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I Don't Always Play Combat Decks...

by Maggie Geppert, Executive Officer

21st May 2019

Zefram Cochrane's Shotgun

Ever since Shattered Mirror came out, I've been thinking about how to make KCA Terrans slave away in the Ore Processing unit. Racial Disdain and Psychotic Impulse provide some flavor to the affiliation along those lines. Then I saw Zephram Cochrane's Shotgun and I knew what flavor I wanted my Terrans to have - murder and death.

This deck is designed to use the Terrans to go out and kill as many of your opponent's personnel as possible. Zefram Cochrane, Breaking History can start combat and immediately take out two personnel with the gun.  Just make sure that you only have Humans in your team.  Then when you win, Cochrane can kill an additional personnel.  You should go do Kavis Alpha, Research Binary Star first so you can play the shotgun.  After all, it is an Artifact. After that, feel free to travel around with your Humans and murder as much as possible

The dilemma pile adds to the murder.  It's a pretty standard All-Consuming Evil/Tragic Turn pile (credit to Ben Liebich for the pile's scaffolding).  I've supplemented it with Shocking Betrayal, Abrasive Allies and Reflections, all dilemmas I have found works well with the multi-affiliation KCA.  I also like to use the 1-cost "do or die" dilemmas like Covert Extraction with TT.


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Missions
Headquarters
46V14•Bajor, Terok Nor
Planet
7U46•Advanced Combat Training
7U47•Deliver Prisoners
Space
21V14•Alpha 5 Approach, Transport Crash Survivor
38V16•Kavis Alpha, Research Binary Star


Draw Deck (46)
Equipment
48V32x •Zefram Cochrane's Shotgun
Event
13U311x Predicament
46V102x Psychotic Impulse
46V111x •Racial Disdain
2C692x Unexpected Difficulties
Personnel
Bajoran
13R471x •Bareil Antos, Petty Thief
46V191x •Ezri Tigan, Cynical Mercenary
13R481x •Kira Nerys, Resourceful Prisoner
13U491x •Leeta, Enticing Rebel
13R501x •Odo, Efficient Overseer
46V201x •Romara Cal, Personal Physician
Cardassian
38V221x Danig Kell
13R532x •Elim Garak, Crafty Underling
13U541x •Mardel, Overseer
1C2491x Parn
30V441x Vengar
Ferengi
13U872x •Nog, Bar Owner
Klingon
2C1341x Divok
2C1411x Khos
46V291x •Kortar, Slayer of Gods
13U911x •Telok, Bodyguard
5P321x •Worf, Regent of the Alliance
Non-Aligned
46V323x 0413-Theta
5P331x •Benjamin Sisko, Outlaw
46V333x Errol
13C941x •Julian Bashir, Rebel Captain
5P351x •Miles O'Brien, "Smiley"
41V252x •Molly O'Brien, Time's Orphan
40V423x •Zefram Cochrane, Breaking History
Ship
Cardassian
46V353x Alliance Galor
Klingon
46V362x Alliance Vor'cha
Dilemma Pile (31)
Dual
16V42x Bold Plan
12R31x Casualties
7R42x Entanglement
40V52x Harried and Harassed
23V61x Inequitable Exchange
47V31x Nothing to Lose
28V32x Overburdened
14U132x Shocking Betrayal
14R173x The Clown: Guillotine
31V111x The Weak Will Perish
2C251x Timescape
5P32x Tragic Turn
Planet
33V11x Abrasive Allies
16V13x All-Consuming Evil
8C81x Cultural Differences
21V61x Pillage and Plunder
Space
43V11x Archaic Snare
38V21x Covert Extraction
14U91x Night Terrors
13C171x Reflections
21V91x The First Duty


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