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Jacob Gowans
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Hi all. I recently purchased this and have gotten 3 plays in. Is there any type of limit to hand size? I haven't found anything in the rules. My last play I was the Vulch, and my hand must have been somewhere near 20 cards or more when I won. Seemed a bit ridiculous.

All in all a fun game. So far we've played w/ only green Alien races and flares. No yellow or reds or tech cards.
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There is no maximum hand size. Welcome to Cosmic!
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The only maximum hand size is the size of the deck.

(Plus the size of the Reward deck. Plus any new cards brought into the game by Chrysalis, Aristocrat, etc...)
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Yes, there's no maximum hand size.

How did you get 20 cards as the Vulch? You do know that you need to discard Artifacts after playing them, right? There aren't that many artifacts that give you cards.

Finder might get you one card.
Space Junk gets you one card.
Ionic Gas can prevent someone from taking compensation from you.
Hand Zap resets your hand to eight cards.
A Mobius Tubes in your hand might mean you can take all your rewards in cards, rather than ships.

There are a number of powers that tend to accumulate huge hands: Barbarian, Healer, Kamikaze, Remora, Ethic, Genius, Ghoul, Merchant, Glutton, etc. Vulch is usually not one of them.
 
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Phil Fleischmann wrote:
How did you get 20 cards as the Vulch? You do know that you need to discard Artifacts after playing them, right? There aren't that many artifacts that give you cards.


I played a game where the Vulch had a ton of cards. It was an 8-player game, and everybody played artifacts like crazy. Nobody would listen.. Vulch won
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salty53 wrote:
The only maximum hand size is the size of the deck.

(Plus the size of the Reward deck. Plus any new cards brought into the game by Chrysalis, Aristocrat, etc...)


Jacob, the first time you get the Filch classic flare, do take the whole deck in your hand if Glutton isn't playing..
 
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