~Second Edition Released!!
The full release of Star Trek CCG Second Edition was Wednesday, December 18 throughout the United States. This was only a few days after the release of Star Trek Nemesis, the newest Star Trek movie featuring the TNG crew and also pictured on many cards in this newest set. All 415 card images can be viewed on Decipher's Second Edition Cardlist page.
~Spoiler List Unveiled for Second Edition!
Text information for all 415 cards of the Second Edition set is available in a PDF Spoiler List on Decipher's web site.
~Demo Decks and Rules
Lists of the demo decks used at the latest STCCG convention are now available, with text and stats for some cards. A Federation and Klingon deck were both available. The text/descriptions of more cards are being revealed every day! Check back often. You can also read the rules (page one and two) for these demo decks. Note that even the noted difference for full play will likely be changed for the final version.
~Broken Links Cards
Decipher has recently announced that it will be coming out with a small, limited set of cards to complete "broken links" from the collection of cards already printed, referred to as First Edition. While there are no lists of cards or how they will be distributed, players have speculated on possibilities. Cards likely to be included are ones that have been referred to in printed cards but that have not been released. They will be printed to fit into the First Edition environment, and will help to satisfy the needs of collectors who want to have a complete set of cards. Release of these cards will most likely be after the premiere of Second Edition.
Excited about the first expansion, I endevored to get every last card. Before the next set came out, I succeeded; I am proud to own all of the Alternate Universe cards, with the Future Enterprise the prize of the collection. Just a note: I got this card from the very first Alternate Universe pack I bought. And what is even MORE coincidental is that the first pack of First Contact I bought produced the USS Enterprise-E!!
I also have all of the cards for the Q Continuum expansion, fulfilling that quest in the summer of 1997. Some of those missions are hard to find! :o)
I then took a long-term break, as college life does not allow spending spare money as casually as this hobbie tends to required. But First Contact amazed me and made me want to play all the more! From trading over the internet/through the mail, my collection of Borg cards grew and now I have a respectable Borg deck, Borg Queen and all. At this time I am only a dozen or so cards short of having every First Contact card (although some are foils).
During my college years, I slowly formed decks around every affiliation except for the Ferengi or the Mirror Universe. My Dominion deck was a gift to my good friend who also plays STCCG. I even have a weak Kazon/Diviian deck and a measly Hirogen deck, just because I have the cards. Understandably, these are not played very often.
I'd have to say that the orginal three affiliations are my favorite to play, mostly because of their familiar strengths and the availability of personnel. It is fun, however, to have a variety of decks to play now and then!
If you have any suggestions, please e~mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want hints and tips on how to build a good deck, or a theme to go by, visit these deck designs and my First Contact Page for proven examples. Following are others' which I enjoy.
Admiral Q's Decks This is a good resource for some deck building strategies, with various affiliations.
Mott's "Useless" Decks A few decks with very good, lengthy descriptions. Unfortunately, designed before First Contact was released.
(Sorry, but my older links were broken, and I couldn't find the pages. Stay tuned for new sites, or submit your own!
1)Borg Servo (FC)
2)Alien Abduction (WB)
3)Portal Guard (WB)
4)El Adrel Creature (WB)
5)Malfunctioning Door (AU)
-Diplomacy Mission: Empathy + Diplomacy
I'm not necessarily looking for an invincible team, but one that has the least probability of being stopped. It is only a combo of five dilemmas. Let's say that the score of the team is the total integrity of unstopped personnel minus total strength of unstopped personnel. What's the best away team that you can form?? E~mail yours to email@example.com and we can compare! :)
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