LORE wrote:I feel like TAIN PAIN would be my go-to build for HOF format. Surprised to see Sykes win with Cardies, just by leaning on Central Command.
That was my best cheater, but definitely not my only one. Pimp Dukat is still a pimp and Crell Moset is a great SI substitute.
Also, I used Dial-a-skill
Garak to get past some Archaeology shenanigans after BenHosp ran me out of Central Commands.
It's not that I didn't have the other tricks, it's just that the dilemmas I faced were Central Command-friendly.
Also, this deck has one huge advantage over TAIN PAIN: two missions in region. I think I played a second ship in one, maybe two of my six games. That logistical advantage dates to premiere with Kressari (which I did vote for on my HoF ballot), and gets added to with NeuCardassiaIV. I didn't even need a ship in my discard pile until I went to Metron, though Damar's drawing ability is so good I usually had one in there anyway.
Bottom line though, Cardassians are really good in HoF regardless of which flavor you prefer.