Star Trek™ Customizable Card Game™ GLOSSARY
Version 2.5.6 — June 2024


This document is an official supplement to the Star Trek Customizable Card Game rulebook. If the Glossary conflicts with the Rulebook, the Glossary is correct. This Glossary is updated, if necessary, on the first Monday of the month. It may also be updated on the release day of a new expansion set.

Additional rules documents are available at the Continuing Committee website ( including a Rulebook and ban list, printable errata files, a Compendium (which combines the Rulebook and Glossary as a single document), the Organized Play Guide (for official tournament formats and scoring), and a helpful guide to dilemma resolution.

You do not need to read this document from cover to cover. Instead, use it as you would a dictionary. For example, if you have a gameplay question about a card (or card combination), look up the card title(s) first; if you don't find your answer there, look up the concept or gameplay term you are questioning (battle, capturing, card play, affiliation, skills, downloading, probing, etc.). In many cases, we have included hyper-linked cross-references in boldface type to help you find your way. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order. Entries for card titles starting with "The" are sorted under the second word of the title (e.g., the entry for The Emissary is in the E's, not the T's). Universal Borg drones are listed by their designations (e.g., Interlink Drone, not Nine of Eleven); unique drones are listed by their card titles (e.g., Seven of Nine).

Some cards have been revised. See Appendix B: Errata.


Temporary rulings are issued when necessary to immediately clarify interactions while Rules works on a permanent resolution.


[1E-AU] Alternate Universe
[BB] Botany Bay
[BO] Borg use only
[countdown:1], [countdown:2], [countdown:3], [countdown:4], [countdown:X] Countdown
✶ Enigma
[Holo] Holographic re-creation
[HA] Hidden Agenda
[Nemesis: Blue: Right] [Nemesis: Blue: Left] [Nemesis: Red: Right] [Nemesis: Red: Left] Nemesis
[P] Planet
[Self] Self-controlling icon
[SD] Skill dot
[S] Space
[D] Space/Planet
[DL] Special download
[Flip] Tactic: draw a damage marker
[Down] Tactic: place this damage marker
❖ Universal

Affiliation Icons

[Baj] Bajoran
[Bor] Borg
[Car] Cardassian
[Dom] Dominion
[Fed] Federation
[Fer] Ferengi
[Hir] Hirogen
[Kaz] Kazon
[Kli] Klingon
[NA] Non-Aligned
[Neu] Neutral
[Rom] Romulan
[SF] Starfleet
[Vid] Vidiian
[Vul] Vulcan

Faction Icons

See faction

[Maq] Maquis
[TE] Terran Empire
[KCA] Klingon/Cardassian Alliance

Unloaded Icons

"Unloaded" icons have no built-in gameplay function. They can be referenced by other cards.

[22] 22nd Century
[Bar] Barash
[CF] Classic Films
[Crime] Crime
[DS9] Deep Space 9
[KW] Ketracel-White
[OCD] Optical Compact Disk
[Orb] Orb
[OS] Original Series
[Pun] Punishment
[Pursuit] Pursuit
[RC] Reactor Core
[Ref] Referee
[Rule] Rule of Acquisition
[Sch] Scheme
[SKR] Sha Ka Ree
[Shield] Shielded
[TNG] The Next Generation
[EE] U.S.S. Enterprise-E
[WC] Warp Core

Staffing Icons

See ship staffing

[Cmd] Command
[Stf] Staff
[SCC] Commuication
[SCD] Defense
[SCN] Navigation

Quadrant Icons

See native quadrant

[1E-DQ] Delta Quadrant
[1E-GQ] Gamma Quadrant
[MQ] Mirror Quadrant

Infiltration Icons

See infiltration icon

<Baj> Bajoran
<Bor> Borg
<Car> Cardassian
<Dom> Dominion
<Fed> Federation
<Fer> Ferengi
<Hir> Hirogen
<Kaz> Kazon
<Kli> Klingon
<Maq> Maquis
<NA> Non-aligned
<Rom> Romulan
<SF> Starfleet
<Vid> Vidiian
<Vul> Vulcan


'45 Dom Perignon [link to card]


Discarding this equipment to replace a ship is not a valid response to any other action (such as battle) and does not suspend play. You may replace a ship with one of different affiliation only if the class name is identical and any personnel aboard are compatible with the new ship (you may not place them under house arrest). You may not replace one "UNKNOWN CLASS" ship with another (e.g., Mercenary Ship with Fesarius). See ship class, exchanging cards.



See related.

... on the Bridge [link to card]


When this Trouble card is present with at least 1,000 tribbles on a ship with more than 10 personnel in its crew, that crew may not attempt missions.

1 Tribble


See once per turn.

1962 Roger Maris Baseball Card [link to card]


You may not trade this artifact for another unless you are immediately able to play that artifact as your own (this does not count as your normal card play). Traded artifacts are returned to their owners at the end of the game. See in play.

35th Rule of Acquisition [link to card]


You may not use this event for a download or card draw at the end of your first turn. Playing a 35th Rule card nullifies all 34th Rule cards already in play, and vice versa. A 35th Rule card in play does not prevent the play of a 34th Rule card (or vice versa). See turn.

62nd Rule of Acquisition [link to card]


This event is nullified if you play or have played Scan or Full Planet Scan on any mission, or if you begin an attempt of the mission on which it is played with <3 or >7 personnel. Attempts of other missions have no effect on this event.

75th Rule of Acquisition [link to card]


See helps.

Voyager stand-alone formats


When playing Voyager stand-alone Warp Speed and full game formats, you may use any cards with a Star Trek: Voyager logo (including those found in First Anthology, the Official Tournament Sealed Deck, Blaze of Glory, Mirror, Mirror, Holodeck Adventures, and The Motion Pictures) as well as any missions with a Delta Quadrant icon.

A Fast Ship Would Be Nice [link to card]


When encountering this dilemma, you may not substitute a ship for the victim if your opponent is playing Borg. See commandeering.

Aamin Marritza [link to card]


This personnel is a Gul. See Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics.

Abandon Ship! [link to card]


For this dilemma, you may choose which of your personnel will fulfill the staffing requirements. A [Cmd] personnel may fill a [Stf] requirement. In addition to printed staffing requirements (if any), a ship requires at least one matching personnel aboard to be staffed.

You may not rescue or capture the abandoned personnel during a mission or scouting attempt or during your opponent's turn. See damage, attribute modifiers, capturing, quarantine, ship staffing.



Cards such as Assimilate Counterpart, the Talon Drone (Three of Nineteen), or Reassimilate Lost Drone may allow your Borg to abduct a personnel. If this occurs during personal combat, both combatants cease to participate in the battle and may immediately beam away (if possible), but are still "stopped." The abducted personnel is escorted by your Borg present and may be moved around like equipment. If the abducted personnel is ever unescorted, your opponent can release them with their own personnel present. Abducted personnel are disabled, and do not participate in battles. They are not captives and are not affected by cards that affect captives, such as Rescue Captives. An abducted personnel who becomes assimilated is no longer considered abducted.



See artifact.



An action is one operation that you perform in the game. Examples of actions include playing, drawing, or discarding one card, moving a ship from one location to another (possibly passing other locations on the way), moving personnel by beaming or other means, using a personnel's special skill (except automatic modifiers), battle (from initiation until a winner has been determined and damage or deaths have been resolved), and attempting or scouting a mission. Applying automatic modifiers (e.g., "your personnel are STRENGTH +2 where present") and checking conditions (e.g., battle affiliation restrictions) are not actions.

actions - "just"


Some actions may be initiated only just after some other action or condition has occurred, before anything else can intervene (except another "just" action). These are typically indicated by the word "just" in game text. It may be a response to another action (e.g., "just initiated," "just played"), or it may be a new action that follows the result of the other action (e.g., "just completed," "just reported"). An action may be responded to or followed by any number of applicable "just" actions. "Just" actions always take place before non- "just" actions. This may allow or require you to initiate an action when it would otherwise be your opponent's turn to do so. For example, you initiate a planet mission attempt and solve the mission. Although it is normally your opponent's turn to initiate the next action, you may first play Particle Fountain ("play...on just completed planet mission").

actions - group


An action may cause other actions to occur within itself. For example, a personnel battle includes sub-actions of creating a combat pile, individual personal combat engagements, determining the winner of the battle, and discarding killed cards. An action in place of your normal card play, in place of a card draw, etc. may also consist of several sub-actions (such as playing multiple cards under Red Alert!). This is called a group action, and until it has finished, neither player may initiate any other actions except actions that suspend play, or responses to the group action or a sub-action. Valid responses may be made to each sub-action of a group action. For example, when a ship is reporting with crew, a player may choose to play an Energy Vortex on the ship, or on a specific personnel being reported. Likewise, you may play Android Headlock or use Hypospray's text in response to a specific combat pairing.

actions - interrupting


You may not interrupt an action by another action, unless the second action:

  • is a valid response to the first action or one of its sub-actions; or
  • explicitly "suspends play" (according to a card text or rule).

For example, you may make valid responses to the encounter of specific dilemmas during a mission attempt, but you may not play interrupts between dilemma encounters. See actions - step 2: responses.

actions - required


Required actions are usually indicated by "must" or "must do nothing but." For example, if Anya is present where Salia has just been randomly selected, Anya must replace her. Responses to a required action work normally.

During your Execute Orders segment, you must take required actions at your first opportunity. If you are required to take multiple actions at the same time, you may resolve them in any order. For example, if, at the beginning of your Execute Orders segment, your U.S.S. Galaxy affected by Cytherians and Saltah'na Clock is at Samaritan Snare with an opponent's ship, you must immediately choose to move the ship (Cytherians), attack opponent's ship (Clock) or attempt the mission (Snare); you may not take other, non-required actions. (If you allow Cytherians to forcibly move you away from Snare, attempting Snare is no longer required. Likewise, if you choose to have the Clock force a battle, your ship will be stopped and unable to move for Cytherians.)

A required action that affects a ship automatically affects its crew. "Full speed" and "normal speed" mean a ship must use all available RANGE each turn to accomplish a required action, even if this places the ship at a hazard such as Gaps In Normal Space.

"Must do nothing but" means that the affected ship and/or crew cannot initiate or continue any other voluntary actions (cloaking, beaming, attempting, battling, etc.) until the required action is completed, even if that takes more than one turn. (Outside personnel and equipment not yet compelled by the required action may report to or board it, but are then compelled. They may not use the affected ship's transporters.) The ship and crew may defend themselves in battle and use skills to cure/nullify cards affecting the ship, since those are not voluntarily initiated actions.

If required to move to a destination, a ship may take shortcuts, such as Wormhole or Lakanta, but only if it directly shortens the travel. For example, if Two of Nineteen is affected by Cytherians, it may use its special skill to download Transwarp Network Gateway to move between two existing Gateways, but not to play a new Gateway. Shortcuts are never required.

actions - sequence of steps


Every action has three steps that must occur in order:

  1. Initiation (declaring the use of a multifunction card, meeting conditions, choosing targets, and paying costs).
  2. Optional responses (attempts to cancel or modify the action).
  3. Results (gameplay consequences of the action).

These steps are described in more detail in the following sections.

actions - step 1: initiation


Initiating an action may include any or all of the following, in this order:

  • declaring the use of a multi-function card (for example, you may discard a Space-Time Portal from the table for one of five possible results);
  • meeting conditions of rules and game text (e.g., battle affiliation restrictions; an open Alternate Universe Door to play an [1E-AU] card; game text such as "plays at start of battle");
  • choosing targets (e.g., selecting a player to draw cards with Kivas Fajo - Collector, an outpost at which to report a personnel; choosing a ship to attack, or a drone to download from your draw deck with the Borg Queen's skill); and
  • paying costs required by rules or game text (e.g., using your normal card play to report a personnel card; forfeiting a card draw to initiate a download; using a special download icon).

Once you begin to choose targets for an action, you must complete the initiation of that action (if legal). For example, if you start looking through your draw deck for a target card to download with the Ops text, you may not decide to abort the download by not selecting a target; if you have any valid target card available, you must select one and complete the download. See showing your cards.

Cards played as a cost

Some actions require a specific card to be played as a cost in order to resolve. When this is the case, use only the game text of the action; ignore the game text of the card being played as a cost. Cards which are played as a cost may be responded to normally and if the card played as a cost is nullified, initiation of the original action fails, no other costs are paid and the action's performer may attempt to use the action again at their next opportunity. Examples:

  • I Hate You allows you to play Vulcan Nerve Pinch as a cost to nullify itself.
  • Relief Mission II (front side) allows you to play a Wormhole as a cost to move your ship between it and another location.
  • Nebula requires you to play Scan as a cost to initiate battle at its location.

Dilemmas revealed and encountered

The initiation of a dilemma encounter begins (i.e. it has been "just revealed" but cannot otherwise be responded to) when the seeded card has been slid out from under the mission, turned face-up, and both players have had the opportunity to read it. After a dilemma is revealed, the dilemma encounter proceeds: targets are chosen and conditions are checked. The initiation of the encounter is complete (i.e. the seed card has been "just encountered" and may be responded to) only when any targets for the dilemma have been chosen and you have checked to see if the crew or Away Team can meet the dilemma's conditions (if any). If the dilemma requires a trigger or specifies targets with specific features which are not present, the dilemma will have no effect, but the initiation is still complete. (See dilemma resolution.)

For example, your Away Team encounters Nausicaans. The target must be selected and you must check the Away Team's total STRENGTH to see if it is greater than 44 before you may nullify the dilemma with Interphase Generator.

actions - step 2: responses


After an action has been initiated and before its results begin, optional responses are allowed. A valid response must specifically relate to (modify, cancel, nullify, or prevent) the action.

For example, if you initiate a personnel battle at a site, any action that says it "plays at start of battle," occurs "during battle," "cancels (or prevents) a personnel battle," plays when an adversary is "just engaged," etc. would be a valid response. Smoke Bomb, Hail, Establish Tractor Lock, and Phaser Burns are valid responses to battle. Space-Time Portal is not a valid response to ship battle; although returning a ship to hand or reporting one with crew could affect the outcome of the battle, Space-Time Portal does not specifically say that it is related to battle. Likewise, Hugh is a valid response to the attack of a Borg Ship dilemma just encountered, because it nullifies that attack. Playing Temporal Rift on the ship and returning the ship to your hand by discarding a Space-Time Portal are not valid responses to encountering a Borg Ship (or any other dilemma). Similarly, neither Loss of Orbital Stability nor What Does God Need With A Starship? are valid responses to a ship beginning movement.

A card play or other action that may occur at any time (e.g., playing an Interrupt card, revealing a hidden agenda) is not a valid response to an action unless it specifically relates to that action. For example, a card may not be played via "Devidian Door" to an Away Team during a mission attempt or battle. A card which says it suspends play may be played at any point during a turn (not just during the response step of an action), and may temporarily suspend any action, whether related or not. (The suspending action may be responded to normally, and after it is complete, the suspended action resumes.) Using a special download icon also suspends play. Thus, a personnel's special download icon may be used to download a card during a mission attempt or battle, and Launch Portal may be used to download and launch a shuttle during battle. See at any time, suspends play, downloading.

More than one valid response may be made to an action. For example, if I play Palor Toff, you may respond first with Countermanda to place three cards out of play, and then with Amanda Rogers to nullify Palor Toff. Interrupts and skills that "prevent" an action may be used as a response to that action. If the action thus prevented is a card play, it nullifies that card play. For example, if I play You Dirty Rat on Anya to morph her into a rat, you may respond with Howard Heirloom Candle to prevent her from morphing and nullify You Dirty Rat. (See battle.)

When all responses are over, or if neither player chooses to respond, the action has its result. If a properly initiated card play is nullified, any costs paid are not recovered, but all results of the card play are canceled. For example, you play Q's Tent and I nullify it with Wrong Door. You cannot play another Q's Tent this turn (a cost of playing the card), but you do not lose the ability to draw cards this turn (part of the results of the Q's Tent).

Responses modifying targets or conditions

If a hidden agenda is activated as a response to an action, all of its effects are retroactive to the start of the initiation of the action, as if the hidden agenda had already been revealed before the action was initiated. Thus, if the hidden agenda invalidates a condition for an action, the action becomes illegal. If the action was a card play, the card returns to your hand.

For example, you initiate the play of Activate Subcommands, and I respond by activating Computer Crash. Since Activate Subcommands requires a download, it is now illegal and returns to your hand. If a condition for an action becomes invalid before the action resolves, for any reason other than the activation of a hidden agenda (e.g., through the play of another card in a Manheim effect "hiccup"), it has no effect on the initiation. For example, if you initiate the play of K'chiQ, and I close your Alternate Universe Door with a Revolving Door during a "hiccup," you can still play K'chiQ because the condition was met during the initiation and is not re-checked. If a target of an action becomes invalid after the action is initiated, then the action is "played out" without results. If the action is a card play, that card is discarded. For example, if you target an outpost to play K'chiQ, and I then destroy the outpost with a Supernova during a Manheim "hiccup," you must discard K'chiQ.

actions - step 3: results


When an action begins to have its results, this typically causes one or more other actions to occur. For example, the result of playing Kivas Fajo - Collector is that the target player must draw three cards. Each of the three card draws is an action with its own three steps, and each may be responded to (e.g., with Subspace Schism).

However, the original action can no longer be responded to or otherwise modified, because its optional responses step has passed, and it is currently having its result. For example, failing to meet the requirements of Barclay's Protomorphosis Disease causes everyone present to die. These deaths can be responded to, but the dilemma's targets can no longer be adjusted. Empathic Touch, as a direct response, can stop an Empathy to save another personnel, but that Empathy (despite no longer being present) remains targeted and still dies.

actions - taking turns


Players alternate initiating actions. You may initiate the first action of your turn. After your action has had its result or is cancelled, then your opponent may initiate the next action, and so on. Whenever it is your turn to initiate an action, if you do not wish to do so you may "pass." You must allow your opponent ample time to initiate an action or "pass." When an action you initiated is in its optional responses step, your opponent has the first opportunity to initiate a response; when that response is complete you may initiate a response, and so on. Whenever both players pass consecutively during the optional responses step of an action, that action proceeds to its result. In the rare case where both players initiate an action at the same time (e.g., revealing adversaries for a combat pairing), and both players wish to respond to that action, the player whose turn it is may initiate a response first; players then alternate actions as usual. For example, if both players wish to make a response to a combat pairing (such as playing an interrupt or using a personnel's "stun" skill), the player whose turn it is may respond first. You cannot initiate any action (including using your personnel's skills which are not automatic modifiers) during your opponent's turn except:

  • you may make valid responses;
  • you may play interrupts (between other actions or as valid responses); and
  • you may play a card or use game text that specifies it may be used "at any time" or "every turn," that "suspends play," or that in some other way indicates that the action may be taken on the opponent's turn. See use (skills).

Activate Subcommands [link to card]


This event may download a drone which has all three subcommand icons (e.g., Seven of Nine) as any one of the three subcommands. You must also download two other drones of the other two subcommands.

Activate Tractor Beam [link to card]


The first function of this interrupt allows you to tow one ship for the extent of your available RANGE on the current turn; the interrupt is then discarded. When played for the second function, the interrupt remains on the ship to add the Tractor Beam permanently. You may play two copies of this interrupt on a ship, one to add a Tractor Beam and one to tow a ship. See towing.



An active personnel is one which is not "stopped," not disabled, and not in stasis.

Adapt: Modulate Shields [link to card]


See immune, Remodulation (errata).

Adapt: Negate Obstruction [link to card]


A dilemma may be nullified by this interrupt only just after it is encountered in a Borg scouting attempt. You must play another copy of the interrupt each time you encounter another copy of a dilemma that you wish to adapt to. See Q-related dilemma.

Add Distinctiveness [link to card]


For this incident, seed cards (which must be placed out-of-play) include missions, dilemmas, artifacts, and any other card which is only seedable (has no normal "play" function). See outside the game.

Any non-Borg personnel or ships obtained from an expansion pack with this incident are considered assimilated as drones (see assimilation - personnel) before you report them for duty. You may report such cards immediately (ships to any spaceline location or your Borg Outpost; personnel to any of your ships or outposts or to a planet) without regard to [1E-AU] icons or native quadrant. If you place them in your hand to play later, you must obey all normal reporting requirements. If you obtain Jean-Luc Picard from an expansion pack using this incident, you may not play him immediately if you have Locutus of Borg in play, but may later perform a persona exchange with the two cards.

Personnel you assimilate as drones who are later killed, placed out-of-play, released, etc. are no longer counted in X for this incident.



Two spaceline locations are adjacent to each other if there is no other location between them (even if a card which does not form a location, such as Q-Net, is between them.)



There are 15 affiliations: Bajoran, Borg, Cardassian, Dominion, Federation, Ferengi, Hirogen, Kazon, Klingon, Neutral, Non-Aligned, Romulan, Starfleet, Vidiian and Vulcan. Each affiliation has a distinct border color (but see Captain Proton cards) and a unique affiliation icon in the upper left corner of each Personnel or Ship card (lower left corner of each Facility card). A few cards are multi-affiliation. (Equipment and Site cards have no affiliation.)

See: compatible.

affiliation and ship origin


See Rulebook Ship Origin.

affiliation and species


Cards that affect "Klingons", "Romulans," etc. apply to personnel of that affiliation as well as that species (including hybrids). Thus, Worf, K'Ehleyr, and Quark Son of Keldar (in Klingon mode) all are Klingons for Klingon Death Yell. Ba'el and Simon Tarses are Romulans for D'Tan's INTEGRITY enhancement. Miles O'Brien (Fajo Collection) will not work with Garak (in either mode), Dukat, or Evek.

A "non-Klingon" personnel is neither Klingon by species nor Klingon affiliation. Espionage cards and cards that refer to an affiliation by its icon (such as Kira Nerys) refer only to affiliation, not to species.

affiliation attack restrictions


See battle.

affiliation icon


A round icon in the upper left corner of a Personnel or Ship card or lower left corner of a Facility card, indicating the card's affiliation. Also, a rectangular icon on a Mission card indicating which affiliations can attempt the mission.

Airlock [link to card]


Either player may use the text of this doorway if their personnel is present with an appropriate target, but only on each of their own turns. An opposing personnel must have lower STRENGTH or CUNNING than the personnel tossing them out. A Rogue Borg must have lower STRENGTH. See battle - non-battle cards.

Ajur [link to card]


This personnel (as well as his fellow Vorgon, Boratus) may use his special skill to peek at only cards that are seeded face down under the mission, and only if there more than three. See alone, once per game, mis-seeds.

Alien Parasites [link to card]


This entry covers both the original Alien Parasites dilemma and the version included in the combo dilemma Alien Parasites & REM Fatigue, whether encountered on a planet or in space. When you encounter this dilemma and fail to meet its conditions, the mission or scouting attempt immediately ends. At a planet mission, beam the Away Team back to the ship or facility with which they are associated, if any (if not, they remain on the planet surface) or have them reboard their landed ship without transporters. At a space mission, the crew remains aboard their ship. Your opponent then chooses whether or not to take control of the ship/facility and the crew or Away Team. If your opponent chooses to take control, your turn is suspended (you may not initiate actions except as normally allowed during your opponent's turn) while your opponent temporarily controls the ship or facility (if any), the Away Team or crew which encountered the dilemma, and any other personnel aboard that ship or facility. (If any personnel aboard are already "stopped," they remain so unless your opponent plays a card that "unstops" them, such as Distortion of Space/Time Continuum; they then join the rest of the crew.) Your opponent does not control any other ship or facility at the location or any personnel who were previously "stopped" on the planet. Your opponent may not take any actions that would normally occur only during their turn, except those using your ship and crew which they control. Your opponent may take legal actions (see control for limitations) with the ship and crew until they become "stopped" (they may not then take any action to "unstop" them) OR they cannot take any further meaningful actions with them (e.g., they may not simply beam them up and down endlessly) OR they chooses not to take any further actions with them. Then control returns to you and your suspended turn resumes. If the ship and crew are not already "stopped" (or if your opponent chose not to take control), the personnel who originally encountered the dilemma (and the ship, if encountered at a space mission) are now "stopped" by their failure to overcome it. The dilemma is replaced under the mission to be encountered on the next mission or scouting attempt.

If you take control of your opponent's [Bor] cards, you must follow all Borg Away Team and battle restrictions, and they may not attempt missions.

You may use the controlled Borg to scout for your own current objective if you are playing Borg. If you are playing Borg and control a non-Borg ship and crew, they may attempt and solve a mission, but neither player scores the mission points.

All Threes [link to card]


To play this interrupt, you must have at least six cards in your draw deck to reveal. Reveal the first three cards and the next three cards from the top of your draw deck in two sets, which you may not rearrange. See any, in play.

Alliance Interceptor [link to card]


See interceptor.



A personnel "is alone" if there are no other personnel (belonging to any player) present. A personnel is "alone with" a personnel, or a characteristic which that personnel has, if that personnel or characteristic is the only other personnel present.

Example: Ajur is "alone with Archaeology" if the only other personnel present has Archaeology.

Alternate Universe Door [link to card]


A seeded copy of this doorway allows your [1E-AU]-icon cards to enter play. See Alternate Universe icon. You may not play or download this doorway to the table for this purpose. You may play this doorway to nullify a Temporal Rift only during your own turn (unless downloaded by discarding a Space- Time Portal). This use is a card play that returns to your hand rather than discarding (not "showing a card") and may be affected by Energy Vortex.

Alternate Universe icon



Cards with this icon are not from the latter half of 24th century... at least, not the one we're familiar with. [1E-AU] cards may be from the past, possible futures, alternate timelines, illusions, or even dreams. Ordinarily, they may only play to a Time Location where they are "native to the timeline."

Otherwise, [1E-AU] cards may not seed or enter play except while specifically allowed to by a card (explicitly using the [1E-AU] icon), such as Alternate Universe Door, Temporal Micro-Wormhole, or Dyson Sphere Door. The enabling card might further specify the timing or location of reporting the [1E-AU] card, such as with Seal Rift or Where No Man Has Gone Before. The enabling card must use the icon in the context of enabling the report: for example, Marlena Moreau has a [1E-AU] icon, and a special download of Classic Tricorder which is an [1E-AU] card, but the download does not reference the icon, and so does not overcome this restriction.

[1E-AU] cards already in play or already seeded are unaffected by closed or discarded doorways. If the doorway is closed (or has been discarded) when a legally seeded [1E-AU] card is encountered, the [1E-AU] card still has its normal effect. However, if an earned [1E-AU] artifact goes to your hand, you do need an open doorway to play it later.

Altonian Brain Teaser [link to card]


On this dilemma, the phrase "if their CUNNING <15" means "if that personnel's CUNNING <15." If the affected personnel's CUNNING is less than 15, any bonus points (positive or negative) scored at that location are not lost or cancelled, but are not counted in your final score for the game, whether scored before or after the dilemma was encountered. See points, Balancing Act [link to card], In the Zone [link to card], Rulebook 6.3.4: Dual-Personnel Cards.

The points from Cytherians are affected by an Altonian Brain Teaser only at the far end of the spaceline where the points are scored, not at the location where the Cytherians was encountered.

Amanda Rogers [link to card]


An Artifact or Doorway card is "played as an Interrupt card" only if its text specifically says so. For example, Ophidian Cane plays "as an Interrupt card." See card types (explaining playing "as" another card).

Ambush Ship [link to card]



Anastasia Komananov [link to card]


To use her special skill, this personnel must have been aboard the opponent's ship (like an infiltrator) since the start of the opponent's last turn.



"Android" is a species. The term includes any personnel identified in its title or lore as an android (such as any Soong-type android), Exocomps, and Commander Data. Androids are affected normally by all cards unless otherwise specified.



See other.

Anti-Matter Spread [link to card]


The phrase "opposing ships'WEAPONS" on this interrupt refers to ships that are opposing the ships of the player playing the card. You may not play it on behalf of the Borg Ship dilemma to reduce the WEAPONS of your opponent's ships being attacked by the dilemma. The reduction of WEAPONS for personnel with CUNNING<8 applies only to Ship cards, including Borg-affiliation ships. The reduction of WEAPONS to 16 applies only to the Borg Ship dilemma.

Anti-Time Anomaly [link to card]


This event kills all personnel (not Rogue Borg interrupts) on or off the spaceline in all quadrants, at time locations, in a Penalty Box, being held by aliens, in stasis, etc. (Holographic personnel deactivate as usual instead of being killed.) The only personnel who are protected are those who are timetraveling into the future (i.e., in a Temporal Rift or Time Travel Pod) at the time the Anti-Time Anomaly resolves. See in play.



If a card refers to a characteristic preceded by the word "any" (or "a", "an", or "one"), it refers to a card with that characteristic. For example, "any disruptor" includes Varon-T Disruptor, Klingon Disruptor Rifle, and Breen CRM114, while "Any Emblem card" includes Emblem of the Empire and Emblem of the Alliance (but not cards displaying the icons representing those emblems) and "any Odo" can refer to Odo, Curzon Odo, Overseer Odo, and Odo Founder.

When a card refers to a specific card title without a modifier such as "any", it refers only to a card of that exact title (or a member of that card title group). For example, Investigate Coup requires Tomalak and cannot be solved by Ambassador Tomalak.

any Intelligence


see Intelligence



When a card allows a personnel or tribble to report, beam, or relocate to "anywhere," it must be aboard a ship or facility, or on a planet surface. You may not report, beam, or relocate personnel or tribbles off the spaceline or timeline (such as to a Penalty Box) or into space.

Aphasia Device [link to card]


See quarantine.

Arachnia [link to card]


See Borg (Borg-affiliation ships).

Arbiter of Succession [link to card]


The two Klingons targeted by this interrupt may belong to the same player.

Arne Darvin [link to card]


This personnel does not allow you to draw a card for his own report aboard K-7.

The Art of Diplomacy [link to card]


see use (skills).

Articles of Jurisprudence [link to card]


This card is unique only while in play for its first function. When in play for that function, it does not prevent another copy from being played for the other function



A card type representing a rare object with special powers. Artifacts must be seeded during the dilemma phase, under planet missions only, unless a card allows or requires seeding at a space mission, and you may seed only one artifact under each mission unless otherwise specified (see mis-seeds).

A seeded artifact is earned when the mission is completed, not when the artifact is encountered. ([Bor] must complete an objective that allowed scouting a location and have a card which allows acquisition of artifacts before they can acquire any artifacts seeded at that location.) "Earned" is synonymous with "acquired." Cards seeded like artifacts are earned or acquired in the same way as artifacts. See scouting.

Artifacts cannot be used until they have been earned, for example:

An artifact may be downloaded only by a card that specifically downloads artifacts (e.g. Secret Compartment) or that has a special download icon for a named artifact (e.g., James Tiberius Kirk for Tantalus Field). For example, Bareil may not download a Varon-T Disruptor. When a card specifically downloads an artifact, that artifact is earned.

If an artifact leaves play, it cannot be brought back into play unless it is earned again (for example, by re-seeding under Q's Planet and completing that mission, or with one of the cards listed above). See Masaka Transformations [link to card].

An artifact that is "used as equipment" joins your crew or Away Team when earned; some artifacts are placed in your hand to play later; and others are resolved immediately, according to their game text.

When you acquire multiple artifacts or cards seeded like artifacts at a single mission, you may generally resolve them in any order you choose. For example, if you acquire your opponent's Magic Carpet Ride OCD and your own Varon-T Disruptor, you may choose to have the Varon-T Disruptor join your Away Team before your opponent may relocate your ship and Away Team.

However, if two copies of a non-duplicatable card are earned, the first one encountered is acquired and the second copy is discarded. For example, if both you and your opponent seed a copy of Ressikan Flute under a mission, you acquire only the first copy encountered and discard the second. (This also applies if you acquire another instance of a persona which you already have in play, or a Borg counterpart when you already have a counterpart in your collective.)

The Artificial Intelligence [link to card]


This personnel's "NO STRENGTH" is an undefined attribute.

Assign Mission Specialists [link to card]


This objective has two effects. First, it allows a one-time download of two mission specialists to an outpost (not to any other type of facility). If you choose to use the optional download, you must do so immediately upon seeding or playing the objective. (The mission specialists are not seed cards.) If you wish to play another Assign Mission Specialists later to download two more specialists, you must first discard the one in play at the start of your turn. (See unique and universal.)

If the download of the mission specialists is prevented by the activation of Computer Crash [link to card], the objective remains in play on the table for its second function. The download opportunity is permanently lost.

Second, while you have any Assign Mission Specialists card in play, any mission specialists you have in play (regardless of whether downloaded or played normally) score 5 points when using their skill to complete a mission. See use (skills).

For example, the mission Reported Activity requires Navigation + Honor x2. It is solved by the following Away Team: mission specialists B'iJik (Navigation), Konmel (Navigation), Kahless (Honor x2), and two copies of Batrell (Honor), plus non-mission specialist Governor Worf (Honor x2 plus other skills). A maximum of 15 extra points may be scored (5 by Kahless, 5 by one copy of Batrell, and 5 by either B'iJik or Konmel, but not both). Kahless is not forced to meet the entire Honor x2 by himself, nor is Governor Worf required to use his Honor at all.

A skill with a multiplier, such as Honor x2, is one skill. Any special skill, including a special download, disqualifies a personnel from being a mission specialist. For example, Tarus (Stellar Cartography) and Kahless (Honor x2) are both mission specialists. John Doe, whose only skill is a special skill, and Madam Guinan, who has two skills (one regular and one special), are not mission specialists.

You cannot create a mission specialist by removing skills from a multi-skilled personnel (e.g., with Tsiolkovsky Infection). If a card replaces a mission specialist's single skill with another regular skill (e.g., Reflection Therapy), that personnel remains a mission specialist. If a personnel loses mission specialist status due to a card such as a Medical Kit or Mot's Advice, that personnel regains it if separated from the kit or if the card is nullified.

Assign Support Personnel [link to card]


A skill with a multiplier, such as Honor x2, is one skill. Any special skill, including a special download, disqualifies a personnel from being a support personnel for this objective. See Major Rakal [link to card].

If a multi-affiliation personnel has different skill sets for each affiliation, the skill set for the affiliation selected for reporting determines support personnel status. For example, Stefan de Seve is a support personnel if reported in Romulan mode, but not in Federation mode.

Assimilate Counterpart [link to card]


Participating in any battle at the location of the target prevents you from probing to complete this objective, even if the target is no longer at the location of that battle. Simply placing an unabducted target on an Assimilation Table (e.g., by relocating him there with Mysterious Orb) is not sufficient to allow you to probe. You must first battle and abduct the target as stated. See drone, showing your cards.

Assimilate Homeworld [link to card]


If the target of this objective is destroyed (e.g., by a Supernova), discard the objective (and any Stop First Contact or Build Interplexing Beacon suspending it) immediately. See mirror universe.

Assimilate Planet [link to card]


See point box.

Assimilate Species [link to card]


Since no one in the crew or Away Team may mortally wound, they may not select a casualty if they win the battle. Compare Rulebook Holographic Safety Protocols.

See also humanoid, assimilation - personnel, showing your cards.

Assimilate Starship [link to card]


See active, showing your cards, scouting ships.

Assimilated Vessel [link to card]


The player who scores the points is the opponent of the player who encounters this card (or otherwise brings it into play, such as with Obsession). This card does not award points when it is destroyed in battle.



You may assimilate planets or your opponent's personnel and ships by using Objective and other cards that allow assimilation. You may assimilate only cards which you do not already control, and only if a card or rule allows it. Assimilated cards undergo specific transformations detailed in the following sections.

assimilation - facility


See assimilation - planet.

assimilation - personnel


When your Borg assimilate an opposing personnel, it becomes a Borg drone under your control (however, your opponent must still obey the persona rule and may not report another instance of a non-universal persona) and it undergoes the following transformations:

  • Its affiliation changes to [Bor].
  • Its gender becomes irrelevant to the Borg.
  • Its classification (if any) becomes its first listed regular skill.
  • If it already has any subcommand icons, it retains them, and any other normal staffing icons are lost.
  • Otherwise, it loses old staffing icons and gains Borg subcommand icons, as follows:
  • Printed StaffingNew Staffing

    A drone will never have more than one copy of each subcommand icon. For example, if [NA][Fed] Seven of Nine is assimilated as a drone, her [Stf] icon is lost rather than converted.

    Its attributes adapt to service the collective based on its subcommand icons, as follows:

    IconSets attribute...
    [SCN]CUNNING to 7
    [SCD]STRENGTH to 7

    Any attribute not set by a subcommand icon is set to 5.

    Its other icons and restriction box become irrelevant.

Borg do not assimilate [Holo] holographic personnel (or target them for assimilation). Such personnel are excluded from any selections for abduction or assimilation. All other personnel, including androids, changelings, and your opponent's Borg, may be assimilated normally unless otherwise specified by a card. For example, if your opponent has The Kazon Collective in play, their Kazon are immune to assimilation.

In addition to drone assimilation, you may assimilate a male personnel as a counterpart by completing the Assimilate Counterpart objective. When this occurs, the counterpart undergoes the same transformations as a drone, with the following exceptions:

  • He is considered male for Borg-related cards only. For example, a counterpart is not affected by Male's Love Interest unless Let Me Help is in play.
  • His staffing ability adapts to service the Collective by changing to all three subcommand icons: [SCC][SCN][SCD].
  • His INTEGRITY and CUNNING remain the same, and his STRENGTH is +3 (if he was already a counterpart, all attributes remain the same).
  • His previous affiliation remains relevant for all cards requiring a matching counterpart, such as Assimilate Homeworld or Service the Collective. If he is multi-affiliation, all of his affiliation icons may be used for this purpose.
Your Collective is limited to one counterpart (or personnel targeted as such) at a time. While any personnel is targeted to become a counterpart, that personnel may not be assimilated as a drone and is excluded from all such selections. Dual-personnel cards may not be targeted for assimilation as a counterpart. A counterpart may be converted to a drone with He Will Make an Excellent Drone [link to card].

Any cards already played or placed on the personnel before assimilation remain in play (you do not recheck the conditions or targets for playing that card).

The Borg overlays from the Enhanced First Contact product do not allow assimilation of cards and cannot be placed on non-Borg cards to allow them to be stocked in your deck. They may be sleeved with Personnel cards you assimilated as a memory aid for the transformations.

assimilation - planet


When you assimilate a planet, any opposing personnel, equipment, and landed ships on that planet are assimilated. Any opposing facilities at that location, all personnel and equipment in or aboard a facility, and all ships docked at a facility are also assimilated. Personnel and equipment aboard a docked or landed ship are not assimilated. The affiliation of an assimilated facility changes to [Bor], and you may report cards to it in accord with normal native quadrant reporting rules.

If your Survey Drone, Sixteen of Nineteen, is on the planet when it is assimilated, it may acquire any seeded artifacts. If not, any artifacts (or cards seeded like artifacts) are placed face up on the planet and may be later acquired by your Survey Drone or by any non- [Bor] personnel present. Mission attempts may not be made at assimilated planets, and the mission affiliation icons become irrelevant (facilities requiring a matching affiliation icon may no longer be built there).

assimilation - ship


When your Borg assimilate an opposing ship, you take control of that ship (but your opponent must obey the persona rule) and it undergoes the following transformations:

  • Its affiliation changes to [Bor].
  • Borg staffing requirements do not change.
  • Non-Borg staffing requirements adapt to service the Collective:
  • Old StaffingNew Icon

    Any other non-Icon staffing requirements are irrelevant.

Any carried ships aboard are assimilated (but personnel and equipment aboard are not). Any cards played on or placed on the ship prior to assimilation (such as a Kurlan Naiskos) come under your control.

Assimilation Table [link to card]


Connecting a personnel to (or disconnecting the occupant from) this equipment is an order. See executing orders. The Assimilation Table's controller may connect it to any personnel he or she controls (including a captive), and may disconnect it from any personnel. See implant card, Assimilate Counterpart [link to card].

Asteroid Sanctuary [link to card]


This interrupt is a valid response to the initiation of a ship battle. It cancels the battle (but all cards involved are still "stopped"). See actions - step 2: responses. It may not target a docked ship.

at any time


This phrase indicates that an action may be used during any phase of either player's turn (except start-of-turn or end-of-turn), between other actions or as a valid response. It may not interrupt other unrelated actions. See actions - step 2: responses.

Atmospheric Ionization [link to card]


This event allows up to 3 personnel to beam, up or down, every turn (e.g., 2 down and 1 up or any other combination).

ATTACK bonus


A feature of Tactic cards. In a ship battle, the ATTACK bonus on your current tactic (if any) is added to the total WEAPONS of your ships firing to calculate your ATTACK total. The ATTACK bonus is not an attribute enhancement. See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle.



Non-Borg affiliations may make mission attempts and commandeering attempts. Borg may make scouting attempts.



A feature of Personnel, Ship, and Facility cards. Personnel have three attributes: INTEGRITY, CUNNING, and STRENGTH. Ships have three attributes: RANGE, WEAPONS, and SHIELDS. Facilities may have WEAPONS and/or SHIELDS. See attribute enhancements, attribute modifiers, undefined attribute, variable attribute.

attribute enhancements


Attribute enhancements refer only to positive changes in the attributes of a ship or personnel. SHIELD extension from a facility and ATTACK and DEFENSE bonuses are not attribute enhancements; thus, Shipwreck and Weak Spot do not affect a facility's ability to extend its SHIELDS around ships. See attribute modifiers, Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle.

The attributes of ships with a restriction box such as the Keldon Advanced are not enhanced by the presence of the required skill or characteristic aboard (in this case, Obsidian Order); rather, they are reduced if the required skill or characteristic is not aboard.

attribute modifiers


When resolving dilemmas, determining STRENGTH in battle, etc., always apply any relevant modifiers to cards in play. Modifiers do not affect cards in your hand (e.g., for Royale Casino dilemmas). See automatic modifiers.

An attribute is considered reduced (for cards such as Abandon Ship! or U.S.S. Enterprise-B) if it is affected by a card or rule that says it is reduced, disabled, or set to a value lower than its printed value, even if it is also affected by a card or rule that increases that attribute by the same amount. A ship that "cannot move" (Menthar Booby Trap) does not have its RANGE reduced. Attributes may not be reduced to less than 0. An undefined attribute may not be modified.

See modifier order.

automatic modifiers


Any modifier which simply states that it occurs, without a word such as "may" to indicate that it is optional, is automatic and mandatory. For example, "While on your ship, RANGE is +1" is an automatic modifier, whereas "if on a ship, may reduce RANGE or WEAPONS by 2 until end of turn" is optional.

Away Team and crew


When your personnel are aboard a ship or space facility that you control, they are a crew. In all other situations, they are an Away Team. When aboard a ship or facility controlled by your opponent, they are also intruders. (Equipment cards may be carried by crews or Away Teams, but an Away Team or crew must contain at least one personnel.)

