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July 2019

Future Pike Instructs People at K7
by James Monsebroten, Staff WriterJuly 3rd
An article outlining a General Order 7 deck that utilizes Sherman's Peak.

June 2019

I Know Why "The Cage" Plants Sing
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 28th
Building a Federation deck around Preserver Obelisk
Going Native
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 26th
Just who are the Preserver Obelisk's "natives", anyway?
The Cage Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionJune 21st
The latest First Edition virtual expansion, The Cage, is now available for immediate and free download!
Romance on the Trading Post
by Maggie Geppert, Executive OfficerJune 18th
Has someone already made a Love Boat joke?
Monologuing
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionJune 16th
"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds. To seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before!"
Return to Talos IV (If Memory Serves)
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerJune 14th
Travel within the Talos system is prohibited by Starfleet
Tales of Utopia Planetia: Clandestine Search
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionJune 13th
Take a look at the design history - and some of the design discussions around - a new mission from The Cage!
All Aboard for Gene's Wagon Train!
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerJune 10th
Risk. Is. Our. Business.
Opening The Cage
by Charlie Plaine, Director of First EditionJune 7th
The Continuing Committee is proud to announce The Cage, a sixty-three (63) card virtual expansion for First Edition, releasing on June 21st, 2019.
The Cage Release Kits Now Available
by Dan H amman, Warehouse ManagerJune 7th
Celebrate the launch of the Original Series block with a release kit for The Cage, available now in limited quantities.

May 2019

Self-Control Unleashed
by James Heaney, Assistant DesignerMay 6th
What's a Wagon Train To The Stars without a few monsters along the trail?

April 2019

Errata for the Beginning of April
by Matthew Zinno, Lirpa OwnerApril 1st
Aim is taken at the 22nd Century powerhouse

March 2019

Errata Marches Onward
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderMarch 4th
I'm happy to say that one of these cards sucks.

January 2019

January 2019 Promo Update
by Charlie Plaine, Acting Director of First EditionJanuary 23rd
Check out all of the new promos available in tournament kits as well as the newly printable promos recently made available.

December 2018

Ending Backwards Compatibility
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerDecember 29th
Backwards compatible cards will no longer be legal for First Edition events as of Monday, February 4th, 2019.
Equilibrium: Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, Equilibrium DesignerDecember 28th
Equilibrium, nine (9) new Trill-themed First Edition cards, is now available for free and immediate download!
Finding Dax’s Equilibrium
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanDecember 27th
How do you diagnose a sick symbiont?
The Wedding Couple
by Maggie Geppert, Trilled to Be HereDecember 25th
Working with Charlie and Chris on this set was a real gift.
An Achievement Idea
by Charlie Plaine, Equilibrium DesignerDecember 24th
In which I make a case that we need a Female-related achievement to celebrate Lela's arrival in Equilibrium.
The Host that Time Forgot
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerDecember 22nd
Dax's Valeyard?
Find Your Equilibrium
by Charlie Plaine, Equilibrium DesignerDecember 21st
We're not quite done yet, First Edition fans. Nine (9) Trill-themed cards are coming your way on December 28th with Equilibrium!
Creative Work: Kortar
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorDecember 3rd
Let's take a look at the story behind Kortar.

November 2018

Bomb's Away!
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerNovember 30th
Learn about the latest addition to the Second Edition Design lexicon.
The Gift: Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerNovember 9th
The Gift, nine (9) new cards focused on the Delta Quadrant, is now available for free and immediate download!
Kazon Fruit Bowl
by Daniel Matteson, Director of CommunicationsNovember 8th
The first couple of the Kazon Collective return for more subterfuge.
On the Hunt
by Charlie Plaine, First Edition DesignerNovember 7th
One of the most requested cards for Hirogen has been a second play engine. Hirogen Hunt: Coordinated Effort is that card.
The very long queue at the Delta Quadrant Apple store
by Paddy Tye, aka KazonPADD, First Edition Creative ManagerNovember 6th
Twenty Years in the making....
Homestead
by ChadC, Staff WriterNovember 5th
Trekcc has a new expansion called "The Gift." Homestead is one of the goodies contained within ....
The Vulcan Hello Again
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderNovember 5th
In a regular monthly update, several Vulcan cards receive errata and re-enter circulation.
What's this about Gifts? I have a return!
by Matthew Zinno, Head of Errata November 2nd
Design has brought you a DQ set called The Gift, releasing shortly. The Errata Team has a DQ Gift for you as well.
Announcing The Gift
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerNovember 2nd
We've got an early holiday present for you! Today, we're announcing The Gift, a nine (9) card boutique expansion themed around the Delta Quadrant.

October 2018

Enterprise Collection Remastered
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerOctober 26th
Revisit the first appearances of the Starfleet affiliation with the release of Enterprise Collection Remastered!

August 2018

Coming of Age: Evolution
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerAugust 25th
What are the next steps after using the Coming of Age starter decks?

June 2018

Redemption
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerJune 29th
“Today I am a Warrior. I must show you my heart. I travel the river of blood. The battle is mine. I crave only the blood of the enemy. The bile of the vanquished flows over my hands.”
Menage a Troi
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerJune 27th
Anyone for Oo-Mox?
The Next Phase
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerJune 25th
"If our intent were aggression, you would not be here now."
Second Chances
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerJune 22nd
Introducing Coming of Age and a second bite of the cherry for Continuing Mission decks!
Far away from home, in need of some therapy
by James Monsebroten, Staff WriterJune 14th
When you're stranded far from home you may just need some Group Therapy to hold things together.

May 2018

Metamorphosis Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerMay 4th
Metamorphosis brings sixty-three (63) new cards to First Edition, and is available for free download today!
The Vedek and the Schemer
by Matthew Zinno, Esteemed WriterMay 1st
Some cards metamorphose more than others.

April 2018

Sokath! His Eyes Uncovered!
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerApril 29th
Temba, his arms open
Curator Quarren
by Charlie Plaine, Metamorphosis DesignerApril 27th
Meet Quarren, the curator of the Museum of Kyrian History.
Even Better Than the Real Thing
by Maggie Geppert, Conversion FangirlApril 25th
Check out some of the cards that got an upgrade during their conversion.
The Doctor's Fake News
by Revised Charlie, Revised ChairmanApril 23rd
The so called "Doctor" is claiming Voyager and Killer Janeway were friendly visitors and not bloodthirsty warlords. Quirky Quarren and the Lyin' Doctor's story is FAKE NEWS! Voyager and her crew of murders are the worst villains in our history. SAD!
The Jack Pack Inside Track
by Charlie Plaine, Metamorphosis DesignerApril 20th
The "Jack Pack" catches flack for being out of whack, but having kicked back and had a snack, they're back in Metamorphosis and on track.
Under Pressure
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerApril 18th
Pressure... pushing down on me, pressing down on you
That's a Stupid Question!
by Daniel Matteson, Admiral (as far as you know)April 16th
You'd be surprised how well it works!
The End of An Era
by Allen Gould, Metamorphosis LeadApril 13th
It's the end of conversions as we know it. I feel fine.
Metamorphosis Release Kits Now Available
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerApril 13th
Celebrate the release of Metamorphosis with a release kit, available now for requisition in the promenade.

