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June 2014

The Other Side of the Story
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 30th
A look at the "mission persona" cards in The Maquis.
Rules Update for The Maquis
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJune 30th
A rules update for The Maquis virtual expansion is released and takes effect immediately.
Being Perhaps a Bit Overly Dramatic
by Paddy Tye, Guest Writer June 28th
Today, Paddy Tye gives us a glimpse behind the scenes at the work of the Creative Team for The Maquis expansion.
The Maquis Available Now!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 27th
The latest First Edition virtual expansion, The Maquis, is available now!
No Uniform, No Orders
by James Cream, Staff WriterJune 26th
What would happen if Insurrection Picard had appeared in "Journey's End"...
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 13
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 25th
Let's take a look at Kevin Jaeger's and J's Regional-winning decks!
Drain 'em dry
by Allen Gould, Maquis Assistant DesignerJune 23rd
Sometimes, solving a mission isn't enough. Sometimes you want to make it hurt...
Trek Masters at the Grand Prix in Celle
by Thomas Schneider, European OP CoordinatorJune 20th
This October sees the rebirth of an old and the start of new tradition, when the inaugural German Trek Masters will take place at the Grand Prix in Celle!
The Expendables
by Niall Matthew, Staff WriterJune 20th
Shake up the way you attempt missions in block with this deadly new Dilemma
2014 NA Continentals Weekend Pass Signup Ends July 1st
by Jeremy Benedict, Chief AmbassadorJune 19th
Get your Weekend Passes soon, signup will close on July 1st!
The 2015 World Championships
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayJune 18th
In September 2015, the next chapter of Star Trek CCG World Championships history will be written in Sydney Australia with what will be the biggest five days of Trek ever!
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 12
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 17th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Robert Dawson and Stefan!
2014 Continentals Playmats!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 16th
TrekCC Playmats - that has been long asked for and long awaited - are coming to our Continental Championships in 2014!
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.
Cargo Runs Reshape the Quadrant
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 14th
A Maquis-themed deck featuring our favorite Cargo Runner, Kasidy Yates!
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 11
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 10th
Let's take a look at Thomas Vineberg's Regional-winning Illegitimate Leader deck!
Quark, Intriguing Ferengi
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterJune 9th
Quark continues his exploration of rainbow borders, with his first Non-Aligned version!
The Maquis Release Kits
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerJune 6th
Schedule a release event for the next First Edition expansion, The Maquis, and requisition a release kit to celebrate!
The Maquis: For the Cause
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 6th
Make your stand with the citizens of the Demilitarized Zone as The Maquis arrive in full force to First Edition on June 27th!
Hindsight: Captain's Log
by Keith Morris, Second Edition Assistant DesignerJune 5th
Venture into the Delta Quadrant and take a look back at Voyager's 2E debut in Captain's Log, written by Assistant Designer (and Make it So winner) Keith Morris.
Change to Tournament Levels
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayJune 4th
With the introduction of the TREK MASTERS, a change was required to balance the distribution of ratings across all tiers of tournaments.
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 10
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 4th
Let's take a look at Kevin Jaeger's Regional winning capture deck!
TREK MASTERS - A New Level of Competitive Play
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayJune 4th
The next evolution in Star Trek CCG organized play, coming after the 2014 World Championships.

