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December 2017

The Never Ending Sacrifice
by Michael Shea, AmbassadorDecember 9th
Cardassians are masters of sacrificing something now to get what they want later. This Second Edition deck highlights the merits of sacrifice.
So, You're New to Cardassians?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 7th
Cardassians will capture you. This Second Edition Cardassian deck shows off the merits of capturing an opponent’s personnel in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.
Ships for Sale!
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerDecember 6th
Ships! Who needs one? I've got 'em. Everything must go!
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Cardassian Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 5th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Paddy Tye’s “Bloody Cardies! Simple Cardassian Deck for Will V2.0” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Cardassian
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 4th
How many lights do you see? I don't understand how you can be so mistaken, because it's the Cardassian's turn under the design spotlight.
Welcome to Cardassian Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 3rd
Cardassians are in the Spotlight this week.

November 2017

The Four Cornerstones of the Bajoran Integrity Solver
by Ben Liebich, ProphetNovember 25th
Guest writer Ben Liebich takes a look at how Bajorans use their integrity to plow through missions.
Return to Bajor
by Ross Fertel, One with BajorNovember 24th
Look back at the heaps of tools the Bajorans received in Return to Grace.
So, You're New to Bajorans?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 23rd
Bajorans are usually known for their integrity, but not this crew. This Bajoran deck shows off how the Resistance can use combat to their advantage.
Design Spotlight: Second Edition Bajoran
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 22nd
Walk with the Prophets as Bajorans - my favorite affiliation - get a look in this week's 2E design spotlight.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Bajoran Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 21st
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Matthew Zinno’s “Bajor for Bajorans. And some Ferengi. And a Klingon. And someone who is secretly a Trill.” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Bajoran
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 20th
See if the Prophets are with you, as the Bajorans get their turn in the design spotlight.
Welcome to Bajoran Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 19th
Peldor Joi! Coincidentally, we're celebrating Bajorans during the United States' version of the Gratitude Festival.
Welcome to the Station
by Derrick Marsh, Guest WriterNovember 18th
Rounding out Deep Space 9 week with a look at the station in First Edition.
Two-Four-Six-Eight, Who Do You Affiliate?
by Ross Fertel, Yearing To BeNovember 17th
Take a deep dive into Strange Bedfellows and rediscover the wonders of affiliations.
So, You're New to Deep Space 9?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 15th
Welcome to the Gamma Quadrant. This Second Edition Deep Space 9 deck shows off how Feds from Deep Space 9 go through the Wormhole.
Design Spotlight: Second Edition Deep Space 9
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 15th
Take a look at Deep Space 9 in this week's Second Edition Design Spotlight article.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Deep Space 9 Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 14th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Bruce Parrish’s Combined Task Force deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Deep Space 9
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 13th
Today's design spotlight article takes a look at the Federation Deep Space 9 decks, focusing in particular on deck based around the station itself.
Welcome to Deep Space 9 Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 12th
We're on the Federation frontier this week, visiting Deep Space 9.
Nowhere to hide. A deck for the advanced players.
by Niall Matthew, the Cybernetic SexecutionerNovember 11th
A Borg deck for the advanced players.
Bring on the (Wo)men
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerNovember 10th
Take a break from the dreariness of Borg Week to examine the fairest expansion of them all.
So, You're New to the Borg?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 9th
The Borg will assimilate you. This Second Edition Borg deck shows off the Borg will take command of an opponent’s personnel in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.
Design Spotlight: Second Edition Borg
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 8th
We are the Borg. The Spotlight Series' biological and technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. This article will be assimilated; resistance is futile.
Playing First Edition Borg
by Niall Matthew, Inserter of TubulesNovember 7th
Never played Borg before? This deck will guide you in the right path...
Design Spotlight: First Edition Borg
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 6th
Prepare to be assimilated, as it's Borg week in the Spotlight Series. Find out about Borg strengths, weaknesses, and future plans in this design spotlight.
Welcome to Borg Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 5th
Welcome to Borg Week!

October 2017

Spotlight Series on Hiatus
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanOctober 1st
The Spotlight Series is taking a few weeks off.

