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Dictator
Power to command
Controls destiny pile
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Eon
Destiny
Wild
Once the color on any disc has been determined, you may propose an alternate color. All players now vote on which it is, with one vote each. Ties are decided by you. (Votes overpower normal Dictator commands.)
Super
You may command the offensive player to challenge a specific planet in the defensive system once the disc color is determined, and if he can make a legitimate challenge there, he must.
Dictator
Power to command
Controls destiny pile
NoImage
Mayfair
Destiny(Mayfair)
Wild
You may propose an alternate color to the one on the destiny card, if it is a single color. All players then vote on either the original flip or your proposed alternate. Each player gets one vote, and you decide ties. Vote results takes priority over the Dictator power.
Super
You may command the offensive player to challenge a specific planet or moon in the defensive system, and if he can make a legitimate challenge there, he must.
Dictator
Power to command
Controls destiny
Dictator (CEO)
CEO
Destiny
Dictator
Power to command
Controls destiny deck
Dictator (FFG)
FFG
Destiny(FFG)(on)
Wild
When you are not the offense, after destiny is chosen, you may force the offense to discard the destiny card he or she drew and draw again. Use this ability only once per encounter.
Super
You may use your power as the offense.

Dictator is an alien that has the ability to control the destiny deck. Therefore, it gets to choose who will encounter who. This power takes careful planning since the number of cards in the deck is limited.

StrategyEdit

StrengthsWeaknesses
Controls who encounters whoCannot control own encounters
Limited by destiny deck

As DictatorEdit

Playing Dictator well takes careful planning and knowledge of how the other players (and their powers) interact. While it's simple to send everyone to a reinforced system, eventually the cards targeting that player will run out, and Dictator will eventually have to deal will multiple attacks on its own system in short order. A better strategy involves dealing out Dictator's own colour when the encounter is believed winnable, sending the encounters that seem most dangerous to other players. Often, the useage of special destiny cards is better than normal ones, as they can be used to target a player without using up one of their three coloured destiny cards. How to deal with the two wilds is a difficult question - one is often left as the last card to prevent it being drawn, but the other can screw up a plan if forced to be played.

Against DictatorEdit

Aside from hoping that Dictator thinks giving out a wild is a good idea, there isn't much to do with Dictator as an opponent other than suck it up. Often, any bad matchups will be focused upon, so zaps will become more important - depending on the cards left in the destiny deck, zapping Dictator may turn out to have no effect.

Since a smart Dictator will always have a reason for setting up an encounter (for example, expecting the offense to win), consider doing something unexpected to throw it off. This may show itself in the form of allying on a certain side (or simply the obviousness of Anti-Matter versus Virus).

MatchupsEdit

Dictator is very useful in defusing Parasite by forcing it to be the defense when it's on the verge of a win. Will ignores destiny regardless of what Dictator says, but it does allow Dictator to get rid of a destiny card it doesn't want others to have (such as a wild or one of its own colours).

TextEdit

 
EditionPower TextHistory
EonYou have the power to command. Whenever any other player picks up from the destiny pile, upon your order the color that comes up changes to any other one you wish, so long as that player can make a legitimate challenge there. He must then make a challenge in the system of that color.Grotesque creatures rejected by an old and cultured world, the Dictators pushed and clawed their way to planetary dominion. Relentless in their demands, they turn friend against friend to do their bidding. Recently they have begun to tire of toying with the weak races at home, and seek to call terms for the Universe.
MayfairYou have the power to command. Whenever any other player picks up from the destiny pile, you direct the cone to the system of your choice. Your opponent must then make the challenge in that system, choosing any legitimate planet or moon as if that color had come up. If he cannot make a legitimate challenge in that system, you must choose another system. The Dictator cannot use his power as the offensive player, and he does not change the color of the Destiny Card, only the destination of the cone. (The Dictator has no effect when a wild card is drawn and cannot change the rules of engagement, as with Comets or Destiny Cards specifying a moon challenge or warp challenge, for instance.)Grotesque creatures rejected by an old and cultured world, the Dictator pushes and clawed their way to planetary dominion. Relentless in their demands, they turn friend against friend to do their bidding. Recently they have begun to tire of toying with the weak races at home and seek to call terms for the Universe.
CEOYou have the power to command. Whenever destiny is about to send any other alien to a system, upon your order you may send that alien to a system of your choosing.Grotesque creatures rejected by an old and cultured world, the Dictators pushed and clawed their way to planetary domination. Relentless in their demands, they turn friend against friend to do their bidding. Recently they have begun to tire of toying with the weak entities of their home world and seek to call terms for the entire Universe.
FFGYou have the power to Command. When you are not the offense, before destiny is chosen, use this power to take the destiny deck, look through it, and choose any card from it. That destiny card is played as though the offense had drawn it. On your turn, or any time you are zapped, the remaining destiny cards are shuffled, and one is dealt randomly.Grotesque creatures rejected by an old and cultured world, the Dictators pushed and clawed their way to planetary dominion. Relentless in their demands, they turn friend against friend to do their bidding. Recently they have begun to tire of toying with the weak races at home and seek to control the entire Universe.

NotesEdit

  • The "classic" version of Dictator (which is not bounded by the destiny deck) is able to designate one player to be the defense for almost every encounter. If playing an edition of the game with classic Dictator, try not to overuse this ability, as everyone else will hate you.
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