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June 2018

So, You're New to Terok Nor?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJune 14th
Terok Nor for Slipstream? Inconceivable!
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...

May 2018

So, You're New to Voyager?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMay 31st
The Voyager faction of the Federation affiliation has a fairly unique theme – no headquarters at all.
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.

March 2018

So, You're New to the Alternate Universe?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMarch 1st
There are a lot of choices when it comes to building decks with an alternate universe theme. This one shows off the Battleship Enterprise crew with their cost 4 or more theme.

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.
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.
So, You're New to the Dominion?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 15th
The Dominion seek to control all of space and bring order to chaos. The Founders use the Jem’Hadar to control their subjugated planets. This deck shows off the power of the Jem’Hadar shock troopers.
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?
So, You're New to The Original Series?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 8th
The Original Series faction is friendly for new players by virtue of their low cost and “when you play” abilities. This Second Edition Original Series deck shows off how well they work with a Species 8472 dilemma pile.
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.”
So, You're New to Ferengi?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 1st
The Ferengi leverage their resources to get ahead. This Second Edition Ferengi deck shows off the power of the Rules of Acquisition.

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.
So, You're New to Maquis?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJanuary 25th
The Maquis will usually interfere with you, but sometimes they just want to settle a quiet mining colony. This Second Edition Maquis deck shows off the second Maquis headquarters, Quatal Prime, which gives the Maquis the flavor of putting events on their missions.
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.

December 2017

So, You're New to Cardassians?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 7th
Cardassians will capture you. This Second Edition Cardassian deck shows off the merits of capturing an opponent’s personnel in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.
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.

November 2017

The Four Cornerstones of the Bajoran Integrity Solver
by Ben Liebich, ProphetNovember 25th
Guest writer Ben Liebich takes a look at how Bajorans use their integrity to plow through missions.
So, You're New to Bajorans?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 23rd
Bajorans are usually known for their integrity, but not this crew. This Bajoran deck shows off how the Resistance can use combat to their advantage.
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.
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, You're New to Deep Space 9?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 15th
Welcome to the Gamma Quadrant. This Second Edition Deep Space 9 deck shows off how Feds from Deep Space 9 go through the Wormhole.
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.
So, You're New to the Borg?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanNovember 9th
The Borg will assimilate you. This Second Edition Borg deck shows off the Borg will take command of an opponent’s personnel in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.

September 2017

So, You're New to Non-aligned?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 28th
The holodeck is a big part of the Star Trek universe. This Second Edition Non-aligned deck shows off how holograms work in a deck friendly for new players.
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.
So, You're New to Romulans?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 21st
The Romulans, sneaky and manipulative, operate frequently near the Neutral Zone. This Second Edition Romulan deck shows off the power of manipulation in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.
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.
So, You're New to Klingons?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 14th
The Klingons battle. This Second Edition Klingon deck shows off their battle chops in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.
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.
So, You're New to The Next Generation?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 6th
The Federation consists of mission solvers. This Second Edition TNG deck shows off the Feds’ science skills in a deck friendly for new players and compatible with the Project Excelsior restricted card pool.
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.

April 2015

Dominion Advanced Gameplay Series (Part 1 of 3): Dominion Strategy
by Andreas Rheinländer (Dukat), Freelance WriterApril 29th
Playing the Dominion often means fighting or solving. Some deck types however allow for a rather unconventional approach in order to do so, being quite rewarding when successful. Just like any operation run by the Founders, they have to be planned carefully and executed with prudence ...

February 2015

Becoming One With the Borg: Three of Nine
by Niall Matthew, Speaking for the BorgFebruary 24th
Niall returns with the long awaited third part to his article series. This one looks at the Borg play engines.

March 2014

Bajoran Virtual Starter for Return to Grace
by Torbjörn Lindquist, Staff WriterMarch 24th
Last time a new virtual starter was released was around the time of the release of Matter of Time. Now it is time again, this time it is built around the new Bajoran Headquarters.
The Cost of a Card Play
by Lucas Thompson, Guest WriterMarch 4th
Well known for great analysis posts, Lucas Thompson makes his debut on the front page with an analysis of card cost at the World's level.

February 2014

A Guide to New and Returning Players
by Stephan Allhoff, Guest WriterFebruary 13th
New to the game or just returning, here's a great place to start!

August 2013

Thunder Road: Dancing in the Dark
by Mike O'Shogay, Staff WriterAugust 6th
In today's deck design article, Mike O. offers up a taste of forbidden fruit: a Dual HQ Deck.

March 2013

Becoming One With The Borg: Two of Nine
by Niall Matthew, Guest WriterMarch 21st
The second in an article series detailing all one needs to know to play The Borg affiliation in First Edition. This time, the focus is on the key decisions made in the seed phase.

