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From: Erich Schneider <email@example.com> Newsgroups: rec.games.board,rec.games.board.ce Date: 30 Jul 2001 10:29:44 -0700 Organization: California Institute of Technology After I heard that the AH CE expansion was "on hiatus", I decided to make my own fully expanded (minus Moons) Eon CE set. General printing: Aaron Fuegi's mirror of the old CE archive (http://scv.bu.edu/~aarondf/cosmic/ftpsite/) has Postscript files for printing cards, pwoers, and hexes. Rules: Aaron's main CE page (http://scv.bu.edu/~aarondf/cosmic/) has links to the full Expansion Set 9 rules as PDF files. Challenge Deck: The Expansion 9 rules has the distribution of cards. I constructed my own Edict text by modifying the descriptions of the Mayfair edicts at Jack Reda's The Warp (http://redamedia.com/warp/mayedict.php3) to bring them into line with the descriptions in the Expansion 9 rules. I printed the cards out and then photocopied them onto full-sheet labels, which I then cut up and stuck to the faces of some old CCG cards I happened to acquire. Flare Deck: I got the Eon flare descriptions for most of the Eon standard powers from The Warp's Amazing Power Thingy (http://redamedia.com/warp/anypower.php3). However, it doesn't have all 75 standard Eon powers, and some of the text in some items is truncated, so I double-checked against Cedric Chin's CE power collection (http://members.aol.com/palo0303/cosmic/intro.htm). Once I had the text, I manufactured the cards as like did the Challenge Deck. Hexes: I printed them out onto full-sheet labels, cut them out, stuck them to the cardboard backs of some legal pads I bought, and then cut out the cardboard hexes. 6 Eon planet hexes (with reverse planets) plus one Warp hex (with Praw on the reverse side). Cone: The PS files have a file to print out a cone and reverse cone, so I built my cone as I built the hexes. Star Discs: I figured I'd make a Destiny Deck, so I only needed Star Discs for system identification + the Space Dust reverse power. I used a punched-out Diskwars flat as a template and just drew circles of the right size on the leftovers from the full-sheet labels that had hexes printed on them. I then cut out the circles, stuck then to cardboard, cut out the cardboard circles and colored them appropriately with markers. I have one Star Disc for each color except red, which has 3 (if I ever play with reverse planets, Space Dust will have to be red). Destiny Deck: printed out 3 standard destiny cards + 1 reverse cone destiny card for each color with an inkjet printer onto regular paper, then stuck the cut-out card images into sleeves on some more of the aforementioned CCG cards. Powers: Got the power text from The Warp and Cedric Chin's collection. I printed them out onto regular paper, had a copy shop copy them onto heavy cardstock, which I then cut up. Six powers to a sheet, because I didn't have the alien art. Tokens: The most challenging part of the set; the tokens had to be stackable and have indistinguishable backs for them to work with certain powers. I ended up buying a Mickey Mouse-head shaped hole punch at a craft store, the "head" part of which is a 3/8 inch circle. I then stuck pieces of full-sheet label to cardboard, punched out 120 mouse heads, cut off the "ears" with scissors, and colored in the colors on the label side with markers. Lucre: If I ever play with Lucre I'll use the money chips from my late-'80s edition of Deluxe Illuminati. I just printed the Destiny cards today, so it's finally done! -- Erich Schneider firstname.lastname@example.org Caltech Information Technology Services