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October 2018

Forgotten History
by Ross Fertel, Forward ThinkingOctober 27th
Look back and forward in time as we discuss time travel is Star Trek. Plus, find out the answer to this week's contest!

September 2018

So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Vulcan Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 29th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Rogue Shindler’s “A Vulcan Hello” deck.
Welcome to Vulcan Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 23rd
Why you green-blooded...
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Khan Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 8th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes J.D. Ashley’s “Khan Speed-Solver” deck.
Welcome to Khan Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 2nd
The genetically-enhanced superhumans from the 1990s are invading!

August 2018

So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Starfleet Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanAugust 21st
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes James Heaney’s “Proving Ground (Or: M.A.C.O. Is The Best 2E Conversion Ever)” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Starfleet
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanAugust 21st
It's time to have faith in the design spotlight as we look at Starfleet's place in 1E.
Welcome to Starfleet Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanAugust 19th
Travel back to the 22nd Century for a week of Starfleet fun.
Hirogen Basics (Part 3 of 3): The Extraordinary Hunt
by Andreas Rheinländer, Special Delta Quadrant CorrespondantAugust 18th
The final installment of this series examines ways the Hirogen can take a hunt to the next level.
Hirogen Basics (Part 2 of 3): The Typical Hunt
by Andreas Rheinländer, Special Delta Quadrant CorrespondantAugust 17th
Hirogen have a few tricks up their sleeves.
Hirogen Basics (Part 1 of 3): They Come in Peac...
by Andreas Rheinländer, Special Delta Quadrant CorrespondantAugust 16th
Packs
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Hirogen Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanAugust 14th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Niall Matthew’s “The geni(sex) effect” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Hirogen
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanAugust 13th
The Hirogen hunt their way into the Spotlight Series for this week's Design Spotlight article.
Welcome to Hirogen Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanAugust 12th
It's Hirogen Week! Get hunting for the best First Edition strategies.

July 2018

Vidiian Basics (Part 2 of 2): Harvesting Abroad
by Andreas Rheinländer, Special Delta Quadrant CorrespondantJuly 6th
The second part of this series talks about how you can take your Vidiians farther than you could imagine.
Vidiian Basics (Part 1 of 2): A Beautiful Heart
by Andreas Rheinländer, Special Delta Quadrant CorrespondantJuly 5th
...and lungs...and pancreas...and every other organ.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Vidiian Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJuly 3rd
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Kris Sonsteby’s “That Place Totally Blows... My Mind” deck.
Welcome to Vidiian Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJuly 1st
Mind your bits and pieces!

June 2018

Welcome to Terok Nor Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJune 10th
It's time to take Deep Space Nine back from The Dominion/Cardassian alliance!
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Kazon Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJune 9th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Ken Tufts “Quick and simple Kazon Solver v1.4.”
Kazon Basics (Part 2 of 2): Big Fleets
by Andreas Rheinländer, Special Delta Quadrant CorrespondantJune 7th
Their fleet will take you out.
Kazon Basics (Part 1 of 2): Affiliation Introduction
by Andreas Rheinländer, Special Delta Quadrant CorrespondantJune 5th
Not every affiliation is worthy of assimilation...
Design Spotlight: First Edition Kazon
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 4th
The Kazon, Voyager's first antagonists, get their turn in the spotlight.
Welcome to Kazon Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJune 3rd
Can't be assimilated by the Borg? Challenge accepted!

May 2018

So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Voyager Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMay 29th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes James Heaney’s “Caretaker (Or: James's First D.Q. Adventure)” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Voyager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 28th
Take a look at the Delta Quadrant Federation in the return of the First Edition Design Spotlight!
Welcome to Voyager Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMay 27th
It's Voyager Week! Are you ready for Cat Suits?

February 2018

So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Mirror Universe Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 28th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes admiralgary’s “Eternal Sorrow 1.0” deck.
Welcome to Mirror Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 25th
It's time to explore the multiverse!
Dominion Basics (Part 5 of 5): Mission Solving and Multi Quadrant Expansion
by Andreas Rheinländer (Dukat), Freelance WriterFebruary 17th
Even the Dominion has to face the ultimate truth: a game is normally won by scoring 100 points. While fighting is relatively easy using a Dominion deck, mission solving is a bit more tricky ...
Dominion Basics (Part 4 of 5): Son'a, Breen, and Dominion Holograms
by Andreas Rheinländer (Dukat), Freelance WriterFebruary 16th
When the Founders decided to conquer the Alpha Quadrant – what did they do? They forged alliances ...
Dominion Basics (Part 3 of 5): Dominion Deck Types
by Andreas Rheinländer (Dukat), Freelance WriterFebruary 15th
How many ways are there to play the Dominion? It’s simple: as many as one wants to. Learn more about the most common (and uncommon) types of Dominion decks.
Dominion Basics (Part 2 of 5): Play and Draw Engines
by Andreas Rheinländer (Dukat), Guest WriterFebruary 14th
Playing the Dominion can be somewhat of a challenge. This article will deal with drawing and playing cards in a Dominion deck.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Dominion Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 13th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Chris Dietz’s “Brownshirts” deck.
Dominion Basics (Part 1 of 5): Affiliation Introduction
by Andreas Rheinländer (Dukat), Guest WriterFebruary 13th
Implacable warriors, treacherous Vorta and the creeping fear that Changelings are everywhere - that is what makes the Dominion so dangerous. But what is this affiliation that a lot of players seldom see on table?
Welcome to Dominion Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 11th
Sir David Attenborough tells us about rhinoceroces. I mean, it's Dominion week!
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Original Series Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 6th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Brian Sykes’ “TOS Week Beginner Deck.”
Welcome to Original Series Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 4th
Are you ready for bad makeup and overly dramatic acting? If so, this is the week for you!

