Spatial Rifts Season Eight Tournament Three - 1/30/08

Thomas Vineberg
"Borg Deck"

Assimilate Resistance
Evade Borg Vessel
Plot Invasion
Salvage Borg Vessel

1 Dangerous Missions
1 Excalbian Drama
1 Gangster’s Welcome
1 In Training
1 Necessary Execution
1 Sylvia
3 Whisper in the Dark
1 Zero Hour

2 Distress Call
1 Fesarius Bluff
2 Gomtuu Shockwave
1 Reflections
3 Tsiolkovsky Infection
Unbelievable Emergency

1 An Issue of Trust
1 Antedean Assassins
1 Back Room Dealings
3 Counterinsurgency Program
1 Dangerous Standoff
3 Distraction
1 Dressing Down
1 Final Adventure
3 Formal Hearing
1 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
3 Hard Time
1 Mark of Gideon
1 Microbrain
2 Moment of Doubt
1 Murder Investigation
1 Not Quite Domesticated Pets
1 Racial Tensions
1 So Many Enemies
1 Stripped Down
2 The Caretaker’s Guests
1 The Dal’Rok
3 Timescape
1 Trelane’s Trial

Draw Deck
3 Machinations
3 Party Atmosphere
3 Unexpected Difficulties

1 Adapted to Service Us
2 Biological Distinctiveness
1 Foresight
1 One with the Borg
2 Regeneration Alcoves
3 Severed Link
2 The Will of the Collective
3 Unimatrix Zero
2 Unyielding
2 You’ve Always Been My Favorite

2 Knowledge And Experience
2 Reborn

3 Annexation Drone
Borg Queen, One who is Many
1 Data, Tempted By Flesh
3 Computation Drone
3 Evaluation Drone
3 Facilitation Drone
1 Fifth
1 First
1 Five of Twelve
1 Fourth
1 Locutus
3 Observation Drone
3 Requisitions Drone
2 Seven of Nine, Rep. of the Hive
1 Six of Ten
1 Third
1 Three of Nine
2 Two of Nine

1 Locutus’ Borg Cube
2 Queen’s Borg Sphere
2 Sphere 634


Johnny Holeva
"Watch The Wheel, Not The Girl, and RTFC"

Deck Idea by Johannes Klarhauser

Mouth of the Wormhole, Deep Space 9  (HQ)
Acquire Illiicit Explosives
Historical Research
Survey New World
Expand Business Opportunities

Draw Deck  (56 cards)


3  Leeta, Dabo Girl
3  Mardah, Quite a Writer

3  Nog, Little Green Man
3  Rom, Little Green Man
3  Quark, True Ferengi

3  Aluura, Nice to Everyone
2  Ezri Tigan, Soldier of Fortune
2  Harrad-Sar, Slave of the Situation
3  Julian Bashir, Rebel Captain
2  Martia, Duplicitous Chameloid
3  Miss Sarda, Not a Legal Expert
3  Morn, Barfly
2  Tolian Soran, Renegade Scientist
2  Vash, Treasure Hunter

2  Tox Uthat

EVENTS  (13)
3  Bustliing with Activity
3  Dabo!
2  Optimism
3  These Are The Voyages
2  Worth the Price

SHIPS  (4)
2  Flaxian Scout Vessel
2  Kumari, A Fine Ship

DILEMMA PILE  (45 cards)

1  Aftereffects
3  Excalbian Drama
1  Necessary Execution
1  No Kill I
1  Picking Up the Pieces
1  Rogue Borg Ambush

DUAL  (29)
2  An Issue of Trust
1  Agonizing Encounter
1  Back Room Dealings
3  Back to Basics
2  Bre'Nan Ritual
1  Chula: Pick One to Save Two
3  Chula: The Chandra
3  Chula: The Dice
1  Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
3  Hard Time
2  Inferiority
1  Moral Choice
1  Old Differences
1  Pinned Down
3  Psychokinetic Control
1  The Dal'Rok

SPACE  (8)
3  Fesarius Bluff
1  Gomtuu Shock Wave
1  Outclassed
1  Personal Duty
1  Preventative Repercussions
1  Where No One Has Gone Before


Dan Hamman

Based on Franklin's Ferengi Deck from last year's Regionals. Use the expensive Rule of Acquisition (141) and Par Lenor to score 1 or 2 16-counter turns.  Attempt missions with 7 or 8 people, using multiple attempts per turn on different missions.  There is not a lot of personnel duplication, so most will be playable.  Use Rule #6 and 76 to draw cards when you have nothing better to do.  Bonus points should come from any of these sources: Tongo, Geo Survey or Kressari.  The Planet missions are generally easier to solve.  Rule 141 in hand is Goval and Gorgan food.

Ferenginar, Financial Hub
Geological Survey
Acquire Illicit Explosives
Encounter at Farpoint
Kressari Rendezvous

1 An Issue of Trust
1 Agonizing Encounter
1 Back Room Dealings
1 Chula: Move Along Home
1 Chula: Pick One to Save Two
1 Chula: The Dice
1 Dignitaries and Witnesses
1 Dressing Down
1 Full Security Alert
3 Gorgan
1 Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
2 Hard Time
1 The Dal’Rok
1 Traitor Exposed
1 Trelane’s Trial
1 Aftereffects
1 Assassination Attempt
1 Cultural Differences
1 Necessary Execution
1 No Kill I
1 Paranoid Escape
1 Triage
1 Vault of Tomorrow
1 Zero Hour
1 Distress Call
1 Hull Breach
1 Magnetic Field Disruptions
1 Outclassed
1 Personal Duty
1 Preventative Repercussions
1 Unbelievable Emergency
1 Warp Bubble Mishap
1 Where No One Has Gone Before

