Encounter Card Distribution


Fantasy Flight edition:

CardN4039302923212019181716151413121110090807060504030201 00-01-04-07-09 M R
CE151 1 12 121214171714 11 1
CI3* 1 1111 3 111 1
CA5 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1
CD4~ 1i 1i1h 1i 2h 1h1h 1i12
Total271121213211113151819191512121111 42

N = Negotiate; M = Morph; R = Retreat; * = Crooked Deal Negotiates; ~ = Epic Oratory, Faulty Translator, Right of Refusal, Self-Defense; i = Intimidate; h = Hazard Attack

CI = Cosmic Incursion, CA = Cosmic Alliance, CD = Cosmic Dominion

Eon edition:

CardC4030201817161514131210 9 8 7 6 5 4 1
Basic10 121 22 46 8 8 2
Set 31 1 1 2 1
Set 841 12 1 3 2 1
Total15112111421562848221
Mayfair edition:

CardC40302019181716151413121110 9 8 7 6 5 4 1 0-1-4-5-6-8
CE1711211114215262848221
MCE11 11111213233433313 211111
Total281132222634759611711351211111

C = Compomise


Adding Antibody Challenge Cards

In order to keep the distribution of the deck even, you should remove the following cards when adding a set of Antibody Challenge Cards, is possible.

Three colors or less: Attack Card 14, 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, and 1 Compromise Card.
Four colors or more: Attack Card 20, 2 14s, 2 12s, 3 10s, 3 8s, 2 7s, 3 6s, 15, 0, and 3 Compromise Cards.

Defend Cards

Only 5 Defend Cards should be added to the Challenge Deck. No other cards need to be removed to accomodate.

Quark Cards

To make Quark cards (or "Quarks"), extract three sets of cards from the main deck. Each set should contain the following, based on which version of Cosmic Encounter is being played: * Eon (no expansions)/West End/Games Workshop-- 2 Attack 6's, 2 Attack 8's, 1 Attack 10, 1 Attack 12
* Eon (all expansions)/Mayfair (without More)--
all of the above, plus...
1 Attack 7, 1 Attack 15
* Mayfair (with More)--
all of the above, plus...
1 Attack 4, 1 Attack 9, 1 Attack 10, 1 Attack 11, 1 Attack 13

Mark the faces of all cards in one set (the "Up" Quarks, or "Ups") with the letter "U", all those in another ("Downs") with a "D", and all those in the third ("Stranges") with an "S". These cards are now Quarks; depending on the CE version, there should be 18, 24, or 39 of them.

Special Challenge Cards

When adding this expansion, you should remove the following cards from your current Challenge Deck:

-Attack Card 15, 12, 8, 6 and 6 Compromise Cards.