Speed of Light

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Choose a Guardian. Until end of turn, if that Guardian would progress, you progress instead.
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guardian Module

Unsurpassable pace, immutable reference of the universe.

Illustr. Alex Rommel © 2022 Universität Innsbruck


  • You can choose any active Guardian owned by any player.
  • Effects that would trigger when a Guardian makes progress do not trigger for the chosen Guardian.
  • Any progress made through this effect is made by you, and not by any of the Guardians you own.
  • You can choose a Guardian that is not advancing.
  • Guardian modules can be linked to any Guardian you own.

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Speed is a relative concept. Imagine you are standing at the train platform, and you might think you are still. But a friend of yours sitting in a train driving through the station would say the opposite: for them, you do have a speed! However, no matter who or where you are: in vacuum, light always travels at the same speed. The speed of light is the ultimate speed limit and serves as a reference. This simple and intriguing fact has tremendous repercussions for the evolution of our universe.

Illustr. Alex Rommel © 2022 Universität Innsbruck

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Why can’t we move through space faster than light in vacuum?

The explanation that the mass of an object increases as it approaches the speed of light is a rather common misconception.

Galaxies are moving away from us faster than the speed of light

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