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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!
Make it So Challenge #8: Vote Now!
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostMarch 28th
Vote for your favorite Time Locations and help determine who will compete for the two (2) positions in the Final Challenge!
Hindsight: Fractured Time and Reflections 2.0
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 26th
Take a look back at two of Second Edition's smaller expansions, Fractured Time and Reflections 2.0, but remember that good things can come in small packages!
Raffle Reminder!
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerMarch 25th
The 2014 Q1 Raffle will be April 6th 2014 at 6pm Pacific. Bins are closed on March 31st.
Bajoran Virtual Starter for Return to Grace
by Torbjörn Lindquist, Staff WriterMarch 24th
Last time a new virtual starter was released was around the time of the release of Matter of Time. Now it is time again, this time it is built around the new Bajoran Headquarters.
Hindsight: First Contact
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 20th
The Borg make their First Edition debut with First Contact, an expansion that would forever reshape the Star Trek Customizable Card Game.
2014 Australian Continental Championships
by Steve Hartmann, Australian OP CoordinatorMarch 18th
The 2014 AC returns to Sydney from the 3rd to 6th of July 2014, once again graciously hosted by our good friends at Good Games Hurstville!
Make it So Challenge #7 Results
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostMarch 17th
Which suite of Delta Quadrant cards was victorious? Who is positioned to enter the Final Challenge?
Tribbles Updates
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 17th
Important information about Tribbles for the upcoming Regional season.
Make it So Challenge #8: It's About Time
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostMarch 17th
In the eighth and final challenge of the Team Phase of Make it So, the teams are tasked with creating a new time location.
Return to Grace Releases Today!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 14th
The latest Second Edition expansion, Return to Grace, is now available for immediate download!
Hindsight: Necessary Evil
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 12th
Necessary Evil changed the game, and today we take a look back at this landmark expansion.
Organized Play Guide Update - OPG 4.1
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayMarch 10th
The second of 2014's updates to the Organized Play Guide goes live on Monday the 10th of March 2014 and takes effect immediately.
Make it So Challenge #7: Vote Now!
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostMarch 10th
Review, vote, and comment on the Delta Quadrant submissions from our three teams for Challenge #7 of Make it So!
Graceful Recall
by Charlie Plaine, Return to Grace Lead DesignerMarch 9th
Examine six facts and history about the newest keyword to be added to the Second Edition library: Recall!
Science Fiction
by Johannes Klarhauser, AmbassadorMarch 6th
Putting the Science back into Science Fiction
Hindsight: Fajo Collection
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 5th
Take a look back at the the Fajo Collection, one of the fanciest boutique products ever made!
The Cost of a Card Play
by Lucas Thompson, Guest WriterMarch 4th
Well known for great analysis posts, Lucas Thompson makes his debut on the front page with an analysis of card cost at the World's level.
March Errata
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMarch 3rd
A few errata to balance TNG. No rules update.
Small Second Edition Errata Update for March
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMarch 3rd
A single change for March, updating a mission to the new naming scheme.

February 2014

Make it So Challenge #7: Delta Force
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostFebruary 28th
This week, teams are tasked with creating a suite of cards for a Delta Quadrant affiliation or faction.
Make it So Challenge #6 Results
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostFebruary 28th
Find out which team's set of dilemma enhancing cards emerged victorious!
Legends of the Hidden Celestial Temple
by Mike O'Shogay, Staff WriterFebruary 28th
What do the new Bajoran cards in Return to Grace mean for that affiliation? Mike O. gives us his take.
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.
Phase II and the Discard Pile
by Charlie Plaine, Return to Grace Lead DesignerFebruary 26th
Return to Grace is an expansion mechanically related to the discard pile; find out how Phase II design dictated how access to the discard pile was divided across the affiliations and sub-affiliations.
Hindsight: Call to Arms
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 26th
Take a look back at Second Edition's introduction of the Borg and the Dominion, two of Trek's major villains, in this installment of Hindsight.
Thunder Road: Glory Days
by Mike O'Shogay, Staff WriterFebruary 24th
Take a trip back to the good old days with Mike O. as he looks at what things were like right when Decipher concluded the game but before the Continuing Committee took over with Virtual cards.
A Return to Grace
by Charlie Plaine, Return to Grace Lead DesignerFebruary 21st
Return to Grace, the 30th Second Edition expansion, is coming March 14!
Return to Grace Release Kits for a Limited Time
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerFebruary 21st
Get your release kit today!
Make it So Challenge #6: Vote Now!
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostFebruary 20th
Take a look at the contestant's entries for Challenge #6, and vote for your favorite dilemma enhancing cards!
2014 German Second Edition National Championships
by Thomas Schneider, European OP CoordinatorFebruary 17th
The Second Edition Nationals Championships return to Kassel.
Reminder: 2014 Regionals Applications Due!
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayFebruary 14th
UPDATED: 21st Feb 2014. Applications due on Friday the 21st of February 2014!
A Guide to New and Returning Players
by Stephan Allhoff, Guest WriterFebruary 13th
New to the game or just returning, here's a great place to start!
Hindsight: Q Continuum
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 12th
Take a look back at the exploits of Q in the next First Edition expansion up for the hindsight lens, Q Continuum.
Make it So Challenge #6: Gray Matters
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostFebruary 10th
This week, contestants are dealing with dilemmas again by creating a new cycle of "Shades of Gray" cards.
Make it So Challenge #5 Results
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostFebruary 10th
Find out which team's Reactor Core submission was rated the highest, and the current standings, with the results of the 5th challenge!
Organized Play Guide Update - OPG 4.0
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayFebruary 7th
The first of 2014's updates to the Organized Play Guide goes live on Monday the 10th of February 2014.
2014 European Continental Championships
by Nicholas Yankovec, Second Edition Brand ManagerFebruary 7th
"London calling to the faraway towns, now war is declared, and battle come down" - the Clash
Hindsight: Energize
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanFebruary 6th
The Maquis make their debut in Second Edition in Energize, and we take a look back at this expansion in this week's edition of Hindsight.
Welcome to the Team, Steve Hartmann!
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayFebruary 6th
Please warmly welcome Stephen "chompers" Hartmann, The Continuing Committee's new Australian OP Coordinator!
2014 North America Continental Championships
by David Kuck, North American OP CoordinatorFebruary 5th
Battle North America's best July 11-13 in Minnesota!
Make it So Challenge #5: Vote Now!
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostFebruary 3rd
Vote for your favorite submissions as the voting for Challenge #5 begins!

