An archetype is the attribute given to empires in the Space stage. There are 10 archetypes in Spore. The default of Wanderer is given to any species starting in Space, while the remaining 9 can only be obtained through playing earlier phases, completing a 'change archetype' mission (with the exception of Knights and Wanderers) or by using the 'setConsequenceTrait' cheat.
The archetype and its associated philosophy are given to the player's species depending upon the number of green, blue or red cards their species gained as it evolved. Each card is determined by play style and the last card achieved. The cards the player has obtained and their current trait for the current stage can be seen at any time using the history time line of their species. Alien species in the Space Stage also have their own random archetypes.
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