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June 2018

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.

April 2018

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.

January 2018

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.

September 2017

Article Without Words
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterSeptember 16th
What more needs to be said?

March 2017

Make Me Laugh!
by Kaufman, Staff WriterMarch 31st
Get some inside behind the scenes information on the inner workings of Stewart Rivers.
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?
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.
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'

November 2016

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).

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.
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!

March 2016

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.
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...

September 2015

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.
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?

May 2015

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...

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.

January 2015

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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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

No Mr. Worf!
by Niall Matthew, AmbassadorNovember 25th
It's the card we've been waiting for.
STCCG card of the day #408: Orderly Mavek
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorNovember 19th
Edgeofhearing's STCCG card of the day #408.
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!
Frederick La Rouque
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterNovember 11th
The Alternate Universe set brings us a gambler from the 1890s.
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.

June 2014

The Other Side of the Story
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 30th
A look at the "mission persona" cards in The Maquis.
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.
Quark, Intriguing Ferengi
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 9th
Quark continues his exploration of rainbow borders, with his first Non-Aligned version!

February 2014

Are You Compatible?
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterFebruary 27th
What does it mean to be compatible in First Edition? With personnel, with ships ... and with a Nor.

December 2013

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

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.
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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.
Aurulent Gambit
by James Cream, Staff WriterApril 6th
...and now for something unexpected...
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!

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.
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.

April 2011

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.
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.

October 2010

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.
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.

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...
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.

December 2009

Jolan Tru Article Series: Strategema's Bane
by Austin Chandler, Staff WriterDecember 8th
This is the beginning of a regular article series about card extras, strategy, and deck design. In this article, we discuss dealing with an opponent's Strategema card.

November 2009

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?
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.

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.

January 2009

Examining First Edition Draw Engines
by Jeremy Commandeur, First Edition DirectorJanuary 10th
Equipping your deck with an adequate number of draw engines is one of the hardest things to master for new players. Let's take a look at some of the best draw engines in the game, ranging from the easy, to the obscure and difficult.

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?
Tacking Into the Wind
by Stephen Lee, Staff WriterDecember 22nd
You stole my battleship! Identity Crisis spoiler.
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?
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!
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.

September 2008

"Somewhere, a Place for Us"
by David Runyon, Staff WriterSeptember 26th
Every great First Edition deck has to start somewhere, right? Check out this overview of the different ways to get your cards from your deck to the spaceline.

July 2008

Desab Sdrawkcab Romulan Decks
by Adam Warpinski, Lead First Edition WriterJuly 4th
Wahoo! It's a First Edition article! On Romulans! Listen up, and enjoy your soup.