First Edition STCCG Rules

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Official Rulebook - Basic Rules

The streamlined edition of the Official Rulebook is designed to allow people who've never seen First Edition before to sit down and start playing in about 40 minutes. The streamlined rulebook accurately and completely explains the core rules, but omits certain advanced topics that are introduced by specific cards (such as capturing and Tactics). If this is your first time encountering First Edition, we recommend you start here.

Official Rulebook - Advanced Rules

Learners who have digested the basic rules and are prepared to for more can read everything else the game has to offer here. It takes about 50 minutes. We recommend new players take a look at this only after playing two or three games.

Core Rules

Official Rulebook - Complete

The Official Rulebook explains the generally applicable rules of Star Trek: First Edition. It lays out the rules and etiquette of this complex game in clear, simple language, answering your questions along the way through helpful (but optional) sidebars. It takes about 90 minutes to read (not counting sidebars).

Glossary

The companion to the Official Rulebook is the Glossary. While the Rulebook focuses on rules that apply to the whole game, the Glossary is a compendium of rules and rulings that apply to specific cards and terms. (If the Glossary and the Rulebook ever conflict, the Glossary is correct.) The Glossary is not intended to be read cover-to-cover, and, if you've read the Rulebook, you should rarely, if ever, need to open the Glossary.

Recent Rulings Document (RRD)

The RRD is the most recent collection of new rulings, issued on the first Monday of every month or when expansion sets are released.

Compendium

The Compendium is the Complete Rulebook + Glossary combined into a single document, with all sidebars open by default, with an additional appendix of errata. It is therefore the most searchable and comprehensive rules document.

Modern

Ban List

The cards on this list are currently banned in Modern play. The ban list is updated on the first Monday of each month.

Rule Sheet

When Modern (also known as "OTF") was introduced in 2010, it replaced the then-popular Open Rules. This rule sheet lays out the differences between Open and Modern. (These are also the major differences between Traditional and Modern play.)

Other Rules Sets

Warp Speed

Warp Speed is a fun, streamlined way to play the game. Instead of 75+ minutes, a Warp Speed game is over in 30 minutes. It's a great way to knock out an quick, casual game of Trek before bed, and a wonderful way to introduce the game to new players.

Traditional

This game carries a lot of nostalgia for a lot of players, and there are many players out there who want to play it the way Decipher left it. These three files were the final official rules released before Decipher authorized the Continuing Committee to commence operations.

Supplements

Dilemma Resolution Guide

This supplemental rules document is a detailed guide to encountering and resolving each dilemma in the game, created and maintained by community members. Due to the large number of dilemmas and the pace of new production, the accuracy of the DRG is not guaranteed and it is not an official rules document like the Rulebook or Glossary. However, many players find it extremely useful.

Borg Rulebook

The Borg affiliation has a lot of special rules, many more than other affiliations. In this document, excerpted from the Complete Rulebook, the Borg Rules are all collected in one place.

Resources

Errata & Revisions Database

From time to time, cards must be changed after release. Changes that only clarify how a card works are called revisions. Changes that affect how a card is played are called errata. All changed cards may be seen (and reprinted) here, for free, in high resolution, with corrected text. New changes are released on the first Monday of each month.

Errata & Revisions Files

We maintain a comprehensive file of card changes (errata and revisions)). This file is autogenerated and is relatively low resolution. We also release a new file with the latest changes on the first Monday of every month (if there are changes). This file is high-resolution. The high-resolution files are saved and can be accessed through the Errata & Revisions Database.

Watchlist

The Balance Team is always keeping its eye on the game. The cards on the Watchlist have given some cause for concern, and may be banned or given errata.

Rule Change Viewer

Every returning player stopped playing at a different time, be it six months ago or twenty-two years ago. The game is always growing and changing, and it's not always easy to figure out what exactly has changed so you can jump back into Modern play. This timeline tool asks when you last played, then tells you what's changed since then.

Organized Play (Tournaments)

Organized Play Guide

The Organized Play Guide explains how anyone (even you!) can run a sanctioned tournament. All you need is at least three players and this document. It explains pairings, time limits, tournament scoring, and more!

Official Scorecard

The official Continuing Committee Tournament Scorecard. You will want to print a few copies if you are running a tournament.

Active Card Pools

You can use any of the below card pools with any rules set (such as Modern, Traditional, or Warp Speed). The Organized Play Guide lists a couple of other options, but they are rarely used.

