Complete Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
11-23-2016, 08:36 AM (This post was last modified: 12-30-2016 02:54 AM by ProfessorLizzard.)
Post: #1
Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Good hello, everyone!

It looks like this day starts with not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise. After taking note that Boardgamegeek has successfully run over 50 pbp games of cosmic encounter, I thought, I should try running one too.

Basic rules of cosmic encounter: LINK

The game would play with 4 people, but using the 4 planets variants, so that it would be easier for me to figure out how to run this properly.

All info regarding the current hand size, ship location, discard deck composition shall be kept in this post.

Pick a colour from red, green, yellow, blue and purple. I'll probably do a first come first serve for now.

We'll be using all 50 aliens from the base game. Oh dear.

During play, when someone plays an artifact card, I will generously wait a bit for people to play counter cards. Same with windows of power use.

I allow conditional commands to be sent to me, in fact, I find them a good idea because they'll make the game faster.

I think the "1 minute to negotiate" shall be "make a deal in 6 posts, 7th posts can be a "Deal accepted" post".

PLAYERS
1. Coldblooded
2. Palamedes
3. AcolyteDoctor
4. Anomaly

CURRENT STATS

GRAND SCRIPT

It is time time
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11-23-2016, 10:06 AM (This post was last modified: 11-23-2016 10:07 AM by Coldblooded.)
Post: #2
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Aw yeah, time to conquer the galaxy again. I've never played this game before, but I can see that the bug shaped aliens in the rulebook are all purple, so this first choice is almost insultingly easy.

I choose purple.

My home base, for reference:

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11-24-2016, 07:55 AM
Post: #3
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
What, no black this time? How will I be mysterious and cool newcomer?

I'll take green then, and make this the ceremonial leader garb:
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11-24-2016, 08:23 PM
Post: #4
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Hi, I'm red.
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11-24-2016, 09:31 PM
Post: #5
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Gimme blue.
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11-25-2016, 01:35 AM
Post: #6
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
The PLrecursor's hyperspace gates are opening. I have sent two species to each of you, send me which one will you pick.

It is time time
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11-25-2016, 08:50 AM (This post was last modified: 12-25-2016 04:54 AM by ProfessorLizzard.)
Post: #7
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark - Alien Selection
The warp gates flare up, and they seem to be broadcasting a galactic chat channel... you see some really strange aliens on Space Skype appearing...

== FOREIGN COLONY SCOREBOARD (4 to win)==
Hacker: 3
Miser: 3
Fido: 3
Warpish: 3

1. Coldblooded, the Hacker

LINK TO POWER

Hand: 7 card
Foreign Colonies: 3

Planet A: 2, 1
Planet B: 2, 2, 3
Planet C: 2, 1
Planet D: 2


2. Palamedes, the Miser

LINK TO POWER

Hoard : 4 card
Hand: 13 card
Foreign Colonies: 3

Planet A: 3, 1
Planet B: 3
Planet C: 2
Planet D: 3, 2, 2

3. AcolyteDoctor, the Fido

LINK TO POWER

Hand: 9 card
Foreign Colonies: 3

Planet A: 2,2
Planet B: 2
Planet C: 2
Planet D: 2


4. Anomaly, the Warpish

LINK TO POWER

Hand: 7 card
Foreign Colonies: 3

Planet A:2,2
Planet B: 2
Planet C: 3
Planet D: 2, 1

==HYPERSPACE GATE==
4 aimed at Warpish B

--THE WARP--: 4,0,2,2

Cosmic deck cards left: 29
Discard pile: 13
In detail:
Emotion Control
Force Fields
Morph
Negotiate
Negotiate
Cosmic zap
Attack40
Negotiate
Card Zap
Mobius tubes
Negotiate
Negotiate
Negotiate
Card Zap
Fido Flare
Attack12


Destiny deck:8 left
Discard pile:
In detail:
Blue
Blue
Purple
Wild
Green
Special(most foreign)
Green
Blue
Purple

______________
I am now sending out the content of your hands. Game begins once Pala selected his HOARD.

Although you are free to do diplomatic banter any time, even until Pala's hand is picked. Diplomacy is the soul of the game...

It is time time
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11-25-2016, 09:19 AM
Post: #8
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark - Hand Dealing
boof.
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11-25-2016, 09:40 AM
Post: #9
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark - Hand Dealing
$$$$$

Hi friends don't steal my gold.
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11-25-2016, 09:51 AM
Post: #10
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark - Hand Dealing
First player according to the destiny deck is GREEN, the colour of money.

REGROUP PHASE
No Miser ships in the warp, so no ship is retrieved.

I will wait a bit until people with Powers and Cards that can be fired right now tell me that they use it or not.

