Beureaucratic paperwork. Some pencil-pusher in some galactic central office somewhere has made an error. The Cosmic Citizenship Council had been ready to add two new races to their ranks. However, only one set of forms was drawn up. Of course, just copying a new set wouldn't work. Too much red tape involved. Instead, the races are going to have to fight it out to see who's admitted. That's the story behind Cosmic Encounter: Duel, a new game coming soon from Fantasy Flight.
From the website:
Today is truly a momentous occasion! The Cosmic Citizenship Council has announced that it will allow two new alien species to join its ranks!
Wait… ‘two’? That can’t be right. Hold on a second.
Yes—well, kind of! The Cosmic Citizenship Council WAS prepared to let two new alien species join its ranks. However, due to an unfortunate filing error, the Council only made one copy of the filing form, so really only one species can join…
A duel will determine which species is truly deserving to join the ranks of the esteemed Council. To prove their worth, each side must race to gain control of a minimum of five planets. The winner will become a Certified Civilization, while the loser will fade into intergalactic obscurity. This is the one and only way.
Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Cosmic Encounter Duel, a new standalone game in the Cosmic Encounteruniverse, and the Cosmic Encounter Duel Gamemat—now available for pre-order at your local retailer or online through our website with free shipping within the continental United States!