News for December 2010
It's a Trap! 8
A preview for Cosmic Conflict, a Cosmic Encounter expansion
Cosmic Encounter | Published 23 December 2010

“We are approaching a weakened colony,” a whirling cybernetic voice announced over the ship’s rumbling engines. “There does not seem to be any resistance.”

The ship increased its thrusters and advanced on the planet at full speed. Various allies answered the call, and together the fleet descended upon its prey. Meanwhile, a lone ship watched from afar. Inside the cockpit, an alien appendage hovered over a detonator. What appeared to be a smile spread across its heinous face...

In our last preview for Cosmic Conflict, we looked at Hazard cards and the despicable stench of Filth. Today we will continue dissecting the contents of this latest expansion for Cosmic Encounter by looking at the Saboteur and his devious traps.

In the warring cosmos, many seemingly docile planets might be more than dangerous you’d expect. Saboteur tokens add a whole new level of danger for potential colonizers. The backs of these tokens are identical to each other, but their fronts may or may not represent a booby trapped planet. Player’s will not be able to reveal these tokens until they land on a planet. And then it might just be too late...

Any token that is revealed to be a trap will instantly wipe the planet of all its ships, sending them back to the warp.

(Saboteur tokens - left to right - Back, Decoy, and Trap)

And who wields these deceptively destructive tools of planetary sabotage?

None other than the Saboteur. This resourceful alien race works in devious subterfuge to lay waste to its enemies. By planting various decoys around the cosmos, their real traps need only be used sparingly. Fear of annihilation may work out to be more effective than annihilation itself.

Check back next time for more information on Cosmic Conflict!

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: 12/30/2010 11:51:30 PM

I would think that it is every encounter in the game because it does not specify that it is only your encounter, and the power is usable as any player.

Published: 12/30/2010 12:37:41 PM

At the start of each encounter...YOUR encounters, or ALL encounters?

The Warp
Published: 12/23/2010 7:09:21 PM

Boom!  Awesomeness.

Kobold Curry Chef
Published: 12/23/2010 1:40:43 PM

Well done!  Tokens will make this guy so much easier to play with, compared to the old days of Terrorist.

Published: 12/23/2010 12:55:55 PM

i saw the title and my first thought was "LOLOLOLOL"

Published: 12/23/2010 12:25:09 PM

Awesome alien, and hooray for more bits!

Published: 12/23/2010 11:03:04 AM

Love the article title. =)

Published: 12/23/2010 10:55:50 AM

Yay! I was hoping to see the Terrorist work its way into FFG's set! Excellent work, can't wait for this expansion :)


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