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

by Maggie Geppert, Vice Chairman

3rd July 2018

“Sometimes I think my people spend so much time trying to save lives, they don't know how to live anymore.”

                                                                        -Danara Pel from “Lifesigns”

In this series, I will show off some beginner level decks that people have sent to me.  Today’s deck is Kris Sonsteby’s “That Place Totally Blows... My Mind.”  This deck is a couple of years old, so still has General Quarters and You Are a Monument in it.  Those would need to be removed to make it OTF legal.


The Vidiian Sodality

Yet again, the most important mission in the deck is Liberation.  You need it for Caretaker’s Array, because you will be seeding the U.S.S. Equinox  and playing its associated personnel to supplement your Vidiians.  Cure Deadly Virus is an obvious early attempt.  First off, you can seed your outpost there, and you can also do it just with Danara Pel.  Another obvious early mission is Research Plague, again for big points (You Are a Monument is now a rule, after all). Rounding out the planet missions is Restore Victims, which is very tricky to do, but worth a whopping 55 points and Neelix can play there for free. Reinitialize Warp Reaction is a tempting space mission to do, since it allows you to restore your range when you complete it and move elsewhere.  Study Protonebula is also nice because it allows you to download One. Just make sure you have a ship there!

Other Seeds

Danara Pel

As was mentioned before, you need to supplement your Vidiian personnel with [NA] Equinox crew members.  You can Caretaker’s Array to [SD] Home Away from Home, which will allow you to play matching personnel to the Equinox, and once per turn one free [Stf] personnel. Holoprogram: The Office of Dixon Hill is here to help boost free plays and card draws if you have out Cyrus Redblock and can request “the item.”  (Side note: this version of Cyrus won’t be available to you soon as he hasn’t been converted.)  Ancestral Vision is the other card draw engine, which you can run with your Support Personnel Dr. Nydrom.  The dilemmas are pretty standard.  I don’t think I see one I haven’t talked about in previous articles in this series.

Draw Deck

The Vidiian Sodality is the primary way you will get your MEDICAL-classification Vidiians (and MEDICAL related equipment) out for free.  There are plenty of those, but not as many as I thought there would be.  I was surprised by the large number of [Univ] personnel they have. Holodeck Doors are another big feature of the draw deck, as they are the third free report engine.  I already mention Cyrus Redblock’s role here, but you could also grab The President of Earth  or Leonardo da Vinci. The Twin Mistresses of Evil, not holograms, are here for their double helping of SCIENCE, since I don’t see Tom Paris or Harry Kim in the deck, to help out your Vidiians.  It’s too bad you can’t Harvest Organs from them.

What I’ve Learned from This Deck

You sometimes have to think outside of the box when you’re looking for match-ups on free plays.  I never would have thought to put holograms together with Vidiians in a deck.

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

Mission (6)
86 R1x Cure Deadly Virus
92 U1x Liberation
95 U1x Reinitialize Warp Reaction
96 U1x Research Phage
98 R1x Restore Victims
45 U1x Study Protonebula

Seed Deck (30)
7 P1x Alien Parasites & REM Fatigue
U1x Berserk Changeling
4 U1x Chula: The Game
U1x Dead End
5 R1x Denevan Neural Parasites
11 P2x Female's Love Interest & Garbage Scow
R1x Founder Secret
C1x Friendly Fire
8 V2x Gomtuu Shock Wave
11 R1x Hanonian Land Eel
12 P1x Male's Love Interest & Plague Ship
C1x Scientific Method
7 V2x The Arsenal: Divided
25 R2x The Cloud
P1x Unscientific Method
29 R1x Volcanic Eruption
93 VP1x Q's Tent: Civil War
46 R1x Ancestral Vision
57 C1x Vidiian Outpost
59 R1x Caretaker's Array
30 C1x Holoprogram: The Office of Dixon Hill
63 C1x Home Away From Home
2 VP1x Tribunal of Q
18 V1x Assign Mission Specialists
26 V1x Assign Support Personnel
192 R1x U.S.S. Equinox

Draw Deck (47)
13 U6x Holodeck Door
U8x Kivas Fajo - Collector
65 C1x The Vidiian Sodality
162 R1x Dr. Ma'Bor Jetrel
118 U1x The Twin Mistresses of Evil
68 C1x Angelo Tassoni
114 C1x Ayala
115 R1x B'Elanna Torres
104 R+1x Icheb
164 R1x Kes
125 U1x Marla Gilmore
167 R1x Neelix
129 U1x Noah Lessing
171 R1x Seven of Nine
177 R1x Danara Pel
178 R1x Dereth
179 C1x Drenol
122 C2x Maleth
182 R1x Motura
183 C2x Nadirum
184 C2x Nirata
186 C2x Sorum
187 R2x Sulan
188 C2x Telari
189 C3x Thaden
200 C2x Vidiian Interceptor

Q-Tent Side Deck (13)
45 U1x Vidiian Harvester
U1x Lower Decks
U1x Masaka Transformations
69 C1x Beyond the Subatomic
75 U1x The Gift
8 C 821x Cyrus Redblock (Civil Criminal)
C1x Dr. Nydom
100 R1x Leonardo da Vinci
110 R+1x One
170 R1x Penk
117 R1x The President of Earth
70 R+1x Equinox Doctor
104 VP1x Tsunkatse Ship

Q the Referee Side Deck (13)
17 V1x General Quarters
U1x Mirror Image
20 V1x You Are a Monument
60 C1x Containment Field
31 C1x In the Zone
U1x It's Only a Game
27 U1x Obelisk of Masaka
29 U1x Q the Referee
U1x Reactor Overload
24 V1x Oof!
U1x Scorched Hand
U1x The Wake of the Borg
41 U1x Defend Homeworld

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