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June 2011

The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 14
by Kris Sonsteby, Staff WriterJune 30th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Prague, Kassel, Hiawatha, Fargo, Forest City, and New York then read the final RtW interview with Al Schaefer (ltkettch17).
Now Hiring: Web Designer
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerJune 30th
Are you a talented Web Designer looking for a chance to help out the Continuing Committee, and leave your mark on the website?
Tacking Tuesday #3: Sybok and his Chariot
by James Hoskin, Staff WriterJune 28th
How can the worst Star Trek movie produce two great cards?
Australian Continentals 2011: An Ensign's Perspective
by Craig Giblett, Staff WriterJune 27th
Part One of an epic that could only be told on the internet! This is the chronicle of my experience preparing, playing and living the 2011 Australian Continental Championships.
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 13
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayJune 23rd
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Edmonton, London, Rotterdam and Santa Barbara; read the interview with Will Hoskin (Gumbo); and preview the eight Regionals taking place this weekend.
Tacking Tuesday #1: Into the Wind
by Charlie Plaine, Acting Second Edition Lead DesignerJune 21st
Tacking Into the Wind, our eighth standard-size Second Edition virtual expansion and our tenth overall, is all about ships and it's coming August 5th.
Tacking Tuesday #2: What Brad Would See
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 21st
In the fine tradition of Mr. DeFruiter, here's a list of what he would see in Tacking Into the Wind, should he take a look.
Warp Speed! A Guide to Voyager Sealed Deck Play, Part 2
by Danny Nuttall, Guest WriterJune 20th
Continuing from Part 1, this segment reveals how the deck performed, what strategies my opponents adopted, the pivotal cards and moments in each round and, finally, changes made to the deck between games and the reasons why I felt they were necessary.
Canadian Shipping Delays
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 20th
Due to the Canadian Post's strike, we are temporarily unable to ship any requisitions to Canada.
New Tournament Kits Now Available for Pre-Order!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 17th
The new Series C and Series VII tournament foils will be rotating into kits starting on July 1, 2011, but you don't need to wait - pre-order your kits now!
2011 Australian Continentals Player Interviews
by Craig Giblett, Staff WriterJune 17th
Ever wondered how some of the top Australian players go about their business? What they consider the top affiliation or whether the Borg are just too good? Allt eh answeres to these questions and more are locked inside as we continue our build up to the 2011 Australian Continentals!
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 12
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayJune 16th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Fremont, Weiden and Worcester; read the interview with John Corbett (KillerB); and preview the five Regionals taking place this weekend.
2011 Australian Continentals: Chilean Ash Cloud Update
by Matthyas Kiraly, Australian OP CoordinatorJune 15th
Update regarding the Chilean volcanic ash cloud and how it will affect the Australian Continentals.
New First Edition toy - Affiliation HQ
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerJune 15th
Yes, it's been a productive couple of weeks... ;-)
Warp Speed! A guide to Voyager sealed deck play: for beginners, by a beginner.
by Danny Nuttall, Guest WriterJune 13th
Since December I've taken an awful lot from the community. It's time, therefore, to give something back. A lot of the content of TrekCC and its forum discussions are at quite an advanced level. These articles will hopefully stand apart from others as they are written by a beginner, for beginners.
Second Edition Rules Master Applications Due Friday
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 13th
Applications for the open position of Second Edition Rules Master are due Friday, June 17, 2011.
Tribbles Breeding Program
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerJune 10th
As seen (heard?) on this week's episode of Section 31...
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 11
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayJune 9th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Hamburg, London, Richmond, River Falls and Vienna; read the interview with Stuart Motley (Damulak); and preview the three Regionals taking place this weekend.
What's New?
by Chris Lobban, Chief ProgrammerJune 8th
Want to know what's going on? Find out how...
First Edition Rules Updates
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterJune 6th
There is no update to the First Edition Current Rulings Document for June 2011.
Second Edition CRD Update & Errata Changes
by Charlie Plaine, Acting Rules MasterJune 6th
Six errata and a rules retraction take effect immediately in the June 2011 update to the Current Rulings Document.
Michael Keller Retires as Second Edition Rules Master
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 6th
After over three years of dedicated and admirable service, Michael Keller has decided to retire from The Continuing Committee.
2011 Australian Continentals Dream Team
by Matthyas Kiraly, AC Dream Team CoordinatorJune 3rd
Pick your ultimate fantasy team for the 2011 Australian Continental Championships weekend!
Australian Continental Championship 2011 Preview
by Craig Giblett, Staff WriterJune 3rd
For this year's increased coverage of the 2011 Australian Continentals, this is just a short preview of some of the players who will be competing this year.
Ambassadors Assemble!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 3rd
Our Ambassador corps is ready for action! Find out who is representing your area, and how you can contact them to help promote your favorite games!
2011 Australian Biermeister Nationals Update
by Matthyas Kiraly, World Biermeister Association: Australian BranchJune 2nd
New venue secured, as well as more information regarding this special format event that opens the 2011 Australian Continental Championships weekend with a BANG!
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 10
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayJune 2nd
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Bremen, Koblenz and San Diego; read the interview with Thomas Kamiura (Bosskamiura); and preview the six Regionals taking place this weekend.
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!
GenCon 2011 - Official Schedule
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 27th
Find out the official schedule of events for GenCon 2011!
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 9
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMay 26th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Brisbane, Claymont, Forest City and Vienna; read the interview with Stefan Slaby (Winner of Borg); and preview the five Regionals taking place this weekend.
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 8
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMay 19th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Klamath Falls, Uppsala, Weiden and Winnipeg; read the interview with Matthew Hayes (karonofborg13); and preview the four Regionals taking place this weekend.
One Month Left to Bid for the 2012 World Championships
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 18th
There is just about one month left to submit bids for the 2012 World Championships. Find out more inside!
Milestone Reached!
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMay 17th
Commemoration of a significant number of sanctioned tournaments.
The Long and Sordid History of [2E] Harry Mudd
by Charlie Plaine, Acting Lead DesignerMay 17th
Harcourt Fenton Mudd and the Hard Bargain will not be appearing in the summer expansion, formerly known a Project Rizzi. Find out how and why.
Creative Managers Join the Fold
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 16th
David Runyon and Matt Kirk join The Continuing Committee as the new First Edition and Second Edition Creative Managers. Find out how you can help our new creative team grow!
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 7
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMay 12th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Chermside, Delft, Rotterdam, San Diego, Seattle and Sioux Falls; read the interview with Kevin Jaeger (Hoss-Drone); and preview the five Regionals taking place this weekend.
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!
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 6
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayMay 5th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Bentley, Columbus and Concord last weekend; read the interview with Jared Hoffman (Mugato); and preview the six Regionals taking place this weekend.
2011 Australian Continental Championships
by Matthyas Kiraly, Australian OP CoordinatorMay 3rd
Bigger than all Australian Continentals before it, an event not to be missed. Wednesday the 29th of June to the 3rd of July in Sydney, Australia.
Second Edition May CRD Update
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 2nd
Two clarifications appear in the May 2011 update to the Current Rulings Document.