Complete

The Complete card pool includes all cards ever made (minus banned cards, if you are playing Modern).

Traditional

The Traditional card pool includes all cards produced by Decipher, from Premiere through All Good Things.... Traditional players often use Traditional rules, but may opt to play the Traditional card pool with Modern rules.

TNG-Only

In this card pool, only cards with a Star Trek: The Next Generation or Star Trek: Generations property logo are allowed (minus banned cards, if you are playing Modern TNG-Only). This pool is specially designed for novices and returning players looking to ignite (or reignite) the spark without having to absorb the entire 4,000-card Complete pool.

Voyager-Only

In this card pool, only cards with a Star Trek: Voyager property logo are allowed (minus banned cards, if you are playing Modern Voyager-Only). Warp Speed was originally built around this card pool, and remains strongly associated with it as a fun, fast-paced, novice-friendly environment.

Second-Edition Backwards Compatibility (2EBC)

From 2002 until 2019, certain cards from Second Edition (the game Decipher launched as a successor to this one) were specially marked with a bar on the bottom that allowed players to include them in First Edition games. In 2019, official support for this form of crossplay ended, and these cards were retired. However, a few players still choose to use "2EBC" cards in their games. (This is sometimes called a "Legacy" pool, as in "Modern Legacy" or "Traditional Legacy.")

Conversion Rules

These conversion rules explain how to "translate" 2EBC cards. Though this document is no longer updated, it remains available for all who wish to use it. For Traditional players who don't want to use any Continuing Committee work, the 2003 conversion rules (the last ones created by Decipher) are also available.

Converted Card List

From 2010 until 2018, the Continuing Committee "converted" many 2EBC cards to First Edition templates. These were considered errata to the original 2EBC cards, and sometimes involved significant balance changes to help the 2EBC cards fit better into the First Edition environment. This is a list of all such conversions.

2EBC Card Lists

Although they are no longer included in the main expansion list for this game, the hundreds of 2EBC cards that were created (and often converted) over the years are still listed in a quiet corner of our card database.

Retired

These are no longer officially supported, but remain available to those who want them.

"Revised" Rules

A precursor to Modern, the Revised rules were an attempt by multiple playgroups to coordinate a version of the game that prevented the worst abuses of Traditional play (such as hexany) without a ban list or large-scale errata. Worlds Championship 2009 was played under Revised rules. Supplanted by Modern, Revised was retired in 2017 after years of disuse.

X-List Rules (aka "Standard")

Also a precursor to Modern, the X-List rules (sometimes promoted as "Standard" rules) were an attempt to coordinate a version of the game that prevented the worst abuses of Traditional play (such as hexany) with no rule changes. Instead, X-List simply imposed a gigantic ban list, covering several hundred cards targeted by set. Supplanted by Modern, X-List was retired in 2017 after years of disuse.

Block Card Pool

In Block, the STCCG's first and only rotating card pool, you could play with cards from the current block, plus the previous block, plus any cards from the Block Core list. This established a pool of roughly 400-700 cards at any given time. In the face of diminishing interest, official support for the Block pool tapered off in 2020 after Original Series Block.

Decipher Scenarios

Over the course of 2002, Decipher released four "scenarios" for the STCCG, which imposed special rules and often a specific card pool in order to evoke a specific moment in the Star Trek canon. the scenarios were:

  • Mirror, Mirror
  • Dominion War
  • Klingon Warlords
  • Highlander

However, it seems that Decipher did not thoroughly playtest these scenarios. Use at your own risk. (The HTSBEG would like to note that Klingon Warlords is wild.)

The Archive

The Unfiltered Archive

Rules Master James Heaney (2020 - ?) spent a number of years painstakingly assembling, reading, and organizing (almost) every rules document ever created for this game. Along the way, he found (and saved) a number of other odds and ends (promotional posters, Decipher forum posts, the aborted "Project Trek" game playtest files, Decipher's "dream cards" page). The Rules Archive is (currently) a naked directory listing, not convenient to navigate, but everything is here. Do you have a document related to the history of the Star Trek Customizable Card Game that isn't currently in the Archive? Please contact First Edition Rules!

