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

by Maggie Geppert, Vice Chairman

30th January 2018

“Once you have their money, you never give it back.”

                                                                                    -The 1st Rule of Acquisition

In this series, I will show off some beginner level decks that people have sent to me.  Today’s deck is Bruce Parrish’s “Pledge to the Latinum (Revised)” deck.  Apparently, this deck is a bit more intermediate level, as the Ferengi have trouble putting together a winning strategy since Ferengi Military Operations got nerfed.  The reason it’s tough to work with is that you have to move between quadrants, which is inherently difficult in First Edition and also mix [Fer] and [Dom] personnel.  The Ferengi have no treaties, so other cards need to be used to get the same effect.


Where Opportunities Are Made

Deliver Evidence is your Ferengi homeworld, allowing you to play Ferengi Civilians and V.I.P.s for free to the Tower of Commerce.  The other two Alpha Quadrant missions are Resupply Marauder and Supply Terrorists.  The latter is a tempting location for your Ferengi Trading Post, since it has a range of 2.  This deck primarily functions in the Gamma Quadrant, so I suspect you won’t be moving around too much in the Alpha Quadrant, except maybe to get your people from Ferenginar.  This deck mostly works in the Gamma Quadrant.  I would probably solve Further Tulaberry Talks first, followed by Expand Karemman Operations and Reopen Trade Discussions.

Other Seeds

This deck relies on getting Ferengi, Karemma and Dosi together for trade talks at the Dosi Trading Post.  I was wondering about how to get the Ferengi personnel into the Gamma Quadrant, but Where Opportunities are Made, which is downloaded by Reshape the Quadrant, allows you to play them there.  You can also play non-Greed or non-Acquisition Ferengi to the GQ via Cross-Quadrant Expansion, which is downloaded by Where Opportunities are Made and played to your Ferengi Trading Post, with some important restrictions.  This card is also a good draw engine, if you can get a Ferengi ship into the GQ.  That’s pretty straightforward with The First Stable Wormhole seeded, allowing you to get your Bajoran Wormholes out and your DS9 ships can travel more easily in the Gamma Quadrant. Overall, I see several free-play mechanisms – the Dosi Trading Post, Tower of Commerce and New Arrivals, although the latter does limit how many free plays you can use per turn.

Grand Nagus Gint

I see some dilemmas in this deck I haven’t seen before.  Important Guests looks like a nice filter, tying up your OFFICER and SECURITY personnel with diplomatic duties.  Murasaki Effect effectively locks you out of your planet mission for a few turns. Spaceborne Entity is a great choice to seed at a Homeworld, as it will keep your opponent from playing cards for free.  It will also travel around the spaceline attacking ships if they are unwise enough to be at a mission with a matching affiliation icon at the end of their turn.  I also like The Arsenal: Divided.  You need a good number of unique personnel to get past this dilemma, and I see that it could hit this Ferengi deck pretty hard.

Draw Deck

Besides the personnel one would normally associate with the Dosi Trading Post, I noticed a number of mirror Ferengi.  I assume that the mechanism for getting them in play is to use Hidden Fighter to retrieve the Mirror Ferengi Shuttle from your Q’s Tent. From there you can report Mr. Brunt, Mr. Nog, Mr. Quark, Mr. Rom or Ezri to your ship.  They look to be in here to fill some skill gaps.  This deck makes minimal use of Gold-Pressed Latinum and Rules, but the 1st Rule of Acquisition is seeded, allowing you to get out Grand Nagus Gint, who can get you the 35th Rule of Acquisition, which is a nice draw engine.

What I’ve Learned from This Deck

The Continuing Committee has made it easier for people to travel between quadrants, which was a very difficult thing to do previously.

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Mission (6)
31 V1x Deliver Message
21 V1x Expand Karemman Operations
22 V1x Further Tulaberry Talks
34 V1x Reopen Trade Discussions
18 V1x Resupply Marauder
23 V1x Supply Terrorists

Seed Deck (30)
U1x Alien Parasites
2 V1x Chula: The Chandra
5 V1x Dead End
5 R1x Denevan Neural Parasites
U1x Firestorm
5 V1x Important Guests
U1x In the Pale Moonlight
15 C1x Kazon Bomb
C1x Misguided Activist
6 V1x Murasaki Effect
11 V1x Spaceborne Entity
17 V1x Subspace Shock Wave
4 V1x The Arsenal: Divided
22 VP2x The Clown: Bitter Medicine
97 VP1x V'Ger
9 V1x Alternate Universe Door
93 VP1x Q's Tent: Civil War
P1x Space-Time Portal
15 V1x The First Stable Wormhole
C1x 1st Rule of Acquisition
10 V1x Dosi Trading Post
12 V1x Ferengi Trading Post
25 V1x Tower of Commerce
R1x Empok Nor
45 V1x New Arrivals
R1x Quark's Isolinear Rods
30 V1x Reshape the Quadrant
2 VP1x Tribunal of Q
52 V1x Ferengi Freighter

Draw Deck (60)
P3x Space-Time Portal
23 U1x 35th Rule of Acquisition
16 V1x Isomagnetic Disintegrator
18 V3x New Frontiers
10 V2x Surprise Party
C1x Disruptor Overload
47 V1x Escape Pod
20 V1x Hidden Fighter
39 U1x I'm a Doctor, Not a Bricklayer
39 C1x Remember the Alamo
19 V3x Sucking Up to the Boss
C1x Thine Own Self
22 V1x Wormhole Navigation Schematic
50 V1x Hanok
51 V2x Inglatu
52 V1x Ornithar
36 V4x Pimoo
41 V1x Brunt
62 V1x Gral
63 V1x Grand Nagus Zek
130 VP1x Ishka
U1x Krax
R1x Leck
64 V1x Maihar'du
58 V1x Mr. Brunt
59 V1x Mr. Nog
60 V1x Mr. Quark
61 V1x Mr. Rom
C1x Nilva
41 V2x Prosar
25 P1x Uri'lash
16 V1x Leeta
17 V1x Mardah
64 V1x Nizari
R1x Rom
33 V1x Captain Nog
18 V1x Nog
71 V1x Altovar (Emissary)
70 V1x E'Tyshra
70 V1x Ezri
103 R+1x Fontaine
44 V1x Laas
66 VP1x Morn
93 C1x Yint
49 V2x Dosi Trade Vessel
109 R1x Brunt's Shuttle
52 V1x Ferengi Freighter

Q-Tent Side Deck (13)
C1x Ferengi Disruptor
U1x Ferengi Disruptor Rifle
13 V1x Gold-Pressed Latinum
C1x Jem'Hadar Disruptor
137 VP1x Kukalaka
U1x Small Cloaking Device
17 V1x Masaka Transformations
20 V1x Hidden Fighter
R1x Gaila
42 V1x Grand Nagus Gint
65 VP1x Quark
109 R1x Brunt's Shuttle
123 U1x Mirror Ferengi Shuttle

Q the Referee Side Deck (13)
5 V1x Mirror Image
8 V1x Villagers With Torches
9 V1x Access Denied
10 V1x Containment Field
11 V1x Feedback Surge
15 V1x It's Only a Game
16 V1x Obelisk of Masaka
18 V1x Q the Referee
22 V1x White Deprivation
23 V1x Writ of Accountability
24 V1x Oof!
25 V1x Scorched Hand
28 V1x Defend Homeworld

"Outside the Game" and/or Seed-Phase Downloads (5)
12 V2x Bajoran Wormhole
R1x Empok Nor
12 V1x Cross-Quadrant Expansion
18 V1x Where Opportunities are Made

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