What's New Dashboard Articles Forums Achievements Tournaments Player Map The Promenade Volunteers About Us Site Index
Article Archives
First EditionSecond EditionTribblesAll

All Categories Continuing CommitteeOrganized PlayRules CommitteeDeck DesignsVirtual Expansions
Card ExtrasSpecial EventsTournament ReportsEverything ElseSpotlight SeriesContests
Strategy Articles


2021: January - March
2020: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2019: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2018: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2017: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2016: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2015: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2014: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2013: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2012: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2011: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2010: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2009: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December
2008: January - MarchApril - JuneJuly - SeptemberOctober - December

March 2021

March Madness 2021: Choose a New Card
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionMarch 3rd
We're pitting sixty-four (64) potential cards against each other in a single elimination tournament. Your votes get to decide which idea will become a card, and you might get to win one of three (3) borderless promos!
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!
March 2021 Printable Promo Update
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionMarch 1st
We bring you the first printable promo update of 2021 today, with eighteen (18) cards made newly printable. We also have news about future printable promo updates, and winners of the borderless promo giveaway!
March 2021 Balance Team Update
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionMarch 1st
Today's update brings ten (10) clarifying errata, as well as one new addition to the OTF Ban List and one addition to the Watch List.
Two Tribbles Errata for March
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionMarch 1st
Two cards from A Tribble of a Different Color - 10 Generosity and 100 Laughter - receive errata today.
New Tournament Promos Series Q (1E) and XXI (2E)
by Charlie Plaine, Promo ManagerMarch 1st
Check out the new Series Q promos for First Edition, and the Series XXI promos for Second Edition, the latter of which was picked by you! These will be available for requisition later this month.
Achievement Anniversary Feats
by Rogue Shindler, Achievements MasterMarch 1st
How many ways will you celebrate?

February 2021

Second Edition Balance Team announced
by Scott Baughman, Staff Writer; Tjark Ott, Second Edition DirectorFebruary 28th
Setting course for the future...Second Edition announces a change to the way errata is handled.
The Department of Second Edition increases support for the Hall of Fame Format
by Tjark Ott, Second Edition Director and Scott Baughman, Communications DirectorFebruary 17th
Now in its fifth year, this community-driven format is expanding the players' power in the 2e universe.
2021 Regional Championships - Apply Within
by Kris Sonsteby, Director of Organized PlayFebruary 16th
Apply to host a Regional Championship today!
2020 Period of Review Results
by Maggie Geppert, Staff WriterFebruary 10th
Thank you to everyone who voted. All seven Directors are retained.
No Recent Decks #3: Secret Mission
by Nathan Miracle, Staff WriterFebruary 6th
Engage cloak!
Request for Comment: The First Edition Long Term Plan
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionFebruary 4th
We're asking for your feedback and comments on our long-term strategic plan for First Edition.
2019 Mechanic Survey
by Ross Fertel, Seeking FeedbackFebruary 3rd
Let us know what you think of the mechanics in Second Edition sets from 2019.
Happy Achieversary!
by Rogue Shindler, Achievements MasterFebruary 3rd
To celebrate TEN YEARS of Star Trek CCG achievements with the Continuing Committee, Project Garnet goes live TODAY!
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!
New and Printable Promo Update Delayed (Again)
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionFebruary 1st
Oops. We had planned to update new and printable promos today, but unfortunately need to delay it again. You can now expect them on Monday, March 1st. We have something fun for you to help make up for it.
Voting for the Period of Review Has Begun
by Maggie Geppert, Executive OfficerFebruary 1st
The questions have been answered and voting is now open. Cast your ballot by February 8th.

