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

by Maggie Geppert, Vice Chairman

14th August 2018

“The way a creature behaves when it is wounded is the key to its destruction.”

                                                                        -Karon from “Prey”

In this series, I will show off some beginner level decks that people have sent to me.  Today’s deck is Niall Matthew’s “The geni(sex) effect.”  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.


Hirogen Hunt

Oh good!  This deck doesn’t use the Equinox, so we don’t have to discuss Liberation.  You have a wide variety of choices in the deck when it comes to missions where you could seed your Hirogen OutpostRestore Victims is the only Delta Quadrant mission with an affiliation icon.  I would probably most like to seed my outpost at Answer Distress Signal, since there are so many holograms in this deck.  Establish Home Planet is also a good bet.  Those two missions together will net you 95 points.  Adding in Narik as one of your mission specialists gets you to 100 points.  However, you’ll need a third mission to get you past the You Are a Monument rule in OTF.  I would choose Battle Reconnaissance, since it can net you that additional 40 points using Narik.  Rounding out the Delta Quadrant missions is Reinitialize Warp Reaction, which is usually a solid DQ choice, given that it restores your range when you complete it.  The final mission was a bit of a puzzler for me at first.  Save Stranded Crew is in the Alpha Quadrant, but there aren’t any Wormholes in the deck to get to it.  Its main purpose is to download All-Consuming Evil, which helps boost Armus: Energy Field.

Other Seeds

Many of the seeds are pretty straightforward.  Your Support Personnel is Gem, who can fuel Ancestral Vision for card draws.  Your other mission specialist is Dr. Farek, who is there for his MEDICAL, rather than his skill of Greed.  You can use Tribunal of Q to get Defend Homeworld for Penk, who also gets Hajur. He can also have an Ancestral Vision if Gem is needed for Quantum Incursions.  There are some new things that I haven’t seen before.  For instance, Cryosatellite is paired up here with The Genesis Device, allowing the latter to be retrieved from a space mission (remember new folks, Artifacts can generally only be seeded at planet missions).  The Genesis Device is a great way to avoid having to solve that third mission, because you can use it to double the value of either of your two missions.

Rituals of the Hunt

Niall also seems to be anticipating some Kazon fleets, as I see a couple of defensive measures.  Strategic Base will boost your outpost DEFENSE by adding the point value of the mission to the total.  (Side question – does this mean printed value?  Is that then 30 points for Answer Distress Signal?) Emergency Evacuation is also there to get Escape Pod in case you get blown up.  Another interesting addition to the seed deck is Kobayashi Maru Scenario.  This card is played on an opponent’s mission, adding Computer Skill to the requirements and also messing with their attempting crew.  Each time you attempt, it syphons a personnel away from the attempt. This leaves out redshirting, and I would think it would make people want to send down big crews to power through the dilemmas.  I would pair this at a mission where I seeded The Higher…the Fewer.

Draw Deck

You’ll be using the Hirogen Outpost to download Hirogen Hunt, which is your primary free play mechanism.  You’re never ship screwed with this card out because you can always download it.  You can play Alpha Hirogen (or someone who names an alpha in their lore) for free once per turn.  Apparently, Decaren is the Alpha you want in play first.  Those Hirogen will want to go out on the Hunt using Rituals of the Hunt.  This card will allow you to skill share with an opponent’s personnel, report to your ships and can eventually capture your prey.  There are also a lot of the Children of Light (Iden, Doran, Kejal, etc.) and other holograms in this deck, which you will get out with the Holodeck Door.  Luckily, these are personnel downloads, so they won’t nullify your New Arrivals draw engine is you play an Alpha, etc. for free earlier in the turn.

What I’ve Learned from This Deck

Taya is in the game now, and she’s so cute!

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

Mission (6)
81 U1x Answer Distress Signal
3 S 831x Battle Reconnaissance
41 U1x Establish Home Planet
95 U1x Reinitialize Warp Reaction
98 R1x Restore Victims
30 V1x Save Stranded Crew

Seed Deck (30)
R1x Cryosatellite
1 R1x The Genesis Device
1 R1x Ankari "Spirits"
1 V1x Armus: Energy Field
U1x Berserk Changeling
4 U1x Chula: The Game
R1x Cytherians
5 V1x Dead End
U1x Edo Probe
119 VP1x Executive Authorization
3 R 111x Forsaken
7 V1x Friendly Fire
12 V1x Lack of Preparation
3 C 181x Murder Investigation
U2x The Higher... The Fewer
12 R1x Your Galaxy Is Impure
20 V1x Alternate Universe Door
93 VP1x Q's Tent: Civil War
5 P 101x Quantum Incursions
46 R1x Ancestral Vision
25 C1x Hirogen Outpost
C1x Emergency Evacuation
78 VP2x Kobayashi Maru Scenario
45 V1x New Arrivals
31 V1x Strategic Base
2 VP1x Tribunal of Q
107 C1x Assign Mission Specialists
39 C1x Assign Support Personnel

Draw Deck (43)
13 U7x Holodeck Door
12 V1x Borg Nanoprobes
12 V1x All-Consuming Evil
20 U1x Holo-Projectors
57 VP4x Surprise Party
28 C1x Hirogen Hunt
11 P 123x The Genesis Effect
72 U2x Mutation
62 VP2x Mutation
C1x Reclamation
77 R1x Decaren
82 R1x Idrin
85 R1x Karon
86 R+1x Karr
88 R+1x Netek
89 C1x Ranjen
90 U1x Takirac
51 R+1x Iden
54 C1x Doran
57 R+1x Kejal
63 C1x Wodek'idan
81 R+1x Anastasia Komananov
C1x Dr. Farek
100 R1x Leonardo da Vinci
45 V1x Merruk
C1x Narik
47 V1x Taya
117 R1x The President of Earth
119 R+1x Vic Fontaine
126 R1x Venatic Hunter

Q-Tent Side Deck (26)
R1x Mona Lisa
14 U1x Hirogen Disruptor Rifle
15 C1x Hirogen Talon
17 V1x General Quarters
26 V1x Holo-Projectors
17 V1x Masaka Transformations
U1x Mirror Image
20 V1x You Are a Monument
60 C1x Containment Field
U1x It's Only a Game
27 U1x Obelisk of Masaka
28 C1x Panel Overload
29 U1x Q the Referee
30 C1x Rituals of the Hunt
34 C1x White Deprivation
47 V1x Escape Pod
U1x Oof!
U1x Scorched Hand
U1x The Juggler
41 U1x Defend Homeworld
80 R+1x Hajur
87 U1x Gem
90 R+1x Odo (The Trouble with Tribbles)
170 R1x Penk
125 C1x Hunting Vessel
129 R+1x Olarra

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