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by Matthew Zinno, Staff Writer

23rd November 2014

The second of the two converted cards in this expansion, we have the Dominion Jem'Hadar support personnel: Rak'tazan. Often, conversions which are support personnel are ones who had three skills in their Second Edition (2E) form, with one of those skills becoming the First Edition (1E) classification. However, Rak'tazan was in the interesting position of having only two skills on his 2E card, and so was already a support personnel. One was indeed a 1E personnel type, OFFICER, which has become his 1E classification (making him only the third universal [Dom] with OFFICER as a classification, and only the second that's not a hologram). His other skill was the 2E-specific "Astrometrics", which was a hybrid of Astrophysics and Stellar Cartography. According to the conversion rules, you could essentially use it as whichever of those two skills you wanted at the time. Consequently, he could be considered to have both of those 1E skills … and so those are the two skills which are now printed on his new 1E card.

Rak'tazan will fit into many Dominion decks, since Dominion War Efforts makes support personnel very attractive to them. As a universal, he also combines well with Young Jem'Hadar and New Arrivals. In his 2E form, I used him recently in an OTF deck, which is reposted below.


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Mission (6)
R1x Access Relay Station
5 V1x Attack at Rare Phenomenon
3 U 851x Clash at Chin'toka
3 S 861x Destroy Iconian Gateway
14 V1x Investigate Maquis Activity
29 V1x Recover Prisoner

Seed Deck (30)
1 V1x Off-Zel Vase
8 V1x "God"
1 R1x Ankari "Spirits"
C1x Crisis
R1x Cytherians
U1x Dead End
6 C1x Dejaren
U1x Edo Probe
7 C1x Emergency Conversion
5 R1x Ferengi Infestation
U1x Ferengi Ingenuity
5 V1x Forsaken
8 V1x Gomtuu Shock Wave
P1x Hippocratic Oath
6 V1x Medical Crisis
13 V1x Triage
C1x Q's Tent
10 V1x Temporal Micro-Wormhole
15 V1x The First Stable Wormhole
18 C1x Dominion War Efforts
25 C1x Treaty: Federation/Dominion
C1x Primary Supply Depot
23 V1x Call for Reinforcements
29 V1x New Arrivals
2 VP1x Tribunal of Q
U1x Ultimatum
C1x Assign Mission Specialists
39 C1x Assign Support Personnel
41 U1x Defend Homeworld
P1x Open Diplomatic Relations

Draw Deck (65)
2 V1x Ready Room Door
11 C1x Classic Communicator
12 U1x Classic Medical Tricorder
U2x Jem'Hadar Disruptor Rifle
C1x Ketracel-White
C1x Medical Kit
C1x Science Kit
17 V1x General Quarters
16 V2x Isomagnetic Disintegrator
22 R1x Deep Space Station K-7
9 V1x Access Denied
R1x Going to the Top
C3x In the Bag
73 C1x Nanoprobe Resuscitation
C2x Victory Is Life
U2x Wormhole Navigation Schematic
49 C1x Amet'alox
C2x Azet'izan
P1x Bashir Founder
49 V1x Founder
36 V1x Founder Leader
C2x Koret'alak
R1x Krajensky Founder
C2x Limara'Son
R1x Lovok Founder
3 C 1642x Odera'Klen
37 V1x Odo (Homefront II)
3 C 1651x Rak'tazan
C2x Temo'Zuma
53 C2x Varat'idan
C2x Virak'kara
R1x Weyoun
C2x Yak'Talon
3 V1x Captain Kirk (Chain of Command)
18 P1x Christopher Pike
49 VP2x Dr. McCoy
58 R+1x Ensign Chekov
C1x Gibson
67 R+1x Lt. Sulu
68 R+1x Lt. Uhura
C1x Mendon
71 R+1x Mr. Scott
72 R+1x Mr. Spock
24 P2x Yeoman Rand
U1x Jem'Hadar Warship
105 R1x Weyoun's Warship
108 R+3x Starship Enterprise

Q-Tent Side Deck (13)
P1x Space-Time Portal
U1x Crew Reassignment
50 U1x Lower Decks
U1x Masaka Transformations
20 V1x You Are a Monument
C1x Remote Supply Depot
13 V1x In the Zone
16 V1x Obelisk of Masaka
18 V1x Q the Referee
24 V1x Oof!
25 V1x Shape-Shift
U1x File Mission Report
R1x Deyos

"Outside the Game" and/or Seed-Phase Downloads (2)
U2x Bajoran Wormhole

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