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So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Klingon Edition

by Maggie Geppert, Vice Chairman

12th September 2017

Kurn: Gowron *spits* in your face when you ask him to give back what is rightfully ours. And you would support him?

Lieutenant Worf: We cannot regain honor by acting dishonorably.

                                                                        –from “Redemption”

In this series, I will show off some beginner level decks that people have sent to me.  Today’s deck is Ken Tufts’ To Illegit (sp) to Quit from the 2015 World Championships.


Qo’noS is here and can be attempted with HQ: Secure Homeworld.  The rest of the mission set is very un-Klingon to my mind, there’s a lot of ENGINEER, SCIENCE and especially Navigation.  Secret Salvage II, Warped Space and Reported Activity all require it.  Astrophysics is also prevalent, seeing as Warped Space and Seek Life Form need it. I would probably get out Klag and Torin for Assign Mission Specialists.  My thoughts are to seed Secret Salvage II as an outpost and attempt it first, but then I panic, thinking about the Borg Ship dilemma.  Then I see that BSD has errata and I relax a bit.  My next missions would probably be Reported Activity and Warped Space.

Other Seeds

Continuing Mission is present to give everyone the TNG icon.  The seeded free report engines are Attention All Hands (for [Univ] personnel), Cybernetics Expertise (for androids) and The Great Hall (for High Council Members). Officer Exchange Program’s conversion of a draw into a download is intended to be used with your Continuing Mission draw. When I read through Officer Exchange Program, I wondered if this was a battle deck, then I saw there was no Battle Bridge side deck, so the secondary text of that card is moot.  Equipment Replicator is a great way to add equipment to the free play salad, and the PADDs and Tricorders in the Q’s Tent will help out the Klingons with their un-Klingon mission set.

Ken has told me that there is really only set dilemma combo in this deck.  Hippocratic Oath + Male’s Love Interest & Plague Ship + Medical Crisis.  Everything else is very flexible and you build them on the fly.  He does say that Make Us Go should be before Spatial Rift and that The Arsenal: Divided + Gomtuu Shockwave + Cytherians also works well.  Also, Barclay’s Protomorphosis Disease should always be a self-seed so you can try for a two-mission win.

Draw Deck

I was wondering why there were two outposts and The Great Hall, as that seem like a lot of facilities to my mind, but then I saw that the fifth free play engine, Illegitimate Heir to the Empire, requires a [Kli] outpost for the free report.  You don’t want to find yourself not being able to use this in the event that your outpost gets blown up.  In terms of personnel, B’Somgh and Zegov are the two heavy hitters.  She’s especially flexible as a personnel because she’s both an I.K.S. Pagh personnel and Duras related. Apparently the Soong-Type Android should always be MEDICAL and androgynous. 

I was a little worried about all of the ships being in the Q’s Tent, but I see now that the I.K.S. Pagh can be downloaded, and the Cha’Joh can be gotten with Hidden Fighter or Ready Room Door. This deck also has several ways to get what you need.  There are six Handshakes and a couple of MutationsNu’Daq downloads Dig, which brings things back from the discard pile.

What I’ve Learned from This Deck

Stacking free play engines seems to be very important for solid deckbuilding in 1E.  You also need to get cards into hand by balancing out the free plays with draw or download engines.  It’s interesting to see how those free play engines have proliferated in the CC era.  I've also learned that the Q the Referee side deck needs to be updated.

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Mission (6)
U1x Expose Covert Supply
C1x Fever Emergency
P1x Reported Activity
R1x Seek Life-form
R1x Warped Space
20 P1x Secret Salvage II

Seed Deck (30)
R1x Barclay's Protomorphosis Disease
R1x Chula: The Chandra
R1x Cytherians
U1x Dead End
4 V1x Devastating Communique
8 V1x Gomtuu Shock Wave
P2x Hippocratic Oath
P1x Make Us Go
12 P2x Male's Love Interest & Plague Ship
6 V2x Medical Crisis
23 C1x Spatial Rift
7 V1x The Arsenal: Divided
10 R1x V'Ger
12 R1x Your Galaxy Is Impure
93 VP1x Q's Tent: Civil War
1 V1x Quantum Incursions
P1x Space-Time Portal
C1x Klingon Outpost
R1x The Great Hall
21 V1x Attention All Hands
22 V1x Continuing Mission
25 C1x Cybernetics Expertise
23 V1x Equipment Replicator
7 P1x Kobayashi Maru Scenario
29 V1x Officer Exchange Program
2 VP1x Tribunal of Q
C1x Assign Mission Specialists

Draw Deck (49)
U1x Ready Room Door
U1x HQ: War Room
17 U2x Isomagnetic Disintegrator
62 U6x Handshake
15 V1x Illegitimate Leader of the Empire
29 U1x Q the Referee
R1x Arbiter of Succession
U2x Hidden Fighter
72 U2x Mutation
U2x Preparation
77 C2x The Power
78 V2x B'Somgh
C1x Divok
37 V1x Dokar
27 V1x Duras (Life From Lifelessness)
C4x K'chiQ
7 V1x K'mpec (Chain of Command)
U1x K'Tal
U1x Kell
U1x Kitrik
U1x Konmel
87 V1x Losta
45 V1x Nu'Daq (Homefront II)
C1x Torin
90 V4x Zegov
41 V1x Data (The Sky's the Limit)
C4x Soong-type Android
47 V1x The One
P1x Sisters of Duras

Q-Tent Side Deck (13)
C1x Klingon PADD
U1x Medical PADD
C1x Tricorder
C1x Establish Landing Protocols
U1x Lower Decks
21 V1x Dig
U1x HQ: Secure Homeworld
C1x Klag
U1x Anya
R1x Salia
52 V1x Cha'Joh (The Sky's the Limit)
43 V1x I.K.S. K'Vort
99 V1x I.K.S. Pagh (The Next Generation)

Q the Referee Side Deck (12)
U1x Temporal Vortex
17 V1x General Quarters
U1x Mirror Image
20 V1x You Are a Monument
60 C1x Containment Field
U1x It's Only a Game
27 U1x Obelisk of Masaka
29 U1x Q the Referee
8 P1x Strategema
U1x Oof!
U1x Scorched Hand
41 U1x Defend Homeworld

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