April 2011

The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 5
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayApril 28th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Aarhus, Roswell and Santa Barbara last weekend; read the interview with Peter H. Møller (Peukon); and preview the four Regionals taking place this weekend.
Achievement Unlocked!
by Rogue Shindler, Achievement MasterApril 27th
SirRogue introduces a few new functions of the Achievements system and answers some Frequently Asked Questions.
Achievement FAQ
by Rogue Shindler, Achievement MasterApril 26th
Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the Achievement system.
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 4
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayApril 21st
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Concord, Dessau and Glen Ellyn last weekend; read the interview with Michael van Breemen (The Ninja Scot); and preview the four Regionals taking place this weekend.
Chairman's Challenge Winners!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 20th
Better late than never!
First Edition Play Testers Needed!
by Jason Robinette, Lead Designer (1E)April 18th
Would you like to help make the next First Edition expansion even more exciting than Shades of Gray? Find out how you can become a 1E play tester!
Rogue Shindler (SirRogue) is Your Achievements Master
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 18th
The Continuing Committee is proud to introduce Rogue Shindler, a.k.a. Section 31's SirRogue, as our new Achievements Master.
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 Road to Worlds 2011, Week 3
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayApril 14th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Coon Rapids, Bentley, Burwood, Delft, Orlando and San Diego last weekend; read the interview with Chris Clarke (ZodoJats); and preview the four Regionals taking place this weekend.
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!
Accepting Bids for the 2012 World Championships
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 8th
Are you interested in hosting the 2012 World Championships? Find out how!
The Road to Worlds 2011, Week 2
by James Hoskin, Director of Organized PlayApril 7th
Find out what happened at the Regionals in Birmingham, Chesapeake and Fargo last weekend; read the interview with Kris Sonsteby (LORE); and preview the six Regionals taking place this weekend.
European Continentals 2011 in Vienna, Austria
by Julius Melhardt, Local Organizer EC 2011April 4th
Get your bags ready for a trip to Vienna for this years European Championship.
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.
First Edition CRD, CVRD Updated
by Allen Gould, First Edition Rules MasterApril 4th
A few housekeeping changes and one rules rewrite pave the way for the April 15th release of Shades of Gray.
No Second Edition CRD in April
by Michael Keller, Second Edition Rules MasterApril 4th
There are no updates to the Current Rulings Document for April 2011; the March 2011 CRD remains in effect.
The Trial Never Ended
by Dan Hamman, Tribble BreederApril 1st
It's that time of year again - a new Tribbles Expansion!
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.