May 2014

Hindsight: Rules of Acquisition
by Jason Drake, First Edition Assistant DesignerMay 29th
Shine up your latinum and study up on your rules, as we take a look back at the First Edition debut of the Ferengi in Hindsight: Rules of Acquisition.
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 9
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 28th
Let's take a look at Niall Matthew's winning Borg deck.
2014 World Championships
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 25th
The 2014 World Championships will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA at GenCon, from August 14-17.
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 8
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 22nd
Let's look at winning decks from Ben Wynn, Stefan, Alex Taylor, Ryan Sutton, and Stefan Slaby.
Thunder Road: Spirit in the Night
by Mike O'Shogay, Staff WriterMay 21st
Today, Mike O. is inspired to build a whole new deck from Return to Grace cards.
Make it So Results
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostMay 19th
Find out which finalist has become the winner of Make it So 2014, and the Next First Edition Assistant Designer!
Breaking Down the Logic of Awesome 2E Regional Decks - Issue Two
by Mike Harrington, Guest WriterMay 16th
The triumphant return of Mike H. 's acclaimed article series. Join him as he analyzes yet another Second Edition Regional Winning deck.
Hindsight: Blaze of Glory
by Jason Drake, First Edition Assistant DesignerMay 15th
First Edition Assistant Designer and guest writer Jason Drake (Wambundu) takes a look at First Edition's battle expansion, Blaze of Glory.
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 7
by Lucas Thompson, Freelance WriterMay 14th
This week we take a look at Ryan Sutton's and Enrico Evink's regional-winning deck designs.
Hindsight: To Boldly Go
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 8th
Venture back to the 22nd-century with the crew of the NX-01 as we take a look back at Starfleet's introduction in Second Edition.
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 6
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 8th
This week we take a look at Kris Sonsteby's winning deck from the first block-format regional.
Make it So: Vote on the Final Challenge
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostMay 5th
The final challenge is complete, the cards are submitted, and it's time for you to cast your votes and determine who will be the next First Edition Assistant Designer!
Hindsight: The Dominion
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 1st
The evil Dominion makes their First Edition debut in the expansion named after them, The Dominion!

April 2014

Breaking Down the Logic of Awesome 2E Regional Decks - Issue One
by Mike Harrington, Guest WriterApril 30th
Join Mike H. as he analyzes one of this years Regional winning decks.
2014 Continental Championships
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayApril 29th
Take on the best in the land this July for a chance at the coveted title of 2014 Continental Champion!
Hindsight: Strange New Worlds
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 17th
Brush up on your salesmanship skills as the Ferengi make their 2E debut, as we take a look back at Strange New Worlds in this week's edition of Hindsight.
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 3
by Lucas Thompson, Freelance WriterApril 16th
Let's take a look at Richard DeLashmit's winning deck from the 4/12 Ferenginar Regional.
Make it So: The Final Challenge
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostApril 12th
It's time for the Make it So finalists to show all of us what they are made of as they begin their last challenge of the competition!
Make it So Lesson #4: How to Design an Expansion
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostApril 12th
A general guide on designing your own expansion.
Warp Pack: Emissary
by Charlie Plaine, Warp Pack Emissary Lead DesignerApril 11th
Six (6) new cards join the pool of First Edition cards with today's release of Warp Pack: Emissary!
The Road to Worlds: First Edition Winning Deck Analysis, Week 2
by Lucas Thompson, Freelance WriterApril 9th
Join me in taking a look at the winning decks from the 4/5 Sector 001 Regional and the 4/6 Deep Space 9 Regional.
Make it So Challenge #8 Results
by Charlie Plaine, Make it So HostApril 7th
Find out which Time Location was rated the best, and what comes next for our two (2) contestants that advance to the Final Challenge!
New Errata and Second Edition Changes
by Nicholas Yankovec, Second Edition Brand ManagerApril 6th
Today introduces errata to two cards, and an announcement of new plans to handle errata and proof reading.
April Second Edition Rules Update
by Tyler Fultz, Second Edition Rules MasterApril 6th
A change to "equipped" in this month's CRD update.
2014 European Continental Championships
by Nicholas Yankovec, Second Edition Brand ManagerApril 5th
The European Continental Championships come to the heart of London in July 2014
2014 Danish Second Edition National Championships
by Peter H. Møller, AmbassadorApril 3rd
The Danish Second Edition National Championships return to Aarhus.
Hindsight: Deep Space 9
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 2nd
Bajorans, Cardassians, and the crew of Deep Space 9 make their debut in Deep Space 9, the first full expansion based on a TV show that wasn't TNG.
2014 North American Continental Championships
by Jeremy Benedict, Chief AmbassadorApril 2nd
The 2014 North American Continental Championships invade Minneapolis, July 11-13!