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Garak to the Rescue

by Stephen Lee, Staff Writer

23rd November 2008

"...never underestimate my gift for survival." -- Call to Arms

At first glance, Garak has average skills (CIVILIAN, SECURITY, Computer Skill and Honor) to go with his Staff icon, a seemingly 'once per game' special skill, and decent attributes (7-8-6)... not a game-breaker. But in the Star Trek Customizable Card Game, power often comes from combinations with other similar cards, resulting in an overwhelming effect.

Garak's skill, in combination with John Doe, makes attempting space missions safe for your main mission solvers. Since John Doe is also CIVILIAN classification, they both play for free to a seeded War Council and can be easily incorporated into all Alpha Quadrant-based decks.

The affiliation that best benefits from the Garak and John Doe combination is Starfleet, with T'Pol (special download Vulcan "Death Grip"), Elizabeth Cutler and Phlox (Alien Physiologist) adding their own life-saving skills to the combo. It doesn't hurt that they also play for free to Seat of Starfleet. With this mix of cards, there's a good chance your personnel will never see the discard pile or The Next Emanation the entire game.

Combos:

Deck:

Do all space for the win and Standard to boot.




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Mission (6)
Mission
R1x Espionage Mission
3 U 891x Evade Dominion Squadron
1 S 1721x Host Metaphasic Shielding Test
U1x Mining Survey
12 U 411x Navigate Argolis Cluster
3 S 1031x Salvage Borg Ship

Seed Deck (30)
Dilemma
1 R1x Ankari "Spirits"
R2x Chula: The Chandra
4 U1x Chula: The Game
U1x Dead End
6 P 21x Dignitaries and Witnesses
11 P1x Female's Love Interest & Garbage Scow
U1x Ferengi Bug
C2x Friendly Fire
11 R1x Hanonian Land Eel
U1x Lethean Telepathic Attack
6 C1x Linguistic Legerdemain
C1x Maglock
1 R 421x Personal Duty
C1x Scientific Method
23 C1x Spatial Rift
9 R1x The Weak Will Perish
Doorway
C1x Q's Tent
32 C1x Temporal Micro-Wormhole
Facility
Cardassian
C1x Nor
Neutral
C1x Neutral Outpost
Starfleet
44 P1x Seat of Starfleet
Incident
32 C1x Crossover
29 U2x Q the Referee
67 R1x War Council
Objective
C1x Assign Mission Specialists
41 U1x Defend Homeworld
U1x HQ: Secure Homeworld

Draw Deck (30)
Doorway
R1x Devidian Door
31 U1x Ready Room Door
P1x Space-Time Portal
Event
43 P4x Temporal Shifting
Interrupt
70 U1x Distortion of Space/Time Continuum
73 C2x Nanoprobe Resuscitation
74 R1x Quinn
Personnel
Non-Aligned
U1x John Doe
R1x Morn
U1x T'Shonra
6 P 571x Vina
Non-Aligned/Cardassian
21 V1x Garak
Starfleet
45 P1x Charles Tucker III
46 P1x Elizabeth Cutler
8 U 1001x Emory Erickson (Father of the Transporter)
48 P1x Ethan Novakovich
8 U 1031x Hoshi Sato (Straight and Steady)
50 P1x Jeremy Lucas
52 P1x Malcolm Reed
53 P1x Maxwell Forrest
8 R 1111x Phlox (Broken Bow)
55 P1x T'Pol
56 P1x Travis Mayweather
Ship
Non-Aligned
R1x Phoenix
U1x Vulcan Lander
C1x Xepolite Freighter

Q-Tent Side Deck (13)
Doorway
U1x Temporal Vortex
Equipment
C1x Medical Kit
8 U 231x Vulcan Tricorder
Event
47 U1x Captain's Log
48 U1x Fair Play
U1x Mission Debriefing
3 P1x Shape-Shift Inhibitor
Incident
8 P1x Strategema
Interrupt
40 U1x Vulcan "Death Grip"
Objective
U1x Process Ore
Personnel
Bajoran/Cardassian
53 R+1x Overseer Odo
Starfleet
51 P1x Jonathan Archer
Ship
Starfleet
57 P1x Enterprise

"outside the game" (2)
Personnel
Federation/Non-Aligned
68 C1x Angelo Tassoni
114 C1x Ayala



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