Wesley's STCCG card of the day #47

Hi, folks,

it's dilemma time again...:


Dilemma, Space, rare.
15 points.
Place on ship. Ship must do nothing but travel to far end of spaceline at normal speed. When reached, discard dilemma. Score points.
"Race which explores the Galaxy by giving other species the temporary ability and strong compulsion to come to them."
This is IMHO the best space Dilemma. First, you can't get around it. Nope. Nothing can neutralize this card. Not even stuff like Genetronic Replicators or other dilemma-blasters will help you here.

Second, it has a great effect. At best, the victim of this needs three turns to get to the other end and three more to return. Thus a crew is effectively out of play for at least four turns (if the player sets up a ship chain to transport everybody back).
But why stop here? Throw in one of the ship- damaging event cards and watch her crawl along at speed five. Better yet, spice up the Cytherians Dilemma with a Birth of Junior. The ship loses one Range each turn and cannot beam anybody aboard to help.
If you want to go for a kill, try REM Fatigue Hallucinations - how is THAT crew gonna return to the outpost in three turns?

Of course, this card has two drawbacks: First, it's a space only dilemma. Hate that. So many people play lotsa planets. Second, your opponent gets those 15 points. (Of course, she'd gotten much more had she kept her crew active...)
The latter one can of course be turned into advantage... Seed it last under your own mission, send Ensign Chump with a Runabout, let him gather 15 easy points, complete the mission with the rest of the crew.

Favorite combo(s):
Ratings for : CYTHERIANS

Wesley's rating:                9.5
Jon's rating:                   ---
Allen Castaban's rating:        7.0
Tim Kwong's rating:             9.0
Habib's rating:                 ---
Bryan's rating:                 9.5
Jeff's rating:                  9.5
Holt Kernodle's rating:         9.0
Simon's rating:                 ---
Jason's rating:                 Doesn't have
Tom's rating:                   7.8
AVERAGE RATING:                 8.6

PS: Please don't flame, but Card of the day will be coming in a bit less regularly in the next 2 weeks or so, I'm struggling with my final paper... However, I'll try to maintain the maximum possible output.

Please direct all email concerning card of the day to: blohmer@pips11.informatik.uni-mannheim.de


Wesley Crusher, the new STCCG Lord

"A couple of lightyears can't keep good friends apart"