Rulesmaster's Note: In the long term, the Rules Archive is supposed to be hosted on the TrekCC server. We've moved the files, and they're all ready to go. However, due to a permissions mixup on my part, it is not accessible to users right now. In the meantime, it remains accessible on my personal website. We'll get the CC version working soon, hopefully.

Recent Rules Updates

April 2024

Rules Update, April 2024
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)April 2nd
O'Brien and Kira get ruled; GEMP cleanup.
April 1 Rules Q & A
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)April 1st
Finally, very serious answers to your most difficult rules questions!

March 2024

Rules Update, March 2024
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)March 4th
A bunch of minor cleanup, and a new rules resource page.

February 2024

Rules Update, February 2024
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)February 5th
They Call Themselves The Inconsistent Region Reference Loophole

January 2024

Rules Update, January 2024
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)January 1st
Very very small update today.

December 2023

Rules Update, December 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)December 11th
A change in required actions; a clarification about suspending play at start- and end-of-turn; a temporary promotion.

November 2023

(No) Rules Update, November 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)November 6th
There's nothing ready, and that's it.

October 2023

Rules Update, October 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)October 2nd
Mostly clarified gametext and errata support this month. Not essential reading, but hopefully interesting if you're interesting in the details.

August 2023

Rules Update, August 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)August 14th
Cleanup rulings as Worlds looms!
Ships of the Line Rules Supplement
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)August 11th
Detailed rules for "report with" plus temporary rulings!

July 2023

Rules Update, July 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)July 3rd
Answering an obscure question about attemptability icons at asymmetric missions, also Warp Speed v1.1.1!

June 2023

Rules Update, June 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)June 5th
Warp Speed! But, also, update your Lackey files before June 5th.

May 2023

The Past (and Future?) of Open Rules
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)May 16th
And don't forget to update your Lackey deck lists by June 5th!
Rules Update, May 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)May 1st
OTF becomes Modern, the concession penalty is lifted, and points that "do not count toward winning" now count toward differential. Explanations within!

April 2023

Rules Update, April 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)April 3rd
A new rule on solving no-point missions, and a new tool for navigating rule changes.

March 2023

Rules Update, March 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)March 6th
What exactly does it mean to have "RANGE +2 in the Neutral Zone"?

February 2023

(No) Rules Update, February 2023
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)February 9th
Enjoy Nemesis!

January 2023

(Small) Rules Update, January 2023
by James Heaney, 1E Rules BossJanuary 3rd
Oh! Nothing happened!

December 2022

Rules Update, December 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)December 5th
We tidied the dilemma resolution rules, and the upshot is Elim Garak.

November 2022

Rules Update, November 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)November 7th
Access Denied at a shared mission, who wins battles, and the impermanence of becoming.

October 2022

(No) Rules Update, October 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)October 3rd
I'm bidin' my time / 'Cause that's the kind of guy I'm / While other folks grow dizzy / I keep busy Bidin' my time

September 2022

Rules Update, September 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)September 6th
Just keeping tidy!

August 2022

Rules Update, August 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)August 1st
Just keeping tidy!

July 2022

(No) Rules Update, July 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)July 3rd
Exactly what it says on the tin.

June 2022

The Motion Pictures Remastered: Rules Supplement
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)June 24th
Vulcan is a homeworld now!
Rules Update, June 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)June 6th
Invasive Beam-In doesn't require an operator. That's it. That's the tweet.

May 2022

Rules Update, May 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)May 2nd
The Borg learn about the Second Amendment.

April 2022

Rules Update, April 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)April 4th
Pretty pedestrian rulings.

March 2022

Rules Update, March 2022
by James Heaney, Staff WriterMarch 7th
You can download from your entire side deck.

February 2022

Rules Update, February 2022
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)February 7th
Let's look at our discard piles, shall we?

January 2022

(No) Rules Update, January 2022
by James HeaneyJanuary 3rd
woof

December 2021

(No) Rules Update, December 2021
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)December 7th
Just the reg'lar FYI.

November 2021

Rules Update, November 2021
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)November 1st
Betcha didn't expect us to do the gender rules the same day as a set release the same day as the First Monday update, didja? Yeah, neither'd we!

October 2021

Rules Update, October 2021
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)October 4th
Some temporary rulings for Worlds, a new errata page, and a preview of features to come.

