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Why would I want negative effects?

In the board game smash up some cards state that if someone destroys a card, that card will have negative effects on them. Therefore, why would I want to destroy the card? I don't know if I'm not ...
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Smash Up: Microbot Fixer + Microbot Alpha

The Microbot Fixer has the ability: If this is the first minion you played this turn, you may play an extra minion. Ongoing: Each of your Microbots gains +1 power. If the Microbot Fixer is ...
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Using Copycat with one-shot abilities

In the Science Fiction Double Feature expansion, the card Copycat allows you to copy the ability of another's player minion for a turn. Choose another player's minion in play. This card has the ...
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The Nexus - when does its ability resolve?

I'm confused about the base from the Science Fiction Double Feature expansion. The Nexus (19; 3, 3, 2): The winner replaces this base with a base of his or her choice from the base discard pile, ...
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Does the order that cards are played have any effect? (Specifically poison)

If I play a Poison card (from the Ninja faction) on a 3 power minion that minion now has 0 as that is the minimum. Poison: Play on a minion. Destroy any number of actions on it. Ongoing: This ...
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In Smash Up, is the Zeppelin action ongoing?

The Zeppelin action, from the SteamPunk faction, has a talent to move a minion to or from the base on which it was played. It does not specify "ongoing" in its text, but it seems that this has to be ...
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What are the original 16 base cards in Smash Up?

A friend loaned me Smash Up with all the expansions but I'd like to start out playing just the "base" set. Which 16 bases should I use? (He already removed the duplicate bases from Level 9000 so I ...
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May I play only one Tenacious Z or all of them from discard pile in my turn?

The card text of "Tenacious Z" says: Special: During your turn you may play this card from your discard pile as an extra minion. You may only use the ability of one Tenacious Z each turn. I'm ...
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Can you get actions in another players turn with Hidden Ninja and Chronomage?

The card text of "Hidden Ninja" says: Special: Before a base scores, play a minion there. Chronomage says: You may play an extra action this turn. Do I have the possiblity to play an ...
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Survival of the Fittest

Please clarify I am playing Survival of the Fittest properly. Two of the bases in play both have two creatures on them, one is strength 3 and one is strength 2. I play Survival of the Fittest and ...
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Do creature effects trigger every time they move base?

Do creature effects trigger every time they move base, or just the first time they enter play? For example, if I play Invader, gain 1 VP, then play Invasion and move it to a second base, do I gain ...
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Can Bear Hug force a player to destroy an Incorporeal minion?

The wording on Bear Hug states: Each other player destroys his or her minion with the least power (owner chooses in case of ties). The wording on Incorporeal states: Play on one of your ...
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Play before a base score: deciding the order

I can read in the manual that the active player plays first whenever there's a decision about who first resolves an action. But in this case, what if many players have MULTIPLE cards that can be ...
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Destroying minions with extra power

In SmashUp game: When you have a minion that gets extra power, like the war raptor who gets +1 for every other war raptor including himself: What is the power score that you use to determine if ...
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Elder Thing - “This minion is not affected by opponents' cards.”

Elder Thing's rule text states that "This minion is not affected by opponents' cards." If so, what happens if an opponent plays a card (forget it's name. It was in the Minions of Cthulhu faction) ...
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Do actions that affect all cards also affect cards in your hand.?

In Smash Up the wording on the cards is often critical to how they play. Unfortunately the rules are very light on certain situations and I haven't been able to find an answer online to a situation ...
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Are there specific deck combinations to avoid in Smash Up?

I just got the game, and haven't had a chance to play yet, but I did a quick run through on the decks (I got the basic version; no expansions yet), and it seemed like some of the combinations might be ...
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Are the larger base cards available for Smash Up?

In Geek & Sundry's episode of Table Top featuring Smash Up, they were using larger base cards that featured a built-in counter for the break point: I just bought Smash Up, and it came with base ...