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So, I'm a New/Old First Edition Player, Kazon Edition

by Maggie Geppert, Vice Chairman

9th June 2018

“Kazon sects do not help one another.”

                                                                        -Culluh from “Maneuvers”

In this series, I will show off some beginner level decks that people have sent to me.  Today’s deck Ken Tufts “Quick and simple Kazon Solver v1.4.” 

Missions

Kazon Outpost

Like the Voyager deck I analyzed last week, this Delta Quadrant doesn’t care about the You Are a Monument Rule.  Also like that one, the most important mission in the deck is Liberation.  Not only will you will seed Caretaker’s Array there, but it is only one of two missions at which to seed your outpost.  The other mission where the outpost can go is Investigate Quantum Singularity.  At 45 points, this is probably one of the missions you want to do.  Another high-point mission to attempt is Cure Deadly Virus, although it doesn’t seem to be a mission in the Kazon’s wheelhouse (more on this later).  Another fairly easy high-point mission is Repair Memorial, though the -2 attribute reduction for your personnel could be a bit off-putting.  Salvage Operation is another risky choice.  The deck does have all three skills – ENGINEER, Archaeology and Greed, but there are only 2 personnel with the last one.  Finally, you could attempt to Transport Colonists, which gives a bonus for having empathy.  There are 4 empaths in the deck, so this could also be an easy high-point option.

Other Seeds

Caretaker’s Array here allows you to seed the [Kaz] version of Voyager from Basics.  You can use it to [DL] Home Away from Home, which will allow you to play matching personnel to Voyager, and once per turn on free [Stf] personnel.  Leader of the Sect is seeded to help you get out a Maje early in the game.  I suspect Culluh in the Q’s Tent is the target for this card.  Your support personnel, Rabek, is also there.  You’ll use Defend Homeworld to get out Penk, who will then fetch Hajur.  He’ll be running one of the draw engines, Process Ore: MiningChakotay seems to be the target for Ancestral Vision, but I’m not sure how to get him out quickly to run that other draw engine.

Seska

Oh buddy, Ken’s seeded not one, but two Quantum Incursions.  Oh dear gods.  Now, I don’t think I’ve discussed this Doorway in one of these articles, but it’s a pretty notorious card.  QI seeds like a dual dilemma.  This is the card from the 20th Anniversary set that is supposed to be homage to the Fajo Collection.  Therefore it is weird.  It has a QR code on it that you scan, which will then randomly give you one of six different options for how you get past a wall.   For some decks this is a devastating dilemma, especially since nearly all of the options are quite difficult and specialized.

Draw Deck

Besides Voyager and Home Away from Home, the other main free report mechanism for this deck is The Kazon Collective.  This incident, which is downloaded by the Kazon Outpost, allows you to report a Kazon to the maje of his sect for free once each turn.  You’ll be playing Nistrims for free this game, with Culluh out early for Leader of the Sect.  The Kazon always need help, and there are some quite interesting choices for that.  First off, I see two copies of Temporal Micro-Wormhole.  You’ll get Dr. Telek R’Mor with it and also Doctor McCoy.  He’s the reason why Cure Deadly Virus looks doable, with the help of Rabek.  He’ll also get I’m a Doctor, Not a Bricklayer for you, which will get you a Geology Personnel to help Process Ore even more efficiently.

What I’ve Learned from This Deck

Surprisingly, I’ve learned that I now feel comfortable on a basic level of playing the game again.  I was able to look at this deck pretty quickly and figure out what most of the basic gameplay mechanisms were right off the bat.  I feel like I could print this one out and do OK with it, as long as my friends don't kick me out of the tourney for playing with two QIs.  Now I just need Ken to tell me home wrong all of my guesses are.


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Mission (6)
Mission
86 R1x Cure Deadly Virus
90 R1x Investigate Quantum Singularity
92 U1x Liberation
43 U1x Repair Memorial
101 U1x Salvage Operation
46 C1x Transport Colonists

Seed Deck (30)
Dilemma
2 R1x A Fast Ship Would Be Nice
5 V2x Caretaker's Wave
U1x Dead End
4 V2x Devastating Communique
P2x Hippocratic Oath
12 P2x Male's Love Interest & Plague Ship
6 V2x Medical Crisis
14 V2x Rules of Obedience
7 V2x The Arsenal: Divided
Doorway
C1x Alternate Universe Door
C1x Battle Bridge Door
C1x Q's Tent
1 V2x Quantum Incursions
Event
46 R1x Ancestral Vision
3 V1x Leader of the Sect
Facility
Kazon
55 C1x Kazon Outpost
Incident
59 R1x Caretaker's Array
Objective
C1x Assign Mission Specialists
39 C1x Assign Support Personnel
41 U1x Defend Homeworld
48 V1x Process Ore: Mining
Ship
Kazon
52 V1x Voyager

Draw Deck (57)
Doorway
31 U1x Ready Room Door
32 C2x Temporal Micro-Wormhole
Event
U5x Kivas Fajo - Collector
Incident
63 C1x Home Away From Home
64 C1x The Kazon Collective
Interrupt
U2x Amanda Rogers
C2x Disruptor Overload
C2x Docking Procedures
R1x Going to the Top
39 U4x I'm a Doctor, Not a Bricklayer
U2x Kevin Uxbridge
C2x Loss of Orbital Stability
39 C1x Remember the Alamo
R2x The Devil
C2x Thine Own Self
U2x Transwarp Conduit
Personnel
Federation
56 UR2x Dr. McCoy
Kazon
142 C2x Corez
145 C2x Halok
148 R1x Karden
93 U1x Lagren
150 C1x Maniz
152 C2x Narret
155 U1x Rettick
43 V1x Rielat
75 U1x Rulat
95 C1x Tanar
158 U1x Tersa
159 R1x Tierna
Kazon/Cardassian
113 R1x Seska
Non-Aligned
92 V1x Dr. Syrus
C1x Narik
172 R1x Tanis
Non-Aligned/Federation
117 R1x Chakotay
164 R2x Kes
Ship
Non-Aligned/Federation
131 R+1x U.S.S. Dauntless

Q-Tent Side Deck (13)
Dilemma
15 C1x Kazon Bomb
Doorway
P1x Space-Time Portal
Equipment
37 U1x Kazon Disruptor Rifle
39 S1x Medical PADD
Event
U1x Lower Decks
Interrupt
75 U1x The Gift
Personnel
Kazon
143 R1x Culluh
153 C1x Rabek
Non-Aligned
14 C 991x Navaar
170 R1x Penk
115 R1x Sullin
Non-Aligned/Hirogen
80 R+1x Hajur
Romulan
174 R1x Dr. Telek R'Mor

Battle-Bridge Side Deck (15)
Tactic
116 C10x Breen Disruptor Burst
C5x Quantum Torpedo



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