Phylo Card Points Algorithm

Hey everyone! Hope you’re having fun exploring the Phylo site, making decks, and building ecosystems!

If you’ve ever wanted to know how we decide the points value of each card, you’re in luck. Here’s the formula:

Base score dependent on diet:
Carnivore: 7
Herbivore: 4
Omnivore: 3
Autotroph: 2

Terrain modifier:
3 different terrains -1
2 different terrains 0
1 terrain +1

Climate modifier:
3+ different climates -1
2 different climates 0
1 climate +1

Move/Flight/Spread of 3 or higher -1
“Invasive” -1

…Pretty nifty, right?

If any cards seem out of line with this standard, be sure to let us know by leaving a comment on the offending card’s permalink page.