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An Archer, By Any Other Name

by Prisoner Paddy, Broken Bow designer and In Contempt

25th March 2017

”You are in contempt of this tribunal. Since you have such admiration for the prisoner, you will join him on Rura Penthe for a period of one year. Remove them both.”

Prisoner Archer

It had already been teased on Operate Dilithium Gulag, and now we have a personnel with “Prisoner” in the title. Prisoner Archer isn’t the first “off-color” personnel we’ve seen over the years – and he’s in good company with two other Starfleet captains (so far) also appearing as Klingon affiliation. Many of these off-color affiliated personnel have caused debates over the years – was Data ever affiliated enough to the Collective to warrant a “Data of Borg” being made? Is it justified by 0.68 seconds of temptation? I’m sure the preview card of Centurion Kirk has no doubt caused similar debate (am I allowed to talk about that yet? Oh well, too late!). In the case of Prisoner Archer, his “affiliation” to the Klingons was represented by the honorable, high integrity actions with which Kolos defended him at his trial (saving Klaang for example) as well as his brief stint as a laborer at Rura Penthe.

The main benefit of this version of Archer, other than adding “star power” to the 22nd century Klingons (they already have a Klingon Phlox after all), is to kick-start the draw mechanic on Operate Dilithium Gulag. While you can spend the game acquiring captives for point based bonuses, either getting to an opponent to grab a captive or waiting for an opponent to hit a capture dilemma before getting a capture-based draw engine running is just too slow a tactic in the modern game, and would likely see a capture-based deck massively outpaced by a speed solver. Prisoner Archer is designed to bridge this gap.

Today’s other new cards, Skalaar (with his download of Captured - plus a SECURITY-downloadable Captain for anyone looking to make use of Taking Charge) and Prosecutor Orak (with his download of Internment) are designed to further complement the Klingon capture strategy, so you can pick up additional captives and send them to Rura Penthe.

With these last pieces of the puzzle in place, we provide below an example 22nd century Klingon deck – feel free to add more personnel as they get revealed!

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Mission (6)
32 V1x Battle of Narendra III
33 V1x Escape Gulag
R1x Explore Black Cluster
R1x Explore Typhon Expanse
33 V1x Expose Covert Supply
18 V1x Free Orion Slaves

Seed Deck (30)
1 V1x Cardassian Processing
U1x Cardassian Trap
2 V1x Chula: The Chandra
R1x Cytherians
5 V1x Dead End
U1x Extradition
C1x Friendly Fire
P1x Hippocratic Oath
2 U1x Impressive Trophies
6 C1x Linguistic Legerdemain
6 V1x Medical Crisis
7 U1x Now Would Be a Good Time
19 VP1x Personal Duty
C1x Scientific Method
166 VP1x Scout Encounter
25 R1x The Cloud
7 V1x Underestimating the Founders
P1x Unscientific Method
C1x Q's Tent
32 C1x Temporal Micro-Wormhole
9 V1x Finally Ready to Swim
C1x Klingon Outpost
43 V1x Call for Reinforcements
20 V1x Protect the Timeline
28 V1x Taking Charge
39 C1x Assign Support Personnel
28 V1x Defend Homeworld
42 V1x Operate Dilithium Gulag
U1x Prepare the Prisoner
Time Location
89 V1x Hall of Magistrates

Draw Deck (39)
2 V3x Ready Room Door
39 VP1x HQ: Secure Homeworld
43 V1x Search and Seize
23 V1x Straight and Steady
46 V1x Advocate Kolos
47 V2x Aklam
9 VP1x Antaak
48 V1x Bu'kaH
54 V1x Duras Son of Toral
27 V1x General K'Vagh
56 V2x J'Met
57 V1x Klaang
28 V2x Laneth
29 V1x Marab
44 V1x Martrex
59 V2x Morga
60 V2x P'Mokh
61 V1x Prisoner Archer
62 V1x Prosecutor Orak
30 V2x Volok
32 V1x Harrad-Sar
28 V1x Persis
65 V1x Shobbi-Har
35 V1x Silik
66 V1x Skalaar
37 V1x Gareb
51 V1x Phlox (Shades of Gray)
84 V1x Battle Cruiser Bortas
85 V2x I.K.S. Raptor
49 V1x I.K.S. Nguq'Yab

Q-Tent Side Deck (13)
34 VP1x Space-Time Portal
U1x Captain's Log
55 VP1x Defiant Dedication Plaque
17 V1x Internment
U1x Captured
24 V1x Klingon Imperial Court
47 V1x Escape Pod
31 V1x Klingon Bounty
59 V1x Morga
60 V1x P'Mokh
31 V1x D'Nesh
34 V1x Navaar
85 V1x I.K.S. Raptor

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