January 2018

Cold Front Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerJanuary 12th
The latest First Edition expansion, Cold Front, is now available.
An Open Letter to Dan Hamman
by Ross Fertel, Watcher on the WaterJanuary 10th
Read about a huge hiccup that happened very very early in what came to be known as Cold Front
Distant Control
by James Heaney, Assistant DesignerJanuary 9th
With Cold Front, 22nd-Century Romulans get a mindbending new way to play!
22nd-Century Ladies
by Matthew Zinno, Socializing with the Staff WriterJanuary 6th
Comfort Women talks about [22] [NA] females. Let's meet some of them.
How Do You Solve A Problem Like Ezri?
by Michael Moskop, DesignerJanuary 5th
A good Dax is easy to find. Making a good Ezri Dax is much trickier.
Yes, I Am Serious
by Dan Hamman, Offbeat DesignerJanuary 1st
And don't call me Shirley

December 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on my Way to the Forum
by Kaufman, Shaken, PuzzlerDecember 29th
Don't worry, I'm perfectly fine. The spoiler I was going to bring you, not so much.
Talking With Targs - An Interview with Boshar
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative Manager and part-time Dr DoolittleDecember 28th
Exclusive interview with the star of Enterprise episodes "Affliction" and "Divergence"
Comfort Women
by James Heaney, Assistant DesignerDecember 25th
James Heaney introduces a new card from Cold Front - Comfort Women!
He Has The Lobes
by James Heaney, Assistant DesignerDecember 24th
2010 called. They want their download rule back.
It's Cold Outside
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerDecember 22nd
Cold Front, the third and final expansion in the 22nd-century block, is releasing January 12th.
December Errata: My Mind to Your Mind
by Matthew Zinno, Errata Team LeaderDecember 4th
Errata for Vulcan Mindmeld and some friends.
Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 - Now Available!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 1st
Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 is now available for free and immediate download.

November 2017

The 24 (or so) People You'll Meet in the Nekrit Expanse
by Charlie Plaine, Has Seen Things, Has Done ThingsNovember 30th
For today's Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 preview card deck, I attempt to answer a simple question: what's the smallest set of personnel that can beat the most popular dilemmas today?
I'm Hunting Wabbits
by Charlie Plaine, Dreaming About 1E DecksNovember 29th
Another day, another Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 preview card! Today, led Mellis lead you in an Hirogen Hunt!
Did You Remember Where We Parked?
by Charlie Plaine, Having Nightmares About 1E DecksNovember 28th
In today's Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 preview article, meet the Federation President from Star Trek IV: Hiram Roth!
A Little Bit of This, and That, and That...
by Charlie Plaine, Regretting This PlanNovember 27th
A new HQ card from Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 rewards you for packing as many property logos onto your personnel as you can. How many can you get in a Federation deck?
Galactic Rainbow Brite, in Pieces
by Charlie Plaine, Questionably Good at Building DecksNovember 26th
See a new event, Planet of Galactic Peace, from Warp Pack: Holiday 2017 along with a new jump start deck that is just weird.
Mo'Lak is Not a Fan of Six-Sided Tings
by Charlie Plaine, Big Fan of CubesNovember 25th
What'll you do with a drunken Klingon? Go hunting space monsters!
Announcing Warp Pack: Holiday 2017!
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerNovember 24th
Enjoy a holiday surprise with nine (9) new First Edition cards in Warp Pack: Holiday 2017!

October 2017

Nth Degree Release Kits in the Promenade
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerOctober 23rd
Requisition a Nth Degree Release Kit Today!

September 2017

Star Trek @ 51
by Paddy Tye, First Edition Creative ManagerSeptember 30th
A year on from the 50th anniversary, how have the cards from the 1E anniversary set changed the game?
Vulcan Spies
by James Monsebroten, Staff WriterSeptember 19th
A Vulcan deck using IDIC: Courage of the V'Shar
Vulcan Scheming of a White Christmas
by Charlie Plaine, Live Long and Prosper Lead DesignerSeptember 17th
Not sure what to do with the new Vulcan affiliation? Use this deck based on the Schemes of the High Command as a starting point!
Article Without Words
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 16th
What more needs to be said?
We're the Syrranites. We Don't Lie.
by Matthew Zinno, Logical DesignerSeptember 15th
An in-depth look at the cards which make up the Syrranite sect.
All Vulcans Allowed
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 12th
Step 1, play your Vulcans. Step 2, get your Vulcans to the spaceline. Step 3, Logic!
Live Long and Prosper Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerSeptember 1st
Live Long and Prosper is now available.

August 2017

Peace and Long Life
by Charlie Plaine, Lead DesignerAugust 11th
Live Long and Prosper, the second expansion in the 22nd-century block, will release on Friday, September 1st.

July 2017

The Seven Cards You'll Meet on Vulcan
by Kaufman, Staff WriterJuly 24th
Before we look forward to the wonders of the Pre-Warp pack, let's take a look at those that have come before.
July 2017 Printable Card Update
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 10th
Thirty-three (33) promos become freely printable as of today.

June 2017

Printable Update Will Be July 10th
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 27th
Due to a holiday in the United States on July 4th, we are delaying the printable card update for July by one week.
Double-0 Sopek
by Paddy Tye, Illogical OperativeJune 23rd
Cast your goldeneye over the various Intelligence agencies who issue a licence to kill...
The Pre-Warp Pack is Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 23rd
The Pre-Warp Pack, featuring eighteen (18) cards previewing the new Vulcan affiliation, is now available.
Letting Vulcan Crash on Your Couch
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 19th
The Pre-Warp Pack, a set of eighteen (18) First Edition cards offering a preview of the new Vulcan affiliation, will be available Friday, June 23rd.
2016 Volunteer Promos
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 8th
Last year, we made a special set of alternate image promos to thank all of the people that volunteer to the CC. These promos will be printable in just a few weeks, in July. Want a peek?
You’ve Just Been Schism’d!
by Michael Moskop, A Bit EmbarrassedJune 5th
Question: What do a bunch of card game players and a bunch of podcast listeners have in common? Answer: They are both a bit embarrassed to know way too much about Star Trek The Next Generation.
June Errata
by Matthew Zinno, 1E Errata Team LeaderJune 5th
Three cards come off the ban list, and other changes.

May 2017

One May Errata. Ah-ah-ah.
by Matthew Zinno, 1E Errata Team LeaderMay 1st
A single change, to Habit of Disappearing.

April 2017

Return of the Augments
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterApril 7th
The Broken Bow Klingons honor the ones who came before.
Core Block Cardlist
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 5th
Find out more about the new Core Block Cardlist.
Broken Bow Has an Errata Supplement
by Matthew Zinno, 1E Errata Team LeaderApril 3rd
Nine errata cards to accompany the new expansion.

March 2017

Make Me Laugh!
by Kaufman, Staff WriterMarch 31st
Get some inside behind the scenes information on the inner workings of Stewart Rivers.
Broken Bow Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerMarch 31st
Kick-off the start of the 22nd-century block with Broken Bow, available for free download today!
The Genius of Dan Hamman
by Kaufman, Staff WriterMarch 30th
Find out what makes those neat MACO's extra neat.
A Brief History of Time Travel
by Matthew Zinno, Department of Temporal InvestigationsMarch 29th
An exploration that leads to the latest mechanism for getting out of a time location.
Attention!
by Niall Matthew, A.K.A. Private PartsMarch 28th
The muscle has arrived...
Regeneration
by Niall Matthew, Broken Bow intern designer and the inserter of tubulesMarch 27th
A frozen menace awakens...
Dial D for Dilemmas!
by Paddy Tye, Broken Bow designer and perplexing puzzlerMarch 26th
What fresh quandaries does Broken Bow have in store for us?
An Archer, By Any Other Name
by Prisoner Paddy, Broken Bow designer and In ContemptMarch 25th
Oh Boy! Look what trouble Jonathan Archer has leaped into now…
Botany Bay? Botany Bay?!
by Charlie Plaine, Poor Chekov ImpersonatorMarch 24th
Meet the new icon that makes its debut in Broken Bow: the Botany Bay icon.
Nobody Expects the Klingon Inquisition!
by Paddy Tye, Broken Bow Designer (whose chief weapon is surprise)March 22nd
Surprise, and fear.
Broken Bow's Block Rotation
by Charlie Plaine, Acting First Edition Brand ManagerMarch 22nd
The release of Broken Bow will trigger the third rotation of the Block card pool.
Known Throughout the Galaxy as the Alien’s Graveyard
by Paddy Tye, Broken Bow designer and very camp commandantMarch 21st
Gulag, Gulag, Gulag, the prison where I want to be, Pony trekking or camping, Or just watching TV...
Like Peas in a Shuttlepod
by Paddy Tye, Broken Bow designer and Broken in many other ways...March 20th
Everyday I'm shuttlin'
Announcing Broken Bow
by Dan Hamman, 1ELead DesignerMarch 20th
The first expansion in the 22nd Century Block is coming!
Broken Bow Release Kits
by Dan Hamman, Warehouse ManagerMarch 20th
Kick off the 22nd Century block with the release of Broken Bow, and make your tournament extra special with a Broken Bow release kit.