Remember you may set up conditional commands for your cards, so The Wait is lessened. In fact, this would be preferable.

Option i need you to vote on:
This is a thing that people use a lot on pbp: all the flares in the cosmic deck become known, so a Script can be made, which helps with timing, and automatizing things. Should we use this?

It is time time
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11-25-2016, 02:03 PM
Post: #11
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
That would be acceptable.
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11-25-2016, 07:01 PM
Post: #12
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Yes.
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11-25-2016, 08:55 PM
Post: #13
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Sure.

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11-25-2016, 10:19 PM (This post was last modified: 11-25-2016 11:22 PM by ProfessorLizzard.)
Post: #14
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Noms voted yes too on steam, so behold.

The grand script (I made bullet points and everything on a google doc but they didn't paste over ; -;)


1.Start of turn
1.1. If Offense has no Encounter Cards, they discard hand and draw eight cards.

2.Regroup
2.1. Mobius tubes
2.2. Plague
2.3. Super Miser
2.4. Wild Philanthropist
2.5. Wild Masochist
2.6. Offense retrieves one ship from the Warp.

3.Destiny
3.1. Offense draws Destiny card
3.2. Defense is determined.

4.Launch
4.1. Offense sends one to four ships the the Gate.

5.Alliance
5.1. Offense invites allies.
5.2. Defense invites allies.
5.3. In turn order (starting after Offense), players accept up to one invitation and send one to four ships.
5.4. Force Field

6.Planning
6.1. Wild Fido
6.2. Wild Oracle
6.3. If Defense has no Encounter Cards, they discard hand and draw eight cards.
6.4. Main players secretly choose Encounter Cards.

7.Reveal
7.1. Main players reveal cards.
7.2. Warpish automatically uses power, Wild Warpish, Super Warpish
7.3. Wild Tripler
7.4. Main players and allies may play Reinforcements.
7.5. Winners are determined, or a deal is attempted (if a deal is attempted allies go home).

8.Resolution
8.1. Ionic Gas
8.2. Loser's ships and loser's allies' ships (or three ships from each main player in an unsuccessful deal) go to Warp.
8.3. If Offense wins, Offense and their allies land on planet.
8.4. If Defense wins, their allies gain rewards.
8.5. If a deal was made, its terms are carried out. -or- Quash
8.6. If one player played Negotiate, compensation is gained. Hacker may hack the compensation. Wild Hacker/Super Hacker
8.7. Non-Flare cards played are discarded.
8.8. Fido may fetch, Super Fido

9.Post-encounter
9.1.One of the following events occur:
a.If a deal was not made, the Offense loses, the Offense wins their second encounter, or the Offense does not want a second encounter, play passes to next player.
b.If Offense has just won their first encounter, they may have a second encounter; return to II. on this list.
9.2.Wild Machine

X. Any phase (any order):
Cosmic Zap
Card Zap
Wild Tick-tock
Wild Miser
Miser plays card from hoard

If you see these in the discard pile, you know all of that kind has been used: Card Zap x2, Cosmic Zap x2, Emotion Control, Force Field, Ionic Gas, Mobius Tubes x2, Plague, Quash, flares

Setting up conditionals is a nice things, especially on... zaps.

If use a card or power, bold it, and post the card's description for all to see.

ANYWAYS
Green draws Blue during Destiny.
Proceed to Launch phase, and then, if nobody interjects, Alliance.

Miser, select how many ships you send, from which planets, and which planet are you aiming at.

The miser fleet is making a move to meet the unwholesome warpish...

Links added to the current stats and to the script into the OP.

It is time time
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11-26-2016, 01:43 AM
Post: #15
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
I launch a ship from my first two planets at the first warpish planet!
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11-26-2016, 01:50 AM (This post was last modified: 11-26-2016 01:50 AM by ProfessorLizzard.)
Post: #16
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
--HYPERSPACE GATE--
2 aimed at A

Two ships NOT filled with money float through the gate, and begin to approach a horrible floating space bar.

You may now go through the Alliance sequence.

It is time time
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11-26-2016, 04:30 AM
Post: #17
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
I call upon all Computer Nerds and Good Boys to claim this planet in the name of all that is good and $$$.

(Invite Hacker and Fido.)
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11-26-2016, 06:21 AM (This post was last modified: 11-26-2016 06:22 AM by Acolyte Doctor.)
Post: #18
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
[Image: tumblr_oeoke0I1GK1qzrlhgo8_1280.jpg]

(I think that's an yes??? anyway they appear to want to send one ship from each of their planets for the alliance)
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11-26-2016, 10:30 AM (This post was last modified: 11-26-2016 10:36 AM by ProfessorLizzard.)
Post: #19
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Doges... arrive....
--HYPERSPACE GATE--
2 + 4 ships aimed at A,4 ships

Waiting for Anom to ask people to help and then Coldblooded's decision.