January 2018

So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Ferengi Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJanuary 30th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Bruce Parrish’s “Pledge to the Latinum (Revised)” deck.
Welcome to Ferengi Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJanuary 28th
Get your greed on this week with the Ferengi!
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Maquis Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJanuary 23rd
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Bruce Parrish’s “Maquis Ds9” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Maquis
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 22nd
It's time for the Maquis to take their turn under the First Edition Design Spotlight.
Welcome to Maquis Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJanuary 21st
Break out your Victor Hugo collection; it's Maquis Week!

December 2017

So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Cardassian Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 5th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Paddy Tye’s “Bloody Cardies! Simple Cardassian Deck for Will V2.0” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Cardassian
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 4th
How many lights do you see? I don't understand how you can be so mistaken, because it's the Cardassian's turn under the design spotlight.
Welcome to Cardassian Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 3rd
Cardassians are in the Spotlight this week.

November 2017

So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Bajoran Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 21st
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Matthew Zinno’s “Bajor for Bajorans. And some Ferengi. And a Klingon. And someone who is secretly a Trill.” deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Bajoran
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 20th
See if the Prophets are with you, as the Bajorans get their turn in the design spotlight.
Welcome to Bajoran Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 19th
Peldor Joi! Coincidentally, we're celebrating Bajorans during the United States' version of the Gratitude Festival.
Welcome to the Station
by Derrick Marsh, Guest WriterNovember 18th
Rounding out Deep Space 9 week with a look at the station in First Edition.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Deep Space 9 Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 14th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes Bruce Parrish’s Combined Task Force deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Deep Space 9
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 13th
Today's design spotlight article takes a look at the Federation Deep Space 9 decks, focusing in particular on deck based around the station itself.
Welcome to Deep Space 9 Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 12th
We're on the Federation frontier this week, visiting Deep Space 9.
Nowhere to hide. A deck for the advanced players.
by Niall Matthew, the Cybernetic SexecutionerNovember 11th
A Borg deck for the advanced players.
Playing First Edition Borg
by Niall Matthew, Inserter of TubulesNovember 7th
Never played Borg before? This deck will guide you in the right path...
Design Spotlight: First Edition Borg
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 6th
Prepare to be assimilated, as it's Borg week in the Spotlight Series. Find out about Borg strengths, weaknesses, and future plans in this design spotlight.
Welcome to Borg Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 5th
Welcome to Borg Week!

October 2017

Spotlight Series on Hiatus
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanOctober 1st
The Spotlight Series is taking a few weeks off.

September 2017

So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Non-Aligned Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 26th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she analyzes James Heaney’s Warlord (Or: The War Council Seeks the Stone of Gol) deck.
Welcome to Non-aligned Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 24th
Welcome to Non-aligned Week!
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Romulan Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 19th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she’s analyzes Matt Hayes’ Romulan Chess deck.
Welcome to Romulan Week
by Maggie Geppert, Puzzle MissySeptember 17th
Welcome to Romulan Week. Unscramble the words to identify the episode.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Romulan
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 17th
It's not easy being green, unless you have an elite network of spies at your beck and call. It's time for the Romulans to get their turn in the design spotlight.
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Klingon Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 12th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she’s analyzes Ken Tufts’ To Illegit (sp) to Quit deck.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Klingon
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 10th
Klingons take center stage in this week's look at the design spotlight.
A Klingon Scramble
by Maggie Geppert, Puzzle MissySeptember 10th
Solve the puzzle to name the Klingon episode!
So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, TNG Edition
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 5th
In this series, the Vice Chairman is attempts to re-learn First Edition after a 15 year hiatus. This time she’s analyzes Ken Tufts’ well-known Lean Mean TNG Fed Scientific Diplomacy deck.
The Next Generation Word Search
by Maggie Geppert, Puzzle MissySeptember 4th
What's a Spotlight Series without puzzles? Test your word finding ability with this TNG puzzle.
Welcome Back, Spotlight Series!
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 4th
Help us celebrate ten years of the Continuing Committee with the revival of the Spotlight Series.
Design Spotlight: First Edition Federation
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
In the first design spotlight article of the new Spotlight Series, we take a look at the Federation in First Edition.
Design Spotlight: Overview
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we're returning to the Spotlight Series! Read up on the latest design philosophies and strategies here!