December 2016

Late Changes to The Terran Empire
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 29th
A trio of mistakes were noticed late in the release of The Terran Empire expansion, and we were negligent in fixing them efficiently. The changes are now live and listed within.
December Errata
by Matthew Zinno, 1E Errata Team LeaderDecember 24th
Six card revisions, including one coming off the ban list.
Backwards Compatible Cards Leaving First Edition
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanDecember 12th
As the result of the public vote, Backwards Compatible Cards will be leaving First Edition; details contained in this article.

November 2016

The Terran Empire Release Kit
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerNovember 26th
Requisition a Terran Empire Release kit for your next 1E Event!
The Terran Empire - Now Available
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerNovember 25th
The virtual expansion; The Terran Empire, is now available for immediate download!
He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named
by Ross Fertel, Nomenclative WriterNovember 24th
Take a peek behind the scenes and learn how the four cards that are the pinnacle of The Terran Empire came to be named.
Hail to the Dictator
by Ross Fertel, Tyrannical WriterNovember 23rd
Welcome to the Terran Empire young man. Someday, you shall rule the known universe!
Conversions: An Analysis - Mirror Phlox
by James Cream, Staff WriterNovember 22nd
A look at an In a Mirror, Darkly translation.
One Giant Leap Across The Spaceline
by Mark, Staff WriterNovember 21st
Let's do the time warp again! UFP: One Small Step adds a new dimension (or at least seriously messes with one of the regular dimensions) to using Time Locations.
The Right of Mankind
by Dr. Zefram Cochrane, Shaper of HistoryNovember 20th
"Never passively allow history to make it's own judgments. Demand that history make the right judgment and direct it, forcefully if needed, to those judgments."
Let's Talk About [Gender]
by Ross Fertel, Masculine WriterNovember 19th
Take a look at the intimate secrets behind an Andorian and how it will impact lore going forward.
Lost in the Tholian Web
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterNovember 18th
The Constitution-class Defiant comes to STCCG.
Vintaak Disappearance Site
by Charlie Plaine, The Terran Empire Assistant DesignerNovember 18th
The other side of the (card).
It’s a Mexican Invasion! Quick, Build a Wall!
by Paddy Tye – He Lies, He Cheats, He StealsNovember 17th
An easter egg for the wrestling fans.
Earth 2? A Novel thought.
by Ross Fertel, Literate WriterNovember 16th
Find out how Mike Sussman's follow up helped shape two important cards in The Terran Empire.
Welcome to the Terran Empire
by Dan Hamman, 1E Design TeamNovember 14th
The Terran Empire is coming - First looks inside!
Promo Series K Error
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerNovember 4th
Dr. Gillian Taylor got promoted by accident. We are fixing it!

September 2016

We Have Engaged the Borg
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 30th
The Borg have come to Earth. And the Enterprise-E crew fights back.
I Spit My Last Breath at Thee!
by Khan, Inappropriate Inserter of EelsSeptember 28th
Whose side will you take? Do you have the wits to conquer this very special mission for First Edition?
You Can't Be Afraid of the Wind
by Mark, Staff WriterSeptember 26th
"On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will someday help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it - thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips... and we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds, and seek out new life and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly... where no man has gone before."
A Card To Capture Your Attention
by Allen Gould, Staff WriterSeptember 22nd
.. and your personnel.
The Task Force Cliffhanger
by Paddy Tye, Drinking with Morn in the BarSeptember 20th
What if I told you that there was a deck type to represent the Federation and Klingon Alliance from Deep Space 9?
Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's Off to the Mines We Go
by Paddy Tye, Fearless Canary Down TpitSeptember 17th
To the mines ya brutes!
Announcing Star Trek 50: Three New Virtual Expansions
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 16th
Star Trek just had it's 50th birthday, and to celebrate, we have created three brand new, boutique expansions for all of you! One for First Edition, one for Second Edition and one for Tribbles, all under the mantle "Star Trek 50."
Future Volume of Cards – a Poll
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanSeptember 14th
The Continuing Committee is considering making a change in the number of cards it will produce in the future. We wanted to get feedback from the community on this proposed change before we consider implementing it. So what is this change?

August 2016

Project Chandelier – Pre-release Tournament at Worlds in London
by Paddy Tye, Secret Squirrel and Keeper of “special things”August 9th
Yet another reason that you really need to get those tickets to London...

July 2016

Printable Card Update - July 2016
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 4th
A dozen new alternate-image promos are now available for printing in today's printable card update.

May 2016

Mirror, Mirror - Commentary Track
by First Edition StaffMay 3rd
A commentary track for the classic Star Trek episode.
Point/Counterpoint: The Future of Backwards Compatible Cards
by Department of First EditionMay 2nd
Today we're discussing the future of Backwards Compatible cards in First Edition. This article contains arguments for keeping them and for removing them, and a survey where you can vote and comment.

April 2016

Through the Looking Glass Release Kit
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerApril 4th
Now is the time to requisition a Through the Looking Glass Release Kit!

March 2016

Through the Looking Glass Now Available
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerMarch 25th
The virtual expansions Through the Looking Glass is now available for immediate download!
Chat Transcription
by Ross Fertel, Trancribing WriterMarch 24th
Transcription from the chat room.
Fear Will Keep Them in Line
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterMarch 23rd
The brutality of the Mirror Universe, seen through James Kirk's eyes.
An Unexpected Article
by Ross Fertel, Surprising WriterMarch 22nd
Find out more about the card you thought wouldn't be in Through the Looking Glass, even more so than the Spanish Inquisition.
An Enemy Among Us
by Jason Drake, Talented DesignerMarch 21st
The plot just got that much more complex.Are you certain you can trust the person across from you?
Surprising New Members of the KCA
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterMarch 20th
Introducing two new members of the Alliance ... oh, you've met them before?
Anthropologist Wanted
by Ross Fertel, Needy WriterMarch 19th
We interrupt your regularly scheduled articles to ask for a resident Anthropologist.
Mr. Tucker, Turn on the Nitrous
by James Cream, Staff WriterMarch 18th
Free playing personnel is always an interesting Enterprise.
Get Back to Where It All Started
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterMarch 17th
A look at how we first got to the mirror universe, and some new cards that interact with it.
Do It!
by Niall Matthew, All Alone with Seven of NineMarch 16th
Enter the sexecution chamber, as Niall rediscovers a long dormant force in the Delta Quadrant...
A Puzzle, More or Less
by Ross Fertel, Unequaled WriterMarch 15th
Help me revisit first grade with a Through the Looking Glass Puzzle.
A Puzzling Spoiler
by Ross Fertel, Jigged WriterMarch 15th
Have fun with another puzzle for Through the Looking Glass.
Are You Ready?
by Thomas Vineberg, Lead DesignerMarch 14th
To travel Through the Looking Glass...

