Wesley's STCCG card of the day #212

Hi, folks,

after two days in sickbay, I am back on the bridge and ready for some more STCCG action...


Personnel, Federation, rare AU.
Integrity 8
Cunning 8
Strength 6
OFFICER, Diplomacy, Leadership, Music, Computer Skill, Command Star (*), AU Icon.
"Human husband of Lwaxana. Father of Deanna. Seen in Lwaxana's surreal vision of home at Lake El'Nar, Betazed. Friend of Stephen Miller and Reittan Grax."
Ho-hum. Riker replacement. (at best). Seedable under a Cryosatellite, 1 more Cunning and Computer Skill (that's his pluses over William), no Navigation, and Honor and 1 less Strength (that's his minuses). None of these seem incredibly important, only that like so often, one of the two (here Ian Andrew) is more suited to planets (Computer skill for impassable Doors and similar stuff as well as a few missions), while the other is a little better equipped for space mission decks (our good William T., Navigation is pretty useless on planets but used for a few space Dilemmas).

And once again, like with Jack Crusher, unfortunately the AU guy is the planet-slated one. So the Cryosatellite advantage gets somewhat nixed as you cannot play a pure planet deck.

And for those who need more detail: a quick skill check.
OFFICER. Hmm. Basic. You almost never need it (except for Kurlan Naiskos) but you also always have lots.
Diplomacy. Another blue Diplomat. Yawn. But a Diplomacy deck can benefit from this card.
Leadership. Oh why do they always combine this with OFFICER and Command stars. If the card had neither, this skill would actually be useful.
Music. Ressikan Flute and Risa Shore Leave. If you play the Flute: great, if you use Risa, there are better-suited Musicians. And you didn't think of a Wind Dancer with all those good Youths out there, did ya?
Computer Skill. Finally something good, though this one is also available in better combinations. Bridge crew have an abundance of this.
Command Star: A neat bonus. A small one though.
AU Icon: Well, if you really want to play a Future Enterprise (and have one)...

Final score: A cheapo replacement for a card (Riker) that is only a cheapo replacement for something really good (Picard). But well, if you don't have bridge crew, he's at least cheap.

Favorite combo(s):

- The entire Troi family in a Diplomacy/Empathy deck. Heck, you can even win with that.

Ratings for : IAN ANDREW TROI

Wesley's rating:                4.5
Cole's rating:                  7.5
Conner's rating:                ---
Heather's rating:               8.0
Jack's rating:                  7.6
John's rating:                  6.5
Q's rating:                     6.5
Tony's rating:                  8.0
AVERAGE RATING:                 6.8

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