Your opponent may not look at the cards in your Away Team or crew, except when necessary for verification. See showing your cards.

Borg affiliation personnel may not form Away Teams unless counter-attacking or allowed by game text. Holographic personnel and equipment may exist only on ships or facilities, unless a card such as Mobile Holo- Emitter or Holo-projectors allows them to exist on a planet surface.

Cards referring to an Away Team normally do not include crew. For example, a Flintlock Rifle unstops personnel only in your Away Team, not in your crew. (A few [D] dilemmas which incorrectly refer either to a ship's crew or to an Away Team have been revised to include both.)

Your compatible personnel aboard one ship or facility, at one site, or on one planet surface (outside a facility or landed ship) must form a single Away Team or crew.

However, compatible personnel who are "stopped," disabled, or in stasis are separated from the primary Away Team or crew and form a second, separate team. This second team cannot participate in mission attempts, and its members are not present with dilemmas encountered by the primary team during mission attempts. (See dilemma resolution.) When members of this team become unstopped, leave stasis, or are no longer disabled, they immediately rejoin the primary team.

An Away Team can be associated with only one ship or space facility at a time. If you beam Away Teams from multiple ships or facilities to the same planet, you must designate which single ship or facility the new combined Away Team will be associated with. An Away Team remains associated with the ship it beamed (or disembarked) from until they board another of your ships or space facilities, become associated with another ship by joining that ship's Away Team, or are separated by the departure of the ship or the Away Team from that location (including the ship time-traveling into the future via Temporal Rift). For example, if you play Memory Wipe on your ship, beam an Away Team to a planet, and move the ship to another location, those personnel revert to their normal affiliations.

Away Team battle


This phrase (or "Away Team or Rogue Borg battle") on a card is synonymous with "personnel battle," which may include Away Teams, crews, and/or Rogue Borg.



An affiliation and a species. See affiliation and species.

Bajoran Interceptor [link to card]


See interceptor.

Bajoran Raider [link to card]


See report with crew.

Bajoran Resistance Cell [link to card]


A Resistance personnel is one with Resistance skill. This objective only allows you to report Resistance personnel aboard [Baj] ships. (The "[Baj]" modifies both "facility" and "ship".) See Espionage cards.

Bajoran Shrine [link to card]


"Using a disruptor at an adjacent site," which can destroy this site, means that a personnel is present there with a disruptor which that personnel can legally use (see equipment). For example, a Klingon could destroy the site if that klingon is carrying a Klingon Disruptor, but not a Romulan Disruptor. The disruptor does not have to be used in battle, nor does destroying the Shrine count as a battle.

The "other Bajoran" who must be present for the Prylar, Vedek, or Kai to conduct services may be any other Bajoran Personnel card, including another Prylar, Vedek, or Kai (even a copy of the first one).

Bajoran Wormhole [link to card]


Whenever you play or download this doorway to the Alpha Quadrant, you must download another copy to the Gamma Quadrant (creating that spaceline if there are no missions there yet). The Alpha Quadrant Bajoran Wormhole [link to card] card must be placed or inserted adjacent to a Bajor Region location if any are on the spaceline. If not, the doorway may be inserted anywhere on the spaceline that is not within another region, creating a Bajor Region. If one end of the Bajoran Wormhole [link to card] is destroyed, the other end is discarded also. See doorways, wormholes - movement through.

Bajoran Wormhole: Mirror Universe [link to card]


When you seed or play this doorway, you are not required to download Bajoran Wormhole [link to card], but if you fail to do so, the download opportunity is lost. Only one player may download Bajoran Wormhole [link to card]; the player who seeded or played Bajoran Wormhole: Mirror Universe gets the first opportunity to do so. This doorway is not discarded if the Bajoran Wormhole [link to card] is destroyed. See between, Rulebook 12.10: The Colon Rule.

Balancing Act [link to card]


The point loss for this dilemma is not scored at any specific location and thus is not affected by Altonion Brain Teaser. To see if you are affected by this dilemma, count all your missions with point boxes in all quadrants. A dual-icon mission is both [S] and [P] and is counted as one of each. Examples:

5[P]-1[S] or 5[S]-1[P] = 4. You lose points. 4[P]-2[S] or 4[S]-2[P] = 2. No point loss. 1[S][P] + 4[S] + 1[P] = 5[S]-2[P] = 3. You lose points.

banned cards


See Rulebook 2.16: Banned Cards.

Barclay Transporter Phobia [link to card]


This interrupt plays as a response to the initiation of transport. The affected personnel refuses all beaming, including the transport just initiated. Place the interrupt on the affected personnel as a marker.

Bareil [link to card]


This personnel cannot download an artifact used as equipment.

Baryon Buildup [link to card]


See cumulative, facility.

Barzan Wormhole [link to card]


See between, Supernova [link to card].

Bashir Founder [link to card]


This personnel cannot use his special download while aboard a cloaked or phased ship. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak, WEAPONS.

Battle Bridge Door [link to card]


The second function of this doorway enhances the WEAPONS of only those ships and facilities involved in the battle, and only for the duration of that battle.

Battle Bridge Door: Auxiliary Control [link to card]


See leaves play.

Battle Bridge side deck


This side deck is made up of Tactic cards which increase your offensive and/or defensive capabilities during ship battle and also indicate damage affecting your opponent's ships and facilities.

You can have as many Tactic cards in your side deck as you like, even duplicates. The side deck is activated during the doorway seed phase by a Battle Bridge Door card placed face up on top of the side deck. See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle.

Your Tactic cards are not part of your hand, and thus are not affected by cards such as Alien Probe and Energy Vortex. Your used Tactic cards do not go to your discard pile. Instead, whenever one of them is discarded or otherwise leaves the table, place it face up underneath your side deck. When your side deck runs out of face-down Tactic cards, shuffle the face-up cards and place them face down again underneath your seeded Battle Bridge Door.



See Rulebook 7.1.1: Beam.



when a card "becomes" a characteristic (such as a new gender, species, or affiliation), it gains the new characteristic and simultaneously loses any other characteristics of the same kind, for as long as the card causing the change is in play (and/or the the condition causing the change holds true). For example, if Mardah is affected by Frame of Mind, she gains [NA] but loses [Baj] and [Fer] (until Frame of Mind leaves play). If affected by Q-Type Android, she ceases to be Bajoran species and becomes android or human species (unless Chef nullifies it).



When a card allows a ship or personnel to move between one location and another, it may move in either direction. For example, Bajoran Wormhole: Mirror Universe allows a ship to move "between here and a Bajoran Wormhole [link to card]." The ship may move either from or to the Bajoran Wormhole [link to card].

Beware of Q [link to card]


When you seed this objective (and have a Q-Continuum side deck), you must declare which function you are seeding the card for. If you wish to use both of the first two functions, you must have two copies in play. The first function does not require a Q-Continuum side deck or a seeded Q-Flash. It allows seeding of Q-icon dilemmas only (not other Q-icon card types). Using this objective to replace a dilemma with a dilemma named "Q" is a valid response to the reveal of the dilemma. See actions - step 1: initiation. If you replace a dilemma with a dilemma named "Q" at a location where you seeded another copy of the same dilemma, the second one revealed is discarded as a mis-seed. The second function of this objective can be used to replace a dilemma seeded at Empok Nor [link to card]. If a mission has already been solved (or a Borg objective has been placed on it), seeding a dilemma named "Q" under it does not allow it to be solved again, or targeted with another Borg objective. See encountered, Q-icon cards, scouting locations.

Beyond the Subatomic [link to card]


If the last card in your deck is the card type you named when you played this interrupt, you do not lose the game.

The Big Picture [link to card]


Once you have solved (or begun a scouting attempt at) both a space mission and a planet mission (either before or after The Big Picture is played), this event no longer affects you. See Rulebook 9.0: Winning the Game, scouted.

Birth of "Junior" [link to card]


A ship whose RANGE is disabled by "Pup" has not been reduced to 0 by Birth of "Junior," and thus is not destroyed.

Black Hole [link to card]


This doorway will pull in all cards (including ships) at the adjacent location even if a Q-Net is between the Black Hole and the adjacent location. Cards that can close a doorway (e.g., Revolving Door) suspend the Black Hole's game text and are not pulled in.

When a ship in a Temporal Rift (or Time Travel Pod) is located at a spaceline location that is pulled into a Black Hole, the ship is not immediately discarded, because the ship is time traveling and thus not at that location "in the present"; the card only indicates where it will eventually reappear. Move the ship to the Black Hole location itself until it reappears.

Blade of Tkon [link to card]


See spaceline.

Blended [link to card]


See "any".

Blood Screening [link to card]


On this event, "pooling skills" refers to two or more personnel combining their skills together for a dilemma, mission, etc.

bonus point area


Some cards have point boxes, even though they are not missions (or [BO] [Obj] Borg Objectives). These boxes represent bonus points. If a card with a bonus point box is worth points to you when it leaves play, place it in a point area on your side of the table so that you remember those points. These cards are not in play, nor are they part of your discard pile. If a card or rule diverts a bonus point card from your point area, whether permanently (You Can't Kill The Captain) or temporarily (Federation Flagship: Recovered); or if you score bonus points from a card without a point box (such as Lack of Preparation), then you must keep track of those bonus points by other means.

Boratus [link to card]


See Ajur [link to card].



There are a number of important differences between the Borg and other affiliations. An overview is presented here. Although "Borg" is considered both an affiliation and a species, unless otherwise specified, throughout this section, the term "Borg" refers to cards of [Bor] affiliation.

The Collective and Hive

All of your Borg affiliation cards in play make up your Borg collective. All of your Borg-affiliation cards at one spaceline location (or time location), whether in space, on a planet, aboard a ship or facility, etc., make up a Borg hive.

Borg Personnel

Most Borg Personnel cards represent drones. A drone's lore identifies it as such and lists its species of origin (or "Biological Distinctiveness"). The Borg Queen, assimilated counterparts such as Locutus of Borg, and former Borg of non- [Bor] affiliations are not drones. A Borg is considered to be both Borg species and its species of origin.

Gender is largely irrelevant to the Borg. Borg affiliation cards are not affected by gender-related game text on non-Borg-related cards (e.g., Love Interests, Matriarchal Society, Arachnia). For Borg-related cards, the Borg Queen is female and counterparts are male.

Borg personnel have no classifications, though several of the personnel types appear as skills. Regular skills (including the Borg Queen's selected skill) may be shared throughout a Borg hive using the Interlink Drone's skill or the Borg Vinculum. (See skill-sharing.) Your Borg may also share CUNNING using the Unity Drone's skill.

Each Borg personnel has an icon identifying which subcommand ([SCC] Communication, [SCN] Navigation, or [SCD] Defense) it is assigned to within the Borg collective. Subcommand icons are used primarily to staff Borg ships, but also have other uses indicated by cards. Some Borg, such as the Borg Queen, have more than one subcommand icon, but may each contribute only one icon at a time to meet ship staffing requirements unless otherwise specified. See Seven of Nine[link to card].

Borg-Affiliation Ships

Each Borg ship has a bonus point box. These bonus points do not contribute to a Borg player's score, but are earned by your non-Borg opponent whenever that player destroys your Borg ship in battle (and only in battle).

Borg-affiliation ships are not affected by Plasma Fire, Warp Core Breach, Isabella, Into The Breach, Hugh, or the second function of Anti-Matter Spread. (They are affected normally by the first function of Anti-Matter Spread, like any other ship.)


Borg don't mix or cooperate with cards of other affiliations (they are not compatible with them). A player using [Bor]- affiliation cards may not stock any non-[Bor]- affiliation personnel, ships, or facilities in their game deck or any side decks, including former Borg such as One, or a Mission II with a built-in non-Borg outpost (even if they do not use that function of the card). If a player has [Bor] and non-[Bor] cards present together (The Naked Truth, Frame of Mind, etc.), normal house arrest rules apply. (A card bearing the "Borg Use Only" [BO] icon in its title bar can be stocked in your deck and used only when playing the Borg affiliation.)


[Bor] personnel may never begin or join mission attempts . Instead, a Borg player uses Objective cards to accomplish goals such as destroying a ship, scouting a space location, or assimilating a planet. Some Borg objectives score points; others confer different benefits.

When you are playing Borg and you have an uncompleted [BO] (Borg Use Only) Objective card face up in play, this is defined as your current objective. You are limited to one [BO] current objective at a time. You may have any number of non-[BO] objectives in play at a time. (You may also have other [BO] cards such as incidents in play.)

When you play (or activate) a [BO] Objective card, you must immediately target an appropriate location, ship, personnel, etc., as specified by the objective. Objectives may target solved or unsolved mission locations. The objective then allows your Borg to scout the ship or location, initiate battle, abduct a target, etc. See scouting, scouting locations, scouting ships.

Your Borg must complete scouting (if an objective involves scouting) and meet any other listed requirements (such as having Borg present at the location) before you may probe (usually at the end of your next turn) to determine your current objective's outcome and score its points, if any. See probing.

Scoring points

A Borg player scores points, both positive and negative, only from [BO] cards and cards which specify that they affect Borg. When you or your Borg are confronted with any other card which is point-related, play out the card but ignore the points. If that card presents a choice, you must choose an option which is not point-related, if possible. Points you score from completing [BO] objectives are non-bonus points. Any other points you score are bonus points (for example, points from the [BO] Add Distinctiveness incident or the negative points from Balancing Act).


You may assimilate planets or your opponent's personnel and ships by using Objective and other cards that allow assimilation. (Also see abduction.)

Borg Away Team Restrictions

Your Borg may not form Away Teams (either on a planet or on an opponent's ship or facility) except when counter-attacking or when allowed by your current objective or another card (e.g., Emergency Transporter Armbands, Near-Warp Transport, Iconian Gateway, Devidian Door).

Borg Battle Restrictions

Your Borg may not initiate battle except when counter-attacking or when allowed or required by your current objective (e.g., Assimilate Counterpart, Eliminate Starship) or another card (e.g., Conundrum, The Issue Is Patriotism). When allowed to initiate battle, they may attack any affiliation, including Borg.

Other Borg Restrictions

Borg do not commandeer.

Borg Cube [link to card]


This ship (as well as the other Borg cubes with similar wording, like Locutus' Borg Cube) allows reporting of any equipment aboard (not just [BO]). Personnel may report to this ship using its game text even while affected by a moving required action. See actions - required, Borg Tactical Cube.

Borg Nanoprobes [link to card]


This Equipment card is not a hand weapon. A "Species 8472-related dilemma" is one that mentions Species 8472 in its lore. See drone.

Borg Scout Vessel [link to card]


See report with crew.

Borg subcommand icons


See Borg.

Borg Tactical Cube [link to card]


This ship is a "Borg cube" (for cards such as Harness Particle 010) but may not be downloaded by Retask (which downloads the ship named ? Borg Cube). See Borg Cube

Borg Use Only icon



If your deck includes [BO] cards, all your personnel, ships, and facilities must be [Bor]. See Borg: Cooperation.

Borg Vinculum [link to card]


See skill-sharing.

Borg-affiliation ships


See Borg.

Botany Bay icon



A card with the [BB] icon represents an unpleasant surprise for players who try to uncover what is better left buried. If a player examines a card with the [BB] icon any time other than during a mission or scouting attempt, place it on the mission where it was seeded. That player may not attempt or scout this mission until another mission has been completed or a scouting attempt initiated by either player, then re-seed the dilemma at the same mission. If multiple dilemmas are to be simultaneously re-seeded in this way, re-seed them so that they are encountered in the original order. See scouted.

bottom seed card


The bottom seed card at a mission is the card on the bottom of the mission stack (the first card you would encounter if attempting the mission).

Brain Drain [link to card]


See showing your cards.

Brainwash [link to card]


This event does not change a captive's affiliation, but makes it compatible with your personnel and removes all affiliation based restrictions on using the Brainwashed personnel as your own. (See capturing.) Examples:

  • Galen will work with the Federation if Brainwashed, or with a Brainwashed Federation personnel (even if not Brainwashed himself).
  • A Brainwashed captive in your crew or Away Team does not add affiliation-based attack restrictions (e.g., a Brainwashed Federation captive will not prevent your Klingons from initiating battle).
  • A non-Borg captive Brainwashed by the Borg is not assimilated and thus may not share skills or scout, but may attempt missions of their affiliation (the Borg may not join the mission attempt and the Borg player may not score the mission points). The captive's skills may be used for other purposes, such as using SCIENCE to enhance SHIELDS with Metaphasic Shields.
  • A Borg captive, Brainwashed by a non-Borg captor, will work with that affiliation, but may not join mission attempts. The captive's skills may be used in other ways, such as using Transporter Skill to nullify an Anti-Matter Pod. A Brainwashed Talon Drone could assimilate an opposing personnel stunned in battle (it would immediately be placed under house arrest or would become a separate Away Team).

Breen CRM114 [link to card]


This Equipment card may report wherever your Breen or arms dealer is present, and only where your Breen or arms dealer is present, even when reporting by using another card (e.g., Devidian Door, Security Office). A Breen or arms dealer need not be present to acquire a Breen CRM114 seeded at Search for Weapons.

Using this disruptor to damage a planet facility or landed ship is a special kind of attack (battle), requiring a leader in the Away Team and subject to all normal attack restrictions. The attack automatically succeeds; place one damage marker on the target from your Battle Bridge side deck (no damage is applied if you aren't using the side deck). Cards involved in the attack are "stopped" and your opponent is allowed to counter-attack there normally. See once per turn.



See capturing.

Build Interplexing Beacon [link to card]


See Stop First Contact [link to card].

Calamarain [link to card]


This event's owner moves it in the same way as they would move a ship, but it is not a ship, is not affected by cards that affect ships, such as Q-Nets or Wormholes, and cannot move through the Bajoran Wormhole [link to card]. Discard the event after either use (damaging a ship or killing Mortal Q). Calamarain cannot damage a cloaked or phased ship. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak, Explore Interstellar Matter [link to card].

This event may not cause damage that will destroy a ship. When used with a Battle Bridge side deck, it causes default damage. Draw the two damage markers from your side deck, one at a time, and place each one on the ship unless it would destroy that ship (in which case discard that damage marker instead).



Act of preventing an action (such as a card play or a battle) from having its result. Any costs paid to initiate that action remain paid. When you cancel an action that was limited to once per turn, that action may not be initiated again during that turn. See nullify.

Captain Kirk [link to card]


This personnel's special skill, "May initiate battle against non-[Fed]," allows only his ship to initiate battle. Your other Federation ships (or ships with any Federation crew) present may not participate in that battle. (He may also lead an Away Team or crew in personnel battle.) See Rulebook 7.4.1: Initiating a Battle, non-Federation.

Captain Proton cards


Several cards in the Holodeck Adventures set represent people and things from Tom Paris' holoprogram based on the 1930s sci-fi serial, The Adventures of Captain Proton. Like the world of Captain Proton itself, these cards are entirely in black-and-white. Any icons appearing on them should be treated as normal, color versions of those icons. Thus, Captain Proton is treated as a normal, Non-Aligned personnel; also, if you are probing for Omega Directive and reveal him as your probe card, his special download icon triggers the "Threat eliminated" outcome.

Captain's Log [link to card]


See matching commander.

Captain's Order


In addition to the cards marked with this phrase, Captain's Log, Lower Decks, Yellow Alert, and Senior Staff Meeting are also Captain's Order cards. You need not have Ready Room Door or Commander's Office (which list this definition) in play for these cards to be Captain's Orders and downloadable by James T. Kirk. Red Alert is not a Captain's Order.



Some cards and rules allow you to capture your opponent's personnel (never a personnel you control). Captives are disabled (unless a card such as Brainwash specifies otherwise). The captives are escorted by your personnel as follows:

  • Upon capture, captives are immediately relocated to one of your crews or Away Teams at that location, if possible (to the specific crew or Away Team making the capture, if any, such as when using Ilon Tandro or Captured).
  • Otherwise, the capturing card remains in play and serves as a temporary "trap" to hold the captives on your side of that location until your personnel can arrive to take them into custody. (If there is a planet at that location, the trap is on the planet.)
  • Your ship with transporters (in space) or your Away Team (on a planet) can subsequently take custody of the captives if present with the trap, then discard the trap card.

Each of your crews and Away Teams may escort any number of captives, and may move them like Equipment cards.

At any given time a captive can be in one of three conditions: (1) held by a trap, in a Brig, or by escorting personnel, (2) Brainwashed, or (3) left unattended. You may change the captive's condition during your turn.

A trap card placed on a captive is not in play; it is a marker of captive status and can no longer be nullified. For example, you may nullify Mandarin Bailiff with Q2 or Miss Q when it is encountered (after the captive is selected but before placing the card on it as a trap), but not later.

You may not initiate battle against personnel you have captured, unless a card allows or requires it. See White Deprivation [link to card].

All captured cards are returned to their owner at the end of the game.

For personnel who are held by a dilemma (but have not been captured) like the targets of Primitive Humanoids, see Rulebook Reading and Responding to Dilemmas.


Some cards allow you to add a Brig to a ship or facility. While you control the ship or facility, you may move captured personnel into and out of the Brig during your turn (while in the Brig they are held but not escorted). If your opponent commandeers or assimilates the ship or facility, their personnel may subsequently release any of their other personnel held captive in the Brig (if present).


Captives that are held or Brainwashed may be released only by using a card that specifically releases (or "returns" or "rescues") captives (such as Rescue Captives, His Honor, The High Sheriff of Nottingham, or Prisoner Exchange).

Unattended captives, however, are conceptually "tied up and left behind" and thus may be released by their owner's other personnel present, without any special card.

Whenever a captive is released, all capturing-related cards played on that captive are discarded.

capturing-related card


This phrase refers to any card that says "capture," "captive," or any derivative in gametext or title (not lore), even when referencing another card (for example, Number One is capturing-related because her gametext includes "[DL] Rescue Captives").

See -related.

card draw


A card draw refers to any card drawn from your draw deck (or from your discard pile, if using Carlos' skill; but not from a side deck), either as the player's end-of-turn draw(s) or through the use of a card that specifies that you "draw cards," such as Kivas Fajo - Collector. (Cards chosen from your deck using a Betazoid Gift Box are not "drawn.") Each card draw is a separate action.

An action that is "in place of one card draw" may replace any card draw (you may do this even if there are no cards remaining in your draw deck). Unless the action is explicitly restricted to once per turn, you may replace as many card draws as you are entitled to. For example, downloads with the Borg Queen's special skill may replace any or all of the three card draws from Kivas Fajo - Collector. The replacement action must be performed at the time you would normally make that card draw.

You may perform as many actions as you like each turn that have the restriction "draw no cards this turn" (e.g., playing a Q's Tent, downloading with Ops). You may not then draw any more cards for the remainder of the turn, by any means (normal card draw, Kivas Fajo - Collector, Masaka Transformations, etc.), or use an ability (such as the Borg Queen's special skill) that allows you to perform an action in place of a card draw.

However, if the first action you perform imposing a restriction of "draw no cards this turn" triggers a "just" action or valid response of drawing a card, the "just" action or valid response occurs before the restriction takes effect. See turn, actions - "just".

card play


A card play refers to any card played by any means (normal card play for the turn, normal interrupt or doorway play, a card played "for free," downloaded into play, Devidian Door, etc.), except those "drawn" from a side deck (such as a Tactic card drawn from a Battle Bridge side deck). Card plays are of two types: Personnel, Ship, Equipment, and Tribble cards report (for duty), while all other card types are simply "played." See entries for specific card types for details of playing that card type.

Your normal card play is defined as the onecard play you are allowed each turn by rule. Although optional, this must take place before executing orders. Interrupts and doorways do not use up (or count as) your normal card play. All other playable card types use your normal card play unless otherwise specified, or unless brought into play via a mechanism such as downloading or as the direct result of playing an interrupt or doorway (such as Barzan Wormhole). If you are allowed to report a card using ongoing game text of a card in play, such as Borg Cube, then that report uses your normal card play (unless otherwise specified).

Cards are always played face up, unless they have a hidden agenda icon. Except when playing a hidden agenda card, announce the name of the card when you put it into play.

Your opponent may examine any card that you play face up at the time of play, but not later unless allowed by a rule or card. (See showing your cards.)

An action that is "in place of your normal card play" must be performed when you would make your normal card play. Such an action may be a group action with several subactions; interrupts may not be played between those sub-actions. See actions - group.

Only one such "replacement" action may be performed each turn. For example, two Spacedoors will not allow you to download two ships.

card types


The current card types are listed in Appendix A.

The following are not separate card types: cards of different affiliations; Outpost, Station, and Headquarters (all are Facility cards); Q-icon cards (a Q-icon dilemma is a Dilemma card, etc.); Mission II (Mission cards); and Combo dilemmas (Dilemma cards).

A card that functions "like" or "as" another card type in a particular context does not count as that card type (unless the card specifically says otherwise). For example, Satan's Robot, an Equipment card that "participates in battle like a personnel," may never be targeted by Sniper (which targets personnel) and is still vulnerable to Disruptor Overload (which targets equipment). Likewise, Calamarain may not be targeted by Hail.

By contrast, when a card functions "like" or "as" another card type generally (such as when the card says it "plays as," "seeds like," or is "used as" a different card type), it counts as both card types for all purposes. For example, an Artifact that "plays as an event" can be nullified by Kevin Uxbridge. An Artifact that is "used as equipment" may be targeted by Vorgon Raiders (as an artifact), stolen by a Procurement Drone (as an equipment), discarded to satisfy Rebel Encounter, or (if re-earned with Reclamation) reported in any way that an Equipment card may be reported. Artifacts must still be earned legally before use.



An affiliation and a species. See affiliation and species.

Caretaker's Array [link to card]


This incident allows a ship to relocate here from any Badlands Region location in any quadrant.

Cargo Bay [link to card]


You begin a cargo run (as described on this site) when one or more of your personnel aboard a facility pick up one or more Equipment cards aboard that facility and carry them directly aboard your ship at the same location. You must announce the run and show your opponent which personnel and equipment are involved (but you do not have to specify now which personnel, equipment, or Cargo Bay you will use to complete it). When that ship arrives at a different facility any number of turns later, any of those same personnel who has been a member of the ship's crew since the run was announced may carry any of those equipment cards directly to the Cargo Bay to complete the cargo run.

You may not begin or complete a cargo run by beaming a crew member with equipment between universes with a Multidimensional Transport Device, or by beaming them aboard a ship with Invasive Transporters and then to Cargo Bay. You may not complete a cargo run begun by your opponent (e.g, if you take control of the ship with Neural Servo Device).

Your ship can take any path from the starting facility to the ending facility, giving you credit for each mission passed (except starting and ending locations). You may count each mission only once per cargo run. See passing locations.

While you may have multiple ships making cargo runs concurrently, a single ship's crew can complete only one at a time, earning card draws or Latinum downloads for only one piece of equipment. To deliver any additional equipment, a crew must begin a new cargo run. See report.

cargo run


See Cargo Bay [link to card].

Carlos [link to card]


This personnel's special skill has no effect on probing or any other function that involves the draw deck, other than drawing cards.

carried ships


One ship may not be carried aboard another ship unless a card, such as Engage Shuttle Operations or Borg Sphere, allows it. If the "mother ship" is destroyed, any ship it carries is also destroyed. If a carried ship is destroyed, the "mother ship" is damaged.

Game text that allows you to launch carried ships also allows you to load or recover such ships. For example, Engage Shuttle Operations allows you to launch shuttlecraft from, and re-load them aboard, your ships with Tractor Beam and ENGINEER. Launching and loading require full staffing (see movement).

Personnel aboard a carried ship are also part of the crew of the carrying ship, or are intruders if the carrying ship is controlled by a different player.

Cards that may not target docked ships also may not target carried ships.

If you launch a carried ship into space from a landed ship, it counts as both launching and taking off; reloading a ship aboard a landed ship counts as both reloading and landing. For example, to launch the Delta Flyer from your landed U.S.S. Voyager, you must have a card such as Blue Alert to allow it to take off, using 2 RANGE.

Cha'Joh [link to card]


This is a [Kli] [Rom] multi-affiliation ship of [Kli] Klingon origin ("Bird-of-Prey"); thus, it is (by origin) a "Klingon ship" regardless of its current affiliation mode, but a "Romulan ship" only in [Rom] Romulan affiliation mode. (It is only a only a "[Kli] ship" while in [Kli] mode.)

See multi-affiliation cards, Rulebook Ship Origin.

Chamber of Ministers [link to card]


Chamber of Ministers is not required in order to seed Deep Space 9/Terok Nor at Bajor. "A Nor" is a reference to the type of station (allowing Deep Space 9 or Terok Nor to seed there), not to the card named "Nor," which may not be established at a Bajor region location. See coexist.



See shape-shifter.



See Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics.

Characterize Neutrino Emissions [link to card]


You may seed any number of different Orb artifacts (no duplicates) under this mission, regardless of whether the artifacts may normally be seeded in space, in place of the single artifact normally allowed at a mission.

Chief O'Brien [link to card]


See once per turn.

Children of Light [link to card]


This incident allows you to capture your opponent's [Holo] personnel present with your Iden (or aboard a damaged ship at his location).

Chula: The Abyss [link to card]


If more than one Quark's Bar is in play, the player encountering this dilemma chooses which one to relocate their personnel to.

Chula: The Chandra [link to card]


For a personnel to continue past this dilemma, at least one attribute number must match the same attribute on the randomly selected personnel (e.g., INTEGRITY must match INTEGRITY). Apply all relevant attribute modifiers. See Rulebook 6.3.4: Dual-Personnel Cards.

Chula: The Way Home [link to card]


If more than one Quark's Bar is in play, the opponent of the player encountering this dilemma chooses which one to relocate the personnel to.

Chula: Trickery [link to card]


For this dilemma, your opponent "recites [the personnel's] attribute numbers" by reading the printed attributes off the card, in order (INTEGRITY, CUNNING, STRENGTH), without applying modifiers. Attributes of dual-personnel cards are not added together, but are read as printed, for example, 3+3, 8+8, 5+5.



See revised text.

Classic Communicator [link to card]


See skills - modifying.

Classic Medical Tricorder [link to card]


This works like the Vulcan Tricorder [link to card].

Classic Tricorder [link to card]


This works like the Vulcan Tricorder [link to card].



A personnel's classification is found only in their classification box. A personnel type such as MEDICAL in the skills box is a skill, not a classification. A card referring to "MEDICAL-classification personnel" refers only to personnel who have MEDICAL in their classification box. Borg personnel have no classification. See skills.

cloaking and phasing


See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

cloaking device


This special equipment allows a ship or facility to cloak. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

Clone Machine [link to card]


This incident does not allow you to have more than one version of a persona in play at one time. A personnel in play "for uniqueness only" does not count as "a copy of your personnel already in play". (The rule is clear that "for uniqueness only" cards can only restrict plays, not enable them.) See Rulebook 10.2.8: In Play 'For Uniqueness Only', Rulebook No Clone Swaps.

The Clown: Playing Doctor [link to card]


See skills - first-listed skill.

Coalescent Organism [link to card]


This dilemma can be passed on to anyone who is present at the end of the turn, regardless of ownership. The dilemma is played on the selected personnel. Discard it if the personnel dies alone or from some other cause.



When a card allows two or more cards to coexist, it removes the restrictions for those cards that would otherwise prevent them from being in play (or entering play) at the same time and/or at the same location. For example: Continuing Committee states that it may coexist with Office of the Proconsul, so if either headquarters card is in play the other may be played or seeded, removing the restriction that a player may not play or seed a facility at a location with a facility they control.



All of one player's [Bor] affiliation cards in play.

Colony [link to card]


The Away Team must be "in" this facility to score points.

combo dilemma


A combo dilemma is a two dilemma combination in one Dilemma card. (See card type.) Encountering a combo dilemma is like encountering two separate dilemmas: if you meet the conditions of the first half, you continue on to face the second half; if not, you place the card back under the mission and will have to face the first half again. However, some combo dilemmas with conditions say "not repeatable" in the first half; this phrase takes the place of "discard dilemma" and means that the first half is conceptually discarded after you face it; when you or your opponent encounter that same exact card on another attempt, the first half of the combo is skipped. If the first half has no conditions (e.g., Male's Love Interest), it is always conceptually discarded after it has its effect. See dilemma resolution.

Cards that specifically affect the first half of a combo dilemma do not automatically affect the second half. For example, if Combo Male's Love Interest is replaced by Beware of Q, overridden by Jealous Amanda, discarded by Senior Staff Meeting, or nullified by Kareen Brianon, you still encounter the Tarellian Plague Ship half of the card. Similarly, if you fail to overcome Combo Alien Parasites and your opponent uses your personnel to re-attempt the mission, they will begin by facing the REM Fatigue Hallucinations half. However, Mission Fatigue "stops" a personnel before each subsequent dilemma, so one personnel will be "stopped" before each half of the combo. You may not legally seed a combo dilemma at the same location as either of the original dilemma cards on which it is based; the second one encountered would be a misseed. (See copy.) If the mis-seed is the first half of a combo dilemma, place it "conceptually" out-of-play while you encounter the second half, then place it physically out-of-play (instead of discarding it) once the second half has been resolved.

Commandeer Ship [link to card]


The personnel who commandeers a ship with this objective may meet any three staffing icon requirements, whether they have those icons or not. For example, Christopher Hobson may commandeer the Decius and meet its entire staffing icon requirement of [Cmd][Stf][1E-AU].

Commander Data [link to card]


This personnel is an android.



Your two non-[Bor] cards are compatible with each other if they belong to the same affiliation, or if at least one is Non-Aligned or Neutral, or if a card states they may "mix" unless otherwise specified (see does not work with). [Bor] Borg-affiliation cards are only compatible with each other, not even with [NA] Non-Aligned or [Neu] Neutral cards. Compatible personnel may mix in the same crew or Away Team and board compatible ships and facilities. Personnel and ships may report to compatible facilities. However, you must still have a personnel of matching affiliation when required by a card or rule. Some cards that make different affiliations compatible are Treaty cards, Brainwash, Ferengi Trading Post (only while aboard), Temporal Micro-Wormhole, and Memory Wipe (seeded). Compatible personnel may mix in the same crew or Away Team and board compatible ships and facilities. Personnel and ships may report to compatible facilities. However, you must still have a personnel of matching affiliation when required by a card or rule.

Example: If you have a Treaty: Romulan/Cardassian in play, your [Rom] Romulan, [Car] Cardassian, and [NA] Non-Aligned cards are compatible with your Cardassian Outpost, with Central Command, and with a Cardassian Nor, but your [Kli] Klingon cards are not. Only your Cardassian cards match the facilities.

  • Your Romulan and Non-Aligned cards may report to your Cardassian Outpost, to Central Command, or to a Cardassian Nor (but may not be downloaded using the Ops text, which requires a matching affiliation).
  • Your Romulan and Non-Aligned personnel may supply staffing icons for your [Car] ship, if at least one [Car] personnel is aboard (see ship staffing).
  • You may attempt a mission using a mixed Romulan/Cardassian/Non-Aligned crew or Away Team as long as at least one personnel matches one of the mission's affiliation icons.
  • Your Romulan forces may assist your Cardassian forces in battle, but your Klingon forces may not.

If a card allowing compatibility is nullified or destroyed, incompatible personnel aboard a ship or facility are placed under house arrest. If a mixed Away Team is on a planet, the incompatible personnel form a separate Away Team and cannot return to the ship. The text does not work with means the cards are incompatible.

Computer Crash [link to card]


You may activate this hidden agenda event as a response to an attempt to play a Q's Tent or a card requiring downloading (e.g., Activate Subcommands), or an attempt to download a card (e.g., by using the Borg Queen's skill or any special download icon), but not during the seed phase. The Q's Tent or card requiring downloading becomes an illegal card play and returns to the owner's hand; an attempted download is simply aborted (and does not use up any resource). See actions - step 2: responses.

If you initiate the play of a multi-function card such as Bajoran Civil War, and select a function that requires a download, it may be responded to by the activation of this event. The card returns to your hand; you may then play it for its other function, but you are not required to do so.

A card may allow but not require downloading, and thus may be played despite Computer Crash. For example, if Computer Crash is activated in response to an attempted download with Assign Mission Specialists, the download is prevented, but the card remains in play.

You may not suspend the activation of this event by using a special download icon.

Construct Depot [link to card]


This mission may not be attempted or scouted by the opponent. You may not download a Remote Supply Depot if you already have a facility at this mission location.

Construct Starship [link to card]


This objective allows you to download a facility only if it has text allowing it to play (or be built). For example, Husnock Outpost cannot be downloaded because it may only be seeded.

Consume: Outpost [link to card]


The outpost downloaded by this objective is required to play this objective. When this objective is downloaded using The Ultimate User, the ability to ignore Computer Crash applies to the entirety of that download action, which includes the sub-action of downloading the outpost. You may still scout for and complete this objective if the outpost is destroyed (or otherwise leaves play). See Facilities: Seeding and building facilities for important restrictions.

Containment Field [link to card]


Activating this incident will nullify a Destroy Radioactive Garbage Scow that is already in play on a mission. The mission's point value is restored (even if it has already been solved) and the owner of the Destroy Radioactive Garbage Scow places the interrupt in their bonus point area to score -10 points.



see related.

Continuing Committee [link to card]


See coexist.

Conundrum [link to card]


When you fail to overcome this dilemma, your ship and crew are "stopped" and you must immediately target one of your opponent's ships. (If there is no valid target, discard the dilemma without further effect.)

Once "unstopped," the ship and crew must chase and attack that target. This is a required action (see actions - required), and must be carried out alone; your other ships at the location may not join the battle.

Cloaked, phased, or landed ships, or ships in a Temporal Rift or Time Travel Pod are invalid targets. You may change targets at any time. If the selected target at any time becomes invalid or leaves play, you must target a different ship. If at any time there are no valid targets in play, the dilemma is discarded. Once you have attacked a target ship, the dilemma is "cured" and discarded.

converted card indicator


The gray bar at the bottom left corner of some cards was used to indicate information about a card's relationship with a corresponding backwardscompatible card from the Star Trek CCG, Second Edition. Backwards compatibility is no longer supported, so this indicator is no longer used.



See mix.



A copy (or duplicate) of a card is defined by its card title and, for personnel and ships, its game text. Different images, copyright dates, collectors' info, lore, expansion icons, affiliation border colors, or property logos do not affect whether cards are copies.

Personnel and ships:

Two Personnel or Ship cards are copies of each other if their card titles and game text are the same (taking into account revised titles and game text of reprinted cards). Examples of copies:

Other cards:

Other than personnel and ships, two cards are copies of each other if their card titles are the same (taking into account revised titles of reprinted cards). Also, each half of a combo dilemma is considered a copy of the original dilemma on which it was based (the "card title" included in its game text). Examples of copies:



A location "corresponds" to another location if they share the same location text and are in the same quadrant. The location text of a mission or time location is found in bold text in its lore box. Other location cards (like Bajoran Wormhole [link to card]) use their card title.

For example, the time location Sherman's Peak corresponds to the spaceline location Agricultural Assessment, and vice versa, because both have the location "Sherman's Planet," while The Celestial Temple corresponds with Bajoran Wormhole [link to card].

See Multidimensional Transport Device [link to card].

Council of Warriors [link to card]


This objective may not be nullified once it is relocated to your point area. Bringing a non-Klingon personnel into play by persona exchange, earning a Cryosatellite, or switching the affiliation of a multi-affiliation personnel is not "playing a non- Klingon personnel." See card play, report, affiliation and species.

countdown icon



When your card with a countdown icon enters play (is played face up, activated, or encountered), it has a countdown total equal to the number of the icon, or the numerical value of X of the icon (regardless of when it is played or activated or who encounters it.) At the end of each of the owner's turns, the card counts down (subtracts one from the countdown total.) When the countdown total reaches zero (0), the card nullifies itself and is discarded. For example, your card with a countdown of [countdown:3] nullifies itself the third time you end a turn. A convenient way to keep track of your countdown icons is to either turn the card 90 degrees, or place a counter on the card, at the end of each of your turns.



See battle.

Countermanda [link to card]


This interrupt is not an "Amanda Rogers card." See Rulebook 12.10: The Colon Rule, discard pile.



A characteristic representing individuals assimilated by the [Bor] Borg to serve as "speakers" to their former affiliation.

A counterpart's former affiliation is the affiliation he had before becoming [Bor]. On printed counterparts, their former affiliation is whatever affiliation is stated in lore. For example, Bareil of Borg's former affiliation is [Baj] Bajoran ("The knowledge and experience of the Bajoran..."). See Appendix A: Affiliations. On a [BO] Borg Only card, a counterpart "matches" an affiliation or homeworld if his former affiliation matches it. See matching affiliation, homeworld, mirror universe.

You may own only one counterpart in play at a time. If you already have one, you may not play or assimilate another, and must discard any you acquire (for example, from Cryosatellite [link to card]).

Counterparts often have a special skill giving them an advantage in battle against their former affiliation. See Rulebook Affiliation Attack Restrictions.

counting cards


At any time, you may count the cards in your own hand. You may request that your opponent count their hand and tell you the correct count. You may also count the seed cards under a mission and check their orientation to determine the owners.



a personnel and their romantic partner



See Away Team and crew.

Crew Reassignment [link to card]


The ship to which a personnel may report using this event must have the icon as one of its staffing icons. For example, [1E-AU] personnel without an [OS] icon may not report to Starship Enterprise (Trouble With Tribbles) using Crew Reassignment. See ship staffing.

Crimson Forcefield


If opponent's tactic card is nullified, opponent's hits use default damage. See Rulebook 7.4.3: Ship Battle: 7. Damage

Crisis [link to card]


Because the ship at the location is not actually attempting the mission, the ship and crew are not "stopped" if this dilemma is not overcome. Only the attempting Away Team is "stopped."

Crosis [link to card]


See Rogue Borg Mercenaries [link to card].

Crossover [link to card]


When this incident allows your [MQ] personnel to ignore their [MQ] icon when reporting, treat them as if they have no quadrant icon (i.e., as if native to the Alpha Quadrant). Thus they may report to a native Alpha Quadrant facility, or (if [1E-AU][OS]) to Sherman's Peak.

The incident is discarded only when you report a Multidimensional Transport Device as your normal card play and then download one of the listed personnel to that Device.

If you report Ezri without this incident in play, and immediately use her special download for Crossover, you cannot then use Crossover to download a Multi-Dimensional Transporter Device to Ezri because it is no longer "just after" she reported. See actions - "just".

Cryosatellite [link to card]


All cards seeded with this artifact count as seed cards. They are seeded one at a time, not as a group. See personnel - seeded.

