five cards, we gave this corporation small discounts on the purchase of third and fourth cards. After two play-tests we determined and confirmed that the discounts aren't needed. The ability to choose from five instead of four cards, along with the drafting ability to discard one of your set before any passing occurs, is powerful, although we don't think overly so. The play of cards for this corporation is opportunistic, not specific, that's the point. Although very generalized, the feel of playing the corporation is satisfying and distinct from any other.

After play-testing we feel this is a viable variant corporation, competitive within the limits of card draws (heh) and player interactions. We would love to hear the experiences of other groups who give Omni Labs a try.

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