September 2017

A Golden Opportunity
by Matt Kirk, Second Edition Creative ManagerSeptember 30th
It's time for a retrospective on 15 years of Non-Aligned nonsense; let's discover the best gold personnel or ship of each year!
Flashback: In Infinite Combinations
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerSeptember 29th
Take a look back at The Little Expansion That Could
So, You're New to Non-aligned?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 28th
The holodeck is a big part of the Star Trek universe. This Second Edition Non-aligned deck shows off how holograms work in a deck friendly for new players.
Design Spotlight: Second Edition Non-Aligned
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 27th
Learn about the pros and cons of Non-Aligned cards in Second Edition in this week's design spotlight.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Non-Aligned Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 26th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes James Heaney’s Warlord (Or: The War Council Seeks the Stone of Gol) deck.
Welcome to Non-aligned Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 24th
Welcome to Non-aligned Week!
Flashback: To Have and To Hold
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerSeptember 22nd
Take a look back at the very first virtual expansion ever!
So, You're New to Romulans?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 21st
The Romulans, sneaky and manipulative, operate frequently near the Neutral Zone. This Second Edition Romulan deck shows off the power of manipulation in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.
Design Spotlight: Second Edition Romulan
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 20th
Learn more about the Romulans in Second Edition in this design spotlight article.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Romulan Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 19th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she’s analyzes Matt Hayes’ Romulan Chess deck.
Welcome to Romulan Week
by Maggie Geppert, Puzzle MissySeptember 17th
Welcome to Romulan Week. Unscramble the words to identify the episode.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Romulan
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 17th
It's not easy being green, unless you have an elite network of spies at your beck and call. It's time for the Romulans to get their turn in the design spotlight.
Flashback: Cooking Some Steaks
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerSeptember 15th
As we focus on the Klingons, let's look back on an unexpected development.
So, You're New to Klingons?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 14th
The Klingons battle. This Second Edition Klingon deck shows off their battle chops in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.
Design Spotlight: Second Edition Klingon
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 13th
"I've never trusted Klingons... and I never will."
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Klingon Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 12th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she’s analyzes Ken Tufts’ To Illegit (sp) to Quit deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Klingon
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 10th
Klingons take center stage in this week's look at the design spotlight.
A Klingon Scramble
by Maggie Geppert, Puzzle MissySeptember 10th
Solve the puzzle to name the Klingon episode!
Flashback: Tapestry
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerSeptember 8th
Let's shine the spotlight on Tapestry and look at its impact on The Next Generation
Design Spotlight: Second Edition TNG
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 7th
It's time for Second Edition to get a turn with a design spotlight article looking at the Next Generation sub-affiliation of the Federation.
So, You're New to The Next Generation?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 6th
The Federation consists of mission solvers. This Second Edition TNG deck shows off the Feds’ science skills in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, TNG Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 5th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she’s analyzes Ken Tufts’ well-known Lean Mean TNG Fed Scientific Diplomacy deck.
The Next Generation Word Search
by Maggie Geppert, Puzzle MissySeptember 4th
What's a Spotlight Series without puzzles? Test your word finding ability with this TNG puzzle.
Welcome Back, Spotlight Series!
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 4th
Help us celebrate ten years of the Continuing Committee with the revival of the Spotlight Series.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Federation
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
In the first design spotlight article of the new Spotlight Series, we take a look at the Federation in First Edition.
Design Spotlight: Overview
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we're returning to the Spotlight Series! Read up on the latest design philosophies and strategies here!

September 2008

Spotlight Contest Results: Romulan Cypher
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
Congratulations to Joakim Maki and Jeff Gartrell, who will each be getting a Tragic Turn foil! Find out how you did inside!
Spotlight Contest Results: Dissident Diversity
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
How well did you know your Dissidents? Find out inside as we finally put these Spotlight Series contests to rest!
Favorite Klingon Episodes
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
Find out which Klingon episodes the community likes best!

