Welcome to the eighth 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 multiple votes a chance. In the past it happened all too often that we had tied monthly winners. In hope to spread the field a bit, everyone will receive three votes. You do not have to use all three votes, but now you can clearly mark your top three of the monthly entries.
Also, I am in dire need of new challenges. If you have a idea, I would be happy to hear! Please drop me a PM via the boards.
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.
(4) •Ronin, Howard Family Ghost
2 Anthropology 2 Diplomacy 2 Telepathy 2 Treachery
Infiltrator. Subtract two from each Consume on each of your dilemmas revealed at this mission.
"You have been using me, Nana, my entire family for centuries!"
"And I loved all of them! And they loved me."
Integrity 2 Cunning 8 Strength 8]
(4) •U.S.S. Essex, Ghost Ship
When you play this ship you may lose 5 points to download up to three personnel you do not command and place them aboard this ship. Your opponent now commands those personnel. At the start of your next turn, you take command of those personnel.
“The U.S.S. Essex under the command of Captain Bryce Shumar disappeared in this sector over two centuries ago.”
Range 7 Weapons 6 Shields 6
(3) •Kes, Precognitive Ocampa
Anthropology Exobiology Medical Science 2 Telepathy
When you play this personnel, you may reveal the top three cards of your opponent's dilemma pile. Your personnel present are attributes+1 for each Species 8472 dilemma revealed in this way until the end of the turn.
"It's not the Borg that we should be worried about..."
Integrity 7 Cunning 6 Strength 4
(0) Kosst Amojan
Pah-Wraith. To play this, you must command a Kai or Prylar. Discard the top 10 cards of your deck. Destroy this event.
"The Pah wraiths have judged you and found you worthy. Their secrets are now your secrets to do with as you please. Take their gift and use it. Seize the power they're offering you!"
The Sound of Her Voice
If you can hear me, please respond. My government will reward you for any assistance you can offer… and most of all, you'll be my personal heroes.
Place on ship if Honor + Greed > Treachery. Ship must do nothing but travel to far end of spaceline, discard dilemma. Then crew is attributes -2 until end of your next turn (unless you have Celebratory Toast or discard Klingon Death Yell).
Debunk False God
Gamma Trianguli VI. Free humanoid society from false god to enable progress. "Well, there goes paradise." (McCoy)
x = -15 points for opponent. Double if . Science x3 AND
Anthropology OR Archeology. If solved flip over.
Any Affiliation may attempt. Point Box: x
Spread the Word [Back Side]
Gamma Trianguli VI. „Vaal is Vaal. He is everything“ (Akuta).
Any Feeder of Vaal OR Vedek OR Priest OR Cleric
If solved flip over. Download and seed up to three dilemmas with ‚god‘ or ‚worshippers‘ in title or lore (even from outside the game).
Any non Affiliation may attempt. Point Box: 0
Compact nuclear accelerator based on an ancient Earth design. Utilized to immobilize and trap "spirits". Power cells have a half life of 5000 years.
Once per turn you may stop your ENGINEER present to nullify a Dilemma, Interrupt, or Event that has spirit, ghost, or spectre in the name or lore.
(2) •Deanna Troi, Unexpectedly Expecting
Anthropology Biology Medical Telepathy
When you play this personnel, you may download a Decay event. When this personnel is randomly selected by a dilemma, you may return a non-dilemma card on your Decay event to its owner's hand.
"Last night while I slept... something, which I can only describe as a presence, entered my body."
Integrity 6 Cunning 5 Strength 3
More of Gravy than of Grave
If Holodeck or Holo-Projector present, crew or away team stopped until the end of your next turn, discard dilemma. Otherwise, to get past requires Cunning>40.
This is the overall scoreboard of this season.
All kinds of sealed Boosters, buttons and promo foil cards from my collection. The specific distribution will be announced later this year.
January 2021: Millenium Gate
February 2021: Ghostbusters
Thematic Challenge VIII 03: Pi Day
14 March is Pi Day! Create a Star Trek CCG card about mathematics, a card that uses a mathematic formula, or (at least) a card with a variable.
DEADLINE 31st March 2021
Sneak peak for April's challenge: Space, the final frontier.