February 2016

Printable Card Update - February 2016
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 19th
Today's update makes almost thirty (30) new cards printable in all their alternate image glory!

January 2016

Printable Card Update Delayed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 4th
We must unfortunately announce a delay in releasing the printable cards scheduled for January 2016.

November 2015

First Edition and The Future: Part II
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand Manager and Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 7th
Find out what The Continuing Committee has planned for the next three years of First Edition.

October 2015

Crossover Release Kits
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerOctober 26th
Crossover has been out for a while, but it's not too late to celebrate. Requisition a release kit today!
October First Edition Errata
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerOctober 7th
We apologize for the late delivery but here is October's Errata for First Edition. A few cards have seen changes with the release of Crossover.

September 2015

Crossover Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 25th
The virtual expansions Crossover and Crossover: Supplemental are now available for immediate download!
Message From the Other Side
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 19th
But what does it say?
The Regent's Flagship
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 18th
A deck article using one of the new Crossover engines for the KCA.
The Mirror Universe Has Been Targeted for Sexecution
by Niall Matthew, Not Suitable for Readers Under 18September 17th
The Intendant embarks on a trail of depraved love making with the latest card for Crossover.
The Intendant's Quarters
by Mr. Matthew, Terran Slave 6918-PhiSeptember 17th
A look at the new site card from the very man who has to keep it tidy.
Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend
by Charlie Plaine, Crossover Lead DesignerSeptember 16th
Crossover marks the end of an era as we officially say goodbye to the Star Trek: Customizable Card Game property logo.
Who Wants a Space-brazilian?
by Niall Matthew, Matching the Carpet with the CurtainsSeptember 14th
Join the Sexecutioner on a fashionable journey to the Mirror Quadrant as he explores the skill of Barbering
Top Gun
by Paddy Tye; Guest Writer, UK Ambassador, and Warden of the NorthSeptember 12th
What to plan for when entering the danger zone.
Both Sides of the Mirror
by James Cream, Staff WriterSeptember 11th
A Terran Empire deck using a few of the new toys from the newest First Edition expansion.
Crossover Build-A-Card
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 10th
Clues to a Crossover spoiler.
That Name Sounds Familiar
by Ross Fertel, Renaissance ManSeptember 9th
What is in a name? Does one's name define who they are or is it who you are that decides your name?
Don't Trust Everyone in the Mirror Universe
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 8th
Rumors and fictions abound in the Mirror Universe. Especially when they're about Crossover spoilers.
Crossover: There And Back Again
by Charlie Plaine, Lead DesignerSeptember 7th
Crossover, the first expansion in the Mirror block, is releasing on Friday, September 25th!

August 2015

Crossover and the 2015 First Edition Championship
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerAugust 27th
Crossover will not be legal for the 2015 First Edition World Championship.

June 2015

The Watchlist
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerJune 19th
To be more transparent in what's going on, we are introducing the Watch list so players can keep track of what cards the Errata team is looking at.
Block's Little Helper
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerJune 4th
What's in Block, have a hard time remembering? Well, look no further: we have the solution for you!
June Ban Update
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerJune 2nd
A new card has been added to the Ban list.

May 2015

Mid-Year Promos Delayed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 31st
In order to address community demand, the currently available series of promos will remain in tournament kits through September 2014.
Homefront VI Now Available!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 29th
Homefront VI, the forty-eight (48) card virtual expansion for First Edition, is now available.
Everything's Alternate
by Paddy Tye, Creative Tinkerer and Warden of the NorthMay 29th
A look at the Alternate Image cards offered in Homefront VI.
Homefront: We Remember Your Refill!
by Allen Gould, Guest WriterMay 28th
In honor of Homefront VI, Allen tells you all about... water glasses?
Don't Let It End This Way
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterMay 27th
A killer dilemma from Homefront VI.
Are We Going to Have Some Cake?
by James Cream, Staff WriterMay 26th
Yeah, but last time I didn't receive a piece. And I was told...
Homefront VI: You Can Go Home Again
by Charlie Plaine, Homefront VI ContributorMay 25th
The Continuing Committee is proud to introduce Homefront VI, releasing for free this Friday, May 29, 2015!
Survey: What about Block?
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerMay 9th
First Edition Design is looking to the community to help us shape the future of Block and the game as a whole. The some time to complete our survey.

April 2015

Errata Time!
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerApril 6th
It's time for a double treat. First off, we are unveiling the First Edition Errata Team. Second, we have a bunch of errata to breath life into a couple of old cards, update some with better spelling and to make function as intended.

March 2015

Pick Your Promo 2015: We Want Your Help
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 28th
It's time once again to sound off and let us know what kinds of cards you want to see as virtual promos in the future!

February 2015

Missing Something?
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerFebruary 8th
Some alternate boarder images maybe?

January 2015

The Gamma Quadrant Now Available!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 30th
The Gamma Quadrant, the third expansion in the DS9 block, is now available!
The Stars Are Made of Latinum
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJanuary 29th
The Ferengi seek profit (what else?) in The Gamma Quadrant.
Dropping a(nother) Spoiler
by Ross Fertel, PuzzlerJanuary 27th
Solve this puzzle for a The Gamma Quadrant spoiler.
Plans Of The "If We Told You, We'd Have To Kill You"
by Mark, Freelance WriterJanuary 26th
People of intelligence don't always work well together. Now you can turn this to your advantage.
What if the Dominion Never Left the Gamma Quadrant?
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJanuary 23rd
A look at a deck that stays in the Gamma Quadrant and just solves missions.
Dropping a Spoiler
by Ross Fertel, PuzzlerJanuary 19th
Solve this puzzle for a The Gamma Quadrant spoiler.
Probe Alpha Quadrant System
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 18th
While developing The Gamma Quadrant, a need for a universal mission provided a unique opportunity to make a card often requested by players.
The Green Is Better When It's a Little Purple
by James Cream, Staff WriterJanuary 16th
A build around the Romulan/Cardassian Treaty and Enabran Tain's joint adventure.
Conversions: An Analysis: Serrola
by James Cream, Staff WriterJanuary 14th
Is it possible that Nathan Miracle is a Psychic? I say we report it to the Devore Imperium, just to be sure.
Conversions: An Analysis: Enabran Tain
by James Cream, Staff WriterJanuary 12th
A new version of an existing persona who most definitely does bring something different.
The Gamma Quadrant: Beyond the Wormhole
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 9th
Lead Designer Charlie Plaine introduces you to the newest First Edition expansion, The Gamma Quadrant.
The Gamma Quadrant Release Kits
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerJanuary 9th
The release of The Gamma Quadrant is coming, and now you can requisition a release kit to celebrate and make your release event special!

December 2014

10 Most Awesome-Looking First Edition Cards of 2014
by Johnny Holeva, Art DirectorDecember 30th
’Tis the season for Top Ten Lists! The rules of this list are simple: The 1E card must be from 2014 and the card must look awesome.
The Front Line
by James Cream, Staff WriterDecember 13th
The final article in our series celebrating the release of the 20th Anniversary Collection.
Design Diary - All Good Things
by Chris Lobban, Assistant DesignerDecember 11th
The story behind the card that fixed a broken link... and created a new one.
Kell Perim
by James Cream, Staff WriterDecember 9th
The Motion Pictures card from the XXth Anniversary Collection bring us another crew member of the Enterprise-E.
Design Diary - Holodeck Adventures
by Chris Lobban, Assistant DesignerDecember 7th
First Edition assistant designer, Chris Lobban, explains the design of romance.
General Korok
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterDecember 5th
General Korok joins the ranks of the freed Borg.
Leader of the Sect
by James Cream, Staff WriterDecember 3rd
What the Kazon need more than anything, is a reliable way to jump start their primary play engine. The XXth Anniversary Collection beams in something even better than Transporter technology.
Crossover: An Invitation
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterDecember 1st
We now invite you ... to a place that's not very inviting: The Mirror Universe!

