Space travel ... not all it's cracked
up to be
Eons ago, man thought he was alone in the universe. He gained
the capacity to travel faster than light. Then he met the others.
Strange aliens, with special abilities to take over and colonize
our worlds. We had to adapt! Through gene splicing and brain
wave manipulation, we are now known as the Empath.
28 races met to try to take over the known universe. After
centuries of fighting, the last six attempted their final assaults
on each other's home worlds. They are, Clone (Dan Dolan Sr),
Amoeba (Mark Geary), Chronos (Laurel Stokes), Empath (Thomas
Stokes), Oracle (Paul Weintraub) and the Pacifist (Tim Swartz).
First to attack was the Amoeba. He attacked Empath. With the
help of the Clone, the incoming forces were repelled. Clone took
defender compensation. Next up was the Oracle. He attacked the
Pacifist. They decied to talk things out instead of destroying
each other. Chronos then attacked the Empath. Quick negotiations
allowed Chronos to take on the Amoeba next. Amoeba fell hard
to the time traveller. Clone, with half the encounter cards in
his hand due to helping defend everyone, attacked Pacifist and
Chronos, to gain two quick victories for the reproducer. All
other races suddenly feared Clone with his vast number of cards
and superior troop numbers. It was clear a coalition had to be
formed. By working together, Chronos, Pacifist and Empath might
slow the Clone juggernaut.
several rounds of intense battle, the coalition prevailed. All
three gained a joint victory on the Empath's turn. Second and
third place were assigned by being closest to the active player
moving clockwise around the board.
Special thanks and a sportsmanship nod to Carolyn De Marco
who declined her rightful place among the finalists as the only
alternate with a copy of the game required for play to allow
the higher ranking alternate to take her place while using her
Tim Schwartz (left) with Tom and Laurel
Stokes - the winning coalition.