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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!
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 1
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMarch 31st
The Road to Worlds is back for another year! This week, a preview of the action in week 1 of the 2011 Regional Championships.
The Road to Worlds 2011
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMarch 30th
The Road to Worlds is a weekly article series designed to give readers a roundup of the Regional Championship tournaments that have just taken place, and to preview those about to take place the following week. The series also includes interviews with players; links to deck lists, photos and tournament reports; and enough statistics to confuse a mathematician.
Contender or a Pretender? World Championship Deck-Building Strategies
by Nathan W, Staff WriterMarch 29th
With regional season quickly approaching, it's time to time to come up with that championship-caliber deck. But how do you know if it's a contender or a pretender? Look here for answers from the game's top players on deck-building practices.
WotC3: More Decisions (And Some Images!)
by Thomas Schneider, European OP CoordinatorMarch 28th
We are nearly done! Today you are voting on the subtitle and the name of the HarryShip.
Big Changes to Organized Play
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMarch 28th
Please read this article if you participate in First Edition, Second Edition or Tribbles tournaments. Significant changes to Organized Play are effective immediately.
Virtual Starters Updated
by Torbjörn Lindquist, Freelance WriterMarch 28th
It is now about 8 months since the virtual starters were updated, and now it is time again.
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!
2011 North American Continental Championships
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 22nd
The Continuing Committee is proud to announce the the 2011 North American Continental Championships are bound for Risa, heading for San Diego, California on July 15-17.
DeckPADD 2.0.3 Update
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 21st
Jared Hoffman's DeckPADD has been updated to include Extreme Measures and the March 2011 Errata.
Australian Continentals Back in Sydney in 2011!
by Matthyas Kiraly, Australian OP CoordinatorMarch 21st
Bigger than ever before! Sydney once again will host the Australian Continental Championships over the first week of July this year.
Chat Room AFK Timeout Lowered
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 18th
Due to ongoing (but temporary) technical issues, the AFK time out for the chat room at trekcc.org has been lowered.
Reminder: Deadline For Staff Positions is SUNDAY
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 17th
The deadline for submission of applications for our recently advertised staff positions is this Sunday, March 20, 2011.
First Edition Rules Updates
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 14th
The belated March update brings changes to the CRD, CVRD, OTF Rules and the OTF Ban List.
Second Edition CRD Updated
by 2E Rules LiaisonMarch 14th
The current rulings for Second Edition are updated, and a change is procedure is announced.
Second Edition Errata Updated
by Charlie Plaine, Acting Lead DesignerMarch 14th
Six cards receive errata in the Second Edition March update.
Late Additions to the 2011 Regional Championships Schedule
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMarch 9th
Regional Championships added in Eschenbach, Germany; Richmond, VA and River Falls, WI.
March CRDs Delayed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 7th
The First and Second Edition CRDs will be delayed until Monday, March 14th.
German National Championship 2011
by Thomas Schneider, European OP CoordinatorMarch 7th
At the end of this years Regional season, the best German players will gather in Kassel to play one last Regional, to have some pizza, and to figure out who will become the next German National Champion.
Phasers on Full!
by Ross Fertel, Guest WriterMarch 5th
Need something to do while you print out BaH!? Check out this article for ways to enhance your deck using Tactics. You'll see the magnitude of options available and there are even reasons why you shouldn't bother with them.
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.
2011 Regional Championships Schedule
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMarch 1st
Find out where you can take part in a 2011 Regional Championships tournament.
New Region Names
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMarch 1st
Andoria, Deep Space Station K-7, Kazon Collective and Briar Patch join the list of Regions, and Deep Space 9 lives on.

February 2011

Now Hiring: Achievement Master
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 28th
The Continuing Committee is looking for a volunteer to take on the new position of Achievement Master. Find out more details in this article, as well as the application for the position.
Now Hiring: First Edition Brand Manager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 28th
The Continuing Committee is looking for a volunteer to take on the new position of First Edition Brand Master. Find out more details in this article, as well as the application for the position.
Now Hiring: Second Edition Brand Manager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 28th
The Continuing Committee is looking for a volunteer to take on the new position of Second Edition Brand Master. Find out more details in this article, as well as the application for the position.
Now Hiring: First Edition Creative Manager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 28th
The Continuing Committee is looking for a volunteer to take on the new position of First Edition Creative Master. Find out more details in this article, as well as the application for the position.
Now Hiring: Second Edition Creative Manager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 28th
The Continuing Committee is looking for a volunteer to take on the new position of Second Edition Creative Master. Find out more details in this article, as well as the application for the position.
Several Staff Positions Now Available
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 28th
We're looking to recruit some help from the community! If you're interested in volunteering for one of these positions, let us know today!
Message Board Rules and Attitudes
by Chris Lobban, Message Board ModeratorFebruary 24th
We've made too many compromises already, too many retreats. They invade our space, and we fall back. They assimilate entire worlds, and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here! This far and no further!
Ambassadors Assemble!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 21st
Are you interested in expanding the games in your community? Are you willing to teach the game to new players in your region? Then you might be a perfect fit for our Ambassador Program! Find out more inside.
Reminder: Regional Applications due by February 20th
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayFebruary 14th
There is less than one day to go until the deadline for 2011 Regional Championship applications. Find out what the 2011 Regional Championship promos are here.
And what does he look like?
by Thomas Schneider, European OP CoordinatorFebruary 14th
All gameplay decisions have been made, but we still need your votes. Today: The image, the subtitle, and the name of his ship.
Ready to Die
by James Cream, Staff WriterFebruary 9th
What do you need to become a Star Trek CCG: First Edition player? Two copies of the Enterprise Collection and a printer should be enough to build this competitive Starfleet deck.
Name your new Region!
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayFebruary 7th
If you live in Australia, or the states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska or Wisconson; this is your chance to pick a name for your new Region.
Extreme Measures is Here!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 4th
Take your decks to the extreme with the fifty-four new virtual cards in Extreme Measures, available now!
Achievements Are Here!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 3rd
It's 2011, and the achievement system is finally here!
Bad Blood Results!
by Kris Sonsteby, Staff WriterFebruary 2nd
Read all about what went down at T2E Entertainment's Bad Blood pay per view, U.S. Nationals: West in Chicago!
GenCon 2011 Rooming Block
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 2nd
The Continuing Committee has secured over a dozen rooms in the Omni Hotel in downtown Indianapolis for GenCon 2011 lodging. Find out how you can get in on these incredible deals!
Section 31 Centennial Approaching!
by SirDan & SirRogue, Intelligence OperativesFebruary 1st
Help Section 31 celebrate their 100th show!

