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June 2018

Excelsior Act 2 Preconstructed Decks
by Fritz Meissner, AmbassadorJune 21st
Continentals Excelsior side events are just around the corner! We give you four decks to take along if you don't know the format.
The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 12
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 21st
Let's take a look at a winning deck from Michael Van Breemen!
Trek Masters Series - GenCon 2018
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 21st
GenCon is August 2nd - 5th, 2018 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Come join us for some Trek Masters Series action!
The Versatility of Terok Nor
by Michael Shea, Chief AmbassadorJune 16th
Terok Nor is a faction with many ways to play. How will you seek to conquer the Alpha Quadrant?
Getting Together
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerJune 15th
Let's all get spend some time with each other and plot the takeover of the universe as we look back at Unity.
The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 11
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 15th
Let's take a look at winning 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.
So, You're New to Terok Nor?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJune 14th
Terok Nor for Slipstream? Inconceivable!
What Does My Spouse See?
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJune 14th
No, I'm not married to The Brad. I'm just telling you about prizes at North American Continentals, which runs in Chicago from June 21st - 24th, 2018.
Design Spotlight: Second Edition Terok Nor
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 13th
Explore the Cardassian/Dominion alliance aboard Terok Nor is this week's Second Edition Design Spotlight.
Welcome to Terok Nor Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJune 10th
It's time to take Deep Space Nine back from The Dominion/Cardassian alliance!
The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 10
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 7th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Zlatan Terzic, Michael Van Breemen, Sean O'Reilly, Benjamin Liebich, Kevin Jaeger, and Justin Ford!
Australian Continentals Event Schedule
by Kieren, Unofficial Ambassador to AustraliaJune 7th
The Continental Championships head down under August 24th - August 26th!
Design What If: Second Edition Kazon
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 6th
Kazon don't exist in Second Edition... but what if they did?
5 Reasons Why I'm Playing Excelsior Act 2 (and you should too!)
by Fritz Meissner, AmbassadorJune 6th
I loved the Excelsior concept when it came out. In Act II, I feel that the Excelsior team has (to borrow a metaphor from a game I've never watched) hit a home run. It's extraordinarily fun and has helped me tremendously as an organiser. Here's 5 clickbaity reasons why.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Nov. 8th thru 11th
by John Corbett, Design Director and Host with the MostJune 4th
Find out about the next big thing in Texas
Welcome to Kazon Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJune 3rd
Can't be assimilated by the Borg? Challenge accepted!
Excelsior Act II Cardpool Updated in Deckbuilder
by Matt Kirk, Project Excelsior LeadJune 2nd
The next evolution of the Excelsior format is now live in trekcc.org's Deckbuilder!

