These are the standard game mechanics of Cosmic Encounter.
“The main players in an encounter are the offense, or the player currently taking a turn, and the...Main player
“A colony (previously known as a base) is a group of one player's ships on a single planet. A...Colony
“Encounter cards are cards that are played facedown during the Planning phase and revealed during...Encounter card
“Allies are an important part of Cosmic Encounter. After the offensive player launches ships...Ally
“Technology cards are a new variant in the FFG edition. To play with technology, shuffle the...Technology
“Compensation (previously consolation) is when one player takes a certain amount of cards from...Compensation
“Rewards allow a player to gain extra ships or cards. In an encounter, defensive allies can claim...Reward
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