January 2014

2014 Regional Championships
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayJanuary 30th
Details for 2014 Regional Championships can be found here (note: applications are now closed).
Hindsight: Alternate Universe
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 29th
Enter other worlds as we take a look back at the first First Edition expansion as we put our hindsight on Alternate Universe.
Proof Readers Wanted
by Nicholas Yankovec, Second Edition Brand ManagerJanuary 29th
Proof Readers Wanted
2014 Australian Continental Championships Coming this July!
by Matthyas Kiraly, Acting Australian OP CoordinatorJanuary 28th
On the weekend of the 5th/6th of July 2014, Trek returns to Hurstville for the 2014 Australian Continental Championships weekend!
GenCon 2014: Room Block Requests
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 28th
Stay with TrekCC downtown for GenCon 2014 - get your requests in early, as rooms will fill up quickly!
Make it So Challenge #5: Ready, Set, Reactor!
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostJanuary 24th
In the fifth challenge, and the first of the team phase, the teams will create a new Reactor Core card and five (5) cards to support it.
Make it So Lesson #3: Card Type Reference Guide
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostJanuary 24th
Find out some of the design "rules" and methodologies behind the card types in First Edition.
Achievement Errata: A Warrior's Dance
by Rogue Shindler, Achievement MasterJanuary 23rd
You ever Dance with the Fek'lhr in the pale moonlight?
Hindsight: Second Edition
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 23rd
The initial expansion for 2E, Second Edition, gets it turn under the lens in this week's Hindsight.
Printability - It's Time
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayJanuary 22nd
The time has finally come to announce that as of Monday the 3rd of February 2014, every card will become printable.
TrekCC Hosts Live Hangout
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 20th
Join the Chairman on Tuesday at 4 PM Pacific (7 PM Server) for a live hangout discussion and Q&A.
Make it So Challenge #4 Results
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostJanuary 17th
Find out the results of the fourth and final individual challenge!
Hindsight: Premiere
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 15th
Take a look back at First Edition Premiere in this week's edition of Hindsight.
2013 Brisvegas Second Edition Nationals Status Update
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayJanuary 15th
The originally advertised status of the Second Edition event at the 2013 Brisvegas Chamionships as a National Championships will be restored effective immediately, crowning tournament winner Garry Dillon as joint 2013 Australian Second Edition National Champion.
Matthyas Kiraly is Our New Director of Organized Play
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 10th
Effective immediately, Matthyas Kiraly (stoovie) has accepted the position of Director of Organized Play.
Make it So Challenge #4: Vote Now
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostJanuary 10th
Vote now on the missions for Make it So Challenge #4!
Raffle Reminder!
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerJanuary 9th
The Raffle is Saturday!
Hindsight: A Design Reflection
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 8th
Take a look back over the lifetimes of First and Second Edition from a design point of view, as Designer Charlie Plaine kicks off a year long series celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary!
Return to Farpoint Tournament Series Announcement!
by Daniel Matteson, Tournament DirectorJanuary 6th
2014 will see the arrival of a new Online Tournament Series for the Second Edition. We're going back to the beginning.
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.
Make it So Challenge #4: Mission Accomplished
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostJanuary 3rd
In the fourth and final challenge of the individual phase, contestants are tasked with creating a mission - and have a chance to see their card in a future expansion.
First Edition Brand Manager Wanted
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJanuary 1st
The Continuing Committee is looking for a passionate volunteer to take up the role of First Edition Brand Manager.