Crystalline Entity [link to card]


This dilemma is an exception to the normal rule that dilemmas affect only the personnel in the crew that encounters the dilemma. It "kills all life on ship," including tribbles, intruders, and personnel who are "stopped," disabled, etc., and not participating in the mission or scouting attempt. (However, it does not kill personnel in stasis.)

If this dilemma is encountered after DNA Clues with Lore in play, 6 MEDICAL and 2 SCIENCE are required to pass the dilemma. See dilemma resolution.



If a card is cumulative, multiple copies of the card can have the same effect on the same target(s) at the same time. Damage markers (Tactic cards) are cumulative, as are cards specifically marked "cumulative." All other cards are not cumulative.

While you may have multiple copies of a noncumulative card in play, they cannot have the same effect on the same targets at the same time. Also, multiple copies of a non-cumulative card "played" or "placed" on the same card may not have the same effect at the same time, even on different targets. Examples of effects include modifying skills, attributes, or mission or dilemma requirements; killing a personnel; damaging a ship; and generating benefits (such as card draws or points) for a player. For purposes of cumulativity only, all end-of-turn actions (or start-of-turn actions) are considered to occur "at the same time." Multiple responses to a single action (such as a battle) generally resolve one at a time, and thus are not restricted by cumulativity rules (unless they generate a continuing effect). Cards that may be played or have effects "once per (each, every) turn" are covered by the "once per turn" rule.


  • HQ: War Room: Multiple copies may not enhance the attributes of the same personnel at the same time.
  • Science Kit: Multiple copies may not add multiple SCIENCE skills to the same personnel at the same time.
  • Reflection Therapy: Multiple copies may not replace multiple skills on one personnel at the same time.
  • Process Ore, Colony: You may not process ore at more than one Nor or score points at more than one Colony (start-of-turn actions) each turn. (The player is the target.)
  • Telepathic Alien Kidnappers, The Traveler: Transcendence: Multiple copies of each card do not allow you to "guess" multiple cards or draw multiple extra cards (end-of-turn actions) each turn.
  • Transwarp Conduit: This card generates a continuing effect (for the rest of the turn). A second copy played on the same ship while the first is still in effect will not quadruple its RANGE.
  • Automated Security System, Dal'Rok, Establish Tractor Lock: If multiple copies are played or placed on the same Ops, mission, or ship, only one copy of each card can kill a personnel each turn or immobilize a ship, even if different targets are present.
  • Fajo's Gallery: Multiple copies will not generate additional card draws when you capture a unique personnel.
  • REM Fatigue Hallucinations: If two copies on the same group of personnel are cured at the same time, only one will score points.
  • Romulan Disruptor: This card is marked "cumulative." Each personnel present with three disruptors will be STRENGTH +6.
  • Android Headlock, Antique Machine Gun, Barclay Transporter Phobia: The effects of multiple copies of each of these cards occur as separate actions (not at the same time) and have different targets, and are thus not restricted by cumulativity rules.
  • Alas Poor Drone, Cybernetics Expertise, Borg Nanoprobes: Although these cards are not restricted by cumulativity, they have "once per turn" effects that are governed by that rule.
  • Multiple copies of the same card can be targeted by a single card at the same time. For example, two copies of Process Ore, even on different Ore Processing Units, do not allow you to 'process ore' twice, but, if two copies of Process Ore are in your discard pile they each count toward the total number of objectives in your discard pile for DNA Security Scan.

current objective


See Borg, objective.

Five of Eleven (Cyber Drone)


This personnel's special skill only prevents Borg personnel from entering stasis, and cannot release them from stasis once established. For example, a Cyber Drone in a group of Borg relocated to an unsolved Qualor II Rendezvous would prevent them from entering stasis, but it cannot release them if brought there after the relocation.

It does not prevent ships from being placed in stasis (e.g., by the Quantum Singularity Lifeforms dilemma), though it can prevent the Borg personnel aboard from entering stasis.

Cytherians [link to card]


This dilemma represents a moving required action. When it is encountered, the mission or scouting attempt immediately ends. If Mission Debriefing is in play, the crew is "stopped" before they can use any remaining RANGE to move that turn. The dilemma does not relocate your ship; you must use normal ship movement to move to the far end of the spaceline. Once the far end of the spaceline is identified (i.e., right or left end), that destination does not change even if the spaceline is rearranged with Blade of Tkon. See actions - required, ties.

Cytoplasmic Life-form [link to card]


Multiple copies of the same personnel are not different personnel.

A "skill requirement" includes skills that are personnel types, such as MEDICAL.

The effect of this dilemma applies only when actually meeting the mission requirements (to solve it). It does not apply while facing Lack of Preparation [link to card] or similar cards.

D'Tan [link to card]


See present.

Dabo [link to card]


While you may have a copy of this incident in play on each of two Quark's Bars, you may not get probe results using both copies at the end of a turn. See cumulative, probing, Writ of Accountability [link to card].

Dal'Rok [link to card]


This dilemma is an exception to the rule that dilemmas affect only the personnel in the encountering crew or Away Team. Even at first encounter, all personnel at the location (including the opponent's) must be checked for lowest total attributes. The total attributes>150 required to nullify the dilemma must be in one crew or Away Team. See ties.



When you are using a Battle Bridge side deck, any damage to your opponent's ships or facilities, whether from a hit in battle, dilemmas, or other causes, is indicated by damage markers, which are Tactic cards from your side deck. The damage results appear at the bottom of each Tactic card. See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle.

Some damage results are immediate and have a one-time effect (such as killing a crew member or downloading a Warp Core Breach). Other damage results have an ongoing effect (such as reduced attributes or off-line transporters) as long as that damage marker is in play. Most damage markers also specify a reduction to HULL integrity. When a ship's or facility's HULL integrity is reduced to 0%, it is destroyed.

Multiple copies of the same damage marker are cumulative, including reductions to attributes and HULL integrity.

If your side deck is ever completely out of Tactic cards (because they are all in play as damage markers), you will be unable to further damage your opponent until some of your damage markers return to your side deck. You may not mix damage markers and rotation damage on your opponent's ship.

Rotation damage -If you are not using a Battle Bridge side deck, any damage to your opponent's ship (from a hit in battle or from a card such as a dilemma) is indicated by rotating the target 180 degrees to indicate that it is damaged, with these effects: RANGE is reduced to 5 (if it is already less than 5, it remains the same), Cloaking Device is off line, and HULL integrity is reduced by 50%. If you scored a direct hit in battle, HULL integrity is reduced by 100% and the target is thus immediately destroyed. If a ship with rotation damage is damaged again before it is repaired, the additional HULL integrity reduction of 50% also destroys the ship. A ship is damaged (for dilemmas such as Abandon Ship!) if it has any damage markers on it (even if there is no HULL damage), or has received rotation damage. Reduction of attributes from other causes is not "damage." You may never substitute rotation damage for damage marker symbols (e.g., Breen CRM114, HQ: Orbital Weapons Platform). To use such symbols you must have a Battle Bridge side deck.

Off line

When a damage result indicates that something is off line, the affected item may not be used in any way as long as that damage marker is in play. Attribute enhancements being off line affects all enhancements to the specified attribute.

Default damage

When you are using a Battle Bridge side deck, sometimes your opponent's ship or facility will be damaged when you do not have a current tactic (such as when encountering a dilemma or during a battle in which you choose not to play a current tactic). Whenever this occurs, the default damage is two [Flip] cards from your side deck, or four [Flip] cards for a direct hit. (Default damage should not be confused with "card rotation" damage, which applies only when you are not using a Battle Bridge side deck.)

Order of damage results

In most cases, the sequence in which you apply damage results will not matter. Occasionally the order may be significant. In these cases, carry out immediate damage results first and check the HULL reduction last.

For example, suppose the HULL integrity of your opponent's ship has already been reduced by 80% when it is damaged again, and the two damage markers from your side deck each specify one casualty and HULL - 30%. If your opponent wants to play an Escape Pod, they must suffer both casualties first, so the Escape Pod saves only the remaining crew. See repair.

Data's Body [link to card]


This personnel counts as a seed card if "reported" at your outpost during the seed phase. When your Data's Body is present with your Data's Head, you may declare them to be attached (or detached) as desired during your turn. See disabled. When attached, Data's Head is no longer treated as an artifact (and thus is immune to Disruptor Overload, for example); instead, the two cards together are used as a single Personnel card. If the combination is discarded, the two cards are no longer attached and Data's Head Head is again treated as an artifact. Like any other artifact, Data's Head must be earned before use.

Data's Head [link to card]


See Data's Body.

Dathon [link to card]


This personnel is the matching commander of the Tama [link to card]. See Tamarian-related.

Dead End [link to card]


This dilemma is discarded only if the player first encountering it overcomes it by having at least 50 points. Otherwise, it is placed atop the mission and remains there permanently (unless nullified by Dropping In); you may re-attempt the mission if you have more than 50 points, but this does not nullify or discard the dilemma. Although it will "stop" a Borg scout on initial encounter, it does not prevent later scouting.

Dead in Bed [link to card]


You choose the personnel in stasis to be killed when you play this interrupt.

Deanna Troi (First Contact)


This personnel must be part of the "stopped" Away Team to "unstop" them. For example, if two other personnel in her Away Team are "stopped" by Parallel Romance [link to card], they become a separate Away Team. She may not "unstop" them because she is not part of that Away Team. See once per game.



See discarding.



There are two parts to every game deck: the seed deck and the draw deck. In addition, you may have one or more optional side decks.

Deep Space 9 [link to card]


Deep Space 9 and Terok Nor are two versions of the same facility persona, which is not duplicatable (see unique and universal). Thus, if a player seeds Deep Space 9 during the dilemma phase, his opponent may not seed Terok Nor during the facility phase; it is instead placed out-of-play. See Chamber of Ministers [link to card].

This station has several facility commanders.

Deep Space Station K-7 [link to card]


Like all stations, this station has no built-in reporting, docking, or repair functions. No sites may play here. However, because this station is at a time location, compatible personnel and equipment native to the timeline may report aboard the station using the time location's reporting function.

default damage


See damage.

Defend Homeworld [link to card]


When this objective allows a download of personnel and ships in response to battle, it is to a specific destination ("download there") and thus the cards may report anywhere at the location (e.g., personnel may report aboard ships), ignoring quadrants. However, a SECURITY personnel downloaded with the objective's final function must be reported to a facility or other place where that personnel may normally report, because no destination is specified. See downloading.

If a facility or site provides the place for the downloaded SECURITY personnel to report, both the personnel and facility must be in their native quadrant. You may not download cards with this objective when your opponent attacks your Non-Aligned ship at your homeworld, even if there are crew members aboard matching the homeworld's affiliation. The specific card that is attacked (the ship) must match the homeworld and its universe (see mirror universe).

The "compatible ships, leaders, [and] SECURITY personnel" that you may download with this objective when your card is attacked at a homeworld must be compatible with the card that was attacked (and with each other, if they are mixing).

An attack by a Borg Ship dilemma or Rogue Borg, which are self-controlled, will not allow the download. Your opponent must attack your card with their ships or personnel.



A feature of Tactic cards. In a ship battle, the DEFENSE bonus on your current tactic (if any) is added to the SHIELDS of your ship that is being fired upon to calculate your DEFENSE total. The DEFENSE bonus is not an attribute enhancement. See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle.

Dejaren [link to card]


See dilemma resolution: targets.

Deliver Ancient Artifact [link to card]


To meet the artifact requirement, you must either discard an eligible artifact from hand (e.g. Vulcan Stone of Gol) or have an eligible artifact in play (e.g. Kir'Shara). Either way, you must have earned that copy of the artifact.

If you need to show prior to solving that you can meet the mission requirements (for example, for Lack of Preparation or Armus: Energy Field), you must either show an earned eligible artifact from hand (you do not have to discard it) or have a copy in play. See actions - step 1: initiation: cards played as a cost.

Deliver Supplies [link to card]


The freighter or transport used to solve this mission must be in orbit with Transporter Skill aboard. See dual-icon missions.

Delta Quadrant


A "Delta quadrant mission" is one with a Delta Quadrant Δ icon in its point box.

Denevan Neural Parasites [link to card]


See dual personnel cards.

Destroy Radioactive Garbage Scow [link to card]


You may not reduce the same mission's points more than once with multiple copies of this interrupt. See cumulative. The points are not bonus points because the mission's value is reduced. If the mission has already been completed, no points are lost. See Containment Field [link to card].

Devidian Door [link to card]


In order to play this card on table, you must have a card in play which allows the play of [1E-AU] cards. Showing this card from hand to avoid losing the game does not require an [1E-AU] -enabling card, because showing the card is paying a cost. See anywhere, Ophidian Cane [link to card], Persistence of Memory [link to card], report.

Deyos [link to card]


Using this personnel's special skill to draw a card is a "just" action; it must be used immediately after the non-Youth Jem'Hadar enters play at his location, even if that Jem'Hadar enters play as a sub-action of a group action (e.g., multiple reports under Red Alert). See actions - group, actions - "just", card draw.



A card is different from another card if they are neither copies of each other, nor versions of the same persona. Two copies of a ❖ mission represent different locations, and, if applicable, different planets.



A type of card hidden beneath Mission cards, which create hidden challenges to be dealt with when attempting missions. Dilemmas must be seeded during the dilemma seed phase. There are three types: planet [P], space [S], and space/planet [D]. See combo dilemma.

Dilemmas are encountered and resolved one at a time during a mission or scouting attempt. Each dilemma describes what happens when your crew or Away Team encounters it. It may list certain skills, attributes, equipment, or other requirements to overcome, cure, or nullify the dilemma; specific types of personnel that it affects; and various results such as damaging or destroying a ship or "stopping," disabling, or killing personnel. Some dilemmas have bonus points that you score when you overcome the dilemma. See dilemma resolution, dilemma timing.

Text following "Place on mission" (or on ship, or any other target) is only active once the dilemma has been placed on its target. If it does not get placed, that text is ignored.

dilemma resolution


See Rulebook 7.2.2: Encountering Dilemmas.

direct hit


If your ATTACK total is more than twice your opponent's DEFENSE total, you score a direct hit on the target ship. See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle, damage.



See Rulebook 10.2.3: Disabled.

discard pile


You may not rearrange cards in any player's discard pile unless a card allows you to. For example, Palor Toff: Alien Trader allows you to choose a target card in your discard pile, but not to rearrange it. You must discard face up, and any time you retrieve a card from your discard pile (except for seed cards to be placed under a mission such as Q's Planet, or with Hide and Seek), you must show it to your opponent.

When you play a card which allows you to "exchange" it for a card in your discard pile (for example, Res-Q), the two cards trade places: the card from the discard pile goes into your hand, and the card you played takes the position of that card in the discard pile.

Unless otherwise specified, all discarded cards (except those which enter play from certain side decks) go to the original owner's discard pile. (Cards with point boxes for which you score the points discard to your bonus point area.)

A discarded artifact may not be reused, even if returned to your hand, unless you re-earn it. When a card is discarded, all effects on that card end and are not reactivated if the card is retrieved and replayed. For example, if a personnel affected by Frame of Mind is killed and discarded, they are no longer affected by Frame of Mind if they are replayed. (But once per game text may not be used again.)



You may not discard cards from your hand or from the table unless a card or rule allows or requires you to do so. Discarded cards normally go to the owner's discard pile, unless a point box or other card allows or requires you to discard it to your bonus point area, under The Next Emanation, or elsewhere. (Also see side decks.)

When multiple discards result from the same action (e.g., you discard a destroyed ship and all cards aboard; you discard your entire hand using Handshake), place the cards in your discard pile one at a time (allowing your opponent to see them), in the order you choose.

When a mission allows or requires you to discard a card as part of its requirements, or for extra points, that card must come from the crew or Away Team attempting the mission, not from your hand, at the time the mission is solved. All other discards (e.g., for Static Warp Bubble) come from the hand unless otherwise specified. A single discard cannot satisfy two discard requirements. For example, the required discard for Static Warp Bubble cannot also be used to reopen a Spacedoor.

Cards that have a long-term effect on one or more personnel, such as Barclay's Transporter Phobia or Brain Drain, are "played on" the affected personnel, even if the card text does not say so explicitly. The card functions as a reminder of the effect, and will only be discarded if nullified, cured, or expired, or if the personnel is discarded. A personnel who is "discarded" according to the text of a dilemma or other card is not considered to die or be killed unless the card causing the discard specifically says so (Yuta [link to card] is an exception). See in play.

Disrupt Alliance [link to card]


See Rulebook 12.10: The Colon Rule.

Disrupted Continuum [link to card]


If a Dead End (or some other unique or non-duplicatable dilemma) that you seeded is in play, and your opponent reveals another copy of Dead End (or that other dilemma) that you seeded (legally, at another mission), you may nullify the second copy with Disrupted Continuum. If you do, you may download and seed a replacement. (The second copy would not be discarded for violating uniqueness until the encounter step begins.)

This is a temporary ruling, subject to modification or reversal.

Disruptor Overload [link to card]


This interrupt is not a valid response to the play of an Equipment card.

Distant Control [link to card]


This incident only allows your native personnel at Drone Control Room to function as a crew for the duration of the mission attempt. When your personnel are functioning as a crew aboard your empty Drone-class ship for this incident they are affected normally by dilemmas they encounter, as if they were aboard that ship, with the following exceptions:

  • They may not interact with dilemmas (or other cards placed on the ship) outside of a mission attempt, e.g. to cure The Swarm.
  • They may be selected to die, but they will only be killed if they have Empathy.
  • They may not be relocated to the spaceline and as such may not be captured and held by a trap card, e.g. Cardassian Processing.
  • They are not at the mission; therefore their special downloads do not go to it, and they are not affected by 'here' effects such as Distracted by Thoughts of Home's attribute reduction.

Additionally, since the Drone-class ship is empty, it is not staffed and if destroyed, only cards which are played on it are discarded.

Distortion Field [link to card]


This event must be flipped during the turn on which you play it.

Distortion of Space/Time Continuum [link to card]


See Away Team and crew.

Dixon Hill [link to card]


This personnel's skill allows you to ignore the requirements of a mission only when solving it. Ignoring requirements is not the same as meeting requirements. For example, if his Away Team encounters Lack of Preparation and would not have been able to meet the requirements at the start of that mission attempt, they lose points and are "stopped."

Dixon Hill's Business Card [link to card]


In Federation Standard, this interrupt/event would read:

Interrupt: If any personnel (except a Borg) was just killed and there were no other personnel present, select any other personnel controlled by the same player. That personnel is captured.

Event: Plays on table. The opponent's next personnel to report for duty must be universal or a holographic re-creation. Then place this card out-of-play. (Event is not duplicatable.)

If you play this card as an interrupt when one of your own personnel was killed, the selected personnel is captured by your opponent. See reporting for duty, capturing.

DNA Clues [link to card]


Once this dilemma is placed on the mission and the choice is made either to continue or to "stop" (if possible), the altered MEDICAL requirements for further dilemmas encountered at that location affect both players. The DNA Clues dilemma is not encountered again, so no future Away Team or crew can alter those requirements. The dilemma remains on the mission even after it is solved. The MEDICAL requirements may be reduced to zero.

do not count toward winning


See points.

docked ship


The following cards may not target a docked ship (or a carried ship): Asteroid Sanctuary, Loss of Orbital Stability, Near-Warp Transport, Temporal Rift, Wormhole, and Temporal Wake (to force it to follow another time-traveling ship). All other cards that target a ship may target docked or carried ships (if applicable) unless otherwise specified on the card. See docking.



You must indicate which of your ships are docked (placed under an outpost, or on top of docking site at a Nor) and which are undocked (placed on the spaceline). When a ship is played to a facility (or its site) that allows docking, it must enter play docked. Docking or undocking is a form of movement and requires the ship to be staffed. Docked ships gain SHIELDS equal to 50% of the facility's SHIELDS, but may not attempt missions or fire WEAPONS. Docked ships are not damaged or destroyed when the facility is destroyed (unless landed on Docking Pads). Certain cards may not be played on a docked ship. Any card or rule that requires a ship to "return to" a space facility implies that it must dock at that facility. For example, a ship must dock at an outpost to be repaired by a Spacedock there or to cure REM Fatigue Hallucinations. You may not undock a ship docked at an opponent's facility (even a commandeered ship) unless specific game text allows it (e.g., Croden's Key, Docking Ports). When compatibility with a facility is required to dock a ship, only the ship itself must be compatible with the facility; incompatible crew members aboard do not prevent docking. Such personnel cannot board an outpost from the ship, but they may board a Nor.

Docking Pads [link to card]


No other cards (such as Establish Landing Protocols) are needed to enable ships with no staffing requirements to land (dock) and take off (undock) at this site. The site itself allows the ship to land and take off. A ship docked at the Docking Pads site is both docked and landed, and is subject to the rules applying to landed ships.

While a docked ship is normally not affected when the facility is destroyed, a ship docked at Docking Pads is actually "aboard" the Nor and thus would be destroyed along with the facility and discarded.

The Doctor [link to card]


This personnel is not a version of the E.M.H. Program persona and cannot be downloaded by Beverly Crusher.

does not use


See equipment.

does not work with


A card that "does not work with" (or "works only with") a particular group (affiliation, species, specific skills) cannot mix or cooperate with cards of that group in any way, in the same way that cards of incompatible affiliations cannot work together without a treaty (see compatible). For example:

  • Lore "Does not work with [Fed] affiliation." He doesn't mix with [Fed] personnel, cannot board a [Fed] ship, and cannot report to or board a [Fed] facility.
  • Miles O'Brien "does not work with Cardassians." He doesn't mix or cooperate with personnel of Cardassian species or affiliation, even under treaty. If he is aboard your ship, it cannot assist another of your ships in battle if it has Cardassians aboard.

If a personnel is inadvertently placed in a situation where they are mixing with cards that they "cannot work with," they will form a separate Away Team or (on your ship or facility) be placed under house arrest. For example, Solkar "does not work with personnel who have Treachery." If your opponent boarded your ship and played Reflection Therapy on one of your crew to give them Treachery, Solkar would be placed under house arrest. You may not deliberately place your personnel in such a situation.

"Does not work with" restrictions that are completely affiliation-based are overcome by any card that allows incompatible cards to mix, such as Release This Pain, Brainwash, or an appropriate Treaty.

Dominion [Dom]


An affiliation.

Dominion War Efforts [link to card]


See multi- affiliation cards.



A card type representing a physical door or a passage to another time or place in the space/time continuum. A seedable Doorway card must be seeded during the doorway phase, unless otherwise specified. Playable doorway cards do not use your normal card play and may play whenever an Interrupt card play is legal, but only during your own turn, unless its text explicitly states that it suspends play or may play at any time.

There is no limit to the number of Doorway cards you may play per turn, unless stated otherwise on a card.

Doorways in play may be "closed" (made inactive) by other cards. A card that closes a Doorway card (such as Door-Net or Revolving Door) may be played on a doorway that is already closed. When a doorway is closed, its ongoing game text related to its "doorway functions" is not active. For example, no cards may be taken from a closed side deck, a closed Ready Room Door does not protect an event from nullification; a doorway with a countdown icon stops counting down (the countdown resumes if the doorway is reopened). Game text relating to how the doorway is played (e.g., creating a spaceline location and its span) or nullified, terms such as "Not duplicatable," "Unique," or "Limit one," and icons such as [1E-AU] or [Ref] that are not part of the game text are not affected. Thus, while a ship may not pass through the Bajoran Wormhole [link to card] if either end is closed, it may still stop at the location and requires 1 RANGE to move to the location. Also, another Bajoran Wormhole [link to card] may not be played in either quadrant if the existing one is closed.

Doppelganger [link to card]


With this event in play, if two copies of a unique Personnel card are in play at two different locations, and one moves to the location of the other, the non-moving one is discarded. If the two cards are always at the same location (even if they are moving simultaneously), no one is discarded. Reporting, beaming from a planet to a ship, or moving from one site to another is not "moving to a location."

A "duplicate" is equivalent to a copy. Other instances of the same persona (even with the same card title) are not duplicates. For example, Jean-Luc Picard (Premiere) is not a duplicate of Jean-Luc Picard (First Contact) or Galen.

double turn


When a card allows you take double turns, you take one complete turn from beginning to end, then another complete turn from beginning to end (not one turn with two card plays, two end-of-turn card draws, etc.). A double turn counts as two of your full turns.

double-sided cards


Double-sided cards in a face-down deck or pile are considered face down. See showing your cards. When you seed or play a double-sided card, and both sides could legally seed or play now, you choose which side will be initially face up.

Dr. Gillian Taylor [link to card]


See selections.

Dr. Q, Medicine Entity [link to card]


This Q-icon interrupt may affect Event cards on ships, personnel, or any other cards present at a spaceline location.

Dr. Soong [link to card]


This personnel may "reprogram" only those androids which have variable features chosen when it reported for duty. He may replace the classification and/or gender of the ❖ Soong-type Android, and may replace one or both of Lal's two selected skills with regular skills present with her at the time of reprogramming. He may reprogram androids belonging to either player, but only once during each of his owner's turns. See skills - modifying.

Dr. Soong's "nemesis" is Lore. See nemesis icon.



See card draw.

draw deck


See Rulebook 3.2: Draw Deck.

draw no cards this turn


See card draw.



A Borg drone has "Drone" as part of its Identification. All personnel your Borg assimilate are drones unless assimilated as a counterpart using the Assimilate Counterpart objective. The Borg Queen, counterparts, and non-[Bor]-affiliation personnel who are Borg or former Borg are not drones and may not be downloaded or affected by cards that specify drones. A Borg drone has no gender and may not be targeted with Assimilate Counterpart or any card that specifically targets a male or female personnel.

Drought Tree [link to card]


This event is discarded and its points are lost if the mission it is played on is destroyed.



References in lore to "DS9" are equivalent to "Deep Space 9."



See multi-affiliation.

dual-icon missions


Dual-icon missions, with both [P] and [S] icons, are both [P] planet and [S] space missions. Dilemmas of all types may be seeded at a dual-icon mission. To begin or continue a mission or scouting attempt, or to solve such a mission (even using alternate requirements provided by an objective such as Subjugate Planet), you must have both a crew on a ship in orbit and an Away Team on the planet (each group must have a personnel who allows the attempt, e.g. whose affiliation matches one of the mission's icons). If either the crew or the Away Team is "stopped," disabled, killed, or otherwise removed, the attempt immediately ends. (If either group is "stopped," the other group is also "stopped.")

The ship and crew are attempting a space mission (e.g. for Warp Speed Transfer), and encounter space dilemmas. The Away Team is attempting a planet mission, and encounters planet dilemmas. When a Space/Planet dilemma (or a Q-icon card) is encountered, or any card targets the attempting personnel in a random manner (e.g. Kobayahi Maru Scenario, Your Galaxy Is Impure), the player attempting the mission chooses whether it applies to the crew or to the Away Team. See scouting locations, mission attempt: restrictions.



See unique and universal.



See copy.

Duranja [link to card]


See in play.

The E.C.H. [link to card]


This personnel can download any card with "Maneuver" in the title. See any, Rulebook 12.10: The Colon Rule.

E.M.H. Program [link to card]


Although this holographic personnel may be downloaded to an outpost, he will be deactivated until taken aboard a ship or facility with a holodeck. If downloaded to a ship with a holodeck during a mission attempt, he joins the crew attempting that mission, even during a dilemma. A Mobile Holo-Emitter or Holo-projectors does not overcome his restriction box. See Doctor, The.

each turn


See turn.



See artifact.

The Earring of Li Nalas [link to card]


This artifact must have been brought into play prior to completing Rescue Prisoners in order to double its point box. The doubling effect remains even if the Earring leaves play. See once in play.

Echo Papa 607 Killer Drone [link to card]


This Equipment card does not engage adversaries in personal combat. It is used only at the end of a personnel battle to increase your total STRENGTH. It cannot contribute STRENGTH for other purposes (overcoming dilemmas or solving missions). It is not a hand weapon. The STRENGTH goes up by 10 after each separate personnel battle.

Edo Probe [link to card]


Because this dilemma has no conditions, the Away Team or crew is not "stopped" and the dilemma should not be returned under the mission. Place it on top of the mission to serve as a marker until the dilemma is resolved, then discard it.

Edo Vessel [link to card]


Any time this ship is fired upon (even by return fire), there is a 50/50 chance that the attack is nullified. You may determine the 50/50 chance by any agreeable, random method (e.g., coin toss).

Elim Garak [link to card]


See selections.

The personal combat phase of a personnel battle is not considered a random selection, so he cannot avoid personal combat and may be stunned or mortally wounded in battle. He may avoid the random selection for death at the end of the battle if he is not stunned or disabled.

Eliminate Starship [link to card]


See showing your cards.

Emblem of the Empire [link to card]


This incident gives immunity to Navigate Plasma Storms to your [TE] facilities and [TE] ships. It removes affiliation attack restrictions only from [TE] cards and the four personnel listed, not from other cards that they mix with. For example, while Benjamin Sisko has no affiliation attack restrictions, he cannot initiate ship battle while aboard the U.S.S. Defiant, because the ship is subject to normal Federation attack restrictions.

Emergency Transporter Armbands [link to card]


With the exception of Firestorm, this interrupt may not be used to escape a dilemma. Beaming your personnel "up or down" includes beaming them between ships or between a ship and facility at the same location (including a landed ship).

You may play this interrupt at any point from the initiation of a personnel battle up to the point of determining the winner, either before or between combat pairings. You may not interrupt a combat pairing. If you remove all your personnel from a personnel battle with this interrupt before any personal combat takes place, the battle is cancelled and there is no winner or loser, but all participants are "stopped."

You may play this interrupt to beam personnel to or from the ship after the initiation of a ship battle and before the actual attack, between the attack and the return fire, or after damage is assigned and before the ship is destroyed.

Emergent Life-Form


Opponent may move the target ship as stated by this dilemma, but opponent is subject to normal movement rules: the ship must be staffed, cannot move through a Q-Net unless 2 Diplomacy aboard, et cetera. Opponent may move the ship only once, from one location to another location, "warping past" any locations in between; multiple moves (for example, to exhaust the ship's RANGE by flying back and forth between two missions) are not allowed. If ship is affected by Cytherians, opponent may still move the ship, but only by moving in the direction required by Cytherians using all available RANGE. See actions - required.

The Emissary [link to card]


See affiliation and species, in play, report, Ops [link to card].

The Emperor's New Cloak [link to card]


See stealing.

Empok Nor [link to card]


This facility allows both players to seed dilemmas that are "related to Empok Nor" (i.e. have "Empok Nor" in their lore or gametext) underneath the Facility card, which must then be encountered and resolved before the facility can be commandeered. To do so, simply announce that your Away Team in Ops is making a "commandeering attempt," then encounter and resolve the dilemmas as you would for a mission or scouting attempt. Once there are no longer any dilemmas to be encountered, the attempt ends, and any player's Away Team may subsequently commandeer Empok Nor normally with a Computer Skill personnel unopposed in Ops. (The actual commandeering is a separate action from the commandeering attempt, which does not require Computer Skill.)

You may deliberately mis-seed cards that are not Empok Nor dilemmas under this facility as a bluff. When discovered, such mis-seeds are placed out of play as usual. However, if you reveal your own mis-seeded card when making a commandeering attempt, you may not commandeer Empok Nor as long as it remains uncontrolled. (If your opponent commandeers it, you may then commandeer it from him.)

"No reporting aboard" means that you may not use the text of any site cards to report cards aboard. Another card's text may allow a card to report aboard. For example, Luther Sloan "may report anywhere," including to a site on an uncommandeered Empok Nor. The game text on all Site cards on Empok Nor is inactive until it is commandeered, other than the Ops text allowing commandeering, docking site text allowing docking and undocking, and any text related to the placement of the sites (including the module locations and the Commander's Office placement restriction). (However, a card that plays on a site, such as Weapons Locker, may be played on an uncommandeered Empok Nor site.) All non-Borg affiliations are compatible with the Neutral uncommandeered station.

When this station is first commandeered and flipped over, each player may download to the station any number of different compatible Site and Equipment cards. The commandeering player performs all of their downloads first, then the opponent. While the downloaded cards must all be different for each player, both players could download copies of the same card (but not the same unique site). These downloads are all results of the action of commandeering the station. Computer Crash may respond to any one of these downloads, cancelling it and each subsequent download. Even though Empok Nor seeds uncontrolled, and you may not seed or build another facility at the same location. See facilities: seeding and building facilities.

Empok Nor-related


See related.



Synonym for Emperor.



See occupied.



Seed cards are encountered only during a mission, scouting, or commandeering attempt. A card is not encountered when looked at outside of a mission, scouting, or commandeering attempt, such as with a Scan card or Ocular Implants. Dilemmas that enter play, such as Cytherians, Borg Ship, Coalescent Organism, and Friendly Fire, are not considered encountered when they affect you later on the spaceline. See actions - step 1: initiation.

Normally, an artifact is moved to the back of the seed stack when encountered. It is not earned until the mission is completed, unless a card allows it.

A mis-seed is not encountered when revealed. For example, a [P] dilemma misseeded at a non-[P] mission may not be replaced by a Q: A Dazzling Flash with Beware of Q, and does not use up the effect of a Senior Staff Meeting if it is the first dilemma revealed. Also, an Orb artifact mis-seeded at a non-[P] mission could not be earned with HQ: Return Orb to Bajor. A dilemma is not considered to be encountered if it is a unique dilemma which is discarded because another copy is already in play (e.g., Dead End). See unique and universal.

end of spaceline


See spaceline.

end of turn


See turn.

End Transmission [link to card]


This card immediately ends your turn, skipping all end-of-turn actions (countdowns, probes, draws, etc.). See Rulebook 8.0: End of Turn.

energy dampener


A type of ship's special equipment. It has no built-in functions but is used by the Breen Energy-Weapon Dampener card.

Energy Vortex [link to card]


You may play this interrupt to prevent the play (but not the activation) of a hidden agenda card. Thus, you will not know the identity of the card whose play you prevent. It may not be played to stop the "showing" of a Devidian Door or when a card is downloaded or played from any place except the hand. See downloading, Battle Bridge side deck, Tribble side deck.

The replacement card may be a copy of the original. The replacement card play may in turn be interrupted by another Energy Vortex; in that case, the original card may now be played.

If you have any card in your hand that you may legally play, you must play it. For example, if your only card is Kevin Uxbridge, you must play it if there is any legal target event in play. But if you have already used your normal card play this turn and play a Doorway card which your opponent interrupts with Energy Vortex, you may not play an Event card instead. If you have no legal card to play, you must allow your opponent to verify it by looking through your hand. See verification.

Engage Cloak [link to card]


When a cloaked or phased ship placed on this objective is about to decloak and is returned to its former location, it decloaks after it makes any of the allowed movements. No other actions may be performed between the movements or between the last movement and decloaking. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.


The objective does not itself allow you to decloak or dephase a ship on your opponent's turn (but does have its effect if another card allows or requires the ship to decloak at that time).

The movements allowed for each full turn on the objective are separate movements of up to the ship's RANGE. For example, a ship with RANGE 8 which stays on Engage Cloak for three full turns may make three separate movements of up to RANGE 8 each (not a single movement of RANGE 24). A ship on Engage Cloak is not on the spaceline. It may be targeted by any card which may normally target a cloaked ship and which does not require the ship to be present or at the same location with anything else. For example, it may be targeted by Tachyon Detection Grid but not by La Forge Maneuver. If the ship's original location is destroyed by a Black Hole, upon decloaking the ship must be returned to the Black Hole location.

Any effect which would remove a ship from Engage Cloak also decloaks (or dephases) the ship before it is placed at a location.

Engage Shuttle Operations [link to card]


See movement, Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics, carried ships.

Engage Shuttle Operations: Dominion [link to card]


Jem'Hadar attack ships, which may be carried aboard another ship using this event, include Dominion ships with "attack ship" in the ship name or class. Any card which affects Engage Shuttle Operations [link to card] by name (such as Launch Portal) also affects this card. See Rulebook 12.10: The Colon Rule, Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics.



See attribute enhancements.

enigma icon ✶


The ✶ enigma symbol represents things whose nature is mysterious or unexplained, such as the Borg Queen and Fontaine. If a player has an enigma card in play, that player can not bring a second copy of it (or a second version of the same persona) into play. However, such cards are neither unique nor universal, and thus are not affected by cards that specifically affect unique or universal cards. See unique and universal, persona.

Equinox Doctor [link to card]


This personnel's "NO INTEGRITY" is an undefined attribute.



A card type, representing devices such as phasers, tricorders, and plasmadyne relays which enhance the performance of your Away Team, crew, or ship. (A Ship card's special equipment is listed in game text and is not related to the Equipment card type.) Most Equipment cards are not carried by a specific personnel, but "belong to" the entire crew or Away Team (see Away Team and crew), and are "stopped" by the same circumstances that "stop" personnel cards. (A few Equipment cards are "worn" or "placed on" a personnel. See Data's Head, Mobile Holo-emitter.) If an entire Away Team is killed, the equipment remains, but may not be taken or used by the opponent unless a card allows it. (See stealing.)

Equipment can "work" unattended unless its text requires the presence of personnel. For example, you may discard '45 Dom Perignon to replace a ship without any personnel present, and a Plasmadyne Relay enhances the SHIELDS of an empty ship.

Because Equipment cards have no affiliation icons, they may be reported and carried in Away Teams or aboard ships (even by Borg) without regard to compatibility. Thus, a Bajoran Phaser may be reported to a Federation Outpost and carried by Federation Away Team. However, to use equipment that is restricted to the use of a specific affiliation, species or characteristic, the Away Team or crew must contain at least one member of that affiliation or species. (See affiliation and species, Procurement Drone.) Once any requirements to use the equipment are met, it enhances all personnel specified by the card (e.g., "each of your personnel present"), not just the affiliations required to use the card. Thus, Cardassian Disruptor ("Cardassian and Non-Aligned use only") enhances the STRENGTH of all personnel of any affiliation in an Away Team or crew containing any Cardassian by affiliation or species OR any Non-Aligned personnel. Bat'leth, on the other hand, has no restrictions on who may "use" it (e.g., anyone could discard it for points at Kressari Rendezvous), but it enhances only Klingons (by affiliation or species) in the Away Team or crew.

"Using" affiliation, species or characteristic -specific equipment means deriving any benefit from it, including its stated game text purposes (e.g., enhancing STRENGTH), overcoming a dilemma (Zaldan), solving a mission (Samaritan Snare), or increasing its points (Kressari Rendezvous). A personnel whose restriction box states that they"does not use" a type of equipment may be in the same Away Team with it but may not enable its use and is not affected by it. For example, Odo's STRENGTH is not enhanced by hand weapons in his Away Team.

If an Equipment card, such as a Tricorder, grants a skill to personnel of a particular classification, only that classification (not a skill) will allow the equipment to function, and only a skill is granted (not a classification). Borg may not gain skills from such equipment, because they have no classifications, but they could use a Tricorder to pass Alien Labyrinth.

An Equipment card is "related to" a personnel type if it has that personnel type in its game text. For example, an Engineering Tricorder is both MEDICAL-related and ENGINEER-related; a Plasmadyne Relay is not related to any personnel type. See movement.

equipment - ship


See special equipment.



See revised text.

Espionage cards


These events allow you to attempt a mission with personnel of a different affiliation from that printed on the Mission card. (Normally, a personnel of matching affiliation must be in the crew or Away Team.) They do not override a card or rule that prevents you from solving an opponent's mission (see Fair Play [link to card]), or a more specific card that prevents you from attempting an opponent's mission. The affiliation reference does not include species (see affiliation and species).

A "Bajoran espionage card" is one that allows Bajorans to attempt another affiliation's missions. For example, Espionage: Bajoran on Cardassian is a Bajoran espionage card, while Espionage: Cardassian on Bajoran is a Cardassian espionage card.

Espionage Mission [link to card]


You may attempt this mission if:

  • you play an Espionage: [your affiliation] on Federation card on the mission (e.g. Espionage: Klingon on Federation allows your [Kli] Away Team to attempt the mission); or
  • you have Selok in your Away Team; or
  • an objective specifically allows you to attempt it (e.g., HQ: Secure Homeworld allows your [Fed] Away Team to attempt it); or
  • a card allows you to add your affiliation icon to the mission (e.g., Bribery adds a [Fer] icon which allows your [Fer] Away Team to attempt it).

Establish Tractor Lock [link to card]


A cloaked or phased ship may not be targeted with this objective. Phasing an already-targeted ship breaks the tractor lock and discards the objective; cloaking an already-targeted ship does not. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

Establish Trade Route [link to card]


See Rulebook Downloading Facilities.

Establish Trade Route [link to card]


See mission attempt.



A card type representing an event that took place in the Star Trek universe. It may play on and affect another card, or may play on the table to have a widespread effect on various aspects of the game. While most events have a lasting effect on the game (unless the card is nullified or destroyed), a few say to discard them after use. Playing an Event card uses your normal card play.

every turn


See turn.



See unexamined.

exchanging cards


When a card in play is exchanged for another card (e.g., persona replacement, one Founder morphing into another, Young Jem'Hadar exchanged for a universal Jem'Hadar) or replaced (discarded) by a downloaded card, any cards already played on, placed on, or aboard the card that is leaving play transfer to the replacement card unless their results are now inapplicable. You do not re-check the conditions (or targets for playing a card) for such cards. For example, you would discard Adapt: Modulate Shields from an Equipment card that morphed into a Founder using In the Bag, or discard Reflection Therapy if the skill it was replacing did not exist on a new version of a persona just exchanged. However, damage can apply to both a Borg Ship dilemma and a Borg Cube, so any damage would transfer when Retask [link to card] is played; and when a ship is transformed by '45 Dom Perignon, its crew transfers to the new ship.

When a card in play is exchanged for a card not in play (either by persona replacement or with a card that allows such an exchange, such as In the Bag or Macias), the new card is not reporting for duty. When a card in play is discarded and replaced by a card downloaded into play (e.g., Transporter Mixup), the downloaded card is reporting for duty.

executing orders


Following the card play segment of your turn, you may optionally execute orders, performing actions such as movement or a mission attempt, using your cards already in play.

Using game text such as "cycling" a [Ref] card with Q the Referee is also executing orders. There is no limit on the number of orders you may execute in one turn.

Executing orders includes (but is not limited to) the following actions during your turn:

Actions that are permitted at any time may be performed during your card play segment or your executing orders segment. Actions that you take during your opponent's turn are not executing orders.

Experience BiJ!


Any player who encounters any dilemma after Experience BiJ! is placed on a mission may discard Experience BiJ!. This is optional. Only the player encountering the dilemma has this option. Multiple copies of Experience BiJ! may be discarded simultaneously.

Explore Gamma Quadrant [link to card]


See Gamma Quadrant.



