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As the release of Cosmic Conflict approaches, it’s time for another look at one of the exciting new aliens that will be introduced. So far we have seen hazards and Filth, as well as the Saboteur and the Claw. Today we’ll sneak a peek at an interesting alien that grows more powerful by aiding his opponents.
The Xenophile is able to change the course of a battle when he has opposing colonies in his home system. This makes the Xenophile eager to please his opponents in order to make a later turn more powerful.