July 2008

Spotlight Contest Results: The Unnamed Klingon Bard
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 31st
We really stumped you on this one! Find out the answer inside.
Spotlight Contest: Romulan Cypher
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 31st
Can you decode this puzzle and win a Tragic Turn foil? This contest is late, but better late than never!
Spotlight On: Terok Nor
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 31st
Read about the start of the Dominion War and the occupation of Deep Space Nine as the Spotlight Series focuses on Terok Nor!
Spotlight On: The Original Series
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 31st
The 2008 Spotlight Series ends where it all began - with the Original Series!
Spotlight Contest: Dissident Diversity
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 31st
The belated Terok Nor contest is now available, giving you two more chances to win a Tragic Turn foil!
The Original Series week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterJuly 22nd
It's the final week of the 2008 spotlight series. For all you completionists out there, here is the final top five article. It highlights some of the best cards with an Original Series icon, and even one that doesn't have the icon.
Terok Nor Week: Top 5 Cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterJuly 15th
The vast selection of Terok Nor cards made this week's top five list extremely difficult to narrow down. Which cards would you pick?
Starfleet Week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterJuly 8th
Whether you loved or hated Enterprise, you can't deny that the Starfleet affiliation has some very good cards. Read on to find out which ones James Hoskin thinks are worthy of being taken aboard the first warp five ship.
Spotlight On: Starfleet
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 6th
Take the first steps into the Final Frontier with the brave men and women of Starfleet as the 2008 Spotlight Series marches on!
Desab Sdrawkcab Romulan Decks
by Adam Warpinski, Lead First Edition WriterJuly 4th
Wahoo! It's a First Edition article! On Romulans! Listen up, and enjoy your soup.
Romulan week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterJuly 1st
This week there is a Covert Impasse that Gets Under Your Alert of Ill Tidings. There are no prizes for guessing which cards feature in this week's top five list of Romulan cards.

June 2008

Spotlight On: Romulans
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 29th
How well do you know the villainous Vulcan cousins, the Romulans? Find out as we enter the last month of the Spotlight Series!
Klingon Week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterJune 24th
Stand Back! The Klingon top five list is coming, and you don’t want to get in the way of it.
Spotlight Contest: The Unnamed Klingon Bard
by Charlie Plaine, ChancellorJune 23rd
Community member (and donor) wweist provides this week's Klingon-themed contest!
Spotlight Contest Results: The Voyager Code
by Charlie Plaine, ChancellorJune 23rd
Were you able to help Reg decode the transmission from Voyager, and win a Tragic Turn foil? Find out inside!
Spotlight Contest Results: Name That Card
by Charlie Plaine, ChancellorJune 23rd
How well did you know your Non-Aligned episodes? Find out if you won a Tragic Turn foil!
Spotlight On: Klingons
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 22nd
Are you a warrior of the Empire? Or an honorless dog? Find out as we enter the home stretch of the Spotlight Series!
Non-Aligned week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterJune 17th
What are the best cards on offer to the Non-Aligned as an affiliation? Could you narrow your list down to only five cards? This week, James Hoskin doesn't even get close to five in his list.
Spotlight Contest: Name That Card!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 16th
Can you figure out which card comes from which episode? Try your luck and see if you can win a Tragic Turn foil!
Spotlight Contest Results: Secret Agent Man
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 16th
Were you able to decode the puzzle and find out whom deals in information? Find out inside!
Downloadable Box Tops Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 15th
The Continuing Committee is proud to offer thirty-four (34) different downloadable box toppers for both editions of the game. Find your favorite today!
Voyager Week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterJune 10th
Voyager has some good cards, and some great cards, but which are the best? Does a certain tattooed first officer make the list? Read on to find out.
Spotlight Contest: The Voyager Code
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 10th
Community member phoenixhawk returns with this week's Spotlight Contest, with a Voyager theme and a nod to "The Da Vinci Code."
Spotlight On: Voyager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 8th
Join the crew of the penultimate series as the Spotlight Series continues on!
Spotlight Contest Results: Only You Can Help
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 5th
Did you figure out who was being impersonated by a Changeling?
Spotlight Contest Results: Picard and His Helpful Crew
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 5th
Were you able to find out who helped whom? Find out inside!
Spotlight Contest Results: Acquisition Now!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 5th
How well were you able to find the hidden bars of latinum? Find out inside!
Maquis week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterJune 3rd
WARNING: Before reading this week's top five, you should log out of www.trekcc.org and then log-in again.
Spotlight Contest: Secret Agent Man
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 2nd
If you can puzzle out the clues in this contest, you might end up with one of two Tragic Turn foils! Find out more inside!
Spotlight On: Maquis
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 1st
The second half of the Spotlight Series begins with a look at the Maquis!