A ship is exposed when it is undocked, uncloaked, unphased, and not landed or carried.

Extradition [link to card]


You may take only one personnel captive with this dilemma, regardless of the number of SECURITY personnel you beam onto the ship. The captive must have lower STRENGTH than the total of the SECURITY personnel. See Rulebook 6.3.4: Dual-Personnel Cards.

The dilemma does not allow a download of the SECURITY personnel, provide transporters or allow you to use your opponent's transporters, or allow beaming from a Nor. For example, the Cardassians downloaded to a planet or site with a preceding Sleeper Trap may not be used to take a captive with Extradition.

Eyes In The Dark


This interrupt adds the regular skills and attributes to the crew or Away Team as a whole, not to a single personnel. For example, if Kova Tholl is selected from the opponent's ship, your crew's total INTEGRITY is +8, total CUNNING is +6, and total STRENGTH is +2, plus one Diplomacy skill is added to the crew's pool of skills.

Ezri [link to card]


See Crossover [link to card].



A card type representing installations throughout the galaxy. There are three kinds of facilities: outposts, headquarters, and stations. (These are not considered separate card types.)

  • Your outpost represents a remote space facility where your personnel, ships, and equipment may report for duty, and where ships may dock and be repaired.
  • A headquarters represents an affiliation's center of government on its homeworld, where both players' personnel, ships, and equipment may report for duty.
  • A station represents any one of a variety of installations such as mining stations, colonies, etc. The Cardassian-origin mining facilities of the same design as Deep Space 9 are referred to collectively as "Nors" and are always used in conjunction with another card type, sites. Stations do not allow reporting, docking, or repairs unless specified by game text on the station or its sites.
  • Card references to the "outpost phase" mean the facility phase. However, card references to the outposts (or stations) themselves do not include other facilities. For example, a Spacedock may be played only on an outpost, not on a station or headquarters.

    Seeding and building facilities

    Seedable facilities seed during the facility seed phase unless otherwise specified (e.g., Deep Space 9). Most outposts state "seed one" in game text, allowing each player to seed only one copy of that Outpost card. A few just say "seed," allowing you to seed multiple copies. Additional copies may be played (or, equivalently, built) during the play phase if the game text allows it; this ordinarily uses your normal card play. (see unique and universal.)

    Facilities may seed only in their native quadrant (but may be built during the play phase in any quadrant, if appropriate). You may seed or build an outpost only at a mission (either [P] or [S], belonging to either player) with a matching affiliation icon (unless the outpost's text specifies otherwise, such as the Neutral Outpost).

    You may not seed or build any outpost at any homeworld mission, regardless of affiliation icon, unless a card or rule specifies otherwise (e.g., a Borg Outpost may be built at an assimilated planet, even a homeworld). A headquarters may be seeded or built only on the specified homeworld.

    Stations may be established only at the locations specified on the cards. You may not seed or build any facility at a location where you already own a facility, even if uncontrolled, commandeered, or assimilated, unless one allows another to "co-exist" there (e.g., Chamber of Ministers). (However, you could have two facilities at a location as a result of moving or commandeering one.)

    Most facilities (including all outposts) are conceptually located "in space," even when seeded or built at a planet location. (A few, such as headquarters, specify that they are seeded or built on a planet.) Only space facilities allow ships to dock.

    Using facilities

    You may not use your opponent's outposts or stations (or operate their SHIELDS, transporters, holodecks, or other features), unless a card (such as a site) allows it. Both players may use headquarters, regardless of ownership, unless otherwise specified. Your cards must be compatible with a facility (except a Nor) to report to, dock at, or enter the facility. They may report to or dock at any Nor according to the text of its site cards. They may board a Nor and exit from any facility even if incompatible with the facility. (See beaming.)

    If your opponent seeded a headquarters and you are playing the matching affiliation, you may utilize that headquarters as though it were "your facility." For example, if your opponent plays The Tower of Commerce on Ferenginar and you have played [Fer] cards, your personnel in that facility are not intruders, and you may use Assign Support Personnel to download a support personnel aboard.

    Whenever you have personnel or ships aboard (or docked at) a facility, stack them on top of the appropriate site (for a Nor) or underneath the Facility card (for any other facility). Stack personnel aboard a ship docked at an outpost underneath the Ship card; stack personnel aboard the outpost itself between the Ship card and the Outpost card. For personnel to use a planet facility (such as by scoring points at a Colony), you must indicate that they are "in" the facility by stacking the Away Team under the Facility card, rather than on top of the Mission card.

    All facilities have transporters, unless otherwise specified. See beaming.

    All outposts allow ships to dock. Other space facilities allow docking only if specified in their text (or the text of a docking site). While docked, a ship gains SHIELDS equal to 50% of the facility's SHIELDS (the facility's SHIELDS are not reduced), but may not attempt missions or fire its WEAPONS, even in retaliation. Ships cannot dock at planet facilities.

    Damaged ships may be repaired by docking at an outpost or Docking Pylons site for a period of time. See repair. No other facilities can make repairs unless specified in their game text.

    Control of facilities

    When you seed or build a facility, you control it, and it is under the control of the affiliation whose icon is printed on the card, regardless of the affiliations you are playing or treaties in effect. (Empok Nor [link to card] seeds uncontrolled.) Thus, Deep Space 9 is under Bajoran control when you seed it, even if you are playing Federation (with or without a treaty).

    When you commandeer a Nor, it is under the control of the commandeering affiliation. For example, if you commandeer your opponent's Deep Space 9 with your Romulan Away Team, its affiliation changes to Romulan, as though it were printed on the card. (Though it is flipped to the Terok Nor side, its affiliation is not Cardassian.) See Ore Processing Unit [link to card].

    Reporting cards for duty

    When a facility (or its site) allows you to report a card for duty, you may do so only if that card and the facility are both in their native quadrant. Equipment cards are native to all quadrants and thus may report to any appropriate facility that is in its native quadrant. You may report any compatible cards to your outpost. Ships report docked.

    Headquarters cards allow both players to report any compatible cards and to use the game text on the headquarters card. Reporting is not restricted to the cards listed on a Headquarters card, such as Cardassian Guls and Legates, which may report for free. (See Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics.) Ships report in orbit of the planet.

    You may report cards to sites only in accordance with the text of the Station and Site cards (matching affiliation, compatible, or "regardless of affiliation"; if not specified, compatibility is not required). Each site lists in its game text what kinds of cards may report to that site (personnel classifications, types of equipment, staffing requirements for ships). Ships report docked at an appropriate docking site. Stations without sites (such as Colony and Deep Space Station K-7 [link to card]) do not allow cards to report unless the station itself has text explicitly allowing reporting.


    Facilities participate in battle and are damaged or destroyed in the same manner as ships. See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle, damage.

    facility commander


    See matching commander.

    facility phase


    See seed phases.



    There are 3 factions: [KCA] Klingon/Cardassian Alliance, [Maq] Maquis, and [TE] Terran Empire. Cards may belong to one or more of these factions based on the presence of the corresponding faction icons. Factions are not affiliations, even though they may sometimes be referred to in a similar manner. See Rulebook 7.4.1: Initiating a Battle, infiltration icon, playing an affiliation (non-Borg).

    Fair Play [link to card]


    Activating this hidden agenda event is a valid response to solving a mission, a sub-action of the mission attempt. After the last seed card has been resolved, check conditions (having a matching affiliation personnel and the mission requirements present) for solving the mission, after which your opponent may respond by activating Fair Play, which prevents solving the mission. It is not a valid response to the initiation of a mission attempt, because it does not specifically modify a mission attempt. See actions - step 2: responses.

    You may not solve your opponent's unique mission without a point box (e.g., Q's Planet). Espionage cards or other cards that allow you to attempt missions of other affiliations will still allow you to attempt an opponent's unique mission, but, if this event is in play, you will not be able to solve the mission or score its points.

    Fajo's Gallery [link to card]


    The card draws allowed by this event are a "just" action that must be performed immediately after the action occurs which allows the card draws. See actions - "just".

    far end of spaceline (farthest planet, etc.)


    When a dilemma is to be placed at or move toward the far end of the spaceline, once determined (see ties) the far end does not change. That is, if the far end is the left end, it remains the left end even if the spaceline is rearranged.



    An affiliation.

    Feedback Surge [link to card]


    This incident causes your opponent to lose 10 points for each seed card they discard using the listed cards, whether you reseed them or not.



    see related.



    An affiliation and a species. See affiliation and species.

    Ferengi Bug [link to card]


    See Telepathic Alien Kidnappers [link to card].

    Ferengi Conference [link to card]


    If you download a dual-personnel card with this objective, only the [SD] icons of Ferengi CIVILIANs on the card count toward the maximum of 11. For example, if you download The Trois, only Deanna's [SD] icons count, but if you download Jake and Nog, all their [SD] icons count.

    Ferengi Financial Data Net [link to card]


    "Unique" means "non-universal" (not "the only copy in play). For example, this event allows you to draw a card for each copy of Quark you have in play.

    Ferengi Trading Post [link to card]


    Both players may use this outpost regardless of ownership. Your cards (including ships) may report and mix aboard (i.e., they are compatible with each other and with the outpost), board and disembark from your own ships, dock and undock, and beam to and from the outpost.

    FGC-47 Research [link to card]


    The minimum span for this mission is 0.

    Fifth [link to card]


    This personnel cannot return to hand a [BO] objective which has been completed and relocated. See in play.

    Firestorm [link to card]


    On this card, the text "unless thermal deflectors present" is not treated as a condition (even though it is written as one). Mission continues, even if Thermal Deflectors are not present.

    This is a temporary ruling, issued December 2023, subject to modification or reversal.

    For Cardassia! [link to card]


    You may play multiple copies of this objective on multiple legates. If they all help complete HQ: Secure Homeworld, you may discard each objective; only one may place cards out-of-play to score points, while the rest may each download two Cardassians with Honor. See helps.

    for free


    A card that plays (or reports) for free does not count as your normal card play. It must be played during the card play segment of your turn, unless otherwise specified.



    A group of cards belonging to one player which may participate in a battle. In personnel battle, a force may be an Away Team or crew. In ship battle, a force may consist of one or more ships and/or facilities, including their crews (or your Away Team in your planet facility).

    All cards in a force (including all crew members) must be compatible.

    A force may include one or more affiliations which can restrict it from initiating battle or prevent it from being attacked. For example, any force which includes at least one [Fed] Federation-affiliation card, such as a [NA] Non-Aligned ship with a mixed [NA] Non-Aligned/[Fed] Federation crew, is a [Fed] Federation force and may not initiate battle except against [Bor] Borg and [Self] self-controlling cards. A [Kli] Klingon ship with a mixed [Kli] Klingon-[Rom] Romulan crew is both a [Kli] Klingon force and a [Rom] Romulan force. It may not initiate battle against [Rom] Romulans or be attacked by the opponent's [Rom] Romulan force.

    Forced-Labor Camp [link to card]


    This objective refers to two planet locations: Cardassia IV (Rescue Prisoners) and Ligos VII (Distress Mission). See mission attempt.

    Fractal Encryption Code [link to card]


    A ship affected by this interrupt may move by a means that does not require use of RANGE (e.g., Wormholes, time travel).

    Frame of Mind [link to card]


    The personnel affected by this dilemma losesall skills. Any two regular skills in the game may be selected as replacements. See become, skills -modifying, timeline disruption.

    Friendly Fire [link to card]


    This dilemma is discarded immediately if its conditions (2 Leadership and 2 SECURITY) are met when encountered. It is not placed on the mission to count down. See dilemma resolution.

    When placed on Empok Nor [link to card], it prevents both commandeering attempts (dilemma encounters) and actual commandeering.

    full speed


    See actions - required.

    full turn


    See turn.

    game deck


    See deck.

    game text


    Gameplay information in the large text block at or near the bottom of each card (or on each end of a Mission card). See mission.

    Gamma Quadrant


    A "Gamma Quadrant mission" is a mission with a Gamma Quadrant Γ icon in its point box.

    Gaps In Normal Space


    This event creates a spaceline location of unspecified type. If the event is nullified (discarded), the "gap" in the spaceline is closed. Any cards played directly on the event are also discarded. Any ships or other cards at that spaceline location are relocated to one adjacent spaceline location by the player who nullified the event.

    Garak Has Some Issues [link to card]


    The personnel affected by this dilemma is "stopped" only until the beginning of the next turn, as usual.

    Gegis [link to card]


    This personnel's special skill makes all your [Holo] and [Fer] personnel at his location compatible.



    in addition to gender-related cards, this includes male-related and female-related cards. See related.

    The Genesis Device [link to card]


    See playing an affiliation, point box.

    genetically enhanced


    This characteristic is not equivalent to the similar-sounding "genetically engineered." Hannah Bates cannot use Group Therapy. Genetically engineered personnel have genetic alterations from conception, while genetically enhanced personnel were born normal but later received genetic modifications.

    Genetronic Replicator [link to card]


    As the card states, the 2 MEDICAL required to prevent the death must be present in the crew or Away Team with the personnel selected to die (e.g., in the combat group for a personnel battle, or in the Away Team facing a dilemma).

    As the card also states, the MEDICAL must not be targeted to die when Genetronic Replicator is activated. For example, Genetronic Replicator cannot save anyone from Barclay's Protomorphosis Disease, because all personnel present (including all MEDICAL) are targeted to die, and a MEDICAL personnel cannot save itself from death by using Genetronic Replicator.

    As always, the 2 MEDICAL must not themselves be stunned, disabled, mortally wounded, or otherwise unable to use their MEDICAL.

    See Rulebook 7.4.1: Personnel Battle.

    Gi'ral [link to card]


    This personnel must be made compatible with Tokath to build a Colony with him.

    Gift of the Tormentor [link to card]


    You cannot encounter this Q-icon interrupt from your own Q-Continuum side deck. See Q-icon cards.

    This card's specific statement that it is placed in a discard pile (even though it is a [Q] card) overrides the gametext that [Q] cards are placed face-up beneath Q-Flash.

    Gomtuu [link to card]


    This ship's WEAPONS are an undefined attribute. In a ship battle that includes Gomtuu, determine your ATTACK total normally, with Gomtuu contributing 0. Regardless of whether you score a hit, determine at this time (before damage is applied) whether Gomtuu is able to "hurl" the target; it may do so only if the target's SHIELDS (not the DEFENSE total) are less than 9. If so, "hurl" the ship after any damage for a hit or direct hit is applied. "Hurling" a ship does not in itself damage the target. Gomtuu cannot target or "hurl" any facility. See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle.

    Empathy x2 is a staffing requirement, not a special ability of the ship.

    Grebnedlog [link to card]


    If this personnel captures an ENGINEER who received that skill from an Equipment card, the Equipment card is not relocated along with the captive.

    group actions


    See actions - group.

    The Guardian of Forever [link to card]


    To use this doorway to "return here from there," at least one of the personnel returning from the time location must have originally time traveled to that time location from planet Gateway using The Guardian of Forever. They may perform other actions (including other forms of time travel) between the original time travel and the return. To draw cards, your Archaeology or Anthropology personnel must time travel to, and return from, a time location using the Guardian.

    Guest Quarters [link to card]


    "Not cumulative" on this site means that if you have two Guest Quarters sites in play, you may not use the text of both sites to replace one card draw with a double draw. If you are entitled to two card draws during a turn, you could replace each of them with the double draw from one of the two Guest Quarters sites.



    A Nausicaan skill from a word meaning "courage." Wherever your crew or Away Team has Guramba, your opponent must have two leaders present (Borg must have two [SCD] personnel instead) in order to initiate a personnel battle (unless counterattacking). Guramba has no effect on ship battle.

    Hail [link to card]


    Although the ship targeted by this interrupt is not "stopped" (e.g., it may initiate battle or attempt a mission), it may not move this turn. See passing locations.

    Handshake [link to card]


    When you play this incident for its first function, the number of cards you have in hand includes the Handshake card.

    Harness Particle 010 [link to card]


    This objective does not work with Service the Collective or Population 9 Billion - All Borg, because it does not target a mission (it targets an Omega Particle [link to card]). However, because the objective allows scouting of the location, your Borg may acquire any artifact or card seeded like an artifact if the Survey Drone is present when you complete Harness Particle 010.

    If Resistance is Futile is played on a [BO] objective that is being doubled by Harness Particle 010, it will add 10 points to the total (not 20). For example, when Resistance is Futile is played on Assimiliate Planet doubled by Harness Particle 010, the objective is worth 60 points. The doubling rule does not apply, because the modifications are not simultaneous

    "has a Q-Flash"


    See Q-Continuum side deck.

    Hate Crime [link to card]


    See species.

    He Will Make An Excellent Drone


    Converting a counterpart to a drone with this interrupt (either a Borg pre-assimilated counterpart or your opponent's personnel that you assimilated as a counterpart) transforms the counterpart as if he were being assimilated as a drone. That is, it retains its existing three subcommand icons and its attributes become 7-7-7. See assimilation - personnel.



    A kind of facility. See here.



    For "held" by a dilemma, see Rulebook Reading and Responding to Dilemmas. For "held" as a captive, see capturing.



    A personnel helps solve a mission or helps complete an objective if they actively contribute a skill, attribute, or characteristic required by the mission or objective. Just being in the Away Team or crew is not "helping."



    An ability that takes place "here" (or "there") can be anywhere at that spaceline or time location (on the planet, aboard a ship in orbit, on a facility).

    There is one exception: on a site card, facility card, or card that plays on a facility or site, "here" means present with that card.

    Hero of the Empire [link to card]


    The mission point adjustments from this objective apply to all missions completed during that game, even those completed before the timeline disruption. Because the mission points are changed, the adjustments are non-bonus points. See objective, mission.

    hidden agenda



    Cards with this icon represent secret objectives or other clandestine strategies. When you seed or play such a card, announce it as a hidden agenda card and place it face down on the table, normally without showing it to your opponent (if downloaded or played for free, e.g., using Q the Referee, the card must be shown for verification purposes). This counts as your turn during that seed phase, or as your normal card play, as appropriate. While face down, it is not in play, its identity is concealed, and it is immune to general-use cards (e.g., Kevin Uxbridge).

    You may activate a hidden agenda card by turning it face up at any time, between other actions or as a valid response to another action (see actions - step 2: responses).

    Activating a hidden agenda does not suspend play. (A seeded hidden agenda may not be activated until after the play phase begins.) This immediately activates the card's game text. If there are any conditions specified by the card, you must meet them at this time (if you cannot, you must immediately turn the card face down again). Once activated, the card remains face up.

    When you use a special download [DL] icon to download a hidden agenda card, you must play that card to the table, then immediately activate it and follow its game text (targeting something at the location of the special download icon if applicable).

    If you seed or play a card as a hidden agenda when it does not bear a hidden agenda icon, you lose the game. Upon request, you must show any such cards at the end of the game to verify their status. If a card such as The Line Must Be Drawn Here or Mirror Image is activated in response to the play of one of the cards affected by it, it takes effect immediately in reference to that card play. For example, if you activate The Line Must Be Drawn Here in response to your opponent playing Kevin Uxbridge, they lose 5 points for playing that card (even if is then nullified).

    Hidden Fighter [link to card]


    This interrupt downloads a ship to your Away Team on a planet surface (outside a facility or landed ship).

    Hippocratic Oath [link to card]


    This dilemma may not relocate across quadrants except when the Aid Fugitives mission is in play (in which case, it must relocate there). See movement between quadrants. If there is no other planet on the spaceline where this dilemma is encountered (and Aid Fugitives is not in play), discard the dilemma for lack of a target planet.

    To pass this dilemma, the most CUNNING MEDICAL personnel must be able to relocate to another planet and still have MEDICAL skill after relocating. If they are unable to meet these conditions (for example, most CUNNING MEDICAL is a holographic personnel without a Mobile Holo-Emitter, or a Borg who has MEDICAL skill through skill-sharing when there is no skill-sharing hive with MEDICAL at the destination), or if there is no MEDICAL present, the Away Team or crew is "stopped" and the dilemma is replaced under the mission. (You may not choose to relocate a MEDICAL of lower CUNNING.)

    Because a personnel may always carry equipment present when moving, an OFFICER using a Medical Kit to add MEDICAL may (and therefore must) relocate with the Medical Kit if she is the most CUNNING MEDICAL present.

    See quarantine.



    An affiliation and a species. See affiliation and species.

    His Honor, The High Sheriff Of Nottingham


    When you choose the second option on this Q-icon dilemma ("return a captive to this location"), you select one of your personnel held captive by your opponent to be returned to the location of your crew or Away Team which encountered the dilemma. The dilemma has no effect on any of your opponent's personnel whom you are holding captive. See capturing.



    If your ATTACK total is more than your opponent's DEFENSE total, you score a hit on the target ship. "If you hit" means "if you score a hit or direct hit." See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle.



    All of one player's [Bor] affiliation cards at one location, whether in space, on a planet, aboard a ship or facility, etc.



    This event, like a Holodeck, allows [Holo] cards to be active on a planet surface or inside any facility or landed ship on that planet. It affects both players' [Holo] cards. If the event is nullified while [Holo] cards are on the planet without a Mobile Holo-Emitter, they are erased. See holographic personnel and equipment.



    A type of special equipment, found on ships and a few facilities, which permits holographic personnel and equipment to be activated aboard.

    Holodeck Door [link to card]


    This doorway in play on a facility allows your compatible [Holo] cards to report aboard regardless of quadrant.

    Holoprogram: 221B Baker Street [link to card]


    When a personnel is placed on this incident, your copies do not have a [Holo] icon until they are in play; you may not report them as [Holo] personnel (e.g., to a ship with a Holodeck Door).

    Holoprogram: The Office of Dixon Hill [link to card]


    If your opponent chooses the first option when you use this incident to request "the item," and you cannot legally play the card (or choose not to), you may not draw a card.

    Holosuite [link to card]


    This site allows only personnel native to the quadrant to report.

    Homefront [link to card]


    This incident has no effect on headquarters game text allowing seeding or playing of the headquarters or co-existence with another facility, or on normal reporting to the headquarters. A player without 4 SECURITY on the planet is prevented only from using text allowing free card plays and The Great Link's text keeping Ketracel-White from counting down.

    A SECURITY personnel downloaded with this incident may not report for free using the text of a headquarters or other card. Your normal card play is an explicit cost of the download. The personnel must match both the affiliation and universe of the homeworld. See mirror universe.



    Most affiliations have their own homeworld, as indicated in the lore of the relevant Mission cards. For a list of all homeworlds, see Appendix A.

    The affiliation "matching a homeworld" (e.g., for HQ: Secure Homeworld) is the affiliation to whom the homeworld belongs, not the affiliation(s) whose icons may be printed on the mission. To match a homeworld affiliation, a personnel or ship must also match that homeworld's universe. See mirror universe.

    Only affiliations have homeworlds, and the mission must specify that it is the "(affiliation) homeworld." Species do not have homeworlds.

    No outposts may be seeded or built on any homeworld. Other facilities may be established there if the location meets the requirements of the Facility card.

    Horga'hn [link to card]


    You "use" the Horga'hn (for purposes of cards such as Temporal Narcosis) each time you exercise the additional card play or draw. If you do not use the additional card play, you must draw the extra card.

    house arrest


    Your personnel may mix only if they are compatible. If you have personnel of different affiliations together aboard your ship or facility, and the treaty or other card that is making them compatible is nullified, the personnel who are incompatible with the ship or facility are placed under house arrest. If all are compatible with the ship or facility, or at the same site on a Nor, or aboard your opponent's ship or facility, the minority group is placed under house arrest. (Incompatible personnel on a planet surface split into two Away Teams instead.) They remain under house arrest until they are transferred to a planet or to your compatible ship or facility, or they walk to another site.

    Personnel under house arrest may not staff a ship, attempt missions, participate in battle, etc. (See present.) You place under house arrest only cards you control - never your opponent's intruders, captives, etc. House arrest may also occur when you acquire an incompatible personnel aboard a ship (e.g., from a Cryosatellite or The Naked Truth). However, you may not voluntarily place your personnel in a house arrest situation. For example, without a treaty, you may not report a Klingon to a Romulan Outpost or Romulan headquarters (or to a Neutral Outpost where you have Romulans present), beam your Klingons aboard your Romulan ship, allow your Klingons and Romulans to stop at the same site, report Dr. Telek R'Mor aboard your Klingon ship, or switch Major Rakal's affiliation to Federation while she is aboard a Romulan ship. See treaties.

    HQ: Defensive Measures [link to card]


    For this objective, "attempting" to seed a copy of a mission means seeding a copy. For example, if both you and your opponent seeded ❖ Patrol Neutral Zone, they may attempt your copy. (Duplicated unique missions which are stacked are always considered "your mission.")

    HQ: Ferengi Credit Exchange [link to card]


    This incident has three separate options: "score 2 points," "draw one card," and "place any one card from discard pile beneath draw deck." You may choose only one option for each Latinum discarded.

    HQ: Orbital Weapons Platform [link to card]


    This incident may "fire upon" a target even if you do not have damage markers to place on it (you may not apply rotation damage instead), and may still exclude the target from battle. It may "fire upon" an opposing ship that was not participating in the attack; that ship becomes involved in the battle (and is therefore "stopped" afterward).

    HQ: Return Orb to Bajor [link to card]


    The Mysterious Orb may be earned upon encounter by the [Orb] personnel affected by this objective, but it may not be "returned to Bajor" for the card draw or points, because it cannot be "present" with that personnel on Bajor. See encountered, present, stealing.

    HQ: Secure Homeworld [link to card]


    See mission attempt.



    Holographic Tal Shiar Barbering and Engineering Guild. Covert intelligence agency jointly operated by Romulans, Bolians, and disguised quantum singularity lifeforms. Rumored to have infiltrated Sector 001 Headquarters and to have significant influence on expansion plans in the quadrant. Recently scored a major coup by gaining control of communications and intelligence.

    Hugh [link to card]


    This interrupt nullifies the attack of the Borg Ship dilemma (for the rest of the turn), not the Borg Ship dilemma itself. All cards targeted by the cancelled attack are "stopped." See battle, Borg: Borg-affiliation ships.

    HULL integrity


    If a ship, facility, or [Self] dilemma has its HULL integrity reduced to 0, it is destroyed. See damage.



    See species, timeline disruption.



    Humanoid (and the equivalent "alien") is not a distinct species, and cannot be targeted by a card with targets a particular species by name. No humanoid is the same species as any other card, even copies of the same card.

    Hunter Gangs [link to card]


    See zero, dilemma resolution: targets.

    Hyper-Aging [link to card]


    See quarantine.

    I Do Not Take Orders From You! [link to card]


    This interrupt cannot be used to kill Rogue Borg.

    I Tried To Warn You


    This dilemma destroys all points scored when the mission was solved (or just after), including bonus points such as points scored from Assign Mission Specialists or Particle Fountain.

    I.K.C. and I.K.S


    I.K.S. is considered to be equivalent to I.K.C. For example, Kargan is the matching commander of both I.K.C. Pagh and I.K.S. Pagh, and the I.K.S. Maht-H'a may persona replace I.K.C. Maht-H'a.

    I.K.C. T'Ong [link to card]


    This ship can report to any spaceline end, in any quadrant. It may report to a facility only if located at a spaceline end. The report with up to three personnel is not a report with crew action (full staffing is not required, and no equipment may report).



    In this Glossary, icons are represented by text in square brackets. Icon abbreviations are listed in Appendix B.

    icons in game text


    Game text may use an icon to refer to a trait of another card, such as a [Fed] personnel or a [Ref] card. Such a reference always refers to an icon in its normal location on a card, not to an icon within game text. For example, Q the Referee allows a [Ref] card to play for free, meaning any card identified by the [Ref] icon in its title bar (or with the icon added by Q the Referee). Saavik and Chula: Crossroads are not [Ref] cards, even though they have the [Ref] icon in their game text.



    If a card is immune to another card, it may not be affected by that card in any way. For example:

    Impersonate Captive [link to card]


    See skills - modifying.

    implant card


    This phrase, used on Assimilation Table, refers to any card with the word "implant" in the title, such as Optical Implants.

    Impose Order [link to card]


    After this mission has been solved, non-Borg players can "steal" its points back and forth from each other (slide the Mission card toward whomever stole the points last).

    Impressive Trophies [link to card]


    See selections, showing your cards.

    in orbit


    A ship is in orbit or orbiting a planet when it is in space, undocked, at a planet location. A docked ship is not considered to be in orbit even if the facility is orbiting a planet.

    in place of a card draw


    See card draw.

    in place of normal card play


    See card play.

    in play


    A card is "in play" if it:

    • has entered play (that is, it was played, was not nullified, and was not discarded as part of its results); or
    • has been seeded face up; or
    • has been exchanged for a card already in play; or
    • has been activated by turning it face up (hidden agendas); or
    • has been encountered like a dilemma or during a Q-Flash; or
    • has been earned or acquired like an artifact (unless placed in the hand for later play);
    • AND it has not left play.

    A card in play may leave play by being discarded (to the discard pile, bonus point area, The Next Emanation, etc.), placed out-of- play, re-seeded (e.g., with Q-Type Android), relocated as a marker (e.g., a completed objective such as Assimilate Homeworld), or returned to a player's hand, draw deck, or side deck; it is then no longer "in play." (A card such as Jem'Hadar Shrouding may also specify that certain cards are not in play.) Any cards placed on (or under) or played on (or aboard) that card are treated likewise (except cards which are exchanged for a card in hand or replaced by another card, and cards which are protected from Borg timeline disruption; see exchanging cards, Stop First Contact [link to card]).

    Thus, a Personnel card is "in play" whether reported for duty, exchanged for another persona version, or recovered from an earned Cryosatellite. The personnel aboard a Cryosatellite are not "in play" until the Cryosatellite is earned and the personnel come aboard the ship. Personnel who are captured, in a Penalty Box, under The Nexus, "held" by a dilemma, or "lost" to Thine Own Self, are still in play.

    When a personnel or ship leaves play, all previous effects on that card are cancelled (except use of a once per game function). If the same card is reported again, treat it as if it were a new copy of the card being reported. For example, replayed cards are "unstopped," a ship is undamaged and any RANGE used this turn is restored, and a personnel is no longer affected by Frame of Mind. When an effect depends on another card "in play" or when another term not specifying "present," "with," or "location" is used, it may benefit from either player's card (unless "your" or "opponent's" is specified, as with Ressikan Flute or Flaxian Assassin). Examples:

    • Your opponent's Kareen Brianon enhances your Ira Graves' skills.
    • Your K'nera scores points if either player's Korris or Konmel is killed in battle.
    • Disabled cards and cards in play for uniqueness only cannot trigger such effects.

    See Rulebook 10.2.8: In Play 'For Uniqueness Only'.

    In the Zone [link to card]


    For this incident, the points you score during a turn are the net total of positive and negative points scored. The points that do not count toward winning are the last positive points scored during a turn in which you score more than 50 points. For example:

    • You complete a mission for 45 points. Later that same turn, you complete a Cytherians dilemma for 15 points, for a total of 60 points. 10 of the 15 Cytherians points do not count toward winning.
    • Reversing the previous example, you complete a Cytherians dilemma and then solve a 45-point mission on the same turn. 10 of the mission points do not count toward winning.
    • Continuing the second example, you then score -5 points from The Higher... The Fewer in the same turn. You now have a net total of 55 points; 5 of the mission points do not count toward winning.
    The effects of In the Zone, Intermix Ratio [link to card], and Altonian Brain Teaser [link to card] are independent; each one could affect the same points. If you are affected by more than one of these cards, evaluate your points that count toward winning for each card separately; the lowest total is your current "points that count toward winning." Example:
    • You are affected by both Intermix Ratio and In the Zone. At the start of your turn, you score 30 bonus points with Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold and 5 points with Colony, then solve a mission for 30 points. Your actual score is 65. For In the Zone, 10 of those points do not count toward winning, for a "win-capable" score of 50. For Intermix Ratio, 5 points do not count towards winning, for a "win-capable" score of 55. Taking the lower of the two, In the Zone limits you to 50 points counting toward winning.
    • Next turn, you score 15 bonus points for a total actual score of 90. For In the Zone, 10 points still do not count toward winning, for a "win-capable" score of 65. For Intermix Ratio, 30 bonus points do not count toward winning, for a "win-capable" score of 60. Now Intermix Ratio is the card that limits your score to 60 points toward winning.



    A card type similar to an Event card. It may play on and affect another card, or may play on the table to have a widespread effect on various aspects of the game. Most incidents have a lasting effect (unless the card is nullified or discarded according to its game text). Playing an Incident card uses your normal card play.

    Incoming Message


    See outpost, docking.

    Incoming Message: Attack Authorization [link to card]


    If you use this interrupt to attack your own ship when using a Battle Bridge side deck, you may draw and use a current tactic. The single current tactic applies to both the attacking and defending ships. However, if either of your ships is damaged, damage is applied as usual from your opponent's Battle Bridge side deck (or rotation damage if they have no side deck). See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle.

    infiltration icon


    <Baj><Bor> <Car><Dom> <Fed> <Fer> <Hir> <Kli> <Maq> <NA> <Rom> <SF> <Vid> <Vul>

    Your personnel who has a diamond shaped infiltration icon may infiltrate your opponent's cards, if your opponent has played or seeded face-up a card of that affiliation or faction, in one of two ways:

    • It may report to your opponent's side of the table, to a facility (and crew or Away Team, if any) which it will be compatible with when infiltrating (regardless of quadrant); or
    • It may report for duty normally, and infiltrate later in the game, during either player's turn, if present with an opponent's crew or Away Team which it will be compatible with when infiltrating.

    If your opponent has not played or seeded face-up a card of that affiliation or faction, you may not infiltrate their cards with that personnel. See faction.

    When your personnel starts infiltrating, its affiliation changes to match that of the infiltration icon (or gains that icon, in the case of a faction) and it becomes an infiltrator.

    • The infiltrator is part of your opponent's crew or Away Team, but is still under your control. For example, your opponent may not treat the infiltrator as "his personnel" to benefit from hand weapons. (Your infiltrator may not take your equipment into your opponent's Away Team.)
    • The infiltrator is subject to your opponent's cards which allow compatibility. For example, your Lovok Founder may infiltrate your opponent's [Fed] cards if your opponent is playing Romulan and has a Federation-Romulan Treaty in play.
    • Your opponent may not treat your Infiltrator as an intruder (e.g., their cards cannot initiate battle against your infiltrator, and vice versa). However, you may treat your infiltrator as an intruder for cards such as The Walls Have Ears.
    • Whenever any of the opponent's personnel present take any action (e.g., beam, attempt a mission, initiate a personnel battle), your infiltrator may choose whether or not to participate (or to contribute to ship staffing requirements). They may also move independently, during your opponent's turn, by beaming, walking, etc. They may control the opponent's transporters and SHIELDS long enough to move or beam himself to, from, or between your opponent's ships, facilities, etc. They may not take any other actions unless specifically allowed by a card.

    Your infiltrator stops infiltrating if they are "exposed" during either player's turn, either voluntarily; by a card such as Caught Red-Handed; by being present with any true or mirror version of the persona they are impersonating; or by returning to your own crew or Away Team. When exposed, that personnel reverts to its previous affiliation and is no longer an infiltrator; if aboard the opponent's ship or facility, they becomes an intruder. They cannot infiltrate again until after being away from (not present with) all of the opponent's personnel.

    If an incompatibility situation arises where your infiltrator would be placed under house arrest by your opponent, the infiltrator may choose to be exposed instead.



    any non-personnel card whose gametext mentions "infiltrating", "infiltrator(s)", or "infiltration icon(s)" (ignoring the ordinary related rule.).



    A personnel with an infiltration icon is not an infiltrator unless they are actually infiltrating the opponent's cards. A personnel who is infiltrating cannot oppose the opponent's cards unless allowed by a card. See Rulebook 6.3.5: Mirror Opposites and Impersonators.

    Injector Assembly One [link to card]


    This card reports to the location, not to the ship. See report to.

    insert into spaceline


    When a card is allowed to be inserted into the spaceline, it may be placed at either end of the spaceline or between two cards already on the spaceline.



    the terms "Intelligence" and "any Intelligence" refer to any of several skills: FCA, Intelligence, Klingon Intelligence, Memory Omega, Obsidian Order, Section 31, Tal Shiar, V'Shar. If a card requires multiple Intelligence skills ("any 3 Intelligence") you may use any combination of Intelligence skills to meet the requirement.

    Intercept Maquis [link to card]


    See WEAPONS.

    Nine of Eleven (Interlink Drone)


    This personnel enables skill-sharing within a hive.

    Intermix Ratio [link to card]


    This event prevents bonus points in excess of your non-bonus points from counting toward a winning score (but does not cancel them). See points, In the Zone [link to card]. Example: You have 20 non-bonus points and 80 bonus points. 80:20 is greater than a 1:1 ratio, so the excess 60 bonus points do not count toward winning. A total of 40 points (20 non-bonus + 20 bonus) count toward winning. However, if you encountered the Dead End dilemma, you would pass it, because you actually have 100 points. If you score another 30 non-bonus points, you now have 50 non-bonus points and 80 bonus points. The excess is now only 30 points, and 50 of the bonus points count toward winning, so you win with 100 points.

    Your bonus point total is the total of your positive and negative bonus points; e.g., if you have 45 bonus points and then lose 10 points to Edo Probe, your bonus point total is 35. If your bonus point total is negative, you have no "excess bonus points" and the ratio will be negative (less than 1:1), so Intermix Ratio has no effect on your score.

    Interrogation [link to card]


    You do not lose any points already scored with this event if the interrogated personnel is released. For example, if on three successive turns your opponent answers "Four," "Four," and "Five," you score a total of 12 points (1+1+10) and then return the captive to your opponent's outpost. See Madred[link to card], outpost.



    A card type which generally has a temporary impact on the game, and is then discarded (though a few enter play permanently or until a countdown has expired). An interrupt does not use your normal card play. You may play as many interrupts as you like, during either player's turn, and at any time between other actions.

    Some Interrupt cards specify that they respond directly to another action, allowing them to literally "interrupt" that action (for example, to nullify it). See actions - interrupting.

    Into the Breach [link to card]


    Because all damage is resolved as a group, this Q-icon event will not repair a ship that has received enough damage to destroy it. It does not affect [Bor] ships or the Borg Ship dilemma. See Borg: Borg-affiliation ships



    Your personnel aboard a ship or facility controlled by your opponent is both an Away Team member and an intruder. Rogue Borg interrupts aboard any ship or facility are also intruders (unless Lore Returns [link to card] makes them its crew). Intruders cannot attempt or scout missions.

    Intruder Alert! [link to card]


    Activating this incident is not a valid response to the play of Rogue Borg. See hidden agenda, Intruder Force Field [link to card], protecting cards.

    Intruder Force Field [link to card]


    When this event"reverses Telepathic Alien Kidnappers affecting you," interpret your opponent's Telepathic Alien Kidnappers as though you had played it. That is, you now guess a card type at the end of each of your turns and point to a card in your opponent's hand. Only one copy may affect Telepathic Alien Kidnappers each turn (the copy played by the opponent of the player using Telepathic Alien Kidnappers). See cumulative.

    This event disables Rogue Borg unless there are at least three aboard your ship. This effect may be extended to personnel intruders with Intruder Alert! [link to card]

    invalid card plays


    See actions - step 2: responses.

    Invasive Beam-In [link to card]


    See landed ship.

    invasive transporters


    A type of ship's special equipment. It has no built-in functions, but is activated by the Invasive Beam-in card.

    Investigate Legend [link to card]


    An outpost at this location is in space and thus is not cloaked. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

    The 2 Youth discarded to solve this mission can be part of the 3 Youth used to fulfill the first part of the mission requirements. You may score a maximum of 15 points from Assign Mission Specialists, even if you solve with five different Youth mission specialists. Discarding a personnel card does not use its skill.

    Investigate Time Continuum [link to card]


    To meet the Time Travel Pod requirement, you must discard an earned Time Travel Pod from hand or have one in play.

    If you need to show prior to solving that you can meet the mission requirements (for example, for Lack of Preparation or Armus: Energy Field), you must show an earned copy from hand or have one in play. See actions - step 1: initiation: cards played as a cost.

    Isabella [link to card]


    This interrupt does not affect [Bor] ships. The ship is destroyed at the end of the next turn of the player who plays the interrupt. See Borg: Borg-affiliation ships.

    Ishka [link to card]


    See skills - modifying.

    Isolytic Burst [link to card]


    When this tactic is your current tactic and you hit your target, the current tactic is placed as the first damage marker. It kills one personnel with its damage text, plus an additional personnel according to its game text. Additional copies placed as damage markers take only one casualty.

    The Issue is Patriotism [link to card]


    This Q-icon interrupt forces you to initiate a battle only if opposing ships or Away Teams are already present together at any location; if not, discard the interrupt without effect. You are not required or allowed to move a ship or personnel to another location in order to initiate battle. "Opposing Away Teams" may include any two groups of opposing personnel, whether crew or Away Team.

    Issue Secret Orders [link to card]


    This objective requires the owner of the ship and crew to use them to move to and attempt the targeted mission. The infiltrator's owner does not control the ship and crew. See actions - required.

    The opponent must attempt the mission targeted by this objective "if possible." That means the mission must be attemptable by the opponent's affiliation and must not have been made unattemptable (e.g., with I Tried To Warn You).

    In general, the entire crew must participate in the attempt. However, affiliated personnel cannot be forced to beam to Qualor II Rendezvous; since they would be placed in stasis upon beamdown, it is not possible for those personnel to attempt this mission.

    Ja'rod [link to card]


    See skills.

    Jake and Nog [link to card]


    This dual-personnel card cannot probe for Visit Cochrane Memorial because it contains only one human with ENGINEER x1/2. The other "half ENGINEER" is Ferengi species. However, they could build a Ferengi Trading Post if in Ferengi mode, because together they have one Ferengi-affiliation ENGINEER skill. See skills.

    James T. Kirk [link to card]


    See Captain's Order, helps.

    Jean-Luc Picard (First Contact)


    This personnel is not Borg.

    Juliana Tainer [link to card]


    This personnel is unaware that she is an android. She becomes aware if she is in a situation which either requires an android (and no other androids are present) or treats androids differently from regular personnel. Once she becomes aware, she can use her full CUNNING and STRENGTH but is "stopped" for the rest of that turn. Cards that affect androids affect her (making her aware) even if she is unaware that she is an android. For example, she becomes Non-Aligned when Lore's Fingernail [link to card] is in play.

    Both her skills are special skills. See skills.



    See actions - "just".

    just encountered


    See actions - step 1: initiation.

    just initiated


    See actions - step 1: initiation.

    just played


    A card has been "just played" when the card play has been initiated, but before it has its results. See actions - step 1: initiation.