January 2011

Second Edition CRD Updated
by 2E Rules LiaisonJanuary 31st
The February 2011 update to the Current Rulings Document expands on last month's can/can not erratum and closes a loophole.
The Bajoran (Equinox) Resistance Team
by Charlie Plaine, Extreme Measures Assistant DesignerJanuary 31st
Learn about the new Bajoran Resistance team, and find out how a trio of mild-mannered (uncreative) designers were inspired by (ripped off) the Equinox to make a team unlike any other (that isn't really a team, strictly speaking.)
"Kirk to Deep Space 9: Beam me up"
by Kevin Jaeger, Creative ConsultantJanuary 28th
James T. Kirk in a single headquarters Deep Space 9 deck? Richard Galen? Spock!? Madness! What's next? An Earth personnel that could get you up to 12 counters in free DS9 people for 5 points?...oh...
Inequitable Exchange
by James Hoskin, (Peak Performance) Assistant DesignerJanuary 27th
Thirteen months in the making.
Last Chance - Order Your Extreme Measures Release Kits!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 27th
The last day to order your Extreme Measures release kits is Saturday, January 30th, 2011 - so don't wait any longer!
2011 Regional Championships
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayJanuary 26th
The countdown to the 2011 World Championships has begun. Find out how to apply for a 2011 Regional Championship here.
Falsify Distress Signal
by Brad DeFruiter, Extreme Measures Lead DesignerJanuary 26th
Read Brad's take on one of the most talked about cards in Extreme Measures.
Green With Envy
by Nathan W, Staff WriterJanuary 25th
Two new Romulan cards in Extreme Measures may be just what the Tal Shiar ordered.
A Rich Tradition......of pure unadulterated Greed!
by Kevin Jaeger, Staff WriterJanuary 24th
It figures...in a set featuring a theme of five points there Ferengi wouldnt settle for that and well, they want more.
The Road to Worlds 2011, United States (West) National Championships Review
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayJanuary 22nd
Last weekend 21 Second Edition players showed up at the College of DuPage in Illinois to challenge for the title of United States (West) National Champion. Find out what happened here, and read an interview with the winner.
Infinite Diversity #3: For the Cause!
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerJanuary 21st
The next set of Infinite Diversity draft packs is now here!
WotC III: Final Gameplay Vote!
by Thomas Schneider, European OP CoordinatorJanuary 21st
All votes have been counted and multiple versions of Harry Mudd have been prepared. Now you can decide on the final card.
Now Accepting Bids for 2011 North American Continental Championships
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 21st
The Continuing Committee is now accepting bids from play groups interested in hosting the 2011 North American Continental Championships.
Extreme Measures - Release Kits After All!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 19th
We listened to your disappointment when we announced there would be no Extreme Measures release kit - and changed our mind! Now make sure to requisition your release kit, available for a limited time!
Extreme Measures: A Stranger In Town
by Conno Hendriksen, Make it So Runner UpJanuary 18th
Find out what card was designed by Conno Hendriksen (a.k.a WeyounsLastClone) as his reward for being a Make it So runner up!
Changes to Regions for 2011
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayJanuary 18th
The Deep Space 9 Region is being split in two, and the Nekrit Expanse Region is being split into three. This is your chance to suggest names for these new Regions.
Extreme Measures Is Imminent!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 17th
Extreme Measures, the next Second Edition virtual expansion, is coming on Friday, February 4th, 2011.
Extreme Measures: Queen to Queen's Level 3
by Nathan Miracle, Make it So Runner UpJanuary 14th
Find out what card was designed by Nathan Miracle (a.k.a GooeyChewie) as his reward for being a Make it So runner up!
The Road to Worlds 2011, United States (West) National Championships Preview
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayJanuary 12th
A review of the five National Championships held in the last month, and a preview of this weekend's United States (West) National Championships.
New Year's Revolution Results!
by Kris Sonsteby, Staff WriterJanuary 11th
Read all about what went down at T2E Entertainment's New Year's Revolution pay per view, the 5th Annual FMSC New Year's Day Charity Draft!
What Brad Would See: Extreme Measures Edition
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 10th
If Brad were to take a look at the final version of Extreme Measures, what would he see?
Will of the Collective: More Decisions!
by Thomas Schneider, European OP CoordinatorJanuary 7th
More decisions for Will of the Collective.
More Cards Made Printable
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 3rd
It's the first Monday in January, and that means more cards are officially printable!
Second Edition CRD Update
by 2E Rules LiaisonJanuary 3rd
One clarification features in today's update to the Second Edition CRD.