I was playing Cosmic Encounter yesterday with the Cosmic Conflict expansion. The following situation occured:
I was the Industrialist and another player was attacking me. During this encounter the Meteor Storm hazard card was drawn which states: "If both main players reveal attack cards, add together the totals of both sides. If the combined total is over 25, a deadly meteor storm is triggered by the fighting, causing both sides to lose, regardless of other game effects."
We both played attack cards and the combined total was over 25. So we both lost.
But, the Industrialist card states: "As a main player, after you lose an encounter in which you have revealed an attack card, your opponent must either allow you to win the encounter instead of losing, or else allow you to place your attack card faceup on this sheet, adding it to your stack".
So, do to the Meteor Storm, I, the Industrialist, lost an encounter in which I revealed an attack card.
I wanted to place my attack card in my stack, but the other players did not allow me, saying that this situation does not count.
So, what do you guys think ?