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

by Maggie Geppert, Vice Chairman

6th February 2018

Nilz Baris: There must be thousands of them.

Capt. Kirk: Hundreds of thousands.

Spock: 1,771,561. That's assuming one tribble, multiplying with an average litter of 10, producing a new generation every 12 hours over a period of three days.

                                                                                    -“The Trouble with Tribbles”

In this series, I will show off some beginner level decks that people have sent to me.  Today’s deck is Brian Sykes’ “TOS Week Beginner Deck.”  I’ll start off by thanking Brian for building this deck specifically for OS week.  The TOS faction is slightly more difficult to play by virtue of the fact that you have to use a Time Location to Report your non-mirror [OS] [1E-AU] personnel.


Protect the Timeline

Agricultural Assessment is the starting point for this deck, as that is where you play the Sherman’s Peak time location.  That time location will get you Deep Space Station K-7, which allows a free report of your [1E-OS] personnel once per turn.  The rest of the missions are a very ENGINEER heavy set.  Automated Repair Station is probably the best place to seed your Federation Outpost for easy access to SpacedockRepair Mission is another easy space mission, with Explore Dyson Sphere a slightly more difficult mission.  As for the remaining planets, Cargo Rendezvous and Reported Activity look equally doable.

Other Seeds

Probably the most important card in the deck is Protect the Timeline.  It gives you a free report for personnel native to your time location.  It also allows you to move back and forth from Sherman’s Peak time location to Agricultural Assessment.  Personnel from past or future time locations need to travel to the 24th Century in order to do missions, so you need a reliable way to time travel.  Be careful, as it restricts your free reports to those at your time location, so keeps you from doing too much free report salad.  Temporal Conduit also allows you to move your personnel between your time location and the 24th century.  It will also get Temporal Investigations out, which you can use as a draw engine. 

Another fun seed card is the Storage Compartment Door, which opens your Tribbles side deck.  This side deck is rarely used, mostly because people find it annoying.  But that’s OK because it’s supposed to be annoying.  The tribbles are meant to slow your opponent down.  They can make your non-Klingon personnel less cunning and stop them or lower Klingons’ integrity.  You can also make Trouble with your Tribbles.  These cards allow your Tribbles to boost the chaos they create.

Christopher Pike

Brian has provided us with notes on dilemma combos.  I hadn’t seen Rules of Obedience before.  This filter/wall kills off a high integrity personnel and then “God” requires you to have two personnel with Integrity > 7.  If you don’t, you lose a ship and can’t attempt unless you have a ship present.  It gets followed up with Talosian Cage.  This dilemma has a hefty requirement of 3 Empathy or Christopher Pike.  Otherwise you lose two females or one male with the most skill dot icons.

Draw Deck

Brian has some good play note to go with this deck.  He suggests that Christopher Pike is your big hero for the deck and should be your Defend Homeworld download.  He lets you use your seeded Taking Charge to get out Process Ore: MiningLt. D’Amato is your support personnel with Geology×2 who will allow you to use that draw engine to its maximum effect.  You can also use Taking Charge to get out Prepare Landing Party early on to score extra points.  Other than that, he says play two free personnel a turn and then Kivas Fajo or download a ship with Call for Reinforcements.  Throw bodies at missions until you solve three.

What I’ve Learned from This Deck

BCSWowbagger’s Rulebook has a very nice drop-down menu which gave me a hint on how to do time travel.

Discuss this article in this thread.