January 2021

The 2020 Period of Review Broadcast
by Maggie Geppert, Executive OfficerJanuary 28th
It's happening Saturday, January 30th at 1:00 pm EST.
Celebrating Ten Years of Your Achievements
by Rogue Shindler, Achievements MasterJanuary 27th
TCC Achievements are turning 10! We're celebrating with...more achievements!
In Memorium, Marc Phillips
by Mike Gillespie, durgforadayJanuary 27th
The Continuing Committees mourns the passing of a fellow player from Alabama.
Interim Second Edition XOs announced
by Scott Baughman, Staff WriterJanuary 19th
Julius Melhardt is stepping back as XO for 2E.
Be Our Guest
by Ross Fertel, Food EaterJanuary 15th
Shore Leave is tournament legal. Share it with your opponent and I will share with you a favorite family recipe of mine. Note: recipe not from my family.
Now Hiring: First Edition Creative Team
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionJanuary 15th
Would you like to help tell awesome Star Trek stories on new First Edition cards? If so, consider joining our Creative Team!
Cooking with Neelix: Meat the Chef
by Neelix, RotisseurJanuary 8th
Get ready to taste some sort of dish he's made by dipping his pinky in it and offering it to you; it's Quark's turn to cook with fire.
Shore Leave Release Day
by Ross Fertel, Taking FiveJanuary 8th
Shore leave releases today.  Rush to your Read more while you are printing off the latest set from Second Edition.
The 2020 Period of Review is Under Way
by Maggie Geppert, Executive OfficerJanuary 5th
Let us know how we did in 2020.
(No) Rules Update, January 2021
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules ManagerJanuary 4th
Just an announcement that there's nothing to announce!
New and Printable Promo Update Delayed
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionJanuary 4th
New and printable promos will be updated on Monday, February 1st.
Cooking with Neelix: Today is a Good Day to Dine
by Neelix, PatissierJanuary 3rd
The Klingon Chef running the self-described "most popular restaurant on DS9" is ready to send you off to bed with a full stomach.
A Gift for Star Trek: The Motion Picture Fans
by Michael Shea, DesignerJanuary 2nd
Today's card recalls what might have been were it not for a tragic bit of pattern loss...
A Romulan's Appreciation for the Finer Things
by Michael Shea, DesignerJanuary 1st
Today's card gives us a patriot, a lover, and perhaps even a gourmand all in one.
A New Year's Surprise from Second Edition
by Michael Shea, Second Edition Art ManagerJanuary 1st
You may have noticed something new...

December 2020

Cooking with Neelix: Drop me a Beet
by Neelix, Vegetable Morale OfficerDecember 31st
The Sisko men try to instill in their children the values that led them down their particular path, but there is only one aspect of their teachings that ever truly stuck.
Be Careful What You Ask For
by Michael Shea, DesignerDecember 30th
You May Get It
Cooking with Neelix: Not for the (Plo)meek
by Neelix, SaucierDecember 29th
Riker plays the role of one of the most important Starfleet personnel of all time: a chef.
A Swedish Holiday Gift
by Maggie Geppert, Staff WriterDecember 28th
No, it's not Malört.
Cooking with Neelix: Who Knew Spock Was a Foodie?
by Neelix, MixologistDecember 27th
Spock appears in green for the second time in the game, and this time it seems to be about the mess fare.
If Krampus Had a Ship
by Michael Shea, DesignerDecember 26th
Today's card from Shore Leave explores a little of the darker side of the holiday season.
Shore Leave
by Charlie Plaine, Shore Leave DesignerDecember 24th
Shore Leave, a twenty-five (25) card, Winter holiday-themed virtual expansion, is releasing on Friday, January 8th, 2021.
Raffle Incoming!
by Dan Hamman, Staff WriterDecember 23rd
The Raffle is this Sunday - get your tickets in the bins
Promo-a-Week: Relocate Settlers
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition DesignerDecember 21st
It's time to find your way home with the last of the 2020 Promo-a-Week reprints: Relocate Settlers!
A Very Second Edition Christmas
by Tjark Ott, Second Edition DirectorDecember 15th
With Christmas around the corner and the current year is drawing to close it’s time for a brief review of this year and preview of what the coming year will bring for Second Edition.
Promo-a-Week - Method in Our Madness
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerDecember 14th
A new twist on an old classic!
Introducing the Second Edition Art Team
by Michael Shea, Second Edition Art ManagerDecember 13th
Art responsibilities for First Edition and Second edition will no longer be combined, but will be separated between the two editions. Here is your new Second edition Art Team.
Staffing Update (2E)
by Tjark Ott, Director of Second EditionDecember 8th
There are changes to the staff in the Department of Second Edition.
1E Austrian National 2020 - ONLINE Dec 19th
by Julius Melhardt, Staff WriterDecember 8th
Austrian National goes ONLINE
Promo-a-Week: Suna
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionDecember 7th
"It's very complicated. I'll answer all of your questions, but first I want you to put that down."
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!
Two Second Edition Errata Today
by Stefan Slaby, Second Edition Errata ManagerDecember 7th
Two Second Edition cards receive errata today, effective immediately.
1E Project Status Update - December 2020
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionDecember 4th
Before we put an end to 2020, it's time for one final project status update for all of you.
Staffing Update
by Scott Baughman, Staff WriterDecember 2nd
Announcing several personnel changes for the CC.
Legendary Lurian Turns 21 Today! Now Old Enough To Drink!
by Morn, Alcoholic BarflyDecember 1st
Happy Birthday to Morn!

