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Mo'Lak is Not a Fan of Six-Sided Tings

by Charlie Plaine, Big Fan of Cubes

25th November 2017


One of the first decks I ever built and put together myself was just a ton of Klingon ships and a ton of Borg Ships (pre-errata). I never even tried a mission, I just played ships and warriors and sent them down the spaceline hunting Borg. It was that very deck that inspired Mo'Lak, today's Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 spoiler and the Quick Start Deck that goes with him!

Aside from his special skill, Mo'Lak isn't too noteworthy except that he's another [CF] Klingon, which is a deck that can always use more personnel. He carries painfully obvious Klingon skills (Leadership and Honor) and OFFICER-classification as well as the standard icons you'd expect. His attributes are pretty plain as well, clocking in at a 6 in each. So his special skill had better be pretty special to justify this card. Here it is:

Points you score from [Self] cards do not count towards Writ of Accountability.

Writ is one of those cards that, simply by existing, alters the way decks are built. It's not likely you'll run into someone using this card, so you're probably safe scoring lots of points off your dilemmas... but if someone does bring it, you're wrecked. Mo'Lak lets you bring as many point-bearing [Self] dilemmas to the game as you want, because none of them will count against you if an opponent does play Writ. The downside is that, as of this article, there are only two [Self] dilemmas that can score you points, Assimilated Vessel and Borg Ship. Assimilated Vessel is one that you have to keep your opponent from destroying, since you'll score the points if it escapes. But the Borg Ship, you can hunt with impunity. So let's see what a deck that does that looks like!

For reports, I'm using Camp Khitomer and https://www.trekcc.org/1e/index.php?cardID=4912Protect the Timeline, so you'll want a healthy dose of [CF] personnel. Your [CF] ships can report for free to the time location, so load up on them, even if they are weaker. You should be able to get to most of the personnel types needed for the Kurlan Naiskos by the 2nd turn: your mission specialists, support personnel, and downloads from Kronos One get you most of the way there. Getting the artifact should be your first goal; however, if it proves troublesome to do so, switch to just building an armada instead.

In terms of missions, I suggest easy, low point missions. You can get 50 points from the self-seeded [Self] cards, if you get all four (40), so doing three 20-pointers will give you enough points. Focus on space missions, where you can red shirt with impunity, get through dilemmas and trigger your self seeds. Then you can leave behind a small ship and solving crew, and seek out glory for the empire.

Let me know what you think of the skeleton and the ideas here. If you use this as an inspiration for your own deck, please post it! We can't wait to see what you guys do with these cards, and if you like these little jumping off points, so let us know! And come back tomorrow for another preview card and another quick start deck - one that has at least seven (7) affiliations in it!

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Mission (2)
33 V1x Expose Covert Supply
R1x Khitomer Research

Seed Deck (14)
R2x Kurlan Naiskos
1 V2x Assimilated Vessel
R2x Borg Ship
1 V1x Battle Bridge Door
90 VP1x Spacedoor
40 V1x Klingon Outpost
20 V1x Protect the Timeline
18 V1x Assign Mission Specialists
26 V1x Assign Support Personnel
16 V1x Reunite Legends
Time Location
89 VP1x Camp Khitomer

Draw Deck (24)
2 V4x Ready Room Door
R1x Bynars Weapon Enhancement
C1x Anti-Matter Spread
34 U1x Multivector Assault Mode
110 U1x Divert Power
69 U1x Azetbur
71 R+1x Captain Kang
72 C1x Ch'dak
44 V1x Chang
80 C1x Komal
81 C1x Kor'choth
83 R+1x Krase
85 U1x Maltz
95 P3x Mo'Lak
86 C1x Regnor
88 U1x Valkris
32 V1x Vekma
90 C1x Woteln
C1x Zetal

Q-Tent Side Deck (8)
47 U1x Captain's Log
C1x Spacedock
3 V1x Tactical Console
110 U1x Divert Power
70 R1x Brigadier Kerla
73 R+1x Chancellor Gorkon
U1x Koral
121 R+1x Kronos One

Battle-Bridge Side Deck (18)
25 V18x Pulse Disruptor

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