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.
*** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ***
December's challenge will be a special one and will count double for the determination of the overall winner. I will announce the Theme for December on Novemeber 15th to give you a headstart. Since we want a winner on New Year's Eve the challenge will only run until Christmas and then we will have a week of dedicaded votings.
These are the entries from last month's challenge.
(3) Life Prolongation Project
Unless you have 3 Medical or Biology, Science, and Cunning > 40, place this dilemma on this mission. Personnel on this planet are attributes -1. Your opponents subtract one from each Consume on dilemmas they own.
"Life prolongation. Didn't have much luck, did they?"
„I am a carrier. Whatever happens, I can’t go back to the ship…and I do want to go back to the ship, Captain.“
Mission attempt continues but away team is quarantined (stopped) for one full turn after mission attempt ends (even if successful)
(1) •John Farrell, Diligent Comms Officer
Anthropology Navigation Officer
You may play this personnel at cost +1 to name a skill and choose a personnel present. That personnel gains that skill until the end of the turn.
"Here are those figures you asked for."
Integrity 6 Cunning 5 Strength 5
A Woman's Jealousy
When Miri saw Captain Kirk comforting Janice Rand when she broke down due to her infection, she became jelous and capture her with the help of the other Onlies.
Plays just after one of your female personnel was just randomly selected. Replace that personnel with another female personnel in your hand; this is now the selected personnel.
Race Against Time
After being infected by the age prolongation virus, the Enterprise away team had only a few days to find a cure.
Place on planet; quarantined. End of every player's turn, kills lowest strength non-Youth personnel present. Cure with 3 Biology, 3 Medical, and (3 Computer Skill OR Classic Communicator)
Miri's Planet: Teach local children on duplicate Earth first encountered in 23rd Century.
Exobiology + SCIENCE + Diplomacy + (a Teacher OR Miri OR SECURITY x2.)
Teachers and Youth may report on planet.
•Earth Two, Rebuild Civilization
Anthropology, Engineer, Leadership, Medical, and Integrity >34
When you complete this mission, you may draw a card for each personnel here (limit 3).
"They'll be all right."
(1) Youth in Revolt
Unless you have more personnel that cost 4 or more than personnel who cost 2 or less, this dilemma's owner chooses a personnel that costs 3 to be killed.
"Bonk! Bonk! On the head! Bonk! Bonk!"
These are the winners from last month's challenge.
- Henry Starling, "Father" of the Computer Revolution (4)
- Remarkable Discovery (1)
Peanut Hamper (1)
Bajor, Return Orbs (1)
Scrapar, Kazon Tinkerer (1)
This is the overall scoreboard of this season.
- Danny 18 (+4)
- Armus 15
- MattgomeryScott 10 (+1)
- Naetor 10 (+1)
- Pazuzu 8
- HoodieDM 8
- WeyounsLastClone 8 (+1)
- rferries 6
- Cartagia 6 (+1)
- winterflames 2
- Blueshift 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
September 2020: Size Matters Not
October 2020: Inspector Gadget
November 2020: Forgotten Episode, Take 1
Thematic Challenge VII 12: Three's Company
Create a set of three to nine cards for a group that hasn't been a card yet.
A group can be almost everything, some lose connected cards via lore or gameplay, a new faction, or even a new affiliation. The sky's the limit!
DEADLINE 24th December 2020
Sneak peak for January's challenge: Save our downtown!