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Pod Person

Alien Staff Member

Illustration: Yorgo Tsalamanis

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Even though the card is from the B-movie pack, this staff member includes the card type Alien, and can be searched up using the Advanced Tech event from the Alien theme pack. The staff member counts as Alien for the purposes of the Human Resistance blueprint.

Note that card type and theme pack are not the same thing - the Alien theme pack has many Alien items, but it does not have a monopoly on them.

+Dismiss this staff member to...

When another staff member has an ability that says "dismiss this staff member to [do something]", you could make the argument that was affecting another staff member than the Pod Person, and so you could substitute the Pod Person as the target of the dismissal and dismiss her instead... but then you wouldn't have dismissed this staff member so the rest of the original rule couldn't proceed.

Thematically, a pod person can take the shape of another person, well enough to be convincing if they're fired or killed, but doesn't have their memories or skills.

+Cloning Lab

If you employ the Pod Person while you operate the Cloning Lab, you can use the Pod Person as a substitute target when the Alien Influence token would be applied to the newly cloned staff member. Since a Pod Person cannot have tokens placed on them, the rule fails, and you are left with a cloned staff member with no expiry date.

The Cloning Lab usually has the clones set on a 1-month lifespan, but if you can replace the operator with one more aligned with the goals of our alien friends, you can flip that switch to 'permanent'. Thanks Becky!

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The name tag reads "Becky", a reference to the character of Becky Driscoll, played by actor Dana Wynter in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).





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