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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:

4 SEP 2020: Should tactics continue to target sites on a Nor?
21 AUG 2020: Should you have to be in Ops to return fire on a Nor?
14 AUG 2020: How should we name the Excalbians?
7 AUG 2020: Which ship needs a new card?
31 JULY 2020: Which boutique expansion should we make first?
24 JULY 2020: Do you want to see Xindi introduced to 1E?
17 JULY 2020: What makes a good expansion name?
10 JULY 2020: What would make good theme packs in a Cube draft?
3 JULY 2020: What would be a good name for a Klingon?
26 JUNE 2020: Which card story needs a "do over"?
19 JUNE 2020: Which card do you most want to see added?
12 JUNE 2020: Why do you play First Edition?
5 JUNE 2020: What is 1E's biggest barrier to entry?
29 MAY 2020: What do you think of [SPOILER], a potential card from Project Londo?
22 MAY 2020: What is the worst affiliation in the game?
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 folks, and welcome back to this week's Friday question. The Department of First Edition is hard at work finishing up Project Londo, the third and final set in the Original Series block of expansions. You soon will be bathed in [Kli] [OS] spoilers and there will be lots more goodness to behold.

I'm currently very, very deep in the weeds of long term planning for the future. I've been thinking about a lot of the old decks and themes we've supported in the past, and how long it's been since some of them have been revisited. I figured that would make a great topic for today's question. Which old decks and/or themes would you like us to revisit in the future?

Specifically, I'm looking for suggestions of things we can go back to, not new things. For example, would you like to see us go back and revisit [1E-TNG]? Or maybe just that block's theme of being at an opponent's mission? Does the [1E-GQ] need more love? Or would you really like to see more Think Tank stuff? You can go as far back as Premiere to find things you want us to pick up now. It doesn't matter if it was Decipher-created or CC-created, I just want to know what you'd like to see us revisit as we move forward.

Have a great weekend. Remember that our site will be down for upgrades tomorrow, so don't panic if you can't visit the site!

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By Armus (Brian Sykes)
 - The Center of the Galaxy
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1E American National Second Runner-Up 2020
The entire [Maq] faction, but really additional toys for [1E-TNG] [Maq] , [1E-DS9] [Maq] , and [1E-DQ] [Maq] would all be good.

Give me a reason to actually play a legit [Maq] deck instead of just having them be a bolt-on side piece for whatever free report salad deck they're getting splashed into.

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 - The Center of the Galaxy
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Community Contributor
Armus wrote:The entire [Maq] faction, but really additional toys for [1E-TNG] [Maq] , [1E-DS9] [Maq] , and [1E-DQ] [Maq] would all be good.

Give me a reason to actually play a legit [Maq] deck instead of just having them be a bolt-on side piece for whatever free report salad deck they're getting splashed into.

And this time, now we know we don't have to be nice about handing out the wrenches... :shifty:
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By edgeofhearing (Lucas Thompson)
 - Ambassador
Community Contributor
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2019
I'm up for more [1E-TNG] stuff, though specifically new ways to play the nouns we have. Time Locations, DNA Hunters, Gomtuu chasing, that sort of thing. (And, of course, Gatherers.) I desperately want better non-card-play drawing for TNG, since the ability to use your card play on things like AMS is a big part of what I miss about the second CM draw. I don't even need (or even particularly want) TNG to be the focus of the expansion, but some fun toys here and there would be greatly appreciated.
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First Edition Creative Manager
By KazonPADD (Paddy Tye)
 - First Edition Creative Manager
1E European Continental Semi-Finalist 2019
1E American National Runner-Up 2020
1E British National Runner-Up 2020
Armus wrote:The entire [Maq] faction, but really additional toys for [1E-TNG] [Maq] , [1E-DS9] [Maq] , and [1E-DQ] [Maq] would all be good.

Give me a reason to actually play a legit [Maq] deck instead of just having them be a bolt-on side piece for whatever free report salad deck they're getting splashed into.

You’ve seen the Carter/Ludwig Nationals winning Maquis decks, yes? Those weren’t “bolt ons”...
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 - Alpha Quadrant
Continuing to keep deck themes that make sense with affiliations, and overall balance, are important.

Look at the least played affiliations ( [Vid], [22] [NA], [1E-DQ] [Kli], [1E-DS9] [Baj], [TE] [SF], etc.) and send a few cards their way.

Cards that increase incentives for capture / manipulation (maybe deck manipulation?) for [Car], or bonus points for Espionage for [Rom], or creative attack focuses for [Kli] or [Kaz], especially in personnel battle.

[Q] cards are generally unloved, would be great to see some incentive to use a Q-Flash because often the extra seed card isn't worth it. "Q-Who" was solely focused on [1E-TNG] [Bor]!
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By Takket
 - Delta Quadrant
i'm going to give a generic and probably unhelpful answer, but i grew up loving the chain from TNG to DS9 to Voyager, and then flaming out on Enterprise. We've been on Enterprise and OS themed sets for a LONG time now and while CC has done GREAT with them, they just don't generate the excitement in me the other shows do, especially TNG and DS9.... the last "full sized" TNG or DS9 themed set was Crossover which came out almost 5 years ago to the day.

So that's my generic request... return to TNG/DS9
 - Alpha Quadrant
AllenGould wrote: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:15 am #MakeMissionStealingLegalAgain

I get *why* people hate mission stealing from a gameplay perspective, and I'm not entirely sure there's a good way to fix it and keep it fair - but I'm always sad that this isn't part of the game any more.

It takes part of the mission card design and makes it pointless. (Pun semi-intended I guess.)

It's ironic that 2E took away the possibility, even as they changed the dilemma design to one that could have worked fine with mission stealing.

Do I really miss it that much? No. But from a design standpoint of wasted card space, and from a Trek-sense of others should be able to do these missions, I miss it.

Part of me would prefer, if mission stealing is to remain verboten, that we just stop designing the opponent's sides with text boxes and use that space for more text or effects not he missions to make them interesting instead of just point boxes and stats.
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