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June 2019

Vampires, Werewolves, and Microteaming
by Fritz Meissner, AmbassadorJune 12th
There's a group of very popular second edition cards that don't make any sense until you understand why they were made. We call them silver bullets, and here are 5 of the most popular...

May 2019

5 missions for 5 great slipstream decks
by Fritz Meissner, AmbassadorMay 16th
Most people approach slipstream format with little planning. Here are the basics of 5 strong slipstream builds.

October 2018

So, You're New to Relativity?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanOctober 25th
Are you ready to join the Monks of History? Wait. Wrong property...

September 2018

So, You're New to Vulcans?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 25th
Don’t worry; I’ll be talking 1E as soon as I find a simple Vulcan affiliation deck. In the meantime, 2E can do Vulcans too!
So, You're New to Khan?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 4th
Khan you dig Ceti Alpha V?

August 2018

So, You're New to Starfleet?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanAugust 24th
Do you have your Vulcan zombie apocalypse plan?

July 2018

So, You're New to Earth?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJuly 10th
College students are so moldable.

June 2018

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

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.

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, 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.
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, 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, 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.

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.

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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.

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.

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.

February 2013

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

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.