September 2008

Spotlight Contest Results: Dissident Diversity
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
How well did you know your Dissidents? Find out inside as we finally put these Spotlight Series contests to rest!
Favorite Klingon Episodes
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 3rd
Find out which Klingon episodes the community likes best!

July 2008

Spotlight On: Terok Nor
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 31st
Read about the start of the Dominion War and the occupation of Deep Space Nine as the Spotlight Series focuses on Terok Nor!
Spotlight On: The Original Series
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 31st
The 2008 Spotlight Series ends where it all began - with the Original Series!
Spotlight Contest: Dissident Diversity
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 31st
The belated Terok Nor contest is now available, giving you two more chances to win a Tragic Turn foil!
Spotlight On: Starfleet
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 6th
Take the first steps into the Final Frontier with the brave men and women of Starfleet as the 2008 Spotlight Series marches on!
Desab Sdrawkcab Romulan Decks
by Adam Warpinski, Lead First Edition WriterJuly 4th
Wahoo! It's a First Edition article! On Romulans! Listen up, and enjoy your soup.

June 2008

Spotlight On: Romulans
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 29th
How well do you know the villainous Vulcan cousins, the Romulans? Find out as we enter the last month of the Spotlight Series!
Spotlight On: Klingons
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 22nd
Are you a warrior of the Empire? Or an honorless dog? Find out as we enter the home stretch of the Spotlight Series!
Spotlight Contest Results: Secret Agent Man
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 16th
Were you able to decode the puzzle and find out whom deals in information? Find out inside!
Downloadable Box Tops Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 15th
The Continuing Committee is proud to offer thirty-four (34) different downloadable box toppers for both editions of the game. Find your favorite today!
Spotlight On: Voyager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 8th
Join the crew of the penultimate series as the Spotlight Series continues on!
Spotlight Contest Results: Acquisition Now!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 5th
How well were you able to find the hidden bars of latinum? Find out inside!
Spotlight Contest: Secret Agent Man
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 2nd
If you can puzzle out the clues in this contest, you might end up with one of two Tragic Turn foils! Find out more inside!
Spotlight On: Maquis
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 1st
The second half of the Spotlight Series begins with a look at the Maquis!

May 2008

Know Your Rules: Anatomy of a Ferengi Card
by Brad DeFruiter, Lead DesignerMay 28th
Lead Designer Brad DeFruiter's popular "Anatomy of a Card" series returns with a look at what makes a good Ferengi card.
Spotlight Contest: Acquisition Now!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 26th
Are your lobes good enough to win a Tragic Turn foil? Even hew-mons can get lucky!
Spotlight On: Ferengi
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 25th
Closing in on the halfway point of the 2008 Spotlight Series, can you surrender to your greed and get in touch with your inner Ferengi?
Spotlight On: Next Generation
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 18th
Week 6 brings us to the revival of Star Trek - with the crew of The Next Generation!
Spotlight Contest Results: DS9 Haiku
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 12th
Many of you knew your DS9 Episodes! But did you know them well enough to win a Tragic Turn foil? Find out!
Spotlight On: Dominion
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 11th
Are you controlled by the Dominion? Find out here!
Spotlight Contest: Haiku Well Do You Know DS9?
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 5th
Do you know haiku? Read this article to play; Win a Tragic Turn.
Spotlight On: Deep Space Nine
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 4th
Join the crew of the third Star Trek series as our Spotlight Series enters week four!
More Box Tops Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 2nd
Did you forget about the incredible box tops created by community artist Seth Claybrook?

April 2008

For Cardassia: Anatomy of a Cardassian Card
by Brad DeFruiter, Lead DesignerApril 30th
What does it take to be a good Cardassian card? Find out!
Spotlight On: Cardassian
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 27th
The militaristic Cardassian Union takes its turn as Spotlight Series enters Week 3!
We Are the Borg: Anatomy of a Borg Card
by Brad DeFruiter, Lead DesignerApril 23rd
What makes a good Borg card? Find out here!
Spotlight On: Borg
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 20th
The terrifying Borg emerge front and center in Week 2 of The Spotlight Series.
Downloadable Box Top - Bajoran
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 19th
Grab the first of our downloadable box tops!
Anatomy of a Bajoran Card
by Brad DeFruiter, Lead DesignerApril 16th
What does it mean to be a Bajoran?
Spotlight On: Bajorans
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 13th
Meet the Bajorans, the first affiliation to be featured in our 2008 Spotlight Series.
The Spotlight Series
by Charles Plaine, ChairmanApril 13th
This week kicks off one of our most anticipated projects, and what we hope will be one of our biggest events: The 2008 Spotlight Series.