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Who made out the worst from The Menagerie?

Androids
No votes
0%
AU TNG
3
38%
Bajoran prophets
1
13%
Cardassian Dissidents
3
38%
Genetically Enhanced
1
13%
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By Faithful Reader (Ross Fertel)
 - Gamma Quadrant
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Continuing Committee Member - Retired
#582935
It's Wednesday! We're more than halfway through the week. Since we are over the hump, let's look at a question!

Last week: In Honor of Nichelle Nichols
7/27/22 The Menagaboost
7-20-22 Androids Vs. Romulans
7-13-22 A Menagerie of Benefits
7-6-22 Classification Civilian: Questions from Bob
6-29-22 Mission Condition
6-22-22 There But for the Grace of Main
6-15-22 Starcorder
6-8-22 Forever a Thief
6-1-22 Handful versus individual
5-25-22Masters May 2022 Mini Stockwatch
5-18-22 Mad-Lib a Number
5-11-22 Fifty underdogs
5-4-22 Fighting NeuNeuDominion
4-27-22 Mad-Lib a Card
4-20-22 The Middle of a Man
4-13-22 Committee Follow Up
4-6-22 Sub-Optimal
3-30-22 Consistently Inconsistent
3-23-22Twenty-Twenty First
3-16-22 Clash of Classification: Civilian Final
3-9-22 Clash of Classification: Civilian One Two and Three
3-2-22 Hall Of Fame 2022 With a Twist ... of Fate!
2-23-22 Classification: Civilian Page Wars Final
2-16-22Classification Civilian Page Wars One, Two and Three
2-9-22 Yakety yak
2-2-22Civilian vs. V.I.P.
1-26-22 When is a card not Picard
1-19-22 Staffing Concerns
1-12-22 Consistently Inconsistent
1-5-22 First Things First


A couple weeks ago, we looked at the latest set and wanted to see how each group fared, specifically who made out like a bandit. The results were a three way tie for first.

This week, we'll look at the opposite. Who got the worst end of the stick from The Menagerie? Did they get something the did not need? Did they get personnel when they needed missions? Did they get missions when they needed personnel? Let us know why.
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By monty42 (Benjamin Liebich)
 - Delta Quadrant
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Continuing Committee Member - Retired
Chancellor
2E European Continental Semi-Finalist 2022
  Trek Masters 2E Champion 2022
2E German National Champion 2022
#582937
*grabs popcorn
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 - Beta Quadrant
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#582938
I chose AU TNG. Not sure about actual strength, but there is still a decide lack of flavor (IMO). When the difference between normal and AU Feds is just theme playing with cost, that's not flavor to me. Nothing about the YE feds aside from maybe the D itself make me feel like I'm playing a more war-torn, on the edge of defeat FED. And nothing about the parallels Fed make me really feel like reality is splintering.

Part of this is endemic to design choices that were made long before the CC took over. At least with the androids, the cardassian dissidents, khan, etc - there's a theme and it ties in flavor to the show.
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By Armus (Brian Sykes)
 - The Center of the Galaxy
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Community Contributor
2E Cardassia Regional Champion 2022
#582939
Dissidents.

Here's the thing. I don't hate the actual dissidents. There's some interesting stuff there.

But the HQ was COMPLETELY unnecessary and adds almost nothing to the game.

It's the Damar Resistance Cell LEGO SET HQ. The limitations in who can play there basically give you one personnel set.

Boring.

Now, having crapped all over the LEGO HQ, I'll give some props to the Cardassian personnel themselves.

I like the Vornar's ability. Having a non-unique be able to download a unique ship changes some of the deckbuilding calculation.

Bronok is really strong... maybe too strong. He'll definitely see play.

Brun is really well done. I like the Arch+Transporters on a 2 coster to help with doubled Gladiators, and his ability makes for an interesting tradeoff.

But here's the thing.... I'm more interested in finding ways to work these guys into existing Cardassian (and to an extent, KCA) decks. They add more value there than they are worth with the new HQ where they can only play by themselves, and the flip side of the mission isn't worth that tradeoff.

I mean, I guess if you want Story Mode, it's there, but it's not doing anything for me.
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