September 2021

Temporary Rulings for TNG Borg - 24 September 2021
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)September 24th
With Worlds just around the corner, the Rules Committee clears up some questions about Next Generation Borg that various playgroups have resolved in different ways.
Rules Update, September 2021
by James Heaney, Staff WriterSeptember 6th
Some interlocking rulings with minor-to-moderate implications for Staging Ground, Reunite Legends, Son'a Observatory, and Romulan Ambush -- among others!

August 2021

Rules Committee Seeks New Member
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)August 10th
Apply within to join the Rules Committee!
Rules Update, August 2021
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)August 2nd
It's quiet... but there's no such thing as TOO quiet when it comes to rules.

July 2021

Rules Update, July 2021
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)July 5th
OTSD Remastered cleans up some Glossary!

June 2021

(No) Rules Update, June 2021
by James Heaney, 1st Edition Rules MasterJune 7th
Just a generic announcement that there's nothing to announce.

May 2021

Rules Update, May 2021
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)May 3rd
A couple answers to questions you asked, plus some you didn't!

April 2021

Rules Update, April 2021
by James Heaney, Rules Manager (1E)April 5th
In which we reverse a 1999 ruling you've probably never heard of!

March 2021

Dogs of War: Official Rules Supplement
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 26th
Sites, Nors, and Regions will never be the same!
Rules Update, March 2021
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules ManagerMarch 1st
The solution to Emergent Life-Form + Cytherians, the ANIMAL rights movement notches a big win, and much more besides!

February 2021

Rules Update, February 2021
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules ManagerFebruary 1st
Most of the action this month is Rulebook migrations! Which is a topic I find very exciting, but most of you probably won't! MORE WITHIN!

January 2021

(No) Rules Update, January 2021
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules ManagerJanuary 4th
Just an announcement that there's nothing to announce!

December 2020

Rules Update, December 2020
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules ManagerDecember 7th
Space battle compatibility, refinements to "here" and "present," a change to duplication that won't really matter in OTF, and some stuff about renaming! It's Rules Committee Small Ball!

November 2020

Rules Update, November
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterNovember 2nd
The first batch of clarifying errata arrives!

October 2020

A Private Little War: Official Rules Supplement
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterOctober 16th
Yeah, we're doing a rules supplement for an expansion like it's Decipher times again!
Rules Update, October
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterOctober 5th
"Your and your, what is your?" (Plus: scouting!)

September 2020

Rules Update, September
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterSeptember 7th
Bit of a community-driven effort this month, to be honest!

August 2020

Rules Update, August
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterAugust 3rd
What do like/as, Lumba, and surfaces have in common? Nothing! Except that they're all in this update!

July 2020

Rules Update, July
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterJuly 6th
A light month, but let's talk about those Classic equipment errata!

June 2020

Emergency Ban Announcement - Access Archives
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionJune 17th
Effective immediately, the mission Access Archives is banned in all Official Tournament Format (OTF) events, except those that are already in progress.
Rules Update, June
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterJune 1st
Pretty quiet this month, but we still got some rulings for you!

May 2020

Rules Update, May
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterMay 4th
The longest-running rules debate in 1E history is finally settled... and OTF will never be (exactly) the same!
Seven (7) Cards Added to Watch List
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionMay 4th
The Department of First Edition is added seven (7) new cards to the Watch List; there are no Errata or OTF Ban List changes today.

April 2020

The Birth (and Death) of a Rules Proposal
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterApril 24th
The reason behind that cryptic reminder in the monthly update.
Rules Update, April
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterApril 6th
A long-expected disguise ruling and other questions answered!

March 2020

Rules Update, March
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 2nd
The CRD Is Dead! Long Live The CRD!

February 2020

Rules Update, February 2020
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterFebruary 3rd
Let's start things off with a new Glossary!

December 2019

December Errata Updates Some Borg Objectives
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionDecember 9th
Five Borg objectives receive updated wording in today's errata update. Find out the details of which cards and why these were necessary changes inside this article.
Errata Delayed Until 12/9
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionDecember 2nd
The December errata for First Edition will be delayed one week until Monday, December 9th.

November 2019

Persistent Individuality is Banned in OTF
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionNovember 4th
The white-bordered promo card Persistent Individuality is banned in OTF play effective immediately.

September 2019

Errata of the Fall
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderSeptember 9th
Those haughty Vulcans get taken down a peg.
Happy Labor Day - Errata/CRD Delayed 1 Week
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionSeptember 2nd
Today is Labor Day in the United States, and because it's a holiday, we're delaying the usual announcement of ban list changes, errata, and rules changes one week.