Once they are reply, PM me your selected card, or post here your useage of Wild Oracle and Wild Fido (both void the submitted cards)

(Note: please wait for both sides to ask for help before answering alliance invitations, for space politeness, and answer them in the order in the script. But for now i have noted your alliance acceptance and updated the statuses accordingly.

If people want it, the option for accepting alliances asap when it is offered can be a house rule for this round).

It is time time
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11-26-2016, 12:20 PM
Post: #20
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Hackers are a notoriously selfish and suspicious peoples, and will only accept alliance offers from somebody promising a return favor of equal or greater assistance in the future.

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11-26-2016, 10:00 PM
Post: #21
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
SEND AID SHIPS COMPUTER MAN

THE WARP BECKONS

FAVORS BE WILL REPAID IN DUE TIME

PERHAPS THIS BEGINS BEAUTIFUL RELATIONSHIP
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11-26-2016, 11:47 PM
Post: #22
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
It is now the time to accept/deny alliances in order.
Fido accepted in advance, ships borfing happily through the warp gate.
Hacker has been invited by both sides.... what is their computer's decision?

It is time time
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11-27-2016, 03:43 AM
Post: #23
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Hacker, it seems that we are like kin! A Miser also needs assurances of payback. I swear by $$$$ you will get yours if you assist me.
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11-27-2016, 06:18 AM
Post: #24
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Deliberating... please hold...

.......................................

Consensus reached.....

We send out three ships to aid the Warpish, and a very kindly worded apology letter to the Miser.

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11-27-2016, 07:22 AM (This post was last modified: 11-27-2016 07:23 AM by ProfessorLizzard.)
Post: #25
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Note: if you don't say which planets you launch your ships from, I'll read it as "1 of every planet with the most ships on in my home system", so I moved them from the ABC purple planet.


--HYPERSPACE GATE--
2 + 4 ships aimed at A:4 ships + 3 ships

PLANNING PHASE
Miser and Warpish, please PM me your selected cards.

It is time time
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11-27-2016, 11:01 AM
Post: #26
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Miser(2)+Fido(4) plays ATTACK 30! = 36
Warpish(4) + Hacker(3) plays ATTACK 12! = 19

Not enough reinforcement cards to tip the tide
(NOTE: on reinforcement cards, I'll assume a default conditional: use them on my side in case we are losing, if it could turn the tide" to make things faster)

The oncoming coins and doge lasers make short work of the Warpish and Hacker fleets. The Fido and the Miser gained a foreign colony, and all the warpish and hacker ships end up in.... the warp.

Fido now may send use their woof power, to offer the Attack12 or the Attack30 to anyone.

It is time time
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11-27-2016, 11:04 AM (This post was last modified: 11-27-2016 11:10 AM by Acolyte Doctor.)
Post: #27
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
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Borf Attack 30 back to Pala.
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11-27-2016, 11:07 AM
Post: #28
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Pala, do you accept the Attack 30, or will you refuse it?

Also you get the option of having a second encounter once the doges get resolved, if you wish to do so.

It is time time
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11-27-2016, 11:45 AM
Post: #29
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Thank you kind Doge, such a good Doge.

(I take the card.)

Onward Miser fleets, to another victory!
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11-27-2016, 12:28 PM
Post: #30
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
HILARIOUS

THIS DEFEAT GROWS US POWER

THIS IS NOT LOSS

AND YOU ARE A VERY, VERY BAD DOG
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11-27-2016, 12:49 PM
Post: #31
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
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11-27-2016, 01:02 PM
Post: #32
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
DO NOT LOOK AT WITH THOSE EYES
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11-27-2016, 09:34 PM
Post: #33
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
As nobody zapped the Doge's power, the attack 30 flies back in the hands of Miser, covered in drool, and the doge draws a treat from the cosmic deck, as they have no ships.

Second encounter selected.

Regroup phase: Pala has no ships to retrieve from the warp, so he doesn't have to regroup, but I'll wait a bit in case someone interjects.

