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Cryo
Power to preserve
Saves cards for later
Cryo (FFG).jpg
FFG
Reval
Wild
When you draw a new hand, you may first set aside any or all of your non-encounter cards (including this card). Then, draw a new hand of eight cards before adding the cards you set aside back into your new hand.
Super
When storing a card, you may swap it for a card in storage instead of drawing a card from the deck. In addition, you may discard your hand to take cards in storage as a new hand regardless of how many cards you have stored.

Cryo is an alien that freezes its cards into a special stack. It can use those cards later.

As a main player or ally, after allies are invited, Cryo may use this power to take one card from its hand and put it in cold storage on its sheet. Afterwards, it draws one card from the deck. Cards in cold storage are frozen and cannot be looked at or drawn by any other player, nor are they considered part of Cryo's hand.

If Cryo has at least 8 cards in cold storage, it can discard its hand at any time to take the cards from the sheet as a new hand.

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Edition Power Text History
CI You have the power to Preserve. As a main player or ally, after allies are invited, you may use this power to take one card from your hand and put it in cold storage by placing it facedown on this sheet. Afterwards, draw one card from the deck. Cards on this sheet are frozen and cannot be looked at or drawn by any other player, nor are they considered part of your hand.
If you have at least eight cards on this sheet, discard your hand at any time to take the cards from this sheet as your new hand.
Thanks to their unique metabolism, the Cryo are able to enter hibernation for millenia, awakening only when their people have need of them. However, the time is fast approaching when the Cryo may finally awaken all of the great heroes of their past to lead them to Cosmic conquest.

Strategy[]

As Cryo[]

The primary advantage of Cryo is the ability to store a card that may not be very useful currently, but may become crucial later. Examples of this include saving a high attack or a Cosmic Zap for a late-game Warrior or Warpish, or a Mobius Tubes when playing against Masochist.

One idea which is not always obvious is to use Cryo's power to continually discard bad cards, replacing them with new random cards. However, this does handicap it somewhat, ending up with a large hoard of bad cards that cannot be removed unless taken as a new hand.Ultimately, considering a combination of both could result in the best strategy.

If you are going to choose to discard your hand and draw from Cold Storage - assume it will be your last game hand. This however, is particularly vulnerable to a hand zap

Against Cryo[]

There's not much one can do against Cryo's power specifically, as its power affects itself only. You can consider not inviting him as an Ally to prevent the Cryo player from reaching his 8 card limit.

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