1 Ferengi Whip
1 Ferengi Computer
1 Crosis, Fanatical Lieutenant
3 Goval, Follower of the One
3 Morik
2 Kurdon
1 D’Kora Marauder
1 Personal Trasnport
2 Arridor, “Great Sage”
1 Birta, “Helpful” DaiMon
1 Bok, Vengeful DaiMon
1 Borts
3 Brunt, FCA Liquidator
1 Goss, Direct Negotiator
1 Gozar
2 Ishka, Moogie
1 Kazago, First Officer
1 Kol
2 Krunk
1 Leck, Eliminator
1 Letek
1 Lurin, Renegade DaiMon
1 Maihar’du, Silent Servant
1 Mordoc
1 Nava
2 Par Lenor, Lascivious Emissary
2 Quark, True Ferengi
1 Rom, Younger Brother
2 Zek, The Grand Nagus
3 Delicate Negotiations
2 Machinations
2 Party Atmosphere
3 Rule of Acquisition #6
1 Rule of Acquisition #18
2 Rule of Acquisition #76
3 Rule of Acquisition #141
2 Tongo: Confront
3 Worth the Price
2 Escape
1 Rule of Acquisition #33


Rogue S
"Cardassian Dissidents Move to Terok Nor"

I made a grievous error in deck construction with this deck, including two missions that required Physics, but only two personnel with that skill. I was actually aware of the oversight, and had planned to put in a trio of Engineering Kits, so that my 10 or so Engineers would have me covered. Luckily, I never did get Physics-choked, but if I played this again, I'd want to include them.

I also had the great misfortune to play this deck against two Brunt decks in three rounds, making it extremely difficult to play the half of my deck that required Reclaim Terok Nor to remain in play. No, Brunt's not overpowered. Not at all. :P

1    Mouth of the Wormhole, Terok Nor
1    Deliver Evidence
1    Acquire Illicit Explosives
1    Geological Survey
1    Security Briefing
3    Bustling With Activity
3    Cardassian Protectorate
3    Kotra
3    Machinations
3    Optimism
3    Reclaim Terok Nor
3    Unexpected Difficulties
3    Kir'Shara
3    Allies on the Inside
3    If Wishes Were Horses
1    Ari
1    Elim Garak, Agent of the Obsidian Order
1    Goren
1    Joret Dal, Patriotic Visionary
3    Kira Nerys, Iliana Ghemor
2    Mila, Trusted Confidante
1    Natima Lang, Professor of Political Ethics
1    Rusot, Proud Nationalist
1    Seskal, Comrade in Arms
2    Tekeny Ghemor, Prominent Official
1    Yelsar
2    Damar, Useful Adjunct
2    Davin
1    Dukat, Liberator and Protector
1    Jake Sisko, Reporter Behind the Lines
1    Leeta, Rebel Supporter
1    Mavek, Science Officer
2    Nerot
2    Odo, Wayward Link
2    Quark, Resistance Informant
2    Rom, Undercover Spy
1    Tora Ziyal, Beloved Daughter
1    Arctus Baran, Treasure Seeker
1    Brull, Encampment Leader
1    Ezri Tigan, Soldier of Fortune
1    Galnar
1    Grebnedlog, Pakled Captain
1    Julian Bashir, Rebel Captain
2    Morn, Barfly
1    Persis, Loyal Daughter
1    Regana Tosh
1    Tuvix, Symbiogenesis
1    Tuvok, Coldly Logical Soldier
1    Volnoth
1    Fortune
1    Kumari, A Fine Ship
3    Modern Galor
1    Mondor, Far From Home
1    T'Lani Munitions Ship
1    U.S.S. Reliant, Part of One Big Happy Fleet


James Floyd
"2 Chako-tacos for 99¢"

Here's my deck list from Wednesday. It is the same as Whitney's deck from Week 1, with two cards removed from the draw deck (2x A Few Minor Difficulties).

Apparently those cards made all the difference, with me going 1-2 to Whitney's 3-1.

Caretaker's Array
Observe Kazon Ritual
Battle Reconnaissance
Explore Micro-Wormhole
Historical Research

Draw Deck.
3x Exceed Engine Output
1x Finding Our Way
2x Salvaging the Wreckage
2x Security Drills
1x The Edge of Forever
2x The Trial Never Ended (instead of 3 in the original)
3x Unexpected Difficulties
1x Cluttering Irrevelancies
1x Escape
2x B'Elanna Torres, Straightforward Engineer
1x Baxter, Wandering Security Officer
1x Cavit, Apprehensive First Officer
3x Chakotay, Bridge Between Two Crews
1x Kathryn Janeway, Forceful Captain
1x Marie Kaplan, Observant Officer
2x Marquay
3x Revised Chakotay, Imposturous First Officer
1x Seska, Cardassian Agent
1x Seven of Nine, Reclaimed Drone
1x Stadi, Focused
1x The Doctor, Emergency Medical Hologram
1x Berild
1x Ezri Tigan, Soldier of Fortune
1x Neelix, Morale Officer
1x Skalaar, Bounty Hunter
1x Tolian Soran, Renegade Scientist
1x Ambassador Gral, High Ranking Official
3x U.S.S. Voyager, Home Away From Home
1x Baxial, Salvage Ship

Dilemma Deck:
3x Accelerated Aging
1x Chula: The Dice
1x Compassionate Interference
1x Contaminating a Culture
1x Counterinsurgency Program
3x Cultural Differences
3x Distraction
1x Distress Call
1x Equipment Malfunction
1x Gangster's Welcome
2x Gomtuu Shock Wave
1x Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
2x Harsh Conditions
1x Hull Breach
1x Interphasic Effects
2x Kelvan Show of Force
1x Necessary Execution
1x Neural Parasites
1x Stripped Down