    K'chiQ [link to card]


    This personnel cannot select a skill when recovered from a Cryosatellite, because she is not reporting for duty. At the start of your next turn you may change her "no skill" to any regular skill. See report.

    Kahlest [link to card]


    See present.

    Kai Winn [link to card]


    See Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics.

    Kal-Toh [link to card]


    See verification.



    An affiliation and a species.

    The Kazon affiliation is composed of different sects, such as Kazon-Nistrim and Kazon-Ogla. The sects represent factions of the affiliation, not different species, e.g. Culluh and Karden belong to different sects, but are both Kazon species, while Seska (in Kazon affiliation mode) is a member of the Kazon-Nistrim sect but Cardassian species. See Rulebook 7.4: Battle, affiliation and species.

    Keldon Advanced [link to card]


    See attribute enhancement, use (skills).

    Ketracel-White [link to card]


    This Equipment card prevents the White Deprivation [link to card] incident from affecting [KW] personnel. It has a countdown icon [countdown:3] which counts down only if any [KW] personnel are present with the equipment (even if White Deprivation is not in play). If no [KW] personnel are present, all Ketracel- White cards stay at their current count. Unless rationed by a Vorta, all Ketracel-White cards present with any number of [KW] personnel count down at the end of each of your turns.

    For example, three Ketracel-White cards will all count down at the end of your turn, whether you have one [KW] personnel present or ten. At the end of the countdown, a Ketracel-White card self-nullifies and is discarded.

    Rationing: If your Vorta is present with multiple Ketracel-White cards and at least one [KW] personnel at the end of your turn, they may "ration" them so only one counts down. Select one card to count down (turn it 90 degrees).

    The rest stay at their current count. You may select a different card each turn, leaving one countdown for each card "unused" so the card is not discarded. If you let any card count down for three turns, it self-nullifies and is discarded as usual.

    Resetting: Primary Supply Depot and Remote Supply Depot both "reset" countdowns of Ketracel-White aboard. You must carry or beam unexpired cards from your ship to the outpost to reset the countdowns. While aboard the outpost, they count down normally at the end of your turn (if a [KW] personnel is present) but immediately reset.

    Kevin Uxbridge [link to card]


    This interrupt may be played as a response to the play or activation of an event.

    Kevin Uxbridge: Convergence [link to card]


    This interrupt nullifies all unprotected events at the spaceline location where it is played. It may be nullified by Q2. This interrupt may be played as a response to the play or activation of an event. See Rulebook 12.10: The Colon Rule, card types.

    Kira Nerys [link to card]


    This personnel's fourth skill is Navigation x2 and she is a former member of the Shakaar resistance cell. The Reflections foil version is misprinted ("Navigation" and "Skakaar").

    Kivas Fajo [link to card]


    "NO INTEGRITY" on this personnel is an undefined attribute. An "unduplicated artifact" is one that is not duplicated anywhere in play. An artifact just earned is not present unless it joins the crew or Away Team. Making "parallel use of opponent's Palor Toff" means that each time your opponent plays Palor Toff - Alien Trader, you must also use that card's game text, if possible (i.e., you must retrieve a non-Personnel card from your own discard pile). A Countermanda suspending your opponent's Palor Toff does not affect your discard pile.

    Klaestron Outpost [link to card]


    This outpost does not provide a built-in treaty, nor does it require a treaty for use. Like all multi-affiliation cards, you must declare its affiliation when seeded or played (at a mission bearing that affiliation icon), and may switch the affiliation as a game action during play. At any time, personnel aboard and ships docked at the outpost must be compatible with the outpost's current affiliation.

    Klingon Civil War [link to card]


    Points scored with this event are based on the printed values of WEAPONS and SHIELDS on the Ship cards destroyed. No modifiers are applied.

    Klingon Death Yell [link to card]


    Either player may play this interrupt when any Klingon with Honor dies, subject to normal timing rules. You do not need to actually yell to score the points.

    Klingon Outpost [link to card]


    See outpost.

    Klingon Painstik [link to card]


    If this interrupt is played to prevent a unique personnel from being reported for duty again, it prevents reporting of any instance of that persona. Because persona replacement and morphing of one Founder into another are not reporting for duty, this interrupt will not prevent such exchanges from taking place.

    Kova Tholl [link to card]


    Retaliation against an opponent's attack may include returning fire (see Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle), attempting to kill opposing personnel (e.g., by playing Phaser Burns or choosing to mortally wound an adversary; see Rulebook 7.4.1: Personnel Battle), and counter-attacking on your next turn (see battle). If you return fire or attempt to kill opposing personnel during the battle, you may not score Kova Tholl's points. Once you score the points, you may not counter-attack.

    Kressari Rendezvous [link to card]


    See discarding.

    Kurlan Naiskos [link to card]


    This artifact requires any seven personnel types (OFFICER, ENGINEER, SCIENCE, MEDICAL, SECURITY, CIVILIAN, V.I.P., and/or ANIMAL). See attribute modifiers.

    La Forge Maneuver [link to card]


    "If the next action is an attack against that ship" refers to the next action of the player who played this interrupt (or to an attack by a [Self] dilemma). If your opponent takes an action immediately after you play La Forge Maneuver on his ship, it does not cancel La Forge Maneuver's effect.

    Lack of Preparation [link to card]


    On this dilemma, "Non-Borg" and "Borg" refer to the player, who is "playing a non-Borg affiliation" or "playing Borg affiliation." For a Borg player, the three required subcommand icons may be provided by one or more personnel. For example, the Borg Queen can overcome this dilemma. See playing Borg.

    To get past this dilemma, the non-Borg player must have been able to meet the mission requirements when the current mission attempt began (not when the mission was first attempted).

    Lal [link to card]


    See report, skills - modifying.

    landed ships


    A ship may not land unless allowed by its own text (e.g., Vulcan Lander) or that of another card (e.g., Engage Shuttle Operations, Establish Landing Protocols). Landing and taking off use RANGE only if specified by the card allowing it to land. For example, the Vulcan Lander uses 1 RANGE to land or take off; the Bajoran Interceptor uses none. See carried ships, on planet.

    Unless a card (such as Orbital Bombardment or Breen CRM114) explicitly allows it, a landed ship may not attack or be attacked by a ship in orbit, and also may not attack or be attacked by an Away Team. A landed ship may not be targeted by any card that targets a ship, unless the card specifically allows it to target a landed ship. Thus, landed ships are immune to cards such as Temporal Rift, Loss of Orbital Stability, Wormholes, Warp Core Breach, Magic Carpet Ride OCD, Rogue Borg Mercenaries, etc.

    Cards may beam to and from a landed ship even if a card (such as Invasive Transporters or Transport Drone) is required to enable the transport. Such cards do not target a ship but simply allow beaming through SHIELDS. Cards may report aboard a landed ship (if reporting is allowed by card text).

    Some cards have the ability to take off or land "once each turn." If another card allows the ship to land or take off, it does not use up the one landing or takeoff per turn allowed by the ship's own game text. For example, if Establish Landing Protocols is in play, a Bajoran Interceptor may land or take off once per turn using its own text, and land or take off once more per turn using the event's text (and using 1 RANGE).

    Lansor [link to card]


    When this personnel reports, you may download Marika and/or P'Chan if each is not already in play. You must discard Lansor at the end of any player's turn unless both Marika and P'Chan are in play. Either player's Marika or P'Chan in play prevents a download and keeps Lansor from being discarded. Marika's and P'Chan's skills and restrictions work similarly.

    Launch Portal [link to card]


    This doorway allows you to launch any carried ships at the time you play the doorway, even without Engage Shuttle Operations in play. It may download Engage Shuttle Operations: Dominion. See Rulebook 12.10: The Colon Rule, Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics. It does not allow you to break a quarantine.

    launching ships


    See carried ships.



    A leader for battle (or for a card referring to a leader) is any personnel with Leadership skill or with OFFICER skill or classification; or any personnel allowed by a card to act as a leader (e.g., Prepare Assault Teams). Being a leader does not confer Leadership skill on a personnel. A personnel such as Lon Suder who is allowed to initiate battle is not a leader.

    The Borg affiliation may not use a leader instead of a [SCD] personnel to initiate battle. However, for cards that specifically require a leader, the Borg must use a leader as defined above.

    leaves play


    When a card is placed out-of-play or in the bonus point area, discarded, or returned to hand, it leaves play, even if it was not previously in play.

    This is a temporary ruling, issued April 2024, subject to modification or reversal.

    Li'seria [link to card]


    See Son'a ships.

    Life's Simple Pleasures [link to card]


    Because this card's text does not provide a reporting destination, the report must be to a normal reporting location. It does not have to be the same location where this card was played.

    Live Long and Prosper [link to card]


    If this interrupt returns to your hand a personnel who scores points upon dying (e.g., Aamin Marritza), you do not score the points.



    There are two kinds of locations: spaceline locations (e.g., missions and Bajoran Wormhole [link to card]) and time locations (e.g., Montana Missile Complex). Site cards are not "locations" for gameplay purposes. A card that refers specifically to spaceline locations (e.g., The Traveler) does not include time locations, and vice versa. Locations may be planet [P], space [S], or "unspecified type" (created by cards such as Bajoran Wormhole [link to card], Intruder Alert! [link to card], Intruder Alert! [link to card], or Supernova [link to card]).

    Cards may be "at the same location," whether in space, aboard one or more ships, facilities, or sites, on a planet, in an Escape Pod, etc. (Cards seeded face down cannot affect or be affected by other cards at the same location until encountered or earned, or unless a card explicitly allows interaction with a seeded card.) Unless otherwise specified, this definition includes both players' ships and personnel, and no treaties are required for cards to be "at the same location." See present, here. Examples:

    Locutus of Borg [link to card]


    See counterpart.

    Locutus' Borg Cube [link to card]


    See Borg Cube [link to card].

    Lon Suder [link to card]


    This personnel's special skill allows him to initiate a personnel battle in place of a leader.

    Long-Range Scan Shielding


    A type of ship's special equipment which renders a ship immune to Long-Range Scan.

    long-term effects


    A long-term effect (on a personnel or ship) is one that lasts until the end of the turn or longer, or until cured or nullified. Examples are Brain Drain and REM Fatigue Hallucinations. The death of a personnel is not considered a long-term effect. See discarding.



    This text, appearing on many card types, presents background information about the characters, ships, and other elements of the Star Trek universe. Lore sometimes contains terms that are relevant to gameplay, such as persona identification, matching commander information, species, ranks and titles, etc. However, mention in the lore of a term which is the name of a skill (such as Tal Shiar) does not confer that skill on a personnel and doesnot satisfy a requirement for that skill. See use (skills), Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics.

    Lore [link to card]


    When either player has this personnel in play, the STRENGTH of every Rogue Borg in play is doubled, and all numerical features of all Crystalline Entity [link to card] dilemmas seeded or encountered by either player are doubled (see dilemma resolution). Two Lores in play do not quadruple Rogue Borg and Crystalline Entities. However, Lore and Crosis may each double the STRENGTH of the same Rogue Borg. See Rogue Borg Mercenaries [link to card], cumulative.

    Lore's nemesis is Dr. Soong, Data (First Contact), and/or Data and Geordi (dual-personnel card). See nemesis icon.

    Lore Returns [link to card]


    When you play this event on a ship, your Rogue Borg take control of that ship. They may move it and initiate battles regardless of staffing or leader requirements. The use of the name "Lore" in the game text is a reference to the event itself, not to the Lore personnel card.

    Lore's Fingernail [link to card]


    This event allows any android to report for duty as Non-Aligned. For example, with Lore's Fingernail in play you may report Data to an outpost after Earth has been assimilated. See loses affiliation, Stop First Contact [link to card], Juliana Tainer [link to card].

    loses affiliation


    see become.

    Loss of Orbital Stability [link to card]


    see in orbit, undefined attributes.

    Lumba [link to card]


    This personnel is female. See skills - modifying.

    Madam Pulaski [link to card]


    This personnel's special skill gives you additional points for each unique mission you solve which was seeded by both players (i.e., both players seeded a copy of the same mission), not all unique missions seeded by either player. She must be in play when the mission is solved (but need not be present).

    Madred [link to card]


    This personnel does not have Obsidian Order skill. See lore, use (skills), Non-Aligned.

    As the cards state, Madred's bonus points directly change the value of Torture and Interrogation; they are not separate scoring events. For example, if your opponent resists Interrogation and you control Madred, you score 2 points, and both points can be nullified by a single use of Khan!.

    Magic Carpet Ride OCD [link to card]


    This artifact may relocate a docked (but not landed) ship at its location. If the ship is docked at its opponent's Nor, its crew disembarked on the Nor are an Away Team and subject to relocation with the ship. Any Away Teams associated with the ship are relocated to the planet surface at the new location. See Away Team and crew.

    The owner of this artifact must use its game text immediately upon either player earning or acquiring the artifact. If there is no ship at the location to relocate, or if they choose not to do so, the artifact is discarded.

    Major Rakal [link to card]


    Her attribute adjustments in Federation mode are a special skill. See Assign Support Personnel [link to card].

    Makbar [link to card]


    See dilemma resolution.

    Make It So [link to card]


    This incident does not restore a ship's RANGE when it "unstops" the ship and crew.

    Make Us Go [link to card]


    If the CUNNING requirement is met, the ENGINEER returns to the crew or Away Team that meets it (not necessarily to where it was encountered) See dilemma resolution (the paragraph about personnel placed atop a mission).

    Mandarin Bailiff [link to card]


    You may "post bail" for this Q-icon dilemma by transferring points to your opponent even if your score is zero or less. This will give you a negative score. "Transferring points" means that you lose points, while your opponent gains points.

    Manheim's Dimensional Door [link to card]


    When this doorway allows a card to be played during a "temporal hiccup," that card may itself be suspended and allow another card to be played, and so on. It is suggested that you take the suspended cards and put them in a stack. When no more temporal hiccups occur, resolve the suspended cards in order from the top of the stack to the bottom. Each card play may be responded to normally, and a card may be played that affects an earlier, suspended card play. See actions - step 2: responses.


    1. I play K'chiQ. You show a K'chiQ from hand; mine is suspended.
    2. You play Palor Toff. I show a Palor Toff; yours is suspended.
    3. I play Q's Tent. You show a Q's Tent; mine is suspended.
    4. You play Q's Tent (the same one you showed earlier). I show no Q's Tent (my original one has been set aside and is not in my hand), so the card plays start to resolve.
    5. Your Q's Tent resolves; you retrieve Wrong Door from your Tent.
    6. I attempt to resolve my Q's Tent, but you respond with Wrong Door. I play Amanda Rogers to nullify your Wrong Door. My Q's Tent resolves and I retrieve a Countermanda.
    7. You attempt to resolve Palor Toff. I play Countermanda, suspend your Palor Toff, and take three cards out of your discard pile. Your Palor Toff resolves; if no card remains to retrieve, simply discard Palor Toff.
    8. My K'chiQ resolves and reports for duty.

    Treat this doorway as if it read, "...whenever any player has a card in hand matching one just played face up by opponent..." Thus, you may not use the Manheim effect when a hidden agenda is played (because it must be played face down, and is immune to "general use cards") or activated (because it was not "just played"). A "matching" card is a copy.

    Marika [link to card]


    See Lansor [link to card].

    Martia [link to card]


    See shape-shifter.

    Masaka Transformations [link to card]


    If you have earned an artifact that is placed on the bottom of your draw deck due to this event, you may still play that artifact if you later draw it back into your hand. You must be able to verify that the copy you draw is the same copy that you placed under your deck.

    The Mask of Korgano [link to card]


    Playing this event on a unique personnel does not allow you to bring another copy of that personnel (or any other instance of the same persona) into play at the same time. The presence or absence of an [1E-AU] icon does not affect the underlying persona.

    matching affiliation


    Two cards are of matching affiliation if their affiliation icons are the same. For example, if you have a Romulan/Cardassian treaty in play, your Cardassians match your Nor, but your Romulan and Non-Aligned cards do not (they are, however, compatible). If a site refers to a matching personnel, it means matching the affiliation of that facility. See loses affiliation.

    When a Nor or ship is commandeered and its affiliation changes to match one of the commandeering personnel, treat it as though the new affiliation icon were printed on the card. For example, if you commandeer your opponent's Cardassian Terok Nor with a Romulan Away Team, it now conceptually has a Romulan icon; your Romulan cards now match the station's affiliation, while your opponent's Cardassian cards do not.

    A personnel matches a mission's affiliation if they haves one of the affiliation icons printed on the card (or added conceptually by a card such as Bribery or Arandis). A personnel matches a homeworld's affiliation if they are of the affiliation that belongs to that homeworld. For example, Cloaked Mission (Romulus) is the Romulan homeworld, but has a [Kli] affiliation icon. Gowron matches the mission's affiliation (icon), while Tomalak matches the homeworld's affiliation.

    Matthew Dougherty [link to card]


    See helps.

    Memory Wipe [link to card]


    This event implements a special play environment when playing Starter Deck II vs. Starter Deck II. You and your opponent must each seed the card and may not nullify it. This allows each player's cards of different affiliations to mix without having to use one or more Treaty cards. It may also be used in the normal play environment for either function, but your opponent is not required to use it and either player is free to nullify it. See Away Team and crew, become, Stop First Contact [link to card], multi-affiliation cards.

    Menos [link to card]


    See selections.

    Mickey D. [link to card]


    This personnel automatically wins a Royale Casino side game for you if he is in your Away Team attempting the mission (not if he is in your hand).

    Mila [link to card]


    This personnel cannot download an artifact used as equipment.

    Mining Survey [link to card]


    If you add an affiliation icon to this mission (e.g., a [Fer] icon with Bribery), you may attempt it with that affiliation without controlling a Nor with Ore Processing Unit there.

    Mirasta Yale [link to card]


    This personnel may not be reported normally, by downloading, by Devidian Door, etc. She may only be brought into play by seeding like a dilemma under Malcor III (the mission First Contact). Unlike a personnel seeded like an artifact, she enters play immediately when encountered by an Away Team during a mission or scouting attempt, even though the mission is not solved, joining the Away Team, forming a separate Away Team, or being captured as appropriate (see personnel - seeded).

    Mirror Image [link to card]


    When this hidden agenda event is activated in response to the play of one of the target cards, the target card immediately takes effect for all players. For example, if Kivas Fajo - Collector is played and Mirror Image is activated in response, each player must choose someone to draw 3 cards. If they both choose the same player, that player must draw 6 cards. Revealing this event is not a valid response to your opponent encountering Thought Fire. See actions - step 2: responses.

    This event is a successful probe for an [Evt] or [HA] icon, even though the icons appear reversed.

    Mirror Quadrant


    Missions in the Mirror Quadrant have the Mirror Quadrant [MQ] icon in their point box. (These missions are sometimes also identified in their lore as belonging to the mirror universe.)

    mirror universe


    The mirror universe is represented by the Mirror Quadrant. (The normal universe is represented by the Alpha, Gamma, and Delta Quadrants.) In general, the Mirror Quadrant functions exactly like other quadrants (for example, to report a card to a facility or its site, both the card and the facility must be native to the quadrant; cards that allow travel between "normal" quadrants also allow travel to and from the Mirror Quadrant).

    [MQ] cards are often written from the perspective of the mirror universe. When a [MQ] card refers to a location (including a region) by name, it means the Mirror Quadrant version of that location. All other named references to locations (in lore or gametext) mean the normal-universe versions of that location (unless otherwise specified). For example, The City of B'Hala may seed only at the Alpha Quadrant version of Bajor (Alter Records); Mirror Terok Nor, which has the [MQ] icon, may seed only at the [MQ] version of Bajor (Disrupt Alliance), and Between Duty and Respect, which does not have an [MQ] icon, counts only Bajor Region locations in the Alpha Quadrant.

    However, when game text refers to cards matching the affiliation of a homeworld (or vice versa), it applies only to cards that also match the universe of the homeworld. For example, HQ: War Room on the mirror universe Bajor will enhance the attributes of your [MQ] Bajorans, but not your Alpha Quadrant Bajorans (regardless of which quadrant the personnel are located in); Homefront on mirror-universe Bajor will allow you to download only [MQ][Baj] SECURITY personnel; downloading cards with Defend Homeworld depends on your [MQ][Baj] card being attacked at mirror-universe Bajor; and Assimilate Homeworld requires a counterpart matching the homeworld's universe and affiliation.

    Also, if an Assimilate Homeworld objective is completed on Bajor in the mirror universe, mirror-universe Bajorans may not report to any outpost for the rest of the game, but normal universe Bajorans are not affected and may still report to outposts in the normal universe.

    Borg timeline disruption does not affect cards native to the mirror universe. See Stop First Contact [link to card], Hero of the Empire [link to card].

    Some cards refer to "opposite quadrant;" the Alpha Quadrant is the opposite of the Mirror Quadrant, and vice versa. See corresponding.



    If you seed, under one mission:

    • more than one copy of the same dilemma (or card seeded like a dilemma): the first has its normal effect, the second is a mis-seed.
    • more than one artifact (whether duplicates or not): all your artifacts there are mis-seeds.
    • more than one copy of a card seeded like an artifact (such as personnel at Rescue Prisoners): all copies are mis-seeds. (Personnel may not be seeded in duplicate, even if they have a universal icon.)

    If you and your opponent each seed an artifact, or a copy of the same card, under one mission, each has its normal effect (unless it is not duplicatable; see unique and universal).

    When a mis-seed is revealed during a mission, scouting, or commandeering attempt, it is placed out-of-play. Mis-seeds are not encountered; for example, a mis-seeded dilemma may not be replaced with Q: A Dazzling Flash using Beware of Q.

    If you reveal your own mis-seeded card under any mission, you may not solve that mission (or complete any objective targeting it) for the rest of the game. (If you reveal your own mis-seeded card under Empok Nor [link to card], you may not commandeer that Empok Nor while it is uncontrolled.) Revealing your opponent's mis-seeds, or your opponent revealing your mis-seeds, does not affect your ability to solve a mission or commandeer Empok Nor.

    Mis-seeds include (but are not limited to) any cards which may not be seeded beneath a mission (such as Event cards), which were placed under a mission as a bluff, multiple copies of the same card seeded under one mission by a single player, multiple artifacts seeded under one mission by a single player, space dilemmas revealed from beneath planet missions (and vice versa), and personnel with no game text allowing them to seed (such as Mirasta Yale under a mission other than First Contact).

    If cards you seeded legally become mis-seeds later in the game, they will not affect your ability to complete a mission. For example, using a Pla-Net to discard a Cryosatellite will not make any personnel seeded with the artifact prevent you from completing the mission (but you may not earn the personnel).



    A card type representing a location in space, in the present time of the Star Trek universe, where missions and objectives can be accomplished and battles may take place. There are three kinds of missions: space [S], planet [P], and dual-icon missions [S][P].

    During the mission seed phase, missions are laid out in one or more spacelines representing different quadrants of the galaxy. A mission's quadrant may be determined from its point box (if any). Gamma, Delta, and Mirror Quadrant missions have a [1E-GQ], [1E-DQ], or [MQ] symbol in their point boxes. Missions with no symbol (or no point box) are Alpha Quadrant missions. All missions may be seeded only on the appropriate spaceline. Missions may only be seeded, not played (unless expressly allowed by rule; see Q's Planet [link to card]; Persistence of Memory [link to card]).

    Missions (and other spaceline locations) may not be moved between quadrants by cards that relocate locations.

    A mission's lore may indicate that it belongs to a specific region of space (locations in the same region must be seeded adjacent to each other).

    You may seed multiple copies of missions with the universal ❖ icon, but only one copy or version of a unique mission persona (without the icon); if a unique mission is a copy or version of one your opponent has seeded, stack your mission card on top of their's to form a single location.

    Mission cards are designed with relevant information facing both players. A summary of the mission faces your opponent; complete information faces you. Sometimes the information facing your opponent is intentionally different from the information facing you. Unless otherwise specified by a card, each player is affected by the following only on the end of the mission facing them (and only on their copy, if both players seeded a copy or version of the mission): mission requirements, special instructions (italic game text), affiliation icons (or other indication of who may attempt a mission), point box, and span. Thus, Construct Depot may not be attempted or scouted by the opponent, because the opponent's end has no affiliation icons or text enabling an attempt, and no point box. Any information not normally included in the opponent's mission summary, including quadrant icons, [S] and [P] icons, and the mission name and lore (including regions) apply to both players. Icons (or game text) at each end of the Mission card indicate which affiliation(s) or other groups can attempt the mission. Game text also lists the requirements (skills, attributes, and other features) you must meet to complete (solve) the mission. (If there are no such icons or game text, or no requirements, that mission cannot be attempted.)

    Game text in italic type on a mission card represents special instructions for use of the mission (not requirements for solving the mission). Unless the text specifies when it takes effect (e.g., "when mission solved"), it is always in effect. For example, no ship-to-ship beaming is allowed at any time at Quash Conspiracy, before or after the mission is solved. All special mission text applies even when the mission is attempted and solved with alternate requirements (e.g., Subjugate Planet). See Reunion [link to card], mission attempt.

    You may not reduce a mission's point value to less than zero (e.g., with The Sheliak and Hero of the Empire). A mission without a point box has no point value (it is undefined) and thus is not affected by cards that change mission point values.

    See mirror universe, point box.

    Converting to Space

    When a card allows you to convert a planet mission to a space mission, the following things happen:

    • The [P] icon is replaced with a [S] icon (or, if a dual-icon mission, the [P] icon is removed.)
    • If you completed (or placed a [BO] objective on) the mission, then you have completed (or placed a [BO] objective on) a space mission.
    • All cards on the planet are destroyed.
    • Any card which has been played or placed on the planet is destroyed if its conditions for being played or placed there include any of:
      • on a planet
      • on a planet mission
      • on a planet location
      • on that planet by name (for example, Hotel Royale which "plays on Theta VIII.")

    Cards which play on a mission or location but do not require it to be a planet (e.g. Dal'rok or Venus Drug) remain.

    Mission Briefing PADD [link to card]


    This works like the Vulcan Tricorder [link to card].

    mission continues


    See dilemma resolution.

    Mission Debriefing [link to card]


    This event "stops" personnel after any mission attempt, whether successful or not. For example, if your Away Team resolves all dilemmas but cannot complete the mission, that mission attempt ends (unsuccessfully), and the Away Team is "stopped" if this event is in play. Additional personnel brought to the mission may complete the mission (and then will also be "stopped"), but the "stopped" personnel from the previous attempt may not assist them.

    Mission Fatigue [link to card]


    If no personnel remain after this stop, reseed the revealed card beneath the mission to be encountered again. See dilemma resolution: targets.

    Personnel are "stopped" normally (until start of next turn), not for the duration of the countdown, even if the dilemma itself is subsequently nullified.

    mission requirements - alternate


    See mission attempt.

    mission specialist


    See Assign Mission Specialists [link to card].

    missions - persona


    Some missions represent the same location in the Star Trek universe. Two missions are instances of the same persona if they are duplicates (copies); or if they are in the same quadrant AND have the exact same location text, the bold text in lore. Some examples:

    • Deliver Ancient Artifact and Observe Ritual, which both have the location text: "Vulcan", represent the Vulcan persona.
    • Catalog Phenomena, which has the location text: "Nekrit Expanse Region • Plasma storm", and Study Plasma Storm, which has the location text: "Plasma storm", do not represent the same location. One has a region in the location text and one does not, and thus they do not represent the same persona.
    • Alter Records and Disrupt Alliance each have the location text: "Bajor Region • Bajor." However, Alter Records is in the Alpha Quadrant, while Disrupt Alliance is in the Mirror Quadrant. Therefore they do not represent the same persona.

    You may not seed, nor include in your seed deck, more than once instance of the same mission persona, unless that mission is universal.



    This term is interchangeable with mix and cooperate. When a card allows cards of different affiliations to mix, those cards are compatible.

    Mobile Holo-Emitter [link to card]


    This Equipment card may be placed on a deactivated (disabled) holographic personnel. It is still being "worn" even if the hologram is deactivated. "While worn, does not count as an Equipment card" means it cannot be targeted as an Equipment card (e.g., it is immune to Disruptor Overload, Common Thief, stealing, etc.).

    A hologram cannot "put on" a Mobile Holo-Emitter while reporting, but must first report to a place where it can exist, then put on the Mobile Holo-Emitter. You may not voluntarily remove a Mobile Holo-Emitter from a personnel if this would cause them to stop existing.

    modifier order


    When more than one effect modifies a numeric feature on a card (such as an attribute, requirement, or point box), first apply any effects that set a specific value, then apply any effects that add or subtract from the value, then finally apply any effects that multiply the value (by doubling, tripling, or halving it).

    For example, if your U.S.S. Enterprise (9 RANGE) is benefiting from Space Boomer (RANGE +3) and Transwarp Conduit (RANGE doubled), but also has rotation damage (RANGE set to 5), its range is first set by the damage (RANGE 5), added to by Space Boomer (RANGE 5+3=8), then doubled by Transwarp Conduit (RANGE 8x2 = 16). See attribute modifiers, printed number, skills - modifying. (For doubled dilemmas, see dilemma resolution.

    Mona Lisa [link to card]


    You are directly responsible for destroying this artifact if your non-dilemma card destroys it.

    Montana Missile Complex [link to card]


    Seeding a Phoenix from outside the game beneath this time location is mandatory. If you do not have a Phoenix to seed, you may not play the time location.

    "Once Phoenix has taken off or Vulcan Lander has landed here, nullifies Stop First Contact" means that all Stop First Contact objectives are nullified for the rest of the game (similar to the once in play rule).

    The Phoenix that takes off to nullify Stop First Contact must be the one seeded under the time location, not a played copy.

    Mordock [link to card]


    If you participate in any battle at any time during the game (before or after you score points with Mordock), you lose any bonus points already scored with this personnel's skill, and you may not score any further points from his skill. You have participated in a battle if you attack or are attacked by your opponent or another force (such as Rogue Borg or the Borg Ship dilemma), whether you return fire or not. If Mordock is killed, captured, loses his skill, etc., you keep the bonus points scored as long as you do not battle (but the points are still lost if you battle after he is killed).

    morph card


    any non-personnel card whose gametext includes "morph", "morphs", or "morphing".

    Mortal Q [link to card]


    This personnel's CUNNING of "Q" is an undefined attribute. It is not affected by the value of "Q" defined by Ar-Q-ologist or The Higher... The Q-er. See skills, once in play.

    mortally wounded


    See stunned and mortally wounded.

    most cunning, strongest, highest total attributes, etc.


    See ties.



    There are two kinds of movement:

    • Normal movement - often indicated by the word "move." This is the default type of movement provided when a card does not specify otherwise. "Stopped" cards cannot perform normal movement.
    • Relocation - identified by the word "relocate" (Mysterious Orb, second function of Temporal Vortex) or by a euphemism such as "hurl" (Gomtuu), "transport" (Maman Picard), or "must follow" (Temporal Wake). Relocation does not require full ship staffing, and "stopped" cards may be relocated.

    You may move a card any number of times during your turn.

    Whenever a card or rule allows or requires your personnel to move (for example, Security Office, Emergency Transporter Armbands, walking between sites), they may carry Equipment cards with them. You may not transfer any card into space unless a card specifically allows you to do so (for example, Airlock, Anti-Matter Pod). When a card or rule affects (for example, Establish Tractor Lock) or checks (for example, Magnetic North) for movement using the word "move," it affects or checks all forms of movement.

    A staffed ship can move along your side of the spaceline from one location to another. To determine how much RANGE a move uses, add up the span of the destination and each location the ship "warps past" along the way, not counting the starting location. There is no limit on the number of times a ship may move on a turn, but a ship can no longer move if it uses all its RANGE for the turn. For example, three consecutive missions A, B, and C on a spaceline have spans of 2, 4, and 3. A ship starting at mission A will use 7 RANGE to reach mission C ("warping past" mission B), and 6 RANGE to return from C to A. It would need at least 13 RANGE to make both moves in a single turn.

    A ship flying by a location cannot affect, and is not affected by, cards at that location (unless the card says it affects ships passing by), even if an action suspends play at the moment the ship is passing the location. For example, if play is suspended when a ship is passing the ❖Nebula mission and the opponent scores points while play is suspended, that ship does not face a dilemma.

    You may move any number of ships on your turn, but they must move one at a time (not as a "fleet"). See movement between quadrants.

    movement between quadrants


    Any game text which allows or requires a card to move directly from one location to another may potentially relocate or allow that card to move to a different quadrant. Examples of cards that can work across quadrants include Bajoran Wormhole [link to card], Mysterious Orb, Iconian Gateway, Transwarp Network Gateway, Go Back Whence Thou Camest, Where's Guinan?, and Wormhole.

    However, if game text uses the word spaceline or a reference to distance (e.g., nearest or farthest location, or a span) in this context, the movement is restricted to the current spaceline. In other words, "to any other spaceline location" means "to any other location on this spaceline," "farthest planet" means "farthest planet on this spaceline," etc. Examples of cards that are limited in this way include The Traveler, Where No One Has Gone Before, Magic Carpet Ride OCD, Dr. Q, Medicine Entity, Gomtuu, and Love Interest dilemmas. See Hippocratic Oath [link to card].

    movement between time location and spaceline


    See time travel.

    movement within a region


    See Rulebook RANGE Boosts in Regions.

    multi-affiliation cards


    Rulebook 6.3.3: Multi-Affiliation Cards.

    Multidimensional Transport Device [link to card]


    The text of this card overrides the general rule that corresponding locations must be in the same quadrant. This equipment may be beamed along with the personnel it is affecting, or left behind. See corresponding, mirror universe.

    multiple targets


    See Rulebook 7.4.2: Ship Battle.

    Nine of Seventeen (Multiplexor Drone)


    This personnel's skill allows its ship to fire WEAPONS against multiple targets during a battle, if a current objective or other card (e.g., Gowron of Borg) allows targeting of multiple ships, or if returning fire or counter-attacking. For example, if your opponent attacked any of your forces on the previous turn, and they have two ships and an outpost at the location of that attack, your Borg Cube with a Multiplexor Drone and two other [SCD] Borg aboard may attack both ships and the outpost with 24 WEAPONS against each of the three targets.

    You cannot use your Multiplexor Drone's special skill during a battle initiated using your Eliminate Starship, because that objective does not allow firing WEAPONS against multiple targets. See Rulebook 7.4.3: Ship Battle: Multitargeting.

    must do nothing but


    See actions - required.

    Mutation [link to card]


    This interrupt is discarded after you shuffle the top two cards of your discard pile into your draw deck or discard a card to draw two. See actions - step 3: results.

    named in lore


    See Rulebook Named in Lore.

    Naomi Wildman [link to card]


    This personnel doubles the first-listed skill of other personnel only if it a regular skill. See skills, skills - modifying.

    native quadrant


    All personnel, ships, and facilities are native to the Alpha Quadrant, except those that have a Gamma [1E-GQ], Delta [1E-DQ], or Mirror [MQ] icon. See report, facility.

    native to this timeline


    See time location.

    Navigate Plasma Storms [link to card]


    Because this card does not have "specific targeting" of particular ships, a cloaked ship (but not a phased ship) in the Badlands triggers probing for, and may be damaged or destroyed by, this objective. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

    Near-Warp Transport [link to card]


    You may use this interrupt to transport through a Q-Net, but it does not allow you to overcome any obstacles to beaming. It may not target a docked ship.

    nearest planet, etc.


    See ties.



    A location is a nebula if it has the word "nebula" in its card title or lore. See Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics.

    Nebula [link to card]


    This mission is not attemptable (it has no mission requirements). Dilemmas may be seeded under this mission. Dilemmas may be seeded under this mission.

    If you have a ship at this location when your opponent scores points, that ship and its crew must reveal and encounter the next dilemma under the mission. If you have more than one ship at the location, you choose which ship will face the dilemma. Ships "flying by" the mission (even if points are scored while play is suspended) are not affected. This is not a mission attempt, does not require "unstopped" personnel, full staffing, or a personnel matching the ship's affiliation, and does not allow acquisition of artifacts seeded under the mission. If the ship's entire crew is disabled or in stasis, the dilemma is encountered by a "crew" of zero members, and is immediately reseeded. See Rulebook Reseed After Escapes.

    Since the Scan requirement to initiate battle applies only to players, and [Self] Self-Controlling Cards are not controlled by either player, the requirement does not apply to them.

    See movement (explaining "flying by"), actions - step 1: initiation (explaining the use of a Scan card "as a cost").

    The Needs of the Many


    A Tactic card just placed as a damage marker "would destroy your ship" if that marker will reduce the HULL integrity to 0 or less. A dilemma "would destroy your ship" if your opponent is not using a Battle Bridge side deck and the dilemma damages an already-damaged ship a second time (or a [Self] dilemma is destroying it in battle); or if its direct effect is to destroy the ship rather than damage it (e.g., Cosmic String Fragment).

    nemesis icon


    [Nemesis: Blue: Right][Nemesis: Blue: Left][Nemesis: Red: Right][Nemesis: Red: Left]

    Nemesis icons identify a relationship between personnel and/or ships that lead to the destruction of one of the pair. Two cards that have a nemesis relationship will have icons of the same color but pointing in different directions.

    If two or more personnel or ships with opposing nemesis icons are present with each other at the end of a player's turn, that player must choose one of them to be immediately killed (personnel) or destroyed (ships), regardless of ownership. (If a nemesis ship is cloaked or phased, it is not affected by - and cannot affect - an external nemesis.) This is not a battle.

    For example, if your Pralor Unit 3947 is on a planet with your opponent's Cravic Unit 122 at the end of your turn, you must choose one of them to be discarded. If you have left your Pralor Unit 3947 aboard your Cravic Warship at the end of your turn, you must choose one to be discarded. (If you choose to destroy the ship, all personnel aboard - including Pralor Unit 3947 - will be killed.)

    Neural Servo Device [link to card]


    See control.



    An affiliation consisting of only a few cards (not a full affiliation). While similar to Non-Aligned, neutral cards are neither an aligned affiliation nor Non-Aligned.

    Neutral Outpost [link to card]


    See repair.

    The Nexus [link to card]


    This doorway destroys all ships present when it is placed on the far end of the spaceline; when it moves to a new location at the end of every turn; and whenever a ship moves to or appears at its location. See far end of spaceline.

    A player may relocate their personnel from under The Nexus either while it is on the spaceline or after it is placed on table.

    If The Nexus is returned to the spaceline, or is played without being encountered during a mission attempt, its end-of-turn movement is towards the far end of the spaceline.

    Nightmare [link to card]


    This incident is not nullified if the number of cards in hand is momentarily reduced below the number of stored cards during the resolution of a card such as Masaka Transformations.



    Indicates an undefined attribute, as in "NO INTEGRITY."

    No Way Out [link to card]


    This incident does not force you to initiate battle. If your personnel are involved in a battle while it is in play, mortally wounding or stunning is not optional. If you use this incident to place a dual-personnel card in your point area, you score points only for the INTEGRITY of each individual on the card who has Honor x2. For example, if Sons of Mogh are killed in battle, you score points only for Worf. See in play.



    An affiliation. Non-Aligned (and Neutral) cards are compatible with (may mix and work with) cards of any affiliation (except Borg). Thus, personnel and ships of all affiliations may report for duty at Non-Aligned or Neutral outposts, but incompatible personnel or ships may not mix aboard or dock at the outpost at the same time. Non-Aligned and Neutral cards may initiate battle against any affiliation, including their own. In all other respects, the Non-Aligned and Neutral affiliations work exactly like other affiliations.

    All Non-Aligned personnel of Cardassian or Ferengi species remain Non-Aligned by affiliation.

    non-Federation, non-[Fed]


    A non-[Fed] Away Team, crew, or force is one that contains no [Fed] cards.

    Nor [link to card]


    Generic term for a Cardassian-origin mining station, a type of facility.

    Nor, control of


    See facility.

    normal card play


    See card play.

    normal speed


    See actions - required.

    not duplicatable


    See unique and universal.

    not repeatable


    See combo dilemma.



    To nullify a card is to cancel and discard it. If a card is nullified before it resolves, the nullified card has no results. "Destroy" on a card means the same as "nullify" (except in the context of physical destruction such as battle, Black Hole, or Supernova). See actions - step 2: responses.

    The effect of a card can be nullified without the card itself being nullified. For example, Hugh nullifies the attack of a Borg Ship dilemma, not the dilemma itself.

    "May be nullified by..." - A card containing this phrase may be nullified by the card listed, as well as any other applicable nullifying cards. For example, Frigid is a Q-icon event which "may be nullified by Fire Sculptor." It may also be nullified by Kevin Uxbridge or by Miss Q.

    "May be nullified only by..." - A card containing this phrase cannot be nullified by any cards other than the one listed. For example, interrupts may normally be nullified by Amanda Rogers. However, the Q-icon interrupt, Gift of the Tormentor, "may be nullified only by Countermanda," so it is immune to Amanda Rogers (and Miss Q).

    "May not be nullified." - A card containing this phrase may not be nullified by any card (unless another card specifically states that it nullifies that card by name). For example, Hide and Seek, when used as a Q-icon event, "may not be nullified." It cannot be nullified by Kevin Uxbridge, Mercy Kill, Miss Q, or any other card that may normally nullify events or Q-icon cards.

    O'Brien and Kira [link to card]


    The skill gain is an automatic modifier, so you must select her skill immediately after the time travel; this is not optional. The skill lasts only "during" the turn she time traveled, and she cannot gain multiple skills by time-traveling multiple times.

    Obelisk of Masaka [link to card]


    You may use this incident to download Masaka Transformations only during your own turn. It does not allow you to convert card draws to downloads; it limits the number of card draws you may convert to downloads using another card with such a function, such as the Borg Queen.



    A card type representing an assignment or task to perform, which may score points or provide other benefits. It may play on the table, or play on and affect another card.

    Playing an Objective card uses your normal card play.

    Objectives remain in play until nullified, discarded, or relocated according to their gametext. Once an objective is completed or resolved and is relocated somewhere to mark this (e.g., Establish Gateway, Hero of the Empire), it may no longer be nullified. Points for an objective with a point box are scored when the objective is successfully completed. Performing other listed results of the objective are additional results and have no effect on scoring the points.

    A Borg player is limited to one Borg Use Only [BO] current objective at a time. Any player may have any number of non-[BO] objectives in play at a time.

    Obsession [link to card]


    When you destroy a [Self] Self-Controlling card, Obsession scores based on the [Self]'s printed RANGE + WEAPONS. (The scoring happens when the [Self] reaches the point area, when attribute modifiers no longer apply.)

    Obsidian Order


    See use (skills).



    A ship, facility, or site is occupied if at least one personnel is aboard. An unoccupied ship, facility, or site is empty.