November 2014

Commodore Decker
by Commodore Matt Decker, StarfleetNovember 29th
Attention, all hands! Commodore Decker, reporting for duty.
20th Anniversary Collection Available Now
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 28th
Celebrate twenty years of the Star Trek Customizable Card Games with today's release of The 20th Anniversary Collection!
Those Meddling Kids
by Paddy Tye, Warden of the North and Port Connoisseur November 27th
Cry havoc! And let slip the dogs of lore!
No Mr. Worf!
by Niall Matthew, AmbassadorNovember 25th
It's the card we've been waiting for.
Rak'tazan
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterNovember 23rd
For the new Twentieth Anniversary set, we have an old Jem'Hadar who comes from the Dominion set ... or Call to Arms.
Lwaxana Troi
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 21st
Daughter of the Fifth House, holder of the Sacred Chalice of Rixx, heir to the Holy Rings of Betazed and now sporting a Deep Space Nine property logo!
STCCG card of the day #408: Orderly Mavek
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorNovember 19th
Edgeofhearing's STCCG card of the day #408.
They'll Assimilate the Enterprise, and then Earth
by Niall Matthew, Assimilated CounterpartNovember 17th
The Borg acquire a deadly new card to help in their quest to conquer the Federation.
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Fajo?
by Charlie Plaine & Chris Lobban, 20th Anniversary Collection DesignersNovember 15th
We knew we needed to do something unusual to represent the Fajo Collection... find out just how far down the rabbit hole we went!
Flash-Back
by Niall Matthew, AmbassadorNovember 13th
Travel back in time to 1996 and experience the power of an underused side deck.
Frederick La Rouque
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterNovember 11th
The Alternate Universe set brings us a gambler from the 1890s.
20 Years of Memories
by Charlie Plaine, 20th Anniversary Collection Lead DesignerNovember 10th
Celebrate twenty years of Star Trek CCG with the 20th Anniversary Collection for both First Edition and Second Edition, releasing November 28th!
Design Diary - Premiere
by Chris Lobban, Assistant DesignerNovember 10th
Our first look at the 20th Anniversary Collection for 1E starts back where it all started... Premiere.

July 2014

Survey: Checking In on Block
by Corbin Johnson, First Edition DesignerJuly 7th
First Edition Design is looking to the community to help us shape the future of Block and the game as a whole. A few minutes of your time to complete our survey will be an enormous help.
New Tournament Promos Available for July 2014!
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerJuly 7th
The first Monday in July brings new promos to both First Edition and Second Edition, available in kits for all of our tournament directors.
Printable Card Update - July 2014
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 7th
Thirty-three (33) promos and alternate-border cards become printable in today's update!

June 2014

The Other Side of the Story
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 30th
A look at the "mission persona" cards in The Maquis.
Rules Update for The Maquis
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJune 30th
A rules update for The Maquis virtual expansion is released and takes effect immediately.
Being Perhaps a Bit Overly Dramatic
by Paddy Tye, Guest Writer June 28th
Today, Paddy Tye gives us a glimpse behind the scenes at the work of the Creative Team for The Maquis expansion.
The Maquis Available Now!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 27th
The latest First Edition virtual expansion, The Maquis, is available now!
No Uniform, No Orders
by James Cream, Staff WriterJune 26th
What would happen if Insurrection Picard had appeared in "Journey's End"...
Drain 'em dry
by Allen Gould, Maquis Assistant DesignerJune 23rd
Sometimes, solving a mission isn't enough. Sometimes you want to make it hurt...
The Expendables
by Niall Matthew, Staff WriterJune 20th
Shake up the way you attempt missions in block with this deadly new Dilemma
Screw the Ocampa, We're Going Home!
by Niall Matthew, Staff WriterJune 16th
Disregard the rules and directives of Captain Janeway to get the crew of Liberty home with this new Objective.
Cargo Runs Reshape the Quadrant
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 14th
A Maquis-themed deck featuring our favorite Cargo Runner, Kasidy Yates!
Quark, Intriguing Ferengi
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 9th
Quark continues his exploration of rainbow borders, with his first Non-Aligned version!
The Maquis Release Kits
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerJune 6th
Schedule a release event for the next First Edition expansion, The Maquis, and requisition a release kit to celebrate!
The Maquis: For the Cause
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 6th
Make your stand with the citizens of the Demilitarized Zone as The Maquis arrive in full force to First Edition on June 27th!

April 2014

Warp Pack: Emissary
by Charlie Plaine, Warp Pack Emissary Lead DesignerApril 11th
Six (6) new cards join the pool of First Edition cards with today's release of Warp Pack: Emissary!

March 2014

First Edition "Business Card" Promo Now Available
by Jeremy Benedict, Chief AmbassadorMarch 31st
You asked for it, First Edition players, and it's finally here!
March Errata
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 3rd
A few errata to balance TNG. No rules update.

January 2014

Printable Card Update - January 2014
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 6th
Six (6) previously watermarked promos become printable today!
New Tournament Promos Available in Kits
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerJanuary 6th
Series G (First Edition) and Series XI (Second Edition) tournament promos are now available in kits that can be requisitioned from The Promenade.

December 2013

Emissary Available Now
by Charlie Plaine, Emissary Lead DesignerDecember 6th
Emissary, the first expansion in the Deep Space Nine block, is available now!
Alliance for Global Unity
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterDecember 5th
A Bajoran deck that uses the new card engines from Emissary.
Emissary: Explorers
by Charlie Plaine, Emissary Lead DesignerDecember 3rd
Catch some of the solar winds and recreate a legendary journey with some of the new cards in Emissary.

November 2013

Beyond the Final Frontier
by Niall Matthew, Staff WriterNovember 30th
Journey to the Gamma Quadrant and discover the rewards to be had with this Federation/Bajoran article complete with a solver deck.
Emissary: If You're Feeling Peckish
by Mark, Freelance WriterNovember 28th
On this Turkey Day, we bring you an alternative venue for your big meal, and we supply someone to do the cooking for you!
Conversions: An Analysis - Emissary (Part 1 of 5)
by James Cream, Staff WriterNovember 27th
In the first article of the series, we'll be looking at the converted Cardassian 2E BC cards to have been spoiled so far.
That's What Jadzia Ended Up Saying
by Michael Moskop, Creative ThinkerNovember 25th
What happens when creativity breeds more creativity?
Freedom is Slavery
by James Cream, Staff WriterNovember 22nd
Black is White, War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.
Your Trial Will Be Broadcast to All of Cardassia
by Corbin Johnson, Assistant Card DesignerNovember 20th
Today First Edition designer, Corbin Johnson will give us insight into the process of designing for the Cardassians in Emissary.
A Gift from the Prophets
by Danny Nuttall, Staff WriterNovember 19th
A quick look at the possibilities offered to us by the four new dilemma cards revealed thus far.
Emissary: Beyond the Final Frontier
by Charlie Plaine, Emissary Lead DesignerNovember 15th
Emissary, the first expansion of the Deep Space 9 block, will release on Friday, December 6th.
Emissary Release Kits for a Limited Time
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerNovember 15th
Emissary release kits are available for a limited time only!

