Your learned social skills play directly into the Civilization Phase of the game, where evolution of the species takes a back seat to building the early foundations of your alien society. Allies and enemies are determined by your actions in the previous Phases, so hostile players might find a few more enemies at their gates than if they had played it cool. The communication and combat skill tendencies you could choose from give way to militaristic, religious and economic social doctrines, all of which can be used to take over rival societies and add more strength to your species.

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