Official Tournament Rules
By Jack Reda
Galactic Championship tournament play will take place on Friday and Saturday. Each day will crown a tournament winner. Players will participate in two games for Round One, after which the top players will advance to a single game in Round Two. The top six players from Round Two will compete against each other for the day's crown and prizes.
*Escape Velocity participants who attend both days are eligible to play (and win) on both days!
The official Cosmic Encounter Rules are designed to allow tournament play within a relatively defined time frame. A point system is used to end the first and second round games in 50 minutes, preventing them from being prolonged as players struggle for solo victories.
Divide players into four-player games. This round will have two games. Each game will last for 50 minutes. The first game in this round will use the basic Cosmic Encounter set only. At the end of 50 minutes, end all games, distribute the game points, players switch around so that they are in new groups and begin the second game. All players advance to the seconds game. The second game will add in Cosmic Incursion and Cosmic Conflict. End the game after 50 minutes and total each player’s points from game one and game two.