It is time time
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11-28-2016, 07:40 AM (This post was last modified: 11-28-2016 07:41 AM by Anomaly.)
Post: #34
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
INVOKE MASOCHIST FLARE

HACKER RETRIEVES ONE WARPED SHIP

FRIENDSHIP IS RETAINED

BAD, BAD, BAD DOG
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11-28-2016, 07:43 AM
Post: #35
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
“Masochist Flare” Wrote:WILD: During any regroup phase, you may choose a player other than the offense. That player retrieves a ship from the warp instead of the offense. You may not use this flare if the offense’s ships are all in the warp or removed from the game. (As Any Player) (Regroup)


SUPER: During your regroup phase, you may choose one of your ships in the warp and remove it from the game instead of retrieving it as usual.
(Offense Only) (Regroup)

The warpish stabs a a giant ceremonial voodoo doll, and a Hacker Ship starts to materialize....
Coldblooded, which planet do you want your retrieved ship to be placed?
If anyone wants to zap this Flare, post your Card Zap here.

It is time time
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11-28-2016, 08:33 AM
Post: #36
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Thank you for your assistance friend.

We place one ship back on planet A.

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11-28-2016, 10:27 AM (This post was last modified: 11-28-2016 10:35 AM by ProfessorLizzard.)
Post: #37
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
The ship flies home, safe and sound, as nobody zapped the card.

It is now Destiny Phase: purple is drawn. Miser is about to pay a visit to the hackers.

Select the planet you are attacking, and the ships you send, then proceed to Alliance phase.

Post in the following order:

1.Palamedes invites allies.
2. Coldblooded invites allies.
3. Pharmacy and then Anomaly accepts alliance calls.

Of course you can diplomacy between them, but this is the official order of events for processing.

If someone wants to use force fields, post in the thread.
People may send me conditionals about using Wild Fido or Wild Oracle, and the cards they pick for battle. If any of the two wilds are played the conditionals for the encounter cards are cancelled.

It is time time
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11-28-2016, 11:26 AM
Post: #38
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Miser fleets will attack Hacker planet B with two ships from our most $$$ (aka fleets) planets. Come join us again Fairest Doggos, and I also Warpish I think this is a good time to make amends too.

It didn't have to come to this brother Hackers, you could have joined me (actually it would have come to this but hey what can you do).
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11-28-2016, 12:05 PM
Post: #39
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
The Hackers are good on their own out here actually, and would rather save any more potential favors for the future.

We invite no one.

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11-28-2016, 02:24 PM
Post: #40
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Most curious. What are these dastardly Hackers plotting?
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11-28-2016, 06:52 PM (This post was last modified: 11-28-2016 06:52 PM by Anomaly.)
Post: #41
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
COME TO WITH VIOLENCE

THEN SEEK FRIENDSHIP?

FORBIDDEN

FORBIDDEN

FORBIDDEN

FORBIDDEN
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11-28-2016, 07:34 PM
Post: #42
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
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DOG DOG (a dog power couple [2] comes to help)
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11-28-2016, 07:40 PM
Post: #43
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Hyperspace gate: 2 + 2
Defense: Hacker B, 3

Time for Planning phase.

It is time time
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11-29-2016, 04:14 AM
Post: #44
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
I summon a secondary borf for support, made entirely of $$$.

Wild Fido is played.
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11-29-2016, 04:23 AM (This post was last modified: 11-29-2016 04:25 AM by ProfessorLizzard.)
Post: #45
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
“Fido Flare” Wrote:WILD: As a main player, before encounter cards are selected, you may force your opponent to take the top card of the discard pile and add it to his or her hand. You then draw a card from the deck.
(Main Player Only) (Planning)SUPER: You may fetch any or all of the encounter cards discarded at the end of an encounter and offer them, one by one, to the other players in any order you choose.
(As Any Player) (Resolution)


A robotic collar is activated, and the mystical energies it emit attracts a large pile of $$$, and the coins and bills take up a form of a doge out of it. "B$rf", it says.

Coldblooded will receive the Attack12, and Pala would get to draw a card, if nobody wants to card zap this flare.

NOTE: the card was played from the Hoard, activating the miser power, and will return back to the hoard.

It is time time
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11-29-2016, 04:49 AM (This post was last modified: 11-29-2016 04:52 AM by ProfessorLizzard.)
Post: #46
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Also I was trying to figure out a hypothetic act of miser giving cards away through negotiations (i was really anxious to find the answer because what if it comes up), and apparently the official answer is no, you can only Play them from your Hoard, not give them away, sadly.

But I guess that fits... the theme of hoarding, combined with all the protective effects.

It is time time
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11-29-2016, 09:21 AM
Post: #47
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
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BETRAYAL.
ZAP NEGAFIDO.
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11-29-2016, 09:23 AM
Post: #48
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
Unless anyone can play anything to react to this, the impostor Fido will vanish into the discard pile.

It is time time
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11-29-2016, 09:57 AM
Post: #49
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
A Miser weeps for a friend who is now dead to them.
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11-29-2016, 11:01 AM
Post: #50
RE: Cosmic Encounter - PBP: Slower than dark
GOOD

GOOD

DOG
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