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Bajoran Virtual Starter for Return to Grace

by Torbjörn Lindquist, Staff Writer

24th March 2014

The main purpose of the virtual starters is that they should spark the interest of new players for the game and inspire them to build new decks, perhaps with a starter as the base. In addition, across the different starters most of the basic mechanics of the game should be shown, e.g. the old Bajoran deck shows combat and the Klingon deck exemplifies engagements.

The new Bajoran deck is a bit special, since it is the only virtual starter that utilizes artifacts and as a result it introduces those cards to new players. Normally, you need to complete a mission with specific skills in order to play artifacts. But if you play with the new Bajor HQ, you can play them right from the start.

At the same time, I have changed out Locutus and Bustling with Activities in the Borg and Deep Space 9 virtual starters, respectevly. This brings them in line with the new rules for Virtual Format. One question you may ask, and do so rightly, is: 'why do I conform to the Virtual Format rules when everything is printable?' The reason is that these decks are aimed towards new players, and in playgroups with a majority of new players, it can be good to limit the cardpool.

That said, one deck is not updated at all. The Maquis deck still includes For the Cause, even though it is no longer in the list of authorized proxies. That is because the virtual Maquis is so focused on For the Cause that it is too hard to build a good starter deck without it. It should be noted that, currently, the Maquis Virtual Starter deck is not actually Virtual card pool legal.


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Missions
Headquarters
30V24•Bajor, Blessed of the Prophets
Planet
2U100•Investigate Maquis Activity
7U52•Transport Delegations
Space
1U151•Amnesty Talks
26V20•Defend Evolutionary Link


Draw Deck (35)
Equipment
30V111x •Orb of Contemplation
30V121x •Orb of Prophecy and Change
30V131x •Orb of Time
Event
28V71x •Boon of the Celestial Temple
0VP151x Unexpected Difficulties
Interrupt
30V211x Accession
22V201x Hidden Resource
Personnel
Bajoran
30V331x •Alenis Grem, Occupation Historian
4C991x Anneli
22V301x •Benjamin Sisko, Man of Two Worlds
1C2102x Brilgar
1C2112x Dohlem
1U2132x Hazar
30V352x Heyath Yar
1C2151x Keeve Falor
17V521x •Kira Nerys, Lela
20V141x •Li Nalas, Vastly Outnumbered
30V362x Mond
20V151x •Odo, Vastly Outnumbered
23V351x •Opaka, Collaborator
17V531x •Shakaar Edon, First Minister of Bajor
1C2252x Shandor
0VP401x •Solbor, Faithful Attendant
30V381x •Winn Adami, Renegade Priest
3C1172x Yelsar
Ship
Bajoran
1C3821x Bajoran Scout Vessel
30V532x Orb Transport Vessel
Dilemma Pile (20)
Dual
30V32x Chula: Trickery
23V31x Coolant Leak
21V22x Dark Page
23V51x Family
17V51x Full Complement
17V61x He Wasn't Nice
23V71x Information Extraction
21V51x Mark of Gideon
21V71x Setting the Stage
0VP631x Timescape
Planet
21V61x Pillage and Plunder
23V101x The Launching
15V91x We'll Never Know
Space
15V11x Breaking the Ice
19V21x Left Behind
30V61x Nonlinear Existence
0VP331x Personal Duty
21V91x The First Duty


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