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Weekly 1E Roundup - 18 DECEMBER 2019

by Charlie Plaine, Director of First Edition

18th December 2019


Welcome to the Weekly 1E Roundup, a weekly column looking back at the past week in the world of First Edition as well as a preview of the week ahead. If you've got an event coming up and you'd like to be featured in this column, feel free to contact me at cplaine@gmail.com or on the forums via PM to MidnightLich.

The Big News

Our cousins in the world of Second Edition announced Inheritance, a twenty-five (25) card expansion to celebrate the 25th birthday of STCCG. (Okay, strictly speaking, this isn't First Edition news, but given the inspiration behind this expansion, I'm calling it close enough.) Inheritance takes twenty-five (25) popular 1E cards and reimagines them as 2E cards, including Fontaine (now Bajoran), Jack Crusher, and the Pi. Check it out, even if you don't play 2E. Inheritance will be releasing on December 27th.

This Day in Trek

In 2008, on December 18th, the First Lady of Star Trek - Majel Barrett-Roddenberry - passed away. Majel's relationship with Trek began with the original pilot of the show, "The Cage," where she played the enigmatic Number One. She would go on to play Christine Chapel in the series itself (as well as some of the films) and voice the standard Federation computer in every Star Trek series except Discovery - as well as five of the movies. Finally, she brought the delightful character of Lwaxana Troi to life in TNG and DS9. Her final "appearance" in any Star Trek was in the 2009 reboot movie where she again voiced the computer.

Mrs. Barrett-Roddenberry was a legendary figure in the mythology of Star Trek, both in-universe and out. Let's celebrate her today as we continue to miss her, eleven years after her passing. Rest in peace, Mrs. Barrett-Roddenberry. Thank you for all of your gifts to Star Trek.

Tournament Reports

Lwaxana Troi

This past weekend saw two tournaments take place; the first, an OTF Complete Constructed event, was in Eden, New York. Robin Honeycutt (robin1234) was the host and the tournament winner, giving a spin to the "Iberius Irk ist ein Urensohn" that recently won British Nationals. Starfleet MACOs took 2nd place, helmed by Raymond Mang, while Mark Panna (shambinks) came in 3rd with a [Vul] deck titled "Logical Espionage - Slight Tweaks." Finally, Tyler Clark and Amanda Guether rounded out the event playing Federation and Klingon, respectively.

Elsewhere, the folks in Chicagoland got together for a Limited Cube Draft. Brian S. (JeBuS) put together the cube based on the original Kevin Jaeger (Hoss-Drone) design, and this was the second event for the Chicago players. Brian won the tournament, and while there are no decklists, he did write a tournament report. Brian Leonard (MrVorlon) came in second, while Jesse J Kasten (Spotter77) and Jason Beyer (sevencrdspud) took the final two spaces.

Outside of tournaments, we'd love to cover casual games too! If you'd like to have your 1E get together covered in this column, let me know! You can find my contact information at the bottom of every column, and you're welcome to email me, PM me, or just post on the forums.

Tournament Previews

A pair of tournaments are scheduled for this weekend in Auburn, Washington, at the home of our Chief Financial Officer Justin Ford (Resistance-is-futile). The first, a Voyager Warp Speed, is scheduled for Saturday evening. Regional powerhouses Michal Van Breemen (The Ninja Scot), Ken Tufts (Worf Son of Mogh), and Justin himself are pre-registered. The last such tournament was at Canadian Nationals, where Amber Van Breemen (Marquetry) won the day - will she repeat this time?

On Sunday, the same crew will throw down in an OTF Complete Constructed event. A fourth player, Leianne (LeianneK), is also pre-registered for this event. It will be a fun double header for all involved, and I've heard tell that Justin makes a nice dinner for everyone. One of these days, I'll get the time and transportation to go up and visit!

If you have upcoming events, get togethers, or anything else scheduled that's 1E related, let me know. I'd love to feature you and your friends in this column.


Short Takes (In Other News)

That's all for this week's roundup of First Edition news and events. For more news, you can follow The Continuing Committee on Facebook, Twitter, or bookmark our front page. News about upcoming First Edition projects can be found in the most recent Project Status Update from August 2019. My next Office Hours will be scheduled for later this month, and something came up this week. If you've got an event coming up and you'd like to be featured in this column, or if you have comments about this column's content, feel free to contact me at cplaine@gmail.com or on the forums via PM to MidnightLich. Until next week, may you expand your power in the universe and live long and prosper.

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