We're gonna totally get busted.
Smash Up: Cease and Desist brings you some of the coolest new factions that are TOTALLY not anything at all like some awesome moves and TV shows that we are really into. Not at all.
Astroknights use the power of the Fours to defeat your enemies. The Star Roamers move about space, teleporting your minions from one quadrant to another. Changerbots can transmorph into various forms, with new abilities and strengths. And finally the Ignobles fight over the king's seat, but don't trust any of them!
- - Cease and Desist box description
Combined with all previous sets, there are 46 factions and 92 bases, which makes 1035 possible pairs of factions.
The factions are all based on famous franchises.
Previous set: It's Your Fault!
Next set: What Were We Thinking?
- Astroknights (based on Star Wars)
- Changerbots (based on Transformers)
- Ignobles (based on Game of Thrones)
- Star Roamers (based on Star Trek)
- Changing Room
- Hive of Scum and Villainy
- Neutral Space
- Spikey Chair Room
- USS Undertaking
- Main article: Rules
The rulebook for this set can be found here.
This set made a few modifications to the rules relative to the previous rulebook in It's Your Fault!:
- Changed the rule to decide who goes first.
- Added a Card Resolution Order chart.
- During base scoring, special abilities in play are resolved first, before any special cards are played.
- Added the definition of "directly".
This set also introduced the following clarifications:
- A change of controller lasts indefinitely if there is no stated deadline.
- "Your" cards are cards you control, even if you're not the owner.
- The name of the set is a reference to a cease and desist order.