An Average Round of Cosmic Encounter
you’re going have a space fight. You’ve been planning it for a while
and today is the big day. It’s space fight day. For this particular
battle you probably don’t want to bring any allies as it’ll edge them
closer to victory – besides you’ve got that great card that does the
thingy. What a great card! You know, you really are good at this who
space battle thing-
Also, the Parasite is coming along for the
ride. I mean, they definitely weren’t invited, but they’re coming
anyway; because they’re a parasite who has the power to latch onto
fights. It’s a bit rude, usually its common courtesy to wait for an
invite before joining in on a space fight. Oh also the bride will be
She kinda, wants to marry you and will be taking a bunch of your ships as a wedding present.
your recently engaged bride? Yeah well now she wants a divorce and is
going to be taking half of your power cards – and now she wants to marry
We’re Running out of Space!
key to what makes Cosmic Encounter so special and the heart of the game
is the fifty (yeah FIFTY) playable species included in the game each of
whom have a unique set of abilities.
Take Macron for example;
Macron has the power of mass. Basically, each of his ships are worth
four spaceships in an offensive fight; Macron is a big boy who you want
as your ally.
Or the Spiff, the whole point of Cosmic Encounter is
to get your ships to land on planets of your opponents, and if the
Spiff loses a fight spectacularly badly (by 10 or more points) they can
crash land their ship onto the planet anyway and it will count towards
their total. So, if you’re playing as the Spiff, your whole game plan is
immediately the opposite of everyone else – you want to be annihilated.
So, you’re going to be building a hand of weak cards, only sending one
ship to fight for you and you definitely don’t want allies who will
boost your score.
But wait, how do you fight opposite and defeat
the Spiff? Well you don’t want to have too powerful cards or he’ll crash
land, so you have to beat him but only just. Less of a nuke to his
armada of ships plummeting them into the deadly warp and more a gust of
wind that will push him slightly of course.
Hold on, what would
then happen if the Parasite forced himself as an ally for the Spiff. The
Spiffs chances of winning would then increase; so should the Parasite
and Spiff work together to actually try and win?! What on earth is going
on with the opposing player; you don’t even know which species they are