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By Faithful Reader (Ross Fertel)
 - Gamma Quadrant
Continuing Committee Member - Retired
It's Wednesday! We're more than halfway through the week. Since we are over the hump, let's look at a question!

This week we reopen a potent debate, the reporting of Trellium-D. There is a thread devoted to it but in short, it is an equipment meaning you can report it to a headquarters, but the text reads that it might play aboard a ship (!) which is unusual for equipment cards, to say the least.

Are you OK with me playing if to my headquarters? How do you interpret the reporting requirement on Trellium-D?
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By jadziadax8 (Maggie Geppert)
 - Executive Officer
Grand Nagus
2E American National Second Runner-Up 2020
I have always interpreted Trellium-D as being required to play to a ship. However, I can see the interpretation wherein you could say that HQs and other cards allow it to go there too and that the wording on the equipment simply expands where it can go to.

I guess the real question here is what phrasing is best to make it so that you can only play Trellium-D to a ship?
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By Cmdr Xym (Joseph Bazemore)
 - Beta Quadrant
It doesn't say you "may" play it aboard a ship therefore it is not a choice; you are required to play it aboard a ship (and nowhere else). Card text overrides rules.

This is similar to events that say "Plays in your core." While you could theoretically play it somewhere else until you know specifically, the event tells you exactly where it goes.

Why are we making things hard?
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By Armus (Brian Sykes)
 - The Center of the Galaxy
Community Contributor
1E American National Second Runner-Up 2020
Naetor wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:41 pm Get rid of it. "Plays aboard your ship" is 99% useless text anyways. Neither Grav-plating trap nor Hazardous Materials need the equipment anywhere. It's all fanboy Delphic mission mobile HQ. Let's give this a fourth(?) errata!
So T-D, Staffer Sisko... what's your 3rd 2022 HoF nomination?

Naetor be starting early! :P
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By jjh (Johnny Holeva)
 - First Edition Art Manager
I'm pretty sure Trellium-D has been the most errata'd card. Or is it Lustful Distraction?

They're both up there.
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By TyKajada (Alexander Schmitz)
 - Beta Quadrant

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Grav-Plating Trap

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