October 2013

A Look At the Homefront IV Missions from the Perspective of the Current Block
by Rossman, Guest WriterOctober 17th
Today guest writer Ross Fertel takes us all on an in depth look at the Homefront IV missions and what they add to the current TNG Block format.

August 2013

Conversions: An Analysis - Genesis (Part 1 of 4)
by James Cream, Staff WriterAugust 23rd
So far, 8 of the 28 cards in the Second Edition set Genesis have been converted. Today we look back at the changes made to those cards and the newest card in the First Edition Genesis expansion.
Virtually Assimilated
by Niall Matthew, Staff WriterAugust 19th
A look at the only Objective to be reprinted in Homefront IV, complete with a virtual deck.
Two Cards, One Location
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterAugust 14th
Your Missions Just Got More Personal
Enter the Demilitarized Zone
by Niall Matthew, Staff WriterAugust 13th
Join the fight against the Maquis as we look into the latest conversion from Homefront IV
Homefront IV: Full Conversion
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanAugust 12th
Read a little bit about the history of converting backwards compatible missions, and find out a new weapon in design's arsenal.
Battle Reconnaissance
by Matt Zinno, Staff WriterAugust 6th
A trip to the Northwest Passage to look at Species 8472.
Homefront IV
by Jordan Leung, First Edition Brand ManagerAugust 2nd
Coming soon to a computer near you!

July 2013

New Promos Available in Tournament Kits
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerJuly 1st
Tournament kits featuring the new Series F First Edition promos, and the new Second Edition Series X promos, are now available for requisition via The Promenade.

June 2013

June Rules and Errata for First Edition
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJune 3rd
Basic update, nothing major... except FMO errata

April 2013

Sister Act III
by Jason Drake, First Edition Card DesignerApril 29th
Jason Drake returns to give us an inside look at designing two familiar faces.
The Sky's the Limit: Self-ish (Part II)
by Charlie Plaine, The Sky's the Limit Lead DesignerApril 25th
Find out the secret origins of the self-controlling mechanic and how we learned that less is more.
The Sky's the Limit: Self-ish (Part I)
by Charlie Plaine, The Sky's the Limit Lead DesignerApril 24th
Find out exactly what the new icon in The Sky's the Limit means and check out one of the new cards that uses it!
A Deadly Game of Cat and Mouse
by Jason Drake, First Edition Card DesignerApril 22nd
Join The Sky's the Limit Assistant Designer Jason Drake as he describes the experience of designing a powerful and wholly novel dilemma.
The Sky's the Limit: Goran
by Johannes Klarhauser, AmbassadorApril 19th
TNG Cardassians get some love from Second Edition
Brace for Impact!
by Mark B. Frog, Guest WriterApril 16th
Or How I Learned How to Stop Whinging and Love the New Riker
A Nebula's Not So Pretty When There's a BORG CUBE Hiding In It!
by Niall Matthew, Staff WriterApril 12th
Is it safe to solve missions in block yet?
Conversions: An Analysis - Bloody Cardies!
by James Cream, Staff WriterApril 8th
In this week's installment of the Conversions Analysis series, we will look at the converted Cardassian cards from prior expansions as well as one for the brand new expansion.
What Brad Would See: Limitless Edition
by Charlie Plaine, The Sky's the Limit Lead DesignerApril 5th
Find out what former First Edition designer Brad DeFruiter would see, were he to take a look at the whole of The Sky's the Limit, due out Friday, April 26th!
The Sky's the Limit Release Kits - Limited Time
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerApril 5th
Get a hold of one of the limited edition release kits for The Sky's the Limit, and celebrate the final expansion of The Next Generation block!
The Sky's the Limit
by Jordan Leung, First Edition Brand ManagerApril 5th
"Five-card stud, nothing wild…"

February 2013

Pick Your Promos! We Want Your Help!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 14th
Help us decide the upcoming series of virtual promos with your input!

January 2013

A-Tent-ion: A First Edition Gift
by Jordan Leung, First Edition Brand ManagerJanuary 22nd
A brand new Q's Tent is our gift to First Edition players as part of our Fifth Anniversary celebration!

November 2012

Engage! Available Now!
by Jordan Leung, First Edition Brand ManagerNovember 2nd
Engage is now available for free digital download.

October 2012

Trilithium Weapon - A Design Story
by Dan Hamman, 1E DesignOctober 19th
Spies and informants gave Rebels vital data to plan strategic turnabouts, create local insurgencies and hamper Imperial activities.
Engage!
by Jordan Leung, First Edition Brand ManagerOctober 12th
"Captain, these are Romulans. They are without honor."
Engage Release Kits - Limited Time Offer
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerOctober 12th
Get your hands on one of the limited supply of Engage release kits and help celebrate the release of TCC's second block expansion!

September 2012

Homefront III is Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 7th
Homefront III, a thirty-six (36) card reprint expansion for First Edition, is now available for immediate download!

August 2012

Homefront III - Coming September 7th
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanAugust 31st
Homefront III, the next reprint expansion for First Edition, will release on Friday, September 7, 2012.

June 2012

Conversions: An Analysis - The Next Generation (Part 6 of 6)
by James Cream, Staff WriterJune 15th
At last we come to the seven conversions that you've all been waiting for... (Warning: Hosp is about.)
Conversions: An Analysis - The Next Generation (Part 5 of 6)
by James Cream, Staff WriterJune 1st
This incredibly dull yet visually enticing article looks at the recently converted missions which appear in The Next Generation expansion.

May 2012

Conversions: An Analysis - The Next Generation (Part 4 of 6)
by James Cream, Staff WriterMay 25th
In this quarternary portion of the TNG conversion analysis articles, we'll see what happens when the most important card type gets converted.
Conversions: An Analysis - The Next Generation (Part 3 of 6)
by James Cream, Staff WriterMay 18th
In this tertiary portion of the TNG conversion analysis articles, we look at the easiest cards to convert.

April 2012

Conversions: An Analysis - The Next Generation (Part 2 of 6)
by James Cream, Staff WriterApril 23rd
In this week's installment, we look at the Klingon conversions found in the new expansion, The Next Generation.
The Next Generation: Monumental Reasons
by Charlie Plaine, First Edition Design ConsultantApril 9th
The newest Referee card from The Next Generation makes the Alpha Quadrant the place to be for First Edition games.
Aurulent Gambit
by James Cream, Staff WriterApril 6th
...and now for something unexpected...
The Next Generation: Welcome to the Block!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 6th
Find out exactly what's available for use in block, how block tournaments are going to work, and a little bit about the whys, the whens, and the future of block.
Conversions: An Analysis - The Next Generation (Part 1 of 6)
by James Cream, Staff WriterApril 5th
The new biggest virtual First Edition expansion features the most converted cards to date. Time to eBay some cardboard!

March 2012

The Next Generation Release Kit - Limited Quantities!
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerMarch 31st
Get a TNG Kit for your Release Tournament, but act fast, because we have limited quantities available!
Are You Ready? It's The Next Generation!
by Jordan Leung, First Edition Brand ManagerMarch 26th
“...to boldly go where no one has gone before.”

January 2012

First Edition and The Future
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 23rd
Chairman Charlie Plaine outlines plans for the next few years of First Edition design, development, and organized play.
Twenty-Seven New Promos are Printable Today!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 1st
As it's the first Monday in January, we're proud to release printable versions twenty-seven (27) promos. Enjoy the options brought to you by these newly printable AIs!