May 2018

The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 9
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 31st
Let's take a look at winning decks from Jon Carter, Peter Hill, Markus Glatz, Justin Ford, Michael Albrecht, and Michael Van Breemen!
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.
Design Spotlight: Second Edition Voyager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 30th
Venture to the Delta Quadrant and back with a return to the 2E Design Spotlight articles!
Emergency Errata: Keevan, Pragmatic Captor
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerMay 30th
A card is receiving emergency errata effective immediately.
Welcome to Voyager Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMay 27th
It's Voyager Week! Are you ready for Cat Suits?
Far Beyond the Stars Treasures
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerMay 26th
Find out secrets and exclusive behind the scenes information behind the latest Second Edition product.
You've Put Bajor On the Map
by Daniel Matteson, Director of CommunicationsMay 25th
Good luck, Mister Sisko.
The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 8
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 24th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Nat Kirton, Daniel Matteson, John Corbett, Ted Reebel, and Kevin Jaeger!
An Old Friend
by Michael Shea, Chief AmbassadorMay 24th
A familiar favorite personnel gets a new persona for the first time since 2014 in Far Beyond the Stars.
The Greatest Hero of the Klingon Empire
by Nathan Miracle, Hall of Warriors TouristMay 23rd
A a tour of the Hall of Warriors and see our greatest warriors!
War is Good for Business, But Only From a Distance
by Michael Shea, Chief AmbassadorMay 22nd
Tonight's Far Beyond the Stars spoiler reveals a new Teerok Nor Quark who's a little more willing to work with the Ruling Council.
Catching Up With the Cardassians
by Nathan Miracle, Staff WriterMay 21st
The Cardassian Liberation Front scores a victory over the Dominion!
Incorporation Complete
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerMay 20th
Business Update
A Morale Boost
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMay 20th
I could go for some field rations right now, how about you?
Genocidal Plans
by Michael Shea, Chief AmbassadorMay 19th
Far Beyond the Stars sees a Romulan incarnation of an old antagonist and a matching ship for taking the fight to your enemies.
Rebel With a Cause
by Nathan Miracle, Nostalgic TrekkerMay 18th
Take a walk down memory lane with this new Far Beyond the Stars spoiler!
The Ends Justify the Means
by Michael Shea, Chief AmbassadorMay 17th
Cardassians get a new verb to help in mission completion in Far Beyond the Stars!
Beware Saber Bears on Kang's Summit
by Nathan Miracle, Totally Not a FounderMay 16th
Meet the man who led the Klingon Empire's forces against the Cardassians and the Federation!
The Changing Face of Evil
by Michael Shea, Chief AmbassadorMay 15th
Far Beyond the Stars gives war a chance with two new persona of a familiar villain turned antihero turned villain and his hijacked ship.
Further Beyond the Stars
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerMay 14th
Far Beyond the Stars, A Deep Space Nine anniversary set, releases Friday, May 25. Find out everything about the set, except spoilers.
2018 Regional Championships Schedule
by Kris Sonsteby, Director of Organized PlayMay 11th
Find out where you can take your first step on the Road to Worlds! UPDATED 5-9-18
[Title of Set]
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerMay 11th
Get a hint at what's coming for Second Edition!
The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 6
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 10th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Stefan de Walf and Nickolay Korotya!
2018 North American Continental Championships: Hotels and Transportation
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMay 7th
Chicago is a big city with a lot going on in terms of lodgings and transportation.
March 2017 & Fiscal 2017 Financial Recap
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerMay 5th
Financial Updates
The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 5
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 3rd
Let's take a look at winning decks from Michael Van Breemen, Nickolay Korotya, Johannes Mette, Phil Schrader, and me!

April 2018

2018 North American Continental Championships: What to Do
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanApril 30th
Bring your family along to North American Continentals this year. Chicago is a great destination for fun for all ages.
The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 4
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorApril 26th
Let's take a look at a winning deck from John Walchle!
US Nationals - Last Minute Additions
by Michael Van Breemen, North American OP CoordinatorApril 23rd
How does $200 and a title belt sound? Thanks to some generous donations these await you in Atlanta this weekend.
The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 3
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorApril 19th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Jon Carter and Steve Nelson!
Alan French Donates Prize Money for 1E Continentals
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 17th
Thanks to an incredibly generous donation, there will be prizes - including travel reimbursement - for all of our First Edition continental championships.
The Road to Worlds: Regionals Week 2
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorApril 12th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Brian Sykes and Will Hoskin
Raffle Time!
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerApril 2nd
Raffle Drawings will take place April 7th at 7pm Pacific
April 2018 Erratum
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerApril 2nd
One card gets a minimal update.
The Future of Second Edition Design
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorApril 1st
Let's take a look and see what the future has in store for Second Edition design!

