Few weeks ago we had another greate game of Cosmic. We have and use all addons (except for cosmic quakes, and never tried team cosmic yet).
We had problem of when game ends actually. Situation was(i will try to remember as close as i can):
One player had his encounter and he is about to win (via 5th foreign colony). In resolution phase he puts his 5th foreign colony. Is he the winner immediately? or do we have to resolve "resolution" phase to the end or even whole encounter to the end?
What happend was that he had one of his foreign colonies "hostage" via flare card witch states that at the end of encounter (so after resolution phase?) he loses that colony. So is this player the winner or not?
Do we have to resolve whole encounter to the end always or can game end in between phases or even inside of one phase?