    Odo [link to card]


    See equipment.

    off line


    See damage.

    Omega Particle [link to card]


    This event may play only on your outpost, even if downloaded with Harness Particle 010.

    on planet


    Cards which are in a planet facility or aboard a ship landed on a planet are also "on planet," even though they are not on the planet's surface.

    on table


    A card that "seeds on table" or "plays on table" is placed in a special area on the table away from the spaceline. Cards on the spaceline are not considered to be "on table."

    once each (every) turn


    See once per turn.

    once in play


    When a card has an effect "once in play," that effect continues for the rest of the game, even after the card is no longer in play (unless another card specifically cancels the effect). For example, Mortal Q's special skill says, "Once in play, your Q-Continuum is inactive." Even if Mortal Q is killed, your Q-Continuum remains inactive for the rest of the game. However, if you nullify (discard) your Mortal Q with Immortal Again, your Q-Continuum is reactivated, as stated on Immortal Again. See rest of game.

    once per game


    When a card has an effect that may be used "once" or "once per game" (including special downloads), you may use that card's effect only once during a game, no matter how many copies of that card you have in play during that game (even universal cards). For example, you may download Reflection Therapy only once per game with Suna's skill, even if you play multiple copies of Suna. You and your opponent may each use such text once per game if you each control a copy of that card. If the same "once per game" skill is included on different cards, you may use the skill once for each card; for example, you may use the ability to destroy seed cards once per game for Ajur and once per game for Boratus.

    "Twice," "thrice," "twice per game," and "thrice per game" work similarly: you may use such an effect only two or three times per game, regardless of how many copies of the card you have in play.

    once per turn


    A card whose effect is limited to use "once per turn," "once each turn," or "once every turn" can be used only once during a turn regardless of the number of copies of that card you have in play, except for cards with a universal ❖ icon and cumulative cards. Each copy of a ❖ or cumulative card may use a "once per turn" effect once during a turn.

    One [link to card]


    This personnel shares skills from other Borg present (but they do not share his skills). See skill-sharing.

    He has built-in transporters, as stated in his lore, and needs no ship or facility transporters to beam. Like all personnel, he may carry equipment when beaming.

    Operate Wormhole Relays [link to card]


    See wormholes - movement through.

    Ophidian Cane [link to card]


    This artifact is played as a response to saying "Devidian Door," allowing three Personnel and/or Equipment cards to be reported to the same destination.

    opponent's choice


    See selections.



    An opposing personnel, ship, or facility is one controlled by your opponent and which is not cloaked, phased, disabled, or in stasis. See unopposed, Patrol Neutral Zone [link to card].



    See persona, mirror universe.

    Ops [link to card]


    The affiliation of a personnel or ship downloaded to any site using this site's text must match the affiliation of the Nor. A treaty makes cards compatible but not matching affiliation. You are not required to have a personnel in Ops in order to download a card to any site. Only the destination site must be unopposed.

    A "card which may play there" is one which is allowed to play there by the text of the destination site (e.g., Security Office, "SECURITY-classification personnel and hand weapons may report here"), or by its own text (e.g., Weapons Locker "plays on ... Security Office"). If an additional card is required to allow the card to play there, it may not be downloaded (even if the additional card is present). For example, you may not download a non-SECURITY Bajoran to Security Office even if The Emissary is there; you may not download a Breen CRM114 to the Security Office even if a Breen or arms dealer is there.

    Orb Negotiations [link to card]


    You may seed any number of different Orb artifacts (no duplicates) under this mission, in place of the single artifact normally allowed at a mission.

    Orb of Prophecy and Change [link to card]


    On this artifact, "Insert it anywhere within your draw deck" refers to the top card of your draw deck that you just looked at, not the Orb itself.



    See in orbit.

    Ore Processing Unit [link to card]


    If you commandeer your opponent's DS9 with Klingons, it is under Klingon control. You may process ore (using the Process Ore objective) even if you have Bajorans aboard and a Klingon/Bajoran treaty in play, but only with a [Kli] ENGINEER or SECURITY personnel at this site. See commandeering, facility - Control of facilities.

    Organ Theft [link to card]


    See immune.



    Refers to any appropriate target that is not the physical card referenced.



    When directed to place a card out-of-play, place it in a pile separate from the discard pile. Discarded cards are not out-of-play (although they are not in play, either). When you place any card out-of-play (including unused seed cards), you must first show it to your opponent.



    A kind of facility. Outposts are space facilities. If you have no outpost in play, no player may play a card requiring you to return a personnel or ship to your outpost, nor may you choose an effect on a card that would require an outpost.

    outpost - built-in


    See Mission II.

    Outpost Raid [link to card]


    "If at your outpost" means if you encounter this dilemma at a location where you have an outpost, whether it is a planet or space mission. "Outpost" does not include other types of facilities. Personnel aboard the outpost are not affected by the dilemma.

    outside the game


    A card brought in from outside the game (e.g., Phoenix seeded under Montana Missile Complex or the contents of a First Contact expansion pack added by Add Distinctiveness) must be removed at the end of the game, and your deck restored to its original condition.



    a dilemma is overcome once its conditions are met. A dilemma that is discarded by some other means (such as being discarded after a condition is failed) is not considered overcome. A dilemma without conditions is not considered overcome.

    overlays - Borg


    See assimilation - personnel.



    The owner of a card is the player who originally stocked that card in their game deck (or brought it into play from outside the game). Even if you lose control of a card you own, you remain its owner and therefore still have it in play. All cards temporarily controlled by the opponent (for example, captured, commandeered, assimilated, stolen) are returned to their owner at the end of the game.

    P'Chan [link to card]


    See Lansor [link to card].

    Palor Toff: Alien Trader [link to card]


    See discard pile.

    Parallax Arguers [link to card]


    This interrupt has multiple functions. During initiation of the card play, you must declare which function of the interrupt you are using and meet any conditions for using that function. If you do not meet the conditions for that function, it is an invalid card play and the card returns to your hand. See actions - step 1: initiation.

    The condition for using the first function of the card is that "that [the previous game action] was cool." This means that you say it was cool, and your opponent does not disagree with you. (He does not have to actively agree.)

    The condition for using the second function of the card is that "you just argued" over the coolness of the last game action. This means that you said it was cool, and your opponent disagreed. No other "arguments" count for this card.

    Here's how to play Parallax Arguers (PA) for the first two functions:

    1. Just after a game action is completed, say "That was cool," and attempt to play PA. If your opponent does not disagree, carry out the results of the first function: place the PA in your bonus point area, with X=5. If your opponent disagrees, return the PA to your hand; it was an invalid card play (the condition was not met).
    2. You now meet the conditions for the second function. If you want to use that function, say, "We just argued," and play the PA. Carry out the results of the second function: play an Event card from your hand, and place the PA in your bonus point area with X=0. If you do not want to use this function, you don't have to.
    3. Here's how the third function (nullifying another PA) works:
      1. I play a PA (for coolness). X=5, but...
      2. You respond by playing a PA to nullify my PA. Mine is discarded; for yours, X=10, but...
      3. I respond by playing another PA to nullify yours. Yours is now discarded; for mine, X=15.

    In other words, if we play a chain of PAs, each one nullifies the previous one, and the last player to play a PA scores a total of 5 points for each PA in the chain. All PAs except the last, unnullified one are discarded. The last one goes in its owner's bonus point area. Unless nullified, this interrupt is placed in your bonus point area regardless of its use, even if its point value is 0. (X=5, 0, or "opponent's Arguers points + 5.") Thus, it may not be retrieved and reused after using it to play an event.

    Parallel Romance [link to card]


    When affected by Let Me Help, the STRENGTH-2 on Parallel Romance becomes STRENGTH-3 (not STRENGTH-1).

    Particle Fountain [link to card]


    You may play this interrupt only on a mission that you completed.

    particle scattering device


    A type of ship's special equipment. It has no built-in function, but is activated by the Particle Scattering Field card.

    passing locations


    To "pass" or "fly by" a location (e.g., for Cargo Bay, Subspace Warp Rift, or Hail), your ship must move to it from one location and away from it to a different one, all using span numbers. The ship is not considered to pass a mission if it moves away from it back in the direction it came from (e.g., picking up someone stranded at the end of the spaceline), or if it moves to or from the mission without using span numbers (e.g., Wormhole).

    Patrol Neutral Zone [link to card]


    There are "no opposing ships in Neutral Zone" if your opponent has no opposing ships (including landed and docked ships) at any location that is part of the Neutral Zone (see regions of space). See unopposed, Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

    Paul Rice [link to card]


    This personnel may nullify one Echo Papa 607 Killer Drone per turn.

    Pel [link to card]


    See selections.

    Penalty Box [link to card]


    This Q-icon event is not a capturing-related card.

    Persistence of Memory [link to card]


    This artifact "reverses" the effect of one of a number of cards. The following entries are the official definitions of "reverse" for the cards affected by Persistence of Memory:

    Horga'hn - Artifact allows opponent to gain an additional card play or card draw each turn. (Not cumulative.)

    Thought Maker - Look at your draw deck for ten seconds and rearrange as desired.

    Mona Lisa - If destroyed, the opponent of the player directly causing the destruction (if any) loses points. (Not duplicatable.)

    Static Warp Bubble - You must discard one card before ending each turn. (Not cumulative.)

    Kivas Fajo - Collector - Opponent chooses any player to immediately draw three new cards from the top of their draw deck. Discard event after use.

    The Traveler: Transcendence - That player's opponent must draw one extra card at the end of each turn. Also, while in play, nullifies Static Warp Bubble. (Not cumulative.)

    Devidian Door - While in play, allows you to send a card "to the future." Once each turn, you may say "Devidian Door" and take (from anywhere in play) one of your Personnel or Equipment cards to your hand. On your next turn (or at game end, if sooner), you must show opponent a Devidian Door from your hand and place it out-of-play, or you lose the game. (Note that you play Persistence of Memory on a copy of Devidian Door played on the table, not a copy that is shown from hand.)

    Black Hole - Remains a location with span of 1. Every four full turns, inserts one new ?Space location from outside the game (regardless of out-of-play restrictions). Alternates, first inserting one on your left, then on your right, and so on. (Not duplicatable.)

    Supernova - Remove from mission (discard event). Everything previously destroyed there remains destroyed except Mission card (which is restored and may be attempted unless already solved).

    Anti-Time Anomaly - Regenerates literally ALL personnel from discard piles (both players' cards) at the end of your third full turn (since Anti-Time Anomaly was first played), unless Anti-Time Anomaly destroyed first. Players take turns placing their personnel anywhere personnel can normally exist in play (regardless of uniqueness and reporting restrictions).



    A card type representing a character from the Star Trek universe. Personnel have eight different classifications and three attributes: INTEGRITY, CUNNING, and STRENGTH. These classifications and attributes, along with skills listed on the cards (e.g., Navigation or Stellar Cartography), are used to overcome dilemmas and complete missions. Personnel also may have icons indicating such features as ship staffing ability, origination in an alternate universe or timeline, Orb experience, or membership in the Maquis. (Borg have no classifications, and have special subcommand icons.)

    personnel - seeded


    Some game text allows you to seed Personnel cards under a mission (e.g., Cryosatellite, Rescue Prisoners, Tora Ziyal, Q-Type Android). Such cards are seeded face-down, like artifacts, and are earned when the mission is solved or a [BO] objective targeting the mission is completed (if a card gives them permission to acquire artifacts). (Mirasta Yale [link to card] is an exception; she seeds like a dilemma and is earned when encountered.) Seeded personnel that you own join your crew or Away Team, if compatible; otherwise they are placed under house arrest (on a ship) or form a separate Away Team (on a planet). Seeded personnel owned by your opponent become your captives. See capturing, misseeds.

    personnel movement


    See movement.

    personnel type


    The eight personnel types (OFFICER, ENGINEER, MEDICAL, etc.; see Appendix A) appear as classifications; some also appear as skills. If a card requires a personnel type without specifying either a classification or a skill, either will satisfy the requirement.

    Phased Matter [link to card]


    If you split the Away Team encountering this dilemma into two groups of equal size, designate one the "larger" group. If there is only one personnel in the Away Team, your two "groups" contain one and zero personnel. The smaller Away Team must continue the mission attempt (if possible).

    Like phased ships, phased personnel are both invisible and untouchable. They are not affected by external phenomena (e.g., The Sheliak), and may not affect non-phased cards (e.g., engage in battle with non-phased cards, attempt or scout missions), but remain vulnerable to global effects caused by changes in the timeline (e.g., Anti-Time Anomaly, Stop First Contact). See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak, Thine Own Self [link to card].

    Phased personnel are initially unaffected by a Supernova, but will be killed upon exposure to space.



    See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

    phasing cloak


    This special equipment allows a ship and its crew to go "out of phase" with the universe. The ship is both invisible and untouchable, and thus can fly through planets and other navigational obstructions. While phased, the ship receives a RANGE enhancement as indicated on the card providing the phasing ability. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

    Phoenix [link to card]


    This ship must be undocked to be in orbit of a planet and worth bonus points. If reported in space, it is considered conceptually to have already taken off and so cannot take off again if landed. "NO WEAPONS" is an undefined attribute. Acquiring the Phoenix at Montana Missile Complex is a normal action.

    Picard's Artificial Heart [link to card]


    This Q-icon artifact can be stocked only in your Q-Continuum side deck. When your opponent encounters it, immediately seed it under the mission where encountered. Whenever the mission is completed, you - the card's owner - always take it into your hand. (If scouting, it is taken into hand as soon as it is encountered.) See meeting requirements.

    Plain, Simple Garak [link to card]


    This personnel's special skill allows you to perform a persona replacement at any time, rather than only at the start of your turn. He may be replaced only by another true version of the Elim Garak persona. (The [1E-AU] Garak and [MQ] Security Chief Garak are not true versions of the Elim Garak persona.)

    planet facility


    A planet facility is any headquarters or station which says that it seeds or plays on a planet (whether it names a specific planet or not). All other facilities, including all outposts, are space facilities. See landed ships, on planet, and surface.

    Planet of Galactic Peace [link to card]


    You may move non-compatible personnel between two missions affected by this card. However, you must be able to "fly by" any intervening locations (including any Q-Nets) and may not stop voluntarily (even to avoid damage from a Subspace Warp Rift [link to card]), because stopping at a location without Planet of Galactic Peace would create a voluntary house arrest situation. If stopped involuntarily (e.g. by an opponent's Hail [link to card]), your incompatible personnel are placed under house arrest.

    planet surface


    See surface.

    Plans of the Obsidian Order [link to card]


    The personnel with Obsidian Order skill (or Tal Shiar skill, on the similar Plans of the Tal Shiar) must be at the mission location where you play your Espionage card for free. You do not need such a personnel in play to use the other functions of these objectives.

    Plans of the Tal Shiar [link to card]


    See Plans of the Obsidian Order [link to card].

    Plasma Fire [link to card]


    The ship is damaged by this event at the end of each of the turns of the ship's owner, beginning at the end of the owner's next turn. See Borg: Borg-affiliation ships.

    play phase


    After the seed phases are over, the starting player (chosen before the seed phases began) takes the first turn, then players alternate turns until one player wins. See Rulebook 9.0: Winning the Game.

    played as


    See card types.

    playing an affiliation


    You are "playing [affiliation or faction]" or are an "[affiliation or faction name] player" if you control or have controlled at least one card belonging to that affiliation or faction (or any [BO] Borg Use Only card, if [Bor] Borg), or used a multi-affiliation card you have controlled in that affiliation mode at any time during the game, regardless of whether any such cards are still in play. Active infiltrators, cards you do not own, and cards whose affiliation was changed by an opponent's card are not considered when determining if you are playing an affiliation or faction. See faction.

    You are "playing only [affiliation, faction, or combination]" if you are playing that affiliation or faction and all cards you own and control (or have controlled) belong to that affiliation, faction, or combination (except active infiltrators and cards whose affiliation was changed by an opponent's card).

    The phrases "playing Borg", "Borg player", and "Cardassian player" refer to the affiliations, not the species. Thus, a player with non-[Car] Cardassians (like [Fed]-mode Joret Dal) is not vulnerable to Tekeny Ghemor's special skill that targets "Cardassian players."

    Remember that a player who stocks any [Bor] or [BO] cards may not stock any cards from other affiliations. See Borg: Cooperation.

    point box


    A point box on a card may contain a number (a point value) or a variable such as X or 10X. "A point box" is any point box regardless of its contents. "A point box with a number" is one with just a number and no variable.

    When a card refers to a mission point box "showing" a value, it means the printed value in the point box ignoring variables and asterisks. (e.g. X is showing zero points, 30* is showing 30 points). Only ignore a variable if checking what the point box "shows." Calculate the full current value of the mission for other purposes (such as Establish Trade Route).



    "Scoring points" refers to any change in a player's score, either gaining or losing points. A card with a negative point value reduces your score by those points, possibly resulting in a negative score. For example, if your score is 0 and you score a dilemma with a -10 point value, your score is -10. Points scored from Mission cards and [BO] Objective cards are non-bonus points. Positive or negative points from any other source are bonus points.

    When points are transferred between players, the changes in score are treated independently. For example, if you nullify a point loss from Mandarin Bailiff with Bribery, your opponent still gains points. If you are playing Borg and cannot gain bonus points, your non-Borg opponent will still lose them.

    If a card, such as Intermix Ratio [link to card] or In the Zone [link to card], says that certain points "do not count toward winning," those points are not counted for determining a winner and loser. The points are not lost or cancelled, and still count for other purposes, such as passing Dead End.

    pooling skills


    See Blood Screening [link to card].

    Post Garrison [link to card]


    See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

    Prefix Code Transmission [link to card]


    You may play this interrupt on your ship if it is firing on a multi-affiliation ship that has an affiliation icon matching yours, even if the target is not currently in that mode.

    Prepare Assault Teams [link to card]


    Activating this objective is a valid response to the initiation of personnel battle, activating all its text. You may download a weapon or use SECURITY as a leader even if you do not split your Away Team. If you split your personnel, each assault team must have at least one personnel card in it; it may not consist solely of Equipment cards. If you initiated the battle, your assault team that you choose to participate in the battle must contain a leader (unless counterattacking).

    Prepare the Prisoner [link to card]


    See capturing-related.



    See actions - step 2: responses.

    Primary Supply Depot [link to card]


    This outpost may be seeded at any non-homeworld Gamma Quadrant mission, regardless of affiliation icons. It may not be built later. See repair, Ketracel-White [link to card].

    printed number


    Cards that increase each printed number on another card affect number words (for example, "two" becomes "three"), ordinals ("first" becomes "second"), and numerals ("1" becomes "2"). This includes printed numerals on countdown icons ([countdown:2] becomes [countdown:3]). It does not include non-numbers such as "an" or "the." See Rascals [link to card]



    See Rulebook 8.2: Probing.

    Process Ore [link to card]


    See Ore Processing Unit [link to card].

    One of Eleven (Procurement Drone)


    This drone may steal any equipment card for the Borg to use, regardless of that equipment's affiliation restrictions. See stealing.

    Proficiency Drone


    See Seven of Nine [link to card].

    Protect Shipment [link to card]


    See WEAPONS.

    protecting cards


    When a card, such as Ready Room Door or Intruder Alert, downloads and protects another card from nullification, the card is placed to protect the downloaded card only after the opponent declines or fails to nullify that event. A hidden agenda card may not be protected until after it has been activated.

    Protection Racket [link to card]


    Because this card's controller initiates the main action (the "threat"), and because any resulting death is caused by Protection Racket (not by opponent's probe card), killing Captain Kirk with Protection Racket is not "an action your opponent initiated" and does not trigger Hero of the Empire [link to card]'s timeline disruption.

    Protouniverse [link to card]


    If you nullify this interrupt, the "Subspace Seaweed" dilemma is discarded also.

    Q the Referee [link to card]


    When you use this incident to play a [Ref] card with a Hidden Agenda icon for free, you must show the card to your opponent to verify its [Ref] status before playing it face down on the table. Activating this incident does not suspend play and is not a valid response to any action. You may activate it only between other actions. The incident must already be face up before you may suspend play to download another [Ref] card. See icons in game text.

    Q's Fantasy Women [link to card]


    See helps.

    Q's Planet [link to card]


    This Q-icon mission is not seeded at the beginning of the game, but comes into play later. (See Q-icon cards.) You may stock it either in your Q-Continuum side deck or in your Q's Tent. When your opponent encounters this card from your Q-Continuum, you immediately insert it anywhere in the Alpha Quadrant spaceline, regardless of where it is encountered and even if there are no missions yet on that spaceline.

    Starting with your opponent, both players take turns placing seed cards under the mission (up to 3 each). You may not "pass" during the seeding until you have no cards left to seed. You may place seed cards only face down under the mission and all normal seeding and mis-seed rules apply.

    If stocked in your Q's Tent, Q's Planet may be retrieved normally by playing a Q's Tent from hand (or by a card that allows it to be downloaded). You may insert it into the Alpha Quadrant spaceline as your normal card play (or play immediately if downloaded). Players then place seed cards as described above. While it may not be nullified by a counter-card (such as Miss Q), Q's Planet may be destroyed by a Supernova or Black Hole. Once destroyed, its game text requiring an additional 40 points to win is no longer in effect. See nullify.

    Treat this mission like a unique mission in case of duplication. If you attempt to play a copy of Q's Planet when your opponent's copy is already on the spaceline, place your copy on top of the one already in play. It is treated by both players as "their" mission for all purposes, including Fair Play. See seed phases.

    Like any unique mission, Q's Planet can be solved only once per game. If it is destroyed after being solved, any copy subsequently played by any player enters play already solved, and no cards may be seeded there.

    Q's Tent [link to card]


    This doorway requires you to choose a target card to take into your hand as part of initiating the card play. Announce the play of Q's Tent (without naming a target card), look through your Q's Tent side deck and choose a card, and show it to your opponent, who may then respond by nullifying the Q's Tent or revealing a Computer Crash. See actions - step 1: initiation.

    After you play this doorway, you may not draw any cards for the remainder of the turn. See card draw.

    Q's Tent side deck


    This side deck allows you to stock up to 13 different cards (no duplicates) which you can access during play. You may stock any card in your Q's Tent side deck except a Q-icon card (unless allowed by the card), or a Tactic, Tribble, or Trouble card.

    Cards that must normally be seeded (e.g., missions, dilemmas, and artifacts) can be placed in your Q's Tent, but you will not be able to use them unless a card allows it (Q's Planet, Hide and Seek, Starry Night, etc.). The side deck is activated during the doorway seed phase by a Q's Tent doorway placed face up on top of the side deck.

    There are three ways to retrieve cards from Q's Tent:

  • You may stock additional Q's Tent doorways in your draw deck. You may then play a Q's Tent doorway from your hand at any time during your turn (subject to normal timing rules) to take a card from your Q's Tent side deck (either randomly or selectively, as described on the card) into your hand. You may then play the card normally from your hand, whenever you may legally play that card. You may not play a Q's Tent from your hand if your Q's Tent side deck is empty.
  • You may use a card that allows downloading to access cards stocked in your Tent.
  • Some cards specifically allow you to take cards from Q's Tent (e.g., Q's Planet, Hide and Seek).
  • If the seeded Q's Tent doorway is closed, you may not retrieve cards from Q's Tent unless a card explicitly allows you to access a closed Tent.

    Q-Continuum side deck


    This side deck is made up of cards identified by the [Q] icon. You can have as many Q-icon cards in your side deck as you like, even duplicates. The side deck is activated during the doorway seed phase by a Q-Flash doorway seeded face up on top of the side deck.

    Force your opponent to face the cards in your Q-Continuum with cards that cause "Q-Flashes," like Q: A Dazzling Flash, Beware of Q, and Q: Enter the Supernova. If you have no open Q-Continuum side deck when opponent's crew or Away Team "has a Q-Flash," the Q-Flash still occurs (nullifying Military Privilege), but no [Q] cards are drawn or played.

    If an entire crew or Away Team is killed, captured, relocated, or otherwise unable to continue a Q-Flash, continue to draw any remaining [Q] Q-icon cards, but discard [Q] dilemmas without effect.

    Q-icon cards


    Cards identified by the special [Q] icon, representing actions of Q or one of the other Q entities, come into play only through a special Q-Continuum side deck, unless a card's text allows them to be used in another way (e.g., Q's Planet, Hide and Seek, Beware of Q). (If so, you do not need a Q-Continuum side deck, or any seeded Q-Flash doorways, to use these cards.)

    Although labeled as interrupts, events, dilemmas, and other card types, they cannot normally be used the same way as other cards of those types. The objective card Beware of Q allows Q-icon dilemmas (but not other Q-icon card types) to seed as normal [D] dilemmas. Q-icon cards can be nullified in the normal ways (dilemmas by Q2, events by Kevin Uxbridge, and interrupts by Amanda Rogers) unless otherwise specified. See nullify.

    A Q-icon card that contains the phrase "until any Q-Flash" has its effect only until the next Q-Flash card occurs, for either player.

    Q-Net [link to card]


    This event affects only Ship cards. It has no effect on The Sheliak, the Borg Ship dilemma, , The Nexus, etc. See adjacent.

    Q-related dilemma


    This includes Q-icon cards. See related.

    Q-Type Android [link to card]


    When your Personnel card is seeded by your opponent under Q's Planet with the second function of this Q-icon dilemma, it is no longer in play until earned when the mission is solved. See personnel - seeded.

    If two copies of the same personnel are seeded there, the second one encountered will be a mis-seed and placed out-of-play (if revealed by your opponent, they cannot solve the mission).

    If a Borg is altered by this dilemma, their biological distinctiveness or species becomes android and their STRENGTH is +4 (but they are still Borg). A holographic personnel who is altered by this dilemma remains "hologram species;" it is now a hologram of an android with increased STRENGTH. If a dual-personnel card containing an android and a non-android is selected for the first function, the species of both personnel are altered. The android becomes human and the non-android becomes an android.

    Q2 [link to card]


    See Q-related dilemma.

    Qapla'! [link to card]


    In Federation Standard, the title, lore, and game text of this interrupt would read:

    SUCCESS! When threatened, fight. When in doubt, surprise them. Brute strength is not the most important asset in a fight. Real power is in the heart. A Klingon does not run away from his battles. If an opponent attacks you, during that battle your Klingons with Honor add INTEGRITY to STRENGTH. (Not cumulative.)

    quadrant rule


    See report.

    Quantum Fissure [link to card]


    A cloaked or phased ship present does not keep you from passing this dilemma. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

    Quantum Incursions [link to card]


    Each time this doorway is faced the QR code must be scanned to determine the requirements for that encounter. If this is not possible, a different method for generating a random number 1-6 (e.g. a standard die) should be used. 1: To get past, you must have SECURITY and 2 [1E-AU] personnel 2: To get past, you must have an [1E-AU] personnel and 2 SCIENCE 3: To get past, you must have SCIENCE and 2 Empathy 4: To get past, you must have Empathy and 2 Physics 5: To get past, you must have Physics and 2 Navigation 6: To get past, you must have Navigation and 2 SECURITY

    Quantum Singularity Lifeforms [link to card]


    Any ship of Romulan affiliation or origin at the mission location will trigger this dilemma (not just the ship attempting the mission). Only ships and personnel at the location when the dilemma is encountered (including personnel aboard a facility at the location) are placed in stasis; ships and personnel arriving later do not enter stasis. Any player may bring in a new ENGINEER or play Emergency Transporter Armbands to cure the dilemma and release all ships and personnel from stasis. See Rulebook Ship Origin.

    Quantum Slipstream Drive [link to card]


    "Full RANGE", which must be available in order to use this event, includes a ship's printed RANGE plus enhancements. The ship must have nothing reducing its RANGE and must have used no RANGE yet this turn.



    See Rulebook 10.2.7: Quarantined.

    Quark's Bar [link to card]


    See report.

    Quark's Isolinear Rods [link to card]


    This incident nullifies cards preventing you from playing a Q's Tent only when you are actually playing one. For example, it will not nullify a Revolving Door on your Q's Tent side deck when you are trying to download a card from there.

    Quash Conspiracy [link to card]


    This mission's special text "No ship-to-ship beaming" does not restrict beaming to and from an outpost or a dilemma (Tarellian Plague Ship [link to card]).

    Queen's Borg Cube [link to card]


    See Borg Cube [link to card].

    Quinn [link to card]


    You may play up to three copies of this interrupt per game. Each copy is placed in your bonus point area (if successfully played) or in your discard pile (if nullified) after use. That is, one Quinn does not nullify three cards. See once per game.

    Radioactive Garbage Scow [link to card]


    When this dilemma is encountered and placed on the spaceline, the mission attempt ends immediately. (It does not affect Borg scouting.) The ship and crew (or Away Team, when encountered on a planet in the Female's Love Interest & Garbage Scow combo dilemma) are not "stopped," because the dilemma has no conditions.

    Rager [link to card]


    See helps.

    Raise the Stakes [link to card]


    See Rulebook 2.16: Banned Cards.

    random selection


    See selections.

    Rascals [link to card]


    When affected by Shades of Gray: Despair, Youth replaces the second-listed skill, and personnel who do not have a second skill are unaffected.



    See Ketracel-White [link to card].

    re-selecting skills


    See skills - modifying.

    Reaction Control Thrusters [link to card]


    When you move a facility with this event, any docked ships are carried along (this is not normal ship movement), while undocked ships are left behind.

    Reactor Overload [link to card]


    For this incident, you have "processed ore to draw two cards" if you create two card draws during one turn using the Process Ore objective, even if you convert one or more of those draws to downloads or other actions.

    There are no conditions for placing this incident on a ship or facility for the second function. The incident is "used" and returns to hand even if there are no androids, [Holo] personnel, etc. aboard to affect.

    Ready Room Door [link to card]


    You may dispose of this doorway in any of the three ways listed, whether it was used to download a matching commander or a Captain's Order. See protecting cards.

    You may download another matching commander to a ship that already has one aboard (though the ship may not benefit from more than one, such as with Captain's Log).

    Reassimilate Lost Drone [link to card]


    Once you achieve a successful probe for the first icon in this objective's probe list [SCD], and abduct the target, you ignore that probe icon in subsequent probes. Only the second outcome is relevant once the target has been abducted.

    Rebel Interceptor [link to card]


    See interceptor.

    Receptacle Stones [link to card]


    Since stopped personnel cannot encounter dilemmas, they cannot meet requirements on or be targeted by dilemmas faced due to Receptacle Stones.

    Recruit Mercenaries [link to card]


    Both [Fer] and [NA] personnel downloaded by this event must have Treachery. The negative points for this event are scored ("paid") at the location where you download the mercenaries. See Altonian Brain Teaser [link to card].

    Red Alert! [link to card]


    Interrupts may not be played between the individual cards reported, but each card play may be responded to appropriately. See card play, actions - group, actions - "just".

    reduced attribute


    See attribute modifiers.

    Reflection Therapy [link to card]


    This objective can change a regular skill that was added by an Equipment card, Mot's Advice, etc.

    See present, Assign Mission Specialists [link to card], skills - modifying.

    Refuse Immigration [link to card]


    See WEAPONS.

    Regenerate [link to card]


    If seed cards such as dilemmas or artifacts are shuffled into your deck using this event, you may not use or discard them unless a card specifically allows it. See discard pile, discarding.

    The Regenerate card is discarded after the deck regeneration is complete.

    Regent Worf [link to card]


    When this personnel assigns a new matching commander to a ship, this supersedes the ship's previous matching commander, if it had one. (The assigned personnel must match the ship's affiliation.)

    The assignment remains in effect until he reassigns it, even if Regent Worf is no longer aboard that ship or leaves play.

    Matching commander assignments are for specific copies of a Personnel card and a Ship card; they do not extend to other copies of a universal ship or personnel.

    Reginald Barclay (The Borg)


    This personnel scores bonus points only for missions you solve while he is in play.



    A card is "related" to a given term if the card uses that term (or normal word form variations) in its title, lore, icon, or gametext. For example, Q Gets the Point (title), Helpless (lore), Risky Business (icon), and I Tried To Warn You(gametext/icon) are all "Q-related dilemmas" and can be targeted by Q2.

    There are additional rules for gender-related cards and alternative rules for capturing-related and infiltration-related cards.

    Release This Pain [link to card]


    See does not work with.

    REM Fatigue Hallucinations [link to card]


    This dilemma affects only the crew or Away Team that attempted the mission and encountered the dilemma. It will not affect other personnel who later join the Away Team, or other crew members if the Away Team beams back to a ship.

    Either cure (returning to and docking at an outpost, or bringing 3 MEDICAL to the affected personnel) earns the 5 point bonus. Returning to another type of facility does not count.

    Remote Supply Depot [link to card]


    This outpost may be built at any mission with a Dominion affiliation icon in either quadrant. It may not be seeded. See repair, Ketracel-White [link to card].



    If your ship's damage is indicated by your opponent's damage markers, you may remove one damage marker (random selection) at the end of each of your turns that ship remains docked at an outpost that makes repairs or a Docking Pylons site for the full turn.

    Whenever a ship or facility is fully repaired by a card such as Defense System Upgrade, Exocomp, or Spacedock, remove all of its damage markers. Damage markers are also removed if the ship or facility leaves play for any reason (for example, being returned to hand or placed out-of-play).

    If your ship's damage is indicated by card rotation (because your opponent is not using a Battle Bridge side deck), you may repair it by docking at an outpost that makes repairs or a Docking Pylons site for two of your full turns. Any outpost can make repairs unless its text says it does not. A Spacedock played on a facility allows immediate repair of ships that dock there, even if the facility itself does not allow repairs. Facilities may be repaired only by a card that allows it, such as Defense System Upgrade.

    replacing cards


    See exchanging cards.



    Personnel, Ship, and Equipment cards must normally report for duty to a compatible outpost, headquarters, site, or other place that allows reporting (i.e., personnel may not normally be reported directly aboard a ship or to a planet). Place the card face up at the facility or site and announce the card name, then stack the card under the facility or on top of the site. Small Tribble cards may report "anywhere." You may not report any card (except a ship) into space.

    When a facility or its site allows you to report a card for duty, you may do so only if that card and the facility are both in their native quadrant. (Equipment cards are native to all quadrants and thus may report to any appropriate facility that is in its native quadrant.) For example, your Morn may not report to Quark's Bar or download to Cargo Bay on Mirror Terok Nor.

    If the card allowing a card to report for duty is not a facility or site (such as The Emissary or Devidian Door), the card may report to any quadrant (even if it happens to be reporting aboard a facility) unless otherwise specified by the game text. Thus, you may report cards outside their native quadrant using cards such as Assign Mission Specialists, Assign Support Personnel, Spacedoor, Space-Time Portal (report with function), Sleeper Trap, Borg Cube, Temporal Micro-Wormhole, and Barzan Wormhole. (However, if a card requires that a card match the affiliation of a homeworld, it must also match the homeworld's universe. See mirror universe.)

    A ship, even if landable, always reports in space (usually docked) unless a card specifically allows or requires it to report landed. For example, you may not report a Rebel Interceptor landed, but a Romulan Shuttle downloaded with Hidden Fighter must report landed ("Downloads ... to your Away Team on a planet").

    Reporting a card is synonymous with playing a card. Any personnel, ship, or Equipment card "played" by any means (e.g., normal card play, Devidian Door, downloading into play) is "reporting for duty." Any action that may or must take place upon reporting takes place at the time of play.

    Personnel seeded under a mission (e.g., with a Cryosatellite, under Rescue Prisoners, Mirasta Yale) have already conceptually reported for duty. Thus, they do not report for duty when acquired, but simply join your crew or Away Team (if your opponent seeded them, you capture them). See personnel - seeded. Actions dependent on reporting cannot take place.

    Persona replacement is not a card play or reporting for duty, but an exchange for a personnel who already reported for duty. See exchanging cards.

    Selected or shared features or skills do not exist until you have reported the personnel for duty. For example, the card Soong-type Android may not report to a site allowing a certain classification to report, because it has no classification before reporting; skills are not shared by drones being reported to a hive with skill-sharing enabled, until after they have been reported. See skills - modifying. See showing your cards.

    See also "report to" and "report with".

    report to


    When a ship reports "to" a ship, it plays somewhere it will be present with that ship (in the same orbit, docked at the same station, aboard the target ship as a carried ship, etc.). When a ship reports "to" a location, it likewise reports somewhere it will be present with the location.

    report with


    When a card allows a ship to report with certain cards, you may play the ship from your hand with the specified cards (also from your hand) aboard. The cards aboard must be compatible (as usual), but are reporting to a specific destination (the ship) and thus do not need to be in their native quadrant. Each card is reported as a separate sub-action of the report with group action, and may be responded to appropriately. See actions - group.

    Playing a ship ordinarily uses your normal card play. Reporting with additional cards aboard does not change that. (However, some cards, like Space-Time Portal, allow you to report a ship with cards without using your card play.) "Report with" text on a ship may not be used in combination with cards that play the ship some other way. For example, if you download Bajoran Raider with Hidden Fighter, or report a Rigelian Freighter for free at Docking Ports, it may not report with personnel.

    To report with staffing is to report with cards necessary to staff the ship (and no more).

    The "report with" mechanic will eventually replace the "report with crew" mechanic (to which it bears a very close resemblance). It will be expanded in a future rules update.

    report with crew


    When a card allows a ship to report with crew, you may report the ship with any number of compatible Personnel and/or Equipment cards from your hand aboard (you may not download the cards unless specified). You must report at least enough personnel to meet the staffing requirements. Each card is reported as a separate sub-action of the report with crew group action, and may be responded to appropriately. See action - group.

    Reporting with crew replaces your normal card play, except for the reports allowed by Space-Time Portal and Sphere Encounter. You may not replace an additional card play, such as one allowed by Delta Quadrant Spatial Scission.

    When a ship's text allows it to report with crew, you may not use that text in combination with game text allowing the ship to report in some other way. For example, if you download Bajoran Raider with Hidden Fighter, it may not report with crew.

    If game text does not use the phrase report with crew, it is not a report with crew action, even if it allows you to report a ship with specified personnel aboard (e.g., I.K.C. T'Ong, Retask).

    reporting for duty


    See report.

    required action


    See action - required.



    See capturing.

    Resistance Is Futile [link to card]


    See Harness Particle 010 [link to card].



    See actions - step 2: responses.

    rest of game


    When a card has an effect that lasts for "rest of game," the effect continues even after the card is no longer in play (unless another card specifically cancels the effect). For example, Tomalak of Borg says, "For rest of game, all your ships have Cloaking Device." Your ships continue to have Cloaking Devices even if he leaves play. See once in play.

    restriction box


    Some personnel have limitations listed just above their skills in an area called a "restriction box." These are not skills and are not affected by cards that affect skills.



    See Kova Tholl.

    Retask [link to card]


    When this event is played, any damage (either rotation damage or damage markers) on the Borg Ship dilemma is transferred to the Borg Cube. See exchanging cards.

    Replacement of a Borg Ship dilemma with a downloaded universal ❖ Borg Cube and the seven specified drones is not a report with crew action; you may not report additional Borg (or Equipment cards) with the seven drones.

    return to a facility


    See docking.

    return to hand


    Cards that are returned to hand always return to their owner's hand. See in play.

    Reunion [link to card]


    If you solve this mission with the alternate requirements of Subjugate Planet, its point value (and therefore the STRENGTH requirement of the objective) still depends on whether you have Miracle Worker, Cantankerousness, and/or Spock present in the Away Team.

    • If none are present: 0 points, STRENGTH>0 required.
    • If one is present: 15 points, STRENGTH>30 required.
    • If all three are present: 40 points, STRENGTH>80 required.

    See point box, mission attempt.



    When a card such as All Threes tells you to reveal cards, both players are allowed to see the cards.



    When a card is reversed, that card has its game text conceptually changed to work in an opposite way. To ensure consistent gameplay, an official definition is established in each case. See Intruder Force Field [link to card], Persistence of Memory [link to card].

    revised text


    Cards with revised game text or lore (both errata and clarifications) are listed in Appendix B.

    Revolving Door [link to card]


    See doorway.

    Rogue Borg Mercenaries [link to card]


    This interrupt may be played in multiples. The STRENGTH of each individual Rogue Borg depends on the number that are present together. For example, two Rogue Borg have a STRENGTH of 2 each; five have a STRENGTH of 5 each.

    If Crosis is in the group, it counts as a Rogue Borg and doubles the STRENGTH of each one in the group. In this group of five (four Rogue Borg Mercenaries plus Crosis), each Rogue Borg's STRENGTH is 10. If either player has the Personnel card Lore in play, each Rogue Borg's STRENGTH is also doubled. (In this example, each would have a STRENGTH of 20.)

    The term "Rogue Borg" includes both Rogue Borg Mercenaries and Crosis. The term "Rogue Borg Mercenaries" includes only copies of the Rogue Borg Mercenaries Interrupt card. (However, once Crosis joins a group of Rogue Borg Mercenaries, it is equally affected by any card that affects the group, such as Data Laughing.) Rogue Borg can play as a response to another Rogue Borg play, or as a response to the initiation of an automatic Rogue Borg battle at start of turn. Each of these Rogue Borg may be responded to individually (e.g., by Amanda Rogers). Once the player has "passed" (finished playing Rogue Borg), the entire group of Rogue Borg may be responded to (e.g., by Hugh). If not canceled, the result will then begin with the attack of the Rogue Borg in a normal personnel battle. Rogue Borg can be played at other times in a new action. If played where the player has previously played Rogue Borg, the new ones will battle by themselves before joining with those other Rogue Borg at the end of the turn.

    If the entire crew is killed, surviving Rogue Borg remain on the ship, but cannot use the ship unless the event Lore Returns [link to card] is played.

    Rogue Borg Mercenaries and Crosis are considered "rogue" and not part of any Borg collective. Thus, they affect Borg-affiliation cards normally.



    An affiliation and a species. See affiliation and species.

    Romulan Ambush [link to card]


    The captive that you take with this interrupt is selected and relocated to your ship before the ship is destroyed. If the crew is saved with a card that plays during the destruction (such as Escape Pod), the captive is not saved. See battle - non-battle cards.

    Royale Casino side games


    The attribute numbers on the Personnel cards in your hand, used in the Royale Casino dilemma "side games," are not affected by attribute modifiers such as Lower Decks or PADDs. See variable attribute, Mickey D.

    Royale Casino: Blackjack [link to card]


    See Royale Casino side games.

    Royale Casino: Craps [link to card]


    If you can't show a Personnel card for this dilemma, your opponent wins the points. See Royale Casino side games.

    Royale Casino: Slots [link to card]


    If Mickey D. is in the Away Team that encounters this dilemma, he wins 5 points. See Royale Casino side games.

    Saavik [link to card]


    See icons in game text.