November 2011

Conversions: An Analysis - Resistance is Futile (Part 3 of 3)
by James Cream, Staff WriterNovember 28th
A review of the final two 2E cards that have finally made the proper conversion into 1E cards in the Resistance is Futile expansion.
U.S.S. Akira - The New Standard For Fed Decks?
by Tim Davidson, Staff WriterNovember 26th
A strategic review of the cool new universal Akira-class from the Resistance of Futile set.
Conversions: An Analysis - Resistance is Futile (Part 2 of 3)
by J, Staff WriterNovember 23rd
A peek at the 2E cards that have finally made the proper conversion into 1E cards in the Resistance is Futile expansion.
A Tale of Two No-Ones
by Patrick Tye, Guest Writer; with input from Creative DevelopmentNovember 22nd
The story behind the Creative team process for two universal personnel in the Resistance is Futile expansion.
Resistance is Futile! Now Available!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 22nd
It's time to celebrate fifteen years since First Contact with Resistance is Futile! Download it now!
Through the Temporal Vortex - The Results
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerNovember 21st
The correct answers are here, and the winners are announced. Congrats to our three winners!
Warp Speed Ahead
by Stephen Lee, Staff WriterNovember 14th
Everyone's in on the First Contact party. A Resistance is Futile spoiler with decklist!
Conversions: An Analysis - Resistance is Futile (Part 1 of 3)
by J, Staff WriterNovember 9th
A peek at the 2E cards that have finally made the proper conversion into 1E cards in the Resistance is Futile expansion.
Through the Temporal Vortex
by Chris Lobban, Starfleet HistorianNovember 4th
A chance to look back into the past at the original First Contact expansion... and maybe win some prizes while you're there.
Resistance is Futile!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanNovember 3rd
Celebrating the Fifteenth Anniversary of the release of First Contact, the Continuing Committee is proud to bring you Resistance is Futile, releasing Tuesday, November 22nd.

August 2011

Homefront II Release Day!
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerAugust 5th
Surprise! New Expansion!

July 2011

Tigan for Two (Thousand Eleven)
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJuly 28th
Ezri Tigan makes a trio of appearances on the 2011 World Championship virtual promos foils for 1E, 2E and Tribbles!

June 2011

Creative Team Members Needed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 1st
If others would tremble before your encyclopedic knowledge of Star Trek, then you might be a great fit for one of our new Creative Team positions!

May 2011

2011 Continentals Promos
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 30th
Find out what virtual promos will be up for grabs at our 2011 Continental Championships!
It's a Party!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 6th
In celebration of the anniversary of the Chairman's birth, he offers forth a gift for everyone!

April 2011

1E Rules Updated for Shades of Gray
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterApril 16th
The release of Shades of Gray brings an updated Current Rulings Document (CRD), as well as updates to several of the OTF documents.
Shades of Gray is Here!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 15th
The third virtual expansion for First Edition, Shades of Gray, is here!
Shades of Gray: Flash Back to Win!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 15th
Win a $10 Gift Certificate to Miniature Market just for playing First Edition!
Prepare for Warp Speed Transfer
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterApril 14th
If you thought a Near Warp Transport could be frightening you haven't seen what a Warp Speed Transfer can do for (or against) your deck.
The Arsenal: Divided
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterApril 12th
"Divided they fall," and fall they shall. Yet again, the Arsenal of Minos doesn't fail to deliver on its promise to its potential customers.
Shades of Gray: Duck Blind!
by Chris Castagnetto, Guest WriterApril 11th
Dive in and take a closer look at Duck Blind!
Son'a Observatory
by Andreas Rheinlander, 2010 First Edition World ChampionApril 8th
Find out about 2010 First Edition World Champion Andreas Rheinlander's card, Son'a Observatory, in his own words!
Observe... Greatness!
by Jason Robinette, Lead Designer (1E)April 4th
A look at the super SCIENCE friends, and their amazing ability to do "great" things.
April Fools! Coming in 2011: Living Witness
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 1st
The Continuing Committee is proud to bring you our first digital expansion, Living Witness, coming this summer to online play for both First and Second Edition.
The Many Shades of Gray
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 1st
Find out how one of the worst episodes of The Next Generation helped inspire cards that bring old dilemmas out of the binder.

March 2011

The Alpha and The Omega
by Stephen Lee, Staff WriterMarch 31st
or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Particle 010. A Shades of Gray spoiler with decklist!
Flashback'd: Shades of Gray is Coming!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 25th
"Commander Riker is invaded by an alien parasite. It's attacking his brain and nothing can stop it. Can anything save him from a tragic death? Find out, next time on Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Shades of Gray Release Kits - Pre-Order Now!
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerMarch 25th
Don't miss out on the Dyson Sphere Door alternate image promo, and requisition your Shades of Gray release kit today!
BaH! To the Future
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 4th
Fight your enemies in more ways than ever before with BaH!, a virtual reprint collection for First Edition.

October 2010

Straight and Steady Now Legal; First Edition Rules Updates
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 29th
The First Edition Current Rulings Document (CRD) and the Conversion Rules Document (CVRD) are updated today to coincide with Straight and Steady becoming legal!
Smooth Like a Klingon's Forehead
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterOctober 23rd
While Genetic Engineering wasn't a great thing for the Klingon Empire in the end, it's terrific fodder for our decks. Prepare to inject some Augments into your deck and pave the way to glory.
Minor Straight and Steady Corrections
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 23rd
Regretfully, a few minor errors eluded our proofreading team. On Saturday, October 23rd, a corrected file was updated - grab the latest copy today!
Dial-Up Your Dilemma Pile
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterOctober 22nd
Remember in the 90s when you could dial-up a phone call, but it meant you couldn't connect to the internet to download your mail? Well then, this dilemma might remind you of that... U.S.S. Voyager style.
Straight and Steady - Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 22nd
The latest virtual expansion for First Edition, Straight and Steady, is now available!
Strategy: Out of Time
by Tim Davidson, Staff WriterOctober 19th
A strategic review of the Straight and Steady card Out of Time and a look back at the other time traveling methods.
Provocation
by James Cream, Staff WriterOctober 18th
Uncover the conspiracy behind the third 22nd Century Time Location.
The Evolution of Starfleet - Part II
by Stephen R. Sanders, Assistant DesignerOctober 6th
Find out more about what Starfleet has in store with the upcoming release of Straight and Steady!
The Evolution of Starfleet - Part I
by Stephen R. Sanders, Assistant DesignerOctober 4th
Find out a little bit about how Starfleet will work once Straight and Steady arrives on October 22nd.
Straight and Steady: Can't Be Afraid of the Wind
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 1st
The second First Edition virtual expansion bring many changes, but just as many opportunities. As Captain Archer once said, "We can't be afraid of the wind."
Straight and Steady Release Kits - Limited Time Only!
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerOctober 1st
Don't miss your chance to get a limited edition alternate image foil of Antaak with your Straight and Steady release kit!

August 2010

Homefront now available
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerAugust 6th
First Edition has a new mini-expansion now available!

June 2010

Insidious Dilemmas from the Delta Quadrant in Life From Lifelessness
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterJune 14th
New dilemmas are exciting for First Edition players in a way that can't be compared with Second Edition. First Edition players have fixed dilemma piles, so we are always looking for a new combo that can hold our opponent back. Well, here are some new dilemmas that can do just that.
Falow, the Chula Champion
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterJune 12th
Falow is unique because he happens to be a Gamma Quadrant Non-Aligned personnel. What does that mean? Well it means plenty...
Life From Lifelessness Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 11th
It's been a long wait, but First Edition fans can rejoice with the arrival of the first virtual expansion created by The Continuing Committee.
New Search Engine
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerJune 11th
More new toys for First Edition.
The Story of Some Cards
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 4th
Find out how a trio of universal personnel came to be part of Life From Lifelessness.
Sela and Romulan 'Reunification'
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterJune 1st
Some things in this world just seem to go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Cookies and milk. Sela and her obsession with the Federation.

