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June 2015

The Orderly Ones 2
by Ross Fertel, PuzzlerJune 30th
The clock is still ticking, but what are these red and green wires for?
Ready... Fight!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 29th
Learn a little bit about the origin of the Tsunkatse cards and how they all finally came together.
Quantum of Thirty-Four
by James Cream, Staff WriterJune 26th
How many personnel should one send on a mission attempt?
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 13
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 25th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Andrey Gusev, Kyle Schewe, and Matthew Hayes.
The Orderly Ones
by Ross Fertel, PuzzlerJune 25th
The clock begins now. First to solve earns the much coveted bragging rights.
Put to the Screws
by Steven Slaby, World Champion Card DesignerJune 24th
2013 World Champion Stefan Slaby spoils the card he designed!
How Do You Handle a Problem Like Chakotay?
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 23rd
How does Design approach the problem of making a new version of a very powerful character?
The Road Less Travelled
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 22nd
Lower Decks, the thirty-fourth Second Edition expansion, will arrive on Friday, July 3rd. Find out what you'll see and how it came to be in this announcement article.
Lower Decks Release Kits - Limited Time!
by Dan Hamman, Shipping ManagerJune 22nd
The release kits for Lower Decks are now available, but only while supplies last.
The Watchlist
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerJune 19th
To be more transparent in what's going on, we are introducing the Watch list so players can keep track of what cards the Errata team is looking at.
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 12
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 18th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Tobias Rausmann and Kenneth Tufts.
Andrea Heywood-Lobban (Kamala) is the New Tribbles Art Manager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 18th
Andrea Heywood-Lobban (Kamala) will be creating the majority of our new Tribbles images. Please join me in welcoming her into her new role!
2015 Continental Championships
by Matthyas Kiraly, Director of Organized PlayJune 17th
Take on the best in the land this July and August for a chance at the coveted title of 2015 Continental Champion!
Matthyas Kiraly to Step Down as OP Director
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanJune 15th
Today it is our unfortunate duty to report that Matthyas Kiraly (stoovie) will be stepping down as the Director of Organized Play in the autumn of 2015.
Announcing Trek Masters: Minnesota
by Jeremy Benedict, Chief AmbassadorJune 12th
The next stop on the Masters circuit is the Twin Cities this November. Get ready!
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 11
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 11th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Nate W, Peter Ludwig, Cristoffer Wiker, and Jeremy Huth.
GenCon 2015: Good Eats!
by Andrea Heywood-Lobban, GenCon VolunteerJune 5th
Andrea Heywood-Lobban (Kamala) shares some of her favorite GenCon food spots!
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 10
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorJune 4th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Phil Schrader, Sean O'Reilly, and John Paul Veasey!
Block's Little Helper
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerJune 4th
What's in Block, have a hard time remembering? Well, look no further: we have the solution for you!
June Ban Update
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerJune 2nd
A new card has been added to the Ban list.
June Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterJune 1st
Just a Small Tweet to the Conversion Rules

May 2015

Mid-Year Promos Delayed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 31st
In order to address community demand, the currently available series of promos will remain in tournament kits through September 2014.
Homefront VI Now Available!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 29th
Homefront VI, the forty-eight (48) card virtual expansion for First Edition, is now available.
Everything's Alternate
by Paddy Tye, Creative Tinkerer and Warden of the NorthMay 29th
A look at the Alternate Image cards offered in Homefront VI.
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 9
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 28th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Thomas Vineberg, Nickolay Korotya, and Kenneth Tufts!
Homefront: We Remember Your Refill!
by Allen Gould, Guest WriterMay 28th
In honor of Homefront VI, Allen tells you all about... water glasses?
Don't Let It End This Way
by Matthew Zinno, Staff WriterMay 27th
A killer dilemma from Homefront VI.
Now Hiring: Tribbles Art Manager!
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 26th
The Continuing Committee is looking for someone to become the Tribbles Art Manager, taking charge of all future Tribbles image creation.
Are We Going to Have Some Cake?
by James Cream, Staff WriterMay 26th
Yeah, but last time I didn't receive a piece. And I was told...
Homefront VI: You Can Go Home Again
by Charlie Plaine, Homefront VI ContributorMay 25th
The Continuing Committee is proud to introduce Homefront VI, releasing for free this Friday, May 29, 2015!
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 8, Part 2
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 22nd
Let's take a look at Regional winning decks from Enrico Evink, Ben Johnson, and Kenneth Tufts!
GenCon 2015: Tales from GenCon Past
by Neil Timmons, Vice-Chairman & Regular AttendeeMay 22nd
Vice-Chairman Neil Timmons shares some stories from GenCons past!
Daniel Matteson is our Social Media Manager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 22nd
We are proud to announce that Daniel Matteson [OKCoyote] has accepted the position of Social Media Manager.
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 8, Part 1
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 21st
Let's take a look at Regional-winning decks from Tobias Rausmann, Matthew Hayes, and Steve Hartmann.
GenCon 2015: A Closer Look at the Schedule
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 15th
Our GenCon planning team has been working hard to put together a great GenCon experience for you all. Today we begin a series of articles to focus on what GenCon 2015 has to offer, starting with a closer look at the Trek schedule of events!
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 7
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 14th
Let's take a look at winning decks from Sascha Kiefer, Paddy Tye, and Joshua Sprung.
Feeling Creative?
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerMay 12th
The First Edition Creative Development Team is looking to expand and now taking applications for volunteers.
Survey: What about Block?
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerMay 9th
First Edition Design is looking to the community to help us shape the future of Block and the game as a whole. The some time to complete our survey.
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 6
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 7th
Let's take a look at winning decks from and Soren Ramme Nielsen and Tobias Rausmann, with additional commentary from Kevin Jaeger!
May 2015 DeckPADD Update
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanMay 5th
Jared Hoffman's DeckPADD is now current and up to date with version 2.1.3.
May Rules Update
by Jon Carter, First Edition Rules MasterMay 4th
Glossary cleanup, volunteer opportunities, and a question.
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 5 (Second Edition)
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorMay 1st
Let's look at Regional-winning decks from Nat Kirton, Daniel Matteson, Stefan Slaby, and Joseph Bazemore.