    Six of Seventeen (Sabotage Drone)


    While this personnel's special skill of reducing a ship's RANGE or WEAPONS may be used during the opponent's turn ("Once every turn..."), it may not interrupt a mission attempt.

    Thus, you may not use a Sabotage Drone downloaded to the opponent's ship with Undetected Beam-In to reduce the ship's RANGE before encountering Abandon Ship! See actions - interrupting.

    Saltah'na Clock [link to card]


    While affiliation attack restrictions do not apply (i.e., any affiliation, including Borg, is required to initiate battle), this artifact does not allow or require you to attack your own cards. The requirement to initiate battle is a non-moving required action. See actions - required.

    Any personnel aboard the affected ship or facility (whether crew or intruders) must, on their owner's turn, initiate either a ship battle or a personnel battle, depending on what is possible and/or appropriate. For example, if the Clock is on a ship with both a crew and intruders aboard, the crew, on its owner's turn, must initiate either a personnel battle against the intruders, or a ship battle against an opponent's ship or facility at its location (owner's choice). On the opponent's turn, their intruders must initiate a personnel battle against the crew.

    Salvage Starship [link to card]


    Searching your opponent's discard pile for a ship is optional and has no effect on scoring the points for this objective. See objectives, special equipment.

    Samaritan Snare [link to card]


    On this mission, the phrase "Federation must attempt mission if present" includes any ship and crew containing [Fed] Federation cards, even if the ship itself is of a different affiliation. After the mission attempt has ended (even if unsuccessful), they are free to move away (even on a later turn), but are required to reattempt the mission (if unsolved) each time they stop (or undock from a facility) at the location. See actions - required, Treaty: Federation/Romulan/Klingon [link to card].

    If a card or rule (such as HQ: Defensive Measures [link to card]) is preventing your opponent from "attempting" your missions, the specific text on your Samaritan Snare overrides that effect; your opponent's [Fed] Federation crews still must attempt it if present. If a card or rule (such as Fair Play [link to card]) is preventing your opponent from "solving" your missions, Samaritan Snare still requires your opponent to attempt the mission, encounter dilemmas, and so forth, but they will not be able to solve it or score its points.



    Copies of a card are not the same card.

    Samuel Clemens' Pocketwatch [link to card]


    This artifact allows you to perform now one action which must happen on your next turn (any action that is scheduled to happen, or which you are required to perform by a card or rule). It does not allow you to perform an optional action, such as playing a card. Examples:

    • Drawing a card: You may take your next turn's mandatory end-of-turn card draw now. You may not then draw a card at the end of your next turn.
    • Showing a Devidian Door: You are required to show the Door during your next turn, so you can use SCP to show it immediately.
    • Countdown icons: Your card with a countdown icon must count down at the end of your turn, so you can use SCP to make it count down once now. It will then not count down at the end of your next turn.
    • Time effects without a countdown icon (e.g., Temporal Rift, diseases): If the effect is scheduled to resolve on your next turn, you can use SCP to force it to resolve now. You may not "remove" a turn unless the effect is scheduled to resolve on your next turn, because (unlike a countdown icon) nothing is scheduled to happen on your next turn.
    • Cytherians: If your ship is affected by a moving required action such as Cytherians, you will be required to move it next turn. You may use SCP to move it now and may not move it again next turn.
    • Borg Ship dilemma and The Sheliak: These cards must move down the spaceline at the end of your next turn, so you may give them an extra move this turn with SCP. They will not move at the end of your next turn, but they will still move on your opponent's intervening turn.

    Scorched Hand [link to card]


    See counting cards.

    scoring points


    See points.

    scoring tournaments


    See the official tournament guide.

    Scout Encounter [link to card]


    If you download a scout ship (see Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics) when your opponent encounters this dilemma, you must also download at least one compatible universal crew member. (This is not a report with crew action.)

    The downloaded ship may initiate battle (if the ship has a leader, a matching personnel, and no affiliation restrictions), move away (if the ship is staffed for movement), or do nothing. A landable ship may "move away" by landing on the surface of a planet at the same location but may not move to another location and then land. The ship and crew may not perform any other actions until your turn unless a card specifically allows it.



    You have scouted a mission if you have initiated a scouting attempt at that mission's location.

    When a card prevents a mission from being scouted, no player may initiate a scouting attempt at that mission's location.

    scouting locations


    Unlike other affiliations, [Bor] Borg make scouting attempts rather than mission attempts. Scouting conceptually represents overcoming resistance (encountering dilemmas) and gathering data.

    Before you may begin a scouting attempt at a location, you must have an activated current objective that specifically allows you to scout that location. A dual-icon mission may be targeted as either a space or a planet location, but only one [BO] objective may be completed at any one mission location (either single or dual-icon).

    You may only scout a location that has a point box.

    Begin scouting the location as you would begin a mission attempt with non-[Bor]: select and beam your Away Team (of any size) to a planet, or select a ship and crew at a space mission (both at a dual-icon mission), then announce that you are scouting the location. (While an objective that allows you to scout a planet location allows you to form Away Teams for that purpose, you may also use an Away Team already on the planet by other legal means, e.g., Emergency Transporter Armbands, and they may be joined by more of your [Bor] Borg.)

    [Bor] Borg encounter and resolve dilemmas in the same way that non-[Bor] do during mission attempts (see dilemma resolution), subject to a few additional rules:

    • When your [Bor] Borg are confronted with a dilemma or Q-icon card which is point related (and does not specify that it affects Borg), play out the card but ignore the points. (Discard the dilemma when you are done with it rather than placing it in your bonus point area.) If that card presents a choice, you must choose an option which is not point-related, if possible.
    • Gender-related requirements and targets of non-Borg-related dilemmas cannot be met by [Bor] cards. If there is an alternative which is notgender-related, [Bor] must try to meet that; otherwise, discard the dilemma.
    • Any cards which specifically require or change classifications, such as Scottish Setter, do not affect [Bor] Borg. However, a dilemma which specifies a personnel type, such as OFFICER, without specifying classification or skill, will affect the [Bor] Borg normally.
    • Dilemma text such as "Abandon mission attempt..." or "Mission may not be attempted" does not affect [Bor] Borg. Ignore such text, and discard the dilemma if it is wholly inapplicable. However, "Mission continues" means "Scouting continues" for [Bor] Borg.

    When [Bor] Borg are scouting a location, any artifacts encountered there are moved to the back of the seed stack as usual. [Bor] Borg must complete an objective that allowed scouting of that location and have a card which allows the acquisition of artifacts before they may acquire any artifact(s) present. (Picard's Artificial Heart is acquired by its owner upon completion of scouting. At a dual-icon mission, space-permissible artifacts may be acquired upon completion of a space objective; planet artifacts may be acquired only after completion of a planet objective.) If you have no card permitting you to acquire artifacts when you complete the objective, the artifacts are placed face up on the mission and may be acquired later by your Survey Drone or by any non-[Bor] personnel present. (However, the Survey Drone may not beam down to a planet without a card allowing it to do so. Once the objective is complete, it no longer allows scouts to beam to the planet.) Cards seeded like artifacts (e.g., seeded personnel) are acquired in the same way as artifacts.

    Like mission attempts, a scouting attempt is one action that may not be interrupted (except by valid responses to dilemmas or Q-icon cards and by actions that suspend play), and may not be aborted unless the entire Away Team or crew is "stopped" or removed from the location.

    After a scouting attempt is over (whether scouting is complete or not), your "unstopped" [Bor] Borg are free to beam back up to the ship if desired, or remain to acquire artifacts, if any, when the objective is completed. If an objective requires that you have Borg or a counterpart "there" or "at that location" to probe, they need not be on the planet.

    Scouting a location is complete at the end of your turn if you have scouted it at least once and no dilemmas remain to be encountered, even if no Borg remain or if they are "stopped" by the last dilemma. (A dilemma that has entered play, such as Friendly Fire or Cytherians, no longer remains to be encountered, and so does not prevent scouting from being complete.) Completion of scouting is permanent. Addition of a seed card (such as a Q: A Dazzling Flash, using Beware of Q) after scouting is complete has no effect on that status.

    Your [Bor] Borg must complete scouting before you may probe to determine your current objective's outcome. You may not probe on the same turn in which you completed scouting (except with Service the Collective).

    You also may not probe if your [Bor] Borg participated in any battles at the targeted location during your current turn or during your opponent's previous turn. Probing takes place at the end of your turn.

    When an objective calls for scouting a mission location, you must scout even if there are no dilemmas remaining when you begin scouting (because none were seeded, or your opponent cleared them during a mission attempt). In other words, you must bring one scout to a planet mission, or bring a ship and crew to a space mission, and announce that you are scouting that location. When that turn ends, scouting is complete.

    If your opponent places a [BO] objective on a mission after you have targeted it, it does not discard your objective.

    An objective that allows you to scout a location requires you to complete scouting for that objective in order to probe to complete it. For example, if you scout a mission with Establish Gateway, and then switch your current objective to Harness Particle 010 [link to card], you must scout the mission again with Harness Particle 010 [link to card], even if you have already resolved all dilemmas beneath the mission.

    scouting ships


    An Objective card may direct your [Bor] Borg to scout a ship. Scouting a ship conceptually represents overcoming resistance and gathering data. Before you may scout a ship, you must have an activated current objective targeting the ship.

    Begin scouting an enemy ship by beaming over a single scout. (If you already have one or more [Bor] Borg aboard the ship from Undetected Beam-In, Borg Servo, counter-attacking, etc., they may scout the ship.) You must have a drone who allows you to beam through your opponent's SHIELDS. Until the objective is completed or discarded, if at any point you do not have an active [Bor] Borg aboard the ship, you may beam another single scout aboard during your turn.

    If your opponent attacks your scout during their turn, you may counter-attack during your next turn with any number of [Bor] Borg (if the ship remains at the location of the attack). Those [Bor] Borg are free to remain on the enemy ship. Scouting an enemy ship is complete at the end of your turn if you have any active [Bor] Borg aboard that ship. Your [Bor] Borg must complete scouting before you may probe to determine your current objective's outcome. You may not probe on the same turn you completed scouting, or if your [Bor] Borg participated in any battles at the location of the targeted ship during your current turn or during your opponent's previous turn. Once scouting is complete, you do not have to complete scouting again (with another delay before probing) if your scout is killed before you can probe (though you must meet the requirements of the objective, such as having Computer Skill aboard). Probing takes place at the end of your turn.

    Seal Rift [link to card]


    This mission allows [1E-AU] cards to report there without requiring an Alternate Universe Door or other doorway allowing [1E-AU] cards to play.

    Search and Seize [link to card]


    See overcome.

    Search For Weapons


    This mission's special text ("May seed hand weapons here") does not allow you to seed the Varon-T Disruptor in addition to another artifact. While the Varon-T Disruptor is a hand weapon, the mission text does not override the "one artifact per mission" rule.

    Secret Agent Julian Bashir [link to card]


    See present.

    Secure Station [link to card]


    See WEAPONS.

    Security Office [link to card]


    See movement.

    seed deck


    See Rulebook 3.1: Seed Deck.

    seed phases


    See Rulebook 4.0: The Seed Phases.

    seeds or plays


    Cards with this phrase may be seeded during the seed phase or may be stocked in your draw deck to play normally.

    Seismic Quake [link to card]


    See zero.

    Seize Wesley [link to card]


    This interrupt may not be played as a response to your opponent encountering the Ktarian Game dilemma. The ship must be "under the influence" of the dilemma, which occurs only if the remaining crew (after one is disabled) does not have CUNNING>30 or an android to cure the dilemma.



    See Rulebook 12.1: Selection, (for selections involving dual-personnel cards) Rulebook 6.3.4: Dual-Personnel Cards, (for showing your cards during an "opponent's choice" selection) Rulebook 12.12: Looking At Cards, and (for dilemmas with no remaining targets) Rulebook Reseed After Escapes.

    self-controlling icon



    A card with the [Self] icon represents a vessel or entity that is not controlled by either player. Cards with the [Self] icon will act and move "on their own" according to the following rules.

    A [Self] dilemma is placed on the spaceline at the location where it was encountered (unless otherwise specified).

    At the end of every turn, each [Self] card in play acts according to its game text. When a [Self] card has game text that involves an attack, it attacks all eligible targets present at that location. When a [Self] card moves, it will move its RANGE towards the far end of spaceline (unless otherwise specified on the card.) If there is a tie for the far end, the opponent of the owner of the card chooses the direction. A [Self] card requires 1 RANGE to move off the spaceline. [Self] cards are discarded when they leave the spaceline. (See far end of spaceline.)

    Any non-[Bor] player may initiate battle against any [Self] card. [Bor] players may only battle according to normal [Bor] Borg restrictions. When battling a [Self] card, players use standard attack and damage rules. [Self] cards do not use either player's Tactic cards; thus, your ships and facilities it hits suffer default damage (two damage markers for a hit, four for a direct hit) if your opponent is using a Battle Bridge side deck, or card rotation damage if they are not.

    If you have "unstopped" ships at the location of a [Self] card during your turn, they may attack the card. It will return fire against all ships (and facilities) that attacked it, but not other targets that were not involved in the attack. The battle is conducted according to normal ship battle rules, with the exception that the [Self] dilemma fires on multiple targets (see Rulebook 7.4.3: Ship Battle: Multiplexing & Multiple Targets). Hits, direct hits, and damage to the card are calculated and applied as if it were a ship.

    When a [Self] card is attacking both player's cards, it does so as two separate battles. The player whose turn it is chooses which happens first.

    [Self] cards are not ships and are not affected by cards that affect ships (such as , Q-Net, Wormholes, etc.) or by Plasma Fire, Warp Core Breach, Isabella, Into the Breach, or the first function of Anti-Matter Spread.

    Senior Staff Meeting [link to card]


    This interrupt is played "just before" a mission attempt; once played, neither you nor your opponent may take any other action before the attempt begins (except valid responses, such as Amanda Rogers). If nullified, you must still begin the mission attempt and may not play another Senior Staff Meeting.

    The first attempt of a mission made by any player is "the initial attempt" of that mission. If your opponent has already attempted the mission, you may not play this interrupt for your first attempt.

    If the first seeded card is I Will Not Promise..., then it is treated as a dilemma and is discarded. (See Rulebook 12.13: Equivalents.) Mis-seeds are not encountered.

    If the first dilemma encountered is a combo dilemma, only the first part of the combo is conceptually discarded. The crew must immediately face the second part.

    Sergey and Helena [link to card]


    the two personnel represented on this dual-personnel card are romantic partners of each other. See Rulebook Named in Lore.

    Seska [link to card]


    See Kazon.

    Seven of Nine [link to card]


    This [NA][Fed] personnel is both human and Borg species. She is not a drone. See affiliation and species, assimilation - personnel, Lack of Preparation [link to card], species.

    Seven of Nine (The Borg)


    This personnel may apply one, two, or all three of its subcommand icons (OR its [Bor] icon) toward staffing a Borg ship. See Activate Subcommands [link to card], drone.



    This characteristic includes all changelings, and any other personnel identified in their lore as having shape-shifting ability (e.g., allasamorphs and chameloids). "Shape-shifter" is not a species.

    The Sheliak [link to card]


    TIf you have already scored the mission points, you do not lose them when The Sheliak arrives at the mission. It has no effect on what the point box of the mission shows. See self-controlling cards.



    A card type. Ships carry personnel and equipment to mission locations and engage in battle. Ships have three attributes: RANGE, WEAPONS, and SHIELDS - which determine how far they may move each turn, as well as their offensive and defensive capabilities. Some ships also have special equipment, such as a Tractor Beam or Cloaking Device, and/or special game text, such as a special download or "El-Aurians may report aboard."

    ship attribute enhancements


    See attribute enhancements.

    ship equipment


    See special equipment.

    ship movement


    See movement.

    ship origin


    See Rulebook Ship Origin.

    ship staffing


    Staffing requirements for each ship are listed on the card, usually as icons. (Non-icon staffing requirements include specific skills, such as Empathy x2, a species of personnel, such as a Vulcan, or a characteristic, such as "Think Tank personnel".) Any compatible personnel can be used to meet a ship's listed crew requirements, but at least one crew member of matching affiliation must be on board. (If a ship lists no specific staffing requirements, any one personnel of matching affiliation can fly it.) Staffing icon requirements must be met by personnel. For example, you may not use the [OS] icon on a Classic Tricorder to staff a Starship Constitution.

    Normal staffing icons include command ability [Cmd], staff ability [Stf], and Borg subcommand [SCC] [SCN] [SCD] icons. A personnel with a [Cmd] icon can substitute for a [Stf] icon for ship staffing only (not for other purposes that specify a [Stf] icon, such as a dilemma). Other staffing icons may not substitute for [Cmd] or [Stf] icons.

    Special staffing icons include any icon used to staff a ship, except the normal staffing icons listed above and affiliation icons (e.g, the [NA] icons on Zalkonian Vessel). Current special staffing icons include: [1E-AU] [CF] [EE] [OCD] [OS] [KW] [KCA] [TE] [Maq].

    One personnel cannot supply more than one staffing icon requirement, even if the personnel has more than one of the required icons, unless a card text specifically allows it (such as Seven of Nine [link to card]). Therefore, a Borg Cube normally requires seven personnel to staff it, even if the Queen or Locutus is aboard.

    A dual-personnel card has only one affiliation icon, which may be used for staffing by either of the personnel. For example, Third and Fourth may contribute one [SCC] icon and one [Bor] icon toward staffing a Borg Cube.

    Ships must be fully staffed:

    Other ship functions do not require full staffing. A ship must have at least one personnel of matching affiliation aboard for normal movement or to attempt a mission, initiate battle, or fire WEAPONS.

    If a ship loses one of its required crew, it will be stalled (unable to move) until appropriate reinforcements can be brought aboard. A stalled ship is not "stopped" and can still beam Away Teams, attack and defend itself, or attempt the mission at its location.

    ship types


    See Rulebook 10.3: Characteristics.

    Shipwreck [link to card]


    See attribute enhancements.

    showing your cards


    Any player may examine any face up card, whether or not it is in play.

    When playing any card face up, you must announce the card's name and show that card to your opponent. Afterwards, your opponent may only see your Personnel and Equipment cards when necessary, such as during personnel battle, for an "opponent's choice" selection or when you must prove you have a particular skill, staffing icon, etc. They may see your ships only when they are undocked, uncloaked, and unphased, or when you must verify attributes and staffing requirements for battle, movement, etc. See facilities.

    A card requires revealing your cards if it says so explicitly (e.g., Long-Range Scan, or an "opponent's choice" dilemma) or if it allows the opponent to target one of a group of cards in a non-random manner (e.g., Brain Drain, Assimilate Counterpart, or Eliminate Starship).

    When required to reveal your cards, you need only reveal those portions of the cards necessary for the situation. For example, when a card is played that allows the opponent to target a personnel non-randomly, you need reveal only the names and locations of the personnel; to verify that you can overcome a dilemma, only the relevant skills, attributes, etc. However, if a card allows "opponent's choice" of personnel to be affected (including, for dilemmas only, a tie for "most CUNNING," etc.), they may look at the entire card. See selections, ties.

    Although a hidden agenda card is played face down, you must show it to your opponent if you download it or if you wish to play it for free (for example, using Q the Referee).

    If the conditions for playing a card in your hand depend upon your opponent's cards, you may ask them to reveal whether they meet those conditions. (You must show the card which requires that information.) Examples:

  • If you have Thine Own Self in hand, you may ask your opponent how many personnel are in their Away Team.
  • If you have a Dal'Rok in hand, you may ask your opponent to reveal the location of their Orb Fragment in play.
  • If you have Outgunned in hand, you may ask your opponent to reveal the total SHIELDS of their only undocked ship at a location.
  • shows


    See point box.

    Shuttlepod One [link to card]


    See report to.

    Shuttlepod Two [link to card]


    See report to.

    side deck


    Side decks are optional customized decks of cards separate from, and in addition to, your normal game deck. Each side deck is shuffled and placed face down on the table, then activated or "opened" during the doorway seed phase by a Doorway card. This Doorway card is placed face up on top of the side deck and counts as one of your seed cards (the face-down cards in the side deck are not seed cards and do not count toward the 30/30 rule). The five types of side decks are the Q-Continuum, Q's Tent, Battle Bridge, Tribble side deck, and Dilemma side decks. You may use any or all of these side decks in the same game, but you may have only one side deck of each type.

    Discarded cards from your Battle Bridge side deck and Tribble side deck do not go to your discard pile, but instead are discarded by placing them face up under the side deck. (When face-up cards are encountered in one of those side decks, shuffle the face-up cards and place them face down under the seeded doorway.)

    You may not look through the face-down cards in any side deck unless a card allows you to. For example, playing a Q's Tent doorway allows you to look through your Q's Tent to choose a target card.

    Whenever you "draw" a card from a side deck, it is not defined as a card draw for purposes of cards affecting card draws (e.g., Subspace Schism). When a card just drawn from a side deck is played (e.g., your current tactic, a Q-icon card during a Q-Flash, or a Tribble or Trouble card), it is not defined as a card play for purposes of cards affecting card plays (e.g., 211th Rule of Acquistion, Goddess of Empathy).

    side game


    See Royale Casino side games.

    Sisko 197 Subroutine [link to card]


    See your.

    Sisters of Duras [link to card]


    Because these personnel do not work with Klingons who have Honor, you may not give either of them the skill of Honor with Reflection Therapy. See dual- personnel cards, multi-affiliation cards.



    A card type representing rooms and other areas inside a Nor where personnel can report for duty, walk around, perform various tasks, and engage in hand-to-hand combat with enemy personnel; and docking areas where ships can report for duty and be repaired. Each Site card states what kind of cards may report there, such as personnel of a specific classification, equipment that is "related" to a specific personnel type, or ships with a certain number of staffing icons.

    Your seed deck may include up to six sites, which seed for free during the facility seed phase (even if the Nor seeded in an earlier phase). Any site may play during the play phase, using your normal card play.

    All sites added to each station are conceptually arranged side-by-side in a straight line associated with that station. Each site indicates which level of the station it belongs to (Ops Module, Promenade, Habitat Ring, or Docking Ring) and sites from each level must be grouped by level, in that order. When seeding or playing a site on the table, you may insert it between other sites, as long as you obey this grouping system.

    By default, sites are "unique per station." That is, each station is limited to one of each kind of site card. However, some sites are ❖ universal and thus may exist in multiple on each station.



    Some cards, such as the Interlink Drone and the Borg Vinculum, allow your Borg to share skills. (Cards that allow personnel to add skills from other personnel, such as Vulcan Mindmeld or Classic Communicator, do not enable skill-sharing.) All regular skills are shared, including those that do not actually appear in skills boxes, such as the selected skill of the Borg Queen and the classifications of assimilated personnel which have been converted into skills. Sharing skills is not optional.

    Example: you have an Away Team on a planet consisting of two Borg:

    and you have a Borg ship orbiting that planet with the following crew:

    Identify the highest individual level of each different regular skill among all of these Borg. (Special skills may not be shared.) In this example, these skills are Biology, MEDICAL, SECURITY, Empathy, OFFICER, Navigation x2, and Computer Skill. Thus, each of these seven Borg has every one of these skills (not just the [SCC] Borg).

    Now suppose the Bio-med Drone is killed. Because there is no longer a [SCC] Borg on the planet, only the five crew members on the ship share skills (they each have Empathy, OFFICER, Navigation x2, Computer Skill, and MEDICAL).

    A Borg does not have shared skills until after it reports for duty. Skill-sharing does not work between cloaked or phased ships.



    A skill is anything that appears in the skills box of a personnel card, including personnel types such as ENGINEER. (The personnel type that appears in the classification box is not a skill.) "All skills" refers to everything in a personnel's skills box, including skills conceptually added by another card. See skills - modifying, use (skills).

    Regular skills are one- or two-word skills, such as Physics or Stellar Cartography.

    Special skills are usually explained in a sentence with a period at the end, such as "Orb artifacts may not be nullified." Special download skills (preceded by the special download icon [DL]), fractional skills (such as Toral's Leadership x1/2) and skills with negative modifiers (such as Mortal Q's Leadership -1), are also defined as special skills.

    When a personnel is assimilated, their classification becomes their first-listed skill (unless that personnel type already appears as a skill, in which case that skill's level is increased by one).

    First-listed skill

    A personnel's "first-listed skill" is the first skill printed in the skill box (whether a regular or special skill); or that skill as transformed by another card; or (if assimilated) its former classification. When a first-listed skill is "lost" (e.g., to a dilemma), the skill becomes conceptually blank or "no skill" (the second skill does not "slide over" to become a new first-listed skill).

    For example, Seskal is an OFFICER-classification personnel with SCIENCE, Stellar Cartography, and Anthropology skills. His "first-listed skill" is:

    If a personnel has no first-listed skill because it has been removed by a dilemma, they are not affected by subsequent cards affecting the first-listed skill, and no other personnel has "the same first-listed skill" for purposes a dilemma such as The Clown: Playing Doctor.

    Most skills are preceded by a red [SD] icon. However, the number of skills a personnel has is not necessarily the same as the number of skill dots on the Personnel card. Skill dots are not gained or lost when skills are added or removed by a card, and special download skills have a triangular icon instead of a dot. When a card such as Assimilate Counterpart refers to the number of [SD] icons on a personnel, use the actual number of skill dots printed on the card.

    Skill Multipliers

    A skill with an integral multiplier (x2, x3) is a single skill at a high level (not two or three skills). For example, when a card causes a personnel to lose their first-listed skill of Diplomacy x2, all Diplomacy is lost (it is not reduced to Diplomacy). If a personnel has Diplomacy as a skill and adds another Diplomacy by mindmelding, they combine to give Diplomacy x2.

    A skill with a fractional multiplier (x1/2) does not satisfy a requirement for that skill. For example, a personnel with Leadership x1/2 cannot solve a mission that requires Leadership, and does not count as a leader in battle. If they are present with another personnel with Leadership x1/2, together they have a full Leadership skill for these purposes.

    A personnel who has a skill with an integral multiplier also has the skill at all lower positive integral multipliers. For example, Rurigan has Computer Skill x3. He can also count as a personnel with Computer Skill x2 for the purposes of Quark's Isolinear Rods.

    Negative Skills

    A skill with a negative modifier, such as Valeris's Diplomacy -3, is defined as a special skill (not a regular skill with a multiplier).

    skills - modifying


    Some cards may add, remove, or modify skills.

    Removing Skills

    When a card, such as Frame of Mind or Impersonate Captive, removes a personnel's skills, both regular and special skills are removed.

    Selecting, Adding, Gaining, Doubling, and Sharing Skills

    When a card allows you to select (e.g., K'chiQ, Lal, Reflection Therapy, Frame of Mind), add (e.g.,Vulcan Mindmeld), double (e.g., Ishka), or share (e.g., Interlink Drone) personnel skills, you may select, add, double, or share only regular skills. If a skill is already present in the skills box, the level of that skill is increased; skills not already present in the skills box are conceptually added to the end of the skills box for purposes of cards such as Fightin' Words. For example, if Lt. D'Amato (Geology x2, Archaeology) adds Geology with a Classic Tricorder, his skills will be Geology x3, Archaeology; if instead he adds Physics, his skills will be Geology x2, Archaeology, Physics.

    Selected or shared features or skills do not exist until you have reported the personnel for duty. See reporting for duty, skill-sharing.

    When adding or doubling skills (or replacing one personnel's skills with another's, as with Impersonate Captive), skill multipliers are retained. For example, if Sarek mindmelds with Riva, Sarek would have the following skills: Diplomacy x5, Mindmeld. (See Vulcan Mindmeld [link to card].) Gaining is equivalent to adding.

    When selecting skills, you may select a skill only at the x1 level, and when a card requires you to select two or more skills (e.g., Lal), you may not pick the same skill twice. Thus, if Deanna Troi (First Contact) and Sarek were present when Lal was reported, she could gain any two of the following skills: Diplomacy, Empathy, Navigation, or Mindmeld. She could not choose Deanna's special skill or choose Diplomacy twice, nor could she choose Sarek's Diplomacy x3. Similarly, K'chiQ can select Diplomacy (but not Diplomacy x2), and Reflection Therapy can replace Diplomacy x2 with Honor (but not Honor x2).

    When selecting skills for the Borg Queen, K'chiQ, Frame of Mind, etc., valid choices include any personnel type and any regular skill that exists in the game. For a list of all current regular (selectable) skills, see Appendix A.

    Reselecting Skills

    You may re-select the added skill for only one Classic Tricorder, one Classic Medical Tricorder, and one Classic Communicator each turn, regardless of how many copies of each you have in play. See once per turn. Re-selecting is executing orders and may not interrupt another action (e.g., you may not re-select during a mission attempt).

    skills - using


    See: use (skills)



    Solving a mission means completing that mission, by meeting the mission requirements. Solving a mission is a subaction of a mission attempt.

    Son'a ships


    See attribute enhancement.

    Soong-type android


    One type of android; any personnel identified in its lore as a "Soong-type android" or as created by Dr. Noonien Soong.

    References to this (e.g. on Malfunctioning Door and Vulcan Nerve Pinch) refer to the characteristic, and not the personnel card with that title.

    Soong-Type Android


    See Rulebook Gender, report.

    Soren [link to card]


    Soren is both female and gender androgynous. See Rulebook Gender.

    Space [link to card]


    This mission counts as half a card. In other words, two ? Space missions plus five other missions count as six missions. (Other universal missions count as a full card.)

    It is not attemptable. See mission attempt.

    "May insert into spaceline" means that you may seed this mission anywhere on the Alpha Quadrant spaceline, either between two missions already seeded, or at either end of the spaceline as usual. It does not allow you to add the mission to the spaceline during the game. If inserted into a region, it does not become part of that region. See regions of space.

    Span calculations are based on the number of directly adjacent universal mission cards (not just ❖ Space missions).

    space - transferring cards into


    You may not beam, report, or otherwise transfer any card (except a ship) into space unless a card specifically allows you to do so (e.g., Airlock, Anti-Matter Pod).

    space facility


    See facility.

    Space-Time Portal [link to card]


    This doorway allows you to play only one [1E-AU] card per turn, even if you have multiple Space-Time Portals in play (see once per turn). Its text does not restrict a seeded Alternate Universe Door, which allows you to play multiple [1E-AU] cards each turn (e.g., interrupts, doorways, or multiple card plays allowed by a card such as Red Alert!). Because this doorway allows you to seed or play only one [1E-AU] card per turn, you may seed only one [1E-AU] card under Q's Planet, and only if you have not already played an [1E-AU] card that turn.

    You may discard the doorway from the table "at any time" for any one of its functions - during either player's turn, before or after your card play or executing orders, between other actions or as a valid response to an action. It is not a valid response to the initiation of a battle or the encounter of a dilemma; thus, you may not escape from battle or a dilemma encounter by returning a ship to your hand. See actions - interrupting, actions - step 2: responses.

    You may report an [1E-AU]-icon ship with [1E-AU] crew by discarding a Space-Time Portal even if you have already played the one [1E-AU] card allowed by the Portal for the turn. (See report with.)

    Spacedock [link to card]


    This event will repair any of your ships that docks at the outpost where the Spacedock is played, even if the outpost itself does not repair ships. It plays only on a outpost unless downloaded by Construct Starship.

    Spacedoor [link to card]


    See in play, outpost, discarding.



    Mission cards are seeded to form one or more spacelines, representing different quadrants of the galaxy. Gamma, Delta, and Mirror Quadrant missions have a Δ, Γ, or M symbol in their point boxes. Missions with no symbol are Alpha Quadrant missions. All missions may be seeded only on the appropriate spaceline.

    Spaceline locations may not be moved between quadrants by cards that relocate locations. When an effect moves a card to another "spaceline location," the destination must be on the same spaceline. For example, Blade of Tkon can move a planet (in any quadrant) to elsewhere within the same spaceline, but not to another spaceline; The Traveler allows a ship to move only within one spaceline. See movement between quadrants, time travel.

    Cards "on the spaceline" include ships, facilities, and personnel on the spaceline (and cards played on them). Cards that seed or play "on table" are not on the spaceline. When a card plays at a "spaceline end," it plays at the last location on either end of that spaceline. It does not form another location.

    Time locations are not on the spaceline.

    See far end of spaceline, ties.

    special download


    See downloading - special download.

    special equipment


    Many ships have additional systems installed, which may be used by other cards or rules. They are printed on the card as a phrase of 1-3 words. For a list of all current special equipment, see Appendix A.

    Regular transporters (which all ships have unless otherwise specified), special downloads, and other game text on the ship card, usually expressed as a sentence with a period, are not special equipment. For example, the U.S.S. Stargazer's text ("Once each game, may be taken from discard pile to hand.") is not special equipment.

    When a ship has a regular skill as special equipment, it can be used as though possessed by a member of the ship's crew. For example, the Acquisition on Dosi Trade Vessel may be contributed toward solving Salvage Wrecked Ship, or allow a Small Cloaking Device that is reporting aboard to report for free. It cannot open Secret Compartment on a nearby ship, because its crew is not present with that Secret Compartment.

    special staffing icon


    See ship staffing.

    Species 8472-related


    See related.

    Sphere Encounter [link to card]


    See report with crew.

    Spock's Brain [link to card]


    See Hippocratic Oath.

    Spot [link to card]


    This personnel's STRENGTH is an undefined attribute. Whenever Spot is killed, if she has any lives remaining she immediately pops back to life at the same place, but is "stopped." Any cards played on Spot are not nullified by her first eight deaths.

    The Squire's Rules [link to card]


    If no personnel remain after the initial stop, reseed the revealed card beneath the mission to be encountered again. See actions - step 1: initiation: dilemmas revealed and encountered.

    Because you cannot download dilemmas, you cannot use The Squire's Rules with Obsession (which requires a downloaded dilemma) or the replacement functions of Disrupted Continuum or Beware of Q.

    If, after it is encountered, a dilemma is reseeded, even at a different location (e.g. Q's Vicious Animal Things), it is still the same copy of the dilemma and is not a mis-seed.

    Your The Squire's Rules makes your personnel you seed (such as with a Cryosatellite) mis-seeds.



    See ship staffing.

    standard attack restrictions


    see Rulebook 7.4.1: Initiating a Battle

    start of turn


    See turn.

    starting the game


    The game begins by choosing a starting player using any mutually agreeable method. Each game consists of four seed phases followed by the play phase. The starting player goes first in each seed phase and takes the first turn in the play phase.



    See Rulebook 10.2.4: Stasis.

    Static Warp Bubble [link to card]


    See The Traveler: Transcendence [link to card], discarding.



    A type of facility.



    You may not "steal" Equipment cards, even if unattended, unless a card allows it, such as Reginod or HQ: Return Orb to Bajor.

    When a card allows you to steal Equipment cards, they come under your control and you use them as your own, disregarding affiliation and species requirements for use (e.g., "Klingon use only"). (However, a card which enhances only Klingons, for example, still enhances only Klingons, and other requirements for use of the equipment must still be met. For example, a Romulan Cloaking Device only functions on a Romulan ship, or an [OS] ship with 2 ENGINEER aboard.)

    You cannot steal cards that you control. All "stolen" cards are returned to their owners at the end of the game. See Procurement Drone.

    Stefan de Seve


    See Assign Support Personnel [link to card].

    Stolen Attack Ship [link to card]


    See Rulebook Ship Origin.

    Stone Knives and Bearskins [link to card]


    This event will affect Artifacts which say "Use as equipment", because those cards are treated as equipment and affected by cards which affect equipment. It does not suspend the gametext which itself says "Use as equipment", nor does it suspend text that says "Not duplicatable."

    Stop First Contact [link to card]


    Because this objective does not involve scouting a ship or location, you may probe for this objective on the same turn it enters play. This may even occur the same turn you have completed scouting for Assimilate Homeworld, provided you have a staffed ship orbiting Montana Missile Complex and can play Stop First Contact between the time scouting completes (an end-of-turn action) and your normal card draw (which ends your turn). See timeline disruption.



    See Rulebook 10.2.1: Stopped.

    Storage Compartment Door [link to card]


    Drawing the three cards allowed by this doorway is executing orders and must take place after the card play segment of your turn. The cards drawn are not part of your hand and must be either played or discarded (face up under your Tribble side deck) immediately. See card draw, card play, tribble.

    Strategema [link to card]


    Strategema prevents battle even if other restrictions, such as affiliation attack restrictions, have been removed (for example, by Post Garrison).

    Study Plasma Storm [link to card]


    This mission's special text, "Computer Skill required to use any equipment here," applies both to Equipment cards and ship special equipment.

    If Computer Skill is not present on the ship, Ketracel-White cards cannot be used at this location and thus do not prevent white deprivation. Because the Ketracel-White [link to card] is not being used, it does not count down.

    Study Protonebula [link to card]


    This mission is a nebula. The owner of this mission, if playing [Bor] affiliation, may not normally use the special text allowing the download of One because they may not stock a non-[Bor] personnel. See Borg - Cooperation.

    stunned and mortally wounded


    Stunned and mortally wounded personnel may still modify other personnel (for example, by adding to their attributes), but may not use other skills (e.g., stunned MEDICAL personnel cannot run the Genetronic Replicator; a stunned Elim Garak may not avoid the random selection of a personnel to be killed). See Rulebook 7.4.1: Personnel Battle.

    Subjugate Planet [link to card]


    You may not download a Remote Supply Depot if you already have a facility at this objective's target location. See dual-icon mission, mission, Reunion [link to card], mission attempt.

    Subspace Schism [link to card]


    This interrupt may be played to affect any card draw a player makes during a turn (including end-of-turn card draws). It may not be played on a card drawn for an opening hand.

    "Subspace Seaweed" [link to card]


    See Protouniverse [link to card].

    Subspace Transporter [link to card]


    If the personnel beamed aboard an opponent's ship using this event takes a captive (e.g., Ilon Tandro, or using Captured), you may not beam the captive back. Only your Treachery personnel (and any equipment they are carrying) may be beamed. See capturing.

    Subspace Warp Rift [link to card]


    A ship that stops at the location of this event to avoid damage is not "stopped" (e.g., it may initiate battle or attempt a mission). A ship that is relocated to or from the location of this event does not incur damage. See passing locations, movement.

    Suna [link to card]


    See once per game.



    See ties.

    Supernova [link to card]


    This event plays only on a Mission card, not on any other location. The mission is not discarded, but remains underneath for span reference only, leaving a spaceline location of unspecified type (neither [P] nor [S]). None of its game text, icons, card title, etc. remain in effect other than the span. For example, if Intercept Sleeper Ship is destroyed, you can no longer report the I.K.S. Tong to this location (unless it is the end of the spaceline).

    Any cards not affected by Supernova (e.g., staffed Gomtuu, completed Borg objectives), and any cards in play on them, are not discarded.

    Tox Uthat's stipulation that you "may play Supernova on a later turn" is a restriction; you may not play Supernova on the same turn you play Tox Uthat even if you have an extra card play or download.

    If a mission was assimilated before being destroyed, reversing the effects of Supernova with Persistence of Memory [link to card] does not unassimilate the mission (just as it does not "unsolve" a mission previously solved). Therefore it still cannot be solved or targeted for assimilation again.

    If a mission that corresponds to a time location in play is destroyed by this event, the time location is unaffected. See Temporal Vortex [link to card].

    Once this event has resolved and destroyed all cards at the mission location, nullifying it with Kevin Uxbridge or moving it with Dr. Q, Medicine Entity has no effect.

    support personnel


    See Assign Support Personnel [link to card].



    A card is on a planet's surface if it is on a planet and not in a facility or landed ship.

    Sixteen of Nineteen (Survey Drone)


    This personnel's special skill allows it to acquire artifacts that have been placed on top of the mission where a [BO] objective has been completed (or artifacts that could not be acquired when a mission was solved because of The Charybdis). It may not acquire artifacts that are still seeded under a mission or steal artifacts in play. See scouting locations.

    suspends play


    A card which specifically says it "suspends play" may be played at any point during the play phase (even during your opponent's turn) and may interrupt and temporarily suspend any action, including actions at the start or end of turn (see turn). Using a special download icon also suspends play. After the card play or special download has resolved, the suspended action resumes. See downloading - special download, actions - interrupting.

    If no action is in progress, an action that may suspend play (such as using a special download icon) does not suspend anything. You may not suspend play during the seed phases.

    Taar [link to card]


    See dilemma resolution.



    A card type which comes into play only through a special Battle Bridge side deck (you cannot stock Tactic cards in your draw deck or your Q's Tent). Tactic cards increase your offensive and/or defensive capabilities during ship battles and also indicate specific damage affecting your opponent's ships and facilities.

    Some Tactic cards (e.g., Breen Energy-Dampening Weapon, Chain Reaction Pulsar) have game text starting with a phrase like "Requires a ship with ... firing." Unlike most tactics, which work for any ship but give bonuses for particular kinds of ships (see Rulebook Ship Origin), these tactics cannot be used as your current tactic unless you have the required ship firing in the battle.

    When damage text takes a casualty, the personnel is selected from all appropriate personnel aboard the ship, including intruders.

    take off


    See landed ships.

    Talosian Cage [link to card]


    See selections, showing your cards.

    Tama [link to card]


    The lore on this ship is written in Tamarian. The phrase "Dathon, speaking first" means that Dathon is its captain and thus its matching commander.



    See related.

    Tantalus Field [link to card]


    You may not use this artifact to kill a personnel if either the artifact or the potential victim is aboard a cloaked or phased ship. See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.

    Tarchannen Study [link to card]


    See dual-icon missions.

    Tarellian Plague Ship [link to card]


    To overcome this dilemma, a personnel must (1) have MEDICAL, (2) beam over, and (3) still have usable MEDICAL upon arrival. Because a personnel may always carry equipment present when moving, an OFFICER using a Medical Kit can overcome this dilemma (both beam over and are discarded). So may a [SCC] Borg with shared MEDICAL. Deactivated holograms cannot use their skills, so a [Holo] MEDICAL who beams over must be wearing a Mobile Holo-Emitter or similar. See holographic personnel and equipment.

    Barclay Transporter Phobia is a valid response to an attempted beaming. If the first MEDICAL is prevented from beaming over, another MEDICAL may be selected to do so. This dilemma is assumed to provide transporters if your crew or Away Team does not have them available, but it cannot overcome obstacles to beaming such as Distortion Field. See Quash Conspiracy [link to card], quarantine.



    The target of an effect includes every card, every deck (or hand), and every player that is altered by the effect.

    A deck (or hand) is only targeted if the entire deck (or hand) is directly altered, not just individual cards within it. For example, Regenerate targets your draw deck or discard pile, but Orb of Prophecy and Change only the top card of your draw deck. Alien Probe targets both players' hands, but Chula: The Lights only targets the personnel returned to hand (not the hand itself).