June 2019

The Cage Now Legal and Block Core Update
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionJune 28th
Today, The Cage is legal in all formats, and with it comes a large update to the Core Block List.
Rules Update, June 2019
by Jon Carter, Rules MasterJune 3rd
Mas'ud, Warp Speed and other cleanup, and a final Edo Probe resolution.
Banned cards for June
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderJune 3rd
The Errata Team announces two cards being added to the ban list.

May 2019

May Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMay 6th
Some belated spring cleaning!
Self-Control Unleashed
by James Heaney, Assistant DesignerMay 6th
What's a Wagon Train To The Stars without a few monsters along the trail?

April 2019

Errata for the Beginning of April
by Matthew Zinno, Lirpa OwnerApril 1st
Aim is taken at the 22nd Century powerhouse

March 2019

Errata Marches Onward
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderMarch 4th
I'm happy to say that one of these cards sucks.

February 2019

February Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterFebruary 4th
A smattering of small rules are cleaned up

November 2018

First Edition has a New Rulebook!
by James Heaney, Rules NerdNovember 16th
About time we got a rulebook that knows the Delta Quadrant exists now. It's been 18 years, after all!
The Vulcan Hello Again
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderNovember 5th
In a regular monthly update, several Vulcan cards receive errata and re-enter circulation.

July 2018

Space ...
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderJuly 2nd
Returning (to) the final frontier
Romulan Minefield is Banned in OTF
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 2nd
Effective immediately, Romulan Minefield is banned in OTF play.

June 2018

First Edition Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJune 4th
Cleaning up the rules!

May 2018

May Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMay 7th
Bring on the Hoard of Frools!

February 2018

At Any Time During Your Next Turn
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderFebruary 5th
The Errata Team shows its Devidian Door.

January 2018

Emergency OTF Ban Addition
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 29th
The card IDIC: Wisdom of Surak from Live Long and Prosper is banned in OTF play immediately, effective January 28th, 2018.
Back from the Future
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderJanuary 15th
The Errata Team shots "Devidian Door" and shows you next month's batch of Errata today.

December 2017

December Errata: My Mind to Your Mind
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderDecember 4th
Errata for Vulcan Mindmeld and some friends.

August 2017

Clarity: Retiring Revised and X-List (Standard)
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerAugust 30th
As part of an effort to improve clarity, we will be retiring the Revised and X-List (Standard) rules sets for First Edition as of January 1st, 2018.

June 2017

June Errata
by Matthew Zinno, 1E Errata Team LeaderJune 5th
Three cards come off the ban list, and other changes.

May 2017

1E May Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMay 1st
Small rules updates to clarify things.
One May Errata. Ah-ah-ah.
by Matthew Zinno, 1E Errata Team LeaderMay 1st
A single change, to Habit of Disappearing.

October 2016

October Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterOctober 3rd
A small clean-up.

April 2016

April Errata
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Errata team leadApril 7th
Three more cards gets errata for First Edition.

March 2016

Errata and Ban Before Regionals
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Errata Team LeadMarch 31st
OP wants all Regional events to have the same playing field. So, here are a couple of Errata and Bans effective immediately.
Update to OTF Rules
by Department of First EditionMarch 7th
Today brings a new rule to First Edition's Official Tournament Format, as well as updates to some other rules.

January 2016

January Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJanuary 4th
Happy New Year! Happy New Rules!

December 2015

December Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterDecember 7th
Some small cleanup to make things work like they should.

October 2015

October First Edition Errata
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerOctober 7th
We apologize for the late delivery but here is October's Errata for First Edition. A few cards have seen changes with the release of Crossover.

July 2015

Rules Update for July
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJuly 6th
Most of these won't make sense yet, but they will in time.

June 2015

June Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJune 1st
Just a Small Tweet to the Conversion Rules

May 2015

May Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMay 4th
Glossary cleanup, volunteer opportunities, and a question.

April 2015

Errata Time!
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerApril 6th
It's time for a double treat. First off, we are unveiling the First Edition Errata Team. Second, we have a bunch of errata to breath life into a couple of old cards, update some with better spelling and to make function as intended.

March 2015

March Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 2nd
Just some conversion clean up this month.