May 2008

Know Your Rules: Anatomy of a Ferengi Card
by Brad DeFruiter, Lead DesignerMay 28th
Lead Designer Brad DeFruiter's popular "Anatomy of a Card" series returns with a look at what makes a good Ferengi card.
Ferengi week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterMay 27th
It's Ferengi Week (or Little Troll Week, depending upon your perspective), so what do you think makes a good Ferengi card?
Spotlight Contest: Acquisition Now!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 26th
Are your lobes good enough to win a Tragic Turn foil? Even hew-mons can get lucky!
Spotlight On: Ferengi
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 25th
Closing in on the halfway point of the 2008 Spotlight Series, can you surrender to your greed and get in touch with your inner Ferengi?
The Next Generation Week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterMay 20th
Here is one opinion of which Federation cards are the best of the bunch. What are yours? Bonus points to anyone spotting the 1st Edition reference.
Spotlight Contest: Picard and His Helpful Crew
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 20th
Big thanks to phoenixhawk, who wrote and contributed this week's contest. Can you solve his puzzle and win a Tragic Turn foil?
Spotlight On: Next Generation
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 18th
Week 6 brings us to the revival of Star Trek - with the crew of The Next Generation!
Dominion Week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterMay 13th
Which cards make James Hoskin's top five Dominion cards. Find out here.
Spotlight Contest: Only You Can Help
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 13th
Can you help identify the Changeling spy aboard the station?
Spotlight Contest Results: Cardassian Roster
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 12th
How well did you know your Cardassian personnel?
Spotlight Contest Results: DS9 Haiku
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 12th
Many of you knew your DS9 Episodes! But did you know them well enough to win a Tragic Turn foil? Find out!
Spotlight On: Dominion
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 11th
Are you controlled by the Dominion? Find out here!
Deep Space 9 week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterMay 6th
It's Tuesday. That must mean it is time for another top five list. This week, Deep Space 9 comes under the spotlight.
Spotlight Contest: Haiku Well Do You Know DS9?
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 5th
Do you know haiku? Read this article to play; Win a Tragic Turn.
Spotlight On: Deep Space Nine
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 4th
Join the crew of the third Star Trek series as our Spotlight Series enters week four!
More Box Tops Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 2nd
Did you forget about the incredible box tops created by community artist Seth Claybrook?

April 2008

For Cardassia: Anatomy of a Cardassian Card
by Brad DeFruiter, Lead DesignerApril 30th
What does it take to be a good Cardassian card? Find out!
Cardassian Week: Top 5 Cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterApril 29th
Cheaters, punishments, machine guns, card-drawing machines and a non-unique personnel all appear in this week's top five list. What are your top five Cardassian cards?
Spotlight Contest: Cardassian Roster
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 28th
How well do you know the things the Cardassians value most?
Spotlight On: Cardassian
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 27th
The militaristic Cardassian Union takes its turn as Spotlight Series enters Week 3!
Spotlight Contest Results: Criss-Crossed Bajorans
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 27th
Congratulations to our winners, Richard New and Jason DeShaw! How did you do?
Spotlight Contest Results: Collective Subtitle Shuffle
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 27th
How well did you know your subtitles? Find out inside!
We Are the Borg: Anatomy of a Borg Card
by Brad DeFruiter, Lead DesignerApril 23rd
What makes a good Borg card? Find out here!
Borg Week: Top 5 cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterApril 22nd
The Borg strive for perfection. If they encountered the Star Trek Customizable Card Game, which five Borg cards do you think they would choose for assimilation first?
Spotlight Contest: Collective Subtitle Shuffle
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 21st
How well do you know the Borg affiliation's subtitles? Well enough to win a Tragic Turn foil? Find out inside!
Spotlight On: Borg
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 20th
The terrifying Borg emerge front and center in Week 2 of The Spotlight Series.
Downloadable Box Top - Bajoran
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 19th
Grab the first of our downloadable box tops!
Spotlight Contest: Criss-Crossed Bajorans
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 19th
How well do you know the Bajoran cards in Second Edition? Well enough to win a Tragic Turn foil?
Project Transwarp: Bajoran BETA Deck
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 19th
Project Transwarp has released the Bajoran Pre-Constructed deck for beta testing.
Anatomy of a Bajoran Card
by Brad DeFruiter, Lead DesignerApril 16th
What does it mean to be a Bajoran?
Bajoran Week: Top 5 Cards
by James "RedDwarf" Hoskin, Staff WriterApril 15th
If you were asked to pick your top five Bajoran cards, what would you choose?
Spotlight On: Bajorans
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 13th
Meet the Bajorans, the first affiliation to be featured in our 2008 Spotlight Series.
The Spotlight Series
by Charles Plaine, ChairmanApril 13th
This week kicks off one of our most anticipated projects, and what we hope will be one of our biggest events: The 2008 Spotlight Series.
Starter Deck Drive – Bajor
by Matt Kirk, Director of Organized PlayApril 9th
Card listings for Project Transwarp's Bajoran deck.