Hello all! How have you been doing this week? In Trek circles, it was a relatively quiet week - outside of here, though, it's always eventful. I hope that you are taking steps to preserve and enhance your own mental and physical health. I've been reading the latest book in one of my favorite series, which came out this week - Peace Talks, by Jim Butcher. It was a fast read and I really enjoyed it - so much so I'm reading it again!
But this topic is all about Star Trek, and today I want to talk about expansion names. Specifically, I want to know what you think makes a good name for an expansion?. Historically, First Edition expansion names favor the factual name based on contents - Alternate Universe, Q Continuum, The Dominion, and The Terran Empire. But sometimes, we go for a more flashy name or an episode title - Blaze of Glory, The Trouble With Tribbles, or The Cage.
What factors do you consider when deciding if an expansion name is good or not? Do you prefer the traditional "here's the contents" style or the more flavorful model? Does the expansion name even matter to you? I'm very curious, because expansion naming isn't something we done much research on. So sound off, and let us know what you think makes a good name for an expansion.
I hope you have a great weekend. And please join me in congratulating Daniel Matteson (OKCoyote), the CC's Writing Team Manager, who is getting married this weekend! Congrats, Daniel - I hope it's a great wedding!
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