February 2015

February Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterFebruary 2nd
It is like Rura Penthe out there. I hope these rules clarifications and new bans keep you warm...

January 2015

January Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJanuary 5th
Happy New Year! Happy New Rules!

December 2014

December Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterDecember 1st
Another slew of small clean up.

November 2014

November First Edition Rules
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterNovember 3rd
A clean up and a few other things.

October 2014

October Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterOctober 6th
Some small housekeeping changes.

September 2014

Conversion Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterSeptember 1st
One new definition, and other slight edits to this rarely changed document.
September 1E Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterSeptember 1st
A series of housekeeping rulings.

August 2014

No August Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterAugust 1st
Updates postponed for further cleaning.

July 2014

July Errata for First Edition
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 7th
One card - the Liberty - is changed in this month's update.

June 2014

Rules Update for The Maquis
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJune 30th
A rules update for The Maquis virtual expansion is released and takes effect immediately.

March 2014

March Errata
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 3rd
A few errata to balance TNG. No rules update.

December 2013

Happy Thanksgivukkah!
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterDecember 2nd
New rules, errata and bans for December.

August 2013

Two Cards, One Location
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterAugust 14th
Your Missions Just Got More Personal
No August Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterAugust 5th
Nothing changes this month.

July 2013

July Rules and Bans for First Edition
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJuly 1st
A little rules clean up and an addition to the ban list.

June 2013

June Rules and Errata for First Edition
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJune 3rd
Basic update, nothing major... except FMO errata

May 2013

May Errata and Rules Updates
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMay 13th
She's back!
May CRD, Errata Delayed for Both Editions
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 6th
The scheduled CRD and errata update for May has been delayed one week, and will appear on Monday, May 13.

April 2013

Special TSTL CRD Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterApril 26th
New cards demand new rules. Away we go!
April First Edition Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterApril 1st
April rules update, no foolin'

March 2013

March First Edition Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 4th
March's update bring four errata, a rules change for Revised format, and a number of clarifications to First Edition.

February 2013

No Feb. 1E Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterFebruary 4th
Nothing to report in February.

January 2013

January First Edition Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJanuary 7th
A trio of clarifications are added this month.

December 2012

New First Edition Rules Master Selected
by Jordan Leung, First Edition Brand ManagerDecember 4th
Jonathan Carter appointed First Edition Rules Master.

October 2012

October First Edition Rules Update
by Jordan Leung, First Edition Brand ManagerOctober 2nd
One card banned, one card unbanned, and a few clarifications.

September 2012

September First Edition Rules Update
by Jordan Leung, Acting First Edition Rules MasterSeptember 10th
Conversion list and errata update.

August 2012

Jordan Leung, 1E Brand Manager, to Spearhead Rules Master Search
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanAugust 31st
Effective immediately, First Edition Brand Manager Jordan Leung takes on the duties of Acting Rules Master and will spearhead the search for a permanent replacement.
Applications for First Edition Rules Master Now Being Accepted
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanAugust 10th
The Continuing Committee is now seeking applicants for the open position of First Edition Rules Master.

June 2012

First Edition Rules Updates
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Rules MasterJune 11th
Three OTF ban list changes and one assimilation rules update.

May 2012

Allen Gould Resigns as First Edition Rules Master
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 15th
Allen Gould has stepped down as the First Edition Rules Master.
May 1E Rules Update
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterMay 7th
A new set brings a handful of new rules, plus a six-pack of errata just in time for Easter!

April 2012

All April Rules Updates Delayed Until May 7
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 20th
All of the pending rules updates for April 2012 are being delayed until May 7, and will be integrated into the May rules updates.

March 2012

No 1E CRD BTW, but OTF Ban List changes
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 5th
The rules stay the same for one more month, but the number of cards on the Ban List is reduced by one.

February 2012

No First Edition CRD; Conversion List Updated
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterFebruary 6th
Although there are no errata or CRD updates today, there is an update to the OTF Conversion List.

December 2011

December First Edition Rules Update
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterDecember 5th
Since it's almost time for the S.S. Claus to begin it's yearly inspection tour, the Rules Committee is doing a bit of cleanup before the Jolly Admiral arrives. (Rumors that the RC is already on the third keg of eggnog are completely unfounded - we're just stocking up for a barrel race. Honest.)

November 2011

November Rules Update
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterNovember 7th
It's the one you've all been waiting for. Hope you've got a spare toner cartridge for your printer...
Revised Format improved with November Rules Update
by Jeremy CommandeurNovember 7th
An update to the First Edition Revised format rules.

