Power of prestidigitation
Steals card, confounds opponent
Magician (FFG)
When you are a main player, before selecting cards, you may force your opponent to play three encounter cards facedown. Shuffle these cards around on the table. Your opponent chooses one of the facedown cards at random, which he or she then plays, returning the other two to his or her hand. If your opponent has fewer than three encounter cards, he or she discards his or her hand and draws a new one.
When using your power, turn one of your opponent's two cards faceup before choosing. Choose either the faceup or facedown card and take it. Your opponent plays the card you did not choose, as normal.

Magician is an alien that forces the opponent to play two encounter cards instead of one; the Magician adds one of the cards to its hand, while the other card remains to be revealed as the opponent's card during the reveal phase.

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CIYou have the power of Prestidigitation. As a main player, use this power before encounter cards are selected to force your opponent to play two encounter cards facedown. Choose one of the two cards at random and add it to your hand. Then, play an encounter card from your hand normally (even the card you just took). Your opponent must play the card you didn't choose as his or her encounter card. The rest of the encounter is resolved as usual.
If your opponent has only one encounter card life in hand (and proves it by showing you his hand except for the encounter card), your power has no effect.
Do Not Use with Oracle
Lacking any natural weapons with which to defend themselves, the Magicians had to use their keen intellect to survive., Confusing and confounding their enemies became second nature to the wily Magicians. indeed, many a wolf-be Cosmic conqueror has found occasion to curse the day that the Magicians swindled a visiting alien out of his spaceship and soared out into the Cosmos.