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Big Head Zach
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That's the number of distinct combinations of 6 aliens that can now be played with the expansion.

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Did you take into account that Gambler cannot be in a game with the Sorcerer and that Symbiote can't be in a 6 player game and things like that?
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How many if you're playing with two powers each?
 
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Rubric wrote:

How many if you're playing with two powers each?


At least 50, I'd bet.
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Rosco Shagnasty wrote:
Did you take into account that Gambler cannot be in a game with the Sorcerer and that Symbiote can't be in a 6 player game and things like that?


A quick combinations check [n!/(k!*(n-k)!)] shows that, no, this wasn't taken into account. Granted, there are a few restrictions on this, but the Symbiote issue can be worked around with external tokens, Gambler/Sorcerer has a work-around, and so on. If we had a complete list of exceptions, this could be generated, but I think it's safe to say "Over 100 million combinations" are possible.

Rubric wrote:
How many if you're playing with two powers each?


This is just changing the value of k from 6 to 12, then taking that value and multiplying by 12!/6! to get the number of possible 2 power arrangements.

This gives us ~ 7.078x10^18, or ~ 7,077,843,439,252,180,000. That's over 7 quintillion.

In layman's terms, "a bunch".

Someone will probably want to check my math... It's been well over a decade since I've had to do any serious form of combinatorics.


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And here I was expecting 131,116,985! Oh well, no Cosmic Incursion for me.
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jedimusic wrote:
And here I was expecting 131,116,985! Oh well, no Cosmic Incursion for me.
Um, you're kidding, right?
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Yes
 
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