    A player is altered if he or she is permitted or required to take an action (or score points) that would not be permitted under normal rules. This is a continuous effect. A card does not have to explicitly use the word "target" to target something.

    Your card may require you to choose a long-term target (other than the card it is played on). If the long-term target leaves play, your card leaves play in the same manner. For example, if the male targeted by Assimilate Counterpart returns to hand, so does Assimilate Counterpart. However, for an exception, see Conundrum.

    Targets are selected during the initiation step of an action. You cannot target an action. For example, Barclay Transporter Phobia targets a personnel, randomly selected from a group that is beaming. It does not target the beaming action itself. See showing your cards, actions - step 1: initiation.

    Tekeny Ghemor [link to card]


    See playing an affiliation.

    Telepathic Alien Kidnappers [link to card]


    Using this event, you guess a card type at the end of each of your turns, just before your card draw. See Intruder Force Field [link to card].

    When you have this event and any card forcing your opponent to reveal their hand (e.g., Alien Probe, Ferengi Bug) both in play, you must allow your opponent to shuffle and conceal their hand before you make the selection.

    Temporal Causality Loop [link to card]


    If one of the actions to be undone by this dilemma cannot be undone, then the results of the action are left intact. If the action was initiated by a card play, that card returns to your hand. For example, if you played a Scan card, you cannot "undo" having seen the seed cards under the mission, but the Scan card returns to your hand. If you played a Regenerate to shuffle your discard pile into your draw deck, the draw deck remains intact (because you cannot separate the cards), and the Regenerate returns to your hand.

    Temporal Micro-Wormhole [link to card]


    This doorway does not allow you to download personnel (other than Dr. Telek R'Mor) or give permission to play a card. As the card states, it provides a destination for a report of a personnel when no destination is otherwise provided (e.g., one played as your normal card play, or certain downloads such as the last function of Defend Homeworld). If any destination is otherwise provided (e.g. a report with crew action, or a special download, or reporting to a ship or a personnel), then this doorway cannot be used to allow the report (and thus the card cannot be made compatible with your other cards). See once per game.

    As the card states, a personnel reported to your ship using this doorway becomes compatible even with an affiliation that personnel normally does not work with. However, the doorway does not allow you to stock Borg-affiliation cards in a non-Borg deck, or vice versa. (See Borg - Cooperation.)

    If you download Dr. Telek R'Mor with this doorway, you may use the doorway's text to report him aboard any of your ships and make him compatible with all your cards (discard the doorway), or his own text to report him aboard your compatible ship without making him compatible with all your cards (do not discard the doorway).

    Temporal Narcosis [link to card]


    See double turn, Horga'hn [link to card].

    Temporal Rift [link to card]


    This interrupt is not a valid response to battle or a dilemma, and may not be used to "escape" them. It may not target a docked ship or carried ship. See actions - step 2: responses.

    Cards may not be played on a ship in a Temporal Rift, and you may not discard a Space-Time Portal to return the ship to hand.

    A card in a Temporal Rift is in play for uniqueness only; it is not in the present, so cards like Anti-Time Anomaly cannot affect it.

    Countdown effects and icons, such as Plasma Fire or Ketracel-White, also do not count down while a ship is in a Temporal Rift.

    The same rules also apply to a ship affected by a Time Travel Pod. See time travel, Black Hole.

    Temporal Vortex [link to card]


    When played for its last function, this doorway relocates only one ship, one time. Although it has a countdown icon, it cannot perform any additional relocations during the countdown. (Play the doorway on the ship, and discard it at the end of the countdown.)

    If played on a Borg Ship when encountered, the dilemma does not attack (so your cards are not "stopped"), nor does it attack when it reappears after the countdown expires or if the doorway is "closed."

    If a mission that corresponds to a time location in play is destroyed by a Supernova, the location remains the "corresponding spaceline location" for time travel using this doorway.

    Temporal Wake [link to card]


    This interrupt may not target a docked ship or carried ship to force it to follow a time-traveling ship.

    temporary control


    When you temporarily control a ship and crew with a card such as Alien Parasites [link to card] or Neural Servo Device, treat the ship and personnel as if they were your own with regard to attempting missions, encountering dilemmas, and having Q-Flashes, scoring points, playing cards that play on "your ship" (such as Auto-Destruct Sequence), etc. The only exception is that you may not bring the personnel aboard one of your ships or facilities and you may not bring your personnel aboard their ship. You may use only "legal moves" - e.g., the ship and crew must still obey affiliation attack restrictions and Borg Away Team restrictions, may attempt only missions of appropriate affiliation, etc. Within those constraints, you may move the ship, abandon personnel on planets, engage in battle, attempt missions (if you solve a mission, you score its points unless playing Borg), etc.

    Terok Nor [link to card]


    See Deep Space 9 [link to card].

    Terraforming Station [link to card]


    This station allows you to "terraform" (redefine) the requirements of a planet mission for a subsequent game with the same opponent. You may choose to replace each requirement with another requirement of the same type. You may replace personnel types with personnel types, other regular skills with regular skills that are not personnel types. and attributes with attributes. In addition, you may redefine the name of a Personnel, Equipment, or Artifact card. You may not redefine numbers, icons, or special requirements such as "3 [1E-AU] icon Personnel," or create redundant requirements (such as "Treachery + Treachery"). For example, if a mission requires "MEDICAL + Guinan + CUNNING > 30" it could be changed to "SECURITY + Spock + INTEGRITY > 30."

    The redefinition works for both ends of the mission. The mission loses the redefinition after your next game with the same opponent, even if you don't use that mission.

    You must define the new requirements immediately after the game ends. In tournament play, give the redefinition to the tournament director in writing, before the cards are removed from the spaceline; it will affect a later match in that same tournament, if you play the same opponent.

    A redefinition of mission requirements made outside of a specific tournament cannot affect a match within that tournament.



    A synonym for human.

    Terran Rebellion HQ [link to card]


    When this facility is in play at the Search for Rebels mission location, that location becomes a homeworld for all Federation cards with a [TE] Terran Empire icon, and thus may be targeted by cards such as Assimilate Homeworld and Gold-Pressed Latinum. To "match the affiliation of the homeworld," a personnel card must have [Fed], [TE], and [MQ] icons.

    Tetryon Field [link to card]


    A ship without Navigation aboard must stop moving at the location of this event and cannot move for the remainder of the turn, but is not "stopped" (e.g., it may initiate battle or attempt a mission).



    Card titles starting with "The" are sorted under the second word of the card title (e.g., The Big Picture is under "Big").



    See here.

    Theta-Radiation Poisoning [link to card]


    Only one Medical Kit is required aboard the ship or outpost affected by this dilemma to prevent any personnel from dying at the end of each turn.

    They Call Themselves The Maquis


    Because this card is not a [MQ] card, you cannot use this card to report to the Badlands in the Mirror Quadrant. See mirror universe.

    Thine Own Self [link to card]


    This interrupt remains on the "lost" Away Team until they are rescued or captured. See discarding.

    The "lost" personnel are still an Away Team and are vulnerable to cards such as Anti-Time Anomaly, Risky Business, or Dal'Rok, but they cannot use any skills or features (as if disabled). They are placed under the mission only as a marker of their "lost" status and are not considered seed cards that can be discarded with Ajur or Boratus.

    A "lost" Borg scout may not be retrieved when the Borg complete their objective. See Away Team and crew.

    If the mission is already completed, the Away Team cannot be recovered.

    You may not play it on an Away Team at a time location, because it requires you to place them under a mission.

    Third of Five [link to card]


    See drone.

    Thorough Debriefing [link to card]


    See overcome.

    thrice per game


    Three times per game. See once per game.



    When a dilemma specifies a superlative such as "strongest," "most CUNNING," or "highest total attributes," and there is a tie, the opponent of the player encountering the dilemma gets to choose (unless the dilemma states otherwise). See selections.

    To determine such things as "nearest planet" and "far end of spaceline," compare the number of cards in each direction; if there is a tie, then compare the total span in each direction. If still a tie, the opponent chooses.

    ties (scoring)


    See the official tournament guide.

    time location


    A card type representing a location in the past or future of the Star Trek universe. Time locations may be [S] or [P] locations.

    A time location is not a mission or spaceline location, but it has a corresponding spaceline location identified by the lore of both cards. For example, the mission Agricultural Assessment corresponds to the time location Sherman's Peak; both are located at Sherman's Planet. You may not seed or play a time location unless the corresponding spaceline location is in play.

    A time location is placed by itself on the table, creating its own planet or space location separate from the spacelines. The card may have special instructions to be carried out when it is seeded or played; if you cannot carry out all instructions, you may not seed or play the time location. Though they are not on the spaceline, time locations are located in quadrants, as indicated by the presence or absence of a quadrant icon in the lower right corner of the text box. Time locations with no symbol are in the Alpha Quadrant.

    Playing a time location uses your normal card play.

    Cards that affect a spaceline location, such as Supernova or Black Hole, have no effect on the time location. Cards at the time location are not at the corresponding spaceline location and cannot attempt it. Ships and personnel may travel between the time location and the corresponding spaceline location using a card that allows time travel. The cards listed on a time location (or another card) as "native to this timeline" may be reported directly to the location if it is play. You may choose to report personnel on the surface of a planet time location, aboard any of your compatible ships or facilities at the time location, or aboard any opponent's facility there that you are allowed to use (e.g., Deep Space Station K-7). You may report a ship or facility in space at the location (in orbit of a planet). When reported in this manner, you do not need an open doorway, such as an Alternate Universe Door, to allow you to report the Alternate Universe icon cards.

    You are not required to have the time location in play to use cards native to that location, or to report them to that time location if it is in play. They may be reported normally to a facility on the spaceline, or by any other legal reporting method, if you have an open Doorway card which allows [1E-AU] cards to play

    time travel


    There are two forms of time travel.

    • Movement between a time location and a spaceline is possible only via a card that specifically states that it allows such movement, such as Temporal Vortex or Orb of Time. Cards such as Iconian Gateway, which do not so specify, do not allow time travel. Time travel is not restricted to "corresponding spaceline location" unless specified. For example, the Orb of Time allows you to move from any spaceline location (in any quadrant) to any time location, or vice versa; or between two time locations.
    • Temporal Rift and Time Travel Pod represent a different form of time travel, moving from the present into the future while remaining at the same physical location. The ship and all cards aboard are in play for uniqueness only, and are not affected by cards that resolve while the ship has "disappeared," such as Anti-Time Anomaly, Stop First Contact, or Supernova.

    Time Travel Pod [link to card]


    This artifact refers to the full turns of the player whose ship the card is played upon. See actions: step 1 - initiation, Temporal Rift [link to card], time travel.

    timeline disruption


    The existence of time locations makes it possible to conceptually go back in time and alter history in such a way that you change conditions in the present. The effects of timeline disruption vary by event:

    "Timeline disrupted in 2063"


    If the Borg change history by completing a Stop First Contact or Build Interplexing Beacon objective, the timeline is disrupted and Federation and Starfleet history ceases to exist. Cards which are disrupted include:

    • All personnel of Human species.
    • All [Fed] and [SF] affiliation cards (including mutli-affiliation cards, regardless of current mode), such as personnel, ships, and facilities.

    However, things from other universes or currently time travelling are not affected by this timeline disruption thus, the following cards are protected:

    • cards with a [MQ] icon.
    • cards with an [1E-AU] icon (unless they also have a [22], [OS], or [CF] icon).
    • cards that have disappeared (e.g. Temporal Rift or Time Travel Pod).
    • cards which have lost their affiliation (e.g. Thine Own Self)
    • cards at a time location.

    Except for cards which are protected, all disrupted cards in play (in any quadrant) and in any player's hand, draw deck, side deck, discard pile, etc., are placed out-of-play. (Reshuffle where appropriate.) If any cards are aboard (or played on) a disrupted ship or facility (but are themselves not disrupted), those cards return to owner's hand.

    "Timeline disrupted in 2267"


    the effects of this disruption are described on Hero of the Empire.

    Timicin [link to card]


    See helps.



    See turn, actions.

    Tongo [link to card]


    To "declare a move" for this incident, you must have a bet to show. There is no winner or loser if your opponent has no bet (they must show their hand to verify this) or if there is a tie for highest total attributes.

    Topological Anomaly 4747 [link to card]


    When randomly selecting an ENGINEER for this card, include all Borg, android, and [Holo] ENGINEERs in the selection.

    Toral [link to card]


    See skills.

    Torture [link to card]


    See Madred [link to card].

    Tosk [link to card]


    See selections.

    tournament scoring


    See the Organized Play Guide for details of scoring victory points and differential. Also see points, Rulebook 9.0: Winning the Game.



    A ship may not tow anything unless a card allows it, such as Activate Tractor Beam or Radioactive Garbage Scow. When a ship towing another ship or Scow moves or relocates in any way (e.g., through the Bajoran Wormhole [link to card], with Wormholes, The Traveler, time travel, etc.), the towed ship is also moved or relocated.

    A ship in tow cannot tow another ship.

    A towed ship may cloak (but not the towing ship). See Rulebook 7.6: Cloak, tractor beam.

    Tox Uthat [link to card]


    If you use this artifact to allow the play of a Supernova [link to card], it is discarded even if the Supernova is nullified. See actions - step 1: initiation.

    tractor beam


    A type of ship's special equipment. A tractor beam has no built-in functions, but is activated by other cards, such as Activate Tractor Beam, Engage Shuttle Operations, and Ship Seizure. See towing.

    Transporter Mixup [link to card]


    Because a group of personnel beams simultaneously, all four of the personnel discarded by this incident are considered to leave play simultaneously (the cards are still placed in the discard pile one at a time so the opponent can see them). See exchanging cards.

    Transporter Skill


    See tribble.



    All ships and facilities have transporters unless otherwise specified. You may not operate your opponent's transporters unless you are allowed to use their facility (except when infiltrating; see infiltration icon).

    Transporters are not special equipment. See beaming.

    Two of Nineteen (Transwarp Drone)


    This personnel may download one doorway or interrupt whose title includes "Transwarp," i.e., Transwarp Network Gateway (doorway) or Transwarp Conduit (interrupt).

    Transwarp Hub [link to card]


    Transwarp Hub may seed or play at any nebula, even a homeworld. Transwarp Hub may play at Intelligence Operation (but may not seed there, since it is not [1E-DQ]).

    Transwarp Network Gateway [link to card]


    To move ships through Transwarp Network Gateways, there must already be in play two copies of this doorway at different locations.

    You must play another Transwarp Network Gateway doorway or a Transwarp Conduit interrupt each time you wish to move a ship (or group of ships) through the gateway network. This does not use any of the ship's RANGE, but is still normal ship movement, requiring full staffing.

    Playing a Transwarp Network Gateway requires a [SCN] Borg present even when download (e.g., with the Borg Outpost's special download icon). See spaceline.

    The Traveler [link to card]


    This personnel's skill enables normal ship movement requiring full staffing, similar to the Wormhole interrupt, but is restricted to the current spaceline.

    The Traveler: Transcendence [link to card]


    This event nullifies all Static Warp Bubbles in play or played later, either yours or your opponent's.



    Treaty cards make one player's cards of two or more different affiliations compatible and allow them to mix and cooperate. They do not change any card's affiliation or make them matching affiliation.

    If a treaty is destroyed, incompatible personnel aboard a ship or facility are placed under house arrest.

    Treaties do not "chain." If you have Treaty: Federation/Bajoran and Treaty: Federation/Klingon in play, your Bajorans may not mix with your Klingons. You must also play Treaty: Bajoran/Klingon for all three groups to mix.

    A "Federation treaty" is any treaty which includes the Federation (or [Fed]) as one of the parties. For example, Treaty: Federation/Klingon, Treaty: Alpha Quadrant Alliance, and Organian Peace Treaty are all Federation treaties as well as Klingon treaties.

    Treaty: Federation/Romulan/Klingon [link to card]


    Only your [Fed] Federation, [Rom] Romulan, and [Kli] Klingon affiliations are restricted from attempting your opponent's missions; your personnel and ships of all other affiliations may attempt any of your opponent's missions normally.

    Playing an Espionage card will permit you to attempt (but not solve) an opponent's mission while this treaty is in play. A required action (such as Samaritan Snare) may compel you to attempt an opponent's mission despite the treaty restriction. See actions - required.




    A card type which comes into play only through a Tribble side deck. Tribble cards represent single tribbles and groups of 10, 100, 1,000, etc. They may report or breed as noted on each card.

    You may play one Tribble card each turn per group of your tribbles (whether the cards were drawn from your side deck or downloaded by playing a Storage Compartment Door). All of your tribbles on one ship, facility, site, or planet are one group. Reporting a 1 Tribble or 10 Tribbles card where there are no tribbles creates a new group; you may not play another Tribble card to that group on that turn.

    You must have at least the required number of tribbles present to breed tribbles. (You may not breed tribbles from your opponent's tribble group.) For example, the 100 Tribbles card "Breeds from 10 tribbles." You must have at least 10 tribbles present (either ten 1 Tribble cards or one 10 Tribbles card) to play a 100 Tribbles card to that group. When you breed a tribble card, the tribbles required to breed that card remain in play.

    The small Tribble cards - 1 Tribble and 10 Tribbles - may be carried like equipment by either player's personnel. Each personnel may carry only one small Tribble card; when they eventually "drop" it, they are "stopped." They are not required to put it down while they perform other actions, such as attempting a mission.

    The large Tribble cards - 100 Tribbles and greater - may not be carried, but may be beamed by any Transporter Skill personnel. Each personnel may beam up to one large Tribble card for each unit of that skill they have, then that personnel is "stopped" and may beam no more Tribble cards that turn. You may lower the SHIELDS of your Nor to beam large Tribble cards. Although small Tribble cards may not be beamed, you may beam the personnel who are carrying them (this does not require Transporter Skill and does not "stop" anyone).

    You may beam large tribble cards between your opponent's ship and your own ship (if a card, such as the Transport Drone or Invasive Beam-In, allows you to beam cards through SHIELDS). Your opponent must allow you to see the tribble cards to select one or more for beaming.

    Each denomination of Tribble card (e.g., 1 Tribble) comes in multiple versions, with different images and card numbers, and a different special colored icon such as Go, Poison, and so on. All versions of a denomination are treated as the same card in the Star Trek Customizable Card Game (they are not cumulative); the special icons are used in the Tribbles Customizable Card Game.

    (Tribble cards from the Tribbles Customizable Card Game may not be used in the Star Trek Customizable Card Game, because they have no game text allowing them to play.)

    Tribble Bomb [link to card]


    Your Barry Waddle must be at the same location as your tribble group to allow you to play this incident (not just to play it for free).

    This incident cannot be moved except as allowed by Trouble... in the Transporters, even when Tribble cards from the tribble group where it is played are carried or beamed.

    Tribble side deck


    This side deck is made up of Tribble and Trouble cards. You can have as many Tribble and Trouble cards in your side deck as you like, even duplicates. The side deck is activated during the doorway seed phase by a Storage Compartment Door card placed face up on top of the side deck.

    The Storage Compartment Door [link to card] allows you to draw and play (or discard) up to three cards from your side deck during each of your turns. Your Tribble and Trouble cards are not part of your normal hand, and thus are not affected by cards such as Alien Probe and Energy Vortex.

    Whenever a card from your Tribble side deck is discarded or otherwise leaves the table, place it face up underneath your side deck. When your side deck runs out of face-down cards, shuffle the face-up cards and place them face down again underneath your seeded Storage Compartment Door.

    Tribunal of Q [link to card]


    When you download and/or play [Ref] cards you may ignore any game text that would prevent, nullify or modify the cost of downloading and/or playing those cards. This card does not allow you to ignore game text not directly related to the downloading/playing of ref cards.


    • You may ignore the text of Dial-Up to use the last function of Q the Referee to download a [Ref] card.
    • You may ignore the text of Amanda Rogers to prevent it from nullifying The Juggler.
    • You may ignore the text of 211th Rule of Acquisition to play a [Ref] card you download on your opponent's turn without discarding cards from hand.
    • You may ignore the text of Obelisk of Masaka to download more than one [Ref] card from multiple draws gained from a single card. You may not ignore to text to download multiple non- [Ref] cards.
    • You may not ignore the effects of In the Zone while downloading a [Ref] card.

    Tricyanate Poisoning [link to card]


    You may not substitute or ignore requirements for Tricyanate Poisoning, even requirements that are in principle impossible at the mission you are attempting. For example, if the nearest planet mission has a requirement that something be "in orbit" or that "Away Team" have certain attributes while you are at a space mission, or you are at a planet mission and must meet a requirement like "SHIELDS >8", you will fail to overcome the dilemma.



    A species. Some, but not all, Trill have symbionts; this characteristic is indicated in lore.




    A card type which comes into play only through a Tribble side deck. You may play Trouble cards only where you have tribbles present. You may play one Trouble card each turn per group of your tribbles.

    Each Trouble card lists the minimum number of tribbles required to "activate" portions of its game text. If you do not have the minimum number present, the Trouble card stays in play, but its game text is inactive. If you have no tribbles present with a Trouble card, it is discarded.

    Whenever any of your Tribble cards (or your Tribble Bomb) are moved, any or all of your Trouble cards present may go along with them.

    Trouble... on the Bridge


    See ...on the Bridge.

    Trust Me [link to card]


    A Borg player may use this Q-icon event to place non-Borg personnel or ships in their discard pile and may use them normally if retrieved to hand, but they may not mix with their Borg.



    Players alternate taking turns throughout the play phase. During your turn you will do up to five things, in this order:

    1. Perform any actions required or allowed by game text that says it takes place at "start of turn."
    2. Play a card from your hand. This "normal card play" is optional. All cards except interrupts and doorways may be played only at this time, even those that play "for free," unless a card specifically allows a card play at another time. During this segment of your turn, you may take no actions other than:
      • playing cards;
      • actions that suspend play;
      • actions that may occur at any time (including activating hidden agendas and playing interrupts and doorways);
      • sub-actions of those actions; and,
      • any action that would respond to or replace an allowed action.
      Any other action advances you to the "execute orders" segement of your turn).
    3. Execute orders. This generally means moving and/or using cards already on the table, and is also optional. See executing orders.
    4. Perform any actions required or allowed by game text that says it takes place at "end of turn." (Probing is also defined as an end-of-turn action unless otherwise specified.)
    5. Draw a card from your draw deck to your hand. This is mandatory and signals the end of your turn. See card draw. If you are prevented from drawing a card (for example, by the game text of Q's Tent or the Ops site, or because there are no cards left in your draw deck), then you simply announce when you are done with your turn.

    Game text that says it may be used "at any time" may be used out of the normal turn order, or during your opponent's turn, even if the card type is normally playable only during your own turn (e.g., an event or doorway). However, such game text may not interrupt an unrelated action. See actions - interrupting.

    You may choose the order of start-of-turn and end-of-turn actions. For example, you may process ore either before or after a Rogue Borg battle; you may probe either before or after counting down countdown icons or moving a Borg Ship dilemma. No other actions may take place between start-of-turn or end-of-turn actions, other than valid responses. However, your normal card draw (or any action that replaces it), is always the last action of your turn.

    If a card such as 35th Rule of Acquisition or Quark's Bar allows you to draw a card at "end of each turn" or draw an extra card, it is an "end-of-turn" action, which must take place before your normal card draw (which ends your turn). It is not a modification to your normal card draw.

    Your separate Away Teams merging at the end of your turn and "stopped" cards becoming "unstopped" at the start of a turn are not actions. They are changes of status that occur automatically when a turn ends or starts. A few other uses of the term "turn" are clarified below:

    • A "full turn" is one complete turn of one player, from beginning to end, not including the current turn.
    • "Owner's turn" refers to the owner of the card being affected, rather than the card played.
    • "Every turn" means every turn of both players.
    • "Each turn" means each turn of the subject of the game text (skipping the other player). The subject player is usually indicated by a word such as "you," "opponent" or "owner." ("You" or "your" refers to the person playing the card or encountering the dilemma.) It may also be implied by game text instructing the person who played the card to take specific actions. If no player is specified or implied, then the subject of the game text is the player whom it affects. If it affects both players equally, the subject is the person who played or encountered the card. Examples:
      • Warp Core Breach: "Ship explodes at end of owner's next turn." The subject is the owner of the ship.
      • Telepathic Alien Kidnappers: "At end of each turn, guess a card type..." The subject is the person who played the card, who is instructed to guess a card type.
      • Plasma Fire: "Fire damages ship at end of next turn." The subject is the owner of the ship.

    Turrel [link to card]


    See in play.

    twice per game


    See once per game.

    The Twin Mistresses of Evil [link to card]


    Each of the personnel on this dual-personnel card may double the regular skills of only one Tom Paris or Harry Kim present. See skills - modifying.

    Type 18 Shuttlepod [link to card]


    This ship may report with crew to the location of your Defiant-class ship, in space (not aboard). The requirement for Navigation skill applies only to personnel, not to Equipment cards.

    U.S.S. Dauntless [link to card]


    This ship may be fully staffed by Arturis even if it is in Federation affiliation mode.

    U.S.S. Enterprise-B [link to card]


    See attribute modifiers.

    U.S.S. Enterprise-C [link to card]


    This ship can report to any location, in any quadrant, or to a time location. It may report to a facility, but cannot avoid being damaged. If your opponent is using a Battle Bridge side deck, they apply default damage (two damage markers) when you report the ship.

    If reported with crew via Space-Time Portal, damage is applied to the ship before the crew is reported aboard (no casualties will occur).

    Ultimatum [link to card]


    To score points with this objective, at least one of your ships firing WEAPONS in the battle that destroys the ship must be a Dominion ship. See Rulebook Ship Origin.

    undefined attribute


    If a card has an undefined attribute (e.g., Mortal Q's CUNNING of Q, Kivas Fajo's "NO INTEGRITY," or Spot's STRENGTH, which is not a number but is explained in the skills box), it is treated as zero for purposes of comparisons or totalling attributes. Undefined attributes cannot be modified with other cards. For example, Kivas Fajo will be killed by the Firestorm dilemma, but his INTEGRITY is not enhanced by Kukalaka.

    A "disabled ship attribute" (for the dilemma "Pup") is treated as an undefined attribute. A variable attribute is not undefined unless it is unusable for some reason.

    Undetected Beam-In [link to card]


    If your opponent encounters this dilemma, you may download up to four Borg drones (to the planet, if any, or to any ship or facility at the location). If you download them to a ship or facility controlled by your opponent, the drones are intruders.

    Rogue Borg Mercenaries [link to card] downloaded through this dilemma battle for the first time at the start of the next turn, even if more Rogue Borg are played normally on the current turn. They may play only on an occupied ship.



    A player has examined a mission if that player has revealed, glanced, or peeked at any card seeded face down at that mission, regardless of which player's card caused that player to see the card. If a mission has been attempted or scouted, it has been examined for both players.

    unique and universal


    Universal personnel, ships, facilities, sites, missions, and time locations are those with the four-diamond ❖ symbol at the beginning of the card name, and each player may have multiple copies in play at a time. Those without the ❖ symbol are unique (unless they have an ✶ enigma symbol). All other card types are universal unless marked "Unique" or "Not duplicatable."

    Each player who has in play a copy of a card marked "Unique" in its gametext or any unique or ✶ enigma personnel, ship, or facility may not play another. If another copy owned by the same player is encountered (for example, dilemmas), earned (for example, artifacts), or activated (for example, hidden agendas) by any player, that copy is discarded. This restriction remains even if that player loses control of the unique card (through assimilation, 1962 Roger Maris Baseball Card [link to card], etc.) See persona, owner

    When any card marked "Not duplicatable" in its game text (or any unique time location) is in play, another copy may not be seeded or played by any player, and, if another copy is encountered, earned, or activated by any player, that copy is discarded. When a player seeds any unique mission which has already been seeded on the spaceline, the second copy is stacked atop the first to create a single location. See Deep Space 9 [link to card], seed phase.

    Unless otherwise indicated, missions and time locations are not duplicatable. (See seed phases - mission phase).

    Unique sites are "unique per station." That is, each Nor is limited to one of each kind of Site card. Universal ❖ sites may exist in multiple on each Nor.

    Two of Seventeen (Unity Drone)


    This personnel allows your Borg to share CUNNING in the hive.

    Example: You have an Away Team on a planet consisting of three Borg, with a total CUNNING of 15:

    • Bio-Med Drone, [SCC], CUNNING 5
    • Tactical Drone, [SCD], CUNNING 5
    • Talon Drone, [SCD], CUNNING 5.

    You have a Borg ship at a neighboring spaceline location with the following crew aboard, with a total CUNNING of 17:

  • Astrogation Drone, [SCN], CUNNING 7
  • Guard Drone, [SCD], CUNNING 5
  • Unity Drone, [SCC], CUNNING 5
  • If you bring the ship to the planet location (in the same hive), the CUNNING of the ship's crew is added to the total CUNNING of the Away Team, giving the Away Team a total CUNNING of 32 when facing a dilemma. Likewise, the Away Team's CUNNING is added to that of the ship's crew, so the crew has an effective total CUNNING of 32. This has no effect on the CUNNING of each individual Borg.

    If the Bio-Med Drone is now killed, so there is no longer a [SCC] Borg on the planet, the Away Team now has a total CUNNING of only 10, and the ship's crew has a total CUNNING of only 17.



    See unique and universal.



    See mirror universe.



    Your personnel are unopposed if your opponent has no personnel present with them on a planet, ship, facility, or site. Your ship is unopposed if your opponent has no ships at the same spaceline or time location. A site is unopposed if your opponent has no docked ships or personnel at that site. Cards that are cloaked, phased, disabled, or in stasis do not oppose. See opposing, Patrol Neutral Zone [link to card].

    until any


    See Q-icon cards.

    use (equipment)


    See equipment.

    use (ship or facility)


    When gametext states that one affiliation (or personnel cards with certain characteristics) may use a ship or facility of a different affiliation, that ship is automatically compatible with those cards. If a ship, it does not need a personnel matching its affiliation to be staffed or to attempt a mission, if its crew contains one of the indicated personnel instead. It is still a ship or facility of its original affiliation, and must abide by that affiliation's attack restrictions.

    use (skills)


    Regular skills are routinely used to meet requirements, overcome dilemmas, trigger effects, and more, often during the initiation step of another action. When you have more of a regular skill present than a card requires, you may choose which of your personnel contribute skills to it. For example, if Davies and Toby Russel are in a crew that solves Explore Dyson Sphere, you may choose Toby Russell to provide the Physics to solve the mission so she can score points with Assign Mission Specialists [link to card].

    Special skills that apply general modifiers like, "If on Cha'Joh, it is RANGE +2," or, "Nullifies Hippocratic Oath [link to card] where present," are continuously in effect.

    Most other special skills (for example, "May initiate battle against intruders") are used as a normal action. In general, this may be done only on your turn, unless the action is a valid response (for example, "May replace anyone randomly selected to die here") or is expressly allowed on opponent's turn (for example, "May be replaced by another version at any time," "Once every turn, may 'pounce'...").

    If a card requires a personnel type such as MEDICAL without specifying a classification or a skill, either suffices. A requirement for multiple levels of a skill, such as Navigation x2, may be met by any combination of Navigation skills on one or more personnel (unless "a personnel with Navigation x2" is specified).

    Some cards allow your personnel to "use" a skill like this in place of another skill that they already have. The levels of the original skill may come from any combination of personnel, who are treated as having a fraction of that skill proportional to their contribution. For example, The Art of Diplomacy allows your personnel to use 2 Treachery as if it were 1 Diplomacy. With this card, two personnel who have Treachery can provide 1 Diplomacy (each replaces their Treachery with Diplomacy x1/2), while another personnel who has Treachery x2 can provide another Diplomacy (Treachery x2 is replaced with Diplomacy x1). See skills - skill multipliers. On a mission specialist, this counts as "using" a specialist skill for Assign Mission Specialists. A personnel may not use their skill as the new skill and the replaced skill simultaneously.

    Valeris [link to card]


    See infiltration icon, skills.

    Vantika's Neural Pathways [link to card]


    A mission specialist affected by this dilemma remains a mission specialist, with a skill of Treachery x2. See Assign Mission Specialists [link to card].

    variable attribute


    Some personnel have an X in one of their attribute boxes, with a corresponding special skill such as "X=2 or 7." Each time you need to know the value of a variable attribute (even when the card is in hand, such as for a Royale Casino dilemma), the owner of the card may choose one of the listed values at that time. Whenever the special skill is unusable (for example, because of Brain Drain or Hate Crime), the attribute is an undefined attribute, treated as zero.



    When a card or rule requires you to perform some action which you are unable to complete, your opponent must be allowed to verify that you are unable to do so. For example, if you cannot play a card when required to by a card such as Visit Cochrane Memorial or Energy Vortex, your opponent may look at your hand to verify that you are unable to do so. See showing your cards.



    A "version" of a personnel refers to any true version of that specific persona. For example, Elim Garak, Elim, Mr. Garak, and Plain, Simple Garak are all versions of the Elim Garak persona. Thus, Plain, Simple Garak may be replaced at any time by Elim Garak, Elim or Mr. Garak.

    Garak and Security Chief Garak are not true versions of the Elim Garak persona, and may not replace Plain, Simple Garak.

    Vic Fontaine [link to card]


    This personnel cannot download an artifact. See Mission Fatigue [link to card].

    Victory Is Life [link to card]


    See helps.



    An affiliation and a species. See affiliation and species.

    Vidiian Boarding Claw [link to card]


    If your Vidiian Cruiser that allowed you to play this incident leaves your control (e.g., commandeered or assimilated) or leaves play, discard the Vidiian Boarding Claw.

    Vidiian Harvester [link to card]


    See immune.

    virus related


    see related.

    Vorgon Raiders [link to card]


    See in play, stealing.

    VR Headset [link to card]


    This Equipment card aboard your [Dom] ship does not allow you to download a Vorta as its matching commander using Ready Room Door. The Vorta is not the matching commander until they are present with the VR Headset.



    An affiliation and a species. See affiliation and species.

    Vulcan Database [link to card]


    When this card enters play, immediately select the special equipment gained. This is not an order. Subsequent re-selections are orders.

    Vulcan Mindmeld [link to card]


    See skills - modifying.

    Vulcan PADD [link to card]


    See skills - modifying.

    Vulcan Tricorder [link to card]


    Personnel retain the gained skill until they are no longer present with this equipment, or until you re-select the skill added by it (see skills - modifying). If more personnel of appropriate classification join the crew or Away Team, they add the same skill already selected.

    Wajahut [link to card]


    See once per game, movement.

    The Wake of the Borg [link to card]


    This interrupt does not return to hand landed, cloaked, or phased ships. See landed ships, Rulebook 7.6: Cloak.



    Your personnel aboard a Nor may move ("walk") from site to site, individually or as a group, and they may carry Equipment cards with them. Move the personnel or group along the row of sites, one site at a time, until they reach their destination. (They must actually "pass by" each site in turn; they do not relocate from site to another.)

    Example: you have the following sites on your Nor, in order: Ops, Security Office, Guest Quarters, Ore Processing Unit, Docking Pylons. Your personnel may walk from Ops to Docking Pylons on one turn, moving from one site to the next in turn, and may board your ship docked at Docking Pylons.

    The Walls Have Ears [link to card]


    See infiltration icon, intruder.

    Warped Space [link to card]


    Any card that moves like a ship with RANGE, such as or The Sheliak, uses the span on the end toward the moving card's owner.

    Wartime Conditions [link to card]


    This event may be played on any turn after the initial attack (not necessarily immediately after the attack). It applies to both players while in play.

    We Look For Things


    When you discard this incident to "acquire" a card enhancing the attributes of an opposing ship, you must immediately place the card in play. An Equipment card is relocated to your Pakled ship; an Event card is played on your side of the table or on one of your suitable ships at the location, as appropriate.

    Weak Spot [link to card]


    See attribute enhancements.



    You cannot use your ship's or facility's WEAPONS for any purpose unless it is uncloaked, unphased, and undocked, its WEAPONS are greater than zero, and you have a matching personnel aboard. "Using WEAPONS" includes satisfying the requirements of any card requiring WEAPONS, such as Outgunned or Refuse Immigration.

    To fire its WEAPONS in battle, the ship or facility must not be "stopped." (A card targeted by an attack is automatically "unstopped" and thus may return fire.)

    Unless returning fire or counter-attacking, the ship or facility must also have a leader (Borg must have a [SCD] Borg instead) in its crew, and must not have any affiliation attack restrictions that prevent it from firing at the target.

    If the requirements to solve a mission include ship's WEAPONS above a certain level (e.g., Ambush Ship), and it does not say "total WEAPONS," then the single attempting ship must provide the WEAPONS requirement. If the requirements to attempt or solve a mission include "total WEAPONS" above a certain level (e.g., Intercept Maquis), that total may be provided by any of your compatible ships at that location.

    The Whale Probe [link to card]


    This dilemma places cards in stasis when it is first placed on the mission; when it moves to a new location at the end of every turn; and when any ship or personnel moves to or appears at its location. See far end of spaceline.

    Where No One Has Gone Before [link to card]


    Only one copy of this event is needed to affect all spacelines. However, it does not allow movement between quadrants.

    White Deprivation [link to card]


    Personnel who have a [KW] icon suffer "white deprivation" when this incident is in play, unless they have Ketracel-White [link to card] Equipment cards present to prevent it.

    Your white-deprived personnel will attack even captives (belonging to either player) if present. You may not prevent them from fighting by using cards such as Emergency Transporter Armbands, Prepare Assault Teams, I'm a Doctor Not a Doorstop, Smoke Bomb, etc.

    When your own personnel are attacking each other, even though they are separate assault teams they are still a single crew or Away Team. Thus, cards that affect the battle (such as hand weapons) apply to both teams. Echo Papa 607 Killer Drones do not participate in battles caused by white deprivation.

    One Ketracel-White card in a crew or Away Team prevents white deprivation for any number of [KW] personnel.

    A disabled Jem'Hadar (including a captive) cannot initiate battle, but if white-deprived is still subject to death by random selection.

    winning the game


    See Rulebook 9.0: Winning the Game.

    works only with


    See does not work with.

    Wormhole [link to card]


    Wormholes allow movement between quadrants or time travel between the spaceline and a time location (or between two time locations); the movement uses no RANGE. Thus, you may move your ship with Wormholes even if it has no RANGE remaining (but not if affected by a card that says the ship may not move) or if there is no adjacent location to move to.

    The same player must play both Wormholes (i.e., your opponent may not "complete" your Wormhole with their own to redirect your ship).

    If your second Wormhole is nullified, the first is also nullified unless you immediately play another Wormhole.

    A ship always emerges from a Wormhole in space, not landed or in any other place such as a shuttlebay. This interrupt may not be played on a docked ship.

    A Wormhole interrupt may also be used with the built-in Wormhole on a planetary Mission II card. See Space-Time Portal [link to card].

    wormholes - movement through


    Moving through a pair of Bajoran Wormhole [link to card] doorways, or travel through the Barzan Wormhole, can be part of a single movement action to the mouth of the wormhole and through it (continuing along the spaceline upon exit if Wormhole Navigation Schematic is played at Bajoran Wormhole [link to card]).

    worth points


    A card that is "worth points" while some condition is met does not score those points each turn; it scores positive points when the condition is first met and scores negative points equal to the earlier point gain if the condition ceases to be met. For example, you score 20 points once with Dr. Tolian Soran, when he is placed under The Nexus. If he leaves The Nexus, you score -20 points because he is no longer worth points. On the other hand, if your opponent plays Khan! when Dr. Tolian Soran first enters The Nexus, nullifying those bonus points, you score 0 points when he enters, and a corresponding -0 points if he leaves.

    Writ of Accountability [link to card]


    Activating this incident to place it on a [Fer] FCA personnel already in play is a valid response to any of the actions that cause your opponent to lose the game. Activating it to download an FCA personnel is not a valid response to those actions and thus may be done only after your opponent's action is complete, and only if your opponent did not already win the game by completing his action.

    For purposes of this incident, you have not used your own dilemma to score points if your opponent's action directly caused you to score points from that dilemma. For example, if your opponent "posts bail" for a captive taken by your Mandarin Bailiff, or his personnel dies with your Vendetta in play on it, you did not use that dilemma to score points.

    If you score points by wagering a dilemma with Dabo, you have used that dilemma to score points. See Horga'hn [link to card], winning the game, stasis.



    See your.

    You Dirty Rat [link to card]


    The shape-shifter morphed by this interrupt may not be targeted by anything (not just in battle).

    You Know I'd Like To Help


    This card does not allow [Fed] ships to play for free at the Bajoran facility Deep Space 9, even with Trust The Prophets in play. (Using this card at Deep Space 9 is not a "purpose related to its sites.")

    Your Galaxy Is Impure [link to card]


    This dilemma may be nullified by Borg Nanoprobes if present when encountered, or later, after it has been placed on the mission.

    Yuta [link to card]


    The personnel discarded by this dilemma dies. The death is a "random selection." If no personnel matches the number chosen, the dilemma is discarded.



    Zero is an even number.


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    Card Types


    Intelligence Skills

    Nemesis Icons

    IconsColorMeaningWho: RightwardWho: Leftward
    [Nemesis: Red: Right][Nemesis: Red: Left] Red Blood Oath Jadzia Dax, Kor, Kang, Koloth The Albino, first function of Blood Oath
    [Nemesis: Black: Right][Nemesis: Black: Left] Black Khan's Wrath Admiral Kirk (both versions) Khan
    [Nemesis: Blue: Right][Nemesis: Blue: Left] Blue All Good Things U.S.S. Pasteur (adds to Future Enterprise) I.K.C. Chang (adds to I.K.C. Fek'lhr)
    [Nemesis: Purple: Right][Nemesis: Purple: Left] Purple Prin's Revenge Silaran Prin added by Silaran Prin
    [Nemesis: Silver: Right][Nemesis: Silver: Left] Silver Pralor / Cravic War Pralor Unit 3947, Pralor Unit 6263, Pralor Warship Cravic Unit 122, Cravic Warship
    [Nemesis: Gold: Right][Nemesis: Gold: Left] Gold Soong Family Dr. Soong, Data (First Contact), Data and Geordi Lore, The One, Data (The Sky's The Limit)
    [Nemesis: Green: Right][Nemesis: Green: Left] Green Shinzon's "Mirror" added by Shinzon Shinzon
    [Nemesis: Green: Right][Nemesis: Green: Left] Orange Excalbian Test Excalbian Lincoln, Excalbian Surak, added by The Savage Curtain Excalbian Genghis, Excalbian Green, Excalbian Zora, Excalbian Kahless

    Personnel Types (Classifications)

    Regular Skills

    Ship Special Equipment


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