February 2013

Becoming One with the Borg - One of Nine
by Niall Matthew, Guest WriterFebruary 28th
The first in an article series detailing all one needs to know to play the fourth playable First Edition affiliation.
New Virtual Starter for the TNG Faction
by Torbjörn Lindquist, AmbassadorFebruary 22nd
With the release of Matter of Time, I have made a new Virtual Starter around Rachel Garret and her Enterprise-C

February 2012

The Path of the Prophets
by James Cream, Staff WriterFebruary 1st
A look at one of the more powerful affiliations in First Edition: the Bajorans. The Prophets are truly with them.

January 2012

Three virtual starters updated
by Torbjörn Lindquist, AmbassadorJanuary 9th
With the release of Unity, 3 of the starters have gotten some update. The Maquis starter got the biggest rebuild, while both the DS9 and Ferengi starters got to use some new toys.

September 2011

Virtual Starter Decks IV: Cardassian/Dominion
by Matt Zinno, Guest WriterSeptember 12th
Fourth (and, for now, last) in a series on Virtual Starter Decks.
Virtual Starter Decks III: Starfleet
by Matt Zinno, Guest WriterSeptember 5th
Third in a series on Virtual Starter Decks.

August 2011

Virtual Starter Decks II: Ferengi
by Matt Zinno, Guest WriterAugust 29th
Second in a series on Virtual Starter Decks
Virtual Starter Decks I: Federation and Romulan
by Matt Zinno, Guest WriterAugust 22nd
With so many Virtual cards being released by the Continuing Committee (including the new Homefront II expansion), it's possible to build all-virtual decks....

June 2011

Warp Speed! A Guide to Voyager Sealed Deck Play, Part 2
by Danny Nuttall, Guest WriterJune 20th
Continuing from Part 1, this segment reveals how the deck performed, what strategies my opponents adopted, the pivotal cards and moments in each round and, finally, changes made to the deck between games and the reasons why I felt they were necessary.
Warp Speed! A guide to Voyager sealed deck play: for beginners, by a beginner.
by Danny Nuttall, Guest WriterJune 13th
Since December I've taken an awful lot from the community. It's time, therefore, to give something back. A lot of the content of TrekCC and its forum discussions are at quite an advanced level. These articles will hopefully stand apart from others as they are written by a beginner, for beginners.

March 2011

Virtual Starters Updated
by Torbjörn Lindquist, Freelance WriterMarch 28th
It is now about 8 months since the virtual starters were updated, and now it is time again.
Phasers on Full!
by Ross Fertel, Guest WriterMarch 5th
Need something to do while you print out BaH!? Check out this article for ways to enhance your deck using Tactics. You'll see the magnitude of options available and there are even reasons why you shouldn't bother with them.

February 2011

Ready to Die
by James Cream, Staff WriterFebruary 9th
What do you need to become a Star Trek CCG: First Edition player? Two copies of the Enterprise Collection and a printer should be enough to build this competitive Starfleet deck.

December 2010

Red Shirt This!
by James Cream, Staff WriterDecember 10th
Reg and the B Team take the lead on a dangerous away mission in an all new episode airing this week.

September 2010

Star Trek CCG: A Newbie's Perspective
by Craig GiblettSeptember 19th
Craig Giblett gives us his take on getting involved in the Star Trek: CCG, from his very first moments, 'til his first Continentals.

August 2010

Never Pay Retail
by James Cream, Staff WriterAugust 26th
The intent of this article is to introduce the Ferengi affiliation to players who might not have tried them yet, especially newer players. The low price for these cards makes the Ferengi a great place to start in the game.

July 2010

Updated Virtual Starters
by Torbjörn Lindquist, Freelance WriterJuly 1st
With the recent release of Infinite Diversity, and some new printable promos available, the 14 virtual starters have been updated to make life even easier for new players.

November 2009

Giving Your Starter a Boost (Part 2)
by Keith "Foreman" Morris, Freelance WriterNovember 11th
Keith brings us Part 2 of his article on how to improve your starter decks... virtually.
Giving Your Starter a Boost (Part 1)
by Keith "Foreman" Morris, Freelance WriterNovember 10th
So, you got your hands on a starter of Star Trek CCG, and played a few games, and now you are ready to start building your own decks... but you're not sure your budget can handle buying a lot of cards. Read this article to get some advice on using virtual cards to give your starters a boost.

