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Make My Deck Better; Bassen Rift

by Maggie Geppert, Executive Officer

31st July 2020

Bassen Rift, Interdict Genocidal Praetor

Ever since The Omega Directive came out, I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with Bassen Rift, Interdict Genocidal Praetor.  Most of the missions in this set fit right in to deck archetypes I’ve already played with, but this one has eluded me.  I thought a lot about where to go with it.

I’ve been playing a lot of TNG lately, so I decided I wanted to try to build a Romulan Dissident deck.  It felt thematic, since the mission itself comes from Star Trek: Nemesis and many of the Romulan Dissidents come from that movie.  The other Dissidents have a lot of Honor and high integrity, so they do well on the mission.  If you throw in the [NA] Vulcan Dissidents, you have a good skill matrix.

Alternatives to Fighting

This led me to thinking about the other four missions in the deck.  Since I’m using [NA] personnel, I need to use the Seat of Power, rather than Patient Stronghold for the headquarters.  If I want to do a two-mission win, I can use Hurried Departure and a 40-point mission for the win.  I looked around and settled on Deliver Ancient Artifact for the second mission.  Filling in the mission selection, I settled on Kreetassa, Perform Intricate Ritual (for Code of the Ushaan) and Evade Borg Vessel as a second Nebula mission.

For dilemmas, I chose to go with a standard attrition pile, with a few support dilemmas for my theme.  I put in Brave Words as a support card for the Span theme.  I added Unfair Terms, since it will only cost 2. Finally, I added in Alternatives to Fighting to really hammer anyone using ships with Range of 7.  It’s a fantastic, underused dilemma in my mind. Moving a ship to a Span 4 Nebula, then damaging them?  Brutal!

The deck itself is simple.  Most of the personnel are Dissidents, but I had to add in other personnel to fill in skill gaps.  You use The New Resistance to spam out personnel.  Repurposed Transmission is a nice little Interrupt-prevention tool that will likely be free with all my dissidents.  My plan, such as it is at this time, is to try to get Hurried Departure out quickly to earn an extra 10 points when I complete Bassen Rift.  Then I’ll go over to do Deliver Ancient Artifact for the win.

Now, I’m still a little worried about this deck.  It doesn’t feel tight right now.  This is where I need your advice, my friends.  What should I add to this deck to make it better?  Should I Prejudice and Politics for another bonus point option? Should I ditch the Dissidents and go with a Reman theme instead?  Should I give up on Romulans and stick with the TNG I know?  Please, help me Make This Deck Better.


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Missions
Headquarters
0VP269•Cardassia Prime, Hardscrabble World
1S195•Romulus, Seat of Power
Planet
30V28•Kreetassa, Perform Intricate Ritual
30V31•Sha Ka Ree, Quest for Infinite Knowledge
Space
50V3•Bassen Rift, Interdict Genocidal Praetor


Draw Deck (46)
Equipment
4C321x Emergency Transport Unit
Event
49V131x •Code of the Ushaan
4C462x Deep Hatred
12U252x •Hurried Departure
22V141x •Klingon Tea Ceremony
6P312x The New Resistance
14R432x •U.S.S. Enterprise-J
2C692x Unexpected Difficulties
Interrupt
4R852x Allies on the Inside
1R1271x Escape
45V72x Reprimand
Personnel
Cardassian
1U2291x Ari
13R521x •Damar, Cardassian Liberator
44V51x •Elim Garak, Imposing Patriot
4C1181x •Hogue, Student of Political Ethics
4R1193x •Kira Nerys, Iliana Ghemor
4U1201x •Mila, Trusted Confidante
2U1171x •Natima Lang, Professor of Political Ethics
7R591x •Tekeny Ghemor, Prominent Official
3R1491x •Tora Ziyal, Beloved Daughter
Non-Aligned
17V731x Delvok
17V741x •Syrran, Desert Wind
17V751x •T'Les, Syrrannite
17V761x •T'Pau, Syrrannite
Romulan
10C1011x •D'Tan, Curious Youth
13R991x •Data, From the City of Rateg
6P581x •Deanna Troi, Major Rakal
8R911x •Jean-Luc Picard, Bearer of Ill Tidings
7R1131x •Spock, Celebrated Ambassador
35V381x •Stefan DeSeve, Disillusioned Expatriate
4U1762x •Tamarith, Reformist
Ship
Cardassian
1C3841x Galor
44V142x •Niala, Intelligence Asset
Romulan
17V892x Bird-of-Prey
Dilemma Pile (34)
Dual
29V11x Adopted Authority
10R21x An Issue of Trust
36V32x Brave Words
14U41x Chula: The Chandra
6P62x Hard Time
24V61x Insurrection
26V41x Intimidation
14C71x Moral Choice
26V81x Ominous Presence
28V31x Overburdened
22V81x Pitching In
3U262x Secret Identity
3U283x Skeleton Crew
31V112x The Weak Will Perish
2C251x Timescape
Planet
8C81x Cultural Differences
38V61x Journey to the Past
17V81x Miner Revolt
10C121x Necessary Execution
1C571x Triage
17V151x Unfair Terms
8R201x Zero Hour
Space
36V11x Alternatives to Fighting
38V21x Covert Extraction
12R41x Distress Call
3R121x Gomtuu Shock Wave
1R421x Personal Duty
7R151x Where No One Has Gone Before


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