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The Occupation of Bajor

by Michael Shea, Chief Ambassador

19th March 2018

One of the themes we explored in Symbiosis was encouraging the use of dual headquarters decks. The Cardassian occupation of Bajor - brutal, ruthless, destructive, and cruel - has been alluded to in many cards in the 2e library, including Cardassian Protectorate and The Pillage of Bajor. But, these cards don’t do much to encourage a dual headquarters Bajor/Cardassian deck. Dukat, Prefect of Bajor; Crell Moset, Notorious Exobiologist; and Comfort Women begin to hint at the possibilities of a viable Bajor/Cardassia build, but by themselves don’t quite make up for the risk of an opponent’s Provoke Interstellar Incident, or other dual headquarters hate. So, the Symbiosis Design Team gives you Casualties of the Occupation, which you’ve already seen, and Surjak.


Now, Surjak may have the Terok Nor icon – a precedent set by Yaltar, Draft Supervisor – but don’t let that fool you. His rightful place is in the dual headquarters Bajor/Cardassian deck. His ability gets Bajoran cards into your discard pile to feed Casualties of the Occupation, Covenant, Jarro Essa, or Basso Tromac. Casualties of the Occupation lets you remove those Bajoran cards from game to benefit your Cardassian occupiers. If the carnage gets to be too heavy, Xhosa, Sponsored Transport gets you some of those cards back into your deck. And, just in case the occupation proves too efficient in exploiting Bajoran resources, Benjamin Sisko, Man of Two Worlds gets you those removed cards back in your discard pile to start all over again.

The Prefect and the Emissary on the same side? It dosn't seem quite right ... does it?

Stay tuned for more excitement from Symbiosis.

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1U152•Bajor, Gift of the Prophets
1U153•Cardassia Prime, Hardscrabble World
1U194•Cardassia IV, Rescue Prisoners
7U47•Deliver Prisoners
1U184•Cardassian Outskirts, Kressari Rendezvous

Draw Deck (58)
1U622x Bajoran Phaser Pistol
1U632x Cardassian Phaser Pistol
5P41x •Cardassian Protectorate
43V63x •Casualties of the Occupation
1U1163x The Pillage of Bajor
2C692x Unexpected Difficulties
1U1232x Comfort Women
0VP1343x Covenant
2U1031x •Akorem Laan, Revered Poet
26V271x •Azeni Meressa, Resistance Spy
10R531x •Basso Tromac, Smug Subordinate
22V301x •Benjamin Sisko, Man of Two Worlds
38V182x Brin
2R1051x •Jaro Essa, Leader of the Circle
15V251x •Kira Nerys, Rescuer
3R1131x •Odo, Wayward Link
3U1151x •Tahna Los, Voice of the Kohn-Ma
36V291x •Teero Anaydis, Misguided Vedek
1U2281x •Winn Adami, Kai of Bajor
3C1172x Yelsar
4U1171x •Broca, Grovelling Lackey
14R681x •Crell Moset, Notorious Exobiologist
3R1411x •Damar, Useful Adjutant
1U2331x •Darhe'el, The Butcher of Gallitep
5P241x •Dukat, Prefect of Bajor
0VP1371x •Elim Garak, Agent of the Obsidian Order
2R1141x •Enabran Tain, Retired Mastermind
18V221x •Korinas, Observer from the Obsidian Order
1U2441x •Lemec, Posturing Negotiator
13U541x •Mardel, Overseer
3U1461x •Mavek, Science Officer
4U1201x •Mila, Trusted Confidante
12U491x •Oran, Irritable Gul
12R501x •Parek, Privileged Legate
1C2492x Parn
43V153x Surjak
7R591x •Tekeny Ghemor, Prominent Official
28V251x •Yaltar, Draft Supervisor
24V411x •Xhosa, Sponsored Transport
1C3843x Galor
1U3871x •Prakesh
Dilemma Pile (28)
40V13x Bread and Circuses
26V21x Conflict of Interests
41V21x Dereliction of Duty
38V51x Historical Pursuit
12R151x Psychokinetic Control
0VP771x Secret Identity
12R172x Swashbuckler at Heart
1C133x Captain's Holiday
37V53x Pillage and Plunder
38V113x Underlying Influence
38V23x Covert Extraction
38V83x Pattern Loss
38V133x Vanishing Act

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