Welcome to the seventh season of the monthly Thematic Challenges! For those who are new to this, this challenge was started in 2011 by MattgomeryScott and was rebooted by me in 2019. Every month I will announce a topic or theme and everyone may create a dream card during that month and post it in the month's thread. Voting will be done during the next month. Everyone is invited to join and we appreciate every single submission. At the end of the year, there will be a little bit more demanding challenge and we will announce the overall winner of the season.
This season I would like to give polls a try to vote for the entries. I hope we will get some more votes and overall participation as everyone is welcome to vote for one of previous month's entries.
And as always, feel free to contact me as I am always looking for feedback and ways to improve this.
These are the entries from last month's challenge.
(1) •Kaga, "Iron" Chef
Waiter. When you play this personnel, name a dilemma. While is personnel is at your Mouth of the Wormhole, copies of that gain Consume: 1.
"Gagh Tek Or."
Integrity 5 Cunning 5 Strength 5
(3) •Joseph Sisko, Visiting Father
2 Anthropology Biology Diplomacy Honor
While this personnel is facing a dilemma, you may stop him to unstop one of your other personnel present. That personnel joins the mission attempt and is attributes +1 for the rest of the turn.
"I didn't come here to be entertained. I came to see you and Jake."
Integrity 7 Cunning 6 Strength 3
Cooking With Neelix
Plays on your ship (for free if U.S.S. Voyager.) (Unique) Your compatible cooks may report aboard (for free once each turn.) Once each turn, if your personnel is present with your cook aboard this ship you may stop both to try a new recipe (probe.)
Interesting: Draw one card.
You've got to try this: Play one matching personnel aboard this ship.
Needs something extra: Download one non-personnel card.
Even-better-than-coffee substitute: Discard a card.
Traditional kitchen utensil that comes in all sort of forms and shapes depending on the cuisine and the chef's preferences. In the hands of a skilled cook can be used as a blade weapon. Cuts more than bread.
Cooks use only. Reports for free to any cook. Each of your cooks present is STRENGTH +2 and in each battle one of them may mortally wound one adversary they just engaged.
To culinary battle!
Two strongest cooks at one location battle. Place on winner to score points. If killed, points transfer to opponent. (Not duplicatable.) 
Tea, Earl Grey, Hot
„Now perhaps you can tell me what was so important that it required depriving the Captain of his cup of Earl Grey?“
Place on any card except . All card effects are suspended until countdown expires (stopped if personal or ship). (Captain‘s order) (Unique)
A Dish Best Served Cold
Ferengi tradition states that tubegrubs are best served chilled, with or without millipede sauce.
Plays on your Ferengi cook or any Moogie. The next time they score points or leave play, you may place this card in your opponent's point area. [-5]
(3) •"Chef", The Best in Starfleet
Anthropology Biology Science
Waiter. If you have played an Enterprise or Commander: Enterprise personnel this turn, you may play this personnel at cost -2. If this personnel is aboard your Enterprise, your personnel present are attributes +1.
"I heard the Captain had to call in a lot of favours to get him on board."
Integrity 5 Cunning 6 Strength 5
(3) •William T. Riker, "Chef"
Anthropology Biology Honor Officer
When you play this personnel you may download Not Easily Destroyed. Your personnel present replace their species with Hologram.
Integrity 6 Cunning 6 Strength 6
Specialty cuisine of Sisko's Creole Kitchen. Replicators never get it quite right. Packs quite a kick.
Reports to your cook (for free if cook is any Sisko). Your personnel present are Strength +1. Once per turn you may return to your hand to unstop a personnel present.
(2) •Neelix, Cook and Guide
Acquisition Anthropology Biology Diplomacy Navigation
At the start of your turn, reveal the top 2 cards if your deck. If they have the same card type, draw one of them. If they have different card types, discard one of them. Place the other card on top or bottom of your deck.
"Well, it was perfectly seasoned."
Integrity 6 Cunning 5 Strength 5
These are the winners from last month's challenge.
- Player's Handbook (3)
- Dungeons and Dragons (2)
- Way of the Warrior (1)
Illusionary Witches (1)
Gary Gygax (1)
This is the overall scoreboard of this season.
- Armus 12
- Danny 11
- Pazuzu 8 (+3)
- HoodieDM 8 (+1)
- MattgomeryScott 7
- Naetor 7 (+1)
- rferries 5 (+2)
- WeyounsLastClone 5
- Cartagia 4 (+1)
- winterflames 2
All kinds of sealed Boosters, buttons and promo foil cards from my collection. The specific distribution will be announced later this year.
January 2020: The Greatest Minds
February 2020: Armada
March 2020: Lady Crush
April 2020: DIY
May 2020: Talk Like Yoda
June 2020: Artificial Intelligence
July 2020: Roll for initiative!
August 2020: I Smell Bacon
Thematic Challenge VII 09: Size Matters Not
Create a Star Trek CCG card where less is more.
No special background for this months challenge. Just come up with a design that gives something less or small a benefit or advantage.
DEADLINE 30th September 2020
Sneak peak for October's challenge: Go, go, Gadget Copter!