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

by Maggie Geppert, Vice Chairman

29th September 2018

Dr. Phlox: You realize you are not the first Vulcan officer to be posted aboard a Human starship? The High Command has tried this before, but none of the others lasted more than a... few weeks. They found their crew mates too chaotic and unpredictable. But you've been here more than six months, and you haven't merely tolerated this crew, you've become part of it. Isn't it logical to take pride in that accomplishment?

T’Pol: Pride is a Human indulgence.

Dr. Phlox: I suppose it is.

                                                                        -from “Shadows of P’Jem”

In this series, I will show off some beginner level decks that people have sent to me.  Today’s deck is “A Vulcan Hello” by Rogue Shindler.  I looked for a fairly basic all-Vulcan deck with no Raptors or Temporal Benefactors, and this one seemed to fit the bill nicely.


22nd-Century ShiKahr

This is another deck involving time travel, so you need a place to put your personnel from the past.  There are two time locations for this deck.  The first one is 22nd-Century ShiKahr, which seeds at Observe Ritual.  This time location gets you IDIC: Power of the High Command, which lets you attempt missions requiring OFFICER. This version of Vulcan has an advantage that your Vulcans and Amanda Grayson may report here.  You need this for the [Fed] Vulcans who are in the deck.  You also have P’Jem Sanctuary which seeds at Rebuild Monastery. The advantage of this 2nd time location is that your V’Shar personnel may File Mission Reports here and you can download the Secret of P’Jem.  This will allow you to get use Espionage: Vulcan on Andorian to do your Federation missions.  You can’t target Observe Ritual with it, but you could use it on Extract Rare Mineral or Fissure Research.  Besides IDIC, there are enough [Fed] personnel here that I wouldn’t worry too much about being able to attempt all of your missions without Espionage.  The other missions are a mix of [Vul] missions.  Intercept Dignitary is a nice choice to start out.  Assemble Fleet looks like a little more difficult to complete.

Other Seeds

The biggest seed in this deck is Kohlinar.  This card allows your Vulcans to mix and cooperate.  It also provides a free report as long as you don’t have Protect the Timeline in play.  Finally, you can use it to move between it and 2154 Vulcan.  The word Vulcan in this deck refers to anyone of the Vulcan species (including hybrids like Spock) or the Vulcan affiliation.  This is something I had to double check on for this article, because the word Vulcan in Second Edition only refers to Vulcan species, and doesn’t includes hybrids.  Another interesting seed is Reunite Legends.  There aren’t enough [CF] personnel to score the 10 points, so it’s probably just here to get the U.S.S. Enterprise-A.

IDIC: Power of the High Command

You have a couple seed cards dedicated to personnel download.  Defend Homeworld is here as well as an old favorite of mine, Quark’s Isolinear Rods.  I believe the target here really is Charles Tucker III (Live Long and Prosper). I goofed on the Starfleet Top 5 on that one, but he’s a CIVILIAN in his [Vul] / [SF] version. Your Mission Specialists are Sanye and Taurik.  Another old favorite here is Mission Debriefing.  This is seeded face-down as a hidden agenda card and stops any away team who finished a mission attempt. Make It So is also here and thanks to IDIC, isn’t discarded when you use it download Ready Room Door to get a Captain’s Order like Captain’s Log and Defiant Dedication Plaque.

Draw Deck

There are also a lot of old Vulcan support cards available to this deck.  Fal-tor-pan is an old one from The Motion Pictures.  It allows you to bring Vulcans back from the dead.  You can use The Katra of Surak to boost up one of your Vulcan personnel and can pass it around. Vulcan Mindmeld allows your Mindmeld personnel to gain skills from another personnel present until the end of the turn.  Finally, Live Long and Prosper will save a Vulcan selected to die.

What I’ve Learned from This Deck

Vulcans have a lot of moving parts.  After looking at it more carefully, it has a lot of complexity for a beginner.

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)
19 V1x Assemble Fleet
34 V1x Extract Rare Mineral
R1x Fissure Research
23 V1x Intercept Dignitary
30 C1x Observe Ritual
26 V1x Rebuild Monastery

Seed Deck (30)
1 V1x A Miner Confrontation
2 V1x Authorized Access Only
3 V1x Exact Change
5 V1x Faux Pas
12 P1x Male's Love Interest & Plague Ship
174 VP1x Medical Crisis
8 V1x Quantum Leap
3 C 241x Rock People
9 V1x Rock People
9 V1x The Arsenal: Separated
25 R1x The Cloud
13 V1x The Ghost of Cyrus Ramsey
1 V1x Q's Tent
1 V2x Quantum Incursions
P1x Space-Time Portal
90 VP1x Spacedoor
15 V1x Temporal Conduit
14 V1x Duck Blind
U1x Mission Debriefing
76 P1x Vulcan Outpost
77 P1x Kolinahr
4 V1x Make It So
27 U1x Obelisk of Masaka
61 VP1x Quark's Isolinear Rods
18 V1x Assign Mission Specialists
28 V1x Defend Homeworld
16 V1x Reunite Legends
Time Location
61 V1x 22nd-Century ShiKahr
62 V1x P'Jem Sanctuary

Draw Deck (75)
2 V2x Ready Room Door
71 P1x Vulcan PADD
8 V1x Vulcan Tricorder
15 C1x Fal-tor-pan
U1x Masaka Transformations
6 V1x Neuropressure Massage
7 V1x Strange New Worlds
43 P4x Temporal Shifting
26 V2x Reed Alert!
16 V1x Thorough Debriefing
78 P2x Vulcan Database
17 V1x You're Not Ready
R2x Going to the Top
39 U3x I'm a Doctor, Not a Bricklayer
34 C2x Live Long and Prosper
72 U7x Mutation
62 VP1x Mutation
U1x Vulcan Mindmeld
38 R+1x Captain Spock
50 VP1x First Officer Spock
122 VP1x Mr. Spock
82 R1x Mr. Tuvok
62 R+1x Saavik
1 VP1x Spock
64 U1x T'Lar
120 VP1x Tuvok
72 V1x Selot
R1x Solkar
42 V1x Commander T'Pol
48 V1x Crewman Soval
80 P1x Delvok
34 V1x Koss
36 V1x Minister T'Pau
38 V4x Sedis
40 V1x Smolek
82 P3x Sopek
45 V1x Surak
85 P1x T'Lam
47 V1x T'Les
49 V1x T'Mik
86 P1x T'Pol (Pre-Warp Pack)
51 V2x Tavek
87 P2x Valrik
54 V1x Vanik
30 V1x Menos
52 V1x V'Las
32 V1x Charles Tucker III (Live Long and Prosper)
33 V1x Jonathan Archer (Live Long and Prosper)
114 R+1x U.S.S. Enterprise-A
56 V1x Ni'Var
57 V1x Sh'Raan
58 V1x Ti'Mur

Q-Tent Side Deck (13)
U1x Captain's Log
55 VP1x Defiant Dedication Plaque
5 V1x Espionage: Vulcan on Andorian
U1x Lower Decks
22 V1x Polarized Hull Plating
78 VP1x Kobayashi Maru Scenario
14 V1x The Katra of Surak
29 V1x Combat-Ready: Tactical Reserve
U1x Vulcan Mindmeld
28 V1x File Mission Report
23 V1x Straight and Steady
U1x Vulcan Lander
88 P1x D'kyr

"Outside the Game" and/or Seed-Phase Downloads (5)
11 V1x IDIC: Power of the High Command
15 V1x The Secret of P'Jem
C1x Taurik
81 P1x Sanye
39 V1x Sinam

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