Attack 08 (FFG)

Attack cards __ are encounter cards with double-digit numbers on them. When played in an encounter, its value is added to the number of ships on the player's side, and the higher total wins the encounter. Attack cards in the cosmic deck most commonly have values between 06 and 10, while they can range as high as 40 or as low as 00 or even negative numbers, depending on the edition.

Trivia Edit

Single-digit cards Edit

Until the FFG edition, attack cards less than 10 were only printed with single digits; effects that referenced a card's tens digit all stated that the tens digit of a single-digit card was treated as 0 for the purposes of these effects. Kevin Wilson, game designer at FFG, stated that the choice to use double-digit numbers on all attack cards in their edition was both for this purpose and because double-digit numbers have more of a sci-fi feel to them.

Flavor text Edit

The Avalon Hill edition is notable for having titles and flavor text on its attack cards:

  • 4: Nuclear Missile - Crude. Inefficient. Messy. Old-fashioned form of fission technology.
  • 6: Reyuban Rod - It was invented in one day. Too bad they were trying to create a new type of footwear.
  • 8: Quark Fork - Remember, when attacking with Quark Forks to start at the outside of the planet and work your way in.
  • 10: The Positron v5.1 - Earlier versions had "features" that caused self-immolation. The latest patch fixes this problem.
  • 12: Hawking Catapult - "Sure it's from the spiral arm of a backwater galaxy, but the creature who made this thing was a genius."
  • 14: Dim Matter Beam - Not quite as good as Dark Matter, but the savings are tremendous.
  • 15: Dark Matter Beam - "Afraid of the dark?" "No." "You will be."
  • 18: Quasar Spear - Light. Flexible. Taskes out a task force in 0.2 pica-seconds.
  • 20: Nu'x'xian Orb - "Say what you will about the Nu'x'xian Orb...maybe something like 'aiiiieeeee'."
  • 30: Galactose Intolerance - WARNING: May cause cramping, bloating, and total destruction of matter inside a one parsec radius.
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