April 2015

The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 5 (First Edition)
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorApril 30th
Let's take a look a Regional-winning decks from Kris Sonsteby and Ryan Sutton!
Dominion Advanced Gameplay Series (Part 1 of 3): Dominion Strategy
by Andreas Rheinländer (Dukat), Freelance WriterApril 29th
Playing the Dominion often means fighting or solving. Some deck types however allow for a rather unconventional approach in order to do so, being quite rewarding when successful. Just like any operation run by the Founders, they have to be planned carefully and executed with prudence ...
GenCon 2015 Volunteers Needed
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 27th
Are you interested in getting a free badge for GenCon 2015? We need volunteers, and if you help us run our events at GenCon, you can earn one!
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 4
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorApril 23rd
Let's look at Regional-winning decks from Michael Van Breemen, Daymon Watt, Mr. Slade, Kenneth Tufts, and Joel Skon!
Social Media Manager
by Charlie Plaine, ChairmanApril 21st
The Continuing Committee is looking for someone to manage our social media presence. If you're interested, please find application details within.
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 3
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorApril 16th
Let's take a look at Regional-winning decks from Al Schaefer and Jeremy Huth... and more!
Strange Bedfellows Errata
by Nicholas Yankovec, Second Edition Brand ManagerApril 16th
Some wording clarifications to two cards in the latest expansion
2015 European Championships - The Schedule
by Stefan de Walf, EC2015 Orga TeamApril 14th
Trek returns to Munich this year for a full weekend of STCCG madness featuring the European Continental Championships of First Edition, Second Edition and Tribbles. Check inside for all the details!
New Deep Space 9 Virtual Starter
by Torbjörn Lindquist, AmbassadorApril 10th
With the release of Strange Bedfellows comes a new virtual starter. My initial thought when looking through the card list was to make a Dominion starter with the new Dominion HQ. But I then realized that the new headquarter is not at all starter friendly, so I with Deep Space 9 instead, since they got so many new personnel.
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 2
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorApril 9th
Join me as we take a look at winning decks from Nathan Miracle and Ryan Sutton!
Strong New Missions!
by Nicholas Yankovec, Second Edition Brand ManagerApril 8th
A look at the new Strength missions, and a deck based around them.
Errata Time!
by Cristoffer Wiker, First Edition Brand ManagerApril 6th
It's time for a double treat. First off, we are unveiling the First Edition Errata Team. Second, we have a bunch of errata to breath life into a couple of old cards, update some with better spelling and to make function as intended.
Revised Second Edition Rulebook
by Tyler Fultz, Second Edition Rules MasterApril 6th
The (long awaited) revision 4.0 of the Second Edition rulebook is now available.
April Errata
by Nicholas Yankovec, Second Edition Brand ManagerApril 6th
Six cards receive errata this month
GenCon - The Schedule!
by Michael Van Breemen, North American OP CoordinatorApril 4th
Here's everything going on at GenCon this year - Schedule, formats, where to volunteer and more... some of which may surprise you!
The Die is Cast
by Mike OShogay, Staff WriterApril 2nd
The Gamma Quadrant has a lot of opportunities for a lowly scientist in the intelligence business.
The Road to Worlds: Winning Deck Analysis, Week 1
by Lucas Thompson, AmbassadorApril 2nd
Let's take a look at Kevin Reitzel's regional-winning DS9 deck.
Dominating Tactics
by Nicholas Yankovec, Second Edition Brand ManagerApril 1st
The Dominion are becoming a force to be reckoned with...