March 2018

February Financial Recap
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerMarch 25th
Greed is Eternal....
Symbiosis Treasures
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerMarch 23rd
Here's the inside scoop on the latest Second Edition expansion, which releases today!
Diversify Your Portfolio
by Nathan Miracle, Real-Life AccountantMarch 21st
“Seventy-five hundred lots of hipicate futures?”
The Occupation of Bajor
by Michael Shea, Chief AmbassadorMarch 19th
One of the darkest events depicted in the Star Trek universe provides new incentive for a dual headquarters build.
A Brief History of Speed
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerMarch 16th
Because you demanded it, a history lesson focusing on one of Symbiosis's mechanics.
The Puns, They Hit Me
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMarch 15th
I saw this card and my head went full-on story mode.
Lose Less
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMarch 13th
Let's take a look at the new card, Qatai!
Captive Pursuits
by Michael Shea, Ambassador and DesignerMarch 12th
Keevan: I only have one further question for you. Is there a doctor in your unit? Garak: Yes. Nog: Garak! Keevan: Don't be too hard on him, young man. He just saved your life. Take them to a secure area. Third, I have a mission for you. I want you to find the Starfleet unit. But do not engage them. Locate them, assess their strength, and then report back to me. Remata’Klan: I understand. Keevan: No, you don't. But that's all right. It's not important that you understand, only that you carry out my instructions precisely. Remata’Klan: Obedience brings victory. Keevan: Yes. Yes, it does. Go
January Financial Recap
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerMarch 11th
Money Money Money
Congratulations to Our Newest Volunteers!
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMarch 10th
The Continuing Committee is pleased to announce that all four recent volunteer searches have been successful.
I Just Can't Help Myself
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerMarch 9th
Symbiosis, the forty-third product for Second Edition is coming March 23. Find out more about the set here!
[title of set]
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerMarch 4th
Take a look at what's coming up for Second Edition!
Toil and Trouble
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerMarch 2nd
We don't have time to argue about time, but we have an expansion chock full of it!
New Tournament Promos
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 2nd
Check out the new tournament promos available for requisition in the Promenade; Series M for First Edition, and Series XVII for Second Edition are now available!
2018 Regional Application Reminder
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMarch 2nd
The application deadline is March 12th!
The Continuing Committee Has Been Hacked
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanMarch 2nd
The Continuing Committee has recently learned that we have been the subject of a cyberattack.
The Road to Worlds: Manassters
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMarch 1st
Let's take a look at winning decks from Brian Sykes and Austin Chandler!
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

2E & Tribbles German Nationals June 3rd 2018
by Julius Melhardt, European OP CoordinatorFebruary 26th
This year's German 2E and Tribbles Nationals will take place in Koblenz - be prepared for a whole weekend including Nationals, Regionals and a lot of fun!!!
Welcome to Mirror Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 25th
It's time to explore the multiverse!
Excelsior Season 1, Act I: Midpoint
by the Excelsior Development TeamFebruary 19th
The Excelsior Campaign is halfway through its first act - how has your favorite affiliation fared thus far?
The Circle of Species
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerFebruary 16th
Take a look back at Lineage and how it benefited the glory of the Dominion
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.
Welcome to Dominion Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 11th
Sir David Attenborough tells us about rhinoceroces. I mean, it's Dominion week!
For a Few Counters More ...
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerFebruary 9th
Take a look at the last faction to be formally added and what helped make them complete.
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.
Now Hiring: Second Edition Designers
by John Corbett, Second Edition Design DirectorFebruary 7th
Want to join the Second Edition Design Team? Find out how to here!
Welcome to Original Series Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 4th
Are you ready for bad makeup and overly dramatic acting? If so, this is the week for you!
The Riskier the Road
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerFebruary 2nd
This article has a cash value of 1/32 of one strip of gold pressed latinum
2018 Regional Applications
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanFebruary 1st
Apply to host a Regional Championship today!
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

Welcome to Ferengi Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJanuary 28th
Get your greed on this week with the Ferengi!
Fortune ....
by Ross Fertel, Second Edition Brand ManagerJanuary 26th
The Maquis get through their dilemmas, and then some.
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.
1E German Nationals June 30th 2018
by Julius Melhardt, European OP CoordinatorJanuary 21st
aka "Das Kaiserfest"
Welcome to Maquis Week
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJanuary 21st
Break out your Victor Hugo collection; it's Maquis Week!
Manassters Updates
by Ben Hosp, Manassters MasterJanuary 19th
Including travel information and CASH MONEY PRIZES
1E & Tribbles Swedish Nationals May 5th-6th 2018
by Julius Melhardt, European OP CoordinatorJanuary 18th
Sweden is returning to the Nationals-stage - a great weekend awaits you...
Master Promos Revealed for 2018
by Maggie Geppert, Acting Director of Organized PlayJanuary 16th
The Continuing Committee is proud to host a wide variety of Level 3 events in 2018. Look at what you can win!
December Financial Update
by Justin Ford, Chief Financial OfficerJanuary 15th
Money Position Updates
The Continuing Committee Seeks New Volunteers
by Maggie Geppert, Vice ChairmanJanuary 10th
The CC wishes to fill a number of vacant positions within the volunteer corps.
Manassters 2018 Event Schedule
by Ben Hosp, Manassters MasterJanuary 3rd
Details about Trek Masters in Manassas Park, February 23-25 2018, sponsored by The Process (TM)