This is a self contained game using special powers and corresponding moons.
There are six sets of two moons. Each set is comprised of a Waxing effect,
which is good, and a Waning effect, which is bad. The object of Lunar
Encounter is to capture four external bases, and the two moons that match
your power. When you have both of your moons, you may cancel the negative
effects of the Waning moon.
It is possible to capture both moons of an opposing player, but you are not able to cancel the Waning effects.
The Moons are as follows:
ANGUIS - Waxing When you ally, add the tokens on this moon to your total. They are not at risk. ANGUIS - Waning Players with planet bases in your system may add those tokens to their total against you when you are a main player. Their tokens are not at risk (unless directly challenged). CRISIUM - Waxing When cards are revealed, you may move tokens you have on any moons into the challenge. CRISIUM - Waning Players may add the number of occupied moons they control to their total against you when you are a main player. IMBRIUM - Waxing You may reflip the Destiny Pile once per challenge if the color that turns up is a system where you occupy a moon. IMBRIUM - Waning Players may challenge you anywhere you have a base when your color turns up in the Destiny Pile. MARGINIS - Waxing As a defensive main player, you may draw a card for each token you have on this moon (maximum of seven). MARGINIS - Waning You may not have more tokens on any planet or moon than you have on this moon. NUBIUM - Waxing Allies defending against you as a main player gain no rewards. NUBIUM - Waning Your allies gain no rewards. UNDARUM - Waxing You may make an additional challenge each turn, even if you lose one. UNDARUM - Waning When you are defensive main player, other players may opt to rechallenge you with their same tokens if they lose the first challenge. Discard played cards and begin the challenge again.
Powers for Lunar Encounter:
Flares for this expansion were written as Nebula Cards.
Expansion by Jack Reda