|Power to hurt yourself|
|Tries to lose own ships|
During any regroup phase, you may choose a player other than the offense. That player retrieves a ship from the warp instead of the offense. You may not use this flare if the offense’s ships are all in the warp or removed from the game.
During each of your regroup phases, you may choose one of your ships in the warp and remove it from the game instead of retrieving it as usual.
Masochist has an alternate winning condition - it wins the game if all of its ships are out of play (in the warp, captured, or removed from the game). It does not lose its power due to having too few home colonies, and it may still win the game via the normal method.
|Alternative winning condition
Careless about ships
|Hard to change winning strategy midway through game|
This is a difficult alien to play. The alternative winning condition is difficult, as after you've lost the majority of your ships other players can easily thwart you. Worse yet, this leaves you in a vulnerable position where you have too few ships to win the standard method. This tactic makes your flare a must-have as it vastly improves your defense against effects like that can 'save' your ships.
Another strategy is to try achieve the standard victory instead. You can risk ships to all abandon as other players will be incentivized to save them to prevent a possible win.
The masochist is not too big a threat as long as someone has a on hand and they never have too few ships. Until that point, the masochist is a potential ally. After all, they have little reason to not commit four ships to your side. Either all four die or they get a colony/reward, neither of which are bad. If you pursue this strategy, just ensure that you don't push the masochist into an instant win.
The Warpish becomes far stronger with the masochist constantly providing dead ships to buff them.
|FFG||You have the power to Hurt Yourself. At the start of any player's regroup phase, before the offense retrieves a ship from the warp, use this power to win the game if you have lost all of your ships. Lost ships include those in the warp, those removed from the game, and those captured by other players.
You do not lose this power because of having too few home colonies, and you may still win the game via the normal manner.
|The Masochists suffer from a neurological disorder where they derive pleasure from self-flagellation. However, some are beginning to wonder if it's really a religious ritual to bring forth their dominance in the universe.|
- Give Masochist the restriction "Do Not Use with Healer."
- Give a player healed by Healer the option to leave their ships in the warp. Healer still draws a card regardless of whether the player takes their ships out of the warp or leaves them in the warp.