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This deck is currently eligible for the following family or families of achievements:

Mission (6)
38 U1x Agricultural Assessment
16 V1x Automated Repair Station
P1x Cargo Rendezvous
R1x Explore Dyson Sphere
C1x Repair Mission
P1x Reported Activity

Seed Deck (30)
8 V1x "God"
1 V1x A Fast Ship Would Be Nice
U1x Alien Parasites
2 V1x Chula: The Chandra
3 V1x Climbing the Ranks
5 V1x Dead End
5 R1x Denevan Neural Parasites
3 V1x Emergency Conversion
6 V1x Founder Secret
7 V1x Friendly Fire
70 VP1x Hanonian Land Eel
9 R1x Horta
U1x In the Pale Moonlight
9 V1x Maglock
6 V1x Murasaki Effect
1 R 421x Personal Duty
8 V1x Quantum Leap
14 V1x Rules of Obedience
9 U1x Talosian Cage
93 VP1x Q's Tent: Civil War
10 C1x Storage Compartment Door
15 V1x Temporal Conduit
11 V1x Federation Outpost
23 V1x Call for Reinforcements
20 V1x Protect the Timeline
28 V1x Taking Charge
2 VP1x Tribunal of Q
C1x Assign Mission Specialists
26 V1x Assign Support Personnel
Time Location
119 U1x Sherman's Peak

Draw Deck (59)
10 C4x Storage Compartment Door
11 C1x Classic Communicator
14 C1x Classic Type II Phaser
17 V 231x Coordinated Counterattack
138 VP9x Kivas Fajo - Collector
8 V1x Regenerate
22 R1x Deep Space Station K-7
C1x Assign Mission Specialists
15 V1x Prepare Landing Party
3 V1x Captain Kirk (Chain of Command)
73 VP1x Christopher Pike
8 V1x Commodore Decker
49 VP1x Dr. McCoy
58 R+1x Ensign Chekov
72 C1x Ensign Davis
59 R+1x Ensign O'Brien
60 R+1x Lt. Bailey
61 R+1x Lt. Bashir
62 U1x Lt. D'Amato
63 R+1x Lt. Dax
64 C3x Lt. Grant
77 U1x Lt. Kyle
78 U1x Lt. Moreau
65 U1x Lt. Nagata
20 P2x Lt. Palmer
66 P1x Lt. Sisko
67 R+1x Lt. Sulu
68 R+1x Lt. Uhura
69 U1x Lt. Watley
71 R+1x Mr. Scott
122 VP1x Mr. Spock
73 U1x Nilz Baris
83 R+1x Nurse Chapel
116 VP1x Yeoman Rand
49 V1x Yeoman Vaughn
101 U1x Dr. Roger Korby
87 U1x Gem
90 R+1x Odo (The Trouble with Tribbles)
106 R1x Ruk
49 V1x Vina
108 U1x Wyatt Earp
107 C2x Starship Constitution
56 V1x Starship Defiant
108 R+1x Starship Enterprise

Q-Tent Side Deck (13)
11 C1x Classic Communicator
12 U1x Classic Medical Tricorder
13 U1x Classic Tricorder
14 C1x Classic Type II Phaser
U1x Crew Reassignment
17 V1x Masaka Transformations
C1x Spacedock
19 C1x Temporal Investigations
C1x Hail
28 V1x File Mission Report
15 V1x Prepare Landing Party
48 V1x Process Ore: Mining
107 C1x Starship Constitution

Storage Compartment Side Deck (20)
120 C2x 1 Tribble - Bonus
121 C2x 1 Tribble - Discard
129 R*2x 1,000 Tribbles - Bonus
124 U2x 10 Tribbles - Go
125 U2x 10 Tribbles - Poison
134 R+2x 10,000 Tribbles - Rescue
126 U2x 100 Tribbles - Bonus
135 R+2x 100,000 Tribbles - Clone
138 C2x ... in the Engine Room
140 C2x ... on the Bridge

Q the Referee Side Deck (13)
5 V1x Mirror Image
8 V1x Villagers With Torches
10 V1x Containment Field
15 V1x It's Only a Game
16 V1x Obelisk of Masaka
17 V1x Panel Overload
18 V1x Q the Referee
22 V1x White Deprivation
24 V1x Oof!
25 V1x Scorched Hand
26 V1x The Juggler
27 V1x The Wake of the Borg
28 V1x Defend Homeworld

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