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Director of First Edition
By MidnightLich (Charlie Plaine)
 - Director of First Edition
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Trailblazer
#530208
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:

27 SEPT 2020: What reasons do you use to re-engage older players?
18 SEPT 2020: What are you looking forward to in A Private Little War?
11 SEPT 2020: What old decks/themes do you want us to revisit?
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. I hope that you've been enjoying the spoilers for A Private Little War - there are plenty more to come. It's a jam-packed expansion, and there's some stuff in there that I hope will make some of you very happy. And happiness is very much the topic of today's question.

I've had a really difficult week. I struggle with my mental health at the best of times, and 2020 has been pretty far from the best of times. This week, I've struggled to respond to messages, to sleep, to wake up, to eat wisely, to get work done, and to just be a human at times. Don't worry - I'm okay, and it's just the ebb-and-flow of managing my mental health. But one of the tricks I've learned when things get bad in my brain is to lock onto things that make me happy now, or have made me happy in the past. And I figured that would make a good topic for today.

What makes you happy in First Edition?

Maybe it's building a new deck, or cracking some packs. Maybe it's getting all the characters that appeared in a story together into play at the appropriate mission in-game. Whatever it is, I would love to hear about situations that made you smile in a game of 1E, or anything that makes you happy in the world of 1E.

Thank you for reading. Have a great weekend, and take care of yourselves.

-crp
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By VioletBlaze (Violet Edgar)
 - Beta Quadrant
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#530210
I love how the rules and Trek Sense line up so well. When you play a card, they kinda do what you'd expect based on the actual canon, and getting to reenact your favorite episodes is some of the most fun for me.
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Executive Officer
By jadziadax8 (Maggie Geppert)
 - Executive Officer
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Grand Nagus
2E American National Second Runner-Up 2020
1E Deep Space 9 Regional Champion 2020
2E The Neutral Zone Regional Champion 2020
#530215
I just got my starter and packs for the Return to Talos IV Voyager Warp Speed tournament this morning. That made me very happy. I love building new decks, especially for sealed events.
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Online OP Coordinator
By pfti (Jon Carter)
 - Online OP Coordinator
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Praetor
2E North American Continental Quarter-Finalist 2019
1E American National Champion 2020
1E British National Champion 2020
2E The Neutral Zone Regional Champion 2020
#530216
jadziadax8 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:20 pm I just got my starter and packs for the Return to Talos IV Voyager Warp Speed tournament this morning. That made me very happy. I love building new decks, especially for sealed events.
Disupting the timeline. MORE PLEASE
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Executive Officer
By jadziadax8 (Maggie Geppert)
 - Executive Officer
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Grand Nagus
2E American National Second Runner-Up 2020
1E Deep Space 9 Regional Champion 2020
2E The Neutral Zone Regional Champion 2020
#530217
pfti wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:23 pm
jadziadax8 wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:20 pm I just got my starter and packs for the Return to Talos IV Voyager Warp Speed tournament this morning. That made me very happy. I love building new decks, especially for sealed events.
Disupting the timeline. MORE PLEASE
I don't think I can do that with my Voyager deck. :wink:
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First Edition Creative Manager
By KazonPADD (Paddy Tye)
 - First Edition Creative Manager
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Specialist
1E European Continental Semi-Finalist 2019
1E American National Runner-Up 2020
1E British National Runner-Up 2020
#530219
I was in a meeting last weekend, and I mentioned a deck I’d played where I’d made George and Gracie Temporal Agents. It’s crazy shit like that which makes me happy!
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By VioletBlaze (Violet Edgar)
 - Beta Quadrant
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#530220
KazonPADD wrote: Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:29 pm I was in a meeting last weekend, and I mentioned a deck I’d played where I’d made George and Gracie Temporal Agents. It’s crazy shit like that which makes me happy!
:D :D :D
Exactly this kind of thing.
One game I brainwashed my opponent's security and used them to abduct and brainwash Picard... that was fun.
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By TyKajada (Alexander Schmitz)
 - Beta Quadrant
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#530237
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I love how the game retells stories from episodes/movies in Objectives and Incidents. I love how it is is possible to build those stories into your deck and relive an episode...

Highlights:
These Are the Voyages
They Will Be Coming
Holoprogram: The Voyager Encounter
Hero of the Empire

Imho storytelling is 1e's main strength and attraction, I hope the game never goes down a different path.
Because let's be honest if I want to play a swift card game with gritty mechanics, I play Magic. If I want to relax and delve into the world of Trek I play stccg.
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By Keiimaster (Mathew McCalpin)
 - Beta Quadrant
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#530390
Cartagia wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:24 am I love the card designs, especially for personnel and starships. Very crisp, clean, and timeless. It's one of the reasons I never got into 2E - the design feels quintessentially early 2000s.
I'll be honest, my number 1 reason for not getting into 2E is also the layout of those cards. I am unsure if I just don't like 2E layout in general, or if I am just spoiled on 1Es layout. I feel that the image window is just perfect, whereas with 2E, I feel like it's crowed, and maybe that's due to the overlap of the image from the card type, card type logo, and quadrant/points. I feel all of those could have been be moved off the image. 1E never covers the image, in fact on a few occasions, the image breaks the frame with dramatic effect!
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By Smiley (Cristoffer Wiker)
 - Gamma Quadrant
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Continuing Committee Member - Retired
#530392
[SD] When I manage to make a deck in less than 2 weeks.
[SD] When I see a card that I actually understand without having to look it up in the Glossary or Rulebook to understand what it does.
[SD] When I manage to find a new player to play with.
[SD] When I get to play a game that won't take up an entire day to play.
[SD] When drafting cards out of a booster.
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First Edition Creative Manager
By KazonPADD (Paddy Tye)
 - First Edition Creative Manager
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Specialist
1E European Continental Semi-Finalist 2019
1E American National Runner-Up 2020
1E British National Runner-Up 2020
#530393
Smiley wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:07 am [SD] When I manage to make a deck in less than 2 weeks.
[SD] When I get to play a game that won't take up an entire day to play.
Use Lackey more! Makes life so much quicker!
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