March 2009

Into the Final Frontier, Part 9 - Joining the Interstellar Community (1 of 1)
by James Hoskin, Staff WriterMarch 12th
Into the Final Frontier is a series of articles for newcomers to the Star Trek Customizable Card Game. In this ninth and final installment of the series, James Hoskin points you in the direction of the worldwide Star Trek CCG community.
Into the Final Frontier, Part 8 - Dealing With Dilemmas (1 of 1)
by Nathan Miracle; Updated by James Hoskin, Staff WriterMarch 11th
Into the Final Frontier is a series of articles for newcomers to the Star Trek Customizable Card Game. In this eighth installment of the series, Nathan Miracle guides you through the creation of a straightforward but effective dilemma pile.
Into the Final Frontier, Part 7 - Provisioning Your Draw Deck (1 of 2)
by Chris Heard; Updated by James Hoskin, Staff WriterMarch 10th
Into the Final Frontier is a series of articles for newcomers to the Star Trek Customizable Card Game. In this seventh installment of the series, Chris Heard offers advice on cards to complete your first deck.
Into the Final Frontier, Part 7 - Provisioning Your Draw Deck (2 of 2)
by Chris Heard; Updated by James Hoskin, Staff WriterMarch 10th
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Into the Final Frontier, Part 6 - Choosing Missions and Personnel (1 of 1)
by Ron Oliver; Updated by James Hoskin, Staff WriterMarch 4th
Into the Final Frontier is a series of articles for newcomers to the Star Trek Customizable Card Game. In this sixth installment of the series, Ron Oliver offers some advice on building your first deck.
Into the Final Frontier, Part 5 - Choosing a Headquarters (1 of 4)
by Chris Heard; Updated by James Hoskin, Staff WriterMarch 2nd
One way to design a new deck is to start by choosing your headquarters. This article aims to help you differentiate between the 15 existing headquarters.
Into the Final Frontier, Part 5 - Choosing a Headquarters (2 of 4)
by Chris Heard; Updated by James Hoskin, Staff WriterMarch 2nd
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Into the Final Frontier, Part 5 - Choosing a Headquarters (3 of 4)
by Chris Heard; Updated by James Hoskin, Staff WriterMarch 2nd
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Into the Final Frontier, Part 5 - Choosing a Headquarters (4 of 4)
by Chris Heard; Updated by James Hoskin, Staff WriterMarch 2nd
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February 2009

Into the Final Frontier, Part 4 - Customizing Your Starter Decks (1 of 3)
by James Hoskin, Staff WriterFebruary 27th
Into the Final Frontier is a series of articles for newcomers to the Star Trek Customizable Card Game. In this fourth installment of the series, James Hoskin offers some advice on customizing your starter deck.
Into the Final Frontier, Part 4 - Customizing Your Starter Decks (2 of 3)
by James Hoskin, Staff WriterFebruary 27th
Into the Final Frontier, Part 4 - Customizing Your Starter Decks (3 of 3)
by James Hoskin, Staff WriterFebruary 27th
Into the Final Frontier, Part 3 - Expanding Your Power in the Universe (1 of 1)
by Chris Heard and Darren LacosteFebruary 26th
So, you have a starter deck or two, and you're looking to add additional cards to your collection. Where do you start? Read this article to hear our suggestions.
Embracing all Spacelines: Guide to Multi-quadrant Deck Design, Part One
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterFebruary 22nd
Dominion in the Delta Quadrant? Vidiian in the Gamma? Hirogen in the Mirror Universe? If you think this is a bizarre concept, you are absolutely right. However, it can be fun to do and we’ll learn how in this series on multi-quadrant deck designs. Each article in this series will focus on building a deck around this idea and putting it through its paces against popular deck constructs.
Into the Final Frontier, Part 2 - Getting Oriented in the Galaxy (1 of 5)
by Chris Heard; Updated by Darren Lacoste, Editor in ChiefFebruary 17th
Want to learn how to play the Star Trek Customizable Card Game without having to read a rulebook? Read this article to "look over the shoulders" of two players as they learn the basics using the Next Generation and Borg starter decks.
Into the Final Frontier, Part 2 - Getting Oriented in the Galaxy (2 of 5)
by Chris Heard; Updated by Darren Lacoste, Editor in ChiefFebruary 17th
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Into the Final Frontier, Part 2 - Getting Oriented in the Galaxy (3 of 5)
by Chris Heard; Updated by Darren Lacoste, Editor in ChiefFebruary 17th
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Into the Final Frontier, Part 2 - Getting Oriented in the Galaxy (4 of 5)
by Chris Heard; Updated by Darren Lacoste, Editor in ChiefFebruary 17th
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Into the Final Frontier, Part 2 - Getting Oriented in the Galaxy (5 of 5)
by Chris Heard; Updated by Darren Lacoste, Editor in ChiefFebruary 17th
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Into the Final Frontier, Part 1 - Deciding to Leave Spacedock (1 of 2)
by Chris Heard; Updated by Darren LacosteFebruary 16th
There are a lot of games to play in this vast universe of ours. Why should you play the Star Trek Customizable Card Game? Read this article to find out.
Into the Final Frontier, Part 1 - Deciding to Leave Spacedock (2 of 2)
by Chris Heard; Updated by Darren LacosteFebruary 16th
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Into the Final Frontier
by Darren Lacoste, Editor in ChiefFebruary 15th
In 2006, the Star Trek writing team, in association with Decipher staff, produced a series of articles designed to introduce new players to the Star Trek Customizable Card Game. Today, we've updated this series to introduce it to today's Trek fans. We hope you enjoy this piece of history, either with reminiscence, or for the first time.

January 2009

Deck Building 101 - The Basics, Part 2
by Stephen Lee, Staff WriterJanuary 27th
How did our deck do? Read the tournament report!
Deck Building 101 - The Basics, Part 1
by Stephen Lee, Staff WriterJanuary 26th
Start the new year with Deck Building 101 and a deck design!