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Nathan Rine
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I wanna try this alien game but I can't think of it. It has artwork similar to TI and Rex but it's something else entirely. I don't exactly remember the concept of it but it has a few expansions and at least the expansions are mostly detailed cards with various alien races to play as each with their own unique shtick.
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Craig Phillips
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Cosmic Encounter?
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Nathan Rine
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geschichte wrote:


YES exactly what I was thinking of
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This is amazing.
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From what I recall of your past posts, I would advise that you don't play Cosmic Encounter. It has masses of interacting rules, including exceptions (pretty much every alien card and the accompanying flare cards break the basic rules to work), and you have little agency in the game - it decides who you will attack. I seem to recall complaints from you about such things in other games.
 
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Virginia Milne
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You play Cosmic Encounter as an experience

Think Journey, not the destination, otherwise you will experience too much frustrationsoblue

If you play the game for the experience rather than the result, it can pass away the time in quite an entertaining way
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BG.EXE
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And to say you have little agency is really off the mark. You don't get to choose WHO to attack (usually, mind you due to powers etc), but you get to make pretty much constant choices besides that. It's not a war game, it's about social interaction and finding ways to expand your influence beyond your own turn.
 
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I always liked it 6 player double powers with flare deck.
 
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