A couple of months ago, my buddy celebrated his 42nd birthday with a small house tourney of Netrunner. His wife built all the decks without him knowing, invited us over for board game night, and surprise! I have never played Netrunner before (in fact 6 of us had not) but the night was smashing because we were playing together in a game my friend loved but didn't have much of a playgroup for. So, I start eyeballing my Trek cards again, and since the pandemic has cancelled every trip I planned, I took some of that money and completed my 2E set with doubles of nearly everything (I am missing maybe 5 cards total, mostly the Enterprise ones the pervs longingly stare at and make impossible to buy without spending small fortunes). My 40th is coming this year and I want to throw my own Trek 2E birthday tourney.
So, with that being said, I am looking at building a play cube: making decks for each faction that capture the flair of the culture and mechanics, that is playable with just minor readings of the cards and some help from me, and include no virtual cards. I appreciate the great work y'all do here, and I have gone through the virtual 2E expansions often just looking (at ship and personnel cards mostly because ships are what got me into Trek to start), but I have little to no interest in trying to print them between now and October. I have enough OTSD boxes plus some cheap Ebay steals of the SWCCG boxes that I will cover in TrekCC official covers. I want my players to be able to choose an OTSD box and have pre made decks ready to play.
Here is where I need the help: I haven't played against someone who wasn't me since 2006 or so. I owned some stuff from sets 5, 6, and 7, but my experience is really 1-4. Now that I own everything from 1-14, I have a good bit more cards to pull from. But my concept of a dilemma deck is antiquated. So much so, that in my solitaire games, I just had a big stack of all my dilemmas so they were truly random to me. I need help in building the lists proper.
I want to build the following, with themes listed in parentheses.
DS9 (cadet deck with Valiant and Defiant)
Voyager (with the Revised versions as well, because my memories of Voyager are just that dichotomous: great show or terrible depending on the episode)
Klingon (let us battle)
Ferengi (Rules of Acquisition everywhere)
Cardassian (all the brigs and interrogation)
Romulan (thinking Neutral Zone stand off with ships that make you discard cards to attempt)
Dominion (infiltrate or battle)
Terok Nor (love the idea of all those factions in a single deck)
Starfleet (either straight or mirror universe)
TOS (again, could go either way straight or mirror)
TNG Yesterday's Enterprise (the C and those yellow icon TNGs)
Bajoran (all the Vedeks, all the Emissary, no Feds if I can)
It is a big list, and I don't know the cards well enough, but I also gave myself lots of time to plan and prepare. If I get it done by GenCon, I may haul it with me and see if I can play with you good people. What ideas or lists can you feed me? I will take all of them.