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By MidnightLich (Charlie Plaine)
 - Director of First Edition
Welcome to today's First Edition Friday Question, where you get a chance to answer questions that will help shape the future of First Edition. If you'd like to catch up on previous entries, here's a list of all of my previous Friday Questions:

15 MAY 2020 Should bans be effective immediately?
8 MAY 2020 Which episode should inspire a boutique expansion?
1 MAY 2020: What was the best Star Trek gift you ever received?
24 APR 2020: How often do your [BB] dilemmas get scouted?
17 APR 2020: What do you want to know about how we work?
10 APR 2020: Should we make animated series cards?
3 APR 2020: Should we make more Tribbles/Troubles?
27 MAR 2020: Should we develop new [Q] cards?
20 MAR 2020: What regions should we focus on in the future?
13 MAR 2020: How would you feel about 1E adding extra "bits"?
6 MAR 2020: What are your favorite "almost good" S/P dilemmas?
28 FEB 2020: What are your favorite decks to play?
21 FEB 2020: Which Decipher expansion most deserves a sequel?
14 FEB 2020: Which "broken link" should be fixed first?
7 FEB 2020: What's your favorite episode of Star Trek?
31 JAN 2020: Which TOS main character needs a new card?
24 JAN 2020: What should qualify a card for the "watch list"?
17 JAN 2020: What card would you unban without changes?
10 JAN 2020: What single card would you ban to improve your game?
3 JAN 2020: What are you looking forward to in The Neutral Zone?
27 DEC 2019: How can we help you recruit new players?
20 DEC 2019: Where do you want the game to be in five years?
13 DEC 2019: Which concepts should 1E "import" from other games?
6 DEC 2019: Which couples should get a dual personnel card?
29 NOV 2019: Which old, unused 1E cards deserve some love?
22 NOV 2019: Which upcoming milestones need celebration?
15 NOV 2019: What's your favorite card image?
11 NOV 2019: What was your first 1E experience?
1 NOV 2019 What is your opinion of the "full page" policy?
25 OCT 2019: What do you want to see in a Halloween set?
18 OCT 2019: What is your favorite expansion?
11 OCT 2019: Which TNG main character needs a new card?
4 OCT 2019: Which Star Trek story needs more cards?
27 SEP 2019: How many points should [SPOILER] be worth?
20 SEP 2019: Which rules always confuse you?
13 SEP 2019: What do you think of [SPOILER]?
6 SEP 2019: Which card needs an alternate image (AI)?
30 AUG 2019: Which characteristic needs love?

Hello and welcome to another Friday Question, where you guys get to help shape the future of the game. I hope you all had time to check out the announcement about International 1E Demo Day, which is coming up on Sunday, June 7th. We're looking for more volunteers to help out during the day, so please contact me if you're interested and available.

Today, I want to ask you about affiliations at the bottom of the pile. We're trying to figure out where to give extra help, and while we have our own internal list, it's always nice to find out what the players think.

What is the worst affiliation in the game?

Traditionally, an affiliation in the game is defined by the color of the card's border. However, especially in the modern era where [1E-TNG] [Fed] plays differently from [1E-DS9] [Fed] which plays differently from [TE] [Fed], it's not that simple. So I'll leave the definition of affiliation up to you: if you think the [Fed] sucks, period, that's a valid answer. If you think all of the Klingons are great except [1E-TNG] [Kli], that's also valid.

What's most important to me is to find out what you think is bad, and why. And the reasons why you think something is bad are as plentiful as stars in the sky. Maybe it's just because they aren't fun, even if they are good. Maybe it's because they aren't good, at all. Maybe they have no flavor, or just don't have enough cards. Your reasons are all good, and valid, and I want to hear them.

Please continue to stay healthy and safe, especially as many places in the world start to re-open. And I do hope you'll consider volunteering for International 1E Demo Day, if you have the time. Have a great weekend!

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Director of First Edition
By MidnightLich (Charlie Plaine)
 - Director of First Edition
AllenGould wrote:[Fed]

They suck up all the oxygen in the room.
I get this. But the reality is that [Fed] is the protagonists, of four out of the five shows and all ten of the movies. They're always going to be a big part of the game.

But that doesn't mean we can't do more for non- [Fed], and it's something you'll see us working on.

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By Keiimaster (Mathew McCalpin)
 - Beta Quadrant
Armus wrote:
eberlems wrote:[Vid] with 9 decks within last 6 months?
That many?

I am honestly surprised that there are any other contenders for this title in anyone's mind.
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By Armus (Brian Sykes)
 - The Center of the Galaxy
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1E American National Second Runner-Up 2020
Keiimaster wrote:
Armus wrote:
eberlems wrote:[Vid] with 9 decks within last 6 months?
That many?

I am honestly surprised that there are any other contenders for this title in anyone's mind.
I thought that [Vid] was plausibly playable enough to try to play it in a Regional.

I wasn't prepared to do that with [Fer]

I mean, neither are good, and they're both in the shitty affiliation team photo, so we're really splitting hairs at this point.

At least Homestead and Group Therapy helped [Vid]. Ferengi can't even claim that.
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By geraldkw
 - Beta Quadrant
I'm not sure if they are the worst because I haven't played enough in this era but I'm fond of the [1E-DS9] Ferengi and would like to see them get more stuff.

[Vid] do seem pretty bad now that [1E-DQ] Delta Quadrant gets nerfed so much and they are the worst of the [1E-DQ].
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Thanks. :)