October 2011

No First Edition Rules Updates for October
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterOctober 3rd
There are no updates to the First Edition rules documents for October; however, a larger update for November is already underway.

September 2011

September First Edition Rules Update
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterSeptember 12th
One ruling moves documents (and one entry is deleted) in the September 2011 update to the 1E rules documents.

July 2011

July Brings 1E CRD, OTF Updates
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterJuly 4th
The First Edition Rules Committee has released updates to the Current Rulings Document and to the OTF Ban List.

June 2011

First Edition Rules Updates
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterJune 6th
There is no update to the First Edition Current Rulings Document for June 2011.

April 2011

1E Rules Updated for Shades of Gray
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterApril 16th
The release of Shades of Gray brings an updated Current Rulings Document (CRD), as well as updates to several of the OTF documents.
First Edition CRD, CVRD Updated
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterApril 4th
A few housekeeping changes and one rules rewrite pave the way for the April 15th release of Shades of Gray.

March 2011

First Edition Rules Updates
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 14th
The belated March update brings changes to the CRD, CVRD, OTF Rules and the OTF Ban List.
March CRDs Delayed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 7th
The First and Second Edition CRDs will be delayed until Monday, March 14th.

December 2010

Allen Gould Appointed First Edition Rules Master
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 24th
Allen Gould (AllenGould) has been appointed as the new First Edition Rules Master.
Error Corrected in December 1E CRD
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 6th
A typographical error that unintentionally changed a well-established rule was corrected in today's First Edition CRD.

November 2010

Nick Fancher Steps Down as First Edition Rules Master
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 21st
Nick Fancher has stepped down as the First Edition Rules Master due to time constraints imposed by his work and personal life. We at The Continuing Committee thank him for his dedicated service, and wish him well.
First Edition Rules Committee Looking For New Members
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 5th
The First Edition Rules Committee is looking for a new member to join their ranks, and help shape the future of the game.
2010 Period of Review - Head Judges Keller and Fancher
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 5th
The Period of Review for both Head Judges, Nick Fancher (First Edition) and Michael Keller (Second Edition) is now open.

October 2010

Straight and Steady Now Legal; First Edition Rules Updates
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 29th
The First Edition Current Rulings Document (CRD) and the Conversion Rules Document (CVRD) are updated today to coincide with Straight and Steady becoming legal!

September 2010

First Edition CRD, OTF Ban List Updated
by Nick Fancher, First Edition Rules MasterSeptember 6th
Today's updates to the First Edition CRD and the OTF Ban List will be the last updates prior to October's World Championship.

July 2010

OTF Documentation Release and Special CRD Update
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 8th
The formal rules documents for First Edition Official Tournament Format (OTF) are now available, along with a special CRD update.

June 2010

Restoring First Edition - Part 3, Eliminating the X-list
by Nick Fancher, First Edition Rules MasterJune 15th
How is the X-list in OTF not like any other X-list?
First Edition Current Rulings Updated
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 11th
A special update to the First Edition Current Rulings Document in honor of the release of Life From Lifelessness!
Restoring First Edition, Part 2 - Announcing OTF
by Nick Fancher, First Edition Rules MasterJune 8th
So what exactly is OTF, and why is it going to work?
Restoring First Edition, Part 1 - What is Wrong?
by Nick Fancher, First Edition Rules MasterJune 7th
Before we can restore First Edition, we need to have a clear idea of what is wrong, and why everything we have tried before has failed.

August 2009

First Edition Rules Updates
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorAugust 3rd
Four rules documents have an update today, just in time for worlds.

May 2009

Revised Format for First Edition
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorMay 24th
Revised Format for First Edition is here. It is a significant and substantial evolution in the game.

February 2009

First Edition Updates!
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorFebruary 27th
Lions (Personas), Tigers (Special Downloads) and Bears (Hi-Res Files), Oh My!

December 2008

First Edition Rules Updated, Part I
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorDecember 4th
Holy Timewarp, Batman! The First Edition Rules are updated!
First Edition Rules Updated, Part II
by First Edition Rules CommitteeDecember 4th
In Part I, the First Edition director introduced the first rules update in five years, and provided a bit of background information. Here in Part II, the members of the rules committee provide some elaboration on the updated rules.