May 2010

First Edition Card-List Overhaul
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerMay 17th
It's the beginning of a new era for First Edition... and a new era means new toys.
Life From Lifelessness Arrives June 11th
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 14th
Life From Lifelessness marks the start of a new era for First Edition when it arrives on Friday, June 11, 2010!

November 2009

New Icons for First Edition
by Seth ClaybrookNovember 9th
New icons on First Edition cards? Here is a quick briefing on these latest additions to the game.
Benjamin Sisko - Traumatized by the Borg
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterNovember 2nd
We all remember the Next Generation episode where Locutus stole our hearts, probably the most evil thing ever done to a Star Trek character. That episode inspired the background for Benjamin Sisko. It's fitting that this persona is in the XV set alongside the persona of Picard just rescued from the collective.

October 2009

I.K.C. Qam-Chee - Fat Chancellor's Sleigh
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterOctober 30th
Do we really need another Klingon Vor'cha Ship? Some of you might think that we do. I'd feel the same if I was told there was a new Romulan D'deridex coming out. However, this is a Chancellor's Warship and it's totally tricked out.
K'mpec: The Fat Chancellor
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterOctober 28th
K'mpec from the Premiere set turned out to be pretty decent to use 'til now. He's a Chancellor, valid for Assign Mission Specialists, and generally a good two-skill personnel. In the XV Set, he gets the full treatment to make him worthy of any Klingon Deck.
Captain Kirk and His True Love
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterOctober 27th
What would Captain Kirk be without the Starship Enterprise? It's like peanut butter without the jelly, or cream cheese without bagels. So how could this article be complete without reviewing both of these new virtual cards?
15th Anniversary Collection: Chain of Command
by Seth Claybrook, First Edition Graphic DesignerOctober 23rd
Chain of Command is the first set of brand new virtual cards for First Edition. Each card features artwork that extends beyond the image box. Read on to find out clues about the forthcoming cards...
Kathryn Janeway, Before She Got Lost
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterOctober 23rd
Everyone remembers that first episode of Voyager. Now you can relive it again by playing the Captain Janeway based on that episode.
Shinzon: The Picard That Became a Reman
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterOctober 22nd
First Edition gets Shinzon as part of The Continuing Committee's XV Set entitled "Chain of Command." This card will change the way you build your Romulan Deck. Amazing what a poor little rejected clone of a Federation Captain was able to do.
The Scimitar: The Reman Answer to Every Other Ship
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterOctober 22nd
Flagship of the General Shinzon who led the Reman forces. You'll want this ship to lead your forces as well once you see what it can do for your deck.
15th Anniversary Release Kits Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 19th
Tournament directors that have run at least one sanctioned tournament may purchase the release kit for The 15th Anniversary Collection.
The 15th Anniversary Collection
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanOctober 16th
The 15th Anniversary Collection arrives on Friday, November 6, 2009.

September 2009

Last Chance to Decide the Things Past!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanSeptember 26th
Just four polls left for you to help decide which cards will appear in Things Past!

August 2009

First Edition Virtual Cards
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorAugust 28th
The First Edition design team is looking for feedback on what upcoming virtual cards should focus on. This is your chance to shape the future of the game.
Tournament Kits and V-Promo Schedule
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerAugust 21st
Revealed at GenCon, The Continuing Committee is proud to announce that future prize kits will include new foil v-promo cards. Also detailed is the schedule for release and distribution of all v-promo cards.

July 2009

What McKenzie Can Do For Starfleet...
by Stephen R Sanders, Staff WriterJuly 17th
A look at how Fiona McKenzie can help First Edition Starfleet decks.

April 2009

Tribunal of Q
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorApril 16th
Just in time for Regional Season, the first Virtual Promo for First Edition arrives... and it promises to change the game for the better.
First Edition Virtual Promos
by Seth Claybrook, First Edition Graphic DesignerApril 14th
We are fast approaching the release of brand new virtual cards for First Edition. Take a look at the new Virtual Promotional Icon for First Edition.

February 2009

First Edition Updates!
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorFebruary 27th
Lions (Personas), Tigers (Special Downloads) and Bears (Hi-Res Files), Oh My!

December 2008

Quark, Son of Keldar
by David Runyon, Staff WriterDecember 29th
Quark, linked in holy matri-money? With his blushing bride, Quark Son of Keldar is half of the most powerful married couple in the game.
I Hate Stefan DeSeve
by David Runyon, Staff WriterDecember 29th
I have always hated Stefan DeSeve. So what is he good for?
Tough Little Ship
by Stephen Lee, Staff WriterDecember 22nd
No, the Riker boys aren't gushing about the U.S.S. Defiant again. Identity Crisis spoiler and deck design!
Tacking Into the Wind
by Stephen Lee, Staff WriterDecember 22nd
You stole my battleship! Identity Crisis spoiler.
Future Imperfect
by Seth Claybrook, Packaging AficionadoDecember 15th
The Continuing Committee has created unique expansion icons to help differentiate older sets. Take a peek into the thought process behind the design of these new icons.
The First Couple of Identity Crisis
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorDecember 12th
This week's Identity Crisis cards are Leeta and Rom. What makes them special in my mind is that I include Rom and Leeta in almost all of my Bajoran decks and almost every Ferengi deck I build. Few dual-affiliation personnel have such strong utility for both of their affiliations.
The Emissary: Not Just for Bajorans Anymore
by David Runyon, Staff WriterDecember 1st
Your favorite Creole-cooking Starfleet Captain also doubles as your favorite Bajoran religious figure.
Kira, Kira, Kira
by David Runyon, Staff WriterDecember 1st
With so many versions of Kira available (this and one other from First Edition, not including The Intendant; and ten backwards-compatible versions in Second Edition, including one virtual card), why should you pick this one?

November 2008

Romulans Gone Rogue
by Adam Warpinski, Staff WriterNovember 24th
Romulans... they are green and sneaky. But what happens when, like chameleons, they change they color?
Garak to the Rescue
by Stephen Lee, Staff WriterNovember 23rd
"...never underestimate my gift for survival." -- Call to Arms. This article contains an Identity Crisis spoiler and a deck design!
The Captivating Ilon Tandro
by Stephen Lee, Staff WriterNovember 23rd
A captivating personality goes a long way for any dignitary, even a fictional one from the Star Trek universe. Identity Crisis spoiler!
Referee Icon Reprints
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorNovember 19th
This week, The Continuing Committee is releasing fully tournament legal reprints of Q's Tent and all of the First Edition Referee-icon cards.
The Power of Purple - Part II
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorNovember 12th
Long before the Vidiians and Hirogen got their spiffy super outposts, there was another...
The Power of Purple - Part I
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorNovember 12th
Overseer Odo rocks. Once upon a time, the Alliance did, too (back when they still had cloaking devices). Take a second look at this week's first Identity Crisis card.
Data and Picard: Android, Captain, Civilians, Spies
by David Runyon, Staff WriterNovember 8th
Need a Romulan version of Jadzia Dax? Need a Civilian Android with more than one skill? Need a good reason to wear a burlap robe to a Star Trek convention? Look no further than Data and Picard.
Major Rakal: Empaths in Disguise
by David Runyon, Staff WriterNovember 8th
Major Rakal: Not just a surgically-altered-to-look-Romulan half-Betazoid, half-human empath anymore.
Identity Crisis!
by Seth Claybrook, Lead First Edition Graphic Design VolunteerNovember 8th
First Edition gets its first virtual expansion! The cards are not new (no gameplay changes), but they do have a whole new look.

May 2008

Virtual Card Policy
by Matt Kirk, Director of Organized PlayMay 9th
Guidelines for using printouts in TCC-sanctioned tournament play.