Alan Emrich is a designer who was an early fan of Cosmic Encounter, and is still active in the community.
Alan Emrich ExpansionEdit
In 1978, Alan Emrich privately released a commercial "expansion" for Cosmic Encounter which was widely sold, and included 15 new alien powers. These included the Anti-Body, Alloy, Barbarian, Berserker, Contract, Counter Balance, Empire, Gods, Initative, Mercenary, Phoenix, Quitter, Revolutionary, Usurper, and Vampire. They may have also appeared in a magazine article.
The Emrich expansion had only black-and-white artwork, and the alien power cards were shorter than the official ones (though just as wide), which rendered them slightly more difficult to shuffle. No Flares were released for any of the Emrich aliens.
SandyPetersen 19:14, March 10, 2010 (UTC)