November 2020

Will of the Collective VIII: Schedule
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionNovember 30th
Based on your votes, your will was for us to make Gagh, but we've made a different (new) card instead. Check out the steps involved and the schedule of events in this article.
Promo-a-Week: Distress Mission
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition DesignerNovember 30th
If you're in Distress, perhaps you can talk the Federation or the Klingons into offering their help. And with this beautiful new AI, it'll be easier than ever.
Promo-a-Week: Awaken
by James Heaney, First Edition RulesNovember 23rd
"Awake! Fear! Fire! Foes! Awake!" Today's promo-a-week features Meriadoc Brandyb... no, wait, hang on a minute...
Apocalyptic Treasures
by Ross Fertel, Treasured WriterNovember 20th
Apocalypse Rising is tournament legal today. Click above to find out some behind the scenes stories!
2E Emergency Errata - Playing by the Rules
by Stefan Slaby, Second Edition Errata ManagerNovember 17th
One Second Edition card is receiving errata effectively immediately.
Dominion War Efforts
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionNovember 16th
Dominion War Efforts is a staple card in most Cardassian and/or Dominion decks, which made it an excellent choice for the Promo-a-Week promo.
Apocalypse Rising Release!
by Ross Fertel, HorsemanNovember 13th
The latest set is available for immediate download! Infiltrate the Empire, subjugate a planet or hold down the fort!
Apocalypse Rising Release Kits Now Available
by Dan Hamman, Warehouse ManagerNovember 13th
Celebrate the second expansion in the Interaction Cycle with a release kit for Apocalypse Rising, now available but in limited quantities.
Rule #4.06 § A ¶ 4
by Richard New, Design MemberNovember 12th
The latest in a relatively short line of Rituals adds something that the game sorely needs.
The Organized Play Team is Searching for Volunteers
by Kris Sonsteby, Director of Organized PlayNovember 11th
Interested in becoming the Australian OP Coordinator or the Online OP Coordinator?
Defending the Federation's Turf
by Maggie Geppert, Staff WriterNovember 11th
Bring the fight to you on AR-558.
What Does AR-558 Mean to You?
by Lucas Thompson, DesignerNovember 9th
Let's take a look at the thought process behind Quark (Frontline Obeserver)!
Promo-a-Week: B'Elanna with a Side of B'Elanna
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionNovember 9th
The half-human, half-Klingon chief engineer of the U.S.S Voyager gets a beautiful high-resolution version to match her incredibly good card. Check her out in this week's Promo-a-Week card!
Finally, Another Kira
by Lucas Thompson, DesignerNovember 7th
Let's take a look at the design process behind Kira Nerys, Fifth Columnist.
Cardassians Subjugated
by Michael Shea, GulNovember 6th
A story that began with Star Trek 50 in 2016 now continues in Apocalypse Rising.
These Things Happen
by Lucas Thompson, DesignerNovember 4th
These things happen to other people. They don't happen at all, in fact.
Promo-a-Week - A Tale of Two Telaks
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerNovember 2nd
This week's promo is a card that has extra meaning for fans of Star Trek: Picard...
The Battle of Betazed
by Daniel Matteson, Writing Team ManagerNovember 2nd
You remember this episode, right? Right?
November's Balance Team Update
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionNovember 2nd
This month's update brings the first set of clarifying errata, one correction and one addition to the ban list.
Rules Update, November
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterNovember 2nd
The first batch of clarifying errata arrives!

