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Hall of Fame Challenge Decks

by Lucas Thompson, Designer

23rd April 2021

Welcome to the Challenge Decks project. With the success of last year's Beginner Decks, the door has been opened to another level of pre-constructed Second Edition decks. These Challenge Decks each showcase new themes from recent sets, and cater to a wider variety of play-styles. Additionally, these decks are compatible with the popular Hall of Fame format, which allows their use in more events.

Cardassia

Like the Beginner Decks, each Challenge deck will have a strategy article associated with it. These articles will present playing and customization tips. And, since these decks are a bit more complex than the beginner decks, the articles will also go into a bit more detail. Playing the Next Generation Insurrection deck against the Dominion War Cardassia deck is a lot different than playing it against the Dominion War Earth deck.

Despite the different play-styles that they represent, these decks have again been tested extensively in games against each other. They are relatively balanced with each other and with the Beginner Decks. However, differences in player tastes will likely show bigger differences in results than in matches between the Beginner Decks.

Part of the goal with these decks is to be a pre-constructed way to try out the game for new and returning players. Print them out and play them with a friend or family member at the kitchen table! They are also intended to be a deck that players can print out and take to a local event (or load into Lackey and play in an online event). Meet other Trek nerds, it'll be fun!

Here's what I have for you today: three new decks, with plans to continue to develop more as new expansions come out. We have:

Deck Link Article Link Key Player Skill
Dominion War Earth "Welcome to paradise, Captain." Skill Tracking
Dominion War Cardassia "We're just one big, happy family, aren't we?" Aggressive Battle

Next Generation Insurrection "How many people does it take, Admiral, before it becomes wrong?" Resource Management

(To print a deck, follow the link to the deck and click the "Print Decklist" link above the list. From there you can generate a pdf including all the cards in the deck by clicking the "Print" button at the bottom.)

So what are you waiting for? If you need to find out how to play, here are some learn to play videos. If you're looking for people to play with, here are the tournament listings and here's a link to the Dojo (discord) where you can find online games to play and discuss the game. If you're looking for the links to the decks and their articles, you passed them, they're just above this paragraph. And if you have any questions, feel free to shoot me a private message (edgeofhearing).

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