|Cosmic Encounter | Published 27 October 2009||Rating||39 votes|
Over the years, alien empires have risen and fallen. The Vacuum has failed to eliminate the Zombie, the Virus has spread far and wide, and the Loser has turned defeat into victory. 50 different species have tried to conquer the galaxy, and each have made their mark on the universe. Their warring has not gone unnoticed.
20 new alien cultures are now racing towards the site of the conflict. They each want to carve out their own piece of the galaxy for themselves. Over the coming weeks, we will be revealing the aliens that may be familiar to some of you (reprints of past favorites) and unveiling aliens no one has ever seen before. The first on our list is a blast from the past; the Sniveler!
In addition we will reveal the newest additions to the Cosmic Encounter universe. From the game-changing Cosmic Quakes to the bounties held within the Reward deck, these additions are sure to spice up your quest for galactic dominance.
Every game has seen five races converge to do battle for control of an empire. Now, the galaxy gets crowded. A sixth race appears to do battle, and the sixth member of your play group is able to join you. Cosmic Incursion allows a sixth player to get in on the fun.
Cosmic Encounter puts you in charge of the fate of an alien race. Each flavor of extraterrestrial strives to be the first to conquer five enemy colonies and establish themselves as the dominant life form. Every faction has a unique power, a power they intend to use to crush their enemies. With over 50 aliens to choose from no two games will be the same.
The FFG version of CE is our favourite to date. Simply great to see an expansion on its way.
I have two questions about this impending release:
1) How much $?
And number two, give it to me!
Peter here gives a hint about Locust...he steals possession of your planets?! Yowser.
Almost forgot about this one...so this announcement is a good surprise!
Hmmm.... I wonder if Jack's comment is perhaps a HINT that the Deuce will also be one of the 20 in this expansion.... if so that would be DOUBLY cool....
Best gaming news I've heard in months!
Oh, sure. Now they add the Sniveler. I bet nobody even cares about the Sniveler at this point. Not when they can play stuff like the Locust or the Magician. Those are going to be the cool powers not the Sniveler.
I'm not so sure about the box cover art, but I am stoked as heck about the expansion. I was worried that FFG was going to let this line languish. *cheers for FFG*
I have been waiting for this news, good stuff.
In my circle, we often play CE with six, so it will be nice to have matching "official" components for this. The cat will be pleased at additional flying saucers to try and chew - weird cat...
The phrase "coming weeks" suggests that the release date will be early December.
Sniveler, eh? I've always liked the power's idea (never played previous editions, just going by what I've read). Hopefully the sheet won't encourage actually whining.
The products page confirms the return of Fungus (ship stacking for the win), as well as new guys Magician (likely swapping something, word "perplexing" is used) and Locust ("consumes planets in one gulp"). Also mentions that kickers and "rifts" are in the Rewards Deck.