The galaxy spread out before you... the vastness of space yours to conquer. But other races sought to fill the cosmos with their own colonies, using their strange and dangerous powers to aid them. Now, turmoil has spread, and a new group of aliens hopes to take advantage of the turmoil. How will these rulers attempt to seize power? Who will survive this Cosmic Conflict? Only time will tell! In Cosmic Conflict, an expansion for Cosmic Encounter, 20 new alien races emerge in the battle for galactic supremacy! Players will now shudder at the insidious kindness of the Empath, blink in confusion at the antics of the Lunatic, and howl in outrage as their planets are stolen away by the Claw! Cosmic Conflict also makes the Cosmos even bigger, adding another player (and attractive black components) to the game. Cosmic Quakes' will shake things up, ensuring that no player's hand is truly safe. And as if that wasn't enough, Cosmic Conflict introduces a new variant to the game - the hazard deck, which confronts players with dangerous and amusing events that can crop up at any time. Beware... the age of uncertainty is upon us!