News for November 2010
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Announcing Cosmic Conflict, the upcoming expansion for Cosmic Encounter
Cosmic Encounter | Published 15 November 2010


The galaxy was stretched out before you, and the vastness of space was yours to conquer. But other races sought to fill the cosmos with their colonies, and they used their strange and dangerous powers to aid them. Nevertheless, you ventured into the cold wastes to do battle. Now, turmoil has spread, and a new group of aliens hope to take advantage of it. How will these rulers attempt to seize power? Which will become your allies, and which your mortal foes? Who will survive this cosmic conflict? Only time will tell...

Fantasy Flight Games is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Cosmic Conflict, an expansion for the classic game of strange alien races, negotiation, and hostile space colonization, Cosmic Encounter!

The Empath, a new alien power. Click to enlarge.

In Cosmic Conflict, 20 new alien races explode onto the galaxy! Players will now shudder at the insidious kindness of the Empath, blink in confusion at the antics of the Lunatic, and howl in outrage as their planets are stolen away by the Claw!

Cosmic Conflict also makes the Cosmos even bigger, adding another player (and attractive black components) to the game. Cosmic Quakes will shake things up, ensuring that no player’s hand is truly safe. And as if that wasn’t enough, Cosmic Conflict introduces a new variant to the game – the hazard deck, which confronts the players with dangerous and amusing events that can crop up at any time.

Hazards are special game-altering conditions that bring exciting effects to your Cosmic Encounter experience. Special destiny cards, drawn during the destiny phase, display a “hazard warning” in the upper left corner; this indicates that a hazard card should be drawn.

Consisting of two types (temporary and permanent), these cards have a variety of wild effects. The Energy Fields hazard card, for example, lets each main player draw two free cards... but they must show them to the group first. And the optional “Extremely Hazardous Variant” will take you on a wild ride; it brings a new hazard card into play every turn!

Check back over the coming weeks as we reveal more on Cosmic Conflict, including many of its wild new alien races and their game-bending powers. Then, later this winter, prepare for the age of uncertainty!

Cosmic Encounter is a classic board game that puts players in charge of the fate of an alien race. Three to five players each strive to be the first to conquer five enemy colonies and establish themselves as the dominant life form in the galaxy. With over 50 alien characters to choose from, no two games are ever the same.

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Published: 1/8/2011 11:58:25 AM

Any news on when this will be released?

Published: 1/7/2011 5:12:55 PM

I'm more interested in bottom third card in the graphic.  I hope it's Aristocrat... that's one I've really been hoping to see.

Published: 12/8/2010 2:04:37 PM

Yeah, this is getting kinda depressing: nothing on Conflict in the Upcoming page or Products, no updates in the 3-1/2 weeks since this announcement was posted, not a word about the Cosmic Encounter product line in the full-color, multipage catalog they included in the new Civilization board game designed by Kevin, and nary a correction or update to the FAQ in more than a year and a half.  One gets the feeling this game is barely even on the radar for Kevin and FFG ... not a good sign for future expansion sets.

Kobold Curry Chef
Published: 12/7/2010 11:05:11 AM

Still not seeing CC on the Upcoming page or in the CE Products list.  Did it run afoul of the Void?

Published: 12/5/2010 8:54:45 PM

Wonderful news!  Exactly what I was hoping for.

Published: 12/5/2010 1:14:33 PM

 Look for a choice of EMPATH flares. Old School Eon or FFG construct. . (Like the Filch.)

Kobold Curry Chef
Published: 11/23/2010 1:49:23 PM

I wonder when the product page for this will go online...

Published: 11/19/2010 8:02:02 PM

Another player? Autobuy!!!

Published: 11/19/2010 1:14:50 PM

Of course, the much more import question I should have asked is, who thinks the new Wild Empath flare will be the classic "Sir or Ma'am version"? Or will there be two editions, as with Filch?  (I'm hoping for the latter.)

Kobold Curry Chef
Published: 11/19/2010 12:28:44 PM

Why would Empath want to give anyone a crooked deal? Just look at that face!! How can you not want to be friends with such a cuddly friendly alien? That's all Empath wants. To be friends.

And to call you George.

The Warp
Published: 11/18/2010 3:59:06 PM

I don't see any reason to allow Empath to turn an attack card into anything other than a normal Negotiate, regardless of what kind of Negotiate has been revealed by the other player.

Published: 11/17/2010 10:35:39 AM

As to the Empath I would say:

  • Yes, that it can be used with any Negotiate played as it converts the Attack played to match the Negotiate played.
  • No, only to the type of Negotiate that was played
  • That as a general rule you have to have a component in the game inorder for a power to use that component
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