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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.
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.

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.
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.

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.

June 2018

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, 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.

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.
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, 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.”

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, 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, 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

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, 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.

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.
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, 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, 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

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

February 2009

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.

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!