October 2020

The Backbone of the Dominion
by Michael Shea, Staff WriterOctober 31st
"Negotiations with the Dominion can be a very dangerous thing. The Dominion decides that you have something that they want, and then they come and take it - by negotiation or by force."
Apocalypse Now Rising
by Charlie Plaine, Project Manager for Apocalypse RisingOctober 30th
Apocalypse Rising, a new Second Edition expansion featuring twenty-seven (27) new cards, is coming on Friday, November 13th. Will you join The Dominion, or oppose them?
The Changing Face of Evil
by Nathan Miracle, Design DirectorOctober 30th
The Dominion welcomes all species into the Dominion - so long as all glory goes to the Founders.
4 Dark Horse All Our Yesterdays Cards that Merit your Attention
by Brian Sykes, Meta AnalystOctober 28th
These cards may not be the flashiest, or the sexiest, but they bring some meta-altering potential and open the doors for new or revived deck types.
Harbinger Peptide Cake with Mint Frosting
by Triumph, Second Edition Creative ManagerOctober 27th
Due to all of the temporal interference around All Our Yesterdays, one of our articles was lost! Fortunately, it's turned up again, so we're happy to publish it now for all of you to see.
Promo-a-Week - Telle
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionOctober 26th
Why would we ever make a promo out of a support personnel?
UK Nationals moves online!
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerOctober 25th
Final event in the Subspace Series
A Private Little War Is Tournament Legal
by Ross Fertel, Private WriterOctober 23rd
The latest First Edition Set came out last Friday, is tournament legal today though will probably begin appearing in games tomorrow.
Will of the Collective VIII: Never Broken
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionOctober 21st
Now that Examine Morality and Yarnek are out, you're getting another chance to step up to the plate and design a card in Will of the Collective VIII!
Promo-a-Week - Investigate Disturbance
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition DesignerOctober 20th
Another old mission gets a fantastic cosmetic upgrade with a new alternate image as part of the Promo-a-Week program.
Public Design intro for 2E!
by Scott Baughman, Staff WriterOctober 20th
Second Edition is boldly going in the direction of Public Card Design...find out more in this intro video!
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!
A Private Little War Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionOctober 16th
A Private Little War is now available for free and immediate download. Enjoy the new cards!
Message from the Admiralty
by Scott Baughman, Staff WriterOctober 14th
The latest updates from Tjark Ott, 2E Director
Tribbles Slang
by Maggie Geppert, Staff WriterOctober 12th
Trib slang when you notice the stripes The Trick on the top Hope it’s right where you Kill, sad and lonely
Rules Update, October
by James Heaney, First Edition Rules MasterOctober 5th
"Your and your, what is your?" (Plus: scouting!)
The Return of World Championship Trek!
by Kris Sonsteby, Staff WriterOctober 4th
Our next WTC season starts now. Read on for further details.
Make My Deck Better; Megaborg
by Maggie Geppert, Executive OfficerOctober 2nd
I suck at this game. Help me make my decks better.
The Original Linguist
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerOctober 1st
nuqDaq yuch Dapol?