Wesley's STCCG card of the day #378

Hi, folks,

those already writing me off as a series author better not do that this early - I'm still planning to have 4-digit issue numbers some day ;-)


Personnel, Kli/Fer, rare FA/DS9
Integrity 5
Cunning 7
Strength 4
CIVILIAN, Leadership, Computer Skill x2, Honor, Greed, All attributes +3 if with Grilka. Staff Star (+).
"QUARK wedded Grilka by brek'tal ritual to head the House of Kazok (as the house of Quark) on Qo'noS. The Ferengi saved his be'nal from financial ruin."
Why is everyone bashing this card? It's not that bad. Granted, it's no Mogh, but then the Klingons are not that well-equipped in the skills department and this Quark guy has a few benefits as well. First, you can use him for that extra outpost you might want to seed. Yes, you could use Garak for this purpose, but the Klingons are not exactly underdeveloped in SECURITY, and the second Computer Skill plus the additional Leadership and Greed make for some interesting skills.

First, Quark allows you to play Latinum Payoff in an Honor deck. The Klingons with Greed are all from the Duras clan and they are not exactly honorable. Quark provides the Greed and has Honor, making him eligible for the various Klingon Honor benefits.

The double Computer Skill is not exactly powerful, however I know quite a few games when someone scratched his head on how to get by that Ancient Computer someone forgot under that lucrative mission ;-) Okay, then Leadership. Klingons have enough of that, but in a CIVILIAN? Right, unusual combination. And (thanx to Thomas Warwick for that idea) you can use Quark in an unusual way there.

Scenario: Tom played a Klingon deck against a Feddie who had superior ships and was a notorious user of that nasty Wartime Conditions card. Tom gained a local advantage with a Husnock and was really eager to hit that ship over there. Well, what did he do? He beamed off the Klingons, switched Quark to Ferengi and fired. His opponent was now faced with the choice of playing a Wartime Conditions against the Ferengi affiliation. Needless to say he didn't do it.

Oh, the 5/7/4 is nothing to write home about but fireproof (both Firestorm and Thought Fire) and well, the attribute bonuses if with Grilka are not really top (even if we get Grilka).

But we have a card with a few uses if your decks are not exactly mainstream and this alone makes the card interesting ;-)

Favorite combo(s):

Wesley's rating:                6.9
Cpt. Stasis' rating:            7.0
Cpt. Targ's rating:             7.5
Data's rating:                  7.0
Dr. R'Mor's rating:             6.9     
EHCCGPP's rating:               6.0
Gowron's rating:                6.6
Hal's rating:                   8.8
Humuhumunukunukuapua'a's rtg.:  5.0
John's rating:                  6.0
Jon Walker's rating:            7.5
Jono's rating:                  6.7
Locutus' rating:                6.5
Mot's rating:                   7.5
Nanite's rating:                8.0
Picarde's rating:               5.9
Ranger's rating:                7.8
Rothspar's rating:              9.55
Sirna's rating:                 6.0
Tebok's rating:                 6.9
Tony's rating:                  8.1
Worf's rating:                  3.0
AVERAGE RATING:                 7.1

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Wesley Crusher
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