There are several different ways to "engage" with this set:
* The set was designed entirely around the expansion's preconstructed decks, Chains of Captivity and Chains of Command. These two decks are supposed to be something you can print off, sleeve, shelve, and pull off the shelf whenever you fancy a quick game of Trek -- giving you fun decks with hidden depths that you can play again and again without all the challenges of deckbuilding.
* Those two decks were designed not just to be fun for established players, but as an "intermediate" step between plain-jane starter decks and full-blown Constructed Complete play. These decks are a way to lure your friends into our hobby!
* The new cards also deliberately enable an almost-brand-new deck: the Taken Prisoner build that has been teased but unplayable since forever. They also set up a new variant on . Either of these new decks could be taken into Constructed Complete play.
* And, naturally, there's the traditional way of engaging with new cards: you can just cherry-pick the ones you like, shoving them into existing decks (or building new decks around them) while ignoring the majority of cards in the set. (I, for one, may never play Deanna Troi (The Next Generation) again, now that Deanna Troi (Showdown: Four Lights) is here